LikeaSsur's forum posts

#1 Posted by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

@darek006 said:

Nobody's arguing that we need to ban video game creators from using too many men. We're just saying that it would be nice if there was more representation of people who aren't white males. That's it. We're just telling the game creators what we want. The ball's in their court.

Nobody's forced to do a damn thing, but if they're going to continue making exclusionary decisions, we have the right to keep pointing it out.

Creating a story that has a character of a specific group in it is exclusionary.

Asking that characters of a specific group stop appearing in video games is inclusionary.

I understand that people like diversity, I love diversity, but it feels to me that a lot of people don't have an idea of how to promote diversity without being jerks about it.

At no point did darek006 say that white males should stop appearing in video games. You are strawmanning hard.

#2 Edited by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

@brodehouse said:

@likeassur said:

@brodehouse: What does his preference and religion (or lack thereof) have to do with anything?

Because he also talks about those subjects and I figured I would put that on front street before someone looks through his videos and then accuses me of trying to sneak some other agenda in.

Also, I'm used to the people I agree with on 90% of issues on completely discarding people's opinions unless they come from a minority. As such I found it prudent (or politically useful) to state openly that this person I respect is a minority and thus, people interested in a diversity of opinions might be interested in listening.

If I had described Porpentine as 'transgender' (which she is) or HipHopGamer as 'black' (which he is), would you find it necessary to bait me, looking for some hidden evil?

Did you even watch the first minute of the video?

Except by putting that info out up front, it looks exactly like what you're trying to avoid. As for your hypothetical (and obviously loaded) question, that depends: Does their race or gender have any impact on the topic at hand?

Also, for complete openness, no, I didn't watch the video, because I have no reason to. The events in Ferguson and the opinions surrounding it have no bearing on me, and there's no way I, a single poster on an internet forum, can change anything, so I've not gotten involved with the matter.

#3 Posted by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

@brodehouse: What does his preference and religion (or lack thereof) have to do with anything?

#4 Posted by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

@likeassur I tweet all the time about stuff you'll never care about. I hope no one expects any meaningful relationships to spawn from 140 characters at a time.

#5 Edited by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

Good thing I already bought it on the PC. Heck, I got the base game for free.

#6 Posted by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

If he's never played video games before, start him super simple. Super Mario Bros. simple if that's what it takes. Platformers seem to be the most common type of "gateway games" that get people into them. From there you could branch off into puzzle games, turn based RPGs, anything that doesn't require split second reflexes/decisions. I'd say FPS/action games are a ways off still.

#7 Posted by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

What a shame.

Welp! I've done my feeling bad for others act today. Time to move on to some video games.

#8 Posted by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

Welcome to Giant Bomb, where you find heartfelt stories, one word posts, and sarcastic comments all in the same thread! This site's great, really. My only word of advice is to watch out for the "hive mind" mentality that plagues all communities. If you're against the majority, be prepared for some backlash.

I've met exactly 3 real life friends because of video games, specifically FFXI and WoW. One person in particular I met entirely by divine intervention, because I was running through a starting zone in FFXI (Ronfaure for those in the know) going somewhere else, and I saw her running away from some monsters that were apparently too tough for her. I stopped to help and cure her, and after the fight we just clicked. 8-9 years later, we're still good friends.

#9 Posted by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

This article can be surmised as thus: Patrick is being Patrick.

#10 Posted by LikeaSsur (1510 posts) -

What age do we live in where updating so people can't use licensed songs for free "controversial?"