Clean up your news feed, separate games and entertainment content

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#1 Posted by Thanatos2k (14808 posts) -

I come here to read about video games. Video game reviews, video game news. I do not come here to read about Game of Thrones, or reviews of Aladdin.

You used to keep the entertainment articles under the entertainment tab, but now you have simply given up segregating the two. Under the "News" header there are now more entertainment articles than video games. Maybe this was a conscious (and bad) decision, but ok. Fine. I'll go to the "Games" tab specifically.

Nope. Entertainment news stories are there too, and in just as high a volume as everywhere else.

Fix your news streams, Gamespot. You seriously need to compartmentalize your content, and it is only getting worse.

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#2 Posted by DarknessR18 (63 posts) -

Yeah it's getting worse. Maybe it's just teething issues with the new design, I hope they sort it out but I wouldn't hold my breath. I mostly go to N4G for my gaming fix.

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#3 Posted by joshuamobleygs (113 posts) -

Thanks for your feedback on the balance of games and entertainment content. I'm happy to let you know we launched a new part of the site this week that only contains game content. So if you don't want to see TV or Movie content you can just go to http://www.gamespot.com/games

:D

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#4 Posted by DarknessR18 (63 posts) -

^ That link is still full of movie content.

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#5 Posted by DaVillain- (38090 posts) -

@joshuamobleygs: Sorry but the link you provided is still full of none gaming stuff. I expect video games only.

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#6 Posted by DarknessR18 (63 posts) -

Gamespot, please fix this! VERY FRUSTRATING for those of us who come to GAMEspot for GAMING content and have to put up with this.

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#7 Posted by joshuamobleygs (113 posts) -

@DarknessR18: Thank you for pointing this out, it should not be displaying entertainment content. I'll let the team know so they can work on fixing it. Thanks.

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#8 Posted by Thanatos2k (14808 posts) -

Yes it is absolutely not curating games stories. This is the list when I click on that link

1. Fortnite May Be Teasing A Giant Monster Invasion

2. Game Of Thrones: The 7 Biggest Plotlines The Finale Left Hanging (NOT GAMES)

3. Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Is A Kaiju-Loving Blast (NOT GAMES)

4. Disney's Aladdin 2019: 20 Differences Between The Live-Action Remake And The Animated Cartoon Classic (NOT GAMES)

5. Story-Driven Adventure Sea Of Solitude Coming This Summer

6. Toy Story 4: New Video Gives Forky A Very Awkward Introduction (NOT GAMES)

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#9 Posted by joshuamobleygs (113 posts) -

@Thanatos2k said:

Yes it is absolutely not curating games stories. This is the list when I click on that link

1. Fortnite May Be Teasing A Giant Monster Invasion

2. Game Of Thrones: The 7 Biggest Plotlines The Finale Left Hanging (NOT GAMES)

3. Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Is A Kaiju-Loving Blast (NOT GAMES)

4. Disney's Aladdin 2019: 20 Differences Between The Live-Action Remake And The Animated Cartoon Classic (NOT GAMES)

5. Story-Driven Adventure Sea Of Solitude Coming This Summer

6. Toy Story 4: New Video Gives Forky A Very Awkward Introduction (NOT GAMES)

Thank you Thanatos2k, I've let the team know and they're looking into a fix for this page. It should not be displaying entertainment content.

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#10 Posted by DarknessR18 (63 posts) -

I assume they're still working on a fix.....thanks at least for acknowledging the problem and hopefully they can get it sorted.

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#11 Edited by Thanatos2k (14808 posts) -

Are they going to fix this, or just whatever. You better change the site name.

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#12 Posted by DaVillain- (38090 posts) -

@Thanatos2k said:

Are they going to fix this, or just whatever. You better change the site name.

Gamespot is too busy preparing for E3 2019 and the fact they're not gonna bother fixing anything, you won't see any changes until after E3.

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#13 Posted by joshuamobleygs (113 posts) -

Hey everybody,

Just a quick update on this issue. I checked with the team again today, and they aware of the issue and have a fix planned to go live shortly after E3.

Thank your for your patience on this issue, I appreciate it.

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#14 Posted by Random_Matt (4321 posts) -

Now he is just trolling you guys.

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#15 Posted by Thanatos2k (14808 posts) -

Sigh. I bet they have a moratorium in place on releases during E3. At least the game stories are mostly drowning out the garbage for now.

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#16 Edited by Thanatos2k (14808 posts) -

E3 is over, you can release your fix now.

>Hunger Games Prequel Movie Is In Development

>Glow Season 3 Trailer Sees Wrestling Come To Vegas

>Battle Angel Video Details How The Villain Was Created For The Film

Are not video game stories. Nothing has changed.

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#17 Posted by angerawr (189 posts) -

Hi All - this should have been fixed yesterday. Please let us know if there are any additional issues!

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#18 Posted by DaVillain- (38090 posts) -

@angerawr: @joshuamobleygs: I'm still seeing more none gaming content in the news articles. Some of the stuff belongs in Entertainment section.

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#19 Edited by angerawr (189 posts) -

@davillain-: Are you talking about this page: https://www.gamespot.com/games/ can you send us a screenshot of the articles you're referring to?

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#20 Posted by DaVillain- (38090 posts) -

@angerawr said:

@davillain-: Are you talking about this page: https://www.gamespot.com/games/ can you send us a screenshot of the articles you're referring to?

That be it and from what I can tell you now at the time of this reply, it's fix and all I see is gaming news. Looks good to me.

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#21 Edited by uninspiredcup (35024 posts) -

The thing that really gets on my wick, there are some really great games releasing such as Gato Roboto that are A) Not being covered or B) Burred under a mountain of "hey guys pop culture, REALLY COOL!"

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#22 Posted by BassMan (10661 posts) -

Why isn't there just a filter on the main page where you can select which content you want to see?

The dedicated games page is a poor substitute for the main page. It lacks the reviews section, top upcoming games, etc..

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#23 Posted by dotWithShoes (5553 posts) -

@BassMan said:

Why isn't there just a filter on the main page where you can select which content you want to see?

The dedicated games page is a poor substitute for the main page. It lacks the reviews section, top upcoming games, etc..

It is kinda sad when you have to go to a seperate section of a games website to see about games.