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Posted 15 March 2005 - 06:28 AM
Posted 15 March 2005 - 10:51 AM
Quote:No, you learn to write well by writing as much as possible and soliciting unbiased feedback - releasing your material to writers' groups (Gotham Writers Guild in NYC is one such), publishing it to independent magazines and collectives. Reading and studying the works of other writers will turn you into a poor copy rather than an interesting artist with a voice all his own.
Original post by kseh
If you wanted to be a writer you would want your readers to get the most out of your work. You do that by learning to write well. You learn to write well by examining the works of other authors. Especially the ones held in high regard.
Quote:While you may be able to play basketball in real life, can you play in the NBA? Can you coach or manage an NBA franchise? While you can drive a car in real life, can you drive the Indy 500 or Le Mans? While you can fly a plane - a Cessna, for example - in real life, can you fly an F-18 fighter on a mission for the US Army? While you can wield a sword in real life, can you wield it in battle against orcs and ogres and demons and various other vile enemies?
Original post by Kazgoroth
I don't really like the whole concept of sports games personally - these are things you can attempt in real life - sure, you might not be as good as you could be in a game, but you'll get real benefits in fitness in addition to the fun of playing.
Quote:You're right, but it doesn't change anything else I said.
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Original post by Oluseyi
Not a single sports game on anyone's list. Interesting.
Bollocks, I mentioned Tecmo Bowl, Bases Loaded, Blades of Steal, and Gran Turismo (not "Grand Turismo" or "Gran Tourismo") long before you joined the thread.
Posted 15 March 2005 - 12:58 PM
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Posted 16 March 2005 - 08:50 PM
Original post by Telastyn
To reiterate a previous poster, I believe the board game Go should be included within the list.
- Jason Astle-Adams.
Posted 17 March 2005 - 12:34 AM
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:09 AM
Final Fantasy VII - many people will understand ;)
Tomb Raider I - best concept and good story (spoiled in later series(
Dino Crisis 2 - excellent action game (no other equal action game)
Wip3out - epitome of perfection and design
Parasite Eve 1 - brilliant story concept
Abe's Oddesey - original and great gameplay/style (fmv's are good too :))
Command and Conquer: Red Alert
Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:37 AM
Original post by Anonymous Poster
Does anyone know the name of the Chinese chess game? (not the chinese drawers named Go, thank you very much...)
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Posted 17 March 2005 - 01:58 AM
Posted 17 March 2005 - 02:10 AM
Original post by Shadowdancer
Designers should play good, bad and mediocre games:
- Jason Astle-Adams.
Posted 17 March 2005 - 03:25 AM
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Posted 19 March 2005 - 09:42 AM
Original post by Sir Sapo
I recommend Axis & Allies being placed under the boardgames section , that was one of the best strategy games ever(Except setting up the board) in my opinion.
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