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@hashy said:

There isn't anything valuable to say that Austin didn't with his own piece and the follow-up, so I'll just say thank you Austin, and beg you to not be discouraged by the vocal minority of bad-faith-arguers on here. Great to see you tackling this

This, + the fact that it's kind of a bummer that The Witcher 3 is taking all this heat considering just how god-damn good it is. I mean, Game of Thrones has 0 p.o.c.s and GRRM describes the Summer Islanders in the book (stand ins for black people) in pretty exoticizing [is that how you spell it?] terms.

One thing that's rubbed me wrong from a lot of responses on the pro-Witcher side throughout the internet is the idea that "Oh it's based off medieval Europe, there were never people of color there," which is certainly not true and clear evidence of historical erasure. Western Europe was p tight with the Arabs for a while, taking a lot of their advanced sciences and translations which would help shape its history in the centuries to come. It's absolutely not absurd to say that there could have been a mixture, however slight, of the races (or at least some travelers...).

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I don't get it - why only give out XP (and really, really minor XP) for completing quests? It completely de-incentivizes exploring the world. Like, why should I go fight a bandit camp if I A) get no XP from it and B) only get blueprints for items that I'll be able to craft 20 levels from now? I did a quest tonight where I fought a fucking werewolf and it only gave my 45 XP. How am I supposed to level? Just mainline the quest? Then why write side quests in the first place!

URG.

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Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn are sort of like the Al Sharptons of women's issues in gaming (I can make that comparison; I'm black). They drum up outrage for a quick cash payday as everyone circles the wagons, and everyone becomes more entrenched in whatever belief systems they have. I'd be more interested in what people like Amy Hennig have to say about the topic of women and games, to be honest.

I disagree; Amy Hennig has seen one side of the industry and Sarkeesian and Quinn have seen another. Nothing in Sarkeesian nor Quinn's videos or articles critiquing the industry is untrue - it IS a crazy sexist place, though not from absolutely every angle - but just because one woman has had a good experience doesn't mean every other women is blowing their problems out of proportion.

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I wish that every Mass Effect thread these days didn't devolve into "ME1 was better than ME2, no ME2 was better than ME1."

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People shit on Jack a lot, but his season 1/2 flashbacks are all terrific ("All The Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues" is so good!), and I remember liking White Rabbit a whole heck of a lot. Season one had the ability to take these kind of dumb tropes (ooh, scary visions!) and really make them work with the context of the show and the characters. Great episode overall.

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@zornack: Stop saying women "have issues" as an excuse for them to post their opinions. She writes more in-depth analysis and interesting articles, a la Patrick. She is angry, and she has a reason to be. She's not being irrational.

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@sergio: Excuse me women are not a minority. It's not about hiring a "minority," its about hiring someone who would bring a new perspective to GB other than that of the Straight White Males that already run it.

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I gotta say these two cards are totally OP.

They're both so cheap and versatile that they can damage pretty much any opponent's strategy.

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I'm going to make this a Great Work of Art for Brave New World. It's perfect.

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