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As a board game lover I was sorry to hear that Monopoly is the #1 selling game at the moment because IT’S SO BORING. There are actually really great board games out there that are actually fun. So here are a few family favourites. #games #Coronavirus
The current favourite is Catan (aka Settlers of Catan). We’ve had this once since Xmas and everyone in the house enjoys this one (13,15,+adults). The game is really well designed and it seems that every time we play it ends up with a very close and exciting ending. Great fun.
Cluedo is also a popular one ... a classic.
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1/ #FinalFantasyVIIRemake, for as excellent as it might turn out, feels like the result of a product that doesn't have an end game plan. Given that we know the first installment of #FF7R barely scratches the surface of the story, but is a "full" AAA experience, concerns me.
2/ At the size of the "chunk" they have chosen for the first installment of #FF7R, how many more #games are required to tell the entirety of the #FF7 story? 8? 10? 12? Are they going to skip insignificant story bits as time goes on? We haven't been given the outline.
3/ From a project management standpoint, it's clear to me that @SquareEnix decided very little beyond this first episode. Because if they did, the required work to complete multiple AAA #FF7 #games, at this rate, is beyond the lifespan of the #PS5 alone.
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1/ While I'm obviously glad to see #games heading in the direction of "don't pay for the same game twice", I think a lot of people have misinterpreted the WHY and the HOW games work on #XboxSeriesX. XSX is an Xbox just like X1X is an Xbox...
2/ ...just like #XboxOne is an Xbox. While there are some technical differences, the XSX isn't the same transition as going from original Xbox to Xbox 360. The device is fundamentally an #Xbox family of course you don't have to buy the same thing twice.
3/ And I'm not taking ANYTHING away from #Microsoft here. I am a big proponent of this business model. I was championing this type of upgrade model years ago, back when people laughed at the idea. But, I think the story of what's going on here...
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Es gibt einen neuen Entwurf fĂŒr das #Jugendschutzgesetz mit Änderungen, die den Umgang mit #Games und #Film betreffen. Betroffen wĂ€re auch die Arbeit der @USK_de und die der #BpjM [Thread]
Es handelt sich um einen Arbeitsentwurf des Familienministeriums, der sich noch Àndern kann. Es ist aber schon zu erkennen, welche Aspekte im Fokus stehen. Grundlage meiner Betrachtung ist eine konsolodierte Fassung des Entwurfs von @Spielerecht -->

(1) Erste interessante Neuerung sind die AusfĂŒhrungen im neuen §10b: Bei der Beurteilung können auch Aspekte berĂŒcksichtigt werden, die sich nicht auf die Wirkung der Inhalte beziehen. Gemeint sind z.B. rĂ€uberische GeschĂ€ftsmodelle ĂŒber In-Game-KĂ€ufe oder GlĂŒcksspielmechaniken.
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next box :-)
writeup content so far:
ok first thing to do is sort out the tunes!
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OK, I'm doing laundry, so for entertainment, here's:

One like -> One game idea

My head is very full of far more ideas than fit into a lifetime. So maybe if I share them it's inspiring or amusing. #gamedev #games
Spacecraft Simulator

There's train and farming and driving sims. Trains and tractors and cars have fan bases. So do spacecraft. Why isn't there a high-quality realistic spacecraft sim? I want the experience of flying Vostok 1 and Apollo 11.
Asynchronous Murder Mystery

Set in your standard British mansion with the usual cast of characters. Player 1 commits a murder, then sends the game state to player 2 who must attempt to solve it.
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Even today, in 2019 I continue to see gross generalizations and characterizations of the ‘online video gamer’ (OVG) based on stereotypes and conjecture. Let’s get to the truth of it *cracks knuckles* (a thread)
The stereotypical OVG is a socially inept, obsessed, reclusive, (white) male. This characterization is shared with a number of other groups too, suggesting it reflects a set of behaviors and concerns common to a range of groups (e.g., DnD players, engineers)
Indeed, research has confirmed similarities in stereotypic content between OVGs and other groups (including other kinds of gaming groups). Notably, the characteristic of social ineptitude, is not a distinctive to OVGs , questioning the unique role that CMC plays in these spaces.
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Murmeltiertag: Nur einen Tag nach #Halle0910 fĂŒhren die Medien wieder #Computerspiele ins Feld (hier @zeitonline).

Aber die strukturellen SinnzusammenhÀnge bleiben unausgesprochen [Thread]
Es ist die Rede von Ego-Shooter-Ästhetik, von Achievements und vom Live-Stream der Tat auf einer Gaming-Plattform.

Aber: Games werden von vielen gespielt, gestreamt werden bei Twitch nicht nur Spiele und Gamification ist ĂŒberall.

Das sind OberflÀchenmerkmale. #Halle0910
Warum fĂŒhlte sich der TĂ€ter in der "Welt der Gamer" wohl? Weshalb wĂ€hlte er die Ästhetik? Warum entschied er sich fĂŒr Achievements, die seine Leistungen belohnen sollten?

Die Antwort liegt nicht in der OberflÀche (Games), sondern in Tiefenstrukturen. #Halle0910
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Okay, so let me talk about Mario for a minute here. I realize there's a difference between the American and Japanese understanding of the character and there always has been, but Mario was originally presented as a blue collar worker. 1/?
Yes, there's the plumber thing, but he was also a construction worker in Wrecking Crew and I guess a carpenter in Donkey Kong. Very blue collar. He started making cameos in other games, but it was like, a boxing ref. 2/?
It's the original Mario Bros. that cast him as a plumber but I guess he was an Evil Animal Trainer in Donkey Kong Jr.? I dunno if Animal Trainer is as "salt of the earth" as being a construction worker, but it's no office job. 3/?
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We create #games & #simulations at @fovlabs to improve public policy. These tools are meant to help us live with the #complexity around us. The journey to create a non-academic research space in India hasn't been easy. #payitforward (1/n)
How do you create a space that helps address the complex problems we face as a society? How do you create tools to facilitate dialogue with stakeholders? How do you build bridges? How do you grapple with diversity without paying lip-service? #payitforward (2/n)
These were just a few questions that we were interested in, what we needed was somebody to listen to us, bounce some ideas off, support us financially, and just be there for us. #payitforward (3/n)
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The capacity to compartmentalize may be an overlooked important psychological construct with positive implications for subjective #wellbeing #ThursdayThoughts
It may be related to the capacity for #play, one of the most under-appreciated activities to enhance subjective #happiness & adaptation.
Some cutting-edge, relevant #empirical evidence: 👀 #Psych

“The study is the first to examine how distinct types of leisure are associated with oxytocin release, researchers said.”

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No evidence: the drug wore off, he used a condom, she woke up confused and drove home after the humiliating conversation. They were friendly the day before and she accepted his offer to stay over instead of taking the road so late. No witnesses. The perfect #crime. #FicFri
Overdose survived. She flirted with him until he invited her over again. She denied him nothing in bed, she was #obsequious. “I’ve got a surprise”, she said, and massaged his feet as he sipped the wine she gave him. He died of sepsis a week later. #vss365 #AmWriting
“He committed #treason against the sacred dojo. He disgraced the sport”, they said. “Perhaps. I am still going to the cremation ceremony. We must protect our art and not speak ill of a dead coach”, she said. “If he has a #soul, it will burn in hell”, they said. #FP #FridayKiss
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