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    To thank all GTA Online players for helping create another record breaking holiday season, Rockstar is giving all players who play this week between January 30th and February 5th a free GTA$1,000,000, and then next week as well between February 6th and February 13th they're giving another GTA$1,000,000. Bonus cash will be deposited in your Maze Bank account within 72 hours of playing. Play each week to earn a total of GTA$2,000,000. This week Rockstar dropped a new car in game for purchasing. Check out the the Albany V-STR sports car, available now from Legendary Motorsport. As with each week, GTA Online offers double the rewards for various missions & activities, a new podium vehicle showcased at the Casino which you can win by spinning the wheel daily, and various other items are discounted. This week, team up with your friends in a weaponized vehicle, taking turns driving and manning the guns to outmaneuver your competition - Target Assault Races are paying out double all week long. Or you can parachute into a kill zone filled with weaponry and armored vehicles for a rousing game of Motor Wars, which is also dishing out 2X GTA$ & RP this week. Maybe you'd prefer something a little more futuristic, in which case grab a Nagasaki Shotaro and cut off opponents using your neon trail in Deadline, which is also delivering twice the GTA$ and RP rewards until February 5th. And if you're still looking for ways to make a dishonest living, suit up as VIP/CEO Work and Challenges are all paying out double this week too. Stop by the lobby of The Diamond Casino & Resort and give the Lucky Wheel a spin to win cash, RP, clothing and more. This week's top prize is the Pegassi Oppressor, a speed demon's idea of a motorcycle that comes equipped with boosters, wings and little by way of safety precautions. Los Santos' newest it-brand, Yellow Dog with Cone, is making their t-shirts, chain and slip-on loafers available to all players this week. Also as not everyone can rely on a trust fund or a mysterious lump sum deposited into their account. For those with an eye toward weaponized vehicular warfare while also watching their budget, there are plenty of discounts to take advantage this week, with 40% off: Weaponized Vehicle Workshops Imponte Ruiner 2000 Declasse Scramjet Nagasaki Shotaro BF Ramp Buggy HVY Menacer HVY Nightshark BF Dune FAV Declasse Weaponized Tampa Vom Feuer Anti-Aircraft Trailer Karin Technical Aqua Karin Technical Custom HVY Insurgent Pick-Up HVY Insurgent Pick-Up Custom Bravado Half-Track If you're a Twitch Prime member who has linked your account with the Rockstar Games Social Club and claimed your benefits, you can score the Pixel Pete's Arcade property in Paleto Bay for free via rebate within 72 hours of purchase. In addition to the free Arcade, linked Twitch Prime members can take a whopping 80% off the price of the Buckingham Pyro and Rhino Tank, and an extra bonus 10% off all this week's discounts listed above. To ensure access to future benefits, make sure to visit Twitch Prime and sign up.
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    https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/carcassonne/home Carcassonne is currently free on Epic Game Store. https://www.epicgames.com/store/en-US/product/ticket-to-ride/home Ticket to Ride is currently free on Epic Game Store.
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    I posted those two on Tuesday! hehe.
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    What's the Word? - MILIEU pronunciation: [meel-YOO] Part of speech: noun Origin: French, late 18th century meaning: 1. A surrounding culture and environment 2. The atmosphere or ambiance Example: "The mark of a good sci-fi novel is an elaborate milieu for the characters to inhabit." "The milieu of the neighborhood changed after the mega grocery store opened up." About Milieu With its French inspiration, milieu appears to be quite a sophisticated word. Its original usage was to describe one’s place in society — were you a member of the upper-crust milieu or were you working class? The definition has expanded to describe the general neighborhood and environmental surroundings, not just social standing. Did you Know? Milieu is a loan word, or a word taken from another language with no modification. In French, milieu means middle, or, just like in English, the setting or environment. There’s also a French phrase, “au milieu de,” which means “in the middle of.”
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    Fact of the Day - STONEHENGE Did you know... that Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, two miles west of Amesbury? It consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weighing around 25 tons. (Wikipedia) Stonehenge is one of the world’s most famous monuments. Located in Wiltshire and managed by English Heritage, the prehistoric site attracts more than one million tourists each year. But when was Stonehenge actually constructed? What was it used for? And why did Charles Darwin pay a visit in the 1880s? Built in several stages, Stonehenge began about 5,000 years ago as a simple earthwork enclosure where prehistoric people buried their cremated dead. The stone circle was erected in the centre of the monument in the late Neolithic period, around 2500 BC. Two types of stone are used at Stonehenge: the larger sarsens, and the smaller bluestones. Most archaeologists believe that the sarsens were brought from Marlborough Downs (20 miles away), while the bluestones came from the Preseli Hills in south-west Wales (140 miles). The exact method is not known, but the stones were probably hauled across the land or carried to the site using water networks. There were originally only two entrances to the enclosure, English Heritage explains – a wide one to the north east, and a smaller one on the southern side. Today there are many more gaps – this is mainly the result of later tracks that once crossed the monument. A circle of 56 pits, known as the Aubrey Holes (named after John Aubrey, who identified them in 1666), sits inside the enclosure. Its purpose remains unknown, but some believe the pits once held stones or posts. The stone settings at Stonehenge were built at a time of “great change in prehistory,” says English Heritage, “just as new styles of ‘Beaker’ pottery and the knowledge of metalworking, together with a transition to the burial of individuals with grave goods, were arriving from Europe. From about 2400 BC, well furnished Beaker graves such as that of the Amesbury Arche are found nearby”. Roman pottery, stone, metal items and coins have been found during various excavations at Stonehenge. An English Heritage report in 2010 said that considerably fewer medieval artefacts have been discovered, which suggests the site was used more sporadically during the period. Stonehenge has a long relationship with astronomers, the 2010 English Heritage report explains. In 1720, Dr Halley used magnetic deviation and the position of the rising sun to estimate the age of Stonehenge. He concluded the date was 460 BC. And, in 1771, John Smith mused that the estimated total of 30 sarsen stones multiplied by 12 astrological signs equalled 360 days of the year, while the inner circle represented the lunar month. The first mention of Stonehenge – or ‘Stanenges’ – appears in the archaeological study of Henry of Huntingdon in about AD 1130, and that of Geoffrey of Monmouth six years later. In 1200 and 1250 it appeared as ‘Stanhenge’ and ‘Stonhenge’; as ‘Stonheng’ in 1297, and ‘the stone hengles’ in 1470. It became known as ‘Stonehenge’ in 1610, says English Heritage. In the 1880s, after carrying out some of the first scientifically recorded excavations at the site, Charles Darwin concluded that earthworms were largely to blame for the Stonehenge stones sinking through the soil. By the beginning of the 20th century there had been more than 10 recorded excavations, and the site was considered to be in a “sorry state”, says English Heritage – several sarsens were leaning. Consequently the Society of Antiquaries lobbied the site’s owner, Sir Edmond Antrobus, and offered to assist with conservation. ( HistoryExtra ) 1. It is really, really old The site went through various transformations and didn’t begin as a ring of stones. The circular earth bank and ditch that surrounds the stones can be dated back to about 3100 BC, while the first stones are believed to have been raised at the site between 2400 and 2200 BC. Over the next few hundred years, the stones were rearranged and new ones added, with the formation we know today being created between 1930 and 1600 BC. 2. It was created by a people who left no written records https://tv.historyhit.com/watch/23673624 This, of course, is the main reason why so many questions persist around the site. 3. It could have been a burial ground In 2013, a team of archaeologists excavated the cremated remains of 50,000 bones at the site, belonging to 63 men, women and children. These bones date back as early as 3000 BC, though some are only dated back to 2500 BC. This suggests that Stonehenge may have been a burial ground at the start of its history, though it is not clear if that was the site’s primary purpose. 4. Some of the stones were brought from nearly 200 miles away They were quarried at a town near the Welsh town of Maenclochog and somehow transported to Wiltshire – a feat that would have been a major technical accomplishment at the time. 5. They are known as “ringing rocks” The monument’s stones possess unusual acoustic properties – when struck they produce a loud clanging sound – which likely explains why someone bothered to transport them over such a long distance. In certain ancient cultures, such rocks are believed to contain healing powers. In fact, Maenclochog mean “ringing rock”. 6. There is an Arthurian legend about Stonehenge According to this legend, the wizard Merlin removed Stonehenge from Ireland, where it had been erected by giants, and rebuilt it in Wiltshire as a memorial to 3,000 nobles slain in battle with the Saxons. 7. The body of a decapitated man was excavated from the site The 7th century Saxon man was found in 1923. 8. The earliest known realistic painting of Stonehenge was produced in the 16th century 9. It was the cause of a battle in 1985 The Battle of the Beanfield was a clash between a convoy of approximately 600 New Age travellers and around 1,300 police that took place over the course of several hours on 1 June 1985. The battle erupted when the travellers, who were en route to Stonehenge to set up the Stonehenge Free Festival, were stopped at a police roadblock seven miles from the landmark. The confrontation turned violent, with eight police and 16 travellers being hospitalised and 537 of the travellers arrested in one of the biggest mass arrests of civilians in English history. 10. It attracts more than a million visitors a year The enduring myths surrounding Stonehenge make the UNESCO World Heritage Site hugely popular. When it first opened to the public as a tourist attraction in the 20th century, visitors were able to walk among the stones and even climb on them. However, due to serious erosion of the stones, the monument has been roped off since 1997, and visitors only allowed to view the stones from a distance. Exceptions are made during the summer and winter solstices, and the spring and autumn equinoxes, however. ( HistoryHit )
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    Just pre-ordered Resident Evil 3 Remake for PC.
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    https://www.gog.com/game/the_lords_of_midnight https://www.gog.com/game/doomdarks_revenge
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