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05 March 2011

FNG Still the #1 Thing to do in Utah on a Friday Night

Actually, we're not only the #1 thing to do on a Friday night in Utah, we're the top 3!!!  (At least at the time of this writing.)  :)

Good times... I'm just sayin'.

GEEX is back for October 2011


I was under the impression that GEEX wouldn't be happening again until 2012, but it's back and slated for October 2011.

Team FNG has been a part of GEEX in both of its prior years. 

The first year we competed in a TrackMania Nations tournament, put on by Protocol 42; and DirtyDan and I came home with some swanky new GeForce 9800GX2's that provided us some SLI goodness.

Last year, GEEX and Team FNG brought a TrackMania United Forever tournament to the stage (2nd row, 2nd column photo features our own Thundr, DirtyDan and Atholon); with Atholon and Thundr coming home with a GeForce GTX480 and a 27" Asus monitor (all thanks to LANDesk Software, who also provided a super-sweet Asus G73JH-X1 laptop to the reigning champion "Fallout".)

Fun was had by all, and I hope it can be even bigger and better this year.  I had an extra good time because I got to write a tournament tracker application that integrates with TrackMania United Forever's XMLRPC server and got to do my first podcast (thanks again LeGrande and Kurt!)

This year, GEEX is partnering with the Pushbutton Summit conference which will bring a host of panels and workshops for those in the digital media industry.

Big name sponsors for this year's event are already lining up, including Epic Games, EA Games and Disney Interactive Studios (which, while looking up links for them all, I discovered EA has Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit on sale for $17.97 this weekend for those of you that don't have it... we're still holding out hope that Criterion and EA will work out the connectivity issues... but I digress.)

With these already on-board, I'm excited to see what other game developers/publishers will sponsor and have booths at the expo.  Maybe we'll enjoy the presence of Valve/Steam or Blizzard.

Team FNG would like to wish Media One and the Pushbutton Summit the best of success with GEEX 2011.  We look forward to tracking its progress and seeing what kind of event this will shape up to be.

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