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Thread Archives / Shhh don't tell Coolsvilla...
« on: September 13, 2007, 11:07:36 pm »
I got my 360 back! And I don't have but 2 crappy games and I have only Live silver account for the moment......but I downloaded DOA4 (demo).....and I kind of ... well ... liked it.

fun game, amazing graphics and not as slow and clunky as some fighters. And I get my ♥♥♥♥ handed to me by the computer constantly.  :-\

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Thread Archives / If "Subway Vigilante" Rings a Bell Read This Article
« on: August 30, 2007, 11:05:30 pm »
   Commodore Gaming has announced its opening of a North American headquarters this Tuesday. The new office will be located in Stamford, Connecticut. Commodore made its return to the gaming scene back in 2005, but has been stationed in Europe. Commodore has announced that they are to release 4 new models of their brand gaming machines that feature their own brand of operating system and will also have Windows based units available with top of the line processing and video power.

   The company has also hired on Bill Simms, a veteran from Electronic Arts as VP of North American Sales. Some may remember Commodore products such as the VIC-20, the C-64, and most notably the Amiga which featured advanced elements such as enhanced graphical quality and multitasking ahead of its time.


http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,136538-c,games/article.html


Also:
http://www.c64.com if you're just feeling nostalgic.

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Thread Archives / Have a Drink with Master Chief!
« on: August 16, 2007, 04:10:22 pm »
If you havn't seen it the new "Game Fuel" by Mountain Dew is here sporting a Halo 3 label, pretty cool, but the drink is kinda funky.


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Thread Archives / This Topic is about Politics and Gaming .... Danger!
« on: August 10, 2007, 08:29:23 pm »
I know alot of you are going to get tired of hearing from me about political issues, but I bring this up because I want more people to know what's going on in the industry that is affecting you one way or the other. Below is a good site to get started looking into issues across the country.

http://www.gamepolitics.com/

Cheers!

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General Chat / I need a new game
« on: August 08, 2007, 07:29:31 pm »
Who wants to help me get into a good game for competition? I'm thinking DOA or SC or even Halo, something that I can compete in and something that is on 360 so I can practice. Or just throw me some ideas for anything.

Cheers!

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Thread Archives / Oklahoma Video Game Exhibition???
« on: August 08, 2007, 07:25:09 pm »
Saw this while doing a random ok gamers search and went to their site and is working but I think defunct, they had this last year and if I would have known about it I would have went, and from what I could find online this is not happening again this year. Anyone have any info on this at all or has been to one? It sounds like it was all about retro gaming which you all should know that I love.

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Thread Archives / The Terminator Believes Games are too Violent
« on: August 08, 2007, 05:38:45 pm »
    California Northern District Judge Ronald Whyte has struck down a state law, labeling video games that are violent and prohibiting the sale to minors, saying that it was unconstitutional.  Whyte was quoted as saying, “At this point, there has been no showing that violent video games as defined in the Act, in the absence of other violent media, cause injury to children. In addition, the evidence does not establish that video games, because of their interactive nature or otherwise, are any more harmful than violent television, movies, Internet sites or other speech-related exposures.”

   The Entertainment Software Association and Video Software Dealers Association have both been claiming that video games are to be covered under the First Amendment. Gov. Schwarzenegger is fighting to appeal Whyte’s decision after helping pass the law in 2005.


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/08/08/arts/08arts.html?ref=arts

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Thread Archives / 100,000 Gamers Can't Be Wrong
« on: July 31, 2007, 07:23:27 pm »
   The Video Game Voters Network, a group that is taking an active role for gamers across the nation in Washington D.C. has reached 100,000 members. This landmark number of registered voters is showing politicians in the Capitol that gamers are a real force and that “Politicians who think easy political points can be scored at the First Amendment’s expense have to know that such efforts will be aggressively opposed,” said Michael D. Gallagher, president of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA).

   The ESA is focusing more on working with politicians to make sure that parents are more informed on the games that are being played in their households, than to make unconstitutional laws that group software games in the same ratings as movies, books, and music. “The response to the VGVN is overwhelming and dramatic—over 100,000 members, generating thousands upon thousands of letters defending video games. It’s impressive. Ordinary Americans’ passion for computer and video games is driving a desire to be counted and speak out,” says Gallagher about the success of VGVN.

   VGVN has also launched a website (www.VideoGameVoters.org) and a web-trailer on YouTube, Myspace, and other video sharing sites to help spread the message to get more like-minded gamers to help in the effort. Let the politicians know that they still work for the people and that the 100,000 is going to be only increasing from this point on.



http://www.theesa.com/archives/2007/07/video_game_vote_1.php

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Thread Archives / I’ve Got Coke in my Mario!
« on: July 30, 2007, 11:53:17 pm »
            This image, as funny as this may sound it is already happening. Image Link eating a piece of your favorite pizza or Solid Snake chugging down a nice box of Juicy-Juice. Corporate America has found the next big advertising adventure. That’s right, video games.  Ad execs are now offering to pay enormous amounts of money to have their products in games speculating that by 2011 to reach above the $1 billion mark.

   Some advertisers are on the fence abut this issue, some saying it is too risky where others say that because of their niche they are not at much of a risk. Companies are also wanting to get into this idea even more with updated ads in your game by using the programming of the game to “see” where you are in-game and tell them what ads which are more visible to you and to update those ads accordingly so as not to see the same ad too many times and to also promote current events (i.e. Movies, CD’s, other games, etc).

   How will the gaming community react to this more intrusive behavior by these companies into something we are already paying to play? Perhaps we are not far from seeing commercials between our deathmatch rounds or Coke & Mario on our loading screens.


http://www.latimes.com/business/printedition/la-fi-gameads30jul30,0,622375.story?page=2&coll=la-headlines-pe-business

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Thread Archives / Gamer News....Please read
« on: July 24, 2007, 05:02:29 pm »
Hey everyone, I will be finding news articles and summarizing them to the Articles forum so that people here can stop in and read about issues that they may find interesting and provide for discussion, like my article on China's new internet gaming laws. This way we can have articles from several different news sources so that more people are informed. If you find an article that you find interesting either post it "IN YOUR OWN WORDS" to avoid plaigarism issues or just PM me a link to the article and I will be more than happy to write it and post it. This endeavor is for the community to know more about what is happening in the gaming world without having to scrounge around for articles in obscure areas of the internet and to provide discussion of said articles.

Ris

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Thread Archives / Started a Dev Group
« on: July 18, 2007, 11:30:34 pm »
Ok, so I was bored one night at work and decided to make a Facebook account and made a group called Green Country Games for people that live in surrounding Tulsa area that are interested in game development and need a sounding board for ideas. So far the only member is me but I want to get others involved also.

Whoever is interested just do a search on Facebook for Jason Wiesinger.

Thanks  ;D

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Thread Archives / China cracks down on internet gaming
« on: July 18, 2007, 11:22:07 pm »
China is finding a new way to combat concerns with online gaming and youths in the country by requiring that internet gaming companies use a type of screening software to detect users identities through an issued card.

Users under the age of 18 are informed to “do suitable physical exercise” after a time limit of 3 hours, after which if they remain playing scores will be halved. This new initiative, being used in China’s campaign to reduce internet gaming addictions, does not condemn those for playing, stating that "measured gaming is good for the brain, but gaming addiction hurts the body."

Local gaming companies such as The9 and Tencent are unsure as of yet if this effect business, however they are in total support for the new initiative that took effect Monday, but express concern that the system may be easily exploited through use of fake ID’s.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/19812989/


Alot of users may turn their nose up at this idea, but when you hear about these atrocities:

http://news.rgj.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070714/NEWS/707140323/1004

You start thinking "hmmmm" maybe this isn't such a bad idea. Let's get some good thoughts on this.

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