Posted 17 February 2013 - 14:15
So it's now been quite some time since NeoGamr changed to focus on just PC gaming.
Now lets see if this has really been a good or even necessary change.
Firstly I was skeptical of the whole change to start with. the idea was to focus the site. Of course the problem was that the site had very few visitors to start with so narrowing the focus of a site with very few visitors to start with seems counterproductive.
From what I can see since then, Visitations to the site have not really increased, there's still barely a handful of comments and many topics are never commented at all. Meanwhile at the same time. a lot of big and important console gaming news have come and gone, news that could have been used to pull traffic to NeoGamr. But instead Neowin insist on keeping the site focused on PC gaming. At the same time those same big gaming news have been posted on the Neowin frontpage.
The irony in this is that the big news that have been posted on Neowin have pulled a lot of visits and comments, while the ones posted on Neogamr draws nothing.
So then it seems that either neogamr should again become a site for all gaming news, console and PC alike, especially now at the dawn of a new generation. alternatively, drop the whole neogamr project and pull gaming back as a category on Neowin where the news get lots of visits and comments.
As it is right now I, as I guess many others, see little reason to visit Neogamr. with the limited amount of gaming news I can't go there for all my gaming news, and the PC gaming news is generally later. Had the site had all gaming news I wouldn't have minded if it was later than other sites as it could be my one stop gaming news site. In addition the lack of any discussion in the comment section also makes me less interested in visiting. As such it would make most sense to just merge Neogamr back into Neowin where there's healthy visitors and discussion, that or at the very least make Neogamr an all gamign site and make the connection with neowin a lot stronger and cross link news posts between Neogamr and Neowin.