NoXious's forum posts

#1 Edited by NoXious (1353 posts) -

@spacekatgal:

I don't like politics in my video games, so I'm probably not a big help on this matter.
But I do feel extremely sorry for, not just abuse from this community, but any abuse in general.

I always try to imagine that I treat others equal, and all of these recent events at least made me question if I was doing it right.
Especially since both me and wife are software engineers (application though, gaming is just a hobby).

I do hope things are changing for the better, especially for the women that are the forefront of this entire change.
My apologies if my inaction (the bits and pieces of social media I do use, is used to thank the developers at BioWare) isn't helping the fight.

#2 Posted by NoXious (1353 posts) -

@ulquiokani:

Bad ports always leave bad tastes behind. I do think that sometimes we don't need all the fancy choices that are out there, but something as simple as resolution would be amazing.

Origin isn't a bad piece of software in my opinion, at times I like it more then Steam since it does 1 thing better - focus on games. What I hate about Origin? The prices!!!
I pre-ordered Dragon Age Inquisition, for half the money it'd cost on Origin. That is just ridiculous. EA needs to realize that people wont buy retail prices when you're cutting out retailers that used to get a piece of the profits...

#3 Posted by NoXious (1353 posts) -

@hailinel said:

@rorie: Thank you for making that clear. I'm sorry you had to do that.

Yeah. I agree.
I've already edited my previous posts, and said my apologies to Rory in a PM.

If anyone is offended because I'd so much as dared to defend that word, my apologies. I wasn't aware of what it meant to Americans.

#4 Edited by NoXious (1353 posts) -

@annora said:

@noxious said:

Shame you feel that way, but I hope we don't start silencing things just because they might offend you.

With the freedom of speech, comes to freedom to be offended. I've had to endure a lot in order to find that out in the current state of politics in my country...

And the word in question isn't exactly a big deal in other parts of the world, welcome to the internet.

Hate speech is not free speech. Welcome to real life.

That word is HATE speech? What?

EDIT: Well I looked it up, apparently it is hate speech in the US. I wonder how that works, a part of the world speaking English in which it's rather common and another English speaking part of the world where it's hate speech.
My apologies, I wasn't aware it was flat out hate speech. At that point - the playing field does change, but it's still odd to hold Europeans to American standards to some degree. I literally had to search for information on it in order to find this sort of stuff out.

#5 Posted by NoXious (1353 posts) -

@spacekatgal:
So you think we can eventually reach a 50/50 split, without forcing women into a field of work they might not enjoy?
I recently watched Brainwashed and (granted it's a documentary of someone trying to prove something) I was amazed to find out that British scientist actually found a correlation between men, testosterone and their gravitation towards technology and STEM in particular.

I would love to see more women walking around the floor at my local uni, but I generally do think a 50/50 split will never come to be because biology does determine what we enjoy or not.

#6 Edited by NoXious (1353 posts) -
@annora said:
@euandewar said:

@hailinel said:

But things have changed, and I have little doubt that anyone trying to celebrate that word on the forums these days would be moderated into oblivion. At least, that's what I'd hope would happen.

Doubt it considering a lot of mods use the word themselves. It just aint as big a deal here in the UK, sorry. I'm not defending that or saying it justifies it's use, it's just the way it is. Hell I use the word relatively often myself despite it being very much in conflict with my otherwise insanely politically correct nature. It just feels normal, y'know?

It's not normal and continuing to use it casually is gross.

Shame you feel that way, but I hope we don't start silencing things just because they might offend you.
With the freedom of speech, comes to freedom to be offended. I've had to endure a lot in order to find that out in the current state of politics in my country...

And the word in question isn't exactly a big deal in other parts of the world, welcome to the internet.

EDIT: If you're like me - apparently the word in question is considered hate speech in America. That might change your perspective. It did to mine.

#7 Posted by NoXious (1353 posts) -

This is one of the most balanced posts around the web I've ever seen in regards to GamerGate, thank you Jeff for a perfect vision on it all. Especially how some of us are caught the in the middle of a war from both sides.
I personally do hope this means we won't be getting tons of reports on the vile things that are happening, I think it's great that GiantBomb has taken a stand in this entire debacle though.

I would also like to thank the rest of the staff, and the mods, for all their hard work in keeping GiantBomb clean from most of the garbage that the internet tends to drag in.
I've never felt out of place on GiantBomb, and that's feeling I'd wish anyone could have while browsing this website.

#8 Posted by NoXious (1353 posts) -

Who am I to judge a game. We live in a free world, make the game you want to make!

Heck, I even played the Postal series back in my time. I'm not a firm believer of video games or movies being able to influence a person...
I'd rather have someone out his frustration within a controlled virtual world where there's no real harm.

#9 Posted by NoXious (1353 posts) -

The entire situation is horrible, no-one deserves even a single amount of this harassment for any reason.
Some of the generalizations in this article are ignorant though.

Are we going to be getting an article a day now? I mean, there's bound to be more news day in - day out. But is it now Giantbomb's plan of action, in order to show solidarity?

Hope we get a means to filter "news" on certain tags in the future...

#10 Posted by NoXious (1353 posts) -

@splodge said:

@noxious said:

@rorie said:

@sinistarlives said:

On the other hand, Patrick's description of Gamergate reeks of someone who is trying desperately to appear diplomatic, but clearly has no real desire to to make any inroads towards understanding the movement's actual concerns or interests.

Can you summarize those concerns or interests?

I thought Patrick was the journalist?

I am going to stop you there in an attempt to re-direct the flow of conversation and ask you a quesiton. What defines a journalist in your eyes? I don't think Patrick even considers himself a "journalist" per se.

I'd presume it'd be the type of job that does some searching for voices / answers from both sides of a story. It's something that in my country, is valued and seen as proper "journalism".

So say there's harassment going on in a culture, and apparently both sides get this harassment (? - I'm going by the the initial guy's response with some twitter links)... It'd be common practice to hear from both parties that get this harassment, not just one party.

But you do make me wonder if this is considered a opinion piece if we don't go by the definition of journalist. Is it common practice to ask both sides their story in an opinion piece? I don't genuinely know.