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We are redesigning Squidwolf Magazine! With seven days to go until the relaunch, here is what to expect from the redesign

Squidwolf Magazine II

Mobile support will be a big part of this release. We will be delivering a better experience when reading our content on mobile devices.

Mobile

 

We know that most tech-savvy people wouldn’t touch Internet Explorer with a ten-foot barge pole but some people aren’t so enlightened. That is why our redesign will work perfectly in IE.

The redesign will make Squidwolf Magazine look great on Phones and Tablets, both on iOS and Android.

Previously Ads would sour the reading experience, we have fixed that issue.

Media

Video content is coming, and some of it is already here!

Community

 

The redesign will see the doors of the forums open up, and with social login. Never again will you have to fill in a registration form or your login credentials.

Discussion forums and topics will make their way into Squidwolf Magazine where you can talk with other readers about the content you like, and even earn store credit doing so.

Points

Earn points for everything you do, here are some examples on how you can earn MagPoints (Mp):

  • Reading and sharing articles.
  • Leaving comments.
  • Taking part in the community features
    • Forums
    • Groups
    • Activity Stream
    • Profiles
  • Purchasing access to premium content or buying products from the Store.

Spending Points

Points can be redeemed for any product or service provided by Squidwolf Syndicate. Here are some examples:

  • Clan hosting
  • Domain registration
  • Electronic Gadgets
    • Android Phones
    • Android Tablets
    • SD Cards
  • Game Time Codes

Store

Android Gadgets

We are returning to where we began, bringing great Android Phones and Tablets to you; and they are all factory unlocked.

Media Storage

 

Industrial-grade SD Memory cards up to 64GB Class 10 will be making their way on to the store. These are the same memory cards we use in our own productions.

Game Time Codes

Gaming fan? You can now purchase Game Time Codes and Gaming Vouchers from us to spend on your favourite games and multiplayer networks such as Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Steam, and Nintendo.

Here are some of the products we are bringing to you with our relaunch:

  • Batman: Arkham Knight (including Harley Quinn DLC) £19.99
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (Premium Edition) £24.99
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel £19.99
  • Call of Duty: Black-Ops 2 £11.99
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive £9.99
  • FIFA 15 £17.99
  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn – Heavensward (incl. Head Start) £19.99
  • Football Manager 2015 £19.99
  • Grand Theft Auto V £39.99
  • Sniper Elite III: Afrika £19.99
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt £24.99
  • Xbox Live €50 £37.59

More titles will be added regularly.

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VPS Reductions

As part of our continued effort to make Squidwolf Hosting the best service ever, we are pleased to announce that we are dropping the price of our VPS plans by £5 each. Not to leave our existing customers out to dry, everyone will be able to take advantage of the new prices upon renewal.

If you are curious about our VPS (Virtual Private Server) packages and want to take them out for a spin then use the offer code SUNSHINE at checkout to get £10 off your order.

As well as making our VPS packages more affordable, they are all getting a makeover. New specifications are out now for all systems, existing customers will be able to take advantage of the performance upgrades immediately.

Authorship Program

If you submitted an article to Squidwolf Magazine before we launched then we are giving you the opportunity to enrol in our authorship program. Members of this program will receive a revenue share of the sale of MagPoints regardless of whether a reader spent Mp to read your content, we will also offer advice & tips on making great content.

Enrolling is simple! Just let us know you’re interested in this forum.

Money everywhere!

Alongside our premium articles on Squidwolf Magazine we are introducing an exclusive subscription that reports on the most exclusive stocks, shares, and commodities. Subscribers will receive 4 articles a month with information related to the stop forecasted listings.

Information contained in Squidwolf Money is for general information only and is not intended to be relied upon by individual readers in making (or not making) specific investment decisions.

Clan Websites

We love gaming! We love it so much that we are running our own Minecraft Server, but I’m not here to talk about that. We know that MMORPG players or even Console Gamers can sometimes find it hard to organise events and coordinate attacks with their guild or clan members.

That is exactly why we are introducing hosting services specifically for gamers. We also know that most of you don’t want to spend loads of money just to get your people to organise, so these prices aren’t going to be standard hosting prices.

To find out more and to order, click here.

SquidVillage – £1.00 a month

  • 1 GB Storage.
  • 5 GB Bandwidth.
  • 2 Email Accounts.
  • 4 Mailing Lists.
  • Pre-install BuddyPress or phpBB 3.

SquidTown – £2.00 a month

  • 2 GB Storage.
  • 10 GB Bandwidth.
  • 4 Email Accounts.
  • 8 Mailing Lists.
  • Pre-install BuddyPress or phpBB3.
  • Weekend Customer Support.

SquidCity – £3.00 a month

  • 4 GB Storage.
  • 20 GB Bandwidth.
  • 8 Email Accounts.
  • 16 Mailing Lists.
  • Pre-install BuddyPress or phpBB3.
  • Weekend Customer Support.

SquidNation – £4.00 a month

  • 8 GB Storage.
  • 40 GB Bandwidth.
  • 16 Email Accounts.
  • 32 Mailing Lists.
  • Pre-install BuddyPress or phpBB3.
  • Weekend Customer Support.

These hosting plans are not for personal, commercial, charity, or other non-profit use. They are specifically designed for the creation of gaming communities. We reserve the right to suspend, cancel, or terminate any hosting plan that is not staying within the parameters of its intended use.

Before you ask yes you can run advertisements on your site to cover the costs of the hosting.

When Security Leaps Forward

While most hackers are super-awesome people that we like to hang around with, not all of them are nice. Some of them even try to attack our members and their cool websites and we don’t like that. So what we going to do about it? Give you more security features, thats what!

StopTheHacker is the latest in our security arsenal and it is an optional add-on that will protect your website from malicious code injections, attacks and infections. This isn’t a compromise either, StopTheHacker works alongside our industry-standard (and beyond) network firewalls and spam filters.

1-click install, how else would we do it?

This isn’t some overly-complicated application suite you have to download and then jump through hoops to install, everything is done with a single click. It is a fully-hosted system which means you don’t have to modify your site and it won’t slow it down. Once you activate it, it will perform a daily scan of your site when the traffic is at its lowest and generate a security report. It will let you know if it finds anything questionable.

Absolute Control

StopTheHacker has its own control dashboard that is as simple and easy to use as our Hosting Control panel. Basically, you already know how to use it. It is full of useful graphs and gives you total control over the scans.

Powered by AI

The reason StopTheHacker is so awesome is that it an intelligently detect viruses and other horrible stuff, even things that have never been seen before. Most security platforms scan and compare their findings with a known list of viruses and malware. StopTheHacker goes further and can identify things that aren’t even known in the wild.

New Elevator Sunshine blogs!

We are just days away from Squidwolf Syndicate: Elevator Sunshine, and we have more to share with you.

We have a list of Dev Blogs which explain in more detail the features that are coming with the launch of Elevator Sunshine.

What is Squidwolf Nest?

Hello all!

Elevator Sunshine is on the horizon and we are getting closer and closer to the final list of changes that will be popping up in March. But as usual, I get to talk about them all right here on the Dev Blog.

I want to get one misconception out of the way. This blog will concern you and everyone else. If you have been a member for a year, 6 years, 3 months or a week, you will want to read further than this. Chances are there will be changes that will affect you! Although Squidwolf Nest in it‘s very existence focuses on the new products & services and how they are introduced to Squidwolf Syndicate, this can have an effect on older members as well. Many believe that the new products extends only to those who use them. With some other companies, this might be true. But investing time into areas that YOU care about is why Squidwolf Nest is now a thing.

This is something we want to help with. Our goal is to ease new products into the network and not intimate you with massive changes to the way things are run.

New Products

At the moment we introduce new products around twice a year in the form of expansions. The chances are you are reading this by going to the Elevator Sunshine expansion page and clicking on the link to this blog post. This expansion is the largest we have done with 15 new features being added to Squidwolf Syndicate. But you won’t actually care or be interested in about a third of them.

This is exactly the function of Squidwolf Nest. It will allow you to vote and have your say in what you want improving, new products, and you can even get something done by using our feedback system and then other members can vote on it. If enough people vote then it will get included in the next expansion.

Have your say, no…really.

A lot of other companies though slogans around like “have your say” but most of us don’t bother because in reality it will never affect us. Squidwolf Nest is a product we are launching which will have a direct effect on the future development of products you already use, and new product launches in the future.

Features Page Live!

The Squidwolf Syndicate: Elevator Sunshine features page is live! Head there to check out the full features list.

We’ll be adding more to the page as time goes on, so check back in the weeks leading up to the launch of Elevator Sunshine on March 11th.

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