Thursday, October 24, 2013

New Blog Engine Beta

One other note. I've revived my work on the blog rewrite. Currently it takes roughly 5-6 hours to run the blogs(and it used to be longer before some DB work earlier this year). The new process is running in roughly 5-10 minutes and a couple more to load all of them into the database.

Please check out the Beta tab on your blog page, also there is a Top tab as well that has the Top blogs across the top blogs for the Beta if you want to see some more.

As of this writing, I've aimed for making the blog to be equal to the current text. My first improvement will be to make the games played list more platform and Regional aware. Maybe some special messages for those that play multiple platforms a day.

Speaking of which, this is a good time to ask for some more blog content, talented, dynamic writer, I am not. Please post your suggestions in the forums here. Planning to get some new content ready for the X1 release.

New Charts coming soon and new Watcher Leader board

Hello, I've been looking some stuff to freshen some things up. With the year long contests the charts are getting a "little" out of hand. Plus, flash is just not the way to go with SVG support in almost every browser now days. So soon, I'll be replacing all of the charts with something like below. If you listen to the Major Nelson Podcast you will know that e and Major Nelson have had a friendly rivalry over gamer score over the years. As you can see it's pretty close, and check out the live version here.

There's a new "Watcher" leader board, not sure why one was never put on here before. But if you want to see where you are, check it out under leader boards. Wondering if maybe "Follower" is a nicer word, but since we've had the feature years and years ahead of XBOX one, maybe I'll leave that the way it is. 

One other tweak, which I will switch back soon is the Top 21. Just for fun, I allowed the people that have their comments turned off show up. Interesting list. A even more interesting list is the Top 10 of all time, may just have to turn it on for fun. I expect I will end up zeroing out the people that got their scores reset and maybe a couple of the people that exploited the counts. 


Monday, October 14, 2013

Genre Update is complete

I've pushed through the changes to the genres, see below. Thanks to the Badge team for putting this together.


Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs from Platformer to Action/Adventure
Megamind from Platformer to Action/Adventure
Rango from Platformer to Action/Adventure
Shrek the 3rd from Platformer to Action/Adventure
Both Skylanders from Platformer to Action/Adventure
The Simpsons Game from Platformer Action/Adventure

Rise of the Guardians from Action/Adventure to Beat Em Up
Far Cry 3 from Modern Shooter to Shooter RPG
Shadows of the Damned from Action Shooter to Survival Horror

Test Drive Unlimited from Arcade Racer

Generator Rex: Agent of Providence
Phineas and Ferb: Quest for Cool Stuff
Remember Me

Arcade Racer:
WRC Powerslide

Beat Em Up:
D&D Chronicles of Mystara
Double Dragon Neon
Kung Fu High Impact

Card and Board:
Magic 2014

Classic Hack and Slash:
Dynasty Warriors 8

Dungeon Crawler:
Diablo III

Extreme Sports:
Turbo Super Stunt Squad

Victorious Time to Shine
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Disney Infinity
Intel Discovered
Kinect Nat Geo DVD

Who Wants to be a Millionaire 2012

Rayman Legends

Grand Theft Auto V
Saints Row 4

Sci-Fi Shooter:
Men in Black: Alien Crisis

Madden 25
NCAA Football 14

Splinter Cell: Blacklist

Survival Horror:
State of Decay

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Top 21 Most Popular for September 2013

Guess what day it is? It's October 1st, time for a reset of the Top 21. Who are some of these people?

End of Era challenge is starting to roll. Be on the lookout for a couple more challenges we have in the works. Going to be a lot more activity coming up on the X1 release. Expecting things to be business as usual as far as the feeds go. We'll know more on 11/22 give or take.

1. Dancsi27 *
2. Stallion83 *
3. beastlybeasty *
4. Kaens *
5. the dren *
6. smrnov *
7. morgothan *
8. Streak Leader *
9. flyingmario5404 *
10. pTartTX *
11. QuiCkz Ninja *
12. MysticWeirdo *
13. Buckswana *
14. Fshguy *
15. futiles *
16. rastakilla 718 *
17. LausDomini *
18. DBZWii09 *
19. ohjay08 *
20. Mightymango *
21. kingrich06 *