A Tour of FileFront 2.0
Your eyes do not deceive you. The old news.filefront.com is gone. It has been replaced by its younger, more attractive brother. This post will help get you acquainted with all of the new changes. We appreciate your warm response so far, and we’re excited to kick this thing off! So, without further ado, here’s a tour of FileFront 2.0…
There are bugs with files. Some files are entirely missing, and you may experience errors while trying to download files. We are aware of these, and are working to fix these issues ASAP. Thank you for your patience!
The “Login” and “Sign Up” buttons aren’t on the homepage yet. They’ll be back shortly. In the meantime, head over to the Upload Files page. You’ll see the Login and Sign Up buttons there. Use those. When you’re redirected back to the homepage, head back over to Upload Files. From there, you can click your account name.
There are definitely bugs with FileFront 2.0, and we’re working hard to fix them all. There are a lot of moving parts to this beast, and it will come to life in fits and starts. However, we’re confident that it will be a healthy, happy site in good time. Thank you for bearing with us.
This is the very first product push in a series of many to come! We have big plans still in the works, so don’t worry if it doesn’t look like we’ve addressed your favorite part of the site yet. Chances are, we’re right there with you! We’ll get there in good time.
First, let’s take a look at all the new goodies in the top nav. We’ll just start at the top left, and work our way to the right.
That always takes you back to the homepage. Duh…
A separate page for all of our news items! FileFront now has a full news room. We bring you up to date information on games in development, announcements, release dates, industry gossip, the whole package. You can filter this content by Latest and Popular, and you can drill down by console if you wish.
This page houses all of our full game reviews. We’re doing our best to bring you as many reviews as possible each month, of all the games we care about. You can filter this content by Latest and Popular, and you can drill down by console, and genre if you wish. We try and keep our reviews short, conversational and honest. We score games on a 0/100 scale.
This is a fun category. Here, you’ll find opinion pieces when we feel like ranting, “list” articles, fun collections of gamer-centric pictures, and other good stuff. You can sort this content by Latest and Popular.
This is a big one. You can use this page to navigate to what we call “Game Landing Pages”–separate walled-off content hubs for individual games. For instance, our Alan Wake Game Landing Page gives you an Overview, all Articles, our Review, our Walkthrough, and also Cheats and Unlockables right there on one page. You can filter the Games page by Latest and Popular, and you can drill down by Console and Genre if you wish.
NOTE: You might notice that some of the Game Landing Pages are a bit empty. They will fill up over time.
We’re committed to helping you beat games! Every month we’ll create high-quality game guides for you, which you can find on this page.
“Cheats” is a catchall term that refers to Achievements, Trophies and Unlockables. Need help finding all the Coffee Thermoses in Alan Wake? Check our Cheats category. Want to see the full list of Crackdown 2 Achievements? Head over to our Cheats page. If we have it, it’ll be right there.
This page houses all editiorial posts where we highlight awesome gameplay vidoes and trailers. We make a big deal out of cool trailers, and also random gems we find online…
This is a pretty cool category. We have the tinkering gamer in mind, and our helpful How-To articles are proof. We want to help you do stuff like optimize your system, install new hardware, make good purchasing decisions, etc. From beginner to advanced, we have you covered. Eventually, we’ll even have articles in here explaining how to create your own mods for a bunch of games!
News and reviews of all the latest and greatest gaming hardware.
The New Search Bar
It works exactly the same as the old search bar. Except, we’ve added an “Articles” filter to the search bar.
NOTE: Using the search bar to search “Games” will search all “File Landing Pages” in the old FileFront.com database. If you’re looking for, say, all the files for Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, the “Games” search bar is your best bet.
The New Featured Module
We’ll highlight all of our best stuff right here for you. Whether it’s a review of Limbo, or How to Buy the Best HDTV for Gaming, all our coolest stuff will always be right there.
6 Buttons Underneath the New Featured Module
Here, we’ve preserved all of the most crucial navigational units from the “Legacy” FileFront.com homepage. We’re still the #1 site for gaming files! With these buttons, you can easily access all of the Latest Demos, Patches, Videos, our Forums, Upload Files, and also you can check out the Break.com Game Trailers Channel. It’s a mix of hot gaming trailers, and funny gamer videos.
NOTE: All “Legacy” FileFront.com pages (like Latest Demos), are still currently in the old design. We are working to update those pages as soon as possible.