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Tycho / 3 days ago

The Geoff Keighley news - specifically, that he wasn't going to manifest as a kind of E3 Avatar this year - is beyond fascinating. But also not surprising, I guess? It just seems like the latest event in a causal chain so clear that it bears predictive power. Simply dropping out would have been sufficient to churn the cauldron, revealing hints of tantalizing beef. But he said he wasn't comfortable participating in the event, based on what had been communicated. Now, when he says…

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Tycho / 5 days ago

BioWare is committing themselves to "a longer-term redesign" of the Anthem experience, wherein they "reinvent the core gameplay loop with clear goals, motivating challenges and progression with meaningful rewards." To put it like that, to type it, to think and know it, means that it didn't have those things. Those are fundamental things. I wonder how long that sentence took to type. I guess the strip is mean or whatever but it's nothing they don't know over there. And being nice…

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Tycho / 1 week ago

The third panel originally had substantial percentage of Witcher references - nearly one hundred percent, by volume - but the final version of the strip leans more heavily into synthetic cathinones. But then the title stayed? I don't know. I'm leaving it. At some point in your "ouvre" you have to start studding your work with incongruities just to give historians something to do. Let the studious inheritors of this archive say that this is when Early Onset Coot Disease finally began its…

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Tycho / 1 week ago

I love the first part of a CCG. Part of it is almost certainly that I tend to have the greatest success in that molten, primordial stage. I don't mind losing if I understand a system - in fact, I really like losing when I know why. Because if I understand how it happened, I don't need to lose that way again. It's actually a great comfort. In wargaming, your "list" is your army essentially - the type and number of units you've brought to the table - and I've changed…

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