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Sunday, May 17, 2009 Happy National Day (Norway) Hurra, hurra, hurra!

TF2 Meet the Spy Video

It looks like the "Meet the Spy" video for Team Fortress 2 has been leaked, which is probably the work of spies. The clip is available on the YouTube for your illicit viewing pleasure. Thanks S.E.A.L.

First BlizzCon 2009 Tickets Sell Out

The BlizzCon 2009 Website has the not unexpected word that yesterday's initial round of tickets for the August gaming convention is sold out, with the next batch to go on sale on May 30:
The initial allotment of tickets for BlizzCon 2009 has now been sold out. If you weren’t able to get tickets this time, you’ll have a second chance on Saturday, May 30, as another batch will go on sale then. Coverage of the gaming festival will also be offered by DIRECTV as a Pay Per View event, available both via satellite and Internet stream.

Universal Combat Collector's Edition Upgrade

3000AD now offers a free version 2.0 upgrade for Universal Combat Collector's Edition that incorporates the niche space combat with the engine improvements from Echo Squad SE. Also, the updated version of the game is now for sale, and can be found on the 3000AD sales page. The Version Control File outlines what's changed.

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Thanks Ant.

Out of the Blue

The weather turned out to be more cooperative than anticipated yesterday, and our cookout was not in danger of a rainout. In the way the world works that is sometimes mistaken for irony, it turns out a rainstorm could have averted the mini-disaster we suffered along the way. Our nieces love the dogs, and the dogs love them back, so eventually lobbying started for the girls to take the dogs for a walk. It was obvious the two children and their mom could not handle both beasts, so we decided they should walk the Gunnar-man, who was not going to poo along the way (Hudson the wonder dog manages to leave a present on almost every walk in the spirit of not pooping where she eats), and he was not going to want to get into any dogfights along the way, the way our feisty Airedale might. The bad news is that neither dog appreciated this arrangement, with Hudson crying as Gunnar was dragged off, and Gunnar requiring to be, well, dragged off. Gunnar's unwillingness to proceed caused the walk to be quickly aborted, but he was so worked up by the time they returned that he burst through the door, managing to pull our sister-in-law's hand into the doorframe by the leash. One trip to the Emergency Room later, she has a splint on her broken pinkie, and the possibility that she will need surgery for a proper repair. Everyone feels just awful about this except Gunnar, who doesn't know what happened, and possibly MrsEgo, who seemed exceptionally calm and good natured about the whole episode from beginning to end.

Accidental Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez.
Play: Favela Heroes.
Learn to Fly.
Link: Wolfsram beta gag. Thanks The Flying Penguin.
Stories: Even to Save Cash, Don’t Try This Stuff at Home. Thanks j.c.f.
Man Kills Boss Over Air Conditioning. Thanks Digg.
'Star Trek' Director Open To Sequel With Shatner. Or Khaaan! Thanks Digg
Science: Pentagon Preps Soldier Telepathy Push. Thanks Stadius.
Auction: $2,500 Xbox shoes, screaming with class.
Media: Augmented Reality Card Trick. Can computers save bad sleight of hand?
Follow-ups: Tricky Repair Goes Well for Astronauts. Thanks j.c.f.
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