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  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Some of this generation's "big" video games feel like time-sinks devoid of emotional impact. on the General Discussion board

    @zevvion said: Not every game has to be a narrow, story-driven, single player experience with emotional impact. Are you trying to say other games are bad?None of that was implied:"This is not to say t...

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  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Do you work on your gaming blind spots?. on the General Discussion board

    @ezekiel: Any popular games or genres that you're not familiar with.

  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Doom 3 vs Doom 2016. on the General Discussion board

    @artisanbreads: True. I'm probably wrong. I think Quake 3 struck a good balance between design, tech and classic id aesthetics... it's just that the blandness and poor design of Quake 2's singleplayer...

  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Know of any good gamedev blogs?. on the General Discussion board

    In the Games of Madness - Accessible, compelling and informative. Great articles on the psychology of play from a narrativist perspective, written by members of Frictional Games (Penumbra, Amnesia, SO...

  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Doom 3 vs Doom 2016. on the General Discussion board

    @humanity: The problem is that we think of Doom as a thing created by techies, nerds and gamers rather than creative and talented engineers and artists that wanted to make money.Id wanted to reach the...

  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Doom 3 vs Doom 2016. on the General Discussion board

    @lestephan: Most modern versions of Doom have an auto run feature so you only need to walk when it's absolutely necessary. Initially, you had to play it like Mario if you were speedrunning the levels ...

  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Doom 3 vs Doom 2016. on the General Discussion board

    @humanity: John Romero, Gabe Newell, Brad Shoemaker and Ryan Davis have all described the original Doom as scary. Personally, I think it's a bit more nuanced: Doom felt more challenging, hostile, shoc...

  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Doom 3 vs Doom 2016. on the General Discussion board

    @artisanbreads: I think of Doom as two seperate games: one for normal people and one for hardcore players buried in the higher difficulties that was only really understood by people who were experienc...

  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Doom 3 vs Doom 2016. on the General Discussion board

    @artisanbreads: It's subjective.I imagine that most people never knew at the time that you were "supposed" to play Doom with a mouse and keyboard with the run button held down like it was Mario. In ad...

  • Ravey posted a message on the post Giant Bombcast 496: SiN Is My Half-Life.

    @jeff: Hope your wife is okay. Best wishes to both of you!

  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Half Life 3's Plot outline posted by Marc Laidlaw. on the Valve Corporation board

    @darson: I think in Half-Life 1 it was the way the game was made, how the way the story was told, the quality of the content, the game's user-centric design, and to some extent, the technology.Valve ...

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  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Let's play game: Young Vinny or young Steve Jobs?. on the General Discussion board

    Yo! It's Vinny!

  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Avant-Garde video games?. on the General Discussion board

    Chris Crawford founded the Game Developer Conference and made a bunch of experimental / edutainment games in the 1980s:1981 - ScramNuclear power plant simulation1983 - GossipInterpersonal relationship...

  • Ravey posted a message in the forum topic Games with fun tutorials?. on the General Discussion board

    @shybry said: Super Mario Bros.1-1 is the best tutorial. The first goomba, mushroom, and pipe were all positioned in order to make it likely that you'd gain some understanding of the game's basic mech...

  • Ravey posted a message on the post Quick Look: Serial Cleaner.

    @gaff said:As a wrestling fan, Dan should know that you can't win a title in a random match. For shame, Dan.