This week marks the initial rollout of GameSpot Fuse, which we've been quietly testing with a core group of community users for a while.
It's a real-time personal dashboard of gaming and GameSpot goodness, customizing a stream of updates based on who you follow, what games you follow, and discussions you post in. Later we'll have updates based on what you play (an extension of the previous GameSpot Fuse beta launched last year). There's a lot more on GameSpot Fuse in this post over in the Fuse v2 board.
GameSpot Fuse makes following games useful again. We have more to do to improve the delivery of updates (you won't always have to go to the fuse.gamespot.com site on a PC) as well as the content matching relevance. But we have done a lot to simplify how following works, so it's now a one-click toggle button throughout the site, in gamespaces, in E3, and in the Fuse stream itself.
With this move, we're also clarifying that following and adding games to a list (collection, wish list, and now playing) is quite separate. Per my post in the long-running SE thread, we're also removing the auto-follow background process when you add a game to your collection. These changes aren't quite live yet but will be any day now.
Lots of newness around GameSpot this month and it's gratifying to see things we've talked about internally for so long out on the site. There's a lot of cool new technology behind making GameSpot Fuse work in real-time and I have huge respect for our development and design team that's made this happen.