Sounds like another schizophrenic hypocrite who's playing his "White Knight" role.
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This video really takes me back to my liberal private college days. So many people there thought and talked like this, and I never understood why they didn't see through their own tunnel-vision of the world. Coming from the deep south and being surrounded by conservative christian culture, I found the people I grew up around to be no different in their skewed world views than the liberal postmodernists who had an equally ego-based agenda (as we all do until we transcend the ego, and who really ever does?).
You see what you want to see, and you hear what you want to hear. Those who never realize this become the establishment for either the left or right side, the male or female, etc. In short, my point is that anyone who takes a "feminist" or "conservative" or "progressive" or any polarized, specific stance from the get-go (as in her "Feminist Frequency" channel title) is not really ever going to contribute to real intellectual discussion or critical understanding of the issues they speak upon *unless* they can see through their own "reality tunnel", realizing their own human limitations.
I'm afraid I did not see that from her in this video, but then I would not expect to, judging from her chosen perspective and belief system. That said, it could have been a lot worse, but it's the same polarized grabbing-at-straws that any belief system trying to prove its own validity has to engage in, and is completely predictable. It's fine for true believers and the less academic crowd, but if this is her serious attempt at criticism she has to go a lot farther than "they changed the girl main character to a boy" and "she's wearing hardly any clothes now", which was her argument in the first five minutes about the Starfox game.
This is sad because there are real cases of sexism in the world. She just wants attention and clicks for money, or is so shallow it's hard to fathom. This sexism in video games witch hunt needs to end - it is pathetic to the adults in the room, and cheapens the real issue.
I have the same CPU as you do, and 4 gigs of Ram too, and I've been pretty happy with the performance I've gotten out of my modest 550ti graphics card (1gb version). It's not a power-house by any means, but I can run most new games at 1920x1080 with medium to high settings. A recent example I can give you is Sleeping Dogs - I tried the demo at 1080p with medium settings on my PC and it looked way better than the Xbox 360 demo I tried moments later. The same can be said for Arkham City (an older game but still relevant I think). I'd say just get a new-generation $150+ graphics card and you'll be good to go with most stuff at medium (which again looks way better than my 360), because I've come to the conclusion that my only other upgrade path is to build a new one - mobo, cpu, ram, etc. - since the CPU socket is so old now, as is the Ram type. Your mileage may vary, but I hope this helps!
Synchronicity is the word you're looking for, I believe. Be chill about it, but you would do well to keep noticing things such as this. Just my opinion, of course.
Though it's probably not what you're looking for, the title of your post struck me because there was a game I used to like playing on the NES called "Hostage: Rescue Mission", which was an early precursor to the Rainbow Six and SWAT games. There were versions on several computers of the era as well. You might want to check it out if you're interested in something from the old days.
I don't know if this has been mentioned yet, but another successful Kickstarter game project was Cognition, an adventure game that has some degree of its creative direction coming from Gabriel Knight designer Jane Jenson. It happened around mid-December of 2011 - they wanted to raise $25,000 and ended up raising more than $34,000. If you have a dedicated fan-base this type of funding can work, I think. I am hopeful this makes the Tex Murphy Kickstarter a success in the future.