Steam Awards 2019

Not to be confused with the STEEM token Steam a gaming platform owned by Valve had their annual steam awards which they do every year at the end of the year during their Christmas/End of the year sale. All games nominated are actually on sale right now and winners don’t get any special award other then showing they won a certain category. As for the categories themselves here is the list of nominees and winner which are in BOLD

Game of the Year

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Destiny 2
  • Devil May Cry 5

VR Game of the Year

  • Beat Saber
  • Blade and Sorcery
  • Gorn
  • Borderlands 2 VR
  • Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted

Labor of Love

  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Warframe
  • Rainbow Six: Siege
  • CS:Go
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Dota 2

Better with Friends

  • DayZ
  • Risk of Rain 2
  • Dota Underlords
  • Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition
  • Ring of Elysium

Most Innovative Gameplay

  • My Friend Pedro
  • Baba is You
  • Slay the Spire
  • Oxygen Not Included
  • Planet Zoo

Outstanding Story-Rich Game

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence
  • Disco Elysium
  • Far Cry: New Dawn
  • Gears 5
  • Greedfall

Best Game You Suck At

  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Mordhau
  • Code Vein
  • Hunt
  • Remnant From The Ashes

Outstanding Visual Style

  • Gris
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Astroneer
  • Katana Zero
  • Subnautica: Below Zero

Futuristic Concept Of Heavy Load Transportation

I come across videos like this all the time on my Facebook feed but this one makes zero sense based on the concept itself. It looks like a giant drone with four propellers and there are two trucks involved. The two trucks have special motors that help move the item that is what looks to be 50 feet above. Now what gets me is the brides part which is demonstrated in the video. You have a crew of two people per truck and disconnects and reconnects the special wire. While that seems valid what are the wires for? Are they the source of power for the drone? Drones usually don’t last that long and if you think about it the trailers of the two trucks may be the source of power for the drone. The thing that bother me the most is the item they are transporting is 50 feet in the air! It’s really heavy too! Imagine the drone malfunctioning and whatever they are moving falls down. I don’t wanna be part of that team!

Futuristic Concept Of Heavy Load Transportation

Futuristic Concept Of Heavy Load Transportation

Posted by Tip Bandit on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Inflatable Millennium Falcon

For around $10,000 you can own an Inflatable Millennium Falcon which you can purchase in full or can finance for $237 a month. This newly licensed “jumping experiance” was recently added to the Magic Jump Product line. While I may not be a huge star wars fan I know a few people who may be crazy enough to purchase this. I came across this monstrosity by visiting an old Counter-Strike clanmate of mines blog where he runs a website dedicated to nothing but disney. You can read more about it here

Couple calls 911 on vacuum they thought to be intruder

God i wish this was a joke but it actually happened in my town! A couple got a new robot vacuum for Christmas and seemed to forget they had it. For those in the know these robo vacuums are normally a setup and you forget in the 1st place but when i comes to problems with it you won’t know till it happens.

SOURCE: Mlenny/Getty Images

My heart sank, Elisa and I had purchased a ROBOT VACUUM cleaner and it arrived 2 days earlier and had somehow turned itself on and was vacuuming our house without us having scheduled it!! It had gotten stuck in the hallway below our stairs which is close to our room, and it kept bumping into our walls which explained the noises we kept hearing.

I was so embarrassed, here I stood in my underwear, about 4 police officers got body cam footage of an almost nude and ashamed home owner.

Forsyth County Sheriffs Office Facebook

The officers who responded to the call asked how long they had it. They told them they only had it for 2 days. They all laughed about it and they told the home owners that this happens a lot during the holiday season. How can you not set it up properly? I wonder myself how it turned itself on and started working on it’s own? Skynet? Legion? Aliens? Who knows! What i do know is this happened back in April in Washington County in Oregon when police got a similar phonecall.

Goes to show you need to watch out for these killer robots. You never know where they will strike next!

Mtn Dew Body Wash Blast

You got that right! According to bestproducts.com it seem that there is a legit version of Mt. Dew that is in Body Wash form! You can go around smelling like the soda but sadly not any time soon. If seems as part of a special intro promotion it was given to 250 lucky people. It’s unsure if this will hit stores anytime soon but i can see it selling out in Walmart sometime in the future. Would you buy this? I wonder what boogie2988 has to say about about this?

USDA removes Wakanda from list of free trade partners

It all started when the USDA was testing a new system and decided to put in the famous country from the Marvel Universe into the system as practice. While it was successful into adding into the new system they forgot to remove it when the new system went live.

After this discovery from some people joked about how there was a trade war and many other things. A little after it was taken off the list an Orlando-based reporter asked: “So do we, or do we not have free trade with Wakanda? Also where are things at on negotiations with Agrabah?”

While we needed a good laugh it goes to show that you just gotta remember to remove your test data. At least people got a good sense of humor out of this including the USDA

Dairy Queen sign calls out drug activity in its parking lot

An owner of a Dairy Queens in Indianapolis, Indiana has had it with the drug deals going on in the area so they made the sign say “PARKING LOT – NOT FOR DRUG SALES THANK YOU.” on one of the sides where the other side promoted their spicy sweet glazed strips.

Some of the locals had this to say

“I do know that this area has some issues I would guess and I’m assuming that the Dairy Queen was tired of it,” said Sturgis. “I think it’s really brave. I don’t know that I would have done that. But I guess if it’s really a problem, then they’re addressing it.”

Jenny Sturgis from news interview

“I can’t help it,” said Howard. “It’s funny as hell. They have a point. They really do have a point. It really is actually sad, because wow, Dairy Queen, of all places, Dairy Queen.”

Robert Howard from the news interview

I honestly gotta say this is the funniest thing i ever seen. I wonder how long this will last. Does this make the owner a target? Will see if there is ever a follow up in the near future.

Two men admit to running illegal streaming sites that rivaled the size of Netflix and Hulu

Cinema Series – Pirate

Two computer programmers in Las Vegas pleaded guilty last Friday to multiple criminal copyright and money laundering charges after an FBI investigation revealed they had been running two massive, illegal online streaming sites: iStreamItAll and Jetflicks.

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While i have never heard of these websites before i am aware of other websites that are “competing” with legit services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Video. Websites such as 123movies and Vumoo are just the few that people use that have a limited set of movies and tv shows. It seems to me that iStreamItAll lived by it’s name that the numbers of TV series and movies had a total of what the major websites had if they were one service.

According to justice.gov

Darryl Julius Polo, aka djppimp, 36, pleaded guilty yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia to one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, one count of criminal copyright infringement by distributing a copyrighted work being prepared for commercial distribution, one count of copyright infringement by reproduction or distribution, one count of copyright infringement by public performance and one count of money laundering.  In a separate proceeding today, co-defendant Luis Angel Villarino, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit copyright infringement.  Sentencing for both defendants will be before U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III of the Eastern District of Virginia, with Polo’s on March 13, 2020, and Villarino’s on March 20, 2020.

Snippit from justice.gov

If find it quite strange that two men were able to create such massive websites. There has to be more people on the team but i guess the two main people get the punishment while the coders and list makers get away. I find it hard to believe two people can just have a massive database and everything was watchable. One thing i do know that is redflag. They charged people to even watch the shows on their website. Only reason to do that is to help cover costs but that in a way keeps a paper trail so that is why they got caught. The other websites have a database of some sort but no files are stored on the websites you are viewing the on and stored on file servers that have certain rules and regulations of what can be uploaded. It’s up to the companies who own the copyrights to send a DMCA. Somehow this is more then a simple DMCA because there were more copyrighted content then Creative Commons and Public Domain content therefore sites were shut down.

NC man steals $88,000 from bank vault, gets caught by FBI after flashing stacks of bills on social media

Arlando Henderson of Charlotte, NC was a banker who stole $88,000 from the bank vault and then later showed off the stacks on social media. With as stupid as that sound he was arrested and later we learn he has done it multiple time! ! 18 times according to the FBI who have been trying to figure out who’s been stealing money. Henderson put a huge down payment on a new car and did some big spending that also resulting in him being connected to the past theft.

Henderson has been charged with two counts of financial institution fraud, 19 counts of theft, embezzlement, and misapplication, along with 12 counts of making false entries, which carry a maximum penalty of 30 years and a $1 million fine, per count.

He is also charged with transactional money laundering, which carries a penalty of 10 years behind bars and a $250,000 fine.

He appeared in US District Court in southern California earlier this month, according to the release, with the case set to be tried in North Carolina by the US Attorney’s office in Charlotte.

Reported from Fox8

Twitch streamer bans “little poor people” who don’t subscribe to her

Twitch streamer SavageBabyDoll was doing a normal fortnite stream when a troll entered chat and pissed her off. She ended up saying something she now regrets saying

Can you ban every little poor person who can’t afford a sub

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After that people were outraged and started posting on social networks about this.

After so much backlash she started removing herself on twitch and twitter. She removed all her clips, highlights and vods. She then protected her twitter in that special follow only can look mode. Her last stream she didn’t even use a webcam and the money raising goal wasn’t on it.