I have looked at gamespot in the past, and i'm not to hot on them. I also checked out kotaku and Joystiq, They're okay for news updates and what not, but not quite the layout and content level i was looking at. Also, mostly looking for pc games... uhg... this is getting difficult especially after the new second take and what they said about ign... I used to love them till they became bloated and a pay site.
thanks for all the input... i'm still hunting for that perfect game site though. :-p