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#1 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -

Can anyone give me an idea of how much content, gameplay time the DLC adds?

#2 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -

It's child-throwingly good.

Not great, not bad.

#3 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -

Warframe is a good game, and the developers put serious work into improving it all the time. Spend your starter platinum currency on extra Warframe and Weapon slots as needed, and you could get upwards of 100 hours before you need to put any money down to continue enjoying the game. Just buy slots (primarily Warframe slots), not the Warframes / weapons themselves. Those you can get through buying blueprints with in-game currency and farming bosses a bit.

I've heard DC Universe is good, but it eventually does have a paywall.

You didn't mention War Thunder, but I haven't put too much time into that one, so I can't give advice.

#4 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -

@haz said:

I realized I should have clarified. My co-workers are visible minorities, yet continue to use derogatory language directed at other minorities. That's another reason I'm pretty disappointed by it, they should know better.

Yeah, I realized a while ago the whole "You're a minority, so you know what it feels like to be generalized, which means you probably wouldn't generalize anyone else" never really seems to work out that way.

SOME minorities steal things, and SOME minorities will rob you on the street. This is statistical fact, and the same goes for any race. However, if you have someone who distrusts minorities and considers them all to be criminals, you clearly are dealing with a racist asshole, wouldn't you agree? I sure would. They're making a hateful and harmful generalization.

Now, think about how SOME police officers are these racist assholes, and how SOME police officers distrust minorities. Because whenever a minority views this as how "the police" are, that is also a generalization. It's still a form of prejudice. One relates to race and the other an occupation, but both are examples of one human being distrusting another and prejudging someone's character.

People are human, and various in groups / out groups are just a basic part of humanity. Unfortunately, some people get downright hateful and distrusting in that area, which frequently leads to all sorts of hypocrisy.

I enjoy a fair amount of rap music, but there sure can be a lot of anti-gay / anti-police messages to those songs, sometimes.

#5 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -

Good, If I made a game called, stomp the jews, would this be okay? Of course not, it's not censorship it's called good-taste, and making a game called Bomb Gaza as Gaza gets bombed is tasteless.

Said countless radio stations and religious groups as they burned Beatles albums.

In this case it might be good taste, but it most certainly is censorship.

#6 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -

@exfate said:
@kevin_cogneto said:

Jesus, some people really need to have a better understanding of the definition of censorship. So all those years ago when my college music store refused to stock my shitty garage band's burned CDs, it turns out it wasn't actually because we really sucked, turns out we were being oppressed the whole time!

This is a bit different. When a group of people complain about a creative work in order to prevent its distribution, that is most definitely censorship. That is what happened here.

When it comes to marketplaces like the Google Play store, there are content policies that developers must comply with. Whether Google is in the wrong or not to censor this game comes down to whether or not it complies with their stated policies.

This is the part that I'm wondering about as well. Also, if someone made the same sort of game with roles revered, would Google pull that from their store? If not, then THAT would mean Google was actually picking a side in this conflict, which would not sit well with me.

Also, I went from taking this thread very seriously, to caring far less about this issue. At first, I thought that Google the search engine removed the possibility of the game showing up on their pages, not Google the company simply not wanting to host this in their software store. I feel that the former would be much worse than the latter, but I'd still feel much better if the game actually violated a specific policy of the Google Play store. Perhaps it does.

#7 Edited by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -

@jakob187 said:

How do you deal with it?

You tell someone about it. That's it.

If someone wants to walk around using that kind of language, kick them directly in the dick for me and tell them to stop being such ignorant human beings.

Out of curiosity, does that extend to blasphemy, or does "don't you care about other people's feelings?" not extend to religious matters?

@video_game_king said:
@bocam said:
@haz said:

The sad part is these guys are visible minorities yet they continue to use this language because ... "I don't give power to the words, I'm not racist/homophobic"

What do you mean by "visible minorities"?

Race, ethnicity....pretty much anything you can confirm by seeing. At least if I'm understanding Canadian politics correctly.

I think the question was about the phrasing, and who "these guys" and "they" refers to, which is confusing for me as well. Are "these guys" the visible minorities who are defending their language and are being viewed as hypocritical? Are "they" not minorities, but they're ignoring the harm their language could be doing?

Using substitution:

The sad part is [my coworkers] are visible minorities yet they continue to [use derogatory language directed at other minorities] because ... "I don't give power to the words, I'm not racist/homophobic"

The sad part is [the people being talked about] are visible minorities yet [my white coworkers] continue to use this language because ... "I don't give power to the words, I'm not racist/homophobic"

Either could be true with the way the sentence is worded.

#8 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -

I had a similar experience at work. One of my colleagues was telling my boss about seeing two men kissing while on a night out. She said she thought it was disgusting, which my boss (also female for what it's worth) agreed with and they both made distressed faces over the thought. My colleagues next point was that she doesn't have a problem with gay people, she just doesn't want to have to see them kissing.

I was awestruck. I certainly knew this kind of thinking was out there, but I really did not expect to be confronted with it from people I thought pretty nice and who were only 2-3 years older/younger than me (22) respectively. I figured that this kind of inherent hate, homophobia in particular, was the kind of thing ignorant 50 year old men in crap pubs concerned themselves with; not reasonably well educated young women.

This reminded me of something:

#9 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -

One alternative that I don't believe has been discussed yet is presenting the argument from the perspective that you're on their side:

"You know, I'm a pretty hard person to offend, but you might not want to say that sort of thing at work. If the wrong person hears that and makes a complaint, it wouldn't be good."

I used this argument in the past with someone who used far too much profanity for someone working in a department store, and he fully agreed. Of course, that assumes you're not greatly offended by someone who you feel is being purposely hateful. As far as some dumb kid saying "that's gay" goes, it might give them something to think about without needing to come off as someone standing on a soapbox.

#10 Posted by SpaceInsomniac (3632 posts) -

@branthog said:

I hate them all, frankly. Trials is a series that I would like to set on fire. Then, I would like to take everyone involved in the game from production and development to marketing and the janitorial staff of the building they work in and stick them on a distant island. Then, I'd like to nuke that island. Trials fills me with more hate than almost anything I can think of.

Why is that?