IGN or Gamespot subcription?

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Which is the best subscription service?

  1. Gamespot

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. IGN

    10 vote(s)
    62.5%
  3. Something Else (please state in thread)

    2 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. applemax macrumors 65816

    applemax

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    #1
    Which is better for a UK user. You know, in general in terms of reviews, content, news, etc...

    Please vote. Thanks :D
     
  2. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

    SpankyPenzaanz

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    Why the hell would you pay for content that is free on the internet anyway?
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    IGN.

    Insider gives you high res downloads, exlcusve reviews and side by side reviews.
     
  4. Abulia macrumors 68000

    Abulia

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    Spend that money on something else more useful, like supporting MacRumors.

    Seriously. Buying a subscription for these sites for information that's essentially free seems somewhat daft to me.
     
  5. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

    2nyRiggz

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    I use GS and IGN but I don't subcribe to any of them...I rather the basic.



    Bless
     
  6. jalagl macrumors 6502a

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    I prefer IGN, but I only use the free portions of it.
    I've been tempted to subscribe a couple of times, but I always find what I was looking for somewhere else, for free. :D
     
  7. BlizzardBomb macrumors 68030

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    IGN! The Insider channel, high-res videos and desktops are easily worth the money.
     
  8. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    I voted IGN because I've actually subscribed to GameSpy (now part of the IGN network). The only reason I ever did was when some big demos first came out and I wanted to download them without waiting. (From Fileplanet).
     
  9. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

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    You can get the same high res downloads at gametrailers and its free or you can goto the game developers site and get the high res version if you absolutely have to see it
     
  10. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Neither. News is in other places and there's always Torrents and the likes for full quality video.
    I never understood that, just a way to get money I suppose. Why upload low res versions of vids and charge for higher res ones, whilst still loading the sites with adverts? Money hungry t*****s. if I have to sit through a 30 second advert that takes a good 10 minutes to load on my connection then I demand higher quality video.

    Besides IGN can't review for toffee. They actually gave a Hamtaro game the same score as Links Awakening. Anyone who can do that deserves no money.
     
  11. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Because if you pay, you dont get the advertising ;) Same as MR
     
  12. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Ads on MR? ;) I use the Adblock Plus extension on Firefox, so the only time I get ads is when I'm not running my own computer. I'll hop on and see an ad and be taken back for a second.
     
  13. ZoomZoomZoom macrumors 6502a

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    I use IGN for free and it's a pretty good service. Although, I wish I had access to the higher-res video, since gameplay trailers for strategy games (i.e. Company of Heroes) look terrible at low-res.
     
  14. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    Don't pay. You can get everything IGN and GameSpot offers elsewhere, for free, except their opinion articles which are just that.
     
  15. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

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    there are some pretty good editorial articles that come with the subscriptions, also with gamespot, you can get access to live streaming content from E3, TGS, and possible Microsoft X06 or 7 (which ever one is this years)
     
  16. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

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    IGN has pretty good guides that you can get as an insider.
     
  17. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

    SpankyPenzaanz

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    http://www.gamefaqs.com
    and its free
     
  18. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    Anyone else catch the irony in this statement?


    I'd go with IGN over Gamespot.
     
  19. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    Apparently not.

    Be that as it may, I'd rather support a community like MR than IGN or Gamespot.
     
  20. risc macrumors 68030

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    #20
    I subscribe to GameSpot the only reason being the access to 720p footage.
     
  21. SpankyPenzaanz macrumors 6502a

    SpankyPenzaanz

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    You could have bought candy with that money:D
     
  22. edcrosay macrumors member

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    I have a subscription to IGN and find it worth it. Seriously its only $20 a year... not that much. The biggest benifit is that it removes a lot of the ads on the site, which can be fairly intrusive. I go to the site daily and find that they have the best editorial staff out there for their fields.
     

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