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  • Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino to close, official says (2,100 unemployed)

    07/01/2014 3:30:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | June 26, 2014 | Alex Wigglesworth
    The Showboat Atlantic City Hotel and Casino is closing after more than 27 years of operation, according to an official with the city’s largest casino workers union. Unite HERE Local 54 president Bob McDevitt said Showboat’s 2,100 employees will receive WARN Act notices Friday. The federal law requires covered companies to give workers at least 60 days notice if plans are in place to shut down a job site or execute mass layoffs. “We were notified earlier today from Caesars that they’re issuing WARN Act notices to Showboat employees tomorrow and we immediately began notifying our members,” McDevitt said Thursday...
  • Harrah's Casino in Tunica closing costs 1,300 jobs (Mississippi)

    03/28/2014 5:41:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Sun-Herald ^ | March 26, 2014 | Mary Perez
    Caesars Entertainment announced in a press release Wednesday that it will close Harrah's Tunica on June 2. This is one of three casinos Harrah's operates in Tunica in northern Mississippi. The 1,300 jobs that will be lost makes this one of the biggest layoffs ever in Mississippi, said Richard Bennett, chairman of the House Gaming Committee. The layoffs come at a time when Tunica County had the highest unemployment in state in February at 17.3 percent. Bennett said 75 percent of the jobs are held by Mississippi residents, with the remaining 25 percent of the employees from Tennessee and Arkansas....
  • Microsoft adopts Mantle but calls it DX12

    03/18/2014 2:12:48 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    Semiaccurate ^ | March 18, 2014 | by Charlie Demerjian
    GDC 2014: Completely different because it is not called Mantle, just ask MS PR Just as SemiAccurate predicted months ago, Microsoft has adopted AMD’s Mantle but are now calling it DX12. The way they did it manages to pull stupidity from the jaws of defeat by breaking compatibility in the name of lock-in. The impetus for all of this mess is the dire situation the XBox One is in. You might recall that it is woefully underpowered compared to the Sony PS4, has roughly 50% less shader performance, far lower memory bandwidth, significantly harder to program for, and tools described...
  • 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.
  • Are Valve And AMD About To Ruin PC Gaming?

    10/14/2013 11:22:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 32 replies
    HardOCP ^ | Monday October 14, 2013 | Posted by Steve 10:55 AM (DST
    The Tech Report crew seems to think that SteamOS and Mantle could ruin PC gaming. I'm not sure how they came to that conclusion but I'm sure you guys will have plenty to say on the topic. Now, all of a sudden, next year's gaming landscape looks to be shaping up very differently. Instead of three major platforms based on a common hardware architecture, game developers will face two monolithic platforms and a fragmented one—the PC—that will have two starkly different operating systems and three different APIs—Direct3D, OpenGL, and Mantle.
  • Government, Left Pushes 'Virtual Gun Control'

    09/28/2013 8:22:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 28, 2013 | Mike Flynn
    Having defeated President Obama’s quest to shoot holes in the Second Amendment, a GOP Leadership aide recently told the Huffington Post the House would soon spend time examining the link between link between video games and violence, essentially kicking off a campaign for “virtual gun control.” Make no mistake; the road to gun control and the road to virtual gun control leads to the same destination — restrictions on your liberty. Part of the fallacy of gun control rests in the belief that in inanimate object can be responsible for the acts of the person in control of it. No...
  • ‘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...
  • 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.
  • Five Surprising Examples of Extreme Outsourcing

    08/20/2013 10:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    Mint Life Blog ^ | December 17, 2010
    If you call the customer service line of a major business or corporation these days, there’s a good chance you’ll end up talking to someone thousands of miles away (or to a computer, if the company is really trying to cut costs). If you go shopping for new clothes, it’s likely that some of shirts and dresses you try on were made by people who are also thousands of miles away, in shops far less glamorous than the ones in which the finished products end up. Outsourcing is so commonplace in certain industries, we don’t even think twice about it...
  • Gaming cuts Norway youth crime by a quarter

    08/14/2013 10:22:26 AM PDT · by marthemaria · 5 replies
    Computer games may have cut youth crime in Norway by as much as a quarter over the last decade, social research outfit Nova has argued on the release of Norway's latest crime statistics. Norway has seen a dramatic drop in youth crime over the last decade, according to figures from Statistics Norway released this week, with just 7.8 percent of 15-20 year olds charged with an offence in 2011, compared to 10.3 percent in 2002. "What we see is that young people spend more time in front of their screens, and this changes the conditions for youth crime," Nova's lead...
  • Rumor: Amazon Is Making an Android Console

    08/09/2013 12:41:40 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach
    kotaku.com ^ | 8/09/13 4:18am | Brian Ashcraft
    Edit One of the biggest retailers in the world is rumored to be making an Android gaming console.Website GameInformer reports that Amazon is readying an Android console for release by year's end. The console will be bundled with its own controller, and Amazon will be making use of the Android apps already available on its Appstore.On Twitter, Kotaku columnist Superannuation isn't a hundred percent sold on this rumor, but writes that Amazon has apparently been hiring game talent to build up the platform's game library. For instance, Superannuation points out that the executive producer for Gears of War 3 and...
  • Eve players stage giant online space battle

    07/29/2013 6:21:09 AM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 121 replies
    BBC ^ | 29. July 2013
    One of the largest video game space battles ever seen has taken place in the Eve Online game. For five hours on 28 July about 4,000 players took part in the epic battle between two of the game's biggest alliances.The two sides were fighting for control of resources within several of the game's solar systems. Time was slowed down in the virtual universe to help servers cope with the huge numbers of players and ships.The battle pitted spaceships belonging to CFC against those from the Test Alliance in a region of space known as 6VDT. It ended in victory for...
  • 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
  • Microsoft's new Xbox will track EVERYTHING you watch on TV - reward you for watching the ads

    05/28/2013 7:54:30 PM PDT · by opentalk · 37 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 28, 2013 | VICTORIA WOOLLASTON
    •Application submitted to the US Patent and Trademark office shows Microsoft's plans for tracking viewing habits of Xbox owners.• The company plans to reward viewers who watch adverts or shows with credits and achievements.• The new Kinect sensor can follow eye movements, track your reaction to shows using heart-rate monitors and see you in the dark. Microsoft has submitted a patent that could see the company track every TV show and advert watched via its Xbox One console and other devices. The application called 'Awards and Achievements Across TV Ecosystem' was submitted to the US Patent and Trademark office earlier...
  • IRS gives Fla. Miccosukee Indians $170mil tax bill (Attack on tribe’s “sovereignty?”)

    05/28/2013 3:40:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Gaming Today ^ | May 27, 2013 | Ray Poirier
    Is this an attack on a Native American tribe’s “sovereignty?” The Internal Revenue Service, under attack in Washington for alleged political favoritism during the past couple of years, has assessed the Miccosukee Indians of Florida with a $170 million tax bill for failing to report and withhold taxes from its distribution of gambling profits to tribal members. The Miccosukee Indians operate a successful casino in the west Miami-Dade County of Florida. They use casino profits to distribute funds to tribal members. The IRS has ruled those funds are really income to recipients and the tribal leadership should be taking out...
  • 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
  • (Too Big To Fail) Indian Tribes Seek Federal Bailout Money for Casinos

    03/27/2013 7:04:21 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 27, 2013 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Indian tribes seek federal bailout money for casinos A native-American tribe struggling to keep its Foxwoods Resort Casino in the red is now turning to the U.S. government for a helping hand. The Associated Press reports that the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation has already received more than $4.5 million in grants from the Department of Health and Human Services and from the Interior Department in the last five years. But now members are facing tough times with its casino — which used to be a billion-dollar empire — and are looking at the government for more grants, AP says. Critics...
  • AMD: We Will Sell PlayStation 4-Like APUs on Open Market.

    02/28/2013 7:33:24 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies
    Xbitlabs ^ | 02/27/2013 09:04 PM | Anton Shilov
    Sony PlayStation 4 Technologies to Be Available for PCs*********************************************But not the customized chip as I read it****************************************** Advanced Micro Devices reaffirmed plans to sell accelerated processing units with Jaguar x86 cores and Radeon HD “GCN” graphics technology on open market. While those APUs will not be as powerful as the one that AMD developed for Sony Corp.’s PlayStation 4 game console, technology- and architecture-wise they will be similar to the semi-custom APU inside the PS4.“Everything that Sony has shared in that single chip is AMD [intellectual property], but we have not built an APU quite like that for anyone...
  • AMD Elaborates on PS4's Custom ''Jaguar'' APU ( Sony's new Gaming Console uses x86 Architure)

    02/25/2013 8:51:41 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 6 replies
    Tomshardware ^ | 11:00 PM - February 21, 2013 | Kevin Parrish
    AMD and Sony worked together to create a custom "Jaguar" APU.AMD's Vice President of Global Communications and Industry Marketing John Taylor recently "elaborated" on the APU that is packed in Sony's semi-announced PlayStation 4 console. He said the new gaming console is the first announced design win based on a semi-custom AMD APU which was jointly developed in coordination with Sony."At the most basic level, an APU is a single chip that combines general-purpose x86 central processing unit (CPU) cores with a graphics processing unit (GPU) and a variety of system elements, including memory controllers, specialized video decoders, display outputs,...
  • Report: Father hires gamers to 'kill' son in online games

    01/09/2013 9:04:44 AM PST · by Altariel · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | January 8, 2013 | Allyson Balansay
    <p>Many parents worry about their children's gaming habits and addictions these days. One father in China took it to the next level when he hired online gamers to 'kill' his son's avatars, according to local reports.</p> <p>A Chinese father, tired of his son playing video games instead of looking for a job, decided to hire some assassins. Their job: to kill his son's characters in his favorite online role-playing games, local reports said.</p>
  • Entire Cities In World of Warcraft Dead, Hack Suspected

    10/07/2012 6:53:05 PM PDT · by vbmoneyspender · 161 replies
    Slashdot ^ | 10/7/2012 | hypnosec
    "Entire cities in the World of Warcraft have been destroyed with no one spared, not even the NPCs. About 13:00 GMT, forums on WOW started getting the first comments from users regarding players and NPCs dying on the Ragnaros-EU realm in Orgrimmar. Users of the online game started reporting that Draenor had a similar sight to offer. Some of the other realms where this was reported include Tarren Mill, and Twisting Nether." Also at Joystiq, and (with more screenshots) at WCCF Tech, which reports that "it appears the damage is most severe in World of Warcraft European servers."
  • Nvidia Sees Video Game Streaming as a Major Gaming Platform in Several Years.

    09/26/2012 7:51:23 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies
    xbitlabs.com ^ | 09/25/2012 11:36 PM | Anton Shilov
    Cloud Gaming May Kill Video Game Consoles, Says NvidiaCloud video game streaming services are pretty widespread these days and are definitely a topic that is considered by various companies, including game publishers, rental services and even telecommunication providers. However, the technology yet has to be widely adopted by the end-users. According to Nvidia Corp., in five years time cloud video game streaming may become very significant and in ten may even dominant way of playing games. "We will see [cloud gaming] gain momentum throughout next year. But if I look out five years, I think it could be a significant...
  • The Uphill Climb of Linux Gaming

    08/09/2012 4:43:24 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 19 replies
    The Power Base ^ | 6 August 2012 | Tom Nardi
    For years, there has been one constant for users making the switch to Linux: gaming was going to be a thing of the past.Not that people havenÂ’t tried, of course. Software like WINE (with its gaming spin-offs like Cedega and PlayOnLinux) have made it possible to run Windows games on Linux with mixed results. There have also been the occasional forays into official Linux support in a handful of titles, but outside of the Humble Indie Bundle, Linux games sales have never been able to touch even Mac OS, let alone Windows.Linux users who wanted to do any serious...
  • Margaritaville Casino Ready to Hire: 1,000 Jobs Open (Biloxi, Mississippi)

    03/05/2012 10:06:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 2+ views
    GULFPORT, Miss. -- Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Casino & Restaurant Biloxi will hold job fairs the next two Mondays as it prepares to fill 1,000 jobs. The job fairs are Monday and March 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at The Dock restaurant in Gulfport. The resort is expected to open the week of May 20....
  • Anyone play "Battlefield 3" ?

    02/03/2012 12:48:38 PM PST · by Scythian · 25 replies
    This is in the "Chit Chat" area so nobody get bent out of shape. My son loves to play Battlefield 3 on his XBox, I'm more of a Call of Duty guy. You gotta see this kill this guy made in actual gameplay, let me lay it out for you: He's being dogged by an enemy jet, he flies straight up for a while, ejects, pulls out his shoulder held rocket launcher, takes out the attacked, and is able to crawl back into his now nearly stalled jet and fly off, simply amazing. The video is only 30 seconds long,...
  • South Park Creators Approached Obsidian Directly for Game

    12/07/2011 3:23:34 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    Tom's Hardware ^ | December 7, 2011 | Kevin Parrish
    Obsidian's CEO talks about meeting Matt Stone and Trey Parker, and kick-starting development of an RPG that will stay true to the show's roots, vulgar language and all.
  • Introducing Vatican Wars, A Facebook Game For Catholics (Catholic Caucus)

    06/23/2011 2:11:42 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies
    Game Politics ^ | June 22, 2011
    SGR Games has been quietly testing a game called Vatican Wars (formerly codenamed Priestville) that challenges players to serve as Catholic Priests and performing duties that Priests perform. The social game for Facebook tests the intersection of religion, politics, and social issues by challenging players to take strong positions on issues important to the church such as capital punishment and abortion. The game launched last week as Vatican Wars but prior to its official launch developer SGR gave it a nine-month test under the moniker of Priestville.Today the company announced the results of a survey of 461 of the...
  • Stop Gambling Expansion in Texas

    05/09/2011 5:11:32 AM PDT · by BillKneer · 25 replies
    The Patriot Statesman ^ | 5-8-2011 | Donna Garner
    ACTION STEP: Please contact your Texas Legislators and tell them that we do not want any expansion of gambling in our state. Ask them to vote against both Rep. Hamilton’s HJR 147 and Rep. Hilderbran’s HB 254. Hilderbran’s bill is making rapid progress and is on the General State Calendar for this Tuesday, on 5.10.11. Hilderbran’s bill makes Texas horse racing derbies possible; and, of course, the next small step would be a piece of legislation to open the way for racetrack casinos (“racinos”) at those horse racing derbies. We do not want any expansion whatsoever of gambling in Texas...
  • Pentagon Has Been ‘War Gaming’ for Economic Disaster Since Early ‘09

    04/08/2011 11:29:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/8/11 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    While we learned yesterday that the U.S. is preparing its domestic response to a potential economic collapse, the bigger story might be that the U.S. has been playing such “war games” for almost two years. “The Pentagon sponsored a first-of-its-kind war game last month focused not on bullets and bombs — but on how hostile nations might seek to cripple the U.S. economy, a scenario made all the more real by the global financial crisis.” That’s how Politico reporter Eamon Javers (now with CNBC and who brought us Monday’s report) began an article dated April 9, 2009. In that article,...
  • Thank You Texas Website - Gambling Scam

    03/31/2011 5:15:40 AM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Thank You Texas Website ^ | 31 March 2011 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    An advertisement on the radio yesterday and today caught my attention. The ad scarcastically says "Thank You" to Texas for sending many of its gaming dollars to Louisiana for horse racing, casinos, etc. and for causing "thousands" of good-paying jobs to go to Louisiana along with support for "schools". I wonder when the media is going to investigate lies like this instead of fawning over Obama. Research shows gambling to clearly be detrimental to society and especially to the poor of society. Go look at the areas where casinos are rife in Louisiana and research the societal ills that come...
  • VANITY: Best First Person Shooter or other "modern" combat Wii game

    12/10/2010 9:56:54 AM PST · by Liberty Tree Surgeon · 15 replies
    Self
    I'm looking for a good, action (get us off the couch) combat game for the Wii. We've done the light saber duel thing, but I'd like something more along the lines of Call of Duty, just for the Wii type motion system. Any FReeper recommendations?
  • New NBA Jam features President Obama among others (a hidden feature in the game)

    12/03/2010 9:28:31 AM PST · by greatdefender · 5 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | Kelly Dwyer
    Perhaps it's the Ken Burns documentary that has me talking this way, but I don't think it hyperbole to suggest that NBA Jam left an indelible mark on children of a certain generation. The game action was too lively not to let it get to you, and the personalities behind the game were as large as their comically oversized heads. However, bigger than anything else from the original, beyond the throwdowns and 3-point bombs, were the rumors. Could you find a way to put Michael Jordan on the Bulls? (No.) Did the back-and-forth in any way resemble an NBA game?...
  • EA'S Medal of Honor Banned From Military Sales

    09/03/2010 1:57:49 PM PDT · by Sanjuro68 · 4 replies
    State of Play: The Gaming Blog ^ | 9/4/10 | Thomas L. McDonald
    Army & Air Force Exchange Service's Commander Maj. Gen. Bruce Casella, told Kotaku, "Out of respect to those we serve, we will not be stocking [Medal of Honor].We regret any inconvenience this may cause authorized shoppers, but are optimistic that they will understand the sensitivity to the life and death scenarios this product presents as entertainment. As a military command with a retail mission, we serve a very unique customer base that has, or possibly will, witness combat in real life."
  • EA's Medal of Honor Game Courts Controversy ("Play as the Taliban" mode)

    08/30/2010 9:39:32 AM PDT · by Sanjuro68 · 14 replies
    Electronic Arts is bringing the Medal of Honor game series (the first of the new generation of World War II shooter) in a game set in the WOT. Some people are annoyed that gamers are able to play as the Taliban. From the story: I was glad to see that EA was resurrecting the Medal of Honor series and turning it over to the DICE team. I suspected that they might try to top the excesses of Modern Warfare, but I haven't seen enough of it to know either way. Neither has Britain’s Defence Secretary Liam Fox, but that hasn't...
  • Charles S. Roberts, Inventor of the Wargame, Dies at 80 (founder of Avalon Hill)

    08/30/2010 7:15:22 AM PDT · by Sanjuro68 · 21 replies
    Charles S. Roberts, the founder of Avalon Hill and the inventor of the modern wargame, passed away last week.
  • Biloxi could get its ninth casino

    05/19/2010 4:15:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 209+ views
    The Mississippi Sun Herald ^ | May 19, 2010 | Mary Perez
    BILOXI — A new casino in Biloxi could go before the Mississippi Gaming Commission for site approval in June, Mayor A.J. Holloway said today. “It’s not going to be a big casino but any kind of facility will be good with us,” he said during the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce Breakfast with the Mayor at Edgewater Mall. He said more details will be released after the plans go the Gaming Commission. The city has been getting a lot of interest from builders and developers, he said, and two or three hotel developers who already own property in Biloxi are talking...
  • Steam for Mac goes live ( Valve's game download service, Steam, is now available to Apple users )

    05/13/2010 7:53:50 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 11 replies · 330+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2:37PM BST 12 May 2010
    Mac users will be able to download Portal, Football Manager 2010 and Torchlight at launch, with more titles added every Wednesday. "We're very excited to be bringing Torchlight to the Mac," said Max Schaefer, co-founder of Runic Games, the company behind the title. "Having Steam for the Mac solves so many problems for us as a developer."
  • Video: Where Are You Gambling?

    05/11/2010 6:01:33 PM PDT · by iloveamerica1980 · 28 replies · 419+ views
    Economic Vindicator! ^ | 5-11-10 | James
    Mount Airy Casino President George Toth on why the casino business is exploding outside of Sin City, Vegas. Exploding, I tell you!!!!
  • Gaming the System – The Foundation of the U.S. Economy

    04/20/2010 3:22:40 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 146+ views
    OilPrice.com ^ | 20/04/2010 | Charles Hugh Smith
    The status quo not just incentivizes gaming the system, it has made it the primary way to get ahead in today's economy. Gaming the system is not just encouraged--it has become the foundation of the U.S. economy. Without it, the status quo will implode. Goldman Sachs gamed the system to package guaranteed-to-default mortgages and present them to buyers as AAA-rated "safe" investments yielding a high return, while selling a hedge fund derivatives which were a bet against the mortgages. The hedge fund helped GS select the most likely to default mortgage tranches to raise the probability that their bet (going...
  • Major U.S. banks masked risk levels: report(gaming the system)

    04/09/2010 5:30:32 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 309+ views
    Reuters ^ | 04/09/10
    Major U.S. banks masked risk levels: report 8:36am EDT (Reuters) - Major U.S. banks temporarily lowered their debt levels just before reporting in the past five quarters, making it appear their balance sheets were less risky, the Wall Street Journal said, citing data from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. The paper said on Friday 18 banks, including Goldman Sachs Group , Morgan Stanley , J.P. Morgan Chase Bank of America and Citigroup , understated the debt levels used to fund securities trades by lowering them an average of 42 percent at the end of each period. The banks...
  • Hook Up with GameCrush (Play Video Games With a Pretty Girl)

    03/23/2010 1:24:19 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 49 replies · 1,380+ views
    GameDaily.com ^ | 3/23/10 | Chris Buffa| More
    New online site links players and sexy ladies for some Halo 3. Online gamers know what happens when a female (or a dude pretending to be female) joins a match. Every sex-starved dude pounces on her like a dog in heat. She doesn't even need to speak if her handle contains words like "chick" or "lady". You can guarantee that at least one tongue-wagging guy will flood her inbox with messages or attempt to harass flirt his way into her heart, completely unaware that she's probably a hideous monster. On that note, it's tough competing with all that testosterone, and...
  • GAMING RECESSION: Gaming revenues fall by biggest percentage ever (Zero's Favorite City)

    02/12/2010 10:54:45 AM PST · by C19fan · 7 replies · 410+ views
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | February 12, 2010 | Howard Stutz
    It could have been a whole lot worse. Gaming revenues in Nevada fell 10.4 percent in 2009, the largest single-year decline in state history. Casinos statewide collected $10.392 billion from gamblers last year, the lowest one-year total since 2003 when gaming revenues totaled $9.62 billion, according to figures released Thursday by the Gaming Control Board.
  • Gaming for Satan: New Video Games Mock the Church and Glorify Satan

    02/06/2010 4:35:57 AM PST · by NYer · 24 replies · 781+ views
    lhla ^ | February 5, 2010 | Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
    A long-time video gamer and devout Catholic is sounding the alarm about a new breed of satanically-themed video games that target God and the Catholic Church, invite players to make pacts with the devil, and elevate Satan to hero status.“This has been going on for the last 10 years, but especially in the most recent games,” said Lance Christian, 32, of Alton, Illinois. “It wasn’t until last month when I said, ‘enough is enough!’ I’m a gamer, but I’m deep into my faith and I think God is showing me this so I can make other people aware of it.”He...
  • Gambler Who Lost Millions ($127 Million at Harrah's) Wants Some Debt Forgiven

    12/09/2009 6:18:29 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 29 replies · 1,396+ views
    Sphere ^ | December 8, 2009 | Richard C. Paddock
    Gambler Who Lost Millions Wants Some Debt Forgiven SAN FRANCISCO (Dec. 8) -- Terrance Watanabe sometimes got so high on painkillers and alcohol in Las Vegas that he walked into doors and passed out at the gaming tables. The Omaha philanthropist consumed more than two bottles of expensive vodka daily and gambled for days at a time without sleeping. In a single year, he lost $127 million at two casinos owned by Harrah's Entertainment. Nearly $1 billion in wagers passed through his hands. This embarrassing portrait of excess and dissipation comes from legal documents filed by Watanabe's own attorneys, who...
  • Recession another blow to Miss. Katrina survivors

    09/04/2009 7:12:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1,131+ views
    OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. -- In the four years since Hurricane Katrina swallowed Barbara Lambert's Gulf Coast house, her family has slowly rebuilt its life - moving out of a FEMA mobile home and to another city, finding a job for her husband and enrolling the kids in new schools. Then, the recession hit. The Lamberts and others in the hurricane-stricken region are struggling through renewed hard times as federal recovery dollars dry up and the recession chokes off jobs and charitable help. For the Lamberts, paying next month's rent is the latest worry as a federal hurricane assistance program ends....
  • Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Pools (really?)

    05/18/2009 9:42:49 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies · 422+ views
    Forbes ^ | 05/18/09 | Alexandra Zendrian
    Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark Pools Alexandra Zendrian, 05.18.09, 04:00 PM EDT While the term dark pool might sound mysterious, they can provide price improvement and better quality trades for retail investors. Dark pools are venues where trading is done off of an exchange to obtain price improvement and not move the price if a large block of stocks is being traded. While the term dark pool conjures up visions of dark alleys and one broker passing another broker stocks in a silver suitcase, they can be helpful for moving tough-to-trade securities. Still, why should dark pools matter to...
  • PS2 to drop under $100 on April 1

    03/31/2009 11:07:47 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 10 replies · 1,071+ views
    Yahoo games ^ | Apr 01, 2009 | By Mike Smith
    Sony confirmed in the early hours Tuesday that it will be dropping its price by $30 for the Playstation 2 to $99.99. The price drop was previously leaked by an insider at retailer Kmart, who spotted a price change in his system and tipped off gaming blog Joystiq about the news. Playstation 2 Playstation 2 Under $100? Price cuts are always welcome, but it's not quite what hardcore gamers were hoping to hear.
  • Rabbi: Playing 'Call Of Duty' Videogame Helped Me Conquer My Fear Of Nazis

    03/10/2009 10:20:01 AM PDT · by AreaMan · 33 replies · 1,129+ views
    Silicon Valley Insider ^ | 8 Mar 2009 | Eric Krangel
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    CBS News ^ | Nov. 11, 2008 | AP (unattributed)
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