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  • 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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."
  • ‘DOOM’ — Fight Like Hell Cinematic Trailer

    04/01/2016 8:49:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 31, 2016 | Staff
    Beat back the minions of Hell in the latest installment of the celebrated DOOM franchise.
  • The Official Fallout 4 Thread

    11/28/2015 7:53:03 PM PST · by Lazamataz · 668 replies
    11/28./2015 | By Laz A. Mataz
    Had to do it. Had to create the thread. The game is too damned good. This thread is reserved for hardcore gamers who play Fallout 4. Norm, KC, TADSLOS and I have hijacked so many threads discussing this game, I felt we needed our own thread.Fallout 4 is amazing. The content is excessively large. There is so much to explore, you could replay this game 10 times and not find every mission or quest. The characters are so much better fleshed out than any other game I have played. Even the radio announcer of Diamond City Radio will have you...
  • Games Academics Play, Literally

    11/10/2015 6:27:55 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 10, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Those who thought academia couldn’t get more trivial might do a face palm over the trend toward gaming in higher education. “Several courses in my department at the University of Michigan have been gamified,” Kentaro Toyama, an associate professor in the School of Information there, writes in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “Assignments are called adventures, battles, and quests.” “Each activity earns experience points — a hundred thousand at a time — and students’ grades depend on their final scores. The classes differ from traditional courses in that students have more choice in the assignments they complete; they can work...
  • How MINECRAFT is teaching robots to do the laundry

    07/13/2015 10:28:23 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 9 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 07/13/2015 | Victoria Woollaston
    As humans, we make intuitive choices every day about how to empty the bin, sort laundry or the best way to get to work.  But robots have a far more difficult time choosing from a never-ending list of possible actions.  To make robots respond in a more human-like way to tasks, researchers have developed an algorithm and are teaching machines to use it through an unlikely source - playing Minecraft. The algorithm was developed by computer scientists at Brown University.  It is designed to help robots better plan their actions in complex environments and use these skills in the real...
  • Apple backpedals on Confederate flag censorship —

    06/27/2015 10:41:46 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 19 replies
    CIO Magazine ^ | June 27, 2015 | by Jim Lynch
    Apple reinstates some banned games, but tries to hide the Confederate flag from screenshots and app iconsA couple of days ago I commented on Apple's ham-handed attempt at censoring the Confederate flag from the app store. The company had blithely removed all apps and games that had the Confederate flag from the app store.But now Apple is backpedaling furiously and has reinstated some games: as long as the Confederate flag doesn't appear in the app icon or screenshots.Carter Dotson reports for Touch Arcade: There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the Confederate flag in Civil War games since Apple pulled...
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Coming To PlayStation 4, Directed By Tetsuya Nomura

    06/15/2015 8:09:25 PM PDT · by the_individual2014 · 17 replies
    As Siliconera reported earlier today, a Final Fantasy VII remake is coming to PlayStation 4. Sony announced the game at their E3 press conference, specifying that the Final Fantasy VII remake is coming “first” to PlayStation 4. The game will be directed by Tetsuya Nomura, with a scenario written by Kazushige Nojima. Read more at
  • Tribe threatens to grow pot if casino isn't allowed near Pensacola

    02/22/2015 4:36:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    PENSACOLA — A small, Alabama-based Indian tribe that wants to expand its casinos into the Sunshine State might adopt a hardball negotiating stance: Let us offer gambling in a few Florida locations, or we could consider growing and selling marijuana on our property. The prospect of selling pot is just one "what if" scenario that tribal leaders say is possible. But what the Poarch Creek Band of Indians want now is for Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican-controlled Legislature to take them seriously and approve a compact with the tribe that would allow a casino....
  • Mom Will 'Never Be the Same' After Son's Murder by Online Gaming Partner

    12/03/2014 10:28:45 AM PST · by EveningStar · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 2, 2014 | Louise Dewast
    The American mother of a 14-year-old boy killed by an online gaming partner in Britain says she did everything she could to protect her son: She limited his access to electronics, installed parental controls and forbade him from using the same server as a boy she had grown suspicious of. However, though Lorin LaFave, 47, said she warned both British police and her son, the boy, Breck Bednar was murdered by someone he met online on Feb 17. Computer engineer Lewis Daynes, 19, pleaded guilty last month to Breck's stabbing murder that day in Daynes' house in Grays, Essex, England....
  • Off with their heads! French socialists declare new Assassin's Creed video game is right-wing

    11/18/2014 6:21:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 18, 2014 | Sara Malm
    A French left-wing MEP has hit out at the creators of video game Assassin's Creed over their portrayal of Maximilien de Robespierre. A slight artistic liberty from the creators sees the character of Robespierre presented as a psychopathic mass-murderer, which has enraged the French left, Jean-Luc Melenchon claims the depiction of Robespierre, considered by many to have been the architect of the French Revolution, in the latest installation of the game is 'propaganda against the people'.
  • ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’ Is Millennials’ Fascist Nightmare

    11/05/2014 6:14:03 AM PST · by C19fan · 11 replies
    War is Boring ^ | November 4, 2014 | Mattther Gault
    As the American Marines deploy to Seoul, the bright lights of the city obscure their vision. Fire, smoke and ash mask the skyline. The jarheads push through the streets, a tank crawling over trenches to provide covering fire. “We’re tracking a drone swarm coming your way,” a voice squawks over the radio. The ’bots appear on the horizon, a hundred of them buzzing in an eerie, synchronized swarm. It’s the mid-21st century, and America is fighting yet another war on foreign soil. This is the opening mission of the newest installment in Activision’s multi-billion-dollar video game franchise Call of Duty....
  • Deep Discount Lures Buyer for Revel Casino (Atlantic City, New Jersey)

    10/01/2014 9:42:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    ABC News / The Associated Press ^ | October 1, 2014 | Wayne Parry
    As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors. On Wednesday, someone finally agreed. A Canadian asset management company won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel and announced plans to re-open it as a casino....
  • Marines put Microsoft Kinect to work, but not for gaming

    09/29/2014 10:47:11 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 9 replies
    NetworkWorld ^ | Sep 29, 2014 6:52 AM PT | Andy Patrizio
    Microsoft has made the Kinect motion detection sensor available for use in commercial and non-gaming scenarios for some time, but for some reason it hasn't really caught on. We've heard next to no stories about people using it, although it could always be that they are keeping quiet for a competitive advantage. But a military contractor has come up with something that has the U.S. Marine Corps interested. The Augmented Reality Sand Table is currently being developed by the Army Research Laboratory and was on display at the Modern Day Marine Expo that recently took place on Marine Corps Base...
  • Police: 16-year-old girl, with baby nearby, killed man over PS4

    09/17/2014 1:42:44 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 46 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | September 15, 2007 | Mike Morris
    Two people are in custody for the fatal shooting of a man during what Sandy Springs police said was the attempted theft of a video gaming system the victim was trying to sell on Craigslist. The alleged shooter in the Friday night incident is a 16-year-old girl whose 16-month-old baby was only feet away at the time of the robbery and shooting, according to Sandy Springs police Sgt. Ron Momon. Daniel John Zeitz, 28, of Roswell, had listed a PS4 gaming system for sale on Craigslist, and about 9:30 p.m., went to the parking lot of an apartment on Treelodge...
  • EA Games Creates New Video Game to Kill Racist Tea Party Members

    08/14/2014 10:27:58 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/13/2014 | Noah Dulis
    In the upcoming first-person shooter Battlefield Hardline, players will shoot and kill racist anti-government Tea Party types, Gadsden flag and all. Video Clip of Game Gamers got their first look at Battlefield Hardline’s singleplayer campaign, from developer Visceral Games and publisher Electronic Arts, at the Gamescom gaming convention in Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday, but the reveal included an unexpected partisan shot across the bow of conservative gamers...
  • Linux will not become a gaming platform, it already is one

    08/01/2014 11:35:34 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 29 replies
    Network World ^ | 30 July 2014 | Bryan Lunduke
    The true measure of any great gaming platform is not the number of games available. Nor is it the need to have the same games as other competing platforms (the Playstation 4 doesn't need Mario games to be considered successful). And it really isn't even about how many total games are sold, though that certainly helps. The measure of a great gaming platform is if people want to use it to play games on... rather than another platform. At least on occasion. For example: The SEGA Genesis. That beautiful console sold substantially less than the Super Nintendo. But it was...
  • 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: 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 ^ | 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • (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 ^ | 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
    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?...