Old site vs. New Site

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Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28088 posts) 1 year, 1 month ago

Poll: Old site vs. New Site (718 votes)

Old site 80%
New Site 21%

Let's get those initial impressions in, people!

Which one do you prefer at the moment?

#451 Posted by Stringerboy (7016 posts) -

Terrible. What happened to levels? Everything that made Gamespot unique is gone.

#452 Edited by Guppy507 (17396 posts) -

@cya said:

Why everyone keeps putting up Flash content???

you know HTML5 is better.

Gamespot if you are worried that someone steals the video cause html5 has less security, well we got youtube for that,

Not every browser supports HTML5. Every browser supports Flash.

#453 Posted by konvikt_17 (22235 posts) -

i just realized that the notification thingy, is a controller

#454 Posted by Necrifer (10629 posts) -

@not_wanted said:

@AussieePet said:

@Chow_Mein_Kampf:

I hate the white backboard, why can't i change it back to black ?

You can, just click on the "A " in the top right corner next to the youtube link. Although I don't know how to change it permanently like on the old site. :(

Is there a way?

It changed permanently for me.

#455 Edited by Jimn_tonic (819 posts) -

Too early to tell.

So far, it's bugged up the ass.

EDIT: I like how you don't have to go to a different screen to make a post or edit.

#456 Posted by Jimn_tonic (819 posts) -

@Assimilat0r: Hopefully gone for good.

(seriously this new posting system is sweet)

#457 Edited by Snepstok (32 posts) -

I know new stuff always takes time getting used to.

Having said that, this new website is horrible.

  • According to Gamespot there was 'no such account' when asking for my password. Not true and yes I filled in the right email.
  • As I type this, every new sentence (enter) in this field 'skips a line', looking like a complete new paragraph.
  • Slooooooooow
  • Reviews don't mention publisher nor developer. Not as important as the names of it's reviewer, right? Who cares a particular game was developed by John Romero. No: "KEVIN VANORD everyone, WHEEEEEEW!!!"
  • Not accessible at all. Garbled mess by dividing everything by thin tiny lines.
  • Just some random stuff thrown together. Why not divide by 'news', 'reviews' and 'latest' or something? (not the buttons, but actually like it used to be)
  • Checking a review first shows a sceenshot in about 100% of your screen (see attached screenshot). This is insane. Scroll down again to see anything actually relevant (maybe after another "KEVIN VANORD everyone, WHEEEEEEW!!!"?)

p.s. I like Kevin, but this editor-egotrip is ridiculous. Why not relevant info first: who made it? What score did the reviewer give it, in comparison to members and other websites?

#458 Edited by Bgrngod (5733 posts) -

@Guppy507: Not every browser supports flash. HTML5 is the future, as well as already in the present. Flash is stuck in the past.

#459 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

@ultimate-k said:

Old was miles better, this is hard to see and navigate!

If it isn't broke don't fix it, FFS websites why can't you just follow this dam simple rule. Herp derp the website needs redesigning even though its perfectly fine, just because its been like this for a while.

While the old website itself may not have been broken, the forums were pretty well borked including the last couple of days prior to the switch when Bonk! reared its ugly head again. All that means is they could have just remade the forums with different software instead of changing everything.

#460 Edited by konvikt_17 (22235 posts) -

good stuff. they finally added the page numbers to the right of a thread.

#461 Edited by Lone_Wolf_Lance (121 posts) -

I'm loving the new look but I would much prefer the forums being at the center of the page instead of it using up the whole screen.

#462 Posted by contraigon (173 posts) -

@Laihendi: Ditto. My box shot of Digimon World: Data Squad was awesome.

#463 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28088 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

good stuff. they finally added the page numbers to the right of a thread.

Yeah, just noticed this. Good, good.

#464 Posted by dramaybaz (6020 posts) -

At least it makes use of monitor resolutions higher than the ones in the 90s.

#465 Edited by contraigon (173 posts) -

@Danyawesomsauce: Nice to know some of the old crew is still on here. I totally agree with you. The new site is crap. WHY DID THEY KILL FUSE?!?!

#466 Posted by brankozab (5 posts) -

Ok, this is just plain stupid. Why the hell would you make a change that isn't even finished? Just look at those fucking dates, oh god makes we want to puke! This new GS thing really got me..

#467 Posted by LZ71 (10276 posts) -

I'm kinda pissed I have to redo all my sig and avy stuff, and that there's no 50 posts/page anymore. Other than that I can't see myself really caring enough about the change to feel a certain way about it.

#468 Posted by konvikt_17 (22235 posts) -

50 posts per page is the default it seems.

not sure about topics per page.

#469 Edited by LZ71 (10276 posts) -

@konvikt_17 said:

50 posts per page is the default it seems.

not sure about topics per page.

Ah maybe that's it. I just didn't see a place to change it and thought I read something about them changing it to just 20, so I assumed.

#470 Edited by konvikt_17 (22235 posts) -

i havent seen a place to change it either. but then i havent really looked =P

ive gotten used to 50ppp on the old site. am actually glad they made it default.

#471 Posted by Mehfuz (10288 posts) -

Old one much better but i will give the redesign little bit time see what GS can do with it.

#472 Posted by Dom_Hawk_basic (404 posts) -

The things I miss the most is the lists that I had for my games library. It helped me catalog what I have and what I'm looking forward to. It seems that they've turned this feature into stacks; However, at this time that feature seems to be broken as I can't save any changes, nor can I sort the list in a way that allows me to see all the titles for a specific console. The most frustrating part is that some of the games that I had listed have magically become the Japanese version in the list. WTF.

#473 Posted by konvikt_17 (22235 posts) -

things i miss the most, are the ways to tell that we have read a thread, and wehter or not it has new posts or not. and the option to go to the first unread post in a thread.

#474 Posted by gamingqueen (31076 posts) -

They keep becoming user unfriendly.

#475 Posted by EagleEyedOne (1354 posts) -

I like the new site.

#476 Posted by drkl0rd2000 (35 posts) -

The new site is just plain bad... harder to navigate and not very user friendly. Gamespot use to be my site of choice but this new interface is gonna drive me to ign. Whoever designed this new interface should be fired!!

#477 Posted by gamestx (3 posts) -

How to download videos in this new site? Please advise. This site is getting worse and worse.. May stop visiting it soon.

#478 Posted by dave123321 (34061 posts) -

I think they got rid of video downloads

#479 Posted by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -

Yeah all downloads are gone in the new site, they mentioned that in the original announcement. Glad they finally added thread navigation.

#480 Posted by Cyberdot (3537 posts) -

Old site, no doubt.

There is no reason to change. I don't know why they did this, and they made it worse.

#481 Posted by sukraj (22775 posts) -

old site

#482 Edited by askelly35 (8 posts) -

Gamespot is making the same kind of grevious error that Coke made with the New coke vs the original coke debacle.

They've changed the product for the sake of 'change' only - it's an unwanted, and unnecessary change to a product people loved.

#483 Posted by 23Jarek23 (2617 posts) -

Main page is a disaster. I liked how the biggest news always rotated at the top and how the newest news was always just below it. Now I find it hard to navigate.

Forums don't look like forums but blog posts.

Ratings history is gone among other things.

And why don't our news comment images match our site wide avatars yet? I've had the same one for years now regardless of how many times I changed my av.

#484 Posted by WhiteKnight77 (12018 posts) -

@askelly35 said:

Gamespot is making the same kind of grevious error that Coke made with the New coke vs the original coke debacle.

They've changed the product for the sake of 'change' only - it's an unwanted, and unnecessary change to a product people loved.

LOL. I thought I was the only one around here who remembered that debacle.

#485 Edited by CommanderShiro (21746 posts) -

There is at least one thing I really like about the new site. And that is the fact doing quoting multiple posts is much easier on the forums than before. Hover your mouse cursor over another post to add a quote. Love that new feature.

#486 Edited by ZEYAAM898 (1921 posts) -

@brankozab said:

Ok, this is just plain stupid. Why the hell would you make a change that isn't even finished? Just look at those fucking dates, oh god makes we want to puke! This new GS thing really got me..

I noticed that too, it a huge chunk of BS from GS, like what kind of high school drop out programmed this? lol

#487 Posted by punkpunker (3321 posts) -

this is bad, the changes are full of bugs and compared to other game centric sites, the change is the worst in terms of accessibility. IGN's site change years before is WAY better than this and actually made it more accessable than it's previous site iteration. however the forums feature are better in this but the lack of read previously read post is destroying my enjoyment of this site.

#488 Posted by Megavideogamer (5406 posts) -

The new look of this site is "O.K" the new gamespot looks nice. But it seemed to crash at one point. I guess technical issues are expected. I do miss the old site. But that is only because that was what I was used to.

I will figure out gamespot new way of doing things. The tech hiccups should eventually be fixed. if Gamespot has begun to "care".

I guess this will be like using the Dualshock 4 controller for the first time since the Dualshock design has been more of less the same since 1997. So since gamepot began around the same time. It will take some time to get used to "new" gamespot.

#489 Edited by Jebus213 (8882 posts) -

@Guppy507 said:

@cya said:

Why everyone keeps putting up Flash content???

you know HTML5 is better.

Gamespot if you are worried that someone steals the video cause html5 has less security, well we got youtube for that,

Not every browser supports HTML5. Every browser supports Flash.

You mean to tell me Chrome, FireFox, IE, Opera, and Safari don't support HTML5? This isn't 2009....

Did I miss any browsers that the majority use?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_web_browsers

That's the dumbest excuse to use in the year 2013.

#490 Posted by SavoyPrime (40916 posts) -

@Jebus213 said:

Navigating this one is a pain in the ass.

Also it's hard to look at.

I agree. I knew it was going to have a look similar to GiantBomb, but I wasn't expecting a complete ripoff. I never thought I'd say it, but I think I might start using IGN more. Now IGN isn't without its bugs/glitches, quirks, and odd design choices as well, but out of all the major sites, at least their design is better than GameSpot's. I've tried to get around the new GS since the redesign and I'm just not feeling it. Navigating is ridiculous. It shouldn't take that much effort to find the things that interest me. Then there is my profile. My feed is cluttered with info about people and topics I don't even follow. You can't reply to posts on your wall. Can't post links in your sig. Can't delete images from your profile. There is not an efficient way to know if your friends post new blogs (I definitely like the way it was handled on the old site). The new way collections are handled is garbage. All in all, this site is just a mess now. All the GlitchSpot jokes aside, the old site had a great design. It was just a technical mess. Not sure why they couldn't just keep the old site design and make new code. Instead of being a GiantBomb copy. Which isn't a complement. This is why I stopped bothering with GiantBomb except for their podcasts. It's a damn shame that IGN has become just about our only option for having a one-stop site to get gaming info, blog, easily manage our collections, etc.

#491 Posted by pasterke (8 posts) -

just returned from holiday

i cannot find my games I'm following ? is this option no longer available ? what a mess

please give us the old website back

#492 Posted by TAMKFan (32748 posts) -

@Cyberdot said:

Old site, no doubt.

There is no reason to change. I don't know why they did this, and they made it worse.

To try and make the site less glitchy is part of the reason, but now we have some new glitches, like account deletions. They really should have waited longer to bring this new site live.

#493 Posted by michelle_moraes (4198 posts) -

I liked the redesign but I do agree this loads waaaay slow. Sometimes I actually have to refresh to load the forums. Also, where are all my friends? I used to be able to see the latest blog posts on the right sidebar... now, where can I keep up to date with them?

#494 Posted by Ackad (3183 posts) -

Old >>>>>>>>>> new

#495 Posted by zeroyaoi (1934 posts) -

I wasn't here long enough to get attached to the previous site. I do find this one confusing, and slower. :(

#496 Edited by 23Jarek23 (2617 posts) -

Just realized that clicking on your comment from your feed doesn't take you to the comment anymore, just to the thread. Another good feature, gone.

#497 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71726 posts) -

the lack of boards is disturbing

#498 Posted by TAMKFan (32748 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

the lack of boards is disturbing

I think they have additional boards planned (other than former unions).

#499 Edited by mingmao3046 (2488 posts) -

This new one sucks so bad. Why cant they just use a friendly v-bulletin? wtf is wrong with the admin? what an idiot

#500 Posted by Zensword (3885 posts) -

Old site easily