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Alea iacta est!: Plutarch and the Event of the Self

For Plutarch, life and the course of history insist that we face up to who we are and this is as harrowing as it is liberating; it is the source of our destruction as much as it is the springboard for our accomplishments.

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I Care About Story, So Why Don't I Care About These Stories?

Is story so tangential to the gaming experience that even a self-professed story-lover can play an entire game and not glean a single plot point from it all?

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A Dance with 'Destiny'

Can we overcome the Darkness through the power of dance? We’ll see.

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You Can't Escape Your Future or Your Past

In storytelling, the past dictates the future. Plots are laid out like traps that our heroes inevitably fall into. And we, watching Bruce Willis in Looper, or reading of Dream in The Sandman, are thus fated, as well.

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Capturing the Next Generation

It's clear that streaming and capturing game footage will be easier with the PS4, but why is that a good thing? In a word: democratization.

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Verse-Chorus-Verse: The Jacksons

Pop Heroism, Two Songs at a Time

Music

The Jacksons: Destiny / Triumph

Here's a reason to dance, shout, and shake your body: the two crowning achievements of the Jacksons' run on Epic are dusted off three decades later on newly remastered and expanded editions.

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Tokyo Revelation (Shin Megami Tensei: Tokyo Mokushiroku) (2002)

But too soon, it's back to more possessions and double-crosses and a baffling scheme.

John G. Nettles
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