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A Brain in a Vat

Member Since 18 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active May 19 2012 09:09 PM

Topics I've Started

John Carmack a racist?

17 May 2012 - 07:01 PM

Hard to believe, he's a person I've held in high regard for a long time. But see for yourself:
https://twitter.com/#!/brennen/status/202756417977978880

The article they're talking about is:
http://takimag.com/article/the_talk_nonblack_version_john_derbyshire#axzz1vAztA2sT

Some quotes, which can't be construed as anything but racism:
"Before voting for a black politician, scrutinize his/her character much more carefully than you would a white."
"Do not settle in a district or municipality run by black politicians."
"Do not act the Good Samaritan to blacks in apparent distress, e.g., on the highway."

Think what you will about the arguments regarding statistics when it comes to large groups of black people. Completely ignore the socio-economic and historical factors if you want. But to suggest not living somewhere that's run by a black politician is plain, blatant racism. To counsel your kids to not help a black person in distress is sick.

Is the IGDA Relevant?

14 June 2011 - 04:15 PM

I noticed it's pretty sad at the IGDA forums. There's not much communication going on. Most of the chapters don't seem to have had any activity in months or years.

Is the IGDA relevant to our industry anymore? Were they ever? How so?

When I was a kid in school, I was an IGDA member so that I could get a free subscription to Game Developer magazine. They no longer offer that perk. Is there more to the IGDA that I'm not seeing?

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