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Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« on: May 11, 2012, 11:35:21 PM »
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How I  achieved greatness on a sonic the hedgehog themed bed.

OR: Kotataku attempts satire and a bunch of Gaymers get offended.

http://kotaku.com/5888677/how-i-achieved-greatness-on-a-sonic-the-hedgehog+themed-bed

[Editor's Note: We've taken some heat for this story. Some didn't find it funny. To that I expect condemnation only for our taste. But to those who feel the story supported a view that our readers are all straight, male gamers, I do apologize. I should have caught that in the editing process of what was intended to be a light, humorous story. No article on this site should make you feel that you don't count as a gamer. If this article made you feel that way, I apologize. That's not on Kris, who was simply trying to entertain our readers. That's on me. -Stephen Totilo, Editor-in-Chief, Kotaku.com ]

lol the comments.

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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012, 07:19:36 AM »
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What in the fuck?
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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 09:12:39 AM »
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So, let me get this straight, you can't even produce a work of fiction or satire featuring straight characters for fear excluding everyone else? What if someone felt excluded because there was no bestiality?

I'm 99% sure that the next Bioware RPG will have a tranny in it.

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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2012, 08:28:42 AM »
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Hey, 50% of gamers are gurl gamerz guys! That is, if you agree with the ESRB that some cunt playing Angry Birds Rio on her iPhone is a gamer that Kotaku needs to pander to.


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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2012, 11:58:12 AM »
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Don't forget Farmville, bigot!!!
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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2012, 01:05:10 PM »
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This trend of internet nerds getting up in arms over 'bigotry in the gaming medium' is the most insincere, gooniest shit. It's just another way to create a pecking order within a social outcast nerd environment and claim superiority over all the other goons, much like boasting about your 'hardcore gamer' skills.

I don't even think it's a bad idea to also appeal to the women who actually like games beyond Angry Birds and Farmville, but the people running 'gamer' websites and making games have no idea what women like. "Here, we made Lara Croft's tits smaller, you can come out and play our game now. :)".

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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2012, 12:38:04 AM »
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I wonder what effect it has had so far on the industry. Bioware is a lost cause at this point, but I wonder what other companies are going to be putting trannies in their games at the behest of gamers working on Humanities majors.

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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 04:26:35 PM »
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So um I guess this is like a counter article to that one in the OP... maybe?

http://kotaku.com/5910857/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is

I dunno.

Man video games are a lot different nowadays...


E: he wrote a follow up...

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/17/lowest-difficulty-setting-follow-up/

Seems like a real cool dude.

lol
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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012, 06:51:37 PM »
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Well, if blacks do have, on average, an IQ about one-half standard deviation lower than that of whites, then, yes, I suppose that's hard mode. Of course, research is ongoing.

Looking at the featured comments on that article, however, there may be some hope for Kotaku's readership yet. Scalzi was as universally disdained as that guy who got laid on the Sonic the Hedgehog bed.
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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2012, 09:47:45 PM »
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Ever notice how all this stuff about white male privilege is primarily advocated by individuals that are insulated from minorities within white communities? Scalzi, the author, lives in Ohio which is 82% white.

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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2012, 09:51:17 PM »
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I remember when Gears of War came out and everyone was like, "woah there's all these guys in this game and no women, and they're all big and muscly, its so homoerotic". Most of it was in jest, but I fucking laughed when in the sequel (or the third maybe) they added a chick to the game.

Imagine if the original Prince of Persia came out today, or even the original Mario. Male hero rescues helpless princess! Sexist!


So if straight white male is easy mode, am I playing the fucking tutorial or something? Maybe I'm too fucking retarded to see the giant red arrows telling me where to go and what to do since I'm still looking for a full-time job.

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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2012, 09:53:21 PM »
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Ever notice how all this stuff about white male privilege is primarily advocated by individuals that are insulated from minorities within white communities? Scalzi, the author, lives in Ohio which is 82% white.

"I'm a white guy and I've never worked a real day of work in my life.  Therefore, white people have it easy."


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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2012, 10:06:42 PM »
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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2012, 10:39:06 PM »
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Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.

Uh, that's not a lack of diversity, 97% are black, that's diverse.


Incidentally, the (black) mayor of Washington DC was jailed for crack cocaine possession and use. Not only did he continue as mayor during his trial, he was re-elected a few years later.

Man, if that's not hard mode I don't know what is.
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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2012, 06:50:59 AM »
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Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.

Uh, that's not a lack of diversity, 97% are black, that's diverse.


Incidentally, the (black) mayor of Washington DC was jailed for crack cocaine possession and use. Not only did he continue as mayor during his trial, he was re-elected a few years later.

Man, if that's not hard mode I don't know what is.
You're talking about Marion Barry. It was videotaped. And he had a prostitute in the room.

As for not getting it because you live in a white bubble, see also northern Europe, where every white girl dreams of being impregnated with noble Negro seed.
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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2012, 07:44:19 AM »
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Marion Barry, haha.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PY4Rbdtw6uw

Back when Howard Stern wasn't a liberal Hamptons cunt.

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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2012, 06:09:06 PM »
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So um I guess this is like a counter article to that one in the OP... maybe?

http://kotaku.com/5910857/straight-white-male-the-lowest-difficulty-setting-there-is

I dunno.

Man video games are a lot different nowadays...


E: he wrote a follow up...

http://whatever.scalzi.com/2012/05/17/lowest-difficulty-setting-follow-up/

Seems like a real cool dude.

lol

Heh, just checked his books and most of his shit seems to be "borrowed" from other authors. Guess that is easy  mode there as well.
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Re: Game site tries to be funny and people get really upset
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2012, 09:17:12 PM »
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Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.

Uh, that's not a lack of diversity, 97% are black, that's diverse.


There was a press release or study or something from the NFL that said exactly that, heh.

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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2012, 02:04:22 AM »
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Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.

Uh, that's not a lack of diversity, 97% are black, that's diverse.


There was a press release or study or something from the NFL that said exactly that, heh.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/11/top10_diversity.html

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« Reply #19 on: May 19, 2012, 02:43:48 PM »
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Ninety-seven percent of the bus and train operators at the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority are black, with only six white women out of more than 3,000 drivers, according to Metro documents — a lack of diversity at one of the region’s largest employers that has led to an acknowledgment of failure in affirmative-action documents and spawned a series of lawsuits.

Uh, that's not a lack of diversity, 97% are black, that's diverse.


There was a press release or study or something from the NFL that said exactly that, heh.

http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/11/top10_diversity.html

lol

70 percent players of color in the National Football League. And at the beginning of the 2011 season, the National Basketball Association reported 83 percent players of color, Major League Soccer reported 48 percent players of color, and Major League Baseball reported 38 percent players of color.

Now does the NBA numbers count that big ole Chinese dude? Because Asians  don't get coverage under AA.....

Still, do these people get confused easy? 83% isn't diverse at all.
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« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2012, 02:57:49 PM »
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Baseball tends to reflect general demographic trends better, plus a shitload of Dominicans.

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MLB Total: 60% W-EUD, 9% B-AFD, 28.5% H/LD, 2.5% ASD
70% National, 30% International

Looking at it by position, they tend to stick blacks in the outfield. Blacks are rarely catchers.

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MLB By Position:
Pitcher – 68% W-EUD, 3% B-AFD, 26% H/LD, 3% ASD
Catcher – 61% W-EUD, 1% B-AFD, 37% H/LD, 1% ASD
Infielder – 50% W-EUD, 9% B-AFD, 39% H/LD, 2% ASD
Outfielder – 49% W-EUD, 27% B-AFD, 21% H/LD, 3% ASD
One very insensitive and offensive thing you could do is research the hardest positions to play in baseball and then compare it to the positions blacks generally play. Catcher is routinely cited as one of the hardest, if not the hardest, defensive positions to play. Blacks generally prove their worth in baseball with a bat.
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