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  1. Yeah, I checked it out a couple of years ago when it was free and it was a pretty odd experience. Since most of the people playing it had already beaten everything in the game a long time ago, it is now basically a chatroom for the Myst community and there were a surprisingly high amount of people playing what was a MMO that didn't have any new content made for it a few years. The engine for Uru was eventually used by Cyan to make a game for the chain of hotels Great Wolf Lodge called MagiQuest Online. I guess it's the video game version of some playground thing they have at the hotels? This was the only game footage I could find Cyan has had a really weird history.
  2. The Next President

    Ughhhhhh, this is depressing. At least Hillary is polling better than him in almost all polls. Not that she's amazing but I would easily vote for her over Trump any day.
  3. Relaxing games recommendations

    PinballFX is oddly relaxing for me. I guess because the stakes are so low and if I'm not doing well on a table, I can just switch to a different one and have fun with that instead. Real pinball is the exact opposite though, as much as I love it. That sounds way better than what I remember the majority of Trackmania custom tracks being, where you had to have a perfect run through a level or else you miss a ramp in a 8 minute long track and have to start everything over.
  4. Books, books, books...

    Just finished The Devil in the White City and......eh It really felt like it should have been split into two books to me because the stuff about the world's fair barely felt related to the serial killer stuff. Currently trying to finish The Innovators before the next Idle Book Club selection since I loved the Steve Job biography by the same author. It's not bad so far but I found the Steve Jobs book more captivating, maybe because it's more focused?
  5. I think that's partially why I liked this book and others by him so much. I really want to learn more about this world, and it looks like he considered writing a sequel to this, but I don't think that having the details filled in ever lives up to the mystery. Also it sounds like if I really loved the more surreal elements of the book, don't bother with the show?
  6. I enjoyed the book too. I can't really disagree with the complaints but I still felt like the writing overall was good enough to make up for that. I'm also just really happy that the Idle Book Club is back. All of the books covered so far have been ones I probably wouldn't have read if it weren't for this podcast.
  7. I had assumed that Sean was just incredibly busy handling the business side of Campo Santo and Firewatch during the launch week.
  8. I guess I thought the book was still ok despite that. I'll probably need some time to let the book sink in. Maybe the podcast will change my mind.
  9. Quantum Break coming to PC

    Looks like it's going to be exclusive to the Windows Store though, ugh. http://www.pcgamer.com/quantum-break-wont-be-available-on-steam/ Or at least at first, who knows if they'll change their mind.
  10. Same, and I appreciate that the lengths of the books chosen so far have been pretty manageable so I can get through this and a couple of other books each month.
  11. Just finished it. Loved it. It made me really want to go camping, which I haven't done in years. I'll probably play the game in another month or two to just hike around and look at stuff. I get the feeling I missed a lot of hidden stuff but I didn't want to look in this thread until I finished the game.
  12. I finished it a couple of days ago and really enjoyed it. I guess I agree with a lot of people here that enjoyed the first half more and wanted more of that, but I think that being aware of the tonal shift made it easier for me to adjust to the change and it ended up being a less drastic change than what I had expected.
  13. I'm still hoping that Wolf Hall will be discussed in May as originally promised. But seriously, maybe Bringing Up Bodies in a future episode? I loved Wolf Hall and the sequel has been sitting in my backlog for too long.
  14. Cities: Skylines

    Is the sale done? I see that it's on GMG for $30. I'll probably still buy it after how much the podcast seemed to love it.
  15. Hotline Miami

    Now that I finished it I was wondering if anyone else felt underwhelmed by the game. I don't think it's bad but the story stuff isn't as interesting as I thought it would be, considering I found the very few scraps of story interesting in the first game, and I found a few of the levels a lot more frustrating that anything in the first game. It also felt a lot slower paced in the outdoor levels. Oh well, I'll still probably try to unlock a few of the achievements as an excuse to go back to some of the levels and at least the soundtrack is still amazing.
  16. Feminism

    This seems like something that has happened before and unfortunately becomes necessary after a group gets shit on for its ideas even if plenty of people agree with them. It seems like the same thing has happened in America with more liberal people calling themselves progressive instead of liberal since that seems to have a negative connotation to a lot of people for no particular reason other than efficient messaging by conservative groups I guess? For whatever reason so many people associate feminism with non-sense like man hating and I don't think it's possible to reverse that mindset at this point without just calling it something else.
  17. I think I would actually prefer a theme. It might actually make it a lot easier for me to come up with something other than the stuff I'm working on now. And yeah, I would like to participate too!
  18. Hotline Miami

    Got my vinyl set today. I only listened to the first LP but I'm loving the soundtrack so far. It's pretty much what you would expect from a Hotline Miami soundtrack. Can't wait to hear the rest in the game tomorrow!
  19. Amateur Game Making Night

    Does anyone know of any good tools or guides for doing pixel art? I know it's over used in games but it's probably the only way I'll be able to do art for my game
  20. Gone Home from The Fullbright Company

    That wasn't a COOL thing for Majesco to do (I'm so sorry for that) I hope the Sony thing works out. More money for Fullbright would be nice.
  21. What's a good space 4X game?

    Has anyone played Galactic Civilizations 3 yet? How is that?
  22. Amateur Game Making Night

    Awesome, I'm also trying to not die from boredom from the iOS game menus and UI I'm designing. Menus are the best worst! I mostly hate them because at least I have a better idea of what feels right during the gameplay. With the UI and menus I'm not as sure and I don't think I'll really know until I start making friends test it out.
  23. Nonviolent and Alternative mechanics

    I would say that a great amount of interactive fiction is about solving problems through non-violent ways. Try checking out a game like Lost Pig that's good for IF beginners or the hundreds of games made using Twine. There's also a lot of games that are primarily based around walking and experiencing the environment like Proteus and Dear Esther. There's also the Myst series.
  24. For the longest time everyone had thought that ID Software had given Wisdom Tree the Wolf3D source code as revenge for Nintendo make ID censor Wolf3D on the SNES, the book Masters of Doom even says it, but apparently Wisdom Tree licensed the engine like any other developer would. Oh well. Apparently it's also been rereleased so you can still buy the game! http://pikointeractive.com/store.html#!/~/product/category=9430344&id=30897400 And Joe Biden was mentioned in this podcast, which is enough of a reason for me to post this, which I had just found in an article on PC Gamer