TGSN 2011 Relaunch - September 3rd 2011

As we rapidly approach our 10th Anniversary, our 2011 Relaunch is now in full swing. TGSN is back, and there's been quite a few changes. We've got new site features, a revamped scoring system for reviews, and a whole lot more.

Latest Content

One of our biggest new features is the Latest Content box. This is a live text feed where we comment on the most eye catching gaming news from around the net, provided so ably by our sumptuously informative News Aggregator (more on that later). Our staff members will be discussing games that they're playing and/or looking forward to, with a fair amount of friendly banter (read: mild bullying) to go along with it.

We'll also reveal our plans for upcoming content, and generally mention anything that we think is relevant to you. We're not above linking to other sites, and if we see an awesome trailer or read a controversial feature, then we'll be sure to point them out here as well. The three most recent posts will appear on the homepage, along with a link to a complete list of the day's commentary.

5 Star Score System

We're now going to use a 5 Star rating scale for reviews. We believe this gives a more accurate representation of quality, as opposed to giving a game "6.5" or "7.4". There will be a breakdown of Gameplay, Audio, Graphics, and Longevity at the bottom of every review, each with their own score out of 5 Stars plus a short summary. This is then followed by the Final Score.

1 Star = Avoid
2 Stars = Poor
3 Stars = Average
4 Stars = Good
5 Stars = Excellent.

News Aggregator

We've had a version of this on the site for about a year, but we've made some changes behind the scenes to make it more efficient. It presents a cross section of the latest news from around the web, from websites like Joystiq, Kotaku, IGN, Eurogamer, and many more. TGSN gives you a whole load of original content, such as previews, reviews and features, but we'll also keep you up to date with breaking news from as many different sources as possible.

One thing you should be aware of is that you will find a fair bit of old content from the previous TGSN iteration on the various console pages. This will be updated and/or replaced as soon as humanly possible. In the meantime, our homepage is fully up to date, and our search function is active and as shiny as ever.

This is only the beginning. We're a small team, but we've got big plans for the site in the weeks and months ahead, such as a custom forum, the addition of article comments, video content, among many other ideas in the pipeline. Keep it locked to TGSN for all the latest developments.

Here's to the next 10 years.

The TGSN Team

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