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PS3 En-Route!

Despite Target not honoring the $40 PS3 price glitch, a PS3 shall indeed be arriving at my house in the near future! I know, it's somewhat of a tragedy that I don't already have one. I mean, what kind of a gamer do I purport to be without owning a PS3? It's a money thing, really. I want a PS3 for the exclusives, such as Heavy Rain. That's all in the past though. Soon I shall be swapping out my Blu-Ray player for a PS3! And now I'll have an extra...

Mass Effect Continuation

Mass Effect 3 is almost here, and I'm very excited.  I'm also have a few worries about the continuation system they have going with the previous games.  I'm probably crazy, after all, what's not to like?  Shooting, RPG stuff, and a great storyline.  And that's exactly the problem, the storyline is good.  Too good.  Naturally, you're going to be attached to your character, and make each and every decision carefully,...

OMGN Release Notes: 4.2.5

It's nice having some time to come back around to getting some developmental work done on OMGN. Why wait? Here's what just let loose! Jump to Comments We've added a new link on articles and blog posts that'll take you straight to the comments. So if you're one of the people commenting on our Target Welches on $40 PS3 or PS3: The Root of the Problem articles, you can jump to the comments to quickly see responses. Increased Forum Signature Size We...

Noir City Film Festival

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

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 --...

Are you prepared to give it all up?

JTermyWy's Blog; Jan. 16, 2011; By Jason Winstanley

I play a MUD (Multi-User Dungeon) game, where the Admin system is built off Mythology. The Gods are proper ones, like Lord Hermes. And the Gods are the games Admins. To get to God, you go through training, of which there are several stages. The first is Celani, and it's the lowest stage. Lowest stage, lowest abilities, lowest access, lowest priority, etc. You are learning, and helping. That's all. The next level is Demi-God. More access,...

Staff Communication

JTermyWy's Blog; Jan. 14, 2011; By Jason Winstanley

One of the things I plan to fix this month (January 2011), and next month (February 2011), and which may end up branching into March too, is communication between OMGN's individual staff members. We all are very apt at noting our latest plans and articles on the Forum (of which there is a private Staff area, of course), but actual Team Meetings are difficult, especially because everyone's times are different, more hectic, and because most of the...

Alganon Newsletter November 2010

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...

OMGN Release Notes: 4.2.4

It's been awhile since we've had any releases here at OMGN. We've been focusing mostly on content generation and actual operations, as opposed to website development. Today I decided to get back into the swing of things in terms of developing for the site. Additional List Abilities You've always been able to view a list of articles by type (News, etc) as well as games and resources. We've finally added the ability to view lists while filtering...

Planeshift 0.5.5 Release

A press release just in regarding Planeshift's 0.5.5 release. It's Christmas, and we are very honored to send you our best gift... a new PlaneShift release!! We just released PlaneShift 0.5.5 which contains a lot of nice features. This milestone brings us very close to 0.6, our next major release.  Here is a list of the changes: New features: Characters turn transparent while sneaking to simulate the fact...

Freelance Positions to get Paid for their Work

JTermyWy's Blog; Dec. 17, 2010; By Jason Winstanley

Quite a bit goes on behind scenes on nearly every website across the World Wide Web. IGN have their offices, GameSpot and GameTrailers probably do too, and all of these have their founders, editors, writers, etcetera. Because what is a website like OMGN without it's staff? OMGN doesn't have offices per se, but we do have a dedicated team of staff across the globe who write and edit for us here at OMGN on a day-to-day basis, and until now this...

Space Merchant Realms Newsletter #21

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...

The Xbox 360... soon to become a whole lot more accurate?

JTermyWy's Blog; Dec. 2, 2010; By Jason Winstanley

<rant> So, I read an article on Engadget about a device that's coming out for the Xbox 360. It's a sequel to a device already out, that simplifies what it does. The XIM3 (sequel to the XIM2), and quoting the "About" page off their website now, "In a nutshell, XIM uses your personal computer’s peripherals to control the Xbox 360. Most people use it as a mouse and keyboard adapter, but one can theoreticaly use ANY device that a PC...

This Week in the Space Review, November 22, 2010

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...

A Secret Project

JTermyWy's Blog; Nov. 23, 2010; By Jason Winstanley

I've recently got too excited over a secret project a lot of staff here at OMGN are awaiting news on. It's something large, and if it pays off, each and every reader will definitely benefit. It's big news, and we really hope the results are good from this waiting. I can't really say much without giving the game away, but... yeah, I really can't wait much longer.

What is your role here at OMGN?

JTermyWy's Blog; Nov. 19, 2010; By Jason Winstanley

The question of "What is your role at OMGN?" is a question that haunts even me, even though I have been here for a few years. Why? Because officially, behind-the-scenes here at OMGN, after our shake-up this year/last year (*delete as appropriate), the title of Editor hasn't officially got a Job Description. In fact, right now, the duties are pretty much "Manage the initial stages of content", and even that has been handling itself for a long...

Pretty quiet

JTermyWy's Blog; Nov. 18, 2010; By Jason Winstanley

I've been pretty quiet on this blog recently. In fact, it has one post. Embarrassing, to say the least. I've been working behind the scenes with the Content Department here at OMGN. I am in he process on changing how we process the editing side of reviews, however I haven't finalized anything yet. I've also stepped up and started handling more Content Editor management duties, such as timelines and workload management recently. So I'll be much...

IGDA Perspectives Newsletter October, 2010

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

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

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,...

Picaroon Press Release

Picaroon's official press release went out for its beta. I'm currently checking the game for beta impressions. Cambridge, England - Nice Technology proudly announced that their newfree-to-play massively-multiplayer real-time strategy game, Picaroon, hasentered beta after just a year's worth of development by their small six-manCambridge-based team. Having spent the summer in alpha, all the plannedmajor features for a Winter 2010 release have...

Bizarre Piece of Online Gaming Phishing

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...

Ashamed to be a PC Gamer these days.

Like I mentioned in the Top Shot Elite article, I really love my mouse.  Call of Duty 4:  MW was my PC shooter of choice.  After I got my Xbox 360, I was really pondering on whether or not to get Modern Warfare 2 on the PC or 360.  So I ended up borrowing a co-worker's MW for the 360.  I quickly got used to it.  (Yes, I played online, not just the campaign.)  I can safely say that I am quite comfortable...

Duck! The Carbine High Massacre Movie Review up at Flickzone

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.  

Outage Information: September 16th - 17th

From September 16th at about 10:15pm Pacific Time through September 17th at about 12:45am, OMGN and all websites hosted on the DarqFlare Enterprises server in Las Vegas, NV were inaccessible. I apologize for taking so long to post about what happened, I meant to within a couple days. Occasionally we'll perform operating system and software upgrades on our server. This usually doesn't end up with any issues for all of the websites hosted on the...

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