Old site vs. New Site

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Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28038 posts) 11 months, 7 days 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?

#251 Posted by CptJSparrow (10897 posts) -

@jb61 said:

I was the leader of a union board here at GS before they trashed it all. Well, I created a new one. If you like shooters and are a warrior (all platforms and shooter gamers welcome), come to the new Warrior Clan board at http://warriorclan.shivtr.com We have game forums, an event calendar, videos, picture galleries, free game links (for Xbox live members) and game news. Come by and join in on the fun. I'd love to see you there.

Cool story bro.

#252 Posted by Shaltan (2 posts) -

The new site is a POS. I can not get a single video to work at all, and before you say its my comp i have no probs on any other fucking website. If your gonna have a new site make sure it works. This is nothing against gamespot i like your shows and reviews so make sure i can actually watch them. Please and thank you.

#253 Edited by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@Guppy507 said:

@konvikt_17 said:

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@FinalFighters said:

well at least peoples levels are gone, now everyone is equal.. none of that high level superiority crap some users get just because they been here for 10+ years

People will just go by post count now.

My post count is higher than yours. im a better user!

=P

you can still see levels. Profile > Trophies

And I was level 37, now I am level 36.

#254 Edited by funkymonkey4710 (1835 posts) -

Is there anyway to see my followed list? Also I can't see an option to comment on blogs.

#255 Posted by ferrari2001 (16808 posts) -

Is there anyway to see my followed list? Also I can't see an option to comment on blogs.

In your feed there is a box with your username and avatar picture in it. It also list your number of followers and following. You can click the number and it gives you the list of everyone on it. And currently it doesn't look like there is an ability to comment on blog posts. Just on someones wall. I would imagine, or hope at least that that function will become available in time.

#256 Edited by MaddenBowler10 (8820 posts) -

Looks a little too much like IGN for my taste. It's alright I guess and I can deal.

#257 Posted by MaddenBowler10 (8820 posts) -

I don't see why anyone is surprised. Slow loading and bugs are normal for new website redesigns. Just be patient.

#258 Posted by Burner4444 (26 posts) -

New site is slower

I need a way to sort my "stack" by release date. I normally like to buy the oldest games first off my wish list.

#259 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24961 posts) -

It's better than getting smacked in the face with a stick with dog poo on it.

#260 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

It's better than getting smacked in the face with a stick with dog poo on it.

I dunno, navigating this new "updated" site is pretty bad.

It's hard to say which would be worse.

#261 Edited by Joedgabe (5110 posts) -

The new site although it's not hard to navigate it sure as hell makes navigating and getting to a certain section a lot slower.. and unlike the old one.. most of the information was just right there in your face.. in this one i feel like i have to look for it scrolling down. The forums do seem cleaner though.. i'll give + to that.. and i like the Review format now even though it looks like IGN's looks sexy.. but the front page itself needs another rework IMHO.

#262 Edited by THE_DRUGGIE (24961 posts) -

@Joedgabe said:

The new site.. although it's not hard to navigate it sure as hell makes navigating and getting to a certain section a lot slower.. and unlike the old one.. most of the information was just right there in your face.. in this one i feel like i have to look for it scrolling down. The forums do seem cleaner though.. i'll give + to that.. and i like the Review format now even though it looks like IGN's looks sexy.. but the front page itself needs another rework IMHO.

I can't even tell what's going on in the front page. It's like the html barfed out a bunch of tiles.

#263 Posted by RimacBugatti (1191 posts) -

It's too early to say for sure but as of the moment this new version is completely horrible and seems like a huge mess. As some others have said the site is very slow in comparison to the other. Most of my opinions I will have to keep to myself but hopefully the site will be vastly improved. Good luck!

#264 Posted by fusionhunter (2009 posts) -

Has a website change ever come without hate?

#265 Edited by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

Check it out, these are the top 2 "new" PC games.

http://imageshack.us/a/img853/7974/ta97.png

#266 Posted by Aljosa23 (24716 posts) -

New site by far. So clean!

#267 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24961 posts) -

Also, why is my name THE_DRU?

I am not Druish. Stop it, Gamespot.

#268 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -
#269 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70556 posts) -

Is there anyone that is actually digging this new site? Just wondering

#270 Posted by X_CAPCOM_X (6067 posts) -

Why is it so slow?

Where'd the dark background theme go? This white background hurts my eyes.

Although this one is more aesthetically pleasing, it is a little more difficult to navigate.

#271 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

Is there anyone that is actually digging this new site? Just wondering

Considering they made it much harder to actually get to any NEW news, or find any NEW games (it gives me links to 2007, and 2011 games, hardly "new releases"
It's challenging to think of something that's improved on this "new site".

#272 Edited by THE_DRUGGIE (24961 posts) -
#273 Posted by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -
#274 Edited by harry_james_pot (10539 posts) -

Also, why is my name THE_DRU?

I am not Druish. Stop it, Gamespot.

And it looks like I'm harry_jam now...

#275 Edited by THE_DRUGGIE (24961 posts) -

@THE_DRUGGIE said:

Also, why is my name THE_DRU?

I am not Druish. Stop it, Gamespot.

And it looks like I'm harry_jam now...

Oh god, ewwwwwwwwwwww.

#276 Edited by Nibroc420 (13567 posts) -

@harry_jam: I like strawberry much better.
Maybe raspberry.

But hairy?

#277 Edited by Bgrngod (5732 posts) -

Hope they got a rollback plan in place, cause this new site is basically total shit.

That "code from the 90's" that they were complaining about was CODE THAT WORKED that was loaded with useful features. Why on earth anyone would decide it would be a great idea to rebuild all of that is a complete mystery.

And all the use of Flash? HILARIOUS. I guess tablet/smartphone users aren't included in the target audience anymore?

#278 Posted by bdous (119 posts) -

Can someone tell me how i change my profile picture ?

#279 Posted by GrahamZ (26 posts) -

The new site IS incredbly slow, I can't find the various articles that are NOT reviews. You've put the reviews right up front, which would be fine, if that's all that people want to read. I also had a really hard time just logging in.

I really hope that you guys realize that you've taken a really easy-to-use website and turned it into a maze.

#280 Posted by THE_DRUGGIE (24961 posts) -
#281 Posted by slickr (2212 posts) -

I like it, I feel like its missing several features like the ability to download videos and demos and files in general, obviously certain aspects in the profile were cut, but its very easy to navigate actually.

I mean you have the new games section, you can select games by platform, then you have the reviews section and you can also make it show reviews by platform, then you have the news section and you can choose a boxed display or list display which is nice, then you have the videos section and can select through gameplay, interviews, previews, reviews, etc... finally you have the forum and you have your profile which has the major features like reviewing and rating games and the blog section.

#282 Posted by TacticaI (877 posts) -

I honestly don't mind it for the most part, but the forums are a another story. I guess if we had our avatars and sigs it'd be less a pain, but the layout just seems god awful.

#283 Posted by digitaltiger (240 posts) -

My first impression is that it is frustrating because lots of stuff is not working. But slowly stuff is starting to work, this is to be expected. A couple of things that are bothering me is there's no podcast gamplay and lots of the video's just won't play. I hope these problems get fixed soon, with out hearing and seeing some of the people that work here the site feels very sterile.

#284 Edited by Kats_RK (2079 posts) -

Old site.

#285 Posted by ferrari2001 (16808 posts) -

@bdous said:

Can someone tell me how i change my profile picture ?

There a thread on the first page of off-topic that gives you the work around.

#286 Posted by funkymonkey4710 (1835 posts) -

Am I alone in hoping that Gamespot brings back Button Mashing with this new look to their site? I loved that show dearly and was one of the most entertaining original programs they air back in the early to mid 2000's.

#287 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Old site easily. I like the new profile though.

#288 Edited by Macutchi (3984 posts) -

the gamespot forums are revolting!

in every sense of the word

#289 Edited by ferrari2001 (16808 posts) -

hmm. The img button doesn't work seem to work. (Test)

[img]http://i44.tinypic.com/axfxms.jpg[/img]

edit: and apparently the old brackets don't either. Anyone know how to post an image?

#290 Edited by CrimsonBrute (23245 posts) -

Old site. Sig were bigger.

@ferrari2001 Drag and drop seems to work.

#291 Posted by Capitan_Kid (6528 posts) -

Gotta admit. The new site is sexy. I just want bigger sigs and gif sigs back.

#292 Posted by ferrari2001 (16808 posts) -

@F22_King_Raptor hmm lets see,

well ok then. That's rather odd that I have to do that.

#293 Edited by TheKingIAm (985 posts) -

There was nothing wrong with the old layout.

#294 Posted by CrimsonBrute (23245 posts) -

@ferrari2001 It'll do until the brackets and image button get fixed.

#295 Edited by ferrari2001 (16808 posts) -

@ferrari2001 It'll do until the brackets and image button get fixed.

I suppose, just like the avy fix that we had to use to get avatars working. Well at least now I can pretend to have a .gif as a sig.

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#296 Posted by comp_atkins (31263 posts) -

old for now because the performance seems terrible for me. if it improves significantly i can be turned... and the white theme sucks

#297 Edited by TacticaI (877 posts) -

So long as I don't full screen, and with people getting their images back, I find the forums are a lot easier on the eyes.

#298 Edited by ferrari2001 (16808 posts) -

old for now because the performance seems terrible for me. if it improves significantly i can be turned... and the white theme sucks

Yes, the white theme is absolutely terrible. I can deal with the black but I don't know how someone looked at the white theme and though, yes, that looks good.

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#299 Edited by luke1889 (14617 posts) -

Massive overhauls like this are never plain sailing. I'm happy to sit back and see what happens.

#300 Edited by Daious (1112 posts) -

Forums should have been kept the same