Gaming sites have been pretty much covered since decades ago. With the explosing of social networking sites, gamers were not spared and so we’ve seen the rise of social networks catering to gamers and the games they’ve played. Some social networking sites for gamers are pretty cool and some are lame. Here 24 social gaming sites and you decide which one is great and which are simply lame.GamerVision – a social network for gamers that offers a video game community for like-minded gamers. It features user-generated gamer video game reviews, news, previews, blogs, groups, and forums.
“it seems to emphasize the design, and finding the content is just too much effort” – Mashable
Ugame – a social network for all gamers, from the players of casual flash games to the competitive online gamer. It lets you keep up with friends, upload photos, share configs and videos, organize games, support your favourite teams/guilds and manage your online gaming life.
“A key to starting a successful niche social network probably lies in the creators’ ability to balance familiar features with ones that capitalize on the niche’s unique qualities. If this is true then the team behind UGAME is off to a good start.” – TechCrunch
GAX Online – The Xbox Playstation Wii MMORPG PC Social Network, or simply a social network for gamers. It lets you connect with other gamers, keep in touch with your friends, share screenshots and videos and share achievements. It has a simple site design but has a good blog which discusses various game-related stuff.
Second Life Profiles – a site dedicated to second life gamers where you can meet the real people behind the second life avatars you meed in the Second Life world. You can add your 1st and 2nd Life information and pictures to the site, send and receive message from people all around the world, add friends, favorites, blog, rank, pictures and second life places.
Yesmmo – join forces with friends, share your stories and discover what’s happening in the games you love. Would have been better if the site was designed in a more colorful way. But who knows, white may actually work.
Onverse – merged with playerhousing. A virtual social network where members get a 3D space in the Onverse virtual world, decorate their homes, cutomize avatars and venture out with friends. Currently in alpha stage.
Rupture – builds a profile for you based on your game play. It automatically pull information from many video games. It creates a central location your friends can use to keep track of what you’re playing and also makes it easy for you to track your friends.
GamerDNA – the platform for your gaming lifestyle where you can showcase your experiences, create a guild or clan, share your favorite stories, connect with gaming friends, and discover new things about yourself, your friends, and the games you play.
Koinup – based around shared machinima, game screenshots and virtual stories contributed by members. It It allows you to upload, share and review content they create within games, mmorpg, virtual worlds and metaverse.
Warcraft Social – connect with other Warcraft players around the world. It lets you share information with online friends and guilde members, find people to play with you on your server, connect on a more personal level by viewing photos of other warcraft players and even looked up the jerk who just ganked on you.
“It sounds like quite an endeavor. It sounds extraneous. It sounds weird, and kinda lame. It sounds, in other words, like the perfect idea for my fellow World of Warcraft aficionados. After all, we’ll need services like this once Warcraft subsumes our species whole, splicing our minds into one single distributed entity whose purpose is to grind for XP and farm reputation until the entire planet is clad in Tier 9 gear.” – Gaygamer
GamerVision – Offers a video game community for like-minded gamers with user-generated gamer video game reviews, news, previews, blogs, groups, and forums.
Pwned – A Society of Gamers built around finding other gamers who share the same interests as you. Join the society, customize your profile, pwn others, and more. Earn Pwned Points through various activities including viewing and interacting with user friends, uploading pictures, rich media, posting game reviews and blogs, participating in polls and creating clans. Pwned Points may be redeemed for cash, video game consoles, iPods, video games
Raptr – a social platform that automatically updates your gaming status in real-time, so when your friends start playing a game, you will know about it instantly. Also aggregates your real-time gaming activity on the PC, Xbox Live, Mac, flash games, Steam, World of Warcraft, and many other games and platforms. Raptr automatically keeps up with your activity from that game.
“Essentially, Raptr is a social network for gamers, but one filled with useful applications–at least for those for whom hard-core gaming is a way of life.”- News.com
Playfire – a social networking application designed entirely for video gamers. You can get a killer profile with in-game stats, customer themes, favorite genre graphs and more, track you favorite games, be notified with new discussion, videos, news stories for the games you care about and follow your friends and online buddies and stay up to date with what they are playing, saying and doing.
Profil3.com – a place where you can get to know other gamers, online and off. You can post screenshots, real life photos, blogs, videos, setup guilds and more. This is the perfect place to setup your guild’s webpage where you can post guild events, have your own forum and have a guild graphic and even ranks.
Gamerbio – a social network of free profiles for pro gamers to post their gaming history, favourite games, accomplishments, blogs, and more.
Doof – Play free online games, meet friends and have fun. Enjoy the latest puzzle, racing, sports, arcade, action and adventure games with friends. Another cool- and sleek-looking gaming social network site.
Vigster – a social network for video games where users can create virtual game shelves to show off their games, connect with friends, discover new and exciting video and computer games, rate and review games, create and play video game quizzes, voice their opinions, have their say, comment on games, share games, share gaming experiences, buy video games, explore games and much more.
“It is definitely a haven for all types of gamers – console, pc, portable, casual gamers, you name it, you’d definitely find Vigster a useful resource for all your gaming needs.” – Rotorblog
Gamestrata – Gamestrata is your community connection to ‘next generation’ gaming which provides a platform that enables you to get more out of your gaming experiences. As new games and content continue to hit the market, not much has changed in the way game information is delivered to the gaming audience. Tips, tricks, publisher interviews, reviews, previews – those are cool and all, but we think you need more.
CharacterPlanet – connects you to the online gaming community through a universal network. You can create real life profile tos hare personal information, add character profiles to show off your gear, send messages, post blogs, add comments, win prizes and more, find gamers you have played with int he past and recuiret new people to join your ranks.
WomenGamers – No-frills, content-heavy website for women who game, offering reviews, previews, editorials and advice on breaking into the industry. Now who says women don’t play video games?
Playyoo – Playyoo is where mobile game players and game creators will meet to freely exchange mobile games they created. Everyone will be able to upload, download, create, rate, rank, comment, participate in prized contests, create play groups, launch tournaments, exchange ideas, and socialize with other people from around the world that also share a passion for mobile games.
Muzui – a social gaming site offering free mobile games and free flash games. Create your own levels and challenge your friends to compete.