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Re: GamerGuides.com - BETA Launch Not Too Far Away Now...
Postby Dante » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:54 pm

Tried on iPad running 4.3.2

If no one else or if you need, when i'm back in work on Monday, I can try it on froyo and gingerbread androids and Win7 mobile devices
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Re: GamerGuides.com - BETA Launch Not Too Far Away Now...
Postby Andrew Mills » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:42 pm

Dante wrote:Tried on iPad running 4.3.2

If no one else or if you need, when i'm back in work on Monday, I can try it on froyo and gingerbread androids and Win7 mobile devices

That'd be greatly appreciated :D How did it run on the iPad then?
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Re: GamerGuides.com - BETA Launch Not Too Far Away Now...
Postby Dante » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:58 pm

Andrew Mills wrote:
Dante wrote:Tried on iPad running 4.3.2

If no one else or if you need, when i'm back in work on Monday, I can try it on froyo and gingerbread androids and Win7 mobile devices

That'd be greatly appreciated :D How did it run on the iPad then?


No issues at all. Pretty clean visuals and no sign of buff
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Re: GamerGuides.com - BETA Launch Not Too Far Away Now...
Postby Fizheuer Zieheuer » Fri Jun 10, 2011 4:56 pm

Dante wrote:Pretty clean visuals and no sign of buff


Oh good, we get enough of him round here as it is
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Re: GamerGuides.com - BETA Launch Not Too Far Away Now...
Postby That's not a growth » Sat Jun 11, 2011 6:42 pm

Desire HD, 2.2, Firefox mobile, default video player. All fine.
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Re: GamerGuides.com - BETA Launch Not Too Far Away Now...
Postby Andrew Mills » Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:03 pm

Well, it's now crunch time on the site, most of the content is up (or in the middle of going up), and I've been slaving over the stupid amount of video encodes to go up on the two appropriate servers. So with any luck, come next wednesday, the BETA should be live and I can start inviting people to join up for free and start giving us their honest feedback. :D
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Re: GamerGuides.com - BETA Launch Almost... There... Now...
Postby Dante » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:22 pm

Forgot to post earlier; Android 4.3 Gingerbread (using standard browser) works fine as well with the test
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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! GO
Postby Andrew Mills » Mon Aug 08, 2011 1:57 am

Well, after 6 months of preparation, writing, playing, encoding, re-encoding, uploading (and re-uploading), GamerGuides.com is ready to be thrown to the GRCade members for some hush-hush BETA testing.

To give you an idea of what to expect at the site it currently comprises of 6 full game guides. Doesn't sound like a lot does it? What if I told you that the site had over 650 different HD tutorial videos (encoded completely separately again in Standard Def for YouTube, so that's over 1,300 unique videos - encoded and uploaded nearly entirely by me :o ), over 200,000 words between all 6 guides (about 110,00 of those are probably all Dalagonash's! :shock: ), God only knows how many HD screenshots and best of all?...

The site has the facility to keep a track of the collectables you find, so by simply ticking them off in the guide (as you find them), you can return back safe in the knowledge that you never need to wonder what item you still have to collect! As far as we're aware, NO other guide website out there allows you to keep a track of all the hidden items in a game, making it MUCH easier to get that 100% (especially as more and more games resort to massive item hunts to extend the life of them *looks at Assassin's Creed*).

The guides are all available for free (alas with adverts, no item tracking and only 480p video), but for a measly £10 a year (which is a stupidly cheap 80p a MONTH, that's less than my App guides!) you can become an early supporter and get access to the exclusive item tracking, 720p HD video and access to our future guides on day 1 of the games release - say hello Gears of War 3! :shifty: :shifty: - where as free guide users will get access to the complete guide a week later (which is STILL waaaaaay before even GameFAQs or sites like IGN).

I genuinely believe the site has what it takes to become one of the best guide sites on the net, it has social network features built-in, a number of experienced strategy guide writers and future plans that will nurture future guide writing talent.

All I ask is that you spare me a few minutes, check the site out - for free - and see what you think. It's not perfect yet (hence why it's only a soft launch for now, gives us a chance to iron out the bugs), so your feedback at this stage is invaluable. But I'll be completely upfront and say that I hope many of you will believe that the content (now and - more importantly - in the future) is worth paying for. A tenner a YEAR for complete guides available on day 1 of a games launch is cheaper than a single official paper guide for one game, and we'll be offering HD video, screens and text (hooray for early game access! ;).

http://www.gamerguides.com

Feel free to leave your thoughts here or on the custom forum on the site itself. I'm genuinely looking forward to hearing all the positive and negative feedback from the people that matter most. All of you. :wub: :wub:
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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby tomvek » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:09 am

The site certainly looks the part, I'll get a proper play around with it in the morning. Congrats dude :)
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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby Dante » Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:13 am

tomvek wrote:The site certainly looks the part, I'll get a proper play around with it in the morning. Congrats dude :)


Yeah it's looking pretty damn good - Just swished through Dead Space 2 guide and there seems to be tons of information.

Planning on replaying it soon so will see how they go together
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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby Harry Bizzle » Mon Aug 08, 2011 3:19 am

This looks fantastic, Andrew.

Looks like a lot of bloody work has gone into the guides, too (only really looked at the Portal 2 one). I honestly don't know how you can be bothered.


I'll give it a go on my Android tablet a bit later.
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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby Andrew Mills » Mon Aug 08, 2011 6:31 pm

Cheers guys, but it's not my site (Seb is the owner of the site, I merely wrote two of the guides and pushed a few ideas his way - such as the item tracking 8-) ). Looking forward to see what others think.

I'm just about to go through my own guides, tweaking as necessary and then I'll start preparing the Gears of War 3 guide. All being well it'll be my best guide ever. :shifty: :twisted:
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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby seb » Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:15 pm

Andrew Mills wrote:Cheers guys, but it's not my site (Seb is the owner of the site, I merely wrote two of the guides and pushed a few ideas his way - such as the item tracking 8-) ). Looking forward to see what others think.

I'm just about to go through my own guides, tweaking as necessary and then I'll start preparing the Gears of War 3 guide. All being well it'll be my best guide ever. :shifty: :twisted:


Hey guys. Yep Andrew and I have been collaborating (along with two other great guide writers) for quite some time now to get the site ready for the Beta. We're really excited to see what you guys think! We're also really keen to keep improving the site based on user feedback so please do let us know your thoughts. Thanks for taking the time to check it out! ;)

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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby NBK » Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:41 pm

I had a look through the Dead Space 2 guide and really liked the layout (having the videos and text integrated) of it.

Really impressed with what I've seen so far, well done to you both and best of luck.
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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby Dante » Mon Aug 08, 2011 10:41 pm

Just a note to anyone signing up; gmail seemed to flag the email for registering as spam. Took me a few hours to contemplate that happening as I waited for a reply lol
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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby seb » Mon Aug 08, 2011 11:01 pm

Dante wrote:Just a note to anyone signing up; gmail seemed to flag the email for registering as spam. Took me a few hours to contemplate that happening as I waited for a reply lol


Doh! :fp: . We will fix that ASAP! Thanks for letting us know Dante.
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Re: GamerGuides.com - BETA Launch Not Too Far Away Now...
Postby Buffalo » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:03 am

Fizheuer Zieheuer wrote:
Dante wrote:Pretty clean visuals and no sign of buff


Oh good, we get enough of him round here as it is


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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby PsychicSykes » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:21 am

While this isn't the sort of thing I'll probably use, congrats for getting this up and running. I think the yearly subscription is a masterstroke too. :)
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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby Buffalo » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:40 am

Signed up to that mummy strawberry floater 8-)

Any chance of getting those membership fees into £, mate?
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Re: GamerGuides.com - Soft Launch is Happening RIGHT NOW! :O
Postby seb » Tue Aug 09, 2011 12:54 am

Buffalo wrote:Signed up to that Mummy Strawberry Floater 8-)

Any chance of getting those membership fees into £, mate?


Paypal automatically converts it for you Buffalo. It works out to about £10.00 based on the current exchange rate.
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