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Real Name Michael Dias   
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Nickname ASeven
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Signed On Feb 21, 2010, 22:06
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News Comments > EA Ending Three Social Games
19. Re: EA Ending Three Social Games Apr 15, 2013, 12:35 ASeven
 
News come that more layoffs hit EA's division in Ireland. Coupled with the recent layoffs, now this, and it's obvious EA is desperately trying to cut costs to achieve financial equilibrium again. However as long as they, and all other publishers, keep adopting the current unethical publishing business model costs will not come down, especially with the tens and sometimes hundreds of millions spent on marketing, on VA, on stuff that in no way improves a game's gameplay.

THQ was the first, Codemasters ceased to be a publisher, Square-Enix is hanging on by a thread, EA now is raising a ton of red flags. Even Beamer is now agreeing with everything I said about the publisher's crash even if he will never admit it. Gentlemen, I believe the publisher crash has started, now let's sit back and enjoy as publishers once again implode, again without anyone to blame but themselves.

Thank goodness the indies have risen.
 
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News Comments > Starbound Preorders
17. Re: Starbound Preorders Apr 14, 2013, 17:18 ASeven
 
Omni wrote on Apr 14, 2013, 16:37:
The dev is truly a prick after all the lies and shit he pulled on terraria.

Shame it's not the same dev then.
 
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News Comments > Starbound Preorders
13. Re: Starbound Preorders Apr 14, 2013, 16:17 ASeven
 
Also, some of you might enjoy this Kickstarter.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
8. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 14, 2013, 16:09 ASeven
 
Speaking of Elder Scrolls, leaked footage of ESO is now out. Watch it while it lasts.

Personally, looks very underwhelming.
 
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News Comments > Starbound Preorders
11. Re: Starbound Preorders Apr 14, 2013, 16:02 ASeven
 
One of my most awaited games, this one has the potential to be the best sandbox game ever.  
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News Comments > Death Inc. Alpha Sales
2. Re: Death Inc. Alpha Sales Apr 12, 2013, 22:11 ASeven
 
Dev wrote on Apr 12, 2013, 21:57:
Anyone try this?

It's already pretty fun and has the potential of becoming a major strategy/god game of sorts. For $15 I say get it.
 
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News Comments > Road Redemption Kickstarter
11. Re: Road Redemption Kickstarter Apr 12, 2013, 21:40 ASeven
 
Backed. Has the potential to turn into something very, very special.

In other news, Starbound pre-orders are up.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
23. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 11, 2013, 13:21 ASeven
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 11, 2013, 13:11:
Funny how some of those came true for him

He deserves it, after all he worked hard for it!
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
19. Re: Morning Consolidation Apr 11, 2013, 12:36 ASeven
 
It seems that...

*puts on glasses*

Orth's job is #notalwayson.


YEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
 
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News Comments > Project Eternity Environment Trailer
20. Re: Project Eternity Environment Trailer Apr 10, 2013, 15:07 ASeven
 
That looked fucking awesome. Can't fucking wait for this, but with Shadowrun coming this month with modtools I think I'll be busy for a while until this comes out.  
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News Comments > Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Footage Leaked
8. Re: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Footage Leaked Apr 9, 2013, 10:49 ASeven
 
InBlack wrote on Apr 9, 2013, 10:07:
So is the game any good? Is it a standalone expansion or what?

From people playing this, they say it fixes FC3 problems and is a better game than FC3. Standalone game BTW.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Footage Leaked
7. Re: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Footage Leaked Apr 9, 2013, 10:48 ASeven
 
Apparently you can download any game stored on Uplay's servers, even unreleased ones, and play the full version if you use the hack.

Holy fucking shit, this is a major, major screw-up by ubisoft.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Footage Leaked
1. Re: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon Footage Leaked Apr 9, 2013, 09:06 ASeven
 
It isn't only footage that leaked but the whole bloody game is now out and playable for the PC due to a hack that allows anyone to download any game from Uplay.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Apr 7, 2013, 17:51 ASeven
 
Apparently, the pirate version of AoE2HD has been fixed of some game-breaking bugs that the original game has.

"Some users of our release approached us with what they believed to be a crack issue. The game would crash on certain setups during the first Age of Kings campaign, upon finding the second relic. This is in fact a game bug that can be reproduced on the original version of the game as well. Because we like this game, we've patched the problem away and present you with this game-related fix. The publisher is allowed to use this fix in their next update provided they remove DRM Wink "
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Apr 6, 2013, 17:35 ASeven
 
Draugr wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 16:31:
ASeven wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 15:55:
Valid points on the industry in general. However if you want a nice rebuttal, Thunderfoot's videos are great at dismantling the whole modern feminism pseudo-theory, along with a lot of other good videos out there.

You mean that video you linked to that where 3 minutes in he accuses anyone who disagrees with his premise of being a 'white knight?' Accusing people of 'white knighting' is far from a place of reason and dismantles nothing.

If I didn't know any better I'd think you were a plant to help prove the point this article is trying to make. You seem to be more interested in checking off all the bad arguments that are discussed in this article then actually engaging in any discussion. -- Which, as mentioned, is the point of such arguments.

The moment an idea is thrown out but discussion of it is shut then that idea becomes worthless since it's impossible to discuss it from both sides. Theunderfoot's video is correct because these people are whiteknighting, they are plunging into the idea without thinking about it, without thinking of the ramifications and pretty much being mindless in following whatever these web personalities of feminism tells them to do. And as thunderfoot says, the problem here is simple, thick skin or the lack of it and though he calls them, fairly in my opinions, a lot of names, he also doesn't shut out discussion and for me that's the crucial part. He doesn't shut out discussion, you can go and disagree with him all you want, or me, or whomever, but at least you have a place to disagree.

The moment an idea shuts down any chance of rebuttal, of analysis, of counter-pointing, the moment an idea does not lend itself to discussion then that idea becomes dangerous to all free expression. An idea, good or bad, must be open to discussion even if that discussion brings the inevitable trolls, idiots, braggarts, imbeciles, but that's the way of the internet and life, you can't use the excuse of people getting hurt by words to shut down discussion.

And that is why I stand strongly against this new kind of professional victim business and this is also why I have no patience to people like Yougon who instead of entering the discussion, harshly or softly, goes ahead and makes half-assed irony in a desperate attempt to wave away the discussion. As such I replied in kind since it is obvious we won't get anything of value out of him/her/it.
 
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News Comments > Distant Worlds Expansion Announced
2. Re: Distant Worlds Expansion Announced Apr 6, 2013, 16:03 ASeven
 
I heard this 4x game was a good one, but 100 for the whole package... that's insane. That kind of price is reserved to really hardcore wargame titles with tons of details and mechanics. 100 for a 4x game, either it has to be the best game ever made or I won't bother. Too expensive.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Apr 6, 2013, 16:01 ASeven
 
And now I'll be waiting for the next Yaougon diatribe that pretty much equates to: "WAAAAAAAAAAAH people are talking sense in the net and now I much dismiss what people say because I'm a butthurt feminist! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! Opinions are hurtful, shut them off, shut them off, shut them off!"  
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Apr 6, 2013, 15:55 ASeven
 
NKD wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 15:44:
ASeven wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 14:54:
And here's a great rebuttal from an actual girl. Shock, horror!

Kind of a weak video. Points out flaws in that other video, but without putting forth any kind of solution, or even addressing whether or not there's an issue.

It's like a procedural critique rather than an actual counter-point. This girl never claims that there is, or isn't an issue that needs correcting. She also falls into the same trap as Anita Sarkeesian by focusing too much on two specific characters.

That's why point-by-point rebuttals are argumentatively weak. They miss the big picture. She didn't actually put forth any evidence that says that Anita is barking up the wrong tree, just that her arguments were not that strong. But neither are this girls. She gets her point across in an eloquent manner, but she doesn't actually make that strong of a point to begin with.

It's really a simple issue anyway. There isn't any overt, intentional sexism going on. It's just a lack of imagination. White male heterosexual game developers are going to make games that appeal to, and are largely about, white male heterosexual protagonists. That's who they identify strongest with, and who will first come to mind when creating a character. They have no motivation to create anything else, since no one is calling for a change.

As far as the Damsel in Distress goes, again, it's not sexism but lack of imagination. Games in general don't stray from the basic story tropes of yesteryear. The Damsel in Distress, the Mad Scientist, the Kid Hero, the Supervillain with no real motivations other than just being the best villain he can be. That many of these tropes are sexist is coincidental.

Now, that's not to say there isn't an issue here. But the issue isn't intentional sexism, it's boring cliche writing.

But the issue IS something that warrants some change: The industry shouldn't branch out to appease feminists. They should branch out to attract more customers. They've hit the cap on white male heterosexuals 18-35. It's time to maybe think about expanding their customer base instead of continually milking the rest of us for more and more cash.


Valid points on the industry in general. However if you want a nice rebuttal, Thunderfoot's videos are great at dismantling the whole modern feminism pseudo-theory, along with a lot of other good videos out there.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Apr 6, 2013, 15:54 ASeven
 
Yaogun wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 15:34:
Oh man you hit it right on the head! There used to be places a man could go. Gaming! Atheism! These were *our* clubs. Places where we were the default like we aren't anywhere else in life. We were the gatekeepers!

And look at them now. I share your pain, my fearless gender equality warrior bro. Look at them now! Now people have the nerve to TURN OFF COMMENTS ON A POST. That's pure CENSORSHIP! Why isn't everyone else angry about this?

At least we have each other. Those of us with thick skins who aren't professional victims need to take up arms and write long diatribes about these 'miserable sacks of shit' and bring up unrelated causes on web sites!

And here we have an example of an idiot that doesn't take the time to actually read anything but just talk out of his ass. Congrats, you win idiot of the day award. BTW, whiteknighting these professional victims won't get you laid, you know?

You're the perfect example of a feminist, unable to argue the validity of the modern theory and instead acting like a victim or trying to dismiss anything that goes against your dear victimization with idiotic irony.

Here's a tip for you, chum: Get educated and actually start reading facts instead of diarrhea spouted by professional web victims.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
20. Re: Op Ed Apr 6, 2013, 15:10 ASeven
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 15:08:
ASeven wrote on Apr 6, 2013, 14:54:
And here's a great rebuttal from an actual girl. Shock, horror!

That video had a disturbing lack of titties!!1

There, here's some bouncing titties for you.
 
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