Top 10 Best Gaming Blogs

Take a look at some of the best blogs covering stuff related to video games and gaming industry. Note that there are plenty of top notch gaming blogs and this list is about only 10 of them. So don’t take it personal if you don’t find your favorite gaming blog(s) in the list.



Destructoid


Destructoid was created by Yanier Gonzalez, a diehard gamer, in 2006 when one of his friends told him to try establishing a gaming blog so that he can get passes for E3 conference. The site has then seen an explosive growth and is considered one of the top authority blogs in the field of gaming by gamers worldwide. The blog has a massive fan following due to its in-depth and no-nonsense review articles, and timely news stories. An Alexa rank of less than 8,000 will give you a hint of the blog’s popularity.

Joystiq


Joystiq was created by the popular blog network “Weblogs Inc.” (now owned by AOL) in 2004. The blog quickly gained widespread attention thanks mainly to the fame of the founding network but has maintained its popularity by its quality articles, reviews, previews, video games screenshots and reviews. Joystiq is ranked #1 in Technorati Top Gaming Blogs list and has a very decent Alexa rank of about 3,000.

PlayStationLife


PlayStationLife (PSL), as the name suggests, covers stuff related to PS1, PS2, PS3, PS Vita and PSN. The site provides latest news, reviews, videos, and anything even remotely related to PlayStation. The blog has a solid presence in Technorati’s Top 10 Gaming Blogs list and has an Alexa rank of below 50,000.

Eurogamer


Eurogamer is considered one of the best European based blogs covering stuff related to gaming industry. The blog was established by two brothers, Rupert Loman and Nick Loman, in 1999 when both of them were still at school. Since then, the blog has progressed by leaps and bounds and has a huge base of loyal followers. The blog is ranked at no. 2 in Technorati’s Top Gaming Blogs list and has an Alexa rank of less than 6,000.

Shoryuken


Shoryuken is a highly popular gaming blog that covers stuff related to Japanese gaming industry. With a solid presence in Technorati Top Gaming Blogs and an excellent Alexa rank, Shoryuken surely deserves your attention if you want to keep yourself updated with stuff happening in Japanese gaming industry.

Kotaku


Kotaku is a critically acclaimed gaming blog and a part of the famous Gawker Media. The blog has a solid fan base all around the world and is considered one of the most fearless voices in the gaming industry. Kotaku has an Alexa rank of less than 2500 and is ranked at #4 in Technorati Top Gaming Blogs.

VideoGamer


VideoGamer was created by three university students, Adam McCann, Tom Orry and James Orry, in 2004. Formerly known as Pro-G, the blog covers news, reviews, videos and stuff related to video games. VideoGamer has established a large readership as an Alexa rank of around 20,000 will give you a hint about its popularity.

Xbox Live Major Nelson


If you want to keep yourself updated about inside operations at Microsoft Xbox Division, you have to follow Xbox Live’s Major Nelson. Founded by Larry Hryb (a.k.a. Major Nelson, Director of Programming for Microsoft gaming network Xbox Live), Xbox Live Major Nelson will provide you with stuff that you’ll not found anywhere else. Technorati considers it as one of the most influential gaming blogs and is at 5th position in its list of Top Gaming Blogs.

GameRant


GameRant is another highly popular gaming blog which came into existence after folks at ScreenRant thought that it would be a good idea to start a blog with a sole focus on video games. The blog has a decent rank in Technorati Top Gaming Blogs (currently at #23) and has an Alexa Rank of less than 40,000.

1UP


1UP was founded by Ziff Davis Inc. in 2003 but the blog is now under the wings of IGN Entertainment. The blog provides its own original game reviews, features, news articles and interviews. 1UP is ranked at #22 in Technorati list of Top Gaming Blogs and has an Alexa rank of less than 10,000.


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