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Sunday, Jul 20, 2014

  

Areal Funded; Putin a Backer?

The Areal Kickstarter is officially funded, and currently has collected pledges for over $62K of the $50K goal for the first-person shooter. Meanwhile, a Kickstarter update from West Games has an unusual story, even in the context of Areal, which is saying something, considering all the S.T.A.L.K.E.R.-related controversy embroiling the upcoming shooter. They describe receiving an email of support from Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying they initially were as skeptical about this as any of us would be, before outlining how they've managed to convince themselves that this may be legitimate. Since things are so quiet in Russia right now, Vlad apparently wants to do a little gaming, as part of the translation of the letter reads: "If you give me the chance to play the alpha version of the game, when it is ready, then I invite you in advance to the Kremlin, to meet personally, be ready to play a little bit and talk about the interests of young people, the gamers of our country." Thanks Rhialto.

Steam Top 10

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

  1. Divinity: Original Sin
  2. DayZ
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  4. Wolfenstein: The New Order
  5. The Forest
  6. Space Engineers
  7. The Elder Scrolls Online
  8. Dishonored: Game of the Year Edition
  9. Rust
  10. Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers

Sunday Crowdfunding Roundup

Gatherings & Competitions

Sunday Consolidation

Sunday Mobilization

Sunday Metaverse

Sunday Tech Bits

Sunday Safety Dance

Sunday Legal Briefs

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

  • Tt eSPORTS SYBARIS Wired And Wireless Gaming Headset on Nikk Tech.

etc.

Out of the Blue

It was 45 years ago today that man first walked on the moon, which is awesome. It was less than four years later that man last set foot there, never to return, which is not awesome. Here's a hope that mankind refocuses priorities on returning to making giant leaps soon, as I'm not alone in believing that the long-term future of humanity relies on eventually colonizing other worlds.

R.I.P.: James Garner dies at 86; TV antihero of 'Maverick,' 'Rockford Files'.

Moony Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Cut the Monster 2.
Winter Tank Strike.
Story: 5-year-old boy with cancer hopes for birthday cards. Thanks Pumas.
Science: Lunar Pits Could Shelter Astronauts. Thanks Slashdot.
Fatal Collapse: The Difference Between Landslides and Sinkholes.
Images: CNN host using a Minecraft mug.
These Wasps Are Evil Geniuses.
Media: "Weird Al" Yankovic - First World Problems.
The Ramones Go to Heaven. Thanks nin.
Cat Poops on Mole. WTF?
The Funnies: Trekno Babble - FoxTrot.
Slash Played « EXTRALIFE.



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