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Wii Inflatable Saddle

Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2009-08-14 10:07:46

Wii Inflatable Saddle

I don't expect this product to actually make it to market, but at this point, nothing Nintendo does surprises me. They did file a patent for this "inflatable saddle" in the European Patent Office. The schematic indicates that the Wiimote is placed in a slot on the thingamabob and the rider holds the nunchuck. They both relate motion telemetry to the screen, and the physical cord is meant to approximate a horse's bridle. WTF.

The final Fallout 3 DLC, "Mothership Zeta", is somewhat disappointing. After spending $60 on the retail release, another $50 in DLC packs, and over 90 hours on just my PRIMARY character...I'm relieved it's finally over.

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Dee Yun Dee Yun: (contact-deleteme[at]-deleteme-direman [dot] com) 2009-08-14 10:16:25

Diplomacy IV - Spring 1904

Play the home version by following these forum threads! The adjudicator is also running a side game of wagering for spectators.

The images below depict the latest states of the board. A larger version is available for viewing by clicking on it.

Adjudicator Steve W.'s analysis:

The murmurings from beyond the grave are just a rumor.

The only question left to ask is: Is the fleet in hand more valuable than the supply center in the bush? It's a good question - although the urge to gain more supply centers is central to Diplomacy, Germany is in a critical situation, and France isn't in a good place either. The fleet in the North Sea could prove critical to fighting off the Bear.

The French position was looking good in 1902. Unfortunately, it hasn't really changed since then, and French forces are still only in position to assault England. Iberia and the Atlantic are undefended.

Steve is in dire straits. He's going to start losing ground. The real question is how long can he slow the Russo-Italian advance?

Is looking pretty. Total dominance in the Mediterranean and a wall of forces to the west, it's a good place to be, but he is second.

Is on the cusp of the breakaway. He's got Scandinavia in a lockdown and will certainly gain a center or two out of Germany soon. Turkey is no longer a thorn in his side. How much longer can Russia go without getting stabbed by Italy?

Still holds sway over the archaeological site of Troy, with about the same significance. It's a shame, she did fight well until she was double-teamed, but now even a falling out in the Russo-Italian alliance wouldn't help much.

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