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    Maxis has been dead for a long time. EA just...

    Maxis has been dead for a long time. EA just stopped using its corpse as a sock puppet.
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    "I didn't enslave anybody" didn't stop you from...

    "I didn't enslave anybody" didn't stop you from directly benefitting from slavery, and assuming that you are not a member of a larger society and/or that history starts with you is itself violence...
  3. In the States that's called "Minnesota Nice,"...

    In the States that's called "Minnesota Nice," where they will tolerate you so long as you never, ever aspire to anything or in any way deviate from Anglo-Saxon heteronormative middle-class mores.
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  4. Protestant work ethic and implied meritocracy...

    Protestant work ethic and implied meritocracy just makes a lot of bitter hard workers wondering why they won't ever get their moment in the sun. As for normativity, there's a reason I live in NYC:...
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    True 'nuff - that post-slavery Southern social...

    True 'nuff - that post-slavery Southern social stratum does indeed have such an undertone. Kudos to you, sir!



    Way ahead of you.
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    Of course, but I mean it in its broadly social...

    Of course, but I mean it in its broadly social context of "of (northern) European stock, minus much melanin" and Mexicans tend to be along a spectrum that goes from "basically Indio" to "basically...
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    Mexicans are not "white;" not in the classic...

    Mexicans are not "white;" not in the classic sense of race and not in the modern interpretation of race. Man, for people who invented racial theory, y'all are having trouble with this concept.


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    Brits are a race now?

    Brits are a race now?
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    Oh, this? Not a clue. But as a walking amalgam of...

    Oh, this? Not a clue. But as a walking amalgam of three former colonies under the British crown, working in a bank that hires a lot of thin-lipped Londoners, well...

    The way you motherfuckers use...
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    I'm a New Yorker who finds posh Brits to...

    I'm a New Yorker who finds posh Brits to generally be insufferable tosspots, and I had no problem with this interview.
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    Sticky: Homeworld Remastered I discovered how much I...

    Homeworld Remastered

    I discovered how much I dislike having to form up squadrons of highly disposable pawns by continually mashing the "build one pawn" button. Not only is it a relic of older RTSs...
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    Alright, so he's an unaccountable overpromoted...

    Alright, so he's an unaccountable overpromoted egomaniac who is patently callous towards his customers, dismissive to his employers and a terror to work for, not to mention objectively terrible at...
  13. Financial independence and singledom are not the...

    Financial independence and singledom are not the same thing. While we like to equate financial independence with leaving one's parents' home, that's not the same as being unpaired. After all, one of...
  14. I had a surprisingly constructive conversation...

    I had a surprisingly constructive conversation with a Rockefeller Republican in an Irish pub on the West Side at one point, where he was talking about the large number of single-mother households in...
  15. Forgetting that blanket statements about entire...

    Forgetting that blanket statements about entire genders - across space, time, culture and polity - is perhaps the worst way to introduce a topic, but on top of that the argument actually proposed by...
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    What in the ever-loving fuck.

    What in the ever-loving fuck.
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    The question was asked specifically because he...

    The question was asked specifically because he promised something that wasn't just exaggeration but patently impossible to do, and has had a history of doing the same. This isn't "do you do this,"...
  18. "Game experience subject to change." It's nigh...

    "Game experience subject to change." It's nigh impossible to curate online games because humans are human. You could say that top level raiders in an mmo make world pvp et al unfair to casuals, and...
  19. It is. Entire games have been designed around...

    It is.

    Entire games have been designed around this cathartic moment.

    You should try it sometime.
  20. So, basically, what you're saying is, cheaters...

    So, basically, what you're saying is, cheaters shortcut to the only part of the game that's fun.

    Which is why they cheat.



    Games weigh heavily on the reward aspect of effort/reward...
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    Because Texas is a notoriously sane and...

    Because Texas is a notoriously sane and levelheaded part of the country, right?
  22. The operative word in your post there is "work."...

    The operative word in your post there is "work." If it's work, you're doing it wrong.
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    "Crazy" is also not a medical condition! Hell, I...

    "Crazy" is also not a medical condition! Hell, I hail from a small island off the coast of America and have been called crazy thrice today alone. I defy anyone to deny that they are at least a little...
  24. You play Borderlands... for the challenge? That...

    You play Borderlands... for the challenge? That game is all about ridiculous guns that shoot guns that shoot swords versus equally ridiculous bullet sponges.
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    I have that effect on people.

    I have that effect on people.
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