With the volume of news and media that BRUTAL! covers only growing, numerous additions and changes have been implemented across the site to make things a bit easier. Most of these are minor tweaks, however there are two major additions to be aware of:
On the front page you’ll find the new Community Tracker, which avoids all the fuzz and gets straight to the point. It exists as a condensed preview on the front page, and as a standalone Twitter-like feed. It can also be subscribed to via RSS or email.
The general idea is that while major news stories and whatnot will continue to be posted in the main news, smaller tidbits such as random rumours and interesting Brutal Legend-related blog posts will be posted on the community tracker. Reviews, previews, and other such things will also eventually make an appearance.
Additionally, any updates to BRUTAL!‘s own content such as the addition of new screenshots, etc will be posted on the Community Tracker — until now this has largely happened behind the scenes. In fact, if you check it right now you might notice four awesome new screenshots.
The new Fan Art section is in essence just another gallery, but it’s one where user participation is encouraged more than ever. If you can produce beautiful art, be sure to have your work immortalised here!
While I’ve made an earnest effort to get in touch with talented artists so their work can be featured, the hope is that those of you who know to tickle eyes the right way will submit your own art. If you make something particularly awesome you might even end up in the main news.