Update: The winners have been chosen. Congratulations to Chase, Al and Chris! You will receive your BioShock Infinite copies directly by Mail today! Also, a big thank you to the GameAgent for helping us do this giveaway!
Time flies, it does. Exactly one year ago, on September 27th 2012, I published the first post ever on this site. It was simply called Mac Gaming and was supposed to give you a brief overview of the State of Mac Gaming (later reviewed more in detail). A lot has happened ever since.
It all started as a one man mission to change people’s image of Mac gaming and now we have several contributors creating awesome content, giving their honest feedback about the site and helping spread the word. The blog keeps growing and I can only imagine what it will bring next! It has been a true roller coaster ride. The first month only 3 566 readers came to the site. Today, I’m hoping to close the month with over 40 000 readers! This is the perfect time to reflect on all we’ve done, all we still need to do and above all, celebrate, with a cool giveaway courtesy of The Game Agent!
An amazing experience
Progress has been outstanding from month to month and it definitely makes it easier to stay motivated throughout the painful process that is creating a successful blog.
To give you an idea of where we are today, since day one we have:
- Published 197 posts
- Created a YouTube Channel with over 350 subscribers
- Created thriving Twitter and Facebook communities, with over 700 Followers and 400 Likes
- Built closer relationships with the main players in the industry (such as Feral or Aspyr)
A lot has been accomplished and I would like to thank the many Mac Gamers that have helped along the way. Thanks to Mark, Salil, Andy, Adrian, Jon, Chris, Stefan and the many others that have helped in one way or another.
Now Mac Gamer HQ proudly offers some unique resources that I hope keep helping people, with the main ones being:
- Top 75 Mac Games list
- Mac Gaming 101 resource page
- “How to unlock your Mac’s potential and play all the games you want“ guide
- 2013′s Best Mac Games (so far) article
- And many more…
Long road ahead…
I wouldn’t hesitate to say this year was good. Still, this isn’t a success story just yet. We continue to reach more and more people but it’s still not enough. It’s easy to get distracted along the way (with the number of Facebook Likes or daily visitors), but the dream is still the same: build the ultimate community for Mac Gamers, but without forgetting the average Mac user who still believes video-games are reserved to PC users.
The focus going forward is clear: We need to build a stronger community. How will we make it happen? By nurturing a sense of belonging.
The main tool to do this right now is my Newsletter (which you can subscribe here, plus get our brand new Resource guide):
There are plans for Forums but we need to have enough people to make them work. I the meantime, I can only encourage you to join the discussion in the comments section. Believe me when I tell you this: we answer to all comments!
Our BioShock Infinite Giveaway
Now with the good stuff… Our friends at The Game Agent are helping us celebrate this milestone and are providing 3 BioShock Infinite for Mac copies! That’s right, probably the Game of the Year for FREE (read our review for all the juicy details)!
The Game Agent is one of the top Mac gaming sources out there. In fact, they are working hard on a complete redesign of their site, which aims to improve the whole experience. They will add a User Dashboard, so you have all your information in one place (your Wish List, Mac Profiles, Mac Matched games, etc) and put an added focus on users and member-exclusive benefits such as exclusive discount codes and other promotions.
For instance, right now they have a deal open to any GameAgent user that will not only save them 50% on Call of Duty: Black Ops but will also bundle in the Annihilation & Escalation Content Pack for free.
All you need to do is use the widget below to participate. The more actions you perform, the higher your chances to win:
At the end of the giveaway, on Tuesday October 8th at midnight, 3 random winners will be selected.
Are you BioShock Infinite fan? Let me know in the comments section!