Shit, y'all, Patrick doesn't even directly say anything about feminism/sexism in video games and you all are still jumping on him for it. It's completely absurd and makes me ashamed as someone who plays video games.
All he was commenting on is was that it's cool for there to be civil discourse in this world, when so much seems to instead be an endless onslaught of vitriol. That doesn't accomplish a whole lot (the vitriol), and it's very important to consider how others feel about things. Derek Yu doing that is pretty awesome.
The problem I have with this whole thing is that I don't understand what the hell kind of "change" that "conversation" is supposed to have. All I saw is a developer cautiously trying to calm any fires before they could start because Anita Sarkeesian made an absurd statement about how Spelunky apparently considers women as equals to dogs, or something. That doesn't solve anything.
It would be nice if Patrick would comment on the absurdity of some of the claims presented by Sarkeesian. "This is the kind of dialogue that sparks change" is particularly cringeworthy given her previous comments about Spelunky.
Anyone who thinks publishers would let 10 people play the same game from one copy sold is a clueless sucker. If Microsoft's family sharing was really going to operate like that there is nothing stopping them instituting it for digital purchases now.
I have been listening to Rebel FM, Gamespy Debriefings/Comedy Button for quite a while. I hope all the Skype stuff and scheduling gets worked out and the quality of them don't suffer. Hope it all works out for him in Seattle.
I'm always grateful that they continue doing Rebel FM in their free time despite the fact that they all have fairly demanding jobs. I was wondering what was going to happen, but if they can get Anthony on Skype, then cool. It's the same time zone, so I don't think it will be that big of a deal.
Podcasting through Skype is always kind of awkward, but I always enjoyed the dynamic between Anthony and Arthur -- Anthony is the laid back dude and Arthur is the uptight intellectual, but both can still giggle at dick and fart jokes.
Arthur is the uptight intellectual who isn't nearly as smart as he thinks he is, but still attempts to dominate discussions with his friends by passing off false information as fact.