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[size=6]NeoGamr discontinued; gaming news now goes elsewhere[/size]
by Steven Parker

Our coverage of gaming news will continue but will be taking on a new format. General gaming news and announcements will now appear in Neowin's Gamers' Hangout forums. Other gaming related news will appear in the sub-forums relevant to each news story. For example, PC gaming news will now appear in the Computer Gaming forums, while MicrosoftSony and Nintendo console news will be posted in their respective forums. Mobile gaming news will also appear in a separate forum section.

Gaming news will still appear occasionally on Neowin, but that will be limited to major gaming announcements, such as news about Sony's upcoming PlayStation 4 game console. Of course, our emphasis on Microsoft news and features means we will still be writing posts about the next generation version of Microsoft's Xbox console on Neowin. We expect that Microsoft will be making some official announcements about that console in the very near future.

You can still search and read older articles posted on NeoGamr and previously in the gaming section of Neowin by using the GAMING tag which displays in the familiar main news article format. NeoGamr.net also now redirects to there.

We hope that those of you who have read gaming news on NeoGamr.net will follow our continued gaming coverage in the Gamers' Hangout forums. We thank you for your patronage and your support.

Follow our Gaming news coverage on Twitter @NeoGamr.

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awesome. i should be able to read the gaming news now! work blocked the other domain.
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Most "big" gaming news ended up on Neowin's frontpage anyways
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It was a good run.. But wasted effort.
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Not sure why it was pushed but the issue is we are so used to bringing news back to Neowin that most stuff ended back over on the forums anyway

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err not wasted effort.. but a good try

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So basically you're going to focus on the Xbox and ignore the rest of us? That's disappointing to say the least.

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[quote name='Spyder' timestamp='1366644977' post='595652300']awesome. i should be able to read the gaming news now! work blocked the other domain.[/quote]
This was exactly my thought as well. I approve of this move 100%. (Y)

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This is a good news. I could never understand why you change the name for the gaming section. I general would never go in to the NeoGamr section just because I would have to go into a different website to view it.

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@Javik did you actually read the post? It's just going to a different place(s).

your inability to decipher simple text amazes me.
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There's a few issues here and there we need to iron out, but gaming news will simply go in its own forum related to it.. this means we won't be flooding one forum with news, so I think this is a good balance. All of the gaming news will still be tweeted here though: [url="https://twitter.com/NeoGamr"]https://twitter.com/NeoGamr[/url]

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[quote name='Fus10n' timestamp='1366645540' post='595652320']
It was a good run.. But wasted effort.
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There's no such thing as a wasted effort, remember, the worst action/effort is that which is never done.
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Sweet!

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I'm selling my stock in neowin. They can't crack it in the gaming news market. Major flop. Maybe its time to get rid of neobond. am I doing this right?
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[size=4][quote name='Javik' timestamp='1366645775' post='595652330'][/size]
So basically you're going to focus on the Xbox and ignore the rest of us? That's disappointing to say the least.
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That's not what Steven said. We're still covering the major console news -- the Wii U launch was the launch of a major tech product, the PS4 reveal was the reveal of a major tech product, etc. And we'll cover the biggest gaming stuff, if it's warranted. Obviously Neowin's focus is Microsoft, so we'll probably emphasize its products, as we normally would.

Stuff that would've gone on Neogamr is now being posted in the forums. It will still appear as news posts.
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[quote name='rr_dRock' timestamp='1366646224' post='595652344']
@Javik did you actually read the post? It's just going to a different place(s).

your inability to decipher simple text amazes me.
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When one of the lines pretty clearly says "our focus will be on microsoft" can you really blame someone for assuming their new focus will be on the xbox with the others coming a distant second?

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I never really understood the point in separating out the gaming content - there just wasn't enough of a community to sustain it on its own, especially with other sites dedicated to gaming. Integrating it into the main site / forum should be much better in the long run. Will there be a 'Gaming' subsection under the 'News' navigation at the top?
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it had a nice run. i still hope the theme comes to the forum next update though

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[quote name='theyarecomingforyou' timestamp='1366648199' post='595652402']
I never really understood the point in separating out the gaming content - there just wasn't enough of a community to sustain it on its own, especially with other sites dedicated to gaming. Integrating it into the main site / forum should be much better in the long run. Will there be a 'Gaming' subsection under the 'News' navigation at the top?
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We can do that, but for now you can still get to gaming news by visiting the NeoGamr link in the header which takes you here [url="http://www.neowin.net/news/tags/gaming/"]http://www.neowin.net/news/tags/gaming/[/url]

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So my thread earlier that was ignored by staff was pretty much right on the money as far as what was needed to be done on the subject of neogamr then ;)

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There was a conflict issue between the sites with accounts (couldn't login on neogamr), but other than that I used it as a quick glimpse look of some news for new things, like I do with the software news part of the sidebar.

So, there goes my quick news, I guess. I don't have time to check deep in a forum section for things.

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That's a shame, I used it daily; check general news and then head to NeoGamr. It did suffer from a massive lack of content, though and just didn't seem to have enough people behind it to put up a fight with other Game News sites.
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[quote name='HawkMan' timestamp='1366654060' post='595652564']
So my thread earlier that was ignored by staff was pretty much right on the money as far as what was needed to be done on the subject of neogamr then ;)
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My thread didn't get much traction either when I was trying to figure out what was happening with NeoGamr, seeing as it was getting one post every other day.

But anyway, it needed to be done. I don't think they wrapped their heads around it too well because they wanted a take on gaming, but I'm assuming didn't want to reduce the hits from Neowin of people looking for news on the latest consoles and such.

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You guys should start clans for shooters

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I never understood the point of NeoGamr when all the xbox/playstation/nintendo information was getting posted on neowin.net and not on NeoGamr. Should have placed "ALL" gaming information on NeoGamr.
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