GamersGate, a premier digital distribution service for PC games, today unveiled a completely redesigned website featuring a new look, improved search and profile functionality and a community incentives program designed to reward 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.”
The community incentives program on GamersGate envelops both the new Blue Coin system and the new Game Tutor program. Blue Coins, a new virtual currency within GamersGate, are earned through various kinds of user activity on the site, but can also be purchased directly with cash. Users can earn Blue Coins by writing reviews, ranking games, and participating in the new Game Tutor program. The Game Tutor program is a mentorship system where users can ask questions to other users regarding difficult levels or other game related questions. The user who provides the solution will then be rewarded with Blue Coins.
The new website also features completely redesigned menus that make navigating the website simpler. Additionally, GamersGate has added advanced search options and sub-categories that will make finding your favorite games faster and easier. The new “intelligent” search functions include a “suggest as you type” feature and game recommendations based on previous purchases and recently browsed games.
GamersGate user profiles now feature a variety of customizable social information including: a list of owned games, personal game ratings, blog style reviews, wishlists, a personal image/avatar and membership status - which is now based on points received by overall activity on the site. There are five different levels of membership status: white, green, yellow, red and black, with black being the most exclusive. Members will also be able to contact each other with an internal messaging system.
GamersGate currently has over 1,075 titles in its catalog from a variety of publishers including EA, Ubisoft, THQ, and many others. Their diverse catalog consists of a dynamic mix of major AAA titles, niche titles, and the best selection of indie titles on the web.
To find out more about GamersGate, please visit www.gamersgate.com.
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