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Thursday, Dec 26, 2013 Happy Boxing Day & Kwanzaa


On Sale

The end of year sale on Origin features almost all titles at up to a 40% off their normal prices.

  • Anno 2070 on Steam. Save 75%.
  • BioShock Triple Pack on Save 81%.
  • Chivalry Chest on Save 75%.
  • Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition on Steam. Save 80%.
  • DmC: Devil May Cry on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Gone Home on Steam. Save 66%.
  • Hotline Miami on Steam. Save 80%.
  • The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing on Steam. Save 66%.
  • Killing Floor on Steam. Save 75%.
  • Nancy Drew: The Secret of Shadow Ranch on GameStop PC Downloads.
  • NBA 2K14 on Steam. Save 50%.
  • Robinson's Requiem Collection + Miasmata on Save 75%.
  • Wargame: Airland Battle on Steam. Save 75%.

Borderlands 2 Live-Action Trailer

Jack's Exodus website now offers a one-minute teaser trailer from an upcoming live-action Borderlands 2 movie featuring a (spoiler alert) respawned Handsome Jack, some psychos from the wasteland, and everyone's favorite manorexic assassin, Zer0. The clip has the following description: "Death is just the beginning of the misadventures of Pandora's greatest villain," and the website says the film itself will debut next week: "An exclusive screening of Jack's Exodus will be presented at the Games on Film Festival in Washington DC on Friday, January 3rd. If you would like to attend please register at" There's more on what this is all about in their disclaimer:

Jack's Exodus is a non-profit film for private use only, and is not for sale or resale. At the moment, it is strictly for the promotional use of Manifest Film, Veritas Gold, and Machinima. It is in NO way endorsed by 2k, or Gearbox, or its affiliates, nor is it intended to undermine or compete with any existing or forthcoming material. Jack's Exodus is created for the purpose of demonstrating our capabilities to create and execute a story set within the world of Pandora and should not be sold, rented or used for anything of the sort. Manifest Film and Anthony Pietromonaco make no claim to any of the characters, locations, storyline, props, costume designs, logos, names or situations that are trademarked, copyrighted or otherwise protected by the federal, state, international or other intellectual property law. This film is produced solely for the personal enjoyment of the cast, crew and any other Video Game fan. No copyright infringement is intended or implied.

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L4D2 Still Free For Now

If you missed it from yesterday, Steam is still offering Left 4 Dead 2 for free about one hour more. The giveaway ends at 1:00 pm EST. As a consolation prize, at that time a new batch of items will go on sale, and well have a new "on sale" post here to celebrate.

Gatherings & Competitions

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Hardware Reviews

  • ADATA DashDrive Elite SE720 External Solid State Drive on
  • Seasonic S12G Series 750W Power Supply on PC Perspective.
  • Silicon Power Armor Series A30 USB 3.0 Portable HDD Review on Mad Shrimps.
  • Strontium Nitro 64GB microSDXC Memory Card on TweakTown.
  • Synology RS10613xs+- 10GbE 10-bay Rackmount NAS on AnandTech.
  • Tt-eSPORTS Meka G-Unit Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard on TechwareLabs.


Out of the Blue

Happy Kwanzaa, happy second day of Christmas (better unwrap those turtle doves before they suffocate), happy Saint Stephen's day (shout out to all the Stephens out there), and happy Wren Day. Also, happy Boxing Day, a holiday I traditionally note in spite what's at best a sketchy understanding of what it's about. We've often celebrated the occasion here with a pudding of the figgy variety (like in the song), but the nearby store that carried them has closed, so we'll look for one today, but we may be out of luck there. Here's hoping things are going well for you, whether you're celebrating or not.

Boxing Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Play: Atomic Puzzle Xmas.
Science: Shock Therapy Can Erase Unwanted Memories.
Images: Astonishing Photographs Of Drugs Prove Substances Look Just Like They Feel.
Media: Exploding High-speed Christmas Bauble. Thanks HARDOCP.
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