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Jackpot Games Nominated for Prestigious e-Gaming Review Award

Jackpot Games Ltd announced today that it has been shortlisted for the One to Watch award from the online gaming magazine, E-Gaming Review, after the publication released the list of candidates on the 20 th October.

The Malta-based online casino launched in April this year and is home to over 90 instant play casino games. Its candidature for the highly valued accolade demonstrates the appeal the brand has and the company’s plans for the coming months and 2011. Jackpot Games CEO, Ramon Azzopardi, highlighted this by commenting:

“Jackpot Games has come a long way quickly, and has no intentions of resting on a solid start. The company roadmap for 2011 demonstrates that we are prepared to not onlyinvest but to innovate to secure the company’s position and to bring the Jackpot Games level of experience and service to new markets. It is this combination that no doubt played a large part in our nomination.”

The casino is preparing to broadcastmultiple live casinogames to its TV channel, Sky Channel 860 as well as simultaneously to its website. Integral to this project, and firmly part of the roadmap, is a mobile betting platform that will allow players to playvia mobile phones– plus a unique offering of RNG mobile casino gamesthat will also cater for multiplayer experience all set to launch early next year.

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Siren Assassins Invade LA!

Rhapsody James’s Siren Assassins – the multimedia dance show – making its “one night only” Hollywood debut.

Siren Assassins will open at the world renowned Avalon (Hollywood) on 10th of March 2010.

Artistic Director and Choreographer Rhapsody James emerges from the drawing room, bringing you a smoldering fusion of club show and thriller, Siren Assassins. Using multimedia and dance Rhapsody’s cabaret styling’s evoke a KILL BILL and CELL BLOCK TANGO inspired event. Suspenseful and sultry, witty and wicked, these twelve femme fatales captivate your attention and bring you into their own fatal attractions, as they are tested to become a part of the lethal female assassin team…Siren Assassins! Bring along ice water and an alibi this show will have you sweating bullets or dodging them.

Rhapsody James takes the lead in mixing your traditional cabaret show with multimedia and Street Jazz choreography. Awakening the culmination of film and dance with three years of preparation, Rhapsody James has designed a show that will have you on the edge of your seat wanting more. The engaging visuals will take you into a world of deception, lies and revenge as you realize a “Woman’s Scorn” is a lethal emotion that can never be tamed.

Siren Assassins first premiered at Crash Mansion in NYC on September 23rd, 2008. This sold out venue, packed hundreds of people, to see these 12 vixens take center stage as they danced into the fantasies of all men and woman. Featuring Bad Boy Recording Artist Cassie as Onyx (leader of the femme fatale team), it was confirmed Siren Assassins invaded NYC with a hit show. “I want to be a Siren Assassin” was the most stated quote throughout the night. Beyonce /Columbia Records Recording Artist states, “Rhapsody’s Choreography is awesome!” Jay Sean /Cash Money Records Recording Artist states “Rhapsody’s vision is so Sick! I Love this show! Amazing” Donnie Klang /Bad Boy Recording Artist, states, “I was mesmerized by this show Rhapsody created. I want to see it again and again”. Laurie Ann Gibson /Making the Band Choreographer, states, “It was a pleasure to watch!” Cassie /Bad Boy Recording Artist states “I think we are all Siren Assassins at heart. Rhapsody brings it out in all of us”

In 2010, Siren Assassins is back with a revised show that is sure to please. Canada’s New Music sensation TRISH will be taking over the role as ONYX: The General. Premiering her slick mannequin style movement TRISH is sure to get everyone out their seats. Siren Assassins is made up 12 dangerously hot females: Ruby Red Daisy: The Rebel, Kaori Couture: The Model, Lola: The Angel, Raizer: The Gangster, Venom: The Housewife, Switch: The Psycho, Valencia Vital: The Dealer, Mindblow: The Specialist, Lady Las Vegas: The Gambler, Queen Jade: The Heiress, Black Widow: The Vixen , Diamond Ice: The Cutthroat. Onyx: The General is the one leads this female squad. The 12 Femme Fatales are made up of the most sought after female dancers in the industry.

Tickets are currently on sale at http://events.SignUp4.com/sirenassassins. There currently is an online special for General Admission($20 Online) Balcony Seating ($35 Online). VIP/Floor Seating ($50) Seating is limited.

Be on the lookout for the Siren Assassins at www.sirenassassins.com.

Invited Guests: Rihanna, Raven Symone, Kesha, Angela and Vanessa Simmons, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Taraji Henson, Pink, Akon, Black Eyed Peas, Christina Milian, Jordan Sparks, Macy Gray, Estelle, Sean Paul, Tatyanna Ali, Eve, Cassie, Jay Sean, Neyo, Usher,Christina Aguilera, Katy Perry, Amanda Bynes, Vivica A Fox, Bobby Trendy, Phoebe Price, Zoe Kravitz, Mel C., Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge, Heidi and Spencer Pratt, Teyana Taylor, Melody Thorton (Pussycat Dolls) , Lamar and Khloe Odom, Kim Kardashian, Tyrese, Kid Cudi, Tila Tequila, Tierra Marie, Lisa Raye…

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Sky Awards LivePerson Online Business Partner Of The Year Accolade

LivePerson, Inc., a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice, has announced that it has been awarded the Online Business Partner of the Year award by British Sky Broadcasting (BSKYB), operator of the United Kingdom’s largest digital pay television platform and fastest growing broadband provider. The award was presented during BSkyB’s annual SKY Awards ceremony in November, at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

A major annual event, BSkyB’s Shine Sky Awards ceremony recognises vendors and partners who have contributed to the company’s continued growth and success across its various sales channels. Over 2500 companies were nominated across 12 different categories, with 50 being shortlisted to receive a potential award. In order to be shortlisted for the Online Business Partner of the Year Award, the partner must have delivered the strongest planning, sales, analysis, optimisation and innovation for the company’s online sales channel.

For Sky Online, LivePerson’s intelligent, real-time engagement solution proactively targets the right visitor with the right message at the right time in order to maximize incremental sales opportunities. The LivePerson solution is a key element of Sky’s conversion rate improvement and online sales strategy.

“We are pleased to recognize the LivePerson team for surpassing online business expectations in 2009,” said John Orriss, Sky’s Director of Customer Growth and Sales. “The Liveperson programme is key to our efforts to continually optimise customer journeys and online conversion as such this award is well deserved.”

“It’s an honour to be recognized by BSkyB as the partner who contributed most to their online sales performance over the past year,” said LivePerson CEO, Robert LoCascio. “I am proud that we were able to deliver such dramatic results for BSkyB’s online sales channel and look forward to continued success with the company’s online initiatives in the future.”

About LivePerson
LivePerson is a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice. Connecting businesses and experts with consumers seeking help on the Web, LivePerson’s hosted software platform creates more relevant, compelling and personalized online experiences. Every month, LivePerson’s intelligent platform helps millions of people succeed online. More than 8,000 companies, including EarthLink, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Qwest, and Verizon, rely on LivePerson to maximize the impact of the online channel. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City.

About Sky TV
Sky is the UK’s leading entertainment and communications company, operating the most comprehensive multi-channel television service. Over 9.4 million homes – a third of households across the UK and Ireland – enjoy the entertainment, movies, news and sports channels. In delivering entertainment through the TV, PC and mobile, customers have more control and flexibility over what, how and when they watch. Almost 5.5 million customers now choose Sky+, Sky’s digital video recorder, to record and store their favourite programmes and 1.3 million enjoy the picture and sound quality of Sky+HD, which offers 35 dedicated HD channels. Sky is also the UK’s fastest growing broadband and fixed-telephony provider with over 2.2 million customers taking Sky Broadband and over 1.8 million customers taking Sky Talk.

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Turner Broadcasting Has Launched A Free Online Game Creator On Cartoon Network Based On Its Number One Boys’ Franchise Ben 10

Turner Broadcasting has launched a free online game creator on Cartoon Network based on its number one boys’ franchise Ben 10.

Ben 10: Alien Force Game Creator enables kids across the UK to build professional looking online games and share their work in the Game Creator online community.

Turner Broadcasting Has Launched A Free Online Game Creator On Cartoon Network Based On Its Number One Boys' Franchise Ben 10

To date, Game Creator has generated more than 20 million game plays and seen more than 50,000 games created since a soft launch on Cartoon Network’s website in October. Following its impressive UK debut, the Turner-created game is rolling out across 12 European territories.

Ben 10: Alien Force Game Creator is Cartoon Network’s first online game to incorporate user-generated content, and allows users to select everything f r o m the game environment, to the heroes, the villains, obstacles and the game objective. Tiles and selected objects are then drawn onto a grid, creating a platform-style game that the creator must be able to complete in order to upload to Cartoon Network.

The top 200 games will feature on Cartoon Network’s fully moderated kid’s games area on the website, and games can be played, shared and rated by all visitors to the site. New content will appear on the site daily and visitors can browse for new games by hero, game type or favourite game creator.

Caroline Casey, director of Digital Development at Turner Broadcasting, EMEA said: “As the number one boys’ brand in the UK, the Ben 10: Alien Force Game Creator adds a new dimension to the way kids can engage with their favourite hero online. The character association clearly makes this game very special, but what stands it apart is that it’s so easy to use, and that kids are making stuff for kids. The phenomenal launch stats attest to Game Creator’s immense usability and playability.”

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Gamersyndrome.com Releases New Vendor Discounts And Prizes

Looking for a website that gives back? GamerSyndrome.com is a video game community that offers a fresh new perspective of the gaming world that includes news, reviews and unique approach to community interaction.

GamerSyndrome.com has just released its latest list of new vendor sponsors for our new community promotion feature to provide our users with a unique reward system and special vendor discounts. We are currently giving away some excellent prizes like t-shirts and watches in a monthly random draw eligible to all of our registered users.

This means that by just signing up to our site, you receive the opportunity to win free gaming gear. Not only are we giving away free promotional items, when you become a member of the GamerSyndrome community you gain access to our members only discount page. This exclusive discount page provides all our members with an extensive list of vendors who support our website by offering exclusive discounts. These discount codes are unique to our site and are only available to members of our gaming community.

Some of our newest promotional sponsors, Splitreason.com, Phosphorwatches.com, and Tokyoflash.com offer a wide selection of unique and stylish lifestyle products designed specifically for gamers. These shirts, watches, and other awesome items will be given away to our users in our monthly draws and exclusive discount codes for these vendors are also available on the member’s page.

For more information please visit http://gamersyndrome.com

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Sky Invites You To Host Your Own Sky+HD Party

Sky is giving Sky+HD customers the chance to share their high definition TV experience with their friends by hosting their very own Sky+HD Party.

Each party host will be given one complimentary film to watch in stunning high definition from a choice of three new movie releases from Sky Box Office HD (worth £3.91) and a £10 M&S voucher to help kick off the party.

To qualify for the offer, party hosts need to set up their Sky+HD Party and invite three or more friends who must accept their online invitations by 5pm on 17th November. Friends must be over 18 and cannot be members of the same household.

The Sky+HD Party hosts and their guests will get closer to the explosive action of a Hollywood blockbuster with the sharper detail and clearer quality sound of high definition.

Sky+HD customers are given a choice of three films – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Hangover or Angels and Demons – shown exclusively from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December. Customers hosting their own Sky+HD Party will also be able to watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or The Hangover the same week as their DVD and Blu-Ray release. The Sky+HD Party offer is subject to availability and limited to the first 10,000 parties.

Sky+ HD Party offer is subject to availability and limited to the first 10,000 parties. Subscribers can receive one screening of their chosen film on the day they decide to host their party. The friends invited must not be members of the same household and must be over 18. The host needs to be an existing Sky+HD customer to participate in the offer and only Sky+HD customers whose HD viewing card went active before 4th November 2009 are eligible for this offer. All friends must accept their invitations online by 5pm on 17 November and the parties will need to take place on one day between Friday 11th and Sunday 13th of December 2009.

Further terms and conditions can be found on www.sky.com/hdparty

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Tangerine Masters Feelies Re-Issues for Bar-None

Tangerine Mastering is proud to have recently re-mastered two classic albums: Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth by the Feelies, critically acclaimed alt rockers that had a powerful influence on the sound of indie music for the 1980s and beyond.

Tangerine Masters Feelies Re-Issues for Bar-None

Both albums were re-mastered by Andreas Meyer at Tangerine Mastering in Weehawken N.J. The sessions were attended by band members Glenn Mercer and Bill Million who closely supervised the reworking of their classic albums. Meyer utilized Tangerine’s original Abbey Road EMI Mastering console to give the CD and LP an appropriate warm analog feel. Separate masters were created for both the CD and VINYL releases. Both re-issues are available on Bar-none records. (www.bar-none.com)


But oh the glorious sound. I am not someone who relaxes on an animal hides in front of four-foot tall speakers and compares the relative merits of recordings, but I will tell you that these remasters sound fantastic– crisp, nuanced, and all kinds of other luxurious adjectives. Apparently, there’s a dog barking the background of The Good Earth interlude “When Company Comes”. Someone mumbles during the guitar break on “Let’s Go”. And the coat rack, as clear and unexpected as ever. — PITCHFORK – Mike Powell, September 2009

The Feelies Crazy Rhythms’ four and a half stars — ROLLING STONE September 2009

I will admit to a small amount of consternation when I first learned that the vinyl reissues of Crazy Rhythms and The Good Earth would not be mastered from the original analog master tapes. Now that I have actually heard them, I will also admit that any sense of concern about that was totally misplaced and misguided. Major kudos are due to Andreas Meyer from Tangerine Mastering for the magic he has worked in remastering these albums for vinyl. —FLOWERING TOILET – Pete Bilderback September 2009

I was hard pressed to hear any differences between a Stiff original pressing —WE ARE HUNTED – the 99 most popular songs in the world right now

Update on two essential albums mentioned earlier. It’s been a good month. First, The Feelies’ Crazy Rhythms (Stiff Records, 1980) is reissued by Bar/None on vinyl and the sound is incredible. Andreas Meyer at Tangerine Mastering in Weehawken, you’re a genius. — ALBUMS THAT HOLD UP – Bryan Sinclair OCTOBER 2009

For more information contact Tangerine Mastering at 201 865 1000

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Sky Movies Announces Free Weekend Pass

Sky Movies has announced a weekend of free movies allowing all Sky TV customers to watch premium Sky Movies content, free of charge f r o m 6pm on Friday the 30 October until 6am on Monday the 2 November.

Sky Movies Screen 1 and Screen 1 HD will be available for the duration of the weekend giving all Sky TV subscribers the chance to watch their favourite movies uninterrupted, unedited and all in glorious high definition.

The Free Weekend Pass will allow viewers to watch a selection of current Sky Movies favourites such as Atonement, Enchanted and The Incredible Hulk as well as all time classics like The Usual Suspects, The Godfather and Sleepless in Seattle. All the movies in the weekend will be available in both standard and high definition.

Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, said: “We want to show Sky TV subscribers what a fantastic variety of films we have on Sky Movies. The line-up for the weekend is great and shows what an extensive breadth of content we have on the channel.”

As well as the films Sky Movies will screen a selection of exclusive interviews with some of Hollywood’s hottest names including Ricky Gervais and Jim Carrey; viewers will also be able to watch the first two episodes f r o m  Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Two.

F r o m 26 October, the Sky Movies HD service will have a total of 10 HD channels available, showing more HD film content than any other UK broadcaster.

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Sky+HD Reveals The Science Behind Movie Tears

A new study by Sky+HD and Professor Kim A. Bard from the University of Portsmouth has revealed the science behind why movies have us reaching the tissues.

Through identifying the key factors which set tears rolling, Professor Bard can now unveil the top ten movie tearjerkers of all time with ‘Beaches’ taking the top spot and explain how watching them in more detail in high definition can make us cry even more.

Professor Bard, a psychologist at the Centre of the Study of Emotion at the University of Portsmouth, analysed a selection of movies in both HD and standard definition identifying four key triggers that set lips quivering and eyes streaming. These include how often the characters wept (Tear Count), the overall sadness of the movie (Sadness Index) and the underlying positive message of the film (Inspirational Index), all moderated by the degree of happiness experienced (Happy Highs). Her study also revealed how, when used in the right combination, these elements can produce an intensive emotional experience and that is intensified even further when movies are watched in high definition.

Professor Bard said: “Watching tearjerkers in high definition is more emotive than standard viewing because with high definition the actions of the face associated with sadness and with teariness are much more clearly evident.

“This ranges f r o m the very subtle drawing in and downward movements of the inner eyebrows and the glistening of tears, to the more obvious full crying face. In high definition, each teardrop as well as the tracks of tears streaming down the face are more visible, engendering sadness and even tears in ourselves through the dual process of facial mimicry, where we mimic the character’s expression on our own face, leading to emotion contagion, where we feel the associated emotion to the expression being mimicked.”

Beaches came out at the top of the survey followed closely by The Colour Purple, Schindler’s List and Philadelphia.

Michelle Golding f r o m Sky+HD said: “There’s no better way to watch a movie at home than in high definition. Sky+HD doesn’t just make images clearer, it makes the whole experience more intense.”

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Mixposure.com Teams up with Stratege Guitars, Cakewalk and Sam Ash

Mixposure today announced that they are teaming up with Stratege` Guitars, Cakewalk by Roland and Sam Ash Music for the Ultimate Gear Giveaway. The online music directory and it’s sponsors are running a song contest through December 7th. The $5000 prize value giveaway features a hand-crafted, custom shop Statege` guitar, recording software from Cakewalk and various other items.

Musicians registered at MIXposure® are putting their best foot forward, by entering their chosen songs in a “Battle of the Bands”-type competition. Points will be awarded by listener voting, and the top five bands with the most votes advance to the final selection process. The finals will be judged by an independent panel of professionals in the music industry.

Membership for artists and listeners is free, requiring only a brief registration. Songs can be uploaded to the artist page provided, and artists can make use of space and tools provided by the site to promote their song and encourage listener participation. Details for the contest are available by visiting www.mixposure.com, and viewing the contest promotion information on the main artist (portal) page. Visiting the site and listening to the music does not require registration, however contest entry, free music downloads and voting do require membership.

Mixposure.com is an online music directory, promoting independent artists and their music, providing entertaining and interactive internet radio programming seven days a week, and free music downloads for the artist and listener membership. Forums are also provided for technical support and help with recording and mixing.

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Unique Text-Based RPG Advances Through Beta Phase

New text-based MMORPG browser-based game, Whiskey Mountain Wars, today releases details of expanded, and additional features to the latest game f r o m KIKO Games, Canada. The highlight of which is the addition of true turn-based player versus player battles within a text strategy game. This feature is a unique aspect within text-based role playing game’s (RPG).

Whiskey Mountain Wars is an online game based on the whiskey running of the 1970’s. If you ever wanted to become a whiskey runner but cannot afford the jail time for bootleg whiskey, now is the chance to do it safely in the comfort of your own home.

Among the updated and new features added to the game, it includes:

Player versus player (PVP) solo battles – Players can challenge other players to battle in the new PVP Arena, The Scrappin’ Yard. Players may choose to accept or deny the challenge. Prior to battle, players pay a small arena booking fee with in-game currency (shiny’s). The winner will earn experience but the player’s willpower is not affected.

Players may now s e t default weaponry, equipment and clothing; freeing the player f r o m having to s e t those features each and every time players enter a run down quest.

A new feature called Whiskey Running enables players to transport and bootleg their illicit whiskey at various locations. The amount of whiskey the player can carry varies throughout the game based on the type of vehicle the players owns, limiting the amount of money players can earn for each whiskey run.

A new Trading Post has been upgraded and expanded to include an Arms Dealer for purchasing in-game weapons, a Pawn Shop to sell items for in-game money, and a Whiskey Wicket where players can sell whiskey for income. A General store has been added allowing players to purchase game coins to further enhance game play.

Recent tutorial upgrades allow new players to be guided through the game allowing the player to quickly learn how to play. The first five levels of the game include the tutorial and provide added bonuses if the player completes the tutorial.

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Sky Songs – A New Online Music Service

Sky has announced the launch of Sky Songs, a new online music service that offers users access to over four million tracks available to download or stream online.

Every track featured in Sky Songs is available via unlimited online streaming and as mp3 files that can be downloaded and stored and used on any mp3 compatible device. The service, which launches on the 19th October 2009, will be available to any consumer in the UK with an active broadband connection.

Sky Songs includes new release and back catalogue material from EMI, Sony Music Entertainment UK, Warner Music UK and Universal Music Group, plus a range of independent labels and distributors – including the Beggars Group (representing 4AD, Rough Trade, Matador and XL Recordings), PIAS Entertainment Group (representing over 100 leading independent labels), The Orchard, IODA and VidZone Digital Media. Sky Songs is licensed by PRS for Music in the UK.

Sky Songs offers users unlimited music streaming, plus download-to-own tracks and albums. Customers can also purchase additional music on a per-track or per-album basis.

Mike Darcey, Sky’s Chief Operating Officer, comments: “Our music partners bring an outstanding catalogue and unrivalled expertise that complements Sky’s strengths in content distribution. Sky Songs will reach out to consumers who want legitimate digital services offering choice, ease of use and great value. Offering legal access to digital music is a vital step in combating illegal downloading.

To celebrate the launch, all Sky broadband customers who access the site will receive a free downloadable album.

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Self-Guided Tour 0f Chicago’s Ghosts

A step by step guide, DVD, CD, and map of many haunted locations in and around Chicago! It also includes discount coupons for restaurants, etc. on your ghost hunting paths.

Forget the reality shows and the expensive and crowded bus tours. This kit will show you how to investigate just like a pro!

No Other Ghost Tour In The World Covers As Many Haunted Locations! Some Of The Ghosts You’ll Be Investigating:

Resurrection Mary has been around since the 1930’s. If you ask anyone in Chicago about her story they are sure to know the details. Mary seems to have gained a respect that is not apparent in any other ghost story.

Bachelor’s Grove is possibly one of the most haunted places in the world.

The Eastland Disaster On July 24, 1915, the city of Chicago witnessed a site that some compare to Hell itself. 835 people died when the Eastland capsized at the dock.

Several buildings in the city were used as temporary morgues including Harpo Studios. These buildings are very haunted!

No Chicago ghost tour would be complete without Al Capone and John Dillinger! A couple of old breweries that Al Capone owned are haunted.

Biograph Theater John Dillinger was shot down in the alley next to the Biograph.

Many strange things have gone on in that alley. Are you brave enough to walk down the alley and try to capture an orb on your camera?

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Free Weekend Pass By Sky

Sky has revealed poll results indicating that forgetful Brits spend ONE MONTH of their lives looking for the television remote control. The poll was conducted to coincide with the launch of Sky’s Free Weekend Pass.

The Sky Free Weekend Pass means that for the first time ever, from 18th-20th September anyone with Freeview, cable or Sky TV can sample the best of Sky TV on free-to-air channel Sky3, with a range of shows from popular pay TV channels like: Sky1, Sky Sports, MTV, Disney, LIVING, FX, National Geographic Channel, Home, Sky Movies and Sky Arts.

To launch the Free Weekend Pass, Sky polled 4,000 Brits about their remote control habits and found that the average telly viewer loses the zapper an average of 3.2 times a week and spends more than four minutes looking for it each time.

That means each week viewers spend 15 minutes hunting for the pesky little device – nearly 13 hours each year – or 31 DAYS during the average adult lifetime.

Kathryn Drought from Sky’s Free Weekend Pass said: “The remote control is such a well-used item in the nation’s homes but it’s one of those things people are forever trying to find – normally down the back of the sofa.

“The average zapper goes through a lot in its life – from being lost under a table, or in with the kids’ toys, to being found in the fridge.”

“TV plays such a big part in people’s lives, it’s not surprising who is in control of the remote is such a hot household topic”.

The nationwide survey revealed some remarkable remote control politics that go on inside the typical home.

Careless house-holders have found the missing remote in a variety of places, including down the back of the sofa, under a cushion or seat.

But more unusual spots were also revealed, bizarrely inside the fridge, in the bin, kitchen cupboard or with the kids’ toys.

The research found three in ten have hidden the remote from someone else and 17% have thrown it at someone in a fit of ‘remote rage’.

Households have argued at least four times in the last month over the remote control, with having to watch football, channel hopping and soaps most likely to spark rifts.

One in five households argue over the remote when someone they can’t stand appears on the TV – with Katie Price, Kerry Katona and Victoria Beckham being voted the celebs most likely to make people switch channel.

A whopping 62% said reality TV shows make them change channel. Big Brother was voted the most annoying programme, followed by Jeremy Kyle and X Factor.

Two thirds of respondents said that men are more possessive about the remote than women. And half said they feel much happier when they are in control of the remote.

The poll found Brits watch fours of TV a day, channel-hopping for at least eight minutes every hour.

The typical household has four remotes lying around the house and 60 per cent admit it being the household item they lose the most.

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Canadian Game Developer’s Sensational Strategy: Turn Based Text RPG

Based off of 1970’s whiskey running in the United States, new Ontario Game Company, KIKO Gaming, released a new text turn based Real Time Strategy [RTS] game called Whiskey Mountain Wars. If you ever wanted to become a whiskey runner but can not afford the jail time for bootleg whiskey, now is the chance to do it safely in the comfort of your own home.

“It’s very exciting and fatally addicting.” says Don Wedderspoon; golf professional.

Whiskey Mountain Wars, released on August 27th 2009, is an online text based MMORPG/RTS game which will challenge gamers with a multitude of quests, turn based attacks, and a unique system of jobs that will benefit you and the clan you join.

“It’s the World Of Warcraft for text based RPG’s”, says Devan Penner-Woelk one of the games developers.

Whiskey Mountain Wars is a community based RTS; a player can play individually, however, some of the special features of the game are clan based, meaning, you would have to join together with other members of your clan in order to complete tasks, or quests. Whiskey Mountain Wars is like no other browser based text MMORPG type game before it. It features a new and creative story line, a new concept on jobs and skill set, a more community/clan based approach and new concepts that no game has ever tried before.

About the company:
KIKO Games is a Canadian game development company, based in St Catharines, Ontario, and is striving to rewrite the book on intelligent game design; from text based RTS, and Real Time Strategy, to multi-player online browser based sports games.

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Buy WOW Accounts Safely And Securely

By purchasing your WOW account you will experience fulfilment, allowing numerous gamers to advance in higher play levels, new classes as well as save valuable time. Less than 1% of the many thousands of wow account purchases get stolen back, however; WOW account resellers want to give you the knowledge of understanding the risk. They take the upmost care and untouchable background in the industry when it comes to securing your account. No account will be taken away as a result of their interaction. If there is ever a problem with your WOW account purchased from internet WOW account resellers contact them immediately.

They will lose common sense and courtesy to review every situation and always have customer satisfaction in mind. The value of an WOW account depends on different factors such as, server, level, class equipment and skills, as well as supply and demand at any time for the account based on all of the account’s characteristics. Even though they understand that gamers’ believe their account may be worth more than the bid offer, their bidding system is made to offer the most they can at the present time of the submission. In this circumstance, you can wait and resubmit in the future, but there are no guarantees that there will be any kind of change on the bid.

In the event that there is something special about your WOW account and you deny the bid, you are welcome to put relevant information as well as links in the comments box for further review. Within 72 hours a new bid may be emailed to you only if the appraisal team believes your account to have a greater value, however; if you haven’t received anything within that time there will be no bid change. There are no corners to cut to answer this question, but there are always some rules to follow when selling an WOW account along with some professional free tips. You must make sure your wow accounts has full equipment slots filled, as well as your best gear in those slots that are listed in your profile.

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Customize Your Own WOW Accounts And World Of Warcraft Characters

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Art Exhibition “CONTROL” at SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco

The South Bay Area and Peninsula Chapters of the Women’s Caucus for Art in conjunction with SOMArts Cultural Center present an exhibition titled “CONTROL”, curated by Karen Gutfreund, displaying the work of California women artists. The exhibition will be held August 6 – 29, 2009 at SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco. The opening reception and opportunity to meet the artists will be held at SOMArts on Thursday, August 6 f r o m 6 – 8 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

“CONTROL” includes artwork by 79 emerging and professional women artists. The 94 works on display cover a broad range of media, including painting, sculpture, mixed media, photography, and video installation. Organized around the theme of control (or lack of it), the show explores the artists interpretation of all methods of control: internal, external, positive, negative, over life events and over technology, empowering or dehumanizing, politically correct – or not.

This collection of work addresses many issues, including statements on war, politics, ethnicity, gender identity and stereotypes, domestic violence, religion, money and the environment. ”Regardless of the artist’s media, their individual work speaks to the uniqueness and strength of their message on “Control” says Karen Gutfreund, curator.

The exhibition was organized by the South Bay Area and Peninsula chapters of Women’s Caucus for Art, a national organization. The work was juried by members of Guerrilla Girls West, a group of women art activists in gorilla masks, who have been protesting the lack of inclusion for women artists in museum and gallery collections since 1987. The Guerrilla Girls West stated they “chose the work based on artistic quality, perceived relevance to the theme of Control, and relevance as seen by typical exhibition visitors”.

About the Women’s Caucus for Art
Founded in 1972 in connection with the College Art Association (CAA), WCA is a national member organization unique in its multi-disciplinary, multicultural membership of artists, art historians, students /educators, and museum professionals. The mission of the Women’s Caucus for Art is to expand opportunities and recognition for women in the arts.

WCA is committed to education about the contributions of women, opportunities for the exhibition of women’s work, publication of women’s writing about art, inclusion of women in the history of art, professional equity for all, and respect for all individuals without discrimination and support for legislation relevant to our goals. For more information visit: www.nationalwca.org.

About SOMArts Cultural Center
The mission of SOMArts Cultural Center is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. Established as a nonprofit in 1979, SOMArts was born f r o m the passionate activism of the Neighborhood Arts Movement—a trailblazing initiative in San Francisco that demanded art for and by the people, outside the circles of high culture, and supported financially by the city. In the early years of Neighborhood Arts, the city’s program provided performance space and much-needed technical support such as sound, lighting and poster printing to arts and cultural groups who did not have access elsewhere. For more information visit: www.somarts.org.

About the Guerilla Girls West
Inspired by the Guerrilla Girls in NYC (founded in 1985), the Guerrilla Girls West was founded in 1987. The independent Northern California group, all professional artists and/or art educators, took the name Guerrilla Girls West, continue to wear the gorilla masks for public appearances, and maintain tight security. For several years, when the Chronicle’s Pink Section printed all the calendar listings, artists’ names were tallied and percentages of male and female artists were calculated. The ten best and ten worst galleries (in terms of gender balance) were published and awards (little wind-up gorillas for the good guys, ripe bananas for the bad guys) were personally delivered by a pair in masks.

More information on CONTROL:
The curatorial committee endeavored to create a pertinent and timely exhibition for California women artists with a theme that would stimulate the artists and viewers alike into meaningful dialogue. Control indicates power and strength for some and alternatively a sense of vulnerability and helplessness for others. The work in this exhibition reflects a myriad of interpretations on aspects of control and its significance to the artist.

What does one control? What controls the individual in life, body, temperament, destiny, society, religion, family and addictions/desires? What does a sense of power over ones environment look like and what comes to mind if that power or control is stripped away? How have political, social or economic controls shaped ones life and the lives of others? In what ways does the media and popular culture dictate and control? And how much control does one have to exert or to yield in order to survive?

The artists examine the juxtaposition of internal and external controls placed on our bodies, our minds, our lives and thus how we react and manifest these controls into our psyche and ultimately our art. “Control” talks about these crucial issues in the world and mirrors each artist’s individual experience. In this context, the message matters as much as the medium.

The response to the call for art was extraordinary! We received entries f r o m 171 artists with up to three works each. The work and statements were well thought out, personal and very moving; to me each was a gift that alternatively made me laugh and made me cry. The emotional honesty and strength of the works on themes of gender roles, consumerism, war, ethnicity, religion, body image, political and cultural power, motherhood, domestic abuse and family life, sexual identity and mind control are a testimony to the creative spirit of these artists, says Karen Gutfreund, Curator.

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Sky Has Announced That It Has Begun The Phased Launch Of Its New TV Guide For Sky+HD Customers, Following Extensive Research Trials

The new Sky+HD Guide is an evolution of Sky’s popular electronic programme guide (EPG) and makes it even easier for HD customers to find, watch and record the programmes they may want to watch live, on-demand via Anytime or at a later date.

The new Sky+HD Guide was introduced to its first group of HD customers on Tuesday 10 March. Customers will not lose any of the programmes they have recorded on their boxes and will not have to make any adjustments to receive the new guide.

Benefits of the new Sky+HD Guide include:

– Viewers can now browse and watch TV at the same time so they never have to miss a minute of their favourite show again.

– Viewers can now view programme information for all programmes across all channels, up to 12 hours ahead without interrupting their current TV viewing.

– Viewers can now record and Series Link at the touch of a button straight from the TV listings without having to go back to their planner. If the programme they’d like to record is part of a series, the new Series Link prompt will ask them if they would like to record it once or record the whole series. Series Link can also be set from the TV Guide, or the Now, Next and Later banner, even while watching a programme.

– The new Series Stack feature helps viewers better manage their recordings in their planner by grouping all the episodes from a series together in the same place under the programme name.

– Viewers will be able to search for their favourite shows and discover new ones up to seven days ahead by programme title, genre or subgenre, such as ‘Movies: Comedy’.

Gerry O’Sullivan, Director of Strategic Product Development at Sky said: “The launch of our -new on-screen guide means Sky+HD customers will now find it even easier to search, record and watch the
thousands of hours of high definition programmes that only Sky+HD delivers”.

About Sky+HD 
Launched in May 2006, it is Sky’s fastest ever growing additional TV product with 779,000 Sky homes now enjoying the richness and intensity of high definition TV and Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. A Sky+HD box cost £49 and the service offers 32 dedicated HD channels from brands such as National Geographic HD, Sky Sports HD, Sky Movies HD, Sky1 HD, FX HD, History HD, Disney Cinemagic HD, MTVN HD, Sky Arts HD, Sky Arts HD 2 and Discovery HD. BBC HD, Channel 4 HD and Luxe HD are available without any subscriptions (C4 HD requires a valid viewing card). Compatible HD ready TV and Sky+HD box required.

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