Digital “Magazine” Thingamabobber

1. Polygon

Polygon’s where you go for gaming stuff all day, every day. It’s not just about the games, though; the creators, the fans, and even the metagame and culture itself is expounded upon in countless articles designed to be short and sweet. The articles are informative and almost always link back to their sources, and related images and videos are relevant and add to the articles. The site is branded well with its fuchsia-based color scheme, and opinion-pieces are clearly labeled as such. Elsewhere, it takes a middle of the road stance.

However, the site’s structure could use some work. They’ve put too much stock on the images and not enough on effective organizational hierarchy. It’s as if they don’t want you to easily find your way around the site, but would much rather have you aimlessly clicking from unrelated article to unrelated article. I couldn’t even find the main navigation bar until I specifically looked for it, and even then, it took a while to find what I was looking for. Content is key, but without an effective way to get to the content, it won’t matter how good that content is.


2. PC Gamer

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