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ArdeaAbe

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  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 8 days ago

    @landonmandt97 I'd say most good sci-fi tackles social issues head on. Look at Iain Bank's Culture books. People can change anything about themselves but people still struggle with their identities. They don't just cover over problems and say everything is all right now.

    "Back home, I was filling test tubes in some dead-end lab. People knew me as Stephan. But that was never who I was. " And that line doesn't really speak to me of a world where being trans is perfectly acceptable. She has to leave everything behind to be who she is?

    It seems cruel to tell trans people they should just get over poor representations that makes them uncomfortable. They do not have many representations in major media so every one is going to have an impact. If the trans community is going to actually receive thoughtful representations then people need to speak up when things aren't right. These are conversations that can create change.

    And why is having a trans person transparent pandering? Why isn't having nearly every main character be a straight white man pandering? Why isn't it pandering when we ignore the existence of LGBTQ people and people of color? If having a trans person is pandering than having a game that doesn't have some diversity in it's people is pandering too.Edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Mass Effect: Andromeda's Transgender Character Backfires on Social Media

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 9 days ago

    @Roto13 But I care about trans people now and how they feel they are represented, not hypothetical future trans people. If the community reacts to this portrayal on the scale of WTF to ...ehhh then it seems condescending to tell them that they are the ones missing the point.

    Posted in Mass Effect: Andromeda's Transgender Character Backfires on Social Media

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 9 days ago

    @Roto13 The trans community finds deadnaming deeply uncomfortable. That's enough to make me believe this is a poorly handled representation.

    Posted in Mass Effect: Andromeda's Transgender Character Backfires on Social Media

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 24 days ago

    I'll believe this when I see it.

    Posted in The Nintendo Switch Enjoys a Strong Opening Weekend

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 27 days ago

    @nadiaoxford Thanks, Nadia. Make me even more terrified of dropping my keys down a sewer grate why doncha...

    Posted in Nintendo Switch Save Data Is Stuck On Your System

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 27 days ago

    Wow, that seems like a very poor decision from Nintendo. What are they thinking?

    Posted in Nintendo Switch Save Data Is Stuck On Your System

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 28 days ago

    Mobile and Handheld are one category? You wouldn't think game developers would lump those two disparate things together.

    Posted in Overwatch Wins Game of the Year at the 2017 Game Developers Choice Awards

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 28 days ago

    It wasn't a dream!?

    Posted in Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 29 days ago

    @hamfighter In a consumer sense, it's dying/dead. New releases will dry up. It will disappear from store shelves. The mainstream's eyes are already on the Switch. People will be playing the 3DS for quite a long time, just like the DS, but that doesn't mean the DS is a healthy, living platform. It's dead too.

    Posted in I Will Miss You, Nintendo 3DS

  • Avatar for ArdeaAbe ArdeaAbe 30 days ago

    @InsertTokenz There's Ever Oasis as well (which, honestly might move to the Switch.)

    The 3DS will most likely die in the next year but I still have a pile of games to make it through which is why I can't justify a Switch at the moment.

    Posted in I Will Miss You, Nintendo 3DS

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