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Everything posted by lumberbaron

  1. Feminism

    You also neglected the part where I said that elected official represent us, and as such I would like to know who they are. So thanks for skipping over that to prove a point. You might think this is an internet born angry mob, but there isn't a ton of places anyone can go for actual coverage as everyone seems to know everyone so they won't cover it, or they are worried about lawsuits so they won't start. Also "Zoe in the nude with her friends through Twitter" what? No. No. Please don't get people calling for this to be following into in the same boat as people doing terrible and nasty things. That is... What? No... I will also argue that Zoe did volunteer for attention as she has given talks in the past and is trying to start her own game jam.
  2. Feminism

    I agree with you. The people who are threatening her are 100% in the wrong. We should start with the fish we have instead of casting back and waiting for it to be right. feelthedarkness brought up Dov Charney, that man should be punished to the fullest extent of the law and had it happen before it got nearly as far as it did.
  3. Feminism

    Excuse me for not thinking that was done is "networking". I see her relationship with Patrick Klepick as "networking". Met through mutual job intersections, worked together on various projects. I am not a fan of his, but I don't see what they did as wrong as that is pretty standard. This does not fall into that category. I think everyone should be held to the regard that we are currently holding her, honestly. Male or female. The Robert Ashley thing is super interesting, honestly, and I get just as annoyed when things like that come to light.
  4. Feminism

    Trust me on this, I grew up far from middle class. I had no friends to pull strings. As far as I have seen in my life this is NOT how business is done, regardless of how movies want us to think. Also, I would call anyone out for this. I don't see how calling Zoe out is misogyny at all. Wouldn't letting it go because she was a woman be misogyny? If this was a guy sleeping with someone for press coverage shouldn't we all freak out the same way? How about instead of saying we should take any one section of people more seriously we just do that and say that this was wrong. Once again, not how business is done.
  5. Feminism

    So are we supposed to just forget that any of this happen? I care about her so far as it extends to games journalism. The previous statement was probably too dismissive in its entirety. If she had a relationship with someone from the media they should have excused themselves from covering her game. End of story.Tons of sites have done that in the past. That didn't happen. The fact that it didn't is concerning.
  6. Feminism

    If that is the case then I was in the wrong with that and I apologize. Also, I don't care either way about her, honestly. I care about what Kotaku did. She is seemingly a lightening rod for this because it may have gone farther than we know, and it was exposed on her end. This makes me angry about the way games are covered in general. Things need to change. If this is true it is not ok in the slightest.
  7. Feminism

    The claim that she currently did not have a boss was inaccurate.
  8. Feminism

    I believe that elected officials personal lives should be an open book. It is their job to represent us. In that manner you should know what you can about the person who is supposed to speak for you. 1. The internet is her office. For someone who publishes and promotes games exclusively on it it is the area that probably takes up most of her time. 2. She has a boss. She currently works at Loveshack Entertainment making Framed. 3. Limited purpose public figure is still a public figure, one of which she completely fits the definition of. I used the public official as an example, but we can also talk about people in bands if you like, or actors, or any one else that would fit into a small market that would raise flags if the same thing happened. If this was a singer going for coverage in a magazine people would be covering it and concerned.
  9. The threat of Big Dog

    Am I a terrible person for seeing that video and thinking "I probably would have stopped when any work at all was involved with getting it into my car".
  10. Feminism

    True, we aren't Saints, none of us. But when your private life intersects your public, and more importantly, your professional, it becomes part of your public and professional life. If my wife was to come into my job and start screaming at me about something at the very least I would have to have a sit down meeting with two higher-ups about how I need to keep that out of the office. This isn't even dating at the office either, this is people who directly have the power to further her career. If this was an elected official or any other "public figure" the stand belief would be that they lose that right to privacy once they "take office". She is nothing if not a public figure, giving talks and going various places to promote her games. I believe that if there is even a concern that she did something unsavory to push herself forward in any manner it should be brought to light.
  11. anime

    Picked up Witch Craft Works on the suggestion of a friend and finished it in two days. Was rather impressed with the entire thing, even if it ended up explaining nothing at at all.
  12. RPG Maker VX Ace

    Been playing around with it for a little over a week and my only complaint is that it is pretty much entirely without tutorial. Chunks of the first section I made are overly complex and basically the wrong way to do things, mainly because I had no other idea how to do it other than some of the very basic and visible notes left out. It is at the very least an interesting experience to be making something, even if it is basically going to fall apart the moment I loose focus.
  13. anime

    Nanana is amazing, although they have a really weird way of ending episodes. For that matter there have been a couple of times that they started an episode and I felt like I missed something. Still love that show though.
  14. Goat Simulator: Queen of Chaos, Bringer of Destruction

    My only concern is that it is going to end up like PAIN or even worse, Naughty Bear. From what I have seen it looks better but those games had some similar mechanics and left a sour taste in my mouth. That said I am probably buying this tonight.
  15. Unnecessary Comical Picture Thread

    That wins at Thanks Obama
  16. The threat of Big Dog Don't know if it was already posted, but they are teaching object to think for themselves. This is the end times people.
  17. Steam Trading Card

    Thoughts? Feelings? Extra Invite?
  18. Guacamelee

    Didn't get that far before the drunken stupor got the better of me and I decided I still wanted to like the game when I put it down for the night. Some of the dimension shifting stuff was clever, some of the required stuff seemed a little extreme. I am all for putting extra secret endings behind whatever walls you can muster, but it sort of felt like the game went for 0 to Super Meat Boy pretty fast.
  19. anime

    Just finished Danganronpa (in one afternoon, thank you), and aside from basically reading wiki's for 20 minutes after to figure out a couple of things I kind of feel like my brains is leaking out of my ear. Speaking of the aforementioned Titan, annoyed else slightly annoyed that the manga is monthly?

    Let me know if you are interested in a game. I got really lucky the other night and had a couple super high level people drag me through a ton of missions for money and XP so I am less of a bumbling mess now.

    Picked up the game on the last day of the sale because I am weak. Played some offline and thought it was interesting but impossible with the AI, tried online and got booted from a mission before it started. Thought I would check with thumbs to see if they wanted to do some looting.
  22. Guacamelee

    If you have a 360 a wireless adapter is like 10 dollars on Amazon. Has everyone gotten past complaining about the random platforming? If not I would like to bitch some. Game randomly seems to want to slow progress down for no reason. I sat down with it one night, with a couple of beers, and really enjoyed myself until there was that entire vertical moving platform that you have to phase in and out of worlds in time thing. I got through that section and put the game down and haven't gone back in a couple of days. I liked it until that point though. Also, what is with indie games doing shout outs to each other recently? It just seems to have suddenly happened one day.
  23. General Video Game Deals Thread

    ~evil laugh~ good. good. I have bought: Ys Collection Tomb Raider Collection Max Payne 3 Complete Guacamelle! Risk of Rain Papers Please Been on the fence about a couple of things. For some reason payday 2 seems to be HUGE on PC and I cannot for the life of me figure out why. It seems cool, but multiplayer games have a habit of going south fast for no reason. Also DMC keeps whispering to me...
  24. Games giveaway

    Not interested in the game at all, but how is it? (Understand this isn't the thread for such discussion. was just lurking when I saw you brought it up)

    I have heard nothing but a ton of things about this game. No idea if it is worth picking up on the sale tonight or if people are still playing it. Advice or talking me out of it are welcome!