Steam blacklists were added today, along with some minor corrects/formatting changes on various pages. There won't likely be another update tomorrow, so Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
I noticed I had some downloads (patches & MODs) failing when I looked a the site access logs, so I attempted to get them fixed ASAP. The problem actually wasn't the file itself, but rather the HTML character substitutions somehow got discarded. Those downloads should be fixed now. If you notice any files are failing when you attempt to download them from this site, feel free to contact me using the Contact link at the bottom of the home page.
EDIT: Location reviews are also live now, more will be added over time.
New review added for RapidGator.net, don't get scammed by shady business tactics. I have also updated the virus blacklist after getting attacked by a third-party site while visiting ConsoleToPCgame.com; the attack was blocked by Norton under the definition of "Web Attack: Facebook Fake Survey" from widgetmonetize.net.
I'm considering adding a game tips section to the site, which was the original intention back when I registered by original domain of WonderGamer.com (which was sold to a reseller when I was unable to pay the bills to keep the site up; I didn't intend on paying thousands of dollars to re-acquire what was originally mine). Some of those tips once added to my site may refer to other sites, however this should help gamers in finding other sites that may have the helpful gaming information they are looking for.
One task I'm considering is creating a news archive that will move older updates from this page to an archive page, this should help in tidying up the home page so it's not one long list of updates. I have plans to put some more interesting information on the home page, however all it's been used for at this point is navigation, news & a means for people to be able to contact us.
And we're back! As you may have noticed, the site was down for a few days. This was because of a privacy issue I needed to do a domain transfer to get corrected. Unfortunately this meant the site was going down for a few days since I needed to completely rebuild the site. The plus side is I made a backup of the site a day or two before the transfer started; once I regained FTP access, I started to restore the site. The DNS records still needed to be updated to get the domain to point to the new servers, but at this point everything should be running fine.
I've started adding boycotts to WonderGamer.net, however I still have a lot of work to do to transfer over the boycotts I backed up from Xfire before the community platform was shut down. I will be adding Shoutboxes (or at least some kind of user response system) to each boycott later on once I've figured out how I'm going to mitigate spambots & expected harassment on response forms. I may even start adding response forms to other pages later on if I can find something that works well; further updates on that later if it does happen.
I have added a YouTube widget that will link to my live stream when I am broadcasting to it. Currently live streams are rare done on YouTube, but it is used occasonally when Twitch is not accepting my stream (normally due to 500 errors) & I have to use another service.
Currently I am trying to find a way to embed my Steam broadcast into my site also, however haven't found an embed option anywhere... In the mean time I have included a link on the Live Gameplay page, I will embed the stream once I have figured out how to.
Today we take a public stance against indoor smoking in shared residential buildings. We at WonderGamer.net would like to request your help in putting a stop to this matter & for the rights of non-smokers everywhere. Further details can be found at iPetitions:
Steam has apparently decided to classify my site as malicious; I only found this out when I attempted to link an image from my site to the Hyperdimension Neptunia forum on the following issue: http://steamcommunity.com/app/282900/discussions/0/611696927919598404/
This is a fraudulent miscategorization & I intend to follow up on it with vALVE directly. There are three possible reasons I can think of that they might be doing this:
The majority of items I had up for trades were with extra keys rather than inventory items and they're crying fraud because they can't verify them.
The hyperlinks from my Steam profile for my Steam trades request email was using a redirect to avoid email address scrapping via page scrapping.
I'm telling it how it is that their no refund policy is illegal & I've become a victim of it in the past on defective purchases, only getting the finger when I requested a refund.
Due to Steam slandering my site, I will in turn be blocking all links from both the Steam store & communities; if Steam does end up unblocking the links after I contact them, you will be getting a message that you have been banned from the the site as I will be removing the hyperlink whitelisting for Steam. To take this a step further, I am at this point ceasing all Steam trades & shutting down the Steam trades email address; trades will only be available to people within my friends list from this point on. Whether I remove those blocks or not is going to be up to Steam; unfortunately the main users that are going to suffer from this are going to be the ones that were using my site as a mirror for the Borderlands Config Editor (this is where the majority of my traffic from the Steam website(s) have been coming from).
It has come to my attention that some people are discrediting my site for hosting files by using redirect services to make sure my site gets no recognition for the host of those files. I have added a hotlinking block on ZIP files because this was happening through muchofiles.biz. I have added a couple of whitelisted domains that have been linking to those downloads that have not discredited my site, some sites may still be effected. If you would like to make a whitelist request, use the contact link at the bottom of this page & send an email with the subject HotLink Whitelist Request along with a link to the page where the link can be located so I can verify it's not a redirect. If it is a redirect, an exception may be made if a note has been added who the hoster is. Keep in mind that private links won't be accepted as I won't be able to verify them.
Still attempting to work out some kinks on the downloads. Seems my host is causing some problems through an anti-DDoS method that keeps timing me out when uploading the files to the server & downloading them to verify they uploaded correctly. Going to start uploading large files as parts to help avoid this problem in the future.
Noticed I was getting some 404 errors on some of the downloads, so I decided to get these fixed. Also fixed the invalid links to the screenshots for the Call of Duty: United Offensive GUID blacklist, as well as external site links, navigation links, some of the forced size restrictions on some of the counters, updated a few lists & made sure mod downloads opened the download in a new window.
Soon to come:
I've also noticed a number of people trying to access guessed admin modules on the site. Keep in mind that if I see these access attempts, you will be IP banned. A good number of these have already been banned, I will likely be adding them to another Blacklist for public display later.
WonderGamer.net would like to acknowledge Smooth McGroove for unsurpassed skill shown time & time again in his videos. By far some of the best video game acapella I've seen in my life & near flawless to the originals. I can only imagine the time it would take to perfect this doing a number of cuts & flawlessly piecing them together. I wasn't fan of acapella in the beginning, but this changed all that. For some of my favorite videos by this person, please check my favorites list here.
I decided to start adding game reviews to my site seeing as sites like GameSpot & Steam limit the amount of what can be said about a game due to character limitations, many times making me have to shorten my review. This will allow me write my full reviews without having to shorten them just to make them fit on other sites. I will likely be linking the partial reviews on those site to this site so nothing is left out.
A number of updates today. I've added a number of patches that I had backed up so that people can download them from a high-speed server without having to settle for a low rate that many other sites may limit you to. You will also find a few other patches for older games that may have you searching the web for hours otherwise.
I've also included MODs for a couple more games, so those are available now.
Been a while since I've done an update. I've added two more sections to the site. This includes a Downloads section & a section devoted to Xfire.
In the downloads section, you can find tools to aid you in gaming as well as hard to find MODs for various games (this will be added on to later).
In the Xfire section, I have included a live video section where people can see what I'm doing if I'm gaming at that time. I have also included a modified sound pack that is basically the same as the classic sound pack, but I swapped the in-game message sound with the one in the current default pack (got tired of jumping a mile out of my seat whenever somebody messaged me while in game). You can also find a link to the latest game update in the Xfire section if you are having problems downloading it through the messenger. Instructions on how to install the latest game update can be found on the page where you download it from.