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Study suggests Steam reviewers are bothered more by bad game design than bugs

A study of over 10 million Steam user reviews has found that when reviews include negative feedback, they call out poor game design more often than they complain about bugs. Which is entirely unsurprising, really: I know that infuriating design decisions tend to stick in my head far more perniciously than occasional bugs. That's not the only insight that the researchers from Queen's University in…

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I Can’t Feel My Legs

Outdoor recreation (in the form of fishing, hiking and visits to national parks) has declined by 18-25% since the 1980s, apparently. TVs and games are, predictably, being blamed. This is entirely unfair - the reason I haven't left the house in four days is because I've been waiting for couriers to turn up with some hard drives I have to review. "Between 8am and 5.30pm,"…

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