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President of Invidious Interactive. I'm a life-long gamer with a huge interest in RPGs, shooters, and more. Most recently I've worked on Wasteland 3, Torment: Tides of Numenera, The Bard's Tale IV and Wasteland 2.

 

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Comment In: [News - 01/17/2017 - 07:51]

Valve 's philosophy has for ...

Valve 's philosophy has for a long time been to do things instead of talk about doing things. Whether that is the best approach is certainly up for debate, and a company like Valve is probably able to afford to be... enigmatic , where others can 't. r n r ...

Comment In: [News - 01/12/2017 - 11:08]

Actually, it 's 30 fps. ...

Actually, it 's 30 fps. Apparently the Wii U version runs a bit worse, but I wouldn 't judge performance of a game based on a pre-release sample. Optimization always occurs in the last few months of development.

Comment In: [News - 12/16/2016 - 06:33]

The unfortunate fact is that ...

The unfortunate fact is that unless these companies decide to release sales data comparing similar titles under similar market conditions, with the only significant difference being whether DRM is used or not, we 'll never really know for sure if it increases sales. r n r nThe other problem is ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/09/2016 - 04:06]

Yep. When rent is 1.5k ...

Yep. When rent is 1.5k a month minimum which is very common in any of major cities with a dev scene in North America , not to mention cost of utilities, transportation, office space, supplies, etc. is also higher... it 's probably not as much as it sounds.

Comment In: [News - 09/15/2016 - 04:25]

This only works if a ...

This only works if a game has 1 package per reward tier and the prices and contents sync up. I 'm not sure Valve would let devs do a package for every Kickstarter reward level for the sole purpose of discounting them via coupons.

Comment In: [News - 09/13/2016 - 11:57]

They actually probably would spend ...

They actually probably would spend the 2 hours - their rates would simply go up. But I agree that convenience of leaving reviews is definitely a factor.