Gunslinger Gazette, Issue #2, December 18th, 2013.
Fellow Gunslingers, we are getting ever closer to Christmas! Before we all get incredibly distracted by present wrapping, road trips, and that perpetually drunk, rude relative of yours (oh, we all have ‘em!), let’s take a moment to see what has been happening the virtually saloon we call Gunslinger Gaming.
In the premiere issue of the Gunslinger Gazette we discussed the Holiday-themed graphics that have been added throughout the GS site. One of our members, stickler4dakilz, has published a fun Christmas card in the form of a poem entitled, “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – or Christmas Eve at the Gunslinger Ranch.” Here is an excerpt of his creativity:
‘Twas the night before Christmas, in a dusty saloon,
Three trail – weary ‘Slingers, knew St. Nick would show soon.
Their consoles – next gen – on shelves placed with care,
In hopes that Star Wars: Battlefront, soon would be there!
“McMurphy looks tired,” Filoofo said,
While visions of Mario, danced in Murph’s head.
Dunkaroo gasped, then jumped to his feet,
“It’s one a.m., Christmas! Let’s get to sleep!”
When just before dawn, they heard such a clatter,
They sprang from their beds, to see what was the matter.
First Filo, then Dunk, put ear to wood,
McMurphy just whispered, “Man, this can’t be good.”
You can read the entire work in the Creative Corner of the Gunslinger Gaming forum. Better yet, you can download the holiday card version of said poem directly from stickler4dakilz’s blog!
We have two raffles going on at the moment thanks to the generosity of your fellow GS members. First, stryk187 gave away a free digital copy of The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia to our Wii U crowd. It is the complete, official history of everything Legend of Zelda, complete with illustrations, sources, and detailed articles. Congratulations to gspsychedelic for winning the raffle! Everyone can view the announcement of the winner in the raffle announcement.
On the Sony side of Gunslingers, Winged_Human has offered up a full, free digital version of the PS3 mega hit, The Last of Us. If you own a PS3 and haven’t played this game yet, you are missing out! Developed by Naughty Dog, The Last of Us takes the zombie genre to new heights. Simply reply to its own raffle announcement for a chance to win. You have Christmas to do so!
Gunslinger Gaming Podcast Episode #8 Published
It has been a while since the last installment of the official GS podcast, so we have returned to discuss our initial reactions to the epic releases of the PS4, XboxOne, Battlefield 4, and Call of Duty: Ghosts along with the current woes of the Wii U. This episode features Gunslinger members Filoofo, Fed Architect, Dunkaroo, and McMurphy. If you are interested in taking part in a future episode of the podcast, share your interest in our podcast topic.
You will also find all the download links to previous episodes as well. Here is an embedded version of the podcast:
New Forum Code Added
We are also expanding on what members can do while posting in the Gunslingers Forums. This time, the update comes in the form of a new BBCode folks can use in posts and signatures. By placing what you wish to say and what you would like to pop up when someone hovers over your text between the “[note][/note]” tags, you can add further thoughts on a specific segment of your post. If that was confusing, take a look of an example already made in its announcement post.
GS*Toledo to Marry on 12/27/13
Another member will be entering the married life at the end of this month. Toledo shared his marriage announcement in the Gunslingers Forums, so send congratulations (and, perhaps, sage marriage tips) his way in his “Getting Married…” topic!
Since the last installment of the Gunslinger Gazette, new members are still pouring into our game rosters. Let’s take a moment give a Gazette tip of the hat to all the greenhorns who have walked through our virtual saloon doors since December 9th:
Welcome to the Gunslingers and thank you all for joining! What is even more impressive than seeing fifty-nine fellow older gamers join up with us is that nearly all of them have posted Introduction topics and/or added themselves to a game Master List. So, in the
Holiday Gunslinger spirit, check them out and get gaming with them!
New Bullet Holes Earned
Not only are their a lot of new faces among us, but we also have a lot of excellent, active gamers celebrating another year as a Gunslinger member. Remember, we award bullet holes to people’s profiles for every year they are a member. Of the most active members, GS*jayray810, and GS*Demon15 have gotten their fourth bullet hole, GS*Dclause1, GS*big rusty, and Battle Hamster have gotten their third bullet hole, GS*vhr2121 and GS*TatisNelson have gotten their second bullet hole, and GS*FriekNL, GS*a microorganism, GS*ramblingjordan, GS*RedMetalHunter, along with GS*TheGnomeRanger have received their first bullet hole this week! Thank you for your continued active membership! Stay tuned for the next Gazette edition as we celebrate member anniversaries taken place on December 19th and onward.
Grand Theft Auto V GS Club Color
There is an open poll for members to vote on the color of the Gunslinger Gaming in-game Clubs for GTA V. Whichever color gets the most votes will be the color of the Clubs in-game. Everyone has until December 23rd to cast his/her vote. Currently, pink is winning. Um, really? Are we trolling ourselves?
Call of Duty: Ghosts Oahu Clan War
Last week concluded the second official Clan War for the Call of Duty: Ghosts. Of the in-game clans, “Gunslingers” finished fourth in its division while “Gunslingers2” snatched first place; thus, bumping the group up to the silver division. Great job, everyone! Get information for the third Clan War by visiting our “Ghosts Clan Wars Operations!” topic.
Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s edition of the Gunslinger Gazette!