Gunslinger Gazette Premier Issue ~ Week of December 8th, 2013
Welcome to first addition to the Gunslinger Gazette! Since all members now have their own blogs in the Gunslinger Gaming Forums, it seemed confusing to have two features with the same name. Likewise, changing the Gunslinger Gaming Blog to the Gunslinger Gazette is the perfect opportunity to include new articles and activity to our WordPress feature. With that in mind, let’s begin the first issue of the Gunslinger Gazette, where we share an overview of recent news within the Gunslingers community!
Like so many people with home decor during this time of the year, the Gunslingers do the equivalent of blowing off the dust from the box wielding our seasonal decorations. We now have holiday themed graphics on all website pages, including the forum. Our facebook group even got into the Christmas spirit!
To reflect the joyous time of year, every new game installed in the Gunslingers Arcade will be holiday themed. The (snow)ball was put in motion just this Sunday with the game, “Holiday Wordscramble.” Re-order those letters to spell out holiday messages and try to get your name on the highscore list!
New Staff Members!
The winter season proves to be a busy time of the year for the Gunslingers, so we have added a few extra helping hands to Staff roster. These additions will help new and old members alike get in game and promote game contact swapping. Here are the new staff members and their associated roles:
Enemyonwheels [Sony Leader]
Beagles329 [Sony Leader]
Chilly Husky [Microsoft Leader]
Wikilectual [Microsoft Leader]
You can view the entire Staff team information on our GS Staff page. You may also notice something a bit strange when it comes to Wikilectual’s listing. He has a picture of Rick Moranis representing him. As a tongue-in-cheek tradition, we randomly assign 1980s cinema stars as avatar pictures for Staff members who don’t wish to share their real pictures online. This tradition started back with 4thMason, who was represented as Kevin Bacon. It annoyed him so greatly that we can’t but help carry on the tradition!
Twitch/Live Feed Integration
The writing is on the wall. The next generation of gaming will be all about making giving the average gamer the ability to stream live game footage with a great amount of ease. That is why we now have the Live Feeds page. On it, members can view who is currently streaming live, select which stream they would like to watch from a drop-down menu, and even chat in both the GS Text Chat along with the Twitch message box all from a single Gunslinger Gaming page. If you would like to add your live stream account to the library, you can do so by replying to the “Post Your Twitch Account Here!” topic in the GS Forums.
As alluded to above, the next generation of consoles is now fully upon us. Finally! Nintendo has the Wii U. Sony has the Playstation 4. Microsoft has the Xbox One. These developments also ushers in a new era for the Gunslingers. For the first time in a long time, members now have the pleasure of amassing a new friend roster for a new console. If you haven’t done so already, add your gaming contact to the Xbox One Master List, the PS4 Master List, and/or the Wii U Master List. Also, keep checking back! To get the most out of the Gunslingers experience, you will want to send out invites to everyone else on those lists. Gunslingers is all about having a good time, and the party gets bigger the more people you invite.
Congratulations to all the Gunslinger members taking part in the new in-game Clan War feature of Call of Duty: Ghosts. Despite the feature being barely operational as an application, we have already had both fun and success. Presently there are two GS in-game clans winning achievements and associated patch unlocks: Gunslingers and Gunslingers2.
Thank you, Gunslingers, for your patience and understanding as GS Leaders coordinate the operations despite severe function issues. This new Ghosts feature could be quite a unique experience if it ever works properly.
The Gunslingers in-game clan finished first in its Gold Division, while Gunslingers2 finished second in their Bronze division. That is fantastic! Enjoy the perks! If you would like to getting the latest news in regards to the second clan war (which is about to end in mere hours), check out the “Clan Wars Operations” topic in the Gunslinger Gaming Forums.
New Members Welcome
The first eight days of December has brought a lot of new internet travelers to our saloon doors. Let’s take a moment and welcome them aboard:
Iron Range MC
Welcome to the Gunslingers and thank you all for joining! With seventy-five new members in just a eight day period, there are plenty of folks look to get in game with the rest of us. Most of them have already posted Introduction topics, added themselves to a Master List, or both. All of them are just like you when you first joined the Gunslingers: looking to make some friends and game with some laid back gamers. Let’s make them feel truly welcome!
Thank you all for reading the first issue of the Gunslinger Gazette. Please return here to read a recap of all the latest news and activity taking place in the Gunslingers community.