Hmm gonna disagree here, gaming sites are supposed to be overdone, loaded with details etc .. if you want clean web design, then go find a commerce designer, gaming is about that wow factor, that visual impact. You did great man, just the textures are bit to strong in the main background imo, I would have faded that and blended them further, for more depth, right now your design looks very flat in some areas, and heavy with depth in others, it's missing balance
It's true about the fact that the most gaming layouts look futuristic and more detailed. That way you can easily make a distinction between the entertainment (gaming, community...) and more serious websites (e-commerce, business...). And yes, it's missing some balance on some spots. I'll use the same excuse that I had to take a break between the two versions. Therefore I wasn't enable to continue the same style like the second version.