Posts Tagged: WTF

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fucknovideogames:

Yesterday, Grinding Gear Games posted a teaser detailing planned UI changes for their free-to-play RPG Path of Exile. In the current version of the game, the Health and Mana orbs on either side of the screen are framed by statues of chained, partially-clothed women; in the planned update, these statues would be replaced by unobtrusive reclining figures, inspired by classical sculpture. 

Sounds good, right? The forums didn’t seem to think so. After thirty-nine pages riddled with complaints about the new statues (often casually sexist or homophobic), the developers posted a new screenshot. The chained women are back.

The old statues have been restored. We still intend to remove them in favour of ones that cover less of the health/mana orbs, but have moved this to a longer-term change. The new statues will have a classical Roman look that better fits with long term stylistic goals.

When the mods were asked about the logic behind the revision:

We changed it away from the new statues because we agreed with some of the feedback. We’re trying to be very clear that they’re going to change again in the future.

We listen to all our players. The forum only represents a small fraction of total players, but the feedback is absolutely taken on board. Having said that, some peoples’ behaviour in that thread was terrible.

It’s sad to see a community push back so hard against a minor change - particularly one that would dial back gratuitous sexualization, and make some players feel more comfortable. It’s possible that Grinding Gear Games will follow through in later updates, but given that the prevailing argument was simply "I preferred the slave girls", this sets a discouraging precedent.

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christ, the “slave girls” take up a tiny corner of the screen, who needs them there at all? who would get ANGRY about a few shifted pixels in the corner of the UI to the point of throwing a temper tantrum? And why would the developers fold?

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"Questions about violent entertainment gained new urgency in May, when Elliot O. Rodger, 22, killed himself and six others in Isla Vista, Calif., after writing a manifesto, “My Twisted World,” in which, among other things, he portrayed himself as having been immersed in “Halo,” the shooter game."

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this quote is from a bizarre New York Times article on Comic Con and, I’m sorry, I must have missed something: has the conversation surrounding Eliot Rodger really skipped past gun laws and rape culture and gone straight to VIDEO GAMES?

how the fuck does that work? how do you ignore a man’s public rage and contempt for women only to decide “clearly the culprit in this crime was Halo.”

is misogyny so acceptable in America that the media will bend over backwards to find a different motivation for murder, no matter how illogical?

I am not here to dismiss any arguments over violence in media (I’m concerned about it myself) but that concern comes from an artistic viewpoint. I’d like to see more media, particularly video games, explore stories that don’t involve non-stop killing, because I want to see fresh ideas. And sure, I’m disappointed that violence is so celebrated in games. But Jesus CHRIST how do you draw a line from cosplayers at Comic Con to mass murderers?

Comic books, movies, video games, and combinations of all three of those things (synergy!) are big business. BIG business. This stuff is popular all around the world. It has been for decades. If there was a direct causality between media violence and real violence, we’d be hip-deep in imitation murders by now, and by “us” I mean the entire world.

You want to talk about media and Eliot Rodger, how about we talk about sexism in the media? Like the fact that women in media are typically there to serve as a MacGuffin for the hero to rescue? Like the fact that media tells men - particularly young men - that having sex with a woman is their reward for being “nice”?

But sure, three cherry-picked white men from a sickening number of shootings in the United States played video games, so let’s study violent entertainment more.

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is he a good dancer I can’t tell
wait
what

is he a good dancer I can’t tell

wait

what

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baskauskas:

oh my god this guy messaged me on okcupid and he has a “don’t message me if” section and 

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jesus christ

What a roller coaster ride that was. I need to lay down.

(thanks Christina for this)

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theacheofmodernism:

GUYS I CAN’T STOP LAUGHING

That is so adorable.

oh shit

As a person who spent their entire span of teen years in the 90s, I just want to pat this person on their adorable little head.

"when kids cared more about music than popularity and sex" AHHHHHH, the good old days of the Never-0s.

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grawly:

thugful:

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i scrolled down for an explanation and there was none

you dont need one

I know I’ve seen this before…OH YEAH
it’s one of those Tracy Ullman-era Simpsons shorts

I think that’s Marge

(via nadiaoxford)

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kanyewesticle:

I don’t even need to know the story behind this picture it just makes me very happy

kanyewesticle:

I don’t even need to know the story behind this picture it just makes me very happy

(via kaesespaetzle)

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mediamattersforamerica:

The NRA tries to appeal to a more diverse audience by saying gun regulations are "equally as unconstitutional" as Jim Crow laws.

I support separate drinking fountains for assault rifles.

one lol-worthy fact at play here: black people had no rights under the original constitution, they were added later. Yet black men and woman are still fighting for equality (and at times, their very lives) a century and a half later.

meanwhile, we’re still pretending that the constitution is an infallible document when it comes to the vaguely-worded Second Amendment. All to placate a political lobby and its paranoid constituents who are in no danger of losing anything.

is it too late to add the NRA to this list of crybabies?

(via thebicker)

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This freaky art project is how I’m picturing all Men’s Rights Activists, “reverse racism” whiners, “what about straight pride” complainers, and all the rest from now until forever.

original seems to be the work of Landon Meier
full credit to Mielke for the pic and Dina for the joke

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