GamersGate is one of the leading sites for discount PC and Mac games. Offering a client-free experience, GamersGate have effectively eradicated the need for bulky interfaces which demand high RAM (Random Access Memory) usage and third-party involvement. Play your games advert-free and using all the memory your computer can offer. Play the best games on the market exactly how they should be played.
GamersGate boasts a huge catalogue of games available for download. With over 6,000 titles to choose from, you will never find yourself with a lack of choice. With games ranging from the prestigous AAA titles to ever-changing indie offerings, they truly do have something to suit everyone’s taste.
As a token of appreciation to the gaming community, GamersGate introduced the scene’s most ground-breaking loyalty system. With an on-site currency named ‘Blue Coins’, gamers from across the globe can earn credit which can be used for on-site purchases. Blue Coins can be earned in a variety of ways and can become a gateway to free games for site members. Here’s some examples of how Blue Coins can be earned:
- Pre-order: 250 BLC (Some games give you even more BLC!)
- Review (1st): 300 BLC
- Review: 150 BLC
- Rate (1st): 100 BLC
- Rate: 50 BLC
- Game Tutor: 500 BLC
- Walkthrough: 1,000 BLC
Pre-order games to receive a 250 Blue Coins boost. While 250 is the standard, GamersGate do offer promotions and pay more Blue Coins for certain titles. Keep your eye out on their site for these special promotions. With chances of extra Blue Coins apearing often, you don’t want to miss them.
Write a Review
GamersGate value user-submitted reviews as they help other customers when deciding what game they want to buy. To compensate for the writer’s time and to encourage people to write for their website your first submission will net you a huge 300 Blue Coins, with a prize of 150 coins for each subsequent piece.
If you pre-order a game and it experiences a price reduction in its first 30 days after release, GamersGate will refund you the difference in the form of Blue Coins. Buy with peace of mind and confidence.
Rate a Purchased Game
After purchasing a game, further Blue Coins can be obtained by simply rating it out of a maximum of 5 stars. It’s an easy way to bag 100 Blue Coins (50 a time thereafter).
Write a Walkthrough for a Game
With the huge collection of games GamersGate offers, members will often find themselves in need of a little help, and what better way of helping than writing a walkthrough? GamersGate understands that writing these can be both challenging and time-consuming and this is why they offer a gargantuan 1,000 Blue Coins for every review posted. If you have the time on your hands, this is a great way to quickly build your Blue Coin Balance.
Help People by Becoming a Game Tutor
As with the above, gamers get stuck from time to time. Maybe they are experiencing graphical issues, crashes, bugs or perhaps they’re needing to know how to get past a particually difficult part of a game. This presents you with an opportunity to earn even more Blue Coins. The member that’s experiencing difficulties can post to Game Tutor seeking help. If you’re the first to reply with the correct solution, 500 Blue Coins will be added to your balance.
Add Your GG Tag
Gamers signed up to GamerGate will have the option to add a ‘GG Tag’. This handy little widgit can be embedded anywhere HTML is used and advertises the site through your profile by giving viewers a look at what you’re playing and what games you own. Any sales generated through your GG Tag will grant you varying commisions in the form of Blue Coins.
As you can see, there are mutlple ways to earn Blue Coins. I feel this is a perfect addition to an already awesome website. Have fun earning Blue Coins. Who doesn’t like free games? However, it is important to remember that Blue Coins earned expire 12 months after the date added. Purchased coins, however, do not.
Is GamersGate Legitimate?
After extensive research, I have found that GamersGate is indeed legitimate. With many users praising the site across many gaming forums and blogs, you can rest assured that this is not a scam site.
Paradox Interactive launched the site in 2004, since then it has fully established it’s position as one of the true industry leaders.
How to Use GamersGate to Purchase Games
This part of my personal experience with GamersGate couldn’t have been any easier. A true piece of proverbial cake. The payment options (listed below) are extensive, ensuring the probability you will have one of the required accounts. Accepted payment options are as follows:
- Visa and co-branded cards
- Mastercard and co-branded cards
- Blue Coins
- Skrill Digital Wallet
As a test purchase I bought ‘Layers of Fear’. The working code was delivered instantly to my email and redeemed on Steam with no issues whatsoever.
Pros and Cons of GamersGate
- Blue Coins
- XP system
- Simple to use
- Fantastic pricing
- Well Established (therefore trusted)
- Fast Registration
- Referral System
- Abundance of titles to choose from
- Fast and helpful support system
- No console support
I would (and have) highly recommend GamersGate to friends and family. It’s beautifully designed theme makes for easy navigation, while it’s extra features (such as XP and Blue Coins) bring somthing new to the table. On the whole, this is one of my favorite sites of its kind and will definitely be using it for the majority of my game purchases in the future. If GamersGate only offered console game codes, it would be close to true perfection. That being said, it could easilly be argued that this site is for the more serious player, the PC gamer, and after all, there’s plenty of places for those partial to consoles