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Matt Diamond

Member Since 30 Jul 2001
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In Topic: What games are people playing these days!?

Yesterday, 03:14 PM

Played and finished Dear Esther: Landmark Edition.

It was pretty much exactly what I was in the mood for: a short, self-contained experience. There is no gameplay to speak of- the player can only walk around, look, and listen. The narrative fragments were interesting and vague enough that I found myself thinking about them for a while after I finished.
What order did the events occur in? How much was literal, how much metaphor or imaginary?

The island felt bleak, lonely, and completely natural (except for the man-made structures of course.) It is impressive both technically and in its subtle level design. The music is very good- at times it reminded me of Myst, the way some locations were accompanied by a rush of music.

Dear Esther ended up being an interesting diversion. Not long or interactive enough for me to take it very seriously as a game, but I'm glad I spent the evening with it.

In Topic: The Secret History of Mac Gaming

10 October 2017 - 04:05 PM

I peeked. It's gorgeous!

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don't look if you already backed and you're wanting to be surprised when the book arrives at your door

There's only so much suspense I can take in my life right now. It was either this or the Last Jedi trailer.

In Topic: Aspyr's upcoming projects

09 October 2017 - 04:59 PM

View PostUmarOMC1, on 08 October 2017 - 06:36 PM, said:

Worse, we gave you beans for that.
Good point. Beans are contraindicated if you lack a colon.

In Topic: Aspyr's upcoming projects

07 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

View PostMr Pink, on 07 October 2017 - 09:07 AM, said:

A colon can make quite a difference, you know.

Not having a colon can make an even bigger difference.

In Topic: Apple CPUs to Replace Intel in Macs?

29 September 2017 - 02:07 PM

Lots of people I know use Windows and Linux VMs on their Macs professionally. Anything from VMWare to Parallels to VirtualBox, either because they need the Windows desktop or in order to run Docker, Vagrant or other dev-ops tools.

I see Macs everywhere in computer consulting now because they are so flexible. Throwing all that out would be a HUGE mistake.