Why did they inherit GBs "new releases" design =( Gamespots old design was the best one out there I knew of (and one of the only reasons I visited their site). The GB design is just terrible for actually looking up what's coming out when.
@mx: There's quite a major difference in traffic between games that run gameplay through servers (especially in the case of MMOs where hundreds or more participants can be interacting) and games that doesn't. Comparing this to an MMO is just ludicrous. Comparing it to stuff like Diablo and Sim City (as already done) makes more sense, but even then those games were still heavily monitoring and saving to the cloud as you went along. A more apt comparison is something like CoD, and even though they also have some launch days woes, it's usually not close to this.