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TPU Game Reviews

Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by Kursah, Aug 25, 2007.

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Should TPU Review Games?

Poll closed Sep 9, 2007.
  1. Hell Yeah! TPU Game Reviews FTW!

    81.2%
  2. Meh. What would the point be?

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  3. No. Too Many Game Review Sites Out There Already...

    14.5%
  1. spud107

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    just an idea here, along with a game review maybe mention any good mods for the game aswell? or include them in the review, especially if it improves the game to make worth buying,
     
  2. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    give me ideas ..

    how are we going to handle pc/xbox360/ps3/wii sections?

    what about the layout?
     
  3. Agility

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    I suggest not putting any hardware part reviews there. Also if you are not going backwards generation then you could just put PC/WII/XBOX360/PS3. Other consoles will be avoided though. You could also add some game guides for SOME famous games like BIOSHOCK or Oblivion. I would suggest a drop-down form box named GAMES which shows
    (Whatever order you want.)
    PC
    PS3
    WII
    XBOX360
     
  4. Polaris573

    Polaris573 Senior Moderator

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    The front page should work a little like Techpowerup, except with gaming related news instead of hardware. I don't know how much bandwidth and storage you want to pay for, but maybe you could host game patches and popular mods in the download section?

    I like the idea of separate buttons up at the top for each system (PC, Wii, PS3, etc) and, of course, a forums button. That way people can see right away where they need to go. Once they're at a specific system's page they can see a list of reviewed games and other affiliated information.
     
  5. Steevo

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    I like the current layout, but mebey a sidebar to the left with the forum, recent news, reviews, downloads, etc......
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    like this? i guess there wont be many ps1 / ps2 reviews anyway so these could be filed under playstation
     
  7. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Nice :D
     
  8. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I think it might be nice if the users have the option of sorting by genre too.
     
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    Btw no hardware prices but Game prices. The articals can be changed to game tweakings like Oblivion.ini (NO downloads or anything. But probably a linky to download those EXTRA features to improve gameplay/graphics.)
     
  11. Polaris573

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    Feels kind of disorganized to me, but I think you're on the right track.
     
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    Same opinion here, I personally think they'd look a little better side by side. Still, nice to see some good progress W1zz.

    Edit: I also think that having loads of game patches available for download would be great provided that you can cover the bandwidth requirements W1zz, and I reckon it would be best to keep gaming news and main site news completely separate. But generally speaking it's sounding pretty cool.

    Edit2: and the hardware reviews thing would be great if you could use it for the games as well. Being able to quickly browse through the latest game reviews at the top of the main page would be brilliant.
     
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    looking good w1z :D tweaking will take some time :D
     
  14. W1zzard

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    we have to put them somewhere else then for side by side because screen width is dynamic
     
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    W1z it's off topic sorry :D But could you do our forum's something like this? http://www.golfdiscussions.com/yabbse/index.php/topic,18478.0.html

    Separate the color's between post's so you dont get lost on a page when drunk lool :toast:
     
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    taking ideas from a golf site. lol

    edit: also why cant we keep it at TechPowerUp? why does it need to charge to GamePowerUp?
     
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    mixing all the content would make it hard for people to find the info they need.

    the new name clearly suggests that this is game related while living off the techpowerup brand, which comes in handy when talking to game companies.

    considering future growth it should also make things much easier from the administrative side because gpu is independent of tpu.
     
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    So not possible?[​IMG]
     
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    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    I agree m8. As the TPU name is getting more recognition, you will be able to use this to your advantage when trying to get some 'tester' games from the gaming companies :rockout:

    So when will GPU be going 'live' m8? (I have no idea how long this sort of thing takes to come together :eek: lol)
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    this year. need to come up with a site design and review methodology - for this i'd like to ask for your help in form of feedback and ideas.

    do you think we should clone the TPU downloads section? since most games/demos/patches/drivers/utilities are already there. it would significantly decrease administrative overhead
     
  22. HookeyStreet

    HookeyStreet Eat, sleep, game!

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    Cool, sounds good :)

    I think you should clone the downloads section as it would make things easier for you and like you said, it contains everything that most gamers etc would need anyway ;)
     
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    it will be nice if you could filter the games out easily, like find every fps game on pc and stuff
    but i think a good way to sort out the games would be something like this

    console>genre>game

    and each game should have tags on them which indicate their genre, year, console and etc. That way we can filter the list of games
     
  24. Steevo

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    Yeah, like the downloads section, click the + next to the Console, choose the console, choose the genre, then game. Straight to the reviews, or hardware.
     
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    Yeah, the downloads section is fine as it is, a clone would be fine. Just as long as we have more patches.

    I think the overall design should be the same as TPU , but different coloured forums so you can easily distinguish between the two. Not sure if I like the idea of mimicking the downloads section for reviews and everything, it seems a little too basic. Definitely divide them into different catagories, but I think links are better than a list with + symbols because that would end up getting insanely long, whereas if you have different options to chose from you can have the 10 most recent appearing on a page and browse through the rest. I think Gamespot's system works nicely, so something similar to that maybe?
     

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