Friday, December 21, 2007

A Couple More...

Yesterday, we added two more great game titles to our steadily growing games page. If you think either of the videos below look cool, then click on in and try out the games.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Cyber-Celebrity

Forbes.com has updated it's list of Top 25 Web Celebrities. Interestingly, as much as you gotta love episodic video silliness like Ask a Ninja, the focus of the list has shifted from homebound aspiring thespians on Youtube to bloggers. Even more interesting, and less surprising, in spite of all the bottom-feeding, get-rich-quick, wannabe John Chows crowding the blogosphere of late, the writers featured on this Forbes list all seem to conform to the simple old success adage of finding your niche through loving what you do.

Personal note:
As someone who authors and co-authors a few different blogs, what this shows is quite refreshing. Sometimes when you are looking to promote your work and go sailing on the mass marketing ocean that is the world wide web, it can be very easy to lose sight of solid land.


Saturday, December 15, 2007

New Games for the Holidays

For all of you gamers out there who simply can't wait for Santa or the family to give you all those great games you just know you're gonna get in celebration of the holidays; right now, you can get a great indie fix from our games page. We've recently beefed up our gaming selection a little with a few great third-party indie titles, and there's more to come. So check them out now, and treat yourself to some holiday desktop fun while supporting independent game developers.



Thursday, December 13, 2007

Starting With Little To No Money

Hey, my name is Ezell. I am a consultant for NinjaGirl Productions and a friend of Chris O'Connell. I have just finished a new software product called Newborn Notes. Like NinjaGirl, I am also an indie developer, but this is my real first desktop software.

The reason why I create software is because I want to know if movies like 'the Pursuit of Happiness' could happen to me. So in my mind, I asked myself if a guy with only 20 dollars in his bank account could become independently wealthy. Now I have the chance to find out. I took 20 dollars bought a domain and host, built a website, developed a small program and uploaded it. Please check it out and we will see!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Game Regulation and the Presidential Race

As you can infer from the mention of videogamevoters.org in our last post, federal laws that effect video games are a topic that the authors of this blog care a great deal about. Now, given the trials and tribulations American politics have faced in the past seven or so years, this topic is obviously not considered a pressing one found in the presidential debates for the 2008 race. However, when you think about the overall effect entertainment software has both on the present and the likely future of global mass media, and then include consideration for the notable beat-downs American freedoms have suffered in the past decade, one must admit that game-related laws are something that must be strongly addressed inevitably.

Earlier today, 1up.com posted a decent article on this topic, based on questions sent to the candidates by Common Sense Media. Unfortunately, as we've seen in the past, statements from politicians tend to be quite limited on this topic; this time with Democrats displaying little more than semantical differences in their opinions, and only one Republican chiming in with less-than-imaginative, traditionalist hot air. (yup, Romney)

Here's the article: http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3164871