Today, one of the top digital distribution services for PC games, GamersGate, launched an entirely redesigned site featuring a brand new look, improved search engine and profile functionality, and a community incentive program that rewards active users with free games.
“GamersGate has evolved into the new generation of online media,” said Theodore Bergquist, CEO of GamersGate. “Our users told us what they wanted and we answered with a streamlined site that holds much more social functionality to support a strong community of PC gamers who want to share their love of gaming with their peers.”
A community that takes its users' wants and needs and gives them to them, and rewards them for simply doing their jobs as users? That's what I'm talking about!
The New GamersGate
The new community incentives program includes the new Blue Coin Game Tutor systems. Blue Coins, act as virtual currency within GamersGate, earned through various kinds of user activity on the site, or through directly buying them with cash. (Which is easier, though, really?) The Game Tutor program is a system in which users can ask questions regarding game related questions, and the user who gives an answer with the best solution is awarded Blue Coins! Clever, eh?
The new site also features redesigned menus which make navigation much, much simpler. GamersGate has also added advanced search options and sub-categories to make searching a lot easier. New “intelligent” search functions include “suggest as you type,” which will suggest feature and game recommendations based on the user's previously bought or browsed games.
User profiles now feature all types of customizable social info including that user's game collection, game ratings, wishlists, membership status, and, of course, a display pic of avatar of that user's choice. Membership status is based on points earned through activity on the site. There are 5 levels of membership, which are white, green, yellow, red and black, with black being the most exclusive, and white the least. Members can also send each other personal messages.
GamersGate is a leading digital distribution platform creating easily accessible gaming experiences for gamers worldwide – anytime, anywhere. Viewed as a strong contender in the digital download arena, GamersGate continues to redefine the download industry and future strategies including the launch of several accompanying services and comprehensive tools, in addition to an aggressively growing product portfolio from a wide range of internationally recognized publishers
Their diverse catalog includes over 1,070 titles from a wide variety of publishers, including Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, and THQ.
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