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Side Note: I’ve been playing A LOT of Dark Souls 3 recently. It truly is a masterpiece of a video game, and it’s definitely one of the most cinematic pieces of art I’ve had the pleasure of interracting with. RoeTaka has definitely created something beautiful with his interpretations of the game’s musical score, and I just get lost watching him play the game with his music in the background.

Music of the Day: RoeTaka – All For One

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J.J. Abrams talks about why that scene had to happen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens | Polygon.

Spoilers Ahead

According to J.J. Abrams, Director of Star Wars – The Force Awakens:

We knew we had to do something fucking bold… The only reason why Kylo Ren has any hope of being a worthy successor is because we lose one of the most beloved characters.

I absolutely agree with this statement. It was the boldest thing done in the movie, and probably one of the only ways the franchise could move forward instead of back. From a plot perspective, this scene was absolutely necessary as it sets up a lot of different character motivations for the new characters introduced, and we’ll see a much darker Episode VIII with a worthy resolution in Episode IX

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Slack adds Giphy to Every Chatroom. WUT?!

We just switched this on in the office and all hell broke loose.

We’ve teamed up with Slack to bring GIFs straight into your chatrooms. For the first time ever, Giphy support is built right into the chat client so you don’t have to do any dev work to set it up.

This execution of this idea was so seamless and simple. I hope to see more great mashups like this in the future.

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