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March 25th, 2008, 11:33
While I agree with the rebuttal more than the original point, he misunderstood or took out of context several of the points from the original. For example:

"…a writer expresses the plot by putting together scenes"

False. Portal has no cut scenes, but plenty of plot, all expressed through dialogue, character and setting.
For someone who made a point of separating game lingo from movie/book lingo, this is an odd mistake: scenes in the original context obviously didn't mean cutscenes but rather event-scenes or instances of things happening.

Not a biggie but it bugged me in reading …
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