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It's Project Morpheus.

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@marokai said:

The line is often "just because we can be aware of how awful these pieces of media can be doesn't mean we believe they should be censored" and that's nice and all, but think about the practical end result. Do you expect Wal-Mart to say "Yes, we recognize GTA5 is harming society and leading to hate against women, but we're going to sell it anyway"? People would go nuts at a statement like that.

I'd like to point out that the typical feminist point of view is not "These games are harmful and cause sexism", it's "These games are a reflection of the shittier parts of our society, and we feel that highlighting them is a good way to get you to think about these issues in the world at large".

Admittedly, there are feminists who say exactly what you think, and further there are those who put their point across so badly that it seems like they're saying "These games are harmful", put in my experience that isn't whats widely believed. Art is a mirror, people just want to talk about what it's reflecting, if you understand my meaning.

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@planetfunksquad said:

@pilgore said:

Explain to me as a European why what's happening in Ferguson is something I should know [...] All these riots and protests would never have happened in the Netherlands.

In the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe, it would have at least gone to trial. When a man can be shot six times, supposedly for stealing cigars, and it doesn't even go to trial, there is an issue. Now whether or not you should care as someone from a different country is another matter, but as someone from England, I do care. Geographical location and colour of skin are not things that will stop me from caring. Please, try to be less condescending when talking about a persons death.

Not to mention, saying these riots and protests would "never have happened in the Netherlands" may not always be the case. Just because there isn't civil unrest now doesn't mean it's impossible that it will happen in your lifetime. Is it still the case that in some parts of the EU, there are super-nationalist and borderline racist political parties that are doing a lot better in the polls than they used to because of their anti-immigration policies, which people think will fix their economy troubles? I could see that leading to riots and/or protests at some point.

Yep. In England we have UKIP which is a borderline fascist party doing better than they have any right to and I can see things getting fucked if they actually get any real power. We also had the riots in 2011, which were initially caused by a cop shooting a suspected criminal called Mark Duggan. While I don't think things are as bad here as they are in the US, it's a testament to the fact that this can happen anywhere, even a country with strict gun control and a comparatively low crime rate. Making assumptions about your safety because of where you live is a mistake. Brushing off a persons death as irrelevant is ignorant.

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@sor_eddie: It's definitely the fedora :)

Anyway, as far as the actual topic goes, were the Steam keys promised at purchase, or was it something he said after the fact?

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@teaoverlord: I thought the same thing but went in entirely the wrong way about expressing it, and ended up deleting a bunch of comments. At least I know I'm not the only one who's thinking it...

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@pilgore said:

Explain to me as a European why what's happening in Ferguson is something I should know [...] All these riots and protests would never have happened in the Netherlands.

In the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe, it would have at least gone to trial. When a man can be shot six times, supposedly for stealing cigars, and it doesn't even go to trial, there is an issue. Now whether or not you should care as someone from a different country is another matter, but as someone from England, I do care. Geographical location and colour of skin are not things that will stop me from caring. Please, try to be less condescending when talking about a persons death.