graf1k

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Admittedly, I too never saw the need for a theme’d PS4 UI other than the standard one. Then I saw the PS4 UI with happy Japanese kitties. I now see the need.

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If you’re hit by fire, you burn. If you’re cut, you bleed.

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So has League largely supplanted Starcraft in Korea now?

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This open letter is all well and good, but where’s the open letter or better yet, pledge, by these developers and publishers agreeing to actually execute on what Sarkeesian is trying to do and excise misogyny from video game content? Where’s the "I will from hence forth never make a game with scantily clad, one-dimensional, or objectified, sexually or otherwise, female characters" pledge?

Sarkeesian and her cohorts all come to the same extrapolation in their critiques, which is essentially that the very people that do the things this letter is condemning exist because of influences in media, i.e., media created by the very people doing the condemning, in this case.

Don’t get me wrong, this is not a defense of the abhorrent behavior of the few. I’m merely trying to point out the fact that the people signing this largely perfunctory letter actually have the power to change things and yet, this token gesture what they come up with. Why put any in any effort or put any skin on the line when you can just sign something that, remarkably, has less teeth than an internet petition?

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You’re bringing logic to a quip fight.

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Shhh…Power Stone never happened….

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Immune? No. But a simple acknowledgement that violence for the sake of parody has a purpose, therefore is not gratuitous. Again, how ‘successful’ a parody it is is open for debate. That it is intended as parody is not. Intention matters. If the intent is to be humorous, that should not be judged in the same way as when the purpose is to be malicious or even uncaring. When you ignore the intention completely, that’s when a person begins to cross the line of being political correct and just coming off as just a prude. What I would call "Wet Blanket Syndrome".

That said, parody doesn’t inherently need to be critical of the work it is parodying. Overwhelming parody is used to take the piss out of the thing being parodied, but it’s not a requirement. I mean, how critical can you be of a Dudley Do-Right cartoon? You might as well try to critique Merrie Melodies and Looney Toons for the violence in Wile E. Coyote / Road Runner shorts.

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I guess we’ll just have to agree to disagree about one being successful and the other not. The reference definitely put a grin on my face when was looking through the achievement list as, yes, I did get the reference right off the bat. Actually, in a kind of weird turn of events, Rockstar seemingly referenced the wrong cartoon character with the achievement name. It was actually Snidely Whiplash that would constantly hogtie women and leave them on train tracks. The achievement picture even resembles Snidely Whiplash and not Dick Dastardly. I wonder if they got them mixed up or if we as the audience just read too much into the name and made a connection that wasn’t there.

As for the parody issue, I just think it’s always important to acknowledge that. I don’t understand how Anita could think the fact that something is parodying another thing is completely irrelevant but thats just me.

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Well, I’m sure from a BluRay it supports bitstreaming. Just meant specifically when playing back from a MKV. You’d assume they wouldn’t disable it in that case, but confirmation would be nice.

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You’d hope that eventually Sony would get around to adding support for external HDDs for games and media at some point. Can’t think of any technological reason the XBO would support it and the PS4 couldn’t. It probably just isn’t a priority for them currently, unfortunately. Media playback, similarly.

It’s probably a long shot but I’m hoping eventually PS4 supports AirPlay. The AirPlay licensing fee is rather hefty as fees go ($4 per device) but even if it meant buying and downloading a license key from the PSN store, I’d be willing. Currently I AirPlay to my receiver which works well enough, but because it’s technically a different audio input, my gameplay audio is essentially muted which can be problematic with certain games.

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Yeah I suppose I never considered the iPod/iPhone issue as reason to support HSF+. Guess that explains that.

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Hear, hear. I think it was John Oliver that did a segment on how ridiculous SWAT deployments have gotten in the US. Something like a 10x increase in SWAT deployments in the US in the last 10 years or something. They bring them out for things as trivial as search warrants.

Found the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUdHIatS36A
Relevant part begins about 7 minutes in.
The stats were around 12 minute mark.

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