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    This point was somewhat buried so I'd like to...

    This point was somewhat buried so I'd like to reiterate that if you don't like the 360 pads or the Logitech pads then x360ce will let you use any old DirectInput-compatible input device you might...
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    Doomstacks are generally not a recommended...

    Doomstacks are generally not a recommended strategy after the first 30 turns or so, no, although you might want a couple of large stacks for sieging if you can't make Gate Cleavers and the like. Very...
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    There's also an LP older by matryx...

    There's also an LP older by matryx which is pretty neat, it's one of the three Zorba links to in that OP. Zorba does a better job playing but his game is a bit sameish where matryx has the advantage...
  4. Illwinter have always made a focus on including...

    Illwinter have always made a focus on including things that are cool first and worrying about making them balanced later if at all. The separate Gaulish tribes of Marverni are incredibly redundant...
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    Not as much as you might think. I've played an...

    Not as much as you might think. I've played an all nations of all eras game on a slightly smaller map to some sort of completion and the two major nations left standing at the end (they...
  6. Which, of course, means that it'll be one bit...

    Which, of course, means that it'll be one bit larger after compression. QED. :)

    But, yes, this is in effect what a lot of the general lossless compression programs do: the archive is divided into...
  7. Lossless encodings, like the one from the wiki...

    Lossless encodings, like the one from the wiki above, won't produce ambiguous results but they pay by producing an output that is larger than the input for certain inputs. E.g. inputting "dc" in the...
  8. No, it is not. For example, take the example...

    No, it is not. For example, take the example prefix coding from the wiki article



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    a
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  9. An algorithm that compresses arbitrary data is...

    An algorithm that compresses arbitrary data is actually slightly harder than you make it sound, by which I mean mathematically impossible. If you have an algorithm that can take any file file that is...
  10. Those Twelve Guys You Gave Money To On The...

    Those Twelve Guys You Gave Money To On The Kickstarters are probably more likely to go bankrupt than any of the more common retailers from whom people pre-order games. Also, the costs and effort...
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    It's worth pointing out that the first month...

    It's worth pointing out that the first month doesn't come with a subscription fee for the ones that otherwise carry one.

    Beyond that I'd say a pretty major question is what people you know are...
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    I'm not saying this doesn't happen and some goods...

    I'm not saying this doesn't happen and some goods certainly would sell in the same amounts at higher prices, but the main reason stuff sells for under material cost isn't that players don't value...
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    The difference between the vendor price for what...

    The difference between the vendor price for what I craft and what I ask when listing it is usually somewhere between 30s and 40s. I'm reasonably confident the significant increase in trade volume a...
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    I get where you're coming from but with the way...

    I get where you're coming from but with the way the trading post is designed that'd be extremely irrational of me. That little game of prisoner's dilemma is massively biased against cooperation, far...
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    I was feeling much the same until I realized...

    I was feeling much the same until I realized yesterday that there are actually things I could make with my laboriously aquired crafting skills that sell on the TP for significantly more than their...
  16. You run this secret military force that's trying...

    You run this secret military force that's trying to stop some sort of monster invasion. Apparently this means you get an army of around 20 guys, most of which suck and need to be fired immediately, a...
  17. Yeah, "facial expressions" is another one of...

    Yeah, "facial expressions" is another one of those terms not actually mentioned anywhere in the article or interview. I don't really see how the assertion that replacing the vaguely robotic creatures...
  18. If you also read the article the actual wording...

    If you also read the article the actual wording is is that it's very difficult to portray emotions and the word convey is not used. There is a definite difference. Uncanny valley is certainly a thing...
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    Portal is a great game, but I'm surprised so many...

    Portal is a great game, but I'm surprised so many here consider it an FPS at all. Sure, it's single character and first-person perspective but so is Wizardry IV. There's a distinct lack of shooting...
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    I'm surprised at the low level of buzz La-Mulana...

    I'm surprised at the low level of buzz La-Mulana seems to be getting overall. The original was pretty damned popular given how niche it was and helped inspire a small renaissance in exploration...
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    Some other goon...

    Some other goon asked Mythic why their art was apparently all over the internet and actually got a reply:



    Their Facebook page was taken down once people started commenting on the Burton Design...
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    By multiple people, myself included. I'm not sure...

    By multiple people, myself included. I'm not sure Kickstarter have staff on weekends and if they do they're probably going to want to do their own brief investigation and give the people involved the...
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    Well, it was pretty much inevitable that someone...

    Well, it was pretty much inevitable that someone would try to use Kickstarter in a scam and here's contestant number one: Mythic: the Story of Gods and Men.

    Points of evidence (Internet...
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