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App of the Week: TweetDeck

TweetDeck
Publisher: Twitter
Platform: PC, iOS
Price: Free!

So, this isn't really an app. Not in the traditional sense. There's no official app available in either the iOS or Android stores. Instead, there's only the website. But this website kicks all kinds of ass. Especially if you're the type of masochist that finds themselves managing multiple Twitter accounts.

The idea of TweetDeck is to manage multiple Twitter accounts from one easy-to-use interface without the need for logging in and out of said accounts. So, in my case, I can track my personal account, a show account, and the network account. What's really nice is that I don't have to post a tweet from one account and then retweet it across the other two. Instead, I can check all three accounts and send the same tweet with one click.

Zero Lives Ep. 070: Ghostbusters





The War Chicken is on vacation this week! In his stead, we bring your the adventures of Egon, Ray, Peter, Winston, and...the rookie?



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Zero Lives Ep. 069: The Sexy One





The War Chicken battles in the Crucible, only to find himself imprisoned.



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The Unwashed Asses 016: Injustice, Guardians, and Sweat Pants



Christian is more than a little obsessed with Injustice 2. Apologies for the distraction. He also talks about Guardians 2, and why sweat pants are for lazy people.

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Opening song: Young Men Dead, The Black Angels
Closing song: Disappearing Dark, Get Set Go

The Burger Gourmet: Lucy's #7 Cheddar, Bacon, BBQ Burger

Lucy's #7
Location: Beloit, WI
Ingredients: Cheddar cheese, bacon, fried onions, BBQ sauce


Alright kids, you know the drill by now. New restaurant equals a burger. Though, it kind of makes it super easy when the new place is known as a burger joint.

Lucy's is not the kind of place that I would expect to find in Beloit, but then again, I'm not sure what is in Beloit. I've only traveled there for work meetings. So, when a farmer's market turns into a tasty burger, my attention is grabbed. Lucy's is a retro inspired, high class without the high price, burger joint. Complete with pin ups. It's kind of amazing.

App of the Week: Bluk

Bluk
Publisher: Pixel Ape
Platform: Android, iOS
Price: Free!

Okay. So, I may have a problem. It seems that the large majority of games that catch my attention on the mobile platforms seem to revolve around simplistic pixel art. The game could play like an absolute wreck and I would be none the wiser, because I'm enamored with the pretty visuals.

So, here, have another one. Bluk is easy enough to get into, but gets fairly difficult the further one gets into it. Using catapult physics, the objective is to hurl the little cube from tower to tower. Pull back with a finger to set the arc and strength, then release. If done correctly, the little cube will land delicately on top of the tower. Rinse and repeat until the end of the level.

The music is soothing and easy to enter a trance as the levels fly by. As with any free-to-play game, there are items and abilities available for purchase. If you're a fan of pixel art and like puzzles, Bluk may be for you.

App of the Week: Baikoh

Baikoh
Publisher: Mum Not Proud
Platform: Android, iOS
Price: Free!

Word games. Insults. A simplistic theme. Tell me, Baikoh, were you created just for me?

The premise is simple. Letter tiles fall from the top of the screen and will being to fill it up. Tap letters to spell words and clear the board. If the letter pile reaches the top of the screen, it's game over.

But, if that were all there was, it would be pretty boring. And Baikoh is not boring. It likes to punish players who misspell. It's a game that actively wants the player to lose. Different hampering abilities and tiles will fall along with the letters, that can freeze the board, block progress, and otherwise make the player's life a living hell.

To help the player along their journey, there are power ups to collect and use in each match, so it's not an entirely unfair fight. Not entirely.

As with most of the apps I recommend, Baikoh is totally free. If you like word games, give it a whirl.

App of the Week: Offline Survival Manual

Offline Survival Manual
Publisher: Iigi
Platform: Android
Price: Free!

Let's face it. At some point in life, all of us have thought about the remote chance of being dumped in the middle of nowhere. Lost, alone, and left to fend for ourselves. What would you do? I certainly have no idea. I can only imagine there would be a lot of crying.

Well, if you have an Android device, and adequate prep time, or hopefully a full battery, the Offline Survival Manual may be just the trick. This app is packed full of survival-y goodness. Things like building shelter, providing basic first aid, and even elements of psychology can be found within!

Now, it may all be good, or it could ultimately lead to certain death. I'm not a survival expert. Either way, it provides an interesting read. And since it's free, what's there to lose? Certainly not your life, right?

Friday Night Smite - 04/28/2017





The gang goes racing, talks patch 4.7, and Zero falls asleep.

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The Unwashed Asses 013: Self Doubt, Asians, and Deer



Christian talks about the show, the time an old Asian man tried to take him home, and why deer suck.

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Opening song: Young Men Dead, The Black Angels
Closing song: Disappearing Dark, Get Set Go

Zero Lives Ep. 067: Fable II (Pt. 2)





The War Chicken is on the road again. This time he's breaking hearts and the local economy.



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