GoWPortal Updates August
With 52 Days to go Gears of War 4 is almost here and its going to start to feel real very soon with videos of people playing it start to get leaked, achievements getting released and likely early access given to a lucky few and those who pre ordered the game.
There is even an event in the UK coming up called Insomnia that a few of us are going to (not me unfortunately) and we will be lucky enough to be the first to play the game! And we are absolutely going to try and get as many pics of the event and as many screenshots of the game in action as possible so stay tuned for that!
We are also in talks at the moment to bring together a service to allow gamers who want to expand their YouTube or social channels to the next level and provide the tools to allow people to buy a new logo from a talented graphic designer or artist. Small fees for the time taken to create great artwork is important as you may get a LOT of use out of your identity online, and if a designer gets what you are about and takes their time and talent to produce something you love about your brand you are trying to establish then I would certainly struggle to find a reason to not have to pay for that service!
What do you think about a service that allows people to pay for graphics that we run? We are really after quality graphic designers in the community to offer their services to ensure we can offer quality at a reasonable price, and with a bigger goal of enhancing the appeal of Gears of War on YouTube and other platforms we will ensure that 90% of the money goes to the artist, and the final 10% goes to us to enhance the website!
You guys should also know that any money we make for the website goes straight back into it to enhance it more.
I put my own money into this site and it has developed over the years and continues to provide information for people all over the world. (we get loads of people from about 62 different countries looking at our stuff on here!! amazing!)
The site runs at a loss at the moment, and it probably always will do if you take into account time taken to update it and write etc and everyone involved with the website help because they get something out of it thats not financially beneficial but something that gives more meaning to the things they do, whether its a clan or a channel, or just further engagement in the community with people we love to chat to and meet at the events. We are part of something that helps unite a small group of individuals online and we hope to grow further and grow those around us too.
We also want to encourage more growth in writers on our website, and this post is the beginning of that. I personally am going to aim for one post a week, that just updates people about what we are doing and whats going on.
We will also send out an email 2 weekly, so not to annoy the crap out of you too much. We all know that there is more than Gears of War in our lives (for some of us at least!) Do you feel like you could be a writer for the site? Then just apply here and dont be afraid to tell us what you would like to do and any ideas you have.
The people that have written for us in the past have gone onto bigger and better things, and even though we are just a fan run website and have no affiliation with anyone or anything official, you have to start somewhere and if you can write posts on this website that people look forward to reading then you probably have all the neccessary qualities to become a gaming journalist or using the experience further in the future.
Latest vids on GoWPortal YouTube:
Part of our expansion of the Player Attributes sections of our member profiles is to explain what we mean by attributes and also discuss usage of these when it comes to being a Gears player
(yeh a little complicated way of talking about something complicated but yeh, Thats what Gears makes me do)
July Community Montage: Dont miss this!! I hear the editoris a bit of a noob.
And dont forget to submit clips for August!
Worth checking out, this guy can edit and play Gears of War, the ultimate mix of entertainment for us Gears players! (and he is doing the August Montage too for you all!)
|| GPMG|| Canal Tage:
Another great montage by GPMG, check it out if you get 5. this guy produces some unbelievable sniper shots and his consistency with the weapon is incredible.