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According to the Capcom press release, there will be four episodes of Revelations 2. Each episode will cost $6, or you can get a season pass for $25. So it is cheaper to get each episode individually. Weird move by Capcom.

It seems like there's more they haven't announced, based on this pricing structure.

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Posted by patrickklepek

Patrick, is there any way that you could play this and report if Gamepad stuff actually works?

If it's region free, maybe I'll import it? I dunno.

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The power of the Wii U.

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@zeipher said:

Were those boobs bouncing as she stopped around 1:04? What the hell.

Holy damn, I didn't notice that before. What a weird thing to implement.

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@patrickklepek Were you guys being bothered by PR or something towards the end of this interview?

Nah, I was shouting at a friend.

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@midjet said:

Can someone explain to me what a demake is?

It means you simplify or age a game. 3D to 2D. Ported to old hardware. In this case, it's using Shadow of the Colossus as an inspiration. Here's one involving Super Smash Bros.

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Posted by patrickklepek

Sadly, making the harassment a public matter is not going to make the harassment go away.

The people making death threats, sending abusive messages and other vitriolic junk online want a reaction. They don't care about the agenda of the victim and they don't care about their cause or ideals. This is the reason why trying to argue with these people on a reasonable level is fruitless. When the victim goes online, on twitter, facebook, etc. and makes their dismay public, the mind of the harasser goes: "Now that's a reaction! I win!".

It goes beyond that though. When Anita Sarkeesian received harassment and threats again, the media was, as always, quick to publish articles going into detail about her peril and with that giving the harassers power. Doing this does not fight harassment, it perpetuates it. These articles show the people looking for emotional responses exactly where they can get what they desire.

You might as well be serving them their targets on a silver plate.

Do you actually know this? Have you dealt with harassment yourself? Because my experience with it is that it doesn't make it go away. You can make the argument that highlighting it causes spikes in which it becomes worse, but the harassment doesn't magically disappear. You continue to be a target. Part of the benefits of highlighting it is to remind people it's happening. Your recommendation is that someone who is being punched in the face every day pretend the punching isn't happening. Maybe the guy will just stop. But what if they don't? There are people who stalk me on Twitter every single day, even though I've gone ahead and muted them. They tweet me EVERY DAY with the most horrifying of messages. Ignoring it might pretend it's not there, but it's still there.

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@relkin said:

Alien was just looking for a high five.

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Speaking of Empathy, I did make an old post about it when I thought blogging might be a good idea. I think it still holds some merits, though now I find myself a little different from then. http://www.giantbomb.com/profile/zolkowski/blog/all-we-need-is-empathy/89205/

Great panel Patrick. I was out at Bit Bash this past weekend, but unfortunately had to head out early (And unfortunately drove 3 hours to head out to it). Maybe if there's another interesting gig happening sometime out there I'll bump into you.

Looking forward to it!

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Posted by patrickklepek

I really feel like the 'Don't be a dick' campaign is taking up a lot (too much) of real estate on the site. I'm in an industry where people tell you to fuck off to your face on a semi daily basis and it's relatively easy to ignore. I imagine it's a different animal for people that produce personality driven content on the internet. I haven't been exposed to crazies that will threaten your life or expose your personal information because you dislike Zelda or whatever. I don't use social media much, but isn't it pretty easy just to delete or ignore all this crap?

That's the most important statement you wrote, and it's critical. You haven't been exposed to this, but others have. When other people experience what we have not, and we can't imagine what it's like, we have to employ empathy. Empathy means that we trust other people are having legitimate experiences that we cannot comprehend. If a person is feeling upset or threatened by aggressive digital messages, is the proper response to tell them to "get over it" or to try and understand why they feel that way?

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