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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
63. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 19:20 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 18:47:
Squirmer wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 18:40:
The only issue here is that Bioware writers are terrible. It wasn't this character that was "hamfisted". Bioware's writing in general is hamfisted.

That's the thing. I don't even like ham. So I surely don't like it being punched! I prefer turkey clubs with a side a french fries. I'm hungry. BRB! Drool

Um, fisted doesn't mean punched. Just sayin'.

 
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News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
31. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 13:04 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 12:54:
Quboid wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 12:07:
Characters should be well written, this one wasn't. That's the problem, not that they included a trans character.

It's a good thing I didn't make that argument then, you seem like you're struggling to find something to be offended about here. I said don't include a minority character for the sake of ticking off some boxes. That means don't pander, its almost always poorly written and offends the very community you're trying to be inclusive toward. It's just as obnoxious with dude-bro stereotypes before you even go there and yes I find it equally as annoying.

I'm not offended, I just think your statement "Include a minority character if its story appropriate" isn't sufficient. I agree with your wider point.
 
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News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
20. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 12:07 Quboid
 
Verno wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 11:33:
Quboid wrote on Apr 6, 2017, 11:21:
How often is a minority character any more or less appropriate for the story than a majority character? If a game has nothing to do with race, is a non-white (or non-whatever race is majority in the dev's culture) character inappropriate?

Go play the game and you'll see why this character sticks out like a sore thumb and what people are talking about. Does it fit naturally into the story? No one cares what their gender or sexual preference is. Does it feel shoe horned and unnecessary because it was some idiot ticking boxes? Don't bother unless you can do it in a way that doesn't insult the community you're trying to make feel included in the first place.

Characters should be well written, this one wasn't. That's the problem, not that they included a trans character.

I don't want to argue for tokenism, but for realistic diversity. Watch Dogs 2 included a trans character and because she was well written, it didn't feel like a box was being ticked. This presents a problem for writers - if I was writing fiction set in my own environment, the realistic representation for one character would be a heterosexual white cis able-bodied person so writing anything else would arguably be tokenism. But if I write 100 characters, avoiding tokenism for all of them, then I have an unrealistic depiction - I would need to deliberately give some characters different attributes.

Solution: write diverse characters, write good characters and when you fail, learn from your mistakes like BioWare seem to be doing. Don't apologise because anyone's feelings are hurt, do apologise if you think you made a mistake.
 
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News Comments > BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character
12. Re: BioWare Apologizes for Mass Effect: Andromeda Character Apr 6, 2017, 11:21 Quboid
 
Because heaven forbid BioWare actually take pride in their work and actually willingly listened to criticism. No no, it's the SJWs (this time).

Include a minority character if its story appropriate

How often is a minority character any more or less appropriate for the story than a majority character? If a game has nothing to do with race, is a non-white (or non-whatever race is majority in the dev's culture) character inappropriate?
 
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News Comments > Steam Discovery Changes Will "Fight Fake Games"
22. Re: Steam Discovery Changes Will Apr 4, 2017, 20:32 Quboid
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Apr 4, 2017, 13:40:
Steam has gotten to the point where I am thinking of keeping my current library but no longer purchasing games through them. As someone else mentioned, the "Discovery" queue system is a joke, often filled with crapware and "Early Access" titles. What is likewise "Recommended" to me rarely fits my interest. I think I'll probably switch to GOG since they have a more generous refund policy, tighter rules, and I don't always have to be connected to play my games or fiddle with a client.

Another old man.

You can customise your store front discovery queue to exclude E.A. and some other stuff like VR and videos. It's in your preferences (click on your username, top-right), and for the queue there's a customise option by the "Next" button.

I'd rather these were hidden by default. Early Access has it's place, but IMHO the store-front isn't it.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
20. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 3, 2017, 09:31 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 07:55:
Orogogus wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 07:24:
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 3, 2017, 07:16:
And I never said nor implied it was a race crime...

Cutter said it was a race crime (black on white) and you came in to defend that.

That's really cute, but I posted here because the article wasn't talking about a pretty damn important element of the case, namely that a hate mob (of "people" hah) formed in front of her house and that hate mob did more than "ringing forcefully" and the police relocated the entire family, and that on top of that there was a pretty disgusting hate mob on twitter targeting the family and the victim.

When I ever have cause to defend Cutter you can be sure it will be a gold laced letter made of pure ivory and not a secondary quote from Quboid

I hadn't read anything more about this. Sadly, this doesn't surprise me at all. Witness intimidation, extreme victim blaming, and the police being unwilling/unable to deal with mobs are common place in this sort of situation - regardless of race, or racism against whites, or whatever was up Cutter's ass yesterday.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Sunday Legal Briefs Apr 2, 2017, 17:02 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Apr 2, 2017, 13:41:
Another black on white hate crime. Where are all the BLM and liberals now? Oh right, it's only a crime if it's a black man who's the victim.

This is stupid even by your standards. BLM is obviously irrelevant here, and what liberals are saying this isn't a crime?

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
83. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Mar 31, 2017, 16:38 Quboid
 
Asmodai wrote on Mar 28, 2017, 19:12:
I really hope you aren't a straight white male appropriating trans rage. That would be fairly tragic. /giggle

Why would that be tragic?

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
9. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 30, 2017, 17:50 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 13:59:
Seriously, what did they *think* would happen?

They thought Crooked Hillary would sell them out to her pals in big business. Now they think Obama already did this. From yesterday:

ledhead1969 wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 16:59:
I don't recall seeing ANY Blue's posts about this ISP selling thing for the 7.5 YEARS OBAMA ALLOWED IT. Hypocrisy FTW.

I'm guessing far-right news sites are deliberately using this tactic. Tell their chronically uninformed readers that Obama already did whatever Trump is getting in trouble for - facts don't matter, they'll believe it. Then liberals are hypocrites for either not condemning something which never actually happened, or because far-right-site pretended there was no condemnation when there was. It's funny when people like ledhead1969 fall for it, it's depressing when more intelligent people like Bats fall for it.

I wish this notion that both parties in the US are equally bad would die. That way of thinking incentivises politicians to be as greedy as possible because why not? "I can be as shitty as I like, it makes my opponent look as bad!" / "Why should I even care a little bit about my constituents when my opponent doesn't and they're getting rich without being penalised". Both parties are bad but one's worse and maybe if stuff like this affected votes, both parties would actually want to make voters happy.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
21. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 30, 2017, 17:06 Quboid
 
Prez wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 10:07:
When Congress and Adminstrations of both parties run rampant over people's rights, I don't see any reason to single out this one thing and suddenly be concerned.

It's not this one thing. Even if it was, that's not a reason to not care but it's clearly not. Remember SOPA?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 30, 2017, 12:24 Quboid
 
Pigeon wrote on Mar 30, 2017, 11:08:
Donald Trump champion of the people... as defined by Citizens United.

Ha! Nice!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 29, 2017, 14:59 Quboid
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 29, 2017, 14:25:
Ah, I remember the good old days of railing against lobbyist Tom Wheeler when he first started and him turning out to be a pretty good consumer advocate. Thanks Obama!

No chance of that happening with ex-Verizon lawyer Ajit fucking Pai at the helm. We never knew how good we had it.

Corporations, FTW.

I remember thinking he was an awful appointment. Glad to say I was wrong.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
12. Re: Morning Metaverse Mar 27, 2017, 19:57 Quboid
 
NKD wrote on Mar 27, 2017, 11:38:
The term is basically used today to mean "someone who is concerned about something I'm not personally concerned about".

Which, quite frankly, makes the person using the term more of a snowflake than anyone else, because they are dismissing the concerns of a lot of people simply because they personally don't give a shit.

Well said. It's a word used by sensitive people who are very self-involved and not at all self-aware.

To be fair, they don't have a monopoly on thin skin.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
7. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 26, 2017, 16:18 Quboid
 
Is there a Battle Royale game that is generally considered to be the best? It seems like a good mode for public servers; not reliant on teamwork with randoms, but more organised than FFA.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
36. Re: On Sale Mar 26, 2017, 01:26 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 26, 2017, 01:10:
@Quboid - Have you seen the STTNG episode "The Offspring?"

No I haven't, I've only seen a the odd episode of Star Trek. I keep hearing about it, TNG in particular, and it sounds like something I'd like. Red Letter Media's review of Starship Troopers compares that movie to a TNG episode with a similar premise and the thoughtful approach of TNG looked very interesting.

That review has a decent argument for Starship Troopers not being quite as bad as I'd remembered. The fascism satire went over my head when I saw it, I was more interested in the shower scene at that age. Just remember that it's not based on the book of the same name.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Endless Space 2 Announced Mar 26, 2017, 00:53 Quboid
 
Haven't we all used "they" as a gender-neutral pronoun for centuries?

"I was supposed to meet someone here an hour ago."
a) "Oh, where are they?"
b) "Oh, where is he or she?"

Does anyone say b?

I plead ignorance on why this is an issue. Is it the grammatical problem with the question being plural? (edit: I can see this could be a problem in formal situations, such as causing ambiguity in legal documents.) Or is there a distinction like maybe does "they" refer to someone as a person, and is therefore gender-irrelevant rather than gender-neutral?

'It' doesn't sound at all right to me. That implies non-sentience. I occasionally hear people refer to an animal as 'it' and it's awkward. I know it's accurate and not inherently pejorative but it comes across as dehumanising.

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News Comments > Arma 3 Free and Paid DLC Plans
4. Re: Arma 3 Free and Paid DLC Plans Mar 23, 2017, 01:15 Quboid
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 23, 2017, 00:33:
2 questions

1) Did the finally release a full game after it was decided to cut up the game into parts? And would I need to shell out a bunch of money for DLC to really enjoy it

2)How is performance and gameplay compared to Arma 2? Do I need a triple SLI 1070 system and a 300 dollar HOTAS type setup to enjoy it?

I enjoyed the single player a lot. The full campaign is there, and there's a bunch of stand-alone missions. I use KB&M, and a gamepad for driving, but I played as an infantry 99% of the time. A single 1070 is enough for 1440p and good view distance if you're not too fussy about AA/AO/etc.

You don't need any DLC to get started and it looks like bad value to me, although I'm not a hardcore Arma player. I did get screwed in an online game when the mission's helicopter was from a DLC pack so I couldn't get in
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 22, 2017, 14:31 Quboid
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 14:14:
|RaptoR| wrote on Mar 22, 2017, 14:12:
Hey - did nin ever resurface?
Not yet, He is just on extended hiatus. Blue did get in touch w/him and said all was well.
I miss his quips.

Good to hear, I had wondered if he'd had an accident or medical emergency.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Mar 21, 2017, 23:17 Quboid
 
I'm glad he's investing in science. Is this an increase in funding? Meals-on-wheels should be a priority but there are better things to cut.  
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches
68. Re: Mass Effect: Andromeda Launches Mar 21, 2017, 22:29 Quboid
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 20:39:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 21, 2017, 16:15:
And for all those not sick today... Here ya go. Yeah I caved and ordered, and have to say that the polish for the 10 hour trial is pretty abysmal, but the game seems to getting on a role and quite enjoyable after Eos.

Parden my ignorance, but what does Eos mean?

It's the first planet you go to, so what people in the trial mostly saw.
 
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