Re-design is beautiful

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Posted by jwtsang (6 posts) -

I love the new Gamespot... props to Giantbomb for being the best at what they do!

#1 Posted by bfa1509 (99 posts) -

*cough*Troll*cough*

#2 Edited by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

some people do like it since it looks closer to resembling the previous site. though I personally liked the first design.

#3 Posted by Zakule (66 posts) -

@jwtsang said:

I love the new Gamespot... props to Giantbomb for being the best at what they do!

I'm sure you're not talking about this pile of shit they now call Gamespot. You accidentally posted on the wrong forum no doubt.

#4 Edited by Gelugon_baat (19443 posts) -

@Zakule said:

I'm sure you're not talking about this pile of shit they now call Gamespot. You accidentally posted on the wrong forum no doubt.

You have been on the Internet for so long and you can't recognize a troll?

Also, way to go coming back to GameSpot, dude. I suppose that you think that coming back once in a while to trash a site that you once visited would somehow make a difference.

#5 Edited by jwtsang (6 posts) -

Just want to come back and say I wasn't intentionally being a troll.. it just came out that way.

#6 Posted by Gelugon_baat (19443 posts) -

@jwtsang said:

Just want to come back and say I wasn't intentionally being a troll.. it just came out that way.

Then you really are in the wrong site. :/

#7 Posted by Zakule (66 posts) -

@Gelugon_baat said:

@jwtsang said:

Just want to come back and say I wasn't intentionally being a troll.. it just came out that way.

Then you really are in the wrong site. :/

True story!

#8 Posted by GeminiEntity (1183 posts) -

I don't care how good this site looks if it doesn't work properly. I'll take a dated look that works over a modern look that is broken.

#9 Posted by Perth2008 (199 posts) -

Th funny thing is that it wasn't broken before they fixed it.

#10 Edited by harry_james_pot (10834 posts) -

@Perth2008 said:

Th funny thing is that it wasn't broken before they fixed it.

The old site was extremely broken in a lot of ways..

#11 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

@harry_james_pot:

now the real question is, are they referring to the old site, or the first design of this one?

#12 Posted by harry_james_pot (10834 posts) -

@leon2365 said:

@harry_james_pot:

now the real question is, are they referring to the old site, or the first design of this one?

I guess we'll know if he replies. =P

#13 Edited by GeminiEntity (1183 posts) -

@harry_james_pot said:

@Perth2008 said:

Th funny thing is that it wasn't broken before they fixed it.

The old site was extremely broken in a lot of ways..

Not this bad, tracking games worked, following and unfollowing games worked, the game database was not a complete mess, etc. Minor stuff like double posting or error pages didn't stop people from using the site like this "upgrade" did.

#14 Edited by Perth2008 (199 posts) -

Was referring to the "old" pre-revamp (ie before the useless "stacks" concept was introduced) version by which you could track your games in a simple table display by platform and sort by release date, title, score, genre, etc and move games from want list to now playing to the played table. Also reviews were sorted from most recent to oldest rather than by the number of thumbs up or down.

Other features may have had problems in the "old" version too but I mainly use(d) GameSpot for tracking my games, my friends and reading reviews (by platform). Anyway the features I enjoy(ed) are now "busted", others may have been fixed.

#15 Posted by jwtsang (6 posts) -

My problem with this site is that although this was a blog post that was sent to the Feedback forum, it's annoying that I can't see comments unless I come to the forum.

Weak sauce

#16 Posted by Riddick123 (76 posts) -

Please tell me this a troll post

#17 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

I guess the new site is subjective to what people use it for. for some it works fine, and for others its a nightmare. cant please everyone.

#18 Posted by Perth2008 (199 posts) -

@leon2365 said:

" ... the new site is subjective to what people use it for. for some it works fine, and for others its a nightmare ..."

Very true, it's all subjective and perhaps a triumph of aesthetics over functionality, for me anyway.

#19 Posted by jwtsang (6 posts) -

I can appreciate the effort of migration for a site of this scale... It's just a video game website :P (ok, that's trollin')

#21 Posted by Morphic (4342 posts) -

if only it wasnt slow and terrible to use now..............

#22 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

supposedly, their last update made the site faster than before.

#23 Posted by GeminiEntity (1183 posts) -

@leon2365 said:

supposedly, their last update made the site faster than before.

Alexa states the opposite. Before it was listed as 88% slower than most websites, now it's 90%.

#26 Edited by Zakule (66 posts) -

@leon2365 said:

I guess the new site is subjective to what people use it for. for some it works fine, and for others its a nightmare. cant please everyone.

Dude, let's be real here. This new site feels like they grabbed a copy of Giantbomb, took a massive shit on it then covered it up with donut sprinkles and served it up to Gamespot users as a delicious breakfast treat. All of the things that made the old site great, the search filters and cross-referencing, are gone. What's left is just this pathetic, partially-functional husk of a game site. On the surface it looks new and inviting but as soon as you sink your teeth in and get passed the sprinkles it's impossible not to taste the ugly truth.

EDIT: man, even the forum blows. How long has internet forum technology been around? Only twenty years but these guys still find a way to make it suck. Unreal ...

#27 Edited by jwtsang (6 posts) -

Giantbomb is from the ground up, gamespot will need work now that they have a prettier face.

#29 Edited by XDeSuEhTX (11191 posts) -

I think it looks awful and was completely unnecessary. Also runs like crap. Couldn't even keep my avatar in the transition. Pity.

Whoever's decision it was to do away with date stamps and replace them with "x amount of time ago", lame. Holy shit. No more pages in threads? Oh boy! I love scrolling and scrolling and scrolling until I just get lost scrolling! Some much fun!

#30 Posted by leon2365 (13053 posts) -

there are pages in threads. what changed was that instead of being 20 posts per page, now its 50.