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GameSNAFU.com is a game preview/review site that is also an all around gamers website. We provide Ventrilo servers, a guild, forums, gaming info such as guides, tips and tricks, beta keys for willing testers and an experienced alpha/beta test focus group for development companies. We also provide developer interviews, insider news and contests for our members.

 


Terms of Service

Rules of conduct
Term of Service


Gamesnafu.com is owned and operated by Accurate Games inc. This web site and the services provided herein are provided as both a service and a privilege to its members. Forum posts can be deleted and users may be banned from this site, without prior warning or explanation, at the sole discretion of Accurate Games inc. Being banned will include being banned from all site services including the Ventrilo services for the full term of the ban. If you get banned from the Ventrilo server for any reason your site privileges will also be banned for the full term of the ban.

You must be at least 13 years of age to use this Web site. Persons under the age of 13 MUST obtain a parent's or guardian's permission prior to using this Web site.
Forums/ Blogs / Chat / Private message Systems/ Ventrilo Servers.

Questions regarding interpretation and application of these Rules should be directed to our
Community Manager: Benjamin Brigham @ Brigham@gamesnafu.com

In response to an unacceptable post or other action as defined here, the moderators may make edits or comments within posts containing unacceptable content. They may also remove unacceptable content and issue warnings or temporary service bans.

All such discipline will weigh the unacceptable content or other action against the prior disciplinary record of the individual in question. The individual's attitude and further actions with respect to the incident will also be a factor.

Borderline content will be evaluated more rigorously when posted by an individual with a significant prior disciplinary record. Posts made during a "riot" or other concerted group rules-violation activity may be moderated more rigorously. Generally, repeated unacceptable posting will result in warnings, then temporary service bans of escalating duration. Repeated temporary bans will result in a permanent ban from service usage.

Do not edit or otherwise defeat Moderator comments. Moderator edits and comments within posts are intended to implement these forum Rules.

Do not post discussions of the board itself or of moderator decisions. If you feel the need to discuss either of these, send your questions to the above e-mail addresses.

Do not quote content of other posts which violate these rules. Do not repost threads that have been locked or deleted. Do not repost content that has been edited or deleted by the moderators.

Threads are to be in posted in their appropriate forums. Do not post substantially duplicate content across additional forums ("cross-posting").

Technical Support questions should be posted in the appropriate Community Support forum. Tech Support questions posted in the other forums will be moved to one of the Community Support forums.

Do not post threads about cheats, hacks or exploits. Do not post on this subject even if it is complaints, accusations, observations or commentary. In addition, do not post links to any site that contains either content of, or other links to, cheats, hacks or exploits.

Flaming, Personal attacks and trolling are not allowed on the gamesnafu.com forums. Moderators will ultimately decide who is exhibiting these behaviors. If you feel a forum post has violated this rule, notify a moderator by reporting the thread. Please do not report a thread more then once.

A "troll" is one who is deliberately antagonizing or posts with the main purpose of getting a negative reaction. Trolling behavior is not permitted and will not be tolerated.

"Flaming" is a personal attack on another member of the message boards. Lively discussion of ideas is important and encouraged. Personal Insults, harassment and other forms of flaming are not permitted and will not be tolerated.

Do not post Flame. Do not post links to pages which contain Flame or links to other links which contain Flame. Posts within a discussion-thread should be focused on to the thread topic, not against other individuals in the thread. Flame posts include hostile and negative posts directed at:
- An individual player
- A player organization.
- The moderators of these boards
- Any member of the staff
- The site itself


Do not post Spam. This includes, but is not restricted to, posting "in", "pad", "+1", or any other form of posting expressly to increase your post count without providing content. The moderators will use their discretion to determine when a post is not intended to begin or contribute to a community discussion. Please read the Terms of Service for further information on spamming.

Do not post content which is not available on U.S. primetime broadcast television. “Content� means everything included in your post; your written words, any picture, your signature and all direct hyperlinks, whether typed or embedded in an image. Further, “all hyperlinks� means any link you post may not go directly to any content listed below. We understand that linked pages may contain links to content in violation of these guidelines. We require users to review linked pages for obvious links to content which violates the posting guidelines and refrain from posting. Linking to a page which may contain a link to content which violates these guidelines will not constitute a violation, so long as the links themselves do not, in any way, violate these guidelines.
- Inappropriate language
- Inappropriate nudity
- Excessive sexual innuendo
- Racial slurs
- Ethnic slurs
- Religious slurs
- National slurs
- Hate language

If you are unsure of what constitutes U.S. primetime broadcast television standards- for example, inappropriate nudity, play it safe and do not post it.

The forums utilize an automatic filter which replaces certain unacceptable words with asterisks. Note that this filter does not make the use of such words permissible - rather, its operation is a direct indication that the poster used unacceptable content.

The forums are multinational in coverage, and therefore must respect the laws of multiple nations. Per these legal constraints, all posted or linked content must not include certain historical symbols, names and concepts related to the government and other organizations within World War II-era Germany, including but not limited to swastikas.

Do not post content, including text, images, links and sig files, which have the effect of directing forum users to a website or other information source that has as a primary function the communication of information or the provision of a forum for commentary which is hostile and negative towards this site.

Do not post content that would defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.

Do not repost private emails or PMs without the participants expressed permission.

Do not post directly, or post links to any site that contains either content of, or other links to, files, programs or software that could harm or lock up another person's computer. This includes, but is not limited to, "crash me" sites and automatic playing video/audio. Doing so can result in a ban.

Do not arrange for the exchange of pirated software, other copyrighted content or other illegal items or substances while using this site. This also includes links to any site that contains either content of, or other links to, pirated software or other illegal items or substances.

Do not post, publish, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.

Do not advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose on these forums without permission.

Do not use the forums in connection with any surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).

Do not harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses and IP addresses.

Do not post to have a personal discussion with other individuals. This includes "JOEBLOW" and "EMAIL ME" type posts. Email or a PM works quite well.

Do not create "Test" posts. Visit one of the forums and contribute to a discussion to observe what you want to test.

(Signature images should not exceed a file size of 250KB and dimensions not in excess of 640 pixels wide and 380 pixels high. Multiple images in a signature, when taken as a whole, may not exceed the limit set for a single image above. The entire signature, text included, may not exceed 440 pixels in height.)

These rules are intended to provide further, more practical guidance for users than provided by the Terms of Service. These rules may be changed, without notice at any time. In any situation where the Terms of Service conflicts with these rules, the Terms of Service supersedes any of the above rules.

We have not set out to limit people's freedom of speech or discussion. These rules simply strive to keep the boards on topic, productive and inclusive for all members. Accidental violation of minor rules will not result in strict penalties. We want our users to enjoy our boards/services and feel that these rules will ensure that everyone can equally.

Using the Post Report Tool as a Method of Contacting the Moderators
o The post report tool is not intended to be used as a way for users to communicate with Moderators.

Finally, regarding ALPHA and BETA Testing: NOWHERE on our boards is the discussion of participating in an ALPHA or BETA acceptable. Nor is the discussion of ALPHA or BETA game play or any other aspects of a game that is in the development stage. That means No LEAKS, No SCREEN SHOTS, No Videos, Nothing should be posted about a Games development stage period. If you are in a ALPHA or BETA test then that game will have its own forums for the discussion of such things as game play and bugs. To do so will result in a Terms of Service violation and may result in disciplinary action to your account.

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Ventrilo Server rules of conduct:

The Ventrilo server is a service provided by gamsnafu.com and Accurate Games inc. to you as part of your premium membership. It is a privilege, one we expect you not to abuse. First and fore most, foul language will not be tolerated, period.
ALL of our terms of service and rules of conduct for the website also are enforced in our ventrilo servers.
How to lodge a proper complaint about conduct in ventrilo. First of all we cannot moderate the ventrilo servers like we do the forums on our site for instance. The offending material is there for all to see. It is different with ventrilo. So we will ask that one of the two following options be used when lodging a complaint in ventrilo. Option one would be to record the person actually committing the offense. Option number two will be to provide a minimum of two other witnesses to the offense, provide their names in your complaint so we may contact them.

If we receive a complaint from another member about your conduct (that can be proven to our satisfaction) you will receive a warning the first time.
Your second offense will result in a temporary ban depending on the severity of the act.

A third offense within a 6 month period will result in a ban that lasts one year. Not only will this ban be from the ventrilo server but from our entire site and your premium membership revoked.

If you have a complaint about a user, question or concern about our Ventrilo servers please visit our Ventrilo FAQ or the Ventrilo forum /smf/index.php?board=48.0 you may also contact us @ ventriloadmin@gamesnafu.com

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How We Use Your Personal Information

Your physical location, gender, date of membership and last login date is used in your "User Profile" to create a better sense of community at our site. In addition we give you the option of displaying your e-mail address and age. If you wish to hide this data, you can do so in the "Your Account Settings" page.

NOTE: We never sell or share any of your personal information with other parties. All information is strictly for internal use and all e-mails are only sent from our facilities.

We may access and/or disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on our company or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of our company. or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our users its web sites, or the public.
Securing Your Personal Information
We take all necessary measures to protect your personal information by deploying safe network models for storing and retrieving data. All credit card data is sent over secure SSL connections using 128-bit encryption.

 


Copyright

Copyright Notices
All original content published herein is © Copyright 2009 Accurate Games Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Copyright © Accurate Games Inc. 2009

 


Contribute

If you are interested in becoming a contributor to GameSNAFU.com there are a few requirements. One, you must be a premium member to do so. Two, simply contact us at admin@gamesnafu.com and please include your name, address and some articles, reviews or editorials you have done in the past. You will be contacted after your submission is reviewed.

 


Staff

Managing Editor: Michael G. Koshgarian

Michael is a long time avid gamer with vast MMO and MMO testing experience. His computer gaming started in the early 1990s when PC games started to become popular and took off. His interested peeked in PC games with the release of the many flight simulator games that started to take the market by storm in the middle to late 1990s. From there he purchased and played his first MMO in 2001. Since that first MMO Michael has played and or tested almost every single MMO that has been released on the market. Games he has participated in the closed betas for, listed in no particular order are ; City of Heroes, Star Wars Galaxies, ShadowBane, EvE Online, Earth and Beyond, Archlord, Lord of the Rings Online, Dungeons and Dragons Online, Age of Conan, Myst Online, Pirates on the Burning Sea, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sword of the New World, Florensia, Dungeon Runners, Tabula Rasa, The Matrix Online, Vanguard and Warhammer Online. There have been numerous other open betas mixed in as well. He has also been an avid console gamer for over 20 years since his father came home with that first Atari game console and pong was the big hit.

Today Michael is the President of Accurate games Inc. and Managing Editor of GameSNAFU.com. He is responsible for the day to day business end of the site and its subsidiaries as well as providing content for the website. He can be contacted at mgkoshgarian@gamesnafu.com

Executive Editor: Sylvester "Annex" Rozylo

Sylvester's affinity for games started with the Sega Master System and the classic game Wonderboy. Hooked, the passion for games continued and evolved to eventually gaming on his first computer, the 386 with a mighty 4MB of RAM. From there onward through school Sylvester played through hundreds of games and participated in the creation of a massive multi thousand member gaming guild. After graduating from school and having been extensively taught in both information technology and software programming he landed work in IT development. Years later he changed careers and entered the on-site computer technology business. However throughout that time the enjoyment of PC games continued, eventually migrating to the MMORPG genre of games where he met Michael and the other founders of GameSNAFU.

Today Sylvester is the executive editor of GameSNAFU and is responsible for providing content for all aspects of the website. Sylvester can be contacted at annex@gamesnafu.com

Junior Editor: Foster

Foster can trace his gaming all the way back to the intellivision that his father bought for him when he was five, since then he's been hooked. One if his favorite FPS games of all times was Tribes 2 and he can still me found spending some of his evening playing FPS games under the handle of AngryPenquin.

The first MMORPG he ever played was Everquest and he boasts playing just about every other MMORPG released since then. He has beta tested Anarchy online 1 and 2, Age of Conan, Warhammer Online, Pirates of the Burning Seas, Tabla Rasa, Lords of the Rings Online, Star Wars Galaxies and Global Agenda.

Today Foster is the Junior Editor for GameSNAFU.com and is responsible for doing game reviews, forum administration/moderation and whatever else needs
doing.

Lead Press Agent: Adam Bolla

is a long time PC "Gamer" he was born in California in 1975 and was an accelerated computer student. In 1981 at the age of 7, He was afforded Computer Science classes in elementary school in 1982. (This was unheard of at the time). He was frequently observed in Local supermarkets in the early 1980's playing Frogger, Pacman, Asteroids, etc. People would stand around and watch this 3' foot tall 7 year old play for hours. As console gaming became more popular and affordable in 1983, a switch from "Stand-up" arcade games to consoles is where you could find Adam. Adam has over 25 years of console gaming experience.

In 1989, Adam returned to his personal computer roots and began playing the "Kings Quest" series. This renewed his interest in "PC gaming". As "Massive Multi-Player Online Role-Playing Games" (MMORPG) arrived as the internet developed in the early 1990's, Adam became an avid participant in some of the first MMORPG's, ie. Ultima Online and Lineage. Adam has been one of the many "anonymous shadows" of the MMORPG world for over 10 years, having tested and participated in most of the major MMORPG's. Titles include Lineage, Lineage II, Everquest II, Star Wars Galaxies, Lord of the Rings-SoA, America's Army, Pirates of the Burning Sea and Age of Conan.
Adam is now the Lead Press Agent for GameSNAFU.com and is responsible for the majority of our press related issues and also is a content provider for the site. He can be contacted at abolla@gamesnafu.com

Community Manager: Benjamin S. Brigham

Benjamin or "Brig" was born and raised in Connecticut is an experienced FPS and RTS gamer who has been playing PC games since 1987 with the birth of the RPG/Puzzle game era of Sierra's "Quest" Games. Only in the past 5 years started playing MMORPGS starting with Star Wars Galaxies in 2003. Since then he has been in closed betas for Pirates of the Burning Sea, Age of Conan, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning and Global Agenda.

Primarily a PC Gamer he can also be found playing simulation and RPG games on the PS3. A former A+ Certified PC Technician and Graduate of NCCC with a Computer Systems Technology Degree he is well versed in PC hardware implementation and troubleshooting.
Today Benjamin is the Community Manager for GameSNAFU.com and is responsible for forum administration/moderation and customer support. He can be contacted at bsbrigham@gamesnafu.com

Webmaster: Tommy Claren

Born and still living in south Sweden and work as a web designer.
My first computer was a VIC 20 back in the early 80's. The gaming interest was awaken when I upgraded to a  Commodore 64. At the time C64 was considered having "stunning" graphics, and the entire family was indeed stunned as we saw it for the first time. We just stared at the screen for 20 minutes, scared that the wonderful appearance would go away if we touched the computer.

Since then many thousand hours have been spent playing games. Favorites have been most every space combat games from David Brabens Frontier (Elite 2)  to EvE online. But I also enjoy RPG games. But most of all I like sail ship combat games!!

My first multiplayer game was Age of Sail II, followed with Pirates Bounty. Played those for 6 years. First Massive multiplayer was Eve Online, after 2 years in space I finally got my feet back on a wooden deck again in Pirates of the Burning sea. Being a member of "Sea Lords Virtual fleets" got me an early beta tester position.  After abandoning ship I became a full time land lubber in Age of Conan and Warhammer online. Great fun, but nothing compares to firing a full broadside up your enemies a..ehr..nose.



Contact us

General.
admin@gamesnafu.com

To Advertise with us.
advertise@gamesnafu.com

General Press Inquiries, send all press releases here.
press@gamesnafu.com

To report abuse
abuse@gamesnafu.com

Contact for a Ventrilo related technical issue.
ventriloadmin@gamesnafu.com

Managing Editor.
mgkoshgarian@gamesnafu.com

Executive Editor.
annex@gamesnafu.com

Junior Editor.
yacobackb@gamesnafu.com

Lead Press Agent.
abolla@gamesnafu.com

Community Manager.
bsbrigham@gamesnafu.com

Webdesign
Clarens Webdesign
webmaster@gamesnafu.com

 



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