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Everything posted by jeremywc

  1. I think they should call it the ass assault. Makes it extra edgy.
  2. Yes, it's like my high school lunch room sessions all over again. :-P
  3. No. We're trying to tell you that when you're ready... you won't have to.
  4. PL4YST4TION 4

    According to Wired UK, the Vita TV will also let you stream games from your PS4 to other TVs in your house. If they add Gaikai streaming of PS3 and PS2 games, I think this has the potential to be pretty disruptive.
  5. Eldritch

    Oh yea, this is definitely in my wheelhouse. Gave it a vote on Greenlight and I'll have to pick this up when it comes out.
  6. Feminism

    If that didn't prove that rape jokes aren't funny, I don't know what will. <3
  7. Feminism

    I don't think it's any different. At a convention panel, I think you're either preaching to the converted or to the unconvertable. Either someone was already open to your viewpoint prior to attending or they weren't. I see very little chance in altering someone's world view in an hour panel. Any discussion or organization between like minded individuals could just as easily take place elsewhere. Changing peoples ideological viewpoints is really, really hard. EDIT: I will add: If you want to continue attending PAX and working on panels at PAX covering feminist topics, then by all means continue to do so. But I think it's bullshit to imply that people deciding to not engage someone in an environment they feel uncomfortable in is somehow hurting a movement. I personally think a well written blog post can be every bit as effective as sitting in a panel. Then you sound like me and are probably one of those people who find debate useful as a reality check and to see the other side of the coin. I don't think most people have the mindset or stomach for that.
  8. Feminism

    My end goal for dealing with stubborn assholes is to let them know I think they are a stubborn asshole and then be on my way. In my life, I have never seen an instance where someone who insists on being ignorant will change their mind based on something I say. Their ignorance is their security blanket and they will cling to it as if their life depends on it. For example: I live in Texas. I don't attend the numerous Tea Party gatherings that go on down here and try to educate them on... the long list of things those people should be educated on. They don't want to be educated. They like their ignorance. You can't do anything with people like that. I think it's better to build around them and marginalize their viewpoints. Or maybe it's just better for my blood pressure. Either way, I don't like giving them the opportunity to drain my energy that I could be spending on something useful.
  9. Feminism

    Fuck that. You don't need to be at PAX to tell someone they're a fucking asshole. That's what we have the Internet for. The kind of bullshit that gets spewed by Mike's apologists can get my blood boiling so badly it's probably best I stay on the other side of an Internet connection from them, anyway. People don't have to be forced into an arena where they feel uncomfortable just to use their voice because that's where the assholes congregate most. Those are the people least likely to change their minds, anyway. And it automatically puts party seeking change at an unfair disadvantage. I say speak up where ever you feel most comfortable in the way that works best for you. Just keep speaking up as long as you can.
  10. Feminism

    No, I don't think that would help. Anonymity negates accountability, which is what I think most people are looking for.
  11. Feminism

    I don't think anyone is making this argument. I'm certainly not. We're pointing out that there isn't an effective mechanism at PAX for applying pressure on Mike alone to take a more considerate tone. That leaves people with only a few options: apply pressure via boycott or continue to attend and feel complicit in what he's presenting. The only options are... morally messy. It wouldn't be that way if there wasn't a link between PA and PAX *as organizations*. It has nothing to do with the volunteers or attendees. I'll have to stew on it. My family has spent a lot of time in a Child's Play hospital (Texas Children's) and it's full of toys that do make a difference for kids that are stuck in there. You can still just donate toys or money directly (we've done this with duplicate Christmas or Birthday gifts). You can also support other, similar charities like Extra Life. Or even better, Children's Miracle Network, which actually helps families pay for children's medical bills (which is a huge problem if you have a child with a chronic illness, disorder, or disease).
  12. Feminism

    I understand where you're coming from, but your logic doesn't pass the mustard with me. I think if Mike decided to put his foot in his mouth at literally any other convention in the country, the chances of the convention management calling him on it would be higher. Although I'm too cynical to believe there would be any real lasting repercussions either way, you can't ignore the fact that he gets extra privilege at PAX he wouldn't necessarily get elsewhere. And you would have a hard time convincing me that HE doesn't know that.
  13. Feminism

    As long as Mike continues to use PAX as a vehicle to say boneheaded shit, people are going to hold PAX accountable for it. I don't think that's unfair.
  14. Who's the biggest nerd?

    I like to anonymously make fun of girls on the Internet.
  15. Feminism

    It also helps you identify who to save last in a theoretical burning building situation. Just saying. :-P
  16. Feminism

    I think you're probably over-thinking it. Everyone is different and there's no blanket response that would work as a universal solution, anyway. You have to just gauge the response and decide if you think it's best or not.
  17. Board Game Recommendations

    I highly recommend Quarriors. It's a dice building game that's pretty easy to pick up and learn. It's been our go to game for lunch gaming sessions at work lately. I ended up buying a copy and bringing it home to play with my kids and they love it as well. Usual play session time is about an 30 min to an hour depending on how many people are playing. I didn't see any mention of Ticket to Ride, that should be on the list of any looking to get their feet wet in board gaming.
  18. Gone Home from The Fullbright Company

    Ghost porn is the best porn.
  19. Gone Home from The Fullbright Company

    I'm really proud to see the Fullbright Company do this. If the games industry every hopes to grow up, someone in the room has to start acting like an adult. For someone who tries to give off the air that he doesn't give a shit what anyone says, Mike seems to get get very defensive in a hurry. Having frequent diarrhea of the mouth often gets dismissed when you're in teens and early 20's, but by 35 you should have learned the value of at least being civil and courteous. It's not about censorship, it's about respect. You can't handle commentary on something deeply personal like gender identity and sexuality the same way you handle commentary on the video games industry. I'll admit there were times in my life when I was younger when I probably would have made similar comments. But then I met people from other walks of life, and learned that I needed to grow, mature, and revise my opinions. And I'm in Texas. I can't think of a single good excuse for a 35 year old living in a progressive area like Seattle to continue holding the same opinions that he does. I think there's a lot of good stuff that PA as a company drives that I enjoy, (Child's Play, Strip Search, Rain-slick games). Penny Arcade has done some good things for the industry. I just want to see Mike and Jerry to start forming some grown up opinions on these issues because I can't continue supporting PA if they don't.
  20. I Had A Random Thought...

    I don't understand. Was he Japanese or Chinese?
  21. Dead Rising 3

    You know what appeals to Call of Duty fans? More Call of Duty. Why bother chasing those assholes?
  22. Life

    Sometimes we play the "Which co-workers do you think regularly smoke weed?" game at my office when boredom sets in.
  23. Steam Trading Card

    I don't know, but I just want to say that you fight like a farmer.
  24. Dragon's Crown: Gaze past the giant witch tits

    I don't think this argument has ever held up to any kind of logical scrutiny. There is no difference between directly telling someone to stop bringing up a problem and making a general complaint that you're tired of discussing the problem. Either way, you don't want to hear about it. Unfortunately, that's a bad recipe for engineering social change. The only way things get better is if people continue to press the issue. It IS exhausting to constantly revisit the issue, but if we don't, change will never happen.
  25. Nextbox 1080: The Reckoning

    Looks like indies still won't be able to self publish. Microsoft must REALLY like EA.