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Comment In: [News - 02/06/2017 - 06:19]

I imagine PC gamers reading ...

I imagine PC gamers reading this story must be feeling just a bit of schadenfreude. They 've been dealing for years with PC games being streamlined to accommodate the limited input capabilities of console controllers. r n r nIf keyboard and mouse control were equally available for consoles, imagine what ...

Comment In: [News - 02/06/2017 - 07:33]

I 'm still mulling this ...

I 'm still mulling this over, but I think it 's another confirming instance for my theory that Blizzard 's primary strategic interest is propping up Battle.net. Beyond it, everything -- including WoW and Overwatch -- is distinctly secondary. The games are just vehicles to drive usage of Battle.net. r ...

Comment In: [News - 01/26/2017 - 07:21]

Game Mode won 't be ...

Game Mode won 't be limited to working only with games running on Microsoft 's new ish Universal Windows Platform UWP r n r nThank you, Tim Sweeney.

Comment In: [News - 01/24/2017 - 08:20]

What crystal ball allows the ...

What crystal ball allows the IGDA leadership to know that what replaces the ACA will not be better for indie developers -- and millions of other citizens -- than the current system in which many people have seen less coverage when insurers exit and higher premiums r n r nOr ...

Comment In: [News - 01/20/2017 - 06:49]

'site isn 't completly ran ...

'site isn 't completly ran sic by SJWs ' r n r nIt 's completely run, not completly ran. r n r nI have to admit, I got a chuckle out of the implication in the way this defense/correction was phrased.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/27/2016 - 10:08]

This is a clever concept, ...

This is a clever concept, and good job realizing it so nicely in a short time. Plus I 'm a fan of Magritte 's work, so another win there. : r n r nIn all honesty, though, my first thought was actually how much fun this would be combined with ...

Comment In: [News - 01/03/2017 - 06:36]

I appreciate the effort made ...

I appreciate the effort made here to provide balanced coverage of the interests.

Comment In: [Blog - 12/19/2016 - 02:33]

Excellent overview r n r ...

Excellent overview r n r nI was glad to see the point made here that overly-complex motivations can appear to be random, at which point a player may ignore that content or behave randomly toward it in turn. That 's not just a question of game design it 's one ...

Comment In: [News - 11/30/2016 - 03:11]

Unionization is an overly-complex response ...

Unionization is an overly-complex response with entirely predictable negative side effects primarily artificial product cost inflation to a problem that has a simple and effective solution: don 't work there. r n r nUnionization made sense in an era of low job mobility. When many workers literally cannot do anything ...

Comment In: [News - 11/30/2016 - 09:56]

This is the best and ...

This is the best and most reasonable outcome for any game developer who is thinking of selling a game that emphasizes randomized procedural content generation.

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