Yes, I'll be looking at purchasing the Game Thread Starter addon sometime soon, I wasn't really sure about adding it to this site but I think the newer (XF2) version has some better features like allowing for editing of pages. Just got to figure out the best way to display the content (individual Xbox, Playstation etc forums or all in one and whether to use it for game chat, game news or both).
I'm also considering the Music DB addon too but not fully decided on that.
Got a few other addons I want to try out too - Donations and Question & Answer Forums
I thought the version we had on GC had some stability and connection problems. Been reading about that also today on the support site. I'd maybe be more inclined to doing something like you have with the recipes where members can add the details, reviews, videos, images etc themselves to create the content?
Might be able to use a couple of addons to create something similar.