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Dawdle and Goozex: two ways to game on a budget [Ars Technica's Opposable Thumbs]

09 March 2009 - 03:35 PM

Ars speaks with the brains behind Dawdle and Goozex to learn ways that gamers can keep on playing without breaking the bank.

Happy to answer questions about Dawdle or whatnot here. We're also on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dawdledotcom

There's a good review of Dawdle specific features in our blog post after we were in TechCrunch at http://blog.dawdle.c...ch-readers.html

BTW, the Goozex guys and us are friends. We're pretty different - Dawdle's for buying and selling for cash money; Goozex is for trading games. We focus on quick and easy transactions; Goozex has a much more of a community feel. So it's definitely not an "who's better" or an either/or. Each site has its purpose.

EDIT: Oh, apparently the story's on Digg - both Dawdle and Goozex would love your Diggs! http://digg.com/gami...me_on_a_Budget#

And on Reddit too: http://www.reddit.co..._submitted=true

Dawdle Announces Free Storefronts to Complement Its Free Listings

17 February 2009 - 02:15 AM

TechCrunch broke the story of our free storefronts that we just released today: http://www.techcrunc...to-set-up-shop/

Just to go over what we offer:

  • Free listings
  • Free storefronts with your name, logo, tagline, and message at the username you choose
  • List items in seconds
  • Payment processing is included - no hassles with non-paying bidders; Dawdle processes the credit cards on your behalf
  • 11.99% fees are cheaper than Amazon and eBay's fixed price listings
Here's a link to create an account and get started: https://www.dawdle.c...sf-settings.php (The link has you set up your account, then automatically goes to storefront settings; redirects are fancy and neat.)

Here are some example storefronts:

You can see a video where I create an account, set up a storefront, list an item, and edit the listing, all in under four minutes:

Chicago for Child's Play Fundraiser on Tuesday, 12/9

04 December 2008 - 06:08 PM

Dawdle.com and Midway Games are sponsoring the first-ever Child's Play fundraiser in Chicago on Tuesday, December 9! Child's Play provides video games and gear to sick kids in children's hospitals all across the country. Join us for gaming, booze, and raffle prizes at Plan B Bar + Kitchen in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood! The event starts at 7pm and goes until 10pm, or whenever Plan B kicks us out.

You can get in for $10 or get our special open bar ticket for $50. Each admission also gets you one entry into our raffle and you can buy additional raffle tickets at the event for $10 each. We'll also have a silent auction for some awesome gifts from Midway.

Raffle prizes include:
*Commission-free accounts on Dawdle.com
*$25 gift certificates to Warcraft.SwagDog.com for their guild hoodies and shirts, free shipping included
*Game Party 2 Tournament for Wii
*Mortal Kombat Kollection for PS2
*Ultimate Mortal Kombat for Nintendo DS
*Mechanic Master for Nintendo DS
*TouchMaster 2 for Nintendo DS

Silent auctions for:
*Full collection of all current Midway games for Xbox 360:
- Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
- TNA Impact!
- Blitz II: The League
- Unreal Tournament III
- John Woo presents Stranglehold
- NBA Ballers: Chosen One

*Full collection of all current Midway games for PlayStation 3:
- Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe
- TNA Impact!
- Blitz II: The League
- Unreal Tournament III
- John Woo presents Stranglehold
- NBA Ballers: Chosen One

*Full collection of all current Midway games for Nintendo DS:
- Ultimate Mortal Kombat
- Mechanic Master
- TouchMaster 2

*Mortal Kombat Collection for the PlayStation 2

We'll also have a MK vs. DC contest for those that want to get into the competitive fighting spirit.

To learn more, please go to http://www.dawdle.com/childsplay . To purchase your ticket, please visit to http://childsplay.eventbrite.com/ . Again, this fundraiser is this Tuesday, so get to practicing - see you there!

Hands-On Impressions of a Post-Leipzig Build of MK vs. DC

15 September 2008 - 04:29 PM

I had a chance to get hands-on with MK vs. DC at Midway HQ here in Chicago this last Friday. They compiled a build just as I walked in - it was awesome. I loved that they had a sweet Street Fighter poster in the testing room; these guys are taking this really seriously. I promised not to leak anything, but I hope I dropped enough hints that people can piece it together. Nothing too major, but there are some pleasant surprises coming.


The real point of the visit was to observe the mocap session for the game - so there's a lot of that in there too, in case you're interested in that.