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@justin258: I think there is an argument that the money element is intended as a sort of gate to the gambits and I agree that was likely the idea. However, I'd rather that they just slow roll the system a bit more deliberately than have the money half measure because the middle ground they struck satisfies no one. The gambits cost enough to frustrate people who want every option and scare off beginners, but they don't give you important ones until later in the game anyway. It seems like something that could be tweaked a little more towards experienced players or beginners rather than splitting the baby.

For bigger if/else statements you might use a case or a switch statement instead of if/elses because they are more efficient and are a bit easier to read.

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Please refrain from derailing this thread with discussion of TB's entire career. Those comments are not relevant to the discussion at hand.

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@zirilius: Well I just got to promotions and things have stabilized a bit from the early slog. My characters can now do a number of things and don't die to a strong breeze. I'm still in mortal jeopardy every time I get preemptively attacked, but that just seems to be how FFI works.

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@artisanbreads: Acting like a handful of deleted comments, comments that were removed for being over the line, are the bigger issue here than almost 500 comments of "please tone it down" is really odd to me. You can like Dan's act, that's fine. But it sure sounds like the vast majority of the people commenting on this video don't, at least not in this context.

The last two Dan videos for Exquisite Corps have been the two most commented premium videos ever and the reactions have been overwhelmingly negative. This isn't a case of the same people making the same arguments, though there is some of that too. The way he's treated this particular feature has struck a uniquely bad tone for a lot of people and most of them are expressing that in a completely civil way.

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My hope is that the three headed commander can pull out of this tailspin in the next few episodes. XCOM can be effectively done for hours before you actually lose. If they start losing countries and experienced soldiers, they could get into a death spiral with no escape. No one wants to watch a team after it's been eliminated from the playoffs and I'm afraid we're one or two episodes away from that if stuff goes bad.

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Hey everyone, while it's cool that everyone is so passionate about the new hires, we are not going to be moderating another multi-month odyssey about what is or isn't racism in hiring in bombcast comments. So could we please either talk about the content of the bombcast or take your side-commentary to another thread where it doesn't distract from the on-topic discussion.

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I'm sorry for your loss. I think it's kind of amazing that this is the third guest article about grieving. It's​a topic that often never comes up, much less in relation to video games. Yet this site has a surplus of people talking openly about some of the hardest stuff there is. Thanks Mike!

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@djs9pd: I had the same experience with the Wii U. It was our Netflix box and occasionally my Splatoon machine. Hopefully the Switch will get some games I want to play soon. Or at least get access to some sort of useful virtual console.

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@shtinky: I agree! I was super stoked for the Switch for just that reason. The whole time I heard people debating the Switch I was thinking, "That sounds like a super Vita. Perfect!" Now the main problem I have with the Switch is that it lacks the library that PS Classics gives the Vita. Once Nintendo puts some old games on there, I'll get a Switch.

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@kmfrob: Yeah, the emblem for me of my early social issues was a time when I was invited to the movies with friends. Rather than asking for a ride from my parents, I just sat upstairs playing Psychonauts. When my dad checked on me and asked about my plans, I told him it was too late for me to make the movie so I shouldn't go. I had people who actively wanted me somewhere, but gaming was just easier, so I didn't go. In the grand scheme of things it wasn't the hugest deal, but it really crystalized how much inertia gaming was adding to my life.

And yes, the Vita is awesome. I couldn't practice FFv speed runs without it.