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Forum Rules & News

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:15 pm
by Gaijin Punch
I'd been wanting to break away for a while, and those ads were just the final straw. They had to be annoying for you guys. If anyone was smart enough to poke around in their profile, they would've seen this layout, as I made it over on the JG servers. Nobody asked though, so I guess nobody looked.

Anyways, here we are. I've made a few changes to the main pages, although everything should be overall very similar. I personally think the design is better, and the site is generally easier to navigate. I'm sure there will be the odd bits and ends here and there, but for the most part, everything should be grand.

I've still got some ideas up my sleeve, but always welcome feedback and whatnot.


Here's the few rules we have in place here:

1: If you want to post something that's news worthy, start the title off in [], w/ the system abbreviation inside. Each abbreviation is pretty self-explanatory (PS2, DS, GC, etc.), but you can search other threads if you're not sure.

2: Don't be a moron.

3: Keep your avatar and sig a normal size.

4: Keep directly linked images to a normal size, preferrably under 640 px.

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:44 pm
by Recap


Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:00 pm
by zinger
Looks neat!

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 5:45 pm
by Ganelon
Very comtemporary with simple, streamlined graphics. Nice!

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:27 pm
by Gaijin Punch
Thanks guys. Not sure what Gamespy will dowhen they figure out I'm redirecting, so I've not really told them - just forced a redirect on every page at the old site.

Still working out a few quirks on the main page (differences between IE and Firefox) but everything is valid HTML, so it should look pretty nice on just about any brwoser.

Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:54 pm
by mb7241
Looks nice and all... The only thing I presently don't like is the lack of PMs (which I'm sure will change soon), as I had one pending trade at the old site for my spare Super Famicom...

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:20 am
by Gaijin Punch
Whoops. I enabled them now. Had to disable them before copying over, and forgot to enable them.

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 4:56 am
by mb7241
And everything that was there before is there now... Outstanding job, GP. Keep up the good work ;) .

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:28 am
by Von-Zipper
Very nice design ! Still at the top GP !

The only thing I miss is the genre of each game, which used to come w/ the name and other spec. It was maybe easier to navigate through the games lists.

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:32 pm
by Gaijin Punch
Yeah, the reasoning behind that though was that I didn't need almost all the information in two places. W/ most people having broadband, I figured most people would rather have the easier navigation than more information on the index pages.

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:25 pm
by Von-Zipper
Ok, but for exemple, I was browsing PSX games searching for platformers. I have to try all games if I don't know their genre...

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:10 pm
by Gaijin Punch
But before, you still had to to scroll down each page, w/ only 15 items per page. Seems a rather tedious option to do w/ more than 2-3 pages. I might make an intensive search page at one point, although I'll have to clean up a lot of the genres if I do.

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:50 pm
by Greatsaintlouis
Holy crap, this really looks spiffy! I saw the announcement of the update on IC and just had to check it out. I need to visit on a more regular basis... -_-

I really love the logo you've got going on--really simple lineart, especially when it's of gaming or PC hardware, has always appealed to me in a way I can't really describe.

Also, am I correct in translating 逕サ髱「螟

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 10:17 pm
by Strychnine
The site didn't instantly redirect for me, so I saw the old JG pop up and then I went here, saw Gamenngai and thought "JP's BEEN SHANGHAI'D BY PIRATES". But I see that is not the case, anyway - I like the design of the site a lot, its very clean. Now my link page shall be entirely gamespy free! ;D.

Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:17 pm
by Gaijin Punch
GSL: Didn't know I was on IC. I guess I should thank Recap for the plug. (Thanks, Recap). I did the logo (bigger on on the main site) w/ Illustrator. I actually took high res photos of some Sanwa parts I had lying around, and traced.

Anyways, your translation is pretty much correct. I got it out of the Japanese Gaming Dictionary (there's a link in the links section). It's mainly used in shooting games (eg: offscreen bullets) but I believe works for any genre where some offscreen processing is going on.

Congrats on being Gamespy free. I really didn't know what I was getting into by going to their new servers. Honestly, I didn't think the small banner they required previously was bad at all. A small tradeoff for very good hosting (other than File Planet). Honestly, their FTP servers are more stable than the current providers (more instances, and longer timeouts) and their infrastructure I like better. I got a lot more freedome here, and none of those damn banners. The forced ad pages a la IGN were just too fucking much. They even load in the preview window when replying. :(

BTW -- where's your site? I'm drawing a blank.

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:32 am
by CIT Seven Force
So you're gone for a couple of days and then this happens! :D

Congrats, GP, everything looks real spiffy and IKEA-esque, very cool indeed!

Is "gamengai" a pun on "gamin' guy"? Cuz I figure that's what most Americans would pronounce it as. :D

I was gonna run some errands today, but it's been pissing down like crazy, so I might actually sit down and and write up a couple of games, like I promised a while back. :)

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:23 am
by Gaijin Punch
Is "gamengai" a pun on "gamin' guy"? Cuz I figure that's what most Americans would pronounce it like. :D

200% the opposite. I really didn't think of that until like a day ago, until it was too late. I figure most of the visitors here will understand what it is.

I was gonna run some errands today, but it's been pissing down like crazy, so I might actually sit down and and write up a couple of games, like I promised a while back. :)

It would be most welcomed. Raining here a lot as well. O_o

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:09 pm
by Ganelon
What? You mean that wasn't supposed to be a pun?

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:37 pm
by CDoty
Heretic! :o

Oh, you mean the site! :?

Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 6:12 pm
by Recap
For nasty anti-Japanese troglodites (I didn't mention TNL!) it will be a pun on "gamin' ghey" but who cares?


Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:50 pm
by Gaijin Punch
There's no pun intended in the title. It's a Japanese word, hence, the kanji.

Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:06 am
by JoshF
"outside the screen"?

Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:37 pm
by Shadow
Hey GP, always surprised to see the changes and effort going on here... way to go dude ;-)

love it... would love to contribute when I have some more spare time.... and of course planning to go to japan again

cheers from tiny Switzerland (which will win todays soccer match btw :) )


Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:47 pm
by Gaijin Punch
Hey Shadow!

Nice to see you make it. Good luck to Switzerland in the World Cup. America tied Italy. I can't believe it!

Anyways, anytime you can contribute to the site, let me know. Always looking to expand.