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Thread What are your gaming design sins?
Without a doubt, puzzles that do not indicate to the player that they cannot be solved at the present time they are encountered. My go-to example here is Riven, which lets you manipulate puzzles forever even if the puzzle literally is impossible at present, without any signaling that what you're doing isn't worthwhile. It sucks up a player's time with no reward and to no purpose - really disrespectful.
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Thread FF7R Butterfinger promo starts March 3rd - Buy up to ~16 dollars of candy bars to unlock DLC.
I submitted a photograph of a digital receipt pulled up on my PC screen and got an acceptance notification perhaps an hour later. Very smooth.
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Thread Blair Witch |OT| Cursed woods, blessed doggo.
Having actually been lost in the woods IRL I would rather re-experience that than play through this game again. It's crushing because there are some real glimpses of greatness in here, but it's so bogged down with bad decisions (like that atrocious fog stealth segment) and technical issues (why is my character too large to fit through the doorframes in the house without crouching??) that I can't actually recommend it to anybody.
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Thread A new run of the Analogue Nt Mini is coming soon; news THIS MONTH!
Sure, I get that - and at the time I imagine the price tag was justified by the R&D and manufacturing. I'm just confused about what the current price is doing at that level - is it just because of hype? Because it's a Limited Edition, so they know people will be willing to pay? It seems like the actual cost to manufacture at this point should be significantly lower, though obviously I'm not an expert, and thus be reflected in the price - unless the answer is "they want to maximize profit" which would absolutely make sense. It's mostly shock that the ask is still so large based on their experience and presumed sourcing and supply chains at this point in the company's life. Edit: to clarify, this isn't a question of "is it worth it," it's a question about what the reasoning behind the price having not dropped is.
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Thread A new run of the Analogue Nt Mini is coming soon; news THIS MONTH!
Okay, so as I posited then it's because they know they can maximize revenue due to people being willing to buy it. Totally reasonable business move. I dunno why this was so hard to get to as an answer.
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Thread A new run of the Analogue Nt Mini is coming soon; news THIS MONTH!
As I said, it could be cheaper if their experience with manufacturing and sourcing for their other systems has (as one would presume, based on the cost of those products and offsetting for the DAC and the price of aluminum etc) has lowered the cost to manufacture. Whether it's a "premium product" doesn't really enter into it - all of Analogue's stuff is. Like the answer could literally be "it still costs us $400 per box to make one of these." That could very well be it.