I'll switch to IGN if Gamespot doesn't fix its key media features.

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#1 Posted by Children_of_Men (102 posts) -

I've loved Gamespot for as long as I've loved games. I've always admired the personality that comes through in the reviews and videos from the staff and the hard work they put into the site. It has even been my homepage for as long as I've had a computer.

However, over the past 7 or so years of fidelity I've grown tired and frustrated of problems with features of the site. Namely, the image viewer and the video players. I know that running a website of this scale isn't easy, and I don't even know if this will ever garner any sort of attention from any users, let alone Gamespot tech staff, but I am truly fed up with these issues that don't seem to appear on most websites of this size and demographic.

1. Image viewer- I can't remember the last time I've been on a website with individual pages for every single image. Some may like it, but I simply disagree and think it is obtuse to leave this system without update.

2. Video player- When it comes to online video watching, Youtube is typically seen as the ideal. It functions well, plays with impressive quality, and has been perfected over the years since its inception. Obviously a site like Youtube has vast resources and focuses solely on the streaming of videos, but even other websites seem to get a hold of systems similar to that of youtube. Even a cheap Korean porn site seems to have a better video player than this site.

Other than some technical disagreements I have with the site, I am an avid lover of Gamespot and all it has to offer, but as a consumer I will demand a superior product until I get it or have to switch to a superior site to do so.

Sorry if I have offended anyone or have used improper jargon when referring to site features. Feel free to ask me about any details or correct me.

#2 Posted by Justforvisit (5047 posts) -

Nothing of that needs to change, in this case it's a good thing GS doesn't follow trends like a headless chicken and has some personality for itself as you mentioned, and both works ok, while it may not be liked by some.

What they REALLY need to change back again is the ability to write in BIG forums again (a.K.a reverse the departure from GameFAQ's mirrored forums). The forums was what gave LIFE to the site, and personality without any or not much life left is just plain sad.

Dissidia Duocedim's Board for example had about 32 PAGES or more even 1 year after it's release on a relativley unpopular system.

Have a look at it now.

1 POST, IF at all. Even some titles which are considered major or are heavily debated on the web here have almost no attention anymore. If GS is telling us ANYWAYS we can still use the boards with GS Account, why had they to part at all? I just don't get it and I'll NEVER be able to get over it because it was a nail to the coffin of this site.

#3 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -

Nothing of that needs to change, in this case it's a good thing GS doesn't follow trends like a headless chicken and has some personality for itself as you mentioned, and both works ok, while it may not be liked by some.

What they REALLY need to change back again is the ability to write in BIG forums again (a.K.a reverse the departure from GameFAQ's mirrored forums). The forums was what gave LIFE to the site, and personality without any or not much life left is just plain sad.

Dissidia Duocedim's Board for example had about 32 PAGES or more even 1 year after it's release on a relativley unpopular system.

Have a look at it now.

1 POST, IF at all. Even some titles which are considered major or are heavily debated on the web here have almost no attention anymore. If GS is telling us ANYWAYS we can still use the boards with GS Account, why had they to part at all? I just don't get it and I'll NEVER be able to get over it because it was a nail to the coffin of this site.

Justforvisit

The split with Gamefaqs has already been explained by the staff.

#4 Posted by Justforvisit (5047 posts) -

[QUOTE="Justforvisit"]

Nothing of that needs to change, in this case it's a good thing GS doesn't follow trends like a headless chicken and has some personality for itself as you mentioned, and both works ok, while it may not be liked by some.

What they REALLY need to change back again is the ability to write in BIG forums again (a.K.a reverse the departure from GameFAQ's mirrored forums). The forums was what gave LIFE to the site, and personality without any or not much life left is just plain sad.

Dissidia Duocedim's Board for example had about 32 PAGES or more even 1 year after it's release on a relativley unpopular system.

Have a look at it now.

1 POST, IF at all. Even some titles which are considered major or are heavily debated on the web here have almost no attention anymore. If GS is telling us ANYWAYS we can still use the boards with GS Account, why had they to part at all? I just don't get it and I'll NEVER be able to get over it because it was a nail to the coffin of this site.

topsemag55

The split with Gamefaqs has already been explained by the staff.



Where? Haven't seen anything yet. Mind showing me the direction?

#5 Posted by PumpkinBoogie (3366 posts) -
Neither of those are of issue to me, frankly. What I'd be me interested in them tweaking/changing/updating would be our profile pages and how we can customize them or simply the forums & groups sections all together. While their at it, I'd like them to vamp up the News section, too; in addition to just fixing all the damn bugs & glitches on here that have encompassed this site for years.
#6 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -

[QUOTE="topsemag55"]

[QUOTE="Justforvisit"]

Nothing of that needs to change, in this case it's a good thing GS doesn't follow trends like a headless chicken and has some personality for itself as you mentioned, and both works ok, while it may not be liked by some.

What they REALLY need to change back again is the ability to write in BIG forums again (a.K.a reverse the departure from GameFAQ's mirrored forums). The forums was what gave LIFE to the site, and personality without any or not much life left is just plain sad.

Dissidia Duocedim's Board for example had about 32 PAGES or more even 1 year after it's release on a relativley unpopular system.

Have a look at it now.

1 POST, IF at all. Even some titles which are considered major or are heavily debated on the web here have almost no attention anymore. If GS is telling us ANYWAYS we can still use the boards with GS Account, why had they to part at all? I just don't get it and I'll NEVER be able to get over it because it was a nail to the coffin of this site.

Justforvisit

The split with Gamefaqs has already been explained by the staff.



Where? Haven't seen anything yet. Mind showing me the direction?

This thread, click on the link in the second post.

#7 Posted by Justforvisit (5047 posts) -

[QUOTE="Justforvisit"]

[QUOTE="topsemag55"]

The split with Gamefaqs has already been explained by the staff.

topsemag55



Where? Haven't seen anything yet. Mind showing me the direction?

This thread, click on the link in the second post.



So, this ALL was JUST because of THAT? Aw man.....that's weak.... ._.

#8 Posted by topsemag55 (19063 posts) -

[QUOTE="topsemag55"]

[QUOTE="Justforvisit"]

Where? Haven't seen anything yet. Mind showing me the direction?

Justforvisit

This thread, click on the link in the second post.



So, this ALL was JUST because of THAT? Aw man.....that's weak.... ._.

We have platform forums that are very active - it takes only a few seconds to open a thread about a specifric game.