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    Sticky: Thanks to the sale on Steam, I've finally...

    Thanks to the sale on Steam, I've finally remembered to buy Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall.
    I've only really completed the tutorial mission and the fetch-and-carry mission that immediately follows...
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    I think that's a little unfair on both Quake 4...

    I think that's a little unfair on both Quake 4 and ID - Quake 4 had a passable single-player story, with some interesting attempts at modernising design from Quake 2, some good voice acting on...
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    I always thought the greatest irony about the...

    I always thought the greatest irony about the Doom movie was that they took a game whose sole plot point is "demons invade from hell, and you shoot them with big guns" and made a film which...
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    Well, people are making that assumption because...

    Well, people are making that assumption because in the books, the mistreatment of Jayne Poole serves to finally push Theon far enough that even Ramsay's conditioning of him can't stop him from...
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    And this is precisely the point - it's angered a...

    And this is precisely the point - it's angered a lot of viewers because it is completely narratively tone-deaf as to the arc of Sansa's story (just as the other surviving Starks go through Bad Stuff...
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    So, I do have a mobile phone (although I was...

    So, I do have a mobile phone (although I was relatively slow to get one - maybe 2002ish?, and I was given that one pointedly, rather than choosing to buy it..., and relatively slow to get a...
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    Sticky: I only barely made it through the training, and...

    I only barely made it through the training, and didn't really understand how I managed to succeed at several bits of it (the timing for the walljump sections really threw me off, and I couldn't do it...
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    Sticky: ...I was using a mouse!

    ...I was using a mouse!
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    Q3A has no explicit plot, other than "baddest...

    Q3A has no explicit plot, other than "baddest dudes in history are captured and forced to fight by eldritch horrors for their amusement", although there's a sense in the ordering of the levels and...
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    Sticky: Oh, I am sure you were :D. I think I was trying...

    Oh, I am sure you were :D. I think I was trying to say that video is how I felt trying to do the very start of the game (in fact, the training section).
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    Yeah, I have problems with the 2014 RoboCop from...

    Yeah, I have problems with the 2014 RoboCop from precisely the same direction - it felt like we were watching a sort of Cliff-Notes summary of some topics the writers considered covering in the...
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    In terms of naming novel FPS in a top 10, I think...

    In terms of naming novel FPS in a top 10, I think all of the obvious candidates have already come up (except maybe Alien Breed 3D from the dying days of the Amiga, which I did have some fondness for,...
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    Sticky: Ugh. Those punishing wall runs are precisely the...

    Ugh. Those punishing wall runs are precisely the kind of thing I found unfun about Mirror's Edge. Basically, this video is how I felt about the start of the game (which is why I put it down very very...
  14. Urg, I tried playing Rogue Legacy when depressed...

    Urg, I tried playing Rogue Legacy when depressed and it just made me feel worse. (There are real consequences in both those games, especially RL, given that you need to earn enough money each pass to...
  15. Thread: Python Problem

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    I suspect you're thinking of Haskell, which has...

    I suspect you're thinking of Haskell, which has the similar notation (so that it looks like the mathematical definition of a set), but I actually think this goes back to "array programming...
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    Sticky: TBH, I'm content to watch other people play HM1 &...

    TBH, I'm content to watch other people play HM1 & 2 (I just wish I could buy the soundtracks without buying the games).



    Yeah, I just don't understand this at the level of my reflexes. I tried...
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    Sticky: Yeah, I bounced completely off of HM1, just...

    Yeah, I bounced completely off of HM1, just didn't seem to be able to understand how to play it. (And I wasn't one of the people who tried to play it like a simple FPS with guns that Wenz talks about...
  18. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    Sorry, this is nonsense and shows how out of...

    Sorry, this is nonsense and shows how out of touch you are with the IT industry outside of desktops. Certainly as a general purpose Desktop OS, none of the Linux distros are going most places...
  19. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    Well, Linus is partly right - it is the case that...

    Well, Linus is partly right - it is the case that "you have to install a new OS" is a strong inhibitor against use (how many people with Android phones install a release other than the one it came...
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    In an ideal world with AIs that could analyse...

    In an ideal world with AIs that could analyse content, the 10 posts would be "10 relevant and at least marginally useful posts", but I think that's probably impossible now. So instead you get 10...
  21. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    Eh, I've been using Linux as my primary desktop...

    Eh, I've been using Linux as my primary desktop (and OSX at work) for more than a decade now.

    I know several friends who moved their non-tech-savvy parents to Linux distros as their OS a few years...
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    Sticky: In particular, RPS is signed up with Acceptable...

    In particular, RPS is signed up with Acceptable Ads under the Gamer Network Umbrella.
    Every accepted application to Acceptable Ads program has a thread on it on the Adblock Plus forum, and this is...
  23. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    I mean the core Wine developers who are mostly...

    I mean the core Wine developers who are mostly employed by Codeweavers, yes. (Since it's the core Wine that gets packaged by most distros, it's also the one that really matters for support.)
    That...
  24. Thread: Valve/Vive

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    Yes, since the Wine guys still haven't gotten...

    Yes, since the Wine guys still haven't gotten DX11 support working (which is a bit of a sore point, as they actually rejected a working solution because it was Linux-only, and they want to also work...
  25. Thread: WHY do we game?

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    From the same position then: do you think that...

    From the same position then: do you think that your thread necromancy has brought value to content of the forum?
    (Also: this is a forum, not a blog.)
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