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CVG gets relaunch, colour change, becomes “first stop for 24/7 global gaming news”

Wednesday, 1st June 2011 14:50 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Following the reimagining of Edge’s brand earlier today, Future’s relaunched CVG into a blog-style design with a red header. You can take a look for yourself here. Editor Tim Ingham’s said the design is a step in creating “the best gaming news site in the world, built around our core offerings of news, media, comment and community all served up with a healthy dose of cheeky, irreverent humour.”

The site is now apparently updated 24 hours per day, including news from Australia. New features include a widescreen media player and a “Most Popular box”.

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30 Comments

  1. monu-mental

    Reading into the changes, it seems as if everyone wants to be like VG247…:D

    #1 4 years ago
  2. tenthousandgothsonacid

    “The site is now apparently updated 24 hours per day”

    lol

    Full marks for bitchiness Pat :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Razor

    Everyone knows VG274 is the only place for global gaming news

    /kissass

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Dannybuoy

    CVG has been a load of old rubbish for along time. The new design looks pretty crap. Not exactly inviting to look at. Just huge blocks of text. Where the imagery? I’ll still be coming here for my gaming news ;-)

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Shonak

    Looks crappy. VG247 and Joystiq is actually all I need to stay updated anyway.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Joe Anderson

    Sorry but that looks far too red.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Dralen

    Seems like alot of gaming news sites are taking to the blog style approach. They’re all stealing your look Pat :P.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. TJP75

    My eyes are burning thanks to the CVG redesign. It’s also very messy to scroll through.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. HeavenlyGamer

    Looks cheap.. They should have kept the old design and replaced the old comment system with a VG247 style comment system. Because the old one was just horrible to work with imo.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Well, it’s not nearly as hideous as the last design. It is a bit ‘red’ though, and I’d have preferred it if they’d taken the opportunity to lose the Facebook moron gallery. It appears to be “all headlines”, though – a sea of bold so nothing actually stands out.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Joe Anderson

    This made me LOL so much http://www.vg247.co.uk – says it all really.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    too red and the second half of the main page looks just messy….

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Blerk

    The actual content pages look much better than before, although the red is quite glaring. Would’ve been nicer to use a slightly less fierce shade.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Kabby

    Wow. That co.uk domain is cheeky.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Lightmanone

    Ever since I discovered VG247 I always go to this site (and kotaku.com) for my gaming news. it’s up to date and a good source for information. I don’t want something else anymore. I don’t see what the other one can offer better?

    #15 4 years ago
  16. monu-mental

    Hey hey, that’s not right. How can they steal your domain like this… That’s not right.. I mean, Pat should have thought about it and bought it but darn, these guys are cheap over there. And I’m responding to Joe’s post.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. monu-mental

    But for real, nothing stands out there.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Blerk

    Tut tut, CVG! :-D

    #18 4 years ago
  19. M. K.

    Wow, another reason not to visit this site, thx.

    #19 4 years ago
  20. monu-mental

    Shame on them. Now I won’t be going over there…not that I used to but….That’s just dirty cheap…..

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Deacon

    I think it looks pretty good, if a bit cluttered toward the bottom.

    That sucks about the .co.uk though! I think Pat should do a Sony on ‘em.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. monu-mental

    Hey Pat what can you do about it? I think it truly sucks and shows that they’re all afraid of VG247….But you’ll bypass them, don’t worry.

    Do you have Geohot’s number?

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Christopher Jack

    @11, LOL. Are you going to take that Pat? :P

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Maximum Payne

    @22 Hahaha who called Geohot Pat will hack by himself :P

    #24 4 years ago
  25. DSB

    It’s certainly a dick move, but how come you didn’t reserve vg247.co.uk in the first place?

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Christopher Jack

    @25, Money?

    #26 4 years ago
  27. EscoBlades

    Dick move for sure.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. evilashchris

    That co.uk address is very naughty indeed!

    #28 4 years ago
  29. mathare92

    Always had some respect for CVG; Ingham, Robinson, Pankikis – they have some good writers there. They also always tried hard being up to date with news (I’d place them 4th behind vg247, EG and Joystiq)

    BUT after seeing what is correctly described as a “dick move” above, a lot of that respect has fallen by the wayside. For shame, Future. For shame.

    On the redesign, while I’d say they really needed to de-clutter the previous site, unfortunately this new one is hella of a lot more generic (looks like it could be any other gaming site in the world really) and seriously, what is up with all that red? Bad move all in all, imo.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Patrick Garratt

    I’m going to say nothing about this other than we’re taking legal advice.

    #30 4 years ago

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