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  1. There's a difference between an multiplayer open world game like Minecraft and a single player story driven game like Legend of Zelda, though. If all you want to know is what happened in a game, then watching footage from a play through could also kill your desire to buy the game. I found a leak of all the cinematics from Heart of the Swarm that succeeding in killing my interest in purchasing the game, because I don't really play multiplayer StarCraft. LPs for story driven single player games aren't too far removed from throwing a DVD rip on YouTube, IMO.
  2. Post your face!

    That is a very fine hat, you should be proud of it! I also have that hat.
  3. Meeting people from the internet is weird

    You've either completely ensured that no one will ever bother you at future industry events or it's going to back fire in a big, big way. :-P
  4. Neptune's Pride

    I'd be interested in joining as well.
  5. Road to Hell: Retribution

    Looks like somebody's been overdosing on Robert Rodriguez films.
  6. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    They posted a brief project on Friday that covered what everyone had done for the week so far. I think the plan going forward is to post similar updates on a weekly basis or so. Although honestly I don't think it should be necessary. People are too impatient.
  7. Life

    Tegan, I keep typing posts to respond to you and then deleting them because they never seem to come out the way I want. I'm just going to ramble and put this out there and hope it makes sense. I've had my own battles with depression after my youngest son was born. Being at the bottom of an emotional well is literally the worst way I can think of going through life. Every day feels like you are just drowning. You hate your situation. You hate others around you who seem to have it better. Worst of all you hate yourself. I know this isn't news to you. People say cliche things like "never give up!" and "keep fighting!" and it feels like complete bullshit. It's so hard to do when all you want is to crawl into a hole and hide. What I can promise you is that it sounds like you are taking the right steps. The struggle against depression is not some glorious crusade. You can't beat it that way. It is a slow and steady march where you put one foot in front of the other. "Today I did a little more than yesterday" is the best way to set goals. Some days even "today I didn't go backwards" is huge. The most important thing to remember is that the peace of mind you seek will always be there for you to find. It's not like there's a time limit that you hit and then it's gone for ever. Take things at your own pace and it will be there waiting for you. Vent to who ever is willing to listen in a supportive manner! Not being happy with the situations you've gone through is the correct way to feel. That proves you're aligned with reality. One day there will be a light at the end of the tunnel for you. When you get there, you come to appreciate things that so many people take for granted. Most of all, you learn which people in your life are worth making emotional investments into and which people only seek to drain your emotions. What I've realized is that the people in my life who provide me with healthy emotional support have also had rides on their own emotional roller coasters. I don't trust anyone these days who isn't carrying around some emotional baggage.
  8. Resident Evil 6: President Evil

    That kind of threat title might attract the wrong crowd.
  9. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

    That website is fantastic. As my friend said, "I feel like the 80s and GeoCities had a child."
  10. General Video Game Deals Thread

    Probably one of my favorite game soundtracks of all time. It's excellent!
  11. BioShock Infinite

    You're not doing yourself any favors with this crap. It just makes it look like you can't handle big boy discussions without carrying a grudge.
  12. Iron Brigade

    The DLC is hard as hell to solo, but it's pretty good. And most of the loot that drops in it makes getting all the achievements from the core game easy.
  13. Life

    I think most of the reasonable people felt like the decision to cancel the talk was probably the best given the short amount of time Ian had to make a decision. There is a concern that this might set a precedent that would basically require the BSides cons would cancel a talk anytime it's controversial (which so many talks are at sec cons). I think it's a reasonable concern, but some people really over reacted and seemed to make a bad situation worse. Basically they painted the BSides leadership as being pro-censorship for not coming down on Ian. Ultimately the BSides mothership just doubled down on their commitment to give the local BSides coordinators the freedom to make their own decisions on what they feel is appropriate for their venue, which I think is the right call. Just reading everything second hand, I think the talk was kind of a stretch to be relevant for a computer security con. Ideally, they should have announced the talk a lot sooner to allow time for feedback and/or prepare for backlash. But I also think that it's reasonable to ask someone to go to another track if they're not happy with a single presentation in it. Tough call to make, I'm glad I didn't have to do it.
  14. Life

    Were you actually at BSidesSF when that went down? Seems like that caused a pretty big stir on the BSides mailing list.
  15. Ouya: Ooooh Yeah!

    AirPlay was introduced in 2010 and it was really more intended for streaming movies and music to your TV than anything else. Very few games have taken advantage of it.
  16. Have you tried clearing your cache in Chrome? A few people had that issue after the last forum upgrade and clearing the cache seemed to resolve it.
  17. Gilbert leaves Double Fine, which makes me grumpy...

    I'm sure he's very happy there, but I (selfishly) would like to see him at the helm of a larger game again. I don't think he's been a lead on since Voodoo Vince, which I've always heard really good things about. I haven't had the chance to play it because I couldn't really justify going out and getting an original Xbox for it. But I think the characters he's had a hand in creating like Vince (and DeathSpank, to a degree) are the kinds of characters you'd see coming out of a place like Double Fine. Also, I guess I will always have an irrational soft spot for anyone who worked on Total Annihilation. :-)
  18. Gilbert leaves Double Fine, which makes me grumpy...

    Secretly I had been hoping things would work in the opposite direction and that he'd be able to talk Clayton into joining Double Fine. He's a talented artist. Not that Double Fine is lacking in that department, but it would have been awesome to see what Ron and Clayton could do with Double Fine's help. Still, I'm excited to see what they come up with next.
  19. Shadowrun Kickstarter

    Not sure about Shadowrun, but DFA is going to be available on iOS and Android.
  20. Secret upgrades!

    Worst software bug ever?
  21. Internet Comics

    I think it might be about you. ZING!
  22. Feminist Frequency

    I hear you, but I think she's on a slippery slope. Look at how much hyperfocus there has been the two word line "regressive crap", which basically amounts to the only time she showed any emotion at all. I'm sure she's passionate about this issue, but showing that passion is just going to fuel her detractors even more. It's a hard line to walk.
  23. Feminist Frequency

    It's been awhile since I played through Limbo, but if memory serves me correctly, you didn't learn about the girl until the end of the game. You just wake up in the woods and start walking. I don't remember any sequences presenting a girl that needed saving. I need to play through it again as well.
  24. Torment: Tides of Numenera

    You guys do make good points about the quality of the Wildman pitch vs. other Kickstarters. I've played so many Chris Taylor games that what I saw there instantly clicked and made sense to me, but going back and watching that first video again, it seems like they weren't as clear on their design goals as they could have been. They were obviously up against a wall financially as well; that didn't help the situation. Anyway, enough derailing on Wildman. I don't know that I'm going to pitch in on this Kickstarter, but I'm glad to see them get funding. I backed Wasteland on impulse, but epic-length RPGs aren't really in my wheel house. If I had to do it over again, I would have taken my Wasteland money and backed FTL or something else instead.