The 15 Best Video Game Blogs [A Top Sites List]

The Best Video Game Blogs on the Internet

Today I’m listing the 15 best video game blogs on the Internet. This is no small task, as lots of people like to blog about video games. But my guess is that at least 90% of these blogs are useless.

I used some of the following criteria when creating this list:

  • How often and how recently has the blog been updated?
  • How compelling is the writing on the blog?
  • How useful is the information in the posts?
  • Is the content unique?
  • How attractive is the blog?

Here are the 15 best video game blogs on the Internet:

  1. Just Another Video Game Blog – The writer has been playing video games since the age of 9. The blog includes well-expressed opinions on a wide variety of gaming-related subjects. The design is retro cool, too. Here’s an example of one of the posts I enjoyed there: Nintendo Still Does Retro Well.
  2. And Then She Games – Is anything more attractive than a cute, smart woman who loves to play video games? I have trouble of thinking of anything. Here’s an example of one of her latest posts: Kicking Gnomes 1947.
  3. Game Bias – Jed Pressgrove offers some distinct opinions here. I especially enjoyed his recent post titled Vogel’s Lack of Appreciation for Video Games and History.
  4. Cannot Be Tamed – I love this blog’s header. You can listen to their latest podcast episode here: We Want to Stand Up. Definitely worth your time.
  5. Retro-Def – With the word “retro” in the name of the site and the phrase “purposefully behind the times” in the tag line, you know you’re in for a treat. An example of what you can expect from Ryan: Castlevania: Symphony of the Night.
  6. Grubdog – Lots of well-written reviews. Example: Fire Emblem Fates – Shiro’s Struggle.
  7. Caught Me Gaming – Sarca writes about video games and other entertainment related subjects here. I enjoyed her review of the movie Wild.
  8. Giant Bomb – Another well-written blog with a beautiful design. I enjoyed the recent guest post about choosing the right fighting game.
  9. Ancient Electronics – Clever name for a blog about retro gaming. Incredibly detailed coverage, too–check out this post about Reelmagic Mpeg1 Decoder Cards.
  10. Pop Culture Beast – They actually blog about multiple pop culture related subjects, but I linked to their page about video games. Some of their posts are news-related, like this one: Torment: Tides of Numenera Coming to Consoles.
  11. Sega Does – I love the tagline, which describes what you’ll find here better than anything I could come up with: “A journey through Sega history, one game at a time”. Tel-Tel Mahjong is one of their recent posts.
  12. Nerdly Pleasures – I love the retro header and the overall attitude of this one. The title of their most recent post made me laugh, too: Two Late Classic Apple II to PC Ports, Unalike in Dignity.
  13. The CRPG Addict – This blog is an example of dedication and persistence. As I write this, their post about Pools of Darkness represents the 280th game reviewed there.
  14. Ancient DOS Games – Another podcast (sorta, it’s actually a “webshow”). Most of the content there is being transferred to YouTube. You can watch their latest video, Lemmings, here.
  15. Lost Video Games – Possibly the best designed blog on this list, with lots of interesting posts. Many of their recent posts are about Steam Greenlight.

And those are my picks for the top video game blogs on the Internet. I might expand this list in the future if I find more bloggers who capture my imagination.

A final note: These aren’t listed in order of quality or anything like that. They’re in more-or-less random order. Some people care about stuff like that.


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The night before last my friend Rick went up to Windstar World Casino just across the red river into Oklahoma. Rick lives in the DFW area, as do I. My wife and I (and Hal) almost always go up to Choctaw as it is an easier drive for us. And it is a little bit closer for Continue reading

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On the surface, it would seem that the veto that Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey placed on the latest online gambling bill was bad news for the industry. But the reality is that everyone who advocates for the inclusion of it as a revenue generation source is actually very encouraged.

That’s because Christie added commentary to his rejection in a 31-page conditional veto letter, essentially spelling out the conditions under which he would ultimately approve it, and it is no secret that aside from some minor concerns, most of which have to do with technicalities in the law, Christie is very solidly in favor of legalization.

As a result, those who are trying to get the bill passed know exactly what they have to do to come up with a bill that would be acceptable.

Among the things Christie would like to see is more of the proceeds dedicated to treating problem gamblers, and an increase in the gross taxes from 10% to 15% on any proceeds realized from online gambling in the state. It would also be subject to a yearly review.

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One of those casinos could be in the process of changing hands, and that could offer an entree to one of the true giants among online gambling operators. PokerStars, which is by far the largest online poker company in the world, has announced a deal to buy the Atlantic Club Hotel-Casino, which was originally built as the Golden Nugget before becoming the Atlantic City Hilton, with a bargain price of less than $50 million. This would effectively make them an automatic player in the both land-based and internet-based gaming in New Jersey, and would offer them a lot of competitive advantages, not the least of which is the fact that they are up and running right now.

Most people familiar with the gaming industry are aware that PokerStars was part of the “Black Friday” sting that destroyed several online sites in 2011, and the company got involved in some complicated negotiations with the United States Department of Justice to buy out another Black Friday victim, Full Tilt Poker. Much of this would ordinarily be expected to hurt their chances with a gaming commission that is very strict and exacting. But there were two huge dips in revenues along the Boardwalk toward the end of last year, some of which was attributable to Hurricane Sandy, and there is growing competition from Pennsylvania casinos.

The thought is that maybe PokerStars can get through with some lenient treatment from regulators, allowing an outfit with deep pockets to provide a little boost.

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