Note: in no way is this blog a cheap attempt to hook up with mario kart wii gamers around the world. *cough*
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Now onto business, running a site, sort of. Those in the know, know that disillusioned with various message boards, a new feature was born last week. Called Gamingeek Weekly it aims to be an up to date news resource chronicling the industry. It's completely situated on my personal blog and is basically a week long blog post that is constantly updated with news on a daily basis, with weekend updates grouped together.
Week-1 was our inaugural week, well my inaugural week and I think it went well. Ex-gamespot forumer Yodariquo has used his technical wizardry to work a few small wonders on the technical side of things to give the place a distinct advantage over your normal blog.
It was a tough slog at first, I had to use external HTML editors and transfer the code across to get the look and layout desired. The news updates could be exhausting at times. If some people remember my GGD days when I used to limit myself to three threads a day, Gamingeek Weekly has upwards of 20 updates per day, every day. I still miss things, but I get most of the biggies and gradually now I'm into it, the addictive old news hound in me is back and it's become less effort as a routine is established and I always enjoy chatting with friends.
Yodariquo when he enters each GG Weekly puts in an HTML comment box, think about the box that appears on gamespot whenever you want to reply to a board post. Only here, you can use that box in the comments section of a blog and include hotlinks and full size screenshots. The blog has other advantages, there is no active modding apart from my own iron fist, which I have yet to use. You can go 'off topic' to your hearts content and swear all you want although people don't do it just for the sake of it.
Anyone using a browser other than internet explorer will get a glossy black skin on the blog upon entering each Weekly edition.
It's even populated entirely by gamespot or ex-gamespot forumers I know and love. So far we've had posting:
- Iga Bobovic
- Dutch Mix
- Dencore/Punk Rebel
During Week-1 we managed to breach the 136 comments mark and it's as active as any thread. So imagine if you will one big thread totally populated with your friends, un-moderated where you can swear or -in the case of Edgecrusher- post pictures of Maria Sharapova suggestively eating a banana, to your hearts content. And continually updated with all the latest gaming news. That's what GG Weekly has become. Kind of cool if you ask me. Especially as it's all driven by fandom and passion for news and good humour.... mostly good humour.
Things I could or want to change? The layout, sorting updates by platform is a possibility but might yield an imbalanced look. The colours and backgrounds and fonts really aren't under my control and are at the mercy of 1up's rigidity or Yodariquo's wizardry.
Apart from that the one thing I wish that we had were more great friends to stick around. I know it seems like a world away but in the great scheme of things, if you just stop and think about how many different websites you check out on the internet each day. I'm only a click away. :P Spooky eh?
I'm even happy with the general response of the guys apart from SteelAttack continually mocking my lack of penis:
"I've missed these GG topics" Yodariquo
"Am I going crazy or do two days of updates look like a mega E3 thread?" Gamingeek
"Nice banner GG But what's this talk of no porn and no violent images?" Bobovic
"This blog is great, GG." Dutch Mix
"BALLS. /ninja vanish :D " Valek
"GG has so much info listed that I can't be bothered to read any of it." Edgecrusher
"Maria Sharapova makes me hard. This blog is the ultimate ****, I've just gotten the RSS feed. Go, GG! Don't let your lack of a penis stop you from becoming the ultimate newshound! It's like a gaming site, Geppetto! You know what? I don't need any more news sites anymore. I'll just come here." SteelAttack
"Insane blog. Damn this blog is better than GS as a whole, this is insane. I just found a bunch of stuff I never saw like SH5 videos." Dvader
"Blog ***** ask Dvader" Edgecrusher
"Cowboy Jed says: Git Behind the Wheel!" Dutch Mix
"So much content, so little time" Foolz
Well that's it for this little non-excuse to get mario kart wii codes for now. See you around. Bye :)
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