I wasn’t sure at first, but now I feel pretty comfortable saying it: Insert Credit is officially awesome. Sure, they have a tendency to ramble, and some of their writers indulge in one of my worst pet peeves — writing an article consisting of 34 paragraphs, each of which is no more than two sentences long (yes, I know I do it all the time myself, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating) — but their reviews are rich and meaty, and their news snippets go where few other gaming sites bother to, or even dare to. I’m not sure if I’m glad to know what “H-Games” are, but I suppose I’m glad someone is willing to give them fair coverage. And even though their reviews of fighting games invariably consist of at least a full page of them bragging about how good they are at said games, they’ve got at least a dozen times more personality than most other sites out there.

Their latest feature is something like a summer blockbuster of gaming criticism, lining up an all-star cast of Internet gaming writers (Jane Pinckard of GGA, Tycho Brahe of Penny Arcade, etc.) to dig deep into the heart of games-related writing to try and figure out where the field is and where it wants to go. It’s kind of akin to my earlier whining about having nothing good to read, except it’s actually well-informed, well-written, and insightful.