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News Comments > Endless Space: Disharmony Next Week
1. Re: Endless Space: Disharmony Next Week Jun 18, 2013, 23:12 Slashman
 
Good stuff. Looking forward to this!  
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
96. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 17, 2013, 20:09 Slashman
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 15:51:
Most women that are "bothering" are picking bigger, more vital fights than video games.

Bingo!

And even Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King needed white allies to actually listen to them rather than criticize them on a messageboard.

So you're being the 'white ally' needed by all the non-existent, oppressed female gamers who haven't really spoken about the issue because white, male journalists are primarily the ones posting these stories. Well I guess it's good you found a cause and purpose.
 
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News Comments > IO Interactive Lays Off Staff; Cancels Projects
10. Re: IO Interactive Lays Off Staff; Cancels Projects Jun 17, 2013, 19:45 Slashman
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 19:30:
It sold almost 4M copies but the idiots at Square Enix expected it to sell something like 6M. These are the same executives who called Tomb Raider a failure despite it selling more than any previous iteration in franchise history ever did.

How does someone even come up with projections like that? I mean...what would lead you to believe that your game would sell more than its prequels ever have by that order of magnitude?
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
80. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 17, 2013, 14:34 Slashman
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 13:18:
Have you seen what this board turns into whenever women and games are mentioned? Probably the only two things there is close to consensus on is Deus Ex and "women needing to shut up." Just search in the sidebar for "sexism" or "feminism" or "tropes." You'll find more than a handful of people comparing women wanting equality to Naziism.

I've been here for a few of those articles and while there are some insensitive morons around(like there are pretty much everywhere), what I find is that people get way too wrapped up in the emotional side of things to ever be truly objective. A lot of the time, people aren't saying that no sexism exists. What they question is the severity and scope of it. And also the number of women who are really even interested in the gaming industry as a whole. Most of the time, one person writes an article about a single bad experience in gaming relating to women and then proceeds to single out every single male gamer in the world as being ultimately responsible for the unacceptable actions of the few. We're not. Trying to somehow pass the guilt of what some idiot said or did online onto me because I happen to be a male gamer, is just plain offensive.

So, if you're a woman, why would you even bother standing up? It's like standing in the Mississippi river and trying to reverse its direction with your hands.

I'm sure plenty of people sat around and said "well, I guess black people deserve equal rights, but until a sufficient amount of them stand up for it, status quo is ok."

Right...because Rosa Parks never bothered. Martin Luther King Junior never bothered. All the black civil rights leaders and the countless people who stood with them. Guess they couldn't stand having their feelings hurt so they did nothing. Just sat around waiting for all the white folks to realize how unfairly they were being treated and to change the system for them. No black people bled or died to make a change for the betterment of their lives and their children's lives.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
64. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 17, 2013, 12:46 Slashman
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 12:06:
And what industries are heavy-gender-leaning against females? Strippers? Hooter's Waitresses?
Even areas that tend to be very female leaning, like fashion and HR, typically have men at the top. How many female fashion designers can you name off the top of your head? How many males?

Wait. Aren't most fashion designers gay males? Are you saying that gay males are discriminating against females in the fashion industry?

I, as a straight black male, tend to agree with NKD. There needs to be sufficient female gamers ready to stand up for what they want before we see any forward momentum in this area.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
61. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 17, 2013, 12:26 Slashman
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 11:45:
Or maybe the lack of women here has to do with women not being "hardcore" enough to frequent PC gaming-centered, text-heavy news web sites? Sure a lot of women game nowadays but they don't seem to care about them beyond playing them. It takes a pretty geeky geek to show up here posting diatribes about the fall of id Software or the rise of the MOBA.

I think it's more a question of what they play. Mostly it seems like casual games and MMOs.

Women just aren't that interested in the traditional hardcore types of games that the majority of males are into.
 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
56. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 17, 2013, 10:40 Slashman
 
mag wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 05:16:
Have you really never been playing TF2 or something and had the pleasure of listening to the way the guys act on voice chat as soon as they hear a female voice? Same in every other game too. Even if it's just a girly Steam userpic or username or whatever the hell.

What is the inevitable age group of these guys? Because almost everytime I have heard that behaviour, it has come from some stupid teenaged moron who is getting off on internet anonymity and wants to sound cool to all the other pre-teen/teenaged jerks who they play with.

There are game communities that are more mature. Women portrayed in these types of articles, however, inevitably end up gravitating toward the places where that type of immature behaviour is at its peak. Because hey...if it isn't the Xbrat Live CoD community, it's not gaming.

I will totally buy that most of the ladies really just aren't into shooters and whatnot. But if you witness what happens to the ones that are into them? Holy shit. I would not doubt that the 'community' scares the vast majority of them either away from it entirely, or into hiding.

Quite honestly, if you want to eliminate that type of behaviour entirely, you're going to have to start making parents into better people who are more involved in their kids lives and can teach them some basic manners and respect. Good luck to you on that.

There isn't a town, neighbourhood or community that doesn't have its share of asshats. Just like it's unlikely you'll find a completely pristine internet gaming community. That doesn't mean there aren't decent gaming groups a woman could join if she wanted to look for them. I have just not seen many women who are interested in doing so apart from women who play MMOs.

 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
47. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 17, 2013, 03:48 Slashman
 
mag wrote on Jun 17, 2013, 01:58:
You're talking to the guys that think they're just complimenting women when they yell "SHOW US YOUR TITS" and "WILL YOU GO OUT WITH ME" when they meet them in a game. Or see them on youtube. Or pretty much anywhere that doesn't require them to actually talk to girls face-to-face. I think this is going to be lost on them.

Stereotype much?

Seriously. Why is it that people can't make a point or counterpoint without this immature 'You live in your mom's basement so no wonder you'd think that' crap?

I don't think the issue is as widespread and all-encompassing as some people make it out to be. Personally I don't think booth babes add much to E3. The women who do it don't really care about gaming. They care about getting paid. It's kind of a relic from the past that game companies hold onto because it's familiar I guess.

That said, I still don't buy into there being all these untold millions of female gamers just itching to get into the industry and play the same sorts of games traditionally played by males, only all the sexism is preventing them from doing so.

Considering that I've spent years fixing PCs and all the ones I've fixed for countless males and females alike, I can't name the last time I found anything resembling a hardcore RTS, shooter or RPG on a PC owned by a female. I've found plenty of Sims installations. I've found plenty of pointless casual games like Luxor, Bejeweled and Bubble Witch. But pretty much nothing in the realms of games that guys usually play.

So I guess my question is: Where are all the droves of gaming females we're offending in this industry?

 
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News Comments > It Came from E3 2013, Part Six
3. Re: It Came from E3 2013, Part Six Jun 16, 2013, 17:50 Slashman
 
Just out of curiosity, that 45% of female gamers. What are they playing?  
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha
79. Re: Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha Jun 16, 2013, 10:10 Slashman
 
Dev wrote on Jun 16, 2013, 03:11:
Prez wrote on Jun 15, 2013, 21:57:
I was just worried that was going to be the FINAL price! Their reasoning for charging that much in Alpha is sound though.
Their final price is going to be like $20 or $30 I think.

Which is why I said I'm waiting for the final release to buy.

There is no big payoff for getting in early on an alpha like this. People who really want to are more than welcome to. This isn't rocket science. And no one is twisting anyone's arm to make them buy in now. It's by choice.
 
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News Comments > Volition Blessing Saints Row Mod Support
23. Re: Volition Blessing Saints Row Mod Support Jun 15, 2013, 22:25 Slashman
 
And they did so well with that mindset...  
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News Comments > Shadow Warrior Footage
9. Re: Shadow Warrior Footage Jun 15, 2013, 22:23 Slashman
 
Colour me interested. This looks pretty decent!  
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News Comments > Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha
24. Re: Planetary Annihilation's $90 Alpha Jun 15, 2013, 00:08 Slashman
 
This is all explained on the Steam page as well by the devs.

The price for early access will go down as they complete more of the game and get more features in.

You don't lose anything if you just wait.

I'm waiting til launch myself. Not sure why anyone would jump in at this point apart from the novelty of playing an alpha.
 
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News Comments > Thief E3 Presentation
2. Re: Thief E3 Presentation Jun 14, 2013, 11:26 Slashman
 
Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2013, 10:47:
Maybe he's multiclassed? 8th level Producer, 7th level Thief?

Creston

He should add a few levels of mage to that. Never know when you'll need a magic missile or two...
 
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News Comments > The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailers
5. Re: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Trailers Jun 11, 2013, 11:38 Slashman
 
Money thrown at screen...nothing happening...  
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
21. Re: Morning Consolidation Jun 11, 2013, 10:23 Slashman
 
You've got to ask yourself why Micorsoft would do something like that.

Something just doesn't make sense. Did they really think that Sony would go with the same model just because they announced it and make it all even?

It's got me scratching my head. It's almost like I'm missing part of the puzzle because no one could be this stupid...right? Dunce
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
5. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 9, 2013, 16:07 Slashman
 
Made the mistake of picking up Gods & Kings for 75% off.

Now my nights are sleepless and I'm once again transformed into a Civ 5 zombie... Zombie
 
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News Comments > Civilization V Free Weekend & Sale
14. Re: Civilization V Free Weekend & Sale Jun 7, 2013, 19:53 Slashman
 
DG wrote on Jun 7, 2013, 15:58:
Nu-uh, not touching this game again.

I lose too much of my life when I get into a Civ game.

no.

no...

well maybe...

just one more turn......

*Evil Laughter*
 
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News Comments > X Rebirth Lives
24. Re: X Rebirth Lives Jun 7, 2013, 19:41 Slashman
 
My biggest issue with Rebirth is that I'm stuck in one player ship with a linear upgrade path determined by the plot. Not piloting cap ships isn't so much of an issue. But only having the one ship to fly is relatively limiting.  
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News Comments > Serious Sam 4 Revealed for 2014
12. Re: Serious Sam 4 Revealed for 2014 Jun 7, 2013, 09:47 Slashman
 
nin wrote on Jun 7, 2013, 08:58:

Pretty close to my exact experience, though I skipped 2 based on people's comments.

3 really had me scratching my head. Think I played like 2-3 hours before uninstalling it...didn't feel anything like the previous games.


It actually does feel like the previous games. Just not right away. Eventually you get the weapons and you begin to get thrown into fights with insane numbers of enemies. It's nothing like CoD at that point at all.

You just didn't give it enough time. Even the reviews tend to agree that at first, you wonder what they were doing, but after a while it's all back to the way it was in 1.
 
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