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Some early thoughts on ‘CrossCode’, an Early Access 2D action RPG set in the distant future
19 November 2016 at 4:36 am UTC

KeyrockI've looked at this game several times and it's definitely something I'm interested in. As always, I'm waiting for the finished product to arrive before pulling the trigger.

Ditto! Looks good, this is my kind of retro game. But I'm not a fan of EA after Terraria. Even though Terraria didn't *call* itself EA when it first came out, it followed a similar path :-) I played ~200 hours until I burnt out, then a couple years later the game had about 2,000% more content to it, but I was already burned out on the game - never again!

Review: Linux gave me one of my best gaming experiences yet with Life is Strange
2 October 2016 at 8:22 pm UTC

Halifax
tuubiBut maybe we should consider this discussion over? We're so off topic it hurts.

Oh, don't worry too much about it, Liam isn't running a Stack Exchange clone site. The OP was an opinion piece to begin with :-) We're all here to say our opinions, up to and including original article, and more about the community than 100% accurate and on-topic information xfer level QA. If that's what you want, you wouldn't ever leave Stack Exchange gaming sites to come here anyway B-)

Speaking of which, I used to hang with a founding member of Stack Exchange back in the day on an old Quake 1 clan site I got into as a QuakeC modder: Millennium Clan. He left to become a founding member of Stack Exchange, which has done nothing but grow and grow - I'm extremely impressed with how large Stack Exchange has become. I use Stack Exchange sites to answer questions I need answered all the time!

Review: Linux gave me one of my best gaming experiences yet with Life is Strange
2 October 2016 at 8:16 pm UTC

tuubiBut maybe we should consider this discussion over? We're so off topic it hurts.

Oh, don't worry too much about it, Liam isn't running a Stack Exchange clone site. The OP was an opinion piece to begin with :-) We're all here to say our opinions, up to and including original article, and more about the community than 100% accurate and on-topic information xfer level QA. If that's what you want, you wouldn't ever leave Stack Exchange gaming sites to come here anyway B-)

Review: Linux gave me one of my best gaming experiences yet with Life is Strange
1 October 2016 at 1:42 am UTC

tuubi
Halifax
tuubiAlthough the realisation that women are people like you--just with slightly different anatomy--is often a hard pill to swallow.

That is a quite judgmental assessment of where I'm coming from. Just thought it was humorous and applied to my earlier comments. Every guy in the bar started having more fun when I made it clear we were permanently changing the music. I had guys literally coming up, handing me more money and thanking me.
The story had nothing to do with my "judgment". If it quacks like a duck, swims like a duck, objectifies women like a duck, it's probably a chauvinist duck.

Actually I was just pushing your buttons in a rare trollish moment, and assumed your posts must be at least 50% provocation, but the fact that you don't seem to realise what I'm talking about is a bit depressing. Hint: Every time you mention a woman of the opposite sex (heh, Allo' Allo' cracks me up), they're either objects of sexual attraction, objects of condescension, objects of whatever. Objectifying people is not nice.

Well that came out a bit condescending, sorry about that.

OMG, you're kidding, right? ;-) Objectify women? I have sacrificed so much of my life to be there for women - that is so funny. You've read a demon you imagined into my words.

All I said was I don't get the emotions and music - I don't... But I love and need women - way more emotionally than objects, btw - although, yeah, I also do have a shallow aspect. That's just life. So it's a constant gauntlet. I love 'em, they're wonderful, and I absolutely have a challenge dealing with the silly things they think I should be getting and don't.

Sometimes, X GF's and wives have hummed lullabies in quiet moments, there's a brief moment where I think I understand, and then it's gone.

Review: Linux gave me one of my best gaming experiences yet with Life is Strange
30 September 2016 at 1:12 am UTC

tuubiAlthough the realisation that women are people like you--just with slightly different anatomy--is often a hard pill to swallow.

That is a quite judgmental assessment of where I'm coming from. Just thought it was humorous and applied to my earlier comments. Every guy in the bar started having more fun when I made it clear we were permanently changing the music. I had guys literally coming up, handing me more money and thanking me.

Review: Linux gave me one of my best gaming experiences yet with Life is Strange
29 September 2016 at 3:33 am UTC

skinnyraf
rkfg
rcgamerI'm a 44 year old man and this is one of my all time favorite games. That is all.
My faith in humanity has been restored. It's heartwarming to know that even older people from the previous generation enjoy such emotional games. I always thought that parents value way other things than their children so it's hard for them to explain to each other why some movie or a game hits them so hard. Glad that's not always the case.

Another one here, I'm 42 - coincidentally born in the same year as Kaitlin from Gone Home.

Gone Home hit me full on with the nostalgia hammer. Music, rooms, discussions about the Matrix... And yet I'm much more moved by Life is Strange. The end of Episode 3 left me trembling inside. I'm in the middle of Episode 4 and I'm full of dread.

Great, great game.

And more power to you! Emotions, caring, loving... All the stuff I don't personally understand myself at 45 years old.

For what it's worth, related to my little rant a few weeks ago from the male cretin side: I took a friend to a local bar and grill today for his birthday, and there's a new bartender there, Natalie. Cute as a button - beautiful young lady, straw colored long blonde hair, just a gorgeous modest sweet "girl next door" gal, not a day over 22.

And she was just *killing* every guy at the bar with emotional warbling momma's boy music. Oh my god. After a few beers, I was like "Natalie, we love you, but please change the music - I think my period is going to start if I have to drink another beer to this".

She was sweet about it, but wouldn't change it - she made a few jokes about not wanting to listen to crappy rock and roll and listening to what she liked.

And I snapped - we love you Natalie, but there's one, two, three... ten dudes at the bar all staring at their drinks hating life right now.

I had Natalie give me 40 bucks in ones and started handing it out to guys at the bar for the digital jukebox. CCR, AC/DC, Blue Oyster Cult, OZZY - anything but what Natalie is killing us with. And every guy at the bar started having a good time.

Natalie came up looking flustered, and I just started handing her 20's. Turn up the volume, please. She was confused, are you paying your tab? Nope, just take the twenties and turn the music up, please - which she did. It was great. Natalie pretended to like loud rock and roll for a day.

Review: Linux gave me one of my best gaming experiences yet with Life is Strange
18 September 2016 at 5:58 pm UTC

DrMcCoyHalifax, wtf. That comment is bad and creepy and just plain wrong on so many levels.

Heheh, just having a little fun with it, lighten up man. It was an honest unfiltered opinion - which you don't share, fair enough.

I'd had a couple of these before making it, so blame them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0XXCTKmd1I

And I'm glad you enjoyed the game, we all have different tastes.

Review: Linux gave me one of my best gaming experiences yet with Life is Strange
17 September 2016 at 10:23 pm UTC Likes: 4

Oh, you're a more sensitive man than I am. I shove my emotions as deep as they can go, so I can take care of the dirty work a woman will need me to in a relationship - taking care of the dog when it dies and telling her it was peaceful and calm so she doesn't have to know the details, etc.

The sound-track I could only take five seconds of before turning off. The only emotional response I have is the picture of the girl is hot -if she was of age, I'd like to date her and possibly get some loving from her. Then I'd have to periodically endure this emotional kind of stuff she'd inflict on me as a toll for partaking of her feminine charms.

Plus, country music. Good god, what is it with women and country music. Someone give me a shotgun so I can suck-start it the next time I hear a warbling momma's boy sing some stupid country music song my woman makes me listen to.

Editorial: I ditched SteamOS in favour of a normal Linux distribution for my gaming
2 September 2016 at 10:37 pm UTC

Mohandevir
HalifaxAnd welcome to your indoctrination, son. If you don't come out understanding why you do hate Unity, we put you back in the Indoctrination Room and deny you protein until the brainwashing takes properly X-)

It's alright, I'm no fanboy of any desktop. Personnally, and considering that I have kids that usually screw up their DE, I prefer Unity. Else, I'm the first to admit that KDE is a really nice desktop. It's my second pick, in fact. You made your point clear and that is what I expected. My question was no trap or an excuse to start an argument. I finally have another point of view that doesn't use pure emotions and/or hate.

Edit: Personnally I use the search tool in the bash to find my apps (text entry), then I drag them in the shortcut bar. Voilà! I'm all set! I don't need more.

Oh, come on now. You're not a Vulcan. We all have passions and things we hate - as a matter of fact, our emotions rule most of our lives, even the ones we consider "logically minded". If you don't love it, you have no business doing it or buying it.

> excuse to start an argument.

I like to argue a little. People come to a site like this for the debates and opinion easily as much as anything else, we're not Stack Exchange here :-)

For me, it's more about the productivity of said opinions and disagreements Linux groups tend to have more interesting disagreements than others.

I hear you on the practicality of Unity and using little tweaks here and there to make it more friendly. I did the same thing. I stuck with Unity and Ubuntu for about the first 8 months or so of getting into Linux for home PC.

But I distinctly remember some sort of joy I'd feel when I switched to using GNOME 3 (which was all brand new, and "KDE" was still just a three-letter combo that meant nothing). I'd go back to Unity and it wasn't there.

It took me a while to figure out what that little spark of satisfaction was. I finally realized, it's because there's no company with their own agenda between me and my desktop now, huh! I didn't even know that could be a thing, before. But it felt very refreshing getting out from under it.

EDIT:
And the only reason I started a more serious reply thread is you triggered a memory with your questioning of (to paraphrase) "why people hate Unity so much". It made me remember distinctly how I had the exact same question for many months after starting out using Ubuntu: why the hell do these old-timers hate Unity so much? Why are there all these other flavors of Ubuntu where the primary reason for the flavor is to ditch Unity?

Editorial: I ditched SteamOS in favour of a normal Linux distribution for my gaming
2 September 2016 at 3:32 am UTC

boltronics
HalifaxDon't get me wrong, I'm not as hardcore as Stallman about open source.

LOL. If you knew the first thing about Stallman, you'd know he's very much against "Open Source". He's a free software activist.

OK, maybe you're right - I'll go read a few articles about it. Yes, you are correct, I have not done a post doc dissertation on the man or anything - I've just read a few bits here and there so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPPikY3uLIQ

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