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  1. The default Windows widgets are pretty ugly. You...

    The default Windows widgets are pretty ugly. You can get away with that sort of thing on a Mac, maybe even with certain Linux themes, but def'ly not Windows.
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    I don't quite understand the safety stuff, but...

    I don't quite understand the safety stuff, but this clearly implies an order of PUMP - COIL - TRUSS.
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    The Alpha Centauri manual has a section that I...

    The Alpha Centauri manual has a section that I suppose is best described as hard science fiction, mixing a history of real science with the fictional details of the planet they've invented. Then...
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    For some really awful ones, check out IndieGoGo....

    For some really awful ones, check out IndieGoGo. You shouldn't have to dig too deep.


    I'm just picturing Pete Townshend smashing his guitar over an orc's head.
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    I wasn't suggesting that you could squeeze AAA...

    I wasn't suggesting that you could squeeze AAA production values out of a $3m budget, but rather that you could possibly find a nontraditional, distributed way to raise $30m.
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    Retail distribution of PC games will be dead in a...

    Retail distribution of PC games will be dead in a few years, so scratch that off the list. First they shrank the boxes, then they switched to DVD cases, then the digital stores got really good.
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    We can talk about broken narrative just as we can...

    We can talk about broken narrative just as we can analyze broken game design. Things like logical inconsistencies and plot holes aren't really subjective. Saying "I liked it" or "it was fun" doesn't...
  8. Thread: PC Bargains

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    Sticky: If Patrician IV sounds like a thing you'll like,...

    If Patrician IV sounds like a thing you'll like, you'll probably like it. It's a good trading/economic sim, where you start with one ship and build up to a vast, semi-automated trading empire.

    If...
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    It's crowd funding, not crowd development. While...

    It's crowd funding, not crowd development. While a few developers like Brian Fargo have explicitly promised to listen to the community, that's hardly necessary. It's not part of the deal.
  10. This is fantastic. It's like the game equivalent...

    This is fantastic. It's like the game equivalent of the Holiday Special.

    As for LucasArts, you do have to work really hard to make such awful games from a license as good as Star Wars. What ever...
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    Recently the Diablo 3 beta. Completing it once...

    Recently the Diablo 3 beta. Completing it once thoroughly takes about 60-90 minutes, and after that it's pretty dull. But I really want to level one of each character to max (13) to see all the...
  12. Or option three: the game is made, but it's...

    Or option three: the game is made, but it's average/poor. Which is less exciting, but always a risk I suppose.
  13. The Steam version at least is now combined...

    The Steam version at least is now combined English/German/French, though for a while it was English-only and not available in Germany. That's still the situation with River of Time, unfortunately.
  14. Well, it looks like it's going to sneak over the...

    Well, it looks like it's going to sneak over the line at the last minute.

    What comes next is going to be verrrrrry interesting.
  15. Even if you like these games, it's a little...

    Even if you like these games, it's a little absurd that they're numbers 1 and 5 on Metacritic's all-time top PC games. I find polish in general tends to be hugely overrated.
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    I'm really hoping half of those features are true.

    I'm really hoping half of those features are true.
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    For all the fantasy RPGs out there where you play...

    For all the fantasy RPGs out there where you play traditional heroes, I can't think of a single one where you play a classic villain bent on world domination, where you can actually go and put that...
  18. Most of the "13" root name servers are actually a...

    Most of the "13" root name servers are actually a distributed network of servers, routed with anycast. If Wikipedia's numbers are right, the total is over 200. It's a ridiculous target.
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    Skimming that post, it seems he thought stepping...

    Skimming that post, it seems he thought stepping down as chairman (but remaining on the council) was enough. If he's out of the CSM entirely, I don't think it's of his own volition.
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    Yeah, that's interesting. His initial apology and...

    Yeah, that's interesting. His initial apology and tweet about resigning made me believe he was a decent human being, and then...oops.

    Honestly, I don't know what he was expecting. A temporary ban...
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    I think the gaming media need to recognize their...

    I think the gaming media need to recognize their power here. There are countless indie projects you've never heard of and would never trust, but when several notable sites give a game positive...
  22. The worst GW2 will be is a very good WoW clone....

    The worst GW2 will be is a very good WoW clone. With no subscription fee, no F2P nickel-and-diming, and more actiony combat. That's already better than current offerings.

    The dynamic event system...
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    He's been tweeting for the past couple weeks...

    He's been tweeting for the past couple weeks about making a 6502 emulator. This is related.

    Designing your own CPU is classic nerd fun. Doubt it's related to any upcoming game.
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    If it's a stock photo, I'm sure they've paid the...

    If it's a stock photo, I'm sure they've paid the license fee. It is a weird thing to do, though. Sure, use stock photos if you don't have real art available yet. But photoshopping them to make it...
  25. There's something odd about that phrasing. I'm...

    There's something odd about that phrasing. I'm not sure if it's just silly business-speak, or if it's implying that there are other ways to "give value" than simply handing over some cash. Like being...
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