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Signed On Aug 28, 2002, 23:14
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News Comments > Gone Gold - The Witcher 3; Two Expansions Revealed
4. Re: Gone Gold - The Witcher 3; Two Expansions Revealed Apr 7, 2015, 19:05 Squirmer
 
I'm sure they could package all this together if you want the game to be delayed for another year.

CD Projekt is one of the few good companies out there. They always release a lot of free updates to their games, and their work on GOG.com is always about putting consumers first. You take a shit on them and you look like a whiny idiot.
 
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News Comments > Square Enix Reveal Progress
16. Re: Square Enix Reveal Progress Apr 7, 2015, 17:13 Squirmer
 
A new Deus Ex needs radically improved level design instead of the funneled design in Human Revolution. Hiring some half-decent writers would also be a good move, as well as cutting out all those unnecessary cutscenes. Improve those areas and we could be in business, but I'm pessimistic.  
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News Comments > etc.
25. Re: etc. Apr 4, 2015, 22:55 Squirmer
 
Krovven wrote on Apr 4, 2015, 20:04:
Majority of jokes are at the expense of someone in one way or another. They are however jokes. Some in good taste, some in bad. You don't have to laugh.

When do we start to get upset at things that make fun of straight white males?

Probably when straight white males aren't at the top of the food chain and don't have all the life advantages they do now. See, this is what you lot don't seem to understand. The joke in PoE is actually not a joke for people who have to worry about being murdered for being who they are. The perception that transgender people are freaks and you should be ashamed to be with one is the same kind of perception that leads to transgender people being murdered on a fairly regular basis. (And no I'm not saying jokes lead directly to murder, just pointing out why people would find this offensive.)

Again, if you actually can't appreciate that, and you can't understand why people would be upset at jokes like this, you've got real problems empathizing with people.

And why is someone linking an Ace Ventura clip when that demonstrates the point I'm making? Transgender people have been the butt of jokes for a long time. They've had to put up with it. Now they're increasingly speaking out about how upsetting it is, and you straight white males can't deal with it. Who exactly has the thin skin here, you hypocrites?
 
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News Comments > etc.
17. Re: etc. Apr 4, 2015, 19:20 Squirmer
 
Saboth wrote on Apr 4, 2015, 15:39:
I'm not sure how this is a "transphobic" joke.

The man intended to have sex with a woman. The woman was a man pretending to be a woman.
How are you this oblivious. It's a joke at transgender people's expense, and if I were a transgender woman I would find this joke really offensive too. Not only does it deny transgender people's identity (hello what even is gender), it also implies that suicide is preferable to intimacy with those transgender freaks. If you can't see how that's offensive you've got a serious empathy deficiency.
 
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News Comments > etc.
16. Re: etc. Apr 4, 2015, 19:11 Squirmer
 
Of course you can demand they change something offensive. You don't have the right to enforce change, but you can certainly demand it. The final decision is then Obsidian's.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Apr 3, 2015, 19:35 Squirmer
 
I don't think Cutter read the article.  
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - RUNNING WITH RIFLES
2. Re: Steamship Ahoy - RUNNING WITH RIFLES Apr 3, 2015, 19:32 Squirmer
 
Yeah I've been playing early versions on and off for a long time. It is a lot of fun. I haven't played the most recent versions much, so this sounds like a good time to load it up again.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
22. Re: etc., etc. Apr 1, 2015, 07:55 Squirmer
 
My friend called me a bitch once, so now I refer to all women as bitches because all situations are exactly the same.  
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News Comments > Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Crafting Mastery Details
5. Re: Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns Crafting Mastery Details Mar 28, 2015, 18:48 Squirmer
 
The Super Adventure Box (the "8bit mini-game") is not even accessible in the game at the moment. Sounds like old Jonjonz has some weird grudge against this game and hasn't actually played it "recently" like he claims. Also it's nowhere near "deserted", and I doubt Perfect World is the first game to use the term "legendary weapons".  
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
16. Re: Morning Interviews Mar 27, 2015, 23:53 Squirmer
 
InBlack wrote on Mar 27, 2015, 11:01:
It was the same thing with booth babes, now there are no booth babes anywhere.

What's wrong with letting pretty ladies show of some leg or cleavage for a bit of cash?
Booth babes made those conventions male-friendly and very female-unfriendly. That's the problem. A lot of women didn't feel welcome there. You can't have "diversity" when you're constantly catering to only a sliver of the potential audience.

This developer's response to that seems to be "well let the women make their own convention" which is really fucking stupid.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Mar 24, 2015, 21:57 Squirmer
 
We'll see. An Amazon listing doesn't just appear out of thin air.

It's possible From negotiated a timed exclusive with Sony. From is not owned by Sony, after all. Sony owns Bloodborne, but it depends on the contract. From would have known their game would be highly anticipated, so they'd have some negotiating power. Bottom line is they sell more copies if they release on more platforms, so a PC version is in From's interest (perhaps not Sony's, but again, depends on the deal they made).
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Mar 24, 2015, 18:30 Squirmer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 15:38:
jdreyer wrote on Mar 24, 2015, 12:31:

Snark aside, I'm sure you know the word still carries all of its baggage from the Jim Crow years.

That's nice, most of the world doesn't live in the US and in turn doesn't give a shit that there's "word baggage" because someone is still throwing a hissy fit over it.

But if we're going to throw a fuckade over it, why not start with "frog" "angie" or "snow monkey." I expect post-haste that americans not use those words.
Um you don't need to be from the US to know that negro is not an appropriate word. If you insist that it's fine to use, you're deliberately being an asshole.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed Mar 14, 2015, 18:05 Squirmer
 
Very sophisticated counter arguments from the Blues readers here.  
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Mar 11, 2015, 17:33 Squirmer
 
Nice counterpoint to the "Kickstarter is ruining games" negativity.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 PAX East Presentation
9. Re: Just Cause 3 PAX East Presentation Mar 10, 2015, 17:38 Squirmer
 
Ugh the panel host in that video is unbearable.  
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 PAX East Presentation
8. Re: Just Cause 3 PAX East Presentation Mar 10, 2015, 17:37 Squirmer
 
It's a shame Mad Max has shitty Batman combat though.  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
5. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 10, 2015, 04:07 Squirmer
 
Suppa7 wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 23:08:
The retarded half of mankind seriously fucked gaming over. You spout corporate pr/spin like a robot "gaming is mainstream" "it's more evolved" "It's now an esport".

It's all bullshit.
I think there's something inherent in games that means they will never be "mainstream" in the same way as film or whatever. They will never be "art" in the same way. I don't really care about that, although it's interesting to think about why that is.

But it was definitely the case that many, many people wanted (and still do) games to be totally accepted by the general public. Remember when Ebert said games aren't art and all the gamers were outraged? Not all, no, some said "they're just games" and I understand that perspective. (Similar arguments are made re esports.) But there has always been this push to have games seen as legit.
 
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News Comments > etc.
24. Re: etc. Mar 9, 2015, 20:20 Squirmer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:50:
Squirmer wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:21:
You're kinda proving beremot's point about agendas here. You don't engage with any arguments, you just descend into hysteria.
Considering I asked a legitimate question, I'll take that as a no. I read both sides of the field and am pro-GG. I've yet to read anything where it hasn't devolved into a class black and white, males are evil, gamers are evil, they're sexist because of xyz reasons, or apply various labels like terrorists and so on.

The anti side lives, breathes and eats identity politics while using unverifiable yellow press style journalism to paint their opposition as such. I'm sure that it was a huge blow for their morale though, when Gawker of all sites came out under oath stating that GG is actually about proving the ethical lapses in the industry. Damn that narrative.

Oh let's toss this in because I just ran across it and chuckled, since it the narrative.
aGG narrative timeline:
  • September to October 2014: Gamergate is nothing, just 200 dudes being loud, they're insignificant!

  • December 2014 to january 2015: Gamergate is a child porn ring and ISIS terrorists, theyve literally killed people!

  • March 2015: Gamergate has ruined gaming!


  • You might be going derp wat?! On the last one, but you've probably missed the gaming press and their latest round of attacks. We're now so big and powerful we're ruining gaming.
    I seriously can't figure out if you're being hyperbolic for effect or you actually believe this.
     
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    News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
    2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 9, 2015, 20:15 Squirmer
     
    It's not a bad thing though. "Gaming" is not one singular thing, it's a collection of trends, designs, communities, etc. You just need to find what interests you and pay attention to that. Adults have ignored games for kids and "edutainment" for decades now, for example. These new trends are no different. If you have no interest in esports, don't read articles about it.

    Gamers have acted all hurt about the marginality of videogames for a long time, and now when gaming has become bigger, with the diversity that necessitates, they act hurt in all new ways.
     
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    News Comments > etc.
    17. Re: etc. Mar 9, 2015, 18:21 Squirmer
     
    Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 18:15:
    beremot wrote on Mar 9, 2015, 16:58:

    I think Blue is usually pretty even-handed with this stuff but if we're going to keep getting links to AngryGamerDude's stuff, how about links to a blogger who is equally anti-GG to even the playing field a little bit?

    Can you find one that doesn't jump right into cis-white-male-gamers are sexist, racist, homophobes with internalized muhsoggyknees that are worse than ISIS, terrorists, and are the leaders of the KKK. Who are death incarnate and dox everyone in sight type of unverifiable bullshit that they continue to spew?

    You're kinda proving beremot's point about agendas here. You don't engage with any arguments, you just descend into hysteria.
     
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