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News Comments > Op Ed
105. Re: Op Ed Mar 1, 2015, 10:13 Beamer
 
I still don't get why advocating for improvement makes you an "SJW."

Julio, does anyone that wants better female representation get this label, or only ones with nerve to voice the opinion?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
49. Re: speechless Mar 1, 2015, 00:19 Beamer
 
I wasn't a Star Trek fan. Hated it, actually.

But Leonard Nimoy seemed like a genuinely great guy. He elevated the few things he did, be it a Simpsons episode, a Fringe episode, or Civ 4. The only things I know him from, really, but he killed all 3.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
89. Re: Op Ed Feb 28, 2015, 17:01 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 15:19:
Slavery

Racism

Oppression

Nuclear weapons

Government Surveillance

Video game character hip sway


Truly she has tapped into an important social issue here my friends, one day we will all remark on this moment from the

TIDES OF HISTORY

Hahahah

Dude. People here complain about costumes available as DLC.

I don't think anyone has a leg to stand on about what people complain about.


However, the whole "women don't like games due to genetic differences" argument is a Cutter argument and I'm shocked you're backing him on it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
82. Re: Op Ed Feb 28, 2015, 12:28 Beamer
 
jimnms wrote on Feb 28, 2015, 10:19:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 22:21:
- Animate female characters to move the way normal women, soldiers or athletes would move.

The reason most games have the same animations for women and men comes down to the cost and time it takes to create separate animations. But how exactly do women move any different to men? No two people move the same no matter what gender.

jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 22:21:
- Have female characters of various body types
- Include more female characters of color.

What about various male body types and male characters of color? Why just females? Most games that I've played recently have two body types, male and female. Once again, this is a time, cost and performance issue of having several different body models. Now that consoles aren't as antique hardware wise, these things can be possible.

jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 22:21:
- Include female enemies, but don't sexualize those enemies

Who gets to decide what is considered sexualized? Different people find different things sexual. Some guys women in uniform sexy, so should we not have female cops or soldiers as enemies in games because they can be sexualized?

On the first one, the complaint isn't that women move like men, but that they move like strippers.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
64. Re: Op Ed Feb 28, 2015, 01:29 Beamer
 
Worth pointing out her language is "ways games can change," not "need to" or "have to" or "must."  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 27, 2015, 13:17 Beamer
 
I don't see a hint of white.

Apparently people seeing white can see both, an optical illusion, but those of us not understanding how people see white will only ever see blue.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
134. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 12:29 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 03:12:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 02:25:
Wildone wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 02:01:
The free market would sort it out, now we can have full gov censorship and biasing. Its not like they used the IRS to target political enemys or anything was it...oh no...

Except that American broadband isn't a free market. When was the last time you had a real choice between competitive broadband providers? Never? Then that's not a free market: that's a market held captive by incumbent monopolists/duopolists.

Hey, stop by more often. Love your posts.


Seconded.
 
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News Comments > FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband
133. Re: FCC Reinstates Net Neutrality; Unfetters Local Broadband Feb 27, 2015, 12:29 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Feb 27, 2015, 01:12:
Why do we have so many dumb hicks on this site?

There's a very strong super-conservative group here, maybe small but strong. And it gets larger for any kind of social discussion as well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
49. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 26, 2015, 18:55 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 26, 2015, 17:27:
The US government can't even run the postal service and people are comfortable with them controlling the internet.

The US government can't even run trains without the cost skyrocketing and you're ok with government regulated internet.

The US government totally failed at running the public school system despite spending more per student than every country in the world. But hey, they surely won't overspend and under-deliver while controlling the internet.

The US government's "war on poverty" has cost over $22 trillion in 50 years and the poverty rate is worse, so let's see what they can do with the internet.

The US government's "war on terror" has cost over $4.4 trillion since 2001. I'm sure they will be equally as successful at regulating the internet.

The US government can't even run a single barely functioning website without it costing over a billion dollars and people are ok with them controlling the internet.

Sounds about right.

Well, it's a good thing they aren't running the internet, then, are they?
 
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News Comments > etc.
49. Re: etc. Feb 25, 2015, 21:14 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 17:21:
All you need to know about Sarkeesian is this picture.

She's nothing but a mouthpiece for her "producer" Jonathan McIntosh. It even looks like he does all her Tweeting for her as well.

Yup, women can't think for themselves.
 
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News Comments > etc.
44. Re: etc. Feb 25, 2015, 12:03 Beamer
 
Jd, you're right that she wasn't entirely correct with hit man, though not as wrong as people make her out to be.

The problem is people keep hammering Hitman when she's mentioned over 100 games. Or they mention cherry picking.

We never get into an actual discussion of what this stuff means because people go after superficial arguments. Or they shoot the messenger. Again, these discussions happen often in other media. Why are games so special that we need to attack anyone critical of them for merits other than technical achivwmwnrs?
 
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News Comments > etc.
37. Re: etc. Feb 25, 2015, 01:46 Beamer
 
Scud wrote on Feb 25, 2015, 01:04:
Beamer wrote on Feb 24, 2015, 23:21:
Can we atop with the non-gamer nonsense? She isn't an outsider invading your turf. You're taking an out of context quote from a video you didn't watch or read a transcript of.
I think what people really mean when they accuse her of being a non-gamer is that she's just using the fact that video games are the current moral panic du-jour as a vehicle for fame and career advancement. And yes she does cherry pick, she puts together a violence against women supercut knowing it will hit all the right emotional buttons in some people. She takes instances of bad things happening to women and removes them from any surrounding context to make it appear as though it's a representation of that game as a whole. She even goes so far as to claim that the mutilated corpses in Bioshock 2 were purposely arranged in an erotic fashion, because corpses are just so hot you know.

It isn't cherry picking! She is showing a series of tropes, and tropes either exist or do not. Showing that they exist isn't cherry picking. She doesn't need to put the context in because she isn't judging or condemning individual games, just showing the prevalence of tropes.

I can't fathom how you do that without "cherry picking." Do you show a random clip from a game and say whether or not the trope is in that clip?

How do you propose doing this without "cherry picking?"
 
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News Comments > etc.
35. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 23:21 Beamer
 
Can we atop with the non-gamer nonsense? She isn't an outsider invading your turf. You're taking an out of context quote from a video you didn't watch or read a transcript of.

You're also quite belligerent. Honestly, I am with Julio but on this topic never have been with you. This is the only thing I think you are too quick to judge on. Again, these criticisms are common in all other media. We should be happy games are maturing and becoming better.
 
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News Comments > etc.
32. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 19:35 Beamer
 
She's not really saying anything beyond "these tropes are very common."

She explicitly says liking games with tropes is fine and tropes don't make games bad.
 
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News Comments > etc.
30. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 19:27 Beamer
 
Subverting a trope often requires having the trope.

Also, you're doing an awful job supporting Cutter's theory that we're the same person.
 
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News Comments > etc.
26. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 17:30 Beamer
 
Sarkeesian said Dying Light had the Damsel in Distress trope.

This is factually true. It may have then subverted the trope, but a woman is stolen and treated as property with "I've taken something of yours."

That's not cherry picking. That's not misrepresenting. That's the actual trope in a game. I can't help but feel that anyone protesting this simply doesn't understand what Sarkeesian does.
 
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News Comments > etc.
5. Re: etc. Feb 24, 2015, 11:11 Beamer
 
Any one saying she "cherry picks" is too lazy to understand what she's doing. It's literally the dumbest criticism. It's ignorant because it is just... Jesus verno you're better than that.

How do you show examples of something without picking examples of it? If I want to show a bunch of cubist paintings and I show only cubist paintings am I cherry picking because I'm not also showing other paintings?

Seriously, it's a nonsensical complaint. And no one then discuss actual criticisms of her work because people are too busy with complaints that don't understand what she's doing.

And she isn't even a journalist or unethical, proving gamergate is just about keeping minorities from being represented in video games.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
22. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 24, 2015, 01:07 Beamer
 
Second time in two weeks someone here was called an alt of mine.

Sorry, red
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
20. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 22:19 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 22:09:
Beamer wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 22:02:
It's hard to actually do anything when people like you and Cutter decry any and all action as "sexism against men."

Not that I expect you'll be able to answer why this is not sexist against men, but...

I'm curious to hear how having women "rise up" doesn't mean men "go down". Unless there's a lot of hermaphrodites that are going to be discriminated against.

True equality is not caring if someone is a man, woman, or hermaphrodite.

Julio, think of it like playing basketball. After the third quarter they notice one team is using a hoop twice as big as the other hoop.

If you just make them start using the same hoop for the rest of the game, is that now equal and fair? Does it discount the entire three quarters where one team had an advantage?
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
18. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 22:02 Beamer
 
Julio wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 21:58:
PropheT wrote on Feb 23, 2015, 20:34:
"Men need to be the ones that are advocating and pushing for women to rise up, and not just rely on the 1% of women who are already at the top to do it," Sieber said.

Sexism against men isn't a good solution to this 'issue'. The most talented should win out, not that it normally works that way.

It's hard to actually do anything when people like you and Cutter decry any and all action as "sexism against men."
 
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