Dammit new gamespot. Even though my feed says "You wrote a review of the Darkness II" it just isn't true. I tried to rate the game! But my rating won't even save! And now you say I reviewed it? Ugh.
And wtf how come when I search for a game, then click on it, it throws me to the gamespot review for it on a random platform. Why doesn't it send me to the summary/main page for that game like old gamespot did? So you know I could like pick from there where I wanted to go in relation to the game. I don't want to randomly end up on the PC review of a game. Are you guys trying to artificially increase views for gamespot reviews or something? I kind of hope so, otherwise it's just a stupid way to make the site work. I also hate that now on a game's page I cannot click on the name of the platform to get to reviews for that version. Sure it might say "Also on ps3, xbox 360 etc" but one soon realizes that no matter how long you click on them, they won't conveniently link you like the old site did.
Also, I just want to say that I have a love for this site. I have been using it since like 2006 or 2007 and have great fun blogging and reading blogs here. This is why this new site redesign bothers me so much. It is destroying why I liked the site. This site had unique features, but now it feels like a broken and less thought out version of giantbomb.com. On Gamespot you used to be able to rate games and the list of every game you rated used to be in your profile. Years worth of my ratings are now gone from it. They still show up if I go to an individual game's page though, but that is useless to me if I cannot see them all in one list. I miss the levels we had with game references next to them too. The feed thing on our profiles is stupid I am sorry. When I click on my friends feed it is filled with every little action they did. For example, if BravoOneActual so much as farts it will take up room in the feed and even though he might have written a blog a little while before that it will be pushed off the page and I will never know about it. I feel fine making a fart joke about him too since I know my blog will never be seen when he checks his friends feed. I just scratched my butt 5 times and each wonderful itch-relieving scratch of my ass took up a space in the friends feed and knocked my blog off the list. A filter to show only certain things in the friends feed would make things way nicer. If we could only see friends new blogs, or forum posts, rather than a monstrous jumble of activities it would be a useful section of our profiles.
The new redesign is also destroying how user friendly navigating around gamespot used to be. This site is a great archive of games reviews going back a long time. It used to be very simple to search for a game, and look at reviews and information a bout the different versions of the same game on different platforms. Now the way the site is laid out makes no freaking sense. You have to click a ton of times to get anywhere.
I want to give you some time to fix things gamespot, but you have been really really terrible in fixing bugs and design problems from past site redesigns. I just don't see you guys fixing all these major problems and making the site fun and easy to use again. I hope you can prove me wrong on this.
When I was editing this blog and tried saving it, somehow it just posted like 3 copies of the blog as new blogs. I cannot find anyway to delete them anywhere either. Yay?