Craymen Edge

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  • Birthday 08/07/1976

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  1. With that one in particular, there's no reason for you to know what the blue diamond is at that moment in the game, which makes it much harder to interpret. I didn't grasp it until I found and interacted with a blue tile on the ground, which then lit up one triangle segment in the shape in the centre of town.
  2. I saw that and thought the same thing at first, but I now I feel it was just trying to tell me what I needed to do. It's certainly a good example of how difficult it can be trying to communicate something to people without using any language. I didn't really understand it until I found one of those blue diamond shaped tiles out in the wild. Once I got outside and found that shape in the middle of town, I ended up going East instead, because I was following a dog to see where he was going and suddenly found myself outside the town.
  3. Discworld

    I'm so saddened by this. I've been a fan and reading Pratchett since the late 80s, his work has been a fixture of over 2 decades of my life. I wasted so much time during my university career on I started re-reading the Discworld novels in order this year. I was expecting to finish Interesting Times on the train home this evening, but couldn't face it after the news. Thank you Terry.
  4. Soren Johnson was talking about the game on last week's Gamers With Jobs podcast, what I've heard about it so far sounds great. I added it to my Steam wishlist & followed straight after listening, with the intention to pick up when it's out of Early Access.
  5. Getting the flippant remark out of the way: Game devs don't like game devs being asked hard questions. Or that's how it's felt around the internet this week. I felt you did a pretty poor job summarising the Molyneux situation, getting attribution wrong and missing out little bits of the story, etc. You're not in the video games news business, so there's no expectation for you all to be highly informed about it all. But, setting up a rather vague definitely of events and getting grumpy about that version didn't sound great. I read the Eurogamer interview, and it sounds like 22 Cans have treated the Curiosity winner poorly from the beginning, and if it hadn't been for they story they would still be ignoring him. That story doesn't really have much to do with the RPS interview other than the aforementioned fact they were ignoring him until found out. The interview was more about the reports that Molyneux had quietly washed his hands of Godus, and moved onto another project taking most of the studio's resources with, leaving the prospect of it being completed (or delivering any of the other backer rewards) looking very unlikely. I found the interview very uncomfortable reading, but also gripping and in a way, necessary.
  6. Savant Ascent

    I bought this on Monday, I think it's excellent. I could just imagine this being tucked away in a 90's arcade, it has that look and feel down perfectly. You use the mouse to aim and shoot, and the arrows or WASD to dogde or jump, and basically must destroy or avoid enemies all round the screen while collecting pieces of CDs. Collecting CD pieces goes toward completing a disc, which gives you a new song for the in game soundtrack and a new (permanent) special power. I'm currently not doing brilliantly, as I'm too focused on my reticule that I keep missing the indicators of what direction enemies/projectiles are coming from. The game has also introduced me to the music of Aleksander Vinter(aka Savant), and I'm enjoying the discography on his website a lot.
  7. Books, books, books...

    I finished Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel today. I'm a fan of historical fiction, the recreation of Tudor England and the politics is really interesting. It's good, with reservations. I'm doing some reading up about it now, and I'm glad to see I'm not the only person to have problems with Mantel's style and use of pronouns. It's written in third person present tense but she generally refers to Cromwell as 'he' often without distinguishing between him and other men in the book - also referred to as 'he' - making it difficult sometimes to tell who's saying what. Combined with all the politics, it makes the book hard going at times. Ultimately I enjoyed it, so I'm glad I persevered.
  8. eReaders - What is everyone's thoughts?

    I do like physical books for the feel, for the way they look on my shelves, for the feel of the paper, the covers etc. but I'm reading more and more ebooks these days for purely practical reasons. It's easier to carry a an eReader around with me all the time, and storing or getting rid of books responsibly (whether by selling, giving away, recycling) is getting to be a pain.
  9. Books, books, books...

    I just finished, and really liked The Vanishing Act by Mette Jakobsen. It's an enigmatic, dream-like story of a girl, Minou, living on a tiny island with her father and 2 other eccentric neighbours, and of her mother, who walked out of the door a year ago and vanished. It's quirky and sad and beautiful, with a great sense of the loneliness and isolation of this island.
  10. Books, books, books...

    Certainly. It might help to know a little about the Middle Ages, the Black Death, and geography of the North of England; but I wouldn't say there's any absolute pre-requisite knowledge.
  11. Books, books, books...

    I've just started reading The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson, and so far it's a fantastic read. I've since heard it's been successful in the rest of Europe, but I just picked it up because the blurb on the back sounded interesting. I haven't gone through the entire thread so forgive me if I'm mentioning titles already talked about, but I thought I'd share a couple of favourites/recommendations. I think fans of Terry Pratchett and Douglas Adams might enjoy the Thursday Next/Bookworld series of novels by Jasper Fford. They're just delightfully daft and full of originality. Company of Liars and The Owl Killers by Karen Maitland are a couple of excellent historical thrillers, set in the 14th century, and they do a great job of creating a dark, difficult world full of fear, and faith vs. superstition. Carter Beats the Devil by Glen David Gold is a mystery/thriller set in 1920s California, which I really love for the backdrop of theatrical stage magic.
  12. I don't even think it's that. There seems to be a peculiar breed of internet commenter that is unable to distinguish between a a review and well, just about anything else; be it previews, news posts, opinion/blog pieces and now a guy talking on a podcast, they all get called reviews. It must be a weird existence where everything you see or hear is a review for something.
  13. That's the first thing I thought of too when I read the word 'Donk'. Well that, and the site where you can ruin all your favourite songs by putting a donk on it:
  14. Red Faction: Guerilla

    I'm really enjoying this on the 360, but I'm so easily distracted by blowing up random EDF buildings that I've taken an absolute age to progress in the story. I recently found a surprisingly atmospheric little touch that took my by surprise. I found myself in the badlands, driving through a pass between some cliffs and just happened to look up and see a bunch of scrap metal statues of the Star Wars type sand people of the game on both sides of the cliff. I got out of the car and went up to examine them, they were like twice the height of a man, and in threatening poses with arms and weapons raised. Combined with the desolate and deserted nature of this section of the environment, and the background music, this was a really atmospheric moment. I just stopped and looked around taking it all in, then went back to the car and got attacked by said Sand-People.
  15. Brütal Legend overload...!

    That really is a horrible quote isn't it? I have a hard time these days believing that IGN aren't doing it on purpose. Apropos of nothing, I like it when people try to pronounce internet acronyms. To me, ROFL sounds like that noise you make when you try to stifle a laugh, and snot comes out out your nose.