No Black Friday deals here, but I am not much of a shopper. Instead I am hunkered down with the TV, video games, and a large supply of turkey sandwiches as I sort through bits of news that were not worth a full post.
Pokemon Sun & Moon Scare
There was a story out earlier this week about a bug in Pokemon Sun & Moon that was causing players to lose their game saves. That would be a miserable turn of affairs, especially since the bug seemed to be in the end game, specifically the Battle Tree competitive battle area. I wasn’t that far along in the game, but it seemed like Nintendo was going to have to put out a patch. (A joy of the 3DS generation is that they can patch games even if you get them on a cartridge.)
And then a follow up came out that the problem was related to people using a hack to alter their game which was damaging their save file causing them to lose their saved game eventually. Problem avoided for me, but I imagine that there are some people in the PKHex tool community that are pissed.
Pokemon Go Holiday Bonus
If you are still playing Pokemon Go (my wife and I still play daily, even if our daughter has moved to teen disdain when it comes to the game) then you have probably seen that, in addition to the daily “first catch” and “first pokestop” bonuses, for a limited time Niantic is also giving out double experience and double pokedust. This event lasts through November 30th. It might be time to crack a lucky egg and evolve all those Pokemon I have been saving up.
Death to The Mittani
Or, rather, death to the news site The Mittani Dot Com, as the team there transitions from the four year old Drupal based site to the shiny new WordPress based Imperium News Network site. The INN site has been up for a while, but The Mittani announced the official cut-over this week. The swap over has been accompanied by a resurgence in activity.
Of course, my first concern about the change was whether or not this change was going leave yet more dead links here on the blog. I have been assured that the old links will route to the stories on the new site, though I won’t really believe it until the old site is gone.
New Ways to Mangle My Words
WordPress.com has added a Google Translate widget to the array of options for WordPress.com users. So I put it up on the side bar. However, your mileage may vary, as they say. It will probably work okay when I stick to simple declarative sentences free of jargon, but I suspect that comedy will ensue when I start in on a post about EVE Online.
And that is all I could come up with. Time for a turkey sandwich as I try to find my way back home in Minecraft.