Tuesday, February 12, 2008

The Real-world

WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama won the Virginia primary Tuesday night and reached out for victories in nearby Maryland and the District of Columbia, determined to erode or even erase Hillary Rodham Clinton's delegate lead in the Democratic presidential race.

Obama's triumph made it six straight over Clinton, the former first lady, now struggling to keep up in a race she once commanded.

The Associated Press made its call based on surveys of voters as they left the polls.

The interviews with voters showed blacks accounted for nearly one-third of the ballots cast in Virginia, and Obama's share approached 90 percent. He and Clinton split the white vote.

In all, there were 168 delegates at stake in the three Democratic primaries.

Clinton began the night with 1,147 delegates, to 1,124 for Obama. Both are far from the 2,025 needed to win the nomination at the Democratic National Convention this summer.

Republicans John McCain and Mike Huckabee struggled over 116 delegates in the GOP primaries in the so-called Potomac Primary contests.

In Virginia, nearly seven in 10 voters in the Republican primary called themselves conservatives, and Huckabee was gaining half their votes in a strong challenge to the party's front-runner.

The surveys were conducted by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International for The Associated Press and the television networks. There was no survey conducted in the District of Columbia.

The AP count showed McCain with 729 delegates. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who dropped out of the race last week, had 288. Huckabee had 241 and Texas Rep. Ron Paul had 14.

It takes 1,191 delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, and McCain appears to be on track to reach the target by late April.

The Democratic race was the definition of unsettled, with Clinton on the verge of surrendering her long-held lead in delegates, having shed her campaign manager and loaned her campaign $5 million in recent days, and facing defeats next week in Wisconsin and Hawaii.

She hopes to respond with victories in Texas and Ohio on March 4, states where both candidates have already begun television advertising.

Since last week's Super Tuesday contests in 22 states, Obama has won a primary in Louisiana as well as caucuses in Nebraska, Washington and Maine, all of them by large margins.

Obama has campaigned before huge crowds in recent days, and far outspent his rival on TV advertising in the states participating in the regional primary in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

He began airing commercials in the region more than a week ago, and spent an estimated $1.4 million. Clinton began hers last Friday, at a cost estimated at $210,000.

With Clinton facing a series of possible defeats, and Obama riding a wave of momentum, the two camps debated which contender is more likely to defeat McCain in the general election.

An Associated Press-Ipsos poll found Obama with a narrow lead over the Arizona senator in a potential match-up, and Clinton running about even.

"We bring in voters who haven't given Democrats a chance" in the past, said Obama pollster Cornell Belcher, citing support from independents.

Mark Penn, Clinton's chief strategist, countered that she holds appeal for women voters and Hispanics. "Hillary Clinton has a coalition of voters well-suited to winning the general election," he said.


All rumors of and for Halo Wars were shot down the other day. As far as Halo Wars goes, it is only a dream that a nerd can reach for.

As we saw on A.o.T.S., they've indeed canceled the project for now, as doubts of continuing it are high.


Today's Top Four Youtube vid's with Harry! Hooray for me.

Let's start with today's #4: It's old, but hella funny.

#3: You all remember Team America, now Captain America is in charge!

#2 Yeah, Sean liked one of those scenes, yeahyeahyeah.

#1 I personally thought this was plain annoying, but after showing the fourteen vid's(which you can see if you e-mail me), this was chosen as number one.

GDC '08

Yes, it's happening soon, I, Stan Riggins will be attending prepaid for by G4TV studios, as you know, X-Play hosts Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will be attended, as I will be helping out with the team.

Are you going? If you are, we hope to see you there. And a lot of girls too, yeah. We need something to sign if you catch my drift.

Anyways, it's sure to be amazing, and for all of you who don't know what GDC is or stands for, I'll explain.

G.D.C.= Game Developers Convention, where you will get a sneak peak, into(even demos!) upcoming games.

"SAN FRANCISCO--While it might seem a minor tweak in the bigger picture of how game events line up over the course of the year, it is striking to see CMP Media, the owners of the Game Developers Conference now taking place in San Francisco, disclose that next year's event will take place in February.

Citing conflicts at Moscone Center during the month of March as the motivating factor behind the move from the traditional time frame, a GDC rep said the step toward the beginning of the year was done out of necessity, not choice.

"It was a practical necessity to house the show in San Francisco, so don't think CMP had a choice," the event rep told GameSpot News.

Next year's GDC event will take place from February 18-22, 2008 in San Francisco (dates which follow the D.I.C.E. Summit's February 6-8 time frame by just over a week)"

Gamespot news, thanks guys.

We hope to see you there, and since it'll be me of the blogging team absent from the 18th to the 20th, I will not be posting sadly.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Website up... First post... Uh-oh!

Well, welcome to Gamers (in?) Hell, the official unofficial team of bloggers that get you what YOU need to know about gaming, including tips, guides, and cheats, as well as the latest gadgets and gear you need to know about. It isn't all about tech and games, we'll be looking at movies, and the news. So it's a multi-task thing here.

Anyways, the team consists of a few people:

Me, Harry Walter
Krissy Montgomery - Cuz she's teh h0t
Stan Riggins - The Brit who keeps stealing the food in the pantry at our office! >:(
Guz Hernandez' - No, he isn't dumb, why? >.>
And finally, Sean L. Schaeffer - Another crazy Brit, we're pretty sure he's involved in these pantry acts as well.

We post as much as we can, but all we usually get around to is Friday-Sunday, the best times that fit all of our schedules.

We'll have our Epic Wins and Epic Fails by me, Mr. Harry, of youtube vid's.

Gaming reviews, tips, tricks and more with Brian

A look at the movies with Krissy

Gadgets and Gear with Stan Riggins

Sean with our gaming updates and console updates, as well as patches and fixes

And Gus with the real world, yeah that's right, away from the D.S., all you Advance Wars addicts

Look forward towards Friday folks!

- Admin Walter