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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Aerokii Re:How do you (962 comments)

I was going to post something like this, but I couldn't say it any better than you did. +1 to you, I wish I actually had mod points for this.

about a month ago
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The Daily Harassment of Women In the Game Industry

Aerokii Re:Pft (962 comments)

I think the thing that bothers me most about this discussion is exactly what you bring up- it was incredibly easy to predict exactly how it was going to go, and it's making me question the culture (or lack there-of) here as I go through it. It never ceases to amaze me how this site is capable of bringing in incredibly intelligent, insightful people who've taught me so much about science and technology...

And simultaneously, an infinite number of anonymous cowards and not-so-anonymous cowards who haven't the slightest idea what they're talking about because they don't read the article, don't understand, or don't WANT to understand.

about a month ago
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Marvel's New Thor Will Be a Woman

Aerokii Re:Ridiculous! (590 comments)

What I wouldn't give for mod points on this article. Here's a +1 for you in feeling, if not in fact.

about a month and a half ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Aerokii Re:So, to sum this up. (1198 comments)

I don't have mod points, so you'll have to settle for my personal, comment-based +1. Thank you for explaining it so well.

about 3 months ago
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Misogyny, Entitlement, and Nerds

Aerokii Re:Dear Arthur Chu (1198 comments)

The fact that a post containing a link to that abysmal website got modded up, with thoughts like his "it won't get you laid, so why bother?" is probably the number one reason I'm losing faith in this site and community. Sigh.

about 3 months ago
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Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast

Aerokii Re:But it's so simple. (182 comments)

Fair point, I'll try to keep that in mind for the future. Thanks!

about 6 months ago
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Satoshi Nakamoto Found? Not So Fast

Aerokii Re:But it's so simple. (182 comments)

Possibly- but the more I think about it, the more I can see why the creator would make such a post if it isn't him. Based on discussions yesterday, there's good reason to believe the creator's sitting on millions upon millions of USD worth of bitcoins. If people were to assume the gentleman "outed" in Newsweek had such funding available to him, that might put him in danger.

So, rather than put someone in danger who has nothing to do with this situation, the creator makes this post. I think it seems logical, but that's just a theory.

about 6 months ago
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Google Removes "Search Nearby" Function From Updated Google Maps

Aerokii Re:Try Bing Maps (255 comments)

I'm actually somewhat impressed with Bing maps, despite how horrid Bing itself is in every other way.

about 8 months ago
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PlayStation 4 Released

Aerokii Re:I want Sony to win only so that Microsoft loses (294 comments)

Nintendo could have had a chance if they'd bothered to release any games at launch. I love my Wii U (and am thoroughly enjoying Windwaker HD at the moment, though more looking forward to Project X), but the launch was absolutely botched.

about 10 months ago
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How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

Aerokii Re:SAGE (385 comments)

Oh good, you caught the joke!

...I... think?

about 10 months ago
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How Blockbuster Could Have Owned Netflix

Aerokii Re:Who's next? (385 comments)

Forget it, your UID is too high.

about 10 months ago
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Fighting Paralysis With Electricity

Aerokii Re:Very sadly related (56 comments)

I was offered a contract to work as a verification engineer for them for 6 weeks, starting about 6 weeks before the layoff announcement. They told me at the time that if "you work really hard and show that you know what you're doing, we'll fight to keep you on full time!"

Utter load of crap. Thankfully another company in the area offered me full time work, so I was able to avoid the inevitable let down I would have encountered. That being said, I still respect what Medtronic does, and the people I spoke with were passionate about helping people. I'm glad to still work in the same industry, and wish we could get projects more in line with what's in this article- it would be amazing to help people in such a way.

about 10 months ago
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Full Screen Mario: Making the Case For Shorter Copyrights

Aerokii Re:Metroid (361 comments)

Noone ever copies metroid

Castlevania.

about 10 months ago
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Facebook Comment Prompts Arrests In Cyberbullying Suicide Case

Aerokii Re:This (734 comments)

I don't know if it's in the article since I heard this story last night on the news, but she did move to a different school. The bullying persisted over mobile devices and the internet. Admins and other parents were contacted, but alas, it proved too little, and now everyone involved suffers.

about a year ago
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Hillary Clinton: "We Need To Talk Sensibly About Spying"

Aerokii Re:"what is necessary to be done" (461 comments)

I'm short on mod points right now, but go ahead and have a textual +1 informative.

about a year ago
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Red Cross Wants Consequences For Video-Game Mayhem

Aerokii Re:Before people get critical, RTFA (288 comments)

For once I actually heard/read this story before it showed up on Slashdot, and some of the reactions in the comments... well, they're fairly well expected. I doubt anyone would try Mario in a criminal court of stomping on Goombas, and they don't want you to receive a dishonorable discharge in halo for tea-bagging. They're more focused on games about modern warfare (including but not limited to Modern Warfare.)

about a year ago
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Visionary Nintendo President Yamauchi Dies

Aerokii Re:slight correction. (201 comments)

Console war.

Console war never changes.

about a year ago
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Visionary Nintendo President Yamauchi Dies

Aerokii Re:slight correction. (201 comments)

Actually that was pretty damn fun too, come to think of it. It just fell short due to the requirement for GBA connections to play multiplayer.

about a year ago
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Visionary Nintendo President Yamauchi Dies

Aerokii Re: hopefully now nintendo can stop sucking (201 comments)

Let's see...

Silicon Knights: Point. I'll give you that one.

Camelot: Their parent company is Nintendo, who took them from Sega back in 1999. They've programmed exclusively for Nintendo and are even the creators of Waluigi. Thankfully, since they made the Golden Sun series, I can forgive them for that. Link.

Monolith Soft: Monolith Soft was formerly owned by Namco, who sold all 96% of their shares to Nintendo, meaning Monolith Soft is wholly owned by Nintendo and thus for all intents and purposes considered first-party. Link.

Tri-Crescendo: Their developed titles are almost exclusively Nintendo, though you have somewhat of a point since they've done work for other consoles.

Are you going to tell me that Metroid Prime and Donkey Kong Country returns aren't first party because they were developed by Nintendo's Retro studios? As far as I'm concerned if Nintendo owns the studio, it's first party. Beyond that, the original poster suggested that they hadn't done anything new in the past 30 or so years- which is an obvious falsehood since 30 years ago is when the original Mario Bros came out in the arcade. So, unless the poster was receiving arcade cabinets for Christmas...

Not to mention of course all the innovation done within its more well known titles, even if the stories themselves are often "rehashes", they've kept the gameplay fresh.

about a year ago
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Visionary Nintendo President Yamauchi Dies

Aerokii Re: hopefully now nintendo can stop sucking (201 comments)

Huh, you mean like Warioware, Eternal Darkness, Golden Sun, Pikmin, Xenoblade, Wii sports, Luigi's Mansion, Baten Kaitos, and more?

about a year ago

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