If you've heard any of the community rumblings lately, you probably already know that we're in the early stages of a complete site redesign (and if not, now you know, and knowing is half the battle). While there are many pages on GameSpot that are in desperate need of a reboot (and yes, before anyone mentions them in the comments, Unions will be addressed, but we'll talk about that a bit later), we had the opportunity to touch up our video hub, and we took it.
Introducing GameSpot TV
Not too long ago, we released the first version of our application on Xbox Live, GameSpot TV for the Xbox--by the way, if you haven't checked it out yet you should totally go do that. This Monday, we updated our video hub in a pretty big way, and we've started to simply call it GameSpot TV.
When you're visiting the new video hub, the first thing you'll be greeted by is the current top video on the site. Beneath that you'll find all the movies that have been published on GameSpot in two lists: large thumbnails indicate other popular videos, and small thumbnails indicate videos by recency. Twenty recent videos and three popular ones are displayed at a time, but you can pull in more with the "Show me more" button at the bottom. You can also filter down to a specific type of video if you like using the navigation at the top of the page.
Lastly, we'll also be making a change to our global site navigation to better highlight our shows. You should see this happen in the next couple weeks.
A peek of things to come
In the coming weeks, we'll be opening up a lot more about what we're working on for the site redesign, how we're working on it, and why. In the meanwhile, GameSpot TV gives you a peek into what you can expect: cleaner, simpler, and more-focused pages with an emphasis on usability.
Check out GameSpot TV now and let us know what you think in the comments below.