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Everything posted by ewokskick

  1. I don't find it weird, but I am from Oklahoma. I have a friend who is just a bit younger than 30 who occasionally makes out with men, but definitely isn't gay and being gay is definitely a mortal sin. Edit: Also I feel internet famous since they read my email.
  2. Her Story

    I thought it was unambiguous also, but I thought it was unambiguously the other explanation than you.
  3. Her Story

    tberton, this was her response to that criticism: https://twitter.com/laura_hudson/status/621390844608688128
  4. DOTA 2

    Solo. One more tip, when picking always ask if someone is willing to solo offlane first. Edit: I used to have a friend I played with about 25% of the time, but he moved to China.
  5. DOTA 2

    I'm a support primary. In my experience, trilanes work really well even in my 2.4k pubs. They are rare but they really work. However, they only work if you do a few things. First, it needs to be a defensive tri-lane (agro tri always fails). Second, you need to rush to the lane and get an early lane ward down. Your offlane has to be someone with a really good escape spell or an un-killable tank. Fourth, you have to pull constantly and you have to ALWAYS pull through. You can win the experience battle if you do it right because no one know how to play against it. Don't play a tri-lane for kills. You play it because it can guarantee your support levels and farm and can deny the enemy team the same. If you see those things consider picking up a hero like dazzle and trilaning. Practice pull and pull through timing first. Of course, I am a 2k scrub so YMMV.
  6. Her Story

    In case you missed it, Laura Hudson wrote up a great piece about Her Story and where it succeeds and where it is pretty problematic. http://boingboing.net/2015/07/15/her-story-game.html
  7. Don't tease me. You know this is my fantasy.
  8. The Davis/Sacramento Area Friendship Conspiracy

    Thanks for enabling my laziness.
  9. DOTA 2

    Whales man, Dota is just monetizing whales.
  10. I Had a Random Thought (About Video Games)

    Shadow of the Colossus takes that approach!
  11. DOTA 2

    To be honest, I have the music muted and tend to listen to my own music while I play.
  12. The Davis/Sacramento Area Friendship Conspiracy

    I'm in Davis, no weird work schedule.
  13. Her Story

    I really liked the review. I have some minor constructive feedback if your interested. Either way, I followed you on twitter and look forward to seeing more of your writing. It's good.
  14. I Had a Random Thought (About Video Games)

    I basically can't play 3D platformers. There are a few exceptions, but overall that is a genre that feels better with 2D games.
  15. I Had a Random Thought (About Video Games)

    I don't mean to sound condescending, but are you too young to remember when most games were 2D? It just seems so foreign to me to hear someone say that they need to learn 2D games can be good when I needed to learn that 3D game could be good (and they weren't for a long time).
  16. Her Story

    Yes. All the interviews are subtitled. As far as I know you can't even turn them off.
  17. DOTA 2

    I finally got around to trying out overthrow. That game is basically HotS without the fluff. It's just all team fights and objectives. It's a lot of fun. I honestly think they just out-HotS'd HotS.
  18. Her Story

    After finishing the game (I stopped with about 90% of the videos) I have quite a few thoughts about it. I may get kind of critical, but overall the game was very unique and a lot of fun to play and puzzle my way through. Unfortunately, as others have mentioned, it falls short of being great. However, I crave new experiences in gaming and playing a good game that is unique and takes risks is worth a lot to me. I probably enjoy that more than I enjoy a "great" game that is completely safe (e.g. GTA V or Skyrim). Overall I recommend the game. Here are my thoughts: What the game does well: 1. Mechanical system - I absolutely love the search system in this game. It's very cleverly balanced. The 5 video limit seems well balanced for the 70-100 videos or so in the game. It adds a sense of satisfaction every time a search yielded a new yellow symbol indicating I found something new. I also feel like this system finally found a solution to the problem FMV games present. FMV games can't really give characters basic and believable player control over things like movement in a space. Instead, this game focuses on giving the player control over the presentation of the story. That's pretty clever and works nicely. 2. 3. Length - The folks on the podcast talk often about how nice it is when a game respects your time. I definitely feel like Her Story does. For me, I played it entirely in one sitting. I think that's probably the best way to play the game. It's a game that tells it's story and then gets out. It didn't give me a chance to get bored or overstay it's welcome. 4. Acting - Not much to say here. It was good. Her singing voice is nice. That song was weird. Criticisms: (unfortunately almost every positive of the game has an associated criticism) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Those are my thoughts. I tried to spoiler tag liberally. I really hope that this game encourages more people to consider new forms of interactive storytelling. It turns out that if you are clever enough you can even resurrect FMV games.
  19. Her Story

    9/11 was an inside job yielded no results.
  20. The Davis/Sacramento Area Friendship Conspiracy

    I've always wanted to be part of a conspiracy.
  21. Feminism

    I really hope that is true. That's such a funny/fun idea. On a creepy side note, I live in Davis too!
  22. Dota 2 Survey

  23. Feminism

    I think it also tends to reflect leadership. Usually the people presenting on games are lead designers or otherwise people in leadership roles. It shows a a lack of diversity in leadership roles and/or a lack of trust in the women in those roles to be shown publicly.
  24. Dota 2 Survey

    me too
  25. Feminism

    I agree. I think criticism is at its core optimistic. As long as someone is willing to assemble these numbers and the community is going to discuss them, then there is reason for that optimism. It's not criticism that I find tiring so much as cynicism.