Are you aware that Steve Jackson designs tabletop games, not computer games?
Sounds like you want to own what you buy.
What are you, some kind of socialist?
My Atari 800 home computer is my longest-lasting, hardest-working electronics device. It was built like a tank (the metal shielding alone weighs several pounds).
Other than that, I suppose my alarm clock. I've had it since 1988 and it just keeps going. Nothing fancy - LED display, just a clock with alarm, no radio functionality or anything like that.
What a shame. A missed opportunity if there ever was one.
It's something this particular American and many more here on
Anyone has alternative links to the pdfs?
No need. All the targeted people have download it by now.
Atari: Business is Fun is another worthy read. Well researched and thorough.
It was good enough for granddad; it's good enough for anyone.
Woah! That's some incredible planet. I'd have thought it would be the other way around.
Exactly. Let's ask an expert. Mr. Ballmer?
"Developers, Developers, Developers!"
a great way for gals to make a few bucks on the side.
They moved them?
That made me laugh out loud. Nicely done!
(And also evidence that you need to get out of your mother's basement more.)
Human milk is the only ethical milk.
And it'd be a great way for gals to make a few bucks on the side.
After all these years, it will be bizarre to think of Slashdot and not think of CmdrTaco.
Thank you for creating this site and seeing it through its first 14 years. Although I don't post much any more, I do appreciate all you did and I still read the new stories posted to the site several times a day.
May your future be filled with all the happiness and fulfillment you've earned.
Setting aside the issue of how many games are actually entertaining all the way through...
If a game has high replayability (which essentially means well-implemented, well-thought-out randomization), a 10-hour game would be fine for $50.
The problem is most video games play nearly the same every time through, in which case $50 for 10 hours of entertainment isn't as much of a bargain.