company name = Gameplanet ( NZ ) Limited
company_type = Company
foundation = 2002
location = Albany, Auckland
diligence = Web based
products = Gameplanet.co.nz
home page = [ http://www.gameplanet.co.nz www.gameplanet.co.nz ]
founder = Simon Barton, Simon GarnerFormed in 2000 and registered as a ship’s company in 2002, Gameplanet is one of New Zealand ‘s premier gambling and internet communities. Gameplanet comprises a main web site offer reviews/previews of the latest games for both console and personal computer, servers for a assortment of popular internet games such as “ Counter-Strike ” and “ Call of Duty ”. Gameplanet ‘s sister operation, GP Store, is owned and operated by Virtual Stores ( NZ ) Ltd, and used to include a physical store in Mt Eden, Auckland. This store closed in August 2007, making GP Store entirely online-based. The Gameplanet web site has won numerous awards, including the NetGuide People ‘s Choice Awards for best games-related site in 2006 and 2007 [ http://www.netguide.co.nz/Home/MagazineEvents/WebAwards/ArchiveResults/2006Results/tabid/108/Default.aspx ] [ http://www.netguide.co.nz/Home/MagazineEvents/WebAwards/ArchiveResults/2007Results/tabid/287/Default.aspx ] [ http://subs.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=137&ObjectID=10376367 ]. =Gameplanet Forums =Located at [ http://www.gpforums.co.nz/ www.gpforums.co.nz ].
Gameplanet Forums is made up of a large number of discussion forums spanning a number of topics. While the independent concentrate of the forums is on gambling, open Discussion ( once Off Topic ) is a popular target for gamers and non-gamers alike. open Discussion has a number of sub-forums including Cars, Bikes & Motorsport and Current Events, Politics and Philosophy. many of the Open Discussion members are known for being relatively personal and confidant with many members knowing or having “ kernel ” ( Gameplanet term for a GP Meet – named for the traditional barbecue ) each other in actual life. There have been numerous GP Meats across New Zealand. Members of notable mention * Jason Molloy a.k.a. “Sgt Molloy” – Was jailed for hate crimes involving an Auckland mosque.
* Karl Burnett – A penis of GP Forums who played Nick Harrison in Shortland Street, a New Zealand Soap Opera.
* David Farrier – TV3/Nightline Journalist
* Dean Kent – A penis of GP Forums who has represented New Zealand at both Olympic and Commonwealth Games ( under the on-line alias of deanospeedo ) =Gameplanet in the media=
Name suppression A drug user started a train of thought encouraging users to guess who the celebrities involved in a Cocaine and Ectasy scandal were. Soon, members were posting the names of any fame they could think of- some of them, as it turns out, were right. This attract media attention, as this was breaching name suppression on the said celebrities. [ http://www.gpforums.co.nz/showthread.php?s=&threadid=281824 ] [ http://www.nzherald.co.nz/section/story.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10336848 ] On the advice of a lawyer, a user excellently said “ It ‘s fair like talking around a water cooler at the position ”. This quote was former used by the Dominion Post in a fib on the drug scandal and besides on TV3 on the current affairs program Campbell Live, which showed footage of the forums ‘ frontpage as an introductor segment of the prove. besides in early 2005, A quote from a drug user was read out on NZ Talkback Radio after an All Black beat up his wife. The line was, “ yeah, and who knows “ how ” lippy that woman was. “, which was wittily derived from the NZ film, once equal Warriors.
Gameplanet Store Targeted On March 6, 2007, [ http://www.tv3.co.nz/ TV3’s ] reality television prove [ http://www.tv3.co.nz/target Target ] aired a survey they conducted which involved an underage actor attempting to purchase an R18 plot in versatile games shops in the Auckland area. Although one of the staff at Gameplanet was uncoerced to sell an R18 game to a 16 year old, they did ask for an old age verification ID with a 13 year old. Gameplanet was not the only storehouse to be caught out, as a senior high school percentage of other game specialist stores were besides caught out in the pang. =External links=
* [ http://www.gameplanet.co.nz Gameplanet ] : * [ http://www.gpforums.co.nz GP Forums ] : * [ http://www.gpdownloads.co.nz Gameplanet Downloads ] : * [ http://www.gpstore.co.nz Gameplanet Store ]