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  1. What did it, more than anything, was the growing...

    What did it, more than anything, was the growing realisation that it's not all about me. I find it very hard to pinpoint the exact point where my mind was changed. I'm not sure exactly what triggered...
  2. As someone who did have his mind changed (albeit...

    As someone who did have his mind changed (albeit before this whole farce began), I have to say I don't think it's really that much of a waste of time.
  3. Let me explain something about journalism. It...

    Let me explain something about journalism.

    It is not a fucking consumer product.

    As Katherine Cross well put it:-


    The fact is you are paying someone (or not) for what they think. When they...
  4. That's the weirdest part of all this. Yeah,...

    That's the weirdest part of all this. Yeah, people are asking for more diverse representation in games, but they're asking for it in addition to what's already represented (because that's kinda what...
  5. It really is. I just saw the tweet:- And...

    It really is. I just saw the tweet:-



    And ok, it's not a "support group", but really, if they think gaming shouldn't provide a voice to the marginalised, then they're really claiming that games...
  6. Honestly, I think the comparison was way beyond...

    Honestly, I think the comparison was way beyond wrong. But seeing how hysterical they get about it after they literally just accused one of their own number (who is no longer one of their number)...
  7. I was aware of that, and be assured, the irony of...

    I was aware of that, and be assured, the irony of a movement that claims to be against journalist corruption trying to make journalists' output dictated by advertisers demands is totally lost on them.
  8. GitHub shut down the GamerGateOP repository. ...

    GitHub shut down the GamerGateOP repository.



    It's clear, it's unambiguous, and it's backed by their actions. Intel could learn a thing or two.
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    Yeah, the Lost remark was a little bizarre. Then...

    Yeah, the Lost remark was a little bizarre. Then again, Lost was quite good for the first two or three seasons, so presumably that's the comparison they were trying to make.

    The Blade Runner /...
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    Dreamfall: Chapters has a release date.

    And it's this month! 21st October to be precise.

    I'm excited, but my enthusiasm is tempered somewhat. When a great game has a disappointing sequel, and the developers of the third game take time...
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    Ah, I never got far in that because it doesn't...

    Ah, I never got far in that because it doesn't like multi-core CPUs or Windows 7 or something. I'm sure there's a way to fix that. I should get round to that.
  12. Thread: Scotland

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    I'm not disputing that there was a majority. Let...

    I'm not disputing that there was a majority. Let me make that clear. I have no problem with the outcome; only with its analysis. I don't believe that the outcome should be overturned or anything....
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    There absolutely was, but I don't think that...

    There absolutely was, but I don't think that reason can in any way be assumed to be in the electorate's best interests. It's hardly a surprise that people who do well out of the status quo would...
  14. I less care about curation and more care about...

    I less care about curation and more care about the fact that the store list now finally lets you see at a glance whether or not you already own a game. It's not like I've ever (well, more than once)...
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    I might be in a minority for actually enjoying...

    I might be in a minority for actually enjoying the BBC's take on Robin Hood, but I think something like that with Arkham-City-style mechanics (though, naturally, less emphasis on fisticuffs and the...
  16. Thread: Scotland

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    There is a massive, massive difference between...

    There is a massive, massive difference between civic nationalism and ethnic nationalism.

    Civic nationalism is what happens when you are a minority and would rather not be any more thanks if it's...
  17. Thread: Scotland

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    The breakdown of the vote was interesting. Most...

    The breakdown of the vote was interesting. Most of the age-demographic groups (with the exception of 18-24) who had access to both sides of the argument voted Yes, but it was ultimately swung to No...
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    I've said it before, but Mass Effect 3 (including...

    I've said it before, but Mass Effect 3 (including the much-maligned ending) was all about Hegelian Dialectics. That (much-maligned) ending choice, which made you choose between thesis, antithesis and...
  19. There is a big difference between something not...

    There is a big difference between something not mattering and something not existing.

    Well, ok, maybe not a big difference. But there is a difference. Misandrists and "reverse" racists are still...
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    I think the thing about Isabela is that her...

    I think the thing about Isabela is that her sexuality was a point of conflict in the game (particularly with Aveline). Isabela was very sexual but Aveline called her out on it, and Isabela responded...
  21. For one thing, this discussion isn't about...

    For one thing, this discussion isn't about whether it's ok or not; it's about whether it's compatible with feminism or not. Let's not confuse the two.

    For another thing, there's a difference...
  22. Crucially, all this is a product of the Sexual...

    Crucially, all this is a product of the Sexual Revolution, which occurred some two centuries after Kant's writing. The reason I criticise Kant for taking things for granted is not because I'm a...
  23. The trouble with the Kantian argument is that it...

    The trouble with the Kantian argument is that it not only designates cheating as wrong, but also consensual polyamory. I'm no expert on how poly people think, not being one myself, but it seems to me...
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    I think what I took away from that Saints Row...

    I think what I took away from that Saints Row article is that it really blasts apart two myths:-

    1) That politically-correct feminism has to be humourless.
    2) That the only possible options for...
  25. Well, it's now veered dangerously close to making...

    Well, it's now veered dangerously close to making me want to defend the Torygraph. As ridiculousness goes, that's pretty high.
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