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#1 Edited by Jeff (3660 posts) -

Hey, if you registered a Giant Bomb account prior to Thanksgiving, the beta site is now available for you to bang on, whether you're a premium member or not! Please check it out, we're getting pretty close to launch.

*If you changed your password after Thanksgiving, the beta site will use whatever your password was on Thanksgiving. Keep that in mind!

**The site may explode. I don't think we've really done any serious load testing yet. I guess we'll find out?

***I forgot to include the URL the first time so here we go: http://seaserpent.giantbomb.com/

#2 Posted by LiquidPrince (16155 posts) -

Explode!

#3 Posted by Slax (962 posts) -

Woo!! Don't forget to end each comment on the beta site with a ridiculous picture.

#4 Posted by cloudymusic (1230 posts) -

Cool. Anything that will help fix bugs on the new site is good by me.

#5 Posted by Overbite (210 posts) -

Giant Bomb is phat.

#6 Posted by Sinusoidal (1786 posts) -

Sorry if this is a dumb question, but what's the url?

#7 Posted by EarlessShrimp (1681 posts) -

STRESS TESTTTTTT

#8 Posted by dungbootle (2428 posts) -
#9 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

so is out?

#10 Posted by Milkman (17308 posts) -

OH GREAT. Let the peasants in. What's next, you're going to let them vote in polls?!

#11 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

@Milkman said:

OH GREAT. Let the peasants in. What's next, you're going to let them vote in polls?!

uncultured swine

#12 Posted by MattyFTM (14431 posts) -

The first person to post dick pix wins a cookie.

And by cookie I mean a permanent ban from both the beta and live site.

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#13 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3981 posts) -

Nice

#14 Posted by Getz (3154 posts) -

@MattyFTM: That's a helluva cookie...

#15 Posted by Brodehouse (10125 posts) -

I will join only if we agree to pronounce beta like proper Brits.

#16 Posted by Sinusoidal (1786 posts) -

I'm getting this:

The website encountered an error while retrieving http://seaserpent.giantbomb.com/check-login/. It may be down for maintenance or configured incorrectly.

When I try to log in. I'm in Korea if that makes a difference.

#17 Posted by triple07 (1198 posts) -

Sweet. New site looks good. Since all the data is temporary can we dick around with the site or is that frowned upon?

#18 Posted by ArtisanBreads (3981 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

I will join only if we agree to pronounce beta like proper Brits.

Beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeta

#19 Edited by dungbootle (2428 posts) -

@triple07 said:

Sweet. New site looks good. Since all the data is temporary can we dick around with the site or is that frowned upon?

Go nuts, just no porn or whatever.

#20 Posted by Overbite (210 posts) -
#21 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Animasta said:

so is out?

#22 Posted by Marz (5671 posts) -

I dont' know if i like it :\   
is there gonna be a legacy version of the site so i can log into that.

#23 Posted by Sanj (2534 posts) -

@dungbootle said:

@triple07 said:

Sweet. New site looks good. Since all the data is temporary can we dick around with the site or is that frowned upon?

Go nuts, just no porn or whatever.

It's going to be pretty hard to dick around with nuts without showing porn.

#24 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

People of Earth your attention please. This is Prostectic Vogon Jeltz of the Galactic Hyperspace Planet Council. As you no doubt will be aware, the plans for the development of the outlying regions of the western spiral arm of the galaxy require the building of a hyperspace express route through your star system and, regrettably, your planet is one of those scheduled for demolition. The process will take slightly less than two of your Earth minutes thank you very much.

#25 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@mordukai:

Is that the plot to the first Ratchet and Clank?

#26 Posted by the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG (4284 posts) -

IM BACK BITCHESSSSS

#27 Posted by mordukai (7185 posts) -

@Video_Game_King: Are you fucking with me or are you seriously asking me. I have no idea where do go with this one. You confuse me.

#28 Posted by Animasta (14719 posts) -

@Video_Game_King said:

@mordukai:

Is that the plot to the first Ratchet and Clank?

go read hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy right now

#29 Posted by ThePickle (4165 posts) -

Yay! We need more antics over there.

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#30 Posted by Zacagawea (1613 posts) -

Great, Seaserpent is fucking lame now. Thanks Jeff!

#31 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

@Animasta:

I can't, for I am too busy with Kid Icarus: Uprising and a billion other things.

#32 Posted by zyn (2591 posts) -

Huh, doesn't accept my login details.

#33 Posted by believer258 (12176 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Video_Game_King said:

@mordukai:

Is that the plot to the first Ratchet and Clank?

go read hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy right now

Wait... what he said is the plot to the first Ratchet and Clank. That does not mean that it is not also the plot to Hitchhiker's, but it is the plot to the first Ratchet game.

#34 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4486 posts) -

Does this mean that it's easier for me to dig deeper into it?

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#35 Posted by OldGuy (1575 posts) -

@Overbite said:

Well played, sir. Well played. :-)

#36 Posted by mrpibb (470 posts) -

@Sinusoidal: locale shouldn't be an issue, can you try logging in again?

#37 Posted by Mr_Skeleton (5154 posts) -

No they are bringing the peasants in!!! Lock the gates!

#38 Posted by coakroach (2492 posts) -

And Leo has gotten larger

#39 Posted by triple07 (1198 posts) -

@dungbootle said:

@triple07 said:

Sweet. New site looks good. Since all the data is temporary can we dick around with the site or is that frowned upon?

Go nuts, just no porn or whatever.

Yeah no porn, I was just planning on putting up wildly inaccurate information.

#40 Posted by TheUnsavedHero (1247 posts) -

Liking the redesign. Can't wait until it rolls out officially.

#41 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

What have they done to Dave?!

#42 Edited by Branthog (5596 posts) -

I just . . . . can't. I find the "big huge everything taking up massive amounts of space" too jarring on the eyes. Hopefully, by the time it launches, there'll be plenty of user customization options for the interface. Change is nice. Progress is good. I just prefer more WSJ and less USA Today. I feel like the beta site is trying to shove an iPad-app interface onto my desktop and as pretty as it is, it just doesn't "work" for me at the moment.

Also, Noby-Noby-Dave is kind of . . . . NO.

#43 Posted by Branthog (5596 posts) -

@triple07 said:

@dungbootle said:

@triple07 said:

Sweet. New site looks good. Since all the data is temporary can we dick around with the site or is that frowned upon?

Go nuts, just no porn or whatever.

Yeah no porn, I was just planning on putting up wildly inaccurate information.

Differentiating it from the live site . . . how? :D

#44 Posted by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -

I tried it out for about 5 minutes and then went back to the current version of the site. The other side is a scary, confusing place.

#45 Posted by Branthog (5596 posts) -

@Jrinswand said:

I tried it out for about 5 minutes and then went back to the current version of the site. The other side is a scary, confusing place.

I want to like it. I've been harsh enough about the direction it's going in another thread, so I won't rehash it here. I think the site needs to change and improve and I'm kind of tired with the design as it is, today. . . . but I just really am not excited by the beta site. I know it has taken a ton of hard work - no doubt about it. I hope it still has enough room to evolve that, by that big day, I see it and think "holy shit, they've really nailed something awesome".

Also, yeah, the content is . . . weird, right now. I kind of just want the normal actual content, so I don't bother with the beta site -- even if I wanted to be a guinea-pig. :)

#46 Posted by RandomInternetUser (6789 posts) -

@Ubersmake: It's a hardcore Dave-ipede. DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT.

#47 Posted by Ubersmake (754 posts) -

@xobballox said:

@Ubersmake: It's a hardcore Dave-ipede. DO NOT MAKE EYE CONTACT.

I try to scroll down but HE STILL SEES ME.

#48 Posted by Lava (672 posts) -

I've been enjoying the beta since it launched. I like the changes and the big images and the new wiki. Great reactive design too. Sticky videos also = awesome. I've also been enjoying watching those side images change from day to day. Always seems to come back to that hardcore duder.

#49 Posted by McGhee (6075 posts) -

Well I can't get passed the login screen now. Just get the 500 error.

#50 Posted by buzz_clik (7024 posts) -

@McGhee said:

Well I can't get passed the login screen now. Just get the 500 error.

Yup, same! Daaaave!

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