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  • unproductive-software-blog
    28.05.2022 - 33 minutes ago

    Fatum Betula is the Greatest Work of Art I’ve Ever Experienced.

    (And I’ve experienced a lot over 24 years and 700 other video games)

    Seriously. Just play this. It’s like 3 hours.

    For those still here…

    A friend and I recently visited the De Young Museum of Art in San Francisco. We sped past a series of still lifes and early impressionist paintings to reach an exhibit of ancient artworks from various cultures around the world. Taking our time to reflect on and discuss the pieces which spoke to us most. My friend, an avid gamer, raised the topic of “political art”.

    Typically a hot button issue within the community, I steeled myself for a stupid and unpleasant conversation, however, my friend’s perspective was fascinating, and nuanced. To paraphrase, he posed that people making art to push one specific political agenda would be better off using their drive toward more practical, direct means of change (activism, nonprofit work, philanthropy, etc.). He believed that the greatest, most impactful, most timeless works of art are those like we were seeing in the exhibit, works that reflect an entire culture, ethos, way of life, or way of looking at life. In other words, He felt that works which limited themselves to a single allegory were just that, limited.

    It is not my intention to agree or disagree with this stance. I think not all work is “inherently” political, but I think all work can be viewed politically, just as nearly anything can, however, there is more meaning in this world than political meaning. Oftentimes, in the modern, polarized climate born from mass media, we forget to reflect on philosophical, moral, and spiritual modes of thought, each of which provides an alternate lens through which meaning can be discerned from the work, idea, or facts observed. I would also say that even the most inelegant of political cartoons reflect the culture they come from, and the worldview of their creator on some level. Yet still, I see the value in the idea my friend had posed.

    Truly great art is honest art.

    Truly great art does more than tell a story, it conveys ideas, and provides a space to consider those ideas.

    Truly great art is fundamentally based in truth. It serves truth, and evangelizes its audience in the name of truth.

    Wrestling earnestly with truth is the process through which meaning is created in the independent minds of an audience.

    Meaning can be defined as anything which brings about a change for better or worse, in real life.

    Entertainment feels meaningful to a captive audience because it creates an enjoyable change in their lives while they engage with it (fun, pleasure, engagement, etc.).

    Art, for those of us who believe words should not be rendered meaningless in favor of not getting into arguments with stupid people, goes a level beyond entertainment. The meaning brought about by art may, in fact, be negative to its audience at times, causing displeasure, discomfort, disgust, or dissatisfaction. However, true art provides its greatest value through its long-term effects. Good art can lead to reflection and positive change in the minds of its audience members. New ideas, reminders of important values, a cultural sense of belonging, and a greater appreciation of various aspects of life can all be benefits of good art, as I’m sure we’ve all experienced in our own lives through our own personal favorite works of art.

    Truly great art, then, would be art which brings about the greatest positive change. These works often strike such a cord with their audience members, that they inspire action of some kind.

    In some sense, this can make works of overtly political art feel cheap. They are, in essence, trying to skip straight to the highest level of artistic value, without first succeeding as entertainment, or even just plain good art. They are often seen, perhaps incorrectly, as ignoring the experiential and thought-provoking qualities of art, in favor of the call to action. The worst of such works, advertisements and propaganda, actively discourage the audience from even doing the meaning making themselves. In forcing an idea upon us, they attenpt to rob us of our individual perspectives, differences, and authentic experiences of life.

    Fatum Betula is the most honest video game I’ve ever played. It isthe great cultural artifact that captures who we are both as a people, and as people.

    Fatum Betula presents players with artifice, only to tear back the curtain and directly address the themes it had given them ample time to feel and contemplate for themselves, in each of its 10 endings. Each ending takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. It’s all the time you need, because everything you’re presented with is meaningful, and rather than add fluff or gimmicks to distract you and pad out the experience, Fatum Betula choses to provide just enough negative space in its design/pacing to let you absorb its ideas and feel its atmosphere. It touches on cycles of violence, man’s parasitic relationship with nature, coping with life and death, and religion and spirituality as both social constructs, and existential nightmares.

    Fatum Betula does all this only to remind you at a few key points that it is just a game, and nothing that happens in it matters at all. All that matters is how you choose to live your life on the other side if the screen, after you’ve finished interacting with it. The game goes as far as to include a video showing how its world is constructed in the Unity engine. Bryce Bucher, quite frankly, seems to downplay the games artistic value, and his own creative decisions, as much as possible during this section.

    What this all adds up to is a game that hits extremely hard, pulls no punches, and does everything it can to dispell any pretenses it might otherwise convey. Fatum Betula is a game with intelligent and trenchant thematic content, but rather than talk down to you, it raises you up, and reminds you that it’s just a game, and you’re a living breathing human being. During an age in which so many games seek to drain us of our attention, time, and money (Genshin Impact) by presenting themselves as something of value, Fatum Betula dedicates one of its endings to celebrating you, the real-life human being playing the character, because unlike the game’s characters, you aren’t bound by the constraints of the game; you have the free will to do whatever you want in a world so much bigger and more important than any game can provide.

    Fatum Betula is the most honest game I have ever played. It is rich with meaning without trying to convince you of anything. It is beautiful and immersive, without presenting itself as anything more than lines of code and some nice music. It presents stark truths about modern life and life in general, without dressing it up as anything controversial.

    In this way, I see Fatum Betula as the most perfect work of art in all of gaming. Its intentions are the most pure. It works on every level a great game ought to, without trying to addict or pander to its audience in any way.

    And perhaps I forgot to mention, but it is wildly creative and unique, the kind of game you want to play just to see what awesome new environment, scenario, or cutscene it will throw at you next.

    PLAY. THIS. GAME.

    (and don’t be afraid to use the endings guide on the steam forums if you get really stuck, the secrets are where this game shines most)

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  • pierpaolopisolini
    28.05.2022 - 45 minutes ago

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    #io butto il cellulare da un dirupo giuro
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  • gearcoupon
    28.05.2022 - 50 minutes ago

    In the new iOS game based on the Jurassic World, you will fight alongside the Tyrannosaurus

    In the new iOS game based on the Jurassic World, you will fight alongside the Tyrannosaurus

    According to the movies, video games deliver a bitter aftertaste with their announcement. While the influx of such projects has slowed slightly in recent years, we can still expect a game tag for the biggest blockbusters. The upcoming end of the dinosaur trilogy Jurassic World: Domination announces its own prank just a few weeks before the film’s premiere. Jurassic World Primal Ops introduces you…

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  • coileoniamoremi
    28.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    Ma ti pare che mi dovevo dimenticare l’iPad a casa

    #assurdo io mi ricordo di averlo messo nello zaino??? #ho bisogno di dormire per una settimana intera
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  • icecreamdisaster
    28.05.2022 - 1 hour ago
    #free android games #free ios games #ice cream game #free games #free mobile games #ios#android#ice cream#stacking game#arcade game
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  • toyoraljanah
    28.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    Night in the Woods is finally coming to iOS

    Night in the Woods is finally coming to iOS

    Infinite Falls released in 2017 Night in the Woods, a colorful adventure game that marked all the players who tried it. The title has since been ported to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and even Nintendo Switch, but the developers launched this week a new version, on mobiles this time. However, only one shop is concerned, theApp Storebecause Night in the Woods is only available on iOS, for iPhone and…

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  • gadget-bridge
    28.05.2022 - 1 hour ago
    #google#google photos#filters #real tone in google photos #real tone filters #android#ios#web
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  • 365filmsbyauroranocte
    28.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    Io la conoscevo bene (Antonio Pietrangeli, 1965)

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  • toyoraljanah
    28.05.2022 - 1 hour ago

    iOS 15 does not find takers as quickly as iOS 14 - iGeneration

    iOS 15 does not find takers as quickly as iOS 14 – iGeneration

    iOS 15 does not find takers as quickly as iOS 14iGeneration .

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  • kuwgo
    28.05.2022 - 2 hours ago

    iOS 16 Wish List: The MacRumors Features Readers Want to See in the Next Release of iOS

    iOS 16 Wish List: The MacRumors Features Readers Want to See in the Next Release of iOS

    There’s just over a week left until the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, one of Apple’s biggest events of the year. We’ve heard surprisingly little about iOS 16 this year, so we’re on our way to some big surprises when June 6 comes. While waiting for the main event, we thought we’d share some iOS 16 wishlist items from Mac rumors Readers, because who knows? We may see some of these features…

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  • gearcoupon
    28.05.2022 - 2 hours ago

    4 easter eggs on YouTube that are worth a try

    4 easter eggs on YouTube that are worth a try

    Most of us usually use the YouTube platform to watch videos or listen to music. Of course, YouTube also exists in the form of an application for smartphones, but in our article today we will focus on its variant for the web browser interface. This version of YouTube offers interesting hidden surprises that are definitely worth a try. You might be interested in 5 useful tips and tricks for…

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  • toyoraljanah
    28.05.2022 - 3 hours ago

    Apple's promises are only binding on those who believe in them: the iOS 14 follow-up was only temporary 🆕

    Apple’s promises are only binding on those who believe in them: the iOS 14 follow-up was only temporary 🆕

    iPhone and iPad users who wanted to stay on iOS 14 rather than go through the cracks of iOS 15 believed they could continue to benefit from security updates for the long haul. But things started to change with iOS 15.1: devices that remained on iOS 14 then began to show urgent prompts to update to the new version of the operating system. And then the arrival of iOS 15.2 brought a big blow of…

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  • asterargureo
    28.05.2022 - 3 hours ago

    Stamattina al tg hanno riportato le parole di Mancini che diceva fosse impensabile che l'Italia non partecipasse al mondiale.

    Amico del sole eri tu che dovevi portare l'Italia al mondiale.

    Sei tu che ti sei fissato con la stessa formazione per mesi nonostante ci fossero dei problemi palesi. Quali? E va bene non facciamo prigionieri. Gente che sotto porta non tirava e faceva il passaggio per il compagno,gente che doveva fare il tiraggiro che però finiva in braccio al portiere avversario,gente che non sapeva più tirare in porta.

    Tu che hai chiamato Pellegrini e Zaniolo reduci da un'ottima prestazione nei preliminari di Conference e li hai fatti giocare per 7-10 minuti (il tempo di cottura degli spaghetti in pratica).

    Pellegrini che tira le punizioni divinamente e Zaniolo che non è,lo dico sinceramente tra i miei preferiti,ma è quello che tu caro Mancini avevi eletto a pezzo fondamentale per la nazionale.

    Quello che mi irrita è la mancanza di spina dorsale dei giornalisti vari perché a Ventura vennero mosse critiche già al primo pareggio,mentre qua è tutto 'Dai Roberto,vai tranquillo '.

    E parlo anche del signor Adani che dalla sua cameretta lancia strali contro allenatori che non rischiano i giovani e fanno un gioco sterile ma con un allenatore che ha scelto la crema dei professionisti italiani e li ha impiegati a cazzo di cane ( scusate il francesismo) non ha detto una parola. Perché tanto l'Italia fa possesso palla. (Come Sarri).

    #lui parlava in tv e io inveivo contro la tv tipo nonno Simpson
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  • granthshalaind
    28.05.2022 - 3 hours ago

    iOS 15.5 Release: Know what is special in this new OS of Apple, your iPhone will become smarter

    iOS 15.5 Release: Know what is special in this new OS of Apple, your iPhone will become smarter

    New Delhi, Tech Desk Apple has recently released another new update of its new OS iOS 15, iOS 15.5. Yes, iOS 15 has many good features. But we will tell you some such features of iOS 15 that you might be unaware of. Before telling the features, we would like to tell you that if you have not updated the OS of the iPhone, then definitely do it. The iOS 15 update is only available on the iPhone 12…

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    #Apple #Computers and Technology #iOS 15 Features #iOS Features#iphone#News #News tech-news technology hindi news #Science and Technology #tech news#technology
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