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Sep 17 2014 11:15 AM | Milenko in Promotional Content
Welcome everyone! We're The Game Collecting Network. We're a group of sites dedicated to gaming and game collecting. In this post I'll break things down for you and show you around.
When the idea of starting a network first popped up we had the pleasure of recruiting Whitdjinn and Thundercards and Games! Whit makes sure to be fair and responsible with his pricing, also offering a 10% discount to GCN users. Not only do you get a discount for using this forum, but all games are priced under FMV and sales are fairly common as well. Check him out here at his store, and here on Facebook.
The VGDB is a project started by GCN Member skcin7. The goal of the VGDB is to catalog your game collection while offering you tools for pricing, covers, reviews, ratings and self promotion. Currently in beta but constantly being worked on, in the future expect importing from other systems such as Google Docs and Steam.
Our semi-biweekly(read: when we're not busy) round table discussions. An hour or so of some of our members and guests from other sites sitting around unfiltered discussing gaming and making fun of each other. Current shows can be found here on YouTube!
Friends of the network:
The Play On! Podcast is a show from PlanetArbitrary.com offering up great insight into whats going on with gaming in general. Good times, funny stories. Our round table was based on their format and they continue to be good friends of our network.
The Firmware DB from GXArena. A collection of OFW for various consoles, this database is a useful tool for modders and those looking to repair existing consoles. Check em out!
We also have a 24/7 IRC Chatroom open on Freenode in #GameCollecting, or you can use the web applet found in the menu above. Not to mention our Forums which this site is built around.
Coming soon we'll be re-opening our hosting applications and recruiting new projects for free hosting. If you'd like to help out, send me a message here. We're always looking for new Editors, Promotors, and sites we see fit for the network.
Sep 15 2014 06:34 PM | Milenko in Articles
As many of you may have heard, today is a dark day in the world of block based simulation games with no story line and tons of user generated content. That's right, Mojang has been sold to Microsoft. Notch, founder of Mojang recieved a cool 2.5 BILLION dollars and is stepping away from the company as it is inevitably consumed by the PC software/Xbox touting Juggernaut. Here's hoping Microsoft doesn't kill off another fantastic studio in it's prime. For those who don't know what I'm getting at, let this quote mix around for a bit: "I hope Microsoft doesn’t waste Mojang’s talent, or ruin what makes them special. It can happen, but it’s pretty Rare."
Sep 12 2014 09:17 PM | Brackner in Modern Gaming
Today at Nintendo's Treehouse event, they revealed that Club Nintendo members with Platinum status and who were opted in for e-mail notifications would receive four demo codes for the new Smash Bros 3DS. Unfortunately, I had opted out of the e-mails ages ago, but luckily Gamecollecting Network member, RockTheShazbot, gave me one of his codes (thanks again, man!). Also, luckily for everybody else, the demo goes out to all next Friday (9/19). I figured I'd do a write up here on my thoughts about the game. I am not a big competitive player or anything, but I am familiar with the scene and some of the technical aspects. However, I mostly just play Smash for fun! Check out the full article to read about my experience.
Sep 12 2014 09:19 AM | Milenko in Promotional Content
Hey everybody, Nintendo will be live streaming their Treehouse event live @ http://live.nintendo.com/. We'll also be having a live discussion in our IRC channel on Freenode #GameCollecting. If you want to join set your IRC clients to irc.freenode.net and join #gamecollecting, or use the webchat in the menu bar!
Sep 10 2014 07:24 PM | Milenko in Promotional Content
We've partnered with GXArena.com's Firmware Database! From their website you can download original firmwares for the PS3, PS4, PSVita, PSP, Xbox 360, and the Xbox One. This should come in handy for you modders we have on the site as well as those looking to repair some of these consoles.
Aug 31 2014 02:41 PM | Milenko in Articles
Hey everybody. I just want to rant for a bit. All day I've been hearing/reading about the "gaming press" painting gamers in bad light. I want to explain that we're a small site with a chatroom, two podcasts (one independently contributed) and a forum where we talk about gaming related stuff. I'm a gamer, I love video games. If you write for the 'gaming press' and feel I shouldn't brand myself as a gamer because "gamers are scum" or "uptight nerds" you can sincerely go fuck yourself with a rake. We're gamers, we game. If you don't like it.. Feel free to find a new hobby to try and suck the passion from for personal gain.
I'm going to sit here and play my games as a gamer.
Aug 30 2014 09:22 AM | PlayOnPodcast in Podcasts
The one where we are recording live from Galloping Ghost Arcade in Brookfield, IL with special guests Brandon from UGRGaming.com, Joe from the Game Classy Podcast and the founder of Galloping Ghost Arcade, Doc Mack. Enjoy!