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Gaming Passions gives people who are part of the Video Gaming community a place to find one another.
Remember the start of Google Plus and how empty it felt?
Nobody wants to be part of a dead and inactive social network.
We're hoping it may even become self-regulating because of this." After the launch of Date a Gamer back in February Eurogamer received reports that its 150,000 strong database was largely comprised of members of other dating websites who had been added without them knowing.
Thurlow admitted to Eurogamer this afternoon that he used a site called Global Personals that helps dating site creators get an initial starting base to lift Date a Gamer off the ground.
On account creation, the site walks you through everything you need to do step by step: selecting the games you play; importing data from Steam, Xbox Live, and Play Station Network; introducing the website interface in neat little popup boxes. The beauty of Raptr is its intensely active community – or I guess I should say sub-communities.
We’ve all heard the stories of basement dwellers, people who sit in front of their computers for hours on end, and even kids who have died from video game obsession because they forgot to eat. Gamers a sociable bunch and gaming social networks are proof of that.
The downside to social networks, of course, is that they require a certain level of activity to be useful.
It sure beats giving the eye to an avatar all evening!
There’s an unfair stereotype that says gamers are asocial – or even antisocial.