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Saturday, Aug 31, 2013

  

Star Citizen Credit Sales

Roberts Space Industries announces the Hangar Store is now open for Star Citizen, well in advance of the launch of the space combat game (thanks IncGamers). Chris Roberts explains this is a way for players to support development of the game, so they don't have to start shaking out couch cushions when they run through their $17 million+ in crowd funding, saying:

As previously stated, additional Imperials will be available for purchase within the limitations discussed above. Please keep in mind that you are not under any obligation to purchase Imperials at this time. We are giving you the option right now because there isn’t a way to earn credits in the game (as we’re still building it!) and this is a great way to let you support the development of the game as well as play with other game elements we’ve already created. But be warned, purchasing a stock of extra lasers through the catalog right now will not provide any great advantage when Star Citizen launches; there will be a lot more to discover in the living universe and some of the best weapons or upgrades will have to be earned through gameplay or sought out by traveling to the appropriate planet to buy them. Ultimately all items in the store today and in game will be purchasable via UEC earned in game. Outside of the initial ship package everything will be purchasable through UEC in the final game. There is no pay to win here!

On Sale

  • Aliens: Colonial Marines on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Fading Summer Favorites on GOG.com. Save 60%.
  • Hotline Miami on Steam. Save 75%.

Gatherings & Competitions

Saturday Previews

Saturday Consolidation

Saturday Mobilization

Saturday Metaverse

Saturday Tech Bits

Saturday Safety Dance

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • ASUS Z87-EXPERT Motherboard on Techgage.
  • Corsair CX500M (V2) Semi Modular Power Supply on eTeknix.
  • HooToo TripMate HT-TM01 Wireless N150 Router on Testfreaks.
  • MSI GTX 780 Lightning 3 GB on techPowerUp.
  • Patriot Fuel+ 5200mAh and 7800mAh Mobile Rechargeable Battery on Legit Reviews.
  • ROCCAT Kone Pure Optical Core Performance Gaming Mouse on TweakTown.
  • Tesoro Shrike Gaming Mouse on RBMODS.
  • XMG P303 Pro Gaming Laptop on Hardware Heaven.

etc.

Out of the Blue

Happy birthday to one of my favorite people in the world, Hudson the wonder dog. The grand dame of the Blue Tower turns 13 today, or 91 in "dog years." On some levels she seems every bit her age, with weird bumps, cloudy eyes and missing teeth, and she spends a lot of time resting and sleeping. On some levels she's remarkably well preserved, as she shows all of her original vim and vigor in spurts, and continues to give the mailman hell every day from behind the front door. She remains to this day my wonder dog.

Wondrous Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Slice the Box Remaster.
Neon Ball.
Stories: Married nearly 66 years, Ohio couple dies on same day.
Science: Eating whole fruits linked to lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. And with eating less crap.
Laser fusion experiment yields record energy.
Images: Photos of Superstorms Belie Their Destructive Power. Thanks JDreyer.
Media: Video Game High School- Season 2 - Episode 6.
Slow Motion Video Booth.
Follow-up: Ars does Soylent, Day 4- The Soylent-powered man.



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