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What Goes Around, Comes Around: Rentals

GameStop is launching a game rental subscription called PowerPass


Game Stop 

the video game store that has fallen from grace in the era of digital downloads, will start offering a subscription rental program, according to Mashable.

Over the past decade, it’s become incredibly easy to get your hands on a new video game without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Alongside Steam, both Sony and Microsoft offer digital download access to just about any game you might want, making the prospect of getting up and buying a physical disc much less attractive.

So GameStop is changing up the business model.

For $60, subscribers will have the ability to rent as many pre-owned games as their gamer heart desires, so long as they only rent one game at a time. The $60 subscription, called PowerPass, lasts for six months at a time, and will include one free game to keep at the end of the subscription period.

To get in on the rental subscription, users must sign up for GameStop’s Power-Up Rewards program. Luckily, this program has a free tier, which makes users eligible for the rental subscription.

GameStop has had a rough go of it recently, with share prices falling 8 percent on the heels of its latest earnings report. It’s video game retail business, in particular, dropped 3.4 percent in Q2.

A rental subscription allows GameStop to offset its troves of pre-owned game inventory while getting revenue from subscriptions.

Mashable reports that the program will launch in November 19, just in time for the holidays, and could prove to be the gift that keeps on giving.


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90s Toys

The Nerd Nebula

Video games are amazing, but i hope my kids (one day) also get to see/play with these things:


Pogs are typically flat circular cardboard discs which are decorated with images on one or both sides.


Silly Putty & Gak

It bounces, but breaks when given a sharp blow and can also flow like a liquid.



Traditionally tops were constructed of wood, sometimes with an iron tip, and would be set in motion by aid of a string.



We used to play by hitting another players marble; then you win their marble. Some play to knock it outside of string.


Pokemon cards

Put them face down on a pile. Hit the pile hard with an open/cupped hand. Keep all the cards you flip over on your turn – no take backs!



Plastic monsters shaped like teeth. Played the same way we played marbles. Did other countries have these…

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Antibes/Juan-les-pins (France)



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Antibes was a Greek fortified town named Antipolis in the 5th century BC, and later a Roman town, and always an active port for trading along the Mediterranean. Today it’s an attractive and active town, popular with “foreigners” from Paris and the north of France, with non-French, and with the local population.

The natural beauty remains in the vieille ville (old town), with the ramparts along the sea and the long, arched protective wall along the port. There are plenty of little streets for exploring, restaurants of all types and prices, and lots of shops, from authentic little hardware/general-stores to tourist gift shops.

Antibes is…

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One busy busy weekend

Ollie and Emma - The Series


Just finished the Mandy Phones Home shoot which was went extremely smoothly considering some very last minute alterations from the original idea.  With a great minimal crew that came from all over the island we shot another great clip of Madeleine Harber who is only getting sharper at her role of playing Emma’s vivacious hyper sister Mandy.  The show now goes in for editing so stay tuned to see her in action.

What’s great about this team is the spirit of making the show the best it can be.  Everyone jumped in on roles that are sometimes not their usual background but made it not only work but rocked it.  Writer/ Producer Cheri Jacobs was on set as an Assistant Director, Production Manager acted in a number of roles including providing the voice for Mandy’s friend on camera, Writer/Producer Tom Pogson stepped up for his debut as Director and Brew…

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Cowboys & Aliens (2011)


Round ‘em up boys, we’re strapping these varmints to skyrocket into space…and please don’t forget “Happy” and the “Wonder Twins”!

Cowboys & AliensUniversal Studios in association with DreamWorks Studios, Paramount Pictures, Fairview Entertainment, K/O Paper Products and Platinum Studios present…

Created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg on December 2006, his work was assisted with fellow Writers Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley. While rendering the artwork were Dennis Calero and Penciler Luciano Lima.

Directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man) he gave his own rendition to the plot that emphasizes heavily on survival and diversity! He further explained that he wanted something new to experience mixing camera shots, lighting and background music which gave a prejudiced environment from the humans to the aliens’ point of view! While Director of Photography Matthew Libatique (Everything is Illuminated) returning from his previous collaboration with Iron Man 1 and 2 with Jon, he provides a focused take on…

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