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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2014 at 8:13 am
    Link: How Every Awful Video Game Thing Was Born - For every awful business decision there are a group of guys making a boatload of cash because of it.
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    Zed68 Male 40-49
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    July 16, 2014 at 11:03 am
    Sadly this is true.
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    just2talk Male 18-29
    92 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 11:06 am
    Buy indie and torrent the big companies games until they hear.
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    Wundt Male 40-49
    410 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 11:13 am
    I am proud to say I have never fallen for any of these tactics. I am more than happy to wait until these games show up in the bargain bin and I play pay-to-win games until they become impossible, and then uninstall them.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    July 16, 2014 at 11:16 am
    Biggest fan of the original Thief games. Won`t even go near the steaming pile of excitement called Thief that was released earlier in the year. I haven`t bought a new PC game save a chess program in ten years. It`s all about eye candy anymore. Remember pong? It was fun to play and consisted of seven lines and a dot.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    July 16, 2014 at 11:22 am
    Better yet, rather than stealing, just don`t play them. You don`t HAVE to play every godawful "AAA" game in existence!
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    madduck Female 50-59
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    July 16, 2014 at 11:43 am
    I played sonic the hedgehog once. I wasn`t impressed and have never bothered since. Read a book instead..
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    Skythe Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2014 at 1:57 pm
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    July 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm
    Lol @ Madduck
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    747Pilot Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2014 at 3:26 pm
    The only good DLC is free dlc. The only good free to play games are ones where you can win without paying. Never buy a day 1 release game.
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    SMRD Male 30-39
    260 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm
    Some video games are better than books.
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    durdikkimeng Male 50-59
    748 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 4:02 pm
    I like flash games. You can play for 10 minutes or an hour, then just walk away.
    I have more to do than waste my life on poo.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 16, 2014 at 5:56 pm
    The only good DLC is free dlc.

    Not always. I`ve paid for a few bits of DLC.

    If it`s something that`s really part of the game that was taken out to sell seperately, then no.

    If it`s some trivial crap that`s seriously taking the piss (e.g. the notorious horse armour for TES: Oblivion) then no.

    If it`s a genuine expansion, a sizeable extra that`s essentially a partial sequel in the same game engine (e.g. Dragonborn for TES: Skyrim), then yes. That`s a fair-sized part of a whole game and worth paying part of the price of a game for.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 16, 2014 at 6:05 pm
    I played sonic the hedgehog once. I wasn`t impressed and have never bothered since. Read a book instead..

    Games have massively increased in complexity since then. Well, some have. It takes a lot of people a lot of time to make the more complex games, so they`re not all like that.

    I`ve been gaming since 1981 and it`s still on a par with reading for my entertainment. I also played Sonic the Hedgehog once and wasn`t impressed. Not even back then, when games were much simpler.

    You might be more impressed with a complex modern game, maybe something like TES: Skyrim which you can buy for as little as £2.50 as it`s a couple of years old now. Or you might not. Each to their own. But the original Sonic the Hedgehog isn`t really a sound basis for deciding on the entirety of gaming.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 6:10 pm
    Never buy a day 1 release game.

    Sound advice there. It`s an expensive gamble. I`ve done it twice.

    One of them (Test Drive Unlimited 2) was blatantly released as a buggy alpha version, early beta at best. The release version number was 0.60, i.e. not very close to being finished. It didn`t even work at all until the first patch.

    The other one (Witcher 2) I bought solely to express approval of the dev`s business model - they released it on gog.com, which never uses any DRM at all. I`ve never even played the game.
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    madduck Female 50-59
    7559 posts
    July 16, 2014 at 10:19 pm
    Okay angilion- that is exactly what no1 son says... SO, recommendations. Bad hand eye co-ordination and the attention span of a stoned goldfish?
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    July 17, 2014 at 5:47 am
    Hey now, more than 2 people work at EA.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm
    Okay angilion- that is exactly what no1 son says... SO, recommendations. Bad hand eye co-ordination and the attention span of a stoned goldfish?

    Gaming probably isn`t your cup of tea, then.

    Some games emphasise rapid analysis of incoming data and rapid, accurate response to it. Some games emphasise sustained attention and strategic planning. Nearly all games use both, to varying degrees. But the only games that don`t use either are the very simple games which you probably won`t find any more impressive than you found Sonic the Hedgehog.

    You might like some RPGs, maybe, since you like reading and RPGs (good ones, at least) are primarily about stories. They don`t have the polish and complexity of a decent book, but they are about telling a story. Many will also work well with short periods of play because they tend to be based on large numbers of quests of varying degrees of complexity.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 17, 2014 at 7:04 pm


    I`ve played Skyrim for about 90 hours so far, so I`d recommend it. The gameplay isn`t very complex, so it doesn`t require precise co-ordination or hours of planning how you`re going to build your character. It has two main stories that are the main part of the game and numerous small stories that cover the history of the game world, bits of background lore, the starting points of quests, etc. It avoids a simple good/evil split in many cases, leaving you to make decisions on grey areas, often without complete information. It also contains about 500 books you can read in the game, so you can play a game and read a book at the same time :) They`re not really books, though. Short stories at most.

    They haven`t gone overboard with the gendering, either. There is some of the "half naked armour" cliche, but that`s true for both sexes.

    Maybe it would be worthwhile for you to watch some of the many gameplay videos on Youtube and see if it appeals to y
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    July 17, 2014 at 7:12 pm
    For a completely different type of game, maybe one of the less complex city building games, maybe. The full-fat ones are hugely complex, a genuine attempt to model the complexity of building an entire city from scratch. I`m not into those, but I do like the simpler ones. I had a lot of fun with Imperium Romanum and Glory of the Roman Empire.

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