I think that's fair, and for the record I voted yes on this. Responsibility in art is important--the creators should be thoughtful when dealing with heavy themes. Haven't played Life is Strange so I can't comment on how they handle those themes, but if a creator makes a mistake and does not do so thoughtfully or deftly, they can cause harm. People freak out at the thought of responsibility but it feels like an attack on freedom, and it is. But it's anarchic freedom, not moderated freedom. Freedom needs regulation and governance otherwise everyone is a dick to everyone always.
This is.... pretty scary shit. Whats your proposed punishment for offending the thought police?
I was never under the impression this was anything other than a full $60 retail release. If it shows up cheaper, great, but compared to other full price releases this looks like a good deal at that price point.
Agree with some of the above suggestions. My 10 year old daughter loves Minecraft on PC, Sims, Viva Pinata, Kerbal Space Program. I think viva pinata is probably the most animal focused of that bunch, and pretty free-form overall. The only other similar game I can think of where animal handling has more of a focus is Wurm online, and that game is just too dense and too slow moving for most kids that age.
The crusader is tanky as shit at low levels. Until you hit about lvl 50+ when the elite mobs start getting 3 and 4 traits its super easy. The game scales to your level, and any zone you go into will have mobs of an appropriate level for you so out-leveling your game isn't possible, but out gearing your difficulty certainly is.
Lastly, you're approaching the game in a slightly backwards mindset. This game really starts to ramp up at the level "cap". Keep in mind that though your character has a level cap, there are virtually endless "paragon" levels to continue to gain. Couple that with the classic Diablo loot treadmill and you have pretty much endless content at the endgame. I would go so far as to say you're actively hurting your experience by worrying about leveling too fast. Bump that difficulty up as high as you like and enjoy the challenge. It helps more than you think because you'll be at, or close to, the level cap by the time you finish the story the first time. I had to go to torment 1 for a large part of my crusader leveling, and then drop it down to master on act 5 because the expansion is a bit harder than the vanilla content, but this is going to depend entirely on your gear at that point.
@cerebus: Check out the Tram if you're not afraid of heights. Eat at Sadie's, any of the locations are fine but I still prefer the one up on 4th street, the food is very hot so order chile on the side if you need to. Find a Golden Pride and have a breakfast burrito(most places make good ones, this is just my go-to, pretty good Carne Adovoda). Old town is nice this time of year to walk around and checkout some local artists and vendors. Weems International Artfest is at the fairgrounds this weekend if you're into that, it's usually a pretty cool event with lots of interesting artists. The National Museum of Nuclear Science and History is pretty cool to kill a few hours. If you're the outdoors type there are a LOT of places to go hiking or biking. We have a VERY nice aquarium and if you go there take a walk through the botanic gardens as well.
Edit: OH, Bring a jacket, its cold this weekend, Highs will be in the 40's on sunday. Shut up, that's cold here.
@cornbredx: Should be able to do it in a small pan with water and just slowly dissolve the jellybeans into a simple syrup if you really want to do it, the double boiler probably made this way harder. However instructing Dan to make a scalding hot sugar syrup on the stove top could be pretty dangerous.
As a side note, all of these contests are no purchase necessary (would be a lottery otherwise and not a give-away). You can get a code from a website instead of enduring a burrito supreme every day, but that probably requires you to physically mail something or some shit, and this is way more entertaining.