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Out of the Blue

Going to run out and frolic while it's so nice out. This week was rainy, and it's supposed to be hot again next week, but today is just perfect around here (apparently this makes us the lucky ones, as there are severe thunderstorm warnings for much of the country). We just can't stray too far, as we have to pick up MrsBlue's car after an oil change. Guess we need to consult the weather before making such appointments.

Appointed Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Intruder Combat Training.
Slimes Cake Quest.
Links: My newly constructed battlemech cockpit. Thanks Miscreant.
69 Politicians As They Were In High School. Thanks Neatorama.
Science: Baffling Science Hoaxes: Why Did We Believe in the Tongue Map?
Media: This Guy Transformed his Bedroom into a 90's Time Capsule. NSFW.
How to Put a Straw in a Coke Glass. Guess I've been doing it wrong.
Craig Don't Care.
Follow-up: Helping Aurora.
72-Year-Old Voiceover Actor Fired From PBS After Being Arrested For Lewd Acts. Thanks Digg.

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19. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 21:56 xXBatmanXx
 
nin wrote on Jul 22, 2012, 19:04:
Didn't have it, voted just now, got it.


? Didn't get it.....and I have all the others....there is NO WAY I missed a day....
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 19:04 nin
 

Didn't have it, voted just now, got it.

 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 17:10 Sepharo
 
I got mine.  
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 15:04 Bet
 
If they don't award it, it could be a joke on how useless voting is in the real world!  
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 14:12 nin
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Jul 22, 2012, 13:53:
Did anyone get their "vote everyday" steam meta badge...

Not yet...I'm hoping we get it when we vote on the next one, IE after 12PM, since I'm guessing that's when a day starts for valve...otherwise I'm going to be pissed, as I'm pretty sure I hit it every day.

 
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14. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 13:53 xXBatmanXx
 
Did anyone get their "vote everyday" steam meta badge...  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 11:53 nin
 

Eh, I emailed Blue and asked if he could run it today. It's a long shot (80K in 15 hours), but I thought everyone had heard about it...

If the thing wasn't so damn pretty and actually working (there's a beta client on the page) I'd write it off, but it looks pretty damn functional...

 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 10:28 Dades
 
nin wrote on Jul 21, 2012, 22:46:
Speaking of kickstarters, it looks like (once again) Skyjacker won't make it's goal. Very sad. People say they want a game like TIE Fighter or Freespace, and it looks good, but not enough people show up.

I think this is just an issue with them getting the word out. I didn't even know it existed until I read your post, kicked in $100 because it sounds exactly like the kind of game I love.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 07:47 Mr. Tact
 
Hadn't previously heard of the "Tongue Map" -- dismissing Pluto as a planet is pretty easy if you spend a little time learning about different planetary objects. Astronomy has been turned upside down and side ways in the last 100 years.  
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 06:15 Bet
 
Geez I remember being taught that tongue map in grade school. Harder to dismiss that than to accept Pluto as a non-planet.

Evochron Mercenary is pretty great if you like the premise, especially for that price.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 22, 2012, 03:02 mag
 
nin wrote on Jul 21, 2012, 22:46:
Speaking of kickstarters, it looks like (once again) Skyjacker won't make it's goal. Very sad. People say they want a game like TIE Fighter or Freespace, and it looks good, but not enough people show up.


Never heard of it until now. Looks neat. But a big thing about Wing Commander/Tie Fighter/Freespace was that there were campaigns to follow through (good or bad). The story was a big part of the game for me.

Flying around aimlessly being a space pirate would be fun for a while, but I can only spend so much time punching out guards in Oblivion or driving down pedestrians in GTA before I get bored.
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2012, 22:46 nin
 
Sorry if it's redundant but there's a Defense Grid 2 kickstarter project up

Speaking of kickstarters, it looks like (once again) Skyjacker won't make it's goal. Very sad. People say they want a game like TIE Fighter or Freespace, and it looks good, but not enough people show up.

Saw Batman today...it was ok. A good conclusion to the trilogy, but the previous film (IMO) still stands a bit taller than the other two.


Looks like Digg will try and reinvent itself.

Saw that. Ugh. I can only imagine what it will look like next.


 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2012, 19:40 Wallshadows
 
Looks like Digg will try and reinvent itself.  
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2012, 19:39 Silicon Avatar
 
The battlemech cockpit is pretty cool.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2012, 17:52 killer_roach
 
Sepharo wrote on Jul 21, 2012, 13:33:
"72-Year-Old Voiceover Actor Fired From PBS After Being Arrested For Lewd Acts."

What a weird headline and article... Nameless voiceover actor from PBS? Why not Fred Willard from films like Anchorman, Wall-E, and a thousand other comedy movies and tv shows.

There was probably nothing else that he was able to be fired from, but the point is taken on the nameless aspect of it.
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2012, 16:50 jimnms
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 21, 2012, 15:15:
EEvochron Mercenary on sale. Any good? There has been such a dearth of space sims for the past decade or so.

I've been kind of interested in this too. It has a time limited demo (90 min), but it's not enough time to get an idea if this is the kind of game I'll stick with for a long time or get tired of after a few days.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2012, 15:15 jdreyer
 
EEvochron Mercenary on sale. Any good? There has been such a dearth of space sims for the past decade or so.  
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2012, 14:16 DNForever
 
Sorry if it's redundant but there's a Defense Grid 2 kickstarter project up - I only gave $10 but that's 10 more than they had before!!  
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 21, 2012, 13:33 Sepharo
 
"72-Year-Old Voiceover Actor Fired From PBS After Being Arrested For Lewd Acts."

What a weird headline and article... Nameless voiceover actor from PBS? Why not Fred Willard from films like Anchorman, Wall-E, and a thousand other comedy movies and tv shows.
 
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