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Saturday, Jun 24, 2017

Grand Theft Auto OpenIV Returns

A tweet from GTANet reveals that the OpenIV mod for Grand Theft Auto V is back in action. This jibes with yesterday's announcement from Rockstar saying that single-player GTA mods are allowed by them, provided they don't impact online play or infringe on anyone's IP. Word on the new version of the mod is that it "contains bug fixes and small improvements." Thanks Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

Battlestar Galactica Deadlock Video Tease

A reveal teaser trailer is here to taunt us about Battlestar Galactica Deadlock, the recently announced space strategy game based on the sci-fi TV series. Slitherine uses the occasion to tell us they'll be back on Wednesday with a first look at gameplay from the project though your choice of four outlets. Here's the plan:
We are excited to announce that on June 28th we’ll be revealing Battlestar Galactica Deadlock™, in a simultaneous livestream on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Mixer.

Don’t miss the first look of Battlestar Galactica Deadlock and your chance to ask us anything you’d like.

We’ll be live on June 28th at 11 am PST / 2 pm EST / 8 pm CEST

Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/slitherinegroup
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SlitherineGames
Mixer: https://mixer.com/Slitherine
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bsgdeadlock

More F1 2017 Classic Cars

A new trailer from F1 2017 introduces two more cars from the upcoming racing sim sequel. At least we'll take their word for it, they all kind of look alike. Also, there's no driving, so this basically shows off paint jobs and sponsor decals. There are some details in the accompanying announcement, however:
F1 2017 features a deep career mode, numerous multiplayer enhancements, and a brand new ‘Championships’ game mode as well as the return of classic cars. Both the 1992 Williams FW14B and the 1996 Williams FW18 will be playable in F1 2017 when it releases on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment system by Microsoft, and Windows PC via Steam worldwide this summer on August 25.

1992 Williams FW14B – Driven by Nigel Mansell and Riccardo Patrese during the 1992 Formula 1™ season, the FW14B was the dominant car in which Mansell won the Drivers’ Championship, with a then record breaking nine wins in the season.

1996 Williams FW18 – The most successful car of the 1996 season, winning 12 of the 16 races, with Damon Hill triumphing eight times to Jacques Villeneuve’s four, winning Hill the Drivers’ Championship title, and Williams the Constructors’ Championship.

Claire Williams, deputy team principal, Williams Racing said, “The FW14B is one of our most iconic cars and one of my personal favorites. With Nigel Mansell behind the wheel, it was a force to be reckoned with and provided one of our greatest eras as a team in Formula One. The FW18 of 1996 is statistically our most successful ever car, winning 12 out of 16 races, six of which were one-two finishes, on our way to securing the Constructors’ title. We are delighted that these cars are being included in this year’s new F1 game for 2017. It is a special year for us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, so a perfect moment to celebrate two cars that we are so proud of at Williams. We hope that gamers will love driving them as they remember some great moments from the history of our sport.”
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We've had touches of rain to outright rain storms around here for most of the past week. I would just like to thank the weather for making my life easier, as this coincidentally comes as we have some bare areas of the lawn that were just reseeded. It helps a lot for fledgling grass to be watered regularly in these early stages, and the rain has taken care of this so I haven't had to play games with a spinkler. It's almost like we planned it this way.

Planned Links: Thanks Ant and Acleacius.
Links: New York’s Great Scenic Ride. Thanks Cutter.
Stories: Home Depot, Menards- Accused of misrepresenting lumber size. 4ish x 4ish.
Mike Myers’s Strange Resurfacing on “The Gong Show.” Thanks Devicer.
Media: YouTubers are so Helpful (NSFW).
'Road rage' motorcyclist kicks car causing dramatic pile up. There are lessons here. Thanks The Flying Penguin.
Syrian Muslim Man pays for US Woman desperate to sell her ring in Dallas. Thanks ViperFour.
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