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Posted by TowerSixteen

@sydlanel: Aye. I can understand the value of hearing a liked game's harshest critics, but I deny that it has any value unless the criticism is, at it's core, intelligent, cohesive, and well-expressed. I don't think some of the more vitriolic critics Patrick likes to link to are, and I question whether one could really ever get anything from them.

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@ichthy: It didn't used to be this way, though. Do you remember Jeff "We are not in the business of spoiling Atlas games" Gerstmann? What happened to him?

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Are you fucking serious? More dark souls content? There is an entire world of video games out there, and you're going to use your office time doing a series of streams on a game that many are desperately trying to avoid spoilers on, and that you just did TWO LETS PLAYS on the earlier games in the series, consecutively? Is this a professional site or someones YouTube channel?

Jesus. Isn't there anyone in the office with the balls to veto this sort of bullshit?

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@xite: I find the dice to be a bit overrated anyway, though perhaps I just have terrible luck with it.

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@jedted: Because it's being made by the Etrian Odyssey people, and that's pretty much their art style.

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@driadon said:
@viciousbearmauling said:

So.... this is super non-canon, right? If the P3 MC is there and it's canon, then that would be a pretty big deal for a 3ds spin off game...

Well, still excited! P3 style music is AWESOME!

Shinjiro is there and we have male P3 character, so completely non-cannon.

It said something about a labyrinth containing persona users from across time. This could totally be cannon.

Various universes being connected by hidden arcane paths is nothing new in the SMT multiverse. See: Akarana Corridor, Amala Labyrinth.

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@ottoman673 said:

Qualified individuals should always take place over gender/race hiring procedures, period.

Theres nothing wrong with women or minorities working the same jobs or doing the same things white men do... But they better be able to do just as good (if not better) of a job and not just get a free pass for their skin tone or XX chromosome.

It's really a bit more complex than that. For instance, whatever you feel about affirmative action now, one of it's original purposes to facilitate integration in places of the US where it was incredibly common to simply not hire non-whites due to near omnipresent racism - a law was absolutely necessary. But that was a desperate times thing. Before I think this is okay, I'd need someone to show me the step-by-step on how a discriminatory hiring practice now paves the way for a better state of affairs in the future. If someone can do that, I'll be more on board, until then, I think it's a bit dubious.

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@video_game_king: I would agree with that, and I think taking action with the end goal of a more diversified environment is laudable. However, I don't think screening applicants for gender is the way. The situation we want is one where the field is naturally diversified. I also think gender discrimination in hiring is an evil. However, if you could convince me that it is a necessary evil - that, as a temporary measure, it somehow advances us to the goal of natural diversification- I might listen. There's precedent, after all- hiring based on race is wrong, but in some cases affirmative action was very necessary to combat deeply held racial prejudice and get people used to seeing a diversified environment as normal. I'm not convinced this is a similar situation- I don't see the A to B to C on "a deliberate sort of discriminatory hiring" now and "a more naturally diversified work environment" later.

Of course, if this is as simple as "we need a writing position filled and we have literally no women in the department" then I don't think it needs justification, that is a very specific case where it makes sense. If they're just trying to fill a programming or business position, though...not so much.

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You know what? I'm gonna disagree with Rami, unless there is a specific reason why a specific gender is needed or useful for a job, using gender as a criteria for applications is gross no matter what the gender is. I'll never understand why people think the answer to unfairness is to be unfair in the other direction- as if that somehow two different directions of bad average out to good. Also, is that even legal? I honestly don't know, maybe it is if you aren't incorporated or something?

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It's hard to know what to do about it. I mean, those people tend to find each other and self-reinforce, so I don't know how much hope there is in social pressure. So I guess, outside of demanding tighter-regulated internet communities, I have a hard time seeing what can be done.

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