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Oct 7
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Wait... I no longer understand what you’re arguing for. We are absolutely on the same page about needing to shake off American exceptionalism and the capitalist realism philosophies that are used to convince us that equitable change leading towards the destruction of capitalism cannot happen here. I was saying “there Read more

Oct 5
2

I mean, that’s the hope! There was a time before capitalism and there are places in the world that have lived or are living without capitalism. I think it’s very important not to give in to capitalist realism, this idea that it is an inescapable force that can never be subverted or destroyed.

Oct 5
72

“People go back to work while still infectious” is not an indication that it’s safe to do so, it’s an indictment of late-stage capitalism which would rather extract value from your labor and use you up until you are replaced than protect your health.

Oct 5
37

Fucking horseshit. How do you not see that you are “playfully ripping” on them by equating effeminacy (“doing something less than masculine”) with being gay? Or are you suggesting it’s a TOTAL COINCIDENCE that a stereotype of gay men is that they’re effeminate and you used a slur associated with being gay to imply Read more

Oct 2
29

When CDPR has shown off Cyberpunk 2077, that’s been a big theme that they’ve talked up and betrays an extremely facile understanding of transhumanism and cyberpunk as a genre. In the E3 demo, they talked up to press about how ending it with a woman in a bathtub, you’re given a choice to save or kill her. This is Read more

Oct 2
22

There were huge racial issues with the Haitian gang in the E3 demo from last year, too. Basically every time we’ve seen this game thus far has incorporated some flavor of racism, transphobia, or ableism (remember all the talk like “if you replace body parts with robot parts... are you still human????” like people with Read more

Sep 29
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Fuck this “we’ve expended all possible avenues” horseshit. Delay your shitty game. Stop making deals that make hitting a specific target years in advance necessary. No game is good enough to justify crunch, ever. Least of all one which has only seemed racist, transphobic and ableist in every preview, but this isn’t a Read more

Sep 22
5

At a certain point it’s like, I don’t give a shit about the apology if the behavior isn’t going to change. And that “certain point” for Ubisoft was in about 2017.

Sep 17
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I don’t care that she didn’t write this one, or apparently didn’t even consult. I wouldn’t care if it turns out that she makes no money from it. This still platforms her work, which means it platforms her hateful ideas and drives more people towards her transphobic ideology. It doesn’t matter how much you say she’s Read more

Sep 17
2

Bill, the public JUST learned that the US government is STILL sterilizing women without their consent. That’s genocide, Bill—ask the fucking UN. There not only have been many, many far grosser violations of civil liberties in the US, those violations continue to this day.

Sep 8
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I assume he’s avoiding self-incrimination.

Sep 2
2

I’m pretty much always that kind of guy to use something like this as an excuse to say “whelp, I guess I’m finally gonna start watching that show I’ve been meaning to watch,” and today is no different. Read more

Sep 2
6

Everything I’ve seen is that it will be written by “Benioff, Weiss and Woo.” Is there confirmation that Woo will be head writer over Benioff and Weiss? I think the natural inclination is to remember their time on GoT and their decision to get rid of other writers and just handle almost all episodes themselves Read more

Aug 28
18

That equivalency between the alt-right and “liberals” isn’t as equivalent as you think it is. Read more

Aug 28
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Just about everything we’ve seen about this game has sent a VERY clear and VERY particular message. Read more

Aug 26
68

I can’t imagine anything more evil than framing a double homicide with So, last night, a 17-year-old individual from Antioch, Illinois, was involved in the use of firearms to resolve whatever conflict was in place. The result of it is two people... are dead.” Read more

Aug 25
14

We should give people the opportunity to grow and change, and demonstrate that they have learned from and moved past the mistakes that they made when they were a child. This opportunity should be afforded them when these mistakes, and their childhood, are far enough in their past that we can reasonably expect them to Read more