Monday, July 31, 2006

E3 Finished as Big Exhibs Pull Support

As Next-Gen exclusively reported Sunday, all major exhibitors have effectively pulled their support from the show, prompting the majority of game publishers to also cancel plans for high-cost booths. The ESA will make an announcement later today that will attempt to add some gloss to this catastrophe, with some form of media-focused boutique event - branded E3 - taking its place.

Some gullible journalists, evidently blinded by a desire to do-down a rival scoop, have taken this as evidence that E3 is alive and well and merely being 'downsized'. But this euphemism doesn't change the facts. The decision by big manufacturers and publishers to walk away has left ESA in damage-control mode. As we reported yesterday, E3, in its present form, is dead.

The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) shindig has been a staple of game industry life since the mid-1990s. However, the larger exhibitors have jointly decided that the costs of the event do not justify the returns, generally measured in media exposure.

Publishers believe the multi-million dollar budgets would be better spent on more company-focused events that bring attention to their own product lines rather than the industry as a whole.

Well placed sources say the news that larger exhibitors were pulling out had prompted urgent meetings among publishing executives. They decided that, without the support of the larger software publishers and hardware manufacturers, there would be no point in continuing.

Whatever is announced today will be no more than a fig-leaf. The days of an industry event attended by all the major publishers, spending big money, are gone.

Calls to ESA staff are not being returned at present.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Download Footmen Frenzy 5.0

I've decided to put the map for download. So if you want the original Footmen Frenzy 5.0 map, from nohunters click here.
I hope that guys from NH don't be mad at me.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Footmen Frenzy 5.0 RELEASED!

Yesterday Clan NoHunters released FootmenFrenzy 5.0
You can download official version here.
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Friday, July 21, 2006

World Of Warcraft Crushing PC Game Industry?

Age of Empires co-creator and Iron Lore co-founder Brian Sullivan has been discussing his studio's first game, Titan Quest, but along the way has openly wondered whether World Of Warcraft's success is part of the reason for the decline of the PC retail game market. Sullivan commented: 'For retail PC games, I think the biggest problem is World of Warcraft... It is such a compelling MMO game that it sucks up a lot of money and time that would normally be spent on other retail PC games.' Does WoW's growth actually mean that PC games in other non-MMO genres may sell fewer copies?

Monday, July 10, 2006

Italia new champion of the world !

Congratulations Italia !

Back again after 24 years to win the World Cup !
Great job !

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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Footmen Frenzy King of the Hill week 6

Footmen Frenzy King of the Hill Week 6 Info:

We will be running a new tournament on Saturday the 8th of July - with a new theme. The tournament is open to all frenzy players who have mastered the skill of turning up on time. There will (probably) be a limit of 16 teams, each of 3 players.

The main rule will be that each team may only tech to a certain tier level based on the number of heroes they have (total in the team). To tech to a tier requires 2 extra heroes per tier, with the exception of tier 1 which will need 4 heroes total to tech to. Note that all players on the team may tech up to this tier (but not past). So, the number of heroes needed in a team to unlock each tier is:
Tier 0: (0)
Tier 1: 4
Tier 2: 6
Tier 3: 8
Tier 4: 10

Organizer: fFe.TeKPiKe
Place: clan HALP on UsEast/Azeroth
Date: Saturday 8th of July
Time: 9 PM battle net time, which is 2 hours later than the normal time in previous weeks. This is 5 PM for East coast US players and 2 PM for West players (and 7 AM for me on the east coast of australia),

To convert from this time to your time, use this site (, with GMT (bnet time) in the first list and 9:00:00 PM as the start time (and your location from the second list). MAKE SURE this is at a possible time for you and your team before you sign up. The tourney could take up to 3-4 hours to finish if you reach the finals.

The matches will be played as 3v3v3v3 games on the official map Footmen Frenzy 4.2.

Each team must start with tri hero (one per player), and may not pick archmage or random* first (although these may be picked as subsequent heroes).

Teams may only tech to a certain tier based on how many heroes they have. Teams (accidentally) breaking this rule will be disqualified or appropriately penalized (the game should be paused at this point so that I can make a decision about it).
Tier 1: Needs 4 heroes total on your team
Tier 2: Needs 6
Tier 3: Needs 8
Tier 4: Needs 10

To prevent the tournament from taking too long due to games which are turtle fests, game lengths will be limited to 50 minutes OR whenever the organizer decides to halt a game. For such games, the game MUST be saved before quitting and the highest scored team will be awarded a victory (unless it is obvious that they have lost, in the opinion of the organizer).

The tournament will be played in 2 rounds - the winners of the 4 first round games will go into the finals and play for the win. If there are far too many teams turning up then other tournament structures will be considered.

One substitute per team is permitted, so long as they have not played for another team in this tournament - other changes may be permitted but only with approval.

(We reserve the right to modify and add to these rules as circumstances require in the spirit of promoting a fair and fun tournament.)

Current team scores from past tourneys:
(team leader, and longest winning streak)
1. KindaScary - 2
2. Lore - 1
2. Evil-Teddy - 1

Kindascary's team has currently won 1 tourney in a row.
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Saturday, July 01, 2006

Footy video -Unleashed-


Footmen Frenzy 5.0 Sneak Peek

Official FootmenFrenzy preview has been released. For more updated informations click here

hree heroes take on headhunters

a brand new flaming chimera ultimate summon from.. which hero!?

there's so much fun in this picture, it hurts

the *shocking* new.............. hero???

there was only ONE jaood in this game!

who needs a dark ranger? not this turtle!


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