Evening Reading

This is one of those three-day holiday weekends with signature sporting events here in the United Stated. The NBA makes a weekend out of the midseason break with the Rookie Challenge tonight, 3-pt and Slam Dunk Contests tomorrow night, and then the All-Star game Sunday. NASCAR starts the season with its "The Great American Race", the Daytona 500.

Seems to me a couple of games missed out on their chance be part of the weekend's festivities. Bulletstorm and Killzone 3 both come out next week, but plenty of people would have enjoyed making their weekend out of either of them. Granted, it's not an issue outside the US, but if either had released this past week...well, it's hard to beat a three-day weekend and a new game. Eh, maybe it's for the best; it just means more time for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and catching up on all the other games I want to play.

Here are the top video game news stories from today on the Shack:

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    February 18, 2011 5:00 PM

    One of the last empty chatty's. I'm excited for the new site.

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      February 18, 2011 5:01 PM

      Me too. Hopefully it delivers.

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      February 18, 2011 5:01 PM

      Let me start by filling you up.

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      February 18, 2011 5:01 PM

      We already had a time when there was 1 chatty per day, it sucked, all of the bullshit shitstorm threads kept getting bumped.

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        February 18, 2011 5:03 PM

        I fully trust our mods. (1 free ban skip plz)

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      February 18, 2011 5:01 PM

      I'm apprehensive of stuff sticking around for 24 hours, but I'm grooving how much things are staying the same.

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      February 18, 2011 5:03 PM

      Has NewShack day been announced yet?

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      February 18, 2011 5:28 PM

      I haven't been around much and I'm getting ready to deploy - what have I missed? No more empty chattys? HUH?

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        February 18, 2011 5:29 PM

        site redesign

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        February 18, 2011 5:29 PM

        revolving chatty. 24 hour cycle.

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          February 18, 2011 5:31 PM

          Huh, fascinating. Overall same shack, just a bit of new paint on it? Or anything else major going on? I guess I'll find out more in a few months, I just didn't want to load up the Shack and see something weird and get all confused and shit.

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          February 18, 2011 6:07 PM

          Does anyone know if the Shack API is going to have to change?

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            February 18, 2011 6:08 PM

            Shacknews will offer it's own API. The current ones will be using that and converting to the current format until the clients catch up, and then they can connect directly.

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              February 18, 2011 6:17 PM

              Will the Shack's new API be similar to the existing one?

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                February 18, 2011 6:23 PM

                I can't remember. I think it's JSON?

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                  February 18, 2011 6:31 PM

                  It's JSON.

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                    February 18, 2011 6:32 PM

                    How different is it from the community APIs?

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                      February 18, 2011 8:22 PM

                      It's very similar. The structure of the data is nearly identical. There's some added fields, and it will require an API key unlike the public/open APIs we use now, but otherwise it shouldn't be too hard to adjust the clients to support it.

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                February 18, 2011 6:32 PM

                I think SqueegyTBS, stonedonkey, and themelon have received early access. If you have an app your working on, you might want to contact them or greg-m about getting access.

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                  February 18, 2011 6:35 PM

                  I have had an app out for half a year. I may just retire it.

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                    February 18, 2011 8:23 PM

                    the community API servers will continue to run for the foreseeable future. stonedonkey has said his API server will continue to run (itself feeding off the official API) to allow a smooth transition

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                      February 18, 2011 8:25 PM

                      and definitely contact greg-m. I haven't seen any indication that they're keeping this thing secret. They're actively reaching out to the client authors; they probably just didn't know you were one of them.

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        February 18, 2011 5:31 PM

        We've decided to invert the phase couplers.

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          February 18, 2011 5:32 PM

          Just make sure to engage the photon drive before you launch the warp torpedoes!

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      February 18, 2011 5:34 PM

      Has the color scheme for names been reverted to pale yellow?

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      February 18, 2011 6:18 PM

      Posting in this historic last latestchatty.x

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      February 18, 2011 8:12 PM

      The shack with a white background? awww fucking no.. :(((