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There is nothing more satisfying than finding and buying a new pair of quality jeans, especially when the first pair you try on fit perfectly. For me, jeans will always be a distinctive part of my fashion repertoire, as they bridge that gap between tight slack wearing hipster and “my tie hurts” professional businessman. They are fairly season agnostic, and most importantly, no one will make passive aggressive jokes about your life choices both in front of and behind your back. They are a safe bet. It’s the reason why almost every man in the world owns at least 2 pairs and wears them almost all of the time. Next to a pair of Converse sneakers and a Blade 3 hair cut, they are about as average and conventional as life in a first world country can get.

Destiny is a pair of Levis 514 Straight Leg jeans.

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Civilization: Beyond Earth

It’s been a bad time for Australians trying to buy digital games this year, with two major price rises in the last few weeks — $40 for Civilization: Beyond Earth, and $22 for Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor — and Watch Dogs for $15 earlier in May. And as we head towards the glorious Holiday Season, when all the big names finally come out to play, it’s probably going to happen at least one more time.

Each time this happens, the cycle is the same: A member of the public spots the change (it’s never, ever announced ahead of time by the publisher), we report on it, everybody is outraged, the publisher refuses to comment, we look into other ways to buy the game without getting ripped off, and then we move on. And each time I just get more and more frustrated, because nothing about these continual scenarios makes even a bit of sense.

Let’s nut this out, because honestly, it just doesn’t work.

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