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Dwight Everhart
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Ten years ago today, Half-Life 2 Episode 3 was announced. It was never released. I eagerly awaited the final episode of Half-Life 2​, to be followed by the conclusion of the trilogy in Half Life 3. At first, Gabe Newell, the CEO of Valve, openly spoke of their release schedule, but that schedule kept slipping, and, eventually, Gabe just stopped saying anything about Half Life. At this point, I've given up hope that I'll ever see another installment of this fantastic game series, nor will I ever see its story concluded. It ended on a tragic cliffhanger. Valve has lost interest in games or, at least, in story-based games.
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GarageBand is amazing.
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Very impressive in-game footage of a ship approaching a planet and landing on it, without any load screens. The planet is generated procedurally.
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The uncanny valley has been crossed. This is the future of interactive storytelling. This amazing technology, combined with an amazing live performance by an actress in a virtual space, produced a realtime game experience that is barely indistinguishable from a film.
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Unbelievable! The concessionaire operating the facilities at Yosemite trademarked the names of historic places and buildings in the park, including "Yosemite National Park", causing the Park Service to rename these historic places, except for the park's name. I guess they'll leave that one to the lawyers. This is absolutely shameful behavior by Delaware North.
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Brilliant.
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Interesting audio tech. Realistic sound reflections will increase immersion in games and VR.
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Very cool. I wish I had been at Disneyland when Johnny Depp did this.
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Batman v Superman is not horrible. It's not as bad as the critics say, but it is not a good film, and it certainly doesn't compare to the Nolan Batman films, which are masterpieces. It suffers from a relentlessly dark and down tone. The film is even physically dark; there isn't much light coming from the projector, which makes the 3D experience subpar.

Both Batman and Superman are always serious and brooding. In fact, they only express one emotion and have one facial expression throughout the entire film. Batman comes across particularly badly. He's a mean-spirited and bitter man who is driven by his anger, instead of by a sense of justice. I don't blame Affleck, though; the character is written that way. Affleck could be a decent Batman, given a good script.

The action scenes are the best part of the film, but they're a bit of a mess too. The direction reminds me of Michael Bay: lots of explosions and flashes of light, with the camera moving quickly through the scene, making it difficult to see what's actually happening. The storytelling is similarly confusing at times, with some events unclear or unexplained or simply unbelievable.

There are two rays of light in this otherwise gloomy picture: Wonder Woman and Lex Luther, both portrayed with vigor and originality by Gal Gadget and Jesse Eisenberg. I only felt happy when these characters were on the screen.They are the only characters that feel human and have a spark of life.

Oddly, Batman v Superman feels neither like a Batman film nor like a Superman film, nor does it feel like a Marvel film. DC is clearly trying to copy the success of the Marvel films. I wish they would copy the spirit of the Marvel films by giving the characters a full spectrum of human emotions. Superheroes don't have to be dark and brooding to be interesting. They can even laugh at times, something I only did once during this film.

I felt almost no emotion during the entire film. I felt almost no connection to the characters. I didn't even feel anything at the end of the film, after a dramatic turn of events. The rest of the audience apparently didn't either. They had no reactions during or after the film: no applause, no laughter, no gasps, nothing. Perhaps the viewer is supposed to feel as emotionless as the film's superheroes. If so, then Batman v Superman is a great success.
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Yeah, and Superman was the less scary of the two!
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RIP David Bowie. You were a true original. May we all hear our own drummers as clearly as you heard yours.
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If you're interested in learning value investing, I highly recommend Phil Town's 3-day workshop. I attended it in person in Atlanta two years ago. Now you can watch it live from the comfort of your computer!

It's not a get-rich-quick scheme. It's a solid strategy for earning high returns over the long term, without high risk, by buying great companies when they're on sale. It's the same strategy Warren Buffet uses.

The workshop is free -- truly free. It's not a sample of a more expensive workshop. I met Phil. He's a really good guy. He honestly wants to help people. This is a great opportunity that could radically change your financial future.
If you wanted to attend my upcoming event but couldn't make it out to Atlanta, I've got GREAT NEWS: You can now attend from the comfort of your own home. Yes, you read that correctly. No travel. No booking a flight. No finding a rental car. No hotel reservations.
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I recommend reading Phil's books, especially his first book: http://www.amazon.com/Rule-Strategy-Getting.../dp/B000GCFCQE
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Escondido, CA, USA
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San Diego, CA, USA - Bella Vista, AR, USA - Houston, TX, USA - Raleigh, NC, USA - Costa Mesa, CA, USA - San Clemente, CA, USA
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iPhone/iPad/Mac app developer
Introduction
I'm a man with two brains. One brain is an engineer. The other brain is an artist. That's probably why I've been drawn to video games since I was 11. My career so far as been ruled by my engineer brain, and I've had a fairly successful career as a software engineer.

But my artist brain has been asserting dominance for the past few years, and I now want to making a living doing something that expresses my creativity. I want to make games for a living. Specifically, I want to make games that tell stories that have as much impact as a movie and as much depth as a novel.
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Author of iOS apps BieberHair and SantaWatch!; author of time-management apps Agenda and Chronographer.
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  • Kingwood High School
  • Kingwood College
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston - Clear Lake
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