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Saturday, Dec 31, 2011 New Year's Eve

Gratuitous Tank Battles Video Diary

This video offers Cliff Harris from Positech Games offering thoughts on Gratuitous Tank Battles, and the influences behind this upcoming tower defense-style strategy game. On a semi-related note, Gratuitous Space Battles is on sale on Steam, where the GTB predecessor is half-off.

Op Ed

Kotaku - A Beatdown in Which No One Threw the First Punch.
That's his prerogative. Penny Arcade is not my business and I've never attended PAX. But the fact remains this incident never would have become the Internet scandal it is if Krahulik didn't decide it involved him and it involved Penny Arcade. There's a difference between saying, for example, "The Boston Red Sox endorse what I write," and "I'm going to a Red Sox game." Well, PAX is a Red Sox game in this case; all Christoforo said was he was going to it, which more than 100 exhibitors do in Boston.

On Sale

  • BIT.TRIP Series on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Bioshock Series on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Counter-Strike Series on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Dead Island on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Dungeons and Dragons: Daggerdale on Steam. Save 66%.
  • GRID on Steam. Save 75%.
  • The Haunted Hells Reach on Impulse Driven. Save 75%.
  • Hitman Series on Steam. Save 75%.
  • HOARD on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Homefront on Impulse Driven. Save 75%.
  • L.A. Noire: The Complete Edition on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Magicka on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Might and Magic Heroes Series on Steam. Save 50-75%.
  • Rochard on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Stronghold 3 on Impulse Driven. Save 20%.

Game Reviews

Hardware Reviews

Out of the Blue

Happy New Year's Eve! We're planning a quiet evening here in the BlueTower, and are very happy about that. I'm also happy that I'm not in any oral pain, as it turns out I need to go back to Dr. Toothy when he has more time for me, since there are two things he can do in the same area at once, which would be optimal. You can look forward to my whining about that in a couple of weeks, around the time of my new appointment. As for tonight, I'll offer my usual warnings about being careful on what is a heyday for amateur drinking: Please be safe, especially on the road. And of course, to those in areas like Australia where it's already 2012, please don't reveal what the future holds, as my flux capacitor is on the fritz, and I may not be able to go back set things right.

Back to the Links: Thanks Ant and Mike Martinez and Acleacius.
Play: Tactical Force 1.
Stories: Airlines Count Down to Safest Year on Record. Thanks Slashdot.
Images: Yahoo!'s Top 'Where Are They Now?'
Media: Win/Luck Compilation of 2011.
Best Local News Bloopers of 2011.
NMA: Romo, Manning battle for playoff spot.
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