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Tycho / 17 hours ago

There's a term called Programmer Art that generally elicits a chuckle when used in the proper context. It's not really an insult, but it does recognize and bring to the fore the idea that people who are good at one thing aren't necessarily good at other things, which is just… true. It's probably not worth getting too mad about that. I've met a lot of people who aren't even good at one thing; I've only been alive for forty years or so but in my own experience competence is not the norm. …

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Tycho / 3 days ago

Nintendo letting somebody have The Legend Of Zelda to just… play around in probably deserves its own rhetorical excursion, but this is of a piece with the Switch being such a natural home for indies anyway. On a couple recent releases, I've seen game launch on the Switch first - or launch on Switch and PC. It's a shocking result, but I think it tells you where indies are making money today. Gabriel suffered mightily at the hands of Cadence of Hyrule, to the extent that he died on the…

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Tycho / 6 days ago

There is a streamer who goes by the name DrDisrespect and if you follow this sort of thing at all you know his deal. As a professional asshole myself, I see the waves of opprobrium generated by this cadre perhaps in a unique context. There is sometimes a difference of opinion, I think, between the platforms and the viewers about who and what they want to see on the screen. Platform holders and the prim hall monitors who observe this industry seem to want more or less the same thing: anodyne…

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Tycho / 1 week ago

Acquisitions Incorporated Book & Goods Preorder

Reposting, for the reasons outlined in the first paragraph. Also: it fucking comes out next week! Order NOW, as they say on television. I am always surprised when I learn that somebody missed something of ours, but it's not actually a surprise to any conscious being - I don't promote the stuff we do as much as I could. Generally it's because I don't want to annoy you. But too many people worked too hard on it for too long for me to allow my usual horseshit. At root: in concert with…

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