Site Updates

I’ve made a bunch of updates to the various game info pages. After moderating the comments on those pages for almost three years, I’ve decided to remove comments from the game pages and focus users on the forums. The forum software is better anyway (it’s threaded, you can have a name and an avatar, etc), and I was getting really tired of the hoards of people who decided to leave a message along the lines of “this game is teh gay it suxors i h4t3 it.”

On the other hand, I do want people to be able to express their opinions about games, so I’ve created a better user rating system. Now you can rate games based on many different factors, and there’s a nice bar graph on each page showing how users feel about various aspects of each game. I think that this system is a lot more informative and a lot less mind-numbing than the comments. Of course, you can still post on the front page and in the features.

Please let me know what you think of this change. Also, I may have introduced some bugs, so let me know if you find problems.

4 thoughts on “Site Updates

  1. Rating the games on various factors reflects the individuality of the games much better than just a overall score and is far superior to bigotry comments. Also sometimes I found it hard to rate games on just one scale and in my opinion there were games (Siren for example) that suffered from this. I definately like this change.
    Well, now I’ll go voting!

  2. It would be nice to see some kind of info on the games rather than showing a screenshot or two. I know there’s release dates and developers info, but maybe a paragraph for the ones that don’t have any review text.

  3. You could also consider adding a question about replayability in your voting questionnaire.

  4. People will probably rate to extremes like on IMDB. But it’s probably the best way to go instead of the comments.

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