Website Reviews: GearNuke
Despite my numerous travels about the web, on staff at Notebookcheck.net, Carrypad, UMPCPortal, GamersSphere, and GeeksWorldWide, today, at least, I am not a professional journalist. Not even semi-pro. I'm def a rank and file amateur blogger. I'm unlikely to be the guy who breaks a news story wide-open and be the first-to-post. I'm totally dependent on other professional or semi-pro sites to provide some of the inspiration I need to write my own articles. So it is still free game for me to occasionally recommend or evaluate other sites for my readers' benefit, and hope that they find other enjoyable sites that I consume as well. Or, ya know, avoid them.
My memory on GearNuke is fuzzy. I seem to recall it being fairly meager. A fansite run by unpaid writers and infrequently updated. Inn the past few years it definitely stepped up its game, competing for my eye-time with some of the mid-tier sites. It now appears to have regressed significantly, but not back to its seemingly solo-blogger model. While it is not a site that I would enumerate in my "must check every day" pantheon, it is still a nice add to your internet rolodex for the occasional tidbit that might not be featured elsewhere.
GearNUKE appears to still be fan-run, or else might be the work of a small number of individuals. There is no About page, but there are also no ads Yay!!!). GearNuke is place that you'll want to head to for content other than strictly news. Like most of us who are into this gig for something other than the dollars, it doesn't look like it is staffed to be your source for up-to-the-minute news. The site is predominantly about gaming reviews, opinions, and culture. While the Technology, Anime, and Features pages are still presented to the front page navigation bar, they have not been updated with new content in some time. But the Gaming section and Guides section is up-to-date with a well-sized menu of content addressing the latest games.
It's a good place to get some insight on games from a place other than the gargantuan four or Metacritic. Founded by Danial Arshad Khan, the site appears to be staffed by three to five people right now, and the majority of the gaming review and guides content is focused on the PlayStation 4, with some smattering of Switch coverage.
GearNuke for me has primarily been a place that I peruse by and scan the titles. If you are looking for a solid second opinion on a game that you are on the fence about, GearNuke is a good place to look to for reviews with a voice of their own.