Roy Tang

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Posted on r/gaming: (Casual gaming question) My mom has finished all of Angry Birds on the PC and is asking if I could recommend any games for her, looking for suggestions

Hopefully something cheap (if not free). Also, I can’t give her anything that has time pressure (i.e. Plants vs Zombies) because she gets hypertensive sometimes when she tried playing stuff like Bejeweled or Text Twist.

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What if they didn’t bundle DLC separately and just straight-up sold the game for a higher price (and with a slightly later release date), would you prefer it? Or if the game was released with the same price but no additional DLC at all? Or the game is released with no DLC but six months later a new full version of the game is released with slightly more content that could have been released as DLC but instead you now have to buy a full game again?

Personally, I find that DLC is a good idea as it allows customers to pick and choose which content they want. I’m not going to bitch about it, I don’t have to buy the DLC if I don’t want to. In fact for longer games like RPGs I just wait for the GOTY to come out later.

Also, the phrase “cutting content out of the game” shows misunderstanding of how software development in general works. Like all other software development gigs, game development is largely constrained by schedules and real-world budget and resource constraints. And most of the time they’re going to fall short of those schedules and have to decide what features to cut so they can make it on time. Having the option of releasing them as DLC creates less pressure on the team and creates an opportunity for content that would otherwise have been cut or saved for a larger expansion disc to be made available. And please don’t take at face value the rantings that because 90% of a DLC’s content is already on the disc that it should have been included at release - you haven’t considered the other 90% yet.

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Feb 2011

The medium(Normal) computer isn’t very good as a gauge of your abilities as it isn’t very difficult at all.

I’m not a particularly good MvC3 player, but here’s some ideas: Are you able to block correctly? Do you use assists to create openings? If you have trouble doing hypers on the fly, have you tried doing them in training? Completing a few missions?

Actually I think Wolverine can do Berserker Barrage X (QCF + AA) off most light or medium attacks, so you should be able to practice like Light into Medium into down-forward + Light + Medium at least. I find this easier on an arcade stick instead of a controller though due to the button layout.

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Jan 2011

Really? Did you get that from the multiple game of the year awards it garnered? :p

Dunno whether bnet is “shitty” or not but I’ve personally logged more than 500 games online, and I’m no pro just a casual player mostly. Hundreds of games are ongoing at any one time on bnet, I’m not sure under what definition of shitty that qualifies.

Tldr sc2 is an awesome game

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roytang.net is a personal site, an E/N site, and kind of a commonplace book; I post about a random assortment of topics that interest me including software development, Magic the Gathering, pop culture, gaming, and tech life. This site is perpetually under renovation.