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286  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: May 15, 2012, 02:51:18 PM
Was pretty fun right up to the part where the servers crashed.
287  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur on: May 11, 2012, 10:42:30 AM
My solution to the "I WIN" button is not to press it.

What I mean is there are so many options in Amalur that if you want to make things more challenging, just don't use some of the stuff that makes it too easy for you.

I disagree. If they fail to balance the game properly and you don't call them out on it, because you prefer to self impose limits, you're pretty much giving them a free pass to simply ignore the problem.

No, no...  It's not an Either/Or situation.  Both can be true.  The game needs to be tougher (I don't think many would argue that).  But until they fix it, it's a much better challenge if you don't use your "I Win" button.  No argument here guys, we're all on the same page, I think.

I can see both views here, but, the fact is games that are designed with just the right difficulty are simply designed better. The ones with the win button (and not much to make up for it) are poorer game designs and should be called out. Theres no need to defend a game thats just "good."

Gotta agree with Maxx here.

Still don't agree, especially since difficulty is a completely relative thing. What some folks call "easy" others may find incredibly difficult, and vice versa. You can have difficulty settings or, even better, sliders, and those are great examples of giving people options. By adding some powers to help you are providing options in a different and clever way in my opinion.

Obviously the ideal would be to have ALL options - I'd love it if Amalur included some difficulty sliders to tweak enemies and the built in level scaling, that would be perfect. But I have a very difficult time understanding the point of view that fewer options and features in this case is a good idea.
288  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Ereader - need help on: May 04, 2012, 10:46:15 AM
I dig the Nook also, really neat reader. Only reason I went with Amazon over B&N in the end was distribution platform, but you can't really go wrong with either.

If Kindle is the only one available it makes the decision pretty easy though. :-D
289  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Ereader - need help on: May 04, 2012, 10:06:24 AM
I think that's a good choice if he is only going to use it for reading. I like the iPad but not for extended book reading sessions - the eInk display on the Kindle is a lot easier on the eyes and feels more comfortable to me.

Plus, if you decide someday to get an iPad, all of your purchases on the Kindle are available on any device with the Kindle app.
290  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Ereader - need help on: May 03, 2012, 01:56:45 PM
I've got a Kindle and I really like it.  Mine is the ad-supported Kindle Touch.  The ads only display when you have it on standby, so I don't really care that they exist.  I have checked out library books on it, and I like that ability too.

The only thing I don't like is not specific to the Kindle - I still feel like there's no reason for an ebook to cost the same as a physical book.  Especially when the physical book is 20 years old, and I can get a copy for a buck, but the ebook still costs $8 because that's the book's cover price.

Dunno - if you have any specific concerns, let me know and I can tell you what I think.

My wife and I between us have had 3 different models of the Kindle. I currently also use an ad-supported Kindle Touch. Great price point, full featured, comfortable on the eyes - highly recommend it.
291  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: May 01, 2012, 05:18:08 PM
I'm not even going to go near the whole OWS thing.

I was only going to suggest that rage/venting is not a very well trod path to success. In fact most of the prevailing evidence seems to suggest it just feeds on itself - there's a nice summary about this here: http://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/08/11/catharsis/

Obviously there are exceptions everywhere, anger can be a great motivator. But couching all of your points in rage is a real good way to make sure the actual point gets missed, you know? If you make a point aggressively, you have to expect that people are going to be just as aggressive with their counter points.
292  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: May 01, 2012, 04:47:36 PM
Here's my secret: I don't approach life like everybody everywhere is out to get me every minute of every day.

Seems to be working out pretty well so far.
293  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on: April 27, 2012, 11:55:10 AM
Awwww, Philly isn't so bad. Some of us are quite nice. :-)
I want to believe you, I really do, but my known sample is taken from Phillies and Eagles games.  And it's not promising. 

Well I certainly can't help you there as there will always be jerks. Just remember that the people NOT yelling at you or throwing stuff at you outnumber the ones that are. :-)

Looks like a good old fashioned Devils vs Flyers series on the horizon.
294  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on: April 25, 2012, 10:15:41 PM
Awwww, Philly isn't so bad. Some of us are quite nice. :-)
295  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Lone Survivor on: April 24, 2012, 12:02:47 AM
Game is terrific.
296  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on: April 23, 2012, 11:06:41 AM
http://s1110.photobucket.com/albums/h460/ZooWithRoy/?action=view&current=girrooooo.gif
297  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on: April 20, 2012, 05:25:39 PM
Magnificent reporting on the NHL playoffs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=onFvwBuaM80
298  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on: April 19, 2012, 11:11:59 AM
The less said about last night the better.
299  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Agent D's House of Rant. on: April 16, 2012, 03:00:22 PM
...if I knew what people were thinking exactly at the time, I'd probably be more pissed off, and violent about it. Honestly, people's faces pretty much lead you to what they're thinking, at least in general. Of course, you can't always be accurate in assumptions.

That type of suspicion sounds stressful. :-)
300  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 2012 Stanley Cup Playoffs on: April 16, 2012, 10:16:55 AM
The most hilarious part of that game was when they planned to put Neal in the penalty box for 2 minutes, which would have meant he got out with 3 minutes left in the game. That sure would have been a piece of genius from the zebras.
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