Funny story about Civ V. I split the 2K Strategy Pack with a friend, installed it last week and loaded up the tutorial. The tutorial never mentions that it doesn't end when victory conditions are met, so I ended up playing for 8 hours and achieved all the victory conditions until I hit 2051 and realized that it was going to go on forever.
Wasn't there a story recently from reddit where a guy has been playing Civ II for like 10 years?
That news story was from the area the thief was from. Tony, UW_Shock, me, and I think a couple others here are from the Seattle Area.
With that in mind, Tony, don't forget that you can call in the cops from Ballard or just call Jesse.
P.S. Sorry, not trying to make light of your situation. I hope things work out for you quickly. Oh, and anyone outside of Seattle: Ballard is totally different now. It's one of the hippest places in the area. Who woulda thought?
P.S.S. I suck at formatting apparently.
I live in Seattle. I used to live in South Lake Union until ahem, Amazon moved in and the rents got all jacked up. Now I live in Greenwood but I like it here. There's still lots of stuff within walking distance.
Ballard, well it's all condoized to me these days but I do like The Smoke Shop
. That place is still old Ballard. Just don't ring the bell or you'll be buying the whole bar a round of drinks.
I imagine running into you on a sidewalk and, "um, excuse me but...."
Ballard is nice (tho Red Mill was closed on NYE!) but Beacon Hill where I live is getting nicer with the nightlife. Georgetown a walk down the hill has the best brewery-crawl, possibly anywhere.
Beacon Hill is cool. I used to live there too. Up on the north end though by the bridge and the big old hospital building that Amazon used to be in. But it's really been getting more stuff going since the light rail got there. Friday night at Inay's
is always fun.
Haha that's awesome dude. I haven't been out in Beacon Hill ever, I'm in Cap Hill so I stick primarily to this hood and downtown...I practically live at Linda's on the weekends because they have WiFi and let Paddington hang out there with me.
I used to go to Linda's all the time. I haven't been so much lately since I moved. It can be kind of hipstery, but then again so can all of Cap Hill. It's a neat little faux dive. I actually like the food too. The drunkest I have ever been in my life happened at Linda's, but the martini's from the Chapel bar were really to blame, it just didn't hit me until I got to Linda's.
Hey, you know what part of the Seattle area is awesome & hip? Bellevue! Amirite?
Well, I live here, and I like it.
Uh, suuuure. Kidding! I go there once in a while for the mall. It's not so bad if you don't head over the bridge when the traffic is bad. There's a bunch of decent Indian restaurants on the east side too.
Haha I'll be out your way on Wednesday next week! I love Bellevue.
Oh? Going to Valve?
Kent is waaay cooler than any of the cities we've mentioned sofarohmanIliveinKent :( Not too bad for raising a family, but I sure do miss living closer to Seattle. At least I work close to Lower Queen Anne, so that's something.
Oh, and Beacon Hill has some cool stuff. Delite Bakery is awesome and way, way better than Valerio's.
Speaking of sinfully delicious, I just bought Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition a moment ago. I've never played before so hopefully I can handle the agonizing failure. I've been playing FTL off and on for a few weeks now, so I think I might be a little more steeled against constant death and restarts. Thanks for hooking up that deal, Tony!
EDIT: Hey, is this new? After I confirmed my digital order I was shown a screen where I could press a button that immediately showed me my game key. Usually I have to go to my software library in Amazon and find it there. Nice!
Uh Kent, uh yeah. I generally try not to head much south of Georgetown.
Dee Lite Bakery is good though and cheap too.
Anyway, I should probably make my list like everyone else at some point but it would be TL;DR-ish.
One thing I will say is besides price, another reason I'd buy something on Steam vs Amazon is for gifting. The gifting system on Steam is just way nicer. With some people like my sister if I email them a key they forget about it and it sits in their email and I don't find out until months later (or ever maybe) but with the giifting system on Steam I know it went to their accounts and they get it right away and will see it next time they log in.