Welcome to the fifth issue of the Gunslinger Gazette. In this issue, we are focusing on some of the updates and general announcements that have occurred during the second half of January 2014. Let’s get to it!
Can you believe it? We are now well beyond the 8,000 member mark with no sign of slowing down in 2014. Thank you, everyone, for making Gunslingers such a success! It wouldn’t be such a success if it wasn’t for everyone’s willingness to send out invites and help new and returning members into the fold.
In the past, we have given public shout outs to all the new folks who join up with us. As awesome of a tradition that is, often, these new members are just added to a shout-out list, which can be impersonal and not as helpful in friend adding as one may assume. We want all our new members to have a fair shake at making the most out of the Gunslingers experience, so that is why an amended version of the GS Friends Usergroups have been put into action.
Now, any member who adds themselves to a PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox360, XboxOne, or PC Usergroup (see this post to see how) will be sent notifications every ten days that lists the name and game contact information of anyone who has added themselves to the Master Lists that fit within that Usergroup’s category. The next set of notifications will be sent out on January 31st, so get yourself added!
The Gunslingers community has been casting their votes in twenty-one different categories throughout all of January 2014 for their favorite 2013 titles. The polls close at the end of the month, so be sure to cast your vote before time runs out! Simply log into your GS account and view the Forum Index to see the red “Vote” icon displayed near the top of the page to start voting.
Since enough votes have already been gathered to see which titles are most often mentioned, a traditional-styled poll for 2013 Game of the Year has been published on the forum. You can view the nominations and cast your vote in this topic. Like with the rest of the ballot, this poll will close at the end of the month.
After several requests were made asking the Gunslingers to have a voice chat server to help communicate in games that didn’t have in-game voice chat support and who wished to avoid the sometimes resource-heavy Skype option, we added a Ventrilo server to the Gunslingers experience. It is one that I (McMurphy) pays to keep up. Unfortunately, our voice chat server is often empty. In case you don’t know about our Voice Chat server, you can read additional information about it by clicking HERE. Private message me if you are playing a game that you feel deserves its own channel on the server, and it will be added.
The Gunslinger Gaming Podcast returns with another episode last week. This episode, the ninth such episode entitled All Roads Lead to Call of Duty: Ghosts, features Filoofo, Dunkaroo, Freddy, Tick, and McMurphy. We discuss the Best Sellers of 2013, the revised sales forecast of the Wii U, the framerates for Tomb Raider, the single player DLC for the Last of Us, the free DLC for Killzone Shadow Fall, the continued PS4 error corrupting save files, Candy Crush developers trademarking the word Candy, Battlefield 4 patches issues, and, somehow, all discussions lead back to Call of Duty Ghosts Double XP weekend.
Take a listen for yourself right here in the Gazette:
The podcast is also available via iTunes and as a direct download from the Gunslinger Gaming site. View the Gunslinger Gaming Podcast topic for listening options. You are also welcome to bookmark our RSS feed for the podcast at the following URL: http://www.gunslingergaming.com/gspodcast.xml
As mentioned in a prior Gazette issue, the longevity of Gunslinger membership is marked with bullet holes icons under everyone’s avatar in the GS Forums. Every bullet hole signifies a year as a registered member. Let’s take a gander of which active Gunslinger members have earned shrapnel in January 2014!
It should be noted that bullet holes showcase membership on the GS Forums. Since the Gunslingers clan didn’t have their own registered version of a forum until January 30th, 2009, these members predate the existence of the GS Forums. There will be more examples of this during the February round-up and notations will be given then as well.
Thank you all for your activity! Granted, there are plenty others that could be added to the above lists since this is reflecting only the GS members who have recent activity on the forums.
Until next time, kick it old school, Gunslingers! Leave comments about this article in THIS TOPIC.