I'd be interested in going. Looks to be a good bar that I can't recall going to before. Also have another friend I recently turned onto the bombcast so we'll see what happens.
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An interesting article, and good to see some female opinion on this site. It is a little distressing to see the knuckle-draggers coming out of the woodwork to complain about propagating an 'extreme feminist agenda.'
I think a huge problem with male videogame culture is how binary everything has become to the hive-mind. Things are either OMFG AMAZING or dog shit, right or wrong, brilliant or fucking moronic. Bringing up an issue like this really highlights the polarizing mindset of this community. When it comes to common, everyday sexism, it is not so black and white, but shades of gray. There was an earlier comment that gave me a quick chuckle, @Philanthropy said:
Patrick " MY WIFE MAKES MY FOOD OR ELSE I EAT LIKE BABY" Klepek
Do I think Patrick is sexist? No, however, the whole 'I can't feed myself properly since my wife's away' does play to a certain gender role stereotyping that might be offensive to some. And maybe offensive isn't the right word to describe that particular example; more like tiring? I just want to impress upon some people that what might seem like an 'extreme feminist agenda' is more of a snapping-back from built up frustation of everyday ignorance that was probably never intended to offend.
@alexisg: Hey dude, I noticed the video quality seems a bit off and a brief check of the forums seemed to confirm my suspicions about the lack of anti-aliasing once you go fullscreen. I for one hope it gets implemented, though if I had to choose, I'd prefer proper fullscreen for the html 5 video in Chrome ^_^ I know I can just hit f11 but hey, I'm lazy and entitled! Anywho, I really like the design of the new player over the old flow player and am excited to see more of the Giant Bomb redesign. Keep up the good work!
I know delays are generally best for the game. Still can't wait to play it!!!
Mister Klepek, I like your writing, but this one had a taint of jadedness to it with regards to what seems to be the hassle of e3. I feel that this attitude is endemic to most of the gaming press as of late and it saddens me.
~Just venting a bit
Regardless of your interest in being there, you miss 80% of the news and info coming out of E3 purely by being there in the thick of the madness, rather than observing it all from a distance in a distilled format like you will at home.
I don't want to start a debate, but I think much of your audience, including myself, would love to be "in the thick of the madness" at e3 and it's a lot of the draw to much of your guys' awesome e3 coverage. It's just a little disheartening to see the few off hand complaints that seem to have been increasing in frequency in recent years.