New Gamespot? Now updated with layout that looks like Giant Bomb 2.0

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#1 mitu123
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Triforce Tease

The first wave of beta invites have been sent out. Some of you will be receiving access to an exclusive group which will allow users a first look at what the new GameSpot has to offer. Didnt get on the list? A second wave of invites will be set out in September for those who are interested.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/community-news-update-friday-8-16-6413120 

What's gonna happen to the old Gamespot?O_o 

Update:

New Gamespot starts in October, been confirmed by Lark.

Also, the layout of the new GS:

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It looks too much like Giant Bomb, lol:

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Thanks to whiskeystrike for this info based off the latest vid:

  • Visual overhaul of the front page and organization of links
  • Links at the top of the page: Games, Reviews, News, Videos, Community. All content should be easily accessible from those 5 groups.
  • There's a seperate video player specifically for Gamespot's video shows for easy access
  • Will be an upcoming event bar at the top of the page to notify users when things like review embargos will be lifted
  • Will be optimized for the newest versions of Chrome/Firefox/IE
  • Will also be optimized for tablet/mobile use, no kind of App needed
  • Search function of Gamespot will be overhauled and useable.
  • There is going to be something like a Facebook feed
  • It'll track who in your friends list is commenting in what thread, user reviews, blogs, status updates, etc
  • You can change the background of your profile versus just a banner
  • Fuse is done, hence they're taking elements from it to incorporate the feed into your profile page.
  • Something about a "stack" though it's not finalized and they're still toying with it.
  • No plans on bringing back the total access subscription, ads are here to stay on the website.
  • GameSpot loves GiantBomb
  • If you're not in the beta but really wanna get in post under the video and they'll consider adding you in the next update.

 

 

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#2 KiIIyou
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Hopefully it won't get totally deleted =O
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#3 leon2365
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I think something new is that they let anyone change their username color.
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#4 mitu123
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Hopefully it won't get totally deleted =OKiIIyou
Same, but it'll feel pointless with the new one so it may be deleted after all.
I think something new is that they let anyone change their username color.leon2365
Yeah that was a new feature that came months ago.
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#5 leon2365
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never really noticed since I haven't clicked on the "prefs" tab in years.
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#6 mitu123
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never really noticed since I haven't clicked on the "prefs" tab in years.leon2365
Ah, explains that.
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yup. decided I wanted to add my steam id to my sig, then I remembered that gamespot quoting, replying, and prefs are not windows 8 friendly.

afterwards I decided to see what happens if I clicked on the members only tab, and then I saw that the option to change my username color was back.

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Well, it's nice that they are having something like this. I look forward to see what it looks like and the feedback on it.
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#9 horgen  Moderator
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Wonder how it will look.
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#10 PolskaKing
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As long is not just an updated 'glitchspot', this should be good.
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#11 mitu123
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Well, it's nice that they are having something like this. I look forward to see what it looks like and the feedback on it.TAMKFan
I see it as a good and bad thing. Lets hope the people doing the feedback like it or else we could be stuck with the same GS.
Wonder how it will look. horgen123
I wonder too but it's likely going to be different.
As long is not just an updated 'glitchspot', this should be good.PolskaKing
Yeah, just an update would be on the lazy side with all the glitches this site has.
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#12 KiIIyou
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Same, but it'll feel pointless with the new one so it may be deleted after all.mitu123
Just the old blogs, PMs, and threads is all I care bout hehe
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^ yeah i wouldn't mind that stuff sticking around, but not sure if it will
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Interesting, looks like the new site is on its way. Sure hope the new site allows username changes, my username now sure doesn't feel very fitting. If the new site miraculously turns out great, it gives me a chance to make a fresh start in general.
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Yeah, I'm hoping for username changes too. I've wanted to change my name to something else for years. I'm not exactly sure what I would change to right now, but I just don't want the name TAMKFan anymore.
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New usernames would be interesting, but I don't know if I could do it personally, due to nostalgia :P
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#17 horgen  Moderator
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I would change mine slightly if I could. I still hope all my posts and blogs are linked to my updated name if we can change.
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#18 Toph_Girl250
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In the end though I don't think it really matters, my life here is over. And right now it feels as though this site is actually making me worse and not better, which may explain why I didn't get any sleep today and why I may have sounded grumpy with my most recent post in the cafe lounge. The only reason I think I'm here is because there's like, nothing else for me to do... I should be sleeping...
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In the end though I don't think it really matters, my life here is over. And right now it feels as though this site is actually making me worse and not better, which may explain why I didn't get any sleep today and why I may have sounded grumpy with my most recent post in the cafe lounge. The only reason I think I'm here is because there's like, nothing else for me to do... I should be sleeping...Toph_Girl250
There's plenty of things to do...
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You got a problem if you chose this site over sleeping imo...
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i wonder if they will ad new Rangers with the new additions. too bad i will never become a Ranger. oh well.
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Here's how I predict things will happen. GameSpot will likely allow users to gradually transition to this new layout, giving access to all members eventually so we can all see what it will look like. Then one day, GS will transfer over to the new layout and do away with this one completely, so I think the old layout will be deleted.

I certainly hope THAT UNIONS STAY! In my opinion, they work wonders when it comes to the community of this web site. Many of us have known each other for quite a while now and have conversed with one another on messaging systems like IM or Facebook after meeting here in unions. This can happen in the main boards as well, but I am led to believe the potential for it happening in unions is greater due to the friendly atmosphere they maintain for the most part.

I am someone who does enjoy discussing things on message boards, so I will still post on GS when its new layout arrives. I just won't post as much if unions go. So far, I get no vibe that they will.

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They better not screw it up as much as last time
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#24 Toph_Girl250
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You got a problem if you chose this site over sleeping imo... horgen123
But that's the thing, I wanted to sleep instead of come here, but I didn't have a choice, no matter how hard I try I just can't sleep. I hate this damn sleep anxiety or whatever the hell it is.
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#25 mitu123
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[QUOTE="horgen123"]You got a problem if you chose this site over sleeping imo... Toph_Girl250
But that's the thing, I wanted to sleep instead of come here, but I didn't have a choice, no matter how hard I try I just can't sleep. I hate this damn sleep anxiety or whatever the hell it is.

You need to get that checked out.
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My mom is against it! She says I shouldn't see a doctor, but I'm starting to think I should.
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#27 leon2365
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it may just be a phase.
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#28 Toph_Girl250
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Guess we'll just see what happens when I'm back in college.
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My mom is against it! She says I shouldn't see a doctor, but I'm starting to think I should.Toph_Girl250
Your mom shouldn't be like that, you have to, doctors help after all.
Guess we'll just see what happens when I'm back in college.Toph_Girl250
Early September?
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#30 Michael0134567
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But Gamespot is already perfect as it is...
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#31 Toph_Girl250
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Whaddya mean perfect? It was a lot better in the past.
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[QUOTE="Toph_Girl250"]My mom is against it! She says I shouldn't see a doctor, but I'm starting to think I should.mitu123
Your mom shouldn't be like that, you have to, doctors help after all.
Guess we'll just see what happens when I'm back in college.Toph_Girl250
Early September?

Yes early September is correct. Maybe my mom is just afraid of what doctors will have me do or take for medicine...
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#33 TAMKFan
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They better not screw it up as much as last timeThe_Last_Ride


Which is part of the reason this re-design is happening in the first place. It's safe to say they are really trying this time. Perhaps Bonk and "Oops" will finally be gone for good.
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[QUOTE="The_Last_Ride"]They better not screw it up as much as last timeTAMKFan


Which is part of the reason this re-design is happening in the first place. It's safe to say they are really trying this time. Perhaps Bonk and "Oops" will finally be gone for good.

There will always be glitches even if they're gone, but how bad they get is anyone's guess.
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#35 PiscesChick93
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I wonder when the new site will be open for all. I'm gonna make a guess and say December or January.
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#36 leon2365
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they should also make site skins be available for everyone.
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#37 Toph_Girl250
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Yeah like how dem zetaboards are like. They allow different skin options. And if you ask me zetaboards are about the only place left that aren't like Facebook...
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#38 leon2365
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I remember I used to have the ice skin, then the skins disappeared.
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#39 Toph_Girl250
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Was this on Facebook? Now Facebook just has a bland white layout. That's pretty much it. Perfect example of zer mighty hath fallen.
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Yeah like how dem zetaboards are like. They allow different skin options. And if you ask me zetaboards are about the only place left that aren't like Facebook...Toph_Girl250
Which is why I'm on TRC...
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#41 Toph_Girl250
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I would be on there too if only I didn't get kicked out by some administrator.
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#42 mitu123
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I would be on there too if only I didn't get kicked out by some administrator.Toph_Girl250
It could had been either Chaos or Neo(Soulless).
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It was soulless, lol I'm kinda glad it was her, now I can say that she snatched me. Soulless found out I was a guy, an opposite gender from her, she loves to do naughty things to opposite genders, aka guys, heh heh. She decided to ban me in a lovey-dovey kinda way. :D
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I can't wait to see the new design! :D
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#45 jediknight52501
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I can't wait to see the new design! :Dharry_james_pot
i hope Unions get updated. one can dream.
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#46 Toph_Girl250
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It's nice to see you guys having hope for this new design, but I honestly am really doubtful that this design is gonna turn out well. Sad fact of life but it just seems to always be the way these kinds of things turn out, at least in this crappy day and age.
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#47 harry_james_pot  Moderator
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So did any of you get an invite?
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#48 Toph_Girl250
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No... the admins. must not like me.
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#49 TAMKFan
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I didn't get an invite either. But I heard that it's not even working for some of those who were invited.
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I didn't get an invite either. But I heard that it's not even working for some of those who were invited.TAMKFan
There was a problem with the invite itself, but I think they fixed it. It worked fine for me, though.