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36 helpful votes

This site is one of a dozen or so go-to websites that I rely on for my work. They employ a lot of skilled talent. Writers not only write easy-to-read text, but are very knowledgeable without always taking themselves too seriously all the time.

Eurogamer is often privy to exclusive interviews and content. When not the first to break a story, however, they are happy to credit even a competitor. I also enjoy a number of stories more analytical, anecdotal, and philosophical than straight-up news.

One example of journalistic excellence I really have to recommend is "Night and the City" by Christian Donlan, a touching experience of the author playing L.A. Noire with his father, who was a police officer in Los Angeles during the time the game was set in.

I could list of several authors that have been regularly supplying content to Eurogamer for years and therefore know much more about the video gaming community than I ever will. Eurogamer and I think that people of all genders have something to add to the gaming community. Sorry for being in touch with my inner hippie for a sec here but I personally enjoy the energy that female video gamers bring to the table.

Two issues they need to work on include cleaning the cruft out of URLs and they must stop changing URLs or the resource a url points to.

Type into your favorite search engine "avoiding URL cruft" if you need to. I would normally point you to Wikipedia but I don't think their definition of 'cruft' is helpful.

I am currently looking at a URL with a slug (that's the part of the URL, usually at the end, that differentiates one article from another) that ends with '5795', an apparently randomly-generated number entirely superfluous to the content of the article and therefore has no place in the URL for the sake's of both SEO and proper ui design.

For folks like me cruft-free URLs are one of many signs of a healthy software ecosystem under the hood.

The next issue is that for the weekly updates on some games they reuse the URL for last week, switching out all old content for new. My choice, again for SEO's sake, would be to generate new unique slugs for new articles, never taking the old one's down.

Overall, when I think of video gaming news I think of the bright blue mast of, I really do. Eurogamer's been around since I can remember and I'd be willing to bet it will be for quite awhile.

Tip for consumers: If you save a URL it might be changed if they update it, replacing the old date in the URL with the new one.

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