Welcome to Gamnesia's official launch! What is Gamnesia, you ask? Simply put, it is an all new video game news, editorial, review, and whatever-other-shenanigans-we-want-to-do website that now takes the place of all extra non-Zelda coverage at Zelda Informer. In many ways, it's a spiritual successor to Zelda Informer, but never fear because ZI isn't going anywhere. Instead, ZI will be returning to bringing you the latest and greatest in Zelda news, editorials, and walkthroughs. Meanwhile, Gamnesia will be it's own gaming hub for discussing games with the rest of the world.
Initially, we will be promoting Gamnesia a lot around Zelda Informer, but let’s not get into those semantics. Instead, let's talk about what's new for you, the fans. For starters, Zelda Informer has a slightly revamped layout. This puts all the emphasis back on Zelda and away from things that, really, many Zelda fans may not care about. In terms of both sites, they have been recoded from the ground up. This means much faster loading times and and a better priority, so even if the site lags out the content itself will still be loaded.
to all that lovely goodness, there is now a tag system in place. So outside of
organizing things on the site by categories, we can tag additional things that
aren't worth their own section. This will automatically populate at a specific
tag URL for your convenience, meaning that you can click on the tags within a news post and
favorite your preferred ones, such as one for the eShop. This new system also includes a
gallery option for screenshot related posts, which you can see down below. We also included an advanced search feature you can access at the bottom of each site, which allows you to further customize your searches and get even more accurate results!
Another thing many of you noticed right away I am sure is the all new automated featured area ( which is not live at the time of this post, but will be by the end of the day). The best part about this on Gamnesia is the featured area will vary depending on what section of the site you view. If you are in the Wii U area it will have the latest Wii U stuff featured, but the Xbox area will have a different featured set entirely, essentially making each section of the site it's own hub for that console/system. This way you can avoid all the index posts if you don't care too much for it and focus in on the platforms you do care about.
There are lots of little neat things here and there as well, but what will be really exciting is that sometime in the next 70 days, we will be launching a brand new and completely robust user system. The system, as it stands, will feature site registration that also allows you to post comments on the site as a registered user, a full user profile, user blogs and reviews, and possibly even a wiki for all to enjoy. Of course this only scratches the surface of future plans and ideas we will be bringing to you all.
There was also a massive overhaul on the back-end, but that's for us to worry about. We sincerely hope you enjoy our new site with increased coverage and appreciate everything we have added to Zelda Informer as well.