13 Social Networks for Gamers

The latest niche to expand in the social networking arena is online communities for gamers, and most prominently for players of MMOG’s or massively multiplayer online games, and MMORPGs or massively multiplayer online role-playing games. This is hardly surprising considering it’s recently been reported that 217 million people worldwide play online games, and that strategists are forecasting the online games market to triple its current $4 billion dollar worth over the next 5 years.

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  • Second Life Profiles – Social network for Second Lifers.
  • GuildCafe - Slick social network for MMORPG players.
  • Koinup- Social network for players of SL, WOW, The Sims, IMVU, and others.
  • Warcraft Social – Social network for WOW players.
  • WOW on MySpace – Quite an impressive MySpace page for WOW players.
  • The Sims Resource – Social network hub for The Sims players.
  • GamerVision – Social network for gamers.
  • MMO Faces – A MySpace-like social network for gamers.
  • Sparter - A gamer-to-gamer marketplace.
  • Steam - Social network hub for Valve games and more including Call of Duty 2, Half-Life 2, Counter-Strike, etc.
  • WOW - Rumored to become a World of Warcraft social network in the near future, owned by AOL, see article for details.