Op Ed

  • Ars Technica - Ars analysis: -80% of Steam games earn under $5K in first two weeks. Thanks JDreyer.
    "But even as the number of successes on Steam has increased, the number of failures has increased even more, both on an absolute and relative basis. For developers, that means just getting a game on Steam isn't anything close to a guarantee of being able to find a significant audience these days. For players, that means sifting through Steam storefront listings full of a lot of crap that apparently very few people want to buy."

  • PayneReactor - I want to be sedated.
    "What struck me upon revisiting the game in 2020 was the fact that Max, when injured by non-player villain characters, is damaged all the time. He never really has a chance to recover from his injuries but sustains more and more, and the player is encouraged to hoard painkillers and frantically smash a button when Max comes dangerously close to losing his life. It’s this constant yo-yo between frenetic, bullet-dodging gameplay and constant monitoring of Max’s wellbeing that leaves the player in an almost out-of-breath race to solve the narrative puzzle surrounding the character to ensure his agency and success. To beat the game, you have to use."
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Apr 9, 2020, 09:31
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Apr 9, 2020, 09:31
Beamer wrote on Apr 9, 2020, 08:51:
Some people here just see what they want.

Said by someone who has called me alt-right because I didn't agree with them politically on everything. And who cherry-picked one sentence of my post to respond to because it gave you the ammunition you wanted. Perhaps some introspection is in order.
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