The time to say "good riddance" to another week of deadlines and hovering bosses by celebrating the arrival of the weekend of playing games with friends. I am, of course, speaking of the Gunslingers Frosty Pints! You are welcome to join in on the fun! Stop by our group's homebase and check us out. If you like what you see, sign up! It is as simple as that! Why should anyone be telling you that it needs to be more complicated than that?
In other news, we have debuted our Gunslinger Gazette, the weekly newsletter that summarize fun clan and member updates for that week. It is a great way to keep abreast with everything that is happening on our own Western frontier and enjoy other bits of information like member interviews, podcasts, and articles. We kicked off the premiere edition last Sunday, and you can read it for yourself at the following link: http://gunslingergaming.com/wordpress/?p=584
The Diablo III Clan for Adults. The Diablo III Clan for Parents. The Diablo III Clan for Mature, Casual Gamers.
If you are fellow older gamer who just MAY have gotten a particular console (wink) under a holiday tree this week, you are invited to join the Gunslingers. We know exactly what is like to wish to keep one's gaming experience mature and with folks who share the same sort of family along with work obligations. We (our overall clan) are entering the New Year with nearly 8,000 members just like you, so why not get the most out of your gaming experience?
The Xbox Diablo 3 Clan for Adults. The Playstation Diablo 3 Clan for Adults. The PC/Mac Diablo 3 Clan for Adults.
Another New Year celebration has passed, and that means that it is time for the 2013 edition of the Gunslinger Games Awards!
Every year since 2009, we collectively cast our votes for our favorite games released during the 2013 calendar year and publish the results in the Gunslinger Gazette. To find your voting booth link, merely sign into your GS Forum account and view the Index page: http://www.gunslingergaming.com/phpbb/index.php
You will see this link near the top of the forums (just under the Chat Preview):
Click the link next to it, and CAST YOUR VOTES!
We are going Blackjack this time around with twenty-one voting categories, which are all optional. We all have until the end of January 2014 to participate. If you are curious which games won in previous years, here are the direct links to each set of results:
With in game clans coming in patch 2.0, is gunslingers going to start a guild in D3?
Yep! I already had at least one member volunteering to get things going on GS's behalf, so it is all about relaying the correct information to the rest of the members.
Kicking it old school.
Isn't there a certain ring to it? To me, there is a lot going on in that short phrase. It seems to suggest good times. Getting together with friends. Laughing until your (beer) gut hurts. Hanging out with an older crowd with some history and sly looks. Being laid back. Being casual. Being friendly. Feeling like you can be yourself. Feeling like everyone is on your side.
They might as well be saying, "Kicking it Gunslingers."
Gunslingers is the most active clan out there just for us older, casual gamers. Leave your kill/death ratio comparisons at the door. Delete those lengthy clan applications. Let's just have some damn fun. It is gaming, right? Well, come join us in-game!
The clan exclusively for us older folks has ramped up our commitment to getting adults, parents, and mature, casual gamers a network of players outside of the typical tirade of squeakers, group obligations, and competitive drama. Let's just have fun!
That is why we have added special "Friends" usergroups to the GunslingerGaming Forums. Simply add yourself to the niche usergroups that best suits you, and you will receive notifications every ten days of all the newest folks who have added themselves to our dynamic Master Lists. This is another step we are taking to promote game contact exchanging between veteran and greenhorn GS members alike!
If you are looking for a gaming experience where hierarchy takes a back seat while good times rides shotgun (perhaps I need to rethink that metaphor....), join the Gunslingers! We are old school.
How old school?
Put it this way, this is our idea of spawn camping:
It has been awhile since we have shared a newsletter-style update in this recruiting thread. Let's change that! This installment will focus on highlights ripped directly from our Gunslinger Gazette, the blog where we publish community-minded updates and spotlights just for our fellow Gunslinger members.
Member Spotlight - Recently, we have sat down and taken the time to learn more about our long time GS friend, VykkDraygo. He originally was active in the clan way back 2008/2009, but has returned in full force by the end of 2013. Find out what he has been up to in the meantime, his Superbowl predictions, and his thoughts on how the Gunslingers have grown in the last few years!
The Gunslingers Group is Over 8,000 Members Strong; Friend Usergroups to the Rescue! - We are starting off 2014 with over 8,000 fellow older gamers as Gunslinger members, and we show no sign of slowing down! As awesome as that collective feat is, we aren't about the numbers. We are about getting mature, casual gamers the gaming experience they so desire. That is why the Gunslingers are increasing our efforts to get new members in-game with the rest of the clan. Thus, the Gunslingers Friend Usergroups are born! Now, any member who adds themselves to an usergroup that best reflects their category of gaming wants, will be sent notifications every ten days outlining all the newest members who have added themselves to Master Lists that are of those categories. When we say, 'More the merrier!," we meant it.
Gunslinger Games Awards Poll Close Soon; Game of the Year Category Added! - Existing and potential Gunslinger members alike, you only have one more day to cast your votes in twenty-one different Gunslinger Games Awards polls. It is an annual tradition at GS for members to come together and vote on their favorite games. Based on the votes already coming in these categories, a "Game of the Year" poll has been added. Be heard before it is too late! An article style awards show will be published in the Gunslinger Gazette in February.
Gunslingers Voice Chat Server - In case you missed it, Gunslingers has a registered Ventrilo voice chat server for any of our members who find other options, such as Skype, too resource heavy while gaming.
New Podcast Episode Published! - The Gunslinger Gaming Podcast returns with another episode last week. This episode, the ninth such episode, features Filoofo, Dunkaroo, Freddy, Tick, and McMurphy. We discuss the Best Sellers of 2013 among other recent gaming news. The podcast is available as a local download, on iTunes, and via Podomatic. You can even subscribe to our own custom made RSS feed just for the podcast!
B-B-Bulletholes! - Every year that a Gunslinger is a member of the clan, they are given a bullet hole attached to the GunslingerGaming Forum account. As part of the celebration for the most active members receiving such an anniversary marker, we give them a very public shout-out on a monthly basis in the Gunslinger Gazette!
Thank you for taking the time to read this edition of the Gunslingers Newsletter. These are only examples of the vast amount of activity taking place within the Gunslingers clan, and you are invited to join in on the fun. If you are parent and/or adult gamer looking for a group that focuses on keeping one's gaming experience fun, casual, and always within your own time restraints, you will find no clan more dedicated to that goal than the Gunslingers.
The Diablo 3 Clan for Adults.
The Diablo 3 Clan for Parents.
The Diablo 3 Clan for Older Gamers.
The Diablo 3 Clan for Mature, Casual Gamers.
Gunslingers - Blazing Trails for Parent and Hard Working Adult Gamers Since 2007. Gunslinger Gaming
As previously mentioned, the Gunslingers clan got together and, throughout the entire month of January, cast our collective votes on what were our favorite gaming experiences in 2013. This is the fifth year for this tradition, and everyone is welcome to read the official results!
A sincere congratulations must be given for the following awards won that are most relevant to this recruiting thread:
Best Role Playing/MMO Game of 2013: Diablo III [Console Port]
The 2014 Winter Olympics are over. I don't know about the rest of you, but I was glued to the television (or internet feeds) during the entire event. Just like living it up in game, the Gunslingers forums and chats were full of GS members from Finland, Australia, Norway, Denmark, United States, Canada, Scotland, England, and several other regions of the globe discussing the Olympics. Amazingly enough, it done with good cheer, mutual respect, and laughter.
Case in point: During the hours of a particular Frosty Pints (i.e.: the community-wide celebration of the weekend with drinks and online matches), GS*Sosyc posted the following animated image in the forums:
And that is what a gaming clan should be about. Good times. Leave the competitive drama and stat boosting for the other groups. Rather, it is about having fun on your own terms and on your own schedule. It is about laughing. It is about comradery between friends, new and old, regardless of what nation you hail from.
You are invited to join the Gunslingers. The Diablo 3 Clan for Adults.
The Diablo 3 Clan for Parents.
The Diablo 3 Clan for Older Gamers.
The Diablo 3 Clan for Mature, Casual Gamers. Gunslingers - Blazing Trails for Parent and Hard Working Adult Gamers Since 2007. Gunslinger Gaming
We have all heard that old saying, right? Sometimes, the truth hits home in unexpected ways. I have known some of the Gunslingers and have had enduring friendships with them for years. I have known them as they graduated college. When they tied the knot with their significant others. When they have had to put down the controller a bit more as new fathers. It is incredible to think how fast time can fly and how many great memories can be had when in a good, solid gaming group.
Clans get a bad reputation. Sometimes, it is well earned, right? The drama. The competitive angst. The sense that you are valued more for how much you can take orders than your willingness to share in a good laugh during rounds of frosty pints.
The Gunslingers is a clan for mature, casual gamers. We are about knocking a few back while gaming with new and old friends, alike. And you are invited to join in on the good cheer!
The PC Diablo 3 Clan for Adults.
The PS3 Diablo 3 Clan for Adults.
The PS4 Diablo 3 Clan for Adults.
The Xbox360 Diablo 3 Clan for Adults.
The XboxOne Diablo 3 Clan for Adults.
Gunslingers - Blazing Trails for Parent and Hard Working Adult Gamers. Gunslinger Gaming
Hi, this clan looks like my kind of thing, I'm a soon to be parent with a few hours a day that I can get online. I pretty much only play D3. I live in Korea though which is GMT+8, but I'm sure I could give some people with irregular hours a game. I'll look you up when I get home from work.