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1  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.

2  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. 
3  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
4  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.
5  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)
6  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)
7  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.
8  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.
9  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
10  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.
11  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.
12  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.
13  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...
14  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. 
15  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.
16  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. 
17  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. 
18  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.
19  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.
20  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. 
21  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.
22  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: June 24, 2016, 02:53:16 PM
23  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.
24  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
25  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: June 22, 2016, 07:07:39 PM
Steam sale is 22 hours away.  Prepare yourselves.
26  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (6/21/16) on: June 21, 2016, 06:36:58 PM
I might have an answer over the weekend after the Steam sale starts.
27  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: June 15, 2016, 04:19:13 PM
Senate approves the draft

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The Senate overwhelmingly passed a $602 billion defense bill Tuesday that included an amendment that would require women to register for the draft -- also known as the selective service -- for the first time in history.

The National Defense Authorization Act passed 85-13, although some Republican senators protested against the inclusion of the provision pertaining to women and the draft.

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, slammed the measure last week during a Senate session, calling it "a radical departure" from American history.

"The idea that we should forcibly conscript young girls into combat to my mind makes little or no sense," he said.

But the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, rebuked Cruz's stance, calling including women in the draft "simply fair" now that the Pentagon has opened all military roles to women.

"Every uniform leader of the United States military seemed to have a different opinion from the senator from Texas, whose military background is not extensive," McCain said.
28  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/10/16 on: June 13, 2016, 03:15:53 PM

Quote from: Isgrimnur on June 10, 2016, 03:20:41 PM

Mow the yard, take the car in for service, probably have to buy new tires and brakes.  Not much gaming on the horizon.  I need to take the machine down and install the BD-ROM that I bought with my birthday money and clean out the inside, as it's been years since I've cracked the case. 

Mow the yard - Failed; strained back and copious rain
Take the car in for service - Failed; ran errands on Saturday, Sunday was prevented due to injury
Computer maintenance - Failed; cleaning the computer requires a dry outdoors to remove dust and debris. 

I did get a few rounds of War Thunder in, however.
29  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/10/16 on: June 10, 2016, 03:20:41 PM
Mow the yard, take the car in for service, probably have to buy new tires and brakes.  Not much gaming on the horizon.  I need to take the machine down and install the BD-ROM that I bought with my birthday money and clean out the inside, as it's been years since I've cracked the case. 
30  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 6/3/16 Edition on: June 03, 2016, 04:20:25 PM
Perhaps this is the weekend I clean my desk to get the throttle up for Warthunder.  If not, tankity tank tank.  And perhaps I can convince myself to try the Command:Northern Inferno tutorial again.
31  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Memorial Day on: June 01, 2016, 04:16:55 PM
On November 11th, we honor the living.  Memorial vs. Veterans Days
32  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Memorial Day on: May 31, 2016, 03:10:51 AM
For all of those who went to serve and have never returned, they have my respect and honor.  For those left behind, be it squadmates, family, or friends, you have my thoughts and sympathy.
33  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/24/16) on: May 24, 2016, 04:43:41 PM
Picked up three LEGO games from Bundle Stars.  They are running a 3 for $10 bundle on the LEGO stuff. 
34  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 5/20/16 edition on: May 23, 2016, 12:07:32 AM
Dog has decided that I need to pay attention to her rather than sit in my office.  If I spend time on the bed or couch, she'll be content to be on or near me.  But woe betide me if i'm the only one in the house and want to spend time at the computer.
35  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 5/20/16 edition on: May 21, 2016, 05:23:01 PM
Congrats!!
36  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 5/20/16 edition on: May 20, 2016, 04:32:25 PM
I need to get back to Command: Northern Inferno. I've dipped back into War Thunder, playing the US tank line. Also, I fired up EUIII and did some of the tutorials after all the talk about Hearts of Iron IV.

Tomorrow is also the boardgame event, but I have no idea if I'll go. I have a surfeit of options, and not enough time.
37  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: May 16, 2016, 08:23:35 PM
Today they posted about the new build, Alpha 27.   saywhat
38  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [TV] Game of Thrones Season 6 (Spoiler Alert!) on: May 16, 2016, 06:36:59 PM
Rumors of her refusal to do more nude scenes was greatly exaggerated:

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But before any assumptions are made about Clarke’s participation in the scene, there’s something the actress wants everybody to know. “I’d like to remind people the last time I took my clothes off was season 3,” she says. “That was awhile ago. It’s now season 6. But this is all me, all proud, all strong. I’m just feeling genuinely happy I said ‘Yes.’ That ain’t no body double!”

The production took pains to shoot Clarke’s portion of the scene on a private “closed set” in Belfast, while the rest of the sequence with the Dothraki actors was shot at the Vaes Dothrak village set constructed in the desert in Spain. Clarke said the set-up was preferable to, for instance, when Dany’s clothes were scorched off at the end of season 1. “Taking off my clothes is not the easiest thing, but with the magic of the effects, I don’t have to do a season 1 and go on a cliff and do it,” she notes. “I’m in control of it.”
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It’s easy to understand why Clarke is being proactive and open about her feelings about the scene. Thrones actress Oona Chaplin once claimed an actress on the hit show didn’t like doing nude scenes (which some outlets just assumed was Clarke). Then last year a tabloid report claimed Clarke said she didn’t like doing sex scenes – which Clarke took to Instagram to correct.

“It’s difficult to be misquoted and it’s nice to have something like Instagram to say the truth,” Clarke says. “How many times has [Daario actor] Michiel Huisman been asked about the fact he’s taken his clothes off a bunch? Is that even a discussion? No. So I’m doing it this year and people can talk about it and I’m ready to answer any questions about it, basically.”
39  Non-Gaming / Steals and Deals / Re: Steam Deals Thread: Daily, Weekly, Midweek, Weekend and all other sales! on: May 16, 2016, 06:22:29 PM
Also like the third time it's been on sale while in EA, every time for a different amount.
40  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (5/17/16) on: May 16, 2016, 02:50:01 PM
Rugby League Live 3 used to be purchasable from Steam.  The demo appears to be still available. 

Quote from: Big Ant Studios forum, 04/24/16
Tru Blu are sorting out some licensing issues on RLL3 and advise that they should be able to make it available again fairly soon.
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