Culture Wars General - KiA Diet Coke Edition

Judge Dredd

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I remember when Rare won a BAFTA (back when it meant something) and they added it a safe in Perfect Dark. You could even shoot it and it would explode like most things in that game.

"7% target for those identifying as D/deaf and disabled" - love them trying to separate the D/deaf community from the disabled as to not piss off the Deaf community but still lumping them in the same category anyway.
What's the difference between the deaf and Deaf community? I've never heard of this. Pun not intended, but I'm keeping it.

Who cares? Game awards are all absolutely fake payola bullshit anyway.
They do. It's an ego thing as Miller said, but these games have failed commercially and in terms of fan reception. Steam had to make a system to ignore mass negative reviews. The games press are all bought off and are a laughing stock anyway. Trailers need to have their ratings and comments disabled. Award shows are the last measure of success, yet they are all payed off too.
 

Agent Wet

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Kiss my ass BAFTA, I've seen your picks on steam and at least half of the are underwhelming.

"20% target for those identifying as belonging to an under-represented ethnic group" ha ha ha sorry Japan guess who can't be included in the BAFTA awards anymore for being ungrateful racist lol. Does this mean if the world's first all black game studio dosen't include one minority in it that they, too, will be kicked? Or will they get special condescending asspats for being all dark?

"7% target for those identifying as D/deaf and disabled" - love them trying to separate the D/deaf community from the disabled as to not piss off the Deaf community but still lumping them in the same category anyway.

Their guide on how to make your office space bully free is also embarrassing and I would not have sex with any of the people who wrote it.

Edit: forgot to mention two things:

"The game’s core team support and engage meaningfully with local and online grassroots organisations." You MUST GO TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY see good community groups if you want to be a part of our club.

Lastly I wonder if someone was still butthurt that Kingdom Come: Deliverance was successful and won awards and acclaim in spite of the central european accurate historical setting.
As someone who never cared about award shows in general for being noting but a broadcast circle jerk I'm not surprise about this but still this is the kind of shit that will drive me away from anything. This is the kind of stuff that kills not just any product or medium but creativity in general.
 

Rakdos92

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What's the difference between the deaf and Deaf community?
Well, speaking as a guy with hearing-difficulties, the former are people who'd like it very much if they could have one of their sense restored, thank you very much, while the latter would love to jam nails into their childrens' ears to render them deaf. It's yet another incarnation of minorities being used by idiots who want to feel good about themselves.
I can tell you right away, if there was a way to restore my hearing to 100% functionality with minimal problems, I'd take it in a heartbeak and fuck the activists who claim it to be ableist or whatever.
 

Notgoodwithusernames

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Apparently, some folks on TV Tropes are big fans of what Anita Sarkeesian has said (this is in regards to TLOUII):


"Most of the dumbest hate i've seen is directed to Abby and her physique. Also everything involving Anita Sarkeesian somehow, because she decided one day that Joel was to catch a fatal case of golf because he is a white male. Or that's what the internet tells me every day."

"Anita Sarkesian is an Actual Pacifist who wants to promote non-violent, puzzle based games as alternatives to the constant stream of shooters as well as nihilistic murder fests. She doesn't want to get rid of them but they're not her cup of tea. I can't imagine her being, "Oh yes, that's what I love to see, women protagonists being every bit as violent and horrible as toxic masculinity male heroes." I bet any poster here five bucks it'll be that.

(I love Anita FYI and think her work is some of the best in video blogging—we can use a bit more Monkey Island and less modern military shooter, IMHO)"
Yes ANita is truly one of the best bloggers that’s why traffic to her website and YT channel is lower than Brianna Wus chances of winning the election and the only way she is capable of sustaining relevancy is in short bursts by delivering uninformed takes on Twitter which do generate some attention but fizzle out after a couple of days. Breadtube may be a spergfest but they have essentially rendered her obsolete.
 

Haramburger

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Not sure if this belongs here but holy shit...

I gave it a thought and wondered "if I was a leftist simp, how would I design my game to farm these awards?" So I thought of Celeste, the action platformer that designed their gameplay first, then wrote a thin story about tranny/dyke depression while climbing a mountain with brown-skinned people and a chink ghost. Also the soundtrack is decent but the composer is a literal tranny hoping to get bullied for money, and they snuck in multiple pride flags into the DLC.

Did Celeste ever get involved with BATFA?
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Hmm, case closed. Amazingly with 5 nominations Celeste didn't win any awards, but my personal favorite Yoku's Island Express(a pinball metroidvania where the entire cast are bugs and animals) won Best Debut Game for 2019. Go get that game, for Steam or Nintendo Switch, it's 10/10.
 

Judge Dredd

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It doesn't matter. Getting a nomination is already a victory. They can put "also known for the BAFTA nominated indieshit game" on their Twitter bio.
It reminds me of what happened to the Indie Games Fest awards during GamerGate.

@Jaimas would be the one to ask, but the short version was that not only was the award show corrupt, they realised the sales boosting effect of the awards and started handing them out to games that they wanted to give a sales bump.

This coincidentally, completely by accident, un-deliberately happened to be games that were funded through indiefund "grants", loans where the devs had to give a percentage of profits to indiefund if the game sold over a certain amount.

Celeste is already a successful game, or at least it's well known among SJWs. I don't know if it was funded through any program like indiefund, but I wouldn't be surprised.
 

Coolio55

DON'T CALL LUIGI AT 3AM!! *OMG HE RICKROLLED ME*
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It reminds me of what happened to the Indie Games Fest awards during GamerGate.

@Jaimas would be the one to ask, but the short version was that not only was the award show corrupt, they realised the sales boosting effect of the awards and started handing them out to games that they wanted to give a sales bump.

This coincidentally, completely by accident, un-deliberately happened to be games that were funded through indiefund "grants", loans where the devs had to give a percentage of profits to indiefund if the game sold over a certain amount.

Celeste is already a successful game, or at least it's well known among SJWs. I don't know if it was funded through any program like indiefund, but I wouldn't be surprised.
By that point they couldn't even be arsed to review any submitted games not made by the clique and you can find phil fish indignantly posting on TIGF about how all the other people should shut up and fuck off and that they're incredibly entitled to assume judges are supposed to review games they aren't personally involved in.
 

Miller

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not only was the award show corrupt, they realised the sales boosting effect of the awards and started handing them out to games that they wanted to give a sales bump.
Yeah, I remember a story about one of the IGDF jury saying to one of the nominated devs something like: "listen, you should have won that award but we think that your game will be a success anyway so we all agreed to give the award to somebody else who deserves that money" and it turned out that this "somebody else" was a close friend of them.
One dev also found out once via telemetry that the jury didn't play his game, some would launch the game and close it once they arrived at the main menu while others didn't even bother downloading it.
 

Dom Cruise

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Well, speaking as a guy with hearing-difficulties, the former are people who'd like it very much if they could have one of their sense restored, thank you very much, while the latter would love to jam nails into their childrens' ears to render them deaf. It's yet another incarnation of minorities being used by idiots who want to feel good about themselves.
I can tell you right away, if there was a way to restore my hearing to 100% functionality with minimal problems, I'd take it in a heartbeak and fuck the activists who claim it to be ableist or whatever.
I have hearing-difficulties as well and if I could fix it I also would in a heartbeat.
 

Jaimas

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It reminds me of what happened to the Indie Games Fest awards during GamerGate.

@Jaimas would be the one to ask, but the short version was that not only was the award show corrupt, they realised the sales boosting effect of the awards and started handing them out to games that they wanted to give a sales bump.

This coincidentally, completely by accident, un-deliberately happened to be games that were funded through indiefund "grants", loans where the devs had to give a percentage of profits to indiefund if the game sold over a certain amount.

Celeste is already a successful game, or at least it's well known among SJWs. I don't know if it was funded through any program like indiefund, but I wouldn't be surprised.
If you're familiar with what happened to the Hugo Awards or anything like that, you have a general idea of what's going on already, but if you don't, I'll boil this down for you all. Over the last decade and a half or so, rabid progressives - the kind that think being political spergs is more important than anything else - have infested various media in the hopes of enriching themselves.

Many of them come from a belief system where someone who believes in the cause but is completely untalented is more valuable than someone who has years of experience and a proven track record that speaks for itself, but is an unbeliever, or worse, a heretic, who believes the complete opposite. Since most of these ideologues have no talent whatsoever and are averse to hard work, they tend to create works that pander like crazy and just don't do well at all in an open market where anyone can buy what they want. As a result, as people with this mindset pile into a new territory, they form communities of the like-minded where their viewpoints are enforced, or, more commonly, take over existing communities with the goal of giving themselves a presence within the industry. They drive off industry veterans, often through false-flag campaigns or using claims of impropriety, and immediately agitate in favor of their own.

All of that brings us to the IGF and Indiecade, which while originally legitimate organizations devoted to sponsoring indie game development, effectively turned into a money laundering scheme for the Progtard Indie Gaming Clique. There's countless examples that were brought forth during GG, but on top of many of the usual suspects having hilarious spidernests of conflicts-of-interest with this group (Zoe Quinn, for instance, was rather infamously fucking IGF chair Brandon Boyer, who was both reviewing her game, was her boss, and was married), but essentially choosing the games that were going to win beforeheand (something that happened with Fez) and using the award ceremony to act as a promotion for the game in question, in violation of not only the rules, but California state law (not that any of those involved give a shit).

No one in the press gave the fact that the largest indie game award shows were 100% rigged and were effectively financially backing the games that won any coverage whatsoever, of course, because there is no form of journalism more fucking worthless than that associated with gaming.
 
If you're familiar with what happened to the Hugo Awards or anything like that, you have a general idea of what's going on already, but if you don't, I'll boil this down for you all. Over the last decade and a half or so, rabid progressives - the kind that think being political spergs is more important than anything else - have infested various media in the hopes of enriching themselves.

Many of them come from a belief system where someone who believes in the cause but is completely untalented is more valuable than someone who has years of experience and a proven track record that speaks for itself, but is an unbeliever, or worse, a heretic, who believes the complete opposite. Since most of these ideologues have no talent whatsoever and are averse to hard work, they tend to create works that pander like crazy and just don't do well at all in an open market where anyone can buy what they want. As a result, as people with this mindset pile into a new territory, they form communities of the like-minded where their viewpoints are enforced, or, more commonly, take over existing communities with the goal of giving themselves a presence within the industry. They drive off industry veterans, often through false-flag campaigns or using claims of impropriety, and immediately agitate in favor of their own.

All of that brings us to the IGF and Indiecade, which while originally legitimate organizations devoted to sponsoring indie game development, effectively turned into a money laundering scheme for the Progtard Indie Gaming Clique. There's countless examples that were brought forth during GG, but on top of many of the usual suspects having hilarious spidernests of conflicts-of-interest with this group (Zoe Quinn, for instance, was rather infamously fucking IGF chair Brandon Boyer, who was both reviewing her game, was her boss, and was married), but essentially choosing the games that were going to win beforeheand (something that happened with Fez) and using the award ceremony to act as a promotion for the game in question, in violation of not only the rules, but California state law (not that any of those involved give a shit).

No one in the press gave the fact that the largest indie game award shows were 100% rigged and were effectively financially backing the games that won any coverage whatsoever, of course, because there is no form of journalism more fucking worthless than that associated with gaming.
TDLR : Awards are worthless trash.
 

ZMOT

wat
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I'm not so sure. The left collapsed into lunacy, but I've been skeptical that the right will stay sane. Sure enough, I'm seeing a slow increasing in things being branded as "degeneracy". It started small, limited to fringe groups throwing the term at people that would likely get a thread here; but over time it's changed to a label being thrown at even tame anime games or anything with a furry in it (Starfox and Bayonetta would be called degenerate if they were released today).

There's likely some reason for this. Control freaks jumping into whatever political party is in control, or winning political parties getting high on their own farts and letting the mask slip. Either way the result is the same.
it's a universal law that every action generates an equal reaction. the more lunatic the left gets the harder the right will slap them off their high horse, till they get worked over for going off the rails and everyone mellows out for a while. rinse repeat. sucks living during the slapping around part, but that's how it is. only difference is if you'd rather live "pure" in some libtard utopia and what it entails or a fascist one.

anyway, slimy schreier just did an "exposé" on ubisoft and it's as you'd expect.

www. bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-07-21/ubisoft-sexual-misconduct-scandal-harassment-sexism-and-abuse

one of my favorite parts:

Béland was a trusted lieutenant of the creative chief. He was also known for his quick temper and a tendency to scream at subordinates during meetings, say four people who worked in the office. Two of those people say they saw Béland touch women inappropriately at holiday parties and other work events. Béland was also accused of choking an employee at a party, according to the video game website Kotaku. The choking story was regularly shared among staff in Toronto, say the people who worked there, as a warning about the executive. Béland didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment.
and nope, of course kotaku doesn't have a source, just that he "allegedly" chocked someone. guess no one saw but it happened. for whatever reason because context matters even less.
 

Win98SE

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They've been "exposing" bad labor practices, workplace moral, and alleged bad behavior for a decade at this point and nothing has changed. IMO that's part of the reason there's a push to get diversity into games regardless of whether it's genuine, because it wins them Woke Points with the right people and gets the heat off of them a bit.

We live in a world where Randy Pitchford attacked an employee in front of a bunch of people, left a flash drive full of porn at a Medieval Times, then openly mocked the old Claptrap VA via Claptrap himself and nothing happened to him. I'm convinced that if you just want to be a total piece of shit and never face any punishment, you should 100% get into high-level management in game development.
 

ZMOT

wat
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They've been "exposing" bad labor practices, workplace moral, and alleged bad behavior for a decade at this point and nothing has changed. IMO that's part of the reason there's a push to get diversity into games regardless of whether it's genuine, because it wins them Woke Points with the right people and gets the heat off of them a bit.

We live in a world where Randy Pitchford attacked an employee in front of a bunch of people, left a flash drive full of porn at a Medieval Times, then openly mocked the old Claptrap VA via Claptrap himself and nothing happened to him. I'm convinced that if you just want to be a total piece of shit and never face any punishment, you should 100% get into high-level management in game development.
the thing is that's how it works, as much as they are bitching about "systemic" they don't even recognize when it shits in their face. the games sell and that's all that matters, the people in charge just produced a game that sold millions while the rank & file crunched till their eyes bled, and there are dozens of bright-eyed retards just willing to replace them fresh out of college. this won't change even if they try to #metoo every white male because they will either be replaced but the same (and possibly worse), or some woketard who doesn't bring in the money (see bioware) and then gets replaced in turn.
not to mention that will have the exact opposite effect they're "fighting" for. take the ubisoft shit for example, "boys club" might imply it includes all males, but if you're not part of that in-group you're equally fucked if not more, and you can't even sleep your way to the top. never mind that at lot of times women in a male dominated industry usually advance way faster than their male counterparts, so there is already an inherit bias in their favor - which they conveniently never talk about but anyone is pretty much aware off.

so go ahead, piss everyone off even more or create a union for developers, projects will just be moved to canada or wherever, they already have a fuckload of devs working for peanuts in asia and eastern europe (like bulgaria which doesn't give a shit calling a black dude a monkey).
 
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