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30-09-2014, 02:29 AM
Valve are in a bit of a bind. Because of their unique structure/conventional aversion (especially among techies) to adding labour-intensive processes to their business, they were never going to do...
29-09-2014, 03:54 PM
I got to the final mission of Shadowrun Returns: Dragonfall and suddenly got bored. I haven't touched it since. You'd think I would push on, having enjoyed the rest, but for some reason I haven't....
29-09-2014, 02:05 AM
Did... But... What... Handbags at dawn it is.
Morrowind does rather hide its light under a bushel, but it makes perfect sense.
First, let's go back a step. Redguard was the previous game in the...
There's a certain tendency, especially in some quarters of the left (particularly the Guy Debord-inflected sort) to construe activism on issues like race and gender as ineffectual gestures that help...
Regarding gnosticism: the Altmer in the Elder Scrolls games are basically gnostics. I think it's a play on Tolkien -- they want to escape the physical reality they think is a black iron prison and...
13-09-2014, 12:11 AM
I didn't know that about transmuting uniques. I figured there were a bunch of recipes, but haven't bothered looking them up.
Re: SotS. My hand grenades always get eaten by some ancient evil before...
12-09-2014, 08:09 PM
I've only played T2 on veteran, and it doesn't really start to pick up until act 2-3. A lot also depends on your class and build, I think; I can see how some embermage or engineer builds might...
12-09-2014, 07:13 PM
I agree with a lot of your points (PoE and loot especially), and I share your ambivalence about the genre. One thing I should have made clearer is that I'm not (and have never been) one...
12-09-2014, 06:56 PM
True. I actually bought it based on those recommendations (thanks!). What I mean, I suppose, is that most people (myself included) introduce it as 'total war in space' or as a kind of byzantine war...
12-09-2014, 06:33 PM
Yeah, It really incentivises you to start multiple characters, if only so you can store all the cool class-specific gear you pick up.
For those with graphics card woes: I find that PoE is...
12-09-2014, 05:16 PM
PoE's skill and crafting system is genius, no arguing with that. I may have mislead you with the word 'power', though. PoE *feels* like D2 in its movement and combat, which doesn't mean your...
12-09-2014, 05:27 AM
Yes, but that spoils the analogy, doesn't it?
I do like the idea of the undead Sublime Gate and its army of clones.
12-09-2014, 04:48 AM
I find Torchlight 2 is a bit like Rammstein: half the time I'm convinced it's some sort of cleverly hidden, subversive artistic genius, half the time I think it's just trash that slavishly (but very...
29-08-2014, 07:35 PM
That's not quite the same thing, though. Press interviews are different from investigative journalism. A comparable example would be if somone wrote a piece about Jodorowski's Dune...
Actually, I think early 20th C. modernism was quite self-conscious about its rejection of the values of earlier art. Consider the assault on 19th C. sexual mores by Art Nouveau/Vienna Secession. Made...
29-08-2014, 06:32 PM
You know what gets me? How do you think investigative journalists, like Nathan in the case of the game jam piece, get their information? They talk to people. Build a rapport. Hang out with them. It's...
I stand corrected.
Sorry to hear that. Maybe it gets better with time?
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the purpose of pointing out these tropes is to say 'you must never present women in a way that could be construed as repeating a trope, you wicked, wicked...
27-08-2014, 03:59 PM
Stop being so reasonable. This is Angry Internet Words.
Honest question: could some of the 'silence' be due to legal issues? If a site links to libel, is it responsible?
27-08-2014, 08:03 AM
To reiterate: I didn't write that little rant because I disagree with the quoted article (though I do). Maybe I'm going paranoid, but what cause was there, in a piece about journalistic integrity, to...
27-08-2014, 07:11 AM
I'm not sure it's at all responsible. Its wooly-minded idiocy notwithstanding, there are several issues. Viz:
"Phil Fish was forcibly held accountable by hackers for his role in the tirade,...
27-08-2014, 12:34 AM
I doubt there is any way to quantify emotional relations. In any case, you are missing the main point: writing about games qua games is not journalism. RPS and other gaming sites do do journalistic...
26-08-2014, 11:39 PM
Given the small size and interconnectedness of what I will call, for want of a better term, the 'alternative gamosphere', I'm not sure how it would be possible for anyone involved to avoid writing...
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