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Posted by Ron Dippold on Tue, 15 May 2012 04:24:00 EDT in Business/Marketing
Diablo III's launch is breathtaking in its lack of either concern or competence (your pick).

Posted by Ron Dippold on Mon, 26 Mar 2012 07:58:00 EDT in Design, Console/PC
The Breakout genre has a fundamental problem with lack of player agency causing long stretches of player boredom and frustration. Shatter solved this problem - please take heed if you're going to make a new Breakout game.

Posted by Ron Dippold on Sun, 13 Nov 2011 03:35:00 EST in Design, Console/PC
Players and reviewers who really hate Lord of the Rings: War in the North don't seem to realize there's a dodge button. This is not their fault.

Posted by Ron Dippold on Sun, 31 Jul 2011 06:35:00 EDT in Audio, Console/PC
Sometimes you play a game that's a revelation. 'Tiny Wings' was like that for one touch gaming. 'Bastion' is that game for audio.

Posted by Ron Dippold on Tue, 25 Jan 2011 12:49:00 EST in Design
There was one single, easy thing Epic Mickey could have done to make it a much better game, make players much happier, and boost metacritic scores 10-20 points: minimizing the penalty for death.

Posted by Ron Dippold on Sun, 28 Feb 2010 09:01:00 EST in Design
I'm playing Crackdown again and finding I enjoy it more than Assassin's Creed 2, InFAMOUS, or Uncharted 2. Those are all great games, but crippled by the demands of plot.

Ron Dippold's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 02/26/2015 - 02:10]

The Red guys are angrier ...

The Red guys are angrier because they know that objectively Blue is the much cooler koff color.

Comment In: [News - 02/27/2015 - 04:00]

These were the kind of ...

These were the kind of Game Designer Magazine articles I loved, thank you... Bookmarked so I can fully work through the math later, can 't even pretend to have fully grasped this on first pass. r n r nSlightly sad there 's no section on the physics involved when Rico ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/25/2015 - 01:15]

Vanquish 28video game 29 ...

Vanquish 28video game 29 did a pretty good job of this. Possibly the most active FPS okay, TPS I 've ever played. If you 're not constantly on the move you 're playing it wrong - and soon dead. r n r nI definitely would like to see this ...

Comment In: [Blog - 02/25/2015 - 04:33]

spoilers Darn, usually it 's ...

spoilers Darn, usually it 's the other way. /spoilers r n r nThanks for explaining, though, so I don 't look completely crazy /this/ time.

Comment In: [News - 02/24/2015 - 04:36]

Our system naturally supports and ...

Our system naturally supports and enhances your body 's hormone balance to gently encourage the healing of giant sucking brain holes, unlike our competitors ' systems, which are full of 'chemicals ' and possibly even 'gluten '. r n r nYes, the tech is very promising and interesting, but I ...

Comment In: [News - 02/17/2015 - 02:05]

While at MS 10.0 is ...

While at MS 10.0 is the new 9.0. r n r nUh oh, I smell another review score argument.