It’s our third birthday – welcome to the new VG247

Tuesday, 1 February 2011 08:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt

VG247 is three today. We’re celebrating with a complete relaunch, adding a new design and features you’ve been requesting for months. Happy birthday to us.


Launched on February 1, 2008.

Originally staffed by one writer.

Now updated by full-timers in the UK, Europe, the US and Australia.

The only UK-based games news operation with 24-hour coverage.

Welcome to your new site. It’s three years to the day that VG247 launched, and we wanted to mark the occasion with a long-promised overhaul of both our tech and design, and a move in a direction towards what we hope will be a new dawn for videogames news online.

I want to explain what we’ve added in terms of tech and features, and the thinking behind the new design.

Homepage and navigation

We now have a large main image at the top of the homepage with three smaller supporting featured stories. Hopefully the reasoning behind this is obvious; we can now focus attention on the day’s main agenda in a way that we only did previously during key events such as GDC and E3. Your eye is now immediately drawn to the top story when you visit the site. That’s right where we want it.

Also, you’ll see that the site’s navigation has changed completely. You can now find all of our news on any category at the top of the site in a few clicks. We publish a lot of content – on an average day we post more than 60 headlines – and the “blog”-style category system inherent with sites of VG247’s nature is basically obsolete in terms of us achieving our goals. So it’s gone.

If you want to find all of our Ubisoft news, you click “publishers” and “Ubisoft”. Et voila. We believe that this style of sorting interface removes a major block between you and the information you’re looking for on VG247, and is adopted by mainstream news sites like the BBC and CNN for good reason.

The rest of the home-page is still in a blog format. We know you crazy kids love to f5.

The launch design. Note the
rounded corners.

There are a few new bits in the category navigation that need noting. The biggest is “My News”. This is a system – or the start of one, at least – that allows you to bookmark VG247 articles within your account. Again, we’re aware that we publish a huge amount of information, and we want to make it easier for everyone – including us – to gain instant access to specific stories and features they personally need to reference.

Mart’s February 2009 design
update. The corners are now

My News works very simply. You have to be logged in to use it. Just click on “Add to My News” at the top of any story. Now click on “My News” in the “Home” section of the top navigation. Hopefully it’s self-explanatory from there.

Other features of the navigation’s Home section include a contact form and an updated staff page. These give you easy ways of getting in touch with VG247’s staff, including email addresses and Twitter information for both editorial and sales people. If you have news, you can now get it to us directly as well as posting it in the forum’s “News?” thread.

You’ll also see an “Audio” section there. We’ve had a great response to our daily audio news bulletins and they’re going to be a permanent feature from here on out. You can also expect more of a focus on audio reporting in general from VG247, so watch out for that. If you’re waiting to hear some people sitting around having a chat, though, we’re going to disappoint. We’re committed to constructing useful audio reporting you actually listen to. Go elsewhere for “podcasts”.

We’ve broken the main platform navigation out by company. Based on our audience data, if you don’t know that PlayStation 3’s made by Sony we’ve got something seriously wrong. We’ve also provided easy links to Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo financial reporting. Knowing where all the beans are is always a good thing.

As well as the major hardware platforms, we’ve added “Indie” and “Mobile” as main categories. Developments in both these spaces, as you’re well aware, have accelerated to lightspeed in recent years, and we believe any site claiming to be covering videogames from a news perspective and not pushing these sectors to the highest level of importance is either mad or blind. Hopefully we’re neither, and so there they are.

Article pages

We’ve also radically changed our article pages, a move we believe will fundamentally alter our top-line reporting.

The main content column is now much wider than in the previous design, and we now have the capacity to embed and caption audio, video, images and information box-outs into body text. This means that we should now be able to provide richer general news reporting than any of our competitors.

At the base of every article you’ll now find a “related posts” box. This is simply to give you quick access to material on the same subject within VG247. Also, if suitable, you’ll find a box in the same space with links to similar stories being reported on competing sites. VG247 is a service: we want to make sure you’re getting the full story, no matter where the information is.

We can now pull quotes from articles as we see fit. This breaks “walls” of text and makes consuming the pages far easier. It also allows us to highlight news elements in longer articles, such as interviews, and helps us avoid the story-spamming style of games news updating we helped to invent.

The new VG247 takes its cues from the mainstream news sector, not from competition in the games space.

Combined, all of these additions give us access to a mix of fully-featured news reporting and easier-to-use pieces, with large images and the ability to pull in information from anywhere in a way that makes sense for the user.

The new VG247 takes its cues from the mainstream news sector, not from competition in the games space. We believe that the current crop of games publications are, simply, self-serving, certainly in terms of news reporting. The only party we want to serve is you.

To protect and serve

Since we launched VG247 in early 2008, the games news landscape has changed beyond all recognition. We exploited the need for timely news and I’ve been publicly open about our method of delivery when I worked alone on the site in the early days, but now we have a global team, a group of journalists with the bandwidth and vision to provide you with a service, not exploitation.

You’re not an idiot, and you’re not a child. We don’t want you to hate the fact you hit a headline. We don’t want you to feel cheated. We will try our level best to bring you news all day, every day in a useful, appropriate, professional manner. We respect you because we are you. We will build VG247 into the site we want to read.

Our goal is excruciatingly simple: to be synonymous with the concept of games news online. We’ll get there or die trying. We can think of nothing better than to have you along for the ride.

Patrick Garratt
February 1, 2011


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  1. Isuru86

    Happy Birthday Guys & all the beste for the future !!!!

    The Webiste looks super, but a little bit overloaded.

    Hope you don’t mind my criticism.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. rauper

    Well done everybody!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. mart

    Holy shit, I’m freaking out.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Deacon

    Happy Birthday VG247 >_<

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    I’m literally shaking cocks. Mental. Congrats to all involved, you are super gay!!!!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. mart

    I’m almost certain we won’t have caught all the bugs. Pop over to the forum and leave them there if you’d be so kind. Thanks!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. BraveArse

    “We’re committed to constructing useful audio reporting you actually listen to. Go elsewhere for “podcasts”.”

    ^great move, listening to mates chatting about games is getting old fast imo.

    Love the site design at first glance – and the captcha idea on the froums is very welcome. Well done everyone!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Johnny Cullen

    This is happening. OH MY GOD, THIS IS FUCKING HAPPENING! :D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Patrick Garratt

    There’ll still be a bunch of content that isn’t categorised properly. We’ll be working on getting it all complete over the next few weeks.


    Edit: I just want to see if this works.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Suikoden Fan

    new age of games news!

    #10 4 years ago
  11. scratchy69

    I’m not a child. But I am an idiot.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Debabrata Nath

    So much awesomeness, I don’t even know what to say.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Erthazus

    Maybe i’m wrong but… That old design was super perfect, this looks.. well..

    and yes, Happy Birthday!

    #13 4 years ago
  14. TomisH

    Sooo Shiny O_______O

    Congrats guys!
    Got to admit i love how you picked up the pace lately.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Blerk

    Logging in was a bit of a challenge just then, but I seem to have managed it now.

    Anyway, Happy Birthday and congrats and all that. Less orange and a wider display… first impressions are favourable. :-)

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Zurtech

    Happy Birthday!!!! ^_^

    #16 4 years ago
  17. OrphanageExplosion

    It’s happened. I have now officially become gay for a video games site. VG247 is awesome!

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Suikoden Fan

    who the fuck changed my comment??

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Aimless

    Interesting new look, although I think you need to double check your edit permissions on comments. Hence the sudden spate of homosexuality, presumably; it’s hard to tell when it comes to Pat’s posts.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Dannybuoy

    Happy Birthday VG247!! I hope you have a big cock to nosh on. I mean cake.. cake.

    Love what I see so far. One small comment would be that the line spacing between the text in the comments seems to much. If it was more compact then it would be easier on the eye. ;-)

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Zarckan

    I love Ruperts reply :)

    Happy Birthday fuckers!

    #21 4 years ago
  22. mart

    Sorry about that, brief security issue.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Gekidami

    Well this’ll take some getting used to…

    I notice that it dosnt tell us how many comments are on an article anymore, dont like that…

    And i’m still geting the “You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.” bug…

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Gekidami

    And wow, we cant edit comments anymore?

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Patrick Garratt

    @18 – We’re fixing it.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. mart

    @24 – we just had to take that off, it’ll be back once we iron out a security problem.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Suikoden Fan

    @25 ok, just so you know i get login issue with the site atm, it says my details are wrong or not been sent properly yet here i am logged in

    #27 4 years ago

    testing, testing, blah, blah, Call of Duty, blah.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. Nathan Grayson

    This looks absolutely amazing, Pat, Mart, and other conspirators. It’s like a pure, innocent child that I’ll soon scar for life with my horrific influence.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    We’re looking at the log-in issues now.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Johnny Cullen

    That’s… concerning.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. razvan2you

    Nice design….keep up the good work

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Malmer

    Like the redesign. Get a lot of broken images though.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. mart

    Broken images may be something to do with your DNS not catching up with some of the new file locations. That should work itself out. Do you have an example page perhaps?

    #34 4 years ago
  35. Xzeth

    Love the new design.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. dragonsight

    happy birthday ! this is my fav gaming site and has been for a long time. well done to everybody who have contributed to its success.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. Ignatius_Cheese

    Very happy birthday VG247!!

    Looking snazzy in your new birthday suit… erm, you know what I mean!

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Aimless

    “I notice that it dosnt tell us how many comments are on an article anymore, dont like that…”

    Sure it does, that’s what the little red callout is for.

    Something I assume is a bug, but perhaps not: usernames still link to websites when viewed in the Latest Comments section but are bare in the full-fat article view.

    #38 4 years ago
  39. dirigiblebill

    Nice one Pat! This is the Sex.

    #39 4 years ago
  40. Yoshi

    I think I’m guna cry… no joke! :’)

    #40 4 years ago
  41. Chockster

    Nice work all, really like the new look. Good luck with it!

    #41 4 years ago
  42. Vistrix

    Awesome new design.

    I see logging in is still a complete pain though.

    #42 4 years ago
  43. mart

    Sorry @42, we’re trying to work through that. It’s something that we thought we’d fixed in testing, but obviously opening up to a wider audience will reveal this stuff. Bear with us!

    #43 4 years ago
  44. Fin

    I’m not wild about the amount of items in the header – I have to scroll before I get to the first news story. Otherwise, good!

    #44 4 years ago
  45. hammerstein08

    The old site was great, my favourite to read, this new one is fantastic. Although, does the content have to give way so much to the ads? It doesn’t start until half way down the page!

    #45 4 years ago
  46. blackdreamhunk

    happy birthday vg247

    #46 4 years ago
  47. mart

    @45 there’s actually about the same, if not more content before you start scrolling. I promise! I know the ads look a bit bolder, but it’s more or less the same formats, and the content area is a lot wider than before. I was careful to not concede any content to ad space.

    #47 4 years ago
  48. mark

    Well done Mart and Chris for an awesome site, great job!

    @hammerstein08 if you buy a nice alienware PC with a big monitor, it won’t seem like so much of a problem ;-)

    #48 4 years ago
  49. Shonak

    Happy birthday vg247. Finally the pictures are working again for me. :)

    #49 4 years ago
  50. SplatteredHouse

    Congrats on year 3, VG! Happy Birthday to the site, and keep doing the great things you are! :D

    #50 4 years ago
  51. Gekidami

    Wonder if theres still 2 pages after 50. Lets find out!

    #51 4 years ago
  52. Johnny Cullen

    There’s your answer.

    #52 4 years ago
  53. Contz

    It would be great to have an Italian edition of VG247… If you are interested I would be available.

    #53 4 years ago
  54. gorman

    Contz, about that… are you thinking about a straight translation? Are you interested in discussing it?

    An e.mail, something?

    #54 4 years ago
  55. griffinx15

    The new Page setup is quite nice!
    also before the update i was not able to sign in!
    thank you for fixing that and letting me comment!
    also i would like to tell you that your group does a wonderful work and to continue in that way!

    #55 4 years ago
  56. Crysis

    OMG! I have two tabs open & I’m still logged in on both, this is amazing!

    #56 4 years ago
  57. Len

    The future is obviously here… ;)

    #57 4 years ago
  58. mojo

    “You’re not an idiot, and you’re not a child. We don’t want you to hate the fact you hit a headline. We don’t want you to feel cheated. We will try our level best to bring you news all day, every day in a useful, appropriate, professional manner. We respect you because we are you. We will build VG247 into the site we want to read.”

    simply the legend that he is!

    im now using vg for 2 years or more and it rapidly became my first and foremost gaming news source. initialy i did not believe this was all done by one man..
    and i dont come here for some flashy gimmicks. i come here for the news and (in no way unimportant) they way they are written!

    After this article im pretty convinced the case is settled: vg will stay to be my first and foremost source for years to come.
    Thought i had to say it.. Keep up the good work!

    #58 4 years ago
  59. mojo

    uhhhh i cant edit my comment?
    that on purpose?

    #59 4 years ago
  60. psybass

    i don’t like the new design. its now more like an ign or gamespot site.

    #60 4 years ago
  61. chronoss2

    it looks top nice now !

    #61 4 years ago
  62. Contz


    What I was thinking could be partly translation, partly related to Italian market (interviews to local managers, retailers etc.).

    We have a huge community over here and some international networks are already present. (, or

    What I have on my mind is to create a real business project with We can discuss more over here:

    acontino @

    Thanks a lot!


    #62 4 years ago
  63. mart

    mojo: we’ll reinstate it later, we had some “issues”

    #63 4 years ago
  64. M2Kx

    Happy B-Day \o/

    #64 4 years ago
  65. Callum

    Oww, everything looks so serious! Streamlined, modern, sleek…all those buzzwords that designers use.

    I’m English, and therefore I hate change. This is no exception.

    But with time, perhaps I will grow to love the site again. Like an ugly child that you didn’t really want: VG247 is hard to ignore.

    #65 4 years ago
  66. Amir Hossein

    Like the Like button.

    #66 4 years ago
  67. Callum

    I take it back, I love the ‘My news’ idea, brilliant!

    #67 4 years ago
  68. Michael O’Connor

    I want my rounded corners back!

    #68 4 years ago
  69. joshua nash

    sweet, you glammed up the site, looks great here’s to another three years

    #69 4 years ago
  70. mart

    Stick your rounded corners. I’ve moved on. Eat my dust, losers!

    #70 4 years ago
  71. Redh3lix

    Aaarg, “Your posting too quickly” flashes up when I want to comment! Seriously, I would have hoped all this would have been fixed :(

    Nice new look otherwise.


    #71 4 years ago
  72. barchetta

    Well done and many happy returns! I must spend more time consuming news nowadays than actually playing the damned games and have gravitated towards vg247 over the last couple of years as my first port of call – especially for the quick update. The additional Oz-based coverage means there is usually something new to graze upon at each visit. Vg247 is now the de-facto standard in games news – on my phone at least.

    #72 4 years ago
  73. mart

    Had you previously commented at all Redh3lix? I’m really sorry you’re seeing that still, we’ve tried really hard to eradicate that kind of stuff but of course there will always be cases where things come out of the woodwork when we expose it to a larger audience. If you could give us some info about the circumstances you saw the error we can try and nail it down.

    #73 4 years ago
  74. Michael O’Connor

    @70 You make baby Jesus cry. =’(

    #74 4 years ago
  75. Michael O’Connor

    Mart: It just came up for me when I tried to post that last reply.

    Exact same bug as on the old layout.

    #75 4 years ago
  76. mart

    Alright. The problem is, I’ve literally never seen this error message :) Could someone try to replicate it and take a screenshot, including address bar, when it happens please?

    #76 4 years ago
  77. Gekidami

    Lets see….

    #77 4 years ago
  78. Gekidami

    Ok got it

    #78 4 years ago
  79. Redh3lix

    Hi mart,

    No, it was my first comment here on the new theme. I wrote my comment, clicked submit and the site gave me that “port 80″ URL message. I clicked “Cancel” and it then said “you’re posting too quickly” and didn’t publish my comment.

    Here’s a screenie:

    I’m using an iMac 27 / Leopard OSX / Safari

    At least I’ve managed to log in this time though. Whenever I’ve wanted to comment before I’ve had to request new passwords etc, which as you can imagine is laborious.

    #79 4 years ago
  80. Blerk

    I suspect the issue with the ‘posting too quickly’ thing could be that it’s not detecting the difference between posters, so ANYONE posting in a thread can block someone entirely different if they post just a few seconds later.

    It could be down to the issue I see with the moderator view in the forums – everyone’s IP address seems to be exactly the same. For a brief period after the last server crash you went back to an old version and the IPs worked for a short while, then reverted back to all being

    Edit: Son of a bitch, it did it to me just then! :-D

    #80 4 years ago
  81. justiceblob

    If this goes through, I’m trying to get a screenshot….

    #81 4 years ago
  82. Redh3lix

    Btw, always lets me post properly every other time after those errors.

    #82 4 years ago
  83. mart

    Alright guys, super helpful. Thanks! We’ll try and squash this fucker.

    #83 4 years ago
  84. Michael O’Connor

    Might have something to do with you having a high level account. I imagine. It constantly asks for a login that *isn’t* the user’s login details. You might need to register a standard account if you want to see it replicated on your own end.

    I would take a screenshot right this second, but my PC is currently dead and I’m relegated entirely to my Smartphone for the time being.

    #84 4 years ago
  85. Gekidami

    ^ Not me, i can get it a few times in a row.

    Like just now… 3 times.

    #85 4 years ago
  86. scuz

    Pat smells like Wee Wee! =]

    #86 4 years ago
  87. mart

    Hey guys, sorry for this, but could you possibly grab a shot after you press “cancel” in that dialogue please?

    #87 4 years ago
  88. Redh3lix

    Will get a screenie

    #88 4 years ago
  89. Redh3lix

    lol ffs, it’s not doing it now. Typical :/

    #89 4 years ago
  90. Gekidami

    Adter i hit cancel i get this:

    #90 4 years ago
  91. mart

    That’s because we’ve fixed it \o/

    Thanks for the help chaps.

    #91 4 years ago
  92. Gekidami

    O RLY?

    #92 4 years ago
  93. Gekidami

    Nope, just got it again.

    #93 4 years ago
  94. mart

    Yeah I think so! Haven’t we?

    #94 4 years ago
  95. Redh3lix

    Testing mah comment! …. oh yeah, full of testy goodness! Test Test!

    #95 4 years ago
  96. mart

    Oh dear. Are you still getting the “posting too quickly” issue?

    #96 4 years ago
  97. Gekidami


    #97 4 years ago
  98. Gekidami

    Atleast i did after i posted “o Rly” and you said it was fixed.

    #98 4 years ago
  99. mart

    Sheeeiiit. Ok, sorry.

    #99 4 years ago
  100. Redh3lix

    Yup, still getting it. Here’s what happens in order:

    1) After writing your comment you click “Post comment” and this is what you get:

    2) Click “Cancel” and this is what appears next:

    #100 4 years ago
  101. mart

    Cheers boss. Back on it.

    #101 4 years ago
  102. Gekidami

    ^ Same for me, pretty much. Only i dont get white screen when that first window appears, i see it over the comment page.

    #102 4 years ago
  103. mart

    We’re popping out for a bit of lunch, but please let us know if you still get the errors. Chris just submitted some code that may well fix it. Obviously if you hammer the comments, you’ll still get the flood warning :)

    #103 4 years ago
  104. anuekr

    Engadget designs much? lol just kidding, love the new design, exactly what the site needed to become more… convenient?

    #104 4 years ago
  105. Michal Przyszlak

    Looks great – just like all the other gaming sites… VG247 was cool for what it was. Still the amount of news from games industry is unrivaled so I’ll deal with this new “mainstream” layout :)

    #105 4 years ago
  106. mart

    Bit confused as to what constitutes a “mainstream” layout. If that means that it works and you can read it, I’m happy with that :)

    #106 4 years ago
  107. Blerk

    Seeing ‘proper’ IPs in the moderator view on the forums now. Was my guess anywhere near right or is that just coincidental? :-D

    #107 4 years ago
  108. Mike

    My DNS still hasn’t caught up. :(

    No pics for me, yet.

    #108 4 years ago
  109. HauntaVirus

    Looks good, Happy Birthday!

    #109 4 years ago
  110. Fin

    After tweaking the font size, I think the current one is far too large

    (with a custom style sheet)



    But I can customise it myself, so I’m not too bothered.

    #110 4 years ago
  111. Moonwalker1982

    Good stuff people. I will be visiting this site daily with even more…how you say…i guess joy? :)

    #111 4 years ago
  112. jaylee

    joyeux anniversaire !

    #112 4 years ago
  113. Redh3lix

    I like the font size tbh. What font is the site based on if you don’t mind me asking? I really like it.

    #113 4 years ago
  114. GwynbleiddiuM

    wow, nice changes. Happy birthday VG247, may you guys always bring my awesome news. Love ya.

    #114 4 years ago
  115. Fin


    The CSS says AllerRegular.

    #115 4 years ago
  116. Tallon 4

    Happy Birthday…my eyes hurt a bit though :)

    #116 4 years ago
  117. dark_prince123

    i still prefer the old website :(

    #117 4 years ago
  118. Elven_Star

    I usually don’t like it when sites change their appearances, but I gotta say, this is way better that the old one.

    Keep up the great work.

    #118 4 years ago
  119. Rain

    The new appearance is great.

    #119 4 years ago
  120. fatchris


    Have you had a password pop-up in the last hour? Hopefully it’s now fixed.

    If you post a comment within 15 seconds of your last one (this applies per IP address) then it blocks it. Tell us if it’s misbehaving. Cheers!

    #120 4 years ago
  121. Redh3lix

    Thanks Fin. Looked a little like Calibri to me at first. Like it.

    #121 4 years ago
  122. mart


    Body copy is Aller (
    Headlines, headings and tools are in Museo Sans (

    #122 4 years ago
  123. Redh3lix

    Hi fatchris,

    Nope, it’s not popped up thankfully :D Great work!

    #123 4 years ago
  124. SHJafari

    Hell Yeah!
    You are pretty awesome, Really.
    So Happy Birthday AWESOMIC guys!!

    #124 4 years ago
  125. notpill

    Still no pics form me but the layout is great
    I’m on Mac, Safari 5.03

    #125 4 years ago
  126. rouken

    Happy Birthday VG247!
    The site is growing bigger and better.
    Keep up the awesome work! xD

    #126 4 years ago
  127. Maikrobi

    Happy Birthday! Nice site :)

    #127 4 years ago
  128. pazo5

    dont like it so much…its not so attractive like before and it seems like it wants to challenge IGN and such

    #128 4 years ago
  129. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    Happy Birthday. Great site. Change is a little -eh- to me at this point, but that’s just cause it takes me awhile to get used to change. Certainly not going to affect the amount of time I spend on this site! :)

    #129 4 years ago
  130. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    P.S. We can’t edit comments anymore?

    #130 4 years ago
  131. mart

    We had to remove it for a bit. It’ll be back.

    #131 4 years ago
  132. IL DUCE

    When I stumbled upon this site a couple of years ago I never thought I’d be coming here for all my gaming news everyday you guys rock keep up the good work

    #132 4 years ago
  133. Chino86

    Loving the new site. Design, forums, etc… is all good

    But none of those are the main reason – The Title:

    “VG247 | This is the news”

    Reminds me off something brilliant and amazing – The Day Today:

    Watch it!

    #133 4 years ago
  134. spiderLAW

    Happy Birfday. Site looks cool, gonna take getting use to.

    #134 4 years ago
  135. KrazyKraut

    Happy Birthday folks!!! Best Gaming news site of the whole world wide web!

    But the new design is a little bit confusing and when you log in on a article to write a comment, the site kicks you to the front page… :(

    Beside this, the new logo rocks ass!!!!!!

    #135 4 years ago
  136. The_Red

    Happy birthday :)
    I preferred the old look but hey, life is all about changes.

    #136 4 years ago
  137. mart

    Hehe. Some people love it, some people don’t. I wonder if anyone’s designed something that everyone loves all of the time.

    #137 4 years ago
  138. No_PUDding

    I love the font and new logo, and general aesthetics. That part of it is all very clean, crisp and sexy.

    But it’s kind of lost it’s simple and straight to the point news-blog design, and become as is stated in the article, a bit of a conventional website design, for news.

    And the final point on aesthetics, is, why make there more room for absolutely ugly ass adverts? Shame Alienware can’t do something a little less shit.

    #138 4 years ago
  139. CelsiusPT

    Loving the new design. ;)

    I´ve been following this blog about a year os so,and it´s one of my top sources for video game news,and I´m from Portugal by the way :)

    Keep up the excelent work.

    #139 4 years ago
  140. MoskitoKrebs

    Happy birthday :)

    #140 4 years ago
  141. GForce14

    Happy Birthday :)
    Preferred the old layout, but i’ll get used to this one.

    #141 4 years ago
  142. sonny

    Happy Birthday!

    #142 4 years ago
  143. Manni

    Happy Birthday from Germany!!! I like your Site and now it looks great! Greetings from our inside-360 Site :)

    #143 4 years ago
  144. The1stMJC

    The new layout is really ugly, but I guess I can deal if the coverage doesn’t slow. But the layout seems like you guys just grabbed a generic layout option.

    #144 4 years ago
  145. hitnrun

    Well, I don’t like it. I agree with ^144. The whole charm of VG247 was that it was a constantly updating blog where you could tell at a glance when new copy had come in.

    Still, the generic sexy blog should help you guys expand. More power to you, I guess. (If by some chance it doesn’t, you should go back to the old format.

    #145 4 years ago
  146. CMcAfee

    Congratulations on the new layout. I have been here daily since damn-near the beginning, and in my mind you have come a good distance. I look forward to seeing how your coverage evolves to match your goals.
    Keep up the great work.

    #146 4 years ago
  147. DSB

    Minor upgrade ;)

    Kidding, nice job!

    #147 4 years ago
  148. Bleak Harvest

    Loving it — happy Birthday, chaps.

    #148 4 years ago
  149. MushroomStamp

    Dang.. was hoping for a new like/dislike in order to mute out certain people. Maybe in another 3 years.

    #149 4 years ago
  150. Tomo

    Hate the new layout :(

    It’s lost its unique feel I think, as a gaming blog where the focus is solely on churning out news stories up to the minute. The categorisation at the top is indicative of this – I don’t come here to filter out all the stuff, I just want to read whatever has happened most recently. The simple insta-accessible format of the old one did that for me just perfectly :(

    Ah well, have to see how it goes I guess.

    #150 4 years ago
  151. Tomo

    Perhaps the main thing is that the blog posts are too far down the page now. My eye isn’t automatically drawn to that area now.

    #151 4 years ago
  152. Mike

    Great stuff. Well-written. No grammar mistakes that I can see (:P).

    Proud to have played an albeit minor part. Even more proud to see what its become. Onward and upward.


    #152 4 years ago
  153. NinjaMidget

    Great re-design, change is always good, and you’ve nailed it!

    As with many others I’m proud to be part of this gaming news site!

    #153 4 years ago
  154. Doz12

    Real nice work looks awesome!

    #154 4 years ago
  155. albo88

    happy b day but the new design is a mess

    #155 4 years ago
  156. mathare92

    Despite it’s flaws I loved the old design. Still, I guess with progress comes change.

    Well done you bold new VG247 and Happy Birthday! :D

    #156 4 years ago
  157. Hellequin

    Happy Birthday and congrats for the new layout, its awesome!

    #157 4 years ago
  158. Xenoliath

    Happy Birthday VG247! Congrats on the re-launch and here’s to another year!

    #158 4 years ago
  159. yacaman

    I like how the articles were laid out before. The rest is perfect. Great categories.
    Just please give us the image size from before. You are my favorite, over joystick, ng47, gamepro, gameinformer,the blogspot, gamasutra.

    I read a couple of more but you and game trailers are the best in my opinion.

    #159 4 years ago
  160. reask

    Looks really well.
    Happy birthday. :)

    #160 4 years ago
  161. marijnlems

    Wow. The new style is gorgeous! The user friendliness is about the same, but the site looks so much more attractive now. My sincerest compliments to the designers!

    #161 4 years ago
  162. lexph3re

    Great not only did vg247 make a super upgrade. They also stole MY birthday thunder why do I have to share this day with you!? ARGH! Good job though on new layout but still….. ARGH!!!

    #162 4 years ago

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  • Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows to come with new challenge mode

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  • Nvidia releases complete graphical guide for GTA 5

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  • Cthulhu voodoo: why Bloodborne is the best Lovecraftian game

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  • WWE 2K15 is coming to PC this year

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  • GTA 5 PC: new mod adds snow to GTA Online

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  • Mortal Kombat X: PSN sign in problems fixed in new patch

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  • GTA 5 PC: new patch fixes Windows Media Player issue, getting stuck in the clouds

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  • Halo 3: ODST and Relic remake come to The Master Chief Collection in May

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  • Rockstar says Social Club wasn’t hacked, account details leaked from other websites

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  • That Destiny: House of Wolves teaser is packed with new intel, Reef reveal at 11.00am PST today

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  • Star Wars Battlefront content not shaped by DLC plans, says producer

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  • We’ll finally get a look at Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June

    CI Games will show off Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at E3 in June, according to the event’s official website. The Lords of the Fallen developer confirmed the game was in the works back in December as a AAA “production effort”. It is set during a modern day conflict in Eastern Europe and players will be […]

  • Ultima 7 Complete, Wing Commander 3, others added to Humble Origin Bundle 2

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  • Don’t Starve Together has been updated to inlcude Reign of Giants expansion

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  • Xbox Live Gold Members can play NBA 2K15 for free this weekend

    NBA 2K15 is free to play this weekend on Xbox Live for Gold Members in celebration of the NBA Playoffs. All Gold Members can play the basketball game for free starting at noon PDT April 24 through 12.01am Monday, April 27. Should you decide you want to purchase the game, your progress will carry over […]

  • Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power hits Steam Early Access and is 10% off

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  • You can now grab Killing Floor 2 through Steam Early Access

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  • Destiny: House of Wolves livestream will reveal The Reef social space tomorrow

    A Destiny Twitch stream will take place tomorrow and provide a sneak peek at the House of Wolves expansion. The stream takes place at 11am PDT/2pm EDT tomorrow and will show The Reef social space along with a look at new Vendors. House of Wolves contains new Strike missions, The Prison of Elders three-player arena […]