GameSpot and GameFAQs Break Up

GameSpot and GameFAQs forums split.

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Hello GameSpot members.

It had to happen at some point. We lived in separate universes. Our moments together were often fragile, but today is the day we had to break it off.

GameSpot has split off from the GameFAQs mirrored forums on all gamespaces, and the GameFAQs logo no longer has GameSpot. You will now be directed to one of the following depending on whether or not a series or game board was created: genre board, game series board, or game board (all platforms). However, you can visit the GameFAQs mirrored boards by going to a gamespace and clicking the platform boards.

We also have a board requests forum dedicated to your suggestions.

With these changes you should notice the following:

- You'll begin to notice familiar faces from other forums on GameSpot.
- New boards dedicated to your favorite genres!
- Embed video enabled, but use the newer embed codes.
- Quick quote and reply on these boards function properly!
- GameSpot community team can assist you with requests or moderation issues.
- GameFAQs members will no longer report you for broken spoiler tags, and more!

Discussion

47 comments
Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

Now I have to go to that bare website to post on topic from specific games? That effectively not a good idea. The old system was fine as it was, heck, it was pretty good. I refuse to use the two websites, so more posting from me.

Yama
Yama

I stopped moderating largely in part due to the merge and other choices at the time. Years upon years late, but still nice to see the change. I don't mind GameFAQ's, but it is what it is and is entirely different from GS. It should be much more tight knit now.

perry2211
perry2211

where can i find Big Dave's hammer pieces in NY??

_huh
_huh

I am in the process of removing all of my gamespot favorites right now, and will not use gamefaqs.  The ability of being able to have all information regarding a title (forums, reviews, updates, news, etc.) all in one spot was the reason why I chose to use this service, and no other.  Now that I have to navigate between two different websites to get this info, is not worth it to me.  There are plenty of other websites offering the one-stop-shop of info I am looking for.  Too bad, gamespot had a really good formula going here, not sure why they'd move forward with such a blunder as this.

Rockpsl76
Rockpsl76

Well I always used gamefaqs directly anyhow.  So no effect on me.  I only check gamespot for the professional reviews anyhow.

Foppe
Foppe

GameSpot merging with GameFaqs was THE. WORST. POSSIBLE. THING!

GameSpot breaking up with GameFaqs is THE. WORST. POSSIBLE. THING!

Just wait until they decide to merge the GameSpot board with GameTrailers board, now that will be THE. WORST. POSSIBLE. THING!

maximo
maximo

when I subscribed to gamespot, I did, in part because of the forums and the community here. Now I have to go to Gamefaqs to post? This is not good. I don't like their website. Its bare and there isn't much traffic so we don't get many quick replies.

 

This really sucks

 

I am also going back to IGN.

Byshop
Byshop

I was never a fan of the Gamefaqs boards or how they handled moderation.

Vuud
Vuud

AAAAAAAAARGH! I HATE CHANGE!!

(seriouspost)

Noname81
Noname81

This is crap. So they split. Why in the friggin h*** can't we post on game specific forums on THIS site instead of having to go to Gamefaqs. I don't like Gamefaqs at all because you hardly get many replies to your posts and I just don't care for the overall layout. Screw it, I'm going back to IGN if I can't post on my favorite games.

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

I am, have been, and always will be a GameSpot user, but now there really isn't a way for me to post on individual games anymore because I don't want to use that other site So please GameSpot you have to get your own individual game forums. Please, please, please.

StargamerX
StargamerX

Seriously? This is just going to be more of a hassle having to switch sites to post in the forums (you know, the ones that actually have topics). Oh well.

coruscant
coruscant

I suggested this in Feb, didn't think it would actually happen though - awesome :)

JOKER677
JOKER677

Wow no more forums for games? Where are we suppose to chat conveniently?

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

@Midnightshade29, Agreed. While I am more active here the benefit of GFaq forums was that they let you see archived topics on less than newer titles. GS would always mysteriously get rid of them.

csward
csward

The new system sucks. Less reason to come to this site anymore, it's sad.

Mecamatt
Mecamatt

This really screwed me over in terms of my dedication to Gamespot. After Armored Core V came out I had to use GameFAQs just to talk about proper mech builds, just because nobody is on the Gamespot forums. I vastly prefer Gamespot though, I just wish the talkative GameFAQS community would convert :(

TazmanianD
TazmanianD

You know, I'm kind of confused. I can still access all the GF boards from here and I can still post to them so I'm not really sure what changed.

Granpire
Granpire

Now the gameboards will be empty...

Mewi
Mewi

You wont get me this time GameSpot!!!! XD

Midnightshade29
Midnightshade29

This straight out sucks..why? Because gamspot forums never show old posts. Which is frustrating for someone like me who plays games that aren't always new. If a forum isn't active gamespot has always shown a blank forum. But Gamefaqs will show all posts from when the game came out. Example: I just got class of heroes for psv/psp and its 3 years old. Nothing on Gamespot forums, but if I go to gamefaqs I see 100s of posts with information on class builds and tips and all sorts of past discussion. I miss the "look on gamefaq" button. Why did you guys do this? Oh yeah, gs forums suck for posting, all the error messages from unlcosed HTML tags that aren't unclosed... Fix your crap GS!

iowastate
iowastate

I never had a problem but then I didn't use Game FAQs all that much for posting purposes

LusterSoldierGS
LusterSoldierGS

I generally preferred GameFAQs in the first place. GameFAQs is faster than GameSpot when loading up pages. Also, GameFAQs does not overuse JavaScript like GameSpot does. GameSpot does use a little too much JavaScript, outside of what is used for the advertisements. Too much JavaScript will bog down a site and cause slow loading times.

Loegi
Loegi

I liked the game specific boards from Gamefaqs. Seems like the fanbase would be too small for a lot of games to sustain a board of it's own.

TazmanianD
TazmanianD

I guess I'm mixed. The GameFaqs board functionality totally sucks and is in the dark ages but most of the boards I frequent are dominated by GF users so now I feel like I've lost a large portion of my community.

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

Whatever you do, DON'T make game-specific forums. You'll have to do that for every game and that will only bog down your site. Your site has more than enough glitched to keep track of. :P

The-Apostle
The-Apostle

So, what, it's safe to use game boards now without fear of getting modded by GameFAQs? :D

Caddy
Caddy moderator

Good news. :)

TrueProphecy22
TrueProphecy22

Hm, well, that explains why the boards have disappeared. I'll be happy to see some fixes to forum function, but I do wonder how much the population was just cut.

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@thingta42 yep, sure does.

mustained13
mustained13

This comment isn't going to be random modded, is it?

topsemag55
topsemag55

This is a good move, I only used Gamefaqs for their walkthroughs anyway.

BLKCrystilMage
BLKCrystilMage

JodyR: GameFAQs users wouldn't recognize an intelligent argument if it was given in a Stephen Hawking lecture. I came to Gamespot in the first place because the GameFAQs mods were dumb, so now I don't have to put up with them anymore. With a single exception, I find Gamespot mods to be altogether more intelligent, helpful, and reasonable.

thingta42
thingta42

Finally. Does this mean now that we can report posts and gamespot moderation staff will be able to deal with them?

Nightowl99
Nightowl99

I'm kind of confused about this. How exactly do I get back to the regular site? Kind of a dumb question, I know, but every time I come here it keeps giving me this message and I'm not real knowledgeable with mirror sites. Thanks in advance.

michaelP4
michaelP4

As a user of both GF and GS, I think this is a good move. Both communities should be happy. :)

Nintendo_Man
Nintendo_Man

Something i was hoping for a long time. I also took the liberty of starting the first topic so hopefully it is the correct way to do it. :P

TAMKFan
TAMKFan

It's about time. This should have happened years ago.

Vari3ty
Vari3ty

Can't say I'm happy about this. So now we've split up the userbase more? Great...

jimmyzeke13
jimmyzeke13

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The_Last_Ride
The_Last_Ride

i think it's a good thing, hopefully this keep the game boards active though

JodyR
JodyR moderator

@xGlenn11x LOL! Well, GameFAQs users feel the same way about us.

GameFAQs
GameFAQs moderatorstaff

Just wanted to point out that the shared boards technically haven't "split" yet, so you might still get moderated by a GameFAQs moderator on a shared board for now. No worries on the new GameSpot only boards though. :) Just look for "Forums provided courtesy of GameFAQs." at the top of a board to know if it's one of ours or not. Those links will be removed completely once the split is finalized.

horgen
horgen moderator

About time... Just wonder, will this affect how wide sigs are allowed?

xGlenn11x
xGlenn11x

Well, I have always preferred the GameSpot boards over GameFAQs, so this is welcome news. In a way, I feel like GameSpot just dumped the "skanky" girl that you would see in high school these days. Amusing story! :P