Introducing Level Up Gamer 2.0
When I launched Mac Gamer HQ six years ago, I had no idea my little passion project could ever become this successful. Mac Gamer HQ is today the biggest Mac gaming site in the world with over 80,000 monthly visits and 11,000 newsletter subscribers. And I couldn’t be prouder.
Growing this site has been a challenge requiring thousands of hours of work and a lot of sweat. But we’ve managed to continuously improve and now create the most in-depth and useful Mac gaming content out there.
Unfortunately, in spite of all the growth, Mac Gamer HQ won’t survive for much longer unless we change how things are run and do something big.
Enter Level Up Gamer
Level Up Gamer (LUG) offers exclusive access to extra content from us, delivered weekly. At $5/month or $50/year, our most loyal readers will be able to enjoy exclusive perks and support Mac Gamer HQ along the way.
A Level Up Gamer membership includes:
- A Weekly newsletter including the best Mac gaming deals of the week
- A Monthly newsletter including exclusive content such as benchmarks and the game of the month
- Access to giveaways, discounts, and free downloads
- Access to a private chat room where you’ll have direct access to the Mac Gamer HQ team
You can subscribe to LUG today:
Why Level Up Gamer?
It is now clear Mac Gamer HQ needs to evolve in order to survive. Up until recently, the site was able to barely make it thanks to affiliate earnings. Unfortunately, those earnings went completely down the drain when Apple decided to kill their affiliate program and today Mac Gamer HQ is effectively losing a lot of money every month.
In parallel, I still have big plans for this site. I want to make it even better, with more in-depth guides, benchmarks, and reviews. I also said I would do everything I can to ensure Mac Gamer HQ continues to help readers for many more years and I meant it.
And this is where Level Up Gamer fits in. Think of it as a way to unlock additional content for our most loyal readers. On top of receiving exclusive content and perks, you’ll also get a chance to be an awesome reader and support Mac Gamer HQ directly.
Mac Gamer HQ has always been a free resource and that won’t change anytime soon. And with enough supporters, LUG will help Mac Gamer HQ not only survive but thrive: More support = more free content for everyone = more potential supporters.
What to expect
Level Up Gamer (LUG) is essentially a series of newsletter packed with perks and exclusive content.
This is exactly what you can expect as a member once a month:
- LUG’s Game of the Month: The top game released this month, including tests performed on several Mac models to help you figure out if your Mac can run it.
- LUG’s Collections: Because it’s hard to find the top games among the thousands available on MacOS, we’ll dive into specific genres and share with you the top games, including, of course, benchmarks to help you figure out if your Mac can run it.
- Interesting Links: A collection of other great Mac gaming resources from some of our friends.
And this is what you’ll receive every Thursday:
- Deals of the week: The top 5 Mac gaming deals of the moment, often going as far as -70% off.
As a member you’ll also have access to:
- Free games & Giveaways: Be part of several Mac games giveaways each month and get immediate alerts for when stores offer free games.
- Private chat room: Join our private Discord server and chat with the Mac Gamer HQ team.
- Q&As: Members will be able to send questions straight to me and the most popular questions will be answered here.
And this is only the beginning. As we get more members, we’ll have more funds to add more sections, features, and perks to Level Up Gamer.
How to subscribe
You can join Level Up Gamer with a $5/month or $50/year subscription below:
If you choose the annual option, you’ll effectively get two months for free (and a warm virtual hug from us!).
As security is critical for us, subscriptions are handled through a service called Memberful, which in turn uses Stripe, the most secure payments platform out there. Your credit card information will be 100% safe as only Stripe will see and use that information. Stripe is a PCI-certified auditor and HTTPS is used across the board. I can personally guarantee that your email address will never be sold or spammed.
You’ll be of course free to cancel your subscription at any time by going to levelupgamer.memberful.com and logging in with your LUG account.
Thank you and welcome to this new adventure
Mac Gamer HQ has been a challenge since day one but I’ve been lucky enough to have the support of an excellent team of writers and contributors. Yet today we’re facing our biggest challenge yet.
Hopefully, Level Up Gamer will allow us to give more to our most loyal readers while making sure Mac Gamer HQ continues to deliver great free content for many years to come. If you love reading Mac Gamer HQ as much as we love making it, I hope you’ll consider becoming a Level Up Gamer member.
Readers have been asking for ways to make donations for years, but that never felt right to me. Not unless I could offer something great in return. If you ever wanted to support Mac Gamer HQ directly, this is your chance.
Thank you. I hope you will join us.