TC Bank- Dream Rangers (by OgilvyAsia)
This is a commercial? Deepest thing I have ever seen in advertising. I am posting this because I feel I can relate to it and it reminds me of why I live the way I do. My philosophies and beliefs in life come from people I knew when I was real young.All of those people are are no longer with us anymore. When I was about 14 I had lots of friends who were up there in years. In there final days they taught me more than anyone living. When the were in those final days none of them wish there were richer or worked more hours, or even that they made more of a difference in the world at large. It was always the little things that bothered them. Fights with family members and old friends that went unresolved. Giving more of themselves to work or personal pursuits than to there children or spouse. What do you think is most important in life? I guarantee if it is money, fame,your aspirations for fame and being remembered by people who don’t even know or care about you, you will regret it in the end. I believe in living without grudges and giving time to the people around you that you really care about. I believe in being content with having the things you need without putting all your precious time into making more and more money. Leaving behind you own child who you invested your time into teaching to be a good person and an asset to the human race, even if it is only one child is infinitely greater than having your name remembered as some celebrity. Live your life, because life is a journey, and waiting until the end of that journey to start living makes no sense. What do you live for?
Hello fellow gamers. how many of you have been shopping this years Steam summer sale? Are your funds dwindling now? Has your PayPal or Steam wallet become a little low on cash? I know I used the last of my Steam wallet this morning. But I am still going. It hit me today I must be stupid because I have a method to keep just enough cash to keep buying games and I am keeping it from my fellow sometimes cash poor gamers. You see I am a member of a few survey panels that pay for your opinions. They won’t make you rich, but I discovered for things like online sales and trips and special weekends they make a great source for fun money. I am going to share some of my favorites. I will disclose that the links I post are referral links that will give me extra points if you sign up, and would would very much appreciate it. First rule though. Open a free email address just for these sites as sometimes they will send you a ton of “special offers” that you may not want spamming your main Email.
OK so the first one is called CashCrate here: http://www.cashcrate.com/4811579 This is one of the most legitimate highest paying survey sites right now. The do pay and the money is measured in real dollars and sense instead of points so you can see how much you are making. One word of caution. Unless you are well experienced stay away from the special offers, especially if the ones asking for a credit card. These are the ones that will sell whatever info you give them, and sometimes when you cancel their “free Trials”, they somehow forget to leading to unexpected charges. I personally stick to surveys which add up coin fast.
Next one is Paid viewpoint here: http://paidviewpoint.com/?r=f22kkq This one is completely easy and has the unique advantage that even if you don’t qualify for the survey, you will still get paid. One caveat is you have to complete a few qualifying surveys to raise your “Traitscore” before you start to really get the good surveys, but you get paid for those too. Again use discretion with any special offers sent to your Email.
I will also give you the link to Instant Cash Sweepstakes: http://instantcashsweepstakes.com/invitations/ref_link/539309
They are ran by the same people as paid viewpoint but it really isn’t a traditional panel. It is more like a free online lottery. You complete surveys with about 3 questions and receive entries into there $2 and $50 drawings. They do give small amounts of cash that you can cash out at the $2 threshold. There are paid company survey as well and even a pro level that I guess pays more. I haven’t tried that yet.
I saved the best for last. Opinion outpost: https://www.opinionoutpost.com/ This is the golden goose if you are looking for quick pocket money to catch a few new indie games or save up for that AAA title. They use a points system, but it is very straight forward. 100 points= $10, the payout threshold, and with many surveys at 15, 20, and even 30 points you get there fast for a survey panel. Also the advantage for beginners over cash crate is as soon as you sign up you can use PayPal. Cashcrate makes you wait until you are silver status to do that. I would say this one will get you set up better than the others for the rest of the sale while the others, if you start now will augment you extra cash power down the road.
Well that’s it for now. The usefulness these sites have been to me has inspired me to check a few more survey panels. I have just signed up now but if you are interested follow my blog here and I will post my experiences with them here. As a side note I have found Panda research to be a bust. There seems to be a problem with them as far as peoples earnings suddenly just going away with no explanation. I would maybe avoid them.
Competitive Gaming Week (Part 1)
It’s Competitive Gaming Week on Polygon, (as of 15 minutes ago when Managing Editor Justin McElroy invented it.) We’ve had a bunch of news, features, and opinion pieces on competitive gaming this week and there is more to come over the rest of the week!
- [Feature] How two StarCraft commentators became stars
- [Opinion] eSports needs a ‘NASCAR moment’
- [News] Evo 2013 Grand Final winners, DM MCZ Xian crowned Super Street Fighter 4 world champion
- [News] Evo 2013 livestream draws record numbers on Twitch with 1.7 million viewers
- [News] ‘American Idol’ winner places 257th at Evo 2013 in Super Smash Bros.
- [News] Super Smash Bros. Melee Evo 2013 livestream smashes records
Grand Theft Auto V ~ New Details
Famitsu confirms you will be able to replace Chop’s (or any other pet dog’s) accessories, such as their collar. You will also want to keep your eyes out for them, though, because you can lose your pet dog. Wild animals will also be in the game, and you can choose to hunt them. Famitsu says there will be more than 15 animals, although it’s unclear if they’re referring only to wild animals or to all the animals for the entire game.
Outside of this, each character will have a particular walk, adding to the realism, and overall animations for these will be improved. As earlier revealed in some character art, there will be an underwater mission. Trevor and Michael will get to go to this mission together, in jet skis.
FInally, Famitsu confirms GTA V’s Japanese release date of October 10, 2013, for both the Playstation 3 and the Xbox 360.
The Far Side of The Moon
This image from the Zond 8 spacecraft shows the side of the Moon that we Earthlings can’t see from the surface. This is because the Moon rotates the same rate as it orbits around the Earth, making it show only one side to us. We can actually see 59% of the Moon from Earth over the course of a month. And that huge (900km across!) impact crater is the Mare Orientale.