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  • Aaron Wilkins

    Beat Shadow of Mordor. For some reason I got screwed out of an unmissable trophy though so that sucks.

  • P_Punk

    Not sure if I can keep up studying Japanese for the next 5+ years. I can’t imagine how Rosetta Stone would make anyone fluent in this language, it has to be a complete lie.

  • Leon Evelake
    • P_Punk

      I saw a BronyxHank pic, must gouge eyes out.

    • Leon Evelake

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      Oh God what have I done?!!!!??
      That was supposedvto be a specific image link…I didntvmean to expose people to such filth.

      What is with these “people ” we call bronies. I search berserk then there is pony gutsbor pony band of the hawk. King if the hill? Freaking bornized.
      We should while this wretched, blightful, disgrace from the face if the earth.

  • Leon Evelake

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  • dracosummoner

    “As a female supporter of Gamergate, this article (I’d call it “meh” compared to some of the more blatantly we-hate-GamerGate pieces I’ve read) makes me absolutely cringe. Horrible. If you can’t write a piece that accurately describes what Gamergate is about, please, just don’t bother. The journalism ethics is what pulled me in initially, but the broadening scope of neo-feminists and sex-negative feminists – who do NOT speak for all women – deeply disturbed me.

    I have been a gamer since I was a child and have never been made to feel the way these women, some of whom ARE NOT EVEN GAMERS AT ALL (I’m looking at you, Anita Sarkeesian, who claims in her video series to love games but then can be found in another clip saying she doesn’t know much about games and had to do a lot of research for the project, all the while cherrypicking examples and using them completely out of context) say they supposedly feel. And please, do not hold Leigh Alexander up as a pinnacle of *anything* – I urge you to go look at some of the tweets she’s made over the last several years. She’s as vitriolic and bullying as anyone on the Gamergate side might be.

    I have personally felt more bullied and vilified in one month of reading about Gamergate than I have in more than 25 years of being a gamer. I’m a proponent of equal – read that, EQUAL – rights for everyone. What some of the anti-GG movement moves toward goes well beyond that, to preferential treatment for females, elimination of the patriarchy, and a mindset that sex is an awful and shameful thing. If you don’t want to play those games – DON’T. Play other games. Patronize developers that make the games you want. But don’t spoil gaming for the rest of us by trying to change the entire culture. There *is* room for everyone, but that means people backing off and respecting the fact there will always be some game released that someone isn’t comfortable with.

    And please, for the love of everything unholy, someone research the ethical issues with the collusion of the major gaming “journalism” sites, their use of Patreon to fund developers they like (and subsequently give good reviews to), and the whole debacle behind IndieCade. Come back with an article, CNN, that actually addresses all these things. I sincerely urge anyone who read this article to go seek out a Huffington Post interview from last week with three female Gamergate supporters. The problem with almost every piece in the mainstream media right now is that they are only covering one side – and when they are covering the pro-Gamergate side, it is still severely slanted toward being anti-GG. I’m just tired of it, and I’m tired of feminists trying to speak for me simply because of my gender – sort of ironic, isn’t it? No matter how much I tell them their views aren’t mine, they continue to insist that I must listen and believe because they supposedly know what’s best for me – to the point of being harassing, rude, condescending, and denigrating a hobby I’ve had for more than a quarter of a century.”

    ~ top-rated comment on the linked CNN GamerGate piece

    • P_Punk

      Some people who are confused about GG are saying ” if you don’t like it, then make your own game”.
      Which is like saying if you don’t like this movie/food/car/sweater/bicycle/picture/sneaker, why don’t you make it yourself?

      There are lots of things I don’t like, but if I had the time, resources, or knowledge to make that single thing I didn’t like into something I did like I probably would still not do that because there’s an established industry and more passionate people do that already.

      “A:Damn the Bills suck this year.
      B:Well why don’t you make them not suck!? Go and play for them already!”

    • dracosummoner

      I can see what you’re saying. The way I see it, nature abhors a vacuum. Let us say we remove every trend Sarkeesian and company want removed. Fine. Replace them with something worthwhile, or we may well end up with something worse. Likewise for the SJWs and GGers who want to see their opposition removed, and in my experience this is slanted heavily toward SJWs wanting to see the end of GG, but I don’t usually hear the opposite from the GGers outside of the infamous death threats, which I’ve seen on both sides.

    • Leon Evelake

      I am not getting into this specific debate.
      But I utterly despise the “you can’t criticritize this unless you can create in the same field (or) don’t like it? Why don’t you make one arguments.”

    • http://iadagraca.com/ BasedWolf

      Someone properly described the politics of all this…

      It is a conflict of authoritarian left and libertarian left. Gamers as a majority tend to lean libertarian left (wanting freedom to choose), and the objectives of people the media is siding with is authoritarian left (wanting a standard general of inclusiveness) in a lot of ways.

      Note how a lot of these sites label gg as a conservative movement but that couldn’t be any further from the truth. This clouds the idea that this is a conflict of the left primarily, and instead right versus left issue. Their basis of this is breitbart and adam baldwin being supporters, that is their ONLY factual reasoning.

      As much as i don’t like political groups, the it’s hard to ignore whats going on here.

  • Hongo

    Carving pumpkins.

    Suck ass.

    • P_Punk

      Sucking Pumpkin.

      Carve asses.

  • P_Punk

    Nintendo is entirely to blame for how the industry is so misogynistic and desensitized to violence these days. Saving Princess Peach over and over, killing wave after wave of enemies, all the while Mario represents the male power fantasy of sporting a fabulous moustache while saving yo’ gal from that horny bastard.
    Did they once ever think how children would look up to Jumpman? No, they only saw money and the opportunity to change generations into ego-boosted, testosterone-filled males that seek to kill hundreds, and at the end save that poor damsel in distress.

    • Hongo

      Or that its the oldest type of story most told.

      The hero saves the damsel and answers a booty call.

      Before that it was Disney films.

      Before that it was passed from generations, cultures, etc.

    • P_Punk

      Don’t try to change the subject, this is Nintendo’s fault and you know it.

  • P_Punk

    “Basically, if it’s for the PSP and it’s available on the PlayStation Network, it can be played on the little black box.”

    That’s where you are wrong Kotaku, many Japanese companies don’t like the idea of their portable titles being played on a pseudo-console, and have asked Sony to remove them from the PSTV eligible game list. More games are going to be removed too.

    • Aaron Wilkins

      Any idea why they don’t want people playing on the PSTV?

    • P_Punk

      Not sure Sega, Konami, and others are weird.

    • http://iadagraca.com/ BasedWolf

      “but but, we wanted to make money off of releasing the hd version!”

  • Hongo

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    • P_Punk

      I don’t want no dic pics hongo >:(

    • dracosummoner

      I thought you said DLC.

    • Hongo

      Everyone has a few on their phone.

    • http://iadagraca.com/ BasedWolf

      Huh?

    • P_Punk

      Text that number to see some good wood.