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    Playing Games is Hard

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    Orange County, California
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    video games, business, football
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    macro-oriented builders
  1. The closest analogue I can think of is Game Dev Tycoon. I found myself greenlighting game after game of franchises with no real difference except better technology (graphics?). so pretty much http://www.idleballad.com/
  2. I found Cara's voice to be grating and harsh on my ears, compared to the dulcet tones of the normal cast. Not sure why--I have no problem listening to many other British people speak (e.g. The Guardian's podcasts). Maybe it is just me.
  3. I have some $20 coupons that expire soon. PM me if interested.
  4. Space Engineers

    Did anyone here play this? A sandbox builder in space. Maybe there will even be a moon for Chris??
  5. Anyone Remember?

    ^^^ edit: totally beaten, and by someone who is actually up to date on podcast listening. Dang! I'm still a few months behind on 'casts, but I really enjoyed #146 because of this. Chris was gone, and Danielle came in to talk about a lot of video games. There were less rehashes of old jokes and more discussion of actual video games, which was what I remember How Things Used To Be . I feel the discussion is always going to be different if you spend your whole day writing about/playing games, or if you spend your whole day developing one game (or to quote Sean, "product").
  6. Three Wonders of Age

    I think you meant to say that you're playing AoW like you play Civ, but with a side of character makeup studio on the side.
  7. Anyone Remember?

    Anyone remember what the origin of Happy Dishonored ______ is? I must have zoned out during that group of casts.
  8. Three Wonders of Age

    Wouldn't the title of this thread more accurately be Three Ages of Wonder?
  9. Three Wonders of Age

    I'm still trying to figure out whether my city improvements mean anything at all. For a game that RPS claims is At its core, the game is still about building settlements, expanding them and creating armies, I don't really feel like I'm getting much out of growing my cities to be metropolises and then spitting out dudes. To me, it feels like this is a tactical game of moving electronic versions of little Descent (the boardgame)-style figurines across a Rune Wars-esque map. That's a fine game that many people enjoy, but I feel like RPS is off the mark with that quote. Caveat: I have never played any Age of Wonders or Heroes of Might and Magic games, and did not enjoy X: Total War where X = {Rome, Napoleon, Empire, ..}
  10. Banished - The Indie City Simulator

    I'm convinced that disasters are to city building games like shooting is to Bioshock Infinite. Gotta get it in there for (perceived?) mass appeal.
  11. Whatever. Sounds like a good story. Not quite a grenade rolling down a hill but you get the idea. Is this the same game where you had unlimited cash?
  12. Games with interesting economic systems

    Have you considered Victoria 2? While industrializing, you get to deal with the rise of socialist ideologies. Your social policies have a major effect on your country's happiness, and it's satisfying to see that literacy number creep up.
  13. Goodness this title is misleading.
  14. Can't remove from Empire if it is not a cored province, unfortunately. HRE is kind of a pain in the ass if you are a spectator. Did you take religious ideas? Clearly you needed a bigger army
  15. Banished - The Indie City Simulator

    The Simcity where young people go to retire.