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  1. Pretty much and all our children are going to die...

    Pretty much and all our children are going to die in some horrific war, which will be a relief for them as at least in the UK we'll have totally fucked up the NHS and not built any houses for them by...
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    Not many games had 3D models before/around Doom...

    Not many games had 3D models before/around Doom so it's a bit disingenuous to call it up on using Sprites. I mean there were things like Formula One Grand Prix, but they didn't look anywhere near as...
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    Yeah I'd trust Mobygames and Wikipedia over a...

    Yeah I'd trust Mobygames and Wikipedia over a random steam forum post. My recollection of all the print media at the time was that Call To Power had none of the Microprose staff basically, especially...
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    So my initial thoughts after 2 evenings playing...

    So my initial thoughts after 2 evenings playing (Friday and yesterday), is that it's really really good. The mission timers are making everything nailbitingly tense and I've ended up having one...
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    I didn't notice that many issues. I've got a GTX...

    I didn't notice that many issues. I've got a GTX 670, 8GB DDR3, some i7 quad core from years ago. I think I'm getting a solid-ish 30fps most the time, with it at 1080p and most stuff turned up high...
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    Weirdly I think a game it owes a lot to...

    Weirdly I think a game it owes a lot to (ironically for Firaxis) is Alpha Centauri. Alpha Centauri was mechanically quite similar to Civ 2, e.g. I could play it without thinking too hard due to the...
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    Well if you tried capturing video then...

    Well if you tried capturing video then transcoding it with a filter to make it black and white I'd imagine that is quite tricky. Though if there is an exposed way (I've not looked at the tools yet)...
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    Yeah it took about 20 minutes ish to decrypt on...

    Yeah it took about 20 minutes ish to decrypt on my SSD (around 35-40MBps) the download did take a bit longer, around 40 minutes as it was downloading at 16MBps. I think the decrypt varied a bit more...
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    Yes! I get to play it before going away for the...

    Yes! I get to play it before going away for the weekend! Success. Though I'm not taking a day off work to play it obsessively this time, that's less of a social faux pas when working at a game's...
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    Are the other 3 scripts that seemingly got thrown...

    Are the other 3 scripts that seemingly got thrown together in a particle collider around as well?

    That is the main problem with that film, the plot kept pulling in totally different directions or...
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    Sticky: You underestimate quite how anti social I am. How...

    You underestimate quite how anti social I am. How come it doesn't have a play by email or something similar mode? Playing a few turns would be way easier.
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    Oh yeah that seems silly. The reviews don't make...

    Oh yeah that seems silly. The reviews don't make it sound that way, though people have their weird little totems I guess.

    Sounds like just adding some urgency and narrative feel. E.g. you're a...
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    Seems like a perfectly reasonable description of...

    Seems like a perfectly reasonable description of casual gamer to me. I've got plenty of friends who just play some genre or specific game (often Fifa or Gran Turismo/Forza). They don't play often,...
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    Sticky: I've been playing Blood Bowl 2, which looks great...

    I've been playing Blood Bowl 2, which looks great and the interface is much improved. However the AI is still fucking abysmal that it's pretty easy to pick it a part. All it ever does is form a...
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    It was bound twice. 1,2,3,4 etc. matched the...

    It was bound twice. 1,2,3,4 etc. matched the buttons that were on screen like abilities so overwatch would move between numbers. Y was always overwatch for every class though.
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    Yeah that's still not an objective fact. ...

    Yeah that's still not an objective fact.

    Anyway I played XCOM through with a 360 pad, Steam controller and mouse. I think I mildly prefer the mouse controls but they were all fine, the Steam...
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    How can a personal preference for a controller...

    How can a personal preference for a controller system be objectively anything?
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    I am mostly cursing the fact I'll be at an...

    I am mostly cursing the fact I'll be at an international rugby game. Fucking too many good things in the same week! The reviews do make it sound promising though.
  19. The median salary is around 21,000 and the...

    The median salary is around 21,000 and the median household income is 23,000. Median is the preferred average for doing incomes as the mean doesn't make it match a normal distribution at all (e.g....
  20. Thread: Coding Blues

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    I totally endorse TDD and it's definitely the...

    I totally endorse TDD and it's definitely the best practice way to go about stuff. But the idea that start ups work that way did make me laugh, they've got some hilarious bad practice in those places...
  21. Thread: Coding Blues

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    Eh the thread is called Coding Blues... other...

    Eh the thread is called Coding Blues... other people can have coding blues. Generalised coding moaning thread.



    Ruby is quite nice, though I'm not sure I quite like gems as dependency...
  22. Thread: Coding Blues

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    Pretty much. I mean it's not bad at what it was...

    Pretty much. I mean it's not bad at what it was originally intended for, adding some simple loops to populate a table in a webpage or what not. E.g. simple scripts in a page. But the way people use...
  23. Thread: Coding Blues

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    Well OO in general is fine, using it in stupid...

    Well OO in general is fine, using it in stupid ways is obviously stupid but Java doesn't force you to make everything an object. There's balances to be struck between re-usability/readability and...
  24. It should be noted that I did say that my...

    It should be noted that I did say that my preferred system is proportional with some retained locality. I was just illustrating that you can make quite cogent arguments for FPTP and it's not obvious...
  25. Do you mean greater London specifically as outer...

    Do you mean greater London specifically as outer London or all of London? The system does tend to weight votes oddly, with inner city areas (Manchester, London, Sheffield, etc.) always voting Labour...
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