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Member Since 23 Jan 2007
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In Topic: What can we do to help remove the industry misconception?

Yesterday, 02:04 AM

And as for the feminists who are calling for removal of sexualized women in games, I think they are in the wrong. The games represent a fantasy world. In this case, a fantasy world aimed for teenage boys and young men. That's what they want.  Women want the harlequin romances, the romantic TV dramas, the philanthropic billionare who support women in their crusades against the world. That's the equivalent.  But even in those romance TV shows my wife has me watch, yes, the women are strong characters in their fantasy lands yet often they do what they want all day while their men go to work to pay the bills. Either that or the men appear as handsome, wealthy props in the female fantasy.


I freaking hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate hate to keep hearing that.


Did I copy paste enough of the word hate? The thing is, boys and young men can manage fine with robots or aliens.






In my opinion, Lara Croft, as played by Angelina Jolie in the original Tomb Raider movies, was a fairly good action hero. Modern! Smart, fearless, physically and mentally strong, with a career and a libido. Too often, strong women in TV and movies are rendered sexless. They're either buttoned-up business ladies, stoic workaholic cops, or girls under the age of 18. Lara Croft was definitely a grown-up. Her enormous breasts and short-shorts may not have been essential to the story, but I liked that she was unabashedly sexy while kicking ass. Some of my favorite action heroines are tinged with sensuality. Pam Grier was bikini-clad while wielding a gun in blaxploitation film Coffy. Faith on Buffy fought vampires in tight vinyl pants.



Italics and bold are mine. This is a case of having cake and eating it too, by blaming teenage boys for it. Maybe games should just remove all female in games with robot / alien and call it a day. Maybe we can hear who would scream loudest, teenage boys or feminist themselves.

In Topic: Best coding music?

19 September 2014 - 09:51 PM

A lot of demoscene music helps me. Lack of lyrics help.

In Topic: Corruption in game journalism or just part of business?

19 September 2014 - 10:35 AM


I'm going to be proactive and simply ban any Zoe Quinn discussion from this thread outright.






What about that game journalist group email dump thing and some journalist "apology"?

In Topic: android - apk drive by download

19 September 2014 - 01:11 AM

There is most likely no reason to worry as you just downloaded an APK. Androids browsers automatically download files to which you are redirected without prompting you first, just like chrome does. Even with the fully downloaded APK nothing will happen if you don't install it by yourself.

To be able to install an APK without prompting you the website would need to exploit your browser, then root your device and then call the package manager directly. IF the website could do that you would never see the download in the first place.


It is (in my experience anyway) quite common for ads to just redirect to the Play Store or download the APK hoping that the user installs the application. Just like those "Your flashplayer is outdated"-ads.


Don't worry, this is not what is normally is refered to as "drive-by-download".


Edit: Spelling


Phew. Thanks.

In Topic: Windows 7 Nightmare

31 August 2014 - 12:02 PM

Apparently the question have been answered. But yes, it happened to me back in XP days too.