Akrid's forum posts

#1 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

I'm sure that church will be only too happy to relieve him of his "tainted" paycheck when the opportunity presents itself.

#2 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

@BisonHero said:

@Akrid

A CANADIAN thing! High-five Canadians! We got something!

High five! We're Guinea pigs to see if this Wii mini idea is totally a waste of time or not!

They won't lose too much money funding a product to 35 million! And we're basically America anyway, so it'll probably work the same down there!

#3 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

Now, I'm not much of a feminist, but games aren't the problem here. Society, the internet, and males aged 14-24 are the problem. Only by the crossing of those demographics - that, detached from games would still make the same hostile environment - does it make game development as a woman such a pain. Representing women better in games is never going to fix that, because games are not so insulated from the world that such things don't happen outside of them. Game development for a woman can be pretty bad, but so can accounting. Most of the situations tweeted are entirely non-specific to games.

More power to 'em if they want to shout about their situation, but it's a bigger issue that can't ever be cured by intensive awareness within the games' industry.

#4 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

A CANADIAN thing! High-five Canadians! We got something!

#5 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

It's pretty therapeutic and satisfying to create something. Self-improvement is very rewarding in itself. If some enjoy the end-product, that's a good bonus.

@JOURN3Y said:

Because people are wrong on the internet!

And mostly that.

#6 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

@believer258: Yep, for anyone who saw it. Hopefully you'll get some play out of it, haha.

Join us on the IRC or mumble sometime man, we'd love to have you!

#7 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

Here's another thing, 'cuz sure.

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#8 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@Akrid: eh there's plenty of bad blood between the gay and transgender community here in the states; the gay crowd excluded trans people from the ENDA (employer non discrimination act) because it would've been easier to pass (it didn't pass anyway but still).

Well that had a very tentative connection to what I said, but okay.

@JasonR86 said:

@Akrid said:

@Animasta said:

Don't just throw in a "HAHA THAT NPC WANTED TO GET WITH THAT GIRL BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY A DUDE" That is not only offensive, it is also a terrible joke and literally has no purpose.

This makes me thing you are a little too sensitive. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that gay culture has turned and embraced these sorts of jokes. Provided they aren't outright mean-spirited, it's a sign of acceptance rather than bigotry. Shows like Modern Family or Glee play off their gay character's pretty heavily, but they're careful to not present them as caricatures, and so they become a very positive thing for the gay community. Sure, trans-gender is not at the fore-front of LGBT movement and as such doesn't have quite the level of acceptance as the other letters do, but assuming that those around you are truly against you is at least often false. I mean, no one in this thread is attacking you as a trans-gender person.

Yeah, some jokes may be totally outright offensive, but it's often in ignorance rather than lack of sympathy or plain intolerance. I'd advise you to be understanding of that fact, and use your judgement to measure your offense taken. "Offense" connotes a certain angry mindset. People don't respond super well to aggression. It doesn't need to process in your head as offensive in order for you to know it's wrong, if that makes sense. Once you get that down, some polite education would go a long way.

A culture doesn't speak for individuals.

Certainly not, but it seems to me that what the gay community has adapted is a bit healthier than seeing every poke at your way of life as an extremely offensive thing. I'm not saying everyone should hop on the bandwagon because they should align themselves to the "cause", I just think that it's probably a healthier attitude for your own piece of mind.

#9 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

@Animasta said:

Don't just throw in a "HAHA THAT NPC WANTED TO GET WITH THAT GIRL BUT IT WAS ACTUALLY A DUDE" That is not only offensive, it is also a terrible joke and literally has no purpose.

This makes me thing you are a little too sensitive. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems to me that gay culture has turned and embraced these sorts of jokes. Provided they aren't outright mean-spirited, it's a sign of acceptance rather than bigotry. Shows like Modern Family or Glee play off their gay character's pretty heavily, but they're careful to not present them as caricatures, and so they become a very positive thing for the gay community. Sure, trans-gender is not at the fore-front of LGBT movement and as such doesn't have quite the level of acceptance as the other letters do, but assuming that those around you are truly against you is at least often false. I mean, no one in this thread is attacking you as a trans-gender person.

Yeah, some jokes may be totally outright offensive, but it's often in ignorance rather than lack of sympathy or plain intolerance. I'd advise you to be understanding of that fact, and use your judgement to measure your offense taken. "Offense" connotes a certain angry mindset. People don't respond super well to aggression. It doesn't need to process in your head as offensive in order for you to know it's wrong, if that makes sense. Once you get that down, some polite education would go a long way.

#10 Posted by Akrid (1356 posts) -

The Flock (Greg Rice's game) sounds soooo cool. It's a shame it's way out of the running. Guess it doesn't sound exciting enough to most people.

I'm not sure they handled this whole thing too well though. It seems like the ones that directly related their games to other super popular games are pulling way ahead of the others. Hack and Slash said Zelda, Autonomous said Minecraft, Spacebase said Dwarf Fortress, White Birch said Journey. Surfacing the numbers seems like a bad idea as well - it seems at this point, people are just voting for the ones that are winning and leaving a ton of great concepts in the dust. If they had disallowed the first and took out the second, I think it would have made for a much purer spirit of competition.

Though this whole thing is actually kind of a huge bummer to me... The thing I love about Double Fine is their creativity, and now that's being filtered through the general populace. I suppose it's out of necessity in order to have a better chance in making a mass-appeal game, but I still wish they'd just go with what they feel is right instead of doing this. It's clear from those polls that people want more of the same familiar stuff instead of things that might break a mold.