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Thursday, December 18, 2014

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Ezra

I'm more worried they're stretching themselves too thin. The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Borderlands, Game of Thrones and now this, and we've already had The Wolf Among Us season 2 put off until next year and as far as I know, little word on the next Walking Dead.

Drew956

Hey Iris, I just read an interview with the author of the script that appears after you beat Minecraft.
I felt like you might find appreciate some of the little gems in the interview in the same way I did, although I do not really not for sure.

Here is my Fb post about it, with the url, that kind of explains the deep feelings I have and that were stirred by some of the comments in the article:

"This may be a spoiler if you haven't beaten minecraft, but I found it to be a deeply insightful and thought-provoking read.
I don't know how many of you feel the deep and profound emotions I feel when I think about virtual reality and identity, about the potential and significance of games as an art medium and as a medium that can expand our minds and help us achieve states of consciousness otherwise unattainable, but this read, while very very long, startled me time and time again with its little gems of insight.
If you can stomach a long read, and ^ any of the above sounds like it resonates with you, give it a read, I recommend it. :)

‪#‎SecondLife‬ ‪#‎SAO‬ ‪#‎AccelWorld‬ ‪#‎FullDiveFuture‬ ‪#‎Minecraft‬
http://boingboing.net/2012/01/09/ending-an-endless-game-an-int.html
"

If you see the hashtags above, I tag SL, two animes about VR and "Full-Dive technology", and Minecraft, which the interview is about.

If you haven't watched the anime Sword Art Online then you might not have the deeply profound feelings, expectations, hopes, and dreams for real Virtual Reality, maybe not see the profound implications and the beautiful and deep emotional meaning behind the bonds of those that connect within and meet up within virtual worlds, and the medium of VR itself, as a window into our own hearts and souls.
I know our real reality will complicate things, and with advertising, subscription fees, and whatnot, the real VR world may not be as ideal as it appears in animes, but I do see the profound implications and beautiful beautiful potential for the kindling and connecting of the human spirit, one being with another.
I am sure a lot of MMO players have deeply profound feelings and friendships and bonds with their guilds and random friends they made online, and these profound connections and bonds can only grow with real VR. (full-dive. Although, griefers will grief I suppose)

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