Alex's forum posts

#1 Posted by Alex (3162 posts) -

@leejunfan83: People do it all the time. Film, literature, theater, sculpture, painting, whatever you can think of. There are criticisms of all forms of art, and those criticisms are manifold in tone, in focus, in whatever you can think of. How do you judge art is frankly a bizarre question because people have been judging art since art was a concept anyone understood to exist.

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#2 Posted by Alex (3162 posts) -

@leejunfan83: If games are a form of artistic expression, then that only further opens them to greater varieties of criticism. It doesn't close them off from varying viewpoints.

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#3 Posted by Alex (3162 posts) -

@hoodcommando: The problem isn't that they have no good intentions. The problem is that their good intentions are founded on a mountain of bullshit. The ethics concerns they have don't resonate as truthful. This entire goddamn thing is built on cursed earth, how is anyone surprised that people are resistant to the invite to move right on in? Even if you mean well, you're screaming about problems that aren't even the real problems in games media. You can have the best intentions in the world, but they absolutely do not matter if what you're railing against isn't even remotely true.

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#4 Posted by Alex (3162 posts) -

If someone makes another hashtag with the same purpose as GamerGate, they won't be the leaders or accountable for it either. In other words, trying to change from GamerGate to something else will only result in the same thing, some vile people coming in, also taking the mantle for themselves and using it for reasons decent people don't want to use it for. There is no way whatsoever to make any hashtag with the same intentions as gamergate without it coming with the unfortunate consequence of a number of misogynistic and sexist loonies backing it up.

This statement I think speaks volumes about the problems with the intentions of GamerGate. "It doesn't matter what we call it, because nightmare people will flood in to support it regardless." Think about that.

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#5 Edited by Alex (3162 posts) -

Vinny smells of lavender and marinara sauce.

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#6 Edited by Alex (3162 posts) -

My wrestling name is PONDEROUS FELINE.

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#7 Posted by Alex (3162 posts) -

@cmblasko: It's already been confirmed there is a CAW feature in 2K15. It's tied to the NXT story mode stuff, so it's gotta be there. The OTHER creation features, however, have not been confirmed one way or the other yet.

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#8 Posted by Alex (3162 posts) -

@rccola: I never said that I was able to easily rationalize letting Kenny kill Jane. What I said was the ending that comes from doing that feels more like a real ending to the season. As I said in the article, the idea of just forgiving Kenny for killing Jane was just as disquieting as the idea of just forgiving Jane for sending Kenny off the deep end. Both characters do reprehensible things, and the game requiring you to forgive one or the other in order to get to a decent conclusion is one of its biggest faults.

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