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A new online gaming and review magazine is kicking up. Its not trying to
take the place of any out there but making an effort to fairly represent
the independant developers. If you know a game that you downloaded off of
some developers own site, and thought it deserved more attention than it
was getting, please tell the developer to get in touch with
TheGamingNews.com so they can have a variety of stuff to start off with

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Gandalf Parker <gandalf@most.of.my.favorite.sites> once tried to test
me with:

> A new online gaming and review magazine is kicking up. Its not trying
> to take the place of any out there but making an effort to fairly
> represent the independant developers. If you know a game that you
> downloaded off of some developers own site, and thought it deserved
> more attention than it was getting, please tell the developer to get
> in touch with TheGamingNews.com so they can have a variety of stuff to
> start off with

The one thing that kind of bothers me is:

"Welcome to the future home of TheGamingNews.com. An e-publication devoted
to everything about Independent Gaming. As you have probably read above,
this site is owned by Shrapnel Games, Inc., an independent publisher of war
and strategy games. Shrapnel Games is starting this publication so that the
independent games industry can get the kind of coverage, at least online,
that, up to this point, is rarely afforded anyone but mainstream
publishers.

It is the hope of Shrapnel Games, that after the initial funding, and once
the site has cemented itself in the hearts of the fans and industry, that
it will be 'spun off' into an independent company not under the direct
control of Shrapnel Games."

Ok, I'm not saying Shrapnel Games isn't to be commended for wanting to help
the indie scene, but can we really put much stock in reviews for Shrapnel
products here? I mean, we know they aren't going to slam their own games.

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Knight37 <knight37m@email.com> wrote in
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> Ok, I'm not saying Shrapnel Games isn't to be commended for wanting to
> help the indie scene, but can we really put much stock in reviews for
> Shrapnel products here? I mean, we know they aren't going to slam
> their own games.

At least they are being upfront about the connection unlike many of the
other review sites. And even though they "let me go" I still think they
are sincere in what they WANT to do with it.

Of course a couple of things have to be fought to pull that off. One is
that they need to get writers on board who can work on that goal. Another
is that they need to find the indies (hence the pre-announcement and a
call for contact by any indie publishers). And finally, anyone involved
in the project might have to consciously make an effort not to give hints
about their own personal preferences.

They will have a rough go in the early days gathering material. And they
will obviously have a wealth of information on their own games, their own
developers, and some side surfing on the interest of their own genre. Yet
they cant rely on that wealth of material without seeming to have created
a biased magazine. Thats why I thought Id drop a note here asking people
to direct some indies that direction.

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Gandalf Parker <gandalf@most.of.my.favorite.sites> once tried to test
me with:

> They will have a rough go in the early days gathering material. And
> they will obviously have a wealth of information on their own games,
> their own developers, and some side surfing on the interest of their
> own genre. Yet they cant rely on that wealth of material without
> seeming to have created a biased magazine. Thats why I thought Id drop
> a note here asking people to direct some indies that direction.

Good point, I'll definitely spread the word to my favorite indies.

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aocratfx@yahoo.com wrote in news:1112270205.819469.212930
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> The site is messed up under firefox
>
>

Really? I went there with firefox. But then it might have some java thing
that you need turned on. I do with FF was abit clearer when it refuses
something

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Ultracorps now in re-dev by steve jackson, also I believe some of the
fans of Evernight bought the game from VR1 and are running it. These
both deserve coverage.

Colossus - the only way to play Titan reasonably with 6 players, but
it's free. Does this sort of thing count?
 
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Gandalf Parker wrote:
> aocratfx@yahoo.com wrote in news:1112270205.819469.212930
> @g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:
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>>The site is messed up under firefox
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>
>
> Really? I went there with firefox. But then it might have some java thing
> that you need turned on. I do with FF was abit clearer when it refuses
> something
>
> Gandalf Parker


I'm looking at it with Mozilla 1.7.5 and "We are seeking" is
superimposed over where it says GAMING in the background.
"Previewers who have expertise" is superimposed on the upper
part of the boxed area for GAMING.
This might have to do with how I have my minimum font size set.
(my minimum font size is 12)

None of the FONT NEWS REVIEWS DOWNLOADS PUBLISHERS, etc. links
work, but maybe they're not links yet since the site says it's
under construction. The links underlined in yellow for _form_,
_contact form_, etc. work OK.


I assume the latest version of Firefox looks similar to Mozilla.
I have an old version of Firefox (Firebird 0.6.1) and it looks
just the same with that as with Mozilla 1.7.5.
 
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"littlemute" <littlemute@woodenmen.org> wrote in
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> Colossus - the only way to play Titan reasonably with 6 players, but
> it's free. Does this sort of thing count?

I dont know. Contact the mag or have the developer do it. I just know that
its going to collapse under a flood of criticism if it comes to opening day
and they only have their own stuff to talk about

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