Archive for April, 2010

Class Action Lawsuit filed against Sony for removing the “Other OS” option from PS3 consoles.

The best part of this? One of the lawyers is named Packman.

Posted by Cloudscout on 04.29.10
Posted under: General & News

Heads up from Jesse. Retro Console/Mame games + board games.

It’s time for another day-long game day at our house! This one is a little bit special though, because it’s also doubling as a Convergence Vice City 2010 fundraiser event. Practically speaking, the party will feature the same bits that our previous game parties had, mainly fun board games upstairs and fun video games downstairs. And beer.

In addition to the normal fun stuff, I’ll have a donation box upstairs where folks can drop off anonymous donations, I’ll also have some business cards scattered around that will have the Vice City’s Paypal donation URL. No hassle or hussle though – if you want to donate to the Convergence room party that’s awesome, but if you don’t want to or can’t or whatever that’s just fine too. The main goal of the party is to just have fun with games for the day – the Vice City fundraiser is just there for extra credit.

That said, I wouldn’t say no if someone brought a bag of chips or a six pack of beer or something to share at the (May 22nd) party.

Anyway, come on by any time after noon on Saturday, May 22. Our open house funtime game party will last all day until we get tired and kick everyone out. That will probably be around midnight or so, but who can predict these sorts of things?

If you’ve got some awesome ideas for Vice City and want to talk about them, please stop by early. Say, around 11AM or so. Ideas for making Vice City awesome are always welcome, especially if you’ve got a good one for awarding Achievements to party attendees that is easy to do and won’t irritate party hosts too much.

Also, if you want to bring a friend or two along that’s totally cool. Also also, if I missed someone that should be on this mail list please let me know. I don’t want anyone to be left out!

Vice City website:

I don’t remember my home address right now, but I bet if you email me I’ll be able to tell you where the party is at via email. You should totally email me at

Posted by TDog on 04.24.10
Posted under: General & News
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It’s like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one today! In addition to the hotness that is Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Capcom also announced the LONG awaited sequel to one of the greatest fighting game of all-time: Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Yeah, it’s going to be a great year of gaming for me. :-)

Posted by Tim on 04.20.10
Posted under: Console

If you know me, you know how the first BC: Rearmed was nearly a religious experience for me. Well, now it’s getting a sequel. I’m not sure how I feel about the jumping. Not being able to jump is one of the key mechanics of the game play, so we’ll see how they handle it. Sad that this isn’t being done by the original devs at Grin (even though they’ve reformed as Might and Delight), but my hopes will remain high until proven otherwise.

Posted by Tim on
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Via PRNewswire:

COLLEGE PARK, Md., March 30 /PRNewswire/ — Goozex, Inc., the leading online video game and movie trading community, announced today it will expand the company’s award winning trading service to include retro games. The site will now allow users to trade their Nintendo NES, Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Game Boy, Game Boy Color, Sega Genesis, Sega CD, and Atari 2600 games with other members. Trading retro games on the hassle-free automatic Goozex trading system lets gamers of all types get the most value out of their home collections and play other games at little cost.

Over 6,000 new titles will become available for trading on the newly added eight console platforms. In a company estimate, members have already saved over $6.4 million by using Goozex for their online video game trading as compared to traditional brick-and-mortar used game shops. Retro game trading will be under beta while Goozex receives user feedback.

Read more at PRNewswire

Posted by Madaracs on 04.19.10
Posted under: General & News