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  1. I think there are legitimate reasons to be underwhelmed by the final. The first rule of these types of revivals is that you can't shit on the original series. On a fundamental level Dexter was supposed to be the character you root for. Dexter was not meant to be a deep examination of the consequences of American bloodlust, it was American bloodlust. The show only works when it manages to convince the audience to continue to cheer for Dexter. Maybe I'm wrong, but I can't remember a coach Logan moment from the original series. The original run seemed to understand that the audience's ability to remain sympathetic towards Dexter was both essential to the show's success and incredibly fragile. They went to great lengths to ensure that Dexter never had innocent blood directly on his hands to the point that it became more than the rules of the code, but a fundamental rule of the show. So to see them break that rule in the final episode of the revival just feels lame. To continue to restate myself, Dexter feels like it has far more in common with superheroes like Superman or Batman than with modern antihero dramas like Breaking Bad or The Sopranos. I may be out of my depth here since I don't engage with much superhero media, but as I understand it superheroes are relatively static characters. Some arcs may see some deviation from their essential core, but these are followed by re-commitments to the mostly hard and fast rules that define who Superman and Batman are. Dexter was also a very static character, so it felt extra uncharacteristic for him to do something uncharacteristic. Going back to revivals in general, I also think it's important to remain true to the original ending. People had 9 years to let the original ending of "Dexter got away" solidify in their mind, and to jerk that away feels wrong even if it's a better ending.
  2. Dexter killing Logan really bummed me out. I think the show needed to end with Dexter facing justice, but I would have rather he be held accountable for the hundreds of people he killed according to the code, you know what the show was actually about, rather than the one character he killed without justification. It just feels unsatisfying to have a show break its rules in the final episode, especially when they could have reached a pretty much identical ending without that.
  3. Any chance on this seeing a PC release? Sony has been more generous with us lately.
  4. I really enjoyed the slapstick nature of a lot of the fights. Jaskier interrupting the basilisk fight and the dwarf gangbang had me laughing out loud. The tone of Witcher stuff is just so fun, it feels like at every point the characters are just completely exasperated by their own main character syndrome.
  5. This show makes me want to just get into the books. I've played the games and still have like, no idea what's going on other than pretty basic story beats that I remember being mentioned in the games. I am enjoying the show because like the first season it is likeable despite its flaws. I'm also glad that unlike the games and the first season Geralt and Yen finally have some chemistry.
  6. Yeah, I hadn't been keeping up with the most recent seasons but saw all of this one and was quite impressed.
  7. Tetris has a habit of invading my dreams.
  8. I think depending on your setup the Quest 2 feels like a fully baked device. It works well as an independent device, can stream through the PC wirelessly, and is at by far the most competitive price. It also has a good resolution (3644 x 1920) and has a 120 hz mode. It's obviously not a 100% perfect future-proof device, but it checks all the boxes I thought of as prerequisites to get VR and also comes at a low enough price tag that when better headsets come out I won't feel awful.
  9. I’ve had some stuttering with airlink and am also using an Orbi mesh network. It hasn’t been a big deal but now I’m wondering if virtual desktop would be an improvement.
  10. Man, I had assumed that functional wireless VR was a generation away, not a reality with the most affordable headset.
  11. So I got it working wirelessly, which I obviously did not know I could do. So far it has worked incredibly well, and while I haven't gotten to the shooty shooty part of Alyx, the drawing penises on the windows part of this game has been pretty mindblowing. It looks incredible and I've been having a blast just walking around and making friends with every single object I see.
  12. Unfortunately I'm still rocking wired internet on my PC. Maybe I should look into getting a wifi adapter since my home wifi is pretty good. I'd completely forgotten about Tetris effect. I'm now super excited to try it in VR. I love me some mini golf games. a what?
  13. Holding objects and looking at them is really fun. Despite the fact that it’s a GameCube game running on mobile hardware I can’t stop just looking at stuff in RE4. I like offering an egg to the zombies in this trying time. I ordered a fancy usb cable so I can try out Alyx. I feel like if RE is already blowing my mind Alyx really will.
  14. I've only seen through the sixth episode, but I really enjoy how this season feels like an inverted crime thriller. There could easily be a show about Molly investigating this small town disappearance and the twist is that this guy in the background is the killer.
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