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Submission + - Infinity Engine games finally have a worthy succesor. (

abuelos84 writes: With the release of the awaited, kickstarter-backed Pillars of Eternity, Obsidian (the heir of RPG legends such as Black Isle and Troika) have brought that special "Baldur's Gate" feeling to modern gaming. The game was extremely well received both by the press and the gaming community, achieving a 92 metacritic rating.

Comment Yes, but not really. well.. yeah, what the hell... (Score 1) 333

The geek/nerd/awe-seeker inside me loves the idea, but I don't know if we are (from a socio-economic pov) ready for mass-scale implementation of this kind of tech. (with this I mean technologies that automate some form of work)
Don't get me wrong, I really want us to be there, but we aren't.

Our current socioec. model doesn't cope well with abrupt changes in employment, we live in a survival race, a mostly well-mannered jungle law. There are lots of measures we could take to alleviate this but I don't see our beloved representatives caring much unless shtf, and we already know "s" never really "htf".

As per usual, science and technology don't give a flying fuck about all this nonsense and changes will come.

Oh well, you never know.

"Today's robots are very primitive, capable of understanding only a few simple instructions such as 'go left', 'go right', and 'build car'." --John Sladek