New Xbox and Steam Profile Layouts!

Hey everyone,

We’ve gone ahead and added 2 other profile layouts for both Xbox and Steam. These both encompass the same layout as the PlayStation profile, which includes showing your latest achievements that you’ve acquired. If you’re already a member, you can change it in your profile settings in your user home page.

Note: We’re still aggregating all the Xbox achievements for everyone’s accounts, so please give it time til we get them all updated. It may be a little bit.


Guns of Icarus Online: Beta Keys

I have some Guns Of Icarus Online keys, from Muse Games.

I, VulgarDaClown, will be handing them out at RANDOM on the twitter, the Facebook page, and the Chatbox. If you want a key, you MUST be a member and follow those pages!

Taken from the Guns Of Icarus Online official site:

“Guns of Icarus Online is a team-based multiplayer online airship combat game set in a steampunk/dieselpunk-inspired, post-apocalyptic world where lighter-than-air flight is the only means to cross the scarred wilderness that divides scattered pockets of civilization. Captain or serve as crew aboard an airship with your friends and fly into battle to win wealth and glory. With a good ship and the right crew, you can dominate the skies!

On an airship, everyone has a job to do, and the whole crew must work together to take down enemies and keep the ship flying. With three different roles to play, there’s something to suit every play style. Maximize your firepower and deal punishing damage as the Gunner, work fast under pressure and keep the ship together as the Engineer, or execute cunning aeronaval strategies and lead your crew to victory as Captain.

Guns of Icarus Online will have two gameplay modes: Skirmish, the team-based PvP combat mode, and Adventure, which will be released at a later date. Adventure mode will add in persistent world features such as player factions, an expansive world map of trade routes and dynamic towns, and an economic system with resource production, commerce, and crafting that will supplement the game’s core combat focus.

Raising the stakes on team-based PvP combat with an emphasis on strategic competition and truly cooperative play, Guns of Icarus Online is all about teamwork, tactics, and fast-paced action. Guns of Icarus Online is a true genre-buster that innovates on elements from FPSs, RTSs, RPGs, and MMOs, along with totally unique crew and ship-based combat mechanics, bringing a whole new gameplay experience to the table.”



Post updates with games tagged and fancy new tutorial

We’ve launched 2 new features, not sure if you could call the tutorial a feature, but it’s there anyway. So first update is merging game shouts with post updates. While they are still kinda separate, we’ve made the process a bit easier so you can now tag a game in your post updates. This will make your update a game shout. There is also a checkbox to allow you to receive updates when someone posts a game shout about a particular game. While the notifications haven’t been fully deployed yet because we want to give everyone an admin where they can add and manage their subscriptions for tagged games. Look forward for that update!

Second new feature (?) is the tutorial. It’s to help everyone get going on where different sections are and what they do. It’s pretty straight forward. If you chose to dismiss it, you can always relaunch the tutorial from the left nav side on the bottom.

That’s pretty much it for now!

Twilio Integration!

We’ve now updated our SMS notifications and game event notifications to use Twilio to send out notifications. If you choose to enter your phone number, standard rates apply from your carrier!

Gamertag Clean-up!

Hey everygamer,

I went ahead and updated all of your gamertags to properly filter and fix them. If you go to your profile and see it’s missing, its because it either contained invalid characters or wasn’t a valid gamertag. Either way, everything should be running more smoothly now :)

Giveaways and Contributors!

Hey Everyone,

Two new things have just been added to the site. Giveaways and top game contributors.

In your home page after you login, on the bottom, you can enter to win a giveaway for the Indie Game of the Month. The first game we’re starting out with is A Valley Without Wind. I’d highly encourage you to join because it’s an amazing game.

The top game contributors are now displayed on the games page. You can see how many people added games to our ever-growing games database (Which we have an API for all you developers).

New Registration Flow and Auto-Imports

Just pushed tonight to production, we have a new registration flow. If you’re already a member, you need not worry about it. If you haven’t registered yet, why don’t you give it a go :D

We’ve also added auto-imports for your games. This only works with Xbox 360, PS3 and Steam. This feature is in beta right now, so if it doesn’t work 100% please send us a message and let us know what the problem is so we can fix it.



July / August Site Updates

So we’ve recently been updating portions of the site. I hope you all like them. Really taking our time on these and making sure they make sense and have a nice aesthetic to them. Also, the pages we’ve updated, we’ve also removed some sections of the site. If you notice in the settings tab, it’s much smaller than it use to be. The reason why we did this is because it’s redundant information. All of your settings can be updated in your homepage when you’re logged in. This includes adding gamertags, edit privacy settings, updating basic information, getting some widgets for other sites and what not.

We’ve also updated the navigation as well. We consolidated and updated. If you notice we removed the Marketplace. I want to point out that we are NOT getting rid of the marketplace, we’re doing a massive overhaul on it. Adding some auto-redemption items and some other fun features. Stay tuned for those updates and check back here for them.

Incase you haven’t seen them yet, I’m uploading some images of them. Feel free to check them out.