Friday, May 26, 2017

G.I. Joe/Transformers mashup custom figures

Available for purchase.

Guardians of the Galaxy Mission: Breakout! walkthrough

Big sale on third party Transformers

Big combining Devastator is $400 off, little combining Devastator is $55 off.

Nike "Be True" collection

Available June 5.

Glowing review of the new Friday The 13th game


As a counsellor, it’s easy to fall into the mindset of the hunted. Jason is an intimidating figure and because hiding is an option, it’s tempting to do precisely that. My successes as a survivor have come when I’ve played as if I’m in a survival horror game, using stealth to stay out of the action. The killer himself is clearly the greatest threat, but fear is a great danger. Essentially, the more frightened your character is, the greater the chance of detection. Terrified counsellors scream, giving themselves away, and managing your composure is vital.

To stay calm, you’ll want to stick to the paths rather than running into the woods, avoid seeing Jason or the corpses of his victims, and try to keep your friends close. Brilliantly, all of this fear management feels like an emergent part of the slasher sim side of the game rather than a meter to handle. As Jason, you want to divide and conquer, chasing your victims into the woods where their fear level rises, isolating them from their friends, cornering them in cabins and then dragging them from underneath beds or from inside closets.


When he’s in the vicinity, counsellors hear a musical sting, alerting them to his presence.


Oh, but that musical giveaway? Jason can temporarily mute it when he enters stalking mode. Even knowing that the Jason player has that ability, I’ve still been startled to see the big bastard standing there, unannounced.

BT-1 and 0-0-0 Villain Pack available for preorder

Around $20, free shipping.

"Caltech Professor Who Harassed Women Was Also Investigated For Creating An Imaginary Female Researcher"

"The phony female scientist, 'Ursula Gamma,' was mentioned in at least 11 papers and had an email address on a Caltech website."

Geode cake

Part of a multi-tier cake.

"The bodies of as many as 7,000 former patients of Mississippi's first mental institution could be buried in the grounds of what is now the University of Mississippi's Medical Centre campus"

"For decades those graves were virtually forgotten, until workers in 2013 made a grisly discovery."

"Reporters once carried daggers to deal with unruly politicians"

Washington Post.

"A look at what all 30 teams can do with MLB's free agent mega-class of 2018-19"


For those who have yet to hear about the free-agent class of 2018-19, here’s a sampling: Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Clayton Kershaw, Josh Donaldson, Daniel Murphy, Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Blackmon, Andrew Miller, Zach Britton, Craig Kimbrel. There are dozens more. Teams will guarantee $3 billion to players that winter. The number could exceed $4 billion.

Question is, who’s going to do that spending?

"The Media's Best Kept Secret Was A Free Wall Street Journal Login, And Now It's Gone"


For years, one of the best/worst kept secrets in media circles was a login that unlocked the Wall Street Journal's formidable paywall. Username: media. Password: media.


Like the best urban myths, the origins of media media have been lost in the grey fog of time. But here's what we do know: The email address and subscriber name associated with the account listed two current and former NBC Universal employees, and it was used by NBC's communications department to access the Journal at least five years ago, according to a person familiar with the matter.

At some point, media media escaped the confines of NBC and made it into the wild, where it spread like the best, most welcome kind of invasive species.