Hello & Welcome to ItsMuchMore
The story for ItsMuchMore:
Founded by the creators UKRockers who were once a successful gaming clan & community when formed in 2013. UKRockers were regularly seen taking part in online gaming ladders and tournaments but decided to call it a day after 11 long years, we built such a great community and gaining many great friendships along the way.
Both myself and Daniel (@RockerJarvis) decided that playing competitive gaming just didn’t seem to rock our boats anymore and the amount of online gaming marches being cancelled and heavy server and website costs meant UKRockers couldn’t keep up with the ever-changing environment, as our members got older, people’s personal life’s took priority which lead to the downfall of UKRockers.
Matches were forced to cancel, members not turning up in time and to make matters worse we had an empty forum room, this all took its toll and lead to the doors closing for UKRockers, some great highlights included being part of Retrovision 5 were we hooked up consoles for the public to come along and play via LAN (Sega Dreamcast / Sony Playstation 2 / Microsoft Xbox), also being part of the very first GameCity in Nottingham, like Retrovision 5 we had consoles and games on display for all to play (Microsoft Xbox , Sega Dreamcast , Nintendo Gamecube , Sony Playstation 2 , Microsoft Xbox 360 , Sony PSP), UKRockers will live on in the hearts of the people who was part of the journey from the early days of Dreamcast and Xbox online gaming to the final days on PC and Xbox 360.
Over the years we found that people used UKRockers as somewhat of a stepping stone for them to further develop their gaming careers, this lead to a number of successful teams/clans and players being formed off the back of UKRockers, we are glad that we paved the way for those people and we wish you all the best of luck and hope if our paths meet again we can look back on the times we were together.
UKRockers Charity Work
- Raised £100 for the Richard House Hospice Charity – 1999
- 24hr gaming event to raised money for the Royal Hospital for sick children – 2011
UKRockers Website References:
- Steam Group
- Twitter Page
- YouTube Videos
- Bungie Halo 2 Stats (UKRockers Main Clan)
- Bungie Halo 2 Stats (UKRockers UKR Elite Clan)
- Bungie Halo 2 Stats (UKRockers UKR Community Clan)
- Top 100 Clan Website
- The Dreamcast Junkyard
UKRockers Achievements on Ladder Websites:
- Halo 2 – Xbox EU Ladder Winners – 2004
- Medal of Honour Allied Assault – Obj Realism Cup Fall 2004 International – Runners Up – 2004
- Far Cry – Xbox EU Ladder Winners – 2005
- Call of Duty 3 – XBOX 360 EU Ladder Winners – 2006
- TrackMania Nations – PC 2on2 OC Fall – Runners Up – 2006
Events which UKRockers attending or took part in:
- UKRockers attending Nintendo VIP launch party of the Nintendo GameCube – London – 2002
- UKRockers attended The PlayStation Experience – London – 2003
- Hosted a display at RetroVision 5 – Frome, Somerset – 2005
- Hosted a display at GameCity – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – 2006
- UKRockers attended GameOn – London – 2006
Clan Matche stats on GameBattles Ladder website for Xbox 360:
- Gears of War (360) – Played 26 – Won 17 – Lost 9
- Guitar Hero 3 (360) – Played 8 – Won 6 – Lost 2
- Call of Duty 3 (360) – Played 37 – Won 29 – Lost 8
- Call of Duty 4 (360) – Played 16 – Won 10 – Lost 6
- 2010 marked the 10th Anniversary of UKRockers as a clan and community.
- Appeared in the 360 Gamer Magazine Issue 73
- UKRockers members reunited at EuroGamer Expo (EGX) 2012 for a one off meetup.
It wasn’t an easy jump from clan & community to a blog/review website, we had to build trust and relationships with developers, PR, publishers and organisations to enable us to create ItsMuchMore and do something which we can see us doing for years to come and that’s reviewing games / writing news and being part of events and expos.
In our eyes gaming was just the start, after building those contacts within the gaming world opened the doors for other sections within entertainment such as Theatre / Movies and local/national events, which lead to more possibilities this was the real reason for our name ItsMuchMore because we simply was much more than just gaming.
We have and still currently worked with Ubisoft , Deep Silver , OnLive , Reef Entertainment , Warner Bros Games who give us their latest game releases for us to feature and review as part of our website across several formats.
We have previously worked with companies such as THQ and Capcom, we have also taken part in a number of local events such as Nerd Fest in Nottingham as well as attending the Expos such as EuroGamer Expo (EGX) Rezzed , PlayExpo each year as part of press.
This is what we enjoy doing and now that we don’t play online games as a team anymore its great that something that we enjoy doing writing and talking about games we’ve found that our website has allowed us to play and review games plus everything else along the way like Gadgets , Music and Musicals just to name a few so we are busy all the time improving and updating our website.
We have had no funding throughout the time of UKRockers and ItsMuchMore and have never been sponsored in any way shape or form, we work through the website in our own time and all work full-time so all the money we earn goes into the website / servers / giveaways and just the general up keep, yes we get sent the games and tickets for free but everything else to keep the website a float is paid by us, we hope to continue write reviews and support this website/blog for many years to come.