Oct 28 2019

Here’s a simple way it can cause harm: Getting hype too high. A lot of features get tested that might not make it into the final product. If a tester leaks that the game is going to have awesome features “X, Y, Z, and Q” in it and it’s later revealed to only have X and Z (since Y was found to be unfun in practice even Read more

Oct 8 2019

> Your interpretation is almost certainly right, however, it’s good business practice to protect....well, your business.

And it’s good human practice to protect democracy. I’d put that far above a business protecting itself. If the two are in conflict, then rather than shrugging your shoulders and saying “Well, that’s Read more

Jul 14 2019

Though oddly, people do say “blonde-haired,” “redheaded,” etc. Don’t ask me why hair is an exception here.

Jun 30 2019

She might not be my top pick for President (I’m pro-Warren; we need her policy wonkness now more than ever), but damn would I love to see Harris tear down Trump like this in the debates.

Jun 23 2019

I have to say, I’m sad to see you go. But more than that, I’m happy to have had your writing here in the first place. I hope you’ll find the best in your next job!

May 21 2019

There was even one quest whose description was basically (paraphrased, but not much): “Find someone who knows about this. It’s a big world. Good luck!” And of course, that person was in a place where you weren’t likely to wander by and see the ? signalling they were there. You had to fight your way into a cave Read more

Apr 19 2019

The Switch version should be safe. That’s required to go through Nintendo’s certification process, which checks for malware/viruses/etc. among other things, and unlike the PC version, it doesn’t require you to override security settings or anything to install it.

For the PC version, there haven’t been any reports about Read more

Apr 6 2019

I particularly enjoyed his April 1 video where he recreated Super Mario Maker features within Super Mario Maker. And no, he didn’t just reuse those same features, he went all out to find workarounds duplicate them using other features. His Bowser recreation in particular is a sight to behold.

Apr 5 2019

Nope. This was fought in the courts a few decades ago, amid a sea of Street Fighter and Tetris clones, and the clones won the court battles. A game that’s absolutely identical mechanically might end up in hot water, but individual mechanics certainly aren’t copyrightable.

Apr 4 2019

It’s all about figuring out what each individual is comfortable with. For instance, I’m on the autistic spectrum, and part of that is that I find almost any unexpected touch unpleasant and uncomfortable. But I’m fine if it’s expected, which means that I had no problems hugging one of my coworkers who’s a very tactile Read more

Apr 4 2019

Since it’s highly unlikely Biden will be reading this comment, I’ll post some advice for anyone else that wants a takeaway from this: If you consider yourself an affectionate person, particularly with strangers, take a moment to ask yourself: Is it possible that you’ve made people uncomfortable, but they’ve been too Read more

Apr 4 2019

If it has a lower resolution, that can be the case, but often resolution isn’t tied to physical size.

Mar 30 2019

“My first reaction in reading it is he probably is telling the truth,” she said. “He probably doesn’t remember the interaction. I would argue that he is so used to behaving in that way that it is no big deal.” Read more

Mar 25 2019

There’s a big difference between someone of sound mind deciding to kill themselves and someone of unsound mind doing so (I’d argue we should even have a different word for the two). Yes, some people of sound mind will choose to do it in a symbolic location or in a particularly dramatic way. Read more

Mar 25 2019

The big problem is that it treats suicide as something controllable, which it really isn’t. It’s more a case of a mental illness (which might be externally-caused) overtaking a person. Saying that someone who committed suicide should have done it in a more politically-convenient spot is like telling someone who bled Read more

Mar 24 2019

Someone fill me in but why would you subscribe to just Crunchyroll when you can subscribe to and get Crunchyroll plus a bunch of other content? Read more

Mar 13 2019

Maybe there’s a middle ground between wiping them from the history books and glorifying them?

Mar 9 2019

Exactly. It’s just like Cannibal Witch said: Say whatever you will about her eating children, but you have to at least agree that it’s a feminist victory that it’s a *woman* eating children now.