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Diablo 3 is coming - train with us! [closed]

Diablo III is here! Therefore the training period has ended, and it's time to do battle for real. Winners for this contest have been selected. Congratulations to: fredley for asking What is a ladder ...
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Community promotion sponsorship -- new game releases for community members

It's experiment time! We'd like to try the following -- with help from the moderators and community leaders. When a new "big" game is released, provide (x) copies of it gratis to gaming.se community ...
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Diablo 3 Prize Winners!

Update: Most of the prizes have been shipped by now. The t-shirts are taking a little longer because we had to wait to have them made until we got everyone's sizes. Just talked to our warehouse and ...
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Would you like Gaming.SE merch with "classic" questions on them?

One thing the Gaming.SE has that other SE's don't seem to is an abundance of eye-catching, peculiar questions that, when taken out of context, are hilarious. These questions get a ton of views and get ...
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Would you like to help shape up our site for Grand Theft Auto 5?

GTA V came out recently. It's quite popular, and has resulted in a humongous traffic boost to Arqade, especially mobile traffic. In fact our mobile traffic was high enough to be over half the mobile ...
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Would you be interested in a Tribes: Ascend play night or SMITE beta giveaway from Hi-Rez Studios?

I was recently contacted by some folks at Hi-Rez Studios, and they'd like to hold a Tribes: Ascend play night for the Arqade community and possibly follow it with a SMITE closed beta key giveaway. I ...
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Nuclear Dawn Giveaway [closed]

Update: We are at 15 people! psychonic says: I'm still awaiting contact from a few of them. If you still have interest, feel free to reply, although I cannot guarantee you a key. Regardless, everyone ...
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Can I see public data about visits and page views for Gaming?

Is there a way we can publicly follow the growth of the site? Moderators have access to some data, but aren't allowed to share it with the rest of the community. Are there public resources to this ...
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Gamescom 2011 Wrapup

Gamescom is over and it was awesome. I know it's a little late to post the meta summary, but I've also been a bit sick with Con Crud this past week in addition to the regular recovery, so I've just ...
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Are you interested in beta testing games?

Yesterday, Alex Miller posted over on Meta.SO about a potential match-making service between our developer and user communities (namely Android, Apple and gaming enthusiasts). You can check out his ...
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Answer Swarm Winners

It is my pleasure to announce that the following users won our Answer Swarm challenge! Winners will be contacted shortly for fulfillment information. To everyone who participated: thank you so much ...
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Community Promotion Ads - 2011 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Community Promotion Ads - 1H 2012 What in the Wide, Wide World of Sports is Going On Here? TL;DR -- put images and links in the answers. If they get voted up enough, they ...
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Arqade year in review - your input requested! [closed]

The blog post is up! Thanks for your help. On October 6th, 2010, gaming.stackexchange.com graduated from beta status! In celebration of the 2 year anniversary of this date, I'm working on a "year ...
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What plans do we have for Mass Effect 3?

Given our recent contests, and that Mass Effect 3 is probably in the sweet spot for this site, it seems a given that we should do something in conjunction with its launch. If we're going to have a ...
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Basic User Poll of Upcoming Game Interests - Iteration the First [closed]

Yes, this is in relation to our Community Promotion Grant. If you have not read about it, please consult that link before you return here. ♪ Poll is closed now. The game has been selected: ...
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A new call to arms for the Gaming blog!

Jin recently gave us a proper theme that looks the same as the Gaming site itself and visitors to our site that aren't logged in even get a link to the blog in their header! But the past week has ...
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GamingSE media blitz for public beta launch

I was thinking that we should try to get this site covered by the gaming media when the public beta goes live. I'm collecting links to the "send us tips" pages for several gaming sites. I'm making ...
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Gamescom 2011 Sponsorship Proposal

Gamescom 2011 is coming up from August 18th (17th for trade visitors) to August 21st. I was thinking about sponsoring the Gaming community there, if possible. It's located in Cologne, Germany and will ...
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Mass Effect 3 Prizes [closed]

Unless we've contacted you about an ordering or shipping problem, the orders have all been placed and you should be receiving your prizes soon. The only exception is for the Messenger Bag - Razer is ...
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Twitter account for gaming.blogoverflow.com

I've been seeing the statistics for gaming blog this evening. It seems that all visitors come from chat rooms. (And some blogoverflow.com today since Rebecca has been announcing it all day :D) Would ...
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Gaming.SE StarCraft 2 tournament plan

In continuation to the great idea proposed previously, I believe that we should actively work towards running - or at least sponsoring - a StarCraft 2 tournament. I have already discussed this with ...
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The Leaguecraft ggClassic presented by Gaming.StackExchange (League of Legends tournament)

Note: The tournament has ended, but you can still watch the VODs. Look back for videos from the competition dates. Stack Exchange is sponsoring a pro-level League of Legends tournament ...
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Promotion opportunity - participate in closed game betas

I've been thinking about this: Community promotion sponsorship -- new game releases for community members And an important part there is that the community member will get the game fast and will ask ...
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Should Arqade participate in Mario Marathon?

Mario Marathon starts on June 22nd. For those of you unfamiliar with Mario Marathon, it is an event hosted at http://www.mariomarathon.com. Their goal is to raise as much money for Child's Play ...
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Have we considered trying to get game developers to use Gaming SE as their Q&A forum?

Just about every game developed has to have some forum where they send users to ask questions and they answer them. Since Stack Exchange is supposed to be about "professional Q&A", have we ...
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Gaming promotional posters

As addressed in this question I have made some posters for anyone to print out and advertise the site. Please feel free to use them as you please. Please don't post suggestions here, ask me ...
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Kingdoms of Amalur: A Contest [closed]

This contest has ended. Congratulations to Raven Dreamer for asking the most viewed question: What is the max level in Kingdoms of Amalur? Sterno for giving the answer with the highest score. If ...
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We have a YouTube channel

You can find it here: http://www.youtube.com/user/GamingSE At the moment it's a bit sparse, but that will be changing soon. If you have any videos you would like to put on it, Speak to us in the ...
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Community Promotional Grant Movement - Closed Beta System

For organizational efforts, we're opening a new question to follow up on the plans for sponsoring Beta participation. To note the point of the motion, I'll quote Oak's statements on it. [...] ...
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Screenshot of the Week #1

To go with the Question of the Week on the blog, one idea that has been tossed around is a Screenshot of the Week. The screenshot could be of anything, for some examples: Something cool you built ...
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Show Skyrim vs. CoD:MW3 ads on relevant questions for new users

The SE team put a lot of effort into the Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim vs. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 promotion, I think it could be effective to try and use it to retain more users that get to our site ...
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June is here. Who's ready for another Mario Marathon? [closed]

As some of you may recall, last year Arqade took part in the annual Mario Marathon! Personally, I feel it was a huge success! It (hopefully) brought traffic to the site, and put us in the spotlight ...
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Stack Gaming at PAX (the Penny Arcade Expo)

PAX East is coming up soon (April 6th-8th, Boston, MA), and while getting passes is difficult for the average plebian, there's still a little section... Exhibitors Interested in exhibiting at PAX ...
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A Blog for Gaming.SE

I noticed the other day that Server Fault has a blog. Obviously this is a bit of a unique case as the main SO blog is about the engine in general, but there is no reason we could not organize a ...
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Can we do an event for Starcraft 2

Starcraft 2 Heart of the Swarm is coming out sooner than later, and I feel this game has enough reputation and prestige to easily compete with Diablo 3 or Mass Effect 3, of which both games had ...
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How do we widen our range of games?

In this question, it was asked whether we had too many SC2 questions. The consensus was, of course, that the amount of SC2 questions was fine, and the problem was a lack of other games. However, I ...
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League of Legends Contest - Round 3 (Final Round) [closed]

Edit: This contest officially ended last night. Winners are as follows: The most viewed question, What do I do against the infamous “gank squad”?, was asked by Resorath. The most viewed question from ...
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We've got a few Game Developers who have used our site - how 'bout we show them some love?

For some of the smaller, Indie titles, we've actually had the developers themselves come to post answers to questions on their games. This answer is only the most recent instance, and I know that ...
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Community Promotion Ads - Explanation and Feedback

This is an associated discussion thread for Community Promotion Ads - 2011, which is otherwise relegated towards posts actually for the ads. Stack Overflow runs a Free Vote-Based Advertising for Open ...
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Next Leaguecraft ggClassic presented by Arqade - play, ask, answer and win prizes! [closed]

This contest has officially ended. Congratulations to our winners! They are as follows (drumroll...): The 5 winners of the $25 League of Legends game cards are: ponsfonze monocledsardine Fluttershy ...
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Is the community sponsorship program working a little too well?

This is somewhat in line with earlier questions of the type "Gaming.SE more like StarCraftII.SE am I right?": Is gaming.stackexchange.com a “Minecraft and some other games” site? Are there too many ...
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Why is our conversion rate so low?

Site Visits/day Users 200+ users Questions ────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── gaming.stackexchange.com 15,004 ...
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Twitter list of Gaming.SE users

I'm planning to assemble a Twitter list of Gaming.SE users from @StackGaming, and just wanted to give a little information about the purpose and process. Purpose of the list: The purpose of the list ...
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What kind of mousepad should Gaming.SE have?

There seems to be enough interest in the other merch discussion to justify starting one solely dedicated to Gaming.SE mousepads. I'm researching them right now, but since I know next to nothing about ...
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Mists of Pandaria Streaming [closed]

Just wanted to let you all know that we're sponsoring Midwinter Guild as they participate in 10-man and 25-man beta raiding for Mists of Pandaria. They'll be raiding at 1:30pm and 7:00pm EST today at ...
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Stack Gaming sponsoring gaming personalities live-streaming new games

Food for promotional thought: Yesterday several prominent E-sports people/gaming personalities live-streamed Kingdoms of Amalur which as far as I can tell was some sponsored thing by the devs/...
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Are duplicate questions a bad thing?

Its occured to me that duplicate questions usually (obviously) ask a question in a different way, and are not deleted to provide googability. This being said, isn't it in our best interest to ...
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Reflection on contest frequency, and possible Mists of Pandaria promotion

Edit: Just read through the chat conversation between @LessPop_MoreFizz and @Mark Trapp and it seems I was a little unclear. When I bring up the promotion in conjunction with the MOP 25-man beta raids,...
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Share your favorite games from 2011!

We are looking to put together a blog post from gaming.se folks in the style of an ESPN 5 on 5 format in what they think are the best, worst, and most surprising games of 2011. If you would like to ...
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Do page views on Closed questions count towards MW3 vs Skyrim?

Do page views on Closed questions count towards the competition between Q&A Site views MW3 vs. Skyrim? Because I think they shouldn't.