Daniel Ran
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    Music as streams of consciousness, part 2

    —— July 14th, '15

    It’s been three months since last so I figured it’s time to make another crossfade of music as streams of consciousness. Mostly films this time, as I haven’t quite found the time to play as many video games. There’s also been a relative lack of games which have interested me.

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    On Pillars of Eternity

    —— June 24th, '15

    Pillars of Eternity is one of those games that prove the Kickstarter funding path to be viable. That, perhaps, is what’s most important about it, but there are nevertheless a lot of other things that are interesting, to say the least.

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    Mass Effect 3 – ‘An End Once and for All’ piano arrangement

    —— June 13th, '15

    My piano arrangement of ‘An End Once and for All’ from Mass Effect 3, with sheet music. Made in late 2013.

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    On Sense8 and The Witcher 3; diversity done right

    —— June 6th, '15

    After a few years of talking (read: childishly fighting) about diversity and inclusivity, it seems we’ve finally reached a point where we can see what the end stage of the pursuit will look like. However, it is marred by a group of people who are the exact same problem they purport to fight.

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    Diversity in video games; teaching and tarnishing empathy

    —— May 28th, '15

    I think spending too much time on the internet can divorce a person from the real world. We get into a state where basic human empathy isn’t in gear because it’s not used to online communication. This gets worse the more different you are. We’re trying our best to make our entertainment media more accepting, and it has its ups and downs.

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