Icemael's forum posts

#1 Posted by Icemael (6307 posts) -

@video_game_king: I didn't even watch the video, it was just an example of the kind of banal message people keep clamoring for in video games.

As for communication of meaning, that's what we have writing for. There's a reason why all serious philosophers throughout the ages, from Heraclitus to Plato to Kant to Nietzsche, have communicated their ideas through books and not through, say, board games or opera, and why books are the medium anyone serious about understanding things should turn to.

#2 Posted by Icemael (6307 posts) -

@video_game_king: Yes. No one should need a video game to tell him simple things like "gays and cripples are people too".

#3 Edited by Icemael (6307 posts) -

The values of the developer can perhaps be read, to some extent, from inclusion (e.g. a developer who includes same-sex relationships is unlikely to be opposed to homophilia), but definitely not from exclusion. And regardless, this is not something anyone should come to video games for. A child who gets his values from video games lacks good parents. An adult who gets his values from video games lacks the ability to think. It shouldn't be the task of developers to compensate for either.

#4 Posted by Icemael (6307 posts) -

@video_game_king: My post is not "anti-same-sex-relationships", nor is it anti-zoophilia or anti-polygamy. You are missing my point.

#5 Edited by Icemael (6307 posts) -

@ravenlight said:

Like, cool but why even include the T in LGBT if all they'll focusing on is same-sex relationships?

This is a good start, for sure, but it seems like "equality" only extends so far in issues like this.

Yes, and what about polygamy? Or zoophilia?

Also, can I make my character live in the manner of the Amish, or go to the mosque and pray like a good Muslim? Or can I play as a Romanian gypsy street beggar? Or as someone with Aspberger's?

If there isn't any representation in the game of my specific sexuality/culture/socioeconomic group/physical appearance, how am I supposed to enjoy it? For its mechanics, visual style, writing et cetera? Pah! As if those things are what really matter in games. Everyone knows social inclusion is the most important measure of a game's quality!

Besides, I deserve to be represented! If I'm not, surely that's sexist/racist/whatever-ist!

#7 Edited by Icemael (6307 posts) -

Ficciones - Jorge Luis Borges

Simulacra and Simulation and The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact - Jean Baudillard

Magnifico: The Brilliant Life and Violent Times of Lorenzo de' Medici - Miles J. Unger

#8 Posted by Icemael (6307 posts) -

It means "I am brimming with ressentiment".

#9 Posted by Icemael (6307 posts) -

That alone doesn't say much. Depending on other factors (appearance, gender, behaviour both when alone and when interacting with other people) it could be:

  • Seems like a cool guy who just doesn't feel any need to be social.
  • What an weird, awkward person. Probably has autism or something.
  • That girl is so cute, and her personality only contributes to it.
  • Etc.
#10 Posted by Icemael (6307 posts) -

Crimzon Clover, the excellent doujin shmup by one-man team Yostubane, is getting an international release on Steam later this month under the name "Crimzon Clover: World Ignition".