Four years ago I made http://old.masseffect2faces.com on a whim one morning on the launch date of Mass Effect 2. It's a very basic website that allowed gamers to upload their in-game character and allow other users to download it into their game.. which resulted in a lot of sharing of specially crafted characters that look awesome and unique to play with. The site has been surprisingly popular and even today still manages 3000 uniques a day on average.
Not long after the initial launch I started envisionning a 2.0 version that would work for all games and would cater to this community I had accidently tapped into. About a year and a half later I started work on Faces of Gaming... Fast foward to about 6 months ago, after I quit my job so I could finish this and make it worthy of a large scale website that utilizes all the skills I learned working for a larger company. I don't see how it could have happened otherwise to be honest, the free time needed would have taken me years more.
And now today is the day I finally launched.. after answering "soon", "when it's ready", "next week" or "maybe tomorrow" for way too many weeks to my friends and anyone who asked ;p
I know I count more than a few gamers amongst my friends so to you guys and girls.. I am happy to share this site that I made in part or in whole with you in mind. I'll also be happy to receive any and all feedback by the way, on facebook or via the site itself or whatever ;)
Today is the launch of the BETA because the site is a work in progress and also because I plan to use this BETA to build up some hype.
So without further ado, try the following links and please feel free to share this message or these beta invitaton links below!
These options are meant for people with slightly older hardware.
Disabling the more advanced bells and whistles should considerably speed up the site in some cases.
For now, it is neccessary to be logged in for these changes to take effect.
As usual, feedback and suggestions are always welcome.