UGAME.net a social network for gamers has just opened its doors! It is a community site for gamers, where you can show off your social skills, share your photos and tag other gamers, create random groups around gaming (PLAY MORE PROMODE?), set up your team, troll on blogs, or simply stalk your favourite gamer (girl?), it’s excellent for event reunions and galleries (such as the ETAP HOTEL brigade from ESWC 08!).
The site, which was designed with the help of the Fnatic team, and some randoms has just opened its doors to the world after a 5 month closed beta. Thousands of gamers have signed up and so far the community seems to like what’s on offer.. There are profiles, teams, guilds, galleries and blogs popping up all over the site, which are linked in to the individual user. The games system is also pretty sophisticated with over 1000 titles (more in the pipeline), with the ultimate goal to become the equivalent of IMDB for the gaming world. Have a look at the World of Warcraft (http://ugame.net/games/worldofwarcraft/) page for an idea of where its heading. Also if you wanted to find some other gamers who play QUAKE 3 on the site, that's easy to do. In the future there are plans to incorporate videos, files, galleries and countless other features to this system as well.
Here's what a couple of community figures that use the site had to say:
Anna Nordlander (http://ugame.net/users/aNNaa/)
“Well there’s nothing like UGAME, it’s a pure community and has the possibility to be really huge. You never had a greater opportunity to gather friends, share photos and talk about the games we love.”
James “2GD" Harding (http://ugame.net/users/TooGoood/)
“UGAME.net has become my new home for socializing with my gamer mates. I’m pleased I can finally to talk geeky on a network! (I’m scared to talk nerdy on Facebook, due to too many girls I’m trying to hit on will read it, and later will remove me as a friend. Especially if the conversation is about my imba Orc Warrior, POW! I digress...) I’m also impressed with the fundamentals UGAME has given me, including teams and galleries. And I’m excited to see what it will offer me next. Ill definitely stick around. So yeah...CHECK OUT MY PROFILE BITCHES! Oh and when you’re on my profile... you want to click become a fan. All the cool kids are doing it, and you can be cool too... Today! ”
Antti Nieminen (http://ugame.net/users/apekki/)
“I’ve been using the site since it was in closed beta back in February and I used it all the time to look at galleries, blogs and keep in touch with my friends and teammates. Now that everyone can join I’m sure I’ll be use it even more than before and make even more friends. I just hope that everyone enjoys it as much as me.”
If you’re already a member and want to find other people from ESR just post your UGAME ID in the comments below. And to support ESR join the ESR group (http://ugame.net/groups/114/)!
NOTE: If you already have an account on FNATIC.com, you will also be able to login on UGAME.net, as it is part of the UGAME Network.
Edited by Nicky at 12:15 CDT, 1 August 2008 - 48542 Hits