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30Nov/2115

Discussion: The Gravity of Reality

The November newsletter has whoooooshed into existence (sign up if you want to read it):

I imagine if you play as God intended, this isn’t a problem, but if you’re a rookie spacemarble pilot like myself who struggles to ride the bladed edge of the game’s physics, it’s a total crapshoot.

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2Nov/2117

Discussion: The Great Cycle

The October newsletter has been transmitted to your inboxes in the month of November (sign up if you want to read it):

The indie boom wasn’t a return to an era of simpler games, but it did dust off designs from that era that had been neglected in the pursuit of progress.

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24Sep/2157

Discussion: The Forbidden

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Each creates an arena for tiresome debate although YMMV. I file them under Parkinson’s law of triviality: questions so trivial to understand that everyone will have an urge to share a strong opinion, even when it might be better to keep our mouths shut.

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11Aug/2118

Discussion: Another Brick in the Wall

It is forbidden to ask about the July newsletter. Welcome to the August newsletter (sign up if you want to read it):

If you’re willing to cannibalise a model as raw materials for your own sculptures, good for you, but those sets practically require a blood sacrifice during purchase, particularly if they’re branded.

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4Jul/2122

Discussion: Always Waiting

Welcome to late June newsletter (sign up if you want to read it):

I’m getting tired of never playing what I want.

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1Jun/2116

Discussion: Irredeemable Design

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You are the Alpha and Omega of marketing and your mission is to encourage parasocial relationships. If they think enough of you, maybe they’ll buy your work. I’m your number one fan.

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7May/2113

Discussion: Zealot

Welcome to the something quaintly called the "April" newsletter (sign up if you want to read it):

I was often too loyal when it came to the designer’s purpose of a thing. I would treat instructions as a true believer might approach a holy tome, a sacred container of inked words that are beyond mortal question.

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3Apr/2116

Discussion: Metal Screams

Welcome to the March newsletter (sign up if you want to read it):

I joked on Twitter that Big Robot had thrown in the towel because it was too bleak by half. Because, Jesus, it is bleak.

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1Mar/2122

Discussion: Choose Life

Welcome to the just-one-day-late February newsletter (sign up if you want to read it):

When Ingold tackled the question on how to make choices matter he said, without hesitation: choices don’t matter

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1Feb/2110

Discussion: Janken Zen

Welcome to the just one day late January newsletter (sign up if you want to read it):

I’ve tried the occasional RTS or 4X but nothing has ever quite sucked me in like Darwinia. Nothing unputdownable. I once played half of AI War's tutorial and, believe me, that's a long-ass tutorial.

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