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PSN Profiles: Please display PS5 games as rectangles

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6 minutes ago, Lorajet said:

Just when I thought we had covered all of the inane possibilities for threads, this shows up :facepalm:

Its not inane, clearly enough people are opposed to the change and prefer the way exophase are handling it.
 

@Beyondthegrave07 That would mean the lists of trophy sets would take up more space on our profiles and on the games list, not to mention it would make the PS4 trophy set images look stretched.

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1 minute ago, I-SilentEcho-I said:

 

@Beyondthegrave07 That would mean the lists of trophy sets would take up more space on our profiles and on the games list, not to mention it would make the PS4 trophy set images look stretched.

Not really. If he pulls it from the PSN store, everything is square.

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6 minutes ago, Lorajet said:

Just when I thought we had covered all of the inane possibilities for threads, this shows up :facepalm:

Agree with you!  And, yes, probably 500 inane threads at last count. :awesome:

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5 minutes ago, Beyondthegrave07 said:

Not really. If he pulls it from the PSN store, everything is square.

Okay that could work but what about the lists taking up more space? That'd still be an issue.

EDIT: They take up double the space, and the text has a lot of empty space. I think it looks dreadful without having to rework the text to fit the bigger icons. wouldn't it just be easier to crop it to be rectangle? There's far fewer PS5 games atm to PS4, PS3 and VITA games so it would take a lot more effort to retroactively change all of them instead of just editing the PS5 games.

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3 minutes ago, I-SilentEcho-I said:

Okay that could work but what about the lists taking up more space? That'd still be an issue.

Is it really an issue though? I guess I'm just curious if everyone really wants to just stick with rectangles or if their issue revolves around the consistency of it.

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Personally, I think they should be circles.  But then, I never really stare at the trophy lists and measure the distance between the icons.

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The site is about providing a quick, searchable overview of the user’s gaming history - this is undermined the moment when entries are displayed inconsistently, even if it’s just a slight aesthetical / psychological hitch. So yeah, I think it’s quite important to consider coming up with a solution, the shape doesn’t matter - consistency and UX do.

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I like the squares so that I can easily identify which lists are PS5 lists.

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I'm okay with the squares myself, problem I have is that the layout looks off to me.  Maybe it's because the squares seem a bit big? Maybe reduce their size somewhat?

 

Hard to say what could fix the issue and keep them square at the same time though.

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Wouldn't someone have to modify each piece of artwork to make the squares into rectangles?

 

Seems like a megaton of work.

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1 minute ago, Platosaurus said:

Wouldn't someone have to modify each piece of artwork to make the squares into rectangles?

 

Seems like a megaton of work.


Generate the overall shape in CSS, resize the existing image with the same width or height but a higher z-level in CSS. Done. 

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So, actually there are square-shaped PS4 games, like The Evil Within, you click on the game icon and you see that it has a transparent background. This would be a fix.

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The inconsistency doesn't really bother me, but the wasted space sure does. Using twice as much screen area for the same amount of information reminds me of a lazy mobile-focused social media redesign (e.g. reddit)

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2 hours ago, I-SilentEcho-I said:

Its not inane, clearly enough people are opposed to the change and prefer the way exophase are handling it.

Vocal minority. Most people probably couldn't give one crap, let alone two over the shape change.

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6 minutes ago, fbdbh said:

So, actually there are square-shaped PS4 games, like The Evil Within, you click on the game icon and you see that it has a transparent background. This would be a fix.

 

I agree, there's actually a lot of lists out there that aren't rectangular. Most if not all lego games are actually circular they just have the background you describe

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When I looked on the Games tab on this site today I thought this is some kind of glitch with new ps5 trophy list not properly showing yet but if this is how its going to look then I might as well track my trophy progress on exophase. I vote for the old rectangles or even better if theres an option to switch between rectangles and squares in settings.

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The problem is that the official image will still be square. If you apply CSS rules to make the new images the same height as PS4's images but locking the aspect ratio it would look like this:

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Notice how the Borderlands 3 image looks like it could be bigger. The problem is that the actual image is rectangle but resized to square for PS5. If you would change the fit type to cover instead of contain the Borderlands 3 image looks ok but all other images are cropped:

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That means someone would need to decide on a per game basis which image should be aspect ratio locked and which shouldn't. Might not be the best solution.

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Just now, woggly4 said:

The problem is that the official image will still be square. If you apply CSS rules to make the new images the same height as PS4's images but locking the aspect ratio it would like this:

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Notice, how the Borderlands 3 image looks like it could be bigger. The problem is that the actual image is rectangle but resized to square for PS5. If you would change the fit type to cover instead of contain the Borderlands 3 image looks ok but all other images are cropped:

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That means someone would need to decide on a per game basis which image should be aspect ratio locked and which shouldn't. Might not be the best solution.

 

So how come Exophase is able to do it? Not meaning that passive aggressively but as a serious question. Their tiles are rectangular and normal. 

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