For movie and TV diehards, or just casual fans who want to know where they’ve seen that Harrison Ford guy before, IMDB (here) is a ridiculous resource, with more information than you could ever want, need, or even remotely care about.
Vigster, a site that launched about a month ago, is aiming to do something of the same thing with video games. Useful for almost any video gaming platform, Vigster combines reviews, social networks, and forums, all for video game lovers.
You can either submit a game, through reviews, screenshots, or videos, or do one of the above with a game the site alread knows about. You’d have to work pretty hard at this point to find a game Vigster doesn’t already know about, though, as its database is already massive.
You can create a profile, posting the games you own, want, like and hate. You can create video game quizzes, which doesn’t really interest me but might be cool for someone. Talk about games, find new ones, ask questions of other gamers, all things video games are centered around Vigster.
That’s really Vigster’s biggest draw- the sheer number of video gamers frequenting the site. The reviews, etc. will continue to improve, but there are a lot of people on the site talking about games and gaming, and they’re a really useful tool if you hook into that community.
Whether you want to find a new game to play, get better at ones you currently bomb (CoughHALOCough) or find people to play XBox Live with, Vigster (here) is a solid place to start.
It makes me wonder, though: Will people really want to join all these niche social networks? It seems like a lot of profiles and communities to maintain- will someone create a way to integrate them all? Has someone already done so?