Wardriver Releases war001: ‘Tanasinn EP’ by OverCoat

Wardriver has opened its doors to the public! We are pleased to announce the release of our first album: ‘Tanasinn EP’ by OverCoat. Tanasinn is Wardriver’s first official release. Tanasinn is a whole new
world. Tanasinn is everything and nothing. Don’t think, feel, and
you’ll be tanasinn. The infinite, is possible, with tanasinn. Tanasinn
is inaccessable and harsh. Tanasinn is life and death, destruction and
creation, sex and castration. Tanasinn is all that was, all that is,
and all that will be. Tanasinn is…

Hello, VGMix.

Aside from the inside jokes people receive when posting some inane comment on the ETA thread on the VGMix 2.5 forums for not reading the VGMIX LAUNCH FAQ post that virt made, there is a large amount of misinformation on the internet. Some of this is due to some comments Jake made during the VGMix panel at MAGFest. “Bahamut” of OCReMix (a forum moderator) was recently seen saying that virt said within a couple of weeks. Other people have made similar comments about “Spring 2007,” but there is no ETA beyond a vague “As soon as it is wholly complete.” Yes, it has been over a year. Yes, they missed the original ETA. The VGMix administration and development team KNOW all of this, and there is no need to restate the facts every other day. Just be patient, and…
Read this FAQ: http://vgmix.com/vg25/viewtopic.php?id=4499

When you compound Jake’s ambition with Real Life (work, school, family obligations) and realise that the dev team is spread around the country (seriously, ask Gulopine and Richter where they live on IRC some time), it should be clear that any kind of ETA is impossible to judge. Go through and read the ETA thread (starting from the beginning), too.

Also, if you want to release your songs, send them here!

Peter Gabriel, We7, and ad supported music.

Star Wars text crawl please:

We7 is set to begin combatting internet music and video piracy in June with an innovative PAT.PENDING media graft Web 2.0 technologies and the promise of DRM free trakcs. The problem is that no major labels have signed on yet, but with heavy hitter PETER GABRIEL as a founding investor it should be only a matter of time before more popular artists sign on. The service is not limited to big name artists, either, as Gabriel was quoted saying “We7 provides artists—even across the more experimental or minority
genres—with the opportunity to build a new source of income from their
music.” A similar service, SPIRALFROG offers DRM encumbered tracks at the price of one or more video advertisements prior to download, and already has two major labels sign up, EMI MUSIC PUBLISHING and UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP.

Read ArsTechnica for more.

DDR used to combat obesity in HS gym class

Reported on ArsTechnica, the niché market aerobic arcade game is being pioneered as a bridge between sedentary gaming habits of the American youth and traditional gym class activities, such as basketball, which require a pre-existing level of fitness for participation. In the studies reported most students were found to have halted weight gain and increased fitness (although no guaranteed weight loss).

Go to www.arstechnica.com for the full article.