Pixwoo, the video gamers’ dedicated social networking site, encourages gamers, games companies and commentators to get together to create and populate the ultimate destination for everything games. The free to join site allows users to create public and private profiles to showcase their games related experiences and preferences, and to meet and chat with fellow gaming fans.
With a Beta Launch in France in March 2011, followed by a UK Beta later the same year in the UK, Pixwoo has already enjoyed success with gamers and games companies, such as Sega France and THQ UK, using the site as part of their every day social networking activity. 2012 sees Pixwoo growing its presence across Europe, North America and Asia, with more details to follow throughout the year.
Pascal Vielhescaze, Pixwoo founder, comments, “As an avid gamer and social networker I’ve experienced firsthand how finding likeminded gamers in a social environment can be as challenging as the game itself. The idea behind Pixwoo is to join the hands of the games industry and its supporters and create a platform neutral site for like-minded people to get together. Special interest community sites are the future of social networking; Pixwoo’s goal is to become the destination social network site for video gaming, with a space tailored for all to share their feedback, stories and experiences of their favourite titles.”
Pixwoo key features:
§ Pages - Create your own groups and manage your public and private profile pages. Become a member of a group, follower of a pro, fan of a game and friend with any Pixwoo member.
§ DNA enables user identification for smarter communication with other community members with the same tastes. From here, users create their own friend network.
§ Notifications tell users in real time whenever somebody posted or commented on a group page, pro page, or game page they follow since their last visit.
§ Pixwoo Mix introduces members to the latest groups created, photos and videos posted, players and pros that have joined and pages recently created. It is a genuine goldmine of information.
§ Pixwoo Shuffle presents a random selection of groups, games pages and professionals, creating a form of social network roulette that can be loads of fun.
§ Pixwoo Channel combines all videos posted on the site in a single section (trailers, videos in-games, hints and tips). With its different viewing modes, the Pixwoo Channel is a technological feet. Users can even create their own channels.
§ Pixwoo Chat has multi-window skinning in the colours of the site, reinforcing the interactive and instantaneous aspect of Pixwoo.
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Pixwoo’s Beta launched in France in 2011 as a social network for gamers to share their passion for video games. Pixwoo is set for a post-Beta launch in spring 2012 in the UK and France, with a localised version for the US scheduled for May 2012. Bringing together the games industry and the players in one social space, Pixwoo is all about unifying players and creators to share their rich experiences within the gaming world.