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#1 Posted by mystakin (100 posts) -

It's worth noting that, for 360 users, the Rock Band Network will be continuing until further notice. RBN certainly won't keep Rock Band alive the way Harmonix's DLC flow would, but it's something for that hardcore demographic that still love the series.

#2 Posted by mystakin (100 posts) -

@firecracker22 said:

As someone who has a background in art, I thought it was not a big deal at all.

There, historically, statues and busts done in that style. Sure, it's an idealized body with a large bust size, but missing the lower torso and arms isn't exactly new in terms of that style of work.

I don't know. Seems like an unfair overreaction to me.

I think it's the part where the bust is missing a head, as well. I know that's what puts me off, most. There's no character, emotion, or purpose to the statue beyond "lookatdemboobies"

#3 Posted by mystakin (100 posts) -

@Pozo said:

@sarahsdad said:

Was really starting to wonder if my immediate family and I were the only ones who thought that the main link in most of these cases was poor parenting.

Bingo! Seriously parents are completely absolved of any responsibilities in these cases. It's very convenient for parents to say they have no control or influence over their kids when things go badly, but when their kids succeed, they'll be sure to take as much credit as possible.

Not necessarily. Mainstream discussion about media violence, with research to back it up, would leave parents with less excuse to let media raise their children. I think most people here assume that this study is bound to lead to censorship, but it could just as likely lead to better media effects education in schools and in media.

#4 Posted by mystakin (100 posts) -

As someone who studied media effects in college for reasons such as this, I can only view this news as positive. Video games aren't being singled out, thankfully, and there is a wealth of research the CDC can pull from to begin their own studies. Media studies is an infinite process of testing, retesting, and testing with slight variations, so more studies can only lead to greater understandings.

#5 Posted by mystakin (100 posts) -

Mine's either Super Meat Boy or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. SotN was my first S-rank and, up until that point, I'd never played it before. Felt good to S-rank a game I'd missed out on earlier in life. Super Meat Boy was an S-rank I was convinced I'd never get, but I eventually did. Still amazed I never gave up on it.

#6 Edited by mystakin (100 posts) -

@Turambar said:

@mystakin said:

@Turambar said:

@Animasta said:

@Brodehouse said:

I'm sick of being shamed for being born the way I am.

you aren't though? I never said that you were incapable of empathy, just that the majority of people saying "don't be offended" are usually straight, white, and male, because they don't have the context someone black might, or someone gay might; but they might be really fat or really skinny, or be atheist in a rural area, or be autistic, or whatever.

No, he in fact is in the context of this thread. You, purposefully or not, frame your problem with the other side, first and foremost, in the context of their race, gender, and sexual orientation. That is in fact the first words you write, with one of them capitalized so as to point to how you specifically are different (and given the way you framed the faults, inherently better by not being straight).

You want to talk about how it is the experiences to non-whites with racism, etc, speak of those social experiences specifically. If you think throwing out the terms "white", "male", and "straight" offers any comprehensive yet also nuanced representation of the root of the problems, then you are a fool.

Being shamed in a thread on a gaming forum is not comparable to being shamed every day of your life because you're forced to hide who you are or face the consequences. The comparison, frankly, is insulting.

Next time you try to have a conversation of persuasion surrounding an issue without shared experiences, start it off by saying "your problem is the color of your skin". Feel free to tell me how it goes. Your insinuation that this approach will somehow lead to policy prescriptions is also insulting.

That's not what the OP said or even insinuated. The problem is clearly stated as a lack of empathy and acceptance for people who are offended by media content. The OP then theorizes that straight white men are the primary culprits of this behavior, but states it isn't exclusive to them. Maybe the theory's wrong, but given the cultural makeup of gaming forums, I'm doubtful.

If the problem with someone's perspective on LGBT topics was that they were straight or cis, there would be no such thing as LGBT allies.

@JasonR86 said:

What about J-Ease? It would be a hell of a Japanese rapper's name.

I knew some good would come from this thread, eventually.

#7 Posted by mystakin (100 posts) -

@rationalgaze said:

@NyxFe said:

@kalparun said:

"Your people" are high schoolers who have read 3 physchology and sociology books and think they know how the world works.

What's the title of this thread? "STOP TELLING TO NOT BE OFFENDED"

People all over the world are arrested for "racist, homophobic, bigoted, transphobic etc" comments on social networking sites.

ARRESTED BECAUSE THEY SAID SOMETHING

You want the whole world to change to caress yourself and your views.

Just because you cut your dick of somehow I am to automatically give you respect and accept you.

You're not a little special snowflake. If you want respect, earn it.

What you're doing here is practically helping NO transgender person.

This is just getting sad. People in this world are also arrested and killed for such horrible crimes as: Being a woman, being gay, not believing a certain religion, etc. I am not asking the world to change to my views. I am asking the world to not treat people horribly because of choices they didn't decide for themselves. If this issue was racism would you be saying the same ignorant bullshit? "Just because you are black I am automatically to give you respect and accept you?" I am not asking for instant acceptance and respect for every single human being on this planet. What the discussion here is about is not making presumptions about who or what they are because of their race, sexuality, gender or anything else, and denying them that chance. You also seem confused about the term transgendered. Nowhere does it involve "cutting one's dick off" and for that matter, neither does being transsexual. What you're doing here is LITERALLY helping NO person.

No one should be arrested or killed for things they say or their lifestyle choices. You're both correct, but this thread doesn't have anything to do with acceptance, nor does it have to do with someone getting raped or killed because of their lifestyle choices. It has everything to do with someone getting offended by a simple joke that wasn't targeted towards transgender/transsexuals specifically.

This has everything to do with a bunch of whiners complaining about non-hateful free speech. It wasn't shaming anyone, it wasn't speaking on a broader issue, it was a simple joke, making fun of a straight man for accidentally trying to have sex with another man. The straight man is the butt of the joke, not the transsexual/transgender.

Actually, it's a request to stop telling people what they're allowed to be offended by. The thread had little to do with the Hitman thread specifically; that was just the straw that broke the camel's back.

Telling people what they can and can't be offended by has everything to do with acceptance, or lack thereof.

#8 Posted by mystakin (100 posts) -

@Turambar said:

@Animasta said:

@Brodehouse said:

I'm sick of being shamed for being born the way I am.

you aren't though? I never said that you were incapable of empathy, just that the majority of people saying "don't be offended" are usually straight, white, and male, because they don't have the context someone black might, or someone gay might; but they might be really fat or really skinny, or be atheist in a rural area, or be autistic, or whatever.

No, he in fact is in the context of this thread. You, purposefully or not, frame your problem with the other side, first and foremost, in the context of their race, gender, and sexual orientation. That is in fact the first words you write, with one of them capitalized so as to point to how you specifically are different (and given the way you framed the faults, inherently better by not being straight).

You want to talk about how it is the experiences to non-whites with racism, etc, speak of those social experiences specifically. If you think throwing out the terms "white", "male", and "straight" offers any comprehensive yet also nuanced representation of the root of the problems, then you are a fool.

Being shamed in a thread on a gaming forum is not comparable to being shamed every day of your life because you're forced to hide who you are or face the consequences. The comparison, frankly, is insulting.

#9 Posted by mystakin (100 posts) -

@Animasta said:

@mystakin said:

@CaptStickybeard said:

@NyxFe said:

If people were out campaigning to "kill all the cis's" you might have some semblance of a point, but unfortunately you do not.

Die Cis Scum" is a very popular phrase in your commun

and I won't even mention the countless tumblrs dedicated to wishing death upon non-transsexuals.

You're trying to compare a fringe group of 4% of the American population to living your life in a society that doesn't accept your lifestyle? (I'll admit my post is American-centric)

Classy.

that map is even bigger for transsexuals I believe

34 states (compared to the 29 in the map) for Transsexuals if my Google Machine is working properly. Didn't find anything in nifty map form, though. I believe those states also lack laws against evicting a tenant for the same reason.

#10 Edited by mystakin (100 posts) -

@CaptStickybeard said:

@NyxFe said:

If people were out campaigning to "kill all the cis's" you might have some semblance of a point, but unfortunately you do not.

Die Cis Scum" is a very popular phrase in your commun

and I won't even mention the countless tumblrs dedicated to wishing death upon non-transsexuals.

You're trying to compare a fringe group inside 4% of the American population to living your life in a society that doesn't accept your lifestyle? (I'll admit my post is American-centric)

Classy.