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#1  Edited By calidan777

Fuuuuuuuck, this is so crazy, I'm still having trouble believing it. It's so crazy to have read, watched, and listened to someone for so long that you feel like you really know them, even though they have know idea you even exist. I can't even begin to imagine what all the other guys, and his friends and family are going through. My thoughts are with them all. Rest in peace Ryan, you will be greatly missed.

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Man, when I started reading this I had no good thoughts about Roger Ebert because of his previous comments on games. But after I started reading about his influence on you and your writing and his passion for what he did, you've actually managed to change my mind on him. Nice job.

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#3  Edited By calidan777

Video games, and industry filled with liberals that is always under attack by liberals. Irony, it is a bitch. Also, if you're not American then I gives not even the smallest bit of a fuck what your opinion is on Americans owning firearms.

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@BigDaddy81: I'm sorry, I didn't realize that female game developers were being physically abused in the workplace. In that case, yes, we should make a big deal out of it. The problem is that we're talking about individual experiences in the workplace. There are gonna be shitty people no matter where you work, and no matter what sex or race you are. I'm telling you that female gamers told me that it's not the big deal that these people are making it out to be and your response is that they're wrong. So you're gonna save these poor defenseless little women, who can't take care of themselves, whether they want you to or not, and I'm the one that uses ignorant logic? Things do "magically get better", do you honestly think that there are more women making and playing games now, versus ten years ago, because you defended the women on a gaming website? Or because someone like Patrick wrote an article about it.

The sad thing is that all of the female gamers that I know and game with only want one thing: to be treated as an equal, not a girl gamer, but just a gamer, or someone who enjoys games. But that will never happen because people like you and Patrick are determined to show them and everyone else how miserable they should be as women in the gaming industry.

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#5  Edited By calidan777

I wrote a blog about this very subject a few months back. Mine wasn't aimed only at female devs, but also female gamers. But understanding that I'm not female and therefore can never understand how they think, I decided that the most logical thing to do was ask as many female gamers as I could what they thought. I wanted to know what they thought about all of the chatter as of late about females in gaming. The most common response? They just wish everybody would shut up about it. They're tired of being singled out, mostly in the form of some male gaming journalists trying to save the women in gaming (which seems to be the only time this comes up).

I love how you get mad about people being dismissive while also dismissing anyone that disagrees with you. You didn't like that guy's comment so you say he's on the verge of trolling. I think he has as valid a point as you do. His might be shorter and more to the point, but that doesn't make it any less valid. More men play video games, it's always been this way. But things change, and so will this. There are more women in game development now than there were 5 years ago. And five years ago there were more than there were five years before that. It's a natural evolution; as more women get into making games they'll create more and more experiences that appeal to women, thus bringing more women into the field.

The reason that #1ReasonWhy was almost immediately countered with #1ReasonToBe, by a woman no less, is because she didn't want women being discouraged by individual stories. Just because something bad happened to one person doesn't mean the same will happen to another. The problem is all these men in the gaming industry trying to save people who don't need saving. Stop grouping all these women together as if they're a collective consciousness, they're individuals with varying opinions and experiences.

And try not to be so dismissive, this very subject has turned many in the community over at 1up.com against the staff for the very same reasons; they write these pieces attacking the opinions of their own community members with a completely dismissive and demeaning attitude. That's a good way to lose customers.

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#6  Edited By calidan777

yep, it's called "bartering", and it worked just fine

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#7  Edited By calidan777

representin' tha dirrrty souf,
LOUISIANA UP IN DIS BIOTCH!!
I can't believe I'm the only one, lol (at least in this thread anyway).
Things that we love: suckin' the head on a good mudbug, huntin' (sportsman's paradises and all), and our NO Saints, WHO DAT!

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#8  Edited By calidan777
@Video_Game_King said:
" @calidan777: I just want some actual data on this, like "1 in 2 people abuse the system." (That's not true, but you know what I mean.) Granted, people do abuse the system, but it's kinda key to know how much abuse their is, unless you're a fan of the Nirvana fallacy. Then again, this is the Internet, so I wouldn't be surprised if you were such a fan. "
Yeah, I mean, I obviously don't have any hard data on this and I'm too lazy to do a google search right now for any such data, but you can use the link posted by the guy above you as a starting point. No I'm not a fan of the "Nirvana Fallacy" as is obvious by my post that while the system isn't perfect, we shouldn't get rid of it.
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#9  Edited By calidan777
@Video_Game_King said:
" Fuck. Also...

@Axxol said:

" A lot of people receive welfare checks every month and they don't deserve it. "

Got any hard stats on that? Or will you follow the advice of this article (go down to #4 for relevance)? "
I actually personally know of people who make over 60 grand a year and receive food stamps. My two sisters and I were raised by a single mom and a great deal of my child hood was spent on food stamps while my mom worked part time jobs to take care of us (the government didn't help single moms out with daycare then). There are many cases where food stamps and welfare are very good things and go to people who really need it, but to act like the system doesn't get abused would be naive. I've seen many cases where a married woman would go and tell the state that her and her husband were separated (when they weren't) and receive food stamps. The state is supposed to send agents out to check on that kind of thing or or ask for proof of who is paying the bills, but a lot of the time they don't. So, while I don't think we should get rid of food stamps and welfare, I do think we need to be better at making sure only the right people are getting it.
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#10  Edited By calidan777
@nintendoeats:  Yes and no. I do want the Halo: CE guns, but I disagree about the level design. I actually love CE's level design, even the repetitous parts
 
@blueduck: That is your opinion, my opinion is that all of the Halo novels are fantastic.
 
@TooWalrus: Thanks!
 
@Afroman269: Well I really like the simplicity of CE's multiplayer. I love Reach, but there are things about it's multiplayer that really piss me off. I also was really into the homebrew scene on the original Xbox and had some really fantastic user-made Halo: CE maps that I used to play with my friends all the time. Not to mention all the lan parties.
 
@wasteguru: I agree 100%. Everything you said would be awesome.
 
@Gamer_152: Yeah, you make a great point. I guess when I was writing that I was thinking in the context of Bungie making it, but that wouldn't be the case and therefore I'm inclined to agree with you. When I was talking about the controls I was actually talking about how they "felt" and not the actual button layouts. And I agree on the voices, but if they couldn't get the original cast I would be 100% against it.
 
@FiestaUnicorn: You mean like having a second disc that has the Halo: Reach multiplayer on it? Or are you talking about how they handled Firefight and have it not include matchmaking?
 
@ez123: What?!?! No Hang 'em High?? That would be a crime!! lol, seriously though I can't believe you don't like Hang 'em High, lol.