Very well done short on the future of Augmented Reality. I can see it become this bad for some people. And what is being shown it is just 4 years away from being a reality IF you want it or you let it. I doubt you would not be able to customize this. But considering how some people never ever change any of their default settings. Yeah, I can see this happen.
I had previously added some credit to my steam account via Bitcoin to check it out. This weekend I saw some bargains and paid directly with Bitcoin. Payment experience via in-steam integrated Bitpay usage flow is fantastic. It beats the experience of Debit and a not-assigned paypal payment.
Then there comes the pricing of on-sale for me. As the combination of paying with Bitcoin + the reference price being for the Mexico Market where $1 USD is actually more like $10 MXN instead of $17 MXN x $1 USD is just a winning combination. I only paid $5 USD for the 3 Dead Island games with DLC included. I also got 3 other games for $2 USD via Humble Bundle. So, I got a bunch of games that would normally run you from $35 to $70 USD for $7 USD.
I think that is as good as it can get. I tell you all this to confirm that paying with Bitcoin in Steam and Humble Bundle don't only works. It is actually objectively as good of a experience as paying with Paypal. And better than any other payment method. In terms of the principle, as Bitcoiners we know why it is better than everything else. But the regular user or casual user will never care about that. Which is why reviewing the experience will have to come first. That is the reality of things.
TL;DR: If you wanted to know if the experience of paying with Bitcoin on Steam or Humble Bundle was any good. Now you know it is as good as it can be. Just aim for the best deals to make it excellent for you.
Very few times you see a game come up with a such a great concept wrapped up in a fresh and dazzling art direction and great core game design miss the mark so badly on what should had been an unquestionably excellent game.
Firewatch is one of those games. It missed the mark so badly that i have hard time deciding if it is or not worse than Remember Me by DontNod.
The problems are unfortunately intrinsic. The origin story, The setup and The core game design are top notch. Everything else is just shockingly frustrating.
I will resume it spoiler free in 3 points:
1.- Game length is absurdly short for no reason at all.
Even with the very limited game mechanics and very sparse things to interact with. There is no reason why the game could not have at least a 10 hours length and follow and execute the very same story they decided to tell. It is 5 hrs tops if you wander around. But only 3hrs, that's right, 3 HOURS if you focus on moving the game along quickly.
Game should be $9.99 at most.
2.- There is almost nothing you can interact with.
You would think that you would be able to see more animals in this game and maybe, just maybe be able to interact with a raccoon or something. Nope, you will not.
There is a lake and guess what? You can't swim or fish in it even if the game teases you about both activities during the game. Hell, there a few loose rocks you can grab. But you don't get to being able to throw them at the lake.
You are at a lookout, I bet you think there would be binoculars there you could use even if tied to that location. Nope, not even once.
3.- Story has no payout, Your character, just like you ends up wasting his time with a few questions without answer.
Campo Santo took some seriously questionable design and direction choices when it comes to the story of the game and how it develops. Once you finish the game you will for sure know what i mean by this and if you happen to be an avid gamer, you will probably be left as frustrated as me and others with it.
Hopefully, just like it with DontNod that went to do Life Is Strange as their second game, the second game of Campo Santo will also be great. In the meantime. I would not recommend anyone spending more than $9,99 on Firewatch. I actually am glad I didn't had to pay for it. It would had seriously pissed me off if I had.
While 70%+ of Bitcoin Classic Nodes have gone offline from their peak count. Today, May 16, BCN count went down almost 600 nodes. Proving that it was true what was being said of most of Classic Nodes being fake or ephemeral. As most were cloud hosted on free trails on Amazon S3 and Microsoft Azure.
If true, this, this is something else
Amazing that it is been 3 years and they have yet to deliver the 2 features for which people actually funded their kickstarter campaign. So, no they still don't have an analytics dashboard built in and it is just now that they have support for a full API for Ghost Blog. I maintain that it is still quite expensive for what it offers. But I guess people must really be fed up with Wordpress and have now completely forgotten how to do advanced blogs for free with Blogger. Because they continue to grow. Well, if it works for them. That is all there is to say. I just find it amusing that they have yet to deliver their original vision after 3 years.
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