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Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018

Battlerite Royale Beta Signups

Stunlock Studios invites everyone interested in Battlerite Royale to the Battlerite Website to sign up for closed beta testing of the upcoming battle royale game. They offer this roadmap for Battlerite and Battlerite Royale showing they plan to launch the game in Early Access next month following the testing. They accompany the news with a gameplay reveal trailer and the following details:

The first trailer for Battlerite Royale is out today, giving players a first look at gameplay from Stunlock Studios’ anticipated new game in the Battlerite world. Battlerite Royale will launch on Steam Early Access as a standalone game this September. Beta sign-ups are now open for a chance to take part in the closed beta testing. Sign up here: https://www.battlerite.com/royale

In Battlerite Royale, players skydive from the back of a mysterious flying creature to land on Talon Island and begin exploring the lush and colourful surroundings. During fast-paced matches players roam a map 30 times larger than a standard Battlerite arena map in order to find a variety of items and consumables, fight other players to grab their loot, and ultimately be the last one standing on the island. There will be several Champions to choose from, each with their own unique fighting style. The signature Battlerite combat and input system remain unchanged, though all Champions have been optimized for Battlerite Royale.

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Koch Media Acquires Timesplitters and Second Sight

Koch Media announces the acquisition of the TimeSplitters franchise from Free Radical Design, saying they also picked up Free Radical's Second Sight secondhand in the deal as well. Word is Deep Silver will be publishing the new games in each series, but they are not revealing details about their plans just yet:

It is with great pleasure that Koch Media today announces the acquisition of the cherished video games series Timesplitters. The agreement sees Koch Media become the owners of the intellectual property and the rights to create videogames based on the brand which will be produced by the Koch Media’s publishing label Deep Silver.

Largely considered as one of the most influential console games of the early 2000s Timesplitters was originally created by Free Radical Design, who later became Crytek UK Ltd and finally Deep Silver Dambuster, also part of the Koch Media family. The three game series earned a large and passionate fan base thanks to its unique humour, art style and pop culture references while encouraging customisation and modification to give each person their own individual experience. “We are hugely excited to have acquired Timesplitters” commented Klemens Kundratitz, CEO Koch Media GmbH “The original games gave fans a massive content offer and provided a pure and genuinely fun arcade shooter experience. We have many fans of the Timesplitters series among our own staff who are passionate about creating a product that will thrill todays gaming audience.”

In addition to Timesplitters, Koch Media have also acquired the IP and the rights to science fiction action-adventure game Second Sight. Also conceived by Free Radical Design, Second Sight was originally released in 2004 and follows the adventures of an American parapsychology researcher who undertakes missions alongside a band of U.S Marines using a mix of gun combat and stealth gameplay. Forthcoming Second Site products will also be published by Deep Silver.

Full details of future Timesplitters and Second Sight products will be revealed in due course.

Steam Planning More Cross-OS Support?

Reddit has some information datamined from the Steam client that references compatibility tools that may allow Steam games to be played on alternate OSes. Word is: "Steam Play will automatically install compatibility tools that allow you to play games from your library that were built for other operating systems." GamingOnLinux (thanks VG247) is excited over what this may mean to Linux users, and while that may be the case, comments on Github indicate the bits of this code first appeared in January, so whatever comes of this may not be immediate. Here's more of what GamingOnLinux says about this:

That certainly sounds like something Wine related, perhaps with a sprinkle of something like DXVK, don't you think? However, it could even just be DOSBox, a Valve-sponsored tool or anything—we simply don't know enough at this point.

Having the ability to use tools like Wine from within the native Linux Steam client, is actually something that has been requested for a long time by quite a number of people. It could certainly make using Wine less of a hassle for Steam games. If so, it might even give developers a better idea of how many people are on different operating systems if it showed up in their statistics when someone's using such a feature.

Deathgarden Kicks Off Early Access with a Free Week

Steam News announces Early Access is underway for Deathgarden, an asymmetrical multiplayer shooter for Windows. As announced here, they are kcicking off Early Access with a week where the game is free for all to play. Here's an Early Access Launch Trailer along with word on the game:

Set in the near future, DEATHGARDEN™ revolves around a spectacular real blood sport that became the most popular entertainment on the planet. Players choose to team up as one of the five agile Runners or to embody the Hunter, a heavily armed competitor whose mission is to kill the Runners, preventing them from escaping The Garden.

Deathgarden pits individual cunning against strategy and teamwork–a lone but lethal Hunter against a team of dextrous Runners. Both sides must prove their skills and take control of the procedurally-generated Garden.

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Fernz Gate Released

Major Nelson announces the launch of Fernz Gate as an Xbox play anywhere title, so this can be played on Windows 10 and Xbox One through a single purchase. This fantasy RPG can be picked up through the Microsoft Store, where they offer screenshots, a trailer, and the following description:

Travel to the other side and beyond and find a way back home in a fantasy RPG! After awaking in unfamiliar woods, Alex, an ordinary high schooler living an ordinary life, learns he has somehow ended up in Fernland, a world dominated by conflict and destruction. Fighting monsters, the ever-ominous threat of the Overlord, and a succession of chaotic events as he tries to find his own place in this new world, Alex comes across Lita, a young woman from a peaceful world like his own. Hitting it off, they soon become friends and set out together, but what hidden truth awaits them as their adventure begins to unfold...? Join forces with buddies and fight! Take advantage of the Secret House and dispatch buddies to collect items or place them on stands to gain special-effects. Grow parameter-increasing fruit, upgrade and customize weapons, take on variety of sub quests and enjoy plenty of content!

Super Seducer 2

This trailer offers "female perspectives" on Super Seducer 2, a sequel that will offer more dubious advice on the art of meeting women when it is released on Steam next month. This builds on the original game's pretense of Richard La Ruina's expertise at seduction by adding the input of his wife, who is living proof that his techniques worked at least once. "As much as we loved the first game, we knew we could make Super Seducer 2 even better and for more than male players," said producer Kate La Ruina. "I’m honored to have taken a more significant role this time around and work with such a talented team on the game from start to finish. We took a lot of the feedback from the original, and I’m confident that Super Seducer 2 will be an entertaining game that can also enrich people’s dating lives!" The clip is cringe worthy, but that seems to be a goal of this series, so job well done. Here's a bit:

Told from a woman’s perspective, the newly added levels shine a light on a side of dating rarely considered. When it comes to dating — or landing a second date, for that matter — it is often thought that a man does much of the heavy lifting. Super Seducer 2 aims to show women how they can confidently charm guys they may view as out of their league or who they aren’t sure how to attract — and offers a look at the hilarious, yet eye-opening consequences of making the wrong moves. Such is the human condition for both men and women!

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Out of the Blue

I managed to get the Gunnar-man to the dog-a-torium yesterday for his bath. He hadn't grown out all that much since his last haircut, but I realized I should clipper him to help fight the heat, so he is now quite shorn. What's funny is I coordinated with Jedi's "mom" because he was getting a bath too. They went in after us, and today I learned that at one point she accidentally pointed the blow drier at the garbage can filled with Gunnar hair and covered the entire room in the clippings I had carefully discarded. Ooops. At least I tried.

Hairy Links: Thanks Ant.
Play: Snake: The Platformer.
Science: Scientists find way to make mineral which can remove CO2 from atmosphere.
How cities trick you into better behaviour. Thanks RedEye9.
Images: What hole?
Media: Aretha Franklin - Think (feat. The Blues Brothers).
John Oliver - Astroturfing.
Airplane Makes Emergency Landing on Busy California Freeway.
Pigeon protecting it's 'baby'-.
Follow-up: Puerto Rico officials say all of island now has power again. Heck of a job.
The Funnies: Hiss Fight Cartoon - Savage Chickens.


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Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018

Rune Early Access Next Month

Human Head Studios announces Early Access to Rune will begin next month on Steam, offering first crack at this revival of the Norse-themed action franchise. They accompany the news with a new trailer and a quote from their leader. "Rune is a brutal and challenging game set during the Norse apocalypse, explains Chris Rhinehart. "We designed it to appeal to fans of the original but also modernized the design for new fans. We hope that all the blood, heart, and soul we put in the game shows as you play and dismember your enemies to take their blood, heart, and soul." There's also still a chance to get in on beta testing this weekend:

Don’t forget that Closed Beta continues this Saturday, August 18. Servers will be live from 12:00 pm CDT to 4:00 pm CDT. Space is available on a first come, first served basis. If you haven’t yet won a key, we’re giving away more on Twitter this week. Plus, we’ll do another drawing before the next playtest. Sign up for the newsletter if you haven’t already.

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The Bard's Tale Trilogy Begins

The Bard's Tale Trilogy is now getting underway on GOG.com and Steam with a remastered version of the first episode in the RPG series. The other two installments are promised by the end of the year. This trailer offers a look at how this lines up with your memories, and the announcement explains the plan in more detail:

Experience the events that led to The Bard’s Tale IV: Barrows Deep and The Mage’s Tale! The Bard's Tale Trilogy is a remastering of the classic 1980’s series, one of the godfathers of the RPG genre. Create an adventuring party in the first volume and play it across all three, creating a heroic story all your own!

  • The Bard’s Tale Trilogy launches with the first volume in the series. In the fall, The Bard’s Tale II: The Destiny Knight will be added. Finally, late in the year, The Bard’s Tale III: Thief of Fate. Each volume will be added into the collection free of charge!
  • Rescue a city trapped by a wizard, reforge the legendary Destiny Wand, and travel across time and space to confront a Mad God!
  • Enjoy a uniform playing experience across all three titles without the need for emulation or compatibility concerns.
  • For the first time, play as male or female across all three games! Also includes other quality of life changes such as automapping for all three games, spell access, and updated equipment/inventory management.
  • The final game content released will be the Legacy Mode, a suite of features which will allow veteran players to experience the games similar to how they first played them, and will be released free of charge for owners when complete.

The Bard's Tale Trilogy is a chance for old fans to be young once again and for a new generation of roleplaying and dungeon crawler fans to discover why these games matter so much all these years later. Pick up the game and start your epic adventure today!

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On Flight Sims versus Actual Flying

There's a report on The New York Times following up on last week's incident where an untrained pilot stole and crashed an aircraft in Seattle. One of the hijacker's radio comments joked about having played videogames, and the Times explores whether that's the answer to how he managed to take off and perform advanced maneuvers with no formal flying experience. This does not appear to be an effort to demonize gaming, just an attempt to understand if it is plausible that someone could learn to fly from a simulation. Some of the answers they get are cagey, as some experts sound like they don't want to encourage other virtual flyboys to follow suit:

Mr. McSpadden said he found it highly unlikely that Mr. Russell had the skills simply from a simulation. He noted that the recording of Mr. Russell’s conversation with air traffic controllers suggested he wasn’t familiar with aviation terminology but he knew enough to attempt aerial maneuvers.

Thomas Anthony, director of the University of Southern California Aviation Safety and Security Program, acknowledged that there were “portions of the approach and landing process” that could be taught using a simulator. Still, he was emphatic: “You cannot safely operate an aircraft based solely on a simulator.”

He said that the broad availability of simulators — as with so many other technologies that have proliferated in recent years — is a two-way street. “It simply is another thing that needs to be addressed, and understood, and mitigated,” he said.

Professor Anthony referred to the findings of the 9/11 Commission, which concluded that the authorities responsible for maintaining the security of American aviation had broad “failures of imagination” in the years leading up to the Sept. 11 attacks.

An equally grave threat was the refusal to challenge certain assumptions — for instance, that a person who doesn’t have a criminal background or associations with terrorism was safe to work behind the scenes. “But, in fact, that’s not enough,” Professor Anthony said. Sophisticated simulators and private emotional turmoil can prove to be a deadly mix, he said.

Mr. Barclay said landing was “an art form” that could not be learned from a PC-based simulator.

“There is one major thing that separates simulators from real life,” Mr. Barclay said. “If you crash in the simulator, then you can reset it and start again.”

Star Control: Origins Adds Adam Baldwin

Stardock announces the addition of Adam Baldwin to the voice cast of Star Control: Origins, their upcoming continuation of the Star Control series. Baldwin, no relation to the madcap acting brothers from Long Island, is famous for his work in Firefly, Chuck, and Full Metal Jacket. He is also understood to be the originator of the hashtag #GamerGate with a 2014 tweet. This blog post has the news and details, and we have the Reader's Digest version here:

Adam is best known for playing a number of unforgettable characters, like Jayne Cobb from Firefly, John Casey from Chuck, and Animal Mother from Full Metal Jacket. In Star Control: Origins, Adam will lend his voice talents to bring life to a rogue mercenary commander of the Menkmack as he pursues the player for a mysterious client.

Strange Brigade Trailer

A new trailer from Strange Brigade runs over six minutes to offer an extended look at gameplay in the 1930s action/adventure in advance of its release on August 28th. Word is: "Featuring bamboozling new levels and the recently unearthed Score Attack and Horde Modes, the trailer is now available to watch on home motion picture screens!" Would you like to know more? No problem, this clip has you completely covered, as they say, "Today's terrific new trailer gives newcomers to STRANGE BRIGADE all the info needed to become a fully-fledged hero. From the lowdown on the Brigade's supernatural powers to the veritable legion of mystical malefactors in their way, this video has got the lot!" Continue here to read the full story.

Phantom Doctrine Released

Phantom Doctrine is now available for Windows on GOG.com and Steam, offering a Cold War action/strategy game part of a new wave of titles set in the 1980s. The launch trailer has a look at the game, and the description lays out the game's doctrine, which includes free upgrades for early adopters and loyalty bonuses for owners of Hard West:

Between now and Aug. 28, purchases of Phantom Doctrine on Steam and GOG.com will also automatically be upgraded at no extra charge to the game’s Deluxe Version (standard price $45.99), which includes the game’s soundtrack and digital art book (sold separately as a bundle for $9.99). In addition, PC players who own Hard West on Steam or GOG.com will receive an additional 5% discount when buying Phantom Doctrine within the next two weeks (which stacks with the launch sale for a combined 15% discount).

Phantom Doctrine is a turn-based espionage tactics game set at the height of the Cold War. As the leader of a covert organization battling a global conspiracy, you’ll have to master operating in the shadows against overwhelming odds. Train your agents, investigate new cases, and research cutting-edge tech at your base, then infiltrate enemy facilities, uncover their schemes, and eliminate their assets with stealth or brute force.

Experience Phantom Doctrine’s deep single-player mode from two different perspectives: a KGB counterintelligence operative or a renegade CIA commando. Unlock New Game Plus runs of the game’s 40-hour campaign with additional story content, or challenge rivals around the world in ruthless one-on-one online multiplayer matches. Phantom Doctrine captures the subtle tension and intrigue of classic Cold War spy films with atmospheric visuals and an unnerving soundtrack from award-winning composer Marcin Przybylowicz (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt).

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U.K. Sales Charts

GFK Chart-Track now offers their weekly charts tracking videogame sales in the U.K., which they typically post on Mondays. The accompanying post about the all platform top 40 chart for the week ending August 11th is brief: "‘Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy’ remains at the top for a seventh consecutive week, although three newcomers manage to debut within the Top 10. ‘Madden NFL 19’ enters at No5 ahead of ‘Overcooked! 2’ at No8 and ‘We Happy Few’ at No10." The PC top 30 is once again dominated by The Sims, and Star Wars: Battlefront II is the only game in the top 10 that wasn't there last week:

POS. TITLE PUBLISHER LAST WEEK
1 - FOOTBALL MANAGER 2018 SEGA 1
2 - THE SIMS 4 EA GAMES 2
3 ˄ THE SIMS 4: SEASONS EA GAMES 4
4 ˅ THE SIMS 4: CATS & DOGS EA GAMES 3
5 - THE SIMS 4: CITY LIVING EA GAMES 5
6 ˄ THE SIMS 4: GET TO WORK EA GAMES 6
7 ˄ THE ELDER SCROLLS V: SKYRIM - LEGENDARY BETHESDA SOFTWORKS 7
8 ˄ X-PLANE 11 AEROSOFT 8
9 ˄ STAR WARS BATTLEFRONT II EA GAMES 15
10 ˅ GRAND THEFT AUTO V ROCKSTAR 9

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Link of the Day: Everything Wrong With Ready Player One. Thanks Ant.

Jagged Alliance: Rage! Announced

THQ Nordic announces Jagged Alliance: Rage!, a new installment in the turn-based tactics series coming to Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this fall. This will be the first game published under their HandyGames label which they say "will act as an independent publisher, focussing on small and mid-sized projects or 3rd-party indie games." Word is: "In Jagged Alliance: Rage! you are constantly on the brink of breakdown. Badly equipped and outnumbered, it's up to the player to lead their seasoned mercenaries in tactical turn-based missions and to light the spark of a revolution." Here's a trailer showing off cinematics and gameplay, and the Jagged Alliance website is updated to support the new game. Here's the announcement:

Jagged Alliance is back – With a new take on turn-based tactics, adventure elements and the well-known quirky mercenaries! Set 20 years after the first Jagged Alliance, this spin-off lets you experience a road trip into a jungle hell to test your mind and body to the limits!
This time it’s just you and a few allies versus an entire island ruled by a drug overlord and his crazed army.

The Features:

  • 2 Player online co-op mode
  • Deep turn-based tactical gameplay mixed with adventure elements
  • Choose a variety of tactics ranging from stealth to brute force
  • Strong character personalities with own skills, desires and personal conflicts
  • Rage skills: Unique character abilities that get more powerful over the course of the battle
  • Powerful Commanders coordinate enemy troops on the battlefields
  • Face terrifying experimental drugs and use them to manipulate your enemies

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The Walking Dead: The Final Season Begins

Steam News announces The Walking Dead: The Final Season is now available for Windows on Steam, saying, "A secluded school might finally be Clementine’s chance for a home, but protecting it will mean sacrifice." This is actually the first episode of the final season, so there are three additional future episodes included in your purchase. Here's what to expect, bearing in mind that zombie outbreaks often lead to the unexpected:

Clementine, now a fierce and capable survivor, has reached the final chapter in her journey. After years on the road facing threats both living and dead, a secluded school might finally be her chance for a home. But protecting it will mean sacrifice. Clem must build a life and become a leader while still watching over AJ, an orphaned boy and the closest thing to family she has left. In this gripping and emotional final season, you will define your relationships, fight the undead, and determine how Clementine’s story ends.

  • Emotional, Gut-Wrenching Story - See Clementine’s journey through to the end. As she builds a new life, you will have to grapple with new types of choices and live with the consequences as AJ looks on, learning from your every move.
  • More Control, More Tension - A new over-the-shoulder camera system, greater freedom to explore detailed environments, and scenes of unscripted combat capture the fear of living in a world overrun by the undead. All this creates the most engaging The Walking Dead game yet.
  • Striking New Visual Style - The all-new Graphic Black art style rips the ink from the pages of the Eisner Award-winning comic book series and brings the world of The Walking Dead to life like never before.

Lunacy: Saint Rhodes Announced

Publisher Iceberg Interactive and developer Lazarus Studio announce Lunacy: Saint Rhodes, a first-person survival/horror game for PC expected next year. Word is: "In Lunacy: Saint Rhodes, you seek the truth behind your family’s ghastly murder. Investigate the history of your ancestral home in the town of Saint Rhodes, while fighting to survive what haunts it. The Author, an advanced AI, observes how you play and changes the course of the game based on your actions. You are being watched; never alone, never safe." The announcement trailer shows off some of the game's spooky environments, and its Steam listing is live to help you keep up with this. The announcement has an outline of what to expect:

Lunacy: Saint Rhodes is a truly terrifying experience, unravelling the horrific tale of the events in the town of Saint Rhodes. Frightening creatures roam the streets, guided by The Author, as you explore the minutely detailed town, in search of clues to help you survive. No single visit to the town will be the same, with multiple non-linear paths leading to different outcomes.

Key features

  • An advanced AI watches your every move and ensures that you never really feel safe
  • True atmospheric horror, enhanced by the beautifully crafted environments of Saint Rhodes
  • Harrowing storyline involving a family with a dark past
  • Terrifying enemies, all requiring a different approach
  • Multiple paths to take and outcomes to experience

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Death's Gambit Released

Death's Gambit is now available for Windows and PlayStation 4, offering a side-scrolling, action/RPG from publisher Adult Swim Games and developer White Rabbit. The PC edition is available through GOG.com and Steam, and this Steam post outlines their plans for post-release support, while promising players they will die a lot. Here's a cinematic trailer and here are more details:

Death’s Gambit raises you from the dead to wage war against the legendary immortals of Siradon, a vast, unforgiving land of dark forests, medieval ruins, frozen wastes and more. As an agent of Death itself, you’ll wield an arsenal of uniquely powerful weapons and abilities in wickedly challenging battles that demand quick thinking and tactics. Choose from seven playable classes, customize your champion with new gear and talents, and adapt a play style all your own to survive against the beasts, knights, horrors, and undying guardians of the realm that lay ahead.

Siradon is a highly stylized gothic world full of ancient secrets and dangers. You’ll travel across varied locales, meet strange, enigmatic characters, and unravel a rewardingly non-linear story on your journey.

Every boss in Death’s Gambit is a precise test of skill, strategy and nerves. Give vanquished bosses a second shot at besting you after you defeat them in Heroic Mode, or start a whole new adventure in New Game Plus mode.

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Tanglewood Released

UK developer Big Evil Corporation now offers the release of Tanglewood, a side-scroller that's so throwback they say it was developed "exclusively using tools from the Mega Drive’s 1990s heyday." True to that, this is not only available for Windows, macOS, and Linux, but for SEGA as a Genesis/Mega Drive as a physical cartridge. The launch trailer shows off this nostalgia trip, and the announcement explains further:

A brand-new and original game for the Mega Drive, Tanglewood is a classic side-scroller in the vein of Virgin’s timeless 16-bit platformers Aladdin and The Lion King, mixed with influences from a certain hedgehog and some metroidvania-style exploration. The player controls the fox-like Nymn, who is lost in the dark and dangerous wilds of the Tanglewood. Nymn is desperate to return to his family pack, and must survive being hunted by several dangerous beasts. Other creatures, however, will assist Nymn, providing colour-changing power-ups to help him on his journey home. Expect chases, puzzles, tricks and traps, demanding boss fights and many surprises along the way.

Tanglewood is a genuine 16-bit experience, produced using original 1990s SEGA development tools and programmed in pure 68000 assembly language - no Unity or Unreal here. The game enjoyed a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2016, raising almost £55,000 (over €61,000, $70,000 USD). This enabled Big Evil Corporation - headed by former Crytek and Traveller’s Tales programmer Matt Phillips - to focus on making Tanglewood using only what was available to developers during the Mega Drive’s 1990s heyday.

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  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X and 2990WX CPUs on Techgage and Tom's Hardware.
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX CPU on Legit Reviews.
  • BlitzWolf BW-ANC1 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Earphones on Nikk Tech.
  • Corsair Carbide SPEC-06 RGB Case on Vortez.
  • Fnatic STREAK Keyboard on Vortez.
  • NZXT E850 850W Gold Digital Power Supply on Play3r.
  • Pixio PX277h Gaming Monitor on IGN.

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Out of the Blue

We're getting a little break today from the sweltering heat, but it looks like it's short-lived, as the forecast for tomorrow looks muy caliente. But this is enough of a window to scoot over to the local dog-a-torium with the Gunnar-man to give him a bath. The self-serve bath place is delightfully convenient, but it's a confined space with little air conditioning, so getting in there on a day like today is ideal. It's also necessary, as my darling little poodle is starting to smell like a wildebeest, so he desperately needs bathing.

Stinky Links: Thanks Ant.
Play: Stuck.
Link: To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit. Thanks RedEye9.
Stories: Baby squirrel chases man so relentlessly he calls police.
Blomkamp Wants Weller For "RoboCop Returns."
Science: Multigene test may find risk for heart disease, diabetes and breast cancer.
Mathematicians solve age-old spaghetti mystery. Thanks Neutronbeam.
Your Chicken’s Salmonella Problem Is Worse Than You Think.
Images: This Gave Me A Heart Attack - Insurgency.
Media: Warrnambool's wombat street art is a happy accident.
Roborace at Goodwood Road & Racing Hillclimb. We will not be able to outrun our robot overlords.
Lovely day for a swim at the River Thames.


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