Get A First Look at GameSpot's New Homepage

Our new homepage will improve your experience by streamlining the way content is presented on the site. Enjoy this video preview and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Discussion

49 comments
scamarot
scamarot

So where are the release dates for new games coming out? Why do I have to watch a video every two seconds? just about any page you click on a video comes on whether you want it to or not.

Juan1988
Juan1988

One more thing, enough of the April's Fools joke, bring back FEEDBACKULA already! We miss Johnny's and Co. cynicism over here

Juan1988
Juan1988

I am just REALLY happy that you guys brought back the separation of articles by console on the top of the page. It's super helpful, thank you!

crimsonbrute
crimsonbrute moderator moderator

Neat!

*takes picture*

amputate
amputate

2 Things I'd love to see :)


1st, When a video is over it shouldn't load up the next page.

After the video is over I might want to scroll down and type a comment.

You can just go with the youtube way of doing things and suggest stuff rather than having it force me on a different page.


2nd, In the video, the new front page news blocks (the 3 blocks where the biggest one was watch dogs) are touching eachother.

Can there be a tiny space between them, maybe even with a drop shadow :P

I know it's nit picking but I really don't like 3 iframes touching.

It's a bitch to code I know but that's just my 2cents :P


Site looks sleek guys!

quaker04
quaker04

Please check the video loading process. It's really slow and painful to wait. More than once I decided to check on Youtube's Channel. 


Also, a extra space for relevant links of the video would be awesome. Would save a lot for voting on Skyrim Mods of the Week and accessing mods download..

fede018
fede018

come on people, give constructive criticism. Let's help make this site better! 

ravset
ravset

Waaaaay better! In fact I didn't understand the last change. Everything is so chaotic and so out of place that you only can see the information you want after you get used to it, someone who came for the first time would certainly feel confused.

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

I'm glad you're bringing back the top games feature. :)

Tao_and_Zen
Tao_and_Zen

Yeah, it's nice but I'm not getting email notifications (for months now) when my comments get replies. Could you guys maybe fix that?

galeta
galeta

i like the new layout. last one was a disaster.

da_nibbler
da_nibbler

I've been seeing this layout for a while now. 

zintarr
zintarr

I wish I could get rid of it.

jazilla
jazilla

So more pics of Jess and more rants from Kev and Caro about equality, but totally missing the point that Jess is plastered all over the front page week in and week out. The right hand has zero idea what the left is doing.

Pheonix985
Pheonix985

That's great and all, but why am I getting game notifications about games I am not even tracking?

23Jarek23
23Jarek23

I've had this update for about a week or so. It's broken some things and really hasn't made anything better. Old Gamespot >. The slider at the top showing the top 5 news stories was far better than the massive single image, and better than the new 3 image/story layout. 

foxrock66
foxrock66

The homepage is the least of this site's problems. Not what we need to be focusing on

redder1111
redder1111

just STOP crappy shows like GTA Diaries or Skyrim mods etc ... I miss old gamespot :'(

rskueem
rskueem

Bring back old Gamespot FUSE feature, enough said! GS you know what I said ^^

meedokicky
meedokicky

I actually like the update!

I am glad the daily shows panel is back :]

The only thing I don't like is when you are watching a video and it automatically goes to the "next video" when it finishes. I understand that you can click on the X and skip it, but sometimes you sit back and watch a video, but near the end you have to quickly grab the mouse and click that X before it is too late lol Please make it optional or something.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

This was actually active last week some time and then you removed it. Was a massive improvement even then.

Metalnoid
Metalnoid

Well i don't know why you do this... Since the last update the search bar become an annoying thing that never finds what im looking for " a game"

Anyway, i just come back here to read what gamers think





xand3rro
xand3rro

And i was under the impression that the last update was beyond bad. But now you people have outdone yourselves my brain hurts. You really paid someone for this jesus.....

DemonRax
DemonRax

Could you please fix the video player? The fullscreen mode doesn't work on Opera.

johnd13
johnd13

Why is the default background color white? It hurts the eyes when it's dark... Previously you could pick the black/grey background and the site would remember your choice and keep it that way. Now whenever I go to the homepage it's always back to white. :(

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Please for the love of God fix the notifications. I have been coming to GameSpot because it had always been the best site to get the updates of y our favorite games. But, this new notification is a joke. It is hard to tell what updates and articles are, it just says something like 'Arkham Knight' has an update, instead of categorizing the updates in terms of games and type of update like before.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

I hate it that so many sites want to put huge pictures in the upper part. Just give me a feed with the chronological order of news and videos and I am happy. No need to waste half of my screen to display a huge picture... I really hate that trend

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

I ... uh... didn't notice. I don't use the homepage.

dono14
dono14

GameSpot...you've changed man, you've changed.


I miss the classic GameSpot homepage.

Jdzspace
Jdzspace

i just kind of figured out how to find what i wanted on the old page......i don't like change :-\

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

Until you get rid of the CBSi video player, any site facelift is a waste of time. It's 2014. A flash video shouldn't stream so poorly here when you can watch the same video on GameSpot's Youtube channel with zero stuttering. Wish they'd just put a link to those below the site's embedded video.

pongley
pongley

I got a first look at it when it went up like 2 weeks ago.

Thathanka
Thathanka

Why was the guy there and what language was he speaking?

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@Tao_and_Zen  That could be an issue with livefyre. I'll add it to the list of things to take a look at. 

DigitalDame
DigitalDame moderator moderatorstaff

@Pheonix985  That does sound odd. Send me a PM of which games are you getting notifications for that you shouldn't be, I'll try and take a look under the hood. 

meedokicky
meedokicky

@Dannystaples14 well strangely enough, I've been able to see this layout since last week on my other laptop. This one though still shows the old one.

DemonRax
DemonRax

@johnd13  If I select "white on black" it stays this way. So it's fine, at least for me.

xand3rro
xand3rro

@dono14 Yes it was so simple so streamlined. If it aint broke don't fix it.

Tortugueta
Tortugueta

@crunchb3rry A million times this. The performance of the videos in gamespot is abysmal, at least for me. I always end up watching them in youtube. Also, it looks like there's no preloading whatsoever. Even if you pause the video for a few minutes, you still get an intermittent stream if you are in a low bandwidth network.


Seriously, the video player needs to improve.

zintarr
zintarr

@DemonRax @johnd13  Its pissing me off...I can change it to gray but it changes back every time I leave the page.