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  2. Outlaw213

    TV Shows

    Yeah...wish it hadn't lol
  3. Dvst8u

    Live music

    yup , we should make it happen , and you too steele
  4. my_r32

    The Last Movie/s You Watched

    Watched Out for a Kill last night. A very random almost B movie starring Steven Seagal. Mostly involved mob bosses getting killed lol
  5. my_r32

    Live music

    We called it last year for Metallica to get their asses over here again, we should definitely meet up before the show!
  6. my_r32

    RBL's Character Battle

    This please and thank you
  7. my_r32

    PS4 NZGC game nights

    I find Dockyard is my favourite track. But at the same time I'm shit when it comes to deathmatches. We all have our strengths and weaknesses in gta and a good balanced playlist caters for everyone. But when it all comes down to it, we generally have to settle for Adam or ost winning the playlist no matter what gets put in it
  8. Today, in an opinion article published on the Official Microsoft Blog, Phil Spencer shared his views on gaming as one of our society’s great unifying forces. We are a 2.6 billion-person strong community of parents playing with our kids, adventurers exploring worlds together, teachers making math wondrous, grandmothers learning about their grandchildren through play, and soldiers connecting with their folks back home. Most gamers today are adults; nearly half are women. For many people around the world, gaming is the first entry point into technology. This widespread embrace of gaming and its global communities have turned video games into the world’s leading cultural industry, bigger than movies or music. It’s essential that we embrace our role and take responsibility for creating safe gaming. When people call video games a waste a time, Phils point them to the well-documented health and social benefits of gaming. Beyond pure exhilaration, gaming helps children with autism make new friends and seniors with Alzheimer’s improve their memory. Researchers have found that gaming teaches adults leadership, improves decision-making and reduces stress and depression and also teaches kids computational skills and empathy. Gaming is the gateway to these 21st century skills and to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Just consider: teen girls who play video games are three times more likely to pursue a STEM degree. Here is what Phil believes to be the two fundamental truths about gaming: First, gaming is for everyone. No one group “owns” gaming. Instead, whether you’re new to gaming or are a diehard esports fan, you are welcome to play and welcome to all the fun and skill-building that comes with gaming. In this way, when everyone can play, the entire world wins. Second, gaming must promote and protect the safety of all. Gaming must be a safe environment. Creating community is shared work, and protecting community is essential work. So, we all carry part of the payload of community safety, game industry and gamers alike. Team Xbox are building on years of expertise in the area of online safety and embracing design that prioritizes safety for all. They are committed to work to protect the safety of all gamers, regardless of platform. And they invite the rest of the industry to join us. Microsoft, Team Xbox, and Phil Spencer are personally committing to making gaming safe for everyone in these ways: We commit to be vigilant, proactive, and swift. We will identify potentials for abuse and misuse on our platform and will fix problems quickly. We are also intent on expanding the composition of our safety team so wide-ranging perspectives can help us identify future safety problems and solutions. Because hate and harassment have no place in gaming, we have published a refreshed version of ourXbox Community Standards to communicate how each of us can keep gaming fun and safe for all and detail the consequences when any of us break these standards. We commit to empowering you to safeguard your gaming experience the way you want. We believe in equipping you with the tools to customize your gaming experience fit for your personal comfort level. This summer, we are empowering our official Club community managers with proactive content moderation features that will help create safe spaces for fans to discuss their favorite games. We plan to roll out new content moderation experiences to everyone on Xbox Live by the end of the year. Creating a Child or Teen Account is the easiest way for parents and guardians to manage who their kids engage with as well as their family’s screen time, content and spending. While more than 26 million Child and Teen accounts have been created to-date, we will make it easier for parents and guardians new to console and PC gaming to discover and create Child or Teen accounts. Additionally, Xbox recently launched a new “For Everyone” destination on Xbox.com where parents, guardians and players can learn how Xbox is making gaming more fun for everyone with their new inclusivity, accessibility, and safety features. Xbox is innovating now in these and other concrete ways to reduce, filter, and develop a shared understanding of toxic experiences, and to ultimately put the Xbox community of gamers, and their parents or guardians, in control of their own experiences. We commit to working across the gaming industry on safety measures. Because we intend to protect all gamers, we will openly share safety innovations with our industry the same way Microsoft has made PhotoDNA technology universally available to everyone from the police to the tech industry to fight the spread of child pornography. Today, multiple teams working in areas like moderation, user research, data science, and others are already aligning with industry partners to share insights and best practices in areas of safety, security and privacy. The gaming industry must now answer the fierce urgency to play with our fierce urgency for safety. We invite everyone who plays games, and industry partners, to join us in following these principles to help unify the world and do our part: make gaming accessible for everyone and protect gamers, one and all.
  9. Dkindahouse

    Daily Deals

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  10. Yesterday
  11. Minecraft Earth: Official Reveal Trailer
  12. If your biggest problem with Minecraft was the lack of blocks int he real world, a solution has been born. Check out the cheesy announce trailer and blurb below for more info: Blurb: What’s happening? We can think of no better way to celebrate our 10-year anniversary than by finally being able to tell you about our top-secret-but-not-anymore augmented reality mobile game “Minecraft Earth” which will be free-to-play on both iOS and Android. This is Minecraft like you’ve never experienced it before, bringing you the best of Minecraft, but IRL! Here’s some of the awesomeness you’ll be able to experience: Go on Adventures! In “Minecraft Earth,” you’ll go out in the real world to find small clusters of blocks, chests or mobs called Tappables. As you walk, you will also find Adventures, which are small slices of Minecraft worlds that you play in life-size AR – your sidewalk becomes a mine where there may be diamonds under your feet, or your local park may have Minecraft trees where skeletons lurk, ready for a skirmish! Players will collect resources, fight mobs, and gain experience points to progress in their career. Collect, explore and survive! “Minecraft Earth” features many of the Vanilla Minecraft mobs that our players know and love, along with new ones we can’t wait to reveal (later). Over time, players will get the chance to discover and collect unique variants and use them to populate builds, as well as gather resources and take on nearby challenges. Experience your creations in front of you or ALL AROUND YOU! Players can build their own permanent creations in “Minecraft Earth” through Build Plates – the best implementation of the creative spirit of the Vanilla game. Build in small, tabletop-sized environments where you can interact from above, or place your Build Plates on the ground to see your creations outside in life-size scale. Collaborative multiplayer! Optimized for social multiplayer experiences, anyone with an AR-capable smartphone and “Minecraft Earth” installed will be able to join your session quickly and have fun together. Fancy-tech! “Minecraft Earth” blends state-of-the-art Microsoft technology like Azure Spatial Anchors tracking and PlayFab integration to bring the game to life for a sophisticated AR gaming experience. Excited? SO ARE WE! Head over to Minecraft.net/earth and follow @MinecraftEarth for more info and to sign up for a chance to get into the closed beta this summer.
  13. Biscuit

    NZGC Meta

    It must be the site's birthday sometime this last week. Happy anniversary NZGC!
  14. Biscuit

    TV Shows

    I've been rewatching The Office (U.S.). It's so good. I am having a hard time watching some of Michael's antics and the cringe is just too much to bare sometimes.
  15. Biscuit

    The Last Movie/s You Watched

    I saw detective pikachu last week. It was great! I really enjoyed it.
  16. Biscuit

    The Woohoo Thread

    Yasss, my flight to Sydney this Friday has free Wi-Fi onboard. Also woohoo, I'm away this weekend in Sydney for a holiday. Haven't had a proper holiday overseas with my partner before. Should be really fun!
  17. Dkindahouse

    Dead People More Famous Than Us

    RIP to Bob Hawke Australia Prime Minister 1983-1991 Ashley Massaro WWE Wrestler 2005-2008 Quentin Pongia NZ League Legend
  18. Dkindahouse

    General Gaming News

    Another 10 games revealed for the Mega Drive mini coming out in September. Mega Man: The Willy Wars Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition Sonic Spinball Phantasy Star 4 Beyond Oasis Ghouls 'N Ghosts Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle Golden Axe Vectorman Wonder Boy in Monster World
  19. Dkindahouse

    Wrestling

    Didn't realise the Smackdown Tag one was actually non-title but you picked right there and also with Bayley but taking it from Charlotte instead. I got 6 and you got 6. What did you think of Brock coming out and grabbing the briefcase in the MITB. I actually think apart from the botches by the refs (not counting the pinfall but noticing the dis arm her straight away and also the awful count in the Rey/Samoa Joe match where his shoulder is almost vertical). Do you think that was because he was bleeding and they just wanted to finish it up.
  20. Dkindahouse

    Rugby

    What a round with some awful reffing (thanks Saffas) and some awful kicking Reds (1 out of 6). Round 15 Draw 24 May Chiefs v Reds FMG Stadium Waikato, Hamilton 7:35 PM 24 May Brumbies v Bulls Canberra 9:45 PM 25 May Sunwolves v Rebels Tokyo 5:15 PM 25 May Crusaders v Blues Christchurch Stadium, Christchurch 7:35 PM 25 May Waratahs v Jaguares Sydney 9:45 PM 26 May Stormers v Highlanders Cape Town 1:05 AM 26 May Sharks v Lions Durban 3:15AM BYE: Hurricanes
  21. JorDogg

    TV Shows

    Did winter come?
  22. Outlaw213

    TV Shows

    Yeah...its over...
  23. djkicks

    TV Shows

    Finished GOT. i liked how it ended. Good stuff
  24. Dvst8u

    Rugby

    yup was pretty happy , only team that let me down was my hurricanes. hopefully the break has come at the best time and they can pick up 2 wins.
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