Monthly Archives: June 2012

Hey Netflix Canada, Where’s Stargate Atlantis?

Many moons ago I mentioned that I was interested in watching some recent TV show additions to Netflix Canada.  In particular Farscape and Stargate SG-1.  Both shows that I missed the first time that they aired.

Well, shortly after that post I started watching Farscape.  It was great, loved it.

Then I started watching Stargate SG-1.  Another great show, loved it.

In the case of Farscape, it was cancelled in the final season without notice, so it ends on a cliffhanger.  Luckily, a 2 part mini-series was released to wrap everything up.  Unfortunately, it’s not available for streaming on Netflix, so I had to download it illegally.  🙁

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Project Fedora Kickstarter Success!!!

In case you missed it last week, the Project Fedora Kickstarter was a complete success.

The target was actually hit June 7th, but things really exploded on June 6th.  That was the day of “Update #19: The Magnificent 7!”

See, after 22 days of modest growth the Kickstarter was pretty much on target to hit the $450K goal shortly before the end date.  Most days were averaging around $9K.  It was then that the folks at Big Finish Games posted their 19th project update.

In this update, we were notified that as a result of hitting 4500 backers, the Magnificent 7 (7 unknown high donors) would be donating $4K for every $6K raised starting at $386K, as a means to leapfrog the way to the $450K project goal.

I don’t know what they were expecting, but things exploded!!!  Within minutes $20K had been raised and within hours we were within $20K of the goal which was achieved the next morning.  it was all very exciting as you could imagine.  Overall almost $100K was raised in that 24 hour period.

In the end over $600K was raised (including Paypal donations) which is pretty good compared to projects like SpaceVenture & Pinkerton Road.  I would have preferred a lot more, but considering $600K was raised by only 7000 backers (SpaceVenture & Pinkerton had over 10K backers each) I guess we can’t complain.

 

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Damn you Steam!!! Ughhh Fine, Take My Money

I’ve been trying to hold off on buying Deus Ex: Human Revolution for some time.  I really want to buy it, but I already have too many games to finish before I pick up another.  I guess I technically already own a copy on OnLive, but that’s not the same.

I almost pulled the trigger last week when GameFly had the regular version on for $7.50.  That’s a great deal, but the DLC (The Missing Link) was not included and was still listed for $15 (for just the DLC).  I decided to let it go and work on my backlog of games I already own.

Well, wouldn’t you know it, only hours after the GameFly sale ends, Steam decides to tempt me even further by putting the whole collection up for sale at 75% off.  That’s $15 for all three games (including the Augmented Edition of Deus Ex: HR), the DLC and both add-on packs.  Damn you Steam!!!  You evil temptress of gaming goodness.

 

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