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Simon Ludgate's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 05/01/2014 - 10:13]

This might derail the competition ...

This might derail the competition somewhat, but wouldn 't someone on a six month to a year trip to Mars with only one game to play want to play a game that will be fun to play continuously for six months to a year, rather than a game that has ...

Comment In: [News - 05/01/2014 - 07:05]

The free communication of ideas ...

The free communication of ideas and opinions is one of the most precious of the rights of man. Every citizen may, accordingly, speak, write, and print with freedom, but shall be responsible for such abuses of this freedom as shall be defined by law. r n r nFreedom of speech ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/17/2014 - 01:05]

While I don 't want ...

While I don 't want to discourage people from either making campaigns or supporting them, my personal criteria for Kickstarter is: how likely is this going to turn out to be a game I want to play To ascertain that, I tend to look at two main factors: the team ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/16/2014 - 03:31]

I 'm surprised you left ...

I 'm surprised you left out demo as an active solution, though perhaps free trial is a better term these days. You talk about people pirating games because they want to try before they buy but you don 't offer a way to address this as an actual solution. r ...

Comment In: [Blog - 04/04/2014 - 03:30]

if you know that you ...

if you know that you want to work as a game designer, please apply for game designer positions and not QA. r n r nBack in the 90s when I applied to work as a designer, I didn 't have a degree in game design they weren 't offered, to ...

Comment In: [News - 03/28/2014 - 08:24]

Ah, but one of the ...

Ah, but one of the joys of Humble Bundle is that you can buy a bundle, take some of the games for yourself, and give some of the games to your friends. I often end up with duplicates when I get a bundle and gift those keys to friends, and ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/06/2014 - 05:23]

Don 't forget that the ...

Don 't forget that the boom and bust cycle is followed by yet another inevitable hiring boom, which incurs even more hiring expenses. r n r n Some professions may incur much higher costs than the average, especially when indirect costs are included. It may cost as much as 150,000 ...

Comment In: [Blog - 03/03/2014 - 01:09]

I want to put aside ...

I want to put aside the steam discounts issue momentarily and re-discuss the economic competition issue. r n r nThe original shoe manufacturer is making shoes for 1, selling them for 5, and making 4 profit. Lets assume annual sales of 1 million. That means that the total market is ...

Comment In: [News - 03/03/2014 - 03:39]

Well, yes, but the argument ...

Well, yes, but the argument can be made that the inventory slot upgrades don 't really improve the quality of life so much as expand the options for the true pack-rats out there. r n r nThe way the game works, you basically never have to stash gear for your ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/25/2014 - 02:57]

I think you have some ...

I think you have some good points, and it reading them makes me want to revise my original blog to better address them. But I 'd point out that accessing content isn 't really a concern here, because you already get 1 free 90 just for having the expansion. So ...

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