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#1 Edited by BaconGames (3417 posts) -

Hey game is gotta come out some time. I think this is reading a bit too much into stuff that happens all the time in development. Would it be awesome if they got everything that they wanted? Totally but at some point you have to make the painful slice and I its only "disappointing" in this way because players have access to it in a way it would be obscured otherwise. Now if you come to the game, play it, and find it lacking so be it but you could put "what could have been" at the feet of any game.

#2 Edited by BaconGames (3417 posts) -

Fuckin' finally. Giant Bomb spam that cuts to the heart of what I need.

#3 Posted by BaconGames (3417 posts) -

That trailer got me so fucking hype for this thing, I don't care that I can't play it.

#4 Posted by BaconGames (3417 posts) -

@krataur said:

@bacongames: Also the Irish flag.

You're totally right but not in a way that would seem obvious today. As I had found out earlier, the saltire of St. Patrick accounts for the red portion which overlays the white bands of the Scottish flag but that flag has semi-obscure uses today and definitely hasn't been used officially since the establishment of the modern Irish Republican flag in 1916. That is unless we include Northern Ireland in the mix which one could argue "represents" their membership in the UK.

In a way that's probably the best argument for keeping the Union Jack the same. Hell if the saltire of St. Patrick is still on that thing, and the Welsh flag never was, then it doesn't really mean much if Scotland not part of the United Kingdom anymore. Personally though I think it would be kinda cool to consider a flag that reflects what's left of the UK and finally throw Wales up in the mix.

#5 Edited by BaconGames (3417 posts) -

I NEVER REALIZED THE UNION JACK IS THE SCOTTISH AND ENGLISH FLAGS STUCK ON TOP OF EACH OTHER.

Seriously, a lifetime of looking at all three flags and never putting that together. Man. On that note though I find the discussion over alternatives to the Union Jack and the complicated legality associated with it fascinating.

#6 Posted by BaconGames (3417 posts) -

This is the best necro I've ever seen on Giant Bomb.

#7 Posted by BaconGames (3417 posts) -

@rowr said:

@bacongames said:
@rowr said:

As an Australian who has spent much time in the USA, i can indeed confirm the majority of Americans I have met drink like girls.

By Americans standards of judging social alcohol intake, 80 percent of us are alcoholics.

You know, I'm just gonna come out and say that saying "drink like a girl" is bullshit. Outside of the average biological difference between men and women's muscle mass absorption and body size, associating high alcohol consumption with gender, or some value ascription to do with masculinity, is purely cultural, particularly the latter bit. Now, some quick glances at alcohol data by nation and gender data bears out that men tend to drink more than women on average and that Australia drinks more alcohol per capita than the United States (although it's far from the most; according to the WHO Eastern European countries drink everyone else under the table). However, differences in rates are likely a product of some interrelation between the biological, social, and cultural over time. Admittedly that's a safe assumption to make about most things but given how much a role alcohol plays in cultures around the world, it's certainly apt.

Unless you were meaning to reference actual data, and you'd be excused of it at a little bit by including the caveat that it's people you met, then really what's being described is stratifying value judgements on both nationality and gender in particular.

This is some high energy trolling right here.

So you admit that whatever research data that you have looked confirms my experience anyway. and then tell me my experience is bullshit?

Read what i wrote jackass. "i can indeed confirm the majority of Americans I have met drink like girls."

The majority of Americans I HAVE MET drink like girls. Feel free to argue against my personal observations of my experiences, I made no great sweeping statements of arrogance here.

In my country the recommended amount of safe drinks to fall under the limit is lower for females, also in my country we aren't so fucking run down culturally that we can still say things like "drink like a girl" and not have the fucking sky fall down with assholes getting offended over it. So yeh maybe it is all purely cultural, is that a problem? Should my opinions and observations not be a reflection of where i am from?

At no point did I ever say it was a fucking contest anyway or that drinking less on average was an insult, I guess by interpreting it that way you make an assumption that females are somehow inferior for generally consuming less alcohol. Nice one.

Take your fucking politically correct, finger on the red button of "i'm offended", graph reading argument and choke on it. I'm here providing an opinion based off my experience, not running for fucking presidency.

The only bit of judgement of my own that I put into it is saying that I thought the hanging statement was bullshit and I suppose choosing to engage with the post in the first place. In retrospect I'd be curious to see what would have been the reaction if I excluded the first sentence in my first post.

Moving beyond my own initial judgement for a moment however, it's actually entirely "valid" for you to feel the way you do because that's social reality. My intention was to point out that your impression of "Americans drinking like girls" is not only a generalization from social experience, which people do all the time every day, but that it's one that stratifies others based on individual social experience. However even that is something people do all the time every day and I think my initial post neglected to include one key bit of difference, which I blame myself for not including more explicitly, is that such stratifying is to do with social characteristics which are difficult and tend not to change for many people. It's not always an ascribed status (versus one that is achieved socially in life) but it functionally often is. It's only with that last bit that things can get controversial because it's not much of a stretch to say that a lot of people, although far from all, find import in being critical of statements which stratify people based on their gender, race, country of origin etc.

I suppose it's now worth saying that I think the statement bullshit precisely because you just threw it out there, it had all these loaded assumptions, and I knew it likely just reflected a casual generalization about ascribed status more than an argument from data. Now, I get that it's a small comment and clearly from your reaction there wasn't much stake in the comment compared to what I saw in it and I apologize if I implied that your experience was itself bullshit. And for what it's worth this isn't a scathing indictment of you and isn't meant to be. This is how I feel when I come across statements both in thinking it's bullshit, which is wholly my own view, and knowing that there can be a lot going on in a statement like that.

Lastly I'll say that I get that being called on something so small can be annoying but it wasn't necessary to throw in the angry insults.

#8 Posted by BaconGames (3417 posts) -
@rowr said:

As an Australian who has spent much time in the USA, i can indeed confirm the majority of Americans I have met drink like girls.

By Americans standards of judging social alcohol intake, 80 percent of us are alcoholics.

You know, I'm just gonna come out and say that saying "drink like a girl" is bullshit. Outside of the average biological difference between men and women's muscle mass absorption and body size, associating high alcohol consumption with gender, or some value ascription to do with masculinity, is purely cultural, particularly the latter bit. Now, some quick glances at alcohol data by nation and gender data bears out that men tend to drink more than women on average and that Australia drinks more alcohol per capita than the United States (although it's far from the most; according to the WHO Eastern European countries drink everyone else under the table). However, differences in rates are likely a product of some interrelation between the biological, social, and cultural over time. Admittedly that's a safe assumption to make about most things but given how much a role alcohol plays in cultures around the world, it's certainly apt.

Unless you were meaning to reference actual data, and you'd be excused of it at a little bit by including the caveat that it's people you met, then really what's being described is stratifying value judgements on both nationality and gender in particular.

#9 Posted by BaconGames (3417 posts) -

**editted because I misunderstand stuff***

Still, I don't know. I don't like how they put words together.

@bacongames: it's still technically a thing if you search Google for naked cartoon pussy =P

Oh I know. Mostly I would have loved nothing more than an operation like Kill Screen contributing any amount of time putting to words what naked cartoon pussy on Giant Bomb was all about.

#10 Posted by BaconGames (3417 posts) -

I rarely play games as they come out and so I don't much get the opportunity one way or another to be playing something they are covering in the moment. Usually I check something out because of the site to varying degrees or I've played it myself before and come to the discussion with my own views established. I think the bigger question is how we reconcile when a game we really like is either not liked by certain staff or the crew generally doesn't seem fond of. I'll come out and say that it's not completely irrelevant because if it matters what they have to say and by extension when they do like something, it goes the other way and it can be a bummer when they don't like something you like.

However most of those instances are the one person really not liking something that I enjoyed (Jeff really not liking Red Dead: Redemption), or them letting games I enjoyed pass by that they suspect isn't for them or they don't have the time for (the first Witcher and STALKER as two examples). In those rare instances where everyone on staff is down on a game but I happen to play it and liked it, then whatever, I liked it. Doesn't mean I don't have my reasoning but that goes for most any game I play.

Also pff with all this Destiny business, get back to me when you're one of the only ones to say you like Dragon Age II.