Podquisition Episode 143: The Dark Souls Of Eyes Wide Shut

Orgies are discussed, as is the way of things.

Elsewhere, we talk about developers who tell naughty lies, Jim Sterling becoming Undertale canon, Sonic Mania, Agents of Mayhem, and more.

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Mel
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Mel

PODTOID?!

itsChimpanzee
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itsChimpanzee

I’ve only been watching the Jimquisition for 18 months or so. What episode is Jim referring to in the podcast when he talks about Microsoft using journalists to advertise games at their press conference?

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

Plagiarism (aka Episode 1). He doesn’t even talk about it in that episode, and the DToid article that accompanies it mentions it as an aside without even stating the company responsible or the reasons.

aargut
Member

The precedent that Ninja Theory’s done by releasing Hellblade…i can’t stress enough how important that is without being utterly redundant. It gives me hope, but not too much.

Zachary Vega
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I enjoy the content produced by TotalBiscuit. I enjoy the content produced by H3H3. I enjoy the content produced by Jim Sterling. I enjoy the content produced by Laura Kate Dale. I enjoy the content produced by Gavin Dunne. I will fight white supremacy, Fascism and Imperialism until the day I die. I support equality for all peoples, races, religions and sexual orientations. With all the being said, I ideologically line up with none of the content providers I enjoy 100%. I have never felt the need to harass someone because of this or alienate the people who do not… Read more »
aargut
Member

The internet culture is us. It’s our deepest and darkest desires coming to fruition. It’s where humans just bare all without a moments hesitation, barren of any introspection. It’s where passive aggressiveness thrives and grows into the full blown monster that is an Internet Troll. It is where people with opinions manipulate opinions. However, it is also where people empower themselves and provide safe havens for like-minded individuals to thrive (good or bad). It’s where we live our second lives often devoid of any self-criticism and sometimes very far removed from our daily “real” life.

YoDude
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YoDude

Fuck Nazis.

Chris
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How about this. When you are marching down the street holding Nazi paraphernalia and chanting about ‘Jews will not replace us!’ and ‘Blood and soil!’ and people in your crowd are wearing Nazi armbands and t-shirts with Hitler quotes on them, IT’S OKAY TO CALL YOU A FUCKING NAZI. Jesus Christ with this fucking ‘not all conservatives are Nazis’ bullshit. No, but you know who are? The fucking Neo-Nazis who self identify as such and who marched through the streets of an American city brandishing fire arms and torches and screamed about how God damned proud they all are of… Read more »
Octopus Grift
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Octopus Grift

Having heard Jim’s new Game of Thrones motto “Monday is Coming”, I was thinking about GoT mottos for Gavin and Laura. The one I came up with for Gavin is a riff on Greyjoy “We do not do requests” and Laura’s is a riff on Tully “Butts, Butts, Butts” or as an alternative a riff on house Martell “Butts, Butts, Butts”

Stephen
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Stephen
Sonic Mania plays closer to Sonic 3&k to 2 to me, though you have to unlock the Sonic 3 invincibility flash – particularly how much variety there is in the level design. You* always used to be able to skip the Chemical Plant zone rising water moving blocks set piece with skilled play by jumping at just the right point if you’re going fast enough on the run up to it, and I’m fairly sure that’s always been deliberate reward for having a high skill threshold, but here you can skip it by accident due to how large and how… Read more »
chapomon
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chapomon

So is that line about Jim actually in the PS4/Vita version of Undertale? I pre-ordered my collector’s edition late so I won’t get to play it til December so it’s going to be burning my curiosity. Sonic Mania is on the Switch? I might have to pick that up now rather than waiting to get a PS4 or for the PC version.

Kirk Hammer
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Kirk Hammer

I think it was an image made for the trailer for the re-release, and not actually in the game.

Patrick Hogan
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Sorry people flipped out over your article Laura. Hope this mole hill come mountain sinks quickly cause it is ridiculous that you were attacked over it.

George
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George

Fuck Nazis
Fuck Communists
Fuck White supremacists.
Fuck racial identity.
Fuck to the idea that one’s skin colour affects how you perceive the world.
Fuck identity politics.
Fuck it all.

It’s a disgusting view of reality.

Chris
Member

How the fuck would the color of your skin and how people treat you as a result not effect how you view the world? Fuck you and your false equivalencies.

George
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George

The white supremacists are saying exactly that. That their whiteness is an identity. That their whiteness affects their world view. That they have a collective experience.

It is vile and disgusting.

It’s an ideology that would put me at risk if it ever catches on in Canada.

Race is not an identity and never should be thought of a such.

Chris
Member

No, they’re saying their race makes them superior, that is evil and wrong. Acknowledging that your race or identity (like saying ‘as a gay man’) influences your experiences is no.

I’m half Jewish, so I react extra badly to fucking Nazis marching through the streets of an American city chanting for my death and that my president refuses to condemn that or to protect me. But according to you, my “identity politics” in feeling that way is exactly as morally wrong as them wanting to kill me

Fuck. Off.

Chris
Member
No, there /are/ Nazis marching through the streets. They literally held a rally over the weekend. Then they killed someone. Or is your head so far up your own ass with this ‘both sides are bad’ and your desperation not to acknowledge what has happened that you missed all the flags and armbands and chanting in between the openly brandishing guns and threatening people with them. Fuck you. “Identity Politics” isn’t the problem here. The problem is the specific identity politics of the people who believe themselves superior to me because of their race. I’m not just a Jew, but… Read more »
YoDude
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YoDude

I ain’t standing up for any white supremacist. You need to chill out.

We are both very against these assholes. I respect your anger. I feel the same way.

I’ve gotten into a fistfight at a local concert with these neckbeards and skinheads over this fucking shit since Charlottesville.

Just try to relax man. We are on the same side. George just has a different viewpoint.

YoDude
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YoDude

I’m not even fully white ffs.

YoDude
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YoDude
Seriously. I’m fucking pissed with that shit. Put your shit in a .ca. And bottle it because I *especially me* as a Native in Canada where my culture and my skin is viewed as thing and poor am not a Nazi sympathizer. I go to rallies. If I were American you bet your ads I’d be marching with the so-called alt-left. I’m not a good example. I’m the kind of guy who’s been around the block and isn’t afraid to answer violence with violence. I know I sound like a keyboard warrior here but honest to God. My viewpoints are… Read more »
Chris
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Nothing I said was directed at you. It is directed at George and someone whose comments appear to have been deleted, called like ‘not that guy’ or something.

YoDude
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YoDude

It does. Who you are is often less important as who you are perceived to be. And your colour your actions all have an affect on life.

George
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George
And that’s the problem. This current crop of white nationalists want a world where your colour is what determines how people respond to you. They want a world where a person’s identity is based on their race not their actions, thoughts, beliefs and minds but race being the soul thing that defines us and creates those things. That’s why these new White nationalists are much more dangerous than the past versions. Unless we fight the core principles of their ideology it will continue to grow and take root. It’s easy to say Nazi’s are stupid it’s a lot more difficult… Read more »
YoDude
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YoDude

It shouldn’t be hard to say Nazis are stupid. They’re fucking violent and often times they are falsely preached as “opinionated”. That’s disgusting. Anything preaching hate is wrong.

George
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George

I agree with you. It shouldn’t be hard… but the sad reality is that others don’t see them that way. If we are to fight them we can’t assume that other people will support us.

Look what’s happened in the US with their election the their growing extremism…It’s not enough to say that something is evil. We have to define why. If we don’t we will head down the same road.

Chris
Member

So I can’t help but notice you didn’t respond, so I’ll ask directly. How does my ‘identity politics’ of feeling that, as someone who is Jewish, my ‘identity’ influences how I feel about the literal Nazis marching in the street put me on the same moral level as them? Because that was what you implied, that any form of ‘identity politics’ is equally wrong.

MuddyScarecrow
Member

The Nazi thing is more weird and upsetting when I think about how Nazis are such an overused enemy in video games they’re put on the same level as zombies. Nazis and zombies: the two things we love killing in video games. And now it’s controversial?! Now we’ve got people getting offended at the idea of killing people who kill other people for fun/racial purity?! What the fuck happened to this planet?! Give it another ten years and soon putting zombies in your game is controversial because you’re callously slaughtering the living challenged.

Anton
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Anton

Well, this is what happens when neo-Nazis go extreme.

Anton
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Anton

Mainstream*

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Crackdown 3 got delayed til early next year, so looks like Agents of Mayhem will have to do for now.

Oh and I want to say fuck you to all those people who harassed Laura just because she interviewed TotalBiscuit(who BTW did not lead hate mobs or any of the other malicious lies people have been spreading about him), I have to say I really lost respect for Feminist Frequency for going after Laura like that.

Miles
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Miles

It’s like FF has to attack every side even when they ally against the same things, or so they say.

It’s like Batman and the Joker, I feel like some of these extremist GG’s exist because FF drives them that way. They create more harm than good sometimes. My thoughts with Laura. She’s tough though and I know she will persevere!

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

I used to dismiss claims like that, but now I see where people like Ian Miles Cheong are coming from.

Chris
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How did she ‘drive them’ to harass and threaten women? By criticizing games they liked? Or by mildly critiquing articles on websites?

Those are some pathetic, fragile little snowflakes then if that drives them over the edge. It’s almost like they are just waiting for an excuse to go and attack people they didn’t like already.

As an example, machine_dirty here, the poster child for entitled gamer fragility clearly. ‘I don’t like Totalbiscuit very much’ That leads to the totally reasonable response of ‘OH MY GOD FUCK YOU YOU FUCKING [♪SKELETON WARRIORS♫]!’

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty
Nope, you’re the poster child for “entitled gamer fragility” here since you can’t seem to stop spouting ridiculous lies about TB, I had no problem with FF in the past until they pulled this low down dirty shit on Laura. i’m fucking done with them now. You are being deliberately obtuse here, not liking TB is one thing, spreading malicious lies about him(which you have done repeatedly and is something Jim certainly would not appreciate you doing considering how many times he’s been on Co Optional) is quite another, I will not allow you to lie about TB. It wasn’t… Read more »
Chris
Member
Okay. Read the tweet she sent out. Now tell me where there is an ‘attack’ on Laura. Where she ‘goes after her.’ Because the tweet DOESN’T MENTION LAURA. It is a critique of the optics of the article, if anything it is a critique of the editorial decision Rich Stanton made to post it on that day. Seriously, don’t paraphrase. Don’t repeat yourself. Go find that tweet and copy the part of it that ‘goes after’ Laura, that tells anyone to do anything regarding her. I’ll wait. It’s a short tweet, it shouldn’t take long for you to find it.… Read more »
machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

You’re the one paraphrasing and repeating yourself here with all the lies you’ve told, so you don’t get to tell me what to do.

Go find actual proof that TB thinks harassment is totally A-OK, i’ll way and I don’t expect to have any real evidence to back it up.

So no, you are the one who needs to “put up or shut the fuck up”, not me.

Chris
Member
And none of that has anything to do with literally the only thing I have ever actually said about Totalbiscuit. Which is that I choose not to consume his content any more because I don’t like some stuff he said. You are the one who keeps moving the goal posts and declaring that I have to prove he personally doxxed people or something to simply a) not like him and b) understand why other people don’t like him. Not everyone has to like the same youtubers you do. I personally love Dan Olson and Extra Credits and Hbomberguy, all of… Read more »
RomaDoma
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RomaDoma

You’re being very dramatic. I haven’t seen where Anita attacked Laura. She was just irked by the timing of the article from what I can tell. It’s not like Anita tweeted “hey everyone, Laura sucks, go harass her for me k thx!” And maybe she said something in the podcast, haven’t been able to listen to it yet, but it’s really weird of you to put words into Laura’s mouth with the whole “she never dreamed FF would ever go after her.”

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

If she had any respect at all for Laura, she would not have gone after her like that.

Laura didn’t say anything about it in the podcast, the reason she’s missing for a big chunk of it is because at the time she was trying to respond to all the abuse being hurled at her.

Also not putting any words in her mouth, she said herself that she was being attacked by both sides.

RomaDoma
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RomaDoma

I’m having trouble figuring out what GG’s means but I get the point you’re trying to make. Yeah…no, someone pointing out the shitty way women are portrayed in games does NOT give anyone an excuse to harass women. Let’s not forget that death threats and rape threats are sent. That’s not on Anita. That’s on the sick assholes who think being anonymous gives them license to be assholes.

Chris
Member

She didn’t “go after Laura.” She posted a single, reasonable criticism of the article itself on Twitter that didn’t mention Laura by name. People’s reactions were disgusting and wrong, and even Anita called that out. You seem to hate people “lying” about TB, try getting your facts straight about anyone else.

TB meanwhile /did/ call Anita out by name and /did/ personally attack her and insult her. But that’s not surprising from him. The people attacking Laura are garbage people, but don’t place the blame for this on anyone else them.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

FF is to blame, that tweet caused people to dogpile on Laura.

You seem to be the one who needs to get your facts straight, you are straight up ignorant about TB and are proud of being ignorant about him.

I got my facts plenty straight here.

I don’t think it was reasonable criticism, I can’t blame people for forgetting the anniversary or whatever BS excuse FF came up with.

Stop with the lies about TB.

Chris
Member

There is literally no point in trying to argue with you. You cannot accept facts, like the literal text of someone’s tweets, if they contradict the narrative you’re clinging to in your head. That level of stubborn, self enforced ignorance isn’t worth engaging with.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty
No it is you who cannot accept facts, Twitter is a horrible medium for communicating, you can’t really say much of anything of substance with only 150 characters, so it’s very common for Tweets to get taken completely out of context(like how some people mistakenly thought TB was being transphobic when he made fun of otherkin, which BTW is something totally different from being transgendered) and that’s something that’s very often happened with people misrepresenting what TB actually said. You are the only one who is desperately clinging to a narrative here, that being the narrative where TB is a… Read more »
Chris
Member

It’s not “spreading lies” to remember things someone said and then call them on it. Nor is it “spreading lies” now to point out even Laura says TB turned on her and made things worse the moment it she was no longer convenient to him playing the victim here.

And just like it’s not “spreading lies” about you, Michael, to remember all the things you’ve said on all your various alts and to think that makes you incapable of a coherent discussion.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty
Not if you don’t understand the meaning of what they actually said, which you clearly do not. You are the only one here who is incapable of a coherent discussion since you seem to be stuck on the bullshit narrative of “GRRR, TB is evil cause someone told me so!” Laura didn’t say TB turned on her, she was just blindsided by him going after Rich Stanton. This is a tragic situation, what I gather from TB’s tweets is that he thinks its best if him and Laura separate since there are going to be people who will attack her… Read more »
Galactix100
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Galactix100

At what point did Stanton throw Laura under the bus? All I’ve seen is his article saying that the issues surrounding the article are his responsibility and that he fucked it.

Chris
Member

Richard stood up for her and too responsibility for the timing and the headline that people were mad about.

But he also acknowledged things TB said in public interviews and on Reddit while acknowledging why some people don’t care for TB, this is according to my friend here a libelous attack.

Galactix100
Member
Galactix100

Ah right. Tell you what mind, looking at some of the comments in the actual article it was interesting to see some classic Diamond comments. Ah the memories.

Chris
Member

Yeah, I noticed that since they’re still on Disqus he was still Diamond over there. I wonder how many alts he’s used to defend TB in various threads on that site, I imagine that fanaticism and blind devotion makes him enemies there just like it does here and he has to keep rotating through the identities as they get called out.

RomaDoma
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RomaDoma

I’m lost. What happened between TB and Laura? I won’t be able to listen to the podcast any time in the near future. I also have never watched a Total Biscuit video and only have a very vague idea of who he is.

Galactix100
Member
Galactix100
So at Kotaku UK there have been a series of articles about online harassment/abuse. The most recent, written by Laura was an interview with TB about the impact of the abuse he’s suffered and how he’s dealt with it. There were issues with the article such as the fact that many consider TB to be responsible for/complicit in a lot of abuse suffered by others mostly during the whole gamergate furore. The article was also published, purely coincidentaly it would seem, on the anniversary of the beginning of gamergate. All this enraged a bunch of people who decided that the… Read more »
machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Laura was doxxed, there was a post on Reddit with her address that quickly got taken down.

RomaDoma
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RomaDoma

I…see? Kind of. Internet jerks being internet jerks toward a woman cus she’s a woman. Got it.

Part of me wants to delve into TB’s role in Gamergate but god I just…Gamergate makes me so depressed. All of the internet makes me depressed really. People suck.

Sorry Laura had to deal with it.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Those people that think TB is responsible for the abuse that some people with that hashtag perpetrated are frankly complete fucking morons.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Don’t worry, according to a mod on the Cynical Brit sub-reddit(The official one, not the old one), him and Laura are still friends.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

Well he used about 5 here before the switch from disqus but from what I saw before I stopped looking because it was less pleasant than shoving handfuls of furious wasps into my eyes it was just diamond.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

We get ourselves a troll here.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Seems like you’re the only one engaging in fanaticism and blind devotion here to anyone who criticizes TB, bet i’ll never hear you criticize Rich Stanton or Matt Lees.

Chris
Member

I have no idea who Mat Lees is, and I’d never heard of Richard Stanton until Laura took the job there because I didn’t read the site before then. Again, I’m not ‘getting things’ from anyone else. I wanted to know what TB had said about Gamergate, so I googled his posts from that era and read them. Shocking how much easier it is to just read his own words at the time than to worry about his revisionist history now.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Sounds like it is you who is engaging in revisionist history here by not getting the full story and just blindly believing that TB is EEEEVIL just cause the GamerGhazi sub-reddit says so.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Nope sounds like you’re the one crafting conspiracy theories here, TB never led hate mobs or any of the other nonsense idiots like Dan Olson accused him of doing.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

no, standing up for her would be him defending her article and not spouting the same old tired lies about TB, he did no such thing as Stanton is too much of a spineless coward.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Stanton never really defended Laura’s article and he used that weak-ass apology to spread the same old tired lies about TB, so yeah he totally threw her under the bus.

Chris
Member
For the record, I don’t think TB is ‘evil’, nor is my opinion on him based on someone ‘telling me so.’ I think he said a lot of shitty things that he has never apologized for fully, and I base that on literally reading his old tweets and reddit posts. Everyone is free to decide how much that stuff matters to them and whether they can forgive him or whether he needs forgiveness at all, but there is no ‘lying’ here. I literally read his public statements where he defended Gamergate, where he claimed people who were being harassed were… Read more »
machine_dirty
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machine_dirty
He defended the notion of arguing for ethics in gaming journalism(which for the record he’s argued for long before GG happened) but he did not defend the rash actions of everyone with a GG hashtag. He is not spreading a “harmful narrative” at all, you are. Sounds like you are the one who needs to do some rethinking yourself since you seem easily swayed into believing malicious lies about TB, your engaging in confirmation bias no doubt. Just cause i’ve never met someone does not automatically mean it’s wrong for me to stand up for them when people make maliciously… Read more »
Chris
Member
Again. I’m not ‘believing what anyone said’ about him. I literally looked up the statements he made in public and to journalists at the time. That’s super easy to do, those are publicly available and archived. I am responding to his own words. He said that people who were claiming to be harassed were ‘lying to get the media on their side’ (again, this is a DIRECT quote from him) and that people in Gamergate weren’t doxxing anyone even as the boards he was defending were doing just that. Like him as much as you want, no one is going… Read more »
machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Nope, you are the one with complete willfull ignorance here since you are believing every single malicious lie everybody says about TB without daring to actually do any critical thinking and question them.

Anyways according to a mod on TB’s official sub-reddit, him and Laura are still friends, i’ll admit I got a tad concerned about seeing some of her tweets, but it looks like I was worried over nothing.

prh99
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prh99

You did read FemFreq’s comment on the article.
“Outrageous & irresponsible of Kotaku UK to post this puff-piece on a Gamergater on the hate movement’s anniversary. ”

Clearly they didn’t read it, they just saw TB mentioned and went ballistic. It probably contributed to some of the undeserved flack Laura got. If TB is responsible for the dog piling his tweets cause FemFreq is responsible for hers.

Chris
Member

Whether her criticism was right or not, and I personally didn’t like the article but didn’t agree with Anita’s take on it, that doesn’t constitute an “attack” on someone. Criticism is not the same as attacking someone.

prh99
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prh99

Whether or not the tweet is an attack or not really isn’t the issue, Laura getting mobbed off social media is. Dog piling is a thing and one would think she’d be more mindful of it given her experience and various talks, articles etc on it and criticism of others for it.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Ah yes blaming the victim, real classy.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty
Congrats on revealing yourself to be a massive hypocrite you brain-dead fucking piece of dogshit, you whine all the time about me “insulting you” and then you go and hurl insults yourself, talk about the pot calling the kettle black. TB has been called both a nazi and an SJW, so he must be doing something right. Once again you are misreading my posts(big shocker there) I never said he was not involved, what I said was that he never late hate mobs or any of the asinine accusations ignorant people like you hurled at him, he was always neutral… Read more »
Patrick Hogan
Member

Just to clarify whom I am referring to:
Dog piling is a thing and one would think she’d (Anita) be more mindful of it given her (Anita) experience and various talks, articles etc on it and criticism of others for it.

wildstorm357
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wildstorm357

It wasn’t real criticism, it was just a way for FF to get their followers to dogpile Laura, the right thing for them to do would’ve been to express their concern to her in private rather then going public where thousands of people could see it.

Chris
Member
Oh you mean like when TB responded to the mild criticism by then calling out Anita by name in multiple tweets, calling her toxic and disgusting and most assuredly triggering his fans dogpiling on her? Because if it’s entirely her fault for the first tweet, then you have to accept TB being totally responsible for the actions of his fans. Oh wait though, TB can’t ever be responsible for anything he says or does, I forgot. Also hi Wildstorm. Weird that you’re responding to this thread that you weren’t involved in. And right before Machine_dirty did, and with the exact… Read more »
machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Never said that, enough with your pathetic lies.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

I’m referring to your comments on TB.

Why don’t you actually “put up” and defend your irrational dislike of TB just cause some people told you he led hate mobs, which is blatantly untrue.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Why are you posting under separate accounts again?

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

It wasn’t real criticism, it was just a way for FF to get their followers to dogpile Laura, the right thing for them to do would’ve been to express their concern to her in private rather then going public where thousands of people could see.

Alexey
Member

“Criticism is not the same as attacking someone”

It is here, on the Jimquisition, since my comment got deleted solely for calling online harassment a first world problem, instead of being debunked in an intellectual manner.

In case you’re reading this, though, Jim, i love you, my boy, you bring so much joy to my life 🙂

I could go on about how Jim condemns such behavior, when expressed by developers during a meltdown on steam forums, but, well, nobody’s perfect.

Terry Osaurusies XI
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Terry Osaurusies XI
In Bruges is brilliant, but I totally agree about Requiem for a Dream, once you know the last 15 kind of that film, it’s a lot harder to feel like rewatching it. In fact, I tried once a while ago, but as it progressed, my mind was realising that it didn’t want to feel that shitty at that moment, so changed to something else pretty quick like. With psychosis, I actually have some experience with in the past during particular troubling states of mind. Luckily haven’t had it in a while now, though I remember distinctly how it felt and… Read more »
Terry Osaurusies XI
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Terry Osaurusies XI

“15 kind” = 15 mins …pissing autocorrect on phone is unbelievably aggressive!

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

I feel the same way about Schindler’s List, good film, but once is more then enough times to see it.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

What does Schindler’s List have to do with the post and the podcast? I want a real answer for this.

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Like Requiem for a Dream It’s a film you only really want to watch once and never again.

InfamousDS
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InfamousDS

I don’t think you understood the question, or the topic even. These are films that people can’t rewatch because it exacerbates a mental health issue or shows in them such a way that affects “normal” people with the hopelessness or sheer detail of it.

Schindler’s List is about hope, ultimately, though its primary subject matter is historical trauma. How does this relate to the post or the podcast?

machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

I understood plenty, it may be a film about hope, but it’s still VERY disturbing in parts, so you can’t exactly blame say Jewish people for not wanting to sit through that, especially these days with nazis coming back.

It relates plenty, Gavin was talking about good films you only ever want to see once, for some people SL happens to be one of those films.

ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
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ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Anyone who masturbates to either of those is a monster who should be shunned by any reasonable society?

Anton
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Anton
Hellblade conveyed its story incredibly well, but they seriously screwed the pooch with the pacing of the first half. They could have taken out most of the “find the rune” non-puzzles, and the game would have been better for it. I know they needed to pad for time, but I will always take a shorter, well directed experience over one that uses filler to achieve a “X amount of content” checkpoint. The game gets better and better over time as the focus narrows in on story and combat, but boy does it start off on the wrong foot. On a… Read more »
machine_dirty
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machine_dirty

Not to mention the game outright lying to you might turn some people off.

Anton
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Anton

That’s really not as much of an issue as you might think, in this specific case.

Galactix100
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Galactix100

But TB said it is so it must be true.

Nitrium
Member

The game lying to you is actually pretty clever. It subverts expectations and almost breaks the fourth wall. Beginner’s Guide also did that.
Reminds me a bit of House of Cards (where Frank sometimes lies directly to you) and also The Usual Suspects etc. To me it’s kinda of the game equivalent of an “unreliable narrator”.

SadOldGuy
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SadOldGuy

Laura, Gav, and Jim. In the year and a half or so since I started following you, you have brought me so much joy. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Wellsy487
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Wellsy487

In case you read this Laura. I’m sorry for what has happened. That type of shit should never be allowed.

I don’t know everything that happened, but it doesn’t matter. No one deserves to be attacked like you have been.

I think I speak for any decent person when I say: fuck those pricks, you’re doing a great job.

Concubinary Code
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Concubinary Code

What happened?

machine_dirty
Guest
machine_dirty

A bunch of assholes harassed Laura online after she interviewed TotalBiscuit on Kotaku UK, and that sad part is that happened after Feminist Frequency attacked her over it(supposedly cause it was the “anniversary” of GG, even though the hashtag wasn’t coined until like the 28th), and I have to say i’m lost a lot of respect for FF because of that, I never thought Anita of all people would attack Laura for no good reason, guess I was wrong.

Alexey
Member

Whatever it may be, knowing Laura, it’s some cringy first world shit, like a mean tweet or something.

P.s. in case you’re reading this, though, i love you, Laura, take no offense darling 🙂

George
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George

Actually it seems like she was attacked for daring to be an artist and writing something while also talking to someone.

This is not a first world problem but rather a symptom of oppression against anyone who does not show proper group think.

Galactix100
Member
Galactix100

Mate, if you’re not even going to bother understanding the issue don’t discus it. Either read up or fuck off.

machine_dirty
Guest
machine_dirty

A bunch of jerks harassed Laura online after she interviewed TotalBiscuit on Kotaku UK, and that sad part is that happened after Feminist Frequency attacked her over it, and I have to say i’m lost a lot of respect for FF because of that, I never thought Anita of all people would attack Laura for no good reason, guess I was wrong.

machine_dirty
Guest
machine_dirty

They fucking doxxed her, first world my ass.

George
Guest
George

Laura you are a talented writer! You have ruffled feather and upset people in the past! Keep it up! Don’t give a fuck about other’s hate.

Write what you damn well please!!!! And keep doing it!!!

Alexey
Member

A perfect comment, thats all there is to say

James Haynes
Member

The Dark souls of jumping jacks.

1.3 update for No Man’s Sky is pretty good at least potentially, but honestly nearly every feature has a progression breaking bug involved. I like the design changes but as a piece of coding, it doesn’t look like it was tested properly.

1.32 update for NMS just went up on steam that does fix about 80% of the original 1.3 issues.

Some Guy In A Waistcoat
Member

I jumped in to see what it was like with 1.3. The most infuriating bug for me is when you scan for nearby locations on a planet, and the game decides to only place markers for things that’re 20-40 minutes away and ignores a structure literally over the next hill ten seconds away that I only noticed because I hit a small rock and ended up decelerating enough for the world to spawn it into view.

drownedsummer
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drownedsummer

Despite not listening to it yet as I was busy playing West of Loathing I’m aware of events surrounding this episode and just want to wish Laura all the best.

Spurious K
Member

I second that well-wishing, with a vengeance!

Laura and Jim are both inspirational figures for me, given how much shit they’ve gone through, and continue to go through to get to a place in life where they can work on something they enjoy rather than just working to pay the bills.

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