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#1 Posted by Tesla (1932 posts) -

@tesla said:

@mellotronrules said:

@tesla said:

I can't help but think that this story and the reaction to it would be much different if Gabe Newell was a woman.

that's an odd implication to make. both genders are equally disturbed (as in, emotionally- not 'troubled' as it were) by threats, are they not?

The only implication I was making was that Patrick's story, and the comments contained within it, would be different if the receiver of this threat was a woman. There are no value judgments in my statement.

i suppose that in a vacuum that's valid thing to ponder, but given recent context, i'm not sure i believe when you say your motives are simply to posit, "What if Gabe was Gabrielle?"

i just wonder what you're getting at- because frankly if Gabe was a woman, A LOT OF SHIT would be different.

either way the threats are utterly sophomoric and out of line.

Agreed, I don't think death threats are ever a reasonable approach in any normal, every day situation.

I only wanted to point out that the conversation is decidedly less charged than other recent stories of death threats, and I believe the opinions on both sides are not as fervent. My motives are to get people to think...am I less outraged at this than I am at the threats towards Zoe Quinn? If so, why?

#2 Posted by Tesla (1932 posts) -

@tesla said:

@bisonhero: That wasn't very nice of you.

Maulbeck's dispute with Valve/Newell was over the business/advertising of his game. Even if Newell were female, the death threat would still have nothing to do with Newell's gender. Your comment seemed pointless and inflammatory.

I think stating that I feel like the tone of the conversation would be different is the exact opposite of inflammatory. I don't say if this difference is good or bad, merely that it (probably) exists. Whether or not that is pointless is up to the reader, but it is almost certainly not inflammatory.

Saying "fuck you" to someone, however, falls under both categories in my opinion.

#3 Posted by Tesla (1932 posts) -

@tesla said:

I can't help but think that this story and the reaction to it would be much different if Gabe Newell was a woman.

that's an odd implication to make. both genders are equally disturbed (as in, emotionally- not 'troubled' as it were) by threats, are they not?

The only implication I was making was that Patrick's story, and the comments contained within it, would be different if the receiver of this threat was a woman. There are no value judgments in my statement.

@tesla: not sure what gender has to do with anything here

See above.

@maajin said:
@tesla said:

I can't help but think that this story and the reaction to it would be much different if Gabe Newell was a woman.

Yeah, there would be a lot of angry people saying how Valve and Gabe (Gabrielle?) were overreacting over a joke and that they should actullay really die over how stupid they were.

Yes, unfortunately you are probably correct.

#4 Posted by Tesla (1932 posts) -
#5 Posted by Tesla (1932 posts) -

I can't help but think that this story and the reaction to it would be much different if Gabe Newell was a woman.

#6 Posted by Tesla (1932 posts) -

This could be really cool, and I find it kind of hilarious to have any other opinion besides that at this point.

#7 Posted by Tesla (1932 posts) -

Dishonored...because it came out on the same day as XCOM. I bought both games on release, then promptly got hooked on XCOM for a few months. Finally found the time to go back and finish up Dishonored and I'm really glad I did. Super great game, right up there with some of my all time favorites.

Also Strider, because it was free. That game is much more fun and interesting than I ever imagined it would be. I'll probably see that one all the way to the end as well.

I'm also on the last mission of Wolfenstein, because I stopped for a few weeks after blasting my way through most of the game. I think the game stumbles a bit towards the end, or maybe I was the one stumbling but I'm back into it now and ready to finish it up, then go back and try the other timeline a few months down the road.

#8 Posted by Tesla (1932 posts) -

Nice interview! EVO is the best, even for someone like me who rarely plays fighting games. Luffy's list of dudes he brought down in order to win the title is truly impressive.

#9 Posted by Tesla (1932 posts) -

Space combat/more vehicular combat in general. I'm holding out hope that this will be present in the final product.

More configuration options, which could also be in the retail release I guess. There are a few minor things I wish I could adjust: which player names are visible and when(Tower vs. missions), whether or not you see numbers pop off on hits, and a few other small things I'm forgetting now.

I wish that connecting with people outside your Fireteam while you're out on missions was handled a little more elegantly. It's kind of a bummer to kick some ass with a random stranger and watch them just kind of disappear after hitting an invisible zone wall. Also, some areas feel like the respawn timing for enemies could be adjusted.

Other than those minor issues, the game feels like it was made just for me. Can't wait to play the full game.

#10 Posted by Tesla (1932 posts) -

I like everything about this game, it feels like it was made just for me.