He sent me a Beta invite, so far it's pretty much facebook,steam,blogspot,youtube,photobucket, and phpBB all crammed together. Don't get me wrong it works quite well, the interface is intuitive and user friendly, the presentation of contents is nice, and the community aspect is smart. there's not much to do there sine it's a beta and there are only 1 - 2 hundred people signed up, but from what i saw i was amazed at how it works.
some of the things I loved about it.
Navagation - it's really easy to get around, it feels like a web browser (Chrome, FF) home buttons and mutiple tabs.
Presentation - The UI is good, it's not flashy or overpowering, which makes it feel nicer.
Content Presentation - All Mods/Games have their own section with all kinds of content. When you click on a game it takes you to that games section, there are tabs Community, Media, Blog, Patches, About, Info. in the commuinity tab you will find the forums on that perticular game, under the media tab you find screenshots and even trailers, the blog tab has the developers blog about the game, and patches has a list of available patches, about gives you info on the game and developer.
some things I didn't like about it.
Structure - when you go to find a game a list appears none of the options are Indie games.
The Development tab - figuring out this system of adding games is not userfriendly at all
Publishing - in order to publish/sell your game on desura they tell you to use their program to turn a zip file in to a MFC file, which desura can change and update. it take a long time to do that.