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Comment: The CRPG Addict has better information (Score 5, Informative) 350

by Majutsushi (#39323825) Attached to: Computer Games That Defined RPGs In the 1980s

This guy is playing through all of the computer RPGs ever released in chronological order and gives them a critical, but fair review from a modern perspective in addition to interesting observations while he's playing them. He's currently at the end of 1988. It's definitely worth reading if you're interested in the history of CRPGs.

Comment: App Store partially to blame? (Score 1) 268

by zbob (#30181250) Attached to: iPhone Game Piracy "the Rule Rather Than the Exception"

My friend developed a game for the iPhone and has seen miniscule sales but lots of pirated copies being played. The problem seems to be that there is no way to find good apps on the App Store, popular apps rise to the top and it's impossible to find good stuff unless you know what you're looking for. He has decided to make it free for a week and already it has climbed higher in the charts, the only way to make money off this seems to be either to release it free with ads or get it in the top 50 where people will buy it even if it's crap.

His game is rather good btw, "seaglass" for those that want to check it out, free for one week only :)

Comment: Re:God forbid (Score 1) 160

by WAG24601G (#30180558) Attached to: Aging Nuclear Stockpile Good For Decades To Come
I have seen Dr Strangelove, and Fail-Safe (the less comical version, arguably based on the same book). I think both of these films reinforce my point. The entire story revolves around the hours BEFORE detonation. To quote Dr S: "The whole point of a Doomsday Machine is lost, if you keep it a secret!" The corollary being that the entire point of a Doomsday machine is its existence, not its use. Consider how the outcome of Dr Strangelove would have been different if one or both sides unwittingly launched duds. The ideal Doomsday machine is 100% credible and 0% effective... but that's pretty well impossible.

Of course, maybe that was your point, in which case: Whoosh! to me.

Tomorrow's computers some time next month. -- DEC