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#1 Posted by TruthTellah (8797 posts) -

I don't believe the Illuminati exists, but I do believe extremely rich and influential people exist.

#2 Edited by TruthTellah (8797 posts) -

With all the headlines the original was grabbing, I wonder if they felt the need to change it or if this was what the cover was going to be all along. Do you guys think the change was necessary?

There wasn't a change to the Far Cry 4 box art.

I think it's unfortunate how people are spreading this around as though Ubisoft pulled the fastest 180 ever while also making no statement regarding it. I guess I'm at least glad that someone brought this up here just so that the record can be set straight for fellow GB members.

This is the cover of the game that was originally sent to all stores upon the game's announcement. The "Limited Edition", which might as well be a "Launch Edition". What people considered the cover was just a promo image for the announcement. Likely an alternative cover that they didn't end up going with.

This is the image which has been on their website from the beginning, and it appears this was the originally-intended game cover. This isn't an instance of Ubisoft changing the cover of their game within a day of its reveal. It's some gamers online misunderstanding that this was going to be the final cover when it was not.

#3 Edited by TruthTellah (8797 posts) -
@itwongo said:

I'm getting depressed seeing this thing become a catalyst for inane arguments.

Terrible crimes like this stir up a lot of emotions. So, don't get too down from the response; it's only natural to see.

#4 Edited by TruthTellah (8797 posts) -

I just... hope this doesn't turn into fodder for social justice movements, I guess. That seems completely unfair to the real victims and their families who are actually suffering from this tragedy.

I've seen something to the effect of "Misandry hurts but misogyny kills" being reblogged rather constantly on tumblr, paired with a link to his "retribution" video, and that just seems...wrong, I guess. Maybe not wrong, maybe insensitive is the right word.

I don't know that there's really a whole lot to say about this situation, actually.

I don't exactly see the apparent tragedy of anyone using this as an instance to discuss social justice issues. It isn't really deniable that the killer did reiterate some unfortunately common themes of misogyny. Specifically, that rejection permits someone to respond with violence or act as though they are "owed" anything from a woman. I genuinely think this kid went on a rampage due to his out-of-control mental illness and access to guns, but I see no reason to fault anyone noticing the misogyny along with the madness.

What is someone afraid of from a commenter online bringing up how a madman expressed deplorable opinions that are an extreme of more common ones? That people might talk about our wider problems some more? To me, that's only a potentially good thing.

I hope that some people will perhaps make some good come of the tragedy. For the sake of the victims, maybe more people will seriously consider our continued problems, whether they be in lacking mental health services, a dangerous level of access to guns, and the social issues which harm and hinder many of us every day.

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#6 Posted by TruthTellah (8797 posts) -

@truthtellah said:

@i_stay_puft: I share your concern that there may not be any decent discussion to come from dwelling on this kid, but I didn't get the impression anyone was trying to rationalize what he did. The greatest explanation is still within his mind, and while we may get hints at the madness, that does not mean it makes any more sense.

I understand, just fully disturbed by this story. Hadn't watched any news all weekend so I'm just finding out about it now. Truly heartbreaking about the deaths.

Certainly is a tragic story. Sounds like he had been planning it for almost a year, and police checked on him just a month before. Yet, his act of normalcy was good enough to get by. Hard to really face the inexplicable violence that can come from an apparently normal individual.

Though, as it stands, I think we're better off not getting into a big thing about the shooter, because he was ultimately mad and undeserving of such attention. The ones who matter now are the victims and those who have survived the tragedy.

#7 Posted by TruthTellah (8797 posts) -

There are actually people in the comments blaming women who turn men down. I actually want to throw up.

In the Youtube comments?

Should any of us really be surprised at this point?

#8 Posted by TruthTellah (8797 posts) -

@i_stay_puft: I share your concern that there may not be any decent discussion to come from dwelling on this kid, but I didn't get the impression anyone was trying to rationalize what he did. The greatest explanation is still within his mind, and while we may get hints at the madness, that does not mean it makes any more sense.

#9 Edited by TruthTellah (8797 posts) -

I don't really know what there is to discuss about him, but yeah, mentally disturbed kids can fall prey to horribly destructive delusions. From what the police have released, it sounds like his great anxiety grew into a senseless desire for violence. The tools of that violence were there, and he used them.

I feel sorry for his family and the families of his victims. I hope they will eventually find some peace and relief from the pain.

#10 Posted by TruthTellah (8797 posts) -

@8bit_archer: Oh yeah? Fantastic! I've been considering making one since you announced this; I figured he had already won though. Hard to compete with... If there is another up for grabs, that changes the chances! :D