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GTAO | Crew Update

Greetings all!

With GTA V's release, its no wonder the popularity that the Online version has acquired among gamers around the world.

Although only available on Console for now (360/PS3), I have created a Rockstar SocialClub "crew" for X-Raiders and have been actively playing since its Online release on October first (Single Player being the only thing available since September 17) and frankly, its has been quite fun!

This is why I extend this invitation for everyone in the X-Raiders Network who currently owns a console and GTA V to come and join the fun online with the X-Raiders Crew!

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Facebook Forum

The X-R Forum (www.x-raiders.net/forum and Archive at www.x-raiders.net/forum2) has always been an important place for most of us. Keeping communications possible among various timezones and difficult schedules, this magnificent communication tool has allowed players from around the world to maintain a dialog among the team and helped greatly to coordinate group events such as Tournaments and more.

Although very convenient, social communications have evolved greatly in the past 10 years and we have seen many great tools come and die (R.I.P. MSN) but one change that seems to be quite strong now is undeniably Facebook.

Seeing that everyone is mostly on Facebook, I have come to the conclusion that it might be a good idea to test the viability of a Facebook-powered Forum as opposed to my beloved NetForum.

So here it is,

Facebook Forum Test

www.x-raiders.net/forum/facebook (Also has mobile support)

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Story - Chapter 3 Released!

Finally Released!

CHAPTER 3
Special Force : Delta-Strike

Read the third and exciting chapter of X-Raiders - Fall of Syaxel. Told from the eyes of Uxot, let yourself dive into the boots of a Special Force Squad Unit and relive the tragic events from the VoraCell Installations incident!

www.syaxel.com

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New Division Leader

It is with great pride that I announce you the selection of a new Leader for the Star Trek Online Division!

Rommie, hard-working Fleet Staff in the X-Raiders Fleet has now been promoted to full Division Leader, therefore not only taking the rein of the X-Raiders Fleet, but also joining the team of Network Staff.

You can join Rommie in the free2play MMORPG Star Trek Online with the username "@MzRommie".

Good Luck to the Fleet!

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STO | Fleet Creation

Captain's log, Stardate 89704.02

Set your expressions to stunned! Cause the new X-Raiders STO Division is now live!

Hosted on the now (since Jan 17) Free2Play MMORPG based on Gene Roddenberry's vision of the Future; STAR TREK ONLINE, the X-Raiders Fleet has now been officially declared and recognised by the United Federation of Planets as a sub-fleet of Starfleet!

Stay tuned for more information!

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HyperNewbie Updates

Greetings all!

New Web site

It is with great pleasure that we present you the new and improved HyperNewbie Web Site! Visit at www.HyperNewbie.com.

New song - Light

A new song was released! You can give it a test-run on your favorite music player at the Music page.

Official FaceBook page

You can now share your LIKES on the official FaceBook page at:

www.facebook.com/pages/HyperNewbie/314230515284928

(P.S.: You guys know the drill, we need 25 "Likes" in order to get a custom URL! So heat up thoses mouses and give us the pleasure of your much LIKED appreciation hehe)

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TOR | X-Raiders Unite!

Hello, fellow X-Raiders!

If you've been paying attention to the news section recently, we´ve started a Republic guild in Star Wars The Old Republic. We're located on the Ahto City server and trying to get things going at the moment.

Recruiting for a existing guild isn't that hard, very much people are looking for a PvP/PvE guild, such as this one. BUT! Our guild has not yet been created. Why?

Well, to create a guild you need a party of four and there simply isn´t as many who wants to join a party first in order to join a guild. Party usually disbands in search for more members that takes quite alot of time. So I need your help!

If you guys, even the ones who aren´t interested in joining X-Raiders on Ahto City could just come online on Ahto City and look up Lena or add necrandea on Xfire so we could create a party and finally get this guild going, that would be most appriceated!

Thanks,
Deaval

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TOR | The Old Republic

A new Division is born!

Started since Dec 15 (pre-order), the new TOR Division takes place in the most recent Star Wars installement MMORPG "The Old Republic".

Lead by Deaval (founder of the Deate Corporation) and Vampyre, this new Division takes place in the "Ahto City" server, Republic side.

For thoses who have been mourning the slow death of Jedi Academy, this may be your best chance to weild the Saber again!

--> The official TOR Web Site is still under conception but should be ready shortly!

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Various Updates

- Network Home

There has been various updates on the Network Home!

Now using icon-based service selections, the new interface also includes new features and in-progress additions wich should be activated soon enough!

Feel free to visit the new options on your Network Home!

- NetNews

The new update on the Network News now allows any Division Leader to post their own news concerning their Divisions directly on the site. Uxot also has a special "TechNews" selection.

For now, Division-related news are only available on the www.x-raiders.net/news website but will later be available directly on the specific Division Web Site as well.

Also, any News author can also choose to Copy their News to the Forum for easier replies!

...Stay tuned for further updates...

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Tech | Alan Wake me This

Its been confirmed... Its coming... Alan Wake on PC will wake up early 2012!

Ive been waiting to have it on PC since i first saw it on XBOX 360.

"Both DLC episodes, The Signal and The Writer, are hitching along for the ride, included in the PC version for free"

Now what about Alan Wake 2 CO-OP ?

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HyperNewbie - Echoes

Once again, HyperNewbie blesses our ears by a truelly Trance mastered piece of art. A brand new song named "Echoes" who, I might add, is currently participating in a musical competition from Bass Hunter!

So hop-in on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKcZa2uyK8w and make sure to leave your comments!

Enjoy : )

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Tech | Digital Unlocking Legalized

Its official!

The US Copyright Office's Librarian of Congress legalized the unlocking of digital handsets (Smartphones, iPhones etc) including the jailbreaking of the iPhone.

Mostly opposed by the DMR DVD Protection and the pursuit by Apple concerning their iPhone/iPod, the decision was made to officialize the process of digitally unlocking your electronical device under the condition of legal ownership.

Read more on various news sites including: This one

Bad news for Apple and Sony, but great news for all of us as consumers!

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NFS | New Division

NFS | Speed Enforcement Division (Need For Speed Series)


To Protect, Serve and Drive!



Awaiting the Nov 16 release of NFS's Hot Pursuit 3, a new Division is born on the burning pavement of street racing! Deserving the regions of Rockport City, Palmont City and Seacrest County, the Speed Enforcement is a special division of elite drivers at the service of the Law. So calling all units, be on the lookout for possible steets racers!




Visit their Web Site at x-raiders.net/nfs


There is also a new channel on Ventrilo for that Division.

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Tech | Fast Internet for USA

America might finally be able to jump into the Fast Internet competition thanks to the new Fast Internet Project by CISCO

Unveiling vastly improved data handling and transfer from the telecommunication companies that will allow Internet Providers to offer much higher speed and equipement upgrades.


Read more information on:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hiWIWdvg9d0jBWwzUUEXiDrkWPKw

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Tech | New ATI Dual GPU...Uber Pwnage.

ATI/AMD HD5970(X2)

All in the link..

Review/Tests

"1.It’s hands down the fastest single card on the market
2.It’s so fast that it’s wasted on a single monitor"

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Tech | Force Unleashed#2

Minimal system requirements
• Operating system: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7
• CPU: Dual-core CPU with 2.4 GHz (Intel core 2 Duo or Athlon X2)
• RAM: 2 GiByte
• Graphics card: Shader model 3 with 256 MiByte VRAM (Radeon HD 2900 or Geforce 8800)
--------->>• HDD: 24 GByte + 1 GByte swap file<<----------

Recommended system requirements
• CPU: Intel core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5200+
• Graphics card: Radeon HD 4870 or Geforce 9800 GT

Supported graphics cards
• Ati Radeon HD 2900, 3850, 3870, 4850, 4870
• Nvidia Geforce 8800, 9600, 9800, 260, 280

*HINT: dont buy nvidia.

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Tech | Windows 7 is out!

Please be aware that of today October 22 2009, Windows 7 is officially out! Declassing Windows XP as a third generation old Operating System.

I recommand anyone who still has XP but were still hesitating due to the overwelming (<.<) popularity of Vista to have a second look at this new & better version of Vista: Win7.

Tho it STILL doesn't integrate the now soo long awaited Salamand revolutionary driver upgrade promised since WinXP, it does seem at first view like a much better system including various advantages from Vista and yet, not all of its faults.

I will give more news as time passes by to test this new release.

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Tech | Force Unleashed on your PC

After a while they decided to make it for PC!

Star Wars The Force Unleashed: Ultimate Sith Edition

combines The Force Unleashed and three all-new levels.

Blog on GameSpot

Release date is October 23 2009!
*UPDATE:They Unleashed their delay power to

NOV 3 2009. (US)
DEC 17, 2009 (EU)

(Confirmed on IGN,Gamespot and Wiki)

Pathetic..Physx again ?!

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Tech | WoW'ish? Yeah Right..

Something funny and NOT funny...

Link

World Of Fail. They delayed "Starcraft 2" and "Starcraft Ghost" (a while ago but well..) Because Mr.Blizzard was / is too much busy with WoW because people pays for the game.

Oh and no more LAN party's in SC2 :)

Wonder whats gonna happend with Diablo 3 ?

Wait and see..sadly..

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Tech | C&C 4

Command and Conquer 4 will be DirectX 11 and will arrive somewhere in 2010.

To say this game is an AMD/ATI game.like many others AMD/ATI games they are fews,but epic.

One more thing, this game will be Co-Op like its brother Red Alert 3.

Official Website

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Tech | Stargate Worlds Continues!

Yes!

In contradiction to the various declarations from Gateworlds.net, the development of the long(very long)-awaited game Stargate Worlds is still active!

A new beta-stage test is predicted for this summer.

Visit their Web Site at www.StargateWorlds.com

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FSG | New Division

FSG | FlightSimGames Division


Born to fly?


There is a New Division for the Flight Simulator (and more games) series!


Visit their Web Site at FSG.x-raiders.net


There is also a new channel on Ventrilo for that Division.

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Tech | Capcom month

Resident Evil 5 will be released on July 13, 2009 on PC

Street Fighter IV will be released on July 3, 2009 on PC

both are available on 360 already.

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Tech | E3 News

Alright we got alot..(missed 2 hours of it.)

The full body motion capture for XBOX 360 "Project Natal"

As Metal Gear Solid franchise coming to XBOX 360 with a new game called
"Metal Gear solid:Rising"

New upcoming games yet:
Deadspace Extraction only on | Wii.
Lost Planet 2 | 360..
Split/Second | PC,360,PS3..
Mass Effect 2 | PC,360..

Link for more trailers & games
Here


(Release Date are under each Trailers)

Best Cinematic Trailer of E3

Official E3 Website





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Tech | BioShock 2 date

The offical release date for BioShock 2

Nov. 3 in the US with an earlier October 30 date planned for Europe

-Link

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Tech | Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection, one of the most acclamed mods for HL1 is now making a whole new come back!

Natural Selection 2 breaks his chains from game modding and is now a stand-alone game of itself! Featuring a heavly modified version of HL2's Source Engine, NS2 features ground breaking innovations in gameplay and a very unique Live Infestation Evolution that will impress even the most demanding hard-core gamers.

Pre-Order Price: 19$

www.NaturalSelection2.com

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Network Home - OpenBeta

X-R | The Network Home


    OpenBeta

After 4 months of ClosedBeta testing with various selected members, The X-Raiders Network system is now on OpenBeta!


What does this mean? It means that now anyone can register their Network ID and access to the Network's services and functions from anywhere, at anytime!


    Progressive Updates

The Network Home is STILL on Beta Stage and will remain this way until I can finalise both all the functionnal systems, and the error/bug fixes. Feel free to report any problems to support@x-raiders.net or simply directly to me (Axis) over Xfire/MSN. You will see more and more upcoming new features, services and modules being added progressively



The Network Home
www.x-raiders.net/home

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Tech | "Uh oh 2"

Nvidia posts a net lost of $200 Million
CNET - Link

Front Page Article

On Thursday, Nvidia reported a first-quarter loss, as revenue fell 42 percent from last year. But the graphics chipmaker said inventory was easing.

The company announced a net loss of $201.3 million, or 37 cents a share. Last year in the same period, the company posted a profit of $176.8 million, or 30 cents a share.

Revenue was $664.2 million, down from $1.15 billion for the same period last year. This was better than the analysts' average estimate of $534.4 million, however.

Adjusted net loss was 9 cents a share. Analysts had expected a loss of 10 cents a share, according to Reuters estimates.

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Tech | "Days Of Empire"

No this is not a new game annoucement...more of a bad news...

Link

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Tech | it was obvious.

After Intel Core i7...Heres "Magny-Cours" by AMD.


Link

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Tech | Bio 2 More Details

Heres some Gameplay Trailers & Screenshots


Link Here

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Tech | Logitech G19 Review

Heres a great Review of the Logitech G19 coming soon...

-Link

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Tech | HD 4890 X2 ?

AMD clarified with press late last week about the immediate future of its line of Radeon HD graphics products, particularly the HD 4870 X2. According to AMD, its partners are now being selected and prepped for validation of its next major part, the HD 4890 X2.

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Tech | Stranglehold Getting Movie Treatment

"Midway's John Woo-backed shooter Stranglehold may be turned into a movie, according to Hollywood Reporter.

The 2007 video game is a sequel to John Woo's 1992 Hong Kong action flick, Hard Boiled. The game stars Chow Yun-Fat, who played inspector Tequla Yuen. The video game was the first project the two had collaborated on since Hard Boiled.

Hopefully this movie adaptation of the game will be the third.

A screenplay for the game-to-movie is being penned by Jeremy Passmore and Andre Fabrizio."


Stranglehold

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Tech | Prototype

Release date around
June 2009

"An open-world game set in New York starring a shapeshifting man who can copy the appearance, skills, and powers of anyone he comes across."

Info

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Tech | Warfare 2 ?

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 announced this Fall. (2009)

Link

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Tech | Diablo 3..

Theres is a Rumor on the net saying that Diablo 3 release date is (09/09/09)

Here

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Tech | DiRT 2

DiRT 2 release date is September 2009

Preview

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Tech | Bio 2

In a call to discuss its quarterly financial results, Take-Two announced a sequel for BioShock. No details regarding the game were given. However, Take-Two executives confirmed previous rumors that the Irrational Games team (now 2K Boston) would not be developing the sequel. Instead, 2K Marin has been tasked with creating the next in the BioShock franchise. 2K Boston's Ken Levine will be involved in the sequel, however.

If you're wondering why Take-Two would announce Bioshock 2 so early, it is likely due to EA's recent attempts at acquiring the company. Confirmation of a BioShock sequel will only increase Take-Two's value.

BioShock 2 is set for release in Q4 of Take-Two's fiscal year 2009. That would be around October '09.

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Tech | The new Logitech G19

Known for its great innovations in gaming accessories, Logitech once again pulls out a perfect score with a brand new keyboard!

Considered as the evolution of the famous Logitech G15, the new G19 is a better, faster and stronger version featuring a

- Tiltable, full color LCD panel (320x240)!
- RGB based custom color backlit keys!
- 2 X extra 2.0 USB
- All the other features from the G15

This new version is sold for about 200$ USD as of today.

View more on Logitech's Web Site at:
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/keyboards/keyboard/devices/4956&cl=us,en

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Tech | Atomic Power

The new Sapphire "Atomic HD 4870 X2" is a beast fulled with water-cooling.

"The fastest GFX on the world right now..."

Heres the Review

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Tech | ATI "9.2"

ATI Catalyst Driver 9.2 For Windows and Linux released.

-Review

-Download

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Tech | Nvidia "Uh oh?"

Graphics card manufacturer Palit Microsystems recently cut orders for about 400,000 Nvidia GPUs for first quarter of 2009 due to high inventory levels, according to industry sources. Inventory pile-up at graphics card makers from the second half of 2008 is expected to affect Nvidia's fiscal first quarter 2009 performance.

Nvidia has lowered its fourth-quarter (ended January 25, 2009) revenue guidance to a 40-50% sequential decline due to inventory reductions by its channel partners in the global PC supply chain.

Prior to Palit's order cuts, graphics card makers Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology and PC Partner have also reduced orders with Nvidia, according to the sources. Nvidia is estimated to have lost orders of almost 1.5 million GPUs, said the sources.

Nvidia declined the opportunity to comment.

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Network Home - ClosedBeta

X-R | The Network Home


    Beta Stage

This is where we will eventually display some news, actuality and special events either generally, or Division-focused. Unlike the Portal, wich is slow (sorry) on news, the Network Home will display its own automated updates and therefor, fail to go months unupdated ^^ Stay tuned for more updates!


    Progressive Updates

The Network Home is currently on Beta Stage and will remain this way until I can finalise both all the functionnal systems, and the error/bug fixes. Feel free to report any problems to support@x-raiders.net or simply directly to me (Axis) over Xfire/MSN. You will see more and more upcoming new features, services and modules being added progressively



The Network Home
www.x-raiders.net/home

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MTA | Multi-Theft-Auto Division

MTA | Multi-Theft-Auto Division

Yes! There is a New Division for the game GTA Grand Theft Auto : San Andreas.

Using the Multi-Player Mod MTA (www.mtasa.com).

Visit their Web Site at www.SAPD.uXa.cc

They have a 24/7 Server for 128 players using a Dedicated Server on a 100mbs Internet Connection o.O !!
There is also a new channel on Ventrilo for that Division.

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New Site

-=( New Layout )=-

The new X-Raiders Network web site is finally up! New style, new layouts for a new look!

This still serves as BETA or as a preview to what the Web Site will ultimatly look like and might still contain a couple of "Uncer Conception" web pages or sections.

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X-Raiders and uXa under the same name

-=( History )=-


June 22, The X-Raiders Team is celebrating their 5 years of existance. Since June 22 2002 on JK2 to June 22 2007, the "X-Raiders" name has always been associated to the Star Wars Univers. To workaround, we launched the uXa | Universal X-Raiders Army in fall 2005, propulsing the X-R's member into the world of MultiGaming by providing support and ressources for new Gaming Divisions. Some of thoses Divisions never made it up past couples months while other Divisions are still up and running today.


-=( A new name )=-


In concerns of the future of our new communauty, the "X-Raiders" name will now be liberated from the exclusivity of Star Wars themed games, replacing the uXa as main entity. Called The "X-Raiders Network", this Gaming Network will represent the ever growing communauty that has become the uXa and related Divisions.


This is a short list of some changes (or not) in the Divisions:








































Old
New
uXa
X-Raiders Network
X-Raiders
X-R | JK3 (X-Raiders)
uXa | COD2
X-R | COD2 (xRaiders)
uXa | WoW
uXa | WoW
uXa | GW
uXa | GW
uXa | Halo
uXa | Halo
uXa | Halo2
uXa | Halo2
uXa | Alpha Force
X-R | Alpha Force


-=( Web Site changes )=-


Most main web sites that were under "www.uxarmy.net/<site>" (besides sites or Divisions that will remain under the name of uXa) will be moved to "www.x-raiders.net/<site>". The JK3 Web Site, previously under "www.x-raiders.net" will be moved to "www.x-raiders.net/jk3" or "www.x-raiders.tk".


-=( New Services )=-


The X-Raiders Network will start offering new services for their Divisions or contacts. For the moment our projects concerns:


- Web Mail

- Web Hosting

- Concept / Design


We will be expecting many more services and ressources in a near future.


-=( Sponsorship )=-


We have now started to support Sponsorship in particular Divisions, opening the doors to services exchanges and partenership with known names or companies. Implanted to increase the available ressources of our communauty, theses new changes will allow us to support and be supported.


Our first Sponsorship, quite spectacular, concerns Alienware and the Call of Duty 2 Division.

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JK3 | New Era

-=( Style Changes )=-


The JK3 Division of the X-Raiders will also be living changes ! New Era is a double event, celebrating the 5 years of existance of X-R and also the inauguration of The X-Raiders Network.


-=( From Green to Blue )=-


The biggest visual change concerns the themed color that will change from "Green & Blue" to "Blue & Black/White". This change will completelly update The X-Raiders Team's visual impact from the TeamTag up to the Web Site/Forum itself.
















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(your "Name" being whatever color you want)



-=( Return in Activity )=-


I would also like to take the occasion to announce you the return in activity, planned starting (or shortly after) July 1st, of Axis and Furis as full time Players/Leadership positions in X-R. Progressivly starting by the return of the occasionnal/very often hosting of my AxisServer as "<X-R> AxisServer " in addition to Axia's 24/7 Paid Server. In a very similar way for thoses who remember/were there 2 years ago.

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