As part of our ongoing efforts to improve forum performance, we will be migrating to new servers within the week (perhaps on the weekend). Once we finalize the actual date and time, a notice will be posted here at least 4 hours prior to "go time". We expect a fairly long maintenance period of approximately 1-2 hours during the move.
The move to new servers is happening tonight at somewhere around 1amMIDNIGHT EST. There will be a significant period of downtime (30 minutes to 2 hours). Wish us luck!
Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!
Like NFS? Even Geico can't save you from high insurance
For those too lazy to check it out, those car-lovin' Germans did a series of studies that discovered that playing driving/racing games (especially over the top games like Burnout) leads to more aggressive driving, the results of which were printed by the American Psychology Association in a monthly medical journal.
Now, I'm used to scientists repeatedly proving then disproving that them thar vidja games are going to kill us all some day and destroy the universe, but there was a study a year or two ago where something like 98% of all kids play a video game before they hit 18, so is it a stretch to think insurance companies will pick up on this sort of "scientific data" and use it to their advantage?
Car insurance guy: "Well, Mr. Poop, how old are you?"
Me: "I'm 31."
CIG: "Hmmm....that's well within our Atari-NES bracket, so you'll be hit with a 10% increase, since those video games weren't very realistic."
Me: "Wait, what?"
CIG: "Oh, don't feel too bad, I liked R.C. Pro-Am too. However, your kids will be hit with a 300% increase once they start driving. God bless the PS2 generation. Putting my kids through college, they are. Wanna see a picture of my new boat?"
So, too paranoid? Stupid article? Post all crap...............NOW!