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if all that stuff is true then i can for sure understand their desire to distance themselves from That Sort of Thing. support of an organization steeped in controversy ー even indirectly and even if only perceived ー is something any company would probably try and avoid, and i know from experience the asian playerbase of games like these can be particularly unforgiving.
so while i totally disagree with the response, i can't necessarily blame them for it. this isn't really a title that can afford to stand strong in the face of internet backlash; applying the logic of the western video game climate to it is shortsighted as fuck.
that said, even if all that is true, the shirt is a message that's totally worth supporting. i'm curious if the actress herself was aware of any of the baggage behind it or if she just got the shirt and thought it was a nice sentiment.
All of the links that him brought up are mostly parodies. Feminism websites including Megalia tries to reveal what the male-centered websites did to women in Korea, by parodying what Korean men have spoken about Korean women.
You're talking like women haven't had to deal with women-hating from stars for the past however many decades. You're talking like gay people, minority ethnicities, and the disabled haven't had to put up with this.
If it was Orson Scott Card, you'd be squealing with joy that he's there, despite his toxic views of gay people. But hey, DEM GOSH DARN FEMNISTS RUININ' MAH GAMIN', and the tune changes.
It's all a matter of perspective.
Yours is screwed up.
>It's all a matter of perspective.
you're completely right
everything you are saying is totally right and understandable ー but only in the west.
the entire world does not operate by the same rules as america and europe; laws are different, attitudes are different, culture is different. sexism is a universal problem, but there is no universal cure that doesn't involve neutering every culture in favor of a shiny utopia that cannot exist outside of 1950s science fiction.
you are applying the perspective of the western video game industry and western politics to something completely eastern. don't do that.
Are they going to allow the games to be published on Steam or not? If they lock them down to the Windows 10 Store, then that's quite the phlegmy spit in the face for PC gamers. I'd also imagine it would mean no modding, no deals, and none of the cool things we associate with the PC.
Microsoft seems desperate to make the PC a walled garden, a one store front place. That's one of the many very good and informed reasons I haven't upgraded to Windows 10. I'm boycotting its store in favour of Steam, Humble Store, and GoG.
The Humble people are genuinely lovely people, too. When a server glitch dropped a number of my titles from my library, they spent ages investigating it and restoring them, and communicating with me as they did so. And why is their service so good? The PC has competition through multiple store fronts. Everyone is trying to provide the best service.
Even Gabe supports the open platform and free choice of store fronts, no matter how much it hurts his profit margin. As I've mentioned before, a developer can claim keys and then sell them on store fronts to take advantage of Steam's bandwidth.
Can you imagine Microsoft ever being so altruistic? The thing is... I'm not well off, and Valve has always been good to me with its sales. So has Humble. I value these two organisations. They've both done a lot for me and for the PC gaming space.
What's Microsoft done for us? Except for aches, pains, and troubles that is. Even now, they're monopolising with DirectX. They could have decided it was time to go cross-OS with DX as a show of solidarity. But no. They're stubbornly clinging to it as a Windows 10 only thing, and that's why its primary competitor -- Vulkan -- will win. In the PC space, the more open you are, the more you succeed.
See: Rift vs. Vive.
It's important to remember that Microsoft is the company that's brought anti-monopoly suits on itself. Microsoft is the 'smile with Novell while we pull the trigger' company. It's skeevy and it seems to have no end of self-interested slimebags who couldn't care less about the PC space beyond how much money they can make in it. And yes, whilst that's capitalism, it's not GOOD capitalism.
Good capitalism is what Valve is doing with Steam. Valve is supporting the freedom of choice for the consumer. Microsoft has never done that.
So my worry is, as I said, they're going to lock most (if not all) of these games to the 10 Store. In fact, I'd be willing to bet on it and I'm not a betting man. It's just that I know that if I can count on three things in reality, they are this: Human stupidity, human greed, and Microsoft representing both.
phil spencer said (as reported http://www.pcgamesn.com/microsoft-committed-to-pc-gaming) that they'd be doing stuff on steam so it stands to reason that the xbox play anywhere stuff is included in that
i'd like to think they've learned something from the shitshow that was GFWL
i feel like there's a pretty big problem when someone gets celebrated for replying to a well-worded opinion post with "shut the fuck up" but maybe that's just me???????
I wouldn't call it well worded. Though his/her opinions might be unpopular, that is not the only reason they get downvoted to the abyss. AnAuldWolf's comments come off as condescending and even insulting towards people with opposing views. They don't provoke well reasoned replies because they aren't using the language of reasonable discourse.
anything prior to skyrim is inconsequential in the discussion of console mods, which is what this article is about