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#1 Edited by deerokus (517 posts) -

Cheap, easy shorthand which players understand. It worked well within limitations of older hardware and games, but feels old-fashioned and overdone now, can break immersion, and should stop. I found it hard to suspend disbelief in Gone Home because the existence of the audio log-like narrative sections didn't really make much sense.

#2 Edited by deerokus (517 posts) -

Nuclear Throne. It's a bit like Binding of Isaac but, personally, I find it a lot more fun. By the Vlambeer guys!

#3 Posted by deerokus (517 posts) -

I assume they're re-encoding it or something to fix the audio problem.

#4 Posted by deerokus (517 posts) -

@rave said:

@mracoon: I've got to second Tone Control, it has been very good. Even a lot of Patricks interview dump trucks have more of a developer lean to them.

Idle thumbs get really deep into some of the more minor aspects of what makes games interesting. Although unless you really like those guys and their discussions it might sometimes sound a bit pretentious.

Idle Thumbs can swing wildly between absurd hilarity, interesting deep analysis of game design, and occasionally tedios navel gazing. It seems to depend greatly on what they're playing. They have been on good form lately, though.

#5 Posted by deerokus (517 posts) -

It's $40 in the UK. Indefensible price and the gaming Stockholm Syndrome on show with people defending it ("if you play it through 4 times it is 5 hours long, amazing value") is quite bizarre and depressing.

If this is a success, EA, Ubisoft, Activision will all decide to do the same thing.

#6 Posted by deerokus (517 posts) -

VPN might not be needed for BBC's f1 highlights, there are DNS-based services which those of us in the UK use to access American Netflix, such as unblock us, which work the other way too.

#7 Posted by deerokus (517 posts) -

The controls were inexplicably awful. So slow to turn side to side.

#8 Edited by deerokus (517 posts) -

It's a very bad game. Boring story, boring setting, extremely tedious gameplay full of MMO-esque fetch quests. Don't look at the price, just think of all the better things you could be doing with your life than playing that game. You certainly will while you're playing it.

#9 Edited by deerokus (517 posts) -

Obviously it doesn't have much voice acting - that's extremely expensive. It's a kickstarted game and they didn't have the money for that.

I really like it thus far.

#10 Edited by deerokus (517 posts) -

You don't have a debit card? I don't know about Switzerland, but it would be pretty much impossible to live a normal life in the UK without a bank account with a debit card. Nobody needs a credit card, of course.