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To prove you're in good company, here are six bookmark-worthy dating blogs and forums that shine a light on the good, bad, and the ugly sides of modern dating. 01 of 06. Reddit/Dating. Petri Oeschger/Getty Images. Reddit is your go-to for skincare, and it's going to be your go-to for dating, as well. The dating subreddit is a good place to find ... This app works best with JavaScript enabled. Here at DatingAdvice.com we’ve gotten to know a lot of great American dating and relationship sites and blogs, but what about those across the pond?Our 10 Best British Dating Blogs have all the charm, quirk and cheekiness you’d expect from the Brits, so have fun taking a look around. Cheers!Featured photo source: favim.com. Things are getting serious in our next in the UK top 10 with GDI – offering breaking news, information and analysis for the online dating industry. Nothing casual here as this blog’s readership of worldwide execs and industry professionals are in the market for up-to-the-minute coverage of the dating sector in the form of reports ... Dating Over 50 blogs best list. Find information on dating over 50, advise on dating, friendship, guidance, programs, coaching, online dating, mature dating, singles over 50 and much more by following top dating over 50 Sites. A list of 50 plus dating sites Dating over 50 websites Senior dating sites Online dating and dating apps are one of the most popular ways to meet a new partner and there are more than 1,400 sites in the UK alone, catering for people from all walks of life and interests. Top Dating Blogs That Are Actually Blogging About Dating *** Freshly Updated for 2020!*** When I decided to start this dating blog, back in 2017, the first thing I did was google other dating bloggers to see what they were doing. United Kingdom About Blog Avenues Over 50's Dating Specialise in Mature Dating UK & Senior Matchmaking services. We also provide personal introductions for over 50's and fifty plus. Follow the Avenues dating blog, we are an exclusive dating agency for those over 50 and are looking for high-quality matchmaking services. 11 best online dating sites to try Best online dating sites for over 40s 1. eHarmony How does it work? If you are serious about looking for that special thing called love, then this is the site ... Read age gap dating articles and blog posts on 20 dating.

UK dating: Advice, reviews and news for the UK dating community

2014.02.22 22:38 matchingsingles UK dating: Advice, reviews and news for the UK dating community

All topics associated with UK dating can be discussed here.This includes advice, stories and news on the UK dating scene. Online dating is the major focus but most dating discussions can be set here. Matching Singles main website and blog: [Matching Singles](http://matchingsinglesdating.co.uk)
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2011.07.20 19:01 kcg5 Playing Cards

Everything related to playing cards. Questions, collecting, news, reviews, Kickstarter campaigns, hobby projects, and more.
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2017.04.12 01:07 critfist A place to learn ancient cookery

Welcome to /ArchaicCooking. This is a subreddit for those interested in learning to cook and discuss the food of the past. Subjects can range anywhere from ancient Roman cookery to the delights of 1700's London. Generally, nothing from the 1800's and above.
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2020.09.27 17:12 MrOmegakid [AA] To whichever superhero finds this.

To any and all law enforcement reading this; this is not a confession. This is me telling you why I killed all of those people on live television. Do with this information what you will. I know whichever detective or police captain or whatever that finds this thinks he's going to be the one who caught the world's biggest monster. I'm sorry to disappoint you.
My name was boring and ordinary: Thomas Howard. Many myths, legends, and rumors have been floating around for years about where my powers came from. I don't know if any of them are true. To be honest with you, I have no idea where my powers came from. I never cared to find out. Was I an alien that landed on Earth? Was I a science experiment gone wrong? Did my parents just feed me the right combination of juice and vegetables? I don't know. Little Tommy Howard just had powers, and he never cared where they came from.
I hid them from everyone for years. My parents taught me to hide them and pretend that everything was normal. They told me that my powers would scare people. They told me that if I ever wanted to be accepted by the world, I had to pretend to be no different from any Tom, Dick, and Sue on the side of the street. So, I obeyed like a good boy should. I never questioned it. I honestly believed that everyone had my powers and we all had this silent agreement not to share them.
My best friend for the first five years of my schooling was Rachel Cole. I was never the most popular kid, but she always found a way to include me in everything. She insisted that we were friends the moment she saw how scared I was on my first day of kindergarten, and she made sure I felt welcomed. She pushed me to ask Hannah Dover for a kiss in first grade and promised she'd be there to make sure I felt strong enough to do it.
I know now that she just wanted to watch the show.
It was my tenth birthday. She'd been pressuring me for the better part of two years. She could tell there was something I wasn't telling her, and I just decided eventually that I could be honest with her. She promised to accept me no matter what. I realize now that she thought I was gay. I don't think she expected my two, green, scaly dragon wings. As soon as I showed her, she promised that she would keep my secret no matter what.
That night, a government agency claiming to be the FBI showed up at my house. You don't care about the details, I know, so suffice it to say, my parents tried to prevent them from taking me away, and were both shot. Special Agent Raymond Clarke was the name of the man who pulled the trigger. He was the forty-seventh man I ever killed. I escaped without harming anyone, and I tried so hard to convince myself that it was all just a coincidence... but I've never prided myself on any level of stupidity.
It seems like the show was over for Rachel.
I didn't know where she lived. She'd told me, but we always hung out at school. Her parents were weird about boys being friends with their daughter. I had to break into the school to get her address. I'm strong enough to rip solid steel apart with my bare hands. It wasn't hard to rip my way into the school to get her address. The FBI agents surrounding Rachel's house expected some winged boy to attack or arrive from outside. They didn't expect it at all when a mass of tentacles, muscle, claws, and wings burst from the house covered in Rachel's blood.
My tenth birthday was the night I realized that no one who knew about my powers would ever see anything other than a monster.
It was only a few weeks later when superheroes flew into the spotlight, starting when Peacekeeper stopped a terrorist attack on Chicago. Powerful men and women from across the world appeared in the hearts of every innocent person. I wanted to be just like them once, but their powers were looking beautiful and saving people. My powers were turning into a nightmare and scaring everyone.
I was walking down a street, looking for either money or food when the course of my life was decided. It was two months short of my eleventh birthday, and I'd been living on the streets since Rachel took everything from me. There was a car accident. A semi-truck with one of those giant gas tanks for a trailer had gotten into a head-on collision with a moving truck. It was a huge pileup. If ever there was a time for me to become a hero, this moment was it, right?
Wrong.
I transformed. Wings, tentacles, claws, everything. I ran at the scene and started pulling people away. Yes, I know I'm unsettling to look at when I'm transformed, but it was the best way to hide my identity, and I truly did want to be a hero. And then the superhero showed up to help out. I don't remember his name. It was something like "Captain Silver" or "Silver Streak" or "Silver Shlong". I remember "Silver", but that's it. Maybe whoever reads this can figure it out.
Obviously, the monster pulling people from the car crash and ushering them to safety was the cause of this whole thing. Obviously, the only option was to attack. I was terrified the whole time. A superhero had targetted me. We crashed through the gas tanker. Fire erupted from around us, covering the street. We wrestled until the asphalt gave way beneath us. I clawed at him desperately while he punched me over and over and over. He cracked me over the head with a giant pipe and got me in a headlock. I couldn't breathe, I couldn't think, but I could feel the bones in my neck straining while he twisted as hard as he could.
Superheroes always seem to forget that if you're fighting someone with extra limbs, including tentacles, he doesn't have to only fight with the "normal" four limbs. Yes, I strangled him and broke his neck with my tentacles, but he was going to kill me. What choice did I have!? It was him or me, and I chose me. And I would do it again.
Movies don't properly prepare you for the mental and emotional strain of killing someone. Yes, I know I'd killed before Silver, but I'd blocked it from my mind enough to focus on survival. But this was different. Newspapers, blogs, TV... everything had pictures and videos of this eldritch creature killing a superhero. "Demon kills Silver". "What is this monster that just murdered a hero?". "The tragic death of a hero. More at eight".
I think I lost myself then.
I took the name "Star Spawn". It sounded catchy enough for an eleven-year-old. Over the next several years, I became the world's most powerful supervillain. If they were going to fear me for no reason, I'd just have to give them one. I became everything they said I was. I became everything I hated, everything I wanted to avoid becoming. I killed five hundred eighty-six people over the course of my criminal career. No, I'm not counting the murders done by people working for me. Just mentioning the name "Star Spawn" in front of a hero would make the color drain from their face. I took a special sort of pride in that. Every villain and hero feared me.
Except Peacekeeper.
If you're older than six months, you know all about Peacekeeper. Hero from a distant world. The man who looks like us all, but with the power of a god. Strength to level mountains, flight faster than possible, more powerful than any bad guy ever. If anyone could defeat Star Spawn, it would certainly be Peacekeeper!
Well, you'll all remember that short time about eight years ago, when I was fifteen, that I took over the United Kingdom. A lot of people have speculated on why I decided to do that. Honestly, I was bored and wanted to see if I could take over a country with just eight guys. Turns out that yes, I could. Well, who would show up to save the UK but Peacekeeper! The one hero who could stop the dreaded Star Spawn was on the case!
I'd like to take this opportunity to formally apologize to Cardiff for turning it into a war zone. That was never part of the plan, and I really regret what happened. I was honestly there to get a game console when Peacekeeper arrived. I was a fifteen-year-old boy; of course I was there for something stupid.
We crushed buildings and shattered rock. He was the first being I'd found since Silver that could actually cause me pain. It was my first challenge in five years. I was going to relish every moment of it. We fought for hours, destroying everything in our wake. Militaries arrived and tried to join in, but each vehicle was just a weapon for one of us to batter the other with. My claws couldn't cut him, his eye-beams couldn't burn me. We were just punching and fighting, turning the world around us into rubble.
I'd never felt so alive.
And then I killed Peacekeeper. It was quick. I had pinned him to the ground and used my tentacles to restrain him. I punched him in the throat over and over to keep him stunned and finally pulled him into a headlock. With one roar that could be heard from across Wales, I snapped his neck and ripped his head clean off. I kept his cape as a trophy. I still have it somewhere.
I'll spare you the details of how I abdicated control of the UK. Every hero in the world showed up at my front door to avenge Peacekeeper, and I just transformed back into a scared fifteen-year-old boy. Thomas Howard was just scared because Star Spawn had captured him to keep as a hostage. He just wanted to go home. I think it was Peacekeeper's girlfriend that flew me back across the Atlantic and apologized profusely for everything I'd suffered through. That was good for a laugh or two.
Killing Peacekeeper awoke something in me. It became a new challenge. How does one kill the unkillable? Every hero that fought me was a new puzzle to complete. What were their weaknesses? How hard of a punch could they take? What was the most mundane method I could use to kill them? What would my trophy be? Fifty-nine of my five hundred eighty-six kills were superheroes. I have trophies from each one. In my "evil lair", I actually had display cases for my trophies with the name of the hero, the date, and the method I used to kill them. If you ever find it, it's quite interesting. I believe my favorite was when I killed Cosmic Shield via his peanut allergy. And, just to debunk a myth, I did not eat superheroes. That would be disgusting.
Fast-forward to my twentieth birthday. I was in Manhattan, planning out how to take over New York State and turn it into my own sovereign nation. To be fair, I was pretty bored, and I knew that heroes would flock from across the country to fight me for control of The Empire State. Also, I wanted my country to be called "The Empire State", so... you'll understand the situation.
Anyway, I was sitting in this small mom-and-pop coffee shop, just a few blocks from Central Park, and the barista gave me a free refill without me asking for anything at all. She was cute, friendly, and probably the most clumsy and ditzy person on the planet. I've never claimed to be a wise man, but I'm also not completely stupid. No one is that clumsy by accident.
She was obviously a superhero in disguise.
Well, how much sweeter would the victory be if I could plan the hostile takeover while chatting with a hero?
Or... or maybe getting lunch with her a few times. Or maybe going on a couple dates. Or maybe hearing about her struggles in life. Or listening to her talk about her dreams while she lit up with more excited energy than anyone I'd ever met. Or watching that weird, unnatural crease in her forehead whenever she got frustrated. Or maybe surprising her with breakfast at her apartment. Or maybe watching her dorky celebration dance whenever she beat me at anything. Or maybe sharing some of what I was afraid of. Or maybe finding out that she truly accepted and loved me.
We got married about a year after we met. She told me she was the superhero known as "Skystrike" the night I proposed. I had people in place for my takeover of New York. They were supposed to wait two weeks... then five... then nine... And I think their official orders are now "standby". I don't remember. I don't care. Star Spawn was on hiatus. Tom Howard was now a lame, normal guy who worked at the DMV.
Three days ago, she and I had just woken up and were talking about starting a family. We were thinking about maybe trying for a baby. She was insistent that we would have to name it "Erik" if it was a boy and "Cassidy" if it was a girl. Honestly, it's really hard to fight with her when she gets her mind set on things like that. And that's coming from the guy who killed Peacekeeper with his bare hands.
Then, she got an alert on her "blue cell phone". Little known fact, most superheroes have a "blue cell phone". She gave me a quick kiss and suited up, and she flew off. I kicked on the news and just watched, waiting to see my wife kick some bad guy ass.
But it wasn't just some bad guy. It was Worldender.
Worldender had been a thorn in my side for the entirety of my criminal career. Anything I decided to do, he would either do it right after me, or he would try to do it before me. He was this stubborn idiot who tried so hard to claim that he was an original mastermind, but he was only a copycat. Let the record show that all of Worldender's ideas were mine first.
The worst part about Worldender is that I knew he was stronger than my wife. I'd fought him once, and we came to a standstill. That was how powerful Worldender was. I just sat at the foot of my bed, panicking while I watched the live footage from his attack on the Chrysler building. He was fighting twelve superheroes at once, and he was winning. Then, everything was just... still. The reporter kept babbling about something. I don't remember what she said.
Then Worldender took over the airwaves (which was also my thing). He had his own live broadcast to do. Every one of the twelve heroes that had attacked him were on their knees. Some unconscious, others just bound. They were all surrounded by his nineteen henchmen. Skystrike was sitting farthest from him, bleeding and terrified. I found myself begging for other heroes to show up. Someone had to do something. That was my wife sitting there.
And then he killed the first hero on live TV.
He said some other self-righteous garbage and killed the next.
He was going to kill her.
There are no words to describe the rage I felt. I wasn't thinking. I wasn't planning.
I don't know how to describe my wife's face when Star Spawn burst through the wall of the floor she was on.
Glass, stone, and steel rained down from around me while the camera turned to focus on the roaring beast that had just entered. Worldender's face was priceless. The terror in everyone's eyes when I roared was exactly what I needed.
You saw the broadcast. I know you did. The only thing I saw was tentacles, bullets, blood, and flesh. I wonder what you saw. Fifteen seconds, and I had every one of Worldender's henchmen dead around me. Good luck finding all of the pieces. You watched me pin him to the ground. You watched me torture him. You watched me kill him.
And now you know why I did.
I smashed the camera. No one needed to see what happened next. I didn't set any of the bound heroes free. I didn't need that complication. I didn't make sure the unconscious ones were okay. I'm sure they're either fine or dead. Either way, not my problem. I grabbed two pieces of Worldender's armor, and then picked up Skystrike and flew out of there.
She and I had a bit of a discussion about everything.
But she'd known exactly who I was the whole time.
Apparently, I'd written "Star Spawn takes Manhattan" at the top of the paper I was writing on. Probably not my most clever idea now that I think about it.
She'd planned to get close to me to find out what I'd been planning in that coffee shop. She'd planned to take me down and bring me in, dead or alive, the instant I let my guard down. Like me, though... she kept postponing. She fell in love with me as much as I'd fallen in love with her. She knew exactly who I was, and she loved me anyway. She said she would only have changed her mind if I had kept doing criminal things... but I didn't want to. I wanted to see what would happen if I got to know this strange woman.
So, we're leaving. Farewell, New York. Or we're not leaving. Either way, you'll have found this letter and this drawing I made of the two of us flipping you off, and you can take that as a sign that you will never see either of us again. Do not try to find us. Do not search for us. We've quit our "jobs" now. No more being a superhero for her, and no more being a supervillain for me. We've decided to be boring now.
If you think you have a chance to track either one of us down, I want you to take a look at the object I left under this note. Yes, that is one of the two pieces of armor that I took from Worldender's suit after I killed him.
And if you try to capture or arrest or hurt or kill my wife or me ever again... I'll just have another trophy to add to my collection.

Feedback, critique, and whatnot are always welcome!
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2020.09.27 15:54 trai_dep A stunning milestone, and two remarkable r/Privacy events (Cory Doctorow & Micah Lee)

It’s hard to believe, but just two years ago, we were ecstatic when we crossed having 100,000 subscribers. This was from 70,000 when I began modding here, which I believe was a couple years prior to our hitting 100K. Well, soon, in under two years, Privacy has increased ten-fold.
THANK YOU. EVERY ONE OF YOU. Really. It gives us (me, u/Lugh and u/Ourari) hope. We hope it gives you some hope as well, or at least, some comfort. :)
As a small token to commemorate our millionth new subscriber, we have some exciting events planned:
We. Can’t. Even…
For those who are living under a rock might not have heard of them, here are some of their many accomplishments:
Noted xkcd star and habitant of what is most likely the most cluttered home office ever documented on film, Cory Doctorow scarcely needs further introduction, but I’ll give it a shot.
In their (woefully out-of-date) profile on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s website, where Cory is an EFF Special Advisor,
Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, journalist and blogger -- the [former] co-editor of Boing Boing and the author of young adult novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema and Little Brother [now a trilogy] and novels for adults like Rapture of the Nerds and Makers. He is the former European director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in London Los Angeles.
He is a prolific, New York Times best-selling, multiple award-winning author of fiction and non-fiction books. He broke new ground with his first book, the science-fiction themed novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom publishing it via traditional (ideally, independent) bookselling channels, while releasing it under a non-commercial Creative Commons license.
Cory recently created his new link-blog, Pluralistic (Daily links from Cory Doctorow: No Trackers, No Ads, We Don’t Collect Or Retain Any Data At All. Ever. Period), as a way of his fans to keep up with his many activities. His more traditional blog is Craphound, his Twitter handle is @doctorow, and his Reddit account (14 years old!!) is u/doctorow.
As his Wikipedia entry notes, among his many privacy and community activist efforts, Cory has been a longtime and consistent advocate for eradicating digital rights management (DRM).
As wide-ranging as his interests and his activism is – and of course he’s happy to answer any questions you have – what Cory is especially interested in speaking of are his recent efforts against one of the (under-emphasized, IMHO) data surveillance oligopolists, Amazon (a quasi-monopoly) and its ownership of Audible.com (a near-absolute monopoly for Spoken Word formatted books).
And, the third part of his Little Brother trilogy, ATTACK SURFACE, has just been released!
Cory has done numerous IAMAs on IAMA to help grow our movement, and we’re ecstatic that he (happily!) agreed to host one here on Privacy.
Cory’s IAMA will be next weekend, Friday and Saturday, October 2nd and 3rd, starting (I believe) around 3:00 PM PST.
While Randall Monroe has not made Micah Lee a global internet-distributed-snarky-comicstrip superstar yet (get cracking, Randall!), Micah has also empowered us and has positively changed people’s lives.1
Micah was instrumental in facilitating Edward Snowden being able to safely and securely contact Laura Poitras to set up a secure and private communication channel with Glenn Greenwald. Starting in June, 2013, these events cascaded into groundbreaking, Pulitzer and other award-winning work for many journalist organizations – The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, and The Intercept to name a few – for the teams working on what became known as the Snowden Archive. Micah Lee, Edward Snowden and many other incredibly talented journalists went on to change history.
A month later, Micah decided to share what he learned with the public, with his seminal Encryption Works. It was the first guide I encountered written for lay audiences. While this was the first time I became aware of him, Micah had been the staff technologist with the Electronic Frontier Foundation, is a founder and board member of the Freedom of the Press Foundation, and is currently the Director of Information Security at First Look/The Intercept. He has also penned many articles there for them.
While being a digital security expert, a journalist, and a privacy & press freedom activist, Micah continues to contribute effective, crucial privacy software tools. He’s significantly contributed to The Tor Project, SecureDrop, and other projects. Micah’s current work includes:
  • OnionShare: Share files safely and anonymously.
  • Semiphemeral: Automate selectively deleting your old Tweets, Likes and Direct Messages.
  • Dangerzone: Work with suspicious documents without fears of getting hacked.
As with Cory, Micah has enjoyed such a diverse and accomplished career that his IAMA promises to be phenomenal. Ask him anything, but in particular, he looks forward to answering questions about these latest software projects, and how those wanting to contribute more to our shared struggles might do so.
Micah’s IAMA will be two weekends from now, Friday and Saturday, October 9th and 10th, starting (I believe) around 3:00 PM PST.
1 – The record is unclear on the degree of clutter in Micah’s office – short of his addressing this during his IAMA, we may never know!
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2020.09.26 17:09 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 9/26/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page with noteworthy releases on Switch for September 2020. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of September's highlights!
Also, a page for noteworthy releases in October is now up! Please look it over!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Undead Darlings ~No Cure For Love~ 9/28/20 Nintendo.com
Alwa's Legacy 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Bacon Man: An Adventure 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Projection: First Light 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon 9/30/20 Nintendo.com
MindSieze 9/30/20 Official Twitter Post
Curved Space September 2020 Official Trailer
Drive Buy September 2020 Official Trailer/Official Twitter Post
Gamer Girl September 2020 Official Trailer (Trailer no longer available)
Calico Summer 2020 Official Website
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Summer 2020 Official Website
Alter Cosmos Q3 2020 Official Website
Counter Terrorist Agency Q3 2020 Official Website
Driftland: The Magic Revival Q3 2020 Official Website (Game no longer listed on website)
Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Timed Exclusive) Q3 2020 Official Twitter Post
Farm Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Nogunz: Doppelganger Edition Q3 2020 Official Trailer
The Academy: The First Riddle Q3 2020 Official Trailer
Train Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Candy Raid: The Factory 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Builder 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Hot Shot Burn 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Liege Dragon 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Nubarron: The Adventure of an Unlucky Gnome 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Orangeblood 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Powertris 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Smoots World Cup Tennis 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Limited Release, Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required) 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Warsaw 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Ys Origin 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
103 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Birthday of Midnight 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing Queen 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Logic Puzzle Collection: Sudoku - Permudoku - Nonodoku 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Make a Killing 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Quell 10/3/20 Nintendo.com
Space Grunts 10/5/20 Nintendo.com
9th Dawn III 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Charterstone: Digital Edition 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Shmubedi Boo 10/7/20 Nintendo.com
Adventures of Chris 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Aery: Sky Castle 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Falcon Age 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Filament 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Game Dev Tycoon 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Home: Postmortem Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
I Am Dead (Timed Exclusive) 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ikenfell 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Neighbors Back From Hell 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Piofore: Fated Memories 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Puddle Knights 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Torn Tales: Rebound Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
WarriOrb 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ben 10: Power Trip! 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
Street Racer Underground 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
The Survivalists 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
GI Joe: Operation Blackout 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Robotics;Notes Double Pack 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Woodsalt 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Vigil: The Longest Night 10/14/20 Nintendo.com
Alpaca Ball: Allstars 10/15/20 Official Website
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Burst Shooter 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Castle of No Escape 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Cloudpunk 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Hardcore Mecha 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Ring of Pain 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Shoot 1UP DX 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Space Crew 10/15/20 Official Trailer
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
9 Monkeys of Shaolin 10/16/20 Nintendo.com
Crown Trick 10/16/20 Official Website
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 10/16/20 Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
Postal Redux 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Nullum 10/22/20 Nintedo.com
Supermarket Shriek 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Transformers: Battlegrounds 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Carto 10/27/20 Official Trailer
Cobra Kai 10/27/20 Official Trailer (IGN Exclusive)
Dungreed 10/27/20 Official Twitter Post
Ghostrunner 10/27/20 Official Trailer
My Universe - Fashion Boutique 10/27/20 Official Website
The Bluecoats - North & South 10/27/20 Official Website
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure 10/28/20 Official Twitter Post
Mad Rat Dead 10/30/20 Official Trailer
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Dusk Halloween 2020 Official Trailer
Hidden Objects Collection October 2020 Official Trailer
Maid of Sker October 2020 Official Twitter Post
Monster Truck Championship October 2020 Official Trailer
Oddworld: Abe's Oddysee New 'N Tasty October 2020 Official Trailer
Slide Stars October 2020 Official Website
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Multiple Versions) 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Hunting Simulator 2 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - School Teacher 11/3/20 Official Website
YesterMorrow 11/5/20 Official Trailer
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 11/6/20 Official Trailer
Fuser 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Cooking Star Restaurant 11/10/20 Official Website
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
XIII 11/10/20 Official Trailer (IGN Summer of Gaming Event 2020)
Just Dance 2021 11/12/20 Nintendo.com
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing 2021 11/13/20 Official Website
Cris Tales 11/17/20 Official Website
Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness 11/17/20 Official Website
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11/17/20 Official Website
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 11/20/20 Nintendo.com
Cafe Enchante November 2020 Official Website
Death Crown November 2020 Official Trailer
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal November 2020 Official Website
Chronos: Before the Ashes 12/1/20 Official Twitter Post
Empire of Sin 12/1/20 Nintendo.com
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 12/2/20 Official Twitter Post
Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly Gods & Monsters) 12/3/20 Official Trailer
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise 12/4/20 Nintendo.com
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 12/8/20 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend 12/15/20 Nintendo.com
Override 2: Super Mech League December 2020 Official Trailer
Pretty Princess Party December 2020 Official Website
Apex Legends Fall 2020 Nintendo Twitter Post
Axiom Verge 2 Fall 2020 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Fall 2020 Official Website
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Cyber Shadow Fall 2020 Official Website
GONNER2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Grindstone Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Fall 2020 Official Trailer
PixelJunk Eden 2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Roki Fall 2020 Publisher Post on Reddit
The Red Lantern Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Torchlight III Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Harvest Moon: One World Autumn 2020 (European Release Date) Nintendo.co.uk
Toy Soldiers HD Autumn 2020 Official Website
Wingspan Autumn 2020 Nintendo.com
Alchemic Cutie Q4 2020 Official Website
Circadian City Q4 2020 Announce Trailer
Defense Corp Q4 2020 Developer Comment on Reddit
Ever Forward Q4 2020 Official Website
Metal Revolution Q4 2020 Official Announcement on New Game+ Expo Live Stream (via Gematsu)
Pumpkin Jack Q4 2020 Official Trailer
Golden Force Last Quarter 2020 Official Trailer
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Clive 'N' Wrench Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Winter 2020 Nintendo.com
B.Ark (Timed Exclusive) Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Beach Buggy Racing 2 Late 2020 Official Website
Dicey Dungeons Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Hoa Late 2020 Wholesome Direct 5-26-2020
Phogs! Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Quantum League Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Signs of the Sojourner Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dangerous Driving 2 Holiday 2020 Official Website
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Holiday 2020 Official Twitter Post
Sniper Elite 4 Holiday 2020 Nintendo.com
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Eastward 2020 Nintendo.com
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Hazel Sky 2020 Official Trailer
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King's Bounty II 2020 Nintendo.com
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N1RV Ann-A 2020 Announce Trailer
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Real Boxing 2 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
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Samurai Gunn 2 2020 Nintendo.com
Spacebase Startopia 2020 Announce Trailer
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Trigger Witch 2020 Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase
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Zengeon 2020 Official Trailer
Purrtato Tail: By the Light of the Elderstar 2020 "or when it's done" Official Fact Sheet
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Ring of Life: Survive in Proxima 2020/2021 Official Website
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Gal*Gun Returns 1/28/21 Official Trailer
Re:Zero – The Prophecy of the Throne 1/29/21 Official Trailer
Little Nightmares II 2/1/21 Official Twitter Post
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2/12/21 Nintendo.com
Fallen Legion: Revenants 2/16/21 Official Trailer
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin 2/25/21 Official Website
Balan Wonderworld 3/26/21 Official Twitter Post
Monster Hunter Rise 3/26/21 Nintendo.com
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 February/March 2021 Official Website
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Sky: Children of the Light "A few months into 2021" Official Website
Blue Fire (Timed Exclusive) Q1 2021 Nintendo.com
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q1 2021 Official Website
Pet Clinic - Cats & Dogs Q1 2021 Official Website
Root Film Q1 2021 Official Press Release (via Gamasutra.com)
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Q1 2021 Official Gamescom Trailer (via IGN)
Turrican Collector's Edition April/May 2021 Official Website
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Spring 2021 Nintendo.com
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Spring 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Foreclosed Q2 2021 Developer Interview
Subnautica Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Subnautica: Below Zero Early 2021 Nintendo.com
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Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Summer 2021 Official Trailer
Party Crasher Simulator Second Half of 2021 Official Press Release
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Late 2021 Gamescom 2020 presentation (via Dailyradar)
Aeon Must Die 2021 Official Trailer
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Backbone 2021 Official Website
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Dordogne 2021 Official Trailer
Dual Gear 2021 Official Trailer
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2021 Official Trailer (Gamespot Exclusive)
Gamedec 2021 Official Trailer (Gamescom 2020)
Garden Story 2021 Nintendo.com
Graven 2021 Official Trailer
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Mineko's Night Market 2021 Nintendo.com
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Port Royale 4 2021 Official Twitter Post
Rogue Lords 2021 Official Trailer
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Serial Cleaners 2021 Official Trailer
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Nintendo.com
Shin Megami Tensei V 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
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Starbase Startopia 2021 Official Twitter Post
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Summer at the Edge of the Universe 2021 Official Twitter Post
Tormented Souls 2021 Official Trailer
Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021 Official Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong 2021 Official Trailer
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN - Gamescom 2020)
Sea of Stars 2022 Official Trailer/Official Trailer
(Note: TBA Dates and Missed Release Dates in comments)
I miss anything? Mis-marked exclusivity? Have an official source with updated info? Let me know!
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2020.09.26 15:49 jeremy1338 Match Thread: Crystal Palace v Everton

Crystal Palace v Everton

Premier League Matchday 3
Date: Saturday 26 September 2020
Kick Off: 15:00 BST
Venue: Selhurst Park
Referee: Kevin Friend

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Lineups:

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Kouyate, Sakho, Mitchell, Townsend, McCarthy, McArthur (Riedewald), Eze (Batshuayi), Aye (Benteke), Zaha
Subs: Hennessey, Kelly, Riedewald, Milivojevic, Meyer, Batshuayi, Benteke
 
Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Mina, Digne, Allan, Gomes (Sigurdsson), Doucoure, Rodriguez (Iwobi), Richarlison (Davies), Calvert-Lewin
Subs: Lossl, Kenny, Sigurdsson, Iwobi, Bernard, Davies, Kean
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2020.09.25 20:05 kjonesatjaagnet How COVID-19 is changing the English language

How COVID-19 is changing the English language

Image: Pisit Heng - Unsplash
In April, editors of the Oxford English Dictionary did something unusual. For the previous 20 years, they had issued quarterly updates to announce new words and meanings selected for inclusion. These updates have typically been made available in March, June, September and December.
In the late spring, however, and again in July, the dictionary’s editors released special updates, citing a need to document the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the English language.
Although the editors have documented many coronavirus-related linguistic shifts, some of their observations are surprising. They claim, for example, that the pandemic has produced only one truly new word: the acronym COVID-19.
Most of the coronavirus-related changes that the editors have noted have to do with older, more obscure words and phrases being catapulted into common usage, such as reproduction number and social distancing. They’ve also documented the creation of new word blends based on previously existing vocabulary.

The dictionary of record

The Oxford English Dictionary aspires to be the most extensive and complete record of the language and its history.
In 1884, parts of the first edition were released. It wasn’t completed until 1928. Over the ensuing years, additional volumes of new words were published to supplement the first edition, and these were integrated into a second edition that appeared in 1989. This is the version you’ll find in most libraries. A digital release, on CD-ROM, followed in 1992.
In March 2000, the dictionary launched an online version. For this new edition, the editors have been revising definitions dating from the first edition that are, in many cases, over a century old. Due to its size, this third edition will not appear in printed form, and these revisions may not be completed until 2034.
At the same time, the editors continue to document the language as it grows, changes and evolves. The quarterly updates provide a list of new words and revisions. The September update, for example, includes “craftivist” and “Cookie Monster.”

Something old, something new

The special, coronavirus-related updates give us a glimpse into how language can quickly change in the face of unprecedented social and economic disruption. For example, one of the effects of the pandemic is that it’s brought previously obscure medical terms to the forefront of everyday speech.
Traditionally, dictionary editors include scientific and technical terms only if they achieve some degree of currency outside of their disciplines. This is the case for the names of drugs, since there are many thousands of these. For example, you’ll see Ritalin and Oxycontin in the dictionary, but you won’t see Aripiprazole).
However, the pandemic has seen at least two drug names jump into public discourse.
Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria treatment touted by some as a magic bullet against the virus, was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in July, although the drug’s name had appeared in print as early as 1951.
Another newly famous drug is dexamethasone, a corticosteroid that has reduced the COVID-19 death rate. It appeared in print as early as 1958 and was included in the dictionary’s second edition. In the July update, the editors provided a quotation illustrating the drug’s current use to combat the coronavirus.
The updates also include new citations for such terms as community transmission, which dates to 1959, and community spread, which was first documented in print in 1903.

The language of quarantining

Terms related to social isolation existed long before the COVID-19 pandemic, but they’ve become much more common in 2020.
Self-isolate, self-isolated and shelter in place all received new citations to illustrate their current usage.
Some terms have seen a shift in meaning. Originally, sheltering in place referred to seeking safety during a circumscribed event, like a tornado or an active shooter attack. It’s now being used to refer to a prolonged period of social isolation.
Similarly, elbow bump has evolved from a gesture akin to a high-five, as documented in 1981, to its present form: a safe way to greet another person.
Some regional differences are also emerging in COVID-19 language. Self-isolate has been the preferred term in British English, whereas self-quarantine is more commonly employed in the U.S. “Rona” or “the rona” as slang for coronavirus has been observed in the U.S. and Australia, but the dictionary editors haven’t documented wide enough usage to warrant its inclusion.

On the watch list

A perennial issue for lexicographers is deciding whether or not a term has enough staying power to be enshrined in the dictionary. The COVID-19 pandemic has produced its fair share of new terms that are blends of other words, and many of these are on the editors’ watch list. They include “maskne,” an acne outbreak caused by facial coverings; “zoombombing,” which is when strangers intrude on video conferences; and “quarantini,” a cocktail consumed in isolation.
Other new blends include “covidiot,” for someone who ignores public safety recommendations; “doomscrolling,” which happens when you skim anxiety-inducing pandemic-related stories on your smartphone; and the German term “hamsterkauf,” or panic buying. Whether such terms will be in common usage after the pandemic is anyone’s guess.

‘COVID’ or ‘Covid’?

And what of COVID-19 itself?
According to the dictionary’s editors, it first appeared in a Feb. 11 World Health Organization situation report as shorthand for “coronavirus disease 2019.”
But should it be written as COVID-19 or as Covid-19? The dictionary’s editors report regional differences for this term as well.
“COVID” is dominant in the U.S., Canada and Australia, while “Covid” is more common in the U.K., Ireland, New Zealand and South Africa.
Because the Oxford English Dictionary is edited and published in England, British forms take precedence: in the online dictionary, it appears under the headword Covid-19.
Earlier health crises also spawned new acronyms and terminology. Nearly 40 years ago, the terms AIDS and HIV entered the language. However, they didn’t appear in the dictionary until the second edition was published at the end of the 1980s.
By releasing updates online, the editors can track language changes as they occur in near real time, and the arbiters of the English language no longer have to play catch-up.
Originally written by Roger J. Kreuz September 25, 2020 for The Conversation
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2020.09.25 17:03 CrumbAllowances The Rumour XI of players linked to Manchester United

Hi everyone!
The transfer window always seems to be an exceptionally difficult one for Man United fans. Not only does our recruitment team regularly snatch defeat from the jaws of victory by turning open-and-shut transfers to drawn out 'sagas', but every two-bit agent desperate to get their client a new contract or tabloid seeking to fill its back pages bandies the club's name about with abandon. Over the years, we have seen countless players linked to the club, with some links more spurious than others. As such, this is my attempt to create the Manchester United Ultimate Rumour XI - a team of players linked to us only by transfer rumour and gossip.
In general, my criteria to make the team is two-fold - 1) how good was the player and 2) how intense were the rumours? Intensity of rumour involves both quantity (how often you were linked to United) and quality (how 'reliable' the rumours were). Also, the following categories of player are disqualified from the list.
  1. Those who joined United eventually after a prolonged rumour churn (Ander Herrera, Bruno Fernandes, Jadon Sanch ... oh.)
  2. Those who United made an approach for, but were rebuffed by the player or club (Ivan Perisic, Erling Haaland, Sergio Ramos)
  3. Those who United made a successful approach for, but eventually chose not to sign for some godforsaken reason (Thiago, Toni Kroos, [sad clown noises])
The XI also entirely comes from the post-Fergie era. This is due to a number of factors - the recency effect, the insane proliferation of bullshit transfer rumours in the SEO and social media age, and the general perception that Fergie and Gill/Kenyon were far more competent in securing targets. So without further preamble ...
GK - Jasper Cillessen
So this list doesn't start very auspiciously. Is this really the best goalkeeper we have been linked with? As far as I can tell in my limited Google research, the answer is yes. The reason behind this is simple - we've had an all-time great number 1 for about a decade now. Even now when DDG appears to be slipping, there's a perfect replacement in Henderson right behind him. But cast your mind back to the 2015 transfer window, when De Gea was a dodgy fax machine away from joining Real Madrid. With Louis van Gaal as manager, a year after his Dutch team made 3rd place at the World Cup, it made sense that Cillessen would replace the departing de Gea. Of course, Dave stayed, and Cillessen moved on to sit on the bench at Barcelona for three years before moving on to Valencia. There were minor rumours of us making a move for him in 2019 before de Gea signed his new contract, but I think it's safe to say that Jasper Cillessen will not be rocking up between the Old Trafford sticks any time soon.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/manchester-united/11673982/Who-is-Manchester-United-target-Jasper-Cillessen.html
RB - Fabinho
Yes I know, he's primarily known as a defensive midfielder with the scum, but prior to that move, Fabinho was a more than competent right back for Rio Ave and occasionally played that role for Monaco. Plus we really have not been linked to many good right backs, and signed the last one we were linked with, so he is the best choice. There was a good amount of buzz about Fabinho joining United back in the summer 2018, when it was clear that Jose Mourinho was looking for a defensive midfielder. However, this gossip largely came from foreign sources, including a bona fide Tier 1 in Bouhafsi, with English Tier 1s and 2s insisting that Mourinho's real targets were Nemanja Matic and Eric Dier. As we now know, the English sources were correct, United signed Matic, and Fabinho moved on to some other club and never did anything worthwhile with his career ever again.
Sample Transfer Rumour (with Bouhafsi tweet embedded) - https://www.sportsjoe.ie/football/man-united-fabinho-161193
LB - Danny Rose
Back in 2017, Danny Rose made waves by criticising Spurs' transfer policy, calling on the club to stop signing 'players you have to Google'. This, along with reported dissatisfaction with Tottenham's low wage ceiling, compatriot Kyle Walker's mega-millions move to Manchester City, and a supposed desire to return to the north of England, led to a spate of transfer rumours linking him to United. Not only was he England's starting left back, but he was precisely what the club had been looking for since Evra left - pacy, exciting, and equally competent in attack and defence. Plus, Jose Mourinho was famously unconvinced by Luke Shaw, so this was a move that made all the sense in the world. However, said move never materialised, most likely because a Daniel Levy-Ed Woodward negotiation would have been a total massacre. Rose has continued to mouth off at Spurs over the years, and against all odds still remains contracted to them, barring an unsuccessful six month loan to Newcastle in January 2020.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2712476-manchester-united-transfer-news-danny-rose-interest-reported-latest-rumours
CB - Ezequiel Garay
The mascot (along with the players in AM and RW) of this team, Garay is the rare player in this list who dates back to the Fergie era, and proceeded to be linked to us for what feels like time immemorial. The majority of these rumours came from Portuguese sources (renowned for their unreliability) stemming from his time in Benfica, though he would continue to be linked to us even after moving to Zenit and Valencia. Looking back, it seemed like Garay probably had a hell of an agent who knew that tossing our name into any situation would get him attention or a new contract, but the player himself actually claimed in 2013 that he was set to join United until Fergie left and Moyes took over. It's also unsurprising that the Garay rumour had legs for so long, considering that we seem to be perennially looking for a left footed ball playing centre back. Thank goodness that position is no longer a problem, eh?
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.goal.com/en-my/news/3956/transfer-zone/2013/10/14/4332222/garay-moyes-closed-down-manchester-united-move
CB - Toby Alderweireld
As Jose Mourinho entered his now infamously tumultuous third season in the summer of 2018, he felt that his 2nd place squad was a ball-playing centre back away from a true title challenge. There were two rumoured targets - Harry Maguire of Leicester City, who would cost crazy money, and Toby Alderweireld of Tottenham Hotspur, who could cost crazy money but for two reasons - he was already 29, and there was a 25 million pound release clause on his contract that would kick in next season. Surely it wouldn't be that difficult to convince Daniel Levy, a man who has the words 'financial prudence' tattooed on his chest, to part with an asset that would rapidly depreciate in value? Apparently the answer was no, and United never made an approach for Alderweireld, or for any centre back. Jose Mourinho flamed out spectacularly, Alderweireld signed a new deal at Spurs (thus removing the release clause), and the two eventually ended up together, except in white instead of red.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/21/jose-mourinho-targers-summer-move-for-toby-alderweireld-manchester-united-tottenham-hotspur
CM - Sergej Milinković-Savić
This one has been rumbling on for a few years now, and will probably continue chugging along the next time Paul Pogba has a bad run of form or Mino Raiola says something incendiary. The SMS transfer rumour has always been inherently linked to the Pogba one. It's the typical 2+2=5 bullshit of silly season. Pogba wants out. SMS is a physically imposing midfielder with no lack of technical skill. Hey, just like Pogba! So this means Manchester United must be looking to sign Milinković-Savić to replace the outgoing Pogba, right? Right? The only snag to this, of course, is that Pogba still remains at Man United, is rumoured to be discussing an extension to his contract, while SMS continues to perform impressively at Lazio. This rumour has been peddled by no less of an authority than Gianluca Di Marzio, who, in one of his most shameful moments, put up on his website in 2019 that we were going to bid 80 million euros for SMS only to surreptitiously take it down a few hours later.
Sample Transfer Rumour (reporting on the Di Marzio report) - http://thepeoplesperson.com/2019/07/12/gianluca-di-marzio-manchester-united-ready-to-launch-e80m-sergej-milinkovic-savic-bid-207850/
CM - Arturo Vidal
Oh this one stings. Prior to the signing of Pogba, central midfield was a giant gaping hole in the club, with the early promise of Cleverley and Anderson not paying off. Ander Herrera was signed and Michael Carrick was still his usual reliable self, but there was little beyond them and the still-yet-to-convince Marouane Fellaini. Arturo Vidal was one of the best midfielders in the world, and had been fantastic for Jorge Sampaoli's Chilean team at the World Cup. Here was the player United had been needing for a long time, a midfielder with the dynamism, technique and mentality not seen since the young Roy Keane. However, regardless of all the buzz (and Juventus's seeming willingness to well), United never made a move, possibly because Vidal was coming off a serious knee injury and his all-action style would not be a good fit for LVG's possession-based football. The Vidal rumour shockingly resurfaced this(!) year, but it was largely pushed by shit-tier sources, and the Chilean has now secured a move to Inter, where he has finally fulfilled his lifelong dream of playing with Ashley Young.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/aug/18/arturo-vidal-manchester-united-louis-van-gaal-juventus
AM - Wesley Sneijder
The god-king himself, the MVP of the Rumour Squad, the man whose transfer rumour turned into a meme, yes, it's none other than Wesley Sneijder. Like Garay, the rumour began in the Fergie-era, where rumours linked him to United as part of a swap-deal for Cristiano Ronaldo. This particular rumour proceeded to churn for the better part of a decade with less and less relevance each time. van Gaal is United manager? Hey guess what, Sneijder was in his Dutch team! He's definitely coming now! Mourinho is United manager? Well didn't they win a treble together? He's definitely coming now! The utter ridiculousness of this rumour can best be encapsulated by the fact that it kept going even when Sneijder was at Galatasaray, clearly far below United's (and his own former) level, and looking increasingly more injury-prone. Yet the bullshit was non-stop, and now that Wesley is retired (and looking pretty chunky), I can't wait to hear in three months how we are looking to sign him to be our mythical Director of Football.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11667/8542407/wesley-sneijder-claims-inter-milan-prevented-him-from-joining-manchester-united
RW - Nicolas Gaitan
The god-king himself, the MVP of the Rumour Squad, the man whose transfer rumour turned into a meme, yes, it's none other than Nicolas Gaitan. One major reason why people on this sub roll their eyes at A Bola and Record comes from the neverending stream of Gaitan bullshit, which would flow invariably from Portuguese 'sources' and be washed down downstream to English 'sources' like The S*n and The Daily Fail. Like Garay and Sneijder, this rumour was pushed in at least three different eras of United, from Fergie to Moyes to LVG, with Gaitan's agent seemingly desperate to get him out of Benfica and to a club in Europe's top leagues. He eventually got his wish and left for Atletico Madrid in 2016, when wouldn't you know it, the rumours linking him to United magically stopped. Frankly, I think most fans would jump for joy if we did sign 2012 Gaitan, a tricky left-footed right winger with great control and a wicked cross. Instead, we got someone much better on the right, the famed Novalue Inthe Market, who I'm sure will excite us all this season.
Sample Transfer Rumour - https://www.eurosport.com/football/premier-league/2015-2016/manchester-united-transfer-news-nicolas-gaitan-drops-manchester-united-hint_sto4830163/story.shtml
CF - Antoine Griezmann
Antoine Griezmann never made his desire to leave Atletico Madrid subtle in 2017, telling the press he had a six in ten chance of joining Man United, talking up his discussions with Paul Pogba about the club, and having his brother be a hype man for the move that seemed bound to happen. Griezmann looked like the perfect signing - he was possibly the third best player in the world, a player who had both silk and steel, with no shortage of ability while also being tempered in the fires of Diego Simeone's ferocious Atletico side. Best of all? He was relatively affordable, with an 87 million pound release clause - a mere pittance for one of the richest clubs in the world to land a bona fide global superstar. The player wanted to go, United were interested, Atletico had no say in the matter ... so why did this never come to fruition? The answer was complicated. Atletico was under a yearlong transfer ban, and out of a sense of loyalty, Griezmann decided to stay with them for another year until they could adequately replace him. This rejection after such obvious flirtation seemed to turn us away for good, and the Alexis Sanchez transfer further left a sour taste about bringing in high class mercenaries who were not fully committed to playing for the club. Griezmann ended up moving to Barcelona in a move that has benefitted no one involved - the player has never looked the same and ended up being benched, Barcelona failed to get value out of their big money signing, and Atletico has failed to replace his obvious quality up front. Add to that the animosity of the transfer itself (Atletico announced it early just to prevent Griezmann from launching another hype video), and perhaps it was for the best that we stayed far away from this one.
Sample Transfer Rumour (the 'six out of ten' quote, given a week before he signed his new Atletico deal) - https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/may/23/antoine-griezmann-six-out-of-10-chance-move-atletico-madrid
LW - Cristiano Ronaldo
And last, but certainly not the least, we have the only player who has ever played in Manchester United colours. Not just that, but also one of the finest ever to rock up at Old Trafford, hell, one of the greatest players in the history of football. Still beloved in these parts for his starring role in one of Fergie's all time greatest teams, the rumour that Cristiano Ronaldo was on his way back 'home' started almost immediately after he left. After all, in contrast to the unconditional love he received around these parts, the Real Madrid fans were not shy about letting Ronaldo know when he failed to meet up to their sky-high standards, even greeting perceived lazy or selfish performances with boos. For all the adoration we gave him and the fondness he seems to have for the club, Ronaldo (with assistance from Jorge Mendes) has never been shy about using us as leverage to wrangle a new contract from Real or to simply remind them that he held all the cards and could leave any time. Furthermore, thanks to Ed Woodward's lust for galactico signings, it was never very difficult for Cristiano to string us along like a lovelorn teenager. It says something about how tiresome this rumour got that when he finally left Real, United were barely in the mix, with ridiculously quick statements in the press about how we were not interested. Turns out that Woodward can actually move at speed when it's to turn down a transfer instead of making one. Ronnie's now at Juventus, still trying to win another Champions League to solidify his case as being the best player of all time. We will probably never see him wearing our jersey again, barring the odd post-retirement charity game. Oh well. 'Tis better to have love and lost.
Sample Transfer Rumour (featuring Uncle Pat adding more fuel to the Ronaldo return fire) - https://www.football365.com/news/cristiano-ronaldo-man-utd-return-transfer-alex-ferguson-retired
So that's the team. The obvious missing piece is Bale, but I figured Griezmann was a better inclusion because of how shamelessly he flirted with us. I hope you enjoyed it, and let me know if there's anyone else I'm missing or if I was inaccurate with any details (had to dredge up a lot from memory and Google searches).
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2020.09.25 14:36 VisibleConfusion69 Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc- If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act

Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc – If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act
Dear Steve,
On June 1, you shared a letter on Reddit’s blog “Remember the Human – Black Lives Matter”. In this letter, you claim “as Snoos, we do not tolerate hate, racism, and violence, and while we have work to do to fight these on our platform, our values are clear.”
As of today, neither you nor any other Reddit admins have shared this letter anywhere on reddit.com. However, the response to this message was swift on Twitter, where you were rightfully labeled as hypocritical based on your long and well-recorded history of defending racism and white supremacy on this site.
Among the many responses was this message from former CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao.
I am obligated to call you out: You should have shut down the_donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence. So much of what is happening now lies at your feet. You don't get to say BLM when reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long
Many others shared links and screenshots of your past statements saying “Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit”.
The problem of Reddit’s leadership supporting and providing a platform for racist users and hateful communities has long been an issue. Nearly six years ago, dozens of subreddits signed the original open letter to the Reddit admins calling for action. While the Reddit admins acknowledged the letter and said it was a high priority to address this issue, extremely little has been done in the intervening years.
On June 5, you shared this update on /Announcements, Upcoming changes to our content policy, our board, and where we’re going from here. In the post, you stated that there is a need for continued adjustments of Reddit’s content policy to address racism and that this remains a priority. These continued statements that you hear us, that this is a priority, or that you are working on it are not enough. It has been five years since your return as CEO and this still remains Reddit’s most glaring problem.
Steve, if you and Reddit genuinely care about the values of standing up to racism and hate, then you need to back it up with real action. As moderators on this website who have dedicated countless hours to keeping this site running, we call on Reddit to take the following steps:
At /AgainstHateSubreddits, we have laid out the many failures of Steve time and again to stand up to white supremacy on this site time and time and time again.
With a website with the impact of Reddit on the broader conversations being held in communities around the world, this website needs real leadership and real action.
We hope that Reddit will not just share empty platitudes — but will take a meaningful stand against hate, and take these recommendations to heart.
This letter is co-signed by more than 200 300 350 430 550 650 800 communities representing well over 200 hundreds of millions of subscribers:
If your subreddit is not listed and would like to sign on, please leave a comment below
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2020.09.25 02:08 AutoModerator General Questions Thread, September 25, 2020

A thread for new collectors to ask basic questions of the community.
Frequently Asked Questions below!
A longer version of the subreddit rules is here.
For questions specifically concerning bootlegs or vendor legitimacy, please ask in the Bootleg Megathread.
NSFW & Spoiler Guidelines
  • For Self Posts: include a bolded NSFW note next to links in that post.
  • For Links to sites/images: If the figure is NSFW, or the website has any NSFW content (including ads) be sure to tag your post NSFW and use the appropriate link flair.
Bootlegs
Any collection posts containing bootlegs, comments advocating buying bootlegs, or links to sites selling bootlegs, recasts, or unlicensed merchandise will be removed.
People often ask about the legitimacy and/or safety of a number of websites which sell large resin statues. The more commonly-asked of those deal primarily in resins from studios which do not have a license from the Japanese IP holders to produce merchandise. Therefore links to those sites are not permitted here. Another sign is if MyFigureCollection doesn't list the either the statue, its manufacturer, or the shop it's being sold on.
MyFigureCollection
My Figure Collection is like MyAnimeList... but for figures! Their database includes thousands of items which been produced during the last couple of decades, along with reviews of shops and other helpful articles. One can also list their own collection and post gallery photos.
Shops
Retailers:
AmiAmi HobbySearch Mandarake (sells rare figures) Good Smile Company Online Shop (often has exclusives) Good Smile Company US shop Crunchyroll Shop Hobby Link Japan (aka HLJ) Solaris Japan (MFC partner) Big in Japan (also has proxy service) Tokyo Otaku Mode FigureHaven Archonia (EU retailer) Jungle
List of retailers on MFC
/AnimeFigures' List of Retailers
Community Guide to Shopping in Japan
Blogs/News:
Nekomagic (News/Previews) NyaaFigurines (Reviews/Releases) Kahotan's Blog (News/Reviews) Figma Blog (JP)

Buying & Shipping

1. What’s the best place to buy my anime figures from?
That’s going to depend a lot on what works for you, but most people around here buy them from Amiami, Big in Japan, Hobby Search, HobbyLink Japan, or Tokyo Otaku Mode. If none of those work for you for whatever reason, there’s a list of reputable retailers in the sidebar that you can check out at any time. Be extra careful when ordering figures from websites like Amazon or ebay, as there are a lot of bootlegs on those sites. Don’t be afraid to ask in our Bootleg Megathread if you’re unsure.
2. What differences are there between the shipping options I get from most Japanese shops?
Below is a rundown of the main shipping choices you’ll get at most retailers. Keep in mind that if an order is large enough you will be forced to use one of the more expensive options, as SAL shipments have lower size and weight restrictions.
  • Unregistered SAL: Sometimes referred to as uSAL, is usually the cheapest method. It does not come with any tracking or insurance. Usually takes up 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • Registered SAL: Sometimes referred to as rSAL, is insured for the declared value up to 6,000 yen. It comes with a tracking number and usually takes 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • EMS: This method of shipping is much faster than either SAL options, usually arriving within a week of shipment. EMS shipments are insured for the declared value up to 2,000,000 yen.
  • Airmail
  • E-packet
  • Surface: Shops don't offer this very often. It's an actual cargo ship and slow as a result.
  • DHL: Becoming more available as an alternative to EMS on AmiAmi and other sites. Can be less expensive than EMS and of comparable speed, but may be more reliant on the specific geographical area being shipped to. Offers their own tracking.
3. I placed two+ orders for figures at different times. Will my items be shipped together, or will I have to pay shipping twice?
Most shops will ask you to pay shipping on a per-order basis, but here are some that will allow combined shipping:
  • Amiami: You can combine orders here, as long as the orders ship in the same month. It doesn’t matter if the item is new or preowned. Any preorders that are set for that month can also be combined with other orders for that month. However, be aware that if the preorder gets delayed, Amiami will remove that item from that month’s shipment and place it on a new order. To combine orders on Amiami, use the “Combine Orders” feature under “My Account”.
  • Hobby Search: Hobby Search will let you combine orders that release in the same month, but you cannot combine in stock items with preorders. If you want to combine multiple preorders, or multiple in stock items, you can do so using the “Order Recombination” feature on your account page.
  • HobbyLink Japan: At HLJ, you have the option to send paid orders to their “Private Warehouse”, where you can store them for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to ship the items, you simply select which items to ship and HLJ will combine them into one shipment for you. To use this, just select the “Private Warehouse” option as shipping when you order.
  • GSC Web Shop: Here you’ll pay a flat 2,000 yen fee per order. It doesn’t matter how many items you put in your order, or how many different months the items release in. They will charge you 2,000 yen and ship all items as they release. The exception to this rule is their Wonder Festival exclusive items. Those can only be placed in the same order as other Wonder Festival items.
If you’re unsure about whether or not a shop we haven’t listed will combine your orders, please refer to their individual FAQ’s.
4. When will I get charged for my preorder?
Most Japanese shops charge you once the item is in stock and ready for shipment. When that happens, they will send you an email asking for payment. Some shops (mostly overseas ones), will allow you to pay for the item up front though, if you’d like. A few with that option are:
  • Big in Japan (Japanese store)
  • Tokyo Otaku Mode
  • Anime Island
  • Crunchyroll
Keep in mind that overseas stores will likely get the figure a few months after Japanese ones, so pay attention to the release date stated on the website you are buying from so as to avoid that confusion.
5. Should I expect to pay customs fees when importing figures?
That depends on where you live. Here’s a quick rundown:
  • Australia: 10% GST is now assessed up front.
  • Canada: Minimum declared value for charges is around CAD$20 for regular shipments, and CAD$60 for gifts (gifting something only seems to lower the declared value by about CAD$40, not deplete it completely). When using Amiami, try their Small Air Packet option. It comes with tracking, gets there in about the same time as EMS, and is better at avoiding customs.
  • Europe: Using EMS raises your chance of getting charged for customs. SAL can still avoid customs in some countries, but generally gets checked in the UK now if the items are above the threshold. Amiami offers a shipping service called “Small Air Packet” that is really good for avoiding customs when you are only shipping one or two figures. Small Air Packet usually takes about the same amount of time as EMS, and still comes with tracking.The minimum declared value for customs charges in the Europe is pretty low- around £15 (£36 for gifts) / €20.
  • Mexico: Minimum declared value for customs fees is USD$300 for shipments by post, and USD$50 for shipments by courier.
  • United States: A shipment has to have a declared value of USD$2,000 before customs starts hitting you with fees, so you most likely won’t have to worry about them at all.
6. The figure I want is an exclusive, how do I go about ordering one outside of Japan?
You have three options for this:
A. Big in Japan is known to stock exclusive figures and ship to other countries. Usually the price is higher because they build in their proxy fees, but it’s easier than worrying about using a forwarder or proxy service. If you live in the US, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf, and Tokyo Otaku Mode also get exclusives sometimes, but out of the states the shipping can get expensive.
B. Forwarding Services: A forwarder is someone who you ship an exclusive item to so that they can forward the package on to you, usually for a flat fee + shipping. When using a forwarder you still make the purchase yourself, and enter their address into the shipping field. When the box arrives at the forwarder they will then stick your address onto the package and send it on its way.
Some popular forwarders are:
Be sure to read each sites instructions on forwarding carefully!
C. Proxy Services: With a proxy, you tell them what the item you’re looking for is and they will purchase it in your stead. This is handy for when a company doesn’t accept foreign credit cards, or you’re having trouble navigating a Japanese website.
Some popular proxies are:
Again, be sure you thoroughly read through each sites proxy instructions.
7. I see a bunch of really cheap figures that ship from China on ebay. Are those okay to buy?
Generally, no. They’re most likely bootlegs. If you want a second opinion on that, feel free to ask in the Bootleg Megathread that’s always stickied at the top of the sub.
8. What’s a bootleg, and how can I avoid buying them?
A bootleg is a counterfeit figure often made using rejected molds of the official product. They are usually priced significantly lower than the genuine article, and in order to make their profit, bootleggers use lower quality materials and have less attention to detail- resulting in a substandard figure.
The Bootleg Megathread that I mentioned in question 7 is a great tool to avoid buying any bootlegs. It has a few tips and tricks to avoiding them to begin with, and a few more on how to spot them if you’re worried you might already own one.
9. Does anyone know when figure X is going to be released? How do I know if it was delayed?
My Figure Collection (sometimes referred to as MFC) does an excellent job of staying on top of information like release dates and delays. If you’re curious about an upcoming figures release date, check there first. This information can be found directly under the “Releases” section on a figure’s entry. If you only see a month and a year in that section, it means the release date has not yet been announced by the manufacturer, and there is still a chance the figure could be delayed.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
10. The figure I want is long sold out at normal retailers! What’s the best place to pick it up in the aftermarket?
A list of reputable retailers can be found under the “Shops” section of the /AnimeFigures sidebar. They all sell legitimate products, and many of them also sell figures second hand. However, the most frequently suggested second hand sites are Mandarake and Amiami- who has a preowned section that they update every night save Sundays and Japanese holidays around 1PM JST and again around 6PM JST.
AmiAmi grades their pre-owned items on a letter scale. The general consensus from buyers is that their ratings are conservative, so unless the item and/or packaging is specifically indicated as having significant flaws, pre-owned items from them are usually in at least as good a condition as their rating suggests.
Note: When you search Mandarake, you’ll get the best results by using the Japanese characters for whatever you are searching. If you don’t know them, you can find them on MFC by clicking on any of the “details” in that figure’s listing.
11. Amiami has a figure I’m interested in labeled as “For sale in Japan only”. Does this mean I can’t order it without a proxy or forwarder?
No, you can still order it. Amiami’s English site has that warning on many items, and it’s mostly meant to inform you that this product was made for a Japanese market, and as such, will have Japanese speaking/writing in it- so don’t expect any instructions to be in English. If Amiami doesn’t want foreigners buying a certain product, they won’t even list it on their English site.

Displaying Your Figures

12. What display cases do you recommend?
If you live near an Ikea try out one of these:
*If you decided on a Detolf, you might find that there is a lot of wasted space. Here are a few tutorials on raising the shelves or and adding extra ones in.
If you don’t live near an Ikea, Amazon has a few display options, though they are more expensive. Also keep an eye on your local Craigslist (or your country’s equivalent) and stores near you that are closing up.
13. What lighting do you guys recommend?
Ikea’s Dioder LED strips are often suggested. They come in white or muti-colored.
Most hardware stores carry something similar though, if you don’t live by an Ikea. Just make sure that the lights don’t get too hot!
14. What are those clear plastic boxes that I see under everyone’s figures in their collection posts, and where can I get them?
Those are called risers. Most of us use standard acrylic risers like these. Some other, easy to find things that have been suggested are:
Check your local hobby store for the first 2 options, or your local hardware store if you want to make your own.
Another common suggestion is to visit The Container Store if you have one near you. They have a lot of things to choose from that can suit a variety of needs. Be sure to check out their standard acrylic risers, their Amac boxes, and the various display cases they sell (baseball cases, mini car cases. hockey puck cases, etc).
15. Should I keep my figures sealed?
That is, of course, up to you really, but here are a few things to keep in mind when debating this question:
  • Keeping it sealed can actually damage your figure. PVC figures usually have something called plasticizer in them, and that plasticizer needs to be able to breath. If a PVC figure isn’t exposed to oxygen, after a period of time the plasticizer starts to break down and form a sticky substance on the surface of the figure. Simply opening your figures and taking them out of the box prevents this from happening. If you happen to find plasticizer goo on one of your figures, Kahotan has a handy guide for dealing with it.
  • Unlike some other figure markets, keeping an anime figure sealed won’t raise its value by a whole lot. In fact, because of the plasticizer problem mentioned above, your figure could actually be in better condition if you open it versus keeping it sealed.

Finding the Right Figure(s) for You

16. There are so many figure companies! Who makes good figures?!
Obviously this is a very subjective question, but as a general starting point, here are a few well renowned figure companies:
  • Alter
  • Max Factory
  • Good Smile Company
  • Kotobukiya (usually hit or miss for people. Use your best judgement based off of the prototype)
  • Aquamarine
  • Flare
  • Stronger
17. I really love “series X / character X”- how can I check if any figures were ever made for it?
My Figure Collection can be your best friend here. Simply do a search on the name of the series or character using the search bar located at the top right of the screen, and all associated figures pop up!
Alternatively, if you’re looking at a figure’s MFC entry, most of the text under the “Details” section can be clicked on and used to run a search.
18. How can I commission a custom figure?
None of the major figure companies (Alter, Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, etc.) will take a commission for a single figure. This thread has a few websites in it that you can check out, or you can look into garage kits. Some kit painters would be willing to resculpt, frankenstein together, or otherwise modify kits for the right price.
If you're looking for help completing a garage kit, /brushforhire may be useful.

Keeping Up with New Announcements

19. How can I keep up with figure news (announcements, updates, etc.)?
Most people use a MFC combined with any or all of the following news sites:
To use MFC for this I’ll quote question #9.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
Most companies have one or more Twitter accounts. Some examples: Good Smile Company sales, Good Smile's USA branch, Max Factory, AmiAmi Hobby News.
20. Everyone’s excited about something called Wonfes….. what the heck is that?!
WonFes (short for Wonder Festival) is a biannual figure expo where many figure producers (both large and small) show off new sculpts and updates to figures already under way. Most companies save their most exciting announcements for WonFes, so we all look forward to the expo whenever it rolls around! Winter Wonder Festival is usually held in February, while Summer Wonder Festival is usually in July. The event has also spread to Shanghai, in the late spring.
21. One or two (or 15) figures were announced at WonFes that I’m really excited about! How can I keep track of their progress once the event is over?
MFC is always really quick about getting new WonFes announcements (or any others throughout the year, for that matter) listed in their database, so we suggest using that. To find a figure from the event you can search any number of things, including the name of the character or the name of the show. You can also use the tag search to search “WonderFestival 20xx_[season]” to see all items announced at that event.
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2020.09.24 19:03 AnythingMachine Down the 'Herd Immunity' rabbit hole

I recently had an odd moment of vertigo when I realized the maskless covid truther I got into an argument with at the barbers and renowned economist Robin Hanson had both watched and endorsed the exact same video on 'herd immunity' by one Ivor Cummins. It’s riddled with mistakes outlined here and here and I’m not intending to go over all of them.
Trying to figure out just what the herd immunity theorists think, whether they’re right and what their motives for saying such things are led me down a rabbit hole that involved internet arguments with prominent economists, the moral value of the neoliberal world order, being personally called out by Van Morrison and a profound quote from the Discworld novel The Last Hero.
There are two parts to this odd investigation. First, the 'herd immunity theorists' do have a grain of truth to their claims, as I've explained e.g. here, and I'll elaborate on the economic side of it here (which I didn't go over in that comment). Tyler Cowen also says as much here:
Once upon a time, there were some herd immunity theorists. They claimed that once a certain percentage of the population had been infected, the R for Covid would fall below one and the disease would become far less common and less significant. Since these analysts were especially aware of heterogeneity issues (though common in the broader scholarly literature), these same herd immunity theorists tended to be less pessimistic than many of the mainstream forecasts. To be clear, everyone knew that herd immunity was a general and universally accepted concept in the literature. But these particular herd immunity theorists were the ones saying it really would matter, and they did so in the bold and fearless manner. … These herd immunity theorists were correct in predicting an “earlier than the mainstream is telling you” collapse in deaths and hospitalizations in the hard hit regions. And that is very much to their credit. You will note that part of their prediction or implied prediction was that past the herd immunity point cases should fall, not just deaths. Transmission just would not be very effective or speedy any more, so cases should be low whether or not people die in the hospitals or the hospitals can save them. I’ll be coming back to this. Then things started to go askew in the last few weeks.
The second is a guess about motives - there is a very specific contingent of covid truthers, Robin Hanson is one and this guy is another who aren't motivated to deny the danger of Coronavirus by the usual primitive libertarianism see Sam Bowman on this unfortunate trend. Instead, I think they need to rationalize why previous overly disastrous predictions didn't pan out. Lastly, I’ll talk about a connection between this mistake and the UK government’s bizarre schizophrenic approach to coronavirus, and why the Economist's new edition just said all of what I've said, but louder.
First, the truth (or half-truth, of the 'herd immunity theorists'). That blockquote from Tyler Cowen – was he right that there was an “earlier than the mainstream is telling you” collapse in deaths and hospitalizations in the hard-hit regions’?
It depends on what you mean by ‘mainstream’ predictions, but there are some examples of overly pessimistic estimates early on. Coronavirus truthers (people who claim that strict measures are unnecessary or that coronavirus cannot cause mass casualties) usually say obviously false or delusional things (like doing weird numerology with the excess death figures or claiming literally every test is biased in exactly the right way they need for covid to have a low fatality rate ). However, the are correct that things went much better than the worst early predictions expected. I noticed this a while ago here and wrote a long blog post about it
There are a few general reasons why those dire early predictions were wrong. The very worst predictions of coronavirus outcomes from early March (~0.5% of population dead) didn't pan out, as I explain here. Partial herd immunity is only one factor in this and, I don’t think the most important one.
First, some of the earliest data (hospitalisation rate estimated at 20% when its actually more like 2-3%) was overly pessimistic. Second, the importance of partial levels of herd immunity, enhanced by 'superspreaders' being more likely to become immune first, was overlooked in public science communication and messaging. It is important, though, that this was not overlooked by the best models (It was always modelled by e.g. Imperial College). Third, that there was no good way of predicting individual action in response to legally enforced lockdown measures, or absent such measures but with strong public awareness (e.g. Sweden), and in fact it turned out that people’s desire not to die was stronger than the pessimists expected. This is the Morituri Nolumus Mori thesis‘we who are about to die don’t want to’.
The first two were noticed and corrected for by the better ‘mainstream’ models as early as late March. Imperial College’s much-maligned Neil Ferguson (My brother is studying at Imperial College, I’m starting a PhD there, and I just found out that Van Morrison released a diss track aimed specifically at 'lying Imperial college scientists' – mad world) correctly predicted the decline of deaths in the UK in response to control measures (though actually underestimated total deaths because we didn’t realise how badly cases were undercounted) using a model that accounted for these ‘network effects’ and the corrected hospitalization rate.
What the ‘herd immunity theorists’ do is twist the first two of these corrections into extremity while ignoring the third – concluding that the entire reason we didn’t see extreme mass casualties in most of Europe is because of the full attainment of herd immunity, or because the virus was far less deadly than we thought, thus implicitly ignoring the MNM thesis. Needless to say with a second wave already well underway in Europe they now look silly, as Tyler Cowen points out, hence the bait-and-switch to talking about deaths instead of cases.
The role that voluntary behaviour played (third factor) was hard to predict in advance. Eventually it became clear that Sweden was pursuing a policy of ‘voluntary suppression’ with a slightly different tradeoff – economic damage slightly less than others, activity reduction slower and more chaotic, more deaths. This was essentially a collective choice by the Swedish people despite their government. So here is a lesson that really was (though completely understandably since it can’t really be predicted in advance) missed by the mainstream - behaviour change is quite large anyway (everyone understood that behaviour change was the final goal, but had to guess in advance how much effect lockdowns and other measures would have on behaviour, and guessed wrongly). These changes can come through legally enforced lockdowns, but legally enforced lockdowns add their effects onto whatever people were doing already, so it is simultaneously true that ‘lockdowns work’ in that they (by varying amounts depending on adherence) reduce R and that you can get better results in a country that didn’t lock down vs one that did because of other behavioural factors adding up to a greater effect (Sweden was slightly better off than the UK, though both did badly). In the extreme, you can find examples of lockdowns that didn’t work at all (like parts of the US) because they didn’t really exist
So, digression over, here’s the conclusion – yes, some public risk communication and some of the mainstream models didn’t account for partial levels of herd immunity. But, when we consider that the stronger-than-expected voluntary behaviour change wasn’t accounted for as well, and that the better mainstream models often did correctly predict collapses in deaths/hospitalisations, we realize there’s actually far fewer anomalies for the herd immunity theorists to explain, and when we also consider that there’s a second wave going on in Madrid and London (both with ~20% infected already), we can conclude they’re dogmatically wrong.
So, what’s the motive for the herd immunity theorists? Obviously, going into a potential second wave in Europe, lots of people are unhappy with lockdown policies and blame them for economic damage – given that the truth about lockdowns is that they matter less than naively expected both for how much of an economic hit occurs and for how much behaviour change occurs, and that the alternative is Sweden’s ‘voluntary suppression’, we realize that there is no real choice between ‘lockdown’ and ‘no lockdown’. People don’t want to die and won’t just carry on as normal no matter what you tell them. This shows up in the data overall – inverse correlation between deaths and economic damage. And if people, impossibly, did carry on as normal, that’s when you really would see 0.3% of your population dead (as happened in some small Italian towns). There’s only a choice, given that coronavirus has spread far enough to cause scary mass deaths, between a messy and uncoordinated ‘voluntary suppression’ and a coordinated suppression.
In Sweden, where the govt measures have been much lighter (and what Chris wants to emulate) people of all ages have ended up voluntarily distancing anyway which has meant no real economic benefit from lighter rules - Sweden did just as badly as its locked-down neighbours.
The ‘voluntary suppression’ is apparently slightly less horrible for the economy, kills somewhat more people and seems a strictly worse tradeoff overall. It’s not absolute carnage because it's not all that different from a lockdown. But it’s also true, as Tyler Cowen says, that many other things matter and the ‘herd immunity’ types are irrationally also against mitigation measures as well. Again, they are motivated by ‘primitive libertarianism’.
There is a temptation to say “few deaths, we don’t need lockdowns!” Indeed, the more partisan of the herd immunity theorists are obsessed with the lockdown issue. Lockdowns are important questions, but don’t let your lockdown views skew your interpretation of the numbers, and furthermore there are many other important Covid questions of interest.
As for what will actually happen – the superforecasters still think a European second wave worse than the first wave is very unlikely, about a 5% chance that there will be more than 4000 deaths per day on any day between now and March 2021. But herd immunity at low percentages clearly doesn’t protect you for long. 40% infected has occurred in some towns, so Herd Immunity doesn't protect you at that level if you're sufficiently incapable of reacting properly. 40% * 0.6% IFR * US population = 788 thousand dead. Chances of that are low, but it's definitely possible. The true ‘unmitigated spread’ scenario is more like a thought experiment than a real possibility at this point, and the 'second wave' is far smaller than the first so far.
What about the second point I was going to make? That ‘very specific contingent of covid truthers’, including Robin Hanson and this guy aren't motivated to deny the danger of coronavirus by the usual primitive libertarianism (see here), but instead by a need to rationalize the reason past overly disastrous predictions didn't pan out.
You can see me getting into an argument with Robin in the thread about his past mistakes here, which included predicting >10 Million world deaths and the complete failure of initial suppression measures (let alone long-term suppression). Also, see the ‘three million deaths’ comment by the other guy. I heard (and even believed) many similar dire predictions in early March.
Why not simply say, like I did, that we were wrong and leave it at that, why shoot off to the opposite extreme and claim that the virus never could have caused mass casualties and that we overreacted by trying to suppress its spread, when it seems like admitting an even larger mistake? I think I finally understand the psychology.
You can read Hanson’s blogpost, ‘Do you feel lucky, punk?’, which he wrote in mid-March and which confidently predicted an unmitigated spread in the entire western world, with millions dead, and linked this to his firmly held beliefs about western civilization’s inadequacy.
Dear Western citizen, your government has already demonstrated incompetence at dealing with this in the absence of public pressure, and public pressure will mainly push them to do what they guess they would be most blamed by the public for not doing if things go badly. Regardless of whether that actually works; the public may never learn what actually works.
This pandemic has already been allowed to get much bigger than any that has ever been squashed before, and it is harder to squash than most, passing via the air, living on surfaces for days, and with infected folks showing no symptoms for over a week. And in contrast to China, your government doesn’t have much recent experience with the mass surveillance, movement controls, and strict rule enforcement.
And yet now at this late date, you are considering if to authorize these same governments to oversee not just large efforts to flatten the curve, but the more extreme efforts required to squash it. Even knowing that to make it work you’ll need very strong public support in a far less-communal culture than those that have so far managed to squash.
Mind you, you are now considering this not because you have great confidence in your government’s competence, or your public’s support. But mostly, it seems, because it would look morally bad for you to give up hope on the millions who will die even if we flatten the curve well. Really, do you feel lucky, punk?
Now, he’s clearly partly right, and he’s clearly more than partly right when thinking about, for example, the United States. Things aren’t great, we’ve bungled the response in so many ways, Europe’s heading into a second wave, but as the superforecaster predictions made clear, this epidemic is not going to end with Europe or even the US attaining full herd immunity and losing percentage points of its population, which was what Hanson confidently expected in March. I go over a much longer laundry-list of failed predictions here.
The reason for this is, mostly, the sudden and abrupt policy and individual responses that suppressed coronavirus. But this isn’t good for the political/philosophical thesis that western societies are utterly inadequate, and thus another explanation needs to be found that ‘saves the theory’ that western society can’t do anything, which is why we have a contingent of libertarian-minded types engaging in ‘reverse wishful thinking’ – motivated reasoning that preserves the fundamental claim that government and collective individual action can’t achieve anything good and therefore that coronavirus could never have caused mass casualties, hence Hanson’s new ‘Yeah, we've overreacted to #covid19.’
Sam Bowman again:
But I also perceived libertarianism to be coming apart internally, as more and more libertarians seemed to be drifting towards nationalist, conspiratorial ways of thinking. More and more seemed to be utterly disgusted with the status quo in the developed world which, to my eyes, looked pretty good: a global liberal order that allowed for quite a lot of migration and free trade, and whose political disputes were usually managerial rather than revolutionary.
… Feel free to come and laugh at me if the European second wave actually is 3-5 times larger than the first wave, and Europe attains ~40% infected before vaccinations end this epidemic. I’m writing this now because I confidently expect that things aren’t going to get that bad before this epidemic is ended by other means.
One more thing – I still do not understand, at all, to any extent, what the UK’s scientific establishment was thinking between late February (when the IFR estimates of coronavirus were produced) and mid-March (when they, en masse, decided to forcefully advocate for aggressive suppression measures) or why they changed their minds. There’s a clip of Patrick Vallance, the UK’s chief scientific advisor, calmly stating on the news that he expects 60% of the population to be infected with a 1% IFR, which (though he doesn’t say it) is about 400,000 dead, and then he himself showed up a couple of days later demanding the government impose a lockdown because of the unacceptable cost in lives. Did everyone in the UK scientific establishment just forget how to multiply two numbers together for a couple of weeks? Was there a gut realization of just what 400,000 deaths meant as the disaster unfolded? My guess is that, once again, it was the MNM effect – they suddenly realized both that 400,000 dead really genuinely meant 400,000 dead and that people would do whatever it took to prevent that. This isn’t a great explanation - I am waiting for an official enquiry to shed light on this and hope we don’t repeat the same mistake of trying to half-ass this again.
In the time it took me to write this, The Economist's new weekly digital edition just arrived and made many of the same points that I have. They also included this excellent briefing with an attempt to forecast the total uncounted deaths due to coronavirus and this editorial.
On the Swedish model and tradeoffs:
One problem is the desire to escape a trade-off between shutting down to keep people alive and staying open so that life goes on. The right lauds Sweden for supposedly letting the virus rip while it makes a priority of the economy and liberty. But Sweden has a fatality rate of 58.1 per 100,000 and saw GDP fall by 8.3% in the second quarter alone, worse on both counts than Denmark, Finland and Norway. The left lauds New Zealand, which has shut down to save lives. It has suffered only 0.5 deaths per 100,000, but in the second quarter its economy shrank by 12.2%. By contrast, Taiwan remained more open but has seen 0.03 deaths per 100,000 and a 1.4% fall in GDP.
Blanket lockdowns like the new one in Israel are a sign that policy has failed. They are costly and unsustainable...
As much of Europe comes to terms with the fact that its initial lockdowns have not put an end to its problems, there is increased interest in the Swedish experience. Unlike most of Europe, Sweden never instigated a lockdown, preferring to rely on social distancing. This resulted in a very high death rate compared with that seen in its Nordic neighbours; 58.1 per 100,000, where the rate in Denmark is 11.1, in Finland 6.19 and in Norway 4.93. It is not clear that this high death rate bought Sweden any immediate economic advantage. Its GDP dropped in the second quarter in much the same way as GDPs did elsewhere.
It is possible that by accepting so many deaths upfront Sweden may see fewer of them in the future, for two reasons. One is the phenomenon known, in a rather macabre piece of jargon, as “harvesting”. Those most likely to succumb do so early on, reducing the number of deaths seen later. The other possibility is that Sweden will benefit from a level of herd immunity: once the number of presumably immune survivors in the population grows high enough, the spread of the disease slows down because encounters between the infected and the susceptible become rare. Avoiding lockdown may conceivably have helped with this.
On the other hand, one of the advantages of lockdowns was that they provided time not just for the development of test-and-trace systems but also for doctors to get better at curing the sick. In places with good health systems, getting covid-19 is less risky today than it was six months ago. ISARIC, which researches infectious diseases, has analysed the outcomes for 68,000 patients hospitalised with covid-19; their survival rate increased from 66% in March to 84% in August. The greatest relative gains have been made among the most elderly patients. Survival rates among British people 60 and over who needed intensive care have risen from 39% to 58%.
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2020.09.24 19:02 flippingheckman Pentesting burnout rant and what new roles can I carry my skills over to?

I've been pentesting in the UK for 3 years, with 1 years of software dev before that. I moved to SG half a year ago doing pentesting and more red teaming. The first couple of years in security, as with all of us I'm sure, was tough but exciting. I had the opportunity to travel to many onsite jobs and do all sort of tests (bridges, ships, cars, ATM, critical infrastructures, etc.). I went up in seniority quite quickly, raking up certificate, responsibilities and promotions. I got my CRT, CCT, all the offsec cert, RTO, CISSP, AWS, ASV, etc., in the 3 years and I enjoyed testing and learning new things.
However, towards the end of the 3 years, I felt severely burnt out. Not because I was doing more, but the work I did became less interesting and "profound". We had absolutely little to zero work during the 3-4months of the start of COVID and this feeling just became more obvious to me. Consultancy was always less enjoyable in my eyes and presenting to clients who, most of the time, never cared and wanted to reduce ratings just sucks. In some ways, I want to use the speciality and knowledge I have now acquired to help or be more "useful". I hope that makes sense.
I moved to SG hoping to start fresh with new perspective and career aspirations. Now well into September when we all started to WFH a lot more, it just came more apparent to me that commercial consultancy/pentesting as a service may not be the right fit for me.
What I currently do is half pentesting and half red teaming. However, red teaming is very stressful and often not done properly here in SG - many still think its an internal pentest or some sort of ransomware simulation. I am having a hard time doing both pentesting and red teaming together. Keeping up to date and testing the latest attacks, techniques, EDR bypasses, custom malware, finding zero day and along with the web app side like bug bounties, finding cool tricks on hackerone, etc. It really becomes a full life job (if you want to do it well!). While I enjoy reading up on it as a hobby, it's not practical to learn it all at a level that I can perform it in an engagement and present it to the client.
I initially thought of joining a dedicated red team company or role. But I feel like red teaming is just a cat and mouse with the EDR most of the time. If its not about the detection/prevention part, you are still very much limited to the scope and time anyways. If there was a job that was to test out red team tools for building a product, that might be more interesting as its something it feels like I can contribute to. If its not showcasing to higher ups that they need budget, purple teaming is the best bang for your buck alternative, but its not very well known (market-wise). Building out the TTP and test cases can be cool, especially with new techniques released in the mitre framework and blogs. But this is another topic and not a big particularly interest of mine. So for the aforementioned reasons of consultancy and the full life job, I don't think that's something I want to commit. Life's too short, you know?
My other thought was internal pentesting where it was more team-oriented, but thinking about doing the same type of test with the same tech, and handling other pentest vendors sends chills down my spine tbh! Likewise with sysadmin or internal security which I enjoy, I have never solely done it, but at least its something I would have some ownership in. It was something I used to do at my old company and I do miss it. Research was also another area, but I will be frank, I'm no guru/wizard either, just a hard worker. I don't think I will excel at this and it seems hard work.
So that's it, where does that leave me? I am feeling pretty lost, I would appreciate any thoughts and opinion anyone has on this.
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2020.09.24 12:43 confusedeurasian Taiwanese travel blogger fantasised about life in London and ended up disillusioned after experiencing racism and coming across chavs in the UK

In her first post, the blogger talked about being excited for her trip to the UK. She knew she would be staying with a host family so she searched for the house on Google Maps. She loved the house, and fantasised about having a British guy singing love songs to her while she was on the second floor, jogging in the streets, and walking the family dog.
After arriving to the UK, she ended up being disillusioned. Her second post was on her host family, where she said she was disappointed as her family was British-Filipino instead of "true Brits". She admitted she didn't like how many of these host families were Middle Eastern or Asian as "they weren't as friendly and nice as what she had imagined". Such unwokeness. She also suspected the eldest daughter of the British-Filipino family to like smoking weed, simply she once saw a BM emerged from the house (whom she assumed was a thief) and when she entered the house, the AW was only wearing underwear (that was racist). Interestingly, she later stayed with a host family consisting of a WMAF couple and she didn't complain about it despite how the "true British" guy was never at home.
She was so disillusioned to the point of creating a post on why she hated London. Apparently another host family of hers was a family of Chinese-Brits who didn't speak Chinese and she was disappointed. She hated the food and weather (surprise, surprise) and experienced racism when a Spanish student in her ESL class said she didn't want to be grouped with her "as her English was poor". She also hated how there were a lot of black people and chavs at night. She saw London as an unsafe place simply because she bumped into a group of blacks right after leaving a Tube station at around ten at night. Interesting, she created another post on reasons to love London and liked London for having "Europeans from different countries". Looks like she hated POC immigrants yet liked white ones. Go figure
Oh well, I guess this is what happens when white worshiping Asians travel to the West. They end up disillusioned when they experience racism, coming across 'chavs" or equivalents, and realise the West is not 100% white.
Edit: Found this post where the blogger shared photos of herself with Abercrombie and Fitch models (most of them were white). She seemed to have a thing for WM.
Edit 2: She dated an Indian guy in the UK at some point. She later created a post where she told other Taiwanese girls not to be jealous of her foreign boyfriend though due to language barriers. Apparently her English was terrible to the point where she couldn't hold an argument with her boyfriend.
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2020.09.24 10:35 JAMESFAULKNERSS Wonder Woman Gets Delayed but Dune Remains in 2020 Plans for Warner Bros

It is reported by several sources that Warner Bros. wanted to give Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” more time to shine thus resulting in the delay of DC tentpole Wonder Woman.
📷Patty Jenkins’s film starring Gal Gadot now is scheduled to be released on Christmas day, i.e. December the 25th 2020 with Denis Villeneuve’s Dune still on the hinges of December the 18th release date but it is no brainer that sci-fi film will be delayed to 2021. The delay had been predicted by many box office pundits as Christopher Nolan high-budgeted film failed to garner expected numbers at the domestic box office. The stigma surrounding the pandemic has been given the reason for the slow start of Tenet so Warner Bros. has decided to provide the film with more breather so that it can pull out a good number.
The exact number that Tenet has managed up until now is up for debate with Warner Bros. insisting that it is $20.2 million, but many feel including the ever-reliable IndieWire that it is less than that and is somewhere around $10 million.
The film-like Tenet needed a standard release in normal circumstances to achieve the success that Christopher Nolan hoped it would get, not the staggered release it managed amidst a Pandemic. However, Warner Bros. is still hopeful that numbers will go up as the cases around the world start to come down. The delay is helpful for both Tenet and Wonder Woman as the DC tentpole also requires favorable atmosphere for its release and Warner Bros. is hopeful that shifting the movie from October to December will ensure higher box office numbers.
Choosing December is also a smart move as the movie will bypass several other tentpoles scheduled to be released in November such as “Marvel’s Black Widow,” Daniel Craig’s final James Bond film “No Time to Die,” and Daveed Diggs and Jamie Foxx’ starrer “Soul.”
December release is definitely not an alien concept for Warner Bros. as it managed a humongous success with 2018 film Aquaman making it the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe film ever and the third DC film ever to garner over 1 billion at the box office (after The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises).
Patty Jenkins’ film has undergone an unbelievable number of delays even more so than “Tenet.” It was scheduled to be released on December the 13th 2019 but to avoid competition with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the movie release was preponed to November 2019 before it ultimately made its way to June the 5th 2020 to capture that same seasonal magic that it did in 2017. The pandemic halted the release date again, and the movie had to be shifted to August the 14th, but even on that day, the release of the film was not feasible. It was moved to October the 2nd release date a month behind its Marvel counterpart Black Widow.
The mediocre performance of Tenet must have compelled Warner Bros. to take this decision because, in 2017, Warner Bros. relied heavily on domestic box grossing nearly 50% of its total global gross revenue in the United States.
Both “Dune” and “Wonder Woman 1984” are budgeted around $200 million so releasing them on streaming services is out of the question as it was the case with Tenet who was budgeted around a whopping $225 million. “Dune” was smartly placed in the December slot expecting it to perform in a similar way as did the other sci-fi tentpoles like “Avatar” and “Star Wars” which had blown away the box office during their time in the Christmas seasons.
But now it is looking more likely that “Dune” will be pushed to 2021 and it will be interesting to see whether they remain firm in their decision to release it in the Christmas season (i.e. December 2021) or try to accommodate it early in the year perhaps in April or July.
Source-Wonder Woman Gets Delayed
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2020.09.24 06:28 memesandcommunism LETTER TO REDDIT CEO

Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc– If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act
Open Letter to Steve Huffman and the Board of Directors of Reddit, Inc – If you believe in standing up to hate and supporting black lives, you need to act
Dear Steve,
On June 1, you shared a letter on Reddit’s blog “Remember the Human – Black Lives Matter”. In this letter, you claim “as Snoos, we do not tolerate hate, racism, and violence, and while we have work to do to fight these on our platform, our values are clear.”
As of today, neither you nor any other Reddit admins have shared this letter anywhere on reddit.com. However, the response to this message was swift on Twitter, where you were rightfully labeled as hypocritical based on your long and well-recorded history of defending racism and white supremacy on this site.
Among the many responses was this message from former CEO of Reddit, Ellen Pao.
I am obligated to call you out: You should have shut down the_donald instead of amplifying it and its hate, racism, and violence. So much of what is happening now lies at your feet. You don't get to say BLM when reddit nurtures and monetizes white supremacy and hate all day long
Many others shared links and screenshots of your past statements saying “Open racism and slurs are fine to post on Reddit”.
The problem of Reddit’s leadership supporting and providing a platform for racist users and hateful communities has long been an issue. Nearly six years ago, dozens of subreddits signed the original open letter to the Reddit admins calling for action. While the Reddit admins acknowledged the letter and said it was a high priority to address this issue, extremely little has been done in the intervening years.
On June 5, you shared this update on /Announcements, Upcoming changes to our content policy, our board, and where we’re going from here. In the post, you stated that there is a need for continued adjustments of Reddit’s content policy to address racism and that this remains a priority. These continued statements that you hear us, that this is a priority, or that you are working on it are not enough. It has been five years since your return as CEO and this still remains Reddit’s most glaring problem.
Steve, if you and Reddit genuinely care about the values of standing up to racism and hate, then you need to back it up with real action. As moderators on this website who have dedicated countless hours to keeping this site running, we call on Reddit to take the following steps:
At /AgainstHateSubreddits, we have laid out the many failures of Steve time and again to stand up to white supremacy on this site time and time and time again.
With a website with the impact of Reddit on the broader conversations being held in communities around the world, this website needs real leadership and real action.
We hope that Reddit will not just share empty platitudes — but will take a meaningful stand against hate, and take these recommendations to heart.
This letter is co-signed by more than 200 300 350 430 550 650 800 communities representing well over 200 hundreds of millions of subscribers:
If your subreddit is not listed and would like to sign on, please leave a comment below
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2020.09.24 03:05 AutoModerator General Questions Thread, September 24, 2020

A thread for new collectors to ask basic questions of the community.
Frequently Asked Questions below!
A longer version of the subreddit rules is here.
For questions specifically concerning bootlegs or vendor legitimacy, please ask in the Bootleg Megathread.
NSFW & Spoiler Guidelines
  • For Self Posts: include a bolded NSFW note next to links in that post.
  • For Links to sites/images: If the figure is NSFW, or the website has any NSFW content (including ads) be sure to tag your post NSFW and use the appropriate link flair.
Bootlegs
Any collection posts containing bootlegs, comments advocating buying bootlegs, or links to sites selling bootlegs, recasts, or unlicensed merchandise will be removed.
People often ask about the legitimacy and/or safety of a number of websites which sell large resin statues. The more commonly-asked of those deal primarily in resins from studios which do not have a license from the Japanese IP holders to produce merchandise. Therefore links to those sites are not permitted here. Another sign is if MyFigureCollection doesn't list the either the statue, its manufacturer, or the shop it's being sold on.
MyFigureCollection
My Figure Collection is like MyAnimeList... but for figures! Their database includes thousands of items which been produced during the last couple of decades, along with reviews of shops and other helpful articles. One can also list their own collection and post gallery photos.
Shops
Retailers:
AmiAmi HobbySearch Mandarake (sells rare figures) Good Smile Company Online Shop (often has exclusives) Good Smile Company US shop Crunchyroll Shop Hobby Link Japan (aka HLJ) Solaris Japan (MFC partner) Big in Japan (also has proxy service) Tokyo Otaku Mode FigureHaven Archonia (EU retailer) Jungle
List of retailers on MFC
/AnimeFigures' List of Retailers
Community Guide to Shopping in Japan
Blogs/News:
Nekomagic (News/Previews) NyaaFigurines (Reviews/Releases) Kahotan's Blog (News/Reviews) Figma Blog (JP)

Buying & Shipping

1. What’s the best place to buy my anime figures from?
That’s going to depend a lot on what works for you, but most people around here buy them from Amiami, Big in Japan, Hobby Search, HobbyLink Japan, or Tokyo Otaku Mode. If none of those work for you for whatever reason, there’s a list of reputable retailers in the sidebar that you can check out at any time. Be extra careful when ordering figures from websites like Amazon or ebay, as there are a lot of bootlegs on those sites. Don’t be afraid to ask in our Bootleg Megathread if you’re unsure.
2. What differences are there between the shipping options I get from most Japanese shops?
Below is a rundown of the main shipping choices you’ll get at most retailers. Keep in mind that if an order is large enough you will be forced to use one of the more expensive options, as SAL shipments have lower size and weight restrictions.
  • Unregistered SAL: Sometimes referred to as uSAL, is usually the cheapest method. It does not come with any tracking or insurance. Usually takes up 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • Registered SAL: Sometimes referred to as rSAL, is insured for the declared value up to 6,000 yen. It comes with a tracking number and usually takes 2-4 weeks for delivery.
  • EMS: This method of shipping is much faster than either SAL options, usually arriving within a week of shipment. EMS shipments are insured for the declared value up to 2,000,000 yen.
  • Airmail
  • E-packet
  • Surface: Shops don't offer this very often. It's an actual cargo ship and slow as a result.
  • DHL: Becoming more available as an alternative to EMS on AmiAmi and other sites. Can be less expensive than EMS and of comparable speed, but may be more reliant on the specific geographical area being shipped to. Offers their own tracking.
3. I placed two+ orders for figures at different times. Will my items be shipped together, or will I have to pay shipping twice?
Most shops will ask you to pay shipping on a per-order basis, but here are some that will allow combined shipping:
  • Amiami: You can combine orders here, as long as the orders ship in the same month. It doesn’t matter if the item is new or preowned. Any preorders that are set for that month can also be combined with other orders for that month. However, be aware that if the preorder gets delayed, Amiami will remove that item from that month’s shipment and place it on a new order. To combine orders on Amiami, use the “Combine Orders” feature under “My Account”.
  • Hobby Search: Hobby Search will let you combine orders that release in the same month, but you cannot combine in stock items with preorders. If you want to combine multiple preorders, or multiple in stock items, you can do so using the “Order Recombination” feature on your account page.
  • HobbyLink Japan: At HLJ, you have the option to send paid orders to their “Private Warehouse”, where you can store them for up to 2 months. When you’re ready to ship the items, you simply select which items to ship and HLJ will combine them into one shipment for you. To use this, just select the “Private Warehouse” option as shipping when you order.
  • GSC Web Shop: Here you’ll pay a flat 2,000 yen fee per order. It doesn’t matter how many items you put in your order, or how many different months the items release in. They will charge you 2,000 yen and ship all items as they release. The exception to this rule is their Wonder Festival exclusive items. Those can only be placed in the same order as other Wonder Festival items.
If you’re unsure about whether or not a shop we haven’t listed will combine your orders, please refer to their individual FAQ’s.
4. When will I get charged for my preorder?
Most Japanese shops charge you once the item is in stock and ready for shipment. When that happens, they will send you an email asking for payment. Some shops (mostly overseas ones), will allow you to pay for the item up front though, if you’d like. A few with that option are:
  • Big in Japan (Japanese store)
  • Tokyo Otaku Mode
  • Anime Island
  • Crunchyroll
Keep in mind that overseas stores will likely get the figure a few months after Japanese ones, so pay attention to the release date stated on the website you are buying from so as to avoid that confusion.
5. Should I expect to pay customs fees when importing figures?
That depends on where you live. Here’s a quick rundown:
  • Australia: 10% GST is now assessed up front.
  • Canada: Minimum declared value for charges is around CAD$20 for regular shipments, and CAD$60 for gifts (gifting something only seems to lower the declared value by about CAD$40, not deplete it completely). When using Amiami, try their Small Air Packet option. It comes with tracking, gets there in about the same time as EMS, and is better at avoiding customs.
  • Europe: Using EMS raises your chance of getting charged for customs. SAL can still avoid customs in some countries, but generally gets checked in the UK now if the items are above the threshold. Amiami offers a shipping service called “Small Air Packet” that is really good for avoiding customs when you are only shipping one or two figures. Small Air Packet usually takes about the same amount of time as EMS, and still comes with tracking.The minimum declared value for customs charges in the Europe is pretty low- around £15 (£36 for gifts) / €20.
  • Mexico: Minimum declared value for customs fees is USD$300 for shipments by post, and USD$50 for shipments by courier.
  • United States: A shipment has to have a declared value of USD$2,000 before customs starts hitting you with fees, so you most likely won’t have to worry about them at all.
6. The figure I want is an exclusive, how do I go about ordering one outside of Japan?
You have three options for this:
A. Big in Japan is known to stock exclusive figures and ship to other countries. Usually the price is higher because they build in their proxy fees, but it’s easier than worrying about using a forwarder or proxy service. If you live in the US, Crunchyroll, Right Stuf, and Tokyo Otaku Mode also get exclusives sometimes, but out of the states the shipping can get expensive.
B. Forwarding Services: A forwarder is someone who you ship an exclusive item to so that they can forward the package on to you, usually for a flat fee + shipping. When using a forwarder you still make the purchase yourself, and enter their address into the shipping field. When the box arrives at the forwarder they will then stick your address onto the package and send it on its way.
Some popular forwarders are:
Be sure to read each sites instructions on forwarding carefully!
C. Proxy Services: With a proxy, you tell them what the item you’re looking for is and they will purchase it in your stead. This is handy for when a company doesn’t accept foreign credit cards, or you’re having trouble navigating a Japanese website.
Some popular proxies are:
Again, be sure you thoroughly read through each sites proxy instructions.
7. I see a bunch of really cheap figures that ship from China on ebay. Are those okay to buy?
Generally, no. They’re most likely bootlegs. If you want a second opinion on that, feel free to ask in the Bootleg Megathread that’s always stickied at the top of the sub.
8. What’s a bootleg, and how can I avoid buying them?
A bootleg is a counterfeit figure often made using rejected molds of the official product. They are usually priced significantly lower than the genuine article, and in order to make their profit, bootleggers use lower quality materials and have less attention to detail- resulting in a substandard figure.
The Bootleg Megathread that I mentioned in question 7 is a great tool to avoid buying any bootlegs. It has a few tips and tricks to avoiding them to begin with, and a few more on how to spot them if you’re worried you might already own one.
9. Does anyone know when figure X is going to be released? How do I know if it was delayed?
My Figure Collection (sometimes referred to as MFC) does an excellent job of staying on top of information like release dates and delays. If you’re curious about an upcoming figures release date, check there first. This information can be found directly under the “Releases” section on a figure’s entry. If you only see a month and a year in that section, it means the release date has not yet been announced by the manufacturer, and there is still a chance the figure could be delayed.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
10. The figure I want is long sold out at normal retailers! What’s the best place to pick it up in the aftermarket?
A list of reputable retailers can be found under the “Shops” section of the /AnimeFigures sidebar. They all sell legitimate products, and many of them also sell figures second hand. However, the most frequently suggested second hand sites are Mandarake and Amiami- who has a preowned section that they update every night save Sundays and Japanese holidays around 1PM JST and again around 6PM JST.
AmiAmi grades their pre-owned items on a letter scale. The general consensus from buyers is that their ratings are conservative, so unless the item and/or packaging is specifically indicated as having significant flaws, pre-owned items from them are usually in at least as good a condition as their rating suggests.
Note: When you search Mandarake, you’ll get the best results by using the Japanese characters for whatever you are searching. If you don’t know them, you can find them on MFC by clicking on any of the “details” in that figure’s listing.
11. Amiami has a figure I’m interested in labeled as “For sale in Japan only”. Does this mean I can’t order it without a proxy or forwarder?
No, you can still order it. Amiami’s English site has that warning on many items, and it’s mostly meant to inform you that this product was made for a Japanese market, and as such, will have Japanese speaking/writing in it- so don’t expect any instructions to be in English. If Amiami doesn’t want foreigners buying a certain product, they won’t even list it on their English site.

Displaying Your Figures

12. What display cases do you recommend?
If you live near an Ikea try out one of these:
*If you decided on a Detolf, you might find that there is a lot of wasted space. Here are a few tutorials on raising the shelves or and adding extra ones in.
If you don’t live near an Ikea, Amazon has a few display options, though they are more expensive. Also keep an eye on your local Craigslist (or your country’s equivalent) and stores near you that are closing up.
13. What lighting do you guys recommend?
Ikea’s Dioder LED strips are often suggested. They come in white or muti-colored.
Most hardware stores carry something similar though, if you don’t live by an Ikea. Just make sure that the lights don’t get too hot!
14. What are those clear plastic boxes that I see under everyone’s figures in their collection posts, and where can I get them?
Those are called risers. Most of us use standard acrylic risers like these. Some other, easy to find things that have been suggested are:
Check your local hobby store for the first 2 options, or your local hardware store if you want to make your own.
Another common suggestion is to visit The Container Store if you have one near you. They have a lot of things to choose from that can suit a variety of needs. Be sure to check out their standard acrylic risers, their Amac boxes, and the various display cases they sell (baseball cases, mini car cases. hockey puck cases, etc).
15. Should I keep my figures sealed?
That is, of course, up to you really, but here are a few things to keep in mind when debating this question:
  • Keeping it sealed can actually damage your figure. PVC figures usually have something called plasticizer in them, and that plasticizer needs to be able to breath. If a PVC figure isn’t exposed to oxygen, after a period of time the plasticizer starts to break down and form a sticky substance on the surface of the figure. Simply opening your figures and taking them out of the box prevents this from happening. If you happen to find plasticizer goo on one of your figures, Kahotan has a handy guide for dealing with it.
  • Unlike some other figure markets, keeping an anime figure sealed won’t raise its value by a whole lot. In fact, because of the plasticizer problem mentioned above, your figure could actually be in better condition if you open it versus keeping it sealed.

Finding the Right Figure(s) for You

16. There are so many figure companies! Who makes good figures?!
Obviously this is a very subjective question, but as a general starting point, here are a few well renowned figure companies:
  • Alter
  • Max Factory
  • Good Smile Company
  • Kotobukiya (usually hit or miss for people. Use your best judgement based off of the prototype)
  • Aquamarine
  • Flare
  • Stronger
17. I really love “series X / character X”- how can I check if any figures were ever made for it?
My Figure Collection can be your best friend here. Simply do a search on the name of the series or character using the search bar located at the top right of the screen, and all associated figures pop up!
Alternatively, if you’re looking at a figure’s MFC entry, most of the text under the “Details” section can be clicked on and used to run a search.
18. How can I commission a custom figure?
None of the major figure companies (Alter, Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, etc.) will take a commission for a single figure. This thread has a few websites in it that you can check out, or you can look into garage kits. Some kit painters would be willing to resculpt, frankenstein together, or otherwise modify kits for the right price.
If you're looking for help completing a garage kit, /brushforhire may be useful.

Keeping Up with New Announcements

19. How can I keep up with figure news (announcements, updates, etc.)?
Most people use a MFC combined with any or all of the following news sites:
To use MFC for this I’ll quote question #9.
If you make an account on MFC you can also subscribe to comments, changes, and pictures via a checkbox on the right hand side of a figure’s listing. Subscribing to any of these things will allow MFC to send you an email anytime the subscription in question updates. Subscribing to “changes” is a great way to keep up with release dates and delays, among other things.
Most companies have one or more Twitter accounts. Some examples: Good Smile Company sales, Good Smile's USA branch, Max Factory, AmiAmi Hobby News.
20. Everyone’s excited about something called Wonfes….. what the heck is that?!
WonFes (short for Wonder Festival) is a biannual figure expo where many figure producers (both large and small) show off new sculpts and updates to figures already under way. Most companies save their most exciting announcements for WonFes, so we all look forward to the expo whenever it rolls around! Winter Wonder Festival is usually held in February, while Summer Wonder Festival is usually in July. The event has also spread to Shanghai, in the late spring.
21. One or two (or 15) figures were announced at WonFes that I’m really excited about! How can I keep track of their progress once the event is over?
MFC is always really quick about getting new WonFes announcements (or any others throughout the year, for that matter) listed in their database, so we suggest using that. To find a figure from the event you can search any number of things, including the name of the character or the name of the show. You can also use the tag search to search “WonderFestival 20xx_[season]” to see all items announced at that event.
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2020.09.23 20:23 Minterly [GB] SA Sculpted Bliss Week 1 Update

All kits have reached MOQ. ISO kits will be bought out.
Unofficial Week 1 Numbers! (some vendors did not update)
Grey Alphas: 291/250 Pink Alphas: 270/100 UwU Alphas: 177/100 Grey Mods: 369/250 Pink Mods: 197/100 Numpad: 165/100 Spacebars: 130/100 Novelties: 277/200 UK: 34/50 NorDe: 24/50 Sakura Bliss Mat: 82 Sweet Dreams Mat: 117 Alpacacorn Girl Mat: 44
Group Buy is live from now until October 15th!
SA Sculpted: 1-1-2-3-4-3
There is also a high likelihood of PBT cherry profile Bliss running this year. Kits are looking to be a base kit (alphas, mods, numpad, UK), novelties kit, spacebars.
Vendors ❀ NA: Minterly Studios ❀ CA: Aura Mech ❀ EU: My Keyboard ❀ Asia: iLumkb Keyset Deskmats ❀ Oceania: Daily Clack
Some renders: here.
Extras ❀ Cables: Space Cables ❀ Artisan Collabs: There are a bunch of collabs happening!! Some have already ran but stay up to date on Discord on Instagram stories as I will be announcing when they go live. ❀ I will be running a month long giveaway on Twitch, for every 100 subs I will be giving away: 1x Alphas, 1x Modifiers, 1x Novelties (your choice of alpha and mods)! We already had a giveaway :D May the best marble win.
If you want to be the most up to date, I am the most active on Discord so I highly suggest joining for updates there.
MOQ information and some Bliss backstory can be found here!
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2020.09.22 19:43 workwithindies SUPERHOT is hiring a Head of Community and Communication

SUPERHOT is hiring a Head of Community and Communication

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Hello Friend!
We are looking for the perfect person to help us creatively communicate with the world.
Do you know all the memes and understand all the socials? You do English good?
You are a smart, strategic, organized, creative, problem completing, community-minded communicator based in Europe or the UK?
If you're impressed with our use of adjectives and replied to all these questions "yes", click here to apply or keep reading for more details (and adjectives).
This is a full-time remote position with time in Łódź every now and then.
TLDR:
We're looking for you*!
(*) - applies for certain values of "you" where you also happen to be an all around awesome person and a proactive, out-of-the-box problem solver with a relentless passion for entertainment industries and making great things happen.
We're proposing a full time contract with very good salaries, bonuses, and great working conditions. So great in fact that they'll make your eyes water at the poignant beauty of the universe that you'll see from this pinnacle of human civilization that is your job at SUPERHOT.
Click here if we convinced you to make one of the best decisions in your life or scroll on and read up on some more details.
WHO ARE YOU PEOPLE?
SUPERHOT was founded in 2014 in Łódź by a team of underdogs with lots of videogamish and non-videogamish experience. Following a viral success of a 7-Day FPS Game Jam prototype of SUPERHOT, the team hovered up a fair amount of tasty tasty funding from a super successful Kickstarter campaign in May 2014. A little bit of additional bizdev maneuvering later, the available budget more than doubled and allowed the team to survive through almost two years of intensive crunch and trailblazing with a game mechanic that no one executed quite at this scale before.
This soul breaking marathon of a project culminated in the release of SUPERHOT for Steam in February 2016. The game immediately became a global best-seller, showered the team with industry awards, critical acclaim, and unconditional love of the amazingly positive community that gathered around SUPERHOT.
We were totally weirded out by this, so we went back to our comfy creative process and started building new stuff. SUPERHOT VR came out in December 2016 and became the world-wide #1 best-selling VR game on PC. In 2017 both SUPERHOT titles saw themselves launch on new platforms and in new markets, leaving the core creative team hard at work on SUPERHOT: Mind Control Delete - the third game in the SUPERHOT franchise that gives you more insight into the world of SUPERHOT, more story, more signature gameplay. We released it in July 2020 and gave away around 2 million free copies, making this possibly the biggest giveaway in gaming history.‍
OKAY. WHATCHA NEED ME TO DO?
  • Help define and own the communications strategy for our studio and games.
  • Oversee and coordinate communications over all our many, many, many channels; YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Steam, PlayStation, Xbox Clubs, Discord, Reddit, Forums, etc.
  • Act as our chosen champion for editorial tone, consistency, style and quality for all outbound communications over all channels and platforms. We do lots of communicating!
  • Think strategically, tactically and cleverly about how we communicate as a brand and set goals accordingly.
  • Coordinate, plan and produce innovative, engaging, impactful, creative campaigns to support our game launches, updates and never-ending communications.
  • Create and manage communications content schedules. Identify key delivery dates and oversee content creation. Help us be more organized. Please.
  • Help define and craft crafty key messages, press releases, emails, store pages, blog posts, updates, copy, Q&As, and FAQs.
  • Work closely with the development and studio management teams to ensure communications are impactful, meaningful and (if possible) measurable.
  • Manage social and community team members, guide them in creating engaging content over on all channels.
  • Collaborate with external PR and marketing vendors to plan and execute great communications campaigns.
OUR EXPECTATIONS ARE SUPER SIMPLE (WELL, KINDA):
  • 3+ years of experience in comparable-ish roles, ideally in things like PR, marketing, communications or community management.
  • Deep understanding, experience and knowledge of social channels, platform and store communication features and how best to utilise them.
  • You should be located in Europe or the UK and happy to work in the CET/mainland EU Time Zone.
  • Truly outstanding verbal and written skills. Fluent in English, written and spoken.
  • Comfortable working with and coordinating external partners.
  • Loads and loads of knowledge and familiarity with the video games and wider entertainment industry.
  • Open-mindedness and willingness to experiment and explore cool new ideas to improve our communications.
  • Proactiveness, self-reliance, and familiarity working in a creative, growing, game studio.
  • Team management and/or leadership experience.
NICE TO HAVE, NOT ESSENTIAL
  • Time spent working at an indie development studio or an indie publisher.
  • Experience working with titles on both PC and console platforms. Maybe even managed a Switch channel.
  • Experience with paid marketing, email marketing and/or user acquisition.
  • Track record in managing budgets and negotiations with external partners. Ideally, successfully.
  • Non-English language skills.
  • Knowledge of marketing tools, social analytics and sentiment analysis.
  • Be comfortable representing SUPERHOT in interviews and in public if needed, we don’t do many of these though.
IN RETURN, WE WILL GIVE YOU:
  • Very good salary (of course).
  • Great bonuses and benefits.
  • All the hardware and furniture you need to do your job remotely.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • Unlimited paid leaves after 3 months of trial period.
  • NO CRUNCH! We don't like crunches.
  • Lots of love and great vibe.
  • Chance to check out cool new secret technologies before they even hit the market (but don't tell anyone, ok?).
  • Possibility to hire all the people you need to create a dream team and make SUPERHOT communication amazing.
UMMM AND HOW DOES THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS LOOK?
The whole process will last a few weeks.
First, you click the button below and apply. We need your resume and if you have some letters of recommendation, you can add them too! Anything that will make us go "wow, they're the one!". PDF format is highly appreciated. :)
What we're focusing on is how well your application fits the job and the team; we don't look at your race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status. We simply like humans.
Then, we need some time to gather and review the applications. It usually lasts up to 2 weeks; if it takes more, we will let you know.
We're always getting back to our applicants, even if the answer is negative.
After getting a positive response, you'll get a survey to fill.
If everything goes well, we will arrange an online interview and if that goes well, we will arrange all the details and set you up with everything you need at your home so that you can become #oneofus.
That's it! TA DA!
WHAT IS THIS "ŁÓDŹ" PLACE YOU KEEP REFERRING TO THOUGH?
It's a beautiful, fun, and rapidly developing city. It's filled to the brim with students and smart people, boasts the best Polish film school, some of the best Polish technical schools, and a mean aptitude for crazy creative endeavors.
The quality of life here is amazing, prices for everything are basically negligible, and the people are fun, laid back, and great to hang out with.
We love it here. We're sure you will too.
This job is a full-time remote position. When COVID/travel allows, visits to the main office in Lodz are required, perhaps max 4 (ish) times per year as needed. This is all very flexible.
A full relocation package is always available if you want to move to Łódź, we’d love to have you. Really. It's great.
We (used to) travel a lot. We've been to a bunch of places around the world. We still like it most here in Łódź. Everything's developing, people are friendly, more and more cool stuff pops up every single year.
SOUNDS COOLS. WHO'D I BE WORKING WITH?
The team at SUPERHOT HQ is roughly 35-ish people strong right now. It's a happy collection of driven individuals with hobbies ranging from mixed martial arts and hugging people, through card games, music, arts, and startups. We also have remote friends in the UK, Australia, Netherlands and Philippines. We work a bit, play a bit and keep the team healthy and happy to build great games.
Learn more about and apply to this role at https://workwithindies.com/careers/superhot-head-of-community-communication
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2020.09.22 00:20 directproductionsuk Being a Runner – Top Tips!

Being a Runner – Top Tips!

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By Julian Dismore: TV Series Producer and Media Skills Trainer
For many people, their first job in TV and the media industries is as a Runner. What this role actually involves depends on the type of show you are working on. For example if it’s a cookery show you may well be asked to source and pick up ingredients. For a quiz show you may have to ‘wrangle’ the contestants – ie make sure they’re in the right place at the right time. For a documentary you may need to get release forms signed and transport rushes.
Whatever the genre, it’s likely you will be asked to make lots of teas and coffees! And there are also other universal truths. Here are a few for starters…
1. Don’t be late! It shows a lack of commitment. If your transport arrangements are unpredictable plan to arrive early. ‘Hurry Up and Wait’ is a TV tactic!
2. Volunteer for tasks. Don’t wait to be asked to do something, volunteer yourself. Your catchphrase should be “What can I do to help?”
3. Remember where you are in the TV food chain. You may have a double first from Cambridge University, but if the director tells you to jump, you say “How high?”
4. Detail is important If you get the little things right you might start to be given more responsibility, be it rushes labelling or lunch collecting. If you’re sloppy, it will be noted.
5. Be silent during takes. Make sure you’re quiet and your mobile is switched off. Oh, and don’t look an actor in the eye – believe it or not some performers really don’t like it!
That’s just a few golden rules. For more tips on how to forge a media career, book a place on my upcoming online zoom course by e mailing me at [[email protected]](mailto:[email protected])
Thursday September 24th: 1pm to 5pm
Zoom Workshop: 'How To Get Into The Media Industries'
The course covers the following: generating media contacts, what to say in your introductory e mail, CV finessing for jobs in the media, job interview skills, TV runner skills, TV researcher skills, insider's tips and career strategy. It also gives an overview of the different roles in TV and we run through the do's and don'ts of job hunting. It is interactive and fun – and will save you months, if not years, going down blind alleys as you look to embark on your career. The course fee is £50 – a wise investment!
If you’d really like to do the course but can’t make this date, please let me know.
For testimonials please go to https://www.directproductions.co.uk/training-courses
Good luck!
Julian
TV Series Producer and Media Trainer
Direct Productions UK
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2020.09.21 14:01 LordChozo Hindsight is 2020: #10 - Los Endos

from A Trick of the Tail, 1976
Listen to it here!
Around Christmas of 1974, Phil Collins got a call from the head of Artists & Repertoire at Island Records. This was a man with whom Phil was loosely familiar, as the record exec had formerly been a writer for Melody Maker, which had covered Genesis somewhat extensively. Island Records had just signed a new band, and they needed a drummer. Would Phil come and rehearse with them a bit? Genesis were in the midst of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Tour but had a few weeks’ holiday, so Phil figured, “Why not?”
Phil: I join them for rehearsals, and we have some fun… They have a singer, but for much of the time there’s nothing for him to do… Nonetheless, I like these guys, and I like the freedom they offer, so I agree to join Brand X on a part-time basis, even though I don’t really know what I’m joining. There are no gigs and only distant rumors of a record. 1
Somehow in that brief time during the winter, those distant rumors quickly crystallize and they manage to actually record an album. They send it off to Island Records, and the exec comes right back: “This is no good. Lose the vocals. Write new stuff.” A blow to egos, perhaps, and then Phil runs off to finish touring The Lamb. By April 1975, The Lamb Tour is back in England and Phil reconnects with the Brand X crew, now having lost a pair of members - including that pesky singer. By May the Genesis tour is over and that band takes a month off before hunkering down to write for their next album. So Phil, ever bored and thus ever busy, dives into Brand X completely.
Phil: When the four of us instrumentalists start playing, Brand X become a whole different thing. These are the days of fusion and jazz-rock, some of which is definitely too noodly and self-indulgent for me. But we will make a few interesting records… 1
Phil spent the next few months bouncing back and forth between Genesis and Brand X, writing with each band. In fact, the Brand X debut album Unorthodox Behaviour was recorded about a month before Genesis went into the studio to lay down A Trick of the Tail. So it’s no surprise at all that Phil found himself in that kind of musical mindset during the Genesis writing sessions; hard to keep those two projects musically distinct in his head, I’d imagine. Especially since Genesis at this time found him being reluctantly pressed into the spotlight as a singer, when all he really wanted to do was bang away at his kit some more.
Phil: I’m happy at the back...I’d rather be in an instrumental band than take over the microphone… At least we’ve written some strong material… 1
Ah, an instrumental band. That would be the life, wouldn’t it? Phil had even championed the idea more than once to his Genesis bandmates, hoping that it might catch on with them.
Phil: Although I loved Pete and still do, my feeling [was], “Well, we’ll just carry on as a four-piece! Forget the vocals, we’ll just carry on as an instrumental four-piece!” It was no slight on him; it was just meant to be the fact that I thought we could just carry on and still do it. And in fact, in doing it, prove to people that we weren’t “Pete’s band.” 2
There was a bit of traction…
Mike: I remember Trick of the Tail, we had a brief. We said, “Let’s try and be a bit more instrumental.” Because we thought, you know, some of our strongest passages in the past without Pete were instrumental moments. 2
...but not enough.
Mike: But of course, as always, you have no control and it’s a heavily vocal album! 2
But Phil can’t quite shake that bug. Doesn’t help that in his spare time he was listening to even more jazz fusion type of stuff.
Phil: It was about ideas and arrangements. I’d heard the Santana album Borboletta, and there’s a tune on it called “Promise Of A Fisherman”. If you’ve got it on your iPod, have a listen and think of “Los Endos”. That’s where it came from – I was more involved in that. 3
So they’re all in there, working up material, and several songs start to emerge.
Mike: A fair amount of the album was from scratch. “Volcano” was just a jam that started, “Squonk” just sort of came on the day, I think… So it was quite sort of live and jamming at that stage. 2
There’s also a track which would eventually get cut from the final album: an emotional vocal piece followed by an Eastern-inspired instrumental jam called “It’s Yourself”. So with these group efforts all coming out and the album’s space beginning to be allocated, Phil can’t resist the urge anymore: for possibly the first time in his Genesis career, he takes charge of a song.
Tony: “Los Endos”, which was a development of “Squonk” and all the other pieces, was an idea which came more from Phil because he was very into jazz/rock... 4
He goes wild on the percussion, just as he’d heard in that Santana tune, and decides to use the three-chord progression from “It’s Yourself” as the basis to play around a bit with everything.
Mike: The three chords it’s based around were part of a soft thing which didn’t make the album. 5
Phil: It was kind of more my baby than anybody else’s. I mean, obviously melodically I’d say, “Go [like this:] dowwww-dowwww-dowww then down-down…” and Tony would sort of make sense of the kind of the humming it. 2
It’s a fun image, picturing “Lt. Junior Grade Collins” dictating melodies to Tony and pushing everyone to build around this core concept. Isn’t this guy supposed to be the affable chap who simply does whatever we tell him to? Who made him the boss? But hey, it’s a feel-good sort of time in Genesis.
Tony: I think we were very confident we could write material that was strong enough. 2
Steve: It is a very 'up' album isn't it? Well, again I was essentially happy and that translates... We were rehearsing [and] as far as I can remember it was summer, and these things do make a difference… If you see any photographs of that time we are all laughing and you can see it is becoming a happy band again. 6
So they open the song with the bit from “It’s Yourself” and base the main thrust of the piece on that same progression; a touch that’s pretty much lost to modernity since they left that song off the album, but oh well. And Phil just tells them, “Hey, go wild!” It’s all about experimenting around this riff, so throw some heat on the fire and really go for it. Mike’s enthused but this isn’t really in his wheelhouse. Tony and Steve though? Completely on board.
Tony: On tracks like “Los Endos” [Steve] and I had been swapping licks and I loved that. It was great to have someone who could come up with ideas and play in harmony and unison. 4
Steve: We all kicked up a storm together with the creation of "Los Endos"! 7
But instead of just rolling along in the speedy vein, how about a variation? The bottom drops out and Tony plays an unhurried top line that’s vaguely reminiscent of the chorus line for “Robbery, Assault and Battery”. When Phil sings the word “battery,” the notes he hits are F, G, and C. Meanwhile, the ascending notes on Tony’s melody in this “breakdown” bit are E♭, G, and C. So it’s not exactly the same thing, and can’t even properly be called a reprise, but hearing even two notes of an earlier chorus melody repeated prominently here brings the mind back to that point. It’s sort of an unintentional reprise-lite, if you will. That said, this keyboard line also happens to be an actual reprise, if rearranged, of "Dance on a Volcano". It's the guitar line of that song's chorus, now switched to Tony's keyboard, slurring away. Sneaky stuff, huh?
Then the drums come back, Mike plays some funky stuff that Phil probably told him to, and we’re off again into congatown. Then another Tony pit stop to dance around three notes where oddly enough I’m also reminded me of “Robbery, Assault and Battery”. There’s not any clear connection anymore based on pitch or melody, but it’s more a rhythmic thing; the rhythm of Tony’s repeated keyboard phrase is identical to the rhythm of the word “robbery” in the chorus of that earlier album tune. So again, not a full-on reprise by any means, but it keeps that earlier tune indirectly in the consciousness.
Now more rapid-fire percussion and more trading licks until it all winds down in a controlled slump. And now, here’s a thought. We’ve already got a whole bunch of improv stuff built around “It’s Yourself”, and whether we meant to or not we’re calling back spiritually to “Robbery, Assault and Battery” as well. Why not just go all the way with this?
Tony: [Phil had] this idea of using all the melodies we had throughout the album and placing them into a slightly different feel to produce a song on its own. 4
Come on back, “Dance on a Volcano”! We’re reprising you for real this time, proper instrumentation and all! But hey Mike, while Steve’s playing that riff, why don’t you throw on some bass pedals? And Tony, maybe a Mellotron choir or something? Let’s really get this full sound thing happening on it this time. And then Steve can play his guitar like it’s a washboard while we change the tonality of the three-note pattern so it sounds all dark and threatening! And then and then and then...uh…
Phil: And then we reprised “Squonk” at the end of it because that kind of gave the album a bit of a bookends feel. 2
Yeah, let’s do “Squonk”! Just the whole bloody main part of it! Why not? We can all embellish the heck out of the thing, make it even stronger sounding than it was before!
In my post on "Squonk" I made the point that starting a track with that much power gave it nowhere to go, and so the rest of the song became an exercise in trying to sustain that oomph. It performs that task about as admirably as anyone could hope for, but nevertheless still feels a little burdened by that weight of expectation. That's not a problem on "Los Endos", where the "Squonk" bit gets to close the song; now the rest of the piece can build up to it, and nothing comes after to detract. Tony and Mike wrote "Squonk" together, but it was Phil who ultimately sussed out the best way to use it.
Phil: It was the first time I thought Genesis played the type of music they’d never played before - American music vaguely in the mold of Weather Report. It stemmed from this rhythmic idea I had. We also worked in some reprises because it was the end of the album, including the reprise of “Squonk” at the end. It was the first time we hit on...I say jazz, but I think we were playing a different type of music on that track. It was still tight. It wasn’t a blowing tune, but it was the first time we’d tried anything in that vein. To me, it was great to do that kind of thing with Genesis rather than playing it with Brand X. 5
If “Dance on a Volcano” was the band starting life after Peter and realizing they’d probably be OK, “Los Endos” is the definitive stamp on the album, the band confidently asserting, “In fact, we’ll be even better.” Phil even throws in an homage to his departed buddy, calling over the strains of “Squonk” with “There’s an angel standing in the sun, freed to get back home!” It’s one final throwback: a lovely goodbye, a mini-reprise of “Supper’s Ready”, a well-wishing for a dude eager to spend some time just being a dad and tending a garden. And yet it’s also a call of independence. “Farewell friend; we need you no longer.”
Mike: I think with A Trick of the Tail we were definitely worried about what came next. We definitely thought, “Will it work?” So we did what we always do, is we said, “Let’s go in and try a bit of writing. See what happens.” 2
Old singer gone, drummer promoted (or demoted, if you'd asked Phil at the time), and now he’s rallying the troops to make what will become arguably the band’s most important live number ever.
Tony: You knew that the first time you played a piece on stage everyone would want to hear the old songs, as they called them, which was the material from the previous album which they hadn’t wanted to hear at all on that album’s tour. But you could introduce the new songs in a way that made them very palatable; you didn’t necessarily have to play a whole string of them one after the other. On the first tour we did after Trick of the Tail we even used “Los Endos” as the end song on that tour, even though it was a new song, and it worked really well. 4
Check this out. This crowd might not have gone in wanting or expecting to hear “Los Endos” as a closer, but they sure weren’t complaining when all was said and done. How could you not put this song in that role? If you’re playing the main songs of the album anyway, then in concert “Los Endos” serves the exact same purpose; you basically get to relive the whole show within that seven minute span of time and go out on the highest of highs.
Tony: I felt A Trick of the Tail produced three exceptional live numbers in “Volcano”, “Squonk”, and “Los Endos”. That was something we really needed. 8
Look at Phil there, back on the kit where he belongs, feeling like he successfully duped the band into letting him drum a little while longer. Dude’s arms are like machine guns. And then over on the percussion side you’ve got Bill Bruford (BROOOOOOOF!) firing off bullets as well. You go to a Genesis show and see this spectacle? Yeah, you’re getting your money’s worth. It was so strong that they basically had to leave it in the set forever. It vanished during the 90s, but came back in 2007, and I’d imagine might come back again next year; to date “Los Endos” has been played 659 times by Genesis in concert, more than any other song we have statistics for. And it deserves every bit of it.
Phil: It’s become over the years one of the long-lasting songs from that album, because it was a great stage song… So that’s always been one of my favorite things on the record, “Los Endos”. 2
Tony: Well “Los Endos” I think works very well. I mean, it certainly turned into a great live piece. It was great fun to play, and I felt it really rounded off the album well. 2
Mike: I think “Los Endos” in a way is quite a special track. It’s becoming more and more special in my mind as time goes on, actually. Because not many bands do a sort of seven minute instrumental with a sort of jazzy feel. And we’re still playing it! 2
Steve:
Let’s hear it from the band!
Phil: It’s more milestones than favorites. Personally I prefer “[Wot] Gorilla”, which is the same kind of thing, but “Los Endos” was the first time we did it. I see it as our little excursion into the world of...I don’t call it jazz-rock. 5
Mike: My only regret [with Phil taking over as singer] was that I would never again play a whole show with Phil on drums. No one could play drums like Phil - he’d play for the song, not for himself - and I missed that to the end. From the drumming point of view, it was never quite the same again live. 9
1. Phil Collins - Not Dead Yet
2. 2007 Box Set
3. Louder Sound, 2016
4. Genesis: Chapter & Verse
5. NME, 1977
6. The Waiting Room, 1997
7. HackettSongs, 2018
8. Trouser Press, 1982
9. Mike Rutherford - The Living Years
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2020.09.21 06:45 -FernFeather- Full Mad Eye Lore including scientific and historical analysis.

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BURKE LAPADURA
Mad eyes
Mad eyes introduction: Burke is the eldest son of a construction worker who grew up playing amongst designs, various machines, and tools. By the time he was 20, he had already acquired local fame for his skills. Hired by a married couple, Burke arrived at Oletus Manor when it was still desolate, rundown and was responsible for most of the architectural designs. As per the wishes of his employer, he led his team of workers and expanded Oletus Manor. In his own time, he added his own touch to the manor, his devices, turning the manor into Burke's secret laboratory. It is said that even up until that unfortunate incident this crazy architect was still planning the addition of new devices.

This analysis will include: a dissection of Burke's deductions in history, a brief history of the development of prostheses, revisiting the abandoned setting of the manor, whiskey and pressure gauges.
Design:
Burke's design is mechanical, and slightly reminiscent of steampunk. Despite how unrealistic and stylized his design may appear to be, it actually holds some significant footing in reality. I'll discuss it in points
  1. His prosthesis -
Burke's right hand and left leg have both been replaced with mechanical parts - More commonly referred to as a prosthesis. It's never explained how he lost these limbs - we do however know that the area where he lives has poachers and dangerous traps so it's possible one of these could have contributed to it, but since it's never stated it's also possible he could have purposefully chosen to replace them as he aged. Regardless as to why his prosthetics appear to be fairly rudimentary. Currently there exists certain prosthetics which can sense electrical impulses in the remaining muscles around it and based off of where the impulse is it can move the prosthetic in a certain way. Considering this technology is fairly recent to the current day Burke's prosthesis is most likely a body powered device which relies on the coordinated movements of the user’s own residual and healthy limbs to drive. To be fair the movement of his fingers do appear to be far more coordinated than a body power device would allow but considering he is a mechanical genius I think we can suspend our disbelief a little. In fact most historical prostheses used residual limbs and specific movements to operate most efficiently.
https://www.amputee-coalition.org/history-prosthetic-leg/
Also, if you look closely, you can see that Burk’s prosthesis has rubber bumpers.
The Civil War may have helped spawn the first major explosion of the United States’ prosthetic device industry. About 70 percent of all wounds sustained by Civil War soldiers affected their limbs which often resulted in amputation. The ghastly nature of the condition of many soldiers returning from conflict led to the federal government taking action in the form of its “Great Civil War Benefaction” program. This little-remembered project made a commitment on behalf of the government to provide prosthetic devices to every Civil War soldier who needed one. As such there were numerous manufacturers building devices on government contracts and the need for these synthetic limbs helps spurred innovation. Beginning in 1863, rubber began to find use along with, or instead of, wood and metal, providing a more natural appearance, better resiliency and more flexibility.
The introduction of rubber in leg prosthetic sockets grew in popularity thanks to New York inventor Dubois Parmelee in 1863. His socket attached to the residual limb using atmospheric pressure, and india rubber was used to comfortably adjust to a patient’s residual limb
Therefore, the time point when Burk replaced his prosthesis was most likely around late 1860s. I specify "replaced" because in his deductions when we first meet him it's most likely around the early 1800s so he either had a different form of prosthesis or was in full fit condition.
https://www.amputee-coalition.org/history-prosthetic-leg/
https://www.ipwatchdog.com/2014/12/01/the-evolution-of-prosthetic-devices-a-patent-history/id=52227/
  1. His console -
Now that I've harped about his prosthetic let's shift our focus to some other identifying aspects. The "keyboard" used to enter data onto his consoles appears to be altered form of a typewriter. Between 1801 and 1808, Italian Pellegrino Turri invented the first typewriter for his blind friend. Later this typewriter was lost, so it is impossible to know its shape and structure today. The first machine known as the typewriter was patented on 23rd June 1868, by printer and journalist Christopher Latham.
  1. Pressure gauge -
The pressure gauge on the Barker weapon belongs to the Bourdon tube pressure gauge, which is the earliest and most commonly used mechanical pressure measuring instrument. French engineer Eugene Bourdon first invented the Bourdon gauge in 1849. The device enabled accurate measurement of much higher pressures than existing measurement devices. Bourdon designed the device for steam locomotive engines in the late 1840s because of the increasing number of horrific accidents involving very high-pressure steam locomotive engines. The accident rate and number of deaths from steam engine explosions dropped significantly within a couple of years of the introduction of the Bourdon gauge.
https://blog.wika.us/products/pressure-products/eugene-bourdon-history-bourdon-gauge/
Bark’s pressure gauge is probably used to directly measure the steam inside his weapon, to prevent it from bursting suddenly. But why does his weapon need to have pressure in the first place? if he's able to control when steam is released, then the force of the steam exiting the weapon would help to increase the speed and force of his attack. You have to remember he has cute little toothpick arms, and a prosthesis doesn't really provide you much grip, so these alterations to his weapon can give him an advantage. Additionally steam is hot, at atmospheric pressure liquid water transitions to steam 212°F (that's 100°C), according to The burn foundation, just one second at 156° F (69°C) can cause third degree burns. Researchers in Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA) found the epidermis (the outer layer of skin), cannot properly perform its protective function against water vapour as high temperature vapor easily penetrates to the second layer of skin easily causing second degree burns.
(https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180514122556.htm#:~:text=Why%20the%20epidermis%20does%20not%20protect%20against%20steam&text="The%20steam%20penetrates%20through%20the,triggers%20second-degree%20burns)
however under the pressure within Burke's weapon the damage caused gets even worse. It takes about 16.67 bar to crush an egg as seen in this experiment (17 kg converts to 16.67 bar)
https://youtu.be/YP_UBNwEoGs
According to valves online temperature steam reference, assuming this measly pressure alone could increase the temperature of the steam up to 204°C or about 400°F, to put this in perspective frying grease is often between 300 and 500°F interested by the American burn association can cause serious degree burns in less than one second. I know people despise getting hit by Mad eye walls but considering the alternative it might be the less painful option.
Temp steam ref:
https://www.valvesonline.com.au/references/steam-tables/
Approximate time and temperatures in relation to burns:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.regionalonehealth.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Scald-Burns-Flyer.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi9opvu6bTrAhUqTDABHVEiCccQFjAJegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw2Gm7DRj9OxCyXTso1qITGR
Scolding injuries:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://ameriburn.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/scaldinjuryeducatorsguide.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwi9opvu6bTrAhUqTDABHVEiCccQFjAKegQIAxAB&usg=AOvVaw0EJfvemWQOoeJ0QfwPdwKS
  1. Burke's alcohol -
The most common orange-yellow liquor in the UK is whiskey, and because the grain law was abolished at that time, the price of various brewing materials was lowered, and the liquor was cheaper than before.
One of the sources I looked into while researching suggested that Burke may have created his one bottle himself due to the fact that before the 17th century the shapes of wine bottles were mostly blowing by independent craftsmen and after not many wineries created them until much later. But my research into the topic makes me think that the dates simply don't line up. The 1600s was far earlier than when this story takes place, I find it more likely that his bottle could be a gin case bottle: Case gin bottles are square with a more or less distinct taper inwards from the shoulder to the base. This design closely aligns with that of Burke's bottle, in the color of gin it said to have a slightly yellow tint, but in the promotional art for mad eyes we could see that his bottle contains a vividly orange liquid. Could be a decorative flask which would mean that Burke made it or had a friend do so, The only thing which makes me reluctant on this possibility is that most decorative flasks have designs on them, but Burke's appears rather basic. considering that the time frame for the bottle fits that of the case gin bottles it wouldn't be too far of a stretch too assume that this was the bottle he used and he simply filled it with a different liquid. After all his character day notes say that one of his favorite things is vodka which definitely doesn't fit the description of what would be in the bottle.
Whatever he's drinking and regardless of how many alcoholic problems he had he's precious.
https://sha.org/bottle/liquor.htm
  1. What is a "Burke"? -
The surname Burke is derived from the Old English word "burh," which is derived from the Old German word "burg," the common Germanic word for a fortification. It seems likely that the first family to bear this surname would have lived in or near a prehistoric fort situated on a hill.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.houseofnames.com/amp/burke-family-crest
This name is rather apt considering who Burke is. In a literal sense He's able to construct walls to keep out people he deems as intruders. But on a deeper level he's built a fortification around himself.
  1. Snazzy Accessories -
While this isn’t directly related to his design some of his accessories reveal to us more about his character
Good Old Times -
“A watering can that Burke discovered while tidying up the laboratory. It was full of flowers and plants which reminded him of days gone by.”
Violin -
“His right hand may not be fully functional and his violin may have been slightly damaged in an incident, but Burke enjoys music still. Practice really does make perfect.”
(shows that the loss of his arm came later on in his life and that he had some interesting talents)

To be an architect (a brief exploration into the architecture tendencies of the time):
The Manor was built on speculation (meaning it was built without any intended buyers).
Now we've never seen the entirety of the manner which means that we can only piece together what we know of it from the sections where we explore pieces of the inside and from parts of external view.
What we do know is that around the time the manor was sold for a fairly cheap price, these types of estates were symbols of status which shows that while these people may not have been the most wealthy they did come from a significant social standing.
https://www.infoplease.com/encyclopedia/history/modern-europe/middle-ages/manorial-system/history#:~:text=Gradual%20decline%20took%20place%20with,Middle%20Ages%20(see%20commune%20).
The background of the manor was originally designed with aspects of the 20th century, but based on many deductions and later official changes, the background in the game can be determined to occur in the 19th century. The 19th century was a period of great popularity of romanticism, and under the influence of it, architectural changes also took place-called romantic architecture. The 1830s to 1860s was the early stage of the development of romantic architecture, also known as pre-romanticism. Medieval castle-style mansions and even Eastern architectural sketches appeared.
https://architecture_history.enacademic.com/255/ROMANTIC_ARCHITECTURE
It has been stated that he may be inspired by Edmund Burke, a Canadian architect from the 19th and 20th century. But this is a loose connection. But he has done some gothic revival and similar style buildings
The background
Next, let’s talk about a background story that may be related to Barker’s deduction. This is the manor’s background story previously released by the official WeChat account, but there are many omissions, which have now been deleted. However, if you compare the cannon with this background you'll see some interesting similarities that correlate to Burke
[Background story that was later scrapped]
Everything starts with Winston Manor (also known as Oulitis Manor):
In the 20th century in Europe, a young couple bought a huge estate in a remote mountain area at a low price. The reason why this manor was so cheap is because the reputation this manor had was not very good (because of the rumors of the past generations) and because of the bad reputation, there were no neighbors around.
After the couple moved into the manor, they renovated the manor, they enjoy Western mythology, which is why the manor is full of it

Just when everyone thought that this family would live a happy life forever, something that no one wanted to mention happened: 24 years ago, the protagonist ushered in his 12th birthday, which was originally a happy thing. However, on this day, the protagonist experienced the saddest thing in the world-he witnessed the brutal murder of his parents by bandits, and the cause of this tragic case was only: the impromptu killings of the surrounding refugees because of the theft. They deliberately created a cruel crime scene afterwards in an attempt to disrupt the clues.
(keep in mind this background story was scrapped although parts of it may still be true)
https://zhuanlan.zhihu.com/p/35774811
Here's the link to the full story if you'd like to read it.
The owner of the manor that we see first strongly relates to the deross family we see and Burke's deductions. I'll start going over those here.
Mad eyes deduction
  1. Contract - It used to be a proper job.
Damaged Contract: Signed by Dennis DeRoss and Burke Lapadura.
Combining the background story mentioned earlier, after the couple bought the manor, they started looking for an architect who could work to rebuild it. Burke was young and arrogant, and had a certain reputation, not afraid of the ominous rumors that had spread around the manor he decided to take on the opportunity to work there and pursue his design goal. Considering the reputation that the manor had (as noted in the background story), many workers were dissuaded from pursuing employment at the manor. Due to this, it was the once fearless and talented Burke who undertook most of the architectural design work.
  1. Test Ground - Some saw ruins, while I saw "potential".
Archive 1: Attached are architectural plans for symmetrical towers. A rectangular area is marked in red at the center of the building.
Generally speaking, in regards to architectural designs, red and rectangular marks have special meanings
For example, it can be used to reserve a column position (as is seen in this picture)
This means that, for whatever reason, the floor should be reserved during construction. According to the location, the red rectangle on Barker's drawing may refer to the secret room or safe room that is mentioned later in his deductions. In short, the work entrusted to him by the couple gave full play to his talents and gave him free reign of his architectural abilities, this was an enjoyable endeavor for Burke to undertake.
  1. Labor Force - Robots are more reliable than humans.
Archive 2: Archived drawings of a strange humanoid structure. It seems that hundreds of parts need to be made to complete the design.
As mentioned earlier, most of the design tasks in the manor are done by him alone, and there are many bad rumors about the manor (so maybe not many people are willing to work here), and Burke is not the type who likes to communicate with people. In this case, what he thought of was to make his own form of labor that could help him, aka robots. The specific humanoid structure mentioned in this deduction most likely refers to Guard 26 or BonBon, a metal penguin which he is responsible for creating to help him with his tasks.
  1. Strange Kid - I don't like those noisy living creatures. They give me headaches.
Diary 1: Mr. and Mrs. DeRoss made new building requests, and they even bought their own staff. There was also a strange boy in this annoying group who showed great interest in my studio. I have to find a way to keep him away from my treasures.
Even if he is obsessed with architecture, burke is still very sensitive to changes in the world outside of his direct hobbies. From his point of view the child is getting in his way and putting himself into dangerous situations due to his excessive curiosity
The DeRoss couple seem to care for Burke. But Burke, most likely around his twenties at the time and potentially still a child from the perspective of the older DeRoss couple, obviously only wants to work on his own and in solitude.
A popular theory (translated by @mayousailor on Twitter from @sky5memo - link below) is that The staff the DeRoss family brought included the family of the "strange boy" as he is stated to be "among" the group. The 4th deduction of bonbon supports this: "The little rascal’s gone and misplaced some valuable things again, after coming back from his 'true' parents". One interpretation if this is that he's stealing things for his biological family. Despite who his biological family is, we know the child is at the very least the children the DeRoss's to some extent, most likely through adoption.
In bane's character day letter (and in BonBon's 6th deduction) we get to see that bane is connected to Burke though his occupation on the manor as the gamekeeper. In the letter he states:
"You haven’t come out of the laboratory in almost a month, and the Young Miss - who I'll get to later - and Young Master have started to run into the woods."
If the boy is the young master that means that he has to have some status above that of a common worker.
The assumption that the boy was the son of servants, but eventually adopted by Dennis and his wife, makes this make a lot more sense.
By the way, if you use Mad Eyes in the game, turn the screen to the side and you can see that Burke has a pair of very lovely green eyes. he should have been very handsome when he was young (after all, children are preceptive to appearance and a handsome face will likely gain favor with them, who knows? It could have played a role in why the young boy liked him)
  1. Secret Chamber - Is there a safer place than a room you can't find?
Diary 2: That kid is so annoying. Every time I look back, I can always see his clothes or shoes sticking out from the corner. What an idiot.
With more and more people moving in, the manor is gradually approaching its completion, although Burke is still being hired to continue the expansion work. After mulling over the situation, he decided to move much of his work into the secret room, thinking that he would not be discovered by others working there (is there a safer place than a room that can’t be found?" I think my plan is great!). A potential theory for why he decided to move into this room could have just been that he preferred to work on the tasks that he knew he had to complete in solitude - and with the house growing more populated his room provided him a sanctuary.
But one of the many impossibilities of children is that they have an amazing perception. The secret room Burke spent so long constructing and hiding was easily found by the boy. The child would often secretly watch Burke working in this room. Maybe he wanted to be able to play with Burke (after all, his sister was not born yet so he was possibly lonely), and Burke - unlike the other servants - hasn't had much contact with the child, so it is understandable that he'd be curious. Burke's account explains that he can tell that the child's watching him and he says he finds it annoying - however he never actually does anything to stop him from observing his work.
Burke's words and actions are contradictory but help show who he is as a person - he is strict in his tone, but soft in his heart: Although he said that the child is very annoying and stupid, he did not reprimand the boy or drive him away, but silently complained while indulging the boys curiosity.
  1. Number 26 - This is a breakthrough.
Test Record 1: After No. 26 was instructed to take Wooden Box 1, No. 26 stopped moving after taking Wooden Box 1. After No. 26 was instructed to take any numbered Wooden Box except Box 1, No. 26 left the experimental zone after taking the boxes and began to move towards the unnumbered boxes.
Bark’s experiment (No.26) has made new progress. The 26th iteration of his invention is finally somewhat successful and has a certain degree of autonomy, the robot picks up its designated boxes, within proceeds to pick up boxes which aren't even in the testing zone, contributing that it has the ability to carry out actions it's not programmed with. This will be further explained when I do the video on BonBon, but Burke's creation is something he himself has yet to fully comprehend.
  1. Another - I should have seen it coming.
Diary 3: Darn it, humans will reproduce. I should remember that well. My employer was a young couple, and of course, they had children! The only thing to be grateful for was that the brat's attention was completely diverted to "Miss DeRoss", because that gave me time to finish my work. (Optimize secret room)
Time passed, and the boy had his own sister (the child the young couple gave birth to) and everyone's attention was focused on "Miss Delos" - which is the name of the baby. There were no children to bother for a while, and Burke began to optimize his secret room (aka man cave) and guard 26.
  1. Small issue - They will never surprise me anymore.
Test Record 2: After No. 26 was given the command to start, it started playing a voice that was never input. Curse those brats! Miss DeRoss, in particular, should stay away from my Robots! They don't need names like cats and dogs.
Burke continued his experiments. During this time, he was continuing work on Guard 26, his Magnum opus. "Miss Deros" had also grown up with her brother, and had become a new headache for poor Burke. They take to giving names befitting pets to his creations. Most notably when the little girl gives guard 26 the name BonBon, which the robot files in his memory banks. Burke find these names childish and he is seen in some of BonBon's deductions trying to erase this name from his memory bank.
What's even more interesting is how he responds in tweets. Idv Twitter in Japan likes to post character responses to questions and statements posted by fans. Pascal/uranatte (link to his Twitter in description and his koi-fi or you can support is good work and translations if you'd like)
https://twitter.com/mayousailor?s=09
https://ko-fi.com/pascalim
Q:
“Bonbon? Bunbun? Penpen? Banban? Which one–––!!!?”
A:
……… It’s No. 26
Q:
“Bonbon’s Penpen is so cute but I can’t roll Bonbon’s Hophop”
A:
It’s No. 26 No. 26 No. 26!!
Q:
“Bonbon–!
It’s Halloween–!
Have some liqueur bonbons!”
A:
“Bonbon” comes from the “Bom” of “Bomb”, not from bonbon the candy……
…… Anyways, its name isn’t Bonbon in the first place!!
It’s No. 26!!
Here mad eye gets defensive about how his name is in reference to his bombs. He seems to act as if he doesn't like guard 26's nickname but he is quick to defend it.
Q:
“Banban becoming a Mister Bear is so cute. I’m looking forward to it Penpen”
A:
It’s neither Banban nor Mister Bear and it’s not Penpen either!!
It’s Bonbon!!
………………………………
…… Wait, no!!
It’s No. 26!!
Here Burke is shown slipping up and calling him bonbon himself. He may not like the name but at least in some subconscious part of him it stuck.
Burke's daily life in the old manor was probably like this often, having to deal with kids giving his inventions silly little names. despite his stated distaste for it he never actually does anything significant to stop them and doesn't really start seriously changing BonBon until after the incident (which will be mentioned later) he is a very warm guy but seems to be having a headache from everyone's stupidity 24/7
  1. The mob - Human's stupidity always amazes me.
Target:
Deduction: Diary 4: They took everyone, including the children. I should have set the Robot to guard this place. It's too late, it's far too late.
The story here should correspond to the gangster in the original background story:
24 years ago, the protagonist ushered in his 12th birthday. This was originally a happy thing, but on this day, the protagonist experienced the saddest thing in the world. He witnessed the brutal murder of his parents by bandits, but the cause of this tragic case was only: the impromptu homicide of the surrounding refugees because of the theft, they deliberately created a cruel crime scene afterwards in order to disturb the clues.
Of course, there is a big discrepancy between Burke's deduction and this, for example, in Burke's cannon telling not only was the couple killed, but everyone except himself (supposedly). There are some significant differences between them but what's important is the continuity: That the manor was overrun by a mob and people died.
But the weird thing is that in that historical period, would there be such a big riot in Britain?
A search for riots in Britain around that time shows some potential candidates:
Swing Riots were a widespread uprising in 1830 by agricultural workers in southern and eastern England, in protest at agricultural mechanisation and harsh working conditions. This time period is a few decades before the time suggested by his appearance, but there is a long gap between the end of his deduction story and his time as a hunter, so there is a significant possibility that these riots could be responsible for what happened.
The Bread Riots 1847 to 1867. Resulting in the price of bread rising steeply, and this, in turn, led to a feeling of discontent. Ultimately rioting broke out against shopkeepers and angry citizens. These riots take place later on and are less likely to be the cause of the one faced by Burke and the DeRoss family.
Both of these riots may not be directly related, but the poor working conditions at the time which spurred these riots may have played a role in the one we see with the manor. It is possible the DeRoss family was simply swept up against an angry mob that held destain for those of a higher economic status due to conditions for those in poverty at the time.
(!): It’s Miss Teros and likely the boy that came with the workers.
  1. Sentinel - Ah, such a long wait, but they’ll be back, won’t they?
Archive 3: Archived drawings of a strange humanoid structure. Lots of new parts that look like weapons were added.
(According to the background story that may be changed,) Later the manor received a new owner. The new owner was different from the previous family, but he was willing to take in Burke, who had lost his job and "family". Burke continued to work at the manor, doing some basic reconstruction.
He continued to experiment in the manor while waiting for the family in the past to return here. He blamed himself for their disappearance because he was unable to protect them as he always wanted to do. In the second Bonbon deduction it's revealed that Burke created him in part to help with "babysit" the kids, the 6th deduction shows that he tweaked the bomb function in order to help defend the kids who had a tendency for wandering in the dangerous poacher filled forest.
But BonBon wasn't set to protect when the attack happened, so the family was defenseless. Burke took refuge in his safe room, but for whatever reason (whether it be out of stubbornness, fear, or simply that Burke possibly never informed them of the place) the family faced the threat head on. After this disaster, Burke refused to commit previous mistakes, he added a large number of weapon parts to his machines - new and old. He built them to possess immeasurable firepower, so that even children can be protected. Maybe they will never come back, maybe they will return to the manor tomorrow. With this idea, Bark has been waiting, gradually aging, and making himself look completely different from the past through modification. But if they do have a return, seeing Burke today, could they even recognize that this was once their talented architect, that this was once their "family"
As it turns out Burke's hope isn't entirely misplaced. The name of the father of the DeRoss family is Dennis (as he is referred to), however in other characters deductions there's mention of another character in the family who commonly goes by "Barron DeRoss" and is known to be the owner of the manor. (@sky5memo on Twitter proposes something interesting)
https://twitter.com/sky5memo?s=09
((Please note that this was originally in Japanese and was translated by the previously mentioned Pascal, again links for him are down below)). He states that Barron de Ross may actually be the (supposedly) adopted son we read about in Burke's deductions - implying that he never died. The evidence to support this theory can be found in Martha's character day letter to Barron DeRoss where she writes:
"Do not forget the tragedy that happened to your family."
In addition to this the Second Anniversary Pack. Contained within it some pretty interesting information. Contained in the pack is a story titled "Letter to an Older Brother", from the DeRosses' daughter. The title of this letter itself implies that the son eventually became welcomed into the family if he wasn't their child to begin with.
In the letter is this quote (please keep in mind that Pascal translated this from Japanese, but it originally had to have been translated it from Chinese, so it may be a little off):
"Please don't blame yourself for the death of my parents; You loved them even more than I did, didn't you? And I know you tried your hardest to help them, too. The fact that I'm even alive now is proof of that."
This essentially cements the fact that Dennis DeRoss and his wife were killed by the brutal mob depicted in Burke and Bonbon's deductions. The boy viciously fought to protect the daughter which would explain how she survived.
As for Martha's letter, if we assume that Baron DeRoss is actually this adopted servant boy, the statement regarding the tragedy that befell his family makes more sense.
In addition bonbon's 9th deduction reveals that in the mob attacking the manor there were "familiar faces" in the crowd. While this may be referring to the dangerous poachers that had been seen by the family before, it makes more sense that it was the family of the servant boy as it was extremely likely that the mob took place due to issues of economic status and class. In an attack like this, a servant family would be more likely to participate than some poachers.
To summarize this part: we can theorize that the young girl and boy both managed to escape the attack from the mob thanks to courageous actions from the boy. The boy seems to blame himself for the death of the parents and the young girl wants to console him for it stating that he loved them even more than she did. This boy could have grown up to become Barron DeRoss, however this is not 100% certain. There's also the possibility that all the characters who mention Barron DeRoss are referring to the father before the incident took place.
In addition other letters from different characters reveal more information about Barron DeRoss.
Jack for instance notes in his character day letter that his mentor - James - was good friends with Barron DeRoss, however, due to a weakening body, he wasn't able to go meet him in person and thusly sent Jack in his stead.
In addition to The previously mentioned quote from this letter about not forgetting the tragedy that befell the Barron's family- Martha's letter contains more interesting clues. It appears as if she sent the letter regarding a job opportunity that seems to have some sketchy undertones. She essentially asked him to create for her a new identity in exchange for working for him.
The magician's letter reveals that Baron DeRoss decided to get in contact with servias about a “missing gentleman”. Not much is revealed about the context of this.
In Robbie's character letter which is sent from an nun from the orphanage where he attended it is revealed that the Baron is an expert in mental illness (it is possible the mental trauma experienced by his sister due to the mob incident spurred him pursue this field of study, or conversely if the Baron's identity is the father it's possible that he was already an expert in this field). it is also stated that he may intend to donate to the facility - showing that he's a man of wealth.
This is just a simple summary for these character letters, and I will explain more about them should I do videos on their character stories individually, But what they essentially reveal is that the Baron is a powerful man. It's unknown if Burke finds out later in his life that anyone survived the attack, But the last piece of information were given from Burke's perspective is that he's waiting patiently at the manner in hopes that they had survived, an in hopes will one day return.
This regret Burke feels is reflected more in some of his other Twitter responses:
https://twitter.com/mayousailor?s=09
(Translations sourced from Pathcal)
Q:
Response to the Valentine's day event
A:
"I see, today was Valentines’ Day, was it.
Thanks for doing all this for someone like me.
It’s almost like… like having grandkids…"
Q:
“So Burke-san’s face looks like this…”
A:
"Why, have I never shown it to you?
Well, it’s fine either way.
Appearances are, for both people and machines alike,
Just ways of hiding that they’re empty inside.
All that’s important is what they’re like deep down, and nothing else."
Q:
“Every time I see this skin this is what I think…… I wonder if Grampy Burke is feeling hot…… Don’t get burned okay… Take care, Grampy Burke……”
A:
What in the… No need for worryin’!
Why, to think you’d care, what a sweet grandki……
… Wait a minute, I don’t remember having grandkids!
Extra little tidbits:
This is just an interesting interaction from the Twitter account I couldn't really tie in elsewhere -
Q:
“So Burke-san’s face looks like this…”
A:
"Why, have I never shown it to you?
Well, it’s fine either way.
Appearances are, for both people and machines alike,
Just ways of hiding that they’re empty inside.
All that’s important is what they’re like deep down, and nothing else."
There's something to be said about recognizing the importance of what's on the inside. Burke never was really fascinated with appearance despite how he probably looked rather attractive in his youth. (Joseph could take a lesson from him) ((and I oop-))
His character day hasn't happened yet but I'll probably make a comment for it when it does. Till then I'll put down what I know
The character day is: November 27th
His occupation: architect
Interests: Machines, mechanisms, buildings
Talents: Machines, mechanisms, buildings
dislikes: People who destroy buildings and use the facilities without permission
Likes: Machines, mechanisms, buildings, VODKA (yeah boys)
Burke is one of the few hunters with a known surname, along with Bane Perez, Joseph Desaulniers and Leo Beck.
He is 1 of only 3 Difficulty Level 3 Characters, the others being William Ellis and Yidhra.
Now that I'm nearing the end I think I'll propose my answer to one last question - what's his purpose in hunting? If I were to guess I would say that in his eyes his hunting is done to protect the manor. He wasn't invited here to kill people, he may not have been invited here at all, what's known for certain is that he never left, he's always been here. He spent years regretting his decision to watch everything happen in hiding, in this time it's not going to be that way again. Everyone else is invading his sanctuary and this time he's not going to hide. He'll fight to protect his home.
I want to give credit to these people for a lot of the information presented here.
马一甲 on Sharelib and Lofter -
I talked to them previous to making this asking them for permission to include some of their research. Provides background information on the historical context for mad eye and historical context (a lot of the information contained in here is translated and contained within this analysis, this was a massive help and I strongly suggest you support them)
https://ds.163.com/webapp/share/users/c18ad93b15e74e72a0218f2860877484/articles/5cd96d57517f0f6c8c2569db
Mayousailor on Twitter -
Has amazing translations for basically anything from the game you'd ever want to look at and provides a few theories of his own. Translates character deductions, letters, tweets and more.
https://twitter.com/mayousailor?s=09
https://ko-fi.com/pascalim
Sky5memo on Twitter
Constructed a few of their own theories (these theories were translated by Mayousailor above)
https://twitter.com/sky5memo?s=09
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2020.09.19 16:56 CaspianX2 Full list of upcoming games on the Nintendo Switch (US) (Updated 9/19/2020)

Console exclusives (games that are also on PC and/or mobile, but not on other consoles) in Italics. Nintendo exclusives (games that are only on Nintendo platforms) in bold.
For those looking at this list and not sure what's likely to be noteworthy, I have compiled a page with noteworthy releases on Switch for September 2020. Please give them a look if you want to see what games are likely to be some of September's highlights!
As for the full list of upcoming games, here you go:
Games Release date Date confirmed by?
Undead Darlings ~No Cure For Love~ 9/28/20 Nintendo.com
Alwa's Legacy 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Bacon Man: An Adventure 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Projection: First Light 9/29/20 Nintendo.com
Detective Case and Clown Bot in: Murder in The Hotel Lisbon 9/30/20 Nintendo.com
MindSieze 9/30/20 Official Twitter Post
Curved Space September 2020 Official Trailer
Drive Buy September 2020 Official Trailer/Official Twitter Post
Gamer Girl September 2020 Official Trailer (Trailer no longer available)
Calico Summer 2020 Official Website
Eldest Souls (Timed Console Exclusive) Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
King of the Hat Summer 2020 Nintendo.com
Rogue Heroes: Ruins of Tasos Summer 2020 Official Website
Alter Cosmos Q3 2020 Official Website
Counter Terrorist Agency Q3 2020 Official Website
Crown Trick Q3 2020 Official Website
Driftland: The Magic Revival Q3 2020 Official Website
Dungeon Defenders Awakened (Timed Exclusive) Q3 2020 Official Twitter Post
Farm Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Lord Winklebottom Investigates Q3 2020 Official Website
Nogunz: Doppelganger Edition Q3 2020 Official Trailer
The Academy: The First Riddle Q3 2020 Official Trailer
Train Mechanic Simulator Q3 2020 Official Website
Candy Raid: The Factory 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Farm Builder 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Filament 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Hot Shot Burn 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Liege Dragon 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Nubarron: The Adventure of an Unlucky Gnome 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Orangeblood 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Powertris 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Smoots World Cup Tennis 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Super Mario Bros. 35 (Limited Release, Nintendo Switch Online Subscription Required) 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Warsaw 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
Ys Origin 10/1/20 Nintendo.com
103 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Birthday of Midnight 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Grim Legends 2: Song of the Dark Swan 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing Queen 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Logic Puzzle Collection: Sudoku - Permudoku - Nonodoku 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Make a Killing 10/2/20 Nintendo.com
Space Grunts 10/5/20 Nintendo.com
9th Dawn III 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Charterstone: Digital Edition 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Nickelodeon Kart Racers 2 10/6/20 Nintendo.com
Shmubedi Boo 10/7/20 Nintendo.com
Adventures of Chris 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Aery: Sky Castle 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Falcon Age 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Game Dev Tycoon 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Home: Postmortem Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
I Am Dead (Timed Exclusive) 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ikenfell 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Neighbors Back From Hell 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Piofore: Fated Memories 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Puddle Knights 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Torn Tales: Rebound Edition 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
WarriOrb 10/8/20 Nintendo.com
Ben 10: Power Trip! 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
FIFA 21 Nintendo Switch Legacy Edition 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
Street Racer Underground 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
The Survivalists 10/9/20 Nintendo.com
GI Joe: Operation Blackout 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 1•2: Exploded and Reloaded 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero? 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Prinny 2: Dawn of Operation Panties, Dood! 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Robotics;Notes Double Pack 10/13/20 Official Trailer
Woodsalt 10/13/20 Nintendo.com
Vigil: The Longest Night 10/14/20 Nintendo.com
Alpaca Ball: Allstars 10/15/20 Official Website
Batbarian: Testament of the Primordials 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Burst Shooter 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Castle of No Escape 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Cloudpunk 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Hardcore Mecha 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Ring of Pain 10/15/20 Official Trailer
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut 10/15/20 Official Twitter Post
Shoot 1UP DX 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
Space Crew 10/15/20 Official Trailer
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 10/15/20 Nintendo.com
9 Monkeys of Shaolin 10/16/20 Nintendo.com
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit 10/16/20 Super Mario Bros. 35th Anniversary Direct
Postal Redux 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Zoids Wild Blast Unleashed 10/16/20 Nintedo.com
Supermarket Shriek 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Transformers: Battlegrounds 10/23/20 Nintendo.com
Carto 10/27/20 Official Trailer
Cobra Kai 10/27/20 Official Trailer (IGN Exclusive)
Dungreed 10/27/20 Official Twitter Post
Ghostrunner 10/27/20 Official Trailer
My Universe - Fashion Boutique 10/27/20 Official Website
The Bluecoats - North & South 10/27/20 Official Website
Gibbous - A Cthulhu Adventure 10/28/20 Official Twitter Post
Mad Rat Dead 10/30/20 Official Trailer
Pikmin 3 Deluxe 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Umihara Kawase Bazooka! 10/30/20 Nintendo.com
Dusk Halloween 2020 Official Trailer
Hidden Objects Collection October 2020 Official Trailer
Maid of Sker October 2020 Official Twitter Post
Monster Truck Championship October 2020 Official Trailer
Oddworld: New 'N Tasty October 2020 Official Trailer
Slide Stars October 2020 Official Website
Bakugan: Champions of Vestroia (Multiple Versions) 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Hunting Simulator 2 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
Jurassic World Evolution: Complete Edition 11/3/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - School Teacher 11/3/20 Official Website
YesterMorrow 11/5/20 Official Trailer
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay 11/6/20 Official Trailer
Fuser 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
My Universe - Cooking Star Restaurant 11/10/20 Official Website
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin 11/10/20 Nintendo.com
XIII 11/10/20 Official Trailer (IGN Summer of Gaming Event 2020)
Just Dance 2021 11/12/20 Nintendo.com
Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory 11/13/20 Nintendo.com
Let's Sing 2021 11/13/20 Official Website
Cris Tales 11/17/20 Official Website
Professor Rubik's Brain Fitness 11/17/20 Official Website
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? 11/17/20 Official Website
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity 11/20/20 Nintendo.com
Cafe Enchante November 2020 Official Website
Death Crown November 2020 Official Trailer
Ruggero Deodato's Cannibal November 2020 Official Website
Chronos: Before the Ashes 12/1/20 Official Twitter Post
Empire of Sin 12/1/20 Nintendo.com
Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate 12/2/20 Official Twitter Post
Immortals Fenyx Rising (formerly Gods & Monsters) 12/3/20 Official Trailer
Fitness Boxing 2: Rhythm & Exercise 12/4/20 Nintendo.com
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 12/8/20 Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase August 2020
Collection of SaGa Final Fantasy Legend 12/15/20 Nintendo.com
Override 2: Super Mech League December 2020 Official Trailer
Pretty Princess Party December 2020 Official Website
Apex Legends Fall 2020 Nintendo Twitter Post
Axiom Verge 2 Fall 2020 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019
Commandos 2 HD Remaster Fall 2020 Official Website
Cyanide and Happiness: Freakpocalypse: Part 1 (Timed Console Exclusive) Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Cyber Shadow Fall 2020 Official Website
GONNER2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Grindstone Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Oceanhorn 2: Knights of the Lost Realm Fall 2020 Official Trailer
PixelJunk Eden 2 Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Roki Fall 2020 Publisher Post on Reddit
Shantae: Risky's Revenge - Director's Cut Fall 2020 Official Twitter Post
The Red Lantern Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Torchlight III Fall 2020 Nintendo.com
Harvest Moon: One World Autumn 2020 (European Release Date) Nintendo.co.uk
Toy Soldiers HD Autumn 2020 Official Website
Wingspan Autumn 2020 Nintendo.com
Alchemic Cutie Q4 2020 Official Website
Circadian City Q4 2020 Announce Trailer
Defense Corp Q4 2020 Developer Comment on Reddit
Ever Forward Q4 2020 Official Website
Metal Revolution Q4 2020 Official Announcement on New Game+ Expo Live Stream (via Gematsu)
Pumpkin Jack Q4 2020 Official Trailer
Golden Force Last Quarter 2020 Official Trailer
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Clive 'N' Wrench Winter 2020 Official Trailer
Taiko No Tatsujin: Rhythmic Adventure Pack Winter 2020 Nintendo.com
B.Ark (Timed Exclusive) Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Beach Buggy Racing 2 Late 2020 Official Website
Dicey Dungeons Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Hoa Late 2020 Wholesome Direct 5-26-2020
Phogs! Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Quantum League Late 2020 Nintendo.com
Signs of the Sojourner Late 2020 Official Trailer
Dangerous Driving 2 Holiday 2020 Official Website
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition Holiday 2020 Official Twitter Post
Sniper Elite 4 Holiday 2020 Nintendo.com
Speed 3 Grand Prix Holiday 2020 Official Trailer
Aground 2020 Official Website
Astrodogs 2020 Developer post on Reddit
Black Book 2020 Official Trailer
Bladed Fury 2020 Official Twitter Post
Boyfriend Dungeon 2020 Nintendo.com
Bravely Default II 2020 Nintendo.com
Breakpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Car Mechanic Flipper 2020 Official Website
Circuit Superstars 2020 Official Website
Collapsus 2020 Official Website
Conarium 2020 Official Trailer
Cthulhu: Books of Ancients 2020 Official Website
DARQ: Complete Edition 2020 Official Trailer
Devil's Hunt 2020 Official Twitter Post
Digimon Survive 2020 Anime Expo panel (relayed by NintendoEverything.com)
Door Kickers 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Eastward 2020 Nintendo.com
Electrix 2020 Official Website
Farm & Fix 2020 2020 Official Website
Farm Manager 2018 2020 Official Website
Flipper Mechanic 2020 Official Website
Gearshifters 2020 Official Website
God Fire 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Good Night Knight 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Greak: Memories of Azur 2020 Official Trailer
Hatch Tales (Formerly Chicken Wiggle Workshop) 2020 Official Website
Haven 2020 Nintendo.com
Hazel Sky 2020 Official Trailer
Heaven's Vault 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hellpoint 2020 Official Twitter Post
Hero: Flood Rescue 2020 Official Website
Hindsight 20/20 2020 Announce Trailer
Hyperbrawl Tournament 2020 Official Website
Kingpin: Reloaded 2020 Official Trailer
King's Bounty II 2020 Nintendo.com
Littlewood 2020 Official Twitter Page
Lords of Exile 2020 Official Website/Official Trailer
Mail Mole 2020 Official Trailer
Maneater 2020 Official Twitter Post
Mars Horizon 2020 Official Website
Moero Crystal H 2020 Official Trailer
Moon Village 2020 Official Website
Mushrooms: Forest Walker 2020 Official Website
N1RV Ann-A 2020 Announce Trailer
Necrobarista 2020 Official Twitter Page
Nyx: The Awakening 2020 Official Reveal Teaser/Official Website
Olija 2020 Official Twitter Post
Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 - The Official Videogame 2020 Official Website
P.U.G.S. Agents 2020 Official Website
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire 2020 Interview With Developer
Plastic Rebellion 2020 Official Website
Poker Club 4K 2020 Official Trailer
Real Boxing 2 2020 QubicGames 2020 Direct
Robotics;Notes Elite 2020 Official Website
Scourge Bringer 2020 Nintendo.com
Sail Forth 2020 Nintendo.com
Samurai Gunn 2 2020 Nintendo.com
Spacebase Startopia 2020 Announce Trailer
Spin Rhythm XD 2020 Announce Trailer
Tennis World Tour 2 2020 Official Trailer
The Good Life 2020 Nintendo.com
This Is Pool 2020 Official Website
This Is Snooker 2020 Official Website
Those Who Remain 2020 Official Twitter Page
Trigger Witch 2020 Kinda Funny Games E3 Showcase
Unheard 2020 Official Twitter Post
Unlucky Seven 2020 Official Website
Unto the End 2020 Official Trailer
Zengeon 2020 Official Trailer
Purrtato Tail: By the Light of the Elderstar 2020 "or when it's done" Official Fact Sheet
House Designer 2020/2021 Official Website
Ring of Life: Survive in Proxima 2020/2021 Official Website
Iris.Fall 1/7/21 Nintendo.com
Gal*Gun Returns 1/28/21 Official Trailer
Re:Zero – The Prophecy of the Throne 1/29/21 Official Trailer
Little Nightmares II 2/1/21 Official Twitter Post
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury 2/12/21 Nintendo.com
Fallen Legion: Revenants 2/16/21 Official Trailer
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin 2/25/21 Official Website
Balan Wonderworld 3/26/21 Official Twitter Post
Monster Hunter Rise 3/26/21 Nintendo.com
Turrican Anthology Vol. 1 February/March 2021 Official Website
Turrican Anthology Vol. 2 February/March 2021 Official Website
Sky: Children of the Light "A few months into 2021" Official Website
Blue Fire (Timed Exclusive) Q1 2021 Nintendo.com
Foreclosed Q2 2021 Developer Interview
Pet Clinic - Cats & Dogs Q1 2021 Official Website
Root Film Q1 2021 Official Press Release (via Gamasutra.com)
Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World Q1 2021 Official Gamescom Trailer (via IGN)
Turrican Collector's Edition April/May 2021 Official Website
Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions Spring 2021 Nintendo.com
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Spring 2021 Official Trailer
Shin Megami Tensei III: Nocturne HD Remaster Spring 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Subnautica Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Subnautica: Below Zero Early 2021 Nintendo.com
Disgaea 6: Defiance of Destiny (Nintendo Switch Exclusive in US) Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Monster Hunter Stories 2: Wings of Ruin Summer 2021 Nintendo.com
Ys IX: Monstrum Nox Summer 2021 Official Trailer
Party Crasher Simulator Second Half of 2021 Official Press Release
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum Late 2021 Gamescom 2020 presentation (via Dailyradar)
Aeon Must Die 2021 Official Trailer
Azur Lane: Crosswave Sails the Seas 2021 Official Twitter Post
Backbone 2021 Official Website
Bear and Breakfast (Timed console exclusive) 2021 Nintendo.com
Card Shark 2021 Nintendo.com
Dordogne 2021 Official Trailer
Dual Gear 2021 Official Trailer
Earth Defense Force: World Brothers 2021 Official Trailer (Gamespot Exclusive)
Gamedec 2021 Official Trailer (Gamescom 2020)
Garden Story 2021 Nintendo.com
Graven 2021 Official Trailer
Lost in Random 2021 Official Press Release
Lost Words 2021 Official Twitter Post
Mineko's Night Market 2021 Nintendo.com
No More Heroes 3 2021 Nintendo.com/Official Twitter Post
Port Royale 4 2021 Official Twitter Post
Rogue Lords 2021 Official Trailer
Rune Factory 5 2021 Nintendo.com
Serial Cleaners 2021 Official Trailer
She Dreams Elsewhere 2021 Nintendo.com
Shin Megami Tensei V 2021 Nintendo Direct Mini 7-20-20 Partner Showcase
Skatebird 2021 Indie World Showcase 12.10.2019/Official Statement on Kickstarter.com
Starbase Startopia 2021 Official Twitter Post
Saviors of Sapphire Wings/Stranger of Sword City Revisited 2021 Official Trailer
Summer at the Edge of the Universe 2021 Official Twitter Post
Tormented Souls 2021 Official Trailer
Trails of Cold Steel IV 2021 Official Trailer
Vampire: The Masquerade - Swansong 2021 Official Trailer
Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground 2021 Official Trailer (via IGN - Gamescom 2020)
Sea of Stars 2022 Official Trailer/Official Trailer
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