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#1 Edited by Godot (208 posts) -

Pretty sure I just watched this a while back. I'll have a quick look for it and get back to you.
 
EDIT: Starts at 9:58.
 
EDIT 2: Damn, you guys work quick.

#2 Edited by Godot (208 posts) -
@Beforet said:

" These are all great, any old Vinny videos? Or did he not appear on the videos? "

I don't think he'd be in that many (if at all) considering he was a video editor/producer and not a reviewer at Gamespot. That said I haven't watched that many On the Spots so I could be wrong.
#3 Posted by Godot (208 posts) -
@theplatypus said:
" Only played Police Quest 4, the FMV-ish one, long time ago. Found a dead kid in a dumpster. Scarred me for life. "
I can see why! Christ, that music gave me a start; if I'd had the sound up any higher I might have had a heart attack haha.
#4 Edited by Godot (208 posts) -

The right-hand side bar seems to be perpetually loading for me in both Firefox and Chrome (even with Javascript enabled). Also the blog view will only display the first page. Guess I won't be going to Kotaku anymore.
 
EDIT: Hah, the rhs bar finally loaded. And then the flash ad kicked in, meaning I can only read three or three headlines at a time. Terrific. I'm all for websites trying to get revenue for ads but not at a cost to functionality.

#5 Posted by Godot (208 posts) -

I'd like the car despawning to be a little less severe. It's especially frustrating when you're trying to do chop shop, and you pan the camera around for a second, look back, and the car you were chasing that was not much more than a couple of feet away has despawned.

#6 Posted by Godot (208 posts) -
@papadopus said:
"@Godot said:

" @audiosnag said:

" I'm half Mexican...don't take myself too seriously, but I think it's interesting that they probably wouldn't ever say "Imagine waking up and remembering you're Black" or "a Jew". "
Pretty sure Mexicans haven't been subjected to the same amount of racism and prejudice as black people and Jews. "
I think that's the point he was trying to make. I believe he wanted to say that this would have caused a lot more controversy had Jews or Blacks been the topic of conversation. I don't believe it was his intention to imply that Mexicans have had comparable experiences to Jews and Blacks.   I do believe he was trying to say racism is wrong and people may be ignoring it on the basis that Mexicans haven't faced similar injustices. "

Yeah we came to the conclusion that we're pretty much on the same page about this. Doesn't help that those replies between me and audiosnag are buried 9 pages deep in this goliath of a thread :P
#7 Posted by Godot (208 posts) -
@audiosnag:  Heh, I'll bare that in mind.
#8 Posted by Godot (208 posts) -
@audiosnag: Speaking as a Brit who's never heard of the racial slurs "wetback" and "beaner" they seem almost quaint and old-fashioned for what they are :\
#9 Posted by Godot (208 posts) -
@audiosnag said:
" @Godot said:
" @audiosnag said:

" @Godot said:

" @audiosnag said:

" I'm half Mexican...don't take myself too seriously, but I think it's interesting that they probably wouldn't ever say "Imagine waking up and remembering you're Black" or "a Jew". "
Pretty sure Mexicans haven't been subjected to the same amount of racism and prejudice as black people and Jews. "
Oh I see. So it's only bad if you have had some terrible episode in the past? Sorry but that's pretty dumb. Again, jokes don't bother me, I used to live in a house with my bro, two english guys and a black guy. You couldn't be super sensitive in that environment, everyone made fun of everyone and it was cool. But at no point did we go "Hey wait, don't make fun of the black guy. White people made them slaves back in the day. They've suffered enough" Everyone should be treated the same. This vid doesn't really bother me that much cause it's jokes. And nobody likes the English. I was just making a point. "
Making fun of a black guy as an individual vs. Making fun of a guy because he's black = Two different things. Different ethnic targets have differing levels of acceptability. I'm not saying you shouldn't make fun of whoever you want to, but it's pretty naive to think that past history has nothing to do with how acceptable it is to make a joke about a particular race. Jokes do not occur in a bubble devoid of context. It's not exactly complex the reasons why people think that jokes about racial groups your people (say, Americans and slavery in general) have treated pretty shittily aren't kosher. But hey, no-one likes the English! Bit of a random aside to throw in there, but whatever. "
I get what you're saying, but again, it doesn't make any sense. I've been made fun of for being Mexican in a goofin around way by friends, and maliciously by people who weren't. And for you to say "Well, it's ok for you to be made fun of. If you were a Jew it would be different because of the Holocaust.", is, to me, a bunch of bullshit.  You can justify it however you like but when it comes down to it, racism is racism I don't care who you are.  It's not the race that deems a joke to be acceptable or not, it's other factors. The tone, the meaning behind it, the relationship between the two people. It's pretty easy to tell when somebody is goofing around with a friend, and when someone is being hateful. "
I'm saying it's fine. But society at large is hyper-sensitive to this sort of thing. All the other factors are valid, but to most people, the race absolutely is a factor. The entire subjugation of a race by another race sorta makes things a bit awkward when a member of the once-dominant race cracks a joke about the once-enslaved race. That carries much more weight than if a member of the enslaved race cracks a joke about the enslaving race, because they weren't the ones that kidnapped them from their homes, sold them into slavery and denied them basic human rights.  The only way race wouldn't factor into it if their were no history between the different races whatsoever.
#10 Edited by Godot (208 posts) -
@audiosnag said:

" @Godot said:

" @audiosnag said:

" I'm half Mexican...don't take myself too seriously, but I think it's interesting that they probably wouldn't ever say "Imagine waking up and remembering you're Black" or "a Jew". "
Pretty sure Mexicans haven't been subjected to the same amount of racism and prejudice as black people and Jews. "
Oh I see. So it's only bad if you have had some terrible episode in the past? Sorry but that's pretty dumb. Again, jokes don't bother me, I used to live in a house with my bro, two english guys and a black guy. You couldn't be super sensitive in that environment, everyone made fun of everyone and it was cool. But at no point did we go "Hey wait, don't make fun of the black guy. White people made them slaves back in the day. They've suffered enough" Everyone should be treated the same. This vid doesn't really bother me that much cause it's jokes. And nobody likes the English. I was just making a point. "
Making fun of a black guy as an individual vs. Making fun of a guy because he's black = Two different things. Different ethnic targets have differing levels of acceptability. I'm not saying you shouldn't make fun of whoever you want to, but it's pretty naive to think that past history has nothing to do with how acceptable it is to make a joke about a particular race. Jokes do not occur in a bubble devoid of context. It's not exactly complex the reasons why people think that jokes about racial groups your people (say, Americans and slavery in general) have treated pretty shittily aren't kosher.
 
But hey, no-one likes the English! Bit of a random aside to throw in there, but whatever.