skullgunupgrade
skullgunupgrade
Mar 17
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Not sure how “comforting” it is for your mega-corporate employer to remind you they have all the power, money, and resources.

Aug 5
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I keep misreading this headline as “What to do you when YOUR company lies about a data breach”, which i am kind of obsessed with the meta-narrative aspect of.

Dec 12 2018
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I agree 100% that improving who you are and how you act towards others is the literal basis of accountability.

However, doing so requires a sense of who you are in the world structurally (w/r/t race, gender, class, etc.), not just inside your own head or personal professional journey.

Dec 4 2018
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This is as depressing as it is unsurprising.

“We want every soldier to think on their own.

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“We want every soldier to internalize the racist imperialist agenda of the US Army until it comes so naturally you don’t need any help from us! At which time we’ll dump you back home with virtually no emotional support! Don’t Read more

Nov 29 2018
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Defending problematic narrative as “historical accuracy” is, I think, sort of a cop-out. Pope clearly made decisions about when and where to adhere the social and power dynamics of the time — hell, the entire game is built around a pantheon of sea monsters.

My concern is not the material plausibility of the events and Read more

Nov 15 2018
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Bearing the brunt of capitalism as some kind of battle scar just perpetuates the type of harm Blackley caused. I’ve worked in the “developer world” enough to know that the garbage fires you mention aren’t inevitable; they’re usually the result of entitled people making self-aggrandizing decisions to increase their own Read more

Nov 15 2018
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It’s refreshing to hear someone of Blackley’s stature admit how much his ego (& implicit white dude self-satisfaction) fueled his early career, and I wonder how these lessons inform his work now. He had the good luck to bounce onto a project (Xbox) that more or less erased the Trespasser debacle, but as he himself Read more

Sep 26 2018
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If they do on-the-nose anti-racism as well as they did on-the-nose queer teen drama in the first games, I am so in for the long haul. Thanks for the rad coverage!

Jul 23 2018
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uggghh never heard of any of these and so excited to play them! thanks for the awesome coverage!

Jun 20 2018
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For me, the comparison is about their artistic egos, straightforward hatred/distrust of women, ham-handed “analysis” of American race politics, and complete inability to recognize their own privilege. IMO Melancholia is probably the most benign LVT film, but The Five Obstructions, Antichrist, etc. more than Read more

Jun 14 2018
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nice of you to so nakedly reveal what a bigot you are

*gasp* as if people deserve to be PAID for their ideas, time, energy, and labour

get bent, troll

Jun 14 2018
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yeah, there’s NO difference between doing something the right way and doing something the wrong way.

ALL THINGS THAT LOOK THE SAME TO ME ARE THE SAME = you’re a doofus

Jun 14 2018
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this is so excellent, and speaks (i think) to the broader problem in AAA of more and more white / straight guy game devs trying to bolster “representation” in their games without paying for the expertise and consultation of the ppl they claim to give voice to.

as the lars von trier of video games, david cage is maybe Read more

Feb 20 2018
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“This game highlights a meaningful structural reality in a fun, intentionally simplistic way, but my personal experience, when taken completely out of its larger social context, suggests otherwise. Better complain.”

Feb 7 2018
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and heeere’s an even better deal on zelda chess:

and heeere’s an even better deal on zelda chess:

Jan 14 2018
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“You want to call me sexist? I know the name of a woman! You want to call me racist? I know the name of a Black guy!” *sigh*

Dec 21 2017
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Solid piece, but could I suggest that you don’t reprint the n-word, even in quotes? “The n-word” gets the job done with less risk of compounding the harm caused by whatever idiot’s spewing it.

Aug 30 2017
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Nice job with the thesaurus. Doesn’t change the fact that what you’re saying is bunk!

Nice job with the thesaurus. Doesn’t change the fact that what you’re saying is bunk!