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Ubisoft is a puzzling choice for that far off, given they heavily iterate on their titles, and are overly concerned with franchises. I'm guessing the Blizzard part of Activision Blizzard is why they're up there, but Valve makes sense to me. Flat structure, work on projects you want, and likely a good deal of job… » 8/20/14 7:22am Today 7:22am

Eh, it's not aged nearly as well as stuff like Doom, because console controls back then without proper dual analog were pretty poor in comparison. Some of the weapons and levels are decent, but nostalgia,the bond universe, and it just being easier to play because the controls aren't as fast, precise or responsive… » 8/20/14 4:09am Today 4:09am

It seems like indie civ simulations are more focused on the micro aspects, down to the individual people in your world, and inject harsher survival aspects. Kind of reflects the amount of people working on them, with larger teams producing civ simulations that are more macro focused. » 8/19/14 12:06am Yesterday 12:06am

I'd agree with you, if tons of other people in multiple other mediums didn't behave just as terribly. The only difference with games is the culture is a bit more tight-knit, but that's kind of it. If you make something, and present it to the internet, the responses are largely the same groups of people. » 8/18/14 10:19pm Monday 10:19pm

Well I mostly play on PC, and find that I ultimately prefer digital games. I can't regularly pre-order $60 games at $15-30 through retail means, but can through greenmangaming. Seriously, just pre-ordered both Shadow of Mordor and Civ: Beyond Earth for $37.50 each yesterday...why would I pay more for a physical disc… » 8/18/14 8:06pm Monday 8:06pm

As much as Gears of War doesn't have a great story, I always appreciated how they handled transitions between areas. They'd have your character do that slow walk mic conversation thing, so their engine could stream in the next level, and cutscenes that transitioned between levels were much further apart. Even Epic's… » 8/18/14 12:10am Monday 12:10am

Tonight before I go to bed, I want to finish off this week's Hearthstone Naxxramas Quarter, and get back to playing Splinter Cell: Blacklist for tomorrow. Almost done unpacking and storing stuff in my friend's house, so I'll be able to catch up on more stuff next week. » 8/17/14 1:05am Sunday 1:05am

I might be alone in this, but do yourself a favor and PLAY Company of Heroes. Hands down it's my favorite RTS of all time. The game is incredibly deep, you control smaller groups of more customize-able units, it discourages turtling by asking you to capture and maintain points on the map to acquire resources, and… » 8/17/14 1:01am Sunday 1:01am