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John Clark
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programmer, gamer, all around trouble maker
programmer, gamer, all around trouble maker

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I picked this up a few weeks ago, and decided to take it for a spin earlier in the week, and finished it up today. It is less a game and more interactive story, where you gather data blocks from email, phone calls, and web sites, to move the plot forward. The presentation was well done, with decent writing, and plenty of plot twists. I would recommend it, and got almost 5 hours of entertainment out of a $10 game ( I got it for $8 on sale ) and like the way they told the story. It is on sale at GoG right now too

https://www.gog.com/game/orwell


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This is from the same people who made Flower and Journey ( PS3 titles ). They took what they learned there, and cranked it up a couple notches. It only took me 2 hours to play the entire game, but it felt like the correct length, and the story had been told. The game is beautiful and the sense of swimming is done well. The sound design and music is as good as any game I have ever played, and I hope they won some awards for it. You need a controller, and the only thing worth noting is I didn't find a center camera control, which would have been helpful at times. Regular price is about $20, and it is viewed as overpriced due to the length, it is worth it. I left it on my PC and will return to it, just like I did Journey on the PS3.

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For those that don't know +James Cochrane is my little brother. His wife, +Taylor Cochrane was diagnosed with an aggressive and rare form of cancer last week. They are doing some fundraising to help with travel expenses to get the treatment my sister-in-law needs. Also any well wishing, prayers, or just good thoughts going their way couldn't hurt.

My initial impressions of No Man's Sky ( PC ) --
Despite reports of bugs, I still haven't had any problems. It could be better optimized, and when you first arrive on a new planet the game bogs down a bit while it generates everything and loads textures. I turned the resolution down to 720p and am running it with vsync on at 60 fps, and it looks great. The game itself is pretty fun, it leaves you mostly in the dark as to how to do stuff, and the only direction is goal display in the corner. You craft stuff, but you don't build structures. The exploration is pretty cool, and you get paid for finds on both places and creatures. I have about 5 hours in, and I can see how it could start feeling too samey after a while. I have had plenty to do with getting the ship fixed, crafting a warp engine, crafting fuel for it, etc. I won't say it is great, but it is pretty fun, and I can see playing it a bunch.

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My favorite character in Star Wars. Kenny helped make R2 into the lovable droid we all think of today.

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Just in case you forgot how talented a guitarist Prince really was.  He typically hid his talent behind music that was too "pop" for me, but when he decides to play guitar, he just crushes it.

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I never saw this Steam issue, but I didn't game much over the weekend.

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And the holiday DDOS season begins in earnest.

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Time to get in the Christmas Spirit, with Portal Turrets.

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What an amazing accomplishment.
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