A list of intelligent gaming sites
For those looking for an alternative view to the mainstream outlets
The Gameological Society — intelligent views, news and reviews of popular, imported and indie game titles.
Kill Screen Daily — some of the most insightful and thought provoking reviews I have read on the internet, with a great sense of humour.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun — PC-centric news and reviews with a focus on in-depth coverage of the RPG and strategy genres.
Polygon — as a partner site to popular gear hub The Verge, Polygon is still working out its voice, trying to ride the line between mainstream coverage and thoughtful analysis of the games industry.
Brainy Gamer —in depth critical analysis of mainstream and indie games within the wider media landscape.
Pixels or Death — an account of gaming life, mixing industry, indie development and game reviews.
Gamer Theories — a gaming blog devoted the dissection and interpretation of cultural theory as presented in video games.
Penny Arcade Report — self described as a “ no-bullshit source of daily video game news, industry coverage, business analysis, and pop culture commentary.”
Kotaku — despite forming part of the Gizmodo suite of websites, Kotaku has a strong independent voice and is staffed by passionate gamers and industry insiders.
Suggestions & contributions welcome.