Bad news: No Spoiler Warning this week. Good news: I just opened a box of coconut macaroon cookies. They’re pretty awesome.
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0:01:22: Shamus played the anime dating sim Huniepop
Since I asked for recommendations, I guess I should make clear what I’m looking for in a Match-3 game: 1) Focus on planning ahead and setting up deliberate moves. 2) NO TIMER. I like working with a limited number of moves, but being allowed to consider those moves for as long as I like. 3) Ideally, there would be some sort of meta-game. 4) Preferably something without naked anime girls.
Also, this discusses quasi-pornography. I’d encourage everyone to be respectful. Remember that one person’s “tame cheesecake” is another person’s “sick filth”. We’re all coming from different backgrounds and cultures and have different expectations. This is one of those topics that seem to flip everyone’s jerk switch. Try not to be crappy to each other.
Also, I’d like to say how happy I am that I can use the phrase “naked anime girls” without worrying that the Google smut-bot is going to throw a fit.
0:25:23: The new Ghostbusters movie is apparently not the train wreck the trailers made it out to be?
This is a spoiler-free discussion.
0:33:35: Steam Stats
Here is the Steam statistics page we reference in this discussion.
0:45:04: Civilization series.
Do you think the changes Turtle Rock are making to Evolve will help the game’s playability and accessibility to a significant enough extent as to help them gain players, or is it “too little, too late” (or even just “too late”)?
The Gameplay is the Story
Some advice to game developers on how to stop ruining good stories with bad cutscenes.
Punishing The Internet for Sharing
Why make millions on your video game when you could be making HUNDREDS on frivolous copyright claims?
Trusting the System
How do you know the rules of the game are what the game claims? More importantly, how do the DEVELOPERS know?
What is Vulkan?
What is this Vulkan stuff? A graphics engine? A game engine? A new flavor of breakfast cereal? And how is it supposed to make PC games better?
Skyrim Thieves Guild
The Thieves Guild quest in Skyrim is a vortex of disjointed plot-holes, contrivances, and nonsense.