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Charles Randall
Works at Capybara Games
Attended A Videogame School not worth endorsing.
Lived in Peace River, AB
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It's nice to see that there are still people who appreciate the hard work that goes into making games in this day and age of instantaneous internet rage. Props.
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Does anyone know how to make a Nexus 7's gesture keyboard remember swears? Having to type them out manually is annoying.
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It does if you get the beta, charles. Unless swyping is something else. http://www.swiftkey.net/flow/ Its novelty is that you don't even have to lift your finger... but for my money, lifting your finger is a pretty damn nice "confirm" on the prediction. But it's nicely optional without having to actually change any settings... "passively optional"?

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This is a really great article that sheds light on the ever-growing conflict between gamers and non-gamers with respect to the appreciation of games. He makes a lot of very strong points, and his arguments explain almost every conflict with the mainstream media. Long read, but very worth it.
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It is a very interesting argument, to recognize that gamers have a level of elite education that non-gamers don't have. And it's not really something that can be denied, either. It just makes so much sense.

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If you use Love2d, and want to use a 360 controller but have been frustrated by the lack of support, fret no longer! I have made a library that you can use from Love2d for full 360 game device support. 

https://github.com/mrcharles/love2d-x360-test
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What on earth is with all the spam punching through to my GMail inbox in the past week? Is anyone else getting that?

It's such obvious spam, I can't understand how Google is letting it through.
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I get a 1000 spam per week that goes into my spam folder. I don't look in there. This is stuff that ends up in my inbox. And it shouldn't matter if I piss people off, this is spam, not legit mail from a legit site where someone signed me up.
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I lay out my thoughts and fears about Free To Play design practices, and why I will never fully trust them.
I seem to sow a lot of confusion when I attempt to communicate what it is about Free To Play games I don’t like, and so I felt it was finally time to lay out my thoughts and fears, explain exactly ......
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I have mixed feelings about this article. On one hand, I agree with most of what he says. On the other hand, David Cage doesn't practice what he preaches, and on top of that, doesn't respect videogames as a medium. He even wants to rename 'games' to 'digital entertainment'. 

What does that even mean? Technically, a Pixar movie is digital entertainment. It's a meaningless phrase, unless you count the fact that it isn't the word 'games', thus freeing him from the need to respect the medium. 

Heavy Rain wasn't trying to be a game, it wasn't trying to play to the strengths of the medium, it was simply attempting to be an interactive movie. It was still a game, but it was a game that largely attempted to ignore the strength of the medium. 

If you want to grow up, make games that are more than just jiggling the sticks to effectively turn a page.
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Player agency, environmental storytelling, emergent gameplay, oh my!  These things play to the strength of the medium.  I great game designer once said (paraphrasing of course), making a good story is never a substitution for gameplay.  It's like pouring perfume on a garbage heap.  

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Wow, the Google+ experience on an Android device is pretty spectacular. On a Nexus 7 specifically. 
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The Facebook app is a piece of shit compared to the G+ app.

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Experiment: Curious how many people are actually using Google+ these days. So if you would, please drop a throwaway comment on this post. I guess if there's enough people actively using G+ that follow me then I might as well start using it more. 
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woo, throwaway comment.

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My wish list for Dark Souls II.
Dark Souls is the greatest game ever made as far as I'm concerned, and I've said many times in many venues that I will likely play it until the heat death of the universe. But with a sequel announced,...
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So if you were thinking about playing Final Fantasy Tactics on iPad... don't.
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Wow. Square putting in their usual amount of effort on a port. Thanks Charles, you just saved me 13 quid. 
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Game developer
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  • Capybara Games
    Gameplay Ninja, 2012 - present
  • Ubisoft Toronto
    Senior Behavior Programmer, 2010 - 2012
  • BioWare
    Gameplay Programmer, 1999 - 2001
  • Digital Extremes
    Gameplay Programmer, 2001 - 2005
  • Ubisoft Montreal
    Senior Behavior Programmer, 2005 - 2010
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Peace River, AB - Vancouver, BC - Edmonton, AB - Toronto, ON - Montreal, QC
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Game designer, programmer, writer, mountain biker, race driver. Mostly.
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I make stuff. 
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Made lots of games that lots of people played.
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  • A Videogame School not worth endorsing.
    Game Programming, 1997 - 1999
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I have been called many things, not all of them pleasant.