I’ll give Discord a go for sure. The forum is really useful given I’m in a totally different time zone - I am guilty of not posting for a few months but I’ve been crazily busy. However, you guys are running a business at the end of the day and if it’s not worth the costs I totally understand :)
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RE: Forum shutdown imminent
RE: What are you playing and what are you playing it on?
Recently I’ve only been playing Heroes of the Storm on my Windows desktop. Really wanna curb that habit and expand my horizons …
How’s FTL on iPad? I’ve heard good things.
I really enjoy playing FTL. I have one gripe with it - there are times when it feels like luck has a far greater impact on your success than skill which can be slightly irritating at times.
Apple are being sued for "better HTML5 support in iOS"
From Nexedi’s own blog: Why we are suing Apple for better HTML5 support in iOS?
I’d imagine that Nexedi have the same chance of winning this as Apple allowing other browsers with better HTML5 support.
What are you playing and what are you playing it on?
Just out of curiosity what games are everyone else playing and what devices you’re playing them on? I’ll start!
“Not A Hero” on my PS4
"FTL" on my iPad
RE: Lostcast 193: Indietober
“Thunderclap?”…more like “Thunder-crap!” amirite? 😜 @richtaur sorry it didn’t work out for you, I was surprised that it didn’t tweet out the IGS tweet regardless. Not to get all tin foil hat about it but I wonder what sort of metrics or “metadata” they’re after with requiring at least 100 supporters.
In relation to scheduled tweets, there’s a coder turned comedian called Limmy who uses IFTTT to tweet “Check out Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky” if you get the chance. Sound of the summer.”.
Seriously, at 12:45pm or something every day for the last 2 years I think. He’s @DaftLimmy on Twitter.
Yes, we speak English in Ireland, but some small places are native Irish speaking where English would be a second language: Gaeltachts
I’m off to vote on Greenlight for IGS!
How To Save The Princess In 8 Programming Languages
At the risk of a potential argument over programming languages…
…I thought it was funny anyhow!
UK Advertising Standards launches investigation into No Man's Sky
Wow! I’ve heard the grumblings on a few podcasts and both the Giant Beastcast and Giant Bombcast had previously mentioned how poorly things had gone since NMS was released. They highlighted that it seemed like Sony had hung Hello Games out to dry but in reality the Sony deal was only for the disc based version of the game on the PS4. Hello Games allegedly looked after everything else for the other platforms as well as promotion.
RE: Lostcast 192: Politicast
Great podcast this week. Really enjoyed the political discussion and you went over a lot of great points.
One comment I felt like adding is just that while I think @geoffb is right so suggest that developers use caution when making political statements, as content creators we are making statements even when we don’t intend to. To me we have an ethical imperative to ask ourselves what concepts, intended or not, that we will be imparting to users and whether those are things we want to reinforce. I had a friend ask me why we have guns in our game after one of the recent mass shootings and that made me think twice about it (we still are using them though). Some of the tropes that Anita Serkeesian calls out I think stem from this type of carelessness from content creators.
Coming from a state that seems to be going up in flames I’ve had a lot of guilt recently over not making the most out of our medium. Just making fun games while I could be taking a stand does feel a bit like being a bystander to injustice.
I think this also brings up the concept of “finding your voice” as a game designer / developer or in fact anyone who tries to create something.
“What do I want to say?”, “how do I say it best?”, “how much of ME is going to be in this?” and then to have the fortitude to openly say “this is what I’m putting out into the World”.
Then, when you think you have that figured out…start wrestling with the business decisions you need to make so you can keep doing it.
RE: Lostcast 192: Politicast
@richtaur You should try a hot whiskey to get rid of the “Irish Plague” - some whiskey, hot water, some brown sugar and a slice of lemon in a glass. A few of those and you’ll be right as rain ;-) There is a plague going around at the moment though, a few people I know are battling colds and chest infections. Our weather has been bonkers lately - freezing cold, blistering sunshine, rain, more sunshine, more rain etc etc - prime for bacteria to grow.
Quite a topical Lostcast! It’s a difficult tightrope to navigate when you are a public figure like Palmer Luckey with potentially unpopular preferences. I guess at least he’s standing by his convictions and not trying to back track now that he has come under the scorching glare of online opinion.
I think @geoffb was right when he talked about what side of popular opinion or history you end up being on. Outside of politics there does appear to be a problem with some online communities where the honourable intention of inclusiveness is misused a tool to hound people who have an opinion that differs or might be deemed as “challenging”.
“Papers, Please” - is one of the few games that really got into my head. I remember trying to stick to all of the increasing number of regulations as the game proceeds only to get ratted out by a neighbor to the cops over “suspected” additional income. I genuinely became annoyed and thought “well what’s the f*cking point of doing my job then?!”.