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#1 Edited by MAST (734 posts) -
@LunarJetman said:

@mast: There are two fallacies in your post.

1) You assume that talking about these issues somehow magically makes "games talk" go away.

2) You assume that the gaming community at large has any intention of denying females from "having whatever they want from games".

Female gamers are very welcome. Ill-informed, emotionally charged crusades and vitriolic tabloid journalism is not.

Here's an excerpt from an interview with Amy Hennig of Uncharted fame.

"Woman in a man's world: As one of very few women in senior creative positions in the video game industry, Hennig is often asked about sexism and challenges she has faced. But she says it's not an issue. "Usually it has been men who gave me the opportunities I have had. I think this is a young enough and progressive enough industry that there just isn't any of that."

But that doesn't mean her perspective as a woman doesn't come in handy on design teams dominated by men, including on Uncharted 2, which features two prominent female characters. "There was an issue with breast size sometimes. I would say to the modelers, 'Let's take it down. How about a C [cup]?' " http://articles.latimes.com/2010/feb/07/business/la-fi-himi7-2010feb07

And the latter point is her personal opinion. There are women, like Mariel Cartwright the lead animator of Skullgirls, who like "sexualised" depictions of female characters. Nothing wrong with it.

Makes you wonder why nobody ever mentions this in conversations about the matter.

What seems to be happening is that a vocal minority of people in powerful positions wants to establish their subjective views as a rule of how we are supposed to think about the various facets of gaming that they keep bringing up.

That's actually a really good post. I think I agree with all of it, even what you said about me. I especially like "Female gamers are very welcome. Ill-informed, emotionally charged crusades and vitriolic tabloid journalism is not." People need to really read that, think about it, and take it to heart.

#3 Posted by MAST (734 posts) -

@beachthunder: @believer258:

I think I'm gonna buy Wolfenstein and Hard Reset (it's only 15 bucks anyway). I also forgot I had just bought Borderlands 2: Game of the Year a few weeks ago for cheap, and I've never played it. So between those 3 things, I should be occupied for a while. I'm going to wait a month or two before I get Destiny. Until reviews have come out and people have given it a fair shake. If everyone thinks it's good after that, then I'll buy it.

Thanks for all the replies everyone! I read every one even if I didn't reply to them all. ;)

#4 Posted by MAST (734 posts) -

@conker said:

@gaminghooligan said:

Wolfenstein: New Order if you haven't played it yet

Personally thought it was way overrated. I would wait for Desitny next Tuesday!

Not coming out on PC. EDIT: Nevermind, I didn't read the whole post. Still, even after playing the beta I couldn't tell you if Destiny is going to be great or just really fucking boring. It could be either.

Do you guys have any idea how well Destiny looks/plays on the PS3/Xbox 360? Is it acceptable? I haven't looked into it at all. I've only seen it on PS4/Xbox One. So I have no idea.

#5 Posted by MAST (734 posts) -

Preferably on PC.

I just got a new machine put together and it should run anything out there atm, and I've been in the mood for a good FPS. I'd also like it if I can play it with a controller (I know, I know, save it). I've been really enjoying running my PC to my big TV and playing games while on my expensive recliner.

I've played most every FPS game in the past few years. The ones I've enjoyed the most were probably Battlefield type games (does BF4 still suck?), Planetside 2, etc.

Having said that, none of the above is a "must have." I also own a PS3, and an Xbox 360, so if there are any amazing shooters out on them right now, then sure, let me know.

Just wanted some opinions. Thanks in advance!

#6 Posted by MAST (734 posts) -

Anyone have any experience with MSI gaming laptops at all?

#7 Posted by MAST (734 posts) -

One spouse uses Desktop computer and the other needs a good gaming laptop.

#8 Posted by MAST (734 posts) -

@ben_h: @anund: It does have to be a laptop. I don't have room for another desktop computer.

#9 Posted by MAST (734 posts) -

Hello fellow Bombers,

I am looking to get myself a really nice gaming laptop. The one I am looking at is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834152601&cm_re=msi_gaming_laptop-_-34-152-601-_-Product

I am spoiled on having an SSD in my desktop so having that is very important to me. Plus this laptop has loads of ram, a large screen and a very current graphics card. If anyone has any suggestions on a better gaming laptop in this price range please comment. Also, if anyone has this laptop and has any info on how it runs please comment that as well. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Thanks much

#10 Posted by MAST (734 posts) -

@kidavenger: Yeah, I did that. Thanks though. Knowing me, that is something I could have missed. ;)