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FlickZone

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

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

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...

OMGN Release Notes: 4.3.3.2 to 4.3.6.5

Apparently I haven't been keeping everybody up-to-date on OMGN releases. It's been awhile since my last update here, which I made back in May! I'll try to keep these in chronological order from oldest to newest. Google +1 Added Google released its +1 button ahead of Google Plus' release. We decided to be an early-adopter of the +1 button here at OMGN, allowing you to upvote our content. This allows Google to know that our content means something...

Twitter for Newsrooms

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

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

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

  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...

DiRT Expansion Packs Available

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

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

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

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

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

 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

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

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

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

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...

OMGN Release Notes: 4.3.2.1 to 4.3.3.1

It's that time again! Some release notes through 4.3.3.1. Status Page You may have heard of this in our site announcement, but we've got a new Status page here on the site. It shows some metrics, such as uptime and visits, over the last week. It also has metrics for today. Transparency for the win! Preview Mode Text When you're previewing your blog posts, you'll get text at the top of the page that clearly shows you're in preview mode. Bugfixes...

The Charlie Chan Family Home

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

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...

OMGN Release Notes: 4.3.1.1 to 4.3.2

If you've read my most recent blog post, you'll know that I was putzing around with getting APC (a bytecode cache for PHP) running on the server. Well, here's some release notes to whet your appetite and get into the whole APC thing a bit more. Liveblogging Support With E3 2011 right around the corner and four of us here at OMGN attending, we're going to need to be able to give you press events quickly. Enter Liveblogging! Similar to what...

APC Issues Caused Downtime

Some of you may have noticed that OMGN (and other websites on the DarqFlare Enterprises server) had some downtime overnight last night and this morning. It would have been from about midnight Pacific time to 9am Pacific time. There was some intermittent access on the site during that time frame, but it was definitely intermittent. We've been making performance upgrades to the server over the last couple months. Last night we got APC (for PHP)...

OMGN Release Notes: 4.3.0.1 to 4.3.1

It's that time again - time for an update on OMGN's code releases! Memcached-Enabled Sessions & Database Queries This one's nice. It's another performance enhancement like the round of enhancements we made leading up to 4.3.0. Instead of being image optimization and other things to allow your browser to download things quicker, it's on the server-side. Basically we've enabled an in-memory session management system so that our server doesn't...

New games on the horizon...

Nothing But Tofuzzle; May. 14, 2011; By David Telfer

Having flicked through a couple of video game sites, a few games have sparked my curiosity. The first is Soul Calibur 5, the trailer of which is out now. I'm a great fan of the series - I played the original on arcade through my two years at College, had the second game on the Xbox, and for a brief period had the third game. I stopped playing after that and I didn't hear great things about the fourth. So now we have a fifth one coming out, which...

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