ThreadThe way Amazon treats its employees is disgusting and despicable
It's kind of amazing how quickly Amazon turned from the golden boy that everyone looked up to as the saviour that would protect us from companies like Wal-Mart, into the bad guy that seems to be doing everything they can to behave in the worst possible manner.
I hear ya. I have most of those magazines sitting in a closet somewhere and I remember reading them for the first time to learn about PSP games. I was very active on the internet for years by that point, but I still loved getting the magazines.
Has anyone else (other than the previous holder of this record, I suppose) lived through so many cultural shifts as her? Since 1901 Japan experienced so many radical shifts from one extreme to the other it must've been unreal.
When you're on a date and talking and having a good time, chatting about all sorts of things and finding out who is interested in what. You mention baseball and suddenly she turns super serious and tears start welling up in her eyes. After a few seconds she says "My ex played baseball..." and she puts her head in her arms, resting them both on the table as she quietly sobs. "Are... are you okay?" is what you manage to stutter out, and are abruptly cut off when she yells "No I am not fucking okay!". That got the attention of most of the other customers in the coffee shop, and the rest began paying attention when she blurted out "Maybe I should just try to kill myself again. That's what he fucking wanted anyway!".
Everyone looked at us in silent horror - the only sounds being the sobs of the poor girl in front of me and the grossly inappropriate melody of Creed's "With Arms Wide Open" playing over the radio.
That was a hell of a red flag, let me tell you.
What "locker room talk" is that? What, exactly, do you think we all want to say but are too scared to?
And RedMercury, I apologize. I haven't seen your comment. I got slammed with notifications and clearly missed some. I'll go back to see if I can find it.
I don't know what my friends and colleagues are thinking, so I'll speak for myself here.
Everyone needs to just chill out a little. Not everything is a secret dogwhistle for the alt-right who are running a psyop to take down the forum from the inside. Sometimes people just don't think before they speak, or disagree with what the majority thinks. As long as it's not some heinous shit (which I have seen a few examples of, and which totally deserves a ban) we should all just calm down a little.
I do appreciate that you're willing to have this conversation with me.
That is a good point. I missed some things in the thread, and should have chosen my words more carefully. Women in gaming and playing games is something I care deeply about. My point about "calming down" was not directed at women in particular, and I'm sorry it came off that way.
To maybe try and explain myself a bit better... There's already at least one user in here accusing me of having sinister intentions. Automatically assuming the worst about me. This is what I mean. Maybe we (as a collective) shouldn't immediately jump to the worst possible scenario? This is a discussion forum, so I don't think it's productive to assume the worst about everyone. Once that's been set as the level of discussion it's hard to bring it back down, you know?
Anyway, I have work to do so I may not be able to post as much for the next few hours. But I do appreciate everyone who took the time to engage with me.
This is just what I've gathered from friends. I can try to ask for more details if needed.
People are way to quick to dogpile and deliberately misinterpret others because they're not seen as progressive enough.
Certain topics are essentially verboten. If you don't tow the company line it leads to an immediate ban.
There's a protected class of users that post a lot and will drown out all dissent. Any form of arguing with them always leads to a ban.
Certain topics are injected into every thread, no matter how innocuous or unrelated. And of course, these always lead to warnings and bans. People aren't sure what or where to post, so they just decide not to.
I think in some cases they are being a little too dramatic with their grievances, but I get the core of the complaint.
That's a fair judgement. If they don't feel comfortable who am I to judge?
But from the other side here, I (and many others) think the moderation is way too harsh. There are often bans with no clear indication as to why, and often because they disagree with the established superstar posters. There's little room for discussion on many topics, so anyone who knows better just doesn't post.
I know many people, industry and otherwise, who refuse to post here because it's seen as a hostile and unwelcoming environment.
ThreadDownsizing may be the most deceptively marketed movie ever
Not a trailer, but this always struck me as weird and deceptive.
This is the cover of my DVD of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind:
"A smart, sexy, and seriously funny comedy!" is probably the last sentence I would ever use to describe the movie.
ThreadTodd Howard isn't interested in a Morrowind remaster, or remasters in general for the most part
With anything as old as Morrowind, it wouldn't be a remaster so much as it would be a complete remake. Very little code or assets could actually be reused. It would essentially be building a new Elder Scrolls game from scratch - So not only would it take as long as building a new game (so not "easy money") but it would essentially be a different game. Less and more .
ThreadWhat's the one thing that changed your life from a negative direction to a positive?
Moving closer to work. Not having to commute an hour each way has done wonders for my sanity.
Stress is way down from not having to fight with traffic every day, and I've got so much more free time now. Life no longer seems like a grind anymore.
ThreadIs Resident Evil 4 the most influential game of the last 2 decades ?
Don't discount Wii Sports. It was almost single-handedly responsible for the massive success of the Wii, which in turn fundamentally changed the way the console market operated for years.
While we're at it, Grand Theft Auto III is up there as well. I'm sure I don't have to explain why.
ThreadCould I go to Japan Next Summer on a Budget?
What? I went 2 months ago with $1000 CAD and had an absolute blast. I spent 8 days across 2 cities and not once did I feel like I didn't have enough money, and that was with spending way too much on old video games.
ThreadThat White Christmas episode in Black Mirror though...
I think San Junipero might be the finest hour ever put to film.It really resonated with me.
But Shut Up and Dance also might be my favourite. And The Entire History of You is really good, but also incredibly hard to watch.
White Christmas is also up there.
Maybe that's the peak of the show? Everyone seems to have a different favourite episode, so it might not be the peak for you. You should watch the rest and see.