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  1. FYI: Not even going to read this.  I've been drugged (not sure if I was raped since I lost all memories), and also assaulted twice.  My friends have been raped, including one who actually killed the guy after she got his gun.  Don't need to be further traumatized by Doro.

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  2. Ah, I get it! If bad figures are skewed towards men, it's because men are evil. But if figures are skewed towards women, it's because of the patriarchy and misogynists!


    Correct.  Women don't have ridiculously high rates of rape and sexual assault in the U.S. because they rape themselves.  And I suspect the relative domestic violence parity is probably due to a higher percentage of men making reports because they are less afraid of the consequences.

  3. That was my point exactly.

    It is sexist they way the gaming companies potray men as evil and they need to bring equality to games


    Oh, ok!  I'd lost the tone of the thread.  Thanks for clarifying.







    Edit: for my own sake, I have to assume you're just joking. No one really says 'male fantasy'.


    What do they say?  Archetypes?  Apparently I need to work on my Sarkeesianese.  Cheers, Doro.
  4. Carmen Sandiego?  your avatar looks like her silver hmmmmm.


    She's my Champions Online beta character.  Hell Fox.  My favorite Champions character was Calamity Cricket, but she didn't photograph well. :O


    Sweden reported today to be considering adding sexist gaming labels to games.  Sweden is the #3 happiest country in the world right now, but that ranking may plummet after Doro attacks.



  5. Prices of products often have (sadly) little to do with costs of their creation.  Well things that are costly to produce usually are expensive, but if something is cheap to produce and/or distribute it does not mean it will be cheap.


    It may cost more, but for many good (from game corporations point of view) reasons digital distribution is usually more expensive than boxed version, at least for new games.



    You also have to remember that for many people digital download is worth more.  They don't have to spent time & effort to get to a shop and get a box.





    As for DA:Inqusition - some review I've read mentioned there is i.e. no big city in this game at all + taking into account a fact that DA:I is expensive & will have gazzilion of DLCs + there are other things I don't like about DA:I from what I saw & read - I will pass for now. 


    I've heard the cost of making a game box and physically distributing it are like 50% of the price of a new game.  Digital distribution is far cheaper, but that savings was never was passed on to the consumer when the distribution model shifted.  The public is still paying the same regardless of how they purchase, even though digital is far more profitable for the publisher.

  6. With regards to the lack, or perceived lack, of female main characters in games, how often is the main bad guy actually female.


    That registers as an evil witch/mother trope, which is still about male fantasy, so it's can't support female main characters in games, imo.

  7. Goblins vs. Gnomes is a good idea. Makes me want to play Hearthstone.


    Not so sure about Overwatch.  If they really did borrow or convert the Titan gameworld and won't admit it, then it almost looks like they were in fact making Wildstar so--


    Thanks for the write-up.   :*)  Do you have a personal blog? 

  8. Heh.. I learned the term "feminazi" from Mad magazine... where they promptly apologized for offending any nazis ^_^


    And since this thread has now accomplished Godwin's Law, which violates the #1 forum rule, it should be closed.  I'm offended.


    Either that, or I'm calling out the mods for a humiliating failure to do their jobs.

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  9. Her logic being that because 'society expects women to shave' (bollocks does it)


    There is absolutely pressure from models, even directly from boyfriends.  Agree though that picking domestic violence against woman only is a mistake.

  10. Problem with female main characters... that's courtesy of feminazis... male character you can have tortured, beaten, blown up, dragged behind a van, beheaded, then revived to repeat the process and no one bats an eyelash.  Do that to a female character, you'd better be insured against pitchforks, torches, and gallows.


    Don't think this is true, but it's another good example of men in this thread overtly feeling defensive from feminism.  Maybe you haven't played GTA, Max Payne, or the last Tomb Raider, a game that really gets off on brutalizing Lara.


  11. Rift's version of Gamebryo uses a single-core, which means all of those AMD cores aren't doing anything for you.  The 4Gz seems really good though, so you probably don't need to worry about it.  I'm not a technie, but I've just seen the complaints over the years in the Rift forums.  Here is a recent thread where people talk about it:



  12. Example 1

    kinda starship troopers, but again, not participated in by women who chose, but rather mandatory, by quota.  and not every women is a Private Vasquez


    pushback, backlash, whatever... when the game is no longer about (winning on) issues, but about taking the other team out of the game...  & this is happening on both sides...  all i see is everyone losing ground.


    Thanks for posting the Norway thing.  Had no idea they and Israel had mandatory military for women. Not sure how I feel about that.  I suppose it's fair, just like the men can wear long hair now.


    Locally here in Arizona, it's a Republican-run smear campaign of half-lies every night.  Same old thing.  I'm 100% motivated now to go and just pull the Dem lever.

  13. bad underpants can ruin ANYBODIES day.


    & it isn't like you can try them on to make sure.  so the first purchase is always a crap shoot.

    Right? And then once you find some you like, by the time you realize you need more, they don't make them anymore. Because good things always have to evolve into worse things to drive revenue and profit margin. Microsoft proves that. All I want is some comfortable women's boxers, and I get this crap.  Why do I need a bow tie and two inches of lace frill on boxer shorts?

    I read Sexual Personae in college and agreed about as much with Paglia then as now. It's silly to call feminism "moribund". Women have to keep pushing back like Democrats have to keep pushing back against Republicans in the U.S., and there is a lot of overlap. A neutral majority doesn't mean anything in the same way that a neutral/passive majority also doesn't vote in elections, except...this issue has a much higher who-cares factor.


    Paglia is drop-dead genius isn't she?  She hypnotizes your eyes with her mind.  Thanks for linking the videos.


  14. It is safe to use.

    In the case of Archeage, this is debatable due to the rootkit anti-hacking stuff it installs, which supposedly then doesn't uninstall itself fully even if you uninstall the game. This is just what I've heard.

  15. At some point this century, bombarded by an agonizingly right-on, feminist, PC doctrine through the liberal media, many men decided it was time to stop being men and embrace their inner sister.

    I started happened long before this century, when hunting was replaced by gathering and agrarian societies, and group cooperation and home-making became the evolutionary advantage instead of killing and eating.


    I was shopping for new undies today, and I'd like to challenge Doro to embrace his inner sister to buy and wear the below undies, the better to gain a perspective on what it's like to be a gamer geek girl, since he seems to be trying to be an expert.  Just for a few weeks, the "supergirl panties with tutu."



  16. Oh, and Felicia Day, the creator of The Guild, finally posted about #gamergate.




    I'm sure she only posted because she's an attention-seeking money-grubber who likes to play the victim card or something (right, guys?), but she disguises it really well by coming across as very honest and sincere.  Must be some sort of feminist trick.


    Right.  She's clearly a no-name who is just trying to get attention.  If Felicia Day stays silent out of serious fear, and then the fear is immediately clearly justified, it's sort of hard to say this doesn't really exist.


    Thanks so much for linking this.  Duly signal boosted to all of my 150 Tumblr followers (lol..). And thanks for reminding me there is more of a groaner anti-hero ending than the recent Dexter final season (Felicia in Dr. Horrible).

  17. It's ok to say if something offends you. Just don't make them out to be a villain first. 


    I was under the impression that "deluded, overly sensitive special snowflakes" were being villainized in this thread, but making a distinction between degrees of overreaction is a good point.  I changed the tag out of kindness.  It's probably a lot harder than most people would think being transgendered, and the same could be said for a woman constantly living under the male gaze.  It's dismissive to banish treatment of women issues to a far off place like the Middle East and say it's only imagined here in the U.S. where ongoing misogyny, at the very least in the form of rape threats and violence, are documented and happening right now.

  18. Ah, I see. Thanks for clarifying.


    So its like those people on Tumblr who hate the terms He or She and get offended if you use them, instead of their own made-up word XIe/Xe. Or those that equate making fun of furries as akin to the Holocaust. Bet they're fun at parties.


    Fortuantely, they usually stay online. The closest real life example I've encountered is some guy at Gamestop telling me I shouldn't play Assasin's Creed 3 because it's an "insult to Native Americans". I just stared at him and walked away.


    I had a trans person take issue with a tag I used when I reblogged her selfie a few days ago, so I changed it for her and apologized.  I didn't understand what the big deal was, but who am I to judge how she feels about something?  And who are you?  It seems to me that raising an eyebrow and scoffing at other people for their feelings makes you a worse person than people who overreact and imagine things.

  19. It seems like if you want to discuss programming, then that's what you're in for.  At least there is Stackoverflow.  I can't think of another venue where upvoting and downvoting works so usefully.  Heavy up and down-voting in game forums seems to just rend the fabric of their very existence.

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