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Digital Kids Summit Press release

Jul. 20, 2013; By Charles Rector

We are pleased to announce outstanding expert speakers for our Digital Kids Summit (Sept. 19th) and Digital Kids Edu Day (Sept. 18th) taking place in San Francisco. Whether you're focused on children's digital entertainment or education, you'll garner insight from veterans from Activision, Disney, Google, Club Penguin, Pixar and more as they share their passions for innovation, understanding of the market...

[Temple-of-Iarhibol] New England Conference on Mithraic Studies 2014

Jul. 12, 2013; By Charles Rector

  The date for the next New England Conference on Mithraic Studies (and other ancient religions including the worship of Iarhibol) has been set! :) MithraCon 16 will be held at the Courtyard Mariott Hotel in New Haven CT. from Friday, April 11th to Sunday, April 13th, 2014. We are working to make MithraCon a larger conference with more structured presentations and information, while keeping a relaxed and fun atmosphere. This event will...

[Global Combat Announcement] Major Game Overhaul

Jul. 12, 2013; By Charles Rector

[Global Combat Announcement] Major Game Overhaul We did a major overhaul of the game this summer and wanted to tell all our players about it. Real Time Game SupportWe added improvements for playing the game in real-time.  We have a new working server push system that will automatically update game messages and refresh the page when a turn is run.  This should be of great help for players who like to play quick games that finish in a...


Jun. 30, 2013; By Charles Rector

Texicon at is annual gamers convention held every year at Fort Worth, TX.

Colin McRae Rally Available from Codemasters

Jun. 29, 2013; By Charles Rector

SUPPORTTERMS & CONDITIONSPRIVACY POLICY © 2013 The Codemasters Software Company Limited ("Codemasters"). All rights reserved. "Codemasters"® and the Codemasters logo® are registered trademarks owned by Codemasters. "Colin McRae Rally"™ is a trademark of Codemasters. "Colin McRae"™ and the Colin McRae signature device are trademarks of Colin McRae Motorsport Ltd. All Rights Reserved. All other trademarks or...

Space Merchant Realms Announcements

Jun. 25, 2013; By Charles Rector

From the in-game news fpr SMR at : AnnouncementsTimeMessage25/6/20135:38:01 AMThe draft time has been decided between Azn and seldum.It will occur at 28/6/2013 5:00:00 AM game time, which is 11pm Eastern time USA on Thursday nightThe draft will occur in #smr, make sure you have joined the draft game before this time. The Admin Team.22/6/20137:09:11 AMThe draft game Battle for the Throne is open for joining as of 7...

Space Merchant Realms Newsletter #35

Jun. 25, 2013; By Charles Rector

Dear Players,Round 66 will be our annual draft round. Two players from a group of volunteers will be elected by popular vote to represent each alliance. These individuals will then each take turns selecting from the pool of players who have joined the game until all players are chosen. Interested in leading? Do you have what it takes to lead your alliance to victory? We are looking for players to take up the challenge! All faces old and new...

World Series Racing Press Release

Jun. 23, 2013; By Charles Rector

Asia presents a great opportunity for you to make your mark in World Series Racing – home to some of the most progressive Racing Clubs, unique venues for motorsport and a huge, untapped TV audience.In Dubai you'll take on Dubai VIP, the pioneers of checkpoint racing. These street sprints are about who can push their car the hardest against the clock - edge-of-control racing under extreme pressure. Can you handle it?In Japan, Haruna Kyojin...

Trade Wars Rising Farming Colonies

May. 12, 2013; By Charles Rector

TRADEWARS® RISING SPECIAL EVENTMay 12th 2013TRADEWARS RISING GAME EVENT – FARMING COLONIES – GAME STARTThis event is all about produce. How much can you produce on your colonies and how fast. Or of course, how can you steal other people’s stuff, thus transferring points to your own “farms”. There is plenty of room for conflict, or if you prefer, hiding in a dark corner of the universe, hoping other Captains...

Global Combat Log with lostboy

May. 12, 2013; By Charles Rector

lostboy: oh well yes we was mate in the past in this tournamentMe: Don't remember if we agreed to an alliance for Fogged #7, but if we did not, I'll withdraw from Africa if you agree to one. Likewise if we did have an alliance here. In any event, I'm attacking GB & India and have most of Europe under control.Me: Why don't we make a permanent alliance for all tournaments? In any event, In Fogged #10, going for Columbia along...

Windows 8 and Online Gaming

Apr. 24, 2013; By Charles Rector

IGGAMECENTER NEWSLETTERApril 11th 2013IGGAMECENTER GAMES IN WINDOWS 8 APP STOREWe wanted to let everyone know how things are progressing with the Windows 8 application creation project in a newsletter and here it is. By the end of this week, we’ll have 35 of your favorite igGC games as Windows 8 apps, and more to come as we progress towards having 100 by June 1st (also the same games on Windows 8 Phone!). What does this mean for the...

Shrapnel Games Spring Offensive

Apr. 24, 2013; By Charles Rector

If you have trouble reading this e-mail click here. The winSPWW2 and winSPMBT Spring Upgrade Offensive Thunders Forward! Camo Workshop Takes No Prisoners With The Latest Patches! To some, spring in North America means baseball games, backyard bar-be-ques, and the joy of five pounds of pollen filling your lungs. And while for some, all that may be well and good, there are others who look forward to spring for entirely different reasons. For...

Redshirt and Democracy 3 Update

Apr. 24, 2013; By Charles Rector

Hi there! some news from indie game developer Positech Games! (that's me...cliffski).In case you missed it, I'd like to point you at this excellent article on Rock Paper Shotgun about our upcoming game: Redshirt developed by The Tiniest Shark:  Redshirt is a satirical futuristic strategy game, which you will especially enjoy if you liked our life-sim 'Kudos', or if you watch sci-fi TV shows. here is the interview:www...

Space Eldritch Press Release

Apr. 8, 2013; By Charles Rector

The Big NewsStartling Stories meets Weird Tales in SPACE ELDRITCH, a volume of seven original novelettes and novellas of Lovecraftian pulp space opera. Featuring work by Brad R. Torgersen (Hugo/Nebula/Campbell nominee), Howard Tayler (multiple Hugo nominee), and Michael R. Collings ( author of over 100 books), plus a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Larry Correia, SPACE ELDRITCH inhabits the intersection between the...

The Goreletter Vol. 7.01

Apr. 8, 2013; By Charles Rector

========================THE GORELETTER:Arnzen's Weird Newsletter Vol. 7.01 | January 13, 2013 +++========================ARNZEN NEWS+ THE RETURN OF THE FRIDGE OF THE DAMNEDI have joined forces with indie publisher Raw Dog Screaming Press and horror flash fiction site to launch a Kickstarter campaign to bring the nefarious "Fridge of the Damned" back from the dead...and into reality.Long-time readers of...

Gratuitous Space Battles Update

Apr. 8, 2013; By Charles Rector

Gratuitous Space Battles: The OutcastsGratuitous Space Battles just more Gratuitous, and more err... battly? Positech Games are happy to announce a new race for Gratuitous Space Battles: The Outcasts.The Outcasts are a genocidal cybernetic race on a mission to wipe out all 'pure biological' life forms from the galaxy, just as a matter of self-preservation you understand, and to be fair, they are all very apologetic about the whole...

XCOR Aerospace Press Release

Mar. 27, 2013; By Charles Rector

on Twitter - []on Facebook - []PRESS RELEASEXCOR Contact:Bryan CampenXCOR...

Illinois State Senator Pamela Althoff's E-Newsletter

Mar. 27, 2013; By Charles Rector

  When Gov. Pat Quinn delivered his annual State of the State speech Feb. 6, many lawmakers were hoping for detailed plans on how the Governor would fix Illinois' broken pension system and get the state's economy back on track.Instead, they got a pleasant speech filled with upbeat slogans but little substance. Meanwhile, Illinois continues to have an unemployment rate above the national average and above all its neighboring states, owes $9...

Space Merchant Realms Newsletter #33

Mar. 27, 2013; By Charles Rector

Dear Players,A new Space Merchant Realms round is coming this weekend, and the winds of change are blowing.Round 63: Starburst (Regular)The new round, Starburst, marks the 53rd regular round of Space Merchant Realms, and is slated to begin this Sunday (February 10th)! Brute force and sheer numbers have been replaced with speed, cunning and skill, as alliance caps have been limited to 9 veterans and 3 newbies. Jouldax’s newest creation...

Positech Games Newsletter

Mar. 19, 2013; By Charles Rector

Hi there! Just a quick note to update you on the progress of the upcoming games from Positech Games! We have two games currently in development, one is developed in-house (Democracy 3) and the other is being developed by fellow indies 'the tiniest shark' (Redshirt).In case you aren't aware, Democracy 3 is our turn-based political strategy game. it's a reworking and updated version of a game we made a while ago, and you can check...

ProSIM Appreciation Sale

Mar. 10, 2013; By Charles Rector

ProSIM Appreciation is Here!Celebrate with Awesome Savings on All ProSIM Titles thru March 18! This March, we are taking time out to appreciate a line of wargames that have proven themselves as more than just games, but modern, real world simulations in use by militaries around the world. The seven titles in the ProSIM line are on sale for 20% off their normal pricing now thru March 18, 2013. The ProSIM titles are: Air Assault Task ForceRide...

Planets Central VGA Planets Server Now Up and Running

Mar. 7, 2013; By Charles Rector

From the VGA Planets email list: PlanetsCentral now started regular operation with two new game series:"Phoenix" is your standard PList, PHost 2.4 game, suitable for everyonewho simply wants to play."Pleiades" is a PList, PHost 3.2 game with all features, intended formore experienced players.Two games are currently open on<>, and will respawn when full.So if you need a game to get you out of spring...

XCOR Aerospace Press Releases

Jan. 22, 2013; By Charles Rector

XCOR on Twitter - []on Facebook - []Dear Friends of XCOR,We've become a sponsor of a new...

U.S. High Speed Rail Association

Oct. 27, 2012; By Charles Rector

The U.S. High Speed Rail Association at is a major proponent of the economic growth strategy of high speed rail.  

Gratuitous Tank Battles Press Release

Oct. 27, 2012; By Charles Rector

ATTENTION SOLDIER! UK indie developer Positech games (Gratuitous Space Battles, Democracy 2...) are pleased to announce the release of an expansion pack for their alternate-history Tower-Defense game 'Gratuitous Tank Battles'. Gratuitous Tank Battles: The Western Front is a World-War 2 themed expansion to the innovative tower defense game. The original title was set in an alternate universe where world war one continues into the laser age, and...

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