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  1. The Xbox 360 had 512mb unified ram. While it and...

    The Xbox 360 had 512mb unified ram. While it and its competitors were the main target for development, developers worked within those memory constraints.

    The Xbox One has 8gb of ram. Developers...
  2. Thread: Civ: Beyond Earth

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    I don't put much weight in Ars Technica reviews,...

    I don't put much weight in Ars Technica reviews, but they panned it-- I think a fair paraphrase would be that Mr. Strom believed it a bland reskin of Civ V.

    Which is sort of what I was afraid of.
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    I've been watching American Horror Story, and I'm...

    I've been watching American Horror Story, and I'm pretty amazed at how good it is.

    Not the first season. The first season was not good. There was no cohesion, and the leads were boring. The...
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    Oh, I know! Card Hunter...

    Oh, I know! Card Hunter is the most interesting tactical fantasy combat game I'm familiar with.

    Character development is about building a deck; cards are drawn from the deck that give you options...
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    The problem with that is that you end up with...

    The problem with that is that you end up with perverse incentives-- players are encouraged, in safe situations, to sit there tanking as much damage as they can.

    Not that I'm a fan of...
  6. Thread: Puffery in EAland

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    If it makes you feel any better, the aggrieved...

    If it makes you feel any better, the aggrieved stockholders were allowed to sue, were allowed to lose, and are now allowed to pay their lawyers.

    I wouldn't be really surprised to find that many of...
  7. Thread: Puffery in EAland

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    In your hypothetical, Baines, the court would...

    In your hypothetical, Baines, the court would likely, again, decide against the plaintiffs, because statements like, "48fps is the future of film," "48fps is so much better," "Audiences will deal...
  8. Thread: Price of PC Games

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    I did not sleep through that; that was precisely...

    I did not sleep through that; that was precisely what I was talking about. Console developers do want to tie game ownership to accounts. Resistance from the market has thus far prevented it-- it...
  9. Thread: Price of PC Games

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    When console game developers find it practical to...

    When console game developers find it practical to tie the game to an account, they will. And when they do, they will not reduce prices as compensation for lost used game sales.
  10. Thread: Puffery in EAland

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    This isn't the first time, nor will it be the...

    This isn't the first time, nor will it be the last. I invested a few dollars in Dick's Chicago's Greatest Hot Dogs. While okay, they were not Chicago's greatest. Boy was I angry when I found out. ...
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    The Houses October Built is a mediocre found...

    The Houses October Built is a mediocre found footage horror flick. Its premise-- visits to the US's most frightening "haunted house" attractions-- could be promising, but Houses is singularly...
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    Sticky: My problem is that it just feels so gamey. It's...

    My problem is that it just feels so gamey. It's like CA can't decide if they want to make a fun casual game or a war sim. Realm divide is a cheap shortcut to the kind of diplomatic game that CKII...
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    I hope you don't mind if I continue this, more as...

    I hope you don't mind if I continue this, more as a conversation than anything else. I find your insights interesting. Hope that's not faint praise :)

    I think that when health policy people say...
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    Thank you for taking so much time, and crafting...

    Thank you for taking so much time, and crafting such a detailed response-- I do appreciate it. I was looking at the summary, which is surely a sin, but we can't read everything. I have since read...
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    Yeah, just sit back and focus on the paperwork. ...

    Yeah, just sit back and focus on the paperwork.

    Until you're edging close to retirement, and the PC police captain takes you into his office and needs your badge and gun. He says you're...
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    Right, but, again, the point is that general...

    Right, but, again, the point is that general health checks, which are the only opportunity for doctors (rather than public health organizations) to provide preventative health information, did not...
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    Space underwear, but tank tops are a-ok. Totally...

    Space underwear, but tank tops are a-ok. Totally different thing than bras.
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    Woman = life sciences, man = physics maybe...

    Woman = life sciences, man = physics maybe contributes, but more along the lines of woman is panicky and helpless and needs a calm strong man to save her. What is ostensibly a transformation in...
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    LOL! After reading your original comment, I did...

    LOL! After reading your original comment, I did a quick search (because I had believed the main debris cascade credible, even if some of Gravity's other details were a little off), and found a...
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    Any you can think of that are any good? ...

    Any you can think of that are any good? Hopefully subtitled? Always looking for something to give me my Lone Wolf + Cub fix.

    Watched Bad Grandpa. There is probably a large group of people who...
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    Except, it's the only way a healthy young adult...

    Except, it's the only way a healthy young adult without known risk factors would ever access a doctor. So they'd seem pretty important to doctor-mediated primary prevention. (I've always found the...
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    Sticky: Playing Legend of Grimrock. Almost entirely...

    Playing Legend of Grimrock. Almost entirely pleased so far. I expected old-school angle-locked gameplay to mean old-school graphics, but the art is incredible. Secrets and hack-and-slash are...
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    Oh, I didn't even know Natural Born Killers was...

    Oh, I didn't even know Natural Born Killers was written by him.

    I've always considered True Romance part of his oeuvre, and really, the best of his early stuff; I think Tony Scott reigned him in...
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    I guess I agree with you, Rig. VR isn't...

    I guess I agree with you, Rig.

    VR isn't actually new. In fields where it's actually beneficial, it's already in use. There may be a few more fields where it'll eventually find use, but it's had...
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    Veronica Mars seems like it might be a good movie...

    Veronica Mars seems like it might be a good movie if I cared as much about the characters as I eventually did during the television series-- but it has been a long time, and the movie doesn't do...
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