Just a quick word of promotion for a friend's new site. Has a couple cool ideas and a very well designed forum. It has a couple of features such as Reviews, News, and Game of The Week (trying to include an active community to sit and play a retro game throughout the course of a week and write their opinions on the game)
It's called Gam1ng and their logo is "Where Gamers Unite" putting a strong emphasis on building a tight community of gamers who can get together and discuss topics ranging from gameplay mechanics to storylines of all sorts.
Their goal is to become a recognized gaming forum/site, much like that of IGN/Kotaku. So they could use as much support as possible.
Personally I'm excited to see where this goes and I wish them the best of luck. Feel free to check it out and Register to become a member if you feel so inclined.
They also have an irc channel.