That’s entirely different. Context is everything here. Most people are racist because, and they probably won’t admit it, they are threatened and they translate that fear into hate because nobody likes to be afraid. It’s not rational at all, it’s a coping mechanism for most people. I’m not trying to say racism is right, I’m actually saying the opposite. People who are racist, or bigoted are not rational people and live in a state of ignorance. As I said, fear can be overcome by being rational, but bigoted people are NOT overcoming their fear, they are channeling it into hate.
Instinct is NOT an excuse, but it is also something that is natural and vital for survival. If someone approaching me in a threatening manner, even if they are only joking, I have the option to react to their threatening demeanor or not. If I act first and kill them BEFORE they actually make any move to kill me though, I am going to be a criminal. It goes the same for hating someone that is different from you. If a person preemptively attacks another through hate speech, that person is wrong. Hell, using hate speech at all is wrong, but my point is, most people are bigoted because they ASSUME a person is a certain way without actually getting to know them. Those assumptions are both natural and inherited.
I’m not trying to encourage it, I’m saying it is something that happens at a base level. It’s an instinct. All animals, and yes humans are animals, evolve these instincts as a protective measure. You can usually overcome them with rationale, but that does not mean they are not there. When one is unfamiliar with their surroundings they instinctively raise their guard. It happens naturally through evolution and without it animals would never have survived.
Yes, but you grew up in that area, and that is the key difference. If someone comes in from out of town with no idea of local customs and social normalatives they will not act the same as a person who has lived around that same area all of their lives. Go to the middle east and walk through a neighborhood over there, I’m pretty sure you will feel threatened by the people around you.
I was not trying to be dismissive, though i admit it probably came off that way since my comment was a bit flippant. I was saying that one can not say for certain that something was not funny because what is funny to one person is not funny to another. I was a bit irritated by the way the OP was also stating that Mike’s apology was insincere, though I’m sure Mike does not need me to defended him, I was a bit irritated by the posters immediately aggressive stance. They left no room for conversation, and that is something I get irritated over easily with a subject that is open to so many interpretations.
I know you intended to end the argument there, but I just wanted to say that there are a lot of people that just don’t understand certain things. One of my biggest problems is that the people who DO understand rarely take the time out to actually explain and educate people. From my experience people will assume the worst about those who may simply not understand and attack them immediately. Here’s my message to those people: Count to ten, take a deep breath, and think about the next words that will come out of your mouth because they will determine how the person you are about to talk to reacts to those with beliefs similar to you.
If you are vegan for example, and you meet a person who likes the taste of “chicken embryo” in the morning, don’t just immediately assume they are eating eggs to be an asshole to you. If you do they will treat all vegans as self-righteous asshats from then on. First impressions have a big impact on people.
“The problem is…” is quickly replacing “except…” as me most disliked beginning phrase of all time. Both of these imply a level of hubris and foreknowledge that is above that of the person they are responding to. You just end of sounding like an arrogant douche, and there is a high possibility you are, but that is besides the point. The fact is that you are stating your subjective opinion about how you see something, not how something is in fact.
What we know is that, subjectively, this comic offended a lot of people. Whether they had the right to be offended is besides the point. It is also a fact that Mike got pretty angry at the people attacking him and lashed out. He admitted that and apologized. It is also a fact that you DO NOT know why people wear these shirts that seem to offend you so much. You are speculating based on your own observations and bias. If you ask a person and they say “I’m wearing this shirt because I support rape” then you may have a case, but as it is I doubt you are even the type of person who would make an attempt to talk to someone that accidentally offended you.
Thanks for stating your opinion as fact, I will keep that in mind.
I feel like we are seeing two different companies here. I have followed Penny Arcade since their inception, back when they were literally struggling to live day to day, and they have always had the same honest and sincere atmosphere about them. Neither of them are trying to be a company first, in fact they are horrible businessmen, and Mike DID appologize sincerely. Granted it came later, but that is understandable as it probably took a while for him to get over it.
Oh man, a subjective review is different from how I felt about the game! It must be the reviewers fault!
Reviews like this are interesting to read because the do point out flaws, but I never really agree with them, and when I do it’s about a handful of times. There are so many games out there that recieved bad reviews that are actually pretty damn good, but it saddens me because there are a lot of people that live and die by a review, and that means death for games that dare to push themselves instead of being something that is the same. I’m not necessarily saying this is what Yaiba set out to do, but I do feel that the game deserved a higher score. Subjectively is hard to reduce to a number as numbers are not subjective, the data behind them is though.
I would say to do away with the score entirely, but I remember the epic shit-storm that happened way back when Engadget tried it. I don’t imagine it would be too different on Polygon.
Pretty much the same for me. The first two were more solid games, but the third had so many parts that kept me laughing. Especially the arena of ambiguously gay wrestlers. I don’t think I could have possibly upgraded Joachim if the game wasn’t entertaining because that was a slog to get through.
Not that it makes it okay, but it’s not like he knew she was his mom. I personally liked Shadow Hearts: From the New World a bit better. Even with the weird pseudo shota thing at the end it was very entertaining.
That’s just it though, it’s not anonymity, it’s the illusion of anonymity. Nobody on the internet is truly anonymous.
This may or may not be true, but sending people death threats is stepping over the line. It’s not like the company is making hate speeches. They are conducting business, if you don’t like it don’t buy it, but you assume too much if you think this is something that people should be threatened over.
Good job gaming community. I applaud you for continuing the trend of looking like self important entitled assholes.
Seriously, can we stop this now. It reflects badly on all of us, and negative press is something we really don’t need. There is enough of a negative connotation associated with being a gamer as it is.
You post the definition and then go on to make your own definition of a word? Well, there’s a first time for everything. Nowhere in that definition does it say that a game requires a challenge. It says that it is decided by skill, strength, or luck. It also says it has rules. The word challenge is never mentioned once in the definition, and something that requires skill is not the same as something that poses a challenge. They go hand in hand, but they are not the same thing.
I haven’t met anyone in person, but there are plenty of people around the internet who say it is the worst Metal Gear game in the series. I couldn’t tell you myself, but it sounds more like they are offended that it’s a spectacle action game rather than a stealth game.
I’m 12 years old and what is this?
Every fiber of my being is telling me to avoid this title.
It doesn’t really matter if they wait until the verdict or not, his reputation is done at this point. I imagine few people want him in office.
I would respond properly, but I’m lazy and don’t want to keep repeating myself, so I will just respond with “see my above comment” and leave it at that.
Okay, that was a derp moment. It was before they had a PENTIUM processor. Wow.
One thing I forgot, I believe the link the original poster was trying to link you to was this one, just click on the one marked BEST.
Those people you talked to are only partially correct. All PC components are made in China now, Apple specifically has all of their parts made in a single Foxconn factory and strictly controls which parts go into their computers. The parts themselves are factory standard though, with a couple of them have tweaks here and there. In fact, I have a motherboard in the very computer I’m using that came from the same factory. Apple also does not include a version of Windows on their computers, which means you will have to buy and extra copy and install it, and 80-90% of games are still on Windows. Yes there are more coming to Mac and Linux each day, but it’s a slow process that I doubt you want to wait for.
The other problem is that many of the people who think of Windows computers generally only think of HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc. There are many OEMs that will tailor make a computer to fit you, and even though they are on the expensive side they are still cheaper or evenly priced with a Mac, and by that I mean when compared using a cost to benefit.
Step one, decide what you are really going to use the computer for. That is going to be the main driver for your build because it will allow you to determine just how good you want the computer to be. If you don’t want it primarily for gaming, then you can get a computer for much cheaper and still game occasionally. If you are primarily using it for gaming, well, it is going to be more expensive.
I’m not going to be an elitist douchebag and make a comment like “just build it yourself”. People have different priorities and different lives, and if you don’t have the know-how, desire, or time to build it yourself then that is your choice. The downside is that your computer will cost quite a bit more if you do decide to buy from a manufacturer.
If you do decide to build yourself I recommend doing research on at least four of the components: The GPU, the CPU, the HDD/SSD, and the memory. All manufacturers are not created equal so researching which one configures their cards the best is highly recommend (I have used EVGA pretty much exclusively for a few years for example as they seem to have the best performance to temperature ratio). With the CPU it is a bit easier as you really only need to decide how future-proof you want your new PC to be, the newer the processor the more likely it is that you will save money in the long run. With the main disk you will be running your games from I recommend an SSD by one of the more well known manufacturers. Do NOT try to be cheap here, you WILL regret it. The amount of memory is not going to matter as much as what the memory is meant to be used for. Normal memory is not the same as memory that has been streamlined for gaming. It may seem like one of those elitist PC gamer things, especially with the horrible way OEMs generally design memory, but memory designed for gaming generally has a higher transfer rate and will give you better performance.
If you are going the route of buying a computer, that is a bit more difficult for me to recommend as many of the OEMs that make “gaming” computers are over priced, but again, that is up to you. I will say, stay away from Alienware and iBuyPower though. They tend to be on the higher end and are not very customizable. If you are not going for a gaming computer any major OEM should do, be it Apple, Dell, HP, etc, they only really differ in some of the extra options they include with their computers. Dell, for instance, tends to have less bloatware than the others (I’m excluding Apple here as they are kind of their own category of PC) and give a more streamlined experience. I’ve had good luck with HP in the past, but they tend to be on the cheaper side of things and there is less room for expansion later on. Apple is Apple, there isn’t really a whole lot to say as you are basically paying for a designer computer with them. Spec-wise there is not going to be a huge difference, but you have to take into account that you will have to buy a spare copy of Windows to go along with it. If you got in on Windows 8 early you may have already bought a copy (despite all the hate $40 for a full OS is kind of hard to pass up), but if not it will cost you a pretty penny to get it now ($120 for the cheapest version).
Whichever route you choose to go, just make sure shop around and compare prices before pulling the trigger. Those few dollars of savings here and there will help a lot in the long run.
It’s either an IBM 386 or an IBM 486. It was before they even had an Intel processor.
Zero’s Theme from MMX
Storm Eagles stage theme from MMX
The entire Electronic Super Joy soundtrack. Literally. Every. Single. Song.
That’s about as narrowed down as I can get, and others already mentioned some of the other songs.
As bad as people said this game was, I liked it because it was obvious it didn’t take itself all that seriously. It knew it was the lesser of the Metal Gear games and it felt more free than the other games. Of course, I could never really get into the stealth aspect of any of the Metal Gear games so that could be why I liked this one.
Wear headphones for no reason… You don’t know much about music, do you?
I wasn’t saying Gearbox is irrelevant, I was saying their games are. Borderlands is entertaining gun porn at best and a boring and mess of a game at worst. I wish people would realize popular is not equal to good. The last memorable game Gearbox made was OpFor, and that wasn’t even fully their game.