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Op Ed

Cliffski's Blog - Kickstarting inequality.
Kickstarter is the absolute poster-child for inequality amongst gamers, based on income. Now I am definitely not a raging socialist, but I know a lot of gamers are, and I find it a bit weird that it doesn’t bug them that when these kickstarter games ship, not only will gamers with more money that them be swanning around with better outfits and weapons, (This already happens in F2P games), but some of the NPC’s will have the names of the ‘wealthy’ backers. Some will even have their digitized faces in the game. Elite is actually naming PLANETS after people who back the game with a lot of money.

Gamers say they hate in-game product placement and advertising. It compromises the game design for the sake of money. I agree. So why are we deciding that the best way to name our planets or design the appearance of our NPC’s is to put that part of game design up for auction? Why should gamers who are wealthy get more influence over a game that those who flip burgers for a living? The cold hard economic reality of the real world is bad enough without shoehorning it into games too.

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89. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 18:33 Axis
Flatline wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 18:17:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 18:12:
What argument did I ignore? I hit it spot the fuck on.

You: Rich people pay 4x the income tax middle class to. That's not a fair share.

Me: Rich people make anywhere from 5-10,000 times what the middle class make. Paying 4 times more isn't even close to paying their fair share.

You: Go fucking earn more asshole.

How's the weather that far up bullshit mountain dude?

So tell me, what's fair, who decides, and who does it go to?

You think the GOVT should?
What about when Conservatives are back in power? Want them to decide?

How about this -- Who fucking cares how much people make? Go make your living and keep your envy out. Want more, go get it.

And flat I never called you an asshole, but you did give me a 'fuck you'.

If you truly work for yourself, you of all people should have the opposite view - a responsible one. I work for myself, and I cannot imagine a life where I'm envious of anyone else. I have all I need after many years of busting my ass out of nothing. I got it all on my own and continue to get it on my own. I served in the Armed forces, lived in poor countries, had some serious hardships. But I also have perspective of what is necessary in life, and most liberals don't.

So all this kiddy "boo hoo hoo life is unfair" bullshit just doesn't fly, that's the stuff of inexperience in life.
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