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William Benjamin John Davis (SinbadEV)
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If your household has a PlayStation 3 or PS4 as it's primary gaming platform you might not be familiar with Humble Bundle because they usually do PC and Android games... but basically the deal is you "pay what you want" for a bunch of games in support of various charity type organizations.

Pay $1 USD and get unlock codes for 4 games, "Beat the Average" (currently ~$13 USD) to get 11 games, and pay $15+ USD to get 15 games... a couple stand outs are:

Megaman 9 & 10 are new games in the original NES series... they have everything you loved (assuming you loved Megaman) about the original, like punishingly hard levels, 8-bit graphics at 4:3, and chippy music... and everything you love about modern games, like being able to save and getting achievements.

Okami HD... Imagine a game called "Zelda and the Magic Calligraphy Brush" except the protagonist is a wolf, it's set in a mythicized Japan, and there's a bunch of uncomfortable attempts at "Adult" humour (like cleavage "jokes" or "funny" drunks... no swearing or anything... it only managed an ESRB "Teen" rating)... it's basically a bunch of Japanese style traditional art brought to life though.

STRIDER is like a fast paced Castlevania... it's an open world 2D platformer with puzzle-ish boss fights and lots of robots to cut in half.

Anyways... check it out if you have a PS3 or PS4.
 
Breaking news: PlayStation comes to Humble!

It’s true – Humble has teamed up with Capcom to bring you a bundle full of Capcom PlayStation games! We've got Resident Evil 0 Remastered, Devil May Cry HD Collection, and more.

We'd make a joke here, but we're too excited about this bundle!
Pay what you want for Capcom PlayStation games and support charity!
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I tried some newer version at some point and I just couldn't get into it. Not sure if the game just wasn't as good or if I no longer find games like that fun amymore.
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Pet Peeve of the day:

"Wrong" notification sounds.

Guy at work has his "new message notification" sound set to the default Android "NFC Pairing notification" sound.

Sends shivers up my spine every time.
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My Phone Has An Animated Gif Camera Mode! 
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Oh my!!
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I saw a thing in "Sightings"... I walked for some distance.. and I caught that thing... It's a game again!
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Oh good... it's a bug... with everything else I was worried it was intentional...
Trainers, a new bug affecting throw accuracy increases the odds of escape and omits the XP bonus. We are working on a fix, stay tuned... 1:42 PM - 4 Aug 2016. 4366 Retweets13.7K Likes. Reply to @PokemonGoApp. Replies. Thomas · 5h5 hours ago. Thomas @NoPayetNoParty. @PokemonGoApp BRAZIL.
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I think whatever person would have normally been in charge with talking to the public was roped into helping with server capacity issues, as a guess.
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Went for a walk with my daughter to hit some PokéStops that are near parks in my neighbourhood... passed a Gym I figured I could take for Mystic... I did so and so my daughter and I got our first 10 Pokecoins...

The awesome thing was as I was standing there claiming my defence reward two kids (wearing Valor Red) came tearing up the street on their bikes and then whipped out their phones and took it back... that's some pretty awesome "emergent gameplay" there.
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Can't be the first to think:

Normal games: "Oh, your servers are offline? Maybe you should go outside and spend some time with real people."

Pokemon Go! : "Oh man... the servers are offline... now I have no reason to leave my room..."
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I have been beset by this idea that I can't shake nor can I clearly define... but... roughly speaking... I think the following might be an optimal search pattern for "Sighted" Pokemon which eliminates/searches the surrounding area with higher priority given to the statistically most likely area (namely... if you are walking when the thing shows up on the scanner it is least likely to be where you were just walking) and focussed on efficiently eliminating space where the pokemon definitely isn't.

Assuming the outer circle has a 200 meter radius and you are walking from the left side when a pokemon appears on your scanner you walk the green path (130 meters) then follow the yellow path if the Pokemon is still on the scanner or the red path if not. At the next junction you follow the purple path if the pokemon is still on the scanner or the orange path if it is not... I have a bunch more diagrams and explanatory text but it doesn't even make sense to me outside of the "intuition" level... does this make sense to anyone else? Should I post the other 5 diagrams and 400 word breakdown? I figure this is probably easily proven or disproven using the college level Algebra/Geometry class I failed.
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It makes sense to me.
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My computer has been taken over for video editing purposes... but the wife has gone from 0 videos edited to having a week's buffer in 3 days so I figure it's worth it... I do have a phone... When it's not been borrowed for taking stills of toys to be used as YT thumbnails... 
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I've lost track of these things but probably this is No. 28.

So... I really like Ready Player One As Read By Wil Wheaton so I wasn't sure if I actually liked Ernest Cline or just REALLY likes the sound of Wil Wheaton's voice... I read Armada myself and I still enjoyed it so there's that.

I feel like maybe this wasn't a great book... but I liked it anyways... it felt like the author took a bunch of tropes and cliches and then piled up enough of them to make something new out of them... occasionally subverting our expectations by not subverting a trope that we expected him to... anyways... it was fun.

I really wanted the end to (SPOILERS FOLLOW)










... be that the Aliens were just so incredibly alien that they thought that humanity's primary means of communication was killing each other and were just trying to make contact with us by declaring war... the real end was kind'of disappointing but only the last 20 pages or so... it kinda started going downhill after he decided to convince us he was really trying to write a "serious book' by killing off a bunch of characters... anyways... loved it anyways... recommend it to anyone.
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I think that I just like Wheaton's narration and that Cline is serviceable but not outstanding. I had similar problems with the ending.
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I'm not actually sure I'm getting all that much more exercise... I walked around a lot anyways... but there are differences.
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Gotta hatch dose eggs!
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I have many but I believe my most important one is knowing how to not be a complete idiot. Depending on my level of caffeination I can also manage to not be a complete tool.
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SinbadEV for those who know me from the Internets.
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I have a habit of saying things that aren't technically true or that are not an honest reflection of my opinions and feelings and/or changing my opinions and/or correcting my previous statements. Essentially I'm a chronic Wembler.

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Saw the Gorilla, successfully crafted a Hexahexaflexagon, one time I fell to my knees and screamed "Kahn" because I'd missed my bus, have better than average balance and can see Autostereograms quicker than most people, once chugged a jar of pimentos, had my brain scanned for Science, know how to grammar good and vocabulate but often choose not to, am loud... like very loud.
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