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  1. Thread: Darkest Dungeon

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    I love the Jester now! I used to play him just...

    I love the Jester now! I used to play him just for the novelty and the party buff, but he's really starting to shine now. A favorite comp of mine includes a jester, grave robber, and highwayman:...
  2. Thread: Darkest Dungeon

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    In the earlier early-access days of Darkest...

    In the earlier early-access days of Darkest Dungeon, there was generally one style that was optimal: big burst damage plus big burst heals. The hellion and the vestal were cornerstones of the ez...
  3. Very neat use of the Steam statistics! ...

    Very neat use of the Steam statistics! Personally, I don't put much stock in the ratings of the games I play, but I understand that some do. My biggest critique is that the bars and charts are...
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    I purchased Skylines yesterday after seeing some...

    I purchased Skylines yesterday after seeing some vids from the beta and the glowing reviews, but I've only barely started playing it. Blank slates are intimating for me, and I hate losing money...
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    I'm reminded of Katherine Hayles' book Writing...

    I'm reminded of Katherine Hayles' book Writing Machines, an offshoot of McLuhan that focuses on the digitization of traditional texts. I suppose you could apply that to the notion of video games as...
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    Notch is a successful person with lots of money,...

    Notch is a successful person with lots of money, but he's essentially a one-hit wonder right now. I doubt RPS is concerned about him not speaking with them about...his big sale to Microsoft? Game...
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    I cannot comprehend how this interview can be...

    I cannot comprehend how this interview can be called "bullying" - Molyneux was not compelled to continue the conversation, he had just as much agency as John, and had he truly wanted, he could have...
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    @MelodyMeows: Thanks for the heads-up about that...

    @MelodyMeows: Thanks for the heads-up about that bundle! I haven't bought the latest two volumes, and I don't have digital copies for any of them, so this would help me catch up. If only I could...
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    If I may sidestep (and side-eye) the...

    If I may sidestep (and side-eye) the epistemological naval gazing, I would like to recommend the Kill Screen magazine (http://shop.killscreendaily.com/) as a good step into video game critique. ...
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    Funny, this seems similar to Molyneux's defense...

    Funny, this seems similar to Molyneux's defense of Godus: the game isn't completely finished, so the missing features, MT-driven mobile version, undelivered tier rewards, and acquisition of a...
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    Props to Molyneux for sticking it out, but he...

    Props to Molyneux for sticking it out, but he deserves to be exposed to the exasperation that his unfulfilled promises and vague forecasts have caused. I didn't back Godus because I wrote him off...
  12. *wakes from hibernation* Wow, this place didn't...

    *wakes from hibernation* Wow, this place didn't burn down entirely! I'm looking forward to seeing how things shake out.
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    Another backer here, played it a bit over the...

    Another backer here, played it a bit over the past couple of days.

    * References to Mass Effect, Alpha Protocol, and KOTOR are apt - this is very much a "guns and conversation" game. The role you...
  14. Ok, so Spacebase DF-9 is on 50% flash sale, and...

    Ok, so Spacebase DF-9 is on 50% flash sale, and it sounds like it could eventually become a neat take on ol' DF...but it's still in alpha. My question is to any who have played it: has it progressed...
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    It seems that most of the comments in this thread...

    It seems that most of the comments in this thread have focused on the narrative trappings of games (characters, imagery, etc.) without much discussion of the mechanical elements. I found Ian...
  16. Pedantry alert fewer games, not less games ...

    Pedantry alert

    fewer games, not less games

    Carry on with the discussion.
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    Yay for victory! Sounds like some rough justice...

    Yay for victory! Sounds like some rough justice was meted out - nice going, guys, and thanks to you, PW, for running the campaign on the spur of the moment (ooh, that would make a terrible Deadlands...
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    I'm really hung-over after a farewell party last...

    I'm really hung-over after a farewell party last night, so I think I'll sit today out. Good luck killing bandits!
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    Sorry to say that I won't be able to make...

    Sorry to say that I won't be able to make tomorrow's session - I've got a work project that has to be finished over the weekend, and it's going to take both days. :(
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    Come spend some time in the US! We'll show you...

    Come spend some time in the US! We'll show you how little quality you can get for an outrageous monthly fee.
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    Disney movie sountracks were permanently stuck in...

    Disney movie sountracks were permanently stuck in my stereo when I was a kid. Aladdin, Lion King, and Mulan are OP.
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    I still have fond memories of pouring over the...

    I still have fond memories of pouring over the Civilization II manual when I was a kid - so good. Thanks for sharing this!
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    @Hamster Storylines are artifices created by...

    @Hamster

    Storylines are artifices created by the designers, right? They have protagonists and antagonists and all that dramatic shit, right? All of those things are just symbolic shorthands...
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    Sorry I couldn't be there, folks--I was literally...

    Sorry I couldn't be there, folks--I was literally driving all day. Sounds like it was a great time; top notch AAR, PW. I think I'll be free this weekend.
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    I'm planning on being available tonight, although...

    I'm planning on being available tonight, although I won't be able to attend next week due to travel.
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