Sorry it’s been quiet on the website for the past week. We’ve been pushing office move updates to our YouTube channel, where we’ve stayed constant in updating everyone what’s going on. The website has mostly been on hold while we finalize an office move. This is big news for GN, as it will allow us to significantly expand our testing operations and push higher quality, more frequent content that is testing-focused.
We are moving from 2.5 bedrooms in a house (after ten years of being located here) into a large office space, including dedicated rooms for testing, production, filming, and storage. All of this means that we can finally set up permanent test benches for coolers, GPUs, CPUs, fan tests, PSU tests, case tests, and more. Dedicated systems will speed-up our production in ways that we can’t articulate – for the past ten years, we’ve had to set-up and tear-down systems for each test, which takes multiple extra hours of work per test sequence.
Our goal is to finalize the move very soon. This will immediately increase our output of technical content. We have been fortunate enough to have significant support via Patreon and our store (including Modmat sales, shirt sales, posters, etc.), which has allowed us to make this expansion without increasing our reliance on advertisers. We are able to maintain editorial independence while expanding in large ways, which is rare and difficult to achieve.
It’s most important that we relay the increase in technical content publication, here. Again, this move means more content production – written and video – and more of that will be testing and benchmarks. Once this move completes and we get settled, we will be looking into website overhaul options, new forum installation, and more. The website is next on our list for a massive overhaul. We are targeting “by EOY” for a loose, achievable timeline on the website overhaul. We’ll still be posting as normally (once moved in, so almost daily), but the upgrade will allow more frequent posting from other GN contributors.
If you haven’t seen any of our move, we’d suggest watching some of it on the YT channel. In order, here it is:
Final Tour of GN’s Old “Office”
GN’s New, Empty Office
Day 1 Move & Meeting GN’s Team
Day 2 Move & Test Room Build
More to come soon. Thank you for your patience as we make this move. It’s been 20-hour days for a few weeks, and we hope that you understand that updating both the website and YouTube, both while building an office, is a difficult task.
Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"
First world problems, Steve. First world problems.