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Your Music of Idle Thumbs EP vinyl is ready.

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Physical Goods, Ruination Cast & The New Website

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It was a busy summer. Between shipping games in our day jobs and bringing Idle Thumbs back to life we are finally ready to send out the physical goods and cast a ruined pod along with regularly update the new http://www.idlethumbs.net as we have been for a couple months now. We are over the moon.

Your rewards are being sent out this week!Thank you for your patience (as you may have heard on the cast) and we hope they were worth the wait (although the LP is going to be sent out individually, in the coming months). The shirts are of the utmost quality, the stickers stick, and I think you'll love having this art somewhere (prominent) in your home.

You can check what address you gave us by clicking on the tier you backed at on the main page. Sean is going through the recent influx of messages and is sending the list to the to the fulfillment house on Tuesday, so make sure you've updated your address via a kickstarter message to us by then if you need to. (Please don't send us a message unless you need your address changed! If you sent us a message to do so, I promise we got it!)

If you didn't get your Steam Code for Thirty Flights of Loving send us an email at support@idlethumbs.net. Jake will fix you right up.

And TOMORROW at 11am PST we are doing the LIVE Ruination cast! If you backed us at the $200.00 level you offered up a talking point or subject you'd like us to tackle and we're going to be going through those, one by one, live on air (and publishing as a podcast). Tune in on our Twitch TV channel!

And if you didn't know the cast and the new website areback they are. Check 'em out and it'd be awesome if you subscribed to us on iTunes. The Idle Book Club has also launched, we're two books in, and we're stoked as hell to be doing it.

Thank you again so much. We'll tweet/update/yell real loud when the parcels are in the mail.

Idle Thumbs Progresscast #16: THE FINAL ONE - or - IT'S FOAMIE

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We've finally done it. Progresscasts are dead. Long live Idle Thumbs [again]. This the last cast you'll have to endure with the caveat of "progress," the last to be posted to the Kickstarter Update page and the last to not quite feel like Idle Thumbs.

Double check your RSS subscription, add us on iTunes for good measure and see www.idlethumbs.net for real podcasts starting July 18th, 2012, the year of our lording.

You've heard a lot about this fancy new website we're building and rest assured it will be quite fancy. But the more we thought about it the more we realized we could continue to build our dream site while not depriving you of the pods you so generously gave to receive. So for a little while www.idlethumbs.net will look a lot like it does now, except more...blog-ish. It'll keep you up to date on the cast, events and continue to host our fantastic community; a lot like the old site did. Meanwhile, we'll work tirelessly to give you the site you deserve and, consequently, the site that will be home of Three Moves Ahead, the book cast and future endeavors.

In immediate other news:

  • Thirty Flights of Loving will be on Steam! If you backed us at $30 and above you'll be receiving your Steam key via email which will get you the game with the exclusive and coveted Goldblum mode.
  • We will be QUAKECON on August 5th! A live show in the real state of Texas.
  • We will also be at PAX! If you have passes, come to our panel Friday morning.
  • Also, the cast is back!

Until then, enjoy this final Progresscast where we discuss Spelunky, Microsoft Flight, and Offspring Fling; Jake has a spell; and we reminisce about the career of an American treasure.

Finally, thank you all so much. We are still flabbergasted that this worked and that Idle Thumbs is now able to operate from an actual studio with an actual budget for years to come. You've given us a space to create, to reflect and to develop Thumbs in ways we always quietly dreamed we'd be able to and there's no proper way to communicate that gratitude. All we can say is thanks and we'll do our best to do right by you guys.

Video games.

For the last time, if you want to direct download the episode you caDIRECT DOWNLOAD

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Tier Changing Closed, and Progresscast #15!

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Progresscast #15 is here!

Hey guys, we're back with another Progresscast episode, wherein we discover that if you start a game of Civ V: Gods & Kings with a slow enough clock and a big enough map, it does actually replace reality. Also discussed: What happened to sim games as hardware got better and better (through the lens of a lament for Super Black Bass), Sports Games versus eSports Games, combo breakers and sick half-nelsons. Enjoy!

Listen below through the video player or download the MP3 file directly through the direct download DIRECT DOWNLOAD LINK link. You can also listen through iTunes or the RSS Feed, of course.

Tier Changing: Complete

As we said in the last update, we're now about to start manufacturing all of the various hard goods rewards -- shirts and art prints are going to press! That means that we're locked as far as after-the-fact tier updating goes. 

If you wrote us in the last few weeks to bump yourself up to a higher tier after the Kickstarter campaign ended, and you've heard from us, thank you very much!

If you didn't but still wanted to, sorry the deadline has passed, as we've gotta print this stuff. That said, we're looking into making more things like those Kickstarter rewards in the future, so keep your eyes on the site.

Moving or Address Change?

Though changing around your backing tier is done, if you have moved or want to change your shipping address, please do send us a Kickstarter Message and let us know! There's a little wiggle room on that as we haven't printed and shipped yet.

NOTE: You can check the address you submitted by following the link at the bottom of your reward tier over in the list of tiers to the right. If it already reflects the correct address, you don't need to contact us.

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Rewards Update, BioShock Commentary Livestream, Progresscast #14

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We are here and we have news, content, promises of future news, and promises of future content. We've got it all! Let's get started with some Kickstarter-related updates:

Digital Rewards Incoming

  • The digital rewards -- Thirty Flights of Loving by Blendo Games and the Idle Thumbs wallpaper pack by Alex Griendling -- are getting ready to go out, so prepare yourselves for that!
  • With rewards on their way, that means this is the last week to manually adjust your tier! If you want to bump yourself up to a higher tier to get more stuff, please do it soon! To move up to a different backer tier, just send us a Kickstarter message ASAP. Thanks!

Saturday Morning Stream: BioShock

In non-Kickstarter news, we'll be doing another Saturday morning stream tomorrow, Saturday, June 23rd. We'll be playing through a chunk of BioShock 1, and we'll be joined for running commentary by one of its designers, JP LeBreton (who astute listeners may remember from Idle Thumbs 14: Interface with the Animus). You can check it out on the Idle Thumbs Twitch.TV channel, tomorrow morning at about 11am Pacific Time.

Progresscast 14 Exists

There is also a new Progresscast! Chris has been playing Civilization V: Gods & Kings so like one does we sat down and discussed the majesty of human history and such, and then got distracted. You can listen to it below OR DIRECT DOWNLOAD IT from this Internet On-Line Web-Site using any household microcomputer.

If what you love is an RSS feed, well, there you go!

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