I wonder how long they were in alpha





  • This is what happens when you use the DNF development schedule.



  • @bstorer said:

    This is what happens when you use the DNF development schedule.

     

    No, that would mean there would just be sporadic "screenshots" of Photoshop-designs and more frequent messages that the site would go live next year.



  •  Or maybe they redesigned their website and are now "beta testing" it in public on a live server, without giving the possibility to switch back to the old page.



  • @Juifeng said:

     Or maybe they redesigned their website and are now "beta testing" it in public on a live server, without giving the possibility to switch back to the old page.

    Or they came up with the idea of the never-ending beta long before Google.



  •  I like how they used a times roman font to stamp BETA on their 'since 1981 logo'. It's like beta is a grade of quality that you can stamp on software. Like it's angus or something.



  • I don't understand how a magazine website can be in "beta". Surely they're just using some standard content management software, the same as the rest of the publisher's sites. They're not offering a web application, where users might need to be warned of bugs or incompleteness. It's just content.

    So perhaps they're trying to be cool and ironic, with a reference to the DNF development timeline. Or maybe they're clueless idiots who don't know what "beta" means.



  • @gherkin said:

    I don't understand how a magazine website can be in "beta". Surely they're just using some standard content management software, the same as the rest of the publisher's sites. They're not offering a web application, where users might need to be warned of bugs or incompleteness. It's just content.

    So perhaps they're trying to be cool and ironic, with a reference to the DNF development timeline. Or maybe they're clueless idiots who don't know what "beta" means.

     

    I'd tend strongly to the latter. Then again, I'd like to see the implications of an actual beta there...

     "If you notice an unfixed bug or any other kind of strange behavoir of one of our reviewers, please submit them to our bugzilla interface. Please be sure to mention the time, the name of the reviewer and the game he reviewed, so we can reproduce the issue."

     

     



  • @Vechni said:

    Like it's angus or something.

    There seems to be an extra 'g' in that sentence.




  • @gherkin said:


    I don't understand how a magazine website can be in "beta".
    ...
    Or maybe they're clueless idiots who don't know what "beta" means.

    Maybe it's just a "Beta" magazine, in the sense of "The staff on Alpha magazines work much harder than we do, because they're so frightfully clever. I'm really awfully glad it's a beta magazine, because we don't work so hard."

    And what is that if not a grade of quality?



  • The site is obviously about beta gaming. They simply never test anything that's not a beta version. No alphas, no pre-release media copies – if it's not a beta it doesn't go on their site. After all they're not some kind of full version gaming magazine.


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