RadecAU's forum posts

#1 Edited by RadecAU (91 posts) -

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

#2 Posted by RadecAU (91 posts) -

Pretty solid so far, also Australian servers are starting to go live, so it should only improve. http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/13/5503526/australian-titanfall-servers-going-live-this-week

#3 Edited by RadecAU (91 posts) -

The koalas are struggling

#4 Posted by RadecAU (91 posts) -

Gamertag is RadecAU, feel free to add me, also there is a thread here for general Xbox One gamertag exchange.

#5 Posted by RadecAU (91 posts) -

cycles through album covers, currently:

#6 Posted by RadecAU (91 posts) -

@darji said:

@radecau said:

@animasta said:

@omghisam said:

That's a lame flamebaity of summarizing her article.

it's really not. The article is kind of bad and they're attacking GB for not liking tomb raider enough, which is what it boils down to. I really liked Tomb Raider but it's still a bad article that jumps around points with reckless abandon.

She is criticizing, not attacking. The wilful misreading of articles relating to these issues is astounding.

No she is attacking. Saying she is only hiring female staff or stuff like that:

Those life events inform my experiences and opinion. And, they inform my perspective on 2013 Tomb Raider. And, with respect, if you only have people voting on game of the year from a very singular opinion — generally white, straight and male — it’s missing so much information that it loses its validity.

She is discriminating these people opinions because of their race sexuality and gender. Something she also criticizes Giantbomb of.

Or how about the fact that she thinks that COD should have been in the GOTY discussion because it sells so well and also features women soldiers in MP for the first time. While totally dismissing the Last of US which features probably the best female protagonist in this Industry.

Look I really liked Tomb Raider but just include it because it has a female lead is just stupid. Jeff and CO said it all the time. This is their list. These are the games they did enjoy and if they did not enjoy Tomb Raider it is their right to do so.

Also their are tons of GOTY lists on the site one is from a black guy and more than one from women. So yeah. There are your different perspectives.

She never critcizes Giant Bomb for discriminating. She highlights the lack of female voice within the industry:

As head of development at Giant Spacekat (GSK), it’s perfectly understandable why Giant Bomb has an all-male cast. I run what is, to my knowledge, the only full-time gamedev studio with all female employees. When I look to hire people, I look at people I know in the industry whose work I respect and with whom I click. More often than not, it is other women.

But the all-female staff of GSK is an extreme anomaly in the industry. Giant Bomb is, more or less, the norm. In the games press, you get a preponderance of a single opinion: white, male, and straight. There a few outliers here and there.

Nowhere does she say COD should've been included in GOTY discussions, she uses the issue of female characters and the discussion surrounding it in IGN and Podcast Unlocked to demonstrate that these discussions are lacking something by not having a wider range of perspectives present.

That is, after all, the entire point of the article:

Jeff Gerstmann, Brad Shoemaker, Colin Moriarty, Greg Miller, Damon Hatfield, Ryan McCaffery, and Marty Sliva: I love your work. I respect you as journalists. And, if you’re mentioned in this piece, it’s because I like what you do enough to be reading you or listening to you in the first place.

But as you consider the GOTY of 2013, try to keep that same spark of curiosity in your mind that Ryan Clements had in his Vanquish review: “Could this game use a few more badass girls?”

#7 Posted by RadecAU (91 posts) -

@animasta said:

@omghisam said:

That's a lame flamebaity of summarizing her article.

it's really not. The article is kind of bad and they're attacking GB for not liking tomb raider enough, which is what it boils down to. I really liked Tomb Raider but it's still a bad article that jumps around points with reckless abandon.

She is criticizing, not attacking. The wilful misreading of articles relating to these issues is astounding.

#8 Posted by RadecAU (91 posts) -
#9 Posted by RadecAU (91 posts) -

Giant Bombception, e3 porn set and the toilet pie.

#10 Posted by RadecAU (91 posts) -

@zolroyce: It's described as a safe and welcoming environment for issues surrounding women, LGBTQ, people of colour, disabled people and mental health issues. That sort of suggests the rest of the event won't be safe and welcoming for those groups, that's pretty gross.