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  1. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Good lord, Direct2Drive has some delusional fucks working for them. What's with the attack on "trigger warning" anyway, lately?
  2. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Mike Cernovich, that failed lawyer that uses his position to enable harassment of women and "SJWs," made a wager on Twitter that he lives fully off his own endeavors and not money pertaining to his previous marriage (his ex-wife is a success). When people started taking up the wager and even going as far as providing the collateral to fulfill the $10k bet, Cernovich deleted his Tweet issuing the challenge. https://twitter.com/2dAmMuslim/status/675946933844881408
  3. Movie/TV recommendations

    At what point? Was it advertising the first one? The fact I don't remember that song from the first movie should be telling in that the movie has more going on for it than "oh man remember when it used that song?"
  4. Movie/TV recommendations

    Star Trek: Beyond has its trailer out now. And it is a shitshow. That music choice is something straight out of my highschool film classes. It clashes with the previous films and tone of these remakes, I sincerely doubt it reflects the tone of this film, and... it's fucking Sabotage by the Beastie Boys. Not knocking the song, but it seems like a desperate ploy to be like "woo we are cool and hip!" I LOVE the Star Trek reboot films. And I'm a guy that's been firmly Team Star Wars my whole life - trust me, I'm not one of those Trekkers that's all butt hurt about something getting made popular among more people. This is just the amateur film maker in me shaking my head.
  5. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Gamergate is attempting to rebrand itself by the way; the new hashtag / name is "1MillionGamersStrong." The hilarious thing is, aside from it being 1,500 people and not 1,000,000, the GG auto-blocker caught the hashtag into its web and blocks it. Meaning it is full of GG language. Also the Goobergaters using the new hashtag, in the same breath, declare it isn't GG while making accusations toward anti-GG. Also, 1MillionGamersStrong is full of GG avatars and icons. So I mean... if it looks like a duck, sounds like a duck...
  6. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Keep in mind, Mark Kern is one of the people who thinks that being blocked is a violation of speech rights. Also he doesn't understand that speech rights have to do with having opinions on the government.
  7. Explain why. I became wary-as-hell about him when he started to do a Bobby Kotick impression. Which now that I mention it was around the time Bobby Kotick stopped being... Bobby Kotick. That guy has been quiet over the last few years.
  8. Kotaku's Australian branch is reporting that EA is expanding its eSports branch. Internally they're officially calling it the Competitive Gaming thing, rather than something clever like EAsports. The purpose is to promote competitive / pro gaming of their products, which is fine and dandy, but they've put Peter Moore at the head. This is the guy that said he wanted to monetize bullets for Dead Space 3, unironically, in case anyone forgot. http://www.kotaku.com.au/2015/12/ea-expands-esports-estate-calls-it-competitive-gaming-instead/
  9. Splatoon is Ink-redible

    Considering how unique and fresh (ha!) the game is compared to everything we've been getting for 15 years, yeah, pretty well deserved. Though I'd also argue it is deserving of GotY.
  10. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    The anger would turn from "not at all" to "not as much as I deserve."
  11. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Mark Kern doesn't understand a brand name growing when he sees it: In case anyone missed it, Feminist Frequency has updated their Twitter account to not just be Anita Sarkeesian; it now has a logo and more affiliated content than Tropes vs Women. Also, I wonder where the "set back 20 years" comment is being spoken from.
  12. The move to make portable entertainment better-at-home seemed premature. I'm sure it will take over someday, but also in a hypothetical world where mobile devices also take over as the home entertainment center. Right now consoles are providing too much in the way of additional content to compete with. Yeah I know smartphones can stream YouTube and such but it's not quite at the same level and its control system isn't too practical. Probably more than anything though, we're gonna have a generation or two of people who have hard lines between "this is my on-the-go device, this is my device that sits in my home." The latter will never lose style because people want to have cool things in their home.
  13. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    By the way let's not forget that Milo co-opted GG so that he can have a secure reader base. All he has to do is pander to them once in a while with shit that fits their hateful agenda. Such as,
  14. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I disagree. Gamergate's champions - Adam Baldwin and Milo, for example - are extremely conservative personalities who do as much as they can to promote conservative values, even down to the level of the shitty conspiracy theories. Remember, conservatism over the last decade has been hijacked by nutcases. In turn, Gamergate got co-opted by those conservative elements / parties (which I was saying when this all started would happen; and it did). It may not be at the legislative level yet, but a big part of politics that happens these days is at the social level, which is where GG is at.
  15. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Shots have been fired; The Washington Post, in the wake of Donald Trump declaring he wants to ban Muslim entry to the USA, put up an article that managed to tie Trump in via references to Gamergate. By name. "Donald Trump is the Gamergate of Republican politics" https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/act-four/wp/2015/12/07/donald-trump-is-the-gamergate-of-republican-politics/?postshare=9491449534895592&tid=ss_tw
  16. Wait, does this mean that the first episode is the entirety of FF7?
  17. Star Wars VII - Open spoilers

    Is it a JJ Abrams film?
  18. I mean, the only way I see this episodic endeavor working is if they abridge a lot of the moments of the game. I imagine like a narration or text prologue explaining what happened at the end of the previous episode leading to where the team in-game is. Which is to say, the world map is going away, that's for damn sure. In order to provide for this game they're gonna have to use the FF13 structure of the most linear pathing ever. One of the I'm guessing three Midgar episodes will end on the highway chase, and the next episode will be Cloud telling the team what happened leading up to all of this, and the next episode will be them arriving in that port town. The Chocobo Ranch, Materia Cave, and that weird tower-town that you later do mini-battle-games on, all cut. Pricing is the only thing I can't put a finger on. Anything more than $30 would be insane.
  19. They are the company that puts apps out for $10 when everyone else is doing it for far less.
  20. Are those assumed price points or are you quoting something? I really doubt that Square is going to sell their episodes that cheap.
  21. Well kids, the other shoe has dropped on Final Fantasy 7 Remake. The game is going to be developed and sold in episodic pieces. This is a game that already exists, at least as a blue-print. I feel like this is the punch-line we've all been waiting for after 20 years of wondering if AAA video game development could survive.
  22. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Ready to have your perception of a person SMASHED by that person himself? Because here's his Twitter account. Trigger Warning: Hate, bigotry, stupid. https://twitter.com/RichardDawkins
  23. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    So I dunno if it's the actual American McGee but his sister has gone missing since November 10th. According to McGee, he receives death threats regularly because, y'know, people think that's normal on the net, but prior to her missing he received a threat from an anti-GG source that specifically named her and where she lives. Here's a link to the Tweet which contains the appropriate FB links and info on sending relevant info to him or the police. https://twitter.com/americanmcgee/status/672626146404524032
  24. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Debates have lost their impact over the last decade, and I blame the media for this one (ironically as such since I hate "THE MEDIA" being a scapegoat). Because of all those goddamn "who won the debate" polls we've been seeing all these years, people think that debate winning is based on a matter of how loud one side's supporters are. Rather than, y'know, the actual substance of the debate. GG want their champions to "debate" because they want to arbitrarily declare victory.
  25. So if anyone is a fan of Sega, things are still getting bad for them. Sega Sammy announced they are scaling down their projected income 90%, which is some 154 million dollars down to 16 million. Sega said that while pachinko machine sales have been down, they're not the source for the huge drop - they are specifically citing a drop in video game sales performance. A lot of people are saying that Sega needs to go into overdrive to put their backlog onto Steam. The titles that they have put on don't shatter sales records but it can help them out a lot. I agree with them; digitally distribute already existing but hard, if not impossible, to obtain titles.