This, so much this. In addition to selective memory bias you also have the issue that our brains suck at applying the inherent granularity of time to our memory. We tend to clump it all together into "then" and "now". Which typically leads to people comparing things that happened over the course of a decade to what's… » 1/28/15 8:49am 1/28/15 8:49am

Putting that aside though PSO isn't some niche title, it's a long running franchise that has a sizeable fanbase. I mean sure it's never lit the west on fire, but it's not like Sega have any reason to believe they can't make money off it over here. Sega's management just needs to be replaced. I think the only thing… » 1/16/15 8:45pm 1/16/15 8:45pm

Liability doesn't come into it. Journalists, even the paid ones, sometimes make mistakes (case in point: two recent Kotaku articles posted by different authors managed to refer to Overwatch's Tracer as Australian despite the British flag on her costume). And the fact is that not everything is some big conspiracy.… » 11/09/14 7:42pm 11/09/14 7:42pm

I hate arguments that revolve around balance when it comes to D&D. It's a roleplaying game, not a computer game. The system doesn't need to be the arbiter of balance because it's not set in stone. 3.5's system may have balance issues up the wazoo but it does NOT mean you can't play a balanced game using it. Any half… » 9/24/14 5:54pm 9/24/14 5:54pm

I had a copy of Heroquest as a kid, some of the expansions too. It's probably still at my parents house somewhere but sadly it's in terrible condition with many of the miniatures lost or cannibalised. I cringe to think of what we did to it. I think licencing issues mean it'll never get a reprint. » 5/07/14 5:57am 5/07/14 5:57am

Uh, isn't this just the equivalent of paying for a better broadband plan? The real danger is in letting ISPs charge companies to give their content a higher priority in delivering it to the consumer. Netflix isn't paying Comcast to prioritise delivering their content to Comcast customers, they're paying Comcast for a… » 5/03/14 9:18am 5/03/14 9:18am

I think it's unfair to categorise Vetinari as evil. He's more Lawful Neutral. He does good more often than not, he just doesn't hesitate to use the stick where the carrot fails. The carrot is generally his preferred option really, most people simply assume it's the stick. Going Postal provides some good examples of… » 4/25/14 5:49am 4/25/14 5:49am

Eureka 7 is one of those animes I could watch again and again (and indeed I must have seen it like four times at least), definitely my favourite series. I don't know what it is about it but it just draws me in every time. Part of it is probably due to the fact it has everything I look for in a series: multiple genres,… » 4/22/14 1:48pm 4/22/14 1:48pm

I had mixed feelings on it. It certainly isn't a bad game but nor does it live up to the original. I feel that for every aspect they improved another was made worse. I agree with a lot of your points though, the plot was a lot weaker. It wasn't terribly original in some places either, the finale is just a less epic… » 4/15/14 11:34am 4/15/14 11:34am