• hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic A Sobering Conversation About Mobile Gaming. on the The Room board

    @mr_creeper said:@hrn212 said: Like, for example...he talks about World of Tanks being fantastic and hardcore and then says, "you won't get many wives playing it." As though being a wife and enjoying...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic A Sobering Conversation About Mobile Gaming. on the The Room board

    Hmmmmm...interesting interview all around but...a lot of what Meade is saying seems to rely on a very specific and homogeneous, yet largely undefined, understanding of what a 'real' gamer is. And that...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @veektarius said:@hrn212: It's possible that there is some queer-friendly setting that could be written in such a way as to challenge our expectations rather than just being a bland failure to addre...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @veektarius said:I'm not trying to make universal arguments, I'm only arguing from my personal taste, which I consider to be good and therefore meeting my standards should be considered best practice...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @video_game_king said: @hrn212 said: Her response does not hurt anyone...On what grounds does it not hurt anyone? It is actually quite exhausting the way this plays out (over and over and over). Fol...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @veektarius said: To your points, even though you told me not to reply to them directly One: I don't think this question makes sense. We aren't discussing straight white males (which I am, spot on) i...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @veektarius said:@hrn212: I'm not sure what you want me to say. I think that the dialogue and the romance itself loses its impact by not being treated in a manner that would resonate with my experien...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    On my way out the door but just wanted to say:@veektarius: One more thing about the question of social agenda versus absorbing narrative. The thing is, all games have a social agenda...even if it's u...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @video_game_king said: @hrn212 said: Um, dude...for one thing she made a general statement about a non-specific group of people based on their behaviour...rather than a personal statement about an i...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @video_game_king said: @hrn212 said: See, the thing is...every time I play a game with no lgbt characters that breaks my immersion.What about games without any characters to speak of, but where immer...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @video_game_king said:And just like that, I think I spotted something worrying in the Quinn article:You know who doesn’t leave bullshit messages like the ones I get?Anyone with anything interesting t...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @veektarius said:@hrn212: Well, first off I think you realize that you're sort of misinterpreting what I said. The "unexpected social dynamics" are not the presence of gay people but rather the way i...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @mrplatitude said:I think its great you are experimenting and trying new things, and being super frank and open about it.On the Mass Effect thing, I don't really agree. Its science fiction. True scien...

  • hrn212 posted a message in the forum topic Worth Reading: 07/14/2014. on the General Discussion board

    @veektarius said: I have mixed feelings on this personally, since I think that social agendas should take a backseat to an absorbing narrative. Social interactions behaving in ways you would not expe...

  • hrn212 posted a message on the post Quick Look: Tour de France 2014.

    Two Americans talking about European geography. - Should take that show on the road. lol