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    Spec Ops: The Line

    The only issue I have with it is for the most part it’s preaching to the converted. I would love to see hear or read the reaction to this game by someone who it wasn’t made for. Everyone should play it.
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    We’re swerving off topic but the above is true regardless of gender. You have to get on top of ranting and solve the issue causing it or sometimes counselling the complainers about realistic expectations. Sometime you need to reign in gossip or bullying. You’ve got to be insanely careful with how much ranting is allowed. Ignore it or let it go on too much and you end up with a toxic work culture that’s incredibly hard to fix. Bring it back on topic what you don’t do as a team leader when confronted by a complaint by a customer is immediately fire the employee and then throw them to the wolves in public unless it’s something incredibly damaging and / or criminal. Partially because it will kill morale in your team. But also because you will end up attracting every demon customer around. (And I’m not calling Deroir this, as far as I know he wasn’t the one petitioning for her to be fired.) Anyone who has ever worked in customer service will know about demon customers and the dangers of acquiescing to them. From that point on you’ll have a loyal customer for life.But the amount of time and money you spend trying to placate them generally outstrips any profit that might be made in the long run. Especially in community based businesses where the community you foster is as important if not more important than your staff.
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    I’ve got a bit of a chip on my shoulder on the use of “are you ok?” as a way of shutting down debate. It’s not great.
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    I didn’t want to tone police as you might be unaware that R U OK is being promoted as a way of promoting discussion about mental health. Please don’t use it as shorthand for “are you ok hun?” (Which in this thread might be seen as slightly problematic.)
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    Uncharted: The Movie

    Did someone say Nathan Fillion?
  6. Just played this through tonight, It's amazingly well done but it does need a bit of a content warning. (I never had to deal with alcoholic parents but I did grow up with a grieving parent and I had some really bad experiences around shouty adults as a kid.) It really reminded me of being a kid, the promise of a Saturday before you, the balance of play with doing chores (seen or unseen) and the tip toeing around adults that weren't always predictable. It's like a gritty Calvin and Hobbs. Without the Hobbs.
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    I maintain the bigger problem is Arenanet's reponse (both the action and the followup public messages) which have essentially made every employee and any employee who defends their fellow employees publically as fair game. That's the action that has turned this from an internet spat into GG 2.0
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    Weird and brilliant Australian / New Zealand music

    More for the music video here
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    At the Hard Times they've changed to match the new media landscape. https://thehardtimes.net/harddrive/video-game-site-releases-poll-to-let-users-decide-which-writer-to-fire/ A selection of firable tweets are attached such as Most vile of all though
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    There's been a few like this. I think the blame can be laid at the feet of Arenanet who've showed them that this one weird trick works. Eurogamer has some examples https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-07-13-in-the-wake-of-the-arenanet-firings-women-game-devs-are-experiencing-a-new-wave-of-online-harassment This is a thousand times harder on twitter which won't be fixed. Despite the networking opportunities if I was a woman I wouldn't touch twitter with a barge pole.
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    Aliens: Colonial Marines by Gearbox

    That would contribute to not being able to find the bug. On the one hand there's probably dozens of people who worked on that game slapping their foreheads. On the other hand....how many years after release did it take for someone to find it?
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    best game intro ever

    So this thread has been idle for four years. So let's have ALL THE INTROS! (well DOS anyway)

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