It's beautiful but I have to admit... I hate the gameplay. I hate the world dynamics. I hate the puzzles. Everything about this game except for the story is tedious and painful to me. I made it through the story for the characters I like - Varric, Dorian, Iron Bull, Cullen, and Josephine - and now I am going to just… » 12/01/14 5:07pm 12/01/14 5:07pm

My friend who was also a DA virgin is absolutely loving it. You don't necessarily need to read the lore to get into the game. The combat is fun, the story is great, and it's a good jumping in point since you begin a new character each game: A Grey Warden in DA:O, a down-on-her-luck refugee in DA2, and a minor noble in… » 11/24/14 7:17pm 11/24/14 7:17pm

I was surprised to see no mention of Alibaba.com in this article. It gives context to the last paragraph about exiting China. A lot of the stuff that Amazon does as core services is covered there already. Moreover, Alibaba is looking outside of China now. They just had their IPO and they are eyeing the states. I'm not… » 10/25/14 10:04pm 10/25/14 10:04pm

Asking questions in that instance is almost always better. There is no one who is going to love "I think you're wrong" but it's really tough to object to "Help me understand..." or "Can you clarify this piece..." There's sometimes a strange pressure for women to adopt a rude and ineffective level of directness to show… » 10/17/14 8:09am 10/17/14 8:09am