Pixwoo is a new social media service which was released a year ago on the internet, though has now been re-released as a web and mobile service this year. The company quote “Want to talk about Call of Duty without looking at photos of cats?” and this is a big part of Pixwoo – it is a service which is solely used for talking about video games.
So how does Pixwoo work? It’s a very simple to use site (and application) which takes seconds to setup. Firstly you’re going to want to sign up! When you’ve signed up go ahead and log in to take your first step into the world of Pixwoo.
So let’s take you through the different options which the app has to offer (the website offers the same functionality, in fact it allows you to create Pro Groups – which cannot be done on the app). On the main menu you will see a few different options;
- My Feed
- My Profile
- My Messages
- My Groups
- My Pros
- My Games
- Pixwoo Channel
- Top 5
Let’s take a further look into each of these.
Your feed is similar to what you’ll find on other social media sites, it is a place where people you follow/are friends with posts will appear. You can also from here add a new message or add a photo to your own feed. The interface works well and displays content in an easy to read manor, though my one complaint about the feed is that it is a bit lacking of colour variation… everyone seems to have similar coloured profile pictures at the moment!
Your profile is… well your own profile! Here you can edit your basic data such as your Bio, Catch-Phrase, Owned Consoles & Gamertags, check out your friends and also your most recent posts. Editing your profile is simple to do and I love the way you are able to add all the consoles you own for bragging rights – finally us gamers can show off to each other a bit easier.
All private messages will appear here. At the moment I am a loner so only have the generic “Welcome to Pixwoo” message from Pix, though if you have friends on the site you can private message here.
Here you can check what groups you are a part of and manage the groups you own. Similarly you can remove yourself from groups if you decide you do not want to be in one anymore. To create a new group you simply hit ‘Create’. It is honestly as simple as that. Fill in some simple details and voila your group comes to life – spread the word and get people to join it, groups aren’t any fun if you’re the only one in it are they?
Here you can see Pro Groups that you are a part of. Sadly at the current time you are not able to create Pro Groups on the app, though on the web you can easily create your own Pro Group for people to join.
Here you can add games you own. From here you are able to click on a game and see what other Pixwoo users are saying about the game. This allows you to find information out about a game you don’t have yet, but at the same time share your experiences with other players who are playing the game.
This is like the YouTube part of Pixwoo, you are able to upload videos and add them to your cannel (essentially favourite them) for later viewing. You will see videos for the latest game trailers but also epic gaming moments. For example you may see a glitch someone has found in a game.
The Top 5 section is where you can find out about new content. A list of the most active groups along with groups you may like is the first thing you will see in this section. This is for both groups and pro groups, allowing you to find groups which may relate to what you like. All recommended content is based upon the games/consoles you have told Pixwoo you have. Pixwoo also recommends games to you based upon what you like, on top of the most popular games.
So how does Pixwoo stand up against Facebook? That has yet to be seen, though I can assure you guys one thing. Facebook is for posting personal gibberish such as your life events and photos, whereas Pixwoo is for posting about video games only. The site is solely focussed on creating a place for gamers to socialise and brag about their games. Personally I am going to use Pixwoo for a while to see how it goes, I’m just hoping the community will grow over the next few weeks to make the site more lively.
To sign up to Pixwoo you can download the app on iOS/Android devices or visit http://www.pixwoo.com in your web browser.
If you have Pixwoo hit me up on it! Search for iNathanM or Nathan Mills.
Pixwoo On Mobile
For Google Play Click HERE to download
For Appstore Click Here to download