Not only is Ultimate General: Gettysburg available on Android, but it's showing up on my Steam store Featured List as "Now Available". I only noticed it because of this article.
Not that I'll be buying it, it's not my preferred game type. But I hit "Store" and there it was. Apparently it's getting pretty good reviews, and only costs $15. You've missed the 50% off Summer Sale, though.
I finally got to the documents and saw it was OC, CA. But it's not mentioned anywhere in or about the article; I was beginning to think I was going to have to Google some people's names to find out if it was CA, NY, NC, NJ, or some other OC I hadn't heard of.
Well, I did take a chance on this deal. Here's what I found:
- Takes forever to connect. Once connected, the bandwidth seemed reasonable, but get used to watching a spinning ball or the equivalent. (Windows 7 Pro x64)
- As mentioned, I didn't have any problems with bandwidth.
- Seems like I've had a lot of trouble connecting to certain sites. I can't say for sure whether it was a problem with VPN Unlimited per se. I was using it at work, and at the moment work has a temporary cellular connection while the local robber barons -- er, I mean, Internet companies -- figure out which way is up and actually manage to get us some service. (We have so many choices: AT&T, Comcast... so many.) It seems like AT&T is doing some kind of filtering or bandwidth prioritization or something, because sites I can't load bareback seem to load smoothly via VPN. Except a few, in VPN Unlimited's case. But I haven't done enough testing to verify this, so this is all arm-waving. Still, it doesn't matter.
- After 20 days of service VPN Unlimited has told me that it's time for a monthly renewal of my lifetime unlimited account.
I mean, it's like they're not even TRYING to disguise the fraud.
Tempted to get this? Don't. I personally recommend Private Internet Access. I have my issues with them, but those mostly have to do with their subscription model not allowing in-place upgrades.
I do not care to try to take legal action against VPN Unlimited over a mere $40, but I will not be renewing my account and I will also do not plan to take advantage of any further Techdirt Daily Deals.