Archive for June, 2010

We’ve actually gone and made changes

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

After a while talking about new stuff, we’ve actually gone and implemented some new things on the website. It’s not the new look, which itself will become a much more ambitious project this summer, but it’s something to freshen up the site a bit.

Firstly you’ll see we have a completely new front page which merges content together in one single ‘flow’. This blog-like format will give you the latest news, previews, reviews, articles, charts, cheats and podcasts all in one place. It helps keep the site looking fresh and places a larger emphasis on reviews than previously. You’ll also notice that reviews feature images on the front page, to add a bit of extra colour to our current design.

Podcasts are another new feature on the site. We’ve discussed this previously, but as of today we now have podcasts as a regular feature, and built into the site infrastructure. This means you’ll note only see podcasts on a regular basis, but they will be included on the front page. They also have their own RSS feeds so you can subscribe and get new episodes automatically.

Lastly there are a few other tweaks on the way to the site soon, including a new logo for allaboutgames.co.uk (which you can get a glance at in our podcast’s logo) and some tidying up around different sections.

We hope you like the changes, and welcome feedback below.

E3 Coverage 2010

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

E3, or the Electronics Entertainment Expo, is the computer games industry’s biggest event of the year and here on allaboutgames.co.uk we’ve been providing coverage. We’ve also had a dedicated section, right here. So now I’ve decided to post about it!

All news items for the show will carry an “E3:” tag so you can easily keep track of things on your news reader. We’ve also provided a detailed look at the conferences and have an E3 Special podcast on the way.

New staff members, new podcast, new plans

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

You may have noticed two important new things on the site lately; the arrival of new staff members, and the start of our new series of podcasts. The former has resulted in the latter; on board now are Andy Daniel and Richard Pilot, and they’ve been eager to get podcasting with myself and other members of the team.

You can find “Episode Zero” here, and we hope it will be the first of many. You can provide feedback to our Twitter page or via e-mail.

The podcast is just the first of few new things we’re bringing in over the next few weeks ahead of the long-awaited complete revamp we’re planning later this year. Previous plans have been put aside, and with the help of the new team we’re looking to put together something more relevant to 2010. But as this will take time we’re making some tweaks and additions to the site to keep things fresh.

So, welcome again to our two new staff writers, who have already been providing reviews to the site, and we hope you’ll stick around as allaboutgames.co.uk moves up a gear.

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