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Deep Sixed Kickstarter Campaign Report #1

Mod DataBase (DB)'s News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:32pm

Our Kickstarter went live yesterday. Here is a quick update!

Overwatch One Year Anniversary Event

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Overwatch website announces the one-year anniversary event for Blizzard's multiplayer shooter is now underway. They have details on the new Arena maps and loot this brings showing off all the emotes...

2K Financial Results - GTA5 Passes 80M Sales

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Reports Strong Results for Fiscal Year 2017, showing increases in net revenue and net income.  Word is: "Net revenue grew 52% to $571.6 million, as compared to $37...

Battlefield 1 Recruits Female Soldiers

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
A tweet from Battlefield teases In the Name of the Tsar, the upcoming Russian expansion for Battlefield 1 (thanks Rock, Paper, Shotgun). The clip shows Sinead O'Connor in full battle dress, and in...

IO Interactive Layoffs

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
IO Interactive tweets that they've laid off some staff (thanks Eurogamer). Under two weeks ago Square Enix announced plans to sell the Hitman developer, so this belt-tightening had some warning. Here'...

Morning Patches

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void 3.14.0 Patch Notes.

Morning Crowdfunding Roundup

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
GamigoVIPParty @ GAMESCOM 2017. Overwatch gets a minor league in the form of Overwatch Contenders.

Gatherings & Competitions

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Blizzard Announces Official Overwatch Developmental League. Facebook's E-Sports Ambition Has More Potential Than You Might Guess.

Morning Consolidation

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Dive into the World of Nintendo on the 2017 Summer of Play Tour. Shadow Warrior 2 is fine on consoles but lacks key features. Portal Knights Is Now Available For Xbox One.

Morning Mobilization

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Microsoft's new Surface Pro has 13.5 hours of battery life and LTE option. T-Mobile Fees are Going Up, Unless You're on T-Mobile One. This Week?s Deals With Gold And Spotlight Sale + Microsoft...

Morning Metaverse

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Three-quarters of IoT projects are failing, says Cisco.

Morning Tech Bits

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Daimler begins construction on a $562 million lithium-ion battery factory in Germany.

Morning Safety Dance

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
There?s new evidence tying WCry ransomware worm to prolific hacking group.

Morning Legal Briefs

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Senators Ask FCC Why Agency Is 'Manhandling' Reporters. Apple and Nokia have settled their patent dispute.

Game Reviews

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
Galactic Civilizations III: Crusade on Gaming Nexus.

Hardware Reviews

Blue's News - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:28pm
ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 AM4 Motherboard on Modders-Inc. ASUS RT-AC1900p Wireless Router on TweakTown. Bitfenix Shogun Case on techPowerUp. EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 iCX Graphics Card on Legit...

The World's Largest Flower

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:23pm

"Attenborough explains the functions of fungi and parasites in the jungle. The 'corpse flower,' which weighs up to 10 kg in some species, is the only visible part of the parasitic plant Rafflesia, and can reach up to 100 cm in diameter."

From ...

President Trump's Budget Includes a $2 Trillion Math Error

/. - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:20pm
An anonymous reader quotes a report from TIME: President Trump's budget includes a simple accounting error that adds up to a $2 trillion oversight. Under the proposed budget released Tuesday, the Trump Administration's proposed tax cuts would boost economic growth enough to pay for $1.3 trillion in spending by 2027. But the tax cuts are also supposed to be revenue-neutral, meaning that trillion dollars is already supposed to pay for the money lost from the tax cuts. Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers called the oversight an "elementary double count" and "a logical error of the kind that would justify failing a student in an introductory economics course" in an op-ed in the Washington Post.

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Everything Wrong With Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 1:13pm

"There's a new Pirates movie, whether you wanted it or not. So we went back to the last one looking for sins. Here's what we found wrong with Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides..."

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