The New 4Player Website: The Games Database
By Bob Webb on September 21st, 2012 (22 comments)
We're back with another preview of the new 4Player site! This week we'll be looking at probably one of our more ambitious projects for managing our content: The Games Database. "WTF is dis shit?" you may be asking yourself, well shut your pie hole and prepare to be educated.
We play and talk about a lot of games and I mean a lot of games. Finding related content on our site, be it articles, reviews, news, podcasts or even our video content can be trying at times. All of the information is there, but it is spread across several pages and has no coherent system behind it. Did 4Player ever play Postal 2 on the feed, or talk about Dishonored on a podcast? Fear not! We've now made it easy for you to find everything we've ever done.
The Game Database provides you with an easy way to browse and search games that 4Player has had some interaction with. You can look up Skyrim and see all of our posts, reviews, podcasts and past broadcasts where we've played Skyrim. Looking at an article about some news on the Dawnguard DLC and want to see other Skyrim related news and reviews? It's nothing but a simple click away.
We've also improved the way you can peruse content by linking related articles together. It's never been easier to organically navigate through the site to find the content you are interested in. This certainly isn't the limit of what we plan to do with this Games Database. We've got some major plans in the future with it regarding new social features of the site and your personal accounts. But that will have to wait for another post.
Note: All of the UI elements are not finalized and is bound to change in the next week and probably throughout the next year. Enjoy! :)
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