Incredible Connection today launched Gaming Inc, which will be the umbrella for all the company’s gaming activities into the future.
As many gamers are aware, Incredible Connection employed a gamer, Trevor “qu1k_shot” Henry to assist in developing the company’s strategy around gaming.
Under Henry’s guidance, his Call of Duty 4 team reached the finals of the Telkom Do Gaming LAN Championships last year where they narrowly lost to Brazen (now Bravado).
Henry has been hard at work on Gaming Inc for a number of months now, creating what he hopes will eventually become something that every gamer in South Africa wants to be involved in.
“The idea for Gaming Inc is to create a platform where gamers can interact, get the latest gaming news, buy the games they want, play in competitions, win great prizes and so on,” he says.
The Gaming Inc website will have a forum where gamers can interact, talk about the games they are playing, the hardware they would like to get and so on.
“Gamers will also be able to pre-order games as well. For now the pre-orders we have are found on the Incredible Connection site. But in future there’ll be a lot more information about the games on pre-order on Gaming Inc,” he says.
Furthermore, Gaming Inc will be in Incredible Connection stores, with pre-order shelves already available in the following stores
East Rand Retail park (Benoni)
The Glen (Glenvista)
Sandton City (Sandton)
Canal Walk (Cape Town)
However, pre-orders can be processed at any Incredible Connection store.
Gamers who become members of Gamers Inc will receive a Gaming Inc card enabling them to purchase games on pre-order, receive discounts on certain items, and so on.
One of the Gaming Inc cards. Gamers will be able to choose from four cards each with a different theme. This one is Borderlands.
To kick this off, Gaming Inc is offering 100 Seagate 1TB Drives available for purchase at R759.95 to the first Gaming Inc members who place their orders.
Gaming Inc will also in future be looking to get involved in running online tournaments like the Incredible Cup.
“The Gaming Inc site gamers visit now is only the beginning. But now that we’ve launched the site, there will be a lot more content going onto the site and Gaming Inc’s rollout will begin in earnest. So gamers should keep checking in on a regular basis for the latest updates,” he says.
Henry says Gaming Inc will be watching the comments both on this story and on the Gaming Inc site’s forums to see what gamers think of the site. Feedback is encouraged as Gaming Inc looks to evolve over the next few months based on gamers’ requests.