Bopper wrote on Feb 23, 2021, 04:09:
"...a bill that would ban the sale of Grand Theft Auto and other violent video games."
"preventing some video games from being sold to minors."
are quite different things.
RailWizard wrote on Aug 4, 2012, 01:31:It's a con. The participants will be no more making a "spectacle" of themselves than those who attend PAX.
So the solution is to make a spectacle of themselves?
I'm just trying to see the end game here, and right now, it's pretty fucking foggy. What exactly does full equality look like? Are the rich going to start partying with the poor? Sometimes you just have to live with what you have and try to be happy with it, or kill yourself.Their stated goal is not full 'equality', but to "create a space where all gamers and queer geeks can come together in a welcoming and safe space."
I think the reality is they will never be fully accepted, and the sooner they learn to live with that, the better it will be for everyone.I wonder how often that was said about Negroes, and women?
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 3, 2012, 18:34:I would normally agree, but I have never played an Xbox game, and even among relatively mature gaming communities it's not uncommon to see 'fag' and 'gay' used pejoratively. If events like this can help reduce the use of these slurs I'm all for it.
The funny thing is, no gamer I know gives a rat's ass what hole you prefer to poke, lick, suck or fondle. Insecure 14 year old boys on Xbox Live are the minority, not the majority.
Going out of your way to self-label and segregate seems to be attention whoring and just invites the problems one would ostensibly assume they'd like to avoid.
Kitkoan wrote on Jul 9, 2012, 02:51:That comment wasn't directed at your, btw - I just can't stand brand-locked 'exclusives'. It's not like it requires Tegra hardware to run or anything.
Thanks for noticing and posting about it though
eRe4s3r wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 05:00:Yep. If it was a technical/scientific publication it would most likely be "How many data are being created per minute?" - they always tend to treat it as the plural of datum.
But I guess "How much data is being created per minute" would be the correct form then?
Tanto Edge wrote on Jun 23, 2012, 01:34:If you want to go all Grammar Polizei, this is slightly more accurate than the original Domo headline, because it acknowledges that 'data' is plural. Admittedly, through common usage it's generally accepted as a collective noun now anyway, but I'm guessing Blue was trying to be accurate...
It's ESL day at Bluenews, eh?
Orogogus wrote on Jun 2, 2012, 02:14:Ah, that makes sense. I'm Australian, so never heard of Folgers, let alone seen their commercials. Whenever I hear someone (usually American, but I'm trying not to generalise too much) complaining about being picked on by 'the Man' I try to apply Occam's Razor - 'the Man' has much better things to do than try to oppress your freedom to build potato guns and pipe bombs in your basement, and better things to spend taxpayers' money on than constantly monitoring ordinary citizens who think their philosophies are so radical they pose a threat to the government (SPOILER: They're not.)
The coffee and toothpaste bit was clearly a joke. Folgers Crystals used to have a commercial back in the 80s about how they would secretly replace someone's leading brand coffee with Folgers Crystals, let's see if he can tell the difference.
Stormsinger wrote on Jun 1, 2012, 20:56:
Yeah, I'm going to take my security advice from a guy who thinks someone is replacing his coffee and toothpaste to make him insane. Totally invalidates the rest of his article, as I don't accept guidance from psychotics.
RailWizard wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 23:18:People with blue eyes are born that way, too - brown eyes are more common, and the dominant gene. Does that mean blue-eyed people have a 'birth defect'? What's the difference? Your 'logic' fails the most basic test.Cutter wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 23:12:TangledThorns wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 21:54:
I am disappointed that a horrible birth defect like homosexuality can be allowed into this game. No matter, this disease that affects the reproductive system will someday be eradicated by gene therapy.
Well, you're either trolling or an idiot. Either way you're pathetic.
Well they do harp on about how they are 'born that way', and if that is so, then it is indeed a defect. Logic wins this argument every time. You mad?
RailWizard wrote on Jan 28, 2012, 22:41:Is this apropos of anything in particular? The story linked to mentions same-sex relationships being an option, nothing about "gay only" groups. The only guilds/clans I've ever heard of before have been perfectly happy to accept LBGT-friendly hetero players, they don't insist on "gays only".
There is only ONE group that has a problem. The one that wants special privilege and to segregate itself from all others.
If this is what the gay community wants, to have "gay only" groups in games, then they should have NO PROBLEM with "straight only" groups, right?
Beamer wrote on Oct 19, 2011, 11:19:
1) Microsoft has trademarked "Windows"
2) It isn't "Vista," it's "Windows Vista"
3) Tim Langdell did sue EA. He sued everyone. He typically wasn't successful, but he could bully enough to get settlements
dumpy wrote on Oct 18, 2011, 20:43:
In the instance of Mojang, Bethesda are paranoid that the use of 'Scrolls' will have legal ramifications on their use of the same word in their licensing.