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DiRT Expansion Packs Available

Jul. 2, 2011; By Charles Rector

DiRT 3 - Faster, tighter and more exciting! ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Expand your DiRT® 3(tm) experience with the latest DLC! http://cmail.codemasters.com/a/tBODfd0B7bZSEB8cKusC6QxQ6Ms/dlcthread ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Monte Carlo Track Pack http://cmail.codemasters.com/a/tBODfd0B7bZSEB8cKusC6QxQ6Ms/dlcthread The Monte Carlo Track Pack sees...

2011 Golden Cob Award Winners

Jun. 29, 2011; By Charles Rector

THE 2011 GOLDEN COB AWARD WINNERS After a massive amount of voting that almost crashed our servers we are pleased to announce that the final votes are in for the Golden Cob Awards. Voting was very close congratulations to all the nominees,We are pleased to announce this years winners. AWARDS WILL BE HANDED OUT DURING THIS YEARS B MOVIE CELEBRATION WWW.BMOVIECELEBRATION SEPTEMBER 24TH, FRANKLIN INDIANA Best Scream QueenDebbie RochonAlien...

FRAG! June 2011

Jun. 29, 2011; By Charles Rector

Issue 117, May 2011"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul."   ~ George Bernard Shaw The June Editorial Introduction News Direct from the Frontlines of Shrapnel Games Trivia Time: Atomic Death From Above Dominions 3: The Awakening Version 3.27 and SALE The Dice Of War: Conquest of Nerath Sizzling Sellers and Those Special Offers Link O' The Month The Crystal Ball FRAG! is Edited by Scott...

IGDA Perspectives Newsletter June, 2011

Jun. 29, 2011; By Charles Rector

PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTERJUNE 2011 Greetings!  Welcome to the June 2011 issue of the IGDA Perspectives Newsletter. Available in more formats, we're bringing you the best of IGDA news in easy-to-digest bits: this email, www.igda.org/newsletter, and an e-reader optimized version (available here ).    People often ask me what the IGDA does. One new thing we do is IGDA Summit: www.igda.org/summit. The Summit is...

Twitter Tutorial for Journalists

Jun. 26, 2011; By Charles Rector

If you point your browser to http://multimedia.journalism.berkeley.edu/tutorials/twitter/  you will find the  incredibly helpful Twitter Tutorial for Journalists from the Knight Digital Media Center at the University of California.  This tutorial is a great resource for journalists, especially online gaming journalists.  It is also useful for non-journalists as well.        

Alganon Newsletter June, 2011

Jun. 20, 2011; By Charles Rector

 Alganon June Newsletter Expansion Underway PvP Keeps PvP Free-for-All European Server Matma'el World Special Offers About Alganon Greetings from the QOL dev team, we have a HUGE amount of topics to cover in this newsletter so let's get right to it, shall we? Here's a brief summary of the major topics, we'll cover each of these in more detail in the rest of this newsletter. Alganon is Expanding! That's right, the first expansion pack for...

Codemasters Hack Attack

Jun. 20, 2011; By Charles Rector

On Friday 3rd June, unauthorised entry was gained to our Codemasters.comwebsite. As soon as the intrusion was detected, we immediately tookcodemasters.com and associated web services offline in order to preventany further intrusion.During the days since the attack we have conducted a thoroughinvestigation in order to ascertain the extent and scope of the breachand have regrettably discovered that the intruder was able to gainaccess to the...

IGDA Perspectives Newsletter May, 2011

May. 31, 2011; By Charles Rector

PERSPECTIVES NEWSLETTERMAY 2011 Greetings!  Welcome to the May issue of the IGDA Perspectives Newsletter. Now available in more formats, we're bringing you the best of IGDA news in easy-to-digest bits: this email, www.igda.org/newsletter, and an e-reader optimized version (available here).    This month IGDA Perspectives heads down under to the Antipodes for our Australia issue.  We also share the story...

Operation Flashpoint Newsletter May 2011

May. 31, 2011; By Charles Rector

In this issue; make your own Red River trailer, win a laptop, and lots of new videos.----------------------------------------------------------------------Visuals lost in the fog of war? View this message as a web page: http://cmail.codemasters.com/a/tBNyq0TB7bZSEB8a-0mC6QxQ6uu/webver----------------------------------------------------------------------Operation Flashpoint®: Red River(tm)http://cmail.codemasters.com/a...

DiRT 3 Newsletter May 18, 2011

May. 28, 2011; By Charles Rector

DiRT 3 Newsletter: In this issue; New Videos, DiRT 3 Soundtrack revealed, and YouTube videos from the studio. ----------------------------------------------------------------------- The launch of DiRT 3 is just a few short days away. Have you pre-ordered yet? Don't delay; you could secure yourself an exclusive Superteam Pack for free! This Superteam Pack includes an exclusive team for you to drive for and unlocks 4 cars that would normally...

The Charlie Chan Family Home

May. 23, 2011; By Charles Rector

http://www.charliechan.info/  aka "The Charlie Chan Family Home" is one of the single best websites devoted to a single movie character.  Every week Chan fans gather on the website's chat room to simultaneously watch and discuss a specific Chan flick.  

IGDA Stuff E-Mail

May. 23, 2011; By Charles Rector

TOP TENMAY 19TH, 2011 Greetings!  Your IGDA is doing a host of fantastic things across the globe, here's some insight into what's happening near you. Gordon BellamyExecutive Director, IGDAIGDA Scholars Program   Our IGDA Scholars program has expanded to 6 new events this year!  Our 15 Ph. D, Graduate and Undergraduate Scholars for E3 have been chosen and are preparing for a week of fantastic events, mentorship, talks, tours and...

5th Anniversary of the Encyclopedia of Arkansas

May. 9, 2011; By Charles Rector

    Hello everyone. Can you believe that the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture is five years old? Neither can I. It seems like just yesterday that the staff was sitting around a computer with their fingers crossed, hoping that the site wouldn't crash when it launched.   During its first month of operation, the EOA received 46,960 visits. In April 2011, the site received 239,655 visits. Since the site launch, it has...

Strange Horizons Still Going Strong

May. 7, 2011; By Charles Rector

Strange Horizons at http://www.strangehorizons.com/ has been operating as a free webzine of science fiction for several years now and as such is well worth a visit or two.

Space Merchant Realms Newsletter #22

May. 7, 2011; By Charles Rector

Today marks the opening of round 36, "Warlocked", which is an experimental draft round. Two players have been elected by popular vote (Edgecrusher and kiNky) to be leaders, who will then take turns selecting from players who have joined the game until all have been chosen. With any luck, this will result in teams consisting of players who are not familiar with each other. All faces, old and new, are welcome to participate.Some notes on how this...

Spring, 2011, Issue of flashquake Now Available

May. 7, 2011; By Charles Rector

The flashquake Spring Issue is now available at: www.flashquake.org. This is the first issue by the new team and we hope you enjoy it.We have audio! Check back often, we will be adding audio recordings throughout the week at: www.flashquake.org/audio.html. We will feature readings by our contributors to the Spring Issue.      

PlayStation Network Press Release Concerning Hacking

May. 7, 2011; By Charles Rector

PlayStation(R)Network===================================We have discovered that between April 17 and April 19, 2011,certain PlayStation Network and Qriocity service user accountinformation was compromised in connection with an illegal andunauthorized intrusion into our network. In response to thisintrusion, we have:1) Temporarily turned off PlayStation Network and Qriocity services;2) Engaged an outside, recognized security firm to conduct a...

Movie Review Rough Draft: The Strangler of Blackmoor Castle (1963)

May. 7, 2011; By Charles Rector

Although he is not all that well remembered today, Edgar Wallace(1875-1932) was one of the most prominent novelists of his time.Wallace was the creator of, among other things, the Green Archer akathe Green Arrow comic book character and of both the J.G. Reederdetective novels and of the greatest cinema gorilla of all time, KingKong. Wallace's legacy was continued by his successful novelist son,Bryan Edgar Wallace (1904-1971) who wrote many...

Premiere Issue of Arcane Magazine Released

Apr. 28, 2011; By Charles Rector

When the PDF magazine Arkham Tales closed, great was the lamentation of the people.  "Where shall we get our ration of superb weird fiction?" And the heavens and hells heard the people's  cry, and thus came -- ARCANE! From editor Nathan Shumate, the original editor and publisher of Arkham Tales, and publisher Sandy Petersen, creator of the Call of Cthulhurole-playing game, comes a new quarterly magazine of...

IGDA Perspectives Newsletter April, 2011

Apr. 27, 2011; By Charles Rector

APRIL ISSUEThe theme of this month's issue of the IGDA Perspectives Newsletter is IGDA Out & About. View the PDF here. Download the PDF here.Enjoy!IGDA Out & AboutGreetings! In this month's IGDA Perspectives Newsletter, we head Out and About to Japan, where developers have shared their personal experiences with the disaster and their hopes for the future. Next we head to Boston and San Francisco for recaps of IGDA...

DiRT Newsletter, April 26th 2011

Apr. 27, 2011; By Charles Rector

DiRT 3 - Gymkhana uncovered and more----------------------------------------------------------------------In this issue; Exclusive screenshot, Gymkhana Uncovered,Ken Block Q&A, Multiplayer Modes, and more.----------------------------------------------------------------------GYMKHANA UNCOVERED----------------------------------------------------------------------Hi Charles!DiRT 3 hit the iconic Battersea Power Station in London this month...

IGDA Appstore Advisory

Apr. 26, 2011; By Charles Rector

Important Advisory about Amazon's Appstore Distribution Terms   To all members of the game development community:Two weeks ago, Amazon launched its own Android Appstore. We know that many developers have been eagerly looking forward to that launch in hopes that it would represent a great new revenue opportunity and a fresh take on downloadable game merchandising. The IGDA applauds Amazon's efforts to build a more dynamic app marketplace....

IGDA Newsletter February, 2011

Apr. 26, 2011; By Charles Rector

FEBRUARY ISSUEThe theme of this month's issue of the IGDA Perspectives Newsletter is "Lifestyles of the Indie & Humble." View the PDF here. Download the PDFhere.Enjoy!Lifestyles of the Indie & HumbleGreetings!Am I a real indie? You are the IGDA. This afternoon, I had the privilege of one of my favorite parts of the job. A volunteer had an idea, an excellent one, and we were able to use our resources to amplify it and make it...

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Newsletter

Apr. 26, 2011; By Charles Rector

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Newsletter - Check out the "Taking theHit" Video----------------------------------------------------------------------Visuals lost in the fog of war? View this message as a web page. :http://cmail.codemasters.com/a/tBNpxDPB7bZSEB8aQLMC6QxQ6F2/webver----------------------------------------------------------------------Pre-order Nowhttp://cmail.codemasters.com/a/tBNpxDPB7bZSEB8aQLMC6QxQ6F2/gamestop------------------...

Alganon Newsletter January 2011

Apr. 25, 2011; By Charles Rector

Alganon Newsletter January 2011  War of Conversion Towers PvP Battlefield Promotion About Alganon Game Features The War of Conversion The strategic battle for land and resources has begun. Members of the Asharr and Kujix who believe their way is the right way will do whatever they can to convert their enemies to join them. The neutral cities of the world, not protected by the gods, are at the mercy of the ongoing battles between the two...

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