New Look. Thoughts?

We’re trying out a new look for the blog in the wake of yesterday’s horrific events.  I’m still adjusting the top banner image, but what do you guys think of the overall look and functionality?  I’m getting comments like “it looks cleaner” and “it’s easier to read”.  I think I agree.  It’s been three years of the same look and part of me feels like I’m empty inside, but that could be simply my natural resistance to change.   Below I’ve outlined some of the big differences:

New Theme

  • Fixed Width
  • Built-in Networking buttons
  • Nested Comments (indent and reply to specific ones) (Currently disabled)
  • Gravatar functionality (images next to your name when you comment, signup at Gravatar)

Old Theme

  • Width expands to your resolution
  • Comments read like a forum (first to last) without the option to enable nesting.
  • Side bar on left

Your thoughts are important to us.  After all, it’s what we say that is truly important to us.  How it’s presented should be more for our readers than ourselves.   You can vote on our forums and let us know what you think or post here.  If enough people are not satisfied with the new theme, I’ll change it back to the original in a heartbeat. (more…)


E3 2011: Nintendo’s Conference (Liveblogging)

For our final live blogging coverage of E3 2011 we’ll be covering the Nintendo Conference this morning at 9am PST. If you would like to join us in our live blogging experience all you need to do is press the ‘More’ button at the bottom of this entry. Join us and send in questions or comments and we’ll do our best to publish them and respond.

Nintendo’s Conference is the big one this year. They are the only ones announcing a new console and Nintendo has already said they are aiming at bringing back the core gamer to their brand. We’re hoping to foam at the mouth over what they have to say.

After the conference ends we’ll get our final thoughts on Nintendo written up for the blog and end our conference coverage with a final summary of who wins, loses, and why.