Steam’s Summer Sale

Steam’s Store has a bunch of video games on sale for a limited time. Tribes is available for $4.99, Terraria is $2.49, Skyrim is $39.99, Left4Dead 2 is $19.99, Street Fighter IV is $9.99 and Portal and Portal 2 are on sale for $2.49 and $4.99 or buy them both for $6.24.

Once you’ve fallen in love with the Portal franchise head on over to our eBay store. We’re also running a special on our Portal swag!

PORTAL 2 APERTURE LABS LOGO METAL KEYCHAIN NEW OFFICIAL KEYRING

$9.95
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PORTAL 2 ATLAS & P-BODY 18" x 24" POSTER NEW OFFICIAL

$13.95
End Date: Saturday Oct-28-2017 23:34:03 PDT
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PORTAL 2 ATLAS & PEABODY GAME WOMEN'S XL T-SHIRT NEW

$19.95
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PORTAL 44" BELT - APERTURE LOGO BUCKLE - L/XL NEW

$29.95
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PORTAL 2 INTER-SPATIAL PAIR OF EARRINGS NEW AUTHENTIC GAME COLLECTIBLE COSPLAY

$9.65
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This post was written by admin on July 13, 2012

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StarCom

If you’ve never heard of it, StarCom was a cartoon that aired in the fall of 1987. There was a toyline of course. Although I hear the toyline was considered a flop in the USA compared to sales in Europe and Asia. I had a few of the spaceships myself though my mom did not save them. I’ve seen them on eBay before and they are not cheap.

I watched the first episode and it wasn’t bad. It certainly wasn’t as cheesy as some of the other 80s cartoons I’ve recently gone back to watch. The plot revolves around the U.S. Space Force, StarCom and their battle with the Shadow Force.

The toys were pretty sweet as well. The figures had magnets in their feet that allowed them to stick to the aircraft. Not only that but the magnets enabled the vehicles to “come alive” such as activated a missile launcher or raising an elevator.

As I understand it, only the first 3 episodes were released on DVD and the plans for future DVD releases were scrapped. It would seem that someone has uploaded all 13 episodes on Youtube (divided into 39 parts) and they can be viewed there.

Here’s links to the 3 parts of Episode 1:

Starcom Space Force Episode 1 Part 1
Starcom Space Force Episode 1 Part 2
Starcom Space Force Episode 1 Part 3

You should be able to find the rest on your own just searching Youtube for “Starcom Space Force Episode X part Y” where you change the X and Y to whatever episode and part you are looking for. For those that do recall the cartoon series and want to relive the good ol’ days, there’s other big kids selling their old collections here:

Vintage 1986 Coleco Starcom Laser RAT Vehicle

$15.00
End Date: Friday Oct-20-2017 13:03:33 PDT
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OEM UT STARCOM BTR7026 CDM-7026 CDM-120 CDM-7025 ORIGINAL BATTERY

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Vintage Coleco Starcom 1986 Starmax Bomber jet MEGALASER CANNON turret gun

$15.99
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Vintage Starcom Starbase Station Coleco lot 1986 toy rare

$99.99
End Date: Friday Oct-20-2017 14:52:44 PDT
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UT STARCOM AC/DC ADAPTOR MODEL NO: CNR 7025 OUTPUT 5v NICE !!!!

$4.95
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This post was written by admin on July 9, 2012

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A Taste of Things to Come in 2019 — From Microsoft

There’s some neat things there. I hope the Google translator really works that well…the integration with Facebook so far is good but could be better.

You would think with screens apparently being everywhere that all of those corporate types would be working out of a home office. I would be ecstatic if the world could really look like that in 7 years but I’m thinking that’s more like 22 years away.

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This post was written by admin on July 5, 2012

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GU Comics and a 72-hour Wait For Diablo 3?

I’ve been reading the comics at gucomics.com for over a decade though not on a regular basis. I just checked out the site for the first time in over a year and found an amusing comic regarding Diablo 3.

Diablo III Comic

If the image above doesn’t load you can see the comic here.

Apparently after you complete the first act of the game, your account is stalled from progressing until your credit card can be validated. There was some confusion over whether or not this was a 72-hour hold. Apparently it’s actually only “up to 72 hours.” The “up to” part depending on how quickly your card can be verified.

NOTE: This doesn’t happen if you buy a boxed copy of the game. It seems to be limited just to digital game purchases.

DIABLO III 3 WOMEN'S ARCHANGEL OF JUSTICE T-SHIRT 2XL NEW TYRAEL

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DIABLO 3 III DEMON HUNTER JACKET S SMALL NEW BLIZZARD COSPLAY

$69.95
End Date: Monday Oct-23-2017 12:38:35 PDT
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DIABLO III LORD OF TERROR FACE T-SHIRT S SMALL SM NEW AUTHENTIC BLIZZARD TEE

$19.95
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DIABLO 3 III LANYARD LORD OF TERROR & TYRAEL I.D. BADGE TICKET HOLDER NEW

$10.95
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DIABLO III TYRAEL STANDING T-SHIRT S SMALL NEW BLIZZARD ARCHANGEL TEE

$19.95
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This post was written by admin on July 4, 2012

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eBay’s Quality Search Takes a Hit

I hate to admit this but for the first time in 14 years, I made a purchase on Amazon.com rather than eBay for an item that wasn’t a book.

I love eBay. I’ve been a member since 1998 and I’ve bought thousands of items and I’ve sold tens of thousands of items there. Amazon has always disappointed me. Their auctions were lackluster and I can see why they scrapped them. Their search is horribad. You search for a book and find results for hardware tools. Sometimes I search for a book and it tries to pick totally different titles or authors. To be fair Amazon’s search can be fixed you just have to tweak it.

When eBay added “Best Match” I groaned because that feature has been on other websites for years and it was quite annoying. But it’s easy to change eBay to the normal “lowest price” or “ending soonest” which are my usual defaults there.

Tonight though, something horrible happened. I began looking for new memory cards for my Optimus V cell phone. It came with a 2GB MicroSD card and I wanted more room for more music. I was considering just going to an 8 although my phone can handle up to 32GB. Well when I was browsing eBay for MicroSD cards the search was filled with shit. Thousands of listings were filled with keyword spam. There were adapters, readers and players drowning the actual cards. Narrowing my search to just “32GB” or “8 GB” was impossible too as listings for a card including things like “2GB 4GB 8GB 16GB 32GB Class 2 4 6 10” So you couldn’t tell what you were getting unless you read each description.

I don’t usually mind buying from China as those factories sell stuff dirt cheap and the products usually work though I hear a lot of bad things about no brand memory cards being faked. For example a 2GB card can be tweaked using compression to appear to be a 16GB card and by the time it fails on you, you’ve missed the window of returns.

Anyway, as I was Googling to see if my phone could handle SDHC cards (it can) I stumbled onto an Amazon.com listing. I ended up doing a short search there and found a Sandisk 16GB SDHC card at class 4 speed for $8 with free shipping. It was ridiculously easy to find.

While eBay had thousands of keyword-spam-filled listings with nothing I wanted. I know a while back they made a “no more duplicate listings” policy but that’s being terribly exploited and they need to hire some people to patrol some of these categories. Even 1-2 guys getting paid $30k a year could probably handle the entire website. Give them a special area of the discussion boards where competing sellers could squeal on their competition or frustrated buyers could point out problematic searches.

A lot of the people on the eBay-hate bandwagon claim that eBay wants to be like Amazon and I hope that doesn’t happen ever. eBay has some great qualities but it needs to do something about the massive amounts of garbage.

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This post was written by admin on June 29, 2012

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Rift Online Update 1.9 Barbershop and Tattoo Parlor

Rift's new update

I received an e-mail from Rift about some new changes to the game. Here’s the skinny:

With the new patch you can now change your whole look. Do freewheeling dreadlocks suit your Druid soul better than the buzz cut you‘ve had since launch? Starting to regret that neck tattoo? Visit one of the new Stylists to make any of the following changes:
Change your hairstyle
Reshape your facial features
Recolor your eyes
Grow taller … or shorter
Tweak all of your physical features from scratch!
For a nominal amount of gold you can give your Ascended a whole new look to match their, and your, ever-evolving abilities.

I’m always amazed at the number of people that put emphasis on character appearance whether it be face/hair/body alterations or through vanity equipment. The funny thing is that you would think this would be mainly among the female players but I find that it’s often the male players that show the most concern about how well/cool/unique their character looks.

RIFT ONLINE SUBMIT CRUCIA GAME T-SHIRT 2XL NEW OFFICIAL TEE

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This post was written by admin on June 22, 2012

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Nintendo Wii U Direct Video Pre-E3

Most of the BIG announcements in the gaming world happen at the E3 conference held each year.

This year Nintendo has offered a 30 minute video previewing the WiiU. If you haven’t seen it yet you can watch it below:

Some of the things shown are the redesign of the controller. A “non-killing zombie killer” connects to a twitter-type service that helps him progress through a particularly difficult stage of the game. As well as the introduction of the Miiverse.

Nintendo will be giving presentations at E3 on Tuesday and Wednesday and you can watch them for free.

SUPER MARIO BROS ENVELOPE WALLET NEW CLUTCH PURSE WITH 48" CHAIN

$21.59
End Date: Saturday Oct-21-2017 4:07:02 PDT
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ZELDA LINK MAJORA'S MASK 3D BI-FOLD WALLET NEW

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ZELDA SKYWARD SWORD LOGO METAL KEYCHAIN NEW HYLIAN CREST KEYRING

$8.55
End Date: Saturday Oct-21-2017 22:04:05 PDT
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CALL OF DUTY SENTINEL TASK FORCE METAL KEYCHAIN NEW ADVANCED WARFARE

$9.95
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NINTENDO NES CONTROLLER LANYARD ID BADGE / TICKET HOLDER NEW

$9.95
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This post was written by admin on June 3, 2012

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Mortal Kombat with Playboy Bunnies!

First, I was a bit surprised to see Playboy had its own channel on Youtube though that is a great way to market especially to younger audiences. Now what was really cool was dressing Jo Garcia and Brittney Palmer up as Mileena and Kitana.

Bonus cool points if you recognized the 1980s Power Glove!

MORTAL KOMBAT ACTION FIGURE SHANG TSUNG HASBRO MOC SEALED NEW

$49.95
End Date: Sunday Oct-22-2017 17:11:28 PDT
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MORTAL KOMBAT TRILOGY ACTION FIGURE JADE SEALED MOC TOY ISLAND 1996 NEW

$29.95
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MORTAL KOMBAT TRILOGY ACTION FIGURE SUB ZERO SEALED MOC TOY ISLAND 1996 NEW

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MORTAL KOMBAT SUB ZERO MEN'S SMALL T-SHIRT TEE

$22.95
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MORTAL KOMBAT SUB ZERO MEN'S X-LARGE T-SHIRT XL TEE

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This post was written by admin on May 27, 2012

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48 Hour Special: Portal 2 only $6.78 (66% off)

If you have not played it yet, here’s your chance to grab Portal 2 at a great price! The sale is Only on Steam. **EDIT: This sale has been extended until May 14, 2012**

When you’re done be sure to head over to our store and get some Portal 2 swag to show off your new Portal 2 fanboy status!

PORTAL 2 APERTURE LABS LOGO METAL KEYCHAIN NEW OFFICIAL KEYRING

$9.95
End Date: Saturday Oct-28-2017 23:21:58 PDT
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PORTAL 2 ATLAS & P-BODY 18" x 24" POSTER NEW OFFICIAL

$13.95
End Date: Saturday Oct-28-2017 23:34:03 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $13.95
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PORTAL 2 ATLAS & PEABODY GAME WOMEN'S XL T-SHIRT NEW

$19.95
End Date: Tuesday Nov-7-2017 10:28:23 PST
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PORTAL 44" BELT - APERTURE LOGO BUCKLE - L/XL NEW

$29.95
End Date: Thursday Nov-16-2017 14:21:47 PST
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PORTAL 2 INTER-SPATIAL PAIR OF EARRINGS NEW AUTHENTIC GAME COLLECTIBLE COSPLAY

$9.65
End Date: Thursday Nov-16-2017 23:45:01 PST
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This post was written by admin on May 8, 2012

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