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  1. Comment on The Last of Us Part II tries to be profound. It fails in ~games

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    Oh I was never judging tlou 1 or 2 for that. I actually really liked tlou 1. I think the story was very good. I was making a comment not about tlou but about video games as an art form. I think...

    Oh I was never judging tlou 1 or 2 for that. I actually really liked tlou 1. I think the story was very good. I was making a comment not about tlou but about video games as an art form. I think that that is video games strong point and what sets it apart from other art forms.

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  2. Comment on The Last of Us Part II tries to be profound. It fails in ~games

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    I don’t want to be told a story. I want to make the story. I want freedom in a game. I think that is what sets video games apart from movies. The freedom and the choice that people can be given by...

    I don’t want to be told a story. I want to make the story. I want freedom in a game. I think that is what sets video games apart from movies. The freedom and the choice that people can be given by playing it. To make the story unique to them.

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  3. Comment on How important is protecting our data from companies like Google? in ~tech

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    Could you elaborate on what you mean by self hosted? I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’m not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to this.

    Could you elaborate on what you mean by self hosted? I’m sure you’ve noticed that I’m not the most knowledgeable person when it comes to this.

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  4. How important is protecting our data from companies like Google?

    I was a supporter of Andrew Yang while he was running for president. His policies appealed to me a lot. One I supported because it made sense to me; personal data as a property right. I’ve thought...

    I was a supporter of Andrew Yang while he was running for president. His policies appealed to me a lot. One I supported because it made sense to me; personal data as a property right. I’ve thought about it more and I don’t see how a company like Google using my data negatively affects me. What are the negative repercussions I experience when a company uses my information like that? Are there alternatives that would protect my data more that are actually decent? I’d love to receive some explanation for this!

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  5. Comment on What is something that most people don't realize is harmful? in ~talk

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    I’ll make something a proudly present it to my girlfriend, almost childlike in my whimsy. She then responds with “Wow, so cool” and that’s all. She’s sarcastic in nature. At a certain point I...

    I’ll make something a proudly present it to my girlfriend, almost childlike in my whimsy. She then responds with “Wow, so cool” and that’s all. She’s sarcastic in nature. At a certain point I wouldn’t share that part of my life with her because it was jus hurtful. I had a talk with her about it, and she now she tries to take interest in my interests. Communicating what bothers you is key in making something work.

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  6. Comment on Congress promised student borrowers a break. Education dept. rejected 99% of them in ~finance

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    As someone who will be graduating high school soon. I’ll have to start worrying about how I’m going to pay for college. It’s too bad to see programs like this that would be great (especially when...

    As someone who will be graduating high school soon. I’ll have to start worrying about how I’m going to pay for college. It’s too bad to see programs like this that would be great (especially when considering a teaching career), just to find out how deceitful they are.

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  7. Comment on 'Lord of the Rings' series at Amazon casts Will Poulter in lead role in ~tv

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    I believe they are trying to make something similar to their own Game of Thrones. With a larger focus on political intrigue inside a fantasy world. I think that it wouldn’t be too hard to pull off...

    I believe they are trying to make something similar to their own Game of Thrones. With a larger focus on political intrigue inside a fantasy world. I think that it wouldn’t be too hard to pull off with the fleshed out world Tolkien created.

  8. Recently watched Night of the Living Dead, and I was very impressed

    Warning: this post may contain spoilers

    "How could a low-budget, black and white movie from the 60s possibly scare be that scary." I thought to myself as I was purchasing my ticket for the movie. I was going to see the movie, because I had always heard that it was a good movie. I thought that this movie couldn't possibly be scary, so it had to have other merit to have it be considered a good movie.

    I left the cinema that day quite spooked. I was amazed at with all of it. The true horror weren't the wondering ghouls, but the interaction between the people inside the house. It was a social experiment more than anything else. What would happen if six people were placed inside a house, with a wounded child, and impending doom closing in on them? This is the question answered by the movie. A power struggle between Ben and Harry, about the safest place in the house to hide, led to the death of Harry. Everybody sided with Ben, and in the end he only survived the longest because he hid in the cellar as Harry had suggested from the beginning.

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    I found the fighting between the survivors in the house to be very spooky.

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