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Comment In: [Blog - 07/14/2017 - 10:16]

I fully support being able ...

I fully support being able to turn off every HUD element and sometimes enjoy playing Far Cry or Witcher 3 like that. r n r nBut for games that want to be all things to all people, and especially games from a certain publisher that are collectathons, the minimap is ...

Comment In: [News - 07/14/2017 - 04:06]

Does this mean we now ...

Does this mean we now have to learn Quintinions after finally figuring out Quaternions r n r n j/k, from what I know of math you could do a dual-quaternion or a 4d Rotor probably, but I 'm not advanced enough to say what 's the best choice .

Comment In: [News - 07/13/2017 - 03:56]

it seems strange that they ...

it seems strange that they put this much effort into re-doing the game and still didn 't make it solo-able at least from Junior 's comments and my searching after reading this, please let me know if that 's wrong . r n r nThat 's why I dropped the ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/12/2017 - 10:08]

Given that you 're churning ...

Given that you 're churning out all these math and skin variations, how do you determine if a new math tweak is effective or just a fluke Is there a matrix of games, skins, math, and earnings or is it just seat of the pants through sheer volume of releases ...

Comment In: [News - 07/12/2017 - 10:22]

The controls mostly just worked ...

The controls mostly just worked - I did have the issue with using the two legs to control Calvin 's swinging, and it took me about a minute to admit I wasn 't going to be able to go anywhere with just the left stick and start trying other things. ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/10/2017 - 10:13]

Very nice. I think another ...

Very nice. I think another benefit is that after something traumatic you wonder if there was something else you could have done better implicit in your expanded probability space - though save scumming can ruin the mystique, which is why I won 't do it in something like SOMA. r ...

Comment In: [News - 07/06/2017 - 04:22]

This really succeeded as a ...

This really succeeded as a bizarre parody of the kafka-esque treadmill of F2P games, but after playing it a while as an appreciation of that I was wondering how that would actually keep coming people back. Apparently not. r n r nThe sad thing is that if you 'd used ...

Comment In: [Blog - 07/03/2017 - 09:00]

For a very few games ...

For a very few games the complexity /is/ the selling point... but do you really want to spend 20 years of your life on doing the next Dwarf Fortress r n r nBut generally yes. Particularly for games which claim an ecosystem that runs without the player. Well, all that ...

Comment In: [News - 06/13/2017 - 04:01]

Spoilers - though if you ...

Spoilers - though if you 've read the article you 've already been spoiled. r n r nI was actually very surprised when I finally ran into some still living humans who did not immediately die behind glass. I 'd been conditioned by System Shock and Bio Shock that that ...

Comment In: [Blog - 06/23/2017 - 09:48]

This is an excellent list... ...

This is an excellent list... but in all my jobs I have only had one lead who I think I can say 'yes ' about most of these. Some of these are rare-ish skills, though ones like 'Do they consistently set clear and reasonable expectations for the team ' are ...

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