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[Intro to Texts and Technology] Rarely does the scripting provide what I perceive to be morally ambiguous choices that don’t have clear ramifications for a character or user.  While there are exceptions, AI has yet to smoothly replicate the intricacy of choices and subtle behavior of real humans. Most games play out like e-literature in that dialogue choices drive the storyline down branching paths, rather than feeling like a “real” virtual world.  This probably explains the popularity of MMORGs - less scripting and more humanity.

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[Offworld] Ragdoll Metaphysics: Chet Faliszek on Valve Culture, why AI ...: I decided it was time to sit down with him and see what was making the writer from Old Man Murray tick in 2009, with his thoughts on Valve company culture, the mixed messages and missed opportunities that spawned the Left 4 Dead 2 boycott, how the world of Left 4 Dead may or may not tie in to the world of Half-Life, and playing with AI versus playing with another real human being.

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