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Have any of you guys seen the wonderful 'Escape from Mount Stupid' from Gamespot's own Danny O'Dwyer? It's hilarious and informative - after his spectacular religion episode I contacted him via twitter and asked if he had ever considered doing a video game-related retrospective look at Philosophy. He said he was interested and that got me thinking - why don't I do one myself
I study Philosophy at University and play a LOT of video Games - I notice when the two mix, which, like any medium, they do quite frequently.
So if you're interested in Philosophy or even just goofy videos then check out my take on Dualism and the Soul in Video Games.
I haven't been updating my blog here for quite some time - though I have been checking in on the site from time to time. You also may have noticed (though most likely not) that my word-press blog has slowed to a complete halt. There's a number of reasons for this - I started University and my time has been taken up by actual work (the horror)- Also my friend at Bioware no longer works there so I've no-longer been able to get my blog posts on the official Bioware/Dragon Age/Mass Effect pages like I had before.
These things really shouldn't have stopped me from writing in honesty but I'll be returningto some blog posts soon. I'm actually working on a video piece about Philosophy in Games at the moment and I'll post that when its ready.
On another note - I will be living in Kyoto, Japan from next year so I'll be able to post some interesting Japanese stuff that I find. I'm looking forward to finding some interesting stuff to share with you guys.
I've put a lot of hours into being a detective. That's my job.
L.A Noire is a fantastic and immersive experience - as to be expected from Team Bondi and Rockstar, the whole thing feels authentic and gritty. It handles subtlety like an artist handles his brush.
It is also pissing me off. Part of the reason the game annoys me so much is because it is SO good - it's such a great journey but when this one particular aspect of the game, that I find aggravating, arises I can't help but feel like it could have been handled better.
Interviews. More specifically backing your claims that someone has lied with evidence. Let me give you a couple of examples of why I find this so infuriating.
"We found a shirt covered in blood"
"I cut myself shaving"
*Use shirt COVERED in blood as proof of a lie* -WRONG-
WHY?! The blood was all down the front and on sleeve - there is no way that could come from a simple shaving cut.
"You can't prove I was involved in that burglary"
*Use list of items that were reported STOLEN that I saw YOU had as evidence* -WRONG-
Logic is not entirely objective - For me these pieces of the puzzle fit and so I assumed that if I chose them my character would adapt my answer to the appropriate evidence. I was wrong. Not only that but because I've got so many of these situations wrong it makes me doubt whether I should use evidence in situations were I think it's the logical step.
Mind you this is only a small complaint - the game is thoroughly enjoyable and I recommend everyone to try it out.
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