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Sunday, Dec 29, 2013

  

On Sale

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Hello Games Flood Follow-up

A tweet from Hello Games reveals their surprise at learning that flood insurance is often required to protect against the kind of natural disaster they recently experienced (thanks Kotaku). They say: "BAD NEWS! Had a 'hilarious' call with insurer yesterday. Small print is if you are in a flood risk zone, you are not insured for flooding :(" It sounds like they are still going to rebound, as they later put on a brave face about this and reflect on things lost and gained as they work towards getting things back together.

Alan Wake Free Bonus Materials

Steam offers a set of recently released free bonus materials for owners of Alan Wake on Steam (thanks nin via Polygon). Here's the outline of what's been added for players of Remedy's action/adventure:

Bonus videos
Early demo videos, making of documentaries, the story of Remedy, Balance Slays the Demon music video and a clip from the Harry Garrett Show.

Visual exploration
Alan Wake's visual identity guidelines, concept art, production photos, high resolution wallpapers and printable cardboard cutout characters.

Graphic novels
Two graphic novels set in the world of Alan Wake titled Night Springs and Psycho Thriller, with stories by Sam Lake and Mikko Rautalahti.

Note by note
The soundtrack of Alan Wake's American Nightmare and sheet music of Alan Wake, both composed by Petri Alanko.

Lost pages
The complete Alan Wake screenplay and also scripts of The Writer and The Signal, narrations, Mr. Scratch videos, radio shows and manuscript pages.

Steam Top 10

Here's Valve's list of the 10 bestselling games on Steam for last week:

  1. DayZ
  2. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Legendary Edition
  3. Starbound
  4. Rust
  5. PAYDAY 2
  6. Borderlands 2 Game of the Year Edition
  7. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  8. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  9. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
  10. Anno 2070: Complete Edition

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Sunday Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

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Out of the Blue

When I looked at the NFL schedule before the season began I imagined today's game between the Giants and the Redskins would be key in how the standings would work out. Now it looks like the closest this comes to being accurate is that it allowed reporters to poll players from both teams their opinions about the game that will actually decide the division. Looks like Giants linebacker Spencer Paysinger summed that up best: "Id say if Id rather have one team win it would be the Eagles rather than the Cowboys. Thats like saying you want to get shot or stabbed. Either way, youre still bleeding."

Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: 10 Is Again.
Science: Criminals can be identified in the reflections of photographed victims.
Media: Talented Turkish Trickster Totally Trolls Tourist. Thanks Mark.
Z playing with a shock collar.
Buffalo Sabres win in OT on one of the strangest goals ....



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