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#1 Posted by Turambar (6742 posts) -

@turambar said:

@humanity said:

EDIT: Also guns are cooler than glasses so I hope they're not going back to the super lame glasses mechanic.

They were never mechanics, just symbols. P3 dealt with mortality, so guns. P4 dealt with clarity and truth, so glasses.

P5 dealing with "emancipation", so keys? to unlock our shackles?

Sure, why not. Or hammers to smash some ball and chains.

#2 Posted by Turambar (6742 posts) -

@humanity said:

EDIT: Also guns are cooler than glasses so I hope they're not going back to the super lame glasses mechanic.

They were never mechanics, just symbols. P3 dealt with mortality, so guns. P4 dealt with clarity and truth, so glasses.

#3 Posted by Turambar (6742 posts) -

So, still a high school setting, and takes place in a major city. The combat location resembles the Dark Hour from P3 a bit, takes place in the real world with everyone simply freezing in time.

#4 Edited by Turambar (6742 posts) -

@joshwent said:

@counterclockwork87 said:

A private company can't just do whatever it wants. They are immune to law? If abortion is illegal in a country I can't just open up a "private" clinic. If it's against the law it's against the law, and in this case Australia may have a law that would force Valve to offer refunds.

Okay, not really at all what I was saying there. A company can't break the law, sure. I can't open Josh's Murder Co. and go around killing people because it's a "private" business.

I'm just saying that when governments make specific laws that dictate the policies of a privately owned company, it can cross some sketchy lines. A business should be free to create their return policies as they see fit, just as consumers are free to not shop there if they don't like said policies.

Except this is the application of existing laws to an entire relatively new method of selling goods as opposed to the targeting of specific companies with new policies. Your concern is largely irrelevant to the situation.

#5 Edited by Turambar (6742 posts) -

@milkman said:

@turambar said:

@milkman said:

@amafi: No one's asking you to feel guilty. And if you're not part of that group, why would you feel like any of this is being "hurled your way?" You're just being asked to be aware and hopefully, try to do what you can to fix it.

Because the ever popular term to describe that group, "straight white male", is based not on behavior, but rather race, gender, and sexual orientation.

Look at the poster I posted above of "SJWs." Look how many straight white males are on that list. No straight white dudes are being insulted because they're straight and white. They're being insulted because they're assholes and a lot of those assholes happen to be straight and white.

Why not simply call them "assholes"? Why make the 3 most distinctive terms for the group that you criticize based not on their behavior?

#6 Posted by Turambar (6742 posts) -
@exfate said:
@milkman said:

Unrelated but it looks like @jeff, @brad and @alex finally made the SJW list. Congrats, you guys.

Congrats. Everyone else at GB is slacking and needs to step it up on the SJW front.

Seriously though, it's the most vague, inconsistently applied derogatory term ever. If people like Jeff and Jim Sterling are suddenly "SJWs" then I have lost all notion of what they even mean by the term.


It's about as ambiguous and meaningless as "gamer". Both are just empty vessels people fill up with whatever agenda that requires an easily defined group to denigrate.

#7 Edited by Turambar (6742 posts) -

@milkman said:

@amafi: No one's asking you to feel guilty. And if you're not part of that group, why would you feel like any of this is being "hurled your way?" You're just being asked to be aware and hopefully, try to do what you can to fix it.

Because the ever popular term to describe that group, "straight white male", is based not on behavior, but rather race, gender, and sexual orientation.

#8 Posted by Turambar (6742 posts) -

Just take names from other books or video games that I enjoyed. Most names come from the Silmarillions for me.

#9 Posted by Turambar (6742 posts) -

The people here at Giant Bomb definitely aren't. They need to stop referring to themselves as such, and stop hiding behind "Well the definition of journalism is so vague these days".

To be clear, the GB staff have already said, on multiple occasions, that they are not journalists, and should not be considered as such.

#10 Posted by Turambar (6742 posts) -

Easy way to go about it: don't follow people that keeps tweeting/retweeting really dumb shit.

It is absurdly easy to filter out any information you don't want to be exposed to on twitter, making it all the more terrifying that its the chief way by which many people learn about current events.