• CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Personal social views as a central part of a game critique. on the General Discussion board

    @spraynardtatum: I pretty much agree with you, it's important to point out that saying you want no social commentary in reviews means all of it, it's not really fair to cherry-pick what can be talked ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Anita Sarkeesian Forced to Cancel Talk Over Shooting Threat. on the General Discussion board

    @duckhunter: I wouldn't go so far as calling it puritanical, but I'd certainly agree that sex-negative feminism is a much more conservative view on the subject.RE: the threat, it really does get more...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Personal social views as a central part of a game critique. on the General Discussion board

    @oldirtybearon: Pretty much my take on it. Social commentary is all well and good, but it's not a review. There are many elements of a game that need to be brought up in a proper review, like any iss...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Anita Sarkeesian talks about harassment at XOXO Fest. on the General Discussion board

    @jadegl: I think you'll find that just about everyone here completely agrees with your stance, that harassment and threats should never be tolerated. I would extend that statement to cover everyone, ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @haygen: That depends on what definition you want to hear. There's no set definition on "SJW," especially since everyone's kind of taken the term into their own hands. Personally I think of an "SJW" ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @milkman said:@crunchypickles: I would disagree that GamerGate people don't want sites to be shut down. I've seen multiple comments from GamerGate people saying things like "It's gonna be weird when ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    As far as I know they've been going after sites that misrepresent the "movement." Like Gamasutra, which even outside of Alexander's articles has had a few op-eds dedicated to painting GG as nothing m...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @milkman: That's pretty much the crux of where we disagree I think. I don't think emailing ad suppliers is trying to silence, I think it's the only real way readers can have an impact on sites that o...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @milkman: No, and I never said I did. If it sounded like I was implying that, I'm sorry. I believe Leigh and Anita can make whatever content they want, however that comes with the fact that nobody is...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @milkman: Obviously I can't speak for anyone but myself but I can't bring myself to completely kick out anyone from any "movement" for having bad opinions/beliefs. In an earlier post I said I vehemen...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @nexas: I agree with you in that GG seems to be drawing more conservative-minded people, but please do not assume that everyone who follows it is right-wing. I'm a bleeding heart liberal and gayer th...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @teaoverlord: Because to them, the article represented the larger issue at hand. Leigh Alexander was more than willing to throw away "gamers" because she deemed them to be "over" for her benefit. Peo...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    I gotta say I agree with Brodehouse about this whole thing overall; viewing the debate first-hand via Twitter, outside of media sites that are more than ready and willing to skew the story for their ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Any MMOs out there holding your attention?. on the General Discussion board

    ArcheAge has me hooked, whenever I'm actually able to play anyway. Other than that, been playing Planetside 2 a lot more than I thought I would after trying it last week, loving the hell out of it. B...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Difficulty, the Cinematic Experience, and Wolfenstein. on the General Discussion board

    @believer258: I'm more or less in the same boat. "Cinematic experience" to me just says that they wanted to make a movie, but instead were stuck making a game. If I'm playing a game, I want it to be ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Best gaming memories?. on the General Discussion board

    @justicejanitor: I has a similar experience with Majora's Mask, but I got it right after it released; I was sick with bronchitis when I got it so It was basically a Halloween "vacation" from school, ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic What is the worse AAA developer for story?. on the General Discussion board

    My vote's gonna have to go to EA/Bioware, personally. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, they all have the same problem for me; the concept sounds really good, but then I jump into the games and the character/...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic What exactly do you want from games journalism?. on the General Discussion board

    @fear_the_booboo said:@crunchypickles: I'm not saying one side has no issue and the other has all of them, nor am I implying there are only two sides to this story.What I am implying, and I'm believi...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic 'Young White Male'. on the General Discussion board

    @darkstalker: That poisonous "BAD OPINION, MUST OUST" mindset is sadly becoming more and more common. Although I fully acknowledge that the idiots harassing/threatening women are the ones that consta...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic 'Young White Male'. on the General Discussion board

    @forkboy: If they are not referencing the entire group and are rather addressing a loud minority of the group, they should directly address the loud minority of the group. You're right, it's not comp...