I finally know what the phrase is for Clementine in The Walking Dead game! "Dead Dog Writing". Everyone gets sad when the dog dies. As an author, your job is to make people feel something without the dog dying/kid getting cancer/etcetera.
Battlefield 2042 Beta: Return of the overpowered vehicles, underpowered anti-vehicle weapons, crap accuracy weapons with massive spread, and removal of classes so nobody drops healthkits, picks anyone up, or drops ammo for anyone! Nobody even repairs vehicles! Hard pass on crap game.
Humans have such a capacity to assign personalities and love to objects. We do this because we love them. It's interesting then that our fears over AI are that they won't love us back and will instead hate us.
When given the chance, I always seem to opt to play the "nightmarish horror" race. If I can, I play the Flood... the Zerg... Necromorphs... Aliens... If I knew anything about Warhammer, I'd play Tyranids too.
Games don't get good 20+ hours in. That's just Stockholm Syndrome setting in. You got used to a bad game in order to justify your purchase of it and to continue playing it. Don't sympathize with bad devs.
Cats are magical. There's just something special about when you pet them and they purr super loud and act as if every single stroke of your hand is the most pleasure they've ever experienced in the world.
We are now in the era of humanity where, "I don't want to have a detailed explanation of an opinion and possibly tolerate that I might be wrong" is a valid excuse for criticizing things. IE: "Length is bad!".
My new 49" monitor has been dispatched from the warehouse. Will it arrive tomorrow? The day after? I love that we can track packages now, even if it does only tell me when it's left that end and when it's arrived at the local centre. As long as it doesn't end up in Melbourne again, which has happened before ...
Me, designing it a long time ago: Having an optional boss fight as a random chance to trigger when you fish in a certain spot with a certain type of bait is fun! Cool idea!
Me, trying to playtest everything again: oh god just let me see the boss, my bag is so full of fish!