Ovirew / Member

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Thinking of Movin' On...

Lately my opinion of Gamespot has become kind of dim.

I was enthusiastic and optimistic about the site changes when they happened, even after they happened. But I don't feel like things have gotten better here, and I actually feel like there's more new problems than improvements.

I never communicate with other users here anymore. It's a hassle to do so. They pretty much killed the point of having a game community here, and turned the spotlights on stupid daily shows that the GS staff put on. Not to mention that two of those shows are about specific games - Skyrim and GTA - which I don't even play or really care about.

And on the forums I made a thread asking a simple question a little while ago, and got 9 views without any responses whatsoever. It was pretty much a huge waste of time for me to inconvenience the Gamespot user-base with a question about a game. I probably would have been better off asking for advice on what games to buy, because the users here will usually respond to stuff like that in a heartbeat, over and over again.

For the past week or so now I've started working on blogs, only to pretty much give up right away because there isn't much point to it anymore. Images give me shit when I try to post them sometimes - I can't even get captions to work anymore. Comments don't work. And I'm pretty much just telling myself stuff I already know and wasting time doing it.

The only redeeming feature here might be the news and announcements, but even then, I can't comment on articles most of the time - or wasn't able to last time I checked, but it went on for so long that I no longer give two shits whether it was corrected or not. I guess I could still check in to find out about new games, but... I kind of don't know if I want to bother anymore. Especially when the fuckin stupid site designers put the new headlines at the bottom of the main page, and put 'trending' news and daily shows above all else.

Part of me thinks I should just stop visiting and go make a blog on another site. Idk if I will bother trying another gaming site or what - maybe I could get a general blog somewhere and discuss anything - maybe there is a good blogging community where I can meet like-minded friends. Idk.

With 2014 approaching though, I feel like it's time for a change. I've been visiting this site too much for the last couple of years, and I think I've reached the point where it's started to lose its relevance for me.

So.... Idk if I'll be around here or not. I think I am gonna see what else is out there, finally.

~ Ovirew

3 comments
-INKling-
-INKling-

I have pretty much stopped checking the site although I still put the odd blog up. I blog over at wordpress as well which is a dedicated blogging site. If you join up there let me know and I will follow you. I am at ink1ing.wordpress.com if you fancy coming over.

s_h_a_d_o
s_h_a_d_o

"I think I've reached the point where it's started to lose its relevance for me."

I think Gamespot has reached the point where it is lost it's relevance to any serious gamer.

:|

Ovirew
Ovirew

@-INKling- @s_h_a_d_o Thanks for responding.  Tbh, I was kind of surprised that anybody noticed this entry.

I spent the last couple of days trying to set up blogs on other websites, but haven't really found one I'm completely happy with yet.  I gave Wordpress a try, as well as Blogger (I would not, could not recommend Blogger), and gave IGN another shot.  But I'm just not into any of it, at least not so far.

I could try Xanga again, or maybe Livejournal or something.  It just seems like there's no universally good choice.