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NeoGamr as a computer games only site, an evaluation


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#16 OP HawkMan

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 18:25

Well, it's a news site. The point is to post news people want to read. Like it or not. People want rumors about next gen consoles, more than news about current games.

Also there has been a lot of new stuff in the rumors the last few months.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:28

http://www.neowin.ne...ft-game-destiny

Another f the many recent examples of why the pc only focus of neogamr needs to be rethought, or the whole neogamr needs to be put down.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:28

I've only ever dropped into it to skim over a news article.
I would prefer it merged back with Neowin - where I feel it belongs. :)

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 23:43

I've only ever dropped into it to skim over a news article.
I would prefer it merged back with Neowin - where I feel it belongs. :)


As it is, that's the best decision. Look at the comment section on that article I posted. It's full of comments and discussion. It has more visits and comments than all of neogamr's articles over a month.

Just roll the gaming section back not neowin and call neogamr a failure. Or duplicate the neowin gaming section with neogamr, and make it all gaming news,

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 00:19

As it is, that's the best decision. Look at the comment section on that article I posted. It's full of comments and discussion. It has more visits and comments than all of neogamr's articles over a month.

Just roll the gaming section back not neowin and call neogamr a failure. Or duplicate the neowin gaming section with neogamr, and make it all gaming news,

Or instead of duplicating the exact content, they could just create a link on neowin front page so it can refer it to neogamr.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 00:39

Send me games, I'll cover the console side of things :laugh:

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 00:52

Somewhere, at some point, there is a big "I told you so" coming. All of these concerns were expressed when it was announced they would be breaking NeoGamr off into it's own site. Aside from the ridiculous name (my personal opinion of course), it really didn't do anything to spur traffic as it was apparently intended to do. The whole "Let's officially become a gaming news site, but not bother with most of the news in the industry!" wasn't really a sound plan...

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:16

To be honest, I never even saw the announcement of the site's intention to shift focus to PC games. It's definitely not a sound decision, especially when the true next-gen consoles are very likely to be released this year. And I fully agree with you, HawkMan; I think it'd be best if NeoGamr was just merged back into the main Neowin site. It wouldn't hurt as well to turn to some of the Gamers Hangout regulars for help on some aspects, like articles, and the podcast. I reached out a few times in the past to help out with the podcast, but nothing ever came to fruition; I'd still love to give it a shot though. :)

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:10

Since we no longer are doing the podcast I was thinking of starting to write some stuff again but forgot it was a PC only focus. That pretty much eliminates most of what I would want to write about.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 03:29

NeoGamr, as a gaming site, has ZERO personality. You can get gaming news anywhere, what drives people to sites like Giant Bomb are the people that run it.

I hadn't even realised NeoGamr had changed focus to PC gaming, and I try and make an effort to click on it at least a few times a week.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:45

I got to rock, paper, shotgun for PC gaming news.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:12

NeoGamr should be merged back with Neowin. Going by the Alexa site info it isn't exactly a roaring success:

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Chalk it up as a failed experiment and move on.