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The end of Red Dead Redemption. Spoilers for a game that's over a decade old, but John's death was a brutal cruelty that stayed with me for a long, long time.

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It's interesting how some things have changed over the years when it comes to chat rooms. And how other things haven't. When I first started in The Palace the internet was new, and chat rooms were for shut-ins, agoraphobes, and nerds. We basically lived on the internet. So it made sense to some to treat the room as a place you entered and left.

Now you can sit on a discord server on mobile and have a life, pop in the middle of a conversation somewhere and then leave it. And some servers still suggest you greet a room like you live there.

It's like, when I was a kid, having internet access to all human knowledge, anywhere, would have been a divine gift. Now we all have computers in our pockets and some people still argue about basic facts that can be resolved instantly. We treat technology very strangely.

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So they're legislating speech and forcing the use of pronouns that make them feel more comfortable. Color me shocked.

Darren Aronofsky To Adapt Elon Musk Biopic For A24 (www.empireonline.com)

by Ben Travis | Published on11 11 2023. Darren Aronofsky has always been attracted to stories of extremity – whether it’s the bodily intensity of The Wrestler and The Whale, the psychological torment of Mother! and Black Swan, the religious endurance of Noah, or the actual endurance test that is Requiem For A Dream. And for...

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Aronofsky is a little hit-or-miss for me, and this subject doesn't appeal to me in the slightest. It's going to take a lot more to get me to watch this. Musk is loathsome and 90+ minutes with him could easily turn out to be tortuous.

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And here I am handing out candy to the neighborhood kids while they walk around with huge smiles and laughter.

This whole fucking thing is fucked.

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We've discovered the breaking point of paradise. Hope the next sentient species is a little less selfish.

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Kid gloves are the only size that fit him

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She just means she doesn't give a shit if people think she's biased or corrupt.

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I thought it said antique and didn't question that, either.

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OMG it really is. I grew up in the 80s with boomer parents and all the now infamous boomer humor was everywhere. It was gross and weird and r---y and I hate it. A generation of grabby entitled weirdos.

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For me it wasn't the fire that kept drawing comparisons to Divinity. It was the writing. The opening is beat for beat Divinity tropes and it was off-putting. It took hours more gameplay and character development for that edge to wear down, though it has probably permanently shaded my first playthrough. Perhaps that opening was one of the first things written, and thus the most akin to its predecessor.

Once the game settles in, things feel less Divinity and more Faerun. The fire metaphor is apt though. Things do creep in from time to time to remind you who built this adventure. It's like a signature. I don't always like it, seeing the hand in this case is more jarring because of how sensitive I am towards the setting and gameplay. But the craft is so thoughtful otherwise, it's broken through those barriers for me.

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Man, I feel for her. That sounds like it sucks. Millions of dollars isn't going to lessen the emotional struggle. It's nice to see anyone with a platform being honest and forthcoming about their emotional hardships. I just wish more of us had easy access to therapy.

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I can get behind the idea that maybe playersexual isn't the most representational setting for a game. It's hard to make everyone happy when devs know someone wants to mod in "romance everyone".

The real bugbear here is the Larian rpg format. They don't make one player character and five NPC henchmen with canonical sexualities. They make six player characters and then let you control all of them. Their sexuality is your preference.

It's a little less literary fiction and more action-figurey play. Totally understandable to feel the vibe, or not. I kind of dig it, but I can see a world where Shadowheart is ace and not romance-able. It would be more in keeping with a lot of what we already have, but would also be along the representational lines. It's a road less traveled, I guess.

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Hey so like, new games come out like every day, dude, so...

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I wanted a handheld that could run the new retro-inspired titles that keep getting me hooked, because I didn't feel like I wanted to be chained to my desktop to play twin-stick shooters and pixel art platformers.

What keeps me hooked is its versatility and ease of use. I finally have something to take my Steam catalogue with me on trips or just sit on the couch, away from my PC.

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History seems to agree. Seventy-five percent of films from the silent era have been lost forever. Television shares a similar fate.

When a new medium is created, it seems we don't put much thought into preservation.

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I bought an Ember mug because I thought it was silly. I ended up really liking the temperature control. I don't rush my coffee/tea. Now every sip is as hot as the first one.

The new Ember costs, I think, half again as much as the first iteration. It's a cute gimmick but I certainly wouldn't pay what they're charging now.

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