It is, by now, no secret Vinny Caravella is leaving GameSpot. We will miss him. Some people have had the pleasure of working with him for years. I have had the honor of associating with him for months. He is talented, positive, and a great guy to have on your team. He's got great ideas and makes fun features. All of what he brings to the GameSpot office will be missed. In honor of his final episode, GameSpot is changing up the page.
Thursday, May 08 (today for most people, except those who read this in the far-flungfuture where asparagus shoots are the size of redwood trees) will mark the release of two new pages for the community to use:
A new design of the On the Spot page
A new page dedicated to GameSpot's Community Game Night
Lest you freak out and post a long string of OMG's WTF's and other assorted acronymical inquiries of astonishment, I have taken some screen shots to prepare you for the experience:
Notice how the trivia, Ask a Question, and Win Prizes modules are all in the page. Also notice how the video plays in the page! (if you are having trouble seeing this image,click here).
That's high technology. You will still have access to the various stream qualities you have come to know and love (sometimes wait for as well). Subscribers will have access to chat in a stand-alone window. It is neat! If you aren't a subscriber, I can recommend it. If you still choose not to be one, I canrespect your right to miss out on awesome chats, tournaments, downloadable game guides,and even better features coming later this year. . . but I digress.
For those of you who regularly use the comments section as a chat substitute, notice we have not done away with your chance to comment:
Keen-eyed observers will also notice something else interesting on the screenshot above. That's right. The page changes dynamically. The video should automatically start playing for you when the stream starts. We paid extra for that.
Hopefully you will be able to see our new page tomorrow when you visit us for On the Spot. Be sure to stop in and say hello and wish Vinny a bittersweet farewell. We will miss him.