Some of you may have received an email last night about some big updates to dpadd but I wanted to share it with you here as I've had the most high quality feedback from giantbomb users. I'm hoping some of you will check out the changes and help me through the next batch of feedback. You can learn a little about what I'm planning and add your own ideas here.
Here's what's new:
New type of update: Playing
Until today you were only able to share games that you've "played" to your game journal. You can now share the game you are currently playing.
We've added notifications to the site. Now you can instantly see when you get a new follower or when someone comments on one of your updates.
Ok, this one has been around for about a week now, but we love it so much we wanted to share it with you directly. You can now mark game as 'played', 'want to play' or rate it just by hovering over the game art on any page.
Several other updates, tweaks and bug fixes
We've fixed a ton of bugs and made lots of other changes all thanks to your great feedback.
@pudge: Good thought. Integrating console/steam APIs is definitely on my radar but will definitely be a large scale endeavour. Xbox live doesn't even have an official API, you have to do some seriously hacky stuff to make it work. I agree though, it will be important for this thing to really fly. I do want to avoid is the insane 'raptr-style' auto update stuff, I think there's a more elegant solution that's yet to be found :)
@tescovee Hey there, thanks a ton for the kind words, I really appreciated it.
The "Games you've rated should automatically be played" feedback is something I've heard a few times and will be addressing within the next few days. It makes a lot of sense, I just need to think through the implications of it. Would you expect to see two "Feed updates?" or just have that game marked as played on a game page / on your journal.
Regarding your other point, I think it's a bug. Will look in to it.
I wasn't able to respond to all the awesome feedback yesterday as I'm a "new member" on giantbomb and an restricted to 5 posts per day. All your thoughts and ideas above have been noted and I'll be working my way through them over the coming weeks.
Yesterday I pushed the ability to see who follows you and who you're following (Visit your "Game Journal" and click the yellow "Following" / "Followers" links). I also added the ability to follow people directly from the 'People' page.
You can see updates as I make them here: http://dpadd.com/changes I'll post changes there from now on (GB probably doesn't want me using this thread as a change log forever).