Deterioration of IGN continues with Taylor Swift article

I’ve had a habit of browsing IGN at least once a day in order to get a quick glimpse of what’s going on in the video game world for awhile now. I used to really enjoy visiting IGN, especially for their convenient video reviews. There used to be at least some value in visiting IGN. Then today I saw this:


Something above is not like the others. I, like many others, was baffled when I came across the headline “Taylor Swift and Lisa Kudrow’s Smelly Cat Duet” nestled alongside various gaming headlines. The article seems like a blurb you’d find on TMZ, or a morning news show, not a dedicated gaming website.

Of course, IGN is less about gaming than it ever used to be. Their mission statement (of sorts) describes their intended audience:

IGN mission statement

I think they’re starting to miss their mark more and more lately. Beyond IGN’s lack of meaningful content, their community is excessively toxic as of late. It’s time to give up on IGN. I’ll stick with Kotaku and Giant Bomb for my gaming news, reviews and editorials from now on. Kotaku might not be much better at times, but at least they have the ever talented Patrick Klepek.



  1. Compwhiz 3001 · August 28, 2015

    I used to visit IGN daily. Now they barely register for my attention. Their game wikis are still sometimes useful, that’s about it.

  2. platinumhowler14 · September 16, 2015

    Yes, I use their wikis from time to time as well, but as for my Nintendo news, I have grown much fonder of NintendoLife.

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