gamesGRABR, the first social network dedicated to casual and hardcore gamers, today enters its open beta phase, providing consumers from across the globe a fun new way to discover, play, download and buy games from a wide range of platforms. Users can start discovering and GRABing content instantly by signing up for a free account at http://www.gamesgrabr.com/ .
gamesGRABR is an innovative platform that marries the power and usability of a contemporary ‘pinboard-style’ UI with deep social integration and instant play and buy capabilities. Not only does it act as a massive online catalogue of all things gaming, gamesGRABR’s partnerships with retailers and affiliates allows users to discover and buy or download a game with a single click. gamesGRABR offers a seamless consumer experience that allows users to purchase nearly all the things they GRAB. Anything that is games related and GRAB’d by the user, if it exists in the physical world, can be purchased.
Tony Pearce, CEO and co-founder of gamesGRABR, comments; “We’ve launched with affiliate deals in place with Amazon and Apple, giving us a catalogue of thousands of physical and digital games and products. Right now we’re also speaking with a number of smaller indie stores so that our users will also be able to discover great hard to find gaming gems.”
Aimed at all gamers, everyone from the casual Facebook player to the most ardent console fan will be able to discover games content relevant to their interests, and find and follow others with similar tastes. All users will be able to bring new content into the site using gamesGRABR’s unique ‘GRAB’ button, which allows them to GRAB images of their favourite games from anywhere across the web, encouraging and enabling users to create their own content for the site.
”Its universal appeal and the ability to play and buy instantly, all wrapped up in a striking user experience, is what makes gamesGRABR one of the most exciting new e-commerce and digital platforms around.” says Pearce.
Various new features will be officially announced and launched in the coming months, including inter-user engagement and connectivity with all third party gaming achievements and game centres. There are also plans to introduce personalised RSS news feeds that users can GRAB into game collections, so that they can be kept up to date with all the latest gaming news in one place.