2022.01.24 08:45 Franco1875 Video games that diagnose, monitor and treat depression developed by scientists
2022.01.24 08:45 pooppoophihihiitme Gregory is a Afton NOT a robot
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2022.01.24 08:45 newsdk Hjemmelavet bombe eksploderede tæt på skole
2022.01.24 08:45 Vdmeulen Balmain shops price difference
I’ve been to the Balmain store at the Dubai Mall and the Marina mall and it seems as if the prices have risen by a lot compared to a few years ago (even after the ultra amazing limited time only 75% off). Do you guys know if the massive price hike is only at the big mall locations or every Balmain location?
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2022.01.24 08:45 KauheaGorilla Pressuring counter match ups
Just wanted to ask should I push and pressure hard lane matchups like tahm, mundo, malphite, wukong etc. Im most games staying back and letting them push so there is no chance getting me. Im also playing with Phase Rush so I can kite them away If I get caught off position. Should I change to conq to have a fighting chance?
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2022.01.24 08:45 jmob99ley GTs S2B 1-5-22. These white lumps are solid, smell earthy. Are they blob mutations?
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2022.01.24 08:45 AFlamingFireRedditor I absolutley love you
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2022.01.24 08:45 CarpenterEasy1220 IBIZA Winter Mix 2022
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2022.01.24 08:45 agalbraith1973 A nice figure hugging dress
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2022.01.24 08:45 MoeDantes Some random thunks on Silent Hill 1, 2, and 3
Horror games are odd for me. I can't tell if I like this genre or if I hate it. The deal is, its occasionally fun but its also always frustrating in a couple of ways.
So anyway... my experience with Silent Hill is limited to the first three games, plus the first movie... but screw the movie. Actually don't. If it got pregnant you'd have to pay child support and we wouldn't want that.
Anyway, just talking about the first three games... I can't actually play the later ones because they're expensive on the aftermarket and people tell me that after 4, the series goes downhill.
Which, I mean, I already have mixed feelings on the three "good" games as it is.
PART ONE: Silent Hill 1 may not have the best story, but it has the best story TELLING
An important thing in video game narratives is you not only need to know what you're doing, you also need to know why you're doing it.
In this regard, SH1 shines.
Here's an example, from very early on in the game: you're looking for your daughter, and the one clue you have is you might've seen her go into this one alley... an alley where you previously got konked when you tried to investigate. But anyway, you head back there, and now there's a note saying she's at the school.
Any player's natural reaction will be to beeline to the school, but actually there's a house the game wants you to go through. Now, here's the brilliant part: If you attempt to beeline, you will naturally end up finding the destroyed road where there's more notebook pages marking a spot on your map.
The game predicted what you would do, and used this to guide you.
While the game becomes a bit of a wild goose chase, you're always clear on "you go here because you think Cheryl is here."
Silent Hill 2, by contrast, has problems in this area.
Up until you get the plank, the game does guide you. But after that, you're turned loose. What you're actually supposed to do is find this van which has notes pointing you at this restaurant (where the famous "there was a HOLE here" message is), and then at a key in an alley. Nothing points you at the van though, and in fact the key is closer, so if you're just exploring the town you're likely to find the Apartment key first, and then just figure you're supposed to go to the apartments. Literally just because you got a key to them. Even though in-character, James has already said he wants to go to the park overlooking the lake, and literally the only reason to do the apartments is because they're in the way.
This brings me to my next thought:
PART TWO: Silent Hill 2 and 3 may have better stories, but they're paced super-badly.
So, I gotta confess... I freaking hate the apartments area in Silent Hill 2.
I just always found the Apartments to be a drag. Like I said, James has no in-character reason to be here. He's just passing through. Granted, same was true for that one house in SH1, but that one house was literally just a small house and some keys you have to scavenger hunt. You're past it in like, 10 minutes. The Apartments can take hours.
And the only justification is that some stuff begins to be introduced here. You meet Eddie, you see Angela looking at a knife. Laura steps on your hand. You meet Pyramid Head.
But it really feels like it could've been streamlined, especially since the story doesn't really pick up until you get to the park overlooking the lake.
SH3 is even worse on this front. You play through the mall, the subway, that underground tunnel, and (at this point I literally started laughing) an under-construction office building... and the only real plot or story advancement you get this entire time, is one cryptic meeting with Claudia back at the mall and running into Vincent in the unfinished building. Literally half the freaking game is just you trying to get home while weird stuff happens, and you're just waiting for the story to pick up.
It's very legit to get to the unfinished building and find yourself wondering "why the f--- am I doing this?"
It's only once Heather finally gets home and the big twist is revealed... that the game actually kicks into high gear.
Let me put it this way: Imagine you're watching an anime, and the pilot episode shows a lot of promise... but then literally the next five to ten episodes are filler. (Actually, I've basically described how a lot of "Super Robot" anime go). That's what SH2 and 3 feel like to me.
Once you get past the filler, they start to get really good... but man, do they both start off on the wrong foot!
And to backtrack a bit, I noticed SH2 in particular had a lot of parts where you had to do something counter-intuitive, unless you already knew the proper direction. A good example is right after you meet Maria. At this point now, your objective is the Lakeview Hotel.... and the game expects you to trek up this long stretch of road, with this clearly unhealthy woman following behind you. Like, I'm sorry, if I was escorting someone with such obvious health problems in real life, I wouldn't even THINK of walking up a long road... and you have to go a pretty good distance before it finally gets blocked off and you get notes telling you about the bowling alley.
PART THREE - Fun despite using boring concepts
So, it actually kinda amazes me that the Silent Hill trilogy is as good as it is. In fact they kinda put me in a weird place.
See, for me what makes these games work is the small touches. Like I love how in SH2 you sometimes hear a second set of footsteps like someone is following you, or that one room where once out of every hundred playthrus, you'll hear a scream or crying or something. Stop Skeletons From Fighting did a long breakdown on all the weird stuff the game pulls in its best section, the Historical Society.
I find SH3 the actual scariest game in the series (that I've played), and that's in part due to its intensity with things like the hallway where paths keep shutting off on you, and then you find yourself in a hallway that is on fire. And on a replay you'll encounter a hall that turns red and drains your health the longer you're in it. Sexy Beam won't save you now!
The sad part is these bits almost feel too good for the actual story.
Because here's what always gets me:
Silent Hill, as a series, seems to be married to the two most boring concepts in all of horror fiction:
It's either a freaking cult behind everything.... or its the character going through a personal purgatory.
I gotta admit I've always had a bit of a grudge against SH2 in particular for kick-starting the latter, not just in the Silent Hill series but in horror games in general. I can't think of how many horror games I've played or watched someone else play, where the big reveal was "you did something bad and the scary stuff you're experiencing is a sort of purgatory/self-punishment/etc."
What really gets me about that is a lot of horror games make you think the reveal is gonna be something much bigger. Stories Untold had me thinking I was literally gonna be responsible for an alien invasion or something.... but no... you're just a guy who caused a car accident and planted your booze on the guy you crashed into. And I never purchased Layers of Fear because I could tell just from the demo that it was heading in a similar direction--guy killed his wife and now he hates himself.
I hate that premise because it always makes me feel robbed. It's like looking under the Christmas tree, seeing a box the exact size and shape of what an NES game comes in (I was a 1980s kid) and thinking--hoping--anticipating--that your parents got you that Kirby's Adventure you really wanted... and then you open it.... and its a set of Poker cards. Not even a video game poker, just actual cards.
And I'll admit, even when SH2 was brand new, I hated this plot twist. The only thing that makes it bearable is that Silent Hill is still a legitimate haunted town (unlike other horror games where it turns out nothing was actually happening at all).
But even then, it was just lame that this was what it was all leading up to. I was chased by giant beings with huge cleavers, dodged around straight-jacketed beings and whatever those things hanging from grates were.... all because James Sunderland was upset he killed his wife.
This is the kind of thing that should be the final reveal in a Hercule Poirot novel or an episode of Detective Conan, not in a horror game. Horror should be about unknowable entities, portals to other dimensions, questions about the nature of reality, or playing card games while riding motorcycles. Call me psychotic, but I just don't care about "human drama" in a situation where I might literally learn the secrets of the universe.
I actually prefer the cult stuff over this. Don't get me wrong: the cult stuff is bad, and for precisely the reason Zero Punctuation's Yahtzee once outlined: at that point the paranormal beasties are just a glorified evil organization. The monsters might as well be yelling "COBRA! Attack! Attack!" whenever they see you if they're just pawns of a cult.
But at least the story doesn't end up being just a really long therapy session.
These games aren't bad, in fact its to their credit that they still manage to be fun despite all they have stacked against them.
Also, if you're curious... I have no issues with the gameplay at all. I know people like to complain about fixed cameras and tank controls, but I have to agree with Avalanche Reviews on those scores.
If you hate tank controls, then you're wrong, your friends are wrong, your family is wrong, your effing pets are being wronged alive, the world sucks, game over.
(Points if you got what that previous paragraph was a reference to).
Basically, if I were handed the rights to the Silent Hill series.... I would do away with both the cult and the whole "the town is basically an evil psychiatrist" thing, and go in a different direction..... though hopefully I wouldn't turn out as bad as Scott Ciencin's comics did.
(In fact I did once have an idea for a "like SH but better" type story, but I wound up getting writer's block, which I'm hoping posting these thoughts will cure).
That is all.
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2022.01.24 08:45 ech0f Wir präsentieren stolz
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2022.01.24 08:45 SynHitsEm Top test
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2022.01.24 08:45 Informal_Carpet_9696 Sleeping cats
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2022.01.24 08:45 Iradnerwilder84 Trump supporters rapping about their frustrations using hot beats and major factories low on beef is just another Monday. I'm just pissed I'm out of coffee.
2022.01.24 08:45 TheEternalGoldenCow Question about Hollow Wicker Basket and Higuruma since I'm dumber than Panda.
Reggie's HWB is said to nullify any "guaranteed hits" from domain expansions, so would that include Deadly Sentencing?
From Itadori's flashback, it was stated by Tengen that it's rare for past domain expansions to have "can't miss", so it's easier to make. That include Higuruma's domain.
Would HWB work? Or no?
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2022.01.24 08:45 redditbrowser239 Am I?
2022.01.24 08:45 maside Russian jet fighters patrolling the north of Israel (Syrian-Israeli border) earlier today.
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2022.01.24 08:45 Algm21 II - The High Priestess - ProtonTarot: Exclusive collection for Crazy Draco holders
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2022.01.24 08:45 ffitwgxy_ThrowRA I [20M] don’t know what to do about my gf [21F] and her parents making me uncomfortable.
First, sorry for the lack luster title. Also Throwaway for obvious reasons. There’s a lot of backstory that goes along with this and I was not sure how to summarize it up into one simple sentence.
My girlfriend (21F) and I (20M) have been together for just over a year. Since meeting her she has become my best friend. She is the first person I think about when I wake up and who I think about as I go to sleep. I’ve talked to her every single day and have probably seen her all but 10. I’ve told her secrets that I would have otherwise brought with me to the grave and have never felt most myself around any other person.
My gf lives with her parents. Her mother is an emotionally abusive piece of shit who’s voice boils my blood. Her father is just an echo of her mother. While they both treat me with kindness, I’ve seen what they’re capable of first hand over FaceTime. According to my gf they weren’t always like this, it’s only been in the past few years that they’ve become this way. But in my eyes, I’ve never seen them as any other person. Her abusive attitude and behavior angers me beyond belief. She feels like she owns my gf and doesn’t see her as an individual. She has very little consideration for the people around her and sees herself as the center of the universe.
Why I tell you all of this, in the start of our relationship my gf would occasionally say things like “if we ever got married” or “when we get married”. This personally made me feel somewhat uncomfortable so I asked her not to say it anymore. She told me she still wanted to say it because it made her feel hopeful in the relationship, but hasn’t really said it ever since. Recently though, her mother had started saying things like “you’re going to be my son-in-law” and “when you two get married” and I do not care for that at all. It makes me feel beyond uncomfortable. Now here’s the thing:
I love my girlfriend, I really do. But I’m also 20 years old and don’t want to marry anyone right now. Not at least for another 8-10 years. I also don’t know if I’d want to marry my current girlfriend. We’re both young and live with our parents, I think we’d both want to see how we’d live on our own and how we’d take care of ourselves in that scenario.
My question for you, what advice can you offer? Looking back this is more of a RANT then anything, I just need to get all of this off my chest. The past few months these situations have been killing me inside and out and I just. I don’t know what to do.
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2022.01.24 08:45 ErfanSh1486 وقتی مارول پول ساخت دستکش تانوس رو نداره😂😂(آخه این چیه من دیدم)
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2022.01.24 08:45 marko_markovich ‘Ukrainians are ready to tear apart Russians with their bare hands’
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2022.01.24 08:45 m4ng000 How to defend 5 out
2022.01.24 08:45 harbinger_mint something about generation loss :D
2022.01.24 08:45 Repulsive_Wishbone58 Denied ammo purchase a few days after purchasing first firearm
I recently purchased my first gun (glock) a couple weeks ago along with some ammo. Came back about a 2-3 days later and was denied an ammo purchase (ended up paying $1 and left with nothing). My info on my DES that they printed out matches with the one I used to purchase the gun and ammo the week before.
The associate told me that this is the first time he's ever seen this where the background info matches the approved check and denied a couple days later.
The associate then gave me a sheet with instructions on how to update my info on the CFARS. After submitting my info i was rejected for the update. Nothing has changed within that time frame which makes me ineligible to possess or purchase firearm and ammo. Should I call the DOJ or is there anything I can do to sort this out?
I'm relatively new to owning a firearm and still trying to navigate it. Any advice would be much appreciated!
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2022.01.24 08:45 Bonus1Fact [News Shorts] On This Day: 24 January 2008 ¦ Associated Press on Youtube
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