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      23.04.2010 23:32
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      my top site on the web

      IGN is without doubt my first stop every time i turn on the internet and is constantly at the top of my favourite websites. It's the best place in my opinion to find reviews for all your latest games. I generally agree with most of the reviews and articles. What is also great about this place is just the wealth of variety in there. I use it not only for my gaming news but for films, television and comic books. They generally also have a huge range of guides that are well done complete with screenshots.

      What comes across is the personality of the people who work there either through the videos or just the writing style. I'm a regular listener to no less than 5 of their podcasts and for any gaming fan i'd recommend the game scoop podcast. I've seen a lot of complaints for brits that they're too hyperactive but i really enjoy it. If you're struggling over what game to buy then give them a look and be sure to check back every few days for interesting features. And if nothing else be sure to watch the Daily Fix everyday mon-fri. There might not always be something in it you want to watch but it's hosted by Jessica Chobot, possibly the hottest woman in gaming.

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      01.04.2010 00:32
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      Good games website.

      IGN is a games website that reviews, previews and covers all the major gaming platforms (PS3, 360, Wii, PC, Various Handhelds) as well as TV and film sections. They also have a paid content premium section, which I have not paid for so this review will not be looking at that aspect of the site.

      The website itself is very simple and easy to use. The homepage covers all areas of the site and the various platforms selecting the biggest stories of the day. There doesn't seem to be a huge amount of bias in picking stories either, which is a plus. You can then access specific areas for various platforms etc.

      The journalism itself tends to be of a high quality and they tend to get stories quickly and report them accurately. Their reviews have proved indispensable to me when selecting whether or not to buy a new expensive game. I also tend to agree broadly with most of the scores doled out.

      One negative is that advertising can be overly intrusive, with one advert taking over the whole screen forcibly which was an incredible pain.

      Apart from this IGN is a top class resource for gamers, and I would recommend it to all of you.

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      31.01.2010 07:42

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      a great site worth giving a go

      I came across this website about 2 years ago now and it has become a part of my everyday life (except the weekend when they don't write articles!) every morning I click on and browse the gaming articles (I own a wii and ps3) and absorb.
      The articles are well informed, interesting and well written covering upcoming games, reviews, previews, stories on hardware, top games of the year, retro stories of past gaming glories and much more. The site has a vast library of reviews of this generation games (7th with a few 6th) and it is easy to filter the reviews for your specific games console or by score.
      The site looks great with a good colour scheme and is easy to navigate around.
      The main reason i love this site is the reviews which I have found to be spot on for my tastes. I have at least ten games I've bought on their recommendations none of which have let me down. This can not be said about their other sections, the TV, music and movie reviews have not been to my taste. Give the site a go maybe you'll be rewarded with a gem of a game you didn't know even existed.
      If you want to know more feel free to message me
      Tony

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      02.01.2010 23:43
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      a great games website for all formats

      IGN is primarily a games review website which has many previews, reviews and information on the latest and upcoming games entering the market. It covers games on all console formats ie ps2, ps3, xbox, xbox 360, psp, ds, wii and PC.

      What makes this website so good are a combination of many things. First of all it is a well established website which has been around for quite a while and has gradually expanded to keep up to speed with the games market. Not only does it review games, but ign also now provides guides, walkthroughs, cheats, videos, images and even podcasts which allow you to keep completely up to date with the world of gaming.

      I find IGN's interface incredibly easy to use and work my way through. You are most certainly sure to trust IGN's rating system which it does by using a number method ie 10 the best and 0 the worst. Many websites have been accused of unfair scoring systems but in my personal experience I have always found IGN to be a fair and accurate representation to most games and correlates well to other magazine reviews etc.

      IGN can be used for all format lovers, weather it's xbox, playstation of pc lovers, ign has something for everyone. It's free to register and the website will send you emails so you never miss a release. I rate ign one of the better games review websites out there, constantly being updated to keep ahead of the others, and one you can very well trust.

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      24.12.2009 12:29

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      If you play video-games or watch films IGN is the website for you

      IGN (short for Imagine Games Network) was initially developed to be a website focused on gaming, however as time went on it expanded into movie reviews and other areas. I find that IGN is very useful for looking for promotional material and information on games (e.g trailers, guides) and if I'm about to buy a game I will always check IGN to see if its good or not. I find IGN Daily Fix and Strategize videos particularily useful to check out gaming news and information. These videos are in the form of podcasts which can be viewed on your iPod on the go and so I often watch them during my commute to work. IGN is probably one of the best gaming websites I know but its movie ratings and reviews are also very accurate and after watching reviewed films I can understand why he has put down everything that he has said about the movie. So if you want a better experience of games and movies and perhaps save some money by not buying boring games I would encourage you to at least try IGN out

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      22.12.2009 22:28

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      It has everything

      IGN is one of my favourite sites on the web, and one that I have been using since I got the Internet in the first place (in September 1999). It is one of the best organised, best looking, and most densely packed sites on the web, and pretty much the only one that reviews games, films, DVDs, music, comics, AND has sections on sports and "babes". This has everything that, stereotypically speaking, a man could want, but it doesn't discriminate against the occasional female user it might have too!

      Initially it was launched as just a games site, and that has always been the main appeal for most users, but it has grown into an entertainment juggernaut that I imagine is quite profitable thanks to the gargantuan company CNET (who also own Rotten Tomatoes, GameFAQs and countless other sites). For high-end content, there is no site that can compete with this.

      Most impressive to me is the sheer volume of content when you look at the various portals. The game section in particular has TONNES of pictorial and video footage of all the newest games, as well as numerous "preview" features, community message boards, and when the final game comes out, we get reviews from the American, British and Australian branches of the site (a feature added a few years ago when IGN gained foreign offices), just in case you wanted a second (or in fact third) opinion. For films, they also cover BOTH DVD and Blu Ray releases, and again, review virtually everything that is being released.

      This is, simply, the most comprehensive entertainment site on the web; I visit it pretty much every day, and it is very quick off the mark with news, authoritative, detailed reviews, and amazing HD video content.

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      30.09.2009 23:01
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      A fantastic resource for all your geeky information

      At the end of the day, I'd say I was a bit of a geek. I love my movies, sci fi tv shows, comics and video games, and this site is a bit of a mecca for all of these.

      The site is more focussed around video games, and that was what it was when it was set up, and features counless reports from all the biggest trade shows, and exclusive videos on upcoming games, ages before they can be found elsewhere.

      They are also very good at getting all the latest news and rumours on TV shows and movies, which can generally be taken truthfully, as they don't seem to sensationalise.

      Reviews are abundant, and are pretty much accurate in my mind. At the end of each review, the reviewer marks the subject out of ten, and readers are also asked to mark it on this same scale, with theirs all being averaged out.

      There are also comments boards on each story, for you to talk about the subject at hand. These seem to be a bit more family friendly than others (aintitcool), but not quite as populated.

      There is enough on this site to keep you amused for a long long time. There are reviews of pretty much everthing, images, videos, comic book previews - the lot.

      If you are a fan of geek culture, you'll love this site!

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      28.09.2009 21:45
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      A good all round website, with great coverage of gaming and media news

      IGN.com is a great website for gaming and entertainment keeping you up to date with all the latest news and giving you an insight to up and coming exclusives.
      Primarily IGN specialise in gaming, with a database of pretty much every game every created with well written, in-depth reviews to match. IGN also have great video content with previews of the latest games up weeks before other websites and they usually have video reviews up pre-release too.
      IGN also cover other media such as music, television, movies etc, but these aren't done as well as the games. While they still have previews and great news coverage most of the content here isn't that original and can be obtained from other sources.
      The website itself recently had a design change which definitely made it more user friendly, it is still easy to use and the search function works well to find what you need. That said the slider menus are sometimes quite glitchy and frustrating when you want to click through to the major stories.
      That said the website does offer a community where you can comment, rate and review media. This seems slightly weak and doesn't have the great functionality that other online communities have.
      The main problem I have with IGN is that they continuously campaign for money, which can be quite in your face. For instance a lot of the major content that you would love to see along with HD content and better streaming on media events are all "IGN Insider" exclusive, which means you have to pay extra to view content that other gaming sites offer for free.
      All in all IGN is a great website that is a good reference to use for gaming news. That said rival websites do seem to do a better job so you may find yourself only visiting IGN if your favourite website hasn't covered something yet.

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      08.08.2009 23:12
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      IGN is a great source of gaming information, cheat codes and guides.

      This website has provided me with many, many things over the years when it comes to information on games, old and new. It covers all areas of gaming, whether that be PC games to Wii games. Even older games released on the PS1. It has it all.

      IGN provides you with video trailers, screenshots and reviews of upcoming games, which are all extremely useful as it gives you an idea of what the game is gonna be like before you spend your hard earned cash on it. Theres nothing worse than paying 30-40 pounds on a game that looks good only to be let down the minute it enters your console. IGN helps you avoid that. It also does the same when it comes to movies, showing you sneak peaks and trailers.

      It also provides you with cheat codes, walkthroughs and guides. There is no point spending the same amount of money on a walkthrough that you would on a game when you can just view a one that is just as good at IGN, especially if your only stuck at one part of the game. The guides are always written well and in excellent detail and hardly ever miss anything out so your bound to fins what you looking for.

      Overall, I have found that IGN is a great source of gaming information, cheat codes and guides. I would recommend it to anyone.

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      08.07.2009 18:26
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      A very informative site for anyone interested in entertainment!

      I find that there are a number of video game websites that I keep returning to, to find out the latest news from the industry and IGN is the main one. The site has news sections for all the main games consoles like the Wii, PS3, Xbox and DS. Each section is updated throughout the day with the latest news regarding that particular console.

      I love reading the articles especially during the busy times of year like E3 where there will be key-note speeches and IGN provide key summaries, pictures and videos that we would not normally have access to. Best of all this content is free so there are no membership fees required to view the main content of the site.

      As well as focusing on video games there are also sections for music, tv, film, gadgets and many more. IGN has a lot of diverse content and is very useful for keeping you up-to-date in things that you enjoy and have a genuine interest in.

      My only criticism of the site is that sometimes the articles can be a bit boring and short when you would've like a bit more detail but this is rarely the case.
      I also enjoy reading the blogs of members on the site and generally there is a good sense of community on there.

      Overall a very informative site which is nicely laid out and everything is very easy to find!

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        14.05.2009 20:12
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        A great site with plenty of info.

        I have used this website for as long as I can remember now, and I use this site to search out any potential new games to be released it covers all gaming areas.
        I use this dominantly because it gives previews of new releases and is reviewed by the users, the site has a community area where I discuss games I'm currently playing with other users wanting to discuss it.
        The IGN site is not one of a kind but I feel is the more useful of its kind, there are also cheats and codes to those who want to use them or a walkthrough guide which has proven very useful when playing the final fantasy sagas. I never want to fork out for a guide which costs nearly the same amount as the game, so not only does this site help its saving you money as well.

        Overall if you don't tend to watch too much TV but want to find out about latest releases I would use this site always proven to provide me with the games I enjoy!

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          25.01.2009 01:15
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          overall a very good gaming site

          ign is a top gaming site and is certainly one of the best around today, it doesnt just focus on games though but also on other entertainment such as new movie releases and dvds.

          The site is certianly a very handy one that gives you great reviews on all the latest games that are coming out, if a new game comes out ign is one of the first sites I go to fing out the review of it and it certainly has an influence on whether to purchase the game or not.

          The site is also very easy to navigate with a clear indication of what to click on or exactly where to go if you are looking for something specific.

          The site also has a special members section that you can sign up for that will give you special inside information on things such as new games such as clips as well as things lke guides for the games as well.

          Overall ign is one of best game review sites out there, the reviews are well written and the overall look and feel of the site is very good.

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          16.07.2008 16:56
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          Brilliant website

          IGN is the best site out there at the moment for video games news. It is updated every day from Monday to Friday and they also post cheats and reviews of new games. The reviews themselves are really great compared to some on the web but there have been some reviews that have been totally inaccurate when compared to general reception bu other magazines. They also provide news and reviews in other areas such as Gear, TV, DVDs and plenty of others. I don't look at these very much but they do have some exclusive interviews and news and it is generally good quality. You can pay a monthly fee and access extra content, I haven't done so and I don't think I will as there is not really anything in the IGN insider section that I am too bothered about and you can get most of the usefull info free. It is easy to navigate between sections although the site is quite often slow to navigate between pages, and the video player embedded in the site isn't particularly user friendly.

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          07.09.2001 21:19
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          IGN is my first stop on the net when I’m looking for the latest gaming news. The design is clean and simple, and as a result is pretty quick to load. It also means it’s very easy to find what you’re looking for. The front page contains a top story section, the latest headlines, the latest reviews and a poll. So if there is any major news you should find it on the front page. They are also pretty reliable with their news. The site has sections dedicated to each of the major consoles (currently covers the GameCube, N64, Playstation, Playstation 2, Dreamcast, Xbox and handhelds), a section for PC gaming, as well as areas for Codes, Guides and IGNinsider (more on that later). When you enter the dedicated area you’ll see a summary of the latest news as well as the latest previews and reviews, and the latest features in regards to that paticular platform. Each console section also contains sub sections. The main ones are News, Games, Reviews, Previews, Features, Hardware. Most of these are pretty self explanatory but I’ll give you some details on each section… News – This is where you can find the past few days of news, view the archives or search the archives. Games – A list of the games on the platform with links to the latest preview/review. Reviews – A list of all the games that have been reviewed and their score. Previews – A list of all the games that have been previewed with the most recent first. Features – This is a list of all the features that have been writing split up by type so its easy to find what you’re looking for. Hardware – If you want a list of specs this is the place to look, although if you’re like me you probably won’t understand half of it. ;) The sections above are the main ones but there are more sections including guides, codes, release dates (US only unfortunately), Editors’ Choice, Gamestore
          , Letters, Q & A, Chat, Boards and Email us. Although this differs depending on the platform. The guides section is excellent but you do need to register to access them (don’t worry it’s free). The guides are well written and easy to understand so if you’re stuck on a game it’s worth checking to see if they have a guide for it to help you out. But it doesn’t just stop at video games, oh no. IGN also covers Movies, DVD’s, Sci-Fi and has a ForMen section, which contains info on babes, dating, gear and cars. These sections are basically the same as the gaming sections but with slightly different sub sections (ie Movies has a Soundtracks section). Saying this IGN does have some bad points. They recently introduced IGNinsider where you pay around $30 a year to access the IGNinsider extras. These including getting some stories before they are released on the normal IGN channels, exclusive articles and downloads as well as a load of other stuff. I personally haven’t bothered with it as most of the stuff gets put on the free channels after a few days but it can be annoying having to wait for the latest and hottest news that gets put there first. They have also taken to placing huge ads in the middle of articles, reviews etc, which is rather annoying. The site is also very much US orientated so you will have trouble finding info that only effects Europe. Overall it’s an excellent site with up-to-date news that you can trust with reviews and previews of 1000’s of titles, and if you don’t mind all the ads it will quickly become one of your top visited sites.

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            05.09.2001 00:30
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            Ign.com is my first choice when looking for gaming news on the web. The website has vast sections for each console. This website is very good if you want news as it is updated every day giving all the latest info. To make the most of the website you need to join, although annoying it is simple and you don't get any junk mail from them. The site is divided into four main parts: cheats, previews, reviews and walkthroughs all of which are well set out and written.

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