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    Please Merge PS4 and PS4 Games Forums

    What is the point of having a PS4 forum, and a PS4 Games forum?

    I don't know of any other community that splits their viewership in half like that. It would be more convenient for users if they only had to view 1 page, instead of viewing both. I feel like I'm missing out on important news sometimes if I don't view both pages.

    Please merge the two.

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    Yeah, I don't see a reason why they should be separate. I never understood why the PS3 forums were separate either.

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    Because one section is for the discussion of the console hardware, and the other is for games.

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    I'd say it's fine the way it is. They're separated to make it easier to find certain topics so one forum is for hardware news and the other for games.

    If the activity dies down then a couple forums will be merged, like how the PlayStation Legacy forum is comprised of PS1, PS2 and PSP threads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    Because one section is for the discussion of the console hardware, and the other is for games.
    You know no other forum is like that?

    NeoGAF has 1 forum for all games, systems, etc.... and it's the most successful gaming forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MATRIX 2 View Post
    Because one section is for the discussion of the console hardware, and the other is for games.
    Thanks for stating the obvious.

    It's just not necessary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksite View Post
    I'd say it's fine the way it is. They're separated to make it easier to find certain topics so one forum is for hardware news and the other for games.

    If the activity dies down then a couple forums will be merged, like how the PlayStation Legacy forum is comprised of PS1, PS2 and PSP threads.
    If that really is the case, then why not have one main PlayStation forum with Games as a sub-forum?

    That way game specific discussions stay in one area and every other discussion, hardware or otherwise in the main one.
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    The spilt is simply to facilitate better QOL, as Blacksite pointed out.

    If you want to find topics pertaining to:
    Infamous|Killzone|Naughty Dog's Next Game >> you go to the 'Games' section

    If you want to find topics pertaining to:
    CPU|Hardware Revisions|GPU talk|System analysis etc. >> you go to the PS4 section

    For example, having:
    Naughty Dog discuss PS4 hardware
    Naughty Dog's next game
    Guerilla Games talk PS4 GPU
    Epic discuss GDDR5
    all in one section would make it harder to find the stuff you want.

    Just look at the stats for the PS3 Games/Hardware section too. they are an equal split. Combining them would decrease your ability to find articles you find relevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFAMOUS8 View Post
    You know no other forum is like that?

    NeoGAF has 1 forum for all games, systems, etc.... and it's the most successful gaming forum.
    This place isnt NeoGAF, shocking I know.

    The day this place starts being like NeoGAF is the day I leave without a second thought, I love this place and I spend my day HERE for a reason. It's not a giant pain in the ass to find topics I want to read like it is over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFAMOUS8 View Post
    You know no other forum is like that?

    NeoGAF has 1 forum for all games, systems, etc.... and it's the most successful gaming forum.
    If you want a Neogaf experience, go to neogaf. This is PSU, the do what they want. It's worked for several years so there isn't really a reason to change.

    Quote Originally Posted by sainraja View Post
    Thanks for stating the obvious.

    It's just not necessary.



    If that really is the case, then why not have one main PlayStation forum with Games as a sub-forum?

    That way game specific discussions stay in one area and every other discussion, hardware or otherwise in the main one.
    Worked fine for the PS3 sections, why raise an issue now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFAMOUS8 View Post
    What is the point of having a PS4 forum, and a PS4 Games forum?

    I don't know of any other community that splits their viewership in half like that. It would be more convenient for users if they only had to view 1 page, instead of viewing both. I feel like I'm missing out on important news sometimes if I don't view both pages.

    Please merge the two.
    If they were merged, you'd be spending more time looking for news between pages than you do now. Most places do have sections for certain topics like this layout, I'm not sure which communities you're used to.




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    I never thought of merging them, but I have thought about having "PS3 Games" with the hardware forum as a subsection. That way things are a bit more streamlined yet still orderly. You'd still be able to go directly to that sub section from the main forum page too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost View Post
    I never thought of merging them, but I have thought about having "PS3 Games" with the hardware forum as a subsection. That way things are a bit more streamlined yet still orderly. You'd still be able to go directly to that sub section from the main forum page too.
    There isn't any real benefit from that other than aesthetics. It won't change a thing as far as functionality goes. I would just leave it as it is. I'd be more than happy to put together a mockup of it and you can let the community decide on which way to go. Just shoot me a PM with how you want the looks to be set up and I'll do it by noon my time (EST).




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    PS4 Discussion - hardware related section

    PS4 Games Discussion - software related section

    Pretty self explanitory. Once the console comes out there will be plenty of questions, quirks and talk about the console itself. Don't wanna see that crap? Then click on PS4 games. easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by INFAMOUS8 View Post
    You know no other forum is like that?

    NeoGAF has 1 forum for all games, systems, etc.... and it's the most successful gaming forum.
    Yeah but its a mess too, its one thing I hate about it
    I like the way the current system is and I can't think why it would bother someone.

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    I've seen both versions and I really prefer the way PSU does it. When everything gets mashed together it's way harder to find what you're looking for. It takes alot more time to browse a forum with several subjects mashed into one section, IMO. I really hope PSU keeps their style of dividing things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    There isn't any real benefit from that other than aesthetics. It won't change a thing as far as functionality goes. I would just leave it as it is. I'd be more than happy to put together a mockup of it and you can let the community decide on which way to go. Just shoot me a PM with how you want the looks to be set up and I'll do it by noon my time (EST).
    I'm a guy who appreciates form AND function. You are dead right that it would serve no real function other than looking more streamlined, but any improvement is a good improvement. If you would be so kind as to make a mock up and maybe take a screen shot with something like:

    PS3 Software
    - PS3 Hardware

    and same with PS4 when you have some free time it'd be cool to see what 'could be'. "PS3 Games" can replace 'software' if you think it looks better.

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    leave it the way it is. its so much easier to find out information or ask questions in separate boards. I may not post a ton here in the forums, but ive been on the site almost daily for about 4 years, and ive never had any problems navigating the site. They should be kept separate. If i want to know about upgrading a hard drive i go into the PS4 section, if i wanna know about a game or see what game people are talking about, i go into the PS4 game section. Its easier.


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    I'm a newbie here but I like it the way it is.. There will be more than enough content to keep both sections active so it's not as if one is dying a death with no new content.

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    Personally, these are the changes I would make:


    -Provide custom forum icons for all the forums that have generic icons, like 'PlayStation 4 Games' for example. It doesn't look good. A new icon for the 'PlayStation 4' forum would be cool too.

    -Move 'PSU Media Content' to the 'Welcome To PSU' section. I know you guys want as much activity as possible in that forum, but it's just out of place and looks sloppy.

    -Put the 'Call of Duty' sub-forum under the 'PlayStation 4 Games' forum.


    Just my thoughts!

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    I like it how it is. A games sub forum would be fine with me also... but just one section with games and hardware stuff all shoved together would be messy.

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