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1  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: October 21, 2016, 06:29:34 PM
I mostly only ever come on here to post stuff about this subject, but it's really fascinating to me. So anyway, iirc, I was asked why social justice and feminism have become "bad words" and I found a video that sums it up well, though I've probably posted stuff in relation to it in the past.

The video is about 30 minutes but I found it to be pretty funny in a self deprecating way, but I'll give a summary anyway.
The idea is that social justice *warriors* have low "integrative complexity" that makes them inflexible in their opinions because their entire worldview is informed by their ideology that if there's a disparity then that must be equal to oppression/discrimination: see equality of opportunity vs equality of outcome and equal representation in the media, disproportionate policing of low income neighborhoods because the most crime happens predominantly in neighborhoods inhabited by racial minorities, etc.

It's like if a feminist says that gendered toys for kids or gendered clothes are sexist, but they're gendered because most people/kids tend toward the things associated with their genders, or that the pink tax (high prices for women's stuff) is sexist even though they're more expensive because they have more ingredients like women's shampoo for example.
This is the problem with feminist studies, that they use their mindset to explain anything as oppression if it seems like it could be.
case in point

I'd be interested in debating this with someone, though I rarely get online and basically never check replies to any posts I make, so I guess send a PM if this interests you and feel like talking about it, maybe I'll get back to you.
2  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: September 24, 2016, 04:54:40 AM
Not any particular song, but a band
LSD and the Search for God
Heaven is a Place
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: September 01, 2016, 05:30:15 AM
We blame the group of people but not the behavior

(the last minute or so is a little heartbreaking to watch)
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 19, 2016, 03:52:52 AM
So how do I find that much dick to suck?
5  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: August 03, 2016, 02:59:29 AM
Was curious about how Josh would end up feeling about Xenogears. :c
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: July 30, 2016, 03:36:16 AM
I keep finding really small channels, just found a new one and it's pretty fucking adorable.
7  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: July 29, 2016, 06:10:38 AM
BLM has headed to Europe now

I was in the Bernie camp and didn't have any plan if he lost, but I keep comparing the arguments of youtubers I like that're mostly middle left, to the arguments made by the rest of the left, and the latter ones come out looking a bit weak. (no intentions of seeming like a dick with this post, btw)

On the concerns that policies Donald Trump would enact may disadvantage certain people
Immigration and Islam
Inciting violence
That's a lot of links, sorry about that, but I felt like giving some perspective on this, and one last video for shits and giggles.

edit: Keep in mind that this time last year, I would have gone to one of his rallies to pretend I was one of them and yell they took our jobs but that was before I realized people started doing that more or less, except it was Bernies supporters (unironically) calling him a bigot.
8  Media / Game Journals / Re: Retro Encounter Podcast Thread on: July 15, 2016, 05:48:39 AM
Alana and Josh, plus Robert because it sounded like this may concern him: you guys should play all three Xenosagas, and the second game gets a lot of crap but it's really good after the learning curve with the battle system like the way Resonance of Fate's battle system is convoluted but eventually it clicks if given time.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Chase: Cold Case Investigations coming to NA on: July 04, 2016, 11:55:19 PM
A very relevant comment made on that article:

I read some impressions of the japanese version which came out not long ago. Don't expect too much from this first ex-CiNG outing, people (but do support it please!)

It is 3-5 hours long at max and it doesn't have a lot to it. You investigate some things in a mostly non-interactive fashion; It's just a VN basically. The story itself is sorta forgettable but it definitely feels like this Tokyo cop you're playing as is an alter ego of Kyle Hyde in his detective-days before the events of Hotel Dusk despite the fact that he's now japanese and it takes place in Tokyo.

The impressions I read were that of disappointments. Don't expect this to be the second coming of Hotel Dusk. It doesn't even have Rika Suzuki; the writer of the Another Codes or Hotel Dusks.

This game is Arc System Works testing the waters to see what sticks. Please support this game despite knowing it won't be the best ever and allow them to create a truly great game afterwards, once they've got air under their wings.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The tri-Ace General Discussion (& Star Ocean 5) Thread on: July 03, 2016, 02:45:33 PM
I'm not surprised about SO5, actually I'd be surprised if it had gotten above 80%, and I don't remember the first three games having much backtracking but aside from that it seems like pretty much the same deal as the rest of the series mainly with its story but serviceable battle system - too many undeveloped characters and too much technical/political/historical jargon
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: June 13, 2016, 01:53:57 AM
Hilarious irony
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF12 HD - Zodiac Age (whoomp there it is) on: June 07, 2016, 05:15:13 AM
Is turbo mode just the ability to speed up battles and animations?
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: June 05, 2016, 02:34:56 AM
This is probably going to be the last time I post about it here, and I didn't check for replies to any other posts I made about this or related topics, because of the possibility that debate may get heated (if anyone wants to debate, send a PM) and derail a thread.

IIRC there was another slight little joke made alluding to ethics in games in the last episode (don't remember it word for word) and I don't personally associate with this "consumer movement" as it's called by its proponents, but I think it raises valid criticisms of games journalism.

This is the article that made me want to post this here
I don't follow the game news from major outlets generally, so I'd only heard about occasional cases of questionable "journalistic" reviews/coverage, and I guess it's still a thing.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: June 02, 2016, 06:13:56 AM
17 year old kid facing potential jail time for mocking religion
This kid is pretty damn funny imo.
15  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Should a game ever have auto battles? on: June 02, 2016, 12:55:52 AM
I guess technically tower defense and RTS games, like Unholy Heights and Pixel Junk Monsters, but those are obvious.
One of the really cool things Persona 3 did, but not Persona 4 iirc, was let me tell party members to go attack (mostly weak) enemies without me going into battle, and since it was brought up in the podcast, WA3 has useless slooooow as fuck auto battle.
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