I recently watched the 'Games you might not have tried' series on the Extra Credits show on Penny Arcade. There were quite a few awesome and fascinating games they showed, many of which I am now going to buy, but that I had never heard of beforehand.
This is the thing: I love games, especially thoughtful, unique, or 'arty' games (no, that doesn't mean I dislike non arty games) and a huge number of these are small releases. What I'm wondering is, how do people keep up with these? Is there a website dedicated to collating all new and upcoming released, great and small? Are there other forums where players pounce on and discuss even tiny titles? How can I find a way to keep up with this? Upcoming released and new info on games are also something I often miss, and often the big websites are only focusing on the triple A titles.
I have only just begun to realise that this is quite important to me, as many of the most primal and affecting gaming experiences I have ever had, had completely flown under the radar for me: I'd never heard of them, and only by chance, through seeing a discussion or hearing it referred to on one of the gaming shows I watch (Zero Punctuation, Jimquisition, Extra Credits), did I discover some of these.
How do you guys do it? Is it even possible to keep up to date with upcoming and new releases, from the triple A game to the small 5 quid indie steam title? If so, I'd really appreciate you guys telling me how!