new gamespot is not bad as some users say

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#1 Edited by indzman (19148 posts) -

Ummm over six months passed after new gamespot change, many left GS saying new gamespot interface is not for them. I say new gamespot is still same, you just need some time getting used to it ( You still have your favourite forums as OT or SW, can post on threads or post blogs, upload images, review or comment on games section ETC ). I just wish there is more traffic , those who left returns or more new users on forums ( which has degraded as many old users left ). Personally I'm comfortable with new gamespot inspite what others say.

Whats your opinion on new gamespot after six months OT ? I hope all of you current users are quite comfortable with new gamespot ?

#2 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

The new Gamespot sucks major ass, end of story.

#3 Posted by indzman (19148 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

The new Gamespot sucks major ass, end of story.

why ?

#4 Edited by Master_Live (15297 posts) -

It is as bad as we say and it isn't the same. For once we don't have the incredible useful feature which shows how many new post have been submitted since you last read the thread and then takes you right to the first new post. The forums are dying and I'm not shedding a tear. Incompetence should not be rewarded.

#5 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151903 posts) -

I disagree. I hate the notifications system. I'd rather have the threads marked that I posted in. Wasn't that hard to find out if someone replied. Also I despise the new stacks. I liked putting all my games in the library. Sucks major ass now.

#6 Posted by Master_Live (15297 posts) -

And lets not talk about all my game ratings having disappeared. Mamaluks.

#7 Edited by Korvus (5511 posts) -

The only things that "bother" me is the loading times and the stacks system...other than that, meh...

#8 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151903 posts) -

Also not going to the first new post in a thread but ending up at the end of the thread and having to search. And why not make an automatic quote chain cut off? Other sites do it. Hate getting notifications for a post that isn't part of the discussion anymore. Hate editing the quote only to have GS eat it and have to start over.

#9 Posted by Korvus (5511 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic: Yeah, it sucks but you don't have to start over, just do ctrl+z.

#10 Edited by Randolph (10542 posts) -

@korvus said:

The only things that "bother" me is the loading times and the stacks system...other than that, meh...

The stacks are fucking atrocious. They are, without a doubt in my mind, the worst thing about these new forums. Their was, quite literally, nothing wrong with the collection pages. They were, for lack of a better term, essentially perfect. I loved them. Then stacks happened, and baby jesus cried. Whoever came up with stacks needs to be unemployed, now.

#11 Edited by speedfreak48t5p (8829 posts) -

Not a fan of getting gamespot notifications in my real life email inbox.

#12 Posted by LJS9502_basic (151903 posts) -

@korvus said:

@LJS9502_basic: Yeah, it sucks but you don't have to start over, just do ctrl+z.

I'll keep that in mind.....

#13 Posted by comp_atkins (31730 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

It is as bad as we say and it isn't the same. For once we don't have the incredible useful feature which shows how many new post have been submitted since you last read the thread and then takes you right to the first new post. The forums are dying and I'm not shedding a tear. Incompetence should not be rewarded.

yup.. this is a biggie feature-wise that is really lacking.the old icon notification system was much better.

#14 Posted by dave123321 (34266 posts) -

Yeah gs please fix the issues mentioned in this thread

#15 Posted by Korvus (5511 posts) -

@LJS9502_basic said:

I'll keep that in mind.....

It's not a nice solution but it's better than trying to delete a quote pyramid and after 7 comments everything disappearing on you =)

#16 Edited by Korvus (5511 posts) -

@Randolph said:

@korvus said:

The only things that "bother" me is the loading times and the stacks system...other than that, meh...

The stacks are fucking atrocious. They are, without a doubt in my mind, the worst thing about these new forums. Their was, quite literally, nothing wrong with the collection pages. They were, for lack of a better term, essentially perfect. I loved them. Then stacks happened, and baby jesus cried. Whoever came up with stacks needs to be unemployed, now.

Yep, I quite enjoyed the old system...even went to the extreme of going through the list of games of all consoles I had and add every game I own/owned and giving scores to all of those 450+ games.

New system kicks in, most of my scores disappeared, there's no easy way to actually going through the list without pressing "next page" about 20 times until it actually does it (and waiting for half a minute between each try while it tries to decide whether it wants to load or not)...haven't added a game since...it'll add duplicates if you already have it and it takes more time than it's worth to check if you already have the game there since it seems unable to properly order the games by name...

#17 Edited by elkoldo (1263 posts) -

@Master_Live: Jeeeeeeeeeez Master what happened to your Moderator mark ? Did the higher-ups fire you for criticizing the site or something ? First Korvus now you....What the flying French toast is going in this place ?

I thought we ,the Iranians , were the only ones suffering from unemployment , due to sanctions and shit.Didn't know you Americanos were ,too.

#18 Posted by matastig (958 posts) -

@indzman: Oh man, you are totally wrong, this site has nothing to do with Gamespot, they killed GS's unique identity and the site never looked so lifeless so empty! all my friends has left the site and we all moved on to either IGN or Gameinformer , and since me and the other top active users has joined the force there, the traffic jumped up and we're having such a great time there now, CBS never cared for it's members or even its employees. i miss my old GS (not this soulless one )and every time i visit here to check on PM's i feel good even more ( about leaving i mean ) i finally had the courage to to leave and move on and GI started to fell like home to us now. keeping our same ID's and Avy's kinda helped too XD

the thing is that you're always more into the OT forums Indz we cared more about blogs and Fuse, but look around you man, blogs barely has any comments and and there are barley like few bloggers left, GS is dead man. Gamespot is a Wii U now still a good looking console that no one cares about.

#19 Edited by Korvus (5511 posts) -

@elkoldo: Who are you calling American? >_< I'm Portuguese =P And Master_Live freed himself before I did =)

#20 Posted by elkoldo (1263 posts) -
@korvus said:

@elkoldo: Who are you calling American? >_< I'm Portuguese =P And Master_Live freed himself before I did =)

CHRIST ! I thought you were American and your wife was Portuguese !

I only noticed Master's missing his mark just now.I wonder why you guys are all running away ?!

#21 Edited by Korvus (5511 posts) -

@elkoldo: I'm Portuguese and my wife is Dutch =)

We're not running away; being a moderator is an extremely well payed job so in a few months you make enough to buy your own private island and retire. That what Master and I are doing right now.

Hey @Master_Live, sent my private jet over to you with some souvenirs from my world tour. Has it arrived yet?

#22 Edited by InEMplease (6356 posts) -

@elkoldo said:
@korvus said:

@elkoldo: Who are you calling American? >_< I'm Portuguese =P And Master_Live freed himself before I did =)

CHRIST ! I thought you were American and your wife was Portuguese !

I only noticed Master's missing his mark just now.I wonder why you guys are all running away ?!

Fraternizing with the members.

<_<

>_>

giggity

#23 Posted by Kevlar101 (6566 posts) -

@korvus said:

@elkoldo: Who are you calling American? >_< I'm Portuguese =P And Master_Live freed himself before I did =)

I miss you being a Moderator. You were probably my favorite :(

#24 Posted by indzman (19148 posts) -

@matastig said:

@indzman:

the thing is that you're always more into the OT forums Indz we cared more about blogs and Fuse, but look around you man, blogs barely has any comments and and there are barley like few bloggers left, GS is dead man.

I miss stig, mayra, adam and above all good ol days with them on our blogs :(

#25 Posted by Korvus (5511 posts) -

@Kevlar101 said:

I miss you being a Moderator. You were probably my favorite :(

Thank you very much for the compliment and my apologies for stepping down, although I think that for each person who liked me as a moderator, there were 2 who didn't and are now rejoicing =P

#26 Posted by indzman (19148 posts) -

@korvus said:

@Kevlar101 said:

I miss you being a Moderator. You were probably my favorite :(

Thank you very much for the compliment and my apologies for stepping down, although I think that for each person who liked me as a moderator, there were 2 who didn't and are now rejoicing =P

It dosen't matter if you are a mod or not, you are a cool user like master_live which matters most atleast to me :)

#27 Posted by Korvus (5511 posts) -

@indzman: You guys make me feel all cuddly inside ;)

#28 Edited by indzman (19148 posts) -

mhm ^_^

#29 Edited by EJ902 (14398 posts) -

Eh look on the bright side, last time they re-designed the site (2006 I think) the whole thing was down for weeks while they updated and it was very buggy for months (or even over a year) afterward. There were major outages lasting days at a time and it was barely usable during that period. This time they just did a quick transition overnight and the end result is mostly usable with few major bugs from the onset. There are things I don't like about the new design either (I find it a slower than before) but if the worst you have to complain about is stacks, then that's pretty good going. They've certainly done a much better job this time around.

#30 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25831 posts) -

GS need to bring back that magic technology spunk that limited the quote trees to 3 (or was it 4?) quotes. It's a real drag scrolling down a page sometimes, oh me and my first world problems.

#31 Posted by sukraj (23472 posts) -

I like the new gamespot.

#32 Posted by thereal25 (511 posts) -

Hm, one thing they could change might be how you can't make more than one post in a row sometimes. Or is it two?

#33 Edited by Iszdope (10441 posts) -

One...

#34 Posted by Iszdope (10441 posts) -

Two...

#35 Posted by konvikt_17 (22310 posts) -

Yea, 6 months and they still havent implemented key features that pretty much every other forum has.

knowing whether or not a thread you have read has new replies or not.

And being able to go to the first unread post in a thread.

The only answer we have really gotten about those things were "we will let them know your concerns". im paraphrasing of course, but that is essentially the only answer we have gotten regarding those key feature.

and also still havent seen an attempt to bring back Unions. which they said they would do, in the form of subforums.

We were also sposed to get a new leveling system. havent seen that either.

this place has turned to shit, honestly i only come here out of habit.

#36 Edited by Iszdope (10441 posts) -

@thereal25: Yeah, two post at most.

#37 Posted by 4myAmuzumament (1750 posts) -

gs has no unique qualities anymore. couple that with aging and disappearing users and you get double the suck. I can only hope it gets better.

#RIPGameSpot

#38 Posted by indzman (19148 posts) -

I don't get it if above posters are hating new gamespot why they still come here regularly ? I bet they still love gamespot over other sites or they'dve moved away long ago like rest users :)

#39 Edited by Jebus213 (8916 posts) -
@indzman said:

I don't get it if above posters are hating new gamespot why they still come here regularly ? I bet they still love gamespot over other sites or they'dve moved away long ago like rest users :)

http://userstyles.org/styles/93915/center-gamespot-forums

and I don't go beyond the forums anymore because navigating this website is a fucking chore.

#40 Posted by BiancaDK (18364 posts) -

i like this place

for 15 minutes at a time x10 a year

and with that i bid you adieu

#41 Posted by gba1989 (147 posts) -

I laughed hard and then cried at seeing OT.

#42 Edited by one_plum (6362 posts) -

Every time I go to gamespot it makes me think of Detroit.

#43 Posted by konvikt_17 (22310 posts) -

@indzman said:

I don't get it if above posters are hating new gamespot why they still come here regularly ? I bet they still love gamespot over other sites or they'dve moved away long ago like rest users :)

Habit.

once you do something for so long, its hard to just stop cold turkey.

and some good topics pop up every now and then.

#44 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24976 posts) -

It's still asking me if I want to navigate away from a page every time I want to go away from a thread without posting in it.

10/10 would bash my face into the keyboard again.

#45 Posted by lamprey263 (24686 posts) -

I'm fine with it now, functionality wise, it looks better but as far as features go it's regressive, but when it wasn't working and nobody could come on and post anything, we lost a lot of good people, things aren't just what they used to be as far as the community of users go. Maybe it was the early and long endured glitchy nature of the new GS, or maybe it was the loss of unions, but people left, and they're not coming back.

#46 Posted by TAMKFan (32846 posts) -

While I don't think it's quite as bad as people say, I don't like some of the changes made to it. Such as stacks instead of collections and the lack of a leveling system like the old site had. It would also be nice if they could make the new site look a bit more like the old site.

#47 Posted by foxhound_fox (89875 posts) -

It would be fine if the features that were implemented actually worked more than half the time.

Despite being adverse to the change at first, after getting used to it I actually prefer the new Gamespot when it works (which is rare). The worst part is that so many people left that all the communities here are empty and boring.

#48 Posted by gba1989 (147 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

I'm fine with it now, functionality wise, it looks better but as far as features go it's regressive, but when it wasn't working and nobody could come on and post anything, we lost a lot of good people, things aren't just what they used to be as far as the community of users go. Maybe it was the early and long endured glitchy nature of the new GS, or maybe it was the loss of unions, but people left, and they're not coming back.

And the blogging community died down too.

#49 Posted by SoNin360 (5605 posts) -

User reviews and ratings are still screwed up and unorganized. No one blogs anymore. The Forums are okay, though.

#50 Posted by trollop_scat (2653 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

The new Gamespot sucks major ass, end of story.

Agreed. I've been here for years and it's gotten worse and worse, especially by putting horrible mods in place and annoying rules the masses are supposed to follow. Boo. The new reviewers aren't nearly as good as they were when I first got here and now this site sucks way worse than it did in the early and mid-2000s...