The Escapist Makes Time's Top 50 Website List

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The Escapist Makes Time's Top 50 Website List

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Time placed The Escapist in its pantheon of the best websites of 2011.

The weekly news periodical Time has been around since the Roaring 20s and its pages have covered World War II, the lunar landing and Monica Lewinsky with equal importance. Even though everyone says print is dead, that makes the institutions of journalism that still exist respected all the more. While the online component of Time is likely a different entity than the print magazine, being noticed by its editors is still an honor. That's why I'm able to announce with great pleasure that The Escapist is pleased to be included in Time's list of the 50 Best Websites of 2011.

"You can read the Escapist two ways. It's an excellent site about video games and related geek-culture topics such as movies and comics, with all the elements you'd expect: news, reviews, blogs, video and more," reads the description on Time's website. "The Escapist isn't as highbrow or dignified as Kill Screen, but like that fine site, it's written for smart, thoughtful people who happen to love to play games."

Time's list doesn't appear to rank its top 50 in any way - there is no "best website" and the sites are organized by topic. Other gaming websites honored include places to play games such as Onlive, Retrocade and Touch Arcade. The only other gaming-centric website listed that actually writes about games is Jeff Gerstmann's Giant Bomb.

The staff at The Escapist is incredibly excited about being included on Time's list. Now, if only we had some champagne to pop open to toast the success of the last year that includes a Webby Award for Best Gaming Website and two People's Choice Award for Best Lifestyle Website and Best Gaming Website. For the latter - and for the former, really - we have the incredibly vibrant support of you, our fans, to thank. We can't do this without you.

I suppose this warm leftover root beer will have to do. Here's to The Escapist!

Source: Time

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Why the Steve Jobs cover for the image?

Anyway, congrats! I have a love/hate relationship with this site. But I'm still here...so...

Congratulations Escapist! I wish you even better in the future.
Cheers! :)

You guys deserve it though to be fair with free original content, useful news updates all day and one of the best layouts for any forum on the internet

Here's to The Escapist

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You guys at Escapist deserve better I DEMAND NUMBER ONE SPOT!!!

OT:Congrats to you guys and look forward to many years of gaming and Geeky stuff

Yes!
Time Magazine says I have good taste!

And congratulations, of course. ;)

Well done. It's well deserved. I'm sure you guys (and girls) work hard on this site. I've been lurking for ages and a member for a short while, but I'm pleased with this.
It's good to be recognized.
Thank you everyone.

Cheers, Escapist. Congrats on making the list.

Wow, most of these websites are pretty crap. I notice they're all SFW too, which excludes like 99% of the internet.

Not sure if I'd call a website which crashes one day of the week part of the top 50, but congratulations. yay.

very well done guys this is a great achievement

Good job Escapist :)

Congrats Escapist!

I'm sure you people worked your asses off to make it this place fun and the place for us nerds/geeks/dorks to hang out. I've lurked here for quite a while before I joined so I'm happy for you guys and gals.

Have a beer, you deserve it!

Congratulations! I'm glad to see this site do so well. You guys deserve all your success.

well, you are awseome, so, it goes without saying. ;P

Everything Times said about The Escapist is true.

congratulations to the people who keep this site enjoyable

Edit: I do have to say... August is an odd time of year to have Top 50, 100, whatever.

Wow, I'm impressed. Well done, Escapist!

Yay for us! I think we should get a badge to commemorate this occasion!

Congrats guys!

100% deserved!
Good work guys!

/spectacles
I liked the Escapist before Time magazine did.

Congrats guys. You consistently pull through despite some major fallbacks. Hopefully this will pull in more traffic.

Keep it up!

Wait, isn't Kill Screen that absurdly pretentious pile of shit no one reads?

I stopped listening to Time when they largely devote magazine space to people who aren't charitable, decent, clever, or contribute to society in any way. Congratulations anyway, though.

Congratulations. :D

I've said it before and I'll say it again: I've been around these parts for a reasonable amount of time, and I don't plan on leaving any time soon. Here's to years more of quality and good times from The Escapist!
*raises champagne glass*

Do we get a badge?

Nice, nice. Congratulations.

Hooray! I would agree that the writers of this site deserved this for all their hard work. I wouldn't agree with that listing if I looked for community though.

Well it's time to put on my top hat and monocle I think.

Jolly Good show chaps.

Good job Escapist. You deserve the recognition.

Without Yahtzee and Zero Punctuation, this site would be dead. :-)

>top 50 of anything
>not ranked

Hmm. Genuinely classy.

PS: congratulations Escapist :D

ultimateownage:
Wait, isn't Kill Screen that absurdly pretentious pile of shit no one reads?

I stopped listening to Time when they largely devote magazine space to people who aren't charitable, decent, clever, or contribute to society in any way. Congratulations anyway, though.

You stopped reading Time back when they put Hitler on the cover? That was, like, in the 30s dude...

Congratulations.

Of course it is now my displeasure to inform you that you've become to mainstream for me and i'll now have to scrounge Bing for an obscure online magazine to fill that hole in my heart. I hope you're happy.

Huzzah, i shall drink to the escapist!

sephiroth1991:
You guys at Escapist deserve better I DEMAND NUMBER ONE SPOT!!!

OT:Congrats to you guys and look forward to many years of gaming and Geeky stuff

Something about that video and your avatar makes me think you liked some show from the 90s that Will Smith starred in .

OT: Time Magazine happens to like a website I happen to like... FUCK YEAH!!!

Great job escapist, this website really deserves it.

I'm glad they noticed you also have quality written articles as well as all the rest one would expect from a web based magazine, such as videos and pictures!

Well deserved, keep up the good work!

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