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  1. I haven't been issued my new super-powered work computer yet, so this one is going to have to hold off a couple of weeks until I return home. I'm a bit worried about the motion sickness thing, though. It really varies from game to game (I'm struggling through The Witness's narrow field of view right now) but having camera control taken away from me is a big trigger. I may just have to dose myself up with anti-nausea medication and see how I go.
  2. Does it have Steam cloud saves? I'm heading overseas next week and am considering installing it on my work laptop. I'd like to be able to continue it from home, though.
  3. I know that export of encryption tools used to be protected by the US government. Perhaps it still is - I haven't looked into it lately.
  4. Psychonauts 2

    Some disjointed thoughts, typed out for the second time because my initial post seems to have been lost into the ether: I was somewhat hesitant about the prospect of Psychonauts 2 because I assumed Erik Wolpaw couldn't be involved. And now he is. And I am excited. Is it just me or is Raz's HD face creepy as fuck? He looks like an elderly man dressed up as a little child. Lily looks wierd too, but not quite as much. Also, I find it wierd that there are a whole bunch of extras on the Fig page, with little information to explain what they're like. The one that stood out to me was the Psychonauts themed View-Master, which was described as follows: It sounds like a cute idea and the sort of thing that I'd like to have gathering dust on my memorabilia shelf. But without seeing photos and judging whether it's going to be a cool design or just a basic View-Master with a sticker applied, I'm not going to pay a not-inconsiderable sum to add it on. Tim replied to my question as follows, but I'm going to hold off for now. EDIT: How do I embed tweets on this damned site?^tfw
  5. No Man's Sky

    True. Still less energy than what's being spent hyping it, though.
  6. No Man's Sky

    This sums up the way I've been feeling about No Man's Sky:
  7. Return of the Steam Box!

    What trackball do you have? I've been looking for a wireless trackball for couch-based Adventure gaming for ages. (I'm clearly not getting into the spirit of this thread )
  8. Armikrog: Earthworm Neverhood 2?

    It hasn't been buggy for me (on Linux, Steam), but it is definitely poorly designed. Some issues are annoying but fixable, like the fact that to walk through a door you need to click right off the edge of the screen past it. And some seem to be from a bunch of artists making a game without an actual experienced game designer who knows what makes Adventure games tick: The characters barely ever talk to each other so you don't have any explanation of what's going on and why Puzzles just kinda happen with barely any brain power getting involved You pick up objects and have no idea what they are because Tommynaut doesn't describe them. You forget that you have the object because there's no inventory. Then you go up to something that you thought was scenery because Tommynaut ignores objects he can't interact with yet. Then you click on it and Tommy solves the puzzle for you by attaching the widget into the doodad. Similarly, there's a bigarse button on the wall. Nothing happens when I click the mouse on it. Characters don't explain why they're ignoring it. Then I try with the other character and it works. Or I'll do something in an entirely different room and suddenly they'll pay attention to it. All that said, it sure is pretty.
  9. Technically it would be 'Sue that massively wealthy corporation that's helping promote a charity'. I think they'd be more successful suing the charity.
  10. I saw this in the elevator at work today. I really, really hope someone asked Campo Santo's permission for this.
  11. I thought DF just licensed Residual then did some tweaks? *goes to Wikipedia to check* It says that they reached out to some of Residual's developers. I'm gonna work on the assumption that means they took the bulk of Residual's codebase and made their own tweaks. Was there any resolution on releasing the soundtrack?
  12. The Last Guardian

    Be careful. Stewart Gilray has a habit of talking out of his arse off the cuff and then posting retractions.
  13. E3 2015

    That was announced late on March 31st and I was genuinely convinced it was an April Fool's gag. And I work for Amazon!
  14. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    No, sadly. The host has disappeared into the great black hole of the internet. That said, I'm guessing the 'Beta' only gives it out a day in advance. Steam should just update with Part 2 tomorrow, right? I'll just have to find some other way of entertaining myself tonight.
  15. Broken Age - Double Fine Adventure!

    I didn't get that email. Maybe they're still working off their old email lists from the Kickstarter and not based on Humble Bundle accounts? I've changed my email address since the Kickstarter happened.