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.

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.

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.

Heated Discussion

Several website users, and myself, have gotten into a heated discussion over in this post in the comment section. We are talking about Sony’s decision to remove the 80 GB console from shelves until June when the new Metal Gear Solid 4 Bundle is released. Be warned, there is name calling in this discussion. But hey, that makes it all the better.

Join the Chat!

Site Downtime

If you use the url www.division-gaming.com to access this site, then you may experience some problems trying to access the site at some point this weekend. We are changing servers this weekend and our domain names are being moved in the process. You will still be able to access the site using www.divisiongaming.wordpress.com.

The same thing goes for GTA-Division. If you use www.gta-division.com to access the site, then use www.gtadivision.wordpress.com until Monday.

Our brand new network will hopfully be online by Tuesday, April 1st, 2008.

Our Apologies

We are very sorry for the major lake of updates here on the site over the past week. We are extremely busy getting the new network ready to go (not to mention that it was Spring Break.) We are going to try and get back on track for the next couple of days. We are also going to get the In the News posts posted that we have missed.

There is some really good news that comes out of this. The new network is still on schedule for a release on April 1st (next Tuesday.)

Several new sites are going to be launched on Tuesday that are apart of the Division-Gaming Network:

  • Division-Gaming.com v2
  • GTA-Division.com v3
  • Grand Theft Auto Info (new GTA hosted site)
  • TheSims-Division
  • More sites will follow soon afterward (Halo, Call of Duty, Half-Life, etc.)

For right now, please go to GTA-Division.com for the latest news and updates on the most anticipated game of 2008….Grand Theft Auto IV.

Thank you for the continued support! We won’t let you down.

The Sims 3 Coverage Tomorrow

Do you know what tomorrow is? You can easily figure it out by looking at the title of this post.

Tomorrow, tune in right here all day to see what Electronic Arts has in store for The Sims 3.

We already know that The Sims 3 is now a ‘free-roam’ type game where you can actually walk around the neighborhood without having to call a taxi. We’ll know much more come tomorrow.

In the News #48 – 3/17/2008

Daily News for March 17th, 2008.

  • Electronic Arts has a new president on their hands. According to MCV, John Pleasants has been named President and COO of Electronic Arts.
  • Activision has released details on the four new maps for Call of Duty 4 coming to Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network this spring. All four will be included in a single map pack. No specific date has been announced, but it will be in April for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
  • Ripten.com is reporting that Haze will remain a PS3 exclusive. According to the website, at a Play.com Live event in the UK, two Ubisoft representatives confirmed that they are not publishing a 360 version.
  • Prey 2 has been officially confirmed. There is no release date yet.
  • Nintendo of America announced on Monday that Super Smash Bros. Brawl is now officially the fastest-selling game in the company’s history. More than 1.4 million gamers have purchased the game since its release on March 9th. 874,000 people bought the game in its first day.

Want to see more video game news everyday? Just wait until the Division-Gaming Network relaunches in April ’08. Coming April 2008

TheSims-Division Now Hiring

With the relaunch of the network right around the corner (as early as April 1st), we decided this was a good time to expand the network. We are going to be opening many new sites that focus on one game, or a series of games. These sites will be a lot like GTA-Division, which focuses on just the Grand Theft Auto series.

I have just gotten word that the Site Administrator for TheSims-Division, Cam, is currently looking for help on the site.

He is currently looking for:

  • News/Content Writers
  • Editors
  • Media Producers
  • Page Writers
  • Investigative Reporters
  • And many other positions…

Basically just people that want to add some info to the site. He has asked that you send an email to: admin@division-gaming.com

As of right now, we are not doing any type of interview process. If you email us and you sincerly want a staff position on that site, then you will probably find yourself with one.

Weekly Review #3

Here’s our Weekly Review for the week of February 25th – February 29th, 2008.

  • Electronic Arts started off the week by offering to buy out Take-Two Interactive. It didn’t go so well. Read More.
  • Phil Harrison, the President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has announced that he is to be parting ways with the company after 15 years on the job. He retired on February 29th, 2008.
  • Microsoft has announced that they are completely shutting down their HD-DVD format. They will no longer build the add-on HD-DVD player for the Xbox 360, but will continue customer support on existing units.
  • Ubisoft made the announcement that Haze will be arriving on the Playstation 3 in May. Read and Watch More Here.
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 has been set for a June 12th, 2008 release. There will be a standard edition and an 80GB Playstation 3 MGS4 bundle. Read More Here and Here.
  • Bioware announced that Mass Effect will be coming to the PC on May 6th, 2008.
  • The DualShock 3 for the Playstation 3 (complete with rumble) will be released in North America in April 2008 for $54.99.
  • Call of Duty 4 has been patched for the Xbox 360. Additions like Host Migration, kill cams, and better sniper accuracy were some of the changes.  

Also, the Division-Gaming Network has several staff positions open that need to be filled for the release of Division-Gaming version 2. If you want to work on the staff of the all new video gaming network, email us: admin@division-gaming.com.