To mark my 5:th anniversary blogging on Gamespot it's time for me to close down the blog.
On July the 22:th 2008 I wrote my first post. Gamespot was for me the best place to view reviews since IGN had such intrusive ads. I also liked the Gamespot design. (Thanks to the internet you can actually crawl back and view the design back in the days on that exact date).
Then in august 2008 a widening of the site happened and some minor changes and then somewhere around 2011 the design of what you see today.
Now, I made my feedback to what I think is wrong with the design today in the forums and haven't heard back so I atleast tried to make some changes. But here is the bottom line for me.
Gamespot haven't adapted with the future.
In todays world I demand to be able to access all my information on any device, any where. If I use a service (paid or unpaid for) I want to have the same experience moving across multiple devices. As I wrote in my forum-post gamespot doesn't provide that.
I want my information stored and accessed anywhere. The phone-website doesn't provide me with my profile, my fuse-account isn't the same as my gamespot account, and so on and so forth until infinity.
In this "all about me"-society the gamespot experience could have provided with an excellent one place to be.
As an outlet my gamespot blog have been really fun and I tried to contribute to the sites forums. (But the forum-design is old). I love the idea that my achievements would be fed into the fuse site (but it doesn't work.) I love how I could mark certain games to follow and get updates. (But the update isn't visible right of the bat besides the icon.)
For me, Gamespot simply doesn't provide the all in one access I want.
And the alternative here is not that hard when it comes to what else there is. To connect with my gamingfriends (that's actually my real friends) is simply to use what's built in with my Xbox. The Xbox-forums is good and my achivements is displayed to those who know me. I will miss writing in the blog but in the insane mass-information provided by the internet I need to cut down on sites I spend time on. I'll still have my account because it'll be fun to look back on and read up sometime.
I had a few people added to my friendslist here and maybe someone else checked out my blog. (Oh yeah, I don't know how many since the profile views section of the About me haven't worked in years.) I hope you'll have a good time and am as stoked as I on the new Xbox One!