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#1 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

@sissylion said:

@LordCmdrStryker: Perpetuation of rape culture, restriction of female reproductive rights, slut-shaming, the holding of women to a far more aesthetic-oriented scale compared to their male counterparts, etc.

I'm confused, are we talking about people working in the industry or morons on Xbox Live? Because those are two entirely different issues. The first has been blown hugely out of proportion, especially in the last few weeks following E3. The second really is a problem, but the root is with terrible, absent, uninformed parents and horrible defunded schools, turning our young people into braindead neanderthals. And our country continues to fall in these respects for many, many reasons, but none these come from video games. Video game behavior is the effect, not the cause.

#2 Edited by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

@sissylion said:

@LordCmdrStryker said:

America has it pretty damn good.

Comparing America's treatment towards women to those of other countries doesn't stand to make America's actions any more right.

Which actions? People are assholes everywhere. Waving our hands in the air and being hysterical (YES I KNOW this is a derogatory term invented to devalue women, my point stands) about a nebulous "attitude in the industry" does nothing other than confuse the issue and make the writers feel better about themselves. Details are important. Specifics are important.

#3 Edited by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

@Turambar said:

So, anyone wants to place bets on how many people makes a comment about dismissing Jenn Frank's article out of hand without reading it due to her comments on Leigh Alexander? I say 10 in the next hour.

Leigh Alexander's article was typical sensationalist Kotaku bullshit, so count me as one.

@Funky_Student_101 said:

I find it sad how demoralized woman are in this industry. Personally it never mattered to me whether a person was a man or a woman unless it came to relationship-like things. I wish the internet would grow up a bit :/

I wish women on the internet would grow up a bit. Who the hell said everything had to be equal for everyone all the time? Are there big attitude problems in the video games industry? Hell, yes. But here's a newsflash for you: IT'S A PROBLEM IN LOTS OF OTHER AREAS, TOO. The games industry is NOT SPECIAL. People have shitty ideas about women all over the place but, believe it or not, America has it pretty damn good. And writing articles like these are exactly preaching to the choir - the people who need to hear it the most are the ones least likely to actually read them. What we really need are some studios run mostly by women. What do you mean there aren't enough women in the industry for that? Well, shit, I suppose we have an entirely different problem, then. The industry will change when the people making the games change. Shaking your finger and being indignant will do fuck all.

By the way, I really love it in Ms. Brice's article where she writes that people should change what they say if they're being unintentionally offensive, but she can do it all day because she's offending people on purpose. Classic. EDIT: OH! She also wants to turn video games into a sterilized politically correct socialist institution, and not one driven by the free market, because "Gaming isn’t and hasn’t been a cheap hobby to upkeep, so to say those with the money should decide the kind of content of games is plain lazy when that is mostly white heterosexual men." Fuck. You. Lady.

I know it's a slow news week and all, but after the Phil Fish bullshit and that Randy Pitchford tabloidesque hit job, I'm really considering swearing off video games "journalism" for like 6 months.

#4 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

@_Horde said:

Maybe don't ship broken games.

Are you fucking kidding me? Way to be a bullshit reductionist. If only the world were that simple.

#5 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

@Autechresaint said:

@LordCmdrStryker said:

Wow, the number of people seeming to be on Microsoft's side in this is crazy. Any other problem and you'd all be, "Fuck you, Micro$hit!" One indie developer doesn't want to get boned in the ass by their crazy XBLA fees and everyone switches sides? "Fuck you, indie developer guy! We love Microsoft!"

This is Bizarro World. I'll buy your game, Phil.

Again, Phil Fish knew all these rules and regulations going in. He didn't have to accept Microsoft's money to publish and advertise the game. He could have EASILY picked steam or ps3 or whatever over microsoft.

The game has been in development for years, had a load of problems getting there, and this is 20/20 hindsight. Painting Phil Fish as some sort of evil douchebag asshole is incredibly unbalanced.

#6 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

This is the same bullshit PR spin we've heard since the second they announced it would have always-on DRM. I uninstalled D3 before I finished Hell difficulty and I have no desire to go back. At this point I'm seriously considering skipping Heart of the Swarm despite being really excited to see the story. I don't know if this is Activision's influence or if they've always been like this and just camouflaged it well, but Blizzard is now on the outs with me.

#7 Edited by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

Wow, the number of people seeming to be on Microsoft's side in this is crazy. Any other problem and you'd all be, "Fuck you, Micro$hit!" One indie developer doesn't want to get boned in the ass by their crazy XBLA fees and everyone switches sides? "Fuck you, indie developer guy! We love Microsoft!"

This is Bizarro World. I'll buy your game, Phil.

#8 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

@Let1Down said:

The Steam sales, while great in terms of me being able to purchase games that I would have bought full price when they originally came out were it not for the (now pretty obligatory) sale down the line letting me purchase them nice and cheap, always rub me the wrong way when Steam itself suffers because of them. It's not as though they couldn't have predicted this, right?

Also, it's worse when you find yourself trying to download a game you bought several months (or even years) ago because of a random craving only to find the speed of download is abysmal. Hard to take when you're not even benefiting from the sale at that stage, but you are being punished.

The negative tone of this comment probably gives you an indication of whether this is happening to me right now or not. It isn't the first time, and it won't be the last. Not quite as bad as the winter sale's impact on speed at this point, but I'm sure it'll get there.

Fucking seriously, first world problems much? It's been going on for like 3 hours. Go read a goddamn book.

#9 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

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"We all know the vast majority the people who make up the assholes of the Internet wouldn’t act like that if they actually had to associate their name with their commentary."

We all know that, do we? That's a real dangerous assumption to make. I hope to God we can keep this far away from the law over here. They've already got CCTV cameras on every corner in the UK, which is plenty bad enough. They don't have a Bill of Rights, so their piece of shit Big Brother government can get away with just doing what it wants. And you'd think that something like this would be a rather obvious First Amendment violation, but seeing how many senators and congressmen are bitching about "cyberbullying" and other crap they don't understand, I wouldn't be surprised if they made a real concerted effort to actually make saying things on the internet illegal. When that Godforsaken day comes, I can only hope that the Supreme Court has the stones to strike it down.

#10 Posted by LordCmdrStryker (346 posts) -

@iAmJohn said:

almost maxed out

That's unfortunate.