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The [Giant]est [Bomb] Ever seen

Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMABaton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
edited April 2014 in Social Entropy++
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You guys see this stuff about hitman go?

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  • HugmasterGeneralHugmasterGeneral Poopmaster General YobuttRegistered User regular
    video games are for perverts

  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    You telling me that man up there is a pervert?
    Huh Ronnie? Huh?

  • HugmasterGeneralHugmasterGeneral Poopmaster General YobuttRegistered User regular
    You telling me that man up there is a pervert?
    Huh Ronnie? Huh?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6G9smtj8Do
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OF3RVXvqFYA

  • Indie WinterIndie Winter die Krähe Rudi Hurzlmeier (German, b. 1952)Registered User regular
    edited April 2014
    a dilemma regarding violence against women in upcoming game Sunless Sea by Failbetter Games:
    Sunless Sea, like Fallen London, takes a gender-blind approach. As part of that, whenever I write story that involves the player’s crew, I am deliberately alternating male and female pronouns for zailors: ‘Your crewman recovers, and you share a pleasant chat with her’, and so forth.
    This is often a bit double-takey because there were basically no female Victorian merchant sailors. But I’m cool with that – the double-take is part of the point. Sunless Sea is history-flavoured fantasy, not history.

    I do, however, find myself hesitating at ‘You crack his mutinous skull with a blow from the gaff-hook’ vs ‘You crack her mutinous skull with a blow from the gaff-hook’. Violence directed at women makes me uncomfortable.

    I can’t tell how much this is (i) retro chivalry, given I’m middle-aged and grew up in an era when men were taught to open doors for women (ii) an assumption that my avatar or other characters will be male, because I’m male (iii) a valid concern, because violence directed against women is An Issue in a way that violence directed against men isn’t.

    I asked my team, and we’re split (interestingly, along generational lines) between ‘err on the side of caution’ and ‘equality should be consistent’. And of course, I can just write around it – it always happens that the men get their skulls stoven in with gaff-hooks in the prose – but even that absence is itself a choice.

    http://sunlessseagame.com/equal-opportunity-injury

    Thoughts?

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  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    I think if you sign up to be in a vidyagame, you gotta be ok with getting cracked in your mutinous skull with a gaff-hook. Seems like it comes with the territory.

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
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  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    What the shit was up with all the load times in that Kinect Sports thing? Holy shit.

  • SomestickguySomestickguy Registered User regular
    Oh GREAT

    I look away for FIVE MINUTES

  • FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    I think if you sign up to be in a vidyagame, you gotta be ok with getting cracked in your mutinous skull with a gaff-hook. Seems like it comes with the territory.

    Those gaff-hooks hate mutineers. Known fact.

  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    a dilemma regarding violence against women in upcoming game Sunless Sea by Failbetter Games:
    Sunless Sea, like Fallen London, takes a gender-blind approach. As part of that, whenever I write story that involves the player’s crew, I am deliberately alternating male and female pronouns for zailors: ‘Your crewman recovers, and you share a pleasant chat with her’, and so forth.
    This is often a bit double-takey because there were basically no female Victorian merchant sailors. But I’m cool with that – the double-take is part of the point. Sunless Sea is history-flavoured fantasy, not history.

    I do, however, find myself hesitating at ‘You crack his mutinous skull with a blow from the gaff-hook’ vs ‘You crack her mutinous skull with a blow from the gaff-hook’. Violence directed at women makes me uncomfortable.

    I can’t tell how much this is (i) retro chivalry, given I’m middle-aged and grew up in an era when men were taught to open doors for women (ii) an assumption that my avatar or other characters will be male, because I’m male (iii) a valid concern, because violence directed against women is An Issue in a way that violence directed against men isn’t.

    I asked my team, and we’re split (interestingly, along generational lines) between ‘err on the side of caution’ and ‘equality should be consistent’. And of course, I can just write around it – it always happens that the men get their skulls stoven in with gaff-hooks in the prose – but even that absence is itself a choice.

    Thoughts?

    I think if you are involved in combat you can be hurt and if you want women in your game with combat then it's silly to exclude them

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  • SomestickguySomestickguy Registered User regular
    OK looking at the timestamps maybe it was more than five minutes

    But STILL

  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    I think it's pretty silly to make a point of having women and then make a point of only killing the men.

  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    a dilemma regarding violence against women in upcoming game Sunless Sea by Failbetter Games:
    Sunless Sea, like Fallen London, takes a gender-blind approach. As part of that, whenever I write story that involves the player’s crew, I am deliberately alternating male and female pronouns for zailors: ‘Your crewman recovers, and you share a pleasant chat with her’, and so forth.
    This is often a bit double-takey because there were basically no female Victorian merchant sailors. But I’m cool with that – the double-take is part of the point. Sunless Sea is history-flavoured fantasy, not history.

    I do, however, find myself hesitating at ‘You crack his mutinous skull with a blow from the gaff-hook’ vs ‘You crack her mutinous skull with a blow from the gaff-hook’. Violence directed at women makes me uncomfortable.

    I can’t tell how much this is (i) retro chivalry, given I’m middle-aged and grew up in an era when men were taught to open doors for women (ii) an assumption that my avatar or other characters will be male, because I’m male (iii) a valid concern, because violence directed against women is An Issue in a way that violence directed against men isn’t.

    I asked my team, and we’re split (interestingly, along generational lines) between ‘err on the side of caution’ and ‘equality should be consistent’. And of course, I can just write around it – it always happens that the men get their skulls stoven in with gaff-hooks in the prose – but even that absence is itself a choice.

    Thoughts?

    I think if you are involved in combat you can be hurt and if you want women in your game with combat then it's silly to exclude them

    It's sort of like when women sign up to be police officers, soldiers, etc. they do so with the understanding that they are putting themselves into the same danger that the duders face. So joining up with a mutinous crew will get you just as cracked in the mutinous skull as a mutinous dude would.

  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    OK looking at the timestamps maybe it was more than five minutes

    But STILL

    There is a line
    (Woah woah woah woah)
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    Must have a GB thread at allll times.
    (Woah woah woah woah)

  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
  • BlankZoeBlankZoe Registered User regular
    The fuck is Stick it to the Man

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    The fuck is Stick it to the Man

    Cool/funny puzzle game

    there's a quicklook of it

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  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    Blankzilla wrote: »
    The fuck is Stick it to the Man

    All I know is that Ryan North did the writing for it!

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    Resogun continues to be the only PS+ PS4 game I would've been okay paying for

    Stick It To The Man did not look good to me at all

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  • Beef AvengerBeef Avenger Registered User regular
    I want gifs of the weird movements Vinny was making his tennis man do near the end of that Kinect ql

    Steam ID
    PSN: Robo_Wizard1
  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    giffingtool dot com

  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    Mercenary Kings is pretty good.
    I would say I like it better than Resogun, and the games I bought - Killzone, AC4, JustDance.

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  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    HAIL RYAN DAVIS

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  • Virgil_Leads_YouVirgil_Leads_You Proud Father House GardenerRegistered User regular
    There's a weird thing going on where I look at new releases and then try to gauge when they'll go PS+.

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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    Yeah, Puppeteer was a very obvious candidate for PS+ even when it came out.

    I'm expecting that God of War game to be on Plus in the next few months.

  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
  • THESPOOKYTHESPOOKY papa! Registered User regular
    Hitman GO looks pretty sweet

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  • Ms DapperMs Dapper Yuri Librarian Registered User regular
    edited April 2014
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  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    Gonna be honest

    I miss the Bro button

  • Mr. GMr. G Registered User regular
    I am not convinced Jeff didn't make Putty Squad himself

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  • Erin The RedErin The Red The Name's Erin! Woman, Podcaster, Dungeon Master, IT nerd, Parent, Trans. AMA Baton Rouge, LARegistered User regular
    edited April 2014
    I want Gang Beasts as a PS+ game one month.
    It looks perfectly set up for a night of drinking and yelling at the TV with friends.

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  • ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    I am not convinced Jeff didn't make Putty Squad himself

    It literally looks like a game that came in one of those "500 games!" discs in the early 90s

    And it's 25 dollars

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  • TheySlashThemTheySlashThem Registered User regular
  • DiarmuidDiarmuid Amazing Meatball Registered User regular
    Mr. G wrote: »
    I am not convinced Jeff didn't make Putty Squad himself
    Every Amiga game ever made looks like that.

  • MaximumMaximum Registered User regular
    Surprised we haven't gotten Knack on PS+ yet.

  • DaypigeonDaypigeon Registered User regular
    a dilemma regarding violence against women in upcoming game Sunless Sea by Failbetter Games:
    Sunless Sea, like Fallen London, takes a gender-blind approach. As part of that, whenever I write story that involves the player’s crew, I am deliberately alternating male and female pronouns for zailors: ‘Your crewman recovers, and you share a pleasant chat with her’, and so forth.
    This is often a bit double-takey because there were basically no female Victorian merchant sailors. But I’m cool with that – the double-take is part of the point. Sunless Sea is history-flavoured fantasy, not history.

    I do, however, find myself hesitating at ‘You crack his mutinous skull with a blow from the gaff-hook’ vs ‘You crack her mutinous skull with a blow from the gaff-hook’. Violence directed at women makes me uncomfortable.

    I can’t tell how much this is (i) retro chivalry, given I’m middle-aged and grew up in an era when men were taught to open doors for women (ii) an assumption that my avatar or other characters will be male, because I’m male (iii) a valid concern, because violence directed against women is An Issue in a way that violence directed against men isn’t.

    I asked my team, and we’re split (interestingly, along generational lines) between ‘err on the side of caution’ and ‘equality should be consistent’. And of course, I can just write around it – it always happens that the men get their skulls stoven in with gaff-hooks in the prose – but even that absence is itself a choice.

    Thoughts?

    cracking anyone's skull with a gaff hook seems pretty unpleasant and unsettling really! Like that just makes me uncomfortable either way.

    That being said, if these scenes are actually all written in a gender-blind approach it's probably(?) fine. Violence towards women in works of fiction, when troubling, usually is not just violence in a vacuum- there's typically some other creepy elements to it that wouldn't happen to a male character in the same situation, or it's presented in a completely different way.

  • WeedLordVegetaWeedLordVegeta Registered User regular
    hailing hydra is so great, though

    HAIL HYDRA

  • JarsJars Registered User regular
    everyone misses the bro button. even hydra followers put up the brofist

  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    Jars wrote: »
    everyone misses the bro button. even hydra followers put up the brofist

    TWO brofists

  • SimBenSimBen Hodor? Hodor Hodor.Registered User regular
    Hailing Hydra is the ravenest, too.

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