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OpenC

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    Gaming Hot Takes

    I do hate Worms, yes. Steamworld Heist does it just right
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    Gaming Hot Takes

    Steamworld Heist makes a decent job of it, and despite me being its only advocate in the world it's a surprisingly decent Worms/RPG crossover
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    Russia

    that's fine work tbh
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    Gaming Hot Takes

    Aye, it's one of those games that make you (me, anyway) feel actually sick about how difficult it is sections of Hollow Knight made me feel just the same tbh
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    Gaming Hot Takes

    @Pata Hollow Knight is better than anything that inspired it (imho) and is the one that you should give a go to. It's phenomenal I know what you're saying and most of the time I also would rather play a great game from a period in which content and playability were more important than aesthetics, though.
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    Gaming Hot Takes

    It's about how much value you place in well written NPCs and well crafted wide open worlds, I guess. In my case, the answer is not very much The only open-ish world in gaming that ever really felt like it had a point to me was the one in Shadow of the Colossus, and the point was its emptiness and sense of solitude and abandonment. Death Stranding is similar, but that's the most carefully designed 'big' landscape I've ever seen and the whole point of the game is the traversal, not seeing what the NPC over the next hill has to say for themselves. It's basically the closest the wor
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    Personal finance

    This is actually brilliant, just in case anyone wondered about the time investment. Really interesting take on the whole thing.
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    Gaming Hot Takes

    I think the implication is that the effort that goes into making a vast open world inevitably means that the world is less interesting than a smaller one which has been custom designed to be experienced in a particular way. Running from A to B in Skyrim is not the same experience as running from A to B in Dark Souls. The replayability (?) of the linear games comes more from mastery of their systems than their environments.
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    Your pet hates

    I often feel that about apparently high class food in general. My lass watches MasterChef Professional when it's on and although I don't doubt the skill of the folk involved I reckon I would only eat maybe 15% of what gets made on it I particularly notice that in the first round where they get some hideous challenge to complete in 20 minutes, some poor grinning, shivering, beetroot-red no-mark wannabe will inevitably end up serving something essentially uncooked and Greg will be like "I ain't eatin' that chef, it's raw" but then later in the competition somebody makes something ra
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    Gaming Hot Takes

    Andy just about wrapped things up to perfection there
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    Personal finance

    Yeah, it's worth a watch
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    Personal finance

    As ever, I hope folk do ok out of it, of course All just stinks of old snake oil in new bottles though
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    Personal finance

    can never understand why that isn't people's default position, but we all see risk differently of course. I mean, I would be cool with a scheme described as having limited withdrawal to maintain liquidity if it was, for example, backed by the government and/or a lender of last resort. If it was just some unregulated internet venture I couldn't think anything other than 'the reason I can't have it back is that they're giving it to other people to make it look like the scheme works' then there's the unavoidable looking like a complete shill when you talk it up
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    Personal finance

    These things always sound like literal dictionary definition Ponzi schemes, like
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    Daft questions

    It's not, though, it's just a long drink for people who aren't drinking alcohol for whatever reason. The iTs NoT ThE SaMe tHiNg LoL argument is neither here nor there, it matters not a bit what it's called
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