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liesnstatistics
Sep 1
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I’m a middle-aged ‘gamer’ now too (although I indulge seldom enough these days given my sons’ monopolization of the various systems that gatekeepers might contest the title). I grew up playing games like Wizard’s Crown, Roadwar 2000, and yes, Wasteland. I even corresponded with Ken St. Andre as he was developing Read more

Aug 28
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I remember this being completely forgettable even at the time, and for a preteen who loved D&D back then, that was really saying something. It was no Dragonlance, that’s for sure, although I doubt that would hold up now either. Read more

Aug 24
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Is Joel Kinnaman lining up to be the next Sean Bean in terms of getting killed off or otherwise not making it into season 2s?

Aug 18
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If only Will Smith hadn’t passed on the role. By doing so, he immediately made the entire film racist. Ah well.

Aug 14
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All of these replies castigating Epic for an overly dramatic comparison of Apple’s monopoly to an Orwellian Big Brother seem to catastrophically miss the point- If there’s anyone that criticism should be leveled at, it’s Apple, for making that comparison in the first place with their iconic sledgehammer ad. They Read more

Aug 13
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Which is how one gets the standing to contest these kinds of things. I guess the same logic makes Rosa Parks the ‘antagonist’ in the NAACP’s Montgomery bus boycott. 

Aug 3
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That still gives Chris far too much credit. He isn’t really a coder at all any more, and wasn’t really even the primary programmer for Wing Commander. He’s much more Bunky Bartlett than Notch. He could code games back in the 80s, but he was primarily a designer and director even then, and he certainly fancies himself Read more

Aug 3
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BDSGE, Star Citizen ARG, selling JPGs, space serfs... If I didn’t know better, I might think you were a goon or filthy refundian. I’m going to have to carefully watch you for any mention of turning a blue pixel green, the stimpire, or citizens’ obsession with the natural consequences of losing.

Jul 16
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I loved this write-up. It reminded me of the GI Joe After Action reports that inspired me to register for a SomethingAwful account too long ago to contemplate while still sober. I want to read more 80s cartoon analysis. Perhaps MASK or Silverhawks next.

Jun 18
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I’m not really up on the demographics of porn content creation, but I’ve certainly seen enough Patreon and OnlyFans comments to think that the barrier between content creators and their audiences should be greatly diminished these days. If the ‘big publishers’ want to pay black performers less, is there a means to Read more

Feb 11
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This is truly an indicator of who is really perpetuating ‘outrage culture’. Imagine if Americans whined about the original Red Dawn. Evil Russians invade, perpetrating authoritarians horrors on the American protagonists, and the Americans complain it makes *them* look bad? Are you joking? The liberals in this movie Read more

Jan 23
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As someone who recently started playing it after a co-worker lured me back into Magic with it, I’m having trouble personally visualizing how well it would work, even on a phablet. For players who are already tremendously well-versed in each of the cards, maybe you could forego the need to be able to readily read card Read more

Jan 23
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Agreed. I’d like to see my legs too. It felt really good in Lone Echo to be able to extend my arms and see my robotic appendages, and doing things like mantling just doesn’t seem like it would feel right without visible limbs.

Dec 31
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An individual character’s motivations are not an implicit or explicit endorsement of that belief. Just because Yennefer longs for beauty enough to endure tremendous pain and sacrifice the ability to have children to achieve it (even as she fears that it won’t ultimately grant her the love and acceptance she craves) Read more

Dec 23
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Hmm... Marc Spector, heavyweight boxer and marine turned hard-bitten profiteering soldier for hire, killed during the looting of a temple and resurrected to enact vengeance on behalf of its god, the guy so recklessly rough and tumble that Taskmaster won’t emulate his style because he’d rather take a punch than dodge Read more

Dec 23
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Wolverine? Why a thin-framed, fine-featured, wisp of a fellow for this guy?

Dec 19
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So I guess at the end of the new trilogy, Rey, a seemingly humble peasant on a backwater planet, turned out to be the descendent of a powerful and evil Sith, learned the ways of the force, helped to defeat the Empire, redeemed a fallen Skywalker, killed emperor Palpatine, and presumably went off to start a new Jedi Read more

Dec 5
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“Sony was right to be wary of letting its most valuable property get swallowed up by Mickey Mouse’s insatiable maw”

‘its’ is carrying a lot of water here.  

Dec 4
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I think general 4X knowledge does still transfer to Planetfall. Read more

Nov 5
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It has been a while since I read Watchmen, so maybe I need to re-read it, but I never really read Veidt as remotely a sociopath. To me, he always felt more like a desperate idealist gradually resigned to accepting that he had to be the monster to save the world. It didn’t seem to be something that sat comfortably on Read more