@lamprey263: @s_h_a_d_o: we just rolled out a quick patch to address some of the layout thrashing which was occurring on scroll. We've got some more work to be done on it but we think we killed a pretty significant spike on that event. Let me know if it helps. We'll keep working on it.
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@lamprey263: Hmmm I'll loook to see if anything changed in the forums styles which would cause the paint performance to get hit so badly for you. Could you give me some machine specs as well? Processor, Ram, Video Card.
@s_h_a_d_o: Same for you. Machine specs? Also is that latest version of Firefox available for Kubuntu? We are going to be making some simplifications to our css for versions of Firefox under 28 soon (there was a pretty big change from 27 to 28). It should be transparent and hopefully you won't notice anything (but maybe it will be a benefit).
Commenting is back up. We were having trouble with it on friday and it was turned off for a bit. Unfortunately we had to wait overnight to have a proper deploy to turn it back on. Sorry for the troubles.
@blackace: any reason you are not using a newer version of Firefox? Firefox is currently at v27. The amount of code needed to support older version really start to becomes a burden. Cutting off older versions of browsers allowed us to cut off about 1000 selectors in our CSS as of late. Anyhow actually curious as to your needs to use version 17.
The video player by default on auto is going to try and suck up as much bandwidth and frames as it can. When it detects that you are losing frames per second it's going to drop down on quality. That being said you are pretty much picking up on the two most resource intensive sections of the site; the video player and the livefyre comments. We've done a ton over the last month or so to make sure the site paints to screen at 60fps as much as possible. Little by little we are taking out more and more things that can slow down the actual paint to page performance. There's a ton of stuff on GameSpot to be sure. We are considering changing the comments to use the system which is used on GaintBomb.com and OnGamers.com (and actually what you see here in the forums) but that is still under consideration.
We used to have a completely separate version of the site for mobile which is why you could switch back and forth. The site now uses a responsive layout so it adapts to the size of your screen. YOu can see this by shrinking the window of your browser right to left. I can see the desire for getting to the desktop version on mobile but unfortunately the site just isn;t built that way (and to be honest the way most newer sites are built they are going the same route we do). Some android browsers do allow you to change the viewport size of the window to fake its way into desktop mode but things might not be perfectly ideal there either as we send different JS for mobile devices.