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fundude50  ·  1472 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Steam Sale Stories... Anyone pick up any new games?

Picked up Oxenfree for 9.99. It's a story based mystery. Short, about 4-6 hours but for my type of game I feel it's worth it. If you liked firewatch oxenfree is in a similar vein.

fundude50  ·  1829 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What upcoming video games are you looking forward to?

Personally I am looking forward to The Witness. A first person puzzle game developed by Jonathan Blow, creator of Braid. The game looks like it is in the same vein as Myst.

For a game that may or may not come out I'm also looking forward to ir/rational investigator. A spiritual successor to the flash game ir/rational redux. Made by the writer for the Swapper and Driver San Francisco. About an investigator who uses deductive logic to solve crimes.

Another upcoming game in limbo is Flightless. A game where you control a bird with clipped wing to the exit of its prison. It's developed by Nitrome, a flash, and recently mobile developer.

fundude50  ·  1830 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are your favorite Windows 95/98 era video games?

For an arcade game, I'd suggest klax. It's a match three game meets connect four. Blocks fall from a conveyor belt. And you have to move then to match three or more. If you like adventure games, I recommend Beneath a Steel Sky. It's free on gog.

fundude50  ·  1831 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What book has impacted you the most?

I agree, I'm mostly talking about the earlier chapters though. Such as before Harry reaches Hogwarts. With the basic lessons such as try to prove yourself wrong, and also figure out what evidence or arguements will change your mind. I was also enamored with the way he tied the learning experience in with the story, especially in earlier chapters. I haven't been able to find any other works that did this formulation of story and learning well. Most books, I felt like I was being talked down to. However, that's not to say that the story is a good one, that HPMOR is the best rationalist fiction, nor that one should blindly accept Yudkowski's ideas. In fact, some people claim that lesswrong, the forum headed by Yudkowski, is ironically close minded. Regardless, I found the scenes where Harry was discussing how to think with Draco or Hermione, the people who were new to rationality, great brain food. P.s. Can anyone recommend a learning story, such as described above?

fundude50  ·  1831 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What book has impacted you the most?

Sounds interesting. Do you recommend reading the first book, In the Woods, first?

fundude50  ·  1831 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What book has impacted you the most?

Two books in particular influenced the way/what I think. Flatland, a book about a two dimensional shape who meets a three dimensional sphere, influenced my life in middle school, causing me to become interested in the academic view of dimensions. Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality is another book that influenced the way I thought. The book gives one many different lessons on how to think and minimize bias. The way of thinking this book promoted, combined with my psychology class,l ed me to a conclusion about free will that ended my faith. Both these books influenced my life and way of thinking early on, leading to the person I am today.

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