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  • Avatar for yuberus yuberus 8 days ago

    Gotta go with Chrono Trigger. Closely followed by Suikoden 2 and earthbound.

    Posted in What's Your Favorite Sprite-Based RPG from the Era That Inspired Octopath Traveler?

  • Avatar for yuberus yuberus 9 days ago
  • Avatar for yuberus yuberus 10 days ago

    Mike's article is solid, but really I expect no less - he does great work on any sort of heated subject.

    But also, all I'm gonna say about this trainwreck of a comment thread defending gamergate is that anyone who seriously thinks gamergate was and is about anything other than harassing women out of the games industry is living deep in denial. It started on a lie about a developer, snowballed into harassing and threatening numerous other women (and their friends) and lying about them, and hey! It's still going on to today, and has spread out to comics, books, and freaking Star Wars. Is it a vocal minority of fandoms? Absolutely, but it's still a toxic and frankly dangerous one, and pretending gamergate involved anyone but those people is silly. If you bought into the lie that it had anything to do with "ethics in games journalism" well, you were duped and you should feel bad about it.

    Posted in Game Developers React to the ArenaNet Controversy: The Firing Had "No Dialogue, No Nuance, No Empathy"

  • Avatar for yuberus yuberus 11 days ago

    Oh man, I liked Persona 4 Golden, but playing it after 5 was rough. The slice of life stuff was fun, but those dungeons (and all the shadows you fight) were just absolutely boring at best. Plus all the side cast just wasn't as interesting as 5's, and I don't know... the fact that your character is immediately treated as this godly popular dude that everyone adores made me think "this is a game for a very specific type of person, and it's not me."

    Still enjoyed it, though. And Chie is the best.

    Posted in Persona 4 is 10 Years Old Today. Here's What Made It Great

  • Avatar for yuberus yuberus 12 days ago

    @daveraynor89 I mean I've only seen her express zero sympathy for his death because he was a gater and she (and her friends) were/are harassed by those people. Nothing about his wife. And frankly, it's an understandable position to not feel bad when someone who was shitty to you and your friends passes away. I assume you can't back up this claim beyond just repeating it to everyone in the comments, so...

    Posted in Former ArenaNet Writer Says She Had No Chance to Argue Her Case Before Firing

  • Avatar for yuberus yuberus 12 days ago

    Oh man, IRC Pokemon battles. I got really into that for Gold and Silver the summer those were out. Never actually won any matches, but I had a lot of fun trying. Kind of a fascinating little piece of game history that's fallen into the mists of time.

    Posted in When I Played Pokemon on IRC and Still More Summer Gaming Memories

  • Avatar for yuberus yuberus 12 days ago

    Nice to know that the president is not only that garbage, but that he's also willing to completely downplay her contributions for an entire season of content down to "one scene from one episode." What a shitlord.

    Jess makes it pretty clear on her twitter bio that she doesn't suffer fools, they knew this about her from the get-go. And yet, no warnings, no nothing, just cut loose. It's definitely a terrible precedent for the industry, and just another sign of how toxic things are getting because of a vocal minority of fandoms.

    Posted in Former ArenaNet Writer Says She Had No Chance to Argue Her Case Before Firing

  • Avatar for yuberus yuberus 15 days ago

    @Ohoni so you're arguing that a targeted campaign of harassment aiming to get her fired is justified because she had a harsh response to a rando explaining her own job to her on Twitter, cool

    Posted in ArenaNet Fires Two Guild Wars 2 Writers After Heated Twitter Exchange With Streamer [Update]

  • Avatar for yuberus yuberus 15 days ago

    @Monkey-Tamer TB was riding that goobergrate pretty hard back in 2014 and she was one of the people who was targeted by it. I can understand her having zero sympathy for his death.

    Posted in ArenaNet Fires Two Guild Wars 2 Writers After Heated Twitter Exchange With Streamer [Update]

  • Avatar for yuberus yuberus 15 days ago

    @Talraen I mean the external factors probably were decades of people mansplaining her job to her, which I imagine gets old very, very fast (you could probably also consider intense misogyny both in her field and in US public discourse these days). And as she noted, it's her personal account, not an official one - she shouldn't have to be "on" 24 hours a day just because she happens to be using the internet. If someone annoys you, I think you being short with them is to be expected. Using a company account on company time could get a reprimand, but a firing? Absurd.

    Posted in ArenaNet Fires Two Guild Wars 2 Writers After Heated Twitter Exchange With Streamer [Update]

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