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MattsworknameIm disapointed in rocksteady regarding the pc verison of ARkham knight. I woudl have thought they weould have learned there leason after the debaucle with arkham origions. Apparently now06/23/2015 - 3:04pm
Matthew Wilson a interesting article, but I tend not to be a fan of public funding for games.06/23/2015 - 1:29pm
james_fudgeEZK: 100 percent true.06/23/2015 - 12:02pm
PHX Corp Senate votes in favour of giving Obama enhanced negotiating powers to complete major Trans-Pacific trade deal06/23/2015 - 11:52am
PHX Corptheres is a response from one of the developers(ryan Moore) from my previous shout post - 8:41am
PHX Corp AMD And Nvidia Users Reporting Serious Problems With PC Version Of 'Batman: Arkham Knight'06/23/2015 - 8:28am
MechaTama31Is it too much to hope for that an industry association might care about its customers? Probably... :/06/23/2015 - 7:21am
E. Zachary KnightDuring the whole SOPA thing, the VGVN was starkly silent. When it comes to DMCA issues, the VGVN is completely silent. When it comes to the expected and inevitable issue of copyright extension, I doubt the VGVN will say anything.06/23/2015 - 7:07am
E. Zachary KnightJames, Papa, The VGVN is definitely an astroturfing group. You can tell because when it comes to issues that are strictly consumer, the VGVN is silent. It only speaks when the issues are good for publishers as well.06/23/2015 - 7:06am
james_fudgeSome say VGVN is astroturfing06/23/2015 - 5:47am
MattsworknameAnd as I've said before, The sooner the RIAA, MPAA, and ESA are dismantled, the bette.06/23/2015 - 1:34am
Papa MidnightExcept for when it tries to claim that it is representative of consumers. Anyone else remember the "Video Game Voters Network"?06/23/2015 - 12:35am
Andrew EisenCorrect. The ESA represents publishers, not consumers.06/22/2015 - 11:39pm
Matthew Wilson@matt you got it wrong, it isnt the ESA's job to care about consumers. the ESA is a trade group like the mpaa, or the riaa, and just as bad.06/22/2015 - 11:11pm
MattsworknameThe whole gamergate part of it was all measured talk and lacked any real value in my view. And his dmca spiel was utter bullshit. The sooner the esa breaks up and is replaced by people who actually care about the consumers, the better.06/22/2015 - 11:08pm
PHX Corp ESA talks #Gamergate, DMCA and E3's Future06/22/2015 - 9:49pm
Mattsworknameinfomation that the issues the so called SJWs bring up seem minor and petty by comparison06/22/2015 - 8:30pm
MattsworknameI think the big issue , at least to some people ,is the look at the SJWS as fighting battles over unimportant issues , when viewed against the issues they see on the news every night. Combined with the media lanscape, the web, youtube , you get so much06/22/2015 - 8:30pm
ZippyDSMleeWell I am off to play Mass Effect 1 some.06/22/2015 - 8:17pm
ZippyDSMleeI try and stay in the middle and think out the fallout. I'm not that bothered by SWJ's but I worry about we might get to a point of silly self censorship or the like.06/22/2015 - 8:07pm
ZippyDSMleeAndrew Eisen: Also some people live in opposite land too.06/22/2015 - 8:04pm
ZippyDSMleeYay layout.spellcheckDefault;2 now firefoxs redlines everything...oh wait! LOL06/22/2015 - 8:03pm
Andrew EisenI don't think the problem is often people inferring what the author REALLY meant by "reading between the lines." More often it appears that they didn't read (or watch) the damn thing in the first place.06/22/2015 - 8:03pm
ZippyDSMleedarn it my global spell check is off.06/22/2015 - 8:00pm
Andrew EisenYes, sadly many insist on making things up in order to justify their outrage.06/22/2015 - 8:00pm
ZippyDSMleeAh ya I had to fix that, if it still amkes no sense my last post should. Not everyone reads the same things and understands it the same. If that makes any sense.06/22/2015 - 8:00pm
ZippyDSMleeI can understand that but not everyone reads things plainly or straight up, they always read between the lines and infer things, this can be problematic if you are overly negtitive…..06/22/2015 - 7:59pm
Andrew EisenFor example, in the post EZK linked to earlier, Sarkeesian is not complaining about violent games or violence in games.06/22/2015 - 7:54pm
ZippyDSMleeAndrew Eisen: Ya but if you mence to many words or use them poorly you infer the worest of what people are thinking.06/22/2015 - 7:52pm
Andrew EisenTrue but there are many who really need to learn that "making an observation," "stating an opinion," and/or "criticizing" is not automatically the same thing as "complaining."06/22/2015 - 7:48pm
ZippyDSMleeI have come to the opioin that no matter what you do people will complain.....06/22/2015 - 7:46pm
Craig R.It appears that Sarkeesian has officially become the Bloody Mary for (a certain segment of) internet users06/22/2015 - 7:00pm
Mattsworknamesadly all to common, just spend a few hours on xboxlive and you'll see all you need of that. IT has gotten better, but it's still a problem and anyone who doesn't think so needs to look at the facts.06/22/2015 - 4:11pm
MattsworknameAS for the argument about John olivers show and all that, I hadn't seen it ,but some of the points people on the shout have brought up are true. Online, women and minorities get lots of crap. Its how things are online, and its not a good thing, but it is06/22/2015 - 4:10pm
MattsworknameI dont feel like its fair to bang on about violence in games as if its inherently bad. Its just another way to engage the player in the games world, and there are games where its the best and most effective way to do so.06/22/2015 - 4:08pm
Mattsworknamegames with arty styles or other, unique game mechanics, but there fewer and far between. While I do thing that more games should look for other ways to engage the players ,i don06/22/2015 - 4:06pm
MattsworknameTo comment on a few things. When it comes to games ,violence is a common thing cause its an easy and efficent way to give a came confict ands stakes. And few big name games can function without it as away to engage the player. Most games that do are indie06/22/2015 - 4:06pm
Papa MidnightFurthermore, John Oliver was not wrong. In totality, white men are subjected to significantly less harrassment online than other races, and women. But don't take my word for it: - 3:57pm
Papa MidnightWonderkarp: To answer your question -- It is because I have not yet seen a moment where their appearance hasn't resulted in an all-out criticism of the outlet, and the persons featured - along with the usual "they're pushing their SJW Agenda" talk.06/22/2015 - 3:54pm
E. Zachary KnightWonder, and you wonder why no one takes your arguments seriously. You are completely dismissive of anything you don't agree with to the point that you resort to making stuff up.06/22/2015 - 3:13pm
Matthew Wilson@james yes, but unless invited by sony or ms indie games arent shown at e3. e3 costs to much.06/22/2015 - 3:12pm
WonderkarpBecause I dont care about the Concerns. They are a waste of time. A Culture Critic will spend all this time asking "Why?" but this is Art, and all I care is Artists asking "Why Not?"06/22/2015 - 3:10pm
james_fudge286k is a lot for an indie developer.06/22/2015 - 3:10pm
Matthew Wilson@EZK my guess its about the size of the 4X market, so 300k to 400k copies a game. simply put big publishers wont touch it. maybe you can convince a smaller one like paradox, but I doubt it.06/22/2015 - 3:10pm
E. Zachary KnightMatthew, those numbers tell me that there is a market for those types of games. However, exploration is not the only alternative to violence.06/22/2015 - 3:07pm
E. Zachary KnightWonder, No one is saying the Doom and other violent games shouldn't exist. Why don't you try actually replying to the concerns raised rather than straw men.06/22/2015 - 3:06pm
Wonderkarpmake something. Otherwise you are just parroting the 90s Violence Crusade06/22/2015 - 3:00pm
Wonderkarpmake and fund them. I'm pretty certain there is nothing stopping Anita Sarkeesian from making whatever game she wants now. Her name is known enough that she could feasibly get some indie devs and put a game on Kickstarter. So just STFU about Doom and06/22/2015 - 3:00pm
WonderkarpI think its a waste of time for anybody to complain about the violence in Doom. Its Doom. Its its own Genre. Its a pointless arguement that got beaten in court over and over again. Let Doom be Doom. If you want your passive none violent games,06/22/2015 - 2:59pm
Matthew Wilsonthe vanishing of ethan carter only sold 268k. exploration games a very much a niche, and if you want them your going to be paying a premium for them.06/22/2015 - 2:56pm
Matthew Wilson@EZK but at the end of the day those games need to make money. gone home only sold 500k copies, and as far as I know it has done the best of that type of game.06/22/2015 - 2:53pm
E. Zachary KnightMatthew, I am of the opinion that we have to much of a focus on violence in the games industry. So much so, those seeking to explore other gameplay experiences get laughed at or dismissed.06/22/2015 - 2:48pm
Sora-ChanCon't2: Heck, I think it's only recently that it's been 'ok' for men to talk about when they get breast cancer. That's been a long road in just itself.06/22/2015 - 2:45pm
Sora-ChanCon't: It's basically a whole slew of social stigma that prevents the "white male" from talking, from abuse, to harassment, to being raped, to even racial targeting. Just cause people don't talk about it, doesn't mean it doens't exist.06/22/2015 - 2:44pm
Sora-Chan@Wonderkarp: That's the thing though, we don't hear about it. And I'm sure most of it isn't the fault of the media (for once). Men tend to not talk up about this kind of stuff since they feel it makes people look down upon them. Much like in rape cases.06/22/2015 - 2:42pm
Matthew WilsonI dissagree with her on the complaint about too many violent games though. we hit the limit of what we game do game wise based on exploring an the ps2 era. that and games focused on exploration tend not to sell well.06/22/2015 - 2:39pm
E. Zachary KnightI didn't get the chance to do this myself, so I rely on Femenist Frequency's compiling of the data. - 2:08pm
WonderkarpI can site a good story on that from a male getting harassed. good story from a friend of mine.06/22/2015 - 1:56pm
WonderkarpI'm sure if there were more high profile stories of Harassment in Gaming, he would have used those instead. But I do take umbridge with his saying that Men dont get Harassment because of White Penis. That is BULLSH. Maybe not as high profile but its there06/22/2015 - 1:56pm
Wonderkarpexamples). Its almost like you want make the video about just Wu and Sarkeesian when its not. I hope that Intimate property bill passes. I dont think people should be able to revenge porn others for sharing something intimate with another. 06/22/2015 - 1:43pm
WonderkarpPapa,why do you think "GamerGate" would start attacking John Oliver when he doesn't once mention "Gamergate"? Kinda odd that you focus on 2 of the examples than the actual message itself(Which is a pretty damn good message despite my opinion on 2 of the06/22/2015 - 1:42pm
Technogeek(It also privileges faiths that oppose marriage equality above those that support it. I mean, nobody's calling for interracial marriages to be called something else, but it's still not impossible to find religions that consider it evil.)06/22/2015 - 11:41am
TechnogeekThe objection people have to same-sex marriage has nothing to do with the 'marriage' part, and everything to do with the 'ew gay people' part.06/22/2015 - 11:39am
TechnogeekMattsworkname: As weird as it is to agree with Skunk on anything related to social issues, yeah, giving the same rights under a different name isn't going to work.06/22/2015 - 11:39am
Papa MidnightHere's the video of it as posted to YouTube by HBO. Pay close attention to the comments section. - 11:20am
Papa MidnightLast Week Tonight with John Oliver discussed the experience of Women on the internet, last night. In his segment, he had a small feature including Brianna Wu and Anita Sarkeesian. How long till the GamerGate crowd starts attacking John Oliver now?06/22/2015 - 11:19am
Infophile@Goth_Skunk: As I said, "My opinion: Mustafa has a problem with not thinking through how her words will be read by people who aren't already at an Intersection Racism/Feminism 400 level, especially when taken out of context." Bingo!06/22/2015 - 10:26am
Ivresse*hides* please tell me when the nasty karp has gone. ^^06/22/2015 - 9:46am
Matthew Wilson The Jimquisition: Shenmue 3 – The Good, The Bad, And The Iffy by jim sterling.06/22/2015 - 9:26am
WonderkarpYOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH IVRESSE!!!06/22/2015 - 8:52am
Ivresse140 days till Bethesda announces Fallout 4 is delayed :-P06/22/2015 - 8:44am
MattsworknameMan we really need to put a countdown clock on the shout box for wonderkarp06/22/2015 - 7:49am
Wonderkarp141 Days Till Fallout 406/22/2015 - 7:41am
MattsworknameYou might be right goth, but as i've pointed out before, this conflict was needless and pointless, and personally, i think it should have been avoided. Last thing this country needs is MORE division06/22/2015 - 6:51am
Goth_SkunkSo in principle, I believe it is necessary that same-sex unions be referred to as marriages, just as the unions between opposite-sex couples are. No matter how much people kick and scream in protest.06/22/2015 - 6:47am
Goth_SkunkWhile legally the same thing, it's also the principle of the matter to refer to Same-Sex marriage as something "other" than marriage. It reeks of a more recent rendition "Separate, but equal" all over again.06/22/2015 - 6:45am
Mattsworknameavoided the issue althogether I think, But who knows. once the court case is done, then maybe this shit will stop being and issue06/22/2015 - 6:09am
MattsworknameYou know, the whole same sex thing alway seemed wierd to me. I always kinda thought that the whole frakkis could have been avoided if they just used a word OTHER then marriage. I mean same rights and all ,but, just dont use that word. could have just06/22/2015 - 6:08am
Goth_Skunk Checkmate.06/22/2015 - 5:20am
InfophileMy opinion: Mustafa has a problem with not thinking through how her words will be read by people who aren't already at an Intersection Racism/Feminism 400 level, especially when taken out of context. That's about the worst of her crimes as I see it06/22/2015 - 5:20am
Infophileother events they can go to. There was a petition to remove her, but it failed to meet the required 3% of students threshold to move forward. So in this case, it's the students not caring enough to remove her06/22/2015 - 5:16am
InfophileBahar Mustafa's words can be seen here: for comparison. Nothing denigrating, just saying she wants a particular event to be for minority women only, and whites and men will have...06/22/2015 - 5:14am
Infophile(Oh, sorry, that quote in my comment was paraphrased, but I believe it's pretty close)06/22/2015 - 5:08am
InfophileTim Hunt was speaking at an event celebrating women in science, and he said that they either "fall in love with you, you fall in love with them, or they cry when you criticize them." After this, he lost an honorary, non-paying position. The horror!06/22/2015 - 5:07am
MechaCrash John Oliver does a thing about online harassment, mentions Sarkeesian and Wu, Gaters clog the comments with their usual level of charm. I know, I know, "never read the comments," but still.06/22/2015 - 2:31am
TechnogeekI'd call you a professional victim, but at least they presumably get paid for it.06/22/2015 - 2:26am
TechnogeekAnd Goth_Skunk: You're seriously trying to compare comments that not even 2% of the students at her university apparently cared about to crap like "when you criticize [women], they cry"?06/22/2015 - 2:26am
TechnogeekAnd given Kennedy's past voting record on gay rights cases, a 5-4 ruling (at minimum) establishing marriage equality nationwide is all but guaranteed.06/22/2015 - 2:11am
TechnogeekMattsworkname: Obergefell v. Hodges is the same-sex marriage case that SCOTUS is going to be releasing their ruling on this week.06/22/2015 - 2:11am
MechaCrashBut who will stick up for straight white men?!06/21/2015 - 11:27pm
Goth_SkunkThe banshees of progressive liberalism really do have the oddest priorities.06/21/2015 - 11:22pm
Goth_Skunk..yet the "diversity officer" of Goldsmith's University is not fired on the spot for her racist, sexist remarks and treatment of heterosexual, caucasian men on campus.06/21/2015 - 11:21pm
Goth_SkunkIt is truly a sad world we live in when an accomplished scientist can be forced to resign amidst an off-colour comment about women tending to be emotional in the workplace..06/21/2015 - 11:19pm
Goth_SkunkSir Tim Hunt could be reinstated after support from hundreds of female academics. - 11:15pm
MattsworknameWhats Obergefell v Hodges?06/21/2015 - 11:07pm
TechnogeekBetween that and the inevitable Scalia descent on Obergefell v. Hodges, I expect that I will soon become the first person to be hospitalized as a result of schadenfreude overexposure.06/21/2015 - 10:56pm
TechnogeekLast Week Tonight's main feature was about Internet harassment, specifically that which is focused primarily towards women.06/21/2015 - 10:56pm
MattsworknameWow, BAttlebots is back on the air, I love this SHOW!06/21/2015 - 10:25pm
Goth_SkunkAnd today's FATHER'S Day! You've got an awesome mom!06/21/2015 - 10:05pm
WymorenceShe said she'll eat the difference of $150, but wow...06/21/2015 - 9:39pm
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