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121. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2014, 20:16 Prez
 

But, again, things come down to trends. Someone telling one racist joke isn't necessarily a racist. Someone telling many racist jokes almost definitely is.

I don't necessarily agree. But the more important part I think is to make a distinction between appreciating the human form and telling racially charged jokes. The former is natural and not at all off-putting to me, while the latter makes me squirm a bit when I hear it because of the consequences it can have.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2014, 20:12 Prez
 
WOMAN LEARNS HER BLACK LAB IS ALLERGIC TO HUMANS

I have the same affliction.
 
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118. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2014, 20:04 Prez
 
Yeah, you are right -it was Escapist, not Gamasutra. My mistake.

...one that has a lovely "GIRLS!" section and runs regular articles on hot female teachers sleeping with students.

Not surprisingly, they're considered one of the few "pro-GG" sites.

See, this is what I don't get. So if you have a site geared towards gaming males, and you show images of the beautiful female form, "naturally" you are pro Gamergate, and by extension, misogynist. I cannot get that logic. I don't find it to be sexist that guys like seeing images of gorgeous women, any more than I view seeing my hundreds of female Facebook friends pass around images of mostly naked strapping men as sexist. I view it as human.

EDIT: And before anyone asks, I have hundreds of female Facebook friends because I work in animal rescue which for reasons I won't go into is predominantly female (we are talking by a factor of 20 to 1 by my estimation), and I network with rescues across the country.

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109. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2014, 18:17 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 16:37:
As I keep pointing out, game sites have been quiet since the "gamers are dead" articles and that was about 8 weeks ago.

Well there was that abysmal piece (I think it was on Gamasutra) "Here are the opinions of 8 female developers who didn't give there names but you trust me don't you?" followed by page after page of melodrama, scorn, and condescension...
 
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98. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2014, 13:16 Prez
 
Can you link me?

So now you want ME to become ASeven?

Just kidding; I actually like when people dig up different links so I can read what goes on on both sides. Basically I'm saying that the Sarkeesian videos were the shot that ended the "Cold War" between gamers and the press and turned it into a full on battle. I only focus on her because of how the press falls over themselves holding her up as their champion. My beef is now and always has been with the press; I really don't care about Sarkeesian as she is herself admitted she is not a gamer (despite lying about it).

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96. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2014, 13:11 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 12:24:

Who is saying "oh my god the urgency, we need to do this now?"

The press

Beamer wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 12:24:
or even "you people are awful?"

The press. In truth Anita Sarkeesian's video's wouldn't be getting the attention they have been but for the overly complicit crusading gaming press that jumped on her bandwagon without ever mentioning the numerous serious flaws in her argument. If the same press reviewed games in the manner that it has championed Sarkeesian's poorly developed argument every game's score would be a 10 out of 10. Without the press falling over themselves putting such a dishonest and poorly qualified hipster feminist on a pedestal because she happens to be espousing the same nonsense they support she would have been largely dismissed by those who disagree with her as just another hypercritical hack who criticizes out of the usual lack of understanding of games and gaming culture.

I'm at the point where I am just no longer going to address our differences in what we believe her motives are (as well as those of the press) because we are at an impasse. Agree to disagree as it were.
 
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16. Re: Trine Series Sells 7M; Editors Released Oct 17, 2014, 06:24 Prez
 
The games are beautiful and the art direction is breath-taking but I just can't get into the Trine games because I am allergic to sidescrollers.  
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2014, 06:22 Prez
 
have any of you watched the justice league cartoons from around 10 years ago?
No. Any other questions?
 
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6. Re: Game Reviews Oct 17, 2014, 06:08 Prez
 
I hate WAB reviews but I love his videos. "Eh?" I mean his reviews are nitpicky and focus on minutae rather than more important things and are often way overcritical, but damn if I don't get a kick out of them. Much like Yahtzee, though to his credit Mac doesn't come across as a copycat. And yeah, as Lilith would say, "this new Borderlands game is the tits!"  
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23. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 17, 2014, 05:27 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 22:13:
Prez wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 21:52:
WB Confirms Justice League, Wonder Woman, Aquaman Films.

Why, why, and why?!?

1. Justice League: "Holy Shit, Avengers and GotG made a crapton of cash. We need some of that."

2. We haven't had a super hero movie with a woman in the lead. I applaud that. Hopefully they don't include her invisible jet.

3. I understand Jason Momoa will star as Aquaman. I like the idea of a non-white, non-blond Aquaman, and Jason was great as both Khal Drogo and in Conan.

1) Okay, I'll buy that
2) What about Jennifer Garner as Elektra? Yeah it sucked but so will Wonder Woman.
3) Sacrilege! I supposed you liked a female Starbuck too!!!
 
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87. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2014, 05:15 Prez
 
So all this hate you've been shooting at Anita? You need to shoot it at this woman 10x over because this woman didn't even look at any video games before coming to her conclusions. But I suspect you didn't give her credentials or arguments as much scrutiny as Anita's because she said something that you happened to agree with.

Your hyperbole is reaching epic levels. Proving the woman wrong is not hate to anyone but a blind follower (like yourself). I find it hysterical that you are willing to take the words of a hack like Sarkeesian over the words of a FAR more credentialed life-long feminist like Christina Summers. That, and your gross exaggeration (using unsuited words like "hate" and "persecuted"), both show just how blinded by your bias you really are and thus not worth responding to anymore. You're as much of a hack as Sarkeesian.

And so far your thoughts on this topic have revealed you to be more interested with discrediting the author rather than addressing the arguments themselves.

No, that's just what you will keep saying to avoid the obvious truth that you have nothing of any import or substance to say to back up Sarkeesian's easily refutable and ridiculous argument. You are quite the hypocrite; you are discrediting Christina Summers exactly in the manner of how you are accusing me of doing with Sarkeesian. You and your walls of text can get lost. I'm done wasting time with both.

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84. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2014, 03:06 Prez
 
Loopy wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 01:21:
Prez wrote on Oct 17, 2014, 00:16:
She is a phoney because she has been documented as admitting that she has no interest in videogames - this is just an attention-seeking crusade for her.

I think it's important to qualify this with pointing out our hobby is not above reproach, and someone does not need an interest in videogames to comment intelligently on them. I can't speak for Sarkeesian's videos because I've never watched them. But we shouldn't pretend our hobby is immune to outside critiques, because then we do come off as a bunch of insecure children who will adopt a siege mentality at the first sign of impingement on our hobby.

It is precisely for that reason that outside views can be healthy.

I think you are correct; but how many times do outsiders who criticize gaming do so out of ignorance because they never took the time to learn about them and the culture? Fox News anyone? The reason I criticize Sarkeesian for this is that she misrepresented her reasons for making the videos; she claimed she was a gamer when she wasn't, then went on to use misrepresentations, half-truths, and outright lies as evidence of gaming's supposed inherent misogyny.
 
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81. Re: etc. Oct 17, 2014, 00:16 Prez
 
The only reason you post such bullshit is because you don't have the mental acuity or argumentative skills to actually try to rebut her argument. But you don't like her argument so you try to silence her message by attacking her personally instead.

Her arguments have not only been rebutted countless times, but also proven to be disingenuous for her penchant for cherry-picking data to suit her agenda and ignoring facts that don't suit her argument. The only problem is that you are so biased that you won't accept any of it. That's your problem, not mine; I'm certainly not going to go through the exercise again for someone who, like her, ignores what doesn't back up what they believe. She is a phoney because she has been documented as admitting that she has no interest in videogames - this is just an attention-seeking crusade for her. Furthermore she is not all that well-regarded actually; she has been called an amateur hipster by real feminists who disavow her. Lastly you know nothing of my mental acuity; to suggest otherwise means you are just a typical internet fool.

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70. Re: etc. Oct 16, 2014, 22:27 Prez
 
Redmask wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 21:57:

your continued persecution of Anita

The drama practically drips here.

Indeed. What a ridiculous assertion. Exposing her for the phoney, attention-seeking, hipster, wannabe feminist that she is isn't persecution.
 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 16, 2014, 21:52 Prez
 
WB Confirms Justice League, Wonder Woman, Aquaman Films.

Why, why, and why?!?
 
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55. Re: etc. Oct 16, 2014, 20:00 Prez
 
I feel bad for the GG people who are genuinely trying to push the message about gaming journalism and detach themselves from the leeches that have co-opted the movement for their own agendas.

This ALWAYS happens. The extremist wacko homophobes/Islamophobes co-opted the Tea Party; the pinko commie, self-entitled losers co-opted the Occupy movement; greedy race pimps co-opted the civil rights movement; extremist militant hipsters co-opted the feminist movement; self-righteous, arrogant, paranoid assholes co-opted Christianity; fanatical, head-chopping, bloodthirsty psychopaths co-opted the Islamic culture; etc. etc, etc... this why I am loath to identify with any group regardless of its beginnings.

EDIT: On a side note, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that those who are having trouble believing that many of us would get up in front of a group of armed citizens are from states/countries with tight gun laws and low instances of private ownership. Here in the Midsouth US, you run into armed people all the time. It's so common to see someone openly carrying a pistol on their hip in a store or restaurant it hardly gets noticed. Some establishments post that they do not want weapons on their property but even then people carry concealed so as not to upset the workers or customers. Say what you want about the gun culture in the south but everyone takes it as a matter of course and incidents involving someone pulling a gun on someone or threatening to use it are so rare as to be virtually non-existent. So yeah, I would have no problem at all speaking in front of an armed crowd. I'd feel safer at that. In fact, considering that I often address action committees on animal cruelty at different animal rescue group functions I am sure that I have done it multiple times. Of course, I was armed too.

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37. Re: etc. Oct 16, 2014, 17:21 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 16:48:

Question: would anyone frequenting these threads want to go somewhere and give a discussion about gender and games in front of an armed audience?

I wouldn't have a problem with it. I deal with armed people all the time since gun laws in TN amd MI are so lax. It just isn't a big deal to me.

She didn't move the speech because she prefers the headlines about death threats.

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25. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 16, 2014, 09:31 Prez
 
nin wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 09:28:
Prez wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 09:25:
You did watch The Sopranos, right?

Nope. I stayed with my folks - who are big Sopranos fans - in New Jersey (about 15 minutes from where most of the show was filmed) one year so I caught the odd episode but that's it.

Well, if you have prime, the entire series is out there, and highly recommended.

It's on the list. I still have to finish watching Jake and the Fatman.
 
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22. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 16, 2014, 09:25 Prez
 
You did watch The Sopranos, right?

Nope. I stayed with my folks - who are big Sopranos fans - in New Jersey (about 15 minutes from where most of the show was filmed) one year so I caught the odd episode but that's it.

IT'S NOT TV

Of course it is. It's just cable TV instead of airwave network TV.
 
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18. Re: Evening Metaverse Oct 16, 2014, 06:28 Prez
 
Sepharo wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 04:04:
PHJF wrote on Oct 15, 2014, 20:42:
Did you seriously just ask "How's The Wire?"

Thought the same thing at first.

"Hey guys I just heard about this Breaking Bad? Any good?"

Nobody in my house watches any TV (which is why we have been without cable or satellite for 8 years). I had never heard anything about Breaking Bad either before I overheard two co-workers raving about it last year. I watched it on Netflix.
 
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