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Sunday, Feb 02, 2020 Happy Groundhog Day

Users Savage Warcraft III: Reforged

Hell hath no fury like a gamer scorned. As of this writing the User Score on Metacritic for Warcraft III: Reforged for PC stands at 0.5 out of ten, just a shade ahead of John Blutarsky's GPA. As noted on Screenrant, this gives Blizzard's real-time strategy remake the dubious distinction of being the lowest user-rated game in Metacritic history. It currently sports a 63 metascore based on the opinions six professional critics, but the 18,353 user reviews completely savage the new release. If you sort them by "most helpful, there is one rating of 1 on the first page of results, and the remainder are 0. According to the breakdown, there are 697 positive reviews, 158 mixed reviews, and 17,498 negative ones.

Steam Top 10

Here's this weeks accounting from Valve of last week's bestselling titles on Steam:

  1. Temtem
  2. Grand Theft Auto V
  3. Red Dead Redemption 2
  4. Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  5. Red Dead Redemption 2
  6. MONSTER HUNTER: WORLD
  7. Human: Fall Flat
  8. PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
  9. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  10. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Game of the Year Edition

Out of the Blue

Happy Groundhog Day! Happily Punxsutawney Phil has predicted an early spring this year. Staten Island Chuck says the same thing, so the onset of warmer weather in these parts is confirmed by science. Hopefully the clairvoyant woodchucks in your area had similar good news. Speaking of which, do they celebrate this in Australia and other south of the equator locales to predict the timing of autumn? Never pondered that before. In other Groundhog Day news, Ned Ryerson says it's the best day of his life. Maybe because he's been revived for a Super Bowl ad. Oh yeah, that's the other thing: today is Super Bowl Sunday. I'm already dead and buried in our Playoff Pool, so I'm just hoping for an entertaining game. Here's hoping your festivities for the "big game" are excellent, and you don't suffer any beer or chicken wing related calamities along the way.

Obituary: Andy Gill, influential guitarist with Gang of Four, dies aged 64. Thanks Neutronbeam.

Super Links: Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.
Links: Today is the first global palindrome day in 909 years. Another one won't happen for 101 years.
Isaac Asimov's Throwback Literary Legacy.
The Glorious, Gutsy History of the Krispy Kreme Challenge.
Story: Pro Football Hall of Fame 2020: Inductees, Highlights and Reaction.
Science: Do You Think in Words? Not sure. Does that mean no?
Mathematicians Solve an Enduring '42' Problem Using Planetary Supercomputer. Deep Thought?
Exercise has the same effect on the brain as coffee.
Images: These are the most detailed images of the sun ever taken. Apparently made of caramel corn. Thanks Acleacius.
Media: Saturday Night Live Highlight: Madden 21.
Park Bench Guy Sings Bon Jovi.
Follow-up: Coronavirus infections predicted to grow exponentially; first death outside China; outbreak becomes political.
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