An extremely popular website for video game FAQs, cheats, game saves, and etc. While mostly a hang-out for gamers, it is also frequently visited by lovers of anime, wrestling, and etc.
The best part of GameFAQs (not to mention its namesake and what makes it popular) is the video game FAQs. Containing thousands of guides on various aspects for various games, GameFAQs is basically a heaven for almost anything related to video games.
However, while the FAQs is considered to be the heart and soul of GameFAQs, what truly makes it an exciting place are the message boards. Like all message boards, it has its share of fools, but truth is that a great deal of the board consist of intelligent posters too. Hanging around the message boards of GameFAQs is a virtually guarantee that you'll learn everything you need to know about video games.
While GameFAQs is truly a wonderful place for gamers, it also has its share of negative aspects, which can be summarized into two words: Moderators and CNET.
CNET - In May, 2003, GameFAQs was bought out by CNET. Users of the website were promised by CNET themselves that GameFAQs would not be changed in any way, shape, or form. However, over the following months, many changes occurred but the vast majority were very small.
One year after the purchase, however, GameFAQs underwent a major change. Aside from receiving a new, more flashy interface, it was also merged with GameSpot's forums (which many original GameFAQs users claimed was the cause of the increase in ignorance among the boards). Regardless, things remained as such until 2006, in which GameFAQs underwent another visual change.
Moderators - To make a long story short, a good deal of GameFAQs hate the moderators, which would explained why (to a new user) so many users doesn't bother to mod topics which violates the ToS of GameFAQs.
Some users feel that the moderators are "blind" (i.e. they believe this is the reason why the vast majority of extremely obvious troll topics are never moderated) while other users become angry with the moderators for what they feel is an unjust mod of their topic or post.
Additionally, some users feel that the contest system on GameFAQs (provided so that users can contest a moderation) is skewed against them. This may or may not be true, but it is true that the contest system outright claims that it is extremely unlikely a contest will be accepted. Though it is not necessarily an indication that the system is skewed against users, users nonetheless received the impression from the message (and often, from the moderators' response to their contest) that the system is, indeed, skewed against them.
Overall, GameFAQs is still a wonderful place to talk about video games or to look up help. There are some jerks, fanboys, and trolls on the boards, but truth is that the same goes for any other website. Additionally, the number of these people are very small. The majority of GameFAQs consist of fun-loving users who love their games and is more than willing to help their fellow gamers (or those who simply has a question or two).
Simply put, don't let CNET's love for advertisement and the moderators' rather, er, zealous attitude bring down your enjoyment of GameFAQs and you'll have a good time there.
A: To me, the FAQs is the heart of GameFAQs but the users are the soul. If either one is missing, GameFAQs would lose a big part of itself.
B: A glass of wine, my friends, to the hope that CNET does not add anymore advertisements to GameFAQs nor any other major overhauls.
C: When posting on GameFAQs, it is better to not respond to any moderators you see. This goes for whether they're modding you or whether you just see them posting in a topic. Trust me, this will save you more than a little bit of trouble.
A website that is well formatted and contains lots of helpful game guides and cheats/secrets. The message boards however are complete shit and are run by a bunch of nazis who mod you and ban you for no reason if they dont like what you said.
GameFaqs helped me beat many games but when i asked for help with something on the message boards some 8 year old told me that i was a fag for not using capital letters even though he spelled every second word wrong.
A very large, searchable, freely accessible online database of video/computer game hints, cheats, tips and walkthroughs. The entries in the database are provided almost exclusively by other gamers worldwide.
The website also provides moderated noticeboards where fellow gamers can discuss gaming strategies and experiences.
Let's go check gamefaqs for information how to defeat the three-headed kitten.
Home of the internet's most ridiculously anal moderators.
Only on GameFAQs can you get banned for saying "guido".
I mean, SERIOUSLY? GUIDO?! THAT'S NOT EXACTLY A SWEAR WORD!
An awesome video game website that has been scarred by countless Moderators.
Let's go to GameFAQs
Nah, I don't wanna have to deal with the mods.
A site where you can read game walkthroughs, polls, and the message board, where you can chat about games and other things. Seems like a gamer's dream come true, right, WRONG!
I signed up for it, thinking it would be good, but it is horrible! This site is run by CJayC and his lackeys, the Gamefaqs moderaters. The mod's goal is to spoil the fun. There are many strict rules, you can't even say bitch. And if you say something "offensive", you are screwed! You can't even speak your mind! If you diss the mods, you are screwed!
So, if you break the rules, what happens? Well, you have a karma system. It's kinda like experience points. Post a day, you get one karma point. When you get enough karma, you can post more. Yes, you are limited to posting until 75 karma. If you break a rule, it will be deleted, and you might lose 3 karma. It's called a moderated message. Post something really bad,like dissing the mods, and you lose 10 karma and get "warned."
Keep posting bad things, you get banned. You can talk to a mod if you think the moderation is unfair, but they will usually be a smartass and won't listen to you. I was banned because I said to close a topic.
The rules are nearly impossible to follow, so don't botter with GameFUCKS.
The mods are nothing but nerds!
It starts out like this...
That was you typing "Gamefaqs" in your Internet address bar.
Saturday night, don't you have ANYTHING BETTER TO DO?!?!?!?
Course you don't, cuz you're a gamefaqs n00b...
You don't have a girlfriend or any friends.
the next part is hard to understand
Well, what the fuck?
You're laughing your ass off, but then you refresh the page...
What's THAT!? Is that a yellow strip?
IT'S A MODERATED MESSAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Ya better check it! Ya gotta check it! Or you'll lose your precious karma, your precious karma, your precious karma, you'll lose your precious kaaaaaaaaaarrrrrmmmmmmma!
Better check it
Crappy site filled with 15-year-old fanboys who don't know what a troll is.
The message boards are apparently for game discussion, but what they really boil down to is a small group of elitist knobs desperately trying to impress each other by posting memes in every topic.
Person: This game wasn't as good as the last one in my opinion. Here are some areas where I felt it was lacking: ... ... ..., anyone care to discuss or share ideas?
GameFag #1: I don't see the point of this other than to troll.
GameFag #2: Cool story bro.
GameFag #3: inb4coolstorybro
GameFag #3: Damn, beaten by three seconds!
GameFag #4: Don't feed the troll.
^Generally how topics go on GameFAQs.