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  1. Man, that email about the toilet water behind the mask has me imagining a Mario level where there's a Phanto on the wall, and when you pick up the key and he starts to chase you, water comes pouring into the room from behind where he was, and in order to escape the room, you have to swim around holding the key avoiding the Phanto until the room fills up with water enough for you to escape through the roof. Too bad a bunch of those things aren't in Mario Maker.
  2. IDLE THUMBS 200

    On the subject of King's Quest and what it means and whatnot, I don't know much about the new upcoming game, but the original King's Quest was about the King sending you, one of his knights to reclaim 3 stolen treasures of the kingdom. Which, upon your return, he makes you the King and then promptly dies. And one of the treasures was held by a dragon. So I'm curious if maybe the new game isn't some kind of retelling of the first King's Quest game. The thing I always liked most about that game was how the manual for it actually had this really long(for a game manual) story that described, like, the entire life of the King and how he kept fucking up and losing each of the kingdom's treasures. And how, in the end, he basically has to turn to you to fix his mistakes. He's quite the tragic character, this titular King of King's Quest.
  3. I don't understand all the hate for Knuckles new look. He basically has the same proportions as young Mr. Incredible.
  4. I was thinking about that exact same thing during this discussion. Before seeing that movie, I never even noticed that the Batmans were always wearing that makeup. Now I can't not see it. Fitting, since Nick Cage is basically doing an Adam West imitation in that movie.
  5. Exactly this. Street Fighter too.
  6. This. It was an amusing bit. But it turns out the reality of those game's actual names is even more ridiculous than the joke. That full name appears on the box and cartridge and everything.
  7. Idle Thumbs 178: CS Losers

    I love it when she does the accent. She sounds like Janine from Ghostbusters.
  8. That sort of implies that the ONLY reason anyone would ever watch something like Song of the South would be to see the racism. There are other things going on in the movie, and other reasons a person might watch it. So it's somewhat impossible to judgeif the "sole reason" you'd make money off it is that it's offensive or not. Ideally yes. But the simple fact of the matter is that corporations are motivated by what makes them money. If they aren't going to make money off of something, they'll generally simply not do it instead. You might convince them to split profits with charity, but all profits to charity just means they won't bother.
  9. I don't really agree with the notion of "Should the really be reproducing that in this day and age though?" Like I've said before, I'm of the opinion that all art, even offensive art, deserves to exist. If you whitewash over everything that doesn't seem appropriate by today's standards, then, in 50 years, when what's considered appropriate will be completely different from what it is today, everything we do now will get whitewashed from history in the future as well. I think preserving history is important, even the unpleasant parts. And the idea that we shouldn't because "Well, someone might see that and agree with it.", as if someone would happen across some 50 year old movie and be introduced to the concept of racism by it and suddenly think "Well, that seems just fine to me." is kinda ridiculous. As though we can remove racism from the world by hiding all previous examples of it. Anyone who identifies with weird ol' timey racism was PROBABLY already racist to begin with.
  10. So are none of the Idle Thumbs guys aware that there is a new Bugs Bunny show currently running on television now? Granted, it's nothing like the old cartoons(it's actually like this weirdly mundane sit-com, and what little there is, is generally portrayed as taking place inside a character's head), but it doesn't really play into that image that they think the character represents currently either.
  11. I doubt he really cares. He made a separate account to say something he thought might get him banned, and it totally did, but he still got to say what he wanted. So it pretty much did exactly what he intended it to.
  12. I loved that cartoon as a kid. It sucked that they never brought more than 13 episodes to America. I kept hoping each time they got to Najima Tower that there'd be a new episode the next week, but nope. Back to the start... And I completely agree with that. I am in NO WAY suggesting that that sort of inaction is okay, or that that reasoning excuses that behavior. I'm simply arguing against Merus' stated reasoning for why people do it. I don't think the cause is the same thing he does.
  13. If you really want me to give your argument more of a response then I thought it warrented, then fine. I think that your assertion that "what would cause a person who is fundamentally against date-rape to allow one to occur" is a result of some sort of ingrained societal misogyny can be far more easily explained as a simple desire to avoid confrontation. Lots of people don't speak out against things that bother them, not because society has convinced them that it's okay, but because they don't wish to be involved in the resulting conflict.
  14. Given that I made other responses to other parts of his post, I think it should be fairly obvious that that's not what I did. *sigh* now I have to Google holistically. I'm not new. I made a post in April. It was about South Park or something... And you succeeded. But a thorough explanation of the joke will only increase people's enjoyment of it.
  15. Well, he's the one making that argument. But alright.
  16. So your argument isn't "Liking boobs on TV means you approve of daterape", it's just "Liking boobs on TV means you'd probably let a women get dateraped". Glad we cleared that up. I certainly do. I also don't think that has a single thing to do with what I was talking about. I disagree.
  17. I believe in non-dude speak they refer to that as "subverting a trope".
  18. I guess it's a good thing I'm not making that case then. I'm a stupid manchild that likes dumb, sexualized content. Explosions are pretty good too. That's quite the slippery slope there to imply that because I like boobies on TV, I'm also a-ok with date-rape. And for the record, I DO think the most awful people have the right to say what they want. A creator of a work should be allowed to put anything they want into that work. But they definitely don't have the right to do what they want. And I think it's dumb to imply that support of the one equals support of the other. A person can make a video of shooting puppies out of cannons to be enjoyed by other fans of shooting puppies out of cannons, as long as they don't shoot any actual puppies out of cannons.
  19. You'd be hard-pressed though to find an instance of that trope where the woman was ever actually hit by the train. It's generally a woman being rescued from being hit by a train. The achievement is pretty much the opposite of the trope. I don't really think that "historically accurate" means anything in a fantasy setting. There's no history that Martin is trying to accurately portray. It's a made up world that obeys whatever societal norms he creates for it. So historical accuracy doesn't really give it a pass in that instance. Though, again, I don't think sexism requires a pass in the first place. If that's what the creator wants to do, let them do it. And let the audience decide if it's for them or not.
  20. What am I gonna do, Google "opinions on nudity in Game of Thrones"? That seems like the kind of overly granular search someone undertake only if they were expressly looking to get into an argument. I generally just go find the Game of Thrones thread in whatever communities I'm involved in and read what people think. All tumblrs are obscure tumblrs to someone that doesn't use tumblr. Again, fully aware that it's dumb/ignorant. Still think it's okay that it exists.
  21. *shrug* I've only ever heard it referred to as a positive. Who says it's not sexist? It's clearly sexist. But just because it's sexist doesn't mean it shouldn't be made. Everything has it's fans. And those fans have the right to be able to enjoy that thing. But that's just it. Some games ARE for teenage boys(or manbabies with the mentality of teenage boys). Just like there are movies for teenage boys, and TV shows for teenage, and books for teenage boys. And yet nobody thinks of those mediums in their entirely as "for teenage boys". And the genre of video games has tons of stuff that's not "for teenage boys" these days. There's no reason that people shouldn't be able to make stuff for teenage boys just because of how it "effects the perception of the medium". Teenage boys(and manbabies with the mentalities of teenage boys) need games too.
  22. I dunno. On the subject of social justice warriors, I think there are real issues that deserve to be railed against. But I'm genuinely tired of the outcry that seems to occur every time a game sexualizes any of it's female characters these days. It feels like, for some reason, this is only an issue in video games. Like, one of the most popular shows on TV right now is Game of Thrones, and I never hear anybody complain about all the naked titties on that show. In fact, it seems to be considered one of the things people seem to like about the show. TV, movies, comics, fashion etc, this generally seems to be accepted, but in video games, when it happens there seems to be a distinct "this is degrading, and it shouldn't exist" sentiment. In fact, I remember back when Dragon's Crown was coming out, one of the regulars on Gamespot's podcast literally had the opinion of "why does this even exist, we should be past this". Which is an attitude I find really offensive coming from a person who job it is to review games. I can understand the "I find this offensive, I don't like this" attitude to be fine, but when is becomes "this shouldn't exist" it REALLY bothers me. I think everything has a right to exist. Everything has an audience. And the "I like sexy ladies in my games" is a pretty sizable one. And I realize that makes us a bunch of gross doofuses, but to say that it's wrong for people to be making the thing we like is...well...I find THAT offensive. People like dumb shit. And people who like dumb shit should be able to make dumb shit for other people that like dumb shit.
  23. I think for me the most obvious example of this effect of South Park is the "red heads" thing. I'd never in my life heard the term "ginger" used as a pejorative or even ever heard anyone be prejudiced against red heads before. But after that episode all of a sudden I see that shit pop up everywhere. I'll be at the community college and hear teenagers use that stuff without any hint of irony. It's as if South Park had managed to invent a completely new type of racism. But I don't for an instant blame South Park for that. I blame the idiots that watch it, see the character on the show that's specifically designed to be a shitty person being as shitty as possible, and think that that's something that would be a good idea to emulate. I refuse to blame a medium for the inability of the people who consume it to be to handle it like rational human beings.

    Since you guys asked, I'm one of those people who found out about the Kickstarter because I was still subscribed on iTunes after all this time. I have...so many gaming podcasts on that list that I just...keep holding out hope...