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121  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.
122  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.
123  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)
124  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: [Netflix] Stranger Things on: July 31, 2016, 01:44:11 PM
They're going to release a soundtrack.
125  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.

126  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. 
127  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
128  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.
129  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)
130  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)
131  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.
132  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.
133  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
134  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.
135  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.
136  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.
137  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...
138  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. 
139  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.
140  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. 
141  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. 
142  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.
143  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.
144  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. 
145  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.
146  Non-Gaming / Political / Religious Nonsense / Re: Women in combat on: June 24, 2016, 02:53:16 PM
147  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.
148  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
149  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.
150  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.
151  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.
152  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.
153  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. 
154  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.
155  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
156  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.
157  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. 
158  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.
159  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Weekend Playlist - 5/20/16 edition on: May 21, 2016, 05:23:01 PM
Congrats!!
160  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.
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