Welcome to the New 4Player

By Joseph Christ on September 30th, 2012 (41 comments)

It's been a long time coming. We've spoken about it, had meetings over it, and then put in countless hours over the past few months but it's finally here. Welcome to the new 4Player.

You probably have a bunch of questions and are anxious to start looking around the site at all the new features. I would recommend starting off with the Site Features page which will give you a nice overview of the new site. Then you might want to check out the new About Us page to get a sense of where 4Player is going into the future.  Next we'll want to start looking through the new Game Databse to get a feel for how this will bring all of our content together in one awesomely unified way. It's truly a thing of beauty.

But the first thing on your mind is probably 'What's with all this Network business?"  

What's In a Name 

4Player has grown considerably over the years, and we've felt for awhile that we were more than just a podcast. Of course it's our flagship enterprise, the reason we are even here now, but we also do so many other gaming-related things that we felt that the podcast moniker no longer fully represented what we do. 4Player Podcast still exists, but it now exists as part of the 4Player Network. As does Cocktail Time LIVE, Audible Impressions, the live stream and everything else. Of course, 4PlayerPodcast.com will always be a working URL, and it will simply redirect to 4PlayerNetwork.com. Can't forget our roots...or all the traffic that still goes to our old site.  

What's next?

So what's next? A lot. There are still community features and tools we'll be slowly integrating such as an Achievement system (which is working on the backend but not visually represented yet), and user blogs. We are continuing to import all of our broadcasts into our Games Database which is a huge endeavor but one we will be able to get mostly automated by using a sync system to import clips (of which there are around 25,000). And we will continue to tweak things on the front end to better bring our content to you.

So as you can see, we've taken a giant step forward with a bunch of smaller steps yet to be taken. We're ecstatic that you've come with us this far and we can only hope you stay with us throughout the rest of the journey.

<3,

4Player

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Joseph Christ

Joseph Christ is the Reviews Editor and a Podcast Personality at 4Player. Specializing in reviews, editorials, drinking, and saying inappropriate things about gaming franchises that are beloved by millions, his satirical and sometimes edgy style offsets a more serious and penetrating substance lurking below the surface. He is also the host of the Cocktail Time Podcast. You'll follow his Twitter if you know what's good for you.

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  • Carlos The Stout 1 year, 11 months ago

    First.

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  • Frank Hartnett 1 year, 11 months ago

    :D

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  • Brites 1 year, 11 months ago

    Great job, bob! SECOND

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  • Zladko 1 year, 11 months ago

    fancy

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  • SRPG 1 year, 11 months ago

    Looks awesome guys! =)

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  • treecutter 1 year, 11 months ago

    neat

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  • dumon 1 year, 11 months ago

    So glorious.. :')

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  • Yodaral 1 year, 11 months ago

    Get sticky fingerprints all over the shiny new thing.

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  • Koshirro 1 year, 11 months ago

    Great work guys!

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  • Sammonoske 1 year, 11 months ago

    4PP has evolved to, 4PN!

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  • Ikusa GT 1 year, 11 months ago

    Message Boards could use some elbow grease but everything else on the site seems nice.

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  • Cvillain 1 year, 11 months ago

    Damn site you fancy

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  • Chrissaviour 1 year, 11 months ago

    It looks very nice. A really well done job.

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  • The Doctor Chef 1 year, 11 months ago

    I would love to see a chatbox being added to forums, but everything else seems great

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  • NiN1000 1 year, 11 months ago

    This is pretty amazing. You guys have done fantastic work.

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  • crossoutlaw 1 year, 11 months ago

    nice but a lot of stuff still neesds to be added..the games database isn't updated with the broadcast links...like looking for past game broadcast and getting no links. BTW where is the wiki?

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    • Alan Hoskins 1 year, 11 months ago

      The Wiki is back up at http://wiki.4playernetwork.com/

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  • Cramoss 1 year, 11 months ago

    Looking great!

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  • Arothon 1 year, 11 months ago

    The old site was great, but damn this new one makes it seem a lot more professional. It's awesome to see how much everything has grown even since I starting viewing maybe a year ago. Congrats to you all!

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  • theottomatic91 1 year, 11 months ago

    w00t glad to see that the new site is up, looking forward to all the goodness that 4PN will bring.

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  • BloodGatts 1 year, 11 months ago

    Wow, the site looks really nice! It's pretty refreshing to see the site get a face lift like this.

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  • Moom 1 year, 11 months ago

    A new day has begun. BRING IT!

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  • ContraMundum 1 year, 11 months ago

    Great to finally see the new site! It's been awesome to see the 4Player name grow over the years :D

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  • Soha 1 year, 11 months ago

    Awesome work!!!

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  • Harley Cosmo 1 year, 11 months ago

    Well done fellas. Great job.

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  • Roughplague 1 year, 11 months ago

    It looks great! I like the new name, although I think it's gonna be hard for me to divorce my self from 4player podcast. 4player works as a unifier of these things in my opinion. Anyway, awesome looking site and I wish you guys good luck, seems like you are growing at a nice pace, and for the better =)

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  • Velius 1 year, 11 months ago

    Site looks fantastic. If you actually get all the broadcast links sorted in the games section it would be huge, as a guy who goes back from time to time and views old broadcasts via the wiki im excited to see how that is going to pan out. I wish you guys luck in your future.

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    • Joseph Christ 1 year, 11 months ago

      This is like our number one priority right now. Currently Bob is working on an automated script to make this happen.

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  • SonicKitsune 1 year, 11 months ago

    Well, this is fancy.

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  • Rainflake 1 year, 11 months ago

    This is outstanding!

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  • Straith 1 year, 11 months ago

    I like it. Great job Guys!

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  • Skittles0520 1 year, 11 months ago

    I absolutely love the new site. Great job guys!

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  • eviljim 1 year, 11 months ago

    Awesome new site!

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  • Winter Espionage 1 year, 11 months ago

    I was gone for 2 days and this happens, I should be away more often. Excellent site guys, keep up the amazing work

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  • Locked 1 year, 11 months ago

    Fantastic work 4PP, set your mind to the goal, and you succeeded. Great job.

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  • joetm 1 year, 11 months ago

    Looks very professional, keep up the great work guys.

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  • DalishCassassin 1 year, 11 months ago

    I love it. :D

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  • WingZero 1 year, 11 months ago

    U guys rock! Kudos to Bob for all the great work!

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  • Shazza1990 1 year, 11 months ago

    Looking good! :D

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  • KingNier 1 year, 11 months ago

    Logistics aside, I just want to say I really like the new site. One of my favourite new features is the way it can 'sort' by games, like showing related articles.

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  • crossoutlaw 1 year, 10 months ago

    Here is a feature i wish would be coming to site soon, so if bob, nick or whoever could input this in, the ability to edit or remove your comments. Minor things like that would help, especially with double posts or typos....

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