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DiRT 3 Newsletter March, 2011

Apr. 25, 2011; By Charles Rector

Welcome to the latest DiRT 3 newsletter!---------------------------------------------------------------------Having trouble seeing this email? Click here to view this email in a webbrowser. :http://cmail.codemasters.com/a/tBNlHYlB7bZSEB8Z8gnC6QxQ6dZ/webver---------------------------------------------------------------------DiRTY TALK: Q&A With Senior Game Designer Paul Coleman ------------------------------------------------------------...

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Newsletter

Mar. 27, 2011; By Charles Rector

Welcome to the latest Operation Flashpoint: Red River newsletter!---------------------------------------------------------------------Visuals lost in the fog of war? View this message as a web page. :http://cmail.codemasters.com/a/tBNgNZ0B7bZSEB8ZqwvC6QxQ60w/webver ---------------------------------------------------------------------NEWS: Meet Cpl.Ryan Balletto ---------------------------------------------------------------------In the...

New Community Manager at Command and Conquer

Mar. 3, 2011; By Charles Rector

<p>Here's the announcement: [url=http://www.commandandconquer.com/blogs/blog/75?om_u=596669&amp;amp;om_i=_BNZsbVB8Y3oWNp] New Community Manager [/url]<br /><br />Note that the new guy lives in Germany even though its an American corporation.</p>

Noir City Film Festival

Jan. 16, 2011; By Charles Rector

Here's one reason why I sometimes wish that I had a million bucks.  A crime movie festival featuring flicks that you can't find on TV and all too often on VHS or DVD either.  And with all the showings on the glorious big screen too.  The motion pictures span the time frame of 1939-1955.     [url=http://noircity.com/] Noir City [/url]        

Radio Spirits Newsletter, January 2011

Jan. 16, 2011; By Charles Rector

Newsletter January 2011 This Month's Features FEATURED ARTICLE -- The Green Hornet – Ripped From Real Life? NEWS & INFORMATION -- 2010 Necrology -- New When Radio Was Affiliate Stations -- Radio Spirits iPhone App RECOMMENDED -- TCM Movies of Note NEW RADIO SPIRITS RELEASES -- The Six Shooter (Re-Issue) -- Amos 'n' Andy -- Broadway's My Beat -- Nick Carter, Master Detective -- X Minus One UPCOMING RADIO SPIRITS RELEASES -- The Green Hornet --...

Alganon Newsletter November 2010

Jan. 10, 2011; By Charles Rector

Alganon Newsletter November 2010 The Winds of War PvP Arrives Extended: Super Pack About Alganon Game Features The Winds of War Dissatisfied with the stalemate in War of Conversion, Zanyana’s fury has reached a point where even the words of Triasha and Argon can no longer soothe her. Through a proclamation to the Asharr, she has declared that a war cannot be fought without true armies and armies cannot be victorious without champions and...

Space Merchant Realms Newsletter #21

Dec. 4, 2010; By Charles Rector

Dear Player,We've come upon the end of yet another round, and a new one has just been started. Round 30, "Edge of Destruction", has been created by JettJackson and is sure to be a blast.Community Efforts In an attempt to grow the community, we are currently in the process of looking for players experienced in web and digital graphic design to help with a remake of the game's look and feel. We are also working on setting up an advertising...

This Week in the Space Review, November 22, 2010

Nov. 28, 2010; By Charles Rector

Welcome to this week's issue of The Space Review:Human spaceflight worth the cost---As we complete the International Space Station and debate future plans for human space exploration, a key question remains: how can we maintain support for this endeavor? In the first in a new series, Lou Friedman examines the issue and the consequences for not answering that question.http://www.thespacereview.com/article/1730/1Where first for...

IGDA Perspectives Newsletter October, 2010

Nov. 8, 2010; By Charles Rector

OCTOBER ISSUE: ONLINE GAMESIn This IssueNegotiation & Trade in Online GamesRuminations on GDC OnlineThe Power of FreeSIG Spotlight: Online GamesThe Magic Bullet for Alternative Revenue StreamsStudio Profile: Gas Powered GamesChapter Spotlight: AustinFaking an EconomyInternational Spotlight: IGDA FinlandCrowning Achievement: Marketing Lessons from Crown of ByzantusMajor News From Around the IGDAGreetings!Once again, I find myself missing what...

Radio Archives Newsletter October 1st, 2010

Oct. 27, 2010; By Charles Rector

October 1, 2010October Brings Exciting New Releases from RadioArchives.com!* The Adventures of Doc Savage - The Legendary Radio Series* Our Latest Old Time Radio Release: Fibber McGee and Molly, The Lost Episodes, Volume 10* Your Treasure Chest Bonus: Get Fibber for Just 99 Cents!* New in Pulp Fiction: The Shadow Volume 41, The Avenger Volume 4, and Doc Savage Volume 40* Also New in Old Time Radio: Philo Vance, Volume 3* New on DVD: Two...

flashquake news release

Oct. 26, 2010; By Charles Rector

While flashquake is currently on hiaitus, well-known flash fiction writer Pamelyn Casto is not.Pam will be teaching her online four-week flash fiction class beginning on November 1st. To see more information on the course, comments from previous participants, and to register, visit <http://www.flashquake.org/online-classes/flash-fiction.html>.Sign up soon, as Pam's classes usually fill up quickly!Debi Orton,...

Bizarre Piece of Online Gaming Phishing

Oct. 14, 2010; By Charles Rector

The title of a recent wacko email I got:   "World of Warcraft hackers stealing brings you hurt us deeply apologize"   And the text:   This is Blizzard Entertainment's apology, we acknowledge a mistake, for you to lose the World of Warcraft account in order to recover our losses, we will give you 10000 gold coins free of charge and rare mounts a (celestial steed), I hope you can restart the game. Login...

Duck! The Carbine High Massacre Movie Review up at Flickzone

Oct. 12, 2010; By Charles Rector

The premiere review of FZ October 2010 is up now at http://flickzone.net/review.php?Type=1&Item_ID=153  It is a review of a trashy direct to video production that was exploitative of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre.  

Global Combat in Crisis

Oct. 3, 2010; By Charles Rector

Here is what you find when you try to access to browser based game Global Combat at  http://www.globalcombat.com :   Server Error500 - Internal server error.There is a problem with the resource you are looking for, and it cannot be displayed.

More from Lonnie Martin About "Women's Studies"

Sep. 16, 2010; By Charles Rector

Greetings, fan of Ningen Manga Productions!We have twin Women's Studies events on two sides of the U.S. this weekend.On the west coast is the BlueLight Cinemas "Week of Terror" running September 17 - 23 in Cupertino, CA. Women's Studies screens twice; Sunday the 19th at 6pm and Tuesday the 21st at 11pm. Tickets are $10 and info can be found here:http://www.bluelightcinemas.com/index.asp?page=events#17Closer to home is...

"Women's Studies" Needs Your Help

Sep. 5, 2010; By Charles Rector

Greetings, friend of Ningen Manga Productions. I'm writing to ask for your assistance. Don't worry. You don't have to help me move. As you likely know, Women's Studies, NMP's movie about a school run by homicidal feminists, was recently released to DVD. While it has been listed on Netflix, it's currently not available to rent or watch via their "Instant Watch" program. My understanding is that there's a magic number of "saves" the...

flashquake stuff

Sep. 4, 2010; By Charles Rector

From the flashquake email list: Fall 2010 Issue now available Posted by: "Debi Orton" dorton@flashquake.org oradnio Thu Sep 2, 2010 8:33 am (PDT) Hello, It's been a hectic few days, but our Fall 2010 issue is now available online. We are also announcing that this will be the last issue of flashquake with this editorial team. We have been producing flashquake for over nine years now, and it's time for us to retire. We are oopen to someone...

More from Jerle About TDZK Successor Game "Fleets"

Aug. 29, 2010; By Charles Rector

Fleets is an entirely different game than the original TDZK.  A shortsummary from our internal documents reads "TDZK: Fleets is a massivelymultiplayer tick-based 4X strategy game. Players in Fleets will beable to explore vast, randomly generated star maps, construct outpostsand fleets of starships, gather resources, research technology, signtreaties with other players, and fight other players for control ofterritory."The game is set in the...

Open Salon Problem

Aug. 20, 2010; By Charles Rector

Code 300: User 2751 does not exist   My blog at Open Salon apparently has been eliminated even though they never sent me any emails about any problems and they have failed to respond to my emails about the problem.   Guess I better avoid have anything to do with Salon in the future.  

Women's Studies Movie Released on DVD

Aug. 11, 2010; By Charles Rector

Press release from Lonnie Martin:     Women's Studies is now available on DVD!   Released on JUNE 8, 2010 from R-Squared Films' Big Bite Entertainment label, Women's Studies is the story of a pregnant grad student and her friends who become "guests" at a women's academy where female empowerment is taken to murderous extremes.  In addition to the movie, the DVD includes the following special...

Fleets: News About Successor to TDZK

Aug. 10, 2010; By Charles Rector

Here's the latest word on the status of Fleets from a former member of the Trex Mercenaries in the original Space Merchant:   Hey, it's been a while.  I just thought you might be interested to know that Fleets launched last week.  It's set in the same universe TDZK was, but it a social strategy game rather than a RPG/BBG like TDZK.It can be found over at http://playfleets.com-Michael Sewell (Jerle)Metaspace Studios  

Chicago Horror Film Festival Press Release

Jul. 31, 2010; By Charles Rector

In less than 24 hours, the promotional price for passes to the Chicago Horror Film Festival will have ended and the regular prices for this years season will have begun. We have already announced some great films and there is still much more to come. Plus we have Zombie Day. A day jam packed with Zombie films, a Zombie Walk, Sinister Visions Zombie Pinup Contest, and much more. We will also have our "I Want to hear you Scream" contest! We bring...

The Strange Limbo of GameRifts

Jul. 29, 2010; By Charles Rector

Back in the day, GameRifts at http://www.gamerifts.com/ was the premiere website for Massively Multiplayer Online Games.  Then, all of a sudden, in late 2005 it ceased updating and it has since become a link spam center.  Just why it has never been updated or cleaned up is a complete mystery. The shame of it all is that there are still a great many articles on the website that are well worth your while.   Hopefully, Div...

The Space Review July 26, 2010

Jul. 29, 2010; By Charles Rector

Welcome to this week's issue of The Space Review:Note: We apologize for the late delivery of this week's issue, caused by major power outages in the Washington, DC, area after severe thunderstorms hit the area late Sunday.Recasting the debate about commercial crew---One of the most controversial elements of the White House's plan for NASA, commercial crew, has suffered setbacks in Congress in recent weeks. Jeff Foust reports on how proponents of...

Space Merchant Realms Newsletter #20

Jul. 29, 2010; By Charles Rector

Dear Player,We are happy to announce that a new round has begun! And as such we are taking this chance informs you of some new features.Round 28: The Phoenix An adaptation on an old map, this map aims to bring a smaller universe then the last few rounds. Also includes a new 'unique' location for neutral fed. Best of luck!This map was designed by RCK with contributions from several community membersDetails:Start Date: Wednesday July 28, 2010 @ 12...

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