It seems that you're using an outdated browser. Some things may not work as they should (or don't work at all).
We suggest you upgrade newer and better browser like: Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer or Opera

×
Hello, I'm Oliver Smith from G-frag.com and we are a video game blog. Recently closed a deal with GOG for sponsoring Giveaways. We are now in the works of creating a Facebook for gamers and need a few testers to give us feedback and what not.
The site is The Gamers Social: http://thegamerssocial.com/
Sign up and explore and tell me what you think it needs.
Thanks!
P.S.: Waiting for replies
REMEMBER To Sign-up To See All The Features!
Post edited August 13, 2009 by OliverFrag
Honestly, I see no need for another social networking site. Facebook has built-in facilities for managing stuff like this, while still using only one profile/login. Something like Flixster on Facebook, but for gamers, would be much better. Come to think of it, something like that probably already exists, I just haven't looked for it.
I appreciate you trying to bring gamers together, but if the method is yet another social networking site, then I'm not in your target demographic.
Thanks for the feedback. Since this site is still new I am willing to change it up a bit.
Just tell me what your looking for and I'm open to BIG changes and Ideas to make it unique!
Post edited August 13, 2009 by OliverFrag
This totally isn't needed, Steam Community works just fine for me.
Post edited August 13, 2009 by Urb4nZ0mb13
avatar
OliverFrag: Thanks for the feedback. Since this site is still new I am willing to change it up a bit.
Just tell me what your looking for and I'm open to BIG changes and Ideas to make it unique!

I don't think you understood me. As a separate social networking site, no matter what you do to change it, I'm not interested. I'm 32, I have a full time job and a family. Between Facebook, GOG, my own gaming community, and ordinary surfing, I'm spending as much time on the web as I'm going to, at least until I retire. I'm not on Twitter, I'm not on MySpace, I'm not going to be on The Gamers Social.
I'm not trying to be overly harsh here, but as far as I'm concerned, the social networking site market is saturated. You might as well try to make it big by introducing a new brand of ketchup.
But hey, I'm just one guy. My guess would be that you can probably attract quite an audience, but probably mostly from the younger generation. Since the average age here on GOG is quite a bit higher than on most other gaming sites, this might not be the best place for you to ask for feedback and advice.
Gotta agree with Wishbone on this one. I did sign up to check out the full features of it and it just seems incredibly redundant when you consider how many other sites/services like it there already are out there. It wouldn't matter what was added or changed, it would still just be yet another social networking site. I'm already as "socially networked" as I need to be, so I won't really be using it anymore (account deleted).
I just refuse to use social networking sites, but I think you've gotten enough of that sort of response! Perhaps, if you were the best possible way to list games that I own, that would be something I would use.
WOW....thanks for the criticism.....Seems like I'll scrap this project!
avatar
PhoenixWright: I just refuse to use social networking sites, but I think you've gotten enough of that sort of response! Perhaps, if you were the best possible way to list games that I own, that would be something I would use.

Gamespot and IGN already have this with the listing. With GS. I just gave up listing games once I listed 300 or so. It takes so long to sort at that point that it's useless. IGN is significantly better if memory serves, but I don't feel like listing them again.
Also, I had to keep e-mailing GS to add games that I had that weren't on the list. I'm a horror, adventure and beardy RPG buff, no one on their staff is so they left out tons of those games. At one point I had a long-term flame war with one of GS's editors on a related matter. But that's another story....
Oh, and Oliver nice idea, but I think your efforts may be a tad misdirected. I don't get what you're trying to do. Are you selling something? Everything on that site seems to be company promos. I don't see any original content.
Post edited August 13, 2009 by cioran
avatar
OliverFrag: WOW....thanks for the criticism.....Seems like I'll scrap this project!

No need for that. It's just a lot of people are cynical on these boards. If you want to do it, go right ahead.
avatar
OliverFrag: WOW....thanks for the criticism.....Seems like I'll scrap this project!
avatar
Vagabond: No need for that. It's just a lot of people are cynical on these boards. If you want to do it, go right ahead.

I was just saying that to please the dis-likers..LOL
Okay, bear something in mind with my comments.
I am entirely anti social networking. I dislike the sites for it, I dislike the idea of it. .. I dislike people >.>
However, I am going to do my best to not let that cloud my judgement.
First, as many have said: We have too dang many social networking sights as it is. This means your needs to have something special that will make gamers WANT to use it. Right now, I don't see anything on your sight that will attract anyone other than social networking addicts to your site. Most of those, however, will know each other from other social networking sites already though, rendering yours .. somewhat worthless to them.
I can see perhaps it POSSIBLY taking off if you set it up as a place for independent reviews of games (with some level of policing, to prevent people just going "OMFG THIS GAME SUX!!!!!11" Announcements in the indy gaming world, and perhaps pursuit of multiplayer gaming.
I still won't be interested, but that's because it's still a social networking site. >.>
avatar
PhoenixWright: I just refuse to use social networking sites, but I think you've gotten enough of that sort of response! Perhaps, if you were the best possible way to list games that I own, that would be something I would use.

We should start a social networking site for people who hate social networking.
avatar
PhoenixWright: I just refuse to use social networking sites, but I think you've gotten enough of that sort of response! Perhaps, if you were the best possible way to list games that I own, that would be something I would use.
avatar
chautemoc: We should start a social networking site for people who hate social networking.

Reminded of a bit from Bill Hicks
"People who hate people, come together"
"No!"
avatar
Aliasalpha: Reminded of a bit from Bill Hicks
"People who hate people, come together"
"No!"

I had it in mind. Nice to know another Hicks fan. :)