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Don’t panic, you haven’t accidently typed in the wrong URL this morning and you are in fact on www.lazygamer.net as you should be. Over the weekend we moved our server from Germany to right here in South Africa in an attempt to improve our offerings.

At the same time we pushed forward our new site design as well. Unfortunately everything went wrong over the weekend so you may find a few loose wires and oddities hanging around still. If you see anything that doesn’t work or you hate please grab a screenshot and drop it in the comments below.

The biggest change from a reading perspective is our latest news drop down

This little dropdown shows you the latest 15 articles we have posted, the number on the block is the number of unread articles. As you can see once an article is read the image and title will be greyed out and the number will drop.

Now that we are posting over 20 articles a day we are hoping this will help you not miss anything.

For the tech people, this is all run with jquery and cookies, we make sure to only store the last 50 article ID’s in the cookie so you don’t get fat. If you don’t allow cookies we think you’re weird but it should then simply not show a number and not work as awesome as it does now.

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The site is also responsive now so you should get a better mobile experience, it’s buggy on the front page at the moment but the article pages are working pretty well.

We have some exciting things planned that we will be adding in the near future but for now let’s see if the new server can handle the load before we add too many new features. If the site is slow or unresponsive to you please yell.

Oh and we lost some comments from last week, sorry about that. You weren’t censored; the comments just seem to be refusing to attach to the correct articles. I’m still working on it. Along with a myriad of other things.

Last Updated: September 1, 2014

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Sith JJ

    Where am I !!?!?!?!?!
    What’s going on!?!?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      There’s nothing to worry about. Nurse, get the probe.

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        TAKE THE LEG!

      • Admiral Chief Assassin
        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          THERE’S ALWAYS TIME FOR LUBRICATION!

          • Hammersteyn

            Ice cream, I’d like some Ice cream.
            What flavor?
            Doesn’t matter, it’s for my ass.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’d recommend chocolate fudge as it’s appropriate or lemon sorbet because it’s refreshing. Not that um I’d er I’m just assuming.

          • 0-O

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            That movie is SO underrated!

          • Hammersteyn

            Saw it again this weekend. Never gets old

          • Kensei Seraph

            Not if you’ve got a bug underneath your skin heading towards your privates and someone needs to cut it out.
            Then there’s no time for lubrication or anaesthetic.

          • Jonah Cash

            Take the leg!!!!!

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Agreed, the needs of the schlong outweigh the needs of the leg

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Don’t bring logic into this damn it.

        • Sk3tz0

          Chick in the background all like.. Fuck.. Should of phoned in Sick and played Games rather.

        • Sk3tz0

          WATCHING THIS TONIGHT

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            First time?

          • Sk3tz0

            yeah first time this Month 😛

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Hahaha, wd

          • Spaffy

            Take lube.

      • Sith JJ

        The pr..prr….probe??

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          HEAD AND SHOULDERS!!!

    • Hammersteyn

      Everything is kinda normal when you reach the comments

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        True dat

      • Spaffy

        It can be a facebook page for all I care, as long as the people don’t change

        • Hammersteyn

          Yeah but that would be like migrating from New York to New Jersey

        • Anonymous

          Yeah man we will never change

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    STOP CHANGING MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!

  • Super Smash Umar

    Overall though, it is looking good and I kinda dig the new look 🙂 Goodluck guys

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    Wait, so change is as good as a holiday….WHY AM I AT THE OFFICE?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Because if you have change AND a holiday they cancel each other out.

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        Indeed, good point

      • Dutch Matrix

        So THAT’s why those December “I’m going to lose weight” resolutions never go anywhere!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    I think it looks pretty cool, and before I forget, Happy Spring Day!

  • Admiral Chief Assassin

    I have a recommendation, a little warning button for new users regarding a certain Alien, Ginger, Cabbage ALERT (kinda like defcon alert) and hammers flying around, rants, the mythical oVg, some green bananas and eye-liner dude

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      What’s that supposed to mean?…

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        A warning that that Alien is an “emperor” AIRQUOTES

        😛

    • Jonah Cash

      Hahaha!!! That is brilliant!! Give them a different color in the comments section just to highlight what you should miss read!! Hahahah

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        Rather SHOULD read!

        • Jonah Cash

          Some people don’t have that though a stomach you see!!

      • Spaffy

        It’ll be all rainbow colo(u)red on all our screens then

      • Kensei Seraph

        I call dibs on green.
        Rince should get pink.

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          Red here

          • Spaffy

            Blue. Pink for Trevor.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            You have to be on the list first…You actually behave yourself

          • Spaffy

            Then yours should be black.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Nope JJ is black, since of the eye-liner, you see?

          • Spaffy

            lol

          • Kensei Seraph

            Pink for Rince (I edited to add that earlier).

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Seconded

          • Spaffy

            Thirded

          • Kensei Seraph

            Motion carried.

  • Spaffy

    I’ll just ctrl+c and ctrl+v here

    I’m indecisive about the new LG layout.

    I like the fact that it’s new, but not sure that it was necessary.
    It squashes the text into the middle, sorta

    • How do you mean squashes the text in the middle?

      • Spaffy

        See attached

        • Admiral Chief Assassin

          …you forgot to black out your bookmark tab….NOW WE ALL KNOW!!!!

          • Spaffy

            I knew the first thing you guys would do is scrutinize lol

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Hahaha, YARRRRR

          • lol

  • Hammersteyn

    Leave it as is, it’s got much more in common with my life now.

    • Spaffy

      Are you seeing empty spaces?

      • Hammersteyn

        No, but it looks like a mess.
        *Edit – Looked

  • Sith JJ

    I like it.

    • Guild

      Same. I like the layout and easy tab with unread articles. Makes things nice and neat

  • Sk3tz0

    Looks nice.. all this new site loading must be the reason some1 forgot to hand out the Beta Keys for WoD in the Compitition 😛 naughty naughty naughty

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      Keys were sent via email

      • Sk3tz0

        bugger means i never got one.. FFS oh well back to work i guess..

    • Keys were all sent, mate ;P

      We ended up with THOUSANDS of entries, and just 50 to give away/.

      • Sk3tz0

        lame.. haha.. I was hoping there would be a post of the lucky winners so i could do some stalking over the weeknd.. 😛

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        How many bots?

        • Kensei Seraph

          I think the Banana entered so at least 1.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Hahaha

  • Hammersteyn

    I’m glad to see I wasn’t the only one working this weekend

  • Kensei Seraph
    • PERSONA 5!!!! (Umar)

      Yui? I love Yui

  • Sk3tz0

    oh Is there a mark as read function for the Latest news. I mean I admit i dont read all the Articles, and the whole numbers on the Top will bug me as much as the numbers in the Disqus Circle.. and then some1 at work will be yelled and made to cry and then Circle of Shouting will commence..

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Yes good point, it bugs me too. I went & reopened all those articles to get rid of the number lol.

  • iAmWeasel

    The site was in need of a new design, but it doesn’t work for me. Spacing is all wrong, fonts don’t work for me. New homepage is confusing.

  • Guest

    Change is always good, I think?

    • Spaffy

      So good you had to post it twice 😛

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        Dat old five cent!

        • Spaffy

          Giving your age away…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            No one asked for your 2c! 😉

          • Spaffy

            Lol, skerp op n Maandag ne?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Yeah, it’s all downhill from here.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            Bah, gimme the OLD ONE RAND! Man, used to buy enough chappies for a whole weekend with that bad-boy…you know, for the READING

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            haha I remember those facts. You could beat someone to death with those old R1 coins.

          • Admiral Chief Assassin

            I started a collection after they were phased out. But had a terrible roommate that raided that collection to buy smokes and alcohol.

            *sigh*

            They could have been WORTH something today!

    • Sk3tz0

      Whats this ?? 50C new Album Cover..

  • Guest

    Change is always good, I think?

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Wow, an old 5c piece. I haven’t seen one of those in ages.

      • Admiral Chief Assassin

        Check your wallet, next to that condom you’ve kept…

        • Spaffy

          For if he gets lucky? That condom’s probably powder by now.

        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          lulz – it’s vintage.

          • Kensei Seraph

            The coin or the condoM? 0_o

  • Sk3tz0

    FUCK!!! Is it me or is the Comments jumping all over the fucking place when u trying to scroll.. it seems it jumps to the laster reply every time..

    • Jonah Cash

      I don’t have that problem….

  • hairyknees

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      *light ciggie*

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      Is that the sound of an intern being teabagged?

  • Jonah Cash

    So Gaving puts up an article about the new site design and layout and I find about 5 comments on it out of the 70… Seems about right and he should just take that as everything being ok for us!!

  • iAmWeasel

    Lose the grey 1px border boxes.

  • Her Highness the Hipster

    Redesign has made me realize that I fear change…

  • Viking Of Science

    I’m Panicking….

  • Kensei Seraph

    Disqus no longer shows that there are new comments above the section of the page you are looking at.
    It works fine for comments below that section but the banner at the top seems to be hiding the new comments banner.
    Refresh for screenshot (and feel free to try decipher part of my tabs :P)

    • Kensei Seraph

      Oh and the font size of the articles has gone up a few points (people might be able to read it over my shoulder now).
      Refresh for another screenshot.

    • Spaffy

      Corrie Botha? On mine it shows guest

      • Kensei Seraph

        I am starting to suspect that Disqus doesn’t handle guest accounts all that well.
        It seems to give them all the same name and shows them as proper accounts until you refresh, either that or some people like to logout and post an “anonymous” comment only to log back in.

    • Yeah I saw that this morning as well.. quite annoying.. will see if we can fix that

  • MakeItLegal

    🙂

  • There are a number of font and spacing issue we are aware of, that are being fixed. As I said in another thread, some issues forced our hand a little early, and the new site layout had to go live before it was baked. Bear with us, and we will fix and sort it all out.

    Please also do leave comments and suggestions and we’ll get on them 🙂

    • Guest

      I like the new design but as you said, it could definitely use a little polish.
      If I had one suggestion, it would be to please change the font.
      IMHO, it doesn’t look good at all, both on PC and Mac.
      I would suggest looking at your sister site, themovies.co.za, for font style and size.

      Lastly, with respect the background game art that you use, please try to use higher resolution images if possible. As it stands, it looks very blurry and stretched out.

      Thanks for asking for input and suggestions 😉

      • Yes, we have requested a better skin; we’re waiting on the advertisers to supply one.

      • Background/skin images updated with higher res art. 🙂
        Still working on a ton of other issues.

        • Guest

          Awesome stuff guys.
          Thanks for the speedy updates.
          This is why you guys are my favourite gaming site.

          PS: Sorry for all the extra work we’ve been demanding, especially on a Monday :/

  • Rags

    I’d remove the facebook plugin beneath the article. That has already lost its flair, a facebook button on top is more than enough. That should leave more space. I’d place the author details and more details in a box beneath the article. The reviews and scores on the right. I would decrease the text background opacity to 0.7-8 and make the font size 12 and make it a slight grey instead of white fff.

    In the top menu, I’d remove the italics from the sub menu. I’d decrease opacity to 0.9 and apply uppercase.
    My 2c 🙂

    • Kensei Seraph

      Sounds pretty good overall.

    • Admiral Chief Assassin

      KILL FACEBROEK

      • Spaffy

        Vleisboek?

  • What is going on?!

  • ToshZA

    I haven’t had too much time to explore, but so far I’m really enjoying this new layout and design. The reviews section on the right is particularly a huge improvement, and that latest news drop-down? Love you guys!

    • Spaffy

      They just need to put the latest comment bit back

      • problem is we get so many comments that the thing is normally useless… trying to find a way to work with that

        • Guild

          Got a new error when I opened the page:

          function wpse126301_dashboard_columns() { add_screen_option( ‘layout_columns’, array( ‘max’ => 2, ‘default’ => 1 ) ); } add_action( ‘admin_head-index.php’, ‘wpse126301_dashboard_columns’ ); Warning: session_start(): Cannot send session cache limiter – headers already sent (output started at /home/bedrooms/public_html/wp-content/themes/minimum/functions.php:1680) in /home/bedrooms/public_html/wp-content/themes/minimum/functions.php on line 13

  • Brady miaau

    The “letter box” thing is pretty cool. I will test the mobile later, but it used to awesome on mobile.

    I like this, not an upgrade for upgrades sake, but a nice functionality bump. It looks good and I am sure you (Gavin) know all about first day teething troubles, looking at the day job. Not too bad, it all works, just looked a bit wonky first thing this morning.

    Approval all round, I should think. I speak for everybody, everywhere. If you did not get the memo, you will

  • z1n

    I think it looks good, feels nice and responsive (except for a few jitters here and there). TEXT IS MUCH BETTER. This has a bit of ‘Metro’ look in some places with out the disgusting colour scheme, well played.

    • z1n

      Looks ok on my phone though many more little issues. Lazygermer logo likes to jump around when I scroll down, there’s also titles on top of description text.
      Today is gonna be a busy week for the website dev.

  • Sageville

    My body doesn’t handle change well!

  • DrKiller

    I don’t understand this website!

  • Norm

    I like the new look.

  • Ryanza

    I like that the site resizes itself based on browser window size. Been waiting for that.

    I think only recent comments is missing.

  • Ryanza

    42

  • Okay..lots of you said the fonts were too big, so general text is now smaller. will get to reducing headings and whatnot a bit later.

    • Guest

      The smaller text is does indeed improve readability, thanks.
      Any chance of changing the font style itself?
      Perhaps to something more suited to online reading?
      For example, Arial or Verdana for Sans-serif and Georgia for Serif?

  • Viking Of Science

    Hey guys, I browse in a half screen window most of the time, and the ad in the sidebar, and the “latest lazygamer reviews” Don’t seem to scale to fit the window. as such:

    in a maximised window, the ad fits nicely on the grey background, (the reviews as well, but as you can see, If I use a smaller window, the ad doesn’t scale down in size…

    A minor annoyance more than anything…

    • why would you browse like that… what is this madness

      • Viking Of Science

        It’s called Multitasking on a 23inch screen, Office won’t let me use a second one…

  • Pieter Smal

    I love the fresh look 🙂

  • Skoobaz

    Like the layout. Took me the day to get used to it but now I confirm. It’s lekka!

  • CAE9872

    Very nice update.

  • Tiaan Pat

    The new site is AWESOME!!

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