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[Feedback required] We're doing more gaming news

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With the addition of John Callaham to the team who has an extensive gaming journalist background, we've been pushing out quite a lot of gaming news lately.

We'll also be covering E3 this year by sending him (first time we'll be at the event ourselves).

And we wanted to know, after a week of gaming coverage, if we're doing alright?

Critique welcomed, and of course any ideas on how we can present it better on the main page.

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I like most of it but dislike some, however that's the same with any news so I simply don't click on the ones that I know won't interest me. It has been interesting to read about the Sony stuff and usually before/at the same time as other sites cover it. John is a good writer so his stories are easy reading :)

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Again we are hoping to expand our gaming news and feature coverage but as Steven said we would definitely would like to see feedback from all of you on what we can do better.

We also plan to post up exclusive interviews with game developers later this month and of course we will be attending E3 2011. I have personally attended every E3 since 1997 so you will have a real veteran walking around the Los Angeles Convention Center covering the show for Neowin..if you have any particular games that you want me to focus my attention on during the show please let me know and I will do my best to give it to you.

Thanks again for your interest and support.

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Good to see more gaming news, and that's great that you're going to E3, I'm sure you'll have fun.

P.S. I'm very jealous :p

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I like the gaming news, we are almost guaranteed a new article daily.

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I'm liking it :)

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Yeap, like it!

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neowin trying more gaming news? where have i heard this before...

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Good stuff, more gaming news are definitely both needed and welcomed. :)

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haven't even noticed a change/don't care, though.

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Pretty good actually and it's a welcome thing on the front page =3 Though I admit when I first saw your name I wonder if you are the John Callaham who is from Joystiq hehee.

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Pretty good actually and it's a welcome thing on the front page =3 Though I admit when I first saw your name I wonder if you are the John Callaham who is from Joystiq hehee.

He used to write for a sister site of Joystiq.

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IMO I think the gaming news has been better than a lot of the main news (even though I also read Kotaku). I'd say it's in the right direction.

I would say go easy on the things like sales and stuff since a lot of the online retailers are always having sales (talking about the "Thursday..." article) unless it was over the EA week long sale on Steam or something like that.

People also need to be consistent. There's a new front page article with Sony but it's not showing up as gaming (which it should be).

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People also need to be consistent. There's a new front page article with Sony but it's not showing up as gaming (which it should be).

Apologies. I forgot to mark the news as gaming before submitting it. I edited that now so it's appearing under the Gaming tab. :)

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Good to see more gaming news, and that's great that you're going to E3, I'm sure you'll have fun.

P.S. I'm very jealous :p

This.

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Im enjoying the gaming news, one thing i would like to add:

I'd also like to see some information/news regarding gaming on Linux platforms. I understand the difficulties in such topics; not many people play games on Linux due to the quality, gaming news on Linux platforms are alot slower and perhaps less exciting for many people. But there are so many "Indie" games available on Linux that shedding a little light their way might not be a bad thing. [Humble Bundles and such like]

But hey, keep up the work guys :)

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What a topic killer, mention the "L" word and everyone runs :shiftyninja:

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I feel the news generally has improved over the past few weeks. I think the increase in gaming news is part of the reason. Keep it up.

Im enjoying the gaming news, one thing i would like to add:

I'd also like to see some information/news regarding gaming on Linux platforms. I understand the difficulties in such topics; not many people play games on Linux due to the quality, gaming news on Linux platforms are alot slower and perhaps less exciting for many people. But there are so many "Indie" games available on Linux that shedding a little light their way might not be a bad thing. [Humble Bundles and such like]

But hey, keep up the work guys :)

I wouldn't mind seeing some Linux coverage as well. Get in on the rumors of steam and linux :p

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I think it's been improving at a fast rate. I really like the articles on deals and the news round-ups. Keep up the good work, John. (Y)

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Yeah, I like it, but sometimes the articles (as with the Sony thing) get pushed back too quickly. I missed a good couple articles yesterday, and I say this as someone who checks Neowin at least 3 times a day. :ermm:

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Most of the gaming news I don't bother reading, thousands of webpages that give us gaming news, What the site needs is original content, Tell us something different, tell us a story, What's your favorite game and why, eg:

1. Portal 2 because of story line

2. crysis 2 because of multiplayer ( or not)

2.1 The best gave you've played ( and by you I mean we/us/them).

3. News doesn't have to be up to date OMG THE FRESHESSET not even obama knows, write an old article on how gamin has changed, do you like it, if not, then why not, what would you change

4. Console wars, EVERYONE does console wars, that's just boring, what you can do is ramble about a specific game, i've seen thousand of gamertags in sigs, why no interview members about a certain game (hint CS:S is an easy start)

5. Gaming is not about gaming, but about the experience:

5.1 Sound ( pun intended )

5.2 Screen / tv

5.3 lazy boy of preference

User feedback in those... Etc.

Just a couple of ideas for some original content.

Also... IMO the best source for original content is to involve teh community, granted not the only way, but still you get a more active community by doing so.

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As long as it doesn't overshadow all the other news (not talking about member submitted articles) I think it's a great idea.

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Gaming "news" isn't too bad. I don't like how the front page seemed to be 100% related to game pricing last week though.

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^^ HMM maybe so, but those deals occur daily, so that's precisely teh point of the "daily deals"

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News from the gaming industry is welcome! Gaming is an important part of the Windows platform!

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