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  1. Thread: The World Cup

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    I was also unaware that it was on (living in...

    I was also unaware that it was on (living in Scotland, which is also a bit fond of that Rugby) until this thread was started.
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    Good lord, I'm embarrassed I didn't think of...

    Good lord, I'm embarrassed I didn't think of Vinge too. Definitely seconded!
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    Fairly obvious suggestions: Stanislav Lem's...

    Fairly obvious suggestions: Stanislav Lem's Solaris, anything by Jeff Vandermeer (but most recently, his Southern Reach series, starting with Annilhilation), Peter Watts' Blindsight and to a lesser...
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    Sticky: sonson's in Scotland, as am I: I am pretty sure...

    sonson's in Scotland, as am I: I am pretty sure I've heard people say "asides" as a variant of "aside" in speech up here. So, I think it's actually a dialectical shift from the Queen's English...
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    Sticky: I think it's just dialectical for "aside", surely?

    I think it's just dialectical for "aside", surely?
  6. I believe what Squirrel is trying to say is that...

    I believe what Squirrel is trying to say is that there's a moral responsibility for governments to ensure that their citizenry are all equipped to participate in whatever the future status quo for...
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    Fiction wise, I just finished reading the latest...

    Fiction wise, I just finished reading the latest book in Charlie Stross' Laundry Series, The Annihilation Score. Much has been made of how this is the first novel in the series written entirely...
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    Sticky: Yeah, I'm a bit of a perfectionist with this kind...

    Yeah, I'm a bit of a perfectionist with this kind of game, so I didn't want to do the first mission without doing it undetected. Plus, there's a few things that the tutorial misses out (like what the...
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    I'm not sure, other than it was probably when I...

    I'm not sure, other than it was probably when I was about 7, on a Commodore 128. I definitely remember the Ghostbusters game, and Silkworm, but my first was probably Bard's Tale, which I remember...
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    Sticky: So, I've been being about that cautious, except...

    So, I've been being about that cautious, except for the immobilising guards (but that's mostly because I was trying to work out how you got keycards...). I'm glad to know my instinct is accurate, at...
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    Sticky: Currently, I'm taking a break from TIS-100...

    Currently, I'm taking a break from TIS-100 (trying to avoid burning out on puzzle solving in it) with some Steredenn (which is a genuinely fun little side scrolling shmup with clear bullet-hell...
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    So, for reference for those playing along, and to...

    So, for reference for those playing along, and to bump the thread, the RPS Planetside 2 Edinburgh meet thread is:...
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    Yeah, I just found the thread. Looks like you're...

    Yeah, I just found the thread. Looks like you're planning another thing sometime in September? Would there be objection to making it a more generally RPScotland thing, rather than just PS2, do you...
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    See, clearly I should check the Planetside 2...

    See, clearly I should check the Planetside 2 subforum! (You guys do seem to be the tightest knit of the gaming subcommunities here...).
    Were you guys Edinburgh based, or elsewhere?
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    Sticky: Quick question: should the link for downloading...

    Quick question: should the link for downloading mumble in the first post still point at the SourceForge hosting? Isn't it on GitHub (and a higher version) now? [See, ie...
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    Hello, I'm necroing this thread purely to save...

    Hello, I'm necroing this thread purely to save making a new one on the same topic, but I did ask sonson first, honest. (Yes, I know it's been a year and a half...)

    So, it seems that there's a...
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    Interestingly, Transitions was published with the...

    Interestingly, Transitions was published with the M in the USA (but not elsewhere). Apparently the US publishers thought it was SF enough to warrant it.
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    In general, I find that Lemon Amiga is a reliable...

    In general, I find that Lemon Amiga is a reliable source for (links to) old Amiga stuff. Grey area though Abandonware is.
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    To be honest, I don't think it matters much if...

    To be honest, I don't think it matters much if you read Feersum Endjinn (which is really trying to do something a bit like phonetic Glaswegian, isn't it?, as I recall) or Against A Dark Background...
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    I really can't think of Gods as being a "little...

    I really can't think of Gods as being a "little known game", but that's because I grew up in the right period (I remember the coverdisks with the demo on, and the awesome loading music).

    Now,...
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    Not beating the dead horse, but just noting that...

    Not beating the dead horse, but just noting that some of those are outside of the Linux ecosystem's control. [That said, even though it would be easier to play games on Windows, I've not actually had...
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    While I eventually settled on Quake's Ziggurat...

    While I eventually settled on Quake's Ziggurat Vertigo in the thread, I think that I was unconsciously thinking too much of FPS-style maps at the time.

    Consciously considering other genres, I...
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    To be honest, basically everything...

    To be honest, basically everything stealth/vision-cone oriented in games makes me stressed, at least. It's worst in pure-stealth games like Thief, though - I don't think I've ever gotten more than a...
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    Sticky: ...there's a free Thomas Was Alone DLC? (Thanks...

    ...there's a free Thomas Was Alone DLC? (Thanks Helio, I had no idea this existed either!)
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    Huh, I just assumed that alms meant that the lack...

    Huh, I just assumed that alms meant that the lack of golden hue was a bad thing. (It is, by the way, as the golden hue makes things look distinctively rendered, matches the theme and explicitly ties...
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