Unions are on the way out, as are downloads and pretty mutch everything that makes GS unique...
Since we're starting from scratch, we have had to make some tough calls as to what features and functionality we're going to carry over, and while I'd love to tell you that ALL OF THE THINGS have made the cut, I just can't do itLark Anderson
Ominous words... What arn't you telling us?
Now, obviously mistakes were made on our part, and the current usage stats are a reflection of that, but at the end of the day we need to make sure that we can properly maintain and support all of our features so we dont end up with things that are busted and unloved. To that end, we have decided to focus on our core features--the ones the vast majority of you guys depend on--and not to bring over Unions to the new GameSpot.
As for User Created Boards, there's a lot of crossover in terms of functionality between these and Unions, and without the one we won't have the other.Lark Anderson
What will be the dirrerence between GS ans IGN then?
According to some of the beta testers the new site is going to be a copy of Giantbomb.
If I wanted to be on a site like giantbomb I would, oh I dunno, join Giantbomb.
There is a petition telling GS what we think of the chages at: http://au.gamespot.com/forums/topic/29438636/save-our-unions?page=0
Join in and save GS!
BTW Lark Anderson is Gamespots Product Manager
Bring back JodyR!