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#1 Posted by Octaslash (648 posts) -

I highly recommend this and the rest of Eric Nylund's Halo books. I would have been so happy if Halo 4 had drawn from these sci-fi, military action books than whatever fantasy bullshit the Didact and the space magic came from.

#3 Posted by Octaslash (648 posts) -

I really like the idea of Bulk and Skull betraying the Rangers and finally giving them what they deserve.

Fucking perfect.

#4 Posted by Octaslash (648 posts) -

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@sammo21: I'm not quite sure what you think I'm trying to prove, but I do think that video certainly justifies the silly antagonists in this episode of SVU. It's an extreme example of the shitty culture surrounding women in the game industry, which is what the episode is about.

No it isn't. It's an example of a guy with asperger syndrome and potentially schizophrenia who has been persistently trolled by people on the internet into becoming increasingly unstable. This same guy believes that 2pac is being held hostage by ISIS in Israel. To claim that he is even remotely indicative of gaming 'culture' is absurd.

Of course he doesn't represent gaming culture as a whole, but I do think he is a good representation of shitty women-hating culture (like the culture represented in this episode).

It's a video of a dude ranting maniacally after crashing his mother's Prius into a ditch on the side of a freeway. The only thing it is representative of is the result of untreated mental illness.

I also do not believe that communities such as the FGC are inherently 'women-hating'. What they are is an insular male-dominated group that has long been characterised by aggressive behaviour (and thus, lingo - such as the usage of the word 'rape') due to the competitive nature of the games they play.

That's a pretty shitty excuse for shitty, excluding behavior. A lot of that type of attitude is probably what led to the characterization of gamers in this episode. There's a reason why official fighting game events have since been called out and improved.

It isn't an excuse for anything. Everyone knows that the usage of the word 'rape' is offensive. The point is that dubbing a group of people as woman-haters simply because of an ingrained cultural trope is counter-productive and only results in pushback from the community that feels like it's being attacked unfairly. The difference is in the intent and I have a hard time believing that the FGC were ever actively trying to scare women away.

It doesn't matter if the FGC isn't "actively" trying to scare women away. They did that by engaging in their shitty, misogynistic behavior and then defending it when they were called out. You don't have to try and actively be an asshole and a misogynist to be an asshole and a misogynist.

#5 Edited by Octaslash (648 posts) -

I'm not sure I foresaw anyone defending the gross past of the FGC when I brought it up as an example.

#6 Posted by Octaslash (648 posts) -

@crysack said:

@octaslash said:

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@octaslash said:

@sammo21: I'm not quite sure what you think I'm trying to prove, but I do think that video certainly justifies the silly antagonists in this episode of SVU. It's an extreme example of the shitty culture surrounding women in the game industry, which is what the episode is about.

No it isn't. It's an example of a guy with asperger syndrome and potentially schizophrenia who has been persistently trolled by people on the internet into becoming increasingly unstable. This same guy believes that 2pac is being held hostage by ISIS in Israel. To claim that he is even remotely indicative of gaming 'culture' is absurd.

Of course he doesn't represent gaming culture as a whole, but I do think he is a good representation of shitty women-hating culture (like the culture represented in this episode).

It's a video of a dude ranting maniacally after crashing his mother's Prius into a ditch on the side of a freeway. The only thing it is representative of is the result of untreated mental illness.

I also do not believe that communities such as the FGC are inherently 'women-hating'. What they are is an insular male-dominated group that has long been characterised by aggressive behaviour (and thus, lingo - such as the usage of the word 'rape') due to the competitive nature of the games they play.

That's a pretty shitty excuse for shitty, excluding behavior. A lot of that type of attitude is probably what led to the characterization of gamers in this episode. There's a reason why official fighting game events have since been called out and improved.

#7 Posted by Octaslash (648 posts) -

@octaslash: Yeah talking smack and running up to women and telling them they aren't wanted there because they are women are the same exact thing.

I'd argue that a crowd yelling "rape that bitch" to a female player is telling women that they aren't wanted.

#8 Posted by Octaslash (648 posts) -

@crysack said:

@octaslash said:

@sammo21: I'm not quite sure what you think I'm trying to prove, but I do think that video certainly justifies the silly antagonists in this episode of SVU. It's an extreme example of the shitty culture surrounding women in the game industry, which is what the episode is about.

No it isn't. It's an example of a guy with asperger syndrome and potentially schizophrenia who has been persistently trolled by people on the internet into becoming increasingly unstable. This same guy believes that 2pac is being held hostage by ISIS in Israel. To claim that he is even remotely indicative of gaming 'culture' is absurd.

Of course he doesn't represent gaming culture as a whole, but I do think he is a good representation of shitty women-hating culture (like the culture represented in this episode).

#9 Posted by Octaslash (648 posts) -

@sammo21: It wasn't too long ago that gamers were shouting "rape that bitch" at a Capcom sponsored FGC event. Obviously a lot of this is exaggerated for television and Dick Wolf isn't exactly on point with the gaming lingo.

I do think that a lot of the episode is a good representation of a lot of the mysoginistic culture in regards to gaming/tech. Specifically the stuff on the Internet. Hopefully, none of the threats to Brianna Wu or others happen, like in this episode.

#10 Posted by Octaslash (648 posts) -

@sammo21: I'm not quite sure what you think I'm trying to prove, but I do think that video certainly justifies the silly antagonists in this episode of SVU. It's an extreme example of the shitty culture surrounding women in the game industry, which is what the episode is about.