What really can they do about it? I mean I guess they can account ban anybody caught doing that stuff, but it’s no easier or harder for a kid to come across this stuff than it is to find nudity on Chatroulette. Hell, try not finding nudity on Chatroulette. It’s nearly impossible.
I would like to see DLNA support and wish they’d let us publish directly to YouTube right now. I also really hope when they add DLNA and music playback to PS4 it’ll let me steam music from my phone to my PS4 while playing a game. 360 spoiled me that way and it’s baffling ps3 can’t manage it for some reason.
It’s a metaphor, one that appears to be completely lost on some people, so I’ll put it as plainly as I can. At some point, people will be prodded with this issue for so long that no only will people stop caring about being inclusive, you’ll actually begin to push away people who would otherwise be allies or at the very least, sympathetic to your cause/issue. Some would say the entire shit storm about a dumb t-shirt and taking a matter of taste and blowing the issue out of proportion did exactly that already, but I digress…
I’d like to ask a question, if I may, about this idea of feeling “safe” or not. When you say “safe”, do you mean as in physically secure and not in harm’s way, or do you mean “safe” as in included and welcome? Because I keep seeing people talk about not feeling safe and I am genuinely perplexed as to which is meant as people seemingly are using them interchangeably.
Again, just because PA doesn’t inherently want the diversity lounge to fail doesn’t mean that if it does, they’ll have no problem phasing it out in a year or two. Bottom line, the people onus is on the people that wanted the lounge and think it’s a good and necessary thing to make it work. That doesn’t mean everybody else is rooting against it, either. I’m sure PA will take suggestions as long as they are reasonable, because it’s a no-loss situation for them regardless. They have no skin in the game. It’s up to the people that do to make it a hit, preferably by having stuff people are actually excited to see and do.
But were people actually being discriminated against at PAX previously? The only thing I keep reading about is that some people “felt unsafe” because of a t-shirt. If that’s the level of discrimination we are talking about, then it’s as I feared and the diversity lounge is a solution searching for a problem.
Again, the fundamental point is missed. Who was treating the people of the diversity lounge disrespectfully? No one as far as I can tell.
Also, the point is not that “there is suffering everywhere so why should I care about any suffering”, the point is that everybody needs a little fun in life. If every time you try to enjoy yourself, you have a friend reminding you about the plight of child laborers in Indonesia, even if you agree with that friend, eventually you are going to stop hanging around them because nobody wants to hear that all the time. That’s not to say there isn’t a time and place, but the time and place isn’t “everywhere” and “always”.
Therefore, PAX has the responsibility to figure out whether it did or did not work
No, they really don’t. The people who are passionate about an idea have to be the one to promote it and help it get traction. Just because someone gives you the room and freedom to execute, even if they are in favor of the idea, doesn’t make them culpable or responsible. It’s still up to you to make it work and to actually execute on the idea. Nobody is going to carry water for your idea if you can’t be bothered to do at least that much yourself. If you are given the space to thrive, you’ve got to do a little more than just show up and then say “well, it would have gone better if only…”.
Odd that you didn’t even consider the possibility that people just might want to have a good time playing games and hanging at a con rather than having an agenda, even one they might agree with, pushed on them constantly.
Children are starving in the world. There will always be children starving somewhere in the world. That doesn’t stop while PAX is in effect. But people don’t want to be told “While you’re here having your fun at PAX, somewhere a child is dying because they have no food” while they are trying to have a good time. That doesn’t make those people monsters that are in favor of starving children either. Sometimes people just want to have their fun and not worry if they are doing enough to further change in the world, dude.
At some point though, something is what people make of it. Why not have people out on the show floor bringing traffic to the diversity lounge if you feel it’s not getting enough traffic? That’s not PAX’s job, just like it’s not PAX’s job to say “Well, there’s a bunch of people at the Ubisoft booth but nobody at the 2K booth, let’s corral everybody toward 2K for the next hour”.
I’m basing it on the fact that it seems like no matter what, it’s not enough. I’m not saying “whining” as in the author isn’t justified in his opinions. But how the author can one minute be wondering why the booth feels so segregated and then in the next paragraph express trepidation and worry that someone was going to burst in and start spewing hate speech, maybe should answer his own question about why the booth felt isolated.
So, just so I have this straight….
PAX with no “diversity lounge”: complain
PAX has “diversity lounge”: complain
Nobody comes to “diversity lounge”: complain
PAX creator comes to “diversity lounge” and brings a bunch of foot traffic with him: complain
Everybody leaves “diversity lounge” again: complain
Yeah, I can’t imagine why no one wants to hang out with y’all…
Right, but then why bother having a separate score for each version anyway? The only differences between two versions of the same game on two machines will almost always be tech issues or how well the game runs. A choppy frame rate and a lot of screen tearing can really harm gameplay in a game that requires a lot of precision like Trials, whereas in something like a character action game it’s just a little annoying. I’d also argue that the frame rate coupled with the resolution differences should count for at least half a point (again, if not, why use a half-point system?) between the two things, otherwise there really is no point in doing a score for different versions.
XBOne version is published by MS. Just like Fez, Braid, Super Meat Boy, all of which eventually went to PS.
And that somehow convinced them that not going multi-platform is a good idea? I guess……..
Well given that was nearly a year ago. Not sure why they’d change their tune now though.
While they don’t explicitly say it’s coming to PS4, it’s not a foregone conclusion that it’s not either.
It’s your assumption that wearing the dumb shirt is meant to exclude others or to trivialize their opinions. I could just as easily assume it was their way of making a statement against what they perceive as censorship.
Maybe people just bought the shirt because they thought the shit was funny. Personally, I’ve never found PA to be all that funny, “Dickwolves” included, but if someone finds it funny and likes PA, why not buy the shirt and wear your shirt supporting your favorite videogame related comic to a videogame related trade show?
Also, this stuff about “feeling unsafe” around people because of a t-shirt….Seriously? Do these same people feel unsafe being around people wearing a Slayer t-shirt? Are they going to whig out if they see me walk down the street with my copy of “Män Som Hatar Kvinnor”, which literally translates to “Men Who Hate Women”? Or is my book just a book, just as a t-shirt is just a t-shirt?
There is some Fox News level cognitive dissonance going on here. As if this dumb comic or t-shirt would actually be responsible for an physical assault on a woman. Do you people actually believe it when someone tries to tell you a kid shot up his school because he played too much Grand Theft Auto or that Call of Duty is a “murder simulator”? People are responsible for their actions and even if, God forbid, someone was caught in the act sexually assaulting another person while wearing a “Dickwolves” shirt, screaming “Penny Arcade said rape was funny and okay!” PA, the shirt, are all completely innocent. The theoretical asshole committing the theoretical rape is to blame, no one else.
P.S. Judging a book by the shirt it wears? Seriously? If anybody that buys and wears a “Dickwolves” shirt is a potential rapist in your eyes, does that mean any woman who dresses in manner that might lead one to think she is a prostitute, is in fact a prostitute now too? Jesus…..
Some of you need to get over yourselves. If mere articles of clothing makes you feel unsafe, as unfortunate as that is, that is your issue to deal with, no one else’s. Did any of these dorks in their “Dickwolves” shirts actually do anything to physically intimidate someone else, or is this merely a bunch of people get up on their moral high-horse because of a matter of taste?
It’s funny how groups who constantly claim to be the victims of prejudice seem to have absolutely no problem practicing blatant prejudice themselves. No, funny isn’t the right word. Shameful? Closer, but no. Oh right! Hypocritical! That’s it. You’re hypocrites….
Story is about Infamous SS.
90% of comments about Titanfall.
You can’t explain that.
Played this game co-op with 3 friends. Boring & tedious.
Played it by myself. Even more boring and tedious.
It makes you replay the same levels over and over with such imaginative mission types as “rescue the hostages” or “collect crap”, all the while, a timer ticks down. I really hope they go for the tedium trifecta and introduce some escort missions.