Sorry, the big news isn't an EDIT button if any of you saw that maintenance message while the forums were down. We're just total dicks.
The BIG NEWS today is that liljim has revamped a bunch of stuff on the forum back-end, allowing us to finally re-organize the forum listing and add some new forums!
This will have the most impact in the Creator & Artist category, where we've added new forums for Animation, Writing and Collaboration!
With the animation forum, you can post works in progress to Dumping Grounds and share those links for critiques and feedback.
The Writing Forum is a lead-in to the inevitable Writing Portal and finally provides a gathering spot for all the writers on NG!
Finally, the Collaboration forum is something we have sorely needed for years now, as it has been historically relegated to the Flash forum. Animation and collaboration shouldn't be limited to the Flash forum because both areas expand far beyond the realm of Flash.
The Flash forum is now categorized under "Developer & Programmer" forums, which are geared towards programming languages and authoring tools.
NG will be going through some major evolutions this year and this helps lay the groundwork!
And remember that multi-stage launch that started with Dumping Grounds? Well it's still coming... And it doesn't involve CHAT so SORRY.
In other news...
David Orr has released the full version of his song 4 Brave Champions from Castle Crashers!
Speaking of Castle Crashers music, The Hextalls have made a song about Castle Crashers and you can hear it on their Myspace page!
NeuroSky MindSet is a set of brainwave sensing headphones that can be used to control games and apps with your thoughts! Here's info about linking it up with Flash. Imagine the possibilities! If anyone makes something for this, let me know!
Don't forget about Flixel February though, if your New Years resolution was to learn some new tools.
BTW, be sure to pick up this Physeter Poster by Wolfenheim!