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Comment In: [Blog - 03/26/2014 - 04:32]

I think it 's mostly ...

I think it 's mostly a Death of a Dream thing. r n r nFor various reasons people were really fired up about the Rift. This was going to change things, man Plucky guy Kickstarts his dream and offers us possibly the best new gaming experience in a long long ...

Comment In: [News - 03/26/2014 - 12:51]

The NYT had this today: ...

The NYT had this today: 'According to a person involved in the deal who was not allowed to speak publicly because he was not authorized by either company, Facebook eventually plans to redesign the Oculus hardware and rebrand it with a Facebook interface and logo. ' r n r nhttp://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/26/technology/facebook-to-buy-oculus-vr-maker-of-virtual-reality-headset.html ...

Comment In: [News - 03/25/2014 - 05:56]

Sorry for the double post, ...

Sorry for the double post, but on further contemplation why IS this so visceral I think the strength of the reactions comes from pairing something that makes most people who use it really happy Rift with something that makes its users miserable Facebook and the suspicion that the end goal, ...

Comment In: [News - 03/17/2014 - 07:09]

I 've been given at ...

I 've been given at least 3 pieces of advice: r n r n1 You need a good plot to tie everything together. r n2 Plot doesn 't matter, just characters. r n3 Characters don 't matter either, just the gameplay. r n r nSuspect it depends on your game ...

Comment In: [News - 03/17/2014 - 02:45]

It also really helps if ...

It also really helps if your game is, at least, still fun. Or at least compelling, like Papers Please. If you put something preachy on top of a bad game then you 're actively subverting your message and perhaps even sending the opposite one. r n r nFreedom Cry was ...

Comment In: [News - 03/07/2014 - 02:55]

Banished seems to be doing ...

Banished seems to be doing quite well, so hopefully there is demand for this. r n r nJust avoid being another Cities XL or Cities in Motion. A clear, consistent vision and mechanics seems to be key. r n

Comment In: [News - 03/11/2014 - 06:27]

The piece is excellent. He ...

The piece is excellent. He 's got a very clear vision and simplifies the technical issues fairly well. r n r nJust don 't let the comments depress you too much.

Comment In: [Blog - 03/10/2014 - 05:52]

Okay, just making sure one ...

Okay, just making sure one of those wasn 't 'our entire next game.zip '

Comment In: [Blog - 03/10/2014 - 05:44]

As of March 1 weekend, ...

As of March 1 weekend, the iOS app store was still getting an average of 60 new 'flappy ' type games approved per day. r n r n http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/iPhone/Flappy Bird/news.asp c 57880 r n r nI 'm sure the Google Play store isn 't much better, they just looked at ...

Comment In: [News - 03/10/2014 - 11:11]

It will be interesting to ...

It will be interesting to see what the performance implications of this are. Sure, on PS4/XB1/PC you can just throw more cores and memory at it, but then he mentions Raspberry Pi and Arduino.

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