Some Feelings from the Recent Internet Ban in China

Strange.

In the second half of 2017, China’s Internet to outside ports start to have much slower speed. Knowing that government policies are changing and Chairman Xi is imposing a total net ban–gradually reducing the fluidity of Internet and closing ports, shutting down VPN companies in China.

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Realism in a Game

Often times whenever people are playing games, one question would often come in mind–how close is it to reality?

Coming from reality to games, people oftentimes would bring their own experiences to the game, and form their own particular behaviors and reactions towards the game world.

A very old post from Obsidian studio caught my eyes on talking about this subject, which is a pretty solid view on how game designers and level designers view game balances for realism and fun.

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Oligopoly

For a few handful of corporations or companies, they dominate a certain industry and co-exist peacefully. They are existing individually, but act as a same group, because they have the same goal.

Oligopoly is a word that only appears after the Industrial Revolution, only after that corporations start to show up and dominate the daily life. And apparently this word fits into English speaking countries very well.

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True to Its Root, an Ambitious Attempt and Success – Dragon Age Inquisition Review

Dragon Age, when you hear it, what do you think of?

Is it the age of dragons? Some fantasy world? Or, you may know, and know very well–one of Bioware’s main franchises Dragon Age.

It’s a little bit strange for me actually to ponder around the game after I have read what had happened to the development. After 3 years of the game release, I have finally concluded the game, it’s a bit bittersweet to be frank.

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Human Machines

Since the invention of machine, Industrial Revolution has changed human’s life once and for all.

Factories, have become the new engine of this new era. Either the literal factories or figurative factories.

I see modern world has shaped people’s lives into billions of machines that work endlessly nonstop.

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To Dreamers

I tend to think that kids born into average family have to work on their own.

Their future is not determined by their parents, is it good? No, of course not, being independent is pretty much a must road for children like this.

If you were born wealthy, your life road may be determined by your parents. Some people argue that a set future is not a free future. True. But world works on this inheritance system, where old money always win.

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The Skies of Communist Countries and Capitalist Countries, Literally

It’s dumb, to completely separate countries like this, seems like a Cold War parody.

But, I’m here just want to point out something I find peculiar, about the two ideologies’ skies, literally.

I grow up in China, so it’s no news to me that the sky is always grey. Occurred to me that it’s a consequence of constant pollution.

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