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1  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: RIP: Gene Wilder on: August 29, 2016, 08:44:51 PM
Wiki

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On March 1, 2005, Wilder released his highly personal memoir, Kiss Me Like a Stranger: My Search for Love and Art, an account of his life covering everything from his childhood up to Radner's death. Two years later, in March 2007, Wilder released his first novel, My French Whore, which is set during World War I. His second novel, The Woman Who Wouldn't, was released in March 2008.

In a 2008 Turner Classic Movies special, Role Model: Gene Wilder, where Alec Baldwin interviewed Wilder about his career, Wilder said that he was basically retired from acting for good. "I don't like show business, I realized," he explained. "I like show, but I don't like the business."

In 2010, Wilder released a collection of stories called What Is This Thing Called Love?. His third novel, Something to Remember You By: A Perilous Romance, was released in April 2013.

When asked in a 2013 Time Out New York magazine interview whether he would act again if a suitable film project came his way, Wilder responded, "I’m tired of watching the bombing, shooting, killing, swearing and 3-D. I get 52 movies a year sent to me, and maybe there are three good [ones]. That’s why I went into writing. It’s not that I wouldn’t act again. I’d say, 'Give me the script. If it’s something wonderful, I’ll do it.' But I don’t get anything like that."
2  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 29, 2016, 05:34:31 PM
320+ weeklong deals

Quote from: Dec 28, 2014
Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning -75% $19.99 $4.99 (81)
 - Collection $9.99

Daily Deal: same as above
3  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 29, 2016, 02:55:45 AM
Quote from: Nov 21, 2015
Daily Deal: Verdun -50% $22.99 $11.49
 - 4-pack $29.99

Daily Deal: -60% $24.99 $9.99 (70)
 - 4-pack $25.99
4  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 8/26/16 Edition on: August 29, 2016, 02:28:24 AM
Tongue
5  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 8/26/16 Edition on: August 29, 2016, 02:06:44 AM
Fired up Biohock with the intent of actually finishing it.  At some point, it lost my save game, so I'm starting from scratch.  I seem to be doing a bit better.
6  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: New Star Trek TV series coming 2017 on: August 29, 2016, 02:05:48 AM
From what I understand about BBC series, is that the creators tend to be the principle writers, rather than separate crews, which impacts how much work and fatigue that those individuals can sustain.
7  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 24, 2016, 08:55:01 PM
Would have been funny if there had been three and they all had some sort of post-nuclear theme.
8  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 24, 2016, 02:34:08 PM
So there was no daily deal on Monday, but there are four midweek madness deals, and today is Valve's 20th anniversary.  I'm very confused.
9  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Steep [XB1/PS4/PC] - Ubisoft open world extreme sports thingy on: August 18, 2016, 04:09:27 PM
And only one fatality:

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In preparation for the launch they decided to get some live-action commercials for it, but during the filming the worst possible thing that could happen happened, professional freestyler Matilda Rapaport was caught under snow in an avalanche during filming and later died from the injuries she sustained in the accident.

Reports first came in on July 14 that Rapaport had been rushed to a hospital in Santiago, Chile, after a skiing accident and had to be put in a coma.

An avalanche started while she was skiing down the mountain side alone while being filmed from a helicopter. The damages she sustained from the avalanche and being trapped under the snow for too long, were too severe. Matilda Rapaport died on July 18, only 30 years young.
10  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Ubisoft anniversary free games on: August 18, 2016, 02:08:22 PM
Thank you for the reminder.
11  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 8/12/16 Edition on: August 15, 2016, 02:10:57 PM
I ran errands on Saturday, then spent a 5-hour round trip on Sunday going to be disappointed in the selection of Boston Terrier puppies
12  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Netflix] Stranger Things on: August 04, 2016, 01:51:49 AM
I was a kid in the 80s (4-13).
13  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 04, 2016, 01:51:00 AM
My apologies for the inconsistency.
14  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Other than gaming, what are your hobbies? on: August 02, 2016, 09:29:06 PM
I'm behind in the reading of books and periodicals, I do boardgaming on occasion, and I'm ignoring my scale models, to say nothing of the tv and movie backlog.

At least, when I'm watching Netflix, I'm usually on the stationary bike.

I also have a wife, dog, and newish house with plenty of things to address.
15  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: August 01, 2016, 05:48:31 PM
330+ weeklong deals

Daily Deal: Aviary Attorney -15% $14.99 $12.74 (77)
16  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Netflix] Stranger Things on: July 31, 2016, 01:44:11 PM
They're going to release a soundtrack.
17  Gaming / Portable Gaming & Apps / Re: Pokemon Go on: July 29, 2016, 08:40:03 PM
And then, eventually, there will be the wearable:

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The Pokémon GO Plus is a small device that lets you enjoy Pokémon GO while you're on the move and not looking at your smartphone. The device connects to a smartphone via Bluetooth low energy and notifies you about events in the game—such as the appearance of a Pokémon nearby—using an LED and vibration.

And Nintendo isn't exactly making bank off of this:

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The Japanese video game developer said Wednesday it's delaying the release of Pokemon Go Plus, an accessory for the wildly popular smartphone game. It also posted a net loss of $233 million for the latest quarter.

On Monday, the company's shares plunged after it said that Pokemon Go will have only a "limited" effect on its bottom line.

Nintendo's share price had more than doubled following the release of the hit augmented reality game earlier this month, adding $23 billion to the company's market value. But the stock is now down around 30% from its high last week.

Pokemon Go was actually developed and distributed by a company called Niantic. Both Nintendo (NTDOF) and The Pokemon Company, one of its subsidiaries, have invested in the privately-held Niantic -- but so have other firms including Google.

The Pokemon Go Plus, a separate device that enhances the gaming experience, is another way for Nintendo could profit from the game's runaway success. But it said Wednesday the release has been pushed back from the end of this month to September.

It didn't give a reason for the delay.

The rest of the company's business isn't doing particularly well, according to its earnings statement Wednesday. Sales for the quarter ended June 30 -- before Pokemon Go's release -- slumped 31% on a year earlier, with a particularly steep decline in hardware and software for its Wii U console.

18  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Netflix] Stranger Things on: July 29, 2016, 07:04:15 PM
Wife and I watched the first episode.  Aside from feeling bad for Benny, it didn't really grab either of us. 
19  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 29, 2016, 06:28:34 PM
Daily Deal: Mushihimesama -50% $19.99 $9.99 (86)

Weekend Deals:

VR Sale

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six® Siege -50% $49.99 $24.99
 - Free to play weekend
 - Gold $39.99

ARK: Survival Evolved -50% $29.99 $14.99 (EA)
 - Free to play weekend
20  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 26, 2016, 06:22:34 PM
Daily Deal: Shadow Complex Remastered -33% $14.99 $10.04

Midweek Deal

Quote from:  May 17, 2016
Blood Bowl II -60% $44.99 $17.99 (76)
 + Blood Bowl Chaos $19.99
 - DLC on sale

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Blood Bowl 2 PC owners will receive the Norse, the Undead, the Necromantic and the Nurgle for free once available, as long as they purchased the game before the races release.

-66% $44.99 $15.29 (76)
 - All DLC but Undead on sale.
21  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 25, 2016, 05:07:52 PM
320+ weeklong deals

Daily Deal: Paint the Town Red -20% $9.99 $7.99 (EA)
22  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 25, 2016, 03:42:57 AM
Daily Deal: Battlezone 98 Redux -40% $19.99 $11.99 (75)
23  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/19/16) on: July 18, 2016, 04:54:08 PM
Nada here.  I might be in a better position to participate if I can get a XBOne S by year's end.
24  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/15/16 Edition on: July 15, 2016, 07:28:43 PM
Tomorrow will be wargaming at the monthly boardgame event.  Other than that, nothing comes to mind. Maybe some more SPAZ.
25  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: July 13, 2016, 02:06:32 PM

Quote from: TiLT on July 13, 2016, 04:48:12 AM

GamingTrend got blocked at work for me. That put a damper on things.

Chrome Remote Desktop to my home machine handles any blocking issues.  ninja
26  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Is Gamingtrend dying, or we are all just on a break? on: July 12, 2016, 05:21:18 PM
Imgur is a mobile proposition for me.  During work, it's OO, here, and reddit.
27  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/12/16) on: July 11, 2016, 08:13:55 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 11, 2016, 06:01:42 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on July 11, 2016, 04:21:45 PM

I'll add Arma III Apex to the wishlist, and eventual backlog.  Of course, I haven't started Arma II yet, so...


What exactly is Apex and how is it different from normal Arma III?  Is this an expansion?

Wiki tells me that it's an expansion, has a new map covering 100 sq km, a new campaign, and new vehicles, weapons, and characters.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/12/16) on: July 11, 2016, 04:22:04 PM

Quote from: EngineNo9 on July 11, 2016, 03:22:13 PM

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Assault Suit Leynos
I can't be the only one that was thinking "Assault Suit Larry", right?  This is Larry Laffer out of leisure mode.   icon_biggrin

That was my very first thought.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/12/16) on: July 11, 2016, 04:21:45 PM
I'll add Arma III Apex to the wishlist, and eventual backlog.  Of course, I haven't started Arma II yet, so...
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 7/8 edition on: July 11, 2016, 04:19:44 PM
I finally got to a point in SPAZ where I started racking Yooge ship types.  Really, the best ship types.  Once I was able to missile boat with the Carrier, and could take down Level 3 space stations, things got a bit easier.  The Hammerhead with auto turrets is awesome for paring people down quickly.  I actually managed to complete a few story missions and make some progress. 
31  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend playlist - 7/8 edition on: July 09, 2016, 03:00:21 PM
I fired up LEGO Star Wars Complete for a fresh PC install, then spent some time grinding in SPAZ.
32  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: July 07, 2016, 09:19:40 PM
Assuming you got a physical disk, it at least has a resale value. 
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 7/1/16 US Independence Day Edition on: July 01, 2016, 04:00:44 PM
Computer hardware games.  Boot drive died yesterday.  New drive installed, Win10 installed, data drive not being seen.  Get to fiddle with it and see if I can get it all back into working order. 
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/26/16) on: June 27, 2016, 06:31:11 PM
There are two more movies coming.  I am patient enough to wait to see what that ends up looking like before pulling the trigger.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/26/16) on: June 27, 2016, 05:55:42 PM
Likely not anything.  I have plenty of LEGO games in the backlog, have picked up seven games in the Steam sale, and a huge backlog of games.
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/24/16 Can't believe they did it editiion on: June 27, 2016, 04:13:05 PM
Finished up Tiny Tina's Keep in BL2.  The last area before the big fight was a slog.  The only reason I kept through it was the extreme distaste I would have had if I had to re-do it all again later. 
37  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/24/16 Can't believe they did it editiion on: June 24, 2016, 03:09:09 PM
I have uninstalled all the World of ... and War Thunder.  No more grindy games, at least for a while.  I need to get over my gaming laziness and actually play something with some sense of story progression or definitive end.  I have no idea what that might be at the moment.
38  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: June 24, 2016, 02:53:16 PM
39  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 23, 2016, 06:31:17 PM
With the refund policy, daily deals and flash sales no longer make sense.
40  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 23, 2016, 05:13:08 PM
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