SpaceInsomniac's forum posts

#1 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

" So it's troubling to think that a game like Mass Effect or Dragon Age gives young players the idea that nobody will ever treat them differently once they find out they're anything other than straight, rather than give them the tools with which they can start to understand and accept the discrimination they may end up facing in their lives."

I understand what the writer is saying here and it is valid. As a counter point though, I think there are a lot of benefits to showing a completely normalized homosexual relationship (free of bigotry or even comment) to young players that are not gay. Not to say that games are role models, but that idealized fiction shows the flat equivalency of the relationships.

That idealization shows its transgression by being so divorced from the unfortunate reality.

Also, if aliens from another planet show up and bring hyperspace technology to earth--as is the lore of Mass Effect--I really don't think humanity would care all that much anymore about skin color or gay people.

#2 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

See a dermatologist and ask what they suggest. I'd ask about Rogaine, but wouldn't spend money on anything much more expensive than that. Aside from that, keep what you have until it gets to a point where it looks bad, and then shave it.

Speaking of hair loss, does anyone know what Jeff has been doing? His hair looks considerably better lately than I remember it looking in the recent past.

#3 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

Apparently Edmund McMillen's niece & nephew never actually finished Super Meat Boy.

#4 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

One of the games I got really jealous about being on X1 only (for now?). Really hopes this game turns out good and gets ported to PS4. Or Vita. Whichever. Or else I'll have to buy an X1 in 2016 or so.

Yeah, is this confirmed to be fully exclusive, or just a timed exclusive?

#5 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

BattleBlock Theater

is going to be the second Games with Gold this month, so don't spend money on it right before it's free.

#6 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

(I always assumed the problem with Egoraptor was that he's unapologetically used racist slurs as a joke for his whole career)

I've seen more than a few of his videos, and never noticed this. Do you have a link to back up that accusation?

#7 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

My parents first only let me listen to 50s and 60s music, but I discovered 80s music through pop culture, television and movie soundtracks. The early 90s was pretty much the same. When I was a little older, I got into 90s alternative rock. As the decade came to a close, I found myself getting interested in indie music, electronic music, punk, rap, and 70s music at right around the same time. These days, I pretty much listen to newer indie bands and solo artists, along with anything I've enjoyed in the past.

#8 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

Basically all the originally male-only tournaments have been made open-for-all, with the addition of an open-for-all Tekken Tag 2 tournament which was previously only offered as a female-only tournament. The female-only Starcraft and Tekken tournaments will still be held in parallel with the open-for-all tournaments for those games, in hopes of giving female players an extra venue to shine in the typically male-dominated eSports scene. Official statement can be read here. @example1013 would be cool if you could update the OP with this information.

Also apparently shortly before this announcement was made, Blizzard was in contact with the IeSF to let them know they were not happy about their gender policies. So whether they were bowing to pressure from society or from Blizzard, it seems like things have changed for the better.

If we just went through three pages of "this isn't an athletic sport / this is sexist / girls can be every bit as good at video games as boys" which I very much agreed with, isn't this still offensively sexist? It doesn't limit girls, but it absolutely still suggests that girls require special treatment.

#9 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

@milkman said:

I can't fathom how anyone within this organization thought this idea could have possibly made any sense. Those other "legitimate sports" are segregated for actual physical reasons. It's a video game. There is absolutely no reason why everyone wouldn't be on the exact same playing grounds.

I'd just like to take this opportunity to say that I completely agree with this post that you made in a gender issues thread. That doesn't happen everyday.

#10 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3535 posts) -

@sarisa said:

@notlikelytocare: It's not a hot-button word. Your bizarre and kind of offensive post about how it's just like the n-word doesn't make it a hot-button word.

If you're not using the word "cis" as a springboard for generalizations, then I have no issue with it. The problem is that I see that word used to make generalizations a lot.