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Two (Or More) Times the Charm

Written by Frank R on . Posted in The Other Slices

Remember when you first grabbed the Longshot in Gears of War and delivered a lasting haircut to a Locust? The time you purchased (insert your favorite car) in Gran Turismo and had the field eating your dust? The first game is the opening opus, which more often than not, will grant you fond memories for years to come, but what about the sequels? The sequel to any great game usually never delivers on a secret unspoken promise. Inside your mind, you already know that promise and you hope that the sequel to the game you will buy will deliver on that promise. Why then, are sequels not as good as the first game?

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The War on Games of Mass Discussion®

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The War on GOMD

The War on Games of Mass Discussion®

Part One

There is a war going on and it isn't the war you are probably thinking. The battlefield is your living room (or whatever you keep your consoles/PC) and you are a raw recruit fresh out of video game basic training. Ready your rifle soldier, this war is going to be messy.

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America Wouldn't Be What It Is Today Without Slavery

Written by Frank R on . Posted in The Other Slices

"I get a lot of bad comments about what I'm about to say, but I feel like I can trust you guys." Said Nameless Guy. Two guys and I wait for what Nameless Guy is about to say with curious anticipation. "What I'm about to say may seem wrong, but it is what I believe and one thing, don't get angry." Nameless Guy says as he looks at each of us. "America wouldn't be what it is today without slaves. America needed slaves. All great empires needed slaves to grow." The first guy blankly stares at Nameless Guy in disbelief. The second guy's mouth curves into a growl while he unfolds his arms, about to pounce. I just stand there, waiting for Nameless Guy to get his ass severely beaten. Perhaps his assertion would have gone over better with other people, but Nameless Guy (who is white) just told three black guys America wouldn't be great if it weren't for slavery.

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Conformance, Group Dynamics, and Writing

Written by Frank R on . Posted in The Other Slices

This is a very unusual posting, since this is the converse between a guy named Charley and I. The reason why I'm posting is simple enough, a good insight to the inner workings of people on the web and their actions. This post is also great if you're an inspiring writer. It's a long read, but very informative, I hope you enjoy it!