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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Development Release: Commodore OS Vision 1.0 Beta 9 ( Linux Mint based )

    07/03/2012 8:53:32 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 24 replies
    Distrowatch ^ | 2012-07-03
    Commodore USA has announced the availability of a new beta release of Commodore OS Vision 1.0, a Linux Mint-based distribution designed to appear like a modernised version of previous Commodore computer systems: "Commodore OS Vision beta 9 online update. Release notes: added the ability to restore the GRUB boot menu from live mode after a Windows install; fixed Plymouth animated loading screen problems for most (but not all) graphics cards; added functionality to turn animated wallpaper on and off, enabled by selecting in the menu; tweaked Firefox CSS rendering to no longer follow the Commodore OS theme, resulting in...
  • PC version of Diablo III sets record

    05/24/2012 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    Fudzilla ^ | Thursday, 24 May 2012 08:19 | David Stellmack
    Moves 3.5 million copies in first 24 hours Whoever said that PC gaming is dead has to be crazy, as the PC version of Diablo III has set a new sales record. The game moved an amazing 3.5 million copies in the first 24 hours of release, which makes it now the fastest selling game in PC history and the biggest PC game launch in history. The game also got an added bump of another 1.2 million World of Warcraft Annual Pass users who received the game as part of a Blizzard promotion. Blizzard has now confirmed that sales...
  • Reviewing the FREE Online Obama Games...

    12/03/2011 5:43:31 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican
    Reaganite Republican ^ | December 03, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    BAILOUT DEFENDER:  Obama Mission The title says it all, help the Bolshevik Boy Wonder defend industrial nationalizations and shameless giveaways to unions against the Teapartynaziclingers and other bad sorts of (racist) people who refuse to just shut-up, lay back, and learn to enjoy it. More at Reaganite Republican... Enjoy your weekend, FReeper patriots
  • PETA Slams 'Pro-Fur' Super Mario

    11/16/2011 11:10:01 AM PST · by Mind Freed · 21 replies
    Animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has set its sights on iconic video game character Mario for wearing fur in Nintendo’s latest 3DS game Super Mario 3D Land. Since the game launched Sunday, the organization has launched a scathing online campaign entitled “Mario Kills Tanooki.” In Nintendo's new game, Mario sometimes dons the skin of a tanooki, which is a Japanese raccoon dog. “Tanooki may be just a suit in the game, but in real life tanuki are raccoon dogs who are skinned alive for their fur,” PETA’s site states. “By wearing a Tanooki, Mario...
  • Army Guys

    10/04/2011 9:47:11 PM PDT · by pickrell · 10 replies
    04 October 2011 | Ron Pickrell
    The sun had long since finished breakfast and turned serious. Then the best of the cartoons were over. It was time to find stuff to do. Buzzie would invariably recommend, "Let's do army guys." "Yeah, army guys." "I'm the sergeant-", "No, I'm the sergeant, you were last ti-","No, I'm the s-","No","Huh-uh" And so, eventually, by committee approval, we finally sorted out our respective roles as Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, and two unnamed krauts. We knew that krauts were the scoff name for germans, and since all of us were of between half and full german heritage, we further defined krauts...
  • Bias Against Conservatives and Christians On FB

    09/16/2011 1:02:16 PM PDT · by DebraAI · 3 replies
    City Federation.com site ^ | today | City Federation
    Anyone who plays games on facebook notice how the wedding chapel was removed from Cityville - due to it being an insult to other religions somehow? All things Christian are removed from view I guess. I'm really at the over the top upset level on the anti-Christian everything by the Progressives. The bias even in games is sickening so this was refreshing to see. New competition that is conservative on facebook coming out next week. It is out now but I think not released until next week. Tea Party people at tea Party Express told me about it. I just...
  • Michigan Taxpayers Fork Over $912K for Video Game

    08/23/2011 10:52:11 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/23/2011 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan taxpayers will give one company about $912,000 for it to make two video games under the state’s 42 percent film tax incentive program. The Michigan Film Office has approved tax incentives to BH Golfing Games Productions so it can make the Ben Hogan games, according to the film office’s 2010 annual report. The money goes to BH Golfing Game Productions LLC, which is one of a series of limited liability companies created for the project. The project has ties to Alliance Acquisitions, a venture capital company in California. There are also Michigan investors involved, according to Marc Seyburn, the...
  • Michigan Taxpayers Fork Over $912K for Video Game

    08/22/2011 10:10:11 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/22/2011 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan taxpayers will give one company about $912,000 for it to make two video games under the state’s 42 percent film tax incentive program. The Michigan Film Office has approved tax incentives to BH Golfing Games Productions so it can make the Ben Hogan games, according to the film office’s 2010 annual report. The money goes to BH Golfing Game Productions LLC, which is one of a series of limited liability companies created for the project. The project has ties to Alliance Acquisitions, a venture capital company in California.
  • Notch challenges Bethesda to Quake 3 battle for use of Scrolls name

    08/22/2011 5:23:03 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 10 replies
    Geek.com ^ | 17 August 2011 | Matthew Humphries
    Notch, the creator of Minecraft and upcoming game Scrolls, is having to deal with a rather problematic legal issue at the moment. Because his new game is called Scrolls, Bethesda has a problem with it. Notch received a 15 page legal document earlier this month asking him to refrain from using the name because it infringed the Elder Scrolls trademark somehow. Bethesda is a big company with a healthy bank balance, where as Notch may be doing well from sales of Minecraft, but certainly doesn’t want to have to fund a court case. So he has come up with a...
  • Video Games Get Designer to Shoot. For Realz.

    08/08/2011 6:22:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 8 August, 2011 | Daniel Zimmerman
    Amy Kalson hates bugs, sunburns and cooked bell peppers. She loves dogs, tea and books. And now she can add one more thing to her love list: guns. Real ones. Amy’s a video game designer who until recently had never picked up anything that shoots without the aid of an Xbox controller. And she seems to feel pretty sheepish about it, pleading to her fellow game developers not to “throw rocks at my head” when they find out… There are a million stories in the naked city. And each gun convert seems to have his or her own unique one....
  • Chinese Prisoners Forced to Play World of Warcraft, Detainee Says

    05/26/2011 2:15:37 PM PDT · by americanophile · 13 replies
    News Corp Australian Papers/Fox News ^ | May 26, 2011 | News Corp Australian Papers via Fox News
    A former prisoner of a Chinese labor camp claims guards are forcing detainees to play online games as part of a huge money-making scam. Liu Dali told The Guardian website that guards traded the credits inmates built up playing games such as World of Warcraft for money. "Prison bosses made more money forcing inmates to play games than they do forcing people to do manual labor," he said. "There were 300 prisoners forced to play games. We worked 12-hour shifts in the camp. I heard them say they could earn 5000-6000rmb a day. "We didn't see any of the money....
  • Anyone here play Team Fortress 2?

    02/19/2011 2:37:40 PM PST · by Rockerwolf · 37 replies
    Because i do and i hope this isn't a dumb thread,because i find Heavy to be the best on most things. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Team_Fortress_2
  • NFL Championship Weekend

    01/21/2011 9:19:09 AM PST · by jpf · 45 replies
    My big mouth blog ^ | 01/21/11 | Flood
    As the Patriots would say, these are T-shirt and hat games this weekend. Too bad for the Patriots they will be home watching it with you and me thanks to the Jets. The NFL Championship games are Sunday, the two winners get a trip to the Super Bowl in Dallas while the losers get to send unused T-shirts and hats to Haiti. Sure most of them are size XXX, they'll shrink in the wash. See, everybody wins, sort of. We have the polls again in the sidebar, feel free to participate. Last week we were mostly right as a group,...
  • Football

    01/14/2011 8:18:27 AM PST · by jpf · 65 replies
    My big mouth blog ^ | 01/15/11 | Flood
    It's been a bad week and frankly I don't really care that much about this weekend's games because my Eagles will be watching them on TV. Still you might care, so. The Armageddon bowl, so called by the Ravens secondary, pits the Steelers against the Ravens. It's probably the best game of the weekend and it happens first, 4:30 PM ET Saturday on CBS. The Steelers are a 3½ point favorite and that seems about right to me. The Steelers are home and their QB is better. At 8 PM ET Saturday on Fox the Packers visit the Falcons. The...
  • Are you ready for some football?

    01/07/2011 8:25:22 AM PST · by jpf · 15 replies
    My big mouth blog ^ | 01/07/11 | Flood
    Today on the blog, as promised, we're going to talk football. No issues of war and peace, no making cruel fun of a second rate American President, no water-boarding the Treasury Secretary today. Its Friday, its playoff time, and it's my blog so there's no one to stop me. This weekend is wildcard weekend, which traditionally means none of these teams are going to the Super Bowl. There have been exceptions, but sometimes exceptions only prove the rule . The Steelers, Patriots, Bears, and Falcons are watching the other 8 playoff teams beat the hell out of each other from...
  • Politically Incorrect Parenting Presents: Top 5 Games for Christmas

    12/20/2010 6:43:23 PM PST · by Rhonda Robinson · 3 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | 12/20/2010 | Rhonda Robinson
    Games are a natural part of life. Think about it. Even in nature, pups, cubs and kittens play, practice and sharpen the skills they will use as adults. Littermates will tumble around, with fake growls and go in for a “kill” with a pretend bite to the neck. The puppy on his back, knows he’s lost the game. Throughout history, there were games that displayed strength, stamina and skills in every culture. Today, those who can play games to display their strength, stamina and skill are given multi-million dollar contracts– and we pay big bucks to watch them. However, though...