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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.

Ron Dippold's Comments

Comment In: [News - 12/18/2014 - 01:32]

I love how your games ...

I love how your games are almost completely different from everyone else 's at Gamasutra . And I agree with all of you Parallel worlds indeed. It 's an awesome time to be a gamer, even with the hiccups.

Comment In: [News - 12/18/2014 - 03:59]

Shadow of Mordor is the ...

Shadow of Mordor is the first only game that 's actually been Next Gen for me as far as 'Oh wow, this is a new mode of play you just couldn 't do on last gen consoles, ' with all the persistent Uruks with their own 'lives '. r n ...

Comment In: [News - 12/18/2014 - 11:10]

Finally, Herobrine ...

Finally, Herobrine

Comment In: [News - 12/15/2014 - 03:58]

As noted above, I think ...

As noted above, I think it 's just that there 's no more Drama left for Postal. But as a serious answer to your question... r n r nPostal: r n- It 's cartoony - or rather Diablo-y - due to the 640x480 res. r n- The guy in Postal ...

Comment In: [News - 12/15/2014 - 04:01]

Totally agree - perhaps it ...

Totally agree - perhaps it didn 't make the list because that really took off in 2013 Sim City and BF4 being the worst, and you could even argue AC 3 on the tail end of 2012 . r n r nIt 's certainly come into full fruition and normalcy ...

Comment In: [Blog - 12/10/2014 - 01:20]

A nice writeup Three particular ...

A nice writeup Three particular things stood out for me: r n r n Knowing more information than a character in the story builds comedic tension. This is totally wrong for a scare, but worth knowing. r n r nThis is a great point and I 'd argue that for ...