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  1. Designer Notes 43: Clint Hocking - Part 1

    Loved the cliffhanger to end this one, when the music cut in it gave me a good laugh
  2. Idle Thumbs 212: DMCA Dad

    1. Yes, I think I was operating in a different context than you, I was primarily thinking about the Brothers discussion, I hadn't read your posts up to that point in the thread. 2. Wasn't aiming the low frustration tolerance comment at you or anyone in particular. 3. Temporary frustration is a part of a lot of games. My thinking is that someone has video games as a hobby has by necessity bought in to the concept of occasionally being thwarted.
  3. Idle Thumbs 212: DMCA Dad

    I would think that a video game hobby would be decent therapy for someone with a low tolerance for frustration.
  4. Idle Thumbs 212: DMCA Dad

    Yeesh, how annoying can a game that's only 2 hours long be.
  5. Project Eternity, Obsidian's Isometric Fantasy RPG

    Reminded me of waking up in a mega-mortuary in Planescape: Torment
  6. Idle Thumbs 165: KeLo. Is. Here.

    Also nice to have somebody who plays games on the podcast. That's been missed.
  7. Books, books, books...

    We Learn Nothing, by Tim Kreider
  8. Idle Thumbs 94: Readers Like You

    I interpreted the montage drunkard as jumping up on stage to sarcastically applaud the people who produced the video montage.
  9. Episode 204: Gate-Crashing the Roman Empire

    I will back it as well. Listened to Jon talk about it on podcasts for 4 hours today; Indie game media blitz!
  10. Cyberpunk 2077

    Setting it in 2020 would be more amusing.
  11. Idle Thumbs 88: Lacks Restraint

    Cart-life seems like a sad, urban version of Harvest Moon.
  12. Misspent Youth

    In Dark Souls, there's a bit in the first level where you have to run across a bridge before a dragon breathes fire upon the bridge and kills everyone on it. I died on that bridge 10 times in a row... trying different timings and guzzling health items till I was out. Was never quite able to get across. It never occured to me that there was a sprint button...
  13. «Kickstarter is not a store»

    The no renderings rule will be good for the 3d printer kickstarter projects
  14. Idle Thumbs 75: Save the Razzin'

    I want day Z to have a bicycle built for two.
  15. Electric puddles -- are they really all that dangerous?

    The feet in the puddle is more similar to the boa constrictor example than to the bird example. With the bird, you have a tiny voltage difference between the point of the wire where the bird's left foot is touching, and the point in the wire where the right foot is touching. (different because the electricity is being transmitted in a sine wave, and one part of the leg is at a different point in the wave than the other) With the puddle, you have 110 volts(or 220 in some parts of the world) coming from the exposed wire and looking for ground by whatever means it can find. The puddle is basically a wire. And if your feet are wet and in the puddle, your feet are basically wires too, so electricity will travel up your leg a little ways until eventually your body's resistance stops it (This will hurt.) The difference between the two scenarios is difference (voltage difference).