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Sunday, Jan 01, 2023 Happy New Year!

Factorio Passes 3.5M Sales

A 2022 recap on the Factorio Blog shares more details on the success of this indie production management simulation (thanks PC Gamer). The game has now passed 3.5 million sales. Word is it has sold about a half-million copies every year since its release, which developer Wube Software says justifies its renowned "no sales" policy:
This year we have reached another sales milestone, with 3.5 million sales being passed this Christmas. We are still having steady and consistent sales of about 500,000 each year, which in retrospect validates the original no-sale policy we have stuck with since we launched on Steam in 2016.

"The Year of PAYDAY 3"

A new trailer from OVERKILL Software celebrates what the developer is calling the year of PAYDAY 3. The tagline is more dramatic than the clip, which is a logo reveal. A caption warns that the video is "pre-alpha footage, subject to change." That doesn't sound like it applies to the logo, so it must refer to the cinematic footage of a fireworks display over the East River. The video also includes news that the co-op heist shooter sequel is now available to wishlist on Steam. The Steam Listing also includes an update saying the game's Community Hub on Steam will be the primary source of communication with players. Here's more:
There probably are a lot of questions about PAYDAY 3 that you want to ask, and while we can’t answer all of them (yet!) we want to share a space where the community can talk about anything PAYDAY 3 as we get closer to launch. On that note, we’ve opened up the Steam Community Hub, so we can start using its discussion board. If you have a question you’ve been wondering about, ask it there and we’ll do our best to answer!

If you are new to PAYDAY and the art of robbing banks and getting paid, we wish you a very special welcome! Any questions you might have, feel free to ask any of the veteran PAYDAY heisters in the community or speak to us developers.

To all the veteran heisters, it’s time to bring your old crew back together, and dust off your finest masks - because this is the year of PAYDAY 3!
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Out of the Blue

Happy New Year! It's hard to believe it's already… whatever year it is now, am I right? If you chose to party hearty last night, here's hoping you aren't suffering too badly today. We had a nice quiet evening in the BlueTower, so we're bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. I imagine there are some college football fans who are in pain either way, however, as New Year's Day is normally a huge day in the NCAA postseason. But since it's a Sunday, there are actually no college games today. This is great for me, as I don't really follow collegiate sports. I imagine most NFL fans are college football fans as well, however, so my outlook is probably an outlier.

Obituary: Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green dead at 45 from cancer.
Obituary: Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters dead at 74.

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