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Signed On Jan 23, 2013, 03:13
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News Comments > Op Ed
56. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 16:10 Redmask
 
Desalus wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 15:28:
Iím not sure why it really is so difficult to admit that the sexualized violence against women depicted in many 'mature' games really doesn't need to be included in the game at all. I don't play games to visit virtual brothels, sleep with virtual prostitutes, go to a virtual strip club, or rescue the 'damsel in distress'. If a game never contained these things I would never even care nor would I even notice. I've never thought to myself "I really wish this game had a brothel I could visit, or at least a prostitute. It would make this game so much more enjoyable."

There are plenty of games with violence committed against other men, in fact I daresay that's the majority. These are entertainment products and different people are entertained by different things. Some people appreciate graphic content that takes them out of their comfort zone and some do not. I want someone to make a compelling game and story for me, I don't want them worried about not making a part of it because it might offend someone. If sleeping with prostitutes in GTA offends you then don't buy it but don't try to change the product for everyone else. There are more than enough games around to accommodate everyone. Plenty of non-violent games on the market to play instead.

You and I are no one to judge what should and shouldn't be created, we can only vote with our wallets. This is a 'problem' that will solve itself when the market for these things arrives, assuming it ever does. The video I linked from a female indie dev lays it all out.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
37. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 13:46 Redmask
 
Prez wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 13:15:
This woman is obviously a mysogynist for disagreeing with (and even being angered by) Sarkeesian.

LOL. Its funny how the people pushing Sarkeesians garbage have no answer to this.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
22. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 11:46 Redmask
 
Someone posted this video in the other thread and it totally nails the 'issue', from a woman no less.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
19. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 11:23 Redmask
 
UHD wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 11:01:
I'm not championing anything. I just stated I think she loves (at least before the death threats) the attention it gives her, and that she chooses video games not because she cares about them, but because they're an easy target.


She doesn't make a convincing case for sexism in the gaming industry regardless of how full of shit she is. Almost all of her examples are cherry picked, flawed or seemingly ignore context. She is trying to point to a problem with examples that do not apply so of course people are resistant to it. She presents no real solutions either, just blame. What's worse is that she accepts none, everything is always a mans fault.

Your argument about separating the message from the person delivering it is troublesome too. Of course people question something coming from a person with a poor history of these things. It shows a remarkable naivety to ignore background and motivations just to focus on a dubious message.

I don't grant that there is a widespread sexism problem in the gaming industry but if people like her are really convinced thats the case then what they need to do is change the business model and everything else follows suit. These fucking pointless editorials just piss everyone and inflame the situation. Stop yelling at me for enjoying GTA V, go out make the GTA competitor that is going to sell as many copies to women and the industry will have no choice. Women are changing mens sports as we speak, there is nothing stopping them from doing the same with video games.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
42. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 22:54 Redmask
 
Every character was awful in GTA V and I can name almost all characters from it, male or female. It was a whole game based on people doing shitty things. What an ineffective argument. 10 years ago I would've understood the point, these days its just not true.  
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News Comments > Titanfall Adding Titan-less Mode
16. Re: Titanfall Adding Titan-less Mode Aug 28, 2014, 21:08 Redmask
 
Greenish wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 20:17:
So I don't get the hate for Titanfall here, is it because it's Xbox One/PC exclusive?

Every little comment that isn't positive is hate?
 
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News Comments > Diablo III 2.1.0 Now Live
32. Re: Diablo III 2.1.0 Now Live Aug 28, 2014, 21:06 Redmask
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 08:30:
Ok I read up on this a bit. So there have been DDOS attacks prior to Blizzard releasing this patch. I have been playing Hearthstone for days now and have yet to experience any problems with logging in or any disconnects at all. They may be only targeting US server I get that, but there is no evidence they are responsible for the latest outages which have coincided with the release of this patch.

They announced it on twitter every time before they did it. Admit you cocked up and move on.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
75. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 21:00 Redmask
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 20:10:
Who said that I accepted it blindly?

You, several times. Like here:

I have to admit that, also based on the problems I have outlined above, I didn't watch her latest videos and didn't follow what happened outside of that. That's also the reason why, when discussing this topic, I tried to make as few references to her as possible. Just because I don't know much about what's going at the moment. Same thing with Zoe. What's important to me is the message, that there is sexism in video games, in the video games industry, in the tech industry etc. and that's what I'm concerned about.

You're walking into discussions, calling people arseholes if they don't have the reaction you want, without really knowing what is going on and saying that your mind can't be changed because 'sexism = true'. Perhaps you should stop to consider why people are reacting the way they are, the context and circumstances surrounding everything will make it more clear. Recent news has contained many revelations about these movements and it has people questioning whats manufactured or beaten into our heads through guilt driven editorials and what is real. You haven't been following it and I'd suggest its time to dig in, there's been a lot of censorship, threats that conveniently rear their head at opportune times with dubious circumstance and other alarming bullshit surrounding it all.

Let me ask you a few questions that probably won't sit well with a black and white moral compass. Do you think men alone are sexist? Do you look around in life and not see women being sexist? Really stop and think about that one for a few minutes. When men create media targeted at men, do you think its wrong if they don't consider womens feelings? How about the reverse? My point is that maybe some sexism is inherent based on cultural and gender differences, its not all wrong headed and mean spirited either. People cloud those differences with behavioral issues exhibited by a minority and then unfairly tar all men with it.

As for the industry at large, they create what sells. Yelling at people about sexism doesn't get people anywhere. Make games, buy games, do it in volume and the industry will have no problems, the audience follows suit. Why do you think the NFL has breast cancer ribbons, more female reporters than ever before and is increasingly targeting womens issues in what was largely considered a male driven sport? The answer is that it became a growth market and no one ignores money.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
70. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 19:54 Redmask
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 19:34:
Of course you need a means to get your point across. Like Anita. Though it looks like that she's not really useful as a vehicle for that since she has lost a lot of credibility.
Yes, her reasons may be selfish but rape threats? Come on. This is some fucked up stuff right there.

A dishonest message from people with questionable motives does no one any good. The fact that you would accept something blindly simply because it might have some lofty moral purpose in a very narrow context is troubling. As for these rape threats, I'd suggest you take a closer look at the evidence and decide if they're legitimate or not without just taking her word for it. She isn't even garnering these in actual games from gamers but instead through anonymous sources on twitter.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
65. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 19:03 Redmask
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 18:52:
As a compassionate being your first reaction shouldn't be one of irritation but of empathy. Maybe I am too gullible but as I said: that kind of callousness is not something I can readily comprehend.

That was many peoples first reaction. And second, third, fourth and then it started to become really obvious what was going on. People use terms like victim complex because that is exactly what is going on here.

Here's an uncomfortable truth. Men and women are different, they will never be treated as complete equals in all things. People tote around female demographics in the gaming industry but for the most part they are not playing the same kinds of games we are. We have female oriented television, movies, games and books just like we have male driven media.

People like Anita are not interested in equality. They are interested in their way of thinking being the dominant one. That is what pisses people off. There is no honest discussion going on, we are being spoken to and told what to do with this overriding idea that we are horrible people if we do not. I am tired of anyone telling me whats going on in my head with my morals based on some imagined lack of action on my part. So excuse me if I yawn when I see this sort of thing but I've seen it all before, several times already and been treated like shit by people who supposedly want my help, some which have been revealed as complete frauds.

I don't want to see anyone treated badly, male or female. But guess what? That's fucking life, especially on the internet. Bad things happen to good people, we do our best to minimize that and we move on. Some utter moron like Anita paints a target on her chest, eggs people on then plays the drama queen when something actually happens (and I'm not even convinced it did based on the evidence). That says nothing about you, me or anyone else. It says something about her.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
57. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 18:27 Redmask
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 17:19:
I don't give a shit.

Then it's not really fair to expect anyone else to care either. If you can't see someone elses point of view then you can't bridge the gap to your own.

Someone will be sexist or racist regardless of whether I insult him or not and if that person is unable to reflect on that themselves, after I called them out on it, then I wouldn't be able to help them anyway.

That's bullshit and you should know it. Calling people a bunch of ignorant sexist woman haters, arseholes or whatever you want to say is going to immediately get someone playing defensive. Figuring out their point of view and getting them to see your own is harder work but pays off dividends by comparison.

Speaking of open minds, maybe you should consider the alternative that people might not be the way you think they are and that you're buying into a narrative spun by people who have skin in the game. I would think that the events of the past week would show that such a thing is not only a possibility but a frequent event.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 28, 2014, 17:17 Redmask
 
Smoking is disgusting but thankfully smokers have become the pariahs of our society and I see less and less people doing it.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
50. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 17:14 Redmask
 
I'm not going to waste time on that patronizing, bloated response just to receive 5 more that I have to answer because you have an agenda to push.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
48. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 17:02 Redmask
 
Don't even get me started on you with your false narratives and issue deflection.  
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
45. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 16:54 Redmask
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 16:38:
In the end it comes down to morality but if someone's stance is "I don't care about sexism/racism/etc., I just want to play my video games." then that person is a fucking arsehole and a poor excuse for a human being. But that's just my personal moral stance. I think Daniel Dennett partly refers to that as being a member of the Moral Agents' Club

That kind of holier than thou, my way or the highway attitude is the kind of thing that drives people further away from your stance rather than towards it. Gaming is a leisure activity and hobby for many people but if you want to call them names and think that's going to help inform them then good fucking luck with that.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
43. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 16:12 Redmask
 
Cpmartins wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 15:46:
If you back a liar, then you are no better than them.

You got it, you don't start an honest discourse about sexism this way. You would think after the Zoe Quinn bullshit that people might show some introspection but nope, same antics this week.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
32. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 11:11 Redmask
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 10:25:
You've never been one to jump to conclusions so quickly so it's saddening to see you do it here. Please think a bit more rationally rather than take some poorly made imgur as evidence. And to everyone saying "I'm sick of women bitching about being treated this way," I think Jon Stewart said it best about Ferguson, "yeah, if you're sick of hearing about it, imagine living it."

No problem jumping to assumptions over dubious twitter account threats but suddenly has a problem with people disputing it. Your deflection agenda here is clear, every single time anything comes up you have some defense or rationalization.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Aug 27, 2014, 21:52 Redmask
 
Further down it does. It's not a bad read either.  
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News Comments > Dragon Age: Inquisition Co-op Announced
30. Re: Dragon Age: Inquisition Co-op Announced Aug 27, 2014, 20:52 Redmask
 
Creston wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 20:07:
Redmask wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 17:41:
Don't expect much from the coop, its there mainly to stop people from trading in console copies.

I don't know about the latter part of your statement, it might very well be true, but I have to say that I was very skeptical of ME3's MP and found it surprisingly fun.

Publishers put online functionality and things like multiplayer trophies into games so that people don't trade them in the critical first 30 day period. Who knows if they even do this in house? I kinda doubt it.

I thought the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer was extremely limited and repetitive, it was your typical survival mode console multiplayer. The user interface for the PC version multiplayer was badly ported too, I couldn't even find a way to bind VOIP or anything like that. Maybe they added it later, I don't know, I got bored after doing the same maps and enemies a few times. It just felt like a boring grindfest and I thought the gambling component was annoying.

When I think of Mass Effect multiplayer, I want another player in the universe with me exploring and checking out worlds, doing quests. I don't want to sit in a small map with waves of enemies. I hope they get there one day.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
7. Re: Morning Tech Bits Aug 27, 2014, 17:43 Redmask
 
I have 10 Seagate 3TB drives humming along in a NAS with no problems. My old NAS was Western Digital drives, no issues there either. Before someone asks raw uncompressed video takes up a lot of space. You should always be backing up your shit, you can't rely on any hard drive regardless of make or model. With cheap cloud storage theres no excuse not to.  
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