When it comes to reviews these days, @zegolf nailed it “Most of the time it’s twitter, you guys, and word of mouth.” That’s IF I can’t rent a game first.

If there is absolutely no way I can play a game before paying full price for it I might run up to GameStats and pull up reviews from GamePro or GameSpy, but I’ve found fellow gamer opinion to be more valuable. This is coming from someone who used to write mainline reviews to pass the time. Even today when I do a “writeup” on my 1up page it comes off more like a column than anything else.