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  1. hello it's me i'm alive
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  2. Good point--it probably wasn't cancelled JUST because its existence got leaked. Though if it was, I still support that. Trust is sacred. We can't have anything good in this world if people think it's okay to break a promise of trust. It's totally possible to make medieval live action without blood/gore. In fact, throwing off that trend is the main reason why Game of Thrones took off: It was shocking. It pushed the boundaries of what we thought was possible to show in media. It's also part of why Game of Thrones's popularity took a big dive after the show ended, rather than becoming a cultural mainstay. You can always get easy attention for pushing boundaries, but after that shock value is normalized, there's little reason left for anyone to pay attention. The first silent film to be banned for pornography was just a woman in a big frilly dress twirling around. I like to compare Game of Thrones to The Legend of Korra. They both have dark and gruesome deaths, but the directors make a very conscious choice in whether we're shown the violence (for thrill) or the faces of those who witness it (for sympathy). What does the audience literally see? There are lots of other little things that are purely aesthetic, like do we have the character stab their opponent in the face and gouge his organs out with blood flying everywhere, or does the character slice their opponent at chest-level, showing us simply a tear in his armor as he falls to the ground? No matter what the subject material, it's the directors who decide what kinds of visuals, emotions, and attitudes the audience is exposed to.
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  3. I think I've played the first four Layton games, or maybe first three? Fun little series with some real head scratchers for puzzles. I will say that I great enjoyed Unwound Future the most out of them all. Now that you mention it, this reminds me of a puzzle!
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  4. I got the impression what they were selling me was a pass for high end games played through a browser and no need for a box. But with very few exclusive games as must have titles...it couldn't sell its benefit over Switch with full home portable play or a PS/XBX with as good resolution....
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  5. I forgot I was also going to point out, 79.87M Switch hardware sales puts it above the lifetime sales of the 3DS, making the Switch the 5th best selling Nintendo system, just behind the GBA at 81.5M (based on this NintendoLife article). Seems like the Switch could very well surpass the Wii's 101M sales if this keeps up!
    1 point
  6. To be fair, Google has never seemed to be afraid to throw money at a project even if it doesn't totally pan out. Anyone ever actually see someone use Google Glass? As far as Stadia's initial competitive edge, I think it was just the "convenience" of a fully streamable game library accessible at any time on Google-supported devices ("convenience" since, you know, you could potentially lose access to your library if/when the servers go down). For what it's worth I don't think it's a terrible value proposition, it's just not really viable in our current society until fast, smooth internet service is much more widespread. Plus it's not a huge advantage over the average person's current access to games on PCs/consoles/smartphones. And I think we all know how important killer exclusives are for driving sales of a console, but like Amazon found out based on that recent Jason Schreier article, developing good, high-profile software is hard.
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  7. This man composed some of the most highly-acclaimed video game soundtracks of all time, and uses his verified Twitter account exclusively for shitposts.
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