There are plenty of great places to explore the wonderful medium of interactive entertainment on the internet. Email Nolan if you want to add something to this!
Offworld: A great website full of video games criticism
Killscreen: Another great website full of video game criticism
Gamasutra: A great website with some great articles and career tools specifically for the video game industry.
Giant Bomb: A website that features extended, in-depth video playthroughs and explanations of literally thousands of games, as well as an incredibly robust wiki (where you can look for games that feature specific mechanics, like third-person platforming or motion controls)
Extra Credits: Series of animated youtube videos about game design and the games industry.