A letter from the Editor-in-Chief: The future of Shacknews

You might notice a few changes here at Shacknews. Let's talk about them.

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You might notice a few changes here at Shacknews.

For as long as video games have existed, they have been inextricably linked to technology. From the advent of dedicated graphics processors to the boom in mobile devices, tech helps define where and how we play. Shacknews has itself expanded from a Quake fan site to one that covers the breadth and scope of the video game industry. To match the pace and rapid evolution of this industry, we're changing once again by expanding our focus to the technology that drives it forward.

When you see something you like, let us know. When you see something you don't like, tell us why. We're always listening.

The video game coverage you know and love at Shacknews isn't going anywhere. We'll still offer news, reviews, analysis, and opinions of games themselves, just like always. Now, we'll also be covering emerging technologies as they relate specifically to gaming. When we publish a piece on new technology, you can be assured it will put the spotlight explicitly on how it could enhance, augment, or shake up your video game experiences.

You'll also notice some changes to the staff. As of this month, I will be serving as Editor-in-Chief. Steven Wong has moved to a Managing Editor position. We're also welcoming new faces to the crew. Daniel Perez has joined us and will be writing news and features. Josh Hawkins will be contributing news and guides. Finally, we'll be publishing features by outside writers with other perspectives, to broaden our focus and reach.

We have one more influential voice here, and it sets us apart from most video game sites. The Chatty community is our invisible partner, and you helped shape this place from its inception. The influence continues, as we've already made decisions and substantial changes based on your feedback. As we look toward the future, we want more from you: more feedback, more engagement, more critique. We formulated the podcast to revolve around you, and we want to apply that philosophy to the site at large. When you see something you like, let us know. When you see something you don't like, tell us why. We're always listening.

We're excited to ring in this new era of Shacknews, and we hope you are too. If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or otherwise, let us know in the Chatty thread. I'll be answering everyone I can.

PS -- Please visit our new About page to learn more about our incredible team at Shacknews.

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    October 6, 2014 9:55 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, A letter from the Editor-in-Chief: The future of Shacknews

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      October 6, 2014 10:02 PM

      This looks shit hot!

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      October 6, 2014 10:03 PM

      This looks really nice.

      One minor flaw, it seems the font in the article sidebar chatty floater doesn't support em dashes.

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      October 6, 2014 10:05 PM

      I promised to answer questions, and I intend to! It's pretty late here--apparently relaunching a site is hard work--but I will attempt to get to all of them tomorrow.

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        October 7, 2014 9:44 AM

        The site looks really nice thx !

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      October 6, 2014 10:07 PM

      Understanding furiously

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      October 6, 2014 10:07 PM

      This looks amazing. Whoa.

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      October 6, 2014 10:08 PM

      This really looks clean, fast, and nice! Awesome upgrade so far! Video was well made, too, and made me more excited to come here too often!

      However, I reserve the right to complain about something minute and totally inconsequential later!

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      October 6, 2014 10:09 PM

      I like the format and everything, but man that new logo needs work. Maybe taper it at the bottom or something so it actually looks like a shack instead of a hollow box. Put a doorknob on it, that kind of thing.

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      October 6, 2014 10:11 PM

      Definitely happy that the new Shacknews is here. Up next -- Chatty, and we're going to do it with EVERYONE. (you dirty minds)

      Honestly, it's a big project, a big conversation to have, and we're going to the community to plan out the feature set with everyone. We'll outline what we want and then go to design and dev...but first thing is first, let's celebrate the next truly big step for Shacknews. Congrats everyone.

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      October 6, 2014 10:11 PM

      I'm A PIRATE!

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      October 6, 2014 10:12 PM

      Looks awesome, thanks guys. So amazing to have fresh leadership that cares.

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      October 6, 2014 10:12 PM

      it looks pretty damn slick

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      October 6, 2014 10:16 PM

      Congrats Steve! Although I do wish I could see the complete Chatty thread at the bottom of articles...

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        October 6, 2014 10:27 PM

        Chatty is a redesign on its own, and it will be done with the community.

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          October 6, 2014 11:16 PM

          Be very gentle with the chatty redesign please. It really doesn't need too much. Though the PRL could be done away with...

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            October 7, 2014 6:44 AM

            Or at least the limit set higher. I get having it to backstop the occasional spammer but the limit is probably lower than it should be.

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            October 7, 2014 7:04 AM

            I think it needs more than you think. But most of it is behind the scenes, mod tools, etc. But it definitely needs more than little work I think.

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              October 7, 2014 10:41 AM

              I'm sure there's plenty that could be done on the backend, but I'm talking about the part of it we all interact with (well, all us non-mods). It works pretty damn well as is and really only needs a few bug fixes and maybe better integration with some of the more popular addons (like the tags). Don't need the core comment system changed. Don't need to add stupid shit like the ability to edit posts, or signatures. Don't need to change the black background. That kind of thing.

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            October 7, 2014 7:10 AM

            Bring back first post. I think the daily posts to reply to foster community a bit more.

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      October 6, 2014 10:20 PM

      Hopefully the technology commentary improves drastically over the last few pieces. Workman's "Ten Things You Can Buy For $350 Instead of an Apple Watch" was atrocious and many of the previous pieces have been fairly weak as well.

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        October 6, 2014 11:29 PM

        We went through a crazy experimental stage in college. Everybody was doing it.

        The summer was sort of a time of testing out different things and finding our new voice. Both writing those pieces and hearing your responses really informed a lot about what we're doing moving forward. For example, that piece showed us that humor is not really our forte! We meant it as a funny little thing, and it ended up bombing, so now we know, and knowing is half the battle.

        To the point of getting quality tech commentary up, Daniel has a history in tech writing and we have a few other freelancers on-tap to lend their expertise.

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          October 7, 2014 12:06 AM

          Ya, that really needed an Alice O'Connor voice to it. I think she might have been able to pull it off.

          Wish y'all could get her back.

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            October 7, 2014 6:15 AM

            We light candles by our Alice shrine every night but no luck so far.

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        October 7, 2014 12:05 AM

        the man with the briefcase commented (really, went on quite the entertaining gripe) on his twitch when that came out. He was not pleased, either. He also intimated that writer has since left the building.

        Ya, I really don't have much to do with my time, do I, to know all this? Kicked the girlfriend out and I am still trying to figure out what to do with my time besides drink at night and watch internet videos.

        His twitch - www.twitch.tv/armyoftechno

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      October 6, 2014 10:20 PM

      Yeah that looks really good, Is that your STREAMING SCHEDULE under the main banner? nice

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      October 6, 2014 10:20 PM

      Weird how this site went through 2 redesigns in a few months.

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      October 6, 2014 10:21 PM

      damn, this shit is awesome. Can we change the chatty purple to the blue of the shacknews logo? Other than that, well fucking done!

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      October 6, 2014 10:21 PM

      Nice look!

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      October 6, 2014 10:23 PM

      I really like the new design, and it's so refreshing to have a website that utilises my whole monitor and doesn't look designed for 1024x768. It's like the future!

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      October 6, 2014 10:26 PM

      I like the new look. The one minor criticism I have is that my eyes automatically kind of skip over the news entries with no picture next to them, I think they're just a bit too small without the pic.

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        October 6, 2014 11:31 PM

        That's a product of the conversion from the old design to the new one. We can go back in and put images in some of the old articles, when we have time, but in general those will just scroll to the bottom.

        We do, however, have the ability to set a story without an image and have it appear that way on purpose now. We'll probably use that for smaller, quick news items that we don't want to take up too much space.

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          October 7, 2014 6:46 AM

          Yeah it allows you to get more content on a single page.

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      October 6, 2014 10:32 PM

      The "CHATTY" button, rather than "COMMENT" on articles might be confusing to new comers.

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        October 6, 2014 10:36 PM

        CHATTY STAYS FOREVER, Browns Win!

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          October 6, 2014 10:53 PM

          I mean this button, not the header bar.

          http://chattypics.com/files/this_nae7jqoixl.png

          If that stays CHATTY, maybe put a comment count there to hint that it is for comments.

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            October 6, 2014 11:08 PM

            'CHATTY' sounds like they are actively branding the name. 'Comments' just sounds like a typical bullshit section that no one really reads.

            the man with the briefcase knows what he is doing it seems!

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              October 7, 2014 12:08 AM

              I can see that. Drop in a comment count in the box, in that case.

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                October 7, 2014 3:47 AM

                Sounds like a good compromise.

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      October 6, 2014 10:35 PM

      Going to sleep now. Def check out that video -- you guys have some photogenic peeps on staff. ;)

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      October 6, 2014 10:37 PM

      Oh, and check out the new About page. It's actually updated! Joe Stasio, Patrick Lucas, Joe Tirado...rock stars on this launch. http://www.shacknews.com/about

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        October 6, 2014 10:40 PM

        that's a lot more people than i thought!

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        October 7, 2014 8:16 AM

        So it seems like Robert Workman no longer with us?

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      October 6, 2014 10:44 PM

      anything is possible at zombo.com

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      October 6, 2014 11:00 PM

      I like the design, though the logo not having a shack in it seems a little off to me.

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        October 6, 2014 11:10 PM

        It's totally a shack! Just look at the N as a door.

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        October 6, 2014 11:13 PM

        It takes a second, but stop viewing the upper internal walls as walls, and look it like a roof. also, the hole in the 'n' is a door.

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        October 6, 2014 11:18 PM

        The logo has white elements in chatty but purple on the frontpage. It's messing my brain from fuzz to green beans.

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        October 6, 2014 11:23 PM

        Yes, the new logo needs work. https://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=32556004#item_32556004

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        October 7, 2014 12:08 AM

        It's alright, but it's no Olly Moss level of mind fuckery:
        http://www.moss.fm/post/33830269402/logo-for-the-woodshed-a-new-production-company

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          October 7, 2014 12:28 AM

          That's awesome. We should steal it.

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            October 7, 2014 12:33 AM

            Trivia: Olly Moss is part of Campo Santo. Campo Santo was founded by Jake Rodkin, Sean Vanaman, and Chris Remo. Chris Remo used to EIC of Shacknews.

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        October 7, 2014 1:13 AM

        ok, I'm not a graphic designer, but I play one on the internet:
        https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/38917782/shack/newShackLogo.png

        Overall, I like everything I see with this new design.

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          October 7, 2014 1:20 AM

          .............................

          Wow, I really like that.

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          October 7, 2014 1:24 AM

          This is a lot better than the current logo, just need to make the N stand out a little more. The current one isn't terrible though.

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          October 7, 2014 1:25 AM

          I think the "n" is lost when you do that.

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          October 7, 2014 1:29 AM

          Definitely an improvement.

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          October 7, 2014 2:03 AM

          Yep this is a great alternative. Like a little throwback to the previous designs.

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          October 7, 2014 3:49 AM

          +1 for this design.

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          October 7, 2014 3:57 AM

          Look it has a roof and not an optical illusion that looks like an empty box or could have a roof. Way better!

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          October 7, 2014 3:58 AM

          Nice enough but I prefer the current one.

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          October 7, 2014 6:17 AM

          My vote is for the current logo as well. I like it. We're finally out of the '90s. Time to ditch the door handles and roofs and obvious references to "shacks".

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            October 7, 2014 7:46 AM

            It's The Shack. Or Shacknews for you younger whippersnappers. A shack design has been and always should be part of the logo.

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              October 7, 2014 11:04 AM

              Respect to OP but the more you make the "shack / house" part more obvious, the more it looks like clipart to me.

              Much prefer the subtle optical illusion of the original. And no doubt their design team discussed the same options.

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                October 7, 2014 1:53 PM

                TroZ's design is practically the same except it actually looks like a shack. The optical illusion shack is ugly, and many people don't/won't see it as anything but a hollow box/gamecube style logo.

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          October 7, 2014 6:50 AM

          This is really nice.

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          October 7, 2014 7:04 AM

          They're both good. This is a bit more respectful of the traditional logo.

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            October 7, 2014 8:26 AM

            respectful is a good term to apply here. Some continuity in the new logo that incorporates the old is a good thing: What does Shacknews when there's no shack? I would hope the current logo is not something set in concrete and chrome yet

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        October 7, 2014 3:26 AM

        it does have a shack, I actually think it pretty brilliant, keeping the old yet looks new. This is not easy to pull of.
        Visual ambiguity is a master stroke. I'd say keep it.

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      October 6, 2014 11:00 PM

      Haha RC Cola and Scotch, keeping the tradition alive

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      October 6, 2014 11:15 PM

      Amazing. Huge congrats to you all. This looks great.

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      October 6, 2014 11:17 PM

      Looks great guys! Great to see a fresh look here!

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      October 6, 2014 11:18 PM

      Arrrr!

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      October 6, 2014 11:47 PM

      I really like the look! Congrats guys!

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      October 7, 2014 12:37 AM

      It looks pretty amazing. Good job!

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        October 7, 2014 12:39 AM

        Oh, the streaming overview is great too! Love it!

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      October 7, 2014 12:43 AM

      Could we get a micro version of that header when scrolling? It's Xbox huge.

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      October 7, 2014 12:52 AM

      this is awesome, the shack is alive once more!

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      October 7, 2014 1:25 AM

      Looks pretty great except the header that has been mentioned a bunch already

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      October 7, 2014 1:33 AM

      very, very nice. love the touch with the dark alternative header for the chatty.

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      October 7, 2014 1:34 AM

      I'm aroused awwww yeahhhhh

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      October 7, 2014 2:00 AM

      Loving the new look. Colour palette and new logo is fucking awesome! Great job guys.

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      October 7, 2014 2:08 AM

      This looks pretty awesome. Nice work, newshack.

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      October 7, 2014 2:23 AM

      You pronounced GIFs wrong :D

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      October 7, 2014 2:29 AM

      Congratulations, Steve! And nicely done.

      This is the prettiest Shacknews has looked in a very long time too.

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      October 7, 2014 2:32 AM

      This has an overall thumbs up from me, good work peoples up in ShackHQ!

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      October 7, 2014 2:57 AM

      Thanks for the hard work

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      October 7, 2014 2:57 AM

      It looks great, love it!

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      October 7, 2014 3:16 AM

      This looks great, and I'm excited about a new focus! Great job guys! Solid B+ effort!

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      October 7, 2014 3:25 AM

      I really have enjoyed Steve on the shacknews podcast and I am really happy to hear he is editor in chief! Congrats!

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      October 7, 2014 3:34 AM

      Looks good fellas

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      October 7, 2014 3:39 AM

      Wow... the Shack cleans up good! Congratulations to everyone on their hard work.

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      October 7, 2014 3:51 AM

      Indeed, much cleaner design than that interim one. And clickable images! lol

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      October 7, 2014 3:58 AM

      I'm confused by this new design. Where do I go to find out about Grim Fandango?

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      October 7, 2014 3:58 AM

      Great work. Looks fantastic and sounds good too. I"ve said it before, but it's wonderful to see ownership investing in the brand and trying to bring this thing back to life. Best of luck!

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      October 7, 2014 4:08 AM

      sorry, looks horrible.

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      October 7, 2014 4:12 AM

      maybe this was asked already, but what are the chances we can pick a black background scheme, similar to the one here in the chatty, to be shown on Shacknews homepage and news page etc.?

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      October 7, 2014 4:13 AM

      There's no logout button?

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        October 7, 2014 4:29 AM

        have to hit "Settings" then it's one of the tabs next to email settings etc

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        October 7, 2014 4:43 AM

        IF YOU LOG OUT OF MY WEBSITE AGAIN I WILL KICK YOUR ASS

        - sTeve Gibson

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        October 7, 2014 1:03 PM

        No one escapes from Shacknews

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      October 7, 2014 4:18 AM

      Shacking without a Lamp for the first time in years... this is scary. Hold me

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      October 7, 2014 4:26 AM

      WHAT IS HAPPENING?!?!

      Look, I haven't even had my coffee yet. You can't just - ooh, the logo gets bigger on roll-over... and the New Comment button does a li'l thing now, hahaha...

      <5 minutes later>

      Wait- I was gonna bitch about something. What was it again?

      Oh yeah. THOMW, why doesn't the * L O L ' D * button do a cool thing when I roll over it?!
      I mean C'MON...

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        October 7, 2014 4:30 AM

        speaking of the comment button effects, i dont really like the slide out / in thing. would it not be better if it sort of just lit up, like Reply does?

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        October 7, 2014 5:26 AM

        Why don't you roll over and die? : ThomW

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          October 7, 2014 8:01 AM

          I thought you were dogpiling me, which I thought was funnier. Missed opportunity. ;D

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      October 7, 2014 4:30 AM

      Well now, this is much better. Great work!

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      October 7, 2014 4:32 AM

      Tomorrow's Shacknews today!

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      October 7, 2014 4:32 AM

      Sooo much better.

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      October 7, 2014 4:45 AM

      Love it, but will miss the purple

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      October 7, 2014 4:46 AM

      ooooo I like

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      October 7, 2014 4:50 AM

      I believe I understand, thanks for asking so nicely.

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      October 7, 2014 4:53 AM

      Looks awesome guys, congrats and good luck!

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      October 7, 2014 5:27 AM

      This thing's got legs!! Looks great. Good use of the scotch + RC Cola.

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      October 7, 2014 5:42 AM

      I see. I see.

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        October 7, 2014 5:48 AM

        hey I missed your return to posting (although I did enjoy shooting your BF4 avatar repeatedly)

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          October 7, 2014 7:13 AM

          -_-

          It was a quiet return. I need to do a giveaway or two to make up for lost time.

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            October 7, 2014 7:20 AM

            I think if briefcase man ever returns back to Ohio we should consider a Ohio shackmeet. As long as ramen is on the agenda.

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      October 7, 2014 5:46 AM

      Very exciting news! It's really awesome to see so much being invested into the future of Shacknews.

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      October 7, 2014 5:51 AM

      Nice!

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      October 7, 2014 5:55 AM

      I love the enthusiasm, keep the momentum up! Site is looking great.

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        October 7, 2014 6:03 AM

        Yea I think that is what I find most refreshing and promising as well. Glad someone who really seems to care and has some vision for where they want to go is running things.

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      October 7, 2014 6:08 AM

      This is the classiest iteration of Shacknews ever! I'd even be a fan of having the Chatty area adopt the themes of the main page. Simply outstanding!

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      October 7, 2014 6:10 AM

      Shack is really messing with Safari on my Macbook today. Weird visual glitches and at least 2 full system crashes while browsing. Chrome seems fine.

      Like the design, dislike the docked header but overall I think it looks good.

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      October 7, 2014 6:12 AM

      This is absolutely terrific guys. Love the redesign and i am encouraged by the new direction.

      Keep it up!

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      October 7, 2014 6:13 AM

      I go to the front page today and it looks like a GameCube. Late Night Consoling has finally taken over the Shack!

      I WON!

      Kidding, kidding. Site looks great. Good luck. :)

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        October 7, 2014 6:23 AM

        In this thread: all the people I miss.

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      October 7, 2014 6:55 AM

      This is a really awesome new visual design. good work guys!

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        October 7, 2014 6:57 AM

        Oh wow I love the new sidebar thing with comments, in articles.

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      October 7, 2014 7:02 AM

      What are we calling this update? GnuShack 2.0 ??

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      October 7, 2014 7:09 AM

      I LIKE IT.

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      October 7, 2014 7:11 AM

      Man, it looks so nice! I feel like I should take my shoes off. Great, great, work!

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      October 7, 2014 7:31 AM

      A suggestion for these type of automated posts: Could you put the subject first then the credit? It would make it flow better mentally when looking at posts.

      A letter from the Editor-In-Chiefe: The future of Shacknews posted by Steve Watts


      Destiny Review posted by Foo Bar

      etc.

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        October 7, 2014 7:36 AM

        +INF'D

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        October 7, 2014 7:38 AM

        Yes, this would be great, and really more content that highlights the personalities and peculiarities of each of the staff would be awesome

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        October 7, 2014 9:33 AM

        That makes sense to me. A Chatty Insight posted by iamgoat. etc.

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        October 7, 2014 9:45 AM

        +1 to this

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      October 7, 2014 7:36 AM

      This is an incredible upgrade. Super impressed with everything about it good job!

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      October 7, 2014 7:37 AM

      Looks great! But there's a problem. I'm not sure what's going on with Grim Fandango, or which platform I'll be able to play it on, too.

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      October 7, 2014 7:51 AM

      Congrats on the launch! I like the new design

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      October 7, 2014 7:53 AM

      The video was really well done!

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      October 7, 2014 8:01 AM

      I have always appreciated Shacknews and their straightforward approach to game news. As long as you keep doing what you're doing and stay away from the non-gaming opinionated shlock that Kotaku and Polygon put out, you'll be good.

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      October 7, 2014 8:13 AM

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        October 7, 2014 8:30 AM

        I like to think we're pretty lovable.

        I think that sort of approach is inevitable in this day of streaming and social media, but especially with a staff our size. We try to inject a little personality into our news coverage, but much more of it will come out with the other kinds of coverage we do. Videos, streaming, podcasts, etc.

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      October 7, 2014 8:30 AM

      This looks great, way to go Shacknews team!

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      October 7, 2014 8:30 AM

      Uhh, guys this site is AWESOME. NICE JOB!!!!

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      October 7, 2014 9:01 AM

      Looks good guys! *applause*

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      October 7, 2014 9:20 AM

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      October 7, 2014 9:20 AM

      I just wanna say thak you for fixing inbox notifications!!

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      October 7, 2014 9:23 AM

      As a glorious Lamp master race member I have guilt. :(

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      October 7, 2014 9:27 AM

      man with the briefcase quick question: maybe this was mentioned when you launched it but for the deals site--do you guys get revenue from that? I assume so, saw the javascript source and was thinking about buying it because I like Udemy's courses I've taken so far, but wanted to make sure you guys got something from it.

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      October 7, 2014 9:39 AM

      Damn. Site looks really nice. Well done. Much better than whatever the hell the revision prior to this was.

      Bug: I'm running FireFox 32.0.3 on Win7 and the front page features that drop down are going behind the ads https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/62071274/shackAdProblemFFox.jpg

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      October 7, 2014 9:46 AM

      The site looks really nice thx !

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      October 7, 2014 9:47 AM

      Site looks almost unusable now. I hope it dose not stay like this. Please go back to how it used to look.

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        October 7, 2014 9:50 AM

        examples?

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        October 7, 2014 9:58 AM

        This has to be a fake troll. What makes it unusable? If anything its a lot more useable.

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        October 7, 2014 10:01 AM

        I wish I could lol you.

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        October 7, 2014 2:11 PM

        Ralph, pls change back site

        no

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        October 7, 2014 2:26 PM

        Whaaaat? Aside from the scrolling taskbar at the top of the chatty (and the logo depending on who you ask) this redesign is fantastic. Everything about it feels more useable and clean than it did before.

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      October 7, 2014 9:57 AM

      I no longer understand.

      Actually, really impressed with the site. Took me a couple of seconds to make sure I typed in the URL correctly.

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      October 7, 2014 10:00 AM

      Does the deal part of the website require another account to sigh in?

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      October 7, 2014 10:01 AM

      I really like it! Great work!

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      October 7, 2014 10:06 AM

      Nice stuff, it doesn't look like garbage anymore. That was a rough couple of months with whatever that design was.

      The new logo reminds me of the N64, hehe.

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      October 7, 2014 10:23 AM

      I like the new design, but now the chatty doesn't resize properly for my portrait mode monitor that I do all my shacking on. Everything is too wide so i have to scroll right/left to read posts and click the reply button.

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      October 7, 2014 12:50 PM

      Overall a pretty good change.
      Opening multiple shacknews tabs now works a million times better than before, and it has a cleaner and more profesional look, just to point 2 of the many good things this new design has.

      On the bad side, i really liked way more the way the chatty was integrated before, you just read the news and you naturally were introduced to the chatty as you scrolled down.
      And i think that really was a good thing since it really encouraged people to post and keep the comunity thiving, specially for the lazy type of person (count me in that category xD).

      And well, it looks good with all that white at first impression, but a darker colour would be much more easy on the eye for reading all the news of the day, but that has an easy fix on your end if you feel like it ^^.

      But as i said, overall you did a marvellous work :).

      Also YIIIAAAARGH! lets have a bottle of rum for shacknews.

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      October 7, 2014 1:04 PM

      Huge improvement. I'm so relieved Gamefly no longer owns the site

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      October 7, 2014 2:11 PM

      I'm finally able to update my email account! It was still linked to my 14-year-old university account.

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        October 7, 2014 2:16 PM

        Is there a way to tell what email account your shack account is linked to? I have no idea about mine.

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          October 7, 2014 2:26 PM

          the page only told me after i updated the account.

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      October 7, 2014 2:20 PM

      This....I like this

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      October 7, 2014 3:41 PM

      Congrats to Asif and the entire Shack crew on the relaunch! Looks great. It's been a long time since I've been involved with the Shack and with GF long behind me. Really pleased to see Steve and Ozzie still here. Great guys both. They deserve a site worth their talents. Props, respect and best wishes to the Shack. -- eco

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      October 7, 2014 4:57 PM

      This post has caused me to reload shacknews into a webbrowser. I'm impressed, great article.

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      October 7, 2014 5:10 PM

      This is pretty sweet. I'm going to use my browser to visit the shack now!

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      October 7, 2014 11:52 PM

      cool stuff.

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      October 8, 2014 11:17 AM

      Is it just me, or is the shack becoming less black, more white and pulling a Michael Jackson minus the kids thing with each update?

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