This and Gematsu are good alternatives to the big blogs -- far less fluff, and far less retarded opinion-peddling. If they ditched the blog format they'd be truly great. As it stands there've only got about 10 games per page at best, and most of them are games already mentioned, but that still puts them above NeoGAF in density of news and ease of reading, so they're really indispensable. Gematsu is more Japan-centric and the successor to Andriasang, and VG247 has considerably more fluff but also a lot more on Western games, so all in all I'd say these two are the best of the blogs at the moment, by far.
It has a stupid name, but I like its layout far more than Gematsu's or VG247's, and it seems to feature even fewer filler posts than either of them. My only little gripe is that it could have used a higher number of posts per page, but that's an issue with every other site except Insomnia.
Edit: And what's up with that stupid huge Assassin's Creed header at the top?
Sure dude, post about whatever you find interesting. I was not a big fan of mods myself, but after seeing all the amazing things the Planetary Annihilation community has enriched that game with (which I plan to report extensively on eventually in the PA thread), I am now 100% onboard.