Of all the demos at this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt, Scoutible’s mobile game for replacing the job interview grabbed my attention. Some of the surrounding demos seemed like awesome tech solutions in search of a problem to solve, but, come on, what doesn’t suck about job interviews? Who wouldn’t rather play a game?
Job interviews are already a bit of game, but it’s a terrible game where the interviewee pretends like their biggest weakness is that they just work SO HARD, or pretends that they see themselves in five years in a role that shows you’re ambitious but not so ambitious that you’re going to go after the interviewer’s job. Meanwhile, the interviewer is trying to figure out if this person is actually results-driven and detail oriented, or just read that post about including those words on a CV. Also, is this person in interview clothes playing the interview game going to get on well with the team, or will they drive all the current employees crazy?
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The premise of the CW’s Arrow revolves around the former rich playboy Oliver Queen returning home after spending five years on a deserted island and becoming a crime-fighting vigilante known as the Green Arrow.
Over the past three seasons, Oliver assembled a team of friends and fellow vigilantes to help him keep their home Star City safe from nefarious villains.
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Jurassic World takes place 20 years after Steven Spielberg’s hit film Jurassic Park and revolves around the bioengineering company InGen creating a hybrid dinosaur called the Indominous Rex.
Due to genetic tampering, the Indominous is very aggressive and managed to get out of her cage. She then wreaks havoc and even manages to convince the velociraptors that were being trained by Own Grady to turn on the humans.
At first glance, the Indominous Rex appears to be the villain of the piece. After all, she killed other dinosaurs for sport and had no problems chowing down on humans. However, upon closer examination, the Indominous Rex is actually the tragic figure of the film and InGen is revealed to be the true villains.
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In Right Click to Necromance the attention span of a player is not sustained by the affirmation of a goal they reach towards. Instead it relies on the fascination of an ever increasing army. Kill some enemies on screen, raise them from the dead, your army is now one third larger than it was before. Now rinse, repeat, and continue because the game never stops, it only becomes more difficult to maintain your mass of rampant infantry.
I thought I would only sit down and play the game for 20 minutes at the most, but an hour later I was still clicking away in hopes that I could somehow make my army larger. There was something about the idea of seeing the number of people I had control over increase on the screen that made me stay longer than I expected, and since the game does not have a goal for players to progress towards, the journey is neverending.
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In The 100 season three, episode seven, the bisexual protagonist Clarke Griffin finally admitted that she was in love with the Grounder commander, Lexa.
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In Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the main villain of the film is Han Solo and Leia Organa’s child Ben, who was seduced to the Dark Side by Supreme Leader Snoke and took the name Kylo Ren.
However, Kylo is a complex character that defies the stereotype of previous villains in movies, such as Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter and Saruman in Lord of The Rings.
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“This show sucks, barely anything happens in half of the episodes!” my dad said half sarcastically as we finished the 10th episode of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks. We had started to watch the show in August with my brother, and everyone was having mixed emotions about the show.
My dad wasn’t wrong about the show, but he was also entirely wrong. What I realized while watching the show with my father was how much he solely cared about what was happening in the main plot and couldn’t care less about the little moments Twin Peaks was filled to the brim with.
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