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Strategy Informer's selection of news stories...like it?
posted on 04/22/2010 14:05

I have been thinking lately about the types of news stories that get posted into the News section on Strategy Informer--there are some great discussions from time to time, of course, but I have noticed a lot of stories with just one or no comments at all lately.

Surely there's a lot of effort that goes into the daily updates, and thanks for that (the images are getting ever more creative, too). But I hate to think that effort is going to waste with little or no discussion/comments. To be candid, there are some days when I don't see any stories I have a genuine interest in or about which I have related personal experience to share. But that's just me. And at the same time, there have been some days when there are multiple stories related to one particular, sometimes niche topic (like PS3 developments or Mass Effect 2, a few months ago). There are certainly lots of possible topics and developments out there to chose from.

Do you like the SI new mix/style? Would you like to see it more diversified or more niche? Is it just a matter of expanding the community to improve feedback? Is News just a minor part of the site? BTW, how do stories get chosen, and can we suggest them? Thanks, SI veterans.

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Fav Indie Games? Also: Overgrowth and Natural Selection 2
posted on 01/09/2010 22:57

Hi Everyone,

I'm wondering if anyone has opinions of two independently developed games I've seen, and which are apparently on sale now: Overgrowth and Natural Selection 2. Here's the sale from the developers:

http://www.wolfire.com/pack

The weird thing is, despite being on sale, one can't seem to find much info in terms of gameplay--apparently the games are not complete, but in alpha. I do respect them as community-oriented indie game makers, and I like the quality of what I see so far in images and developer journals. But what would I actually be buying here, and is it worth it? Anyone familiar with these games? I'm tempted to purchase. It seems to be like an investment, in that you'll be able to buy in first, then download all builds as they are released until the game is done. Perhaps we can even offer creative input. Like I said, I'm tempted to jump in. Seems intriguing. Thoughts?

While we're on the subject, anyone else have favorite indie games? I don't mean simple browser games. I'll submit the awesome Dwarf Fortress as mine--here are insightful links:

http://playthisthing.com/dwarf-fortress
http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

Kres: maybe we could get a news post about the 2 games above to see what ppl think?

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