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Top 10 Ways to Piss Off Gamers on Forums!

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324w ago - Nobody paying attention to you in forums? Well worry not. Gamers World Bangladesh brings you a list of the hot-button topics that is sure to get a surge of comments headed your way, and possibly more than what you bargained for.

1. Brand Loyalty (Equals Fanboyism)

Whatever you do, never say you love [insert favorite console here] instead of the PS3/Xbox 360/Wii/PSP/DS for fear of being branded as a fanboy. You'll be instantly drowned in hate messages from other people defending their PS3/Xbox 360/Wii/PSP/DS (aka other fanboys). I think of fanboyism as brand loyalty. Variations also include ATI vs Nvidia.

2. Microsoft sucks

Anything with Microsoft (or Vista) in the headline and defaming the company is a surefire way to get attention. Who cares if its chairman is the largest donator to charity. So what if almost everyone uses Windows, Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer (although Firefox is gaining). The point is they can't do anything right and makes a great topic to stir up the hornets nest.

3. PC Gaming Is Doomed

The classical way to start a 'heated' discussion. Just kick back and relax while the argument takes off with why PC gaming is doomed/isn't doomed and how a big noob you are for starting the topic in the first place.

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Reminder: Want the PS3 Unlocked? Check the PS3 Forums often!

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332w ago - Yesterday I posted a thread in the PlayStation 3 Chat Forum on behalf of the resident PS3 Devs who have been working steadily towards the ultimate goal of unlocking the PS3's full potential. Up until now, much of what they have been doing has been quite technical and didn't require much end-user assistance.

Over the last 2-3 days they have made significant progress in multiple areas of the PS3 (which will be detailed in the Site News), however, they are now asking the PS3 community to "get out of your armchair" (see video below- the ball symbolizes the PS3, the goal is unsigned code, and the community are in the chairs). How can you help? Check the Forums daily: [PS3 Dev Request]: Have a PSP and familiar with .RCO files?




 

PSN authentication on PlayStation Forums coming April 14

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337w ago - The official European PlayStation Fourms have revealed that from Monday 14 April onwards, you will need to log in to the Forums with your PSN Sign-In ID (email address) and PSN password.

In preparation for the change, the Eu PlayStation Forums will be offline for one week from midnight on Sunday 6 April until noon on Monday 14 April.

To quote Lestrade (Community Team Coordinator): I have an update for you on the introduction of PLAYSTATION Network authentication on the PlayStation Forums: we will now be launching this new functionality on Monday 14 April.

From Monday 14 April onwards, you will need to log in to the Forums with your PSN Sign-In ID (email address) and PSN password. Your Forum name (i.e. the name that will appear on your public profile and next to your forum posts) will be your PSN Online ID.

If you haven't already, please make sure that you have linked your Forum account with your PSN. Guidance on how to do this can be found here. But don't worry if you don't manage to link your accounts in time, you will be able to log in to the forums and post using any valid PSN account.

To allow us to update the Forums in preparation for this change, they will be offline for one week from midnight on Sunday 6 April until noon on Monday 14 April.
 

Rumor: EA buys GTA Forums?

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339w ago - According to Internet rumors, EA bought the largest GTA fan forum on 3/22/08 for approximately $3.4 million.

GTAForums.com now also features the EA logo. According to a leaked letter (see below) from EA to the site, "Such an acquisition would include the handover of all domain names, server contents and a database of, statistical information on all members of GTAForums.com, to Electronic Arts Inc."

The letter also states they would like to complete the transfer before April 29th, 2008.
 

PlayStation Forums joining with PSN, public Home BETA indication?

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341w ago - An email sent from the Official European PlayStation Forums, says that during the next two weeks, it will be joining forces with the Playstation Network.

The email states that "you will be able to use your PSN Sign In ID to log in to the Forums. To ensure that your Forum account is preserved, you will need to link it to a PLAYSTATION Network account before 23:59hrs GMT on 16 March 2008."

This has sparked rumors that this could indicate a Public Home BETA soon.

To quote: As a member of the Official European PlayStation Forums, this email is to inform you about some upcoming changes that will affect your Forum account.

During the next two weeks, the Forums will be joining forces with PLAYSTATIONŽNetwork. Soon, you will be able to use your PSN Sign In ID to log in to the Forums.

To ensure that your Forum account is preserved, you will need to link it to a PLAYSTATION Network account before 23:59hrs GMT on 16 March 2008.

This is an easy process that should only take a few minutes of your time to complete. Just head over to the Forums using the link below and log in to your account to get started.

http://community.eu.playstation.com/

More information about these upcoming changes can be found in our Announcements & Events forum:
 
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