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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...
  5. What's interesting about basic income is that it...

    What's interesting about basic income is that it seems to be easier to manage than guaranteed minimum income, whilst also being better at encouraging people to work. (One of the complaints of, for...
  6. In that case, we're now talking about something...

    In that case, we're now talking about something like Basic Income? (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basic_income)
  7. I'm a little surprised that, given this kind of...

    I'm a little surprised that, given this kind of discussion normally brings it up by now, no-one has mentioned Patreon and other distributed patronage models of creator support.

    Posit, the...
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    Sticky: Other than spending time optimising solutions to...

    Other than spending time optimising solutions to problems in TIS-100 that I've already solved, rather than solving the remaining 3 problems I have partial solutions to; I rediscovered Escape Goat on...
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    All this discussion of finesse being a thing that...

    All this discussion of finesse being a thing that speaks of having time to refine skill has gestated the idea of a social class based difficulty level for a game (playing as the Aristocrat gets you...
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    Did you see the TV adaptation of Wolf Hall? I...

    Did you see the TV adaptation of Wolf Hall? I read the book (and the sequel, Bring Out The Bodies, which is also folded into the TV adaptation), and I thought the differences between the written and...
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    Sure, but, as others have noted too, my Corvo...

    Sure, but, as others have noted too, my Corvo didn't do any neck stabbing or rat swarm summoning. And I think this is part of the dissonance here - everyone who played stealth/non-lethal Corvo thinks...
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    Sticky: Obviously I bought it at precisely the right...

    Obviously I bought it at precisely the right time... (currently on the second row of challenges, after blasting through the first row in my initial prod at it - as usual, I'm hampered by...
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    Sure, and I (and I suspect Lethe) agree that...

    Sure, and I (and I suspect Lethe) agree that "finesse" does not mean "weak" in the pejorative sense. On the other hand, it's also the "positive feminine" trait for a lot of RPG style things, so it's...
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    I think Lethe's point is more that the...

    I think Lethe's point is more that the established gender tropes mean that it is predictable for the female role to be "finesse" and the male role to be "brute force".
    And, yes, I'd like to see more...
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    Sure, except that my particular point is that,...

    Sure, except that my particular point is that, ignoring non-Abrahamic religions, even the Bible contains a number of people explicitly called out as being Awesome Guys Who God Liked who had more than...
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    To be honest, I think the best bit is the bit...

    To be honest, I think the best bit is the bit where he fails to understand his own religion. The argument that "marriage is the basis of all civilisation" is something he goes into more in the...
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    Sticky: I'd argue that for Dishonoured, that's partly...

    I'd argue that for Dishonoured, that's partly because the game wants killing to be easy, but also tries to slightly humanise the basic guards - they chat to each other, admittedly with a small pool...
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    Strictly, living anywhere in the EU is OK for...

    Strictly, living anywhere in the EU is OK for British citizens (since we're part of the EU and signed up to the mutual agreements).

    Are you talking about a new or second hand car?
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    Which commenting raises the topic of if you pick...

    Which commenting raises the topic of if you pick characters because you identify with them, or because you don't. It doesn't seem as simple as everyone male picking female characters because they are...
  20. Sure, on reflection I'll grant that. (I was...

    Sure, on reflection I'll grant that. (I was unconsciously conflating it with the scope change that occurred in development.)
  21. Honestly, I think it's almost more common for...

    Honestly, I think it's almost more common for games to be unfinished than finished thanks to schedule slip and publisher deadlines.

    All three Deus Ex games have elements of unfinishedness about...
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    Sticky: The only way I've really managed to do it is via...

    The only way I've really managed to do it is via the long-term approach of arranging suitable marriages (and then arranging suitable deaths if there are intermediate inheritors).

    (BTW, Way of Life...
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    Zabi - you'd have loved the old (Amiga/PC/ST?)...

    Zabi - you'd have loved the old (Amiga/PC/ST?) Space Hulk game, then. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Hulk_(1993_video_game) ) Possibly the tensest game I've ever played - there's a...
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    Sticky: Completed Transistor, and just a little way into...

    Completed Transistor, and just a little way into the Recursion/New Game + mode . I'm a little depressed that such a small fraction of the people who played the game got the achievements related to...
  25. Ah, okay. So, I'd disagree to the extent that I...

    Ah, okay. So, I'd disagree to the extent that I think Doom and Quake have thematic similarities that even Quake 2 doesn't have - they really don't care about having a plot or a complex level...
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