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Maybe I could make some kind of pun on "Petty?" 12 Feb, 2011 / 7 comments

People looking for excuses not to play Stacking are not exactly in a buyer's market right now, which is going to make this big Gamasutra feature about the game that much more devastating to their prospects.

Read the five page spread to get all of Tim and Lee Petty's thoughts on Stacking, Costume Quest, the downloadable space, the very active legacy of adventure games, and a bit, if not nearly enough, about farting's importance in puzzle mechanics.

Is it ever really enough, though?

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    Vainamoinen on 15 Feb, 2011, 00:03…
    An excuse not to play Stacking, an excuse not to play Stacking...

    ...it's not on PC?
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    Kroms on 14 Feb, 2011, 10:01…

    SurplusGamer

    Don't find them annoying at all, and think they have excellent video and podcast content as well as some very fair reviewing.


    I think their text reviews are fair, but their videos and Quick Looks have that horrible banter I can't stand.
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    SurplusGamer on 14 Feb, 2011, 09:32…

    Kroms

    MarioColbert

    (these days Gamasutra is the only video-game related publication I have in my Reader).


    A week ago I cleared everything but them and RPS out. I like RPS because they pick up on smaller games. Giant Bomb quick looks are worth looking up, but I find them so annoying I just look at the titles and then Google the games themselves.



    Really? I think Giant Bomb is the best general gaming (as opposed to game development) website out there. Don't find them annoying at all, and think they have excellent video and podcast content as well as some very fair reviewing.
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    Jones Jr on 13 Feb, 2011, 01:45…
    Good article.
    Also, in case anyone is interested, ActionCast #2 - named "The Stackening" - is now up on Double Fine's site.
    Download in progress...
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    fco on 12 Feb, 2011, 17:26…

    People looking for excuses not to play Stacking are not exactly in a buyer's market right now



    What about the good old "no PC version" excuse?
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    Kroms on 12 Feb, 2011, 09:46…

    MarioColbert

    (these days Gamasutra is the only video-game related publication I have in my Reader).


    A week ago I cleared everything but them and RPS out. I like RPS because they pick up on smaller games. Giant Bomb quick looks are worth looking up, but I find them so annoying I just look at the titles and then Google the games themselves.
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    MarioColbert on 12 Feb, 2011, 03:30…
    Being that I've written some negative things about Stacking (mostly that it wasn't perfect, did not cure cancer, and did not improve my sex life), I should mention that the Gamasutra interview is great.

    The interviews it links to (Schafer's explanations of Amnesia Fortnights and whatnot) are most certainly worth a read if you've missed them the first time around (these days Gamasutra is the only video-game related publication I have in my Reader).

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