AdamPFarnsworth5

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The most important information from this trailer is seeing that the movie release date has been moved from May to April!

**The comments are going to be full of speculation (at least by me lol). I don't know what will be spoilers or not***

I'm a little underwhelmed by the title, but that's only because of all the endless speculation on what it might be.

Watch the trailer and let's discuss theories in the comments!



Blockchains in games sounds like an amazing idea. I kind of love the idea of Cryptokitties, but it does sound like a waste of money. In this video, blockchains are discussed as an actual game mechanic that could be amazing in some type of MMO game. It would obviously take a lot of work for the developer to put out enough content in the game for everyone, but it could work sort of the opposite of the Mordor games. Instead of the enemies growing based on killing you, your individual weapon would grow specific to what you do in the game. Check the youtube video out, it talks about it in more detail :)

(And you can skip ahead about 45 seconds to get to the actual video if you want)


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There's been a federal ban on sports gambling (that excluded Nevada), but it was just struck down! This opens the way to any state deciding to make sports betting legal (and therefore taxable), with some states ready to quickly making it legal. As one who follows sports, and plays daily fantasy sports (which for whatever reason isn't considered betting in most states), I'm really looking forward to being able to place legal bets on games. I've tried some questionably legal off shore betting websites, and whilst they're ran well, it's always felt shady.

It's estimated that Americans illegally wager $150 billion a year on sports.

Here's more information:
https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/14/politics/sports-betting-ncaa-supreme-court/index.html


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AdamPFarnsworth gives this a solid "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
AdamPFarnsworth gives this a "Rad" on the Ghost Scale
This is fun, with very few issues, and is well worth your time.
And when they knew the Earth was doomed, they built a ship.

Less like an ark, more like a seed: dormant but with potential.

In Seedship, you are the AI of an interstellar ship carrying 1000 frozen humans and your databases are full of Earth's scientific and cultural knowledge. As a text-only adventure, you fly throughout the universe, scanning planets, looking for a suitable homeworld to "seed" humanity. As you travel, you will likely take damage, but you will also "learn" what to look for in planets and be able to upgrade your scanners. I won't get into much more detail, as it's fun to experience it for yourself.

This is a very quick, randomly generated game that I recommend checking out. After a while, some of the "random" encounters and outcomes start to be repetitive, but this was very enjoyable for me to play though. I play it on my phone, and it keeps a record of every play through result. I've played it 41 times, and have had ending civilizations ranging from Warring Neolitic States to Engaged Post-Singularity Democracies.

I recommend checking it out!


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Oh man, now this is exciting Star Wars news!

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (creators of Game of Thrones) are going to be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films! I haven't seen a lot of information about it yet, but I already can't wait to see this! Game of Thrones has some amazing world building and character development that I hope translates well into the Star Wars universe. I've already forgotten about that movie coming out about a smuggler... what's his name Hope Solo?

http://www.starwars.com/news/game-of-thrones-creators-david-benioff-and-d-b-weiss-to-write-and-produce-a-new-series-of-star-wars-films


The Modern Rogue is a great channel on YouTube where two guys, Brian and Jason, learn about cool stuff. From beer and whiskey to fighting with knives and swords to modern tech hacks, these guys cover a wide range of topics. In this video, they build a game emulator from a Raspberry Pi, and keep it understandable for us noobs to computer building.


The movie IT, but instead of Pennywise, it's Jon's favorite character!


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As a big fan of Rick and Morty, and a casual fan of Community, I find myself gravitating towards anything Dan Harmon is involved in. Harmon Quest popped up in a YouTube ad and I had to check it out. So far I've only watched 1 episode, but I love the style of it.

Dan plays as Fondue Zubag, a half-orc ranger, and he has a regular cast that plays with him, in front of a live audience, with a guest comedian. The episodes are then animated and cut between the animation of the game and the players around a table.

Paul F. Tompkins was the guest in episode 1 (who played as Teflonto, Earthscar's village champion and captain of the town's militia. Also a friend, mentor, and role model to Fondue). Looking at the episode list, here are some of the guest players: Aubrey Plaza, Thomas Middleditch, Kumail Nanjiani, Patton Oswalt and Nathan Fillion.

If you're a fan of Dungeons and Dragons, or just comedy, I 100% recommend checking this out! (It does require setting up a free account to watch)

https://vrv.co/series/GRNQZ129R/HarmonQuest



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