Splodge's forum posts

#1 Posted by Splodge (2282 posts) -

@Teaspoon83 sounds like Moot had a crisis of conscience. One thing I have noticed about him from some of his talks I have watched is that he is surprisingly sensitive and thoughtful for the man who runs the most anonymous place on the Internet.

#2 Posted by Splodge (2282 posts) -

Really solid movie. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

#3 Posted by Splodge (2282 posts) -

The most beautiful open world will always be, in my mind, the DC Wasteland in Fallout 3. It is a perfectly realised landscape of sparse vegetation, rusty jalopies, towering ruins and irradiated desert. I spent hundred of hours in that world and loved every minute.

God damnit I would brutally sodomize myself with a cactus to get my hands on Fallout 4.

#4 Posted by Splodge (2282 posts) -

@splodge said:

@nmarebfly said:

Serious question for pro gamersgate people: what has the movement accomplished that you are proud of? What have been the wins?

We just went through a steam discoverability proto-scandal and I didn't see much rage at popular youtubers there. Same with shadows of mordor and IGN. Shouldn't you be rallying around a scandal besides ones that happen to involve female game devs or people who disagree with you?

Why isn't there clamor to cover all the GG good works?

If someone can link me anything to do with GamerGate exposing corruption that does not involve female indie devs I will genuinely read it and give it my full attention.

Well, it's 04:13 am here and I am off to bed. I still want to hear from GG folks about what I mentioned above. Please link me what you have and I will read it in the morning, because I just spent the last 12 mins googling away and I can't find any actions carried out by the GamerGate movement that do not involve small, indie games companies that are either run by women or have women heavily involved in them. I may be wrong, in which case, please post me some links because all this good GG work must be hidden away in some very deep corners of the internet.

#5 Posted by Splodge (2282 posts) -

Serious question for pro gamersgate people: what has the movement accomplished that you are proud of? What have been the wins?

We just went through a steam discoverability proto-scandal and I didn't see much rage at popular youtubers there. Same with shadows of mordor and IGN. Shouldn't you be rallying around a scandal besides ones that happen to involve female game devs or people who disagree with you?

Why isn't there clamor to cover all the GG good works?

If someone can link me anything to do with GamerGate exposing corruption that does not involve female indie devs I will genuinely read it and give it my full attention.

#6 Posted by Splodge (2282 posts) -

I was going to write a long essay about how and why I was cancelling my subscription, but this is already past page 15 and even if someone reads it, it'll just be banned if it disagrees too harshly with the collective opinion of the moderators, regardless of how civil I am.

Sorry dude, but that is completely false and has never happened. You are free to openly give your opinion. I for one am interested in why you would cancel. Don't assume no one is going to listen to you.

#7 Posted by Splodge (2282 posts) -

@noxious said:

@rorie said:

@sinistarlives said:

On the other hand, Patrick's description of Gamergate reeks of someone who is trying desperately to appear diplomatic, but clearly has no real desire to to make any inroads towards understanding the movement's actual concerns or interests.

Can you summarize those concerns or interests?

I thought Patrick was the journalist?

I am going to stop you there in an attempt to re-direct the flow of conversation and ask you a quesiton. What defines a journalist in your eyes? I don't think Patrick even considers himself a "journalist" per se.

#8 Posted by Splodge (2282 posts) -

@splodge: Please don't become upset. I will re clarify:

There is a giant difference between your run-of-the-mill women-hating misogynist and a group of people who's sole desire is to cause anguish and fear in a random internet stranger's heart.

Yes, you are right. I am not really becoming upset, just trying to express how I feel about the futility of all this talk. Does it matter? What the hell are we even talking about? What does this pseudo-philisophical train of thought even offer us? No one is going to change their minds. No one. Everyone at the end of this topic will end up even more entrenched in what they believe.

I think the internet is probably the worst place to have this kind of conversation, but I come from a place where if you have a problem with someone you confront them head on and talk to them about it, in person. Until we have an internet equivalent of face to face conversation I don't believe anything will be solved by thousands of users arguing in circles over and over and over and over. No one really seems to listen and it is immensely frustrating.

Sometimes I browse the science sub-reddit on reddit and I just wish that every person on the internet could talk to each other in the respectful, logical and open minded way that they do. But it is never going to happen.

This might seem like sci-fi wankery but I really do think that when VR becomes a mainstream activity, and if online mmo chat rooms / second life style interaction becomes a real thing, there will be a massive retro-grade culture shock when people realise they are once again recognizable and accountable for what they say and do.

#9 Posted by Splodge (2282 posts) -

Jesus, I have had it with this topic completely, in all its forms. This is the problem with arguing on the internet. Arguments in text form can be picked apart endlessly, for ever and ever by both sides. You can ignore 95% of a statement, focus on the 5% and then offer 120% proof in return. The opposing side can take 5% of that, and offer another 50% proof in return, or whatever arbitrary amount they feel like copy pasting / regurgitating / come up with on the spot. So on and so on and so on until everyone ends up where they began but even angrier.

You know how these arguments are ACTUALLY solved, in reality? People meet face to face and speak to each other. They realize when looking into another person's eyes the truth of their convictions and how they really feel. They EMPATHIZE. Empathy is non-existent on the internet. Until they invent that machine from Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep I am staying well the fuck out of this because holy shit I think I will actually split an intestine.

#10 Posted by Splodge (2282 posts) -

@splodge said:

@icarusfoundyou said:

@mikelemmer said:

The problem is it isn't an isolated psychopath; it's a group of he-man woman-haters who realized they can get away with this and are encouraging each other to do it.

I would like to know how confident you are about that statement. How sure are you that this is not a group of psychopaths capitalizing on a current situation?

He said it is not an isolated individual, but a group. That's exactly what he said.

He said it's a group of "he-man woman-haters". I'm saying how can he be sure it's not a group of internet psychopaths?

You don't equate "he-man woman haters" to "internet psychopaths?". These kind of pedantics offer nothing.