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B Movies to be Featured at 2011 B Movie Celebration

Jul. 21, 2011; By Charles Rector

THE B MOVIE CELEBRATION44 North Jackson StreetFranklin, Indiana 46131 We are very pleased to present this year’s B Movie Celebration line-up. Unlike other years we have purposefully sought out new works and world premieres. As well we have discovered numerous sources of 35mm prints. Where possible we will present the film in its original method, ideally 35mm. As well many of the films will be presented by the filmmaker themselves. Each...

New Trade Wars Rising Game Starting Up

Jul. 16, 2011; By Charles Rector

SYLIEN GAMES SPECIAL EVENT July 15th 2011 NEW TRADEWARS RISING GAME EVENT – GAME START JOIN THE GAME NOW! To find out more details about this game's setup, click HERE Good luck and have fun! STAYING IN TOUCH Often we leave hints and other more up to date news directly on the Tradewars® Rising website, so visit it often to stay up to date. Invite your Facebook Friends to play Tradewars® Rising. To keep well...

RadioArchives.com Newsletter - July 15, 2011

Jul. 15, 2011; By Charles Rector

July 15, 2011The Latest News from RadioArchives.com!* New Digital Downloads Now Available* New Podcast Features the Creators of "Python Isle"* Coming Soon: Doc Savage in "White Eyes" * Spotlight on The SpiderNew Digital Downloads Now AvailableFor well over a decade, RadioArchives.com has been known for the amazing audio quality of our classic radio compact disc collections - and it's no wonder. We insist upon finding the...

Blast From the Past: Earth: 2025 Review

Jul. 15, 2011; By Charles Rector

As some of you are aware, the pioneering Browser-Based strategy game Earth: 2025 went out of business some time ago.  However, just for the sake of nostalgia, I thought that it would be fun to run the review that I wrote up about Earth: 2025 back in 2004 that was published on the original version of OMGN at: http://archive.omgn.com/reviews.php?Item_ID=30     Earth: 2025 was one of the first browser-based games and certainly the...

Jeff Bardell

Jul. 15, 2011; By Charles Rector

If you point your browser to the following address,  http://www.cpuschools.org/teachertools/ShowStaff.php?StaffID=1814&offset=0&Name=&BuildingNM=Middle School&TitleNM= you will find the official biography of one of my best friends from my days growing up at Platteville, WI:   Jeff Bardell serves as the physical education instructor at the Urbana- Center Point Middle School. Prior to becoming the physical education...

What Games Do You Want to See Interviewed About at OMGN?

Jul. 14, 2011; By Charles Rector

Soon, I'll be sending out E-Mail interview invitations to game operators about doing E-Mail interviews to be run right here at OMGN under the Features heading.  Do you have any favorite games that you would like to see interviews about?  If so, please state your choice in a comment to this blog. 

Starminer Still Allegedly Under Development

Jul. 14, 2011; By Charles Rector

Several years ago when the creator of the online game Space Empires sold it to the folks at Skotos who renamed it Galactic Emperor: Hegemony, he promised that he would be devoting his time to creating a new game called Starminer at http://starminer.net/ .   Since then, the content at http://starminer.net/ has consisted of exactly this: Not much to see here yet.   The fact that the URL has stayed in existence can be...

Of MPOGD and Castle Empire

Jul. 14, 2011; By Charles Rector

As some of you may be aware, there is a website called MPOGD that pretends to do a bang up job of reporting online gaming news.  Well, if that's the case, why have they not followed this blog's lead in reporting on the existence of the free to play Ubisoft game Castle Empire at http://castleempiregame.com/ that is currently under development?   Inquiring minds want to know......................

World of Tanks

Jul. 14, 2011; By Charles Rector

If you point your browser to http://play.worldoftanks.com you will find a most interesting looking  free to play MMORPG.  Playing games such as this helps put pressure on the big game companies to make more free games as well as offer free levels to pay to play games.   Remember what they say about the best things in life are free.  

The University of Sewer Carolina: Introduction

Jul. 13, 2011; By Charles Rector

This is the first post in what may or may not become a regular series on this weblog concerning the worst school year of my life:   1996-1997 at what was then known as the College of Library and Information Science at the University of South Carolina. I chose to go to the place that I have since come to call the University of Sewer Carolina in large part due to consumer fraud practiced by university recruiters.First of all,...

Castle Zierath of the Conceited Creeps

Jul. 13, 2011; By Charles Rector

The following is the first in a series of intermittent posts concerning my experiences in Platteville, Wisconsin, where I spent my formative years, 1967-1984, and some of the folks who I interacted with some of whom can be found on the Web.   If you point your browser to http://castle-zierath.blogspot.com/ you will find Castle Zierath, home of a pretentious twerp who calls himself Lord Zierath even though his name is really Scott. ...

More About Castle Empire

Jul. 13, 2011; By Charles Rector

Here are some more interesting facts that I've been able to dredge up about the forthcoming free to play  online game from Ubisoft, Castle Empire at http://castleempiregame.com/ :   The game is being developed for Ubisoft by a German outfit called Blue Byte that has made previous games for Ubisoft.   Ubisoft has other free to play online games such as Ghost Recon Online, Might & Magic: Heroes Kingdoms and...

Alganon Newsletter July, 2011

Jul. 13, 2011; By Charles Rector

 Alganon July Newsletter Alganon Expands To Europe Limited Free Transfer Period Upcoming Events Special Offers About Alganon Greetings from the QOL dev team. Alganon Expands To Europe Today we launched the Aeon Alganon server, located in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We're pleased to offer this new server, centrally located in Western Europe for the convenience of our players in the EU. This server can be accessed through the Europe tab on the...

The Escapist Added to OMGN Resources Directory

Jul. 12, 2011; By Charles Rector

The Escapist at http://www.escapistmagazine.com/ which is a leading webzine dedicated to covering big sotre-bought games has just been added to OMGN's Recources Directory.

The Space Review

Jul. 12, 2011; By Charles Rector

The absolute best webzine covering space exploration and related topics is The Space Review at  http://thespacereview.com/

BattleField Nation Shut Down

Jul. 12, 2011; By Charles Rector

BattleField Nation at http://www.bfnation.net/ that had been the the leading news & resources website devoted to the Battlefield series of games that began with BattleField 1942 has just been shut down.   From the website:   Hi, BF Nation has been shut down for now. We should be back with a community forum again soon. - Rexxars   

Castle Empire: New Free BBG in the Making From Ubisoft

Jul. 12, 2011; By Charles Rector

Check it out:  http://www.castleempiregame.com/   Whenever a big gaming company like Ubisoft puts its resources behind a free browser-based game, its a pretty big deal.     Here's how the game website describes it:   Build your own empire with over 40 types of buildings Produce goods to trade by managing resources Explore the wild and conquer new lands   Battle foes with 9 unique military units Connect with...

Stellar Crisis Smarmy Purgatory Strategy Guide Now Available

Jul. 11, 2011; By Charles Rector

One of the variants within the long running BBG Stellar Crisis that has been around since the very early days of the Web, is known as "Smarmy Purgatory."  Recently, Eric Robinson aka Chasmys, a long time player of SC has undertaken a strategy guide that you can access here:   http://chasmys.com/gaming/Smarmy_Purgatory_SG.pdf

FlickZone

Jul. 11, 2011; By Charles Rector

Just wanted everyone here to know that OMGN has a film review companion website FlickZone at http://www.flickzone.net/ .  

Care2 Hypocrisy About Sarah Palin

Jul. 11, 2011; By Charles Rector

One of the hazards of having a free email account at Care2.com is that you are subjected to left wing drivel such as the following that was directed at Sarah Palin earlier this year:     [b]Sarah Palin has a special responsibility and opportunity in the wake of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, because it was Palin who earlier put the crosshairs of a gun on Rep. Giffords. To be clear: we don't know why the...

FRAG! Newsletter May, 2011

Jul. 11, 2011; By Charles Rector

Issue 117, May 2011"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm."   ~ Winston Churchill The May Editorial Introduction News Direct from the Frontlines of Shrapnel Games Trivia Time: The Genesis Of Thrust Vectoring World Supremacy Version 1.09 Patch The Dice Of War: The Awful Green Things From Outer Space Sizzling Sellers and Those Special Offers Link O' The Month The Crystal Ball FRAG! is Edited by...

Twitter for Newsrooms

Jul. 8, 2011; By Charles Rector

The folks at Twitter have come up with a spanking new resource at http://media.twitter.com/newsrooms that promises to be a boon for journalists who are willing to take the time to properly use websites such as Twitter and others for the boon of journalists and readers alike.

Why College Journalism Programs Should Teach Technology

Jul. 8, 2011; By Charles Rector

Back when I was an undergraduate with a journalism minor (1983-1987) and then later when I was a graduate student staff member on the UALR Forum (1998-1999), it always struck me that the journalism programs did not teach technology.  None of the journalism professors that I knew even so much as owned a personal computer, much less had one in their office.  The basic attitude of these journalism professors was that technology was...

FRAG! March/April 2011

Jul. 8, 2011; By Charles Rector

Issue 116, March/ April 2011"Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them."   ~ Ronald Reagan The April Editorial Introduction News Direct from the Frontlines of Shrapnel Games Trivia Time: Operation El Dorado Canyon winSPWW2/winSPMBT New Patches! The Dice Of War: Legions of Darkness Sizzling Sellers and Those Special Offers Link O' The Month The Crystal Ball FRAG! is Edited by Scott KrolTo manage your FRAG! account:...

New Killer Shrews Movie to Start Production Soon

Jul. 2, 2011; By Charles Rector

  http://www.killershrewsmovie.com/   Welcome to the Official Website of "Return of the Killer Shrews" movie starring John Schneider, James Best, Rick Hurst andJennifer Lyons. This will be your number one source of new information regarding the new sequel to this cult classic film from 1959! Shot in HD this sequel (featuring several of the actors from televisions "The Dukes of Hazzard"- currently the number one show on CMT) - this film...

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