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Sunday, Jul 07, 2024 Bungie Day - World Chocolate Day

Everglyph Trials Announced

Indie developer Tabi Entertainment announces Everglyph Trials, a strategy game coming "soon" to Steam to help alleviate the shortage of roguelite deckbulders. The Official Reveal Trailer has a look at gameplay and the game's hand-drawn graphics. Here's word:
Test your wit and strategy in Everglyph Trials, a roguelite deck builder with ever-evolving choices and challenges.
Build your deck from a variety of cards, each with a unique combination of effects. Unleash devastating combos and adapt your tactics to defeat powerful floor bosses.
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Out of the Blue

We greatly enjoyed yesterday's birthday bash. It was good to see old friends and a good time was had by all. It actually turned out to be comfortable outside because it was close to the Long Island Sound. This worked out great, as the weather report tells me our "feels like" temperature is 98°F right now and that this is "COOLER" (in all caps) than yesterday. We should have just invited ourselves to stay over!

Obituary: Judy Belushi Pisano Dead: Producer and Widow of John Belushi was 73.
Obituary: Jon Landau, the Oscar-winning 'Titanic' and 'Avatar' producer, dies at 63.

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  • F1 - Official Teaser. A chance to show more corporate sponsor logos than, well, an F1 race.
  • A Sticky History of Superglue. "The product that has a million household uses probably has one or two of which you weren't totally unaware." Huh? Thanks RedEye9.

Saturday, Jul 06, 2024 National Fried Chicken Day (USA)

Satisfactory Leaves Early Access in September

A post on Steam announces an official release date for Satisfactory, saying version 1.0 of the factory automation game will roll off the assembly line on September 10th (thanks Anders). This comes right on top of the announcement about the Factorio expansion arriving in October. Satisfactory entered Early Access over five years ago, and has collected almost 140K "overwhelmingly positive" reviews since. Coffee Stain Studios celebrates the news with a new Announcement Trailer with the latest look at the game. Word is version 1.0 will come with a Duke Nukem 3D level of toilet functionality: "Players can look forward to plenty new features coming in 1.0, however, today we're happy to announce one of the most long awaited features, You will finally be able to flush the toilet in the HUB!!! Premium plumbing is now a reality, the HUB’s once trivial toilet has been updated with an advanced flushing mechanism, providing an extra luxurious worker experience for pioneers." Here's word on the game:
Satisfactory is a first-person open-world factory building game with a dash of exploration and combat. Play alone or with friends, explore an alien planet, create multi-story factories, and enter conveyor belt heaven!

Conquer nature by building massive factories across the land. Expand wherever and however you want. The planet is filled with valuable natural resources just waiting to be utilized. As an employee of FICSIT it’s your duty to make sure they come to good use.

Construct your factories with gracious perfection or build intricate webs of conveyor belts to supply all your needs. Automate trucks and trains to reach your faraway outposts and be sure to handle liquids properly by transporting them in pipes. It’s all about minimizing manual labour!
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BLEACH REBIRTH OF SOULS Announced

Bandai Namco announces BLEACH REBIRTH OF SOUL, a new installment in the BLEACH series coming "exclusively" to PC. PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S (exclusivity isn't what it used to be). An Announcement Trailer introduces the concept (brace for the sudden tone change halfway through) with cinematics and a glimpse or two of gameplay. Forget old-fashioned hacking and slashing, this promises "unique sword abilities." Here's word:
Awaken the blade and reverse your fate in BLEACH REBIRTH OF SOULS. Engage in thrilling action-packed battles with iconic characters from the legendary anime franchise including Ichigo Kurosaki, Rukia Kuchiki, Uryu Ishida, and Yasutora Sado (Chad). In the game, players will be able to unleash unique sword abilities like Bankai and unlock new forms in battle to claim victory against their opponents. Bandai Namco will unveil many more exciting details about the game in the months to come.

BLEACH is a popular sword-fighting battle action comic series that ran in Shueisha's shōnen manga magazine Weekly Shonen Jump until issue 38 in 2016. The TV animation series was broadcast from 2004 to March 2012, and a total of four movie versions have been released so far.
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Get Cakey's Twisted Bakery for Free

Cakey's Twisted Bakery is now available for Windows on Steam, offering a horror game based on the Hansel and Gretel concept of children as ingredients (thanks Ant). As noted here this debuts with a 100% discount as the Cakey's Twisted Bakery Promotional Package. Here's a trailer and more:
It's bake or die at Cakey's Bakery, where human children are the secret ingredient to strange monsters' delicious pastries. Find the recipe for survival to escape the bakery and it's sweet and scary staff! You're searching for your little brother, George, who has gone missing somewhere in the bakery. To rescue him, you must face the challenges of Cakey and his crumbly companions: Frostina and Candy Bane.
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Demos & Freebies

  • Dawnfolk on Steam (Windows, macOS, Linux). "Dawnfolk is a charmingly dark minimalist survival city-builder. Collect resources and rebuild your realm one tile at a time as you protect your settlers from oppressive shadows. Can you unveil the secrets of the monoliths to bring light back to the world?"

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Out of the Blue

I mentioned that we had no Independence Day plans, and while this is technically true, we are going to head out later for a celebration. That's because one of my oldest friends' birthday is July 3rd, so this will be a birthday party rather than a Fourth of July cookout. Today is a scorcher, which will probably force the festivities indoors, but we'll work it out, and we're very excited about the chance to see our friends.

Obituary: Australian YouTuber Pretty Pastel Please Dead at 30.
Obituary: 'Lioness' Actor Mike Heslin Dead At 30.

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