The revolution will be counter clockwise! Jam City Rollergirls for WiiWare
is ready to drop later this year. It will be the first video game treating the 75-year old sport of roller derby
. Like most things derby, from the recent Down and Derby
book to the WFTDA
, to DNN
, where you can watch live bouts, to the movie Whip It!
, Jam City Rollergirls is supported by and features
real players of this growing girl-power
sport. [more inside]
End of an Empire
Sadly (for me, anyway) the Empire Rollerdrome, last roller rink in New York City, closed its doors for good this weekend after nearly 70 years in business. Although it had a checkered history of sex, drugs, and hip hop
, the Empire was in recent years a much-loved family and community center in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn. DJ Julio (who kept the crowd rolling at the Roxy
for decades until they too closed earlier this year) maintains a fabulous archive of material about all of NYC's bygone rinks
. If you want to see what you've been missing, check out the Central Park Dance Skaters
for those who miss the NHL.