#1 Edited by Winternet (7936 posts) -

Yeah, go check them out. It almost looks like a brand new website.

What do you all think of it? It will take some time to get used to all of that.

Will's thread explaining most of the changes: http://www.tested.com/forums/general-discussion/topics/43269-please-everyone-take-a-breath/

If you have questions, here is where you should send them: http://www.tested.com/forums/general-discussion/topics/43267-ask-your-questions-about-the-new-site-here-for-will-and-norm-to-answer/

Edit: here's the official video:

#2 Edited by Animasta (14460 posts) -

they bought it for the domain

and don't give a shit about will or norm

#3 Edited by GunslingerPanda (4480 posts) -

I don't like that the new guys get their face on the front page. Where's Will and Norm?

#4 Posted by Winternet (7936 posts) -

It's so much white & black now. Or is my mind playing tricks already?

#5 Edited by SuperTess (137 posts) -

Yeah, I got in for a sec after Gary tweeted but now it's 500 error city. Initial reaction: I do not like the Mythbusters heavy branding. And I know, I know they bought Tested, but to me Tested will always be Will and Norm first.

#6 Posted by emergency (1190 posts) -

It's weird. I mean, it looks alright and I'm not sure how much of it is finalized but its starting to look completely different to the original. I kind of like the design, but it seems the mythbusters guys are front and central and if thats the case I'll probably lose interest and not visit it.

#7 Posted by nickux (1378 posts) -

I'm trying to remain positive about the changes because it's such a good thing for Will and Norm. Is it weird though that I felt a tinge of sadness when I saw it all branded with Jamie and Adam? I don't want Will & Norm's personalities lost in the shuffle. I know it's new so I'll give it time to improve but the editor in the forums felt not as good as this one (my post went up blank and I could not edit it after the fact). I think that's a server issue though because a 505 error right after. 

#8 Posted by evilrazer (479 posts) -

I don't even know how I feel about it.

#9 Posted by Winternet (7936 posts) -

It's full of articles about bugs and butterflies and baseball and TED.

#10 Posted by Death_Burnout (3767 posts) -

I wonder what happens if some Mythbusters fan goes there, sees Jamie and Adam at the top, scrolls down and finds Will and Norm and goes "who are these fuckers!?"

I'm not sure if such profanities would be used but, that's how I envision it. Also this totally sucks.

#11 Posted by msavo (7522 posts) -

Anyone else having troubles logging in? I keep getting an error.

#12 Posted by BonOrbitz (2089 posts) -

I like the layout and content, but not how prominent Jamie and Adam are. I understand why, but Will and Norm need a larger presence in the site's branding.

#13 Edited by TentPole (1858 posts) -

This is super exciting.

And by super exciting I mean really fucking awful.

#14 Posted by Radar (884 posts) -

Ugh, I hate how it's now Jamie's and Adam's site. They're much bigger personalities then Will/Norm but It looks like they now got pushed to the sidelines of their own site.

#15 Posted by N7 (3570 posts) -

Well, it looks like they reverted back to that old forum bug that made all usernames lowercase when you created accounts there via that Multilogin thing.
 
Kind of funny and poetic in a way.
 
But yeah, I never liked the site anyway but my heart sank when I saw nothing but Mythbusters. I was all "Well that's sad. :("

#16 Edited by Grimluck343 (1132 posts) -

I just burst into a fit of laughter. It's a new Tested logo featuring the guys from Mythbusters. Will and Norm are nowhere in sight. This is just fucking tragic.

Edit: JAMIE AND ADAM WELCOME YOU TO TESTED! Christ what the fuck happened here?

#17 Posted by dr_mantas (1691 posts) -

There's a video now on the front page, where they don't completely neglect Will and Norm (unlike in the site's design).

Which is important, because EVERY OTHER VIDEO ON THE SITE has them in it. Yeah.

#18 Posted by planetary (338 posts) -

Design sucks. Looks like Wordpress.

#19 Posted by Aarny91 (3900 posts) -

@msavo said:

Anyone else having troubles logging in? I keep getting an error.

Me too.

#20 Posted by sterbacblu (231 posts) -

@Animasta said:

they bought it for the domain

and don't give a shit about will or norm

This times about a million.

#21 Posted by ShaneDev (1696 posts) -

They already have content from Adam on there. Despite the focus now being on the Mythbusters this is still totally amazing and is great Will and Norms careers and the site.

#22 Posted by Thoseposers (750 posts) -

immediately bummed that it's that the mythbusters faces are plastered all over it but i'm actually really excited to see will write a ton of articles. So we'll see how this goes

#23 Edited by Vager (1653 posts) -

I was afraid that Adam and Jamie are going to over shadow Will and Norm. I hope Will and Norm get more of a face on Tested in the future. May just be a way to get a crap load of new people to become interested just because the mythbusters are a part of it.

As for the site design. Not a fan of the black and white with inverted blocks. It's kinda ironic that I'm hating on the design when I designed and built website with this kind of style last week.

Anyway, fingers crossed for Will and Norm blowing some shit up. That would be well worth it.

#24 Posted by Jaytow (673 posts) -

I don't like it yet...

#25 Edited by zyn (2591 posts) -

@msavo said:

Anyone else having troubles logging in? I keep getting an error.

I logged in okay.

EDIT: Seems like Will and Norm's faces have been replaced with Jamie and Adams... where's the partnership in this?

#26 Posted by CookieMonster (2408 posts) -

Will doesn't look very happy.

:(

#27 Posted by UnrealDP (1217 posts) -

Seems cool 'n all that. I can understand why they'd want the Mythbusters front and center, so I harbor no ill will or anything. Huzzah for the future, lads!

#28 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4480 posts) -

I think we need to start a shit storm right the fuck now.

#29 Posted by Tireyo (6382 posts) -

Wow! That was certainly quick.

#30 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7612 posts) -

@Radar said:

Ugh, I hate how it's now Jamie's and Adam's site. They're much bigger personalities then Will/Norm but It looks like they now got pushed to the sidelines of their own site.

Yeah, it's not really surprising that the Mythbuster guys are getting centre stage, but I definitely forsee Will and Norm being completely forgotten about, pushed out of the company or just getting sick of it and leaving to do their own thing.

I'll see how things go, but I'm much more worried about what's happening to Tested than I am about Giantbomb.

#31 Posted by CaptainCody (1504 posts) -

Disgusting.

#32 Posted by Error1355 (89 posts) -

I'm a huge Mythbusters fan, but this just seems weird.

#33 Posted by Death_Burnout (3767 posts) -

The video is both and bummer and amazing...it's like a party in mouth but NOBODY is invited.

I'm ok with this only if they put Will and Norm on the front also, I don't get the disparity, other than, they're more celebrity than Will and Norm.

#34 Posted by Winternet (7936 posts) -

I hope the site is still going through some jankyness because of the "launch" and all, because writing a comment or going to the forums was not a pleasant experience.

#35 Edited by jozzy (2041 posts) -

I think the site looks pretty cool. Hope they wont sack Norm and Will in a couple of months, because they only just really wanted the tested domain and some initial content. For most of us I reckon, this will always be Will and Norms site first and foremost.

#36 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (928 posts) -

I wish them well but I'm not really digging all the white on the site, it really hurts my eyes. I wish Adam and Jamie's face wasn't everywhere. Also it's "Their" site now.

#37 Posted by Metal_Mills (2948 posts) -

WTF? So Norm and Will just get kicked to the side?

#38 Posted by VisariLoyalist (2991 posts) -

i love the mythbusters but I dislike that this will mean less time of them making the proper mythbusters show grrrrr

#39 Posted by JJOR64 (18783 posts) -

Not a big fan of "Jamie & Adam: Tested."

#40 Posted by deadmoscow (260 posts) -

Just logged in, left a post on the forums about how much of a bummer it is to see Jamie and Adam plastered over everything. The introductory video definitely felt like, "fuck you guys this is our website now." I'm excited about the wider variety of content they'll be covering, but it's such a bummer that Will and Norm are being pushed into the background so immediately. We'll see how things turn out, but I'm not holding my breath.

#41 Posted by AlisterCat (5398 posts) -

Really dislike Will and Norm being shoved to the sidelines. Obviously the more popular personalities win over, but come on... you spend two years making a site and every representation of you is stripped from the design and replaced with a piece of text under the author of an article.

Plus the site is far less functional. Can't edit posts? Uggggghhhh....

#42 Posted by TheHBK (5407 posts) -

I never liked those motherfuckers to begin with and now they are taking over Will and Norm's site. I want my annual, build a gaming PC video, I want case mods and phone advice. Mythbusters are full of shit and to be honest, I always liked the B-team better. Plus they always make changes to the premise of what myth they are busting and just makes the whole idea worthless.

#43 Posted by punkxblaze (2877 posts) -

Man, I hope Tony and Sarah don't get shafted like Will and Norm are. While I stopped visiting Tested and CV in the last year as much, it still feels wrong to suddenly put the good ol' Whiskey personalities on the backburner. Animevice, however, could benefit from ANY staff being involved.

#44 Posted by BulletproofMonk (2712 posts) -

Content-wise the new Tested could be really amazing, but yeah, the branding is really off-putting.

#45 Posted by ascholzk (261 posts) -

I understand why they're doing this but for me, Tested.com will always be Will and Norms.

#46 Posted by Radar (884 posts) -

What's fucked up is the reveal video Will and Norm announced Jamie/Adam as working with them, but today Jamie/Adam announced they had a new site and Will/Norm was working with them.

#47 Posted by SlightConfuse (3963 posts) -

New Logo sucks, i like fire head guy. also do they work at M5 becasue that is pretty cool if they do.

kind of wish norm and will got more billing on the site tho

#48 Posted by GunslingerPanda (4480 posts) -

@AlisterCat said:

Really dislike Will and Norm being shoved to the sidelines. Obviously the more popular personalities win over, but come on... you spend two years making a site and every representation of you is stripped from the design and replaced with a piece of text under the author of an article.

I keep seeing this said but am I the only one who has no idea who these guys are?

#49 Posted by DigTheDoug (178 posts) -

Man, I was excited before, but there's no way anything non-professional or casual is going to get posted there now. I don't think Jamie and Adam would like being associated with bloody anal beads or raccoon fighting.

#50 Posted by MattyFTM (14243 posts) -

It's a little jarring, but I'm sure they'll sort that out. And it is really weird seeing the mythbusters guys featured so prominently, but if there's ever a way to increase the readership, that's the way to do it.

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