Introducing: MySessions, Your Handy Online Social Gaming Planner
Written Monday, March 24, 2014 By Dan WebbView author's profile
When the next-generation was nearly upon us last year, various members of our senior staff sat down and had a real think about our direction for the upcoming generation. Think of it like King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable, except the roundtable was digital and the only nights in sight were late ones. We wanted to do three major things: create bigger and more helpful features, bring that aspect of social gaming to the forefront, and to innovate.
Ladies and gents, I present to you the next in our “My” series: MySessions, allowing gamers to schedule gaming sessions with your friends, or more importantly, seek out new gaming buddies. So, if you want to boost an achievement, play through the co-op aspect of a game with a like-minded fellow, find friends to play through an old multiplayer game, or just schedule a session for the community, the world is your oyster.
The whole idea is: you create the session for the game you want, at the time you want with the people that you want to game with. Like every good chick flick, it’s all about you.
Here’s how it works:
- Each game has a Sessions page, where it lists all the current sessions that have been setup. Here’s Grand Theft Auto V’s.
- Each member on the site has a page where their sessions are listed, called their MySessions page. If you’re a member and you click that link, you’ll see an empty page for now, until you populate it with sessions you want to get involved in, that is.
- Members can setup sessions in various games by clicking on that game’s MySessions tab and then clicking create session. The creator can choose what type of session they want to create (boosting session, allowing them to choose the specific achievement/social sessions/co-op sessions/community sessions, etc.), the length of it, the date and amount of players.
- The session creator can then accept/reject applications as they see fit (this is in case people want to create a private group).
- If you’re looking for a session, just head to the respective game’s MySessions page and scroll through the live sessions.
The first update is the major update, and that’s upon us now, but the next line of changes will be rolled out as and when they’re complete. As always, we’re open to feedback, suggestions and what not, so please let us know in the comments below. Do give it a test run or two first though. The system at the moment has gone through a rigorous beta test and is now in final, but that doesn’t mean it’s bug free (for instance, we can only setup sessions in games with achievements/trophies at the moment, which is 99.9%, but still) and we’re sure a few more might pop up. In the meantime, enjoy the latest in a long line of planned features in our little corner of the internet.