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    It comes down to platform economics. Closed...

    It comes down to platform economics.

    Closed platforms are always expensive. You are paying for the platform owner to develop and maintain the system and curate, test, and approve every release. ...
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    Sticky: AFAIK, the repeats are 100% optional. Just keep...

    AFAIK, the repeats are 100% optional. Just keep playing other missions or side ops and the endgame stuff will turn up.

    Mission 43 is unforgettable, and you're almost there. Mission 46 is the one...
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    Have you read Blindsight, by Peter Watts? It's...

    Have you read Blindsight, by Peter Watts? It's the best SF book ever, also free on his website in multiple formats, and a decent System Shock analog.

    Other fun authors: Neal Asher (Polity series...
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    @Goateh: No, opening the credit sequence portal...

    @Goateh: No, opening the credit sequence portal seems to be final. For reference the highest known score is 523 + 135 + 6, and I have the 523 without finding a puzzle in the credit area. Those 4...
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    @Goateh: 1) you are wrong about the number of...

    @Goateh: 1) you are wrong about the number of colors, 2) there are only two.
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    Eh, Cargo Commander is a roguelikelike...

    Eh, Cargo Commander is a roguelikelike platformer, pure risk and resource management. The thing it does with persistent RNG levels you can pick from is interesting, but there's no aspect of planning...
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    A short gamedev story that might be about...

    A short gamedev story that might be about Ubisoft: Fixing AI When It Isn't AI


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GtOp_iN8mg
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    That area was the worst thing in the game, so...

    That area was the worst thing in the game, so far. It's very obnoxious, but thankfully short.
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    I got past my roadblock last night. Wow. Things...

    I got past my roadblock last night. Wow. Things just got interesting.
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    I have 11 lasers, but now I'm really stuck.

    I have 11 lasers, but now I'm really stuck.
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    Three days in a row now I've woken up with an...

    Three days in a row now I've woken up with an idea the solves the puzzle that I was stuck on the previous night.

    @Sabrage: if you mean the bamboo area, that's been reported as optional, same with...
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    There are definitely some valid solutions which...

    There are definitely some valid solutions which the game won't accept.

    Edit: I was mistaken. There are symbol rules that interact in non-obvious ways when combined. When what you think is a...
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    For the record, this notion was not accurate. ...

    For the record, this notion was not accurate. The Witness has maze puzzles in spades. They're not just mazes though, as you have to learn a growing symbol grammar and apply logic and environmental...
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    Sticky: This is right on the money. I will buy it if...

    This is right on the money. I will buy it if they add a Defender mode.
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    Time to warm up my broken record: these days I...

    Time to warm up my broken record: these days I feel like every open world action game should take a page from Pirates! with its player-driven world dynamics. It's such a small step past pure...
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    This forum is not an appropriate place to solicit feedback on your game ideas.
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    Sticky: A recommendation I have seen elsewhere for...

    A recommendation I have seen elsewhere for frustrated Space Hulk fans is Templar Battleforce.
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    3 theories seem to be popular: 1) it's "fan...

    3 theories seem to be popular: 1) it's "fan service", 2) it illustrates the mindset of the characters (notably that he's despondent but does stop when she says stop - just before she assaults him,...
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    I'm looking forward to it too, fingers crossed. ...

    I'm looking forward to it too, fingers crossed. I enjoyed Braid, and had previously crossed paths with Blow on the gdalgorithms mailing list waaaaay back (around 2002 I think), when he was a...
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    I have much the same problem with these shows and...

    I have much the same problem with these shows and others (I dropped Psycho Pass after 3 episodes and wish I'd quit Gurren Lagann early). As an adult I'm not endeared by content about/for children...
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    Every LCD uses overdrive to achieve fast response...

    Every LCD uses overdrive to achieve fast response times now, but it should never cause side effects. Don't buy any display with PWM. For 144hz 1440p & Freesync I know of these options: Asus MG279Q...
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    That was going to be my first question: how old...

    That was going to be my first question: how old is the router? They can eventually wear out from heat, dust, dirty power, failing components, etc.
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    Guilty Gear Xrd, SMITE ultimate gods pack, Super Time Force Ultra, Dyad, and Rollers of the Realm.
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    It comes down to manufacturing yields. Those...

    It comes down to manufacturing yields. Those Radeons were 2 months apart. The GTX 900s were separated 6+ months, 5.2 vs 8 billion transistors, and are second generation Maxwell chips, not a brand...
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    GPUs launch with the fastest card that can be...

    GPUs launch with the fastest card that can be made at the time in order to take the top performance crown. Usually mid-range comes next, then budget, and top-end revisions later in the life-cycle.
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