Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Redesign live

Finally, the promised redesign is now live. It is still in its beta version, I am afraid. It will take me a while to convert the linklist into the new design, so please be patient there. I also hope to be able to include the site search function again in the near future. Please also note that this blog has undergone a name change and will now officially be available through the URL falafelkid.com while the old URL will, of course, remain active. But the new name reflects that I have never exclusively written about one specific console, but all home consoles and portables.

You will also notice that the console images and image tabs in the posts have vanished. They will also gradually disappear from older posts, as they no longer fit the main design. This will open up the rather rigid post structure of the past and enable me to write anything from short news alerts to long articles. And speaking of long articles, I expect my article on Nibris to appear very soon. Now the studio website has disappeared and Nibris successor Bloober Team is about to hit the stock market, I want to include all the recent developments.

Please let me know how you like the new design. I ask for your understanding that there will be little tweaks here and there. I very much appreciate all of you coming to this website and hope that I can now serve you better.

29 comments:

jerry said...

Ha, the page loaded up and I thought, "what the hell is this?"

Love the new look. Can't wait for future articles and speculation pieces. Keep up the great work.

Falafelkid said...

Hi Jerry. Thanks ever so much for the positive feedback. I prefer the way the site seems much cleaner and less crammed now.

Raphael said...

It´s difficult to read the black lettering in front of the black PS3-Pad. Apart from that the page looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

CHANGED THE NAME OF THE SITE TO JUSTIFY HIS ANTI NINTENDO BS

this site has no identity it started so well then nose dived into INSANE INEPT LYING LIOKE A BASTARD CHILD OF NEOGAF OR SOMETHING

Anonymous said...

top level fps pc devs have said the future of FPS control is motion controls and thank nintendo for taking the lead THE TRUTH IS OUT NINTENDO SET THE ENTIRE STANDARDS OF THE INDUSTRY YET AGAIN

AND SONY/MS FANS SCREAMS OF CASUAL GO UN HEARD IN GAMERS HELL AS THE REST OF US GAME ON IN NINTENDO HEAVEN

top fps devs understand controls need to evolve THE FANBOYS DONT GET IT AS USUAL

Anonymous said...

any human being on the face of the earth that says controls dont matter or HD was more next gen game than wii remote

needs taking out side and shooting

SomeGermanGuy said...

Raphael is right. You need a brighter background for your text. And the font could be a size smaller.
Otherwise the new look is good!

Anonymous said...

Falafelkid, don't be fooled by jerry. He's blowing smoke up your arse. The site looks ok but the "controller" background makes a few articles hard to read when the text gets impeded by the images of the controllers.

Fix this, please.

Anonymous said...

SOMETHING THAT MS AND SONY FANS SERIOUSLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT

move flopped kinect flopped wii motion succeeded

how can they base there next consoles around a failer wen nintendo will base theres around evolved wii motion and new innovation

if move didnt move ps3 and kinect couldnt kenect to consumers

then how will they shift new consoles after they already failed on the existing console

thinking try ti guys

Anonymous said...

motion controls wen wii released casual/waggle/fad/or even there too hardcore gamers want buttons (bill gates qoat)

motion controls after sony and ms do the expected GAY copying

motion is core motion is the future FPS future is motion controls

I REST MY CASE the industry and sony and the HARDLYCORES dont even get gaming

nintendo and her fans seem to get it 100%

jan said...

They new style looks really really great!
Let me know if I can help you with any tricky HTML / CSS problems...

Metaldave said...

I think the page looks a little messy to be honest with you Falafelkid. I like your concept a lot but it just needs to be a little cleaned up in my opinion.

Falafelkid said...

Hi everyone. And thanks for the largely positive comments. I also find it very fitting that there are the usual console zombies here, too, accusing me of siding with either camp. As long as I get accused of being a Sony and a Nintendo fanboy, I take this as proof that this blog is without bias. So, I also thank the few people here who are foaming at the mouth.

As far as poor visibility due to the background image is concerend, I was aware of the problem and (hopefully) fixed it. There are great limitations to the positioning of the main text column in Blogger, so I had to change the image instead. Thanks to everyone who gave me feedback. Please continue to do so.

Anonymous said...

could use some colour...

Anonymous said...

can you write an article explaining why conduit 2 looks so bad in screens?

Anonymous said...

and also why Wii games have to look like high end ps2 games?

I'm beggin for an awnser to these questions.

Metaldave said...

Conduit 2 looks bad in screens because it looks bad in-game. Seriously though since when has a Wii game looked good in screens that were not scaled up in high-res? Remember Metroid Prime 3?

Anonymous said...

it's one horrible looking game innit?!

Falafelkid said...

Hi Anonymous.

Can you write an article explaining why conduit 2 looks so bad in screens?

I cannot. The answer may be simple, though. If you think the graphics of a game look bad, that might be saying something about the developer.

And also why Wii games have to look like high end ps2 games?

Well, Wii games vary the most in this gen. There are complete duds that seem like a PS2 or even PSP port (unfortunately plenty of those) and then there are some very beautiful, stunning titles that - on the basis of a 480p resolution - are comparable to PS3 or Xbox360 games. If you have not yet experienced the latter, buy titles like ´Golden Eye´, ´Epic Mickey´, ´House of the Dead: Overkill´, either part of ´Super Mario Galaxy´ or
´Metroid Prime 3: Corruption´, depending on your genre preference.

Play them with a VGA cable on a large monitor, preferably a CRT - this is the most important part, seriously. Via VGA, the visuals are much, much better than on a television set. I use the one by VDIGI and can highly recommend it.

With this setup, you will discover that some games totally unexpectedly turn out to be visually lush and gorgeous. Take a look at ´Klonoa´ or ´Overlord Dark Legend´, for example. Great graphics, smooth framerate.

Anonymous said...

But what is irritating to me is that it appears to look quite good in more recent videos yet the screens don't showcase it!?! The screens are extremely off putting.

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