New Sites to be Online at 6p.m.

The new network will make its first appearance online tomorrow, April 15th, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. Central Time (7 Eastern, 5 Mountain, 4 Pacific.) The entire network will not be released, only a few sites will be launched at this time:

  • Division-Gaming.com
  • GTA-Division.com
  • GrandTheftAutoInfo.com (new GTA site hosted by GTA-Division)

We also have more sites that are coming within the next week or so:

  • TheSims-Division
  • HalfLife-Division
  • Halo-Division
  • CallofDuty-Division
  • and another GTA fan site
  • plus many more

Remember, the new sites go LIVE at 6:00 p.m. Central Time tomorrow. The new main network site will also be accessible with a new domain name: www.division-gaming.net (notice the .net part).

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Site Updates Update

Just as a warning, there will be NO site updates until Sunday, April 13th, 2008. The all new Division-Gaming Network websites will be online April 15th, 2008.

Please hang tight.

As always, if you would like to host a video game site with the Division-Gaming Network, send us an email: hosting@division-gaming.net (Notice: The email address has changed since the last time we posted about site hosting.)

New Server Online and More

Well, we have made even more progress in the ongoing development of Division-Gaming Network version 2.

  • Our server is now live and online.
  • We have registered a new domain.
  • and much more we will tell you about later.

I have to be honest, this new software we are using takes some getting used to. This should in no way interfer with your viewing experience of the new site, but I still have some things to learn. Thank goodness we have a team of ‘experts’ working on getting this network launched.

Our new network should be online April 15th…should be.

Remember, if you would like to operate a video game website hosted by the Division-Gaming Network, please email admin@division-gaming.com.

In the News #60 – 4/2/2008

Daily News for April 2nd, 2008.

  • The Dualshock 3 for the Playstation 3 has been shipped according to Sony. The controller which features rumble should be in stores soon for a price tag of $54.99.
  • Lucasfilm President Micheline Chau has announced that Darrell Rodriguez has been named president of LucasArts. Rodriquez will take action in mid-April. Rodriquez has worked on several projects like Medal of Honor: Airbourne, Lord of the Rings, Command & Conquer 3, and several others. He is currently the CEO over at Electronic Arts LA.
  • An all new Crysis patch, 1.3, is on its way. No release date has been set, but more information will be available next Wednesday.

2nd Scheduled Downtime

We will be experience our second, scheduled downtime within the next 24 hours. We are expecting it to be around 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, but it could end up be a little later than that.

After this downtime, there should only be one more. That one will probably come on April 14th.

In the News #59 – 4/1/2008

Daily News for April Fools’ Day, April 1st, 2008.

  • Rainbow Six Vegas 2, having only been on the market for one week, has sold nearly 2 million copies.
  • The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) and Clearspring Technologies  have announced the launch of a new ESRB ratings search widget that is available for free use and download by consumers right here. This widget allows the user to search for ratings for more than 14,000 games. The widget is fully customizable (color, size, and language) and can be placed on desktops and on blogs and websites.
  • A new patch is available for The Sims 2 Freetime that allows you to play catch, fix cars, build trains, and practive ballet among other things. This download is available for free from the German The Sims 2 website.
  • Stormfront Studios, developer of recent projects such as Spiderwick Chronicles and Eragon, is closing its doors. A Stormfront Representative confirmed the rumors to Next-Gen.biz just today. The representative states that “Frankly, we didn’t get pitched, and the project [we were working on] made no revenue… The economy is such that the projects that we weren’t winning, ended.”
  • Grand Theft Auto IV continues to heat up. Several news reports are rolling in daily. To check them all out, go over to GTA-Division.com.

New Features Coming with v2 Relaunch

I think it’s about time fo us to release a tad bit of info on our new network that will be relaunching within the next few weeks. Today was actually the day of the scheduled release, but due to time and money constraints, the date has been pushed back by a few weeks. We are now aiming for an April 15th release.

New Features that are to be expected:

  • More news, all day long. We won’t just be posting a daily post that gathers the news into one post. We will be posting news throughout the day covering whatever we feet like covering.
  • We will be hosting a Live, weekly internet talk show. The show will cover the past week’s video game news. We are looking at making the show an hour long and will air every Friday. During the show, we will be showing trailers and exclusive video game videos (among other things.) Guest Hosts will be encouraged alongside 2 regular hosts (to be announced at a later time.)
  • Much cleaner layout. We are very pleased with the software that we are using, and it should make our sites much easier to navigate and locate information.
  • Videos will no longer be linked from YouTube unless we are linking to a strictly YouTube video. Videos will be uploaded and streamed on our server.
  • Images will no longer be linked from image hosts unless we are linking to copyrighted material. They will be hosted on our server.
  • Much much more information is coming, but we thought we would space it out.

One last piece of information. Division-Gaming will be hosting a very special, exclusive event on April 28th, 2008. Our team will be hitting the streets throughout the United States to cover this story. More info coming soon.