Aggregator site?

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  • rauper Staff 25 Aug 2012 11:28:14 3,309 posts
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    Hi chaps,

    Would any of you guys be interested in us creating a gaming content aggregator site (i.e. N4G/newsnow style) for all the Eurogamer run/partnered sites? We're at the point where we're working with lots of different of sites producing a helluva lot of content and wondered whether having a central jump-off point would be useful (or not)...

    If so, what kind of features would you like to see/not see on it?

    Cheers,

    Rupert
  • robthehermit 25 Aug 2012 11:40:59 3,831 posts
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    I'd use it. A good central source for everything rather than having to visit several websites is always good.

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  • disusedgenius 25 Aug 2012 11:42:27 5,147 posts
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    I actually just use the links at the bottom of the forum, otherwise I'd have to leave the forum page and clearly that would never happen!
  • Syrette 25 Aug 2012 11:43:44 41,924 posts
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    Hi rauper

    I'd say yes but then again I occasionally just use the links (to Gi.biz, VG247, RPS) at the bottom of every forum page. So it's not essential for me at least.

  • Jetset_UK 25 Aug 2012 11:46:11 3,540 posts
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    Yeah, why not. Give you lot something to do. ;)
  • Afiddes 25 Aug 2012 12:07:17 1,164 posts
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    I would quite like that I generally have about about 8 pages open on my iPhone at once I guess that would help

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  • jonsaan 25 Aug 2012 12:23:13 25,256 posts
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    I'd say yes but I'm never quite sure what the difference between an an aggregator and a crocodile is?

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  • Flying_Pig 25 Aug 2012 12:26:17 10,303 posts
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    Another yes from me. I never visit other gaming sites anyway. They're too scary!
  • El_MUERkO 25 Aug 2012 12:43:27 16,839 posts
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    Something like www.gameboar.com?
  • DaM 25 Aug 2012 13:02:13 12,621 posts
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    El_MUERkO wrote:
    Something like www.gameboar.com?
    That's the one, by an EG forumite!
  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 25 Aug 2012 13:33:32 7,386 posts
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    @rauper I am interested in your ideas and wish to subscribe to your newsletter. Thumbs up from me!
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 25 Aug 2012 13:36:59 36,324 posts
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    That's fortunate craigy, you'll be the one programming it.

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  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 25 Aug 2012 13:41:11 7,386 posts
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    :D
  • ecureuil 25 Aug 2012 13:45:16 76,036 posts
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    This is a good idea, I'd use it.
  • graysonavich 25 Aug 2012 13:47:30 6,820 posts
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  • psychokitten Moderator 25 Aug 2012 14:02:59 7,791 posts
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    That does seem like it would be handy in work, and having an alligator in there must be mandatory
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 25 Aug 2012 14:11:45 36,324 posts
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    I'm actually more interested in alligators than aggregators.

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  • Syrette 25 Aug 2012 14:41:54 41,924 posts
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    Yes rauper can we have an official EG alligator instead?

  • rauper Staff 27 Aug 2012 11:44:15 3,309 posts
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    Thanks for your feedback! I'm busy investigating the alligator idea...
  • Afiddes 27 Aug 2012 11:46:14 1,164 posts
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    I don't mind walking it

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  • Deleted user 27 August 2012 11:57:07
    I would prefer less content and greater quality instead of a site aggregating a lot of information that is of no interest or is nothing more than gossip.
  • pinebear 27 Aug 2012 12:31:44 8,565 posts
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    Thing on the page footer meets my needs well enough

  • Retroid Moderator 27 Aug 2012 12:41:29 44,501 posts
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    So long as it doesn't jump the shark.

    /Tries too hard
  • [maven] 27 Aug 2012 12:50:40 5,147 posts
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    I thought vg247 was your aggregator-site?
  • Retroid Moderator 27 Aug 2012 13:03:30 44,501 posts
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    That's more of a quick-fire news blog, Shirley?
  • El_MUERkO 27 Aug 2012 13:57:47 16,839 posts
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    yeah, VG247 doesn't announce every time EG or RPS have posted a new article
  • El_MUERkO 27 Aug 2012 13:58:41 16,839 posts
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    Any alligator site should also update like a live blog! Refreshing webpages is so 2010!
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