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5th Anniversary of the Encyclopedia of Arkansas

    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

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

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

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

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)

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...

OMGN Release Notes: 4.2.6.1 to 4.3.0

It's been awhile since I had a blog post regarding an OMGN site release. There've been several since 4.2.6, but they didn't really amount to much on the user end so I didn't bother to post release notes. But with version 4.3.0 going out today (yes, that's a minor version increase, not a micro!) I figured I should get everybody up to speed. Note that everything I'm listing here has been released since 4.2.6. I'm not going to break it down to what...

Premiere Issue of Arcane Magazine Released

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

DiRT 3 Newsletter March, 2011

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 ------------------------------------------------------------...

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Nothing But Tofuzzle; Apr. 18, 2011; By David Telfer

I suppose I should say a bit about myself, what with this being a blog and indeed a completely new experience for me. So here goes:   I've always been a writer. From the age of 12 I wrote my first story for an English assignment at school, a story based in the Warhammer 40k universe of which I was and to an extent still am a fan. Ever since then I've loved writing, and have had many writing projects in the past. I wrote and finished my...

Change of Location

JTermyWy's Blog; Apr. 4, 2011; By Jason Winstanley

Just thought you'd like to know that most of my blogging will now occur over at my personal blog, with a convenient link in the proper place. Cool!

Operation Flashpoint: Red River Newsletter

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

<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>

Changing of the Staff

JTermyWy's Blog; Feb. 21, 2011; By Jason Winstanley

Not a big, important thing, but just in case. As of yesterday, 20th February, 2011, command of the Writing team here at OMGN was passed from me to Anne King. My tenure with the site isn't ending, mind you. I'm still an integral part of the team, and will stay around as long as I'm needed. Day-to-day writing stuff isn't within my remit any more, but I'll still step in where necessary. What will I be doing on a day-to-day basis instead, you ask?...

Moving to LA

Just a quick heads-up. Check out my post on my personal non-gaming blog DarqByte. In this post I explain that I'm moving to Los Angeles! So read it. Just an FYI though as this pertains to OMGN - this move shouldn't adversely impact my work here at OMGN. It may keep me from doing a whole lot around here for a few weeks to a month or so, but I may end up with even more time to work on the site once I'm settles in LA. So in the long run, this may...

OMGN Release Notes: 4.2.6

Alrighty folks! We had a pretty big-sized release just now, and here are the details about it. Lots of Javascript upgrades and enhancements. Review score added to RSS Up until now, the score on any review wasn't included in our RSS feed. This has been fixed. "Final Deletion" fix We have an Ajaxy way of deleting content on OMGN. There's a link, you click it, it asks if you really want to, you confirm, then it deletes it and removes the row from...

A Testament to Good Customer Service

JTermyWy's Blog; Jan. 28, 2011; By Jason Winstanley

This afternoon, I came to a decision which I have been deliberating for quite a while. Do I, or do I not cancel the Auto-Renewal on my Xbox LIVE? I haven't used it in a few weeks, mainly because my attention has been stolen by the arrival of a PlayStation 3. Today I decided to seal the deal. At around 3pm, I dialled the number for Microsoft Xbox LIVE Customer Service, immediately greeted by the usual "Scccchwingggg" sound normally associated...

Irelands contribution to the world

So what with the poor state of the Irish economy and the fact that we are being bailed out and our government is collapsing allot of people all around the world have been disrespecting the people of Ireland, but lets stop to think of Ireland's contribution and place in the world. Ireland, Is a small Island in a big ocean, but we were among the first to explore the antarctic, we designed the white house and sat in the oval office as well as...

Ramblings Of A Self-Professed Political Avant-garde

The Good Place; Jan. 24, 2011; By Lucas McC

Strangely, its been years since I have placed any such ramblings on the internet with much relish! I have become jaded by a busy work, social and student life to care about the internet as such for quite some time.  But what a time indeed to start writing again, when America has a black president (notably brilliant and on par with Kennedy) and Britain is having its first coalition government within the last 70 years, with two sides who...

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