Famous last words I guess, but I`d really love some feedback for a gaming site I`m currently building. It`s 90% done so I want to open her up to some feedback to help refine her before I buy a domain name and set up forums etc.
It`s a mix of nostalgia, jaded gaming bitterness, retro , website slagging, reminiscing madness. It`s kinda hard to describe so please have a look.
I figured QuarterToThree would be a good place to stick the link as there seems to be a lot of "smart" gamers here, and the site is definitely aimed more at hardened vets than mainstream buy-the-thing-hyped-the-most gamers.
The sites temporarily located here or if that doesn`t work you can cut and paste this;
Seriously, this isn`t spam, the site isn`t "live" as such and I would genuinely welcome any feedback to help "tweak" her, whether here, on my sites forum, or at [email protected]
(Note the email addy on the article pages is out of date and dead)
By Sean Tudor on Tuesday, May 15, 2001 - 07:33 pm:
I liked the "Gaming Store Staff" article. I have often thought you could do away with staff and simply put a vending machine in the store with a selection of games - similar to a cigarette vending machine but much larger of course.
Put your credit card in and out comes a shiny new game without having to tell the moron - no you can't help me, yes I am just browsing, no I am not interested in buying this game that you have overstocked on, at the same time wondering if this store moron actually reads game news and websites.
The "Gaming Old Age" was interesting. At 34 years of age I have gone through much the same metamorphosis and I have been gaming since 1979. It just isn't worth my time and effort to purchase crap games anymore.
I am extremely selective now and the last games I purchased were SWAT3:EE, NOLF, Sacrifice, and Black & White (maybe a mistake). And that was since the beginning of 2001. I am spending a lot more time on my older games.
What you also find is that as you get older you don't have the same opportunities to upgrade your computer every six months because of mortgage, wife, family, etc. My 2 year old computer loves my old games anyway. Why upgrade when gems like NOLF, SWAT3, Thief 2 run perfectly well on it ?
Anyway enough rambling. The articles are great. I'd probably do something about the various colours of blue that make up the webpage. I think some people would find it hard on the eyes.
By mtkafka (Mtkafka) on Wednesday, May 16, 2001 - 05:08 am:
Gaming has made me "regress" in age. At my last job, we talked about games so much i always said, "I think I'm a teenager again." (I'm 27). I think not being married, having more "disposable income" has made me LESS selective... though i know what i generally like and whatnut, I still buy about 2-3 games a month at least.
"What you also find is that as you get older you don't have the same opportunities to upgrade your computer every six months because of mortgage, wife, family, etc. My 2 year old computer loves my old games anyway. Why upgrade when gems like NOLF, SWAT3, Thief 2 run perfectly well on it ? "
My rule of thumb for upgrades is keep it faster then the consoles. Once I heard the XboX was going to have a p3 comparable 700? mhz processor i decided it was time to upgrade. But I hear ya, upgrading and hardware maintenance gets expensive...