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    201p got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    Saw a poster for Fallout 76 at a bus stop  - never played the series. But there could be more backlash on new games
     
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    201p reacted to Admiral Pepe in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    That guy laughing has me in tears!!
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    201p reacted to Harley in Last share you bought?   
    Precious metals, oil majors, and long duration gilts.  All to hold for the div or asset protection.  Markets have moved on since.  DYOR!
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    201p got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    Last mention on this matter
     
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    201p reacted to Admiral Pepe in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    Nail on the head While watching may's news conference last night I couldn't help see the similarities between the Diablo release. You can tell by the chaps face he knew he was stitched right up when walking out . That "do you not have mobiles" line, talk about disconnected.
    As a former Diablo player, the experience espeically hardcore mode will not be possible on a mobile. So it will be dumbed down, which certainly makes it more accessible. Does that translate into a good game? Who knows. I suspect the game will get the plebs buying new outfits for their characters though. Path of Exile a completely free to play PC game is so far ahead of Diablo franchise now, in my personal opinion, I think its done for the foreseeable. There seems to be no immediate sign of a Diablo 4 PC in development (or at least further than initial stages), it will take them several years and a lot of cash. Even then that might be enough.
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    201p got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    ^Blizzcon Gaming Conference.
    Another step towards a gaming crash?
    So the internet FREAKED out literally. People were Outraged, offended and other words. Well as we were talking about video games, the makers of the Diablo franchise announced their latest installment to be on mobile devices only. Cue the outrage from PC gamers who are devoted to the game, who have spend hours and ££££s on top spec PCs. I've never played Diablo, so can't relate. I guess it would be like making the next Grand Theft Auto mobile phone only.
    Anyway, they announce the release at a Blizzcon, a gaming conference, where I guess journalists and hardcore gamers (PC Master Race) go to (they even dress up cos-play), where people afterwards online and at the conference were furious. Lol.
    Sometimes they need to think what type of audience they should release certain news to. Clearly that conference should be a shareholder one, NOT a fan based one.
    This video shows this - go straight to 7:45s (ignore the "blocked in your country" thumbnail, it's just a Pewdiepie joke).
     
    Well even with the weakness in the market, the market chose to sell off on this news. I guess mobile gaming should be good news (Huge Chinese Market, 1bn people) - many more players could play it and of course there is the profitable part of micro-transactions. However this may have damaged the Diablo fanbase, by deciding to take the franchise more mainstream. I will add videos of the two Q&A standups at the end of this post if you want to dig deeper behind the outrage.
     

     
     
    "mobile forever?" Guy
     
    Red Shirt Guy - "is this an April's Fool Joke?"
     
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    201p reacted to Admiral Pepe in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    I agree. Next GTA will be the litmus test.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46193015
    Parents spending heavily on mystery toys
    Sales of collectable toys - such as the L.O.L. range - have risen by 30% in the year so far, compared with the same period of 2017. The British toy market has dipped by 5% in the first nine months of the year, compared with the 2017 equivalent, according to sector analysts NPD. Spending on Christmas toys totals £110 per child up to the age of 11, down from £121 a year ago
    Collectible bubble implosion in the new year? Would be ironic given what happened this time last year with cryptos
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    201p got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    Yup. I don't even visit games forums but this headline caught my eye. Big game companies are like dinosaurs. The last hope is Rockstar, but I feel the next GTA will be 100% politically correct, and that will probably be the last in the series.
    Game Company Fires Two Employees Who Complained About 'Mansplaining' on Twitter 
    https://games.slashdot.org/story/18/07/08/0150207/game-company-fires-two-employees-who-complained-about-mansplaining-on-twitter
     
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    201p got a reaction from Admiral Pepe in Ok, own up, who is it?   
    Don't think the wife would approve.
    But I vote for Olivia
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    201p reacted to Turned Out Nice Again in Ok, own up, who is it?   
    Bonfire of the vanities!

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Meaning-Second-Half-Life/dp/1592402070
     
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    201p got a reaction from onlyme in Direct Line Home Insurance Jokers   
    I am expecting insurance premiums to go up massively going forward.
    Previously we had the luxury of low crime. Criminals were occupied by easy loans and credit cards. But now as that has closed off, they are robbing shops and residential homes.
    Coupled with low police numbers, and the low likelihood a copper will catch them red handed, people have no choice but claim. Some places are robbed 3 times in 12 months https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/16834131.totton-bar-boss-in-quit-threat-after-break-in/
     
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    201p reacted to dgul in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    Surely they'll make it to Christmas, and then die.
    [Don't by presents at Deb that you think might get returned -- 'cos there likely won't be anyone there to return it to...]
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    201p got a reaction from bobo in The Tory who wasn't bought and paid for   
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46205812#comp-comments-button
    The maximum bet on fixed-odds betting terminals will be cut from April after the government bowed to pressure.
     
    Ms Crouch said she welcomed the decision and was pleased that "common sense" had prevailed.
    Asked if she would like to return to Government, Ms Crouch said: "There isn't a vacancy. That's been filled. So, I will just get on and do what I'm going to do."
     
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    I'm not sure what she doing next, but give that woman a promotion or a go at the top job. 
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    201p got a reaction from billfunk in Stockopedia   
    This one is good
     
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    201p got a reaction from billfunk in Stockopedia   
    I think they get a lot of interest - I went to a trade show, and literally could not get in there as they were so busy. They are the real deal from what I've seen. If you like what the founder, what Ed Croft talks about, and you have a trade plan, to make the most of the generated ideas, you could make some coin if the market conditions are right.
    I don't have a subscription but have been thinking about it in case I run out of ideas.
    Ed worked at Goldman, so he knows his onions. Stockopedia also has a commentator, good Paul Scott, who is another real deal investor and has a blog that is worth reading on a regular basis https://www.stockopedia.com/contributors/paul-scott/
    A quick look and the featured deal is £225 a year for UK stocks. You have to think, if I try it for a year, and don't make my money back (and don't subscribe to any other service or journal) after a year, then it was worth £225 to find out as a business cost to your trading/investing business. It's another £150/year for US stocks (and you need to think about a W-8 form if holding US stoocks in a ISA). Maybe club together if you have a friend or relative that's into stocks.
    Can I have this as a Christmas present (wife/santa?)
    There are a number of Ed Croft videos out there. If you do you own research, then make a decision afterwards.
    Here's a starter:
     
     
     
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    201p got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Ok, own up, who is it?   
    That is why it is important to socialise and meet new people and increase your social circle. Make an effort if you are invited to meal or a party, even if it is only once a month or three!
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    201p got a reaction from The Masked Tulip in Ok, own up, who is it?   
    That is why it is important to socialise and meet new people and increase your social circle. Make an effort if you are invited to meal or a party, even if it is only once a month or three!
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    201p reacted to Sgt Hartman in YAY...the So-Called BBC are so happy. They found a Nazi!!   
    Banbury.
    Standard.
    Does the 'National Action Group' consist of these three knobheads or is it a wider threat? 
    To be honest, I'm going to question the level of threat posed by people dumb enough to call their baby Adolf and stick pictures of themselves dressed as a KKK member on social media. We're clearly not talking international levels of sophisticated terrorism here.
    They just seem like a couple of deeply unpleasant neckbeards to me.
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    201p reacted to Admiral Pepe in New Presidential Cycle and the Possible Secular Bull Market in Socks.   
    @201p Thanks for sharing that video/channel. Have to say it's one of the best on youtube. Some absolute gems/nuggets of information in his videos. Although no interest in Magic TCG, he ties in the channel with the larger financial markets. A very entertaining and enlightening channel.
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    201p got a reaction from The Generation Game in I have seen the future   
    Well I guess it's better than investing into BTL.
    £60K will probably be paid by the TV company, and she might get £120K. Then it'll be a move onto other things like Big Brother, Master Chef, Bake off etc. Books, Keep Fit DVDs (in time for next Christmas) and so on.
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    201p got a reaction from Bod in Favourite Youtube Videos   
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    201p got a reaction from Bod in Favourite Youtube Videos   
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    201p got a reaction from null; in Virtue Signalling, old as time   
    Now read the next proverb:
    "no good deed goes unpunished"
    The explanation on wiki: Beneficial actions often go unappreciated or are met with outright hostility. If they are appreciated, they often lead to additional requests.
    True good deeds, should be done, and no appreciation expected. Therefore in today's world, one should do beneficial deeds but not publicise them on social media, or use it to elevate themselves above other people! Therefore no good deed goes unpunished!

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    201p got a reaction from Inoperational Bumblebee in "Pensioner, 69, 'who identifies as a 45-year-old' begins legal action to have his age reduced so he can attract more women on Tinder"   
    This is what I look like in real life by the way. Call me if you want some fun.

    I actually made a fake profile with a picture like this (it's Justin Timberlake) on a dating site years ago. I had tons of interest. 

    ^You've been Catfished!
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    201p reacted to RickyBacker in Gold and Other Precious Metal Investing   
    Still hoping for a return to sound money... is there anything to read here, or just coincidence?
    JP Morgan have spent the last seven years or so accumulating physical silver and have now taken a 'long' position.
    http://news.goldseek.com/GoldSeek/1516109220.php 
    This last week it's been reported that their ethereum based blockchain will be used to digitise precious metals.
    https://www.ccn.com/jp-morgans-ethereum-based-quorum-blockchain-will-tokenise-gold-bars/