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Posted by Ron Dippold on Tue, 15 May 2012 04:24:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Diablo III's launch is breathtaking in its lack of either concern or competence (your pick).

Posted by Ron Dippold on Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:58:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
The Breakout genre has a fundamental problem with lack of player agency causing long stretches of player boredom and frustration. Shatter solved this problem - please take heed if you're going to make a new Breakout game.

Posted by Ron Dippold on Sun, 13 Nov 2011 03:35:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
Players and reviewers who really hate Lord of the Rings: War in the North don't seem to realize there's a dodge button. This is not their fault.

Posted by Ron Dippold on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 06:35:00 EDT in Audio, Console/PC
Sometimes you play a game that's a revelation. 'Tiny Wings' was like that for one touch gaming. 'Bastion' is that game for audio.

Posted by Ron Dippold on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:49:00 EST in Design
There was one single, easy thing Epic Mickey could have done to make it a much better game, make players much happier, and boost metacritic scores 10-20 points: minimizing the penalty for death.

Posted by Ron Dippold on Sun, 28 Feb 2010 09:01:00 EST in Design
I'm playing Crackdown again and finding I enjoy it more than Assassin's Creed 2, InFAMOUS, or Uncharted 2. Those are all great games, but crippled by the demands of plot.

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Comment In: [News - 10/25/2016 - 10:25]

Backed I 've pretty much ...

Backed I 've pretty much given up on crowdfunding games as pre-sale, but this seems like a great thing to donate to.

Comment In: [News - 10/20/2016 - 07:14]

@Jeremy: I feel pretty confident ...

@Jeremy: I feel pretty confident from that trailer and all the configurations they showed that you don 't need a TV at all. You just wouldn 't be using one of the configurations.

Comment In: [News - 10/17/2016 - 03:28]

This does explain why you ...

This does explain why you keep seeing the same things again and again after a while. The upside is that they 're not exactly the same. The downside is that even hundreds of light years and 30 stars away they 're still /recognizably/ variations on the same models. r n ...

Comment In: [News - 10/07/2016 - 07:01]

I think it 's mostly ...

I think it 's mostly that his masters have changed. Facebook is all about the mobile now after a rocky start and amazing turnaround, have to give them that so Oculus is going to be all about the mobile. You can see that with how aggressive they 've been on ...

Comment In: [News - 10/03/2016 - 05:52]

A strange mirror Earth where ...

A strange mirror Earth where the Chargers don 't blow the game in the last few minutes every damn time.

Comment In: [News - 09/29/2016 - 10:48]

Division: 'With a decade of ...

Division: 'With a decade of hard work, we 've created a goose that lays golden eggs ' r nExecs: 'Eeeeexcellleeennt. Start forcefeeding it 10x as much so we get 10x as many eggs. '