Hey, check it out: Gamefilter February 17, 2011 1:04 PM   Subscribe

Games are fun, and talking about games is fun. So it's pretty cool that stavrosthewonderchicken has recently built a mefi-inspired site called Gamefilter, for linking to neat game- (video and otherwise) related stuff on the web and talking about those things. Go check it out!

stavros made a Projects post here; I've been checking out the pre-announcement version for a while now along with a lot of other folks from over on mefightclub (which is also awesome), bug-hunting and feeling the functionality out, and it's pretty keen.
posted by cortex to MetaFilter-Related at 1:04 PM (55 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

Commander... keen.
how has that not been remade with amazing graphics and gameplay the same way GTA remade that old game and became the game that 'everyone' knows about
posted by infinite intimation at 1:10 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


wow love it!

except the css text shadow is making my eyes hurt for right now
posted by Avenger50 at 1:12 PM on February 17, 2011


He's a made chicken, full Gallus Nostra.
posted by boo_radley at 1:17 PM on February 17, 2011


Pretty cool...too much text-shadow though.
posted by rhizome at 1:20 PM on February 17, 2011


Thanking is the new Favoriting.
posted by Burhanistan at 1:22 PM on February 17, 2011


Only lowercase letters and numbers are allowed.

:(

I'm tempted to make my name capitalspiffycapitalrob, but I'm not an angry teenager anymore. For now.
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:28 PM on February 17, 2011


Huh. Cool, but why not post it in the blue? I see the extra level of sorta-metaness that other projects might not have, but it'd probably get more exposure on the blue anyway.
posted by empyrean at 1:29 PM on February 17, 2011


except the css text shadow is making my eyes hurt for right now

Yeah, sorry about that. I tried a few tricks to make it suck less on Chrome browsers, but I'll get rid of it entirely, maybe.

Thanking is the new Favoriting.

Heh. Over at MefightClub, thanking is all the rage, darling.

Actually, separation of the MeFi favoriting function out into thanking (just a social, pat-on-the-back thing, untallied) and bookmarking (to keep stuff on your profile you want to go back to) was a conscious decision. We'll see if it pans out as a Good Idea or not. ;-)
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:31 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Also, my hosting provider with impeccable timing has been giving me some grief the last 48 hours or so, and I'm terrified things will fall over with lots of new visitors, so it goes kaboom, please be patient.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 1:37 PM on February 17, 2011


Dude - I own Gamesfilter.com - I bought it back in the Elder Days of Mefi, set something up using the free 'filter' software, and never got round to sorting things out properly. I'd be happy to point it at your hosting.
posted by adrianhon at 1:44 PM on February 17, 2011 [12 favorites]


Stav has been a web-designing machine for about the last 18 months.

Also: I like adrianhon's idea!
posted by absalom at 1:53 PM on February 17, 2011


Curse you and your non-spacist naming ways!

Cool site, thanks for doing this!
posted by robocop is bleeding at 1:54 PM on February 17, 2011


Dude - I own Gamesfilter.com

You have GOT to be kidding me. How random is that? I was just thinking "I wonder who the bozo is that owns the .com"

This is why I luv MetaFilter. WOW!

I am the bozo owner of several small .coms you can buy from me for $1 million dollars.
posted by Avenger50 at 1:58 PM on February 17, 2011


Heh. There goes the PvZ post i was thinking of making.
posted by Artw at 2:00 PM on February 17, 2011


RAD. I will be over there toot sweet.
posted by sleevener at 2:01 PM on February 17, 2011


Wow. Perfect timing, with the whole death of Kotaku-readability. Now I have new, better place to read about games. Thanks!
posted by Ghidorah at 2:07 PM on February 17, 2011


Heh. There goes the PvZ post i was thinking of making.

Don't let it stop you from posting to the Blue (if that was your intent.) These are separate communities in a very Vinn diagram sort of way. Best of the web and best of gaming most certainly overlap.

I bean-plated this over at Gametheory (Gamefilter's MeTa.)
posted by m@f at 2:21 PM on February 17, 2011


PvZ post

Oh yes please.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 2:27 PM on February 17, 2011


adrianhon: "I own Gamesfilter.com"

well there's a happy coincidence.
posted by boo_radley at 2:51 PM on February 17, 2011


Dude - I own Gamesfilter.com - I bought it back in the Elder Days of Mefi, set something up using the free 'filter' software, and never got round to sorting things out properly. I'd be happy to point it at your hosting.

Groovy! Maybe MeFi mail me (or wonderchickenindustries at gmail) and we can sort it out, with many thanks.

And absolutely, I think, there's no reason to hesitate in posting game-related stuff here at the mothership if you're so inclined -- much bigger userbase and all. Posts at Gamefilter linking back here to the always-interesting discussions that ensue, or [via]-ing or whatever would be fine. I'm sure if GF takes off, the dynamic will more or less sort itself out over time.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:16 PM on February 17, 2011


stavrosthewonderchicken: Congrats on the new and great-looking site!
posted by Pastabagel at 3:20 PM on February 17, 2011


MAN, I just LOVE the logo. I just love it. (the site is great too, but I'm really happy to just stare at the logo for a while for now)
posted by iamkimiam at 3:30 PM on February 17, 2011


Huh. Cool, but why not post it in the blue? I see the extra level of sorta-metaness that other projects might not have, but it'd probably get more exposure on the blue anyway.

In case there's any confusion, I was talking specifically about this Metatalk post. I'm curious why it was posted here instead of on the blue, since the announcement would get more exposure over there (as other Mefi projects have done).

The site looks cool and I'd like it to succeed — that's why I was asking.
posted by empyrean at 3:35 PM on February 17, 2011


I hear you, empyrean. I don't see any reason it couldn't be a post on the blue, but since its sort of in a bootstrapping-its-community place right now and is a "here is a mefi offshoot thing" I felt more comfortable putting it here.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:39 PM on February 17, 2011


I was going to grow up and use a capital "D", but I can handle lowercase. I can, really. *sniff*
posted by deborah at 3:41 PM on February 17, 2011


It lacks a professional white background.

I appreciate this.
posted by disclaimer at 3:44 PM on February 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


Absolutely beautiful, Stavros. Man, you got a lot more mileage out of Wordpress than I thought possible.
posted by ignignokt at 3:45 PM on February 17, 2011


Ok, I'm over there now and everythin'. Who wants to be my virtual pal for them sweet cheevo points?
posted by juv3nal at 3:46 PM on February 17, 2011


It lacks a professional white background.

Actually, that was precisely the joke behind the white(ish) background for Metatalk Gametheory. Heh.

Thanks for the kind words, everyone. My heart's been going double-time all morning hoping things don't break and that I didn't miss any showstopper bugs (though there are still minor ones aplenty).
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:48 PM on February 17, 2011


Man, I love games.

Could you add a feature that's, like, a thing I could click on? And then I would have time in my life for such a cool site and all the games I love?
posted by Wolfdog at 3:51 PM on February 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Oh and hey, just in case you missed the comment in the Projects post, hugecranium is giving away free pre-order copies of Portal 2 over at the MefightClub longform group blog to all commenters, so if you're keen (and why wouldn't you be?), then hie thee hence (and check out our podcast while you're at it)!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:58 PM on February 17, 2011


Not to all commenters, I should clarify -- he'll randomly select the lucky winners.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:59 PM on February 17, 2011


You can get the professional white background if you select all.
posted by doublehappy at 4:01 PM on February 17, 2011


Perfectly timed with my jettisoning of Kotaku from my browser history -- this looks awesome and I can't want to play with it. Thank you.
posted by Errant at 4:40 PM on February 17, 2011


Not to all commenters, I should clarify -- he'll randomly select the lucky winners.

I am disappoint!
posted by WalterMitty at 6:04 PM on February 17, 2011


Woo!
posted by Wuggie Norple at 6:56 PM on February 17, 2011


Yes! It's so hard to find good game discussion on the web that I hang out at Select Button.
posted by Lovecraft In Brooklyn at 7:08 PM on February 17, 2011


YAY
posted by Nattie at 7:43 PM on February 17, 2011


I am disappoint!

Don't be disappoint! Huge said if he gets to 150 entries, he'll throw two more copies into the pot. huge is awesome
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:12 PM on February 17, 2011


Stav, you are the coolest.
posted by exlotuseater at 9:09 PM on February 17, 2011


Blue
posted by GeckoDundee at 10:43 PM on February 17, 2011


Should've known that wouldn't work.

Blue
posted by GeckoDundee at 10:48 PM on February 17, 2011


Whoa, need to find the achievement email switch.
posted by doublehappy at 11:21 PM on February 17, 2011


Is it really that big of a coincidence that a domain name inspired by Metafilter was created by somebody on Metafilter?
posted by kmz at 8:29 AM on February 18, 2011


Well, I joined. I tried to get into MeFightClub a while ago but to be honest I found it a bit in-jokey and unapproachable - a bit like how MeFi would probably be if you eliminated all but the 200 or so most active members. I hope Gamefilter can turn into something beautiful.
posted by A Thousand Baited Hooks at 4:53 PM on February 18, 2011


I'm sorry you found MFC unapproachable -- we do, collectively, try very hard to be welcoming to new people. In the interest of being more so, there's a new FAQ to guide you through the more labrynthine intricacies of our various sites and subsites and servers and stuff.

But we definitely like new people, and are more than happy to answer questions if you have any, so give us another chance!

Is it really that big of a coincidence that a domain name inspired by Metafilter was created by somebody on Metafilter?

Not really, but it's pretty cool.

Whoa, need to find the achievement email switch.


Yeah, there are an assload of notifications via email set up by default -- that's one of the things I was meaning to change and forgot. Sorry. You can turn them all off in your profile.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 3:44 PM on February 19, 2011


I'm a little late to the party-thread, but for those who love games, my new book, THE GAMES BIBLE, is out as of last fall. It's a giant collection of parlor, outdoor, and card games. MeFites gave me a lot of great ideas for games to play at my parties, and I wanted to say thank you.
posted by Ollie at 6:47 AM on February 21, 2011


We finally added Gamefilter the list of "Also On" sites in profiles. So if you have an account over there you can let others here know now.
posted by pb (staff) at 8:21 AM on March 11, 2011


I just noticed this, thanks to juv3nal, and came over to see if there was any mention of it -- I didn't even know about the social explorer thing before.

Thanks pb!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:47 PM on March 11, 2011


Minor thing, which doesn't really matter, but you can just point to /username rather than /username/profile if you want, ie gamefilter.net/stavrosthewonderchicken rather than gamefilter.net/stavrosthewonderchicken/profile.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 2:06 AM on March 12, 2011


Is there a difference between the two URLs?
posted by pb (staff) at 8:29 AM on March 12, 2011


A minor one -- the /username link takes to the 'root' of the profile, which shows recent activity on the site. The /username/profile link takes you to profile information the user has added.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:01 PM on March 12, 2011


ok, seems like /profile would be most similar to the other services we have listed.
posted by pb (staff) at 6:58 PM on March 12, 2011


All good, then. Thanks again!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:42 PM on March 12, 2011


Y'all will note that I was prescient in predicting this ambiguity about which profile link to use ;P
posted by juv3nal at 10:36 PM on March 12, 2011


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