Nukezilla Presents Wire
After several weeks of testing and development Wire.Nukezilla is ready for its debut. Wire, as it’s known to its friends, is my answer to the problem of finding the latest gaming news.
Before now I’ve been using either RSS feeds or one of the social news sites, but in the past few months I’ve become increasingly aware they aren’t fulfilling my needs. I want the latest news, fast, accurate and without any extra BS or filler.
When it comes to using RSS feeds, unless you’re subscribed to a lot of them, chances are you’re going to miss non-syndicated posts (like reviews and editorials). But as soon as you’re subscribed to more than a dozen or so, the sheer quantity of data available becomes overwhelming, rendering the whole system worthless.
So, you need some kind of sorting. This is where N4G, Digg Gaming and Reddit Gaming come in. But, again, these services have problems. N4G, for starters, is filled with the worst quality articles imaginable. It twins popularity based on comments and views with user submitted content. Anyone can post some soft-core porn, or some fanboyish article and will be awarded the top spot. The site is also geared up to make “first” trump “good” in terms of news.
Digg, as anyone who has used the service knows, has huge problems when it comes to articles actually getting the “diggs” they need. Large websites who already have plenty of readers can add a Digg button to their site and almost brute-force their way up the charts. Again, the site also suffers from terrible user submitted content.
Reddit Gaming is my current go-to source for news (full disclosure; I’m also a moderator there). You get a nice mix of important news as well as some good original stuff. However, due to the up/down voting system, often times the big bits of news never make it on to the front page. And again, as with the other two, the low-quality, built for hits, user submitted content rears its head from time to time.
I built Wire.
Essentially it’s an RSS reader for all the big sites, combined with a voting and data tracking service. There is no user submitted content. Instead it tracks more than a dozen of the largest and best gaming sites on the web and takes the news from there. You, the reader, can then vote on the worthiness of articles.
There are a lot of features in the pipeline to better help you piece together relevant news and track breaking or trending topics, but for now I’m keeping it simple.
Welcome to Wire. What do you think?