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Eurogamer goes live with full relaunch

Sunday, 23rd October 2011 17:58 GMT By Patrick Garratt

Eurogamer.net has gone live with its well-anticipated relaunch after a private beta period, showing a radical new take on one of Britain’s most popular games sites. Gone is the static centre content column and obvious ordering of articles by type, replaced instead with article feeds based on date and popularity.

It’s getting hammered at the moment, so you may have trouble getting it loaded, but it is there. Congrats to all involved.

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  1. mart

    /dead

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Mr Tom

    Yep, fully down right now. The new design is rather lovely though, took me a couple of days to get used to the beta but it’s a improvement.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Seen it last night on the beta servers. Looks proper swish. Grats to all the team involved.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. daytripper

    has the reader content been scrapped? i used to enjoy reading other gamers reviews on the site. shame they never went with a community blog option either but everything is really nice. good job eg.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. craigy

    daytripper — reader content will be back — give us a couple of days!

    #5 3 years ago
  6. daytripper

    nice :D

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Se_7_eN

    When is VG247 getting its remake!? and comment upvote options? :)

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Anders

    Looks pretty nice. Up on the local language sites like EG France, Spain and Sweden as well.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Maximum Payne

    @7 This is actually VG247 3.0.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Giskard

    @7 Hopefully never.

    Not ever site needs uprating / downrating comments. It is seriously a plague, and is usually implemented for no good reason. Comments are fine as they are.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Maximum Payne

    @10 Quoting would be nice :D

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Fin

    Up/down voting of comments would be a welcome addition, as would the ability to ignore users, otherwise I’m happy with the current VG247.

    Not sure about EG yet, we’ll see how it is after a few days!

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Ireland Michael

    @12 And the ignore user remark comes up again, despite there already been a potential way to do that… except nobody wants to bother fixing the code for it.

    Anyway, any layout changes to EuroGamer can only be an improvement. On an aesthetic level, that site always had one of the worst layouts I’d ever seen, especially the front page.

    #13 3 years ago
  14. sg1974

    “Eurogamer – part owner of VG247 – has gone live…..”

    There. Fixed that for you. ;o)

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Se_7_eN

    @10 – How is it “a plague”? Don’t make shitty trolling comments and you will be fine…

    The community here at VG247 is a lot different than “Kotaku” imo, that is why I stopped going there. Tons of useless non gaming related news and commenters who just troll and make stupid remarks about almost every article.

    I think the community here is mature and respectful enough to handle comment voting system correctly. Except for GrimmRita.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Anders

    @14: To be fair, VG247 have written about relaunches of several other gaming websites in the past, and most of them aren’t related to VG247. Check out the journalism category: http://www.vg247.com/category/journalism/

    #16 3 years ago
  17. Bluebird

    @15: Not to mention that Kotaku’s recent redesign made it almost unusable. :)

    #17 3 years ago
  18. TraceableX

    I don’t visit EG usually. I get my fix here.

    Your fan from Saudi Arabia,
    Trace

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Edo

    Slow clap.

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    site is looking good. Good job Eurogamer.

    #20 3 years ago
  21. sg1974

    @16 I was only teasing.

    @17 Not only is Kotaku unusable, it is unreadable. Can someone tell them to start writing about games again?

    #21 3 years ago
  22. mathare92

    I quite liked the previous design to be honest. It was unique in its own way.

    The new design’s not bad, but there’s a lot of space being taken up by Battlefield 3 right now. Too much space. What are they going to fill the right side-pane with once BF3 releases and the marketing stops?

    Edit: Another complaint. Maybe it’s just me, but I feel like the big “Battlefield 3″ in the header ad is in conflict with the “eurogamer.net” on the top left. Too many huge titles in close proximity.

    #22 3 years ago
  23. Ireland Michael

    “What are they going to fill the right side-pane with once BF3 releases and the marketing stops?”

    It’s very, very unlikely that EuroGamer is ever going to have any problems filling up marketing space on their website, to be honest.

    #23 3 years ago
  24. Fin

    I had to come back and mention that all the reviews are now single-page.
    This is possibly the best change of any website in the history of the world – I can now easily save all the reviews to Instapaper! Yes!!!

    #24 3 years ago
  25. Anders

    @24: The single best change in the new design for sure. I don’t want to click through five pages to read a review from beginning to end.

    #25 3 years ago
  26. Yoshi

    It still looks extremely crowded.
    That’s one reason I like vg247, it’s so clear and easy to just search through stuff.

    #26 3 years ago
  27. deadstoned

    I like the new layout its very pretty, however scrolling through all the stories seems annoying with the large spaces between them.

    #27 3 years ago
  28. Hunam

    Really like the new site, though the forum has been destoryed. Dunno what the fuck they were thinking there.

    #28 3 years ago
  29. StolenGlory

    I don’t really mind the new layout with the exception of one, really annoying thing – you can no longer see active forum threads from the mainpage.

    #29 3 years ago