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  • She's 'old, for a woman': Media around the world condemned for sexist Olympics coverage

    08/12/2016 2:44:56 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 24 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | August 11, 2016 | Julie Makinen
    In Germany, meanwhile, an equestrian commentator for ARD TV, Carsten Sostmeier, opened an interview with rider Julia Krajewski with, “Let's see what the blondie has to say.” He went on to call her a “scaredy-cat" and said she was so afraid of the course that "there was a brown stripe in her panties." (snip) A commentator for Canada's CBC, Byron MacDonald, said that 14-year-old Chinese swimmer Ai Yanhan "went out like stink and died like a pig" in the 200-meter women’s freestyle heat.
  • How a Small Group of Devotees Are Saving Neopets From Extinction

    08/05/2016 11:41:25 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | August 4, 2016 | Lauren Young
    The 2013 update of Tyrannia, an ancient civilization listed as one of the 19 official lands in Neopia. [Photo: Screeshots from Neopets.com]If you visit the current website of the virtual pet game, Neopets, you’ll instantly recognize the vestiges of a late 1990s internet world. Its users almost certainly shared their thoughts on Xanga or LiveJournal, and were just beginning to discover other niche online communities through a year-old company called Google.Clicking through the Neopets world known as Neopia is like going back in an internet time machine. The bright Crayola yellow backdrop, the bubbly space font, and the cute cartoon pets are remnants of the early web—their cheerful style unfazed...
  • Imaginary Murder Pets Versus Michelle Obama

    07/27/2016 8:40:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/25/2016 | John Mozena
    In 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama used a White House press release to announce a massive public-private-nonprofit campaign with “an ambitious national goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight.” It took on childhood nutrition, exercise and much more. The resulting initiative is often known by its “Let’s Move” website name. Last week, the Pokémon Go mobile game launched. It encourages users to venture out into the real world to find and collect imaginary cartoon monsters at specific geographic points. Gamers then send their pets...
  • Soon you’ll be able to watch teams play Overwatch for $300,000 on TBS

    07/23/2016 2:00:40 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    TBS announced that it will air the Overwatch Open Grand Finals. In a press release, ELeague, a new esports organization established in partnership between Turner, WME | IMG, and Faceit, will host a new $300,000 Overwatch tournament. Most of the tournament will take place on Twitch, while TBS will broadcast the finals alongside the Internet stream. The online phase of the tournament will begin on July 23 and is limited to North America and Europe. The online rounds will lead to the playoffs, which will run during the weekend of August 26. The top eight teams from each region will...
  • Pokemon Go players unwelcome at Arlington, Holocaust museum

    07/13/2016 7:56:17 PM PDT · by NotchJohnson · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/13/2016 | Sara Ashley O'Brien
    The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Arlington National Cemetery, both in Washington, DC area, have both issued appeals for players to avoid hunting Pokemon on their sites. "Playing Pokemon Go in a memorial dedicated to the victims of Nazism is extremely inappropriate," said Andy Hollinger, director of communications at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., in a statement sent to CNNMoney. "We are attempting to have the Museum removed from the game," the statement said. Arlington, the burial ground for the nation's war dead, tweeted out a somber request: "We do not consider playing 'Pokemon Go'...
  • Skyrim Remaster, Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein 2, and More Will Be Announced at E3 - Report

    06/07/2016 7:24:59 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    gamespot.com ^ | June 7, 2016 | Eddie Makuch on
    In November last year, Bethesda revealed that it ported Skyrim to Xbox One, but only as a technical exercise. It appears Bethesda now has grander plans. ... The Skyrim remaster project will reportedly include "mods, all DLC [and] improved visuals," according to Eurogamer's report, which cited a NeoGAF user with that information. The inclusion of mods is particularly interesting, given that mods just recently came to the Xbox One version of Fallout 4 and are on the way for the PS4 edition. A Bethesda representative told GameSpot, "We don't comment on rumors and speculation."
  • Favorite movies about a game?

    05/15/2016 8:08:48 AM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 92 replies
    Self | 5/15/'16 | Zionist Conspirator
    Searching for Bobby Fischer . . . The Hustler . . . The Natural . . . Hoosiers . . . The Big Lebowski . . . Some of the most memorable movies center around a game and dedication to mastering it. What are your favorite movies in which a game plays a central role? Board games, card games, sports . . . any games will do!
  • March Madness Office Pools: Illegal, But Tolerated

    03/31/2016 7:07:41 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/25/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Before the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is completed on April 4, an estimated $9.2 billion will be bet on the games, some of that arranged by the 70 million brackets filled out by fans. But many who joined an office pool just for fun may not be aware that they would be breaking the law if money were involved. Michigan forbids gambling for money, except in ways that are specifically permitted by the state. The Michigan attorney general’s office didn’t return an email seeking comment. But in the past, it has said going after low-level betting like fantasy sports was...
  • The Exotic Animal Traffickers of Ancient Rome

    03/30/2016 7:21:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | March 30, 2016 | Caroline Wazer
    In what might be the world’s oldest recorded awkward situation, the Roman orator Marcus Tullius Cicero spent much of his term as Cilicia’s governor trying to ignore a very specific request from his former legal client Marcus Caelius Rufus. In several letters sent over the better part of a year, Caelius repeatedly begged Cicero to capture and send him a group of local leopards. He needed the animals, he explained, because he was trying to launch his political career—and nothing won over voters’ hearts better than live exotic animal hunts in the arena. Caelius’s opponent Curio had no trouble collecting...
  • The Video Game that Made Elon Musk Question If Our Reality is a Simulation

    02/23/2016 8:31:30 AM PST · by V K Lee · 31 replies
    Actvist Post ^ | February 23, 2016 | Jake Anderson
    In June, a team of programmers will release a ground-breaking new video game called No Man's Sky, which uses artificial intelligence and…
  • Repost: Question about Madden 16 for Xbox(glitch in last post)

    01/25/2016 7:07:23 AM PST · by TheRobb7 · 6 replies
    Self ^ | TheRobb7
    There was a glitch that wouldn't let anyone post a response the last time I did this, so I'm going to try it again. TheRobb7 My son and I were interested in watching the Xbox play the NFL season against itself in Franchise Mode. We would watch 1 game a week and simulate the rest. PROBLEM : we can't get the Xbox to do it. It will only play against itself in Exhibition Mode, which means that we couldn't compile stats and standings. Does anyone out there know of a work-around?
  • Question about Madden 16 for Xbox 360

    01/24/2016 6:19:10 AM PST · by TheRobb7
    Self ^ | TheRobb7
    A little over three months ago, National Review endorsed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker of the House. In doing so, National Review helped place a man with a two-decade history of pushing open borders immigration policies in charge of the Republican Party’s entire legislative agenda. Ten weeks after that endorsement helped Paul Ryan secure the Speakership, Ryan proceeded to swiftly pass an omnibus spending bill that funded and expanded President Obama’s immigration agenda.
  • Steam Crosses 1,500 Games Natively Available For Linux

    09/21/2015 7:14:13 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 6 replies
    Phoronix ^ | 19 September 2015 | Michael Larabel
    Today marks a huge milestone for Steam on Linux: 1,500 games are natively available! This is quite significant while Windows is at 6,464 and OS X is at 2,323.New games continue to be ported to Linux and offered via Steam almost daily. This is all while the Steam Linux market-share is below 1%. Heck, even stats well outside the gaming space show Linux desktop use at less than 2%.While the Linux gaming marketshare right now is very tiny, game developers continue porting to Linux in anticipation of a return on investment down the road as more gamers try out SteamOS...
  • No, 'Super Mario Maker' Is Not Racist

    07/25/2015 4:11:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | 7/22/2015 | Erik Kain
    Super Mario Maker is a game we’ve all been waiting for: Finally, we can create our own classic Mario levels using the Wii U’s touch-screen gamepad. (I’d sure like to have a mouse and keyboard, but the touchscreen is far superior for this kind of thing than a traditional gamepad.) Ben Gilbert of Business Insider recently demoed the game and was mostly just really disturbed by the big, white, feminine hand that appeared onscreen as a stand-in for his own. This one: Here’s Gilbert’s reaction: During a meeting with Nintendo on Thursday in New York City, I tried the game...
  • Apparently, Medieval-Themed Video Games ‘Legitimize’ ‘White Supremacy’

    07/23/2015 7:24:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    National Review Online ^ | July 22, 2015 | Katherine Tempf
    If you like playing medieval-themed video games, you might not be just some harmless nerd — you might be a nerd who is also kind of a white supremacist. At least that’s the opinion of Victoria Cooper, a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Leeds in England, who presented a paper titled “Playing Politics: Exploring Nationalism and Conservatism in Fantasy Video Games” at the International Medieval Congress earlier this month. “The Middle Ages is a space where white supremacy is legitimized,” Cooper said, according to an article on Medievalists.net. “The maintenance of white privilege. The gamer community use ‘historical facts’...
  • Bethesda pleases the raving crowd with Doom unveiling — releases in spring 2016

    06/14/2015 8:13:52 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    venturebeat.com ^ | Dean Takahashi
    Yes, Doom is back. And now we know a lot more about what kind of Doom it’s going to be. If you’re a fanatic for one of the most groundbreaking first-person shooter franchises in gaming history, you’re going to be salivating. Bethesda Softworks showed off a preview tonight of its latest Doom game in front of a crowd of fans and press in advance of the Electronic Entertainment Expo game trade show in Los Angeles. The first demo showed an entire level of fine work with a shotgun, fist, machine gun, and chainsaw. The crowd reacted with cheers with every...
  • Classic FPS Descent to be rebooted by Star Citizen alums

    03/19/2015 6:45:45 PM PDT · by Utilizer · 18 replies
    Ars Technica | Mar 18, 2015 4:30am PDT | Lee Hutchinson
    For those of you who remember such classic computer games such as Descent (a Doom-type First Person Shooter) and Descent II, ars technica has an article posted about how some alums of the game are attempting a reboot of the game for PC/MAC called "Descent Underground". Another source states that a Linux version is planned but no reference is found in this article. More info, history, and some nice graphics are at the website.
  • "World of Guns" anyone heard of it? Accuracy?

    12/08/2014 9:24:49 AM PST · by Crazieman · 6 replies
    Steam online game service ^ | 12/8/2014 | Crazieman
    Has anyone heard or tried World of Guns mostly available on Steam, free of charge (pay to unlock all weapons). It purports to have extremely realistic simulated weapon operation, as well as virtual disassembly and x-ray views, complete with slow motion action. Just looking at the accuracy of the application.
  • Ralph H. Baer, father of video games, passes away at 92

    12/07/2014 1:10:09 PM PST · by Monty22002 · 71 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/7/2014
    The father of video games, Ralph H. Baer, has passed away at age 92. He came to rest in his New Hampshire home on the night of Saturday, Dec. 6 according to Wikipedia and a Facebook post by video game historian Leonard Herman, a friend of Baer. Dubbed the "Thomas Edison of the home TV game" by Popular Electronics Magazine in 1980, Baer's Odyssey game system was the first home video game system. The patent for the idea was filed on August 10, 1970 and the system was released by Magnavox in 1972.
  • Martin Jacobson Wins the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event for $10,000,000!

    11/12/2014 1:34:22 AM PST · by Wingy · 2 replies
    Poker News ^ | 11/12/2014 | Donnie Peters
    He's never won a major live poker tournament. He's second to last in chips to start the final table. He's too quiet to become the leading poker ambassador. No player from Sweden has ever won this tournament. Those were all rumblings heard throughout the poker world about Martin Jacobson in the months leading up to the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event final table. When it was all said and done, though, the man from Sweden proved to be the last player standing, topping poker's greatest event to win his first WSOP gold bracelet and the massive $10 million...
  • 37 Signs You Were a Youth Group Kid

    11/09/2014 11:31:35 AM PST · by millegan · 4 replies
    ChurchPOP ^ | 2014 | ChurchPOP
    1) You learned how to spell with this song: [video] 2) You survived a Fear Factor inspired eating game. 3) You’ve been to Mexico for a mission/service trip. 4) You’ve given your “testimony” to a large group before. 5) Your public prayers are filled with “Father God” and “just…” 6) You learned just enough on the guitar to lead worship songs with 4 chords.
  • Feminist Bullies Tearing the Video Game Industry Apart

    09/02/2014 12:32:21 AM PDT · by setha · 24 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | September 1st, 2014 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    It's easy to mock video gamers as dorky loners in yellowing underpants. Indeed, in previous columns, I've done it myself. Occasionally at length. But, the more you learn about the latest scandal in the games industry, the more you start to sympathise with the frustrated male stereotype. Because an army of sociopathic feminist programmers and campaigners, abetted by achingly politically correct American tech bloggers, are terrorising the entire community – lying, bullying and manipulating their way around the internet for profit and attention.
  • Google Boots 'Bomb Gaza' Apps from Google Play

    08/05/2014 5:29:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    Google removed two Android games that let users bomb Gaza with air strikes, according to reports. The two games, "BombGaza" and "Gaza Assault: Code Red" both appeared in Google Play last month and let players drop bombs on terrorists in Gaza. In "BombGaza," if the player kills too many civilians, he or she loses, according to Mashable. Both were yanked from the Play Store on Aug. 4 following a torrent of criticism. Google told Mashable it did not comment on apps and their removal, only that it removes apps that "violate our policies." It's likely that the causes were depictions...
  • CrossFit Games 2014 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/23/2014 2:44:13 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 49 replies
    CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL14 | FSE
    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS ESPN 3 WEDNESDAY (23 JULY)THE BEACH 9AM Pacific Points Available: 100 For time: Swim 250 yards 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) 30 burpees Swim 500 yards 30 burpees 50 kettlebell thrusters (35 / 24 lb.) Swim 250 yards OVERHEAD SQUAT 6:30PM Pacific Points Available: 100 1-rep-max overhead squat Athletes will each have 3 attempts.
  • (Scotland) City Mosque will broadcast call to prayer every day throughout (Commonweal) Games

    06/22/2014 3:00:01 PM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    HeraldScotland ^ | June 22, 2014
    THE Islamic call to prayer will be recited daily through loudspeakers at ­Scotland's ­largest mosque during the Commonwealth Games. Representatives from ­Glasgow Central Mosque have been given the go-ahead by ­Glasgow City Council to broadcast the two-minute call - known as the adhan - every evening, with the Games coinciding with Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The mosque in the Gorbals is just a short distance from the athletes' village and a number of the 72 ­countries taking part in the Games are Muslim or have a significant Muslim population. An estimated 400 athletes and their supporters will...
  • On Fire Championships Launches NBA Jam Tournament

    06/11/2014 4:43:07 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 3 replies
    On Fire Championships ^ | 06/10/2014 | On Fire Championships
    Did you spend countless hours and quarters playing NBA JAM with your friends at home and in the arcades? Did you argue over who was the greatest ever? Now, here is your opportunity to settle that debate! Grab your spot in the On Fire! Championships and compete against the best players in the best basketball video game ever made, NBA JAM! Take on the world in 1v1 and 2v2 for your chance to be the first to claim THE FLAME and the title of NBA JAM World Champion!
  • Football: Shaw is disappointed SEC stuck to eight-game conference schedule

    05/02/2014 4:01:16 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 4 replies
    SFGATE ^ | May 1, 2014 | Tom FitzGerald
    While football teams in the Pac-12 and the Big 12 play nine conference games each season and the Big Ten is about to follow suit, the Southeastern Conference recently announced it will stick with eight conference games. Stanford coach David Shaw is not happy about that, especially now that there will be a four-team playoff beginning next season that will depend on a level playing field for each conference. He said he was “more disappointed than surprised” by the SEC decision. “It’s bigger, I think, than most people understand.”
  • People Are Obsessed With The Video Game 'Goat Simulator,' Where You Play As A Goat

    04/13/2014 8:43:26 AM PDT · by Pearls Before Swine · 11 replies
    On April 1, a new game called Goat Simulator was released, and for obvious reasons, everyone thought it was a joke. But this was no April foolery. Back in February, a YouTube video for the game — initially just a joke prototype — racked up more than 2 million views. As with all amazing things on the Internet, there was so much interest in the video, that developer Coffee Stain Studios released it as an actual, playable game. Gameplay is fairly simple: you run around and get points by head-butting things to destroy them. (excerpt)
  • WATCH: Was This The Biggest ‘Wheel of Fortune’ EPIC FAIL in History? (Video)

    04/12/2014 8:03:56 PM PDT · by AuditTheFed · 36 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 04-12-2014 | TopClip
    A contestant named Julian from Indiana University must be feeling pretty stupid right about now. And Hoosiers can't be feeling too proud. Julian had the chance to win $1 million Friday night, had the puzzle fully solved, and then lost because he pronounced Achilles like “A-chill-us.” Because of that mistake, the show decided not to give him the victory and instead, one of the other contestants who know the “mythological hero” got the chance to steal and did. (To win the full $1 million he would have had to overcome some other hurdles as well.) But alas, poor Julian' disastrous...
  • GOP tax plan singles out violent video game makers

    02/27/2014 10:48:21 PM PST · by JerseyanExile · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | FEBRUARY 26, 2014 | ASHE SCHOW
    In another example of the government picking winners and losers, the House Ways and Means Committee, in its long-awaited tax reform bill, singles out violent video game makers for tax increases. On page 19 of the executive summary, the committee mentions an improved and permanent research and development tax credit, which has benefitted countless industries from manufacturers to software creators to food producers. The summary advocates for “an improved, permanent R&D tax credit, finally giving American manufacturers the certainty they need to compete against their foreign competition who have long had permanent R&D incentives." Well, unless they make violent video...
  • What game should I download?

    02/07/2014 12:42:46 PM PST · by Wage Slave · 91 replies
    vanity | wage slave
    I'm going to be in a hotel room without tv (only cheesy mexican tv via antenna) or internet access for several days. Can't go out sightseeing due to safety reasons. No, I'm not being held captive. Anyway, I have books to read but would like to download a game. Any suggestions for the old fashioned adventure or mystery games? I'm old....I loved the original DOS adventure game with the trolls and the plovers. I'm female, so not looking for violent games....more the thinking, problem solving type. Any safe websites out there that won't load my computer down with malware?
  • "Zot" (Words With Friends)

    12/12/2013 9:21:45 PM PST · by CovenBuster · 69 replies
    Anyone play Words With Friends? If so, have you ever tried to play the word "zot"? Would you believe the system won't accept it? Whaaaaaaat??? Apparently they don't understand the influence FR has on the culture! A couple of years ago when I was fairly new to the game, I thought I was about to make an impressive move. I had the "z" sitting on a triple letter square, and I was creating two words using the triple z twice (vertically and horizontally). It was going to be my highest scoring word to date. I was so proud. Then I...
  • Catching Fire – A Great Tool For Teaching

    11/29/2013 5:51:52 AM PST · by Bill Russell · 35 replies
    www.williamrussell.net ^ | 11/29/2013 | William Russell
    This past week I took my kids to see the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire. While it is a violent series, I cannot think of a better movie or book series to open the door to moral and political discussions with our teen and preteen kids. For those unfamiliar with the Hunger Games, it is the story of a gladiatorial competition in a futuristic totalitarian regime, which requires each of 12 isolated districts to select a teenage boy and girl by lottery to fight to the death until only one “victor” survives. The story centers on...
  • Blackhawks honored at the White House

    11/05/2013 7:00:47 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    NHL.com ^ | 11/4/13 | Dan Rosen
    Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews and a handful of his teammates, as well as one ex-teammate, now have more in common than just being Stanley Cup champions. They can say they were called out by the President of the United States at the White House. Not too shabby. President Barack Obama honored his hometown hockey team Monday for its 2013 Stanley Cup championship in front of a standing-room only crowd in the East Room. During his remarks, President Obama referenced Toews, Patrick Kane, Duncan Keith, Bryan Bickell, Dave Bolland, Andrew Shaw and Corey Crawford in various forms of praise and...
  • Free Republic Steam Gamers' Group

    This was brought about by an idea in an earlier thread this week discussing Valve and PC Gaming. I had no idea how many other Freepers had Steam. A cursory glance indicated no existing groups for Free Republic, so I decided to create one. Request an invite at: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/FreeRepublicGamersMost of all, have fun, and stay true to the Constitution.
  • CNN Games

    10/12/2013 3:26:41 PM PDT · by wonkowasright · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | Unknown | CNN
    CNN, that eternal paragon of unbiased news, has quietly tried a new way to get website traffic, and hence revenue. Online Games. http://games.cnn.com/?hpt=hp_bn20
  • ‘Grand Theft Auto V’ review: Stubborn sexism, violence ruin game play

    09/22/2013 10:08:00 AM PDT · by Arthurio · 47 replies
    LA Times ^ | 9-20-13 | Todd Martens
    -snip- Yet the majority of the game critic community has decided to treat “Grand Theft Auto V’s” rampant misogyny and violence against women as a pesky housefly, a slight annoyance that doesn’t detract from all that’s remarkably polished. Though some of the defensiveness may be genuine for this ambitiously free-form game, it’s also rooted in the fear of being labeled as one of those clueless souls who doesn’t quite get the joke or, worse, is offended by it. But much of this knee-jerk cheerleading is a lost opportunity. If “Auto V” had advanced as much culturally and emotionally as it...
  • New cartoon from GTAV - "Impotent Rage", the Liberal Superhero

    09/22/2013 2:08:09 AM PDT · by globelamp · 9 replies
    GTAV ^ | 2013 | Rockstar Games
    Pretty funny albeit NSFW anti-liberal skit from the newly released video game GTA V, supposedly the fastest selling videgame ever, etc. etc. "Tax the rich, rob the poor, even though he has all his money offshore - He´s Impotent Rage, the Liberal Superhero!
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War trailer (video)

    09/11/2013 11:17:48 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile
    Youtube ^ | Sep 10, 2013 | Ubisoft
    This is the story of 5 crossed destinies and a broken love in a world torn apart. All of them will try to survive the horror of the trenches following their faithful canine companion. From the green forests of the French countryside, to dank trenches and snowy fields, go back through history in this emotional adventure as friendship, love, sacrifice and tragedy befall each one as they help each other to retain their humanity against the horrors of war.
  • CrossFit Games 2013 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/23/2013 5:49:21 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 61 replies
    CrossFit Games ^ | 23JUL13 | FSE
    EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS2013 CrossFit Games Coverage ScheduleESPN 3 WEDNESDAY (24 JULY)THE POOL8AM PacificPoints Available: 100 points 10 rounds for time of: Swim 25 yards 3 Bar muscle-ups Swim 25 yards Time Cap: 25 minutesROW 1 & ROW 21:30PM PacificPoints Available: 100 points each For time: Row 21,097 meters Row 1 will end at the 2,000 meter checkpoint. Athletes will receive points based on their times at this point. There is no scheduled rest at the checkpoint as the race continues. Row 2 will be scored by the total time to finish the entire 21,097 meters. Finishing order at the 2K...
  • Tom Clancy's The Division - Official E3 2013 Reveal Trailer

    06/12/2013 11:12:15 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Jun 11, 2013 | VISO Games
    Link
  • RPGs are Evil - Dark Dungeons: The Movie! [w/video]

    06/10/2013 2:18:44 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 44 replies
    Kickstarter ^ | Apr 22, 2013 | JR Ralls
    The famous 1984 anti-Dungeons and Dragons comic, Dark Dungeons, is now coming to video! We'll show just how evil RPG's can be! We reached all our stretch goals and are fully funded! Thanks to your backings Dark Dungeons: The Movie! will now go from being an idea to being a reality. For future updates on Dark Dungeons: The Movie! please check out the website (which will be up and running soon); www.darkdungeonsthemovie.com Thanks again!
  • Hardware: Shipbreakers trailer #2 - Baserunner

    05/20/2013 10:22:10 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 3 replies
    Youtube ^ | May 20, 2013 | InsideBBI
    Link
  • Total War: Rome II gameplay trailer - Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

    04/28/2013 11:25:01 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | Apr 23, 2013 | Gamespot
    Link
  • Bloomberg dismisses ‘political games’ around al Qaeda suspect’s trial

    03/10/2013 4:05:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/09/13 | Ben Geman
    New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) dismissed lawmakers’ criticisms over trying a former al Qaeda spokesman in New York City as partisan politics and said he’s confident that the trial won’t present a security risk. “I suspect a lot of the controversy will be partisan controversy, part of the political games that are played in Washington,” Bloomberg told CBS. Bloomberg did not second-guess the Obama administration’s decision to try former al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in federal court rather than taking him to Guantanamo Bay and trying him before a military tribunal. The decision has drawn attacks from...
  • Libertarian leaning game on Facebook looks to be the 'anti-ville' pill

    09/14/2012 2:46:46 PM PDT · by DebraAI · 2 replies
    PRWeb ^ | September 14, 2012 | Michael Lodispoto
    I posted news about this not too long ago, and again months ago when I got in a little trouble. This is City Federation's press release and it is related to politics in a number of ways. Firstly it is a libertarian and Conservative leaning in their trivia sections, and all over the site. Secondly the game is not politically correct and they are going after Zynga which is. Zynga is all over Facebook and is their top social game maker. If members here recall they actually removed a building that was a wedding chapel as it was the politically...
  • Aly Raisman: Score was a tribute to victims at Munich Games

    08/09/2012 4:28:13 PM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 18 replies
    Mail Online (UK) ^ | August 8, 2012 | Leon Watson
    American gymnast Aly Raisman has revealed the music for her gold medal-winning floor routine at the London Olympics was a tribute to the victims of the 1972 Munich Games terror attack. The 18-year-old said choosing Hava Nagila- a traditional score used for wedding dances and bat mitzvah - was a response to the International Olympic Committee's failure to mark the 40th anniversary of the tragedy. And for Aly, from Needham, Massachusetts, she said it made her gold even more special. 'I can only imagine how painful it must be for the families and close personal friends of the victims,' she...
  • Is it possible to watch the Olympic Games online? (Vanity)

    07/27/2012 8:46:04 AM PDT · by Spydergoo · 18 replies
    Me | 07/27/2012 | Me
    For those of us who do not subscribe to cable/satellite TV, is there a way to watch live streaming of the 2012 Olympic Games online? I know there is the "NBC Olympics Live Extra" app, but it still requires a cable/satellite subscription including MSNBC and CNBC. :(
  • CrossFit Games 2012 (Vanity/Chat Thread)

    07/14/2012 12:27:39 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 38 replies
    CrossFit Games 2012 ^ | 14JUL12 | FSE
    I know there are a few FReeper CrossFitters out there. Anyone watching the Games this weekend? I'm totally blown away by Julie Foucher and Rich Froning (of course). I'm totally shocked by how poorly Dan Bailey and Ben Smith are doing after being hyped up for the entire season leading to the Games.
  • A Cut Above: In These Knife Fights, Only Pride Gets Wounded

    07/12/2012 10:58:47 AM PDT · by Theoria · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12 July 2012 | TIMOTHY W. MARTIN
    Competitors Try to Best Each Other in Slicing Water Bottles, Tennis Balls; Bisecting a Grape Donavon Phillips windmilled his arms. He hopped a few times to get the blood flowing in his legs. A light sweat formed under his black-and-red jersey—just the right dew. "You can't go into this cold, because it's an all-out sport," said Mr. Phillips, pulling his right arm across his chest. He was warming up for a cutthroat event: the 10th annual World Championship Cutting Competition. It takes razor-sharp focus to be a cutting champ, along with a blade that resembles a bulkier, sharper version of...