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Posted on August 15, 2011

Okay, several things to talk about! We mentioned before that August is going to be busy, and we weren’t kidding! Let’s bring this meeting to order!

Tomorrow night myself, likeOMGitsFEDAY and Jaspir are going to be on the LateNiteJengaJam, a live podcast that is broadcast over UStream! Come say hi!

We are delighted to now be an affiliate site for 604Republic. You will regularly see them in one of our ad spots, and we couldn’t be happier about this partnership. Use our affiliate link on the side to check out their awesome t-shirts and hoodies, just in time for PAX!

We made some updates to the site layout last night. Check out the bar above for main site navigation. The former ‘Blog’ link is now just the ‘Staff Blog’ category. The sidebar now houses just ads, the category listing, and a new ‘Recent Comments’ widget. We often get people commenting on posts that are not super-recent, and hopefully this will encourage further discussion on those older posts!

Some sad news to relate: Due to unforeseen circumstances, our dear, sweet, take-no-crap-from-anybody Jaspir will be unable to join us at PAX this year. The four of us behind FUoS are spread out across two countries, three states (and one province), and three time zones. PAX is traditionally our chance to finally get together and have a good time, and we’re sad that we’ll be one short this year. Our panel information on this site has been updated to reflect this.

Thanks to everyone for continuing to send in their submissions. Please keep doing so, and tell your friends to as well! They can either email us at or via our Submit! form. (Please remember to report bad behaviour first!)

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PAX Prime Panel Details

Posted on August 6, 2011

Yesterday afternoon the PAX Prime Schedule was posted and we have our confirmed date, time and location for the FUoS panel. Special thanks to our dear friend Rhoulette for taking on the moderating duties. See you in three weeks!

Fat, Ugly or Slutty: Exposing Harassment in Online Gaming

Kraken Theatre

Saturday 3:00pm – 4:00pm

This panel is NSFW! It’s also a little disturbing… and maybe a little funny. We’ll laugh at some of the ‘spirited’ things that online gamers are saying to one another, as well as discuss some of the issues with harassment in gaming. Join the staff of as we debate some of the finer points of John Gabriel’s “Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory”.

Panelists include: Grace (gtz) [Co-founder,], Jon (inklesspen) [Co-founder,], Jennifer (likeOMGitsFEDAY) [Co-founder,], Ashlee (Jaspir) [Co-founder,], Morgan Romine [Frag Doll Team Captain & PhD Candidate, Ubisoft & UC Irvine]

EDIT: Sadly, Jaspir will not be joining us for the panel due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Posted on August 1, 2011

We have a startling amount of things in the works, behind the scenes, on the down-low right now — most of which we’re working on with a deadline of August something-something. We were hoping that the PAX Prime schedule would have been officially announced by now, but alas. We’ll let you know the confirmed date, time and location of our panel once the schedule goes up.

A few weeks ago myself, likeOMGitsFEDAY and inklesspen sat down and had a chat with the delightful folks over at the Moving Pixels blog on That podcast is now available, and I guess it gives you an idea of what things might be like at PAX. Enjoy and let us know what you think!

(I know, inklesspen isn’t on the Staff page yet, but his ‘silent partner’ status is slowly retreating.)

A while ago I mentioned the FUoS article I wrote for, which I’ve now seen in print! Eeeeeeee! For those in the UK, it is Issue 096 of Custom PC magazine, Sept 2011. Thanks to Games Editor Joe Martin for the fantastic layout, the great player stories he gathered and the gorgeous old advertisements scattered among the text. Pictures after the jump!

Also, check out our Press page if you haven’t already. The above items have been added, as well as this fantastic article from Gamers With Jobs.

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PAX Prime Panel

Posted on June 30, 2011

FUoS is going to be presenting a panel at PAX! AAAAHHHHH!!!!

Yes, we’ll be going through some of the horrific/hilarious (horrarious!) things that gamers say to each other. We’ll also actually talk like real people for a while and discuss some of the issues with harassment in online gaming. Come laugh with us in person! Laughing at us is also okay.

I guess. :(

Man, why you gotta be like that.

See you at PAX!! <3

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Posted on June 20, 2011

I wrote a thing.

Big thanks to Games Editor Joe Martin for his patience and encouragement throughout the writing and editing process.

Extra special thanks to rest of the FUoS staff and all the friends of FUoS who generously gave their time, critiques and support when it was hard to put two coherent thoughts together. You guys are my sanity.

And of course, thanks to all our dedicated readers who have laughed, shared and commented on this project since the beginning. From the hilarious MST3K-like comments you provide on each post, to the submissions you send in, to telling your friends about the site so they can share their own submissions with us — your efforts keep this site running.

Mushy stuff over — feel free to discuss in the comments below.

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