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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
16. Re: Evening Tech Bits Feb 23, 2015, 21:48 Beamer
 
I generally find the larger the company the fewer the cliques. At least cliques with power. At some point, accountability takes over for cliques.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2015, 20:53 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 19:54:
Cutter wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 16:48:
I'd rather have them focus on the actual science and the story surrounding what they did and how it was used. That's barely mentioned in passing in the film. I don't really need yet another film that demonizes straight white males. Again, learn to let go. Get over it. We ALL have our problems.

Well, straight white men are a persecuted minority. We have to watch out for ourselves, or we won't continue to dominate every aspect of the world.

It blows my mind how many people, particularly gamers, feel this is true.

Especially coming from Cutter. Cutter laughs in the face of Christians that feel they're persecuted, yet pulls out the "it's so hard being a straight white male" thing.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2015, 16:56 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 16:48:
beremot wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 15:25:
Cutter wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 15:16:
I just said I saw the damn film didn't I? And I'm well familiar with Turing's story. In fact that's about all the film focuses. Everything about breaking Enigma is just an incidental sideline.

Uhhh ... isn't the film about Turing? And wasn't he in fact, instrumental in breaking the code? And wasn't his homosexuality, given how badly persecuted he was because of it, an important part of his story, not to mention history?

What would you have the filmakers do? Just omit all that stuff? Maybe they should have just left Turing out of the film completely, so as not to upset you so much.

I'd rather have them focus on the actual science and the story surrounding what they did and how it was used. That's barely mentioned in passing in the film. I don't really need yet another film that demonizes straight white males. Again, learn to let go. Get over it. We ALL have our problems.


Well, it's nominated for best picture, the world sure is learning how important catering to Cutter is...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 22, 2015, 12:55 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 22:14:
robdot wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 21:13:
In america, our politicians openly discourage the use of vaccines....

Even our current president!

Yawn.

He said something wishy-washy in 2008, before it was known to be fraud, and it wasn't discouraging vaccines.

Educate yourself. If possible.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
19. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Feb 22, 2015, 12:47 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 10:12:
NKD wrote on Feb 22, 2015, 04:38:
God I wish you fuckers would stop quoting Cutter and subjecting those of us who have him on ignore to his stupidity.

You can't let that kind of ignorance be openly fostered, you have to stamp it out lest anyone else be taken in by it.

I've pointed out his lack of understanding of "fraud" at least two dozen times.

It just makes him call even more things fraud. "Your watch is 1 second faster at the end of the month than the start of the month? Fraud!"
 
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News Comments > Diablo III Microtransactions Coming to Asia
19. Re: Diablo III Microtransactions Coming to Asia Feb 21, 2015, 10:30 Beamer
 
Luke wrote on Feb 21, 2015, 04:29:
jdreyer wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 21:12:
Brumbek wrote on Feb 20, 2015, 19:12:
We live in such a bizarre world. So many of us D3 players would really love more stash space. And we, being reasonable, don't mind paying a few dollars for more stash space for a game we have played for hundreds of hours. It is especially fine for reasonably priced stash space DLC because Blizzard has done tremendous work patching their game and adding features that other devs would charge for.

And yet, Blizzard isn't letting us pay for more stash space. Ironic world.

PS: that new currency and paying for XP boosts...now that is GARBAGE. I just want stash space or character slots, both which would be fine to pay small fees for.

When you pay $60 for a game, shouldn't "enough stash space" be included? It's just 0s and 1s. Even if stored online, 10x the space isn't going to cost millions in extra server hardware.

When you pay $60 for a game, shouldn't "enough stash space" be included? It's just 0s and 1s. Even if stored online, 10x the space isn't going to cost millions in extra server hardware. Thumbsup

When you pay $60 for a game, shouldn't "enough ammo" be included? It's just 0s and 1s. Why do I need to run around finding or buying more ammo when it's just 0s and 1s and I paid $60?
 
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8. Re: etc. Feb 20, 2015, 12:07 Beamer
 
CGI is great for things that aren't organic.

CGI is often, usually, terrible for things that are. And, right now, it's still terrible when it's the bulk of a set, but great when it's less than the bulk of a set.

Going back and watching something like The Thing makes me lament how much of that is lost. Or, really, anything with weight, like car chases and crashes. But then you have something like the world of Game of Thrones, which is often ridiculously well done CGI backdrops that are far better than old matte paintings (though I love the skill required to make those.)
 
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News Comments > Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games
7. Re: Greg Zeschuk Returns to Games Feb 19, 2015, 17:36 Beamer
 
BobBob wrote on Feb 19, 2015, 17:29:
This will become Generation S (for stupid) if kids stop reading books.
Said every generation since the invention of the radio.
 
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News Comments > DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed
10. Re: DX12: 900% FPS Increase Over DX11 Claimed Feb 18, 2015, 19:36 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 19:32:
nin wrote on Feb 18, 2015, 18:58:
Pardon my skepticism...

But hey, more power to them, if true...


Remember this promise of how much better DX10 would make things look? Yeah, here's how that turned out.

I mean, this is Brad Wardell, he has no reason to pander to Microsoft.

But yes, I imagine this is something using a feature DX11 either doesn't support or barely supports. Much like how some things got much faster with DX7 due to hardware T&L, though I'd wager that we're at the point that there are no necessary features like hardware T&L was.

The "lens effect" is what stands out to me. Something that DX can make much faster, but something I don't tend to care about.
 
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