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Maybe net neutrality would help, at least to make alternatives feasible. Section 230 doesn't seem to be the actual obstacle; being able to sue Twitter would just mean Twitter would either vanish or become very bland to avoid liability. We need a way to break up any monopolies like the telephone one - forcing the monopoly to give access to small competitors. But it's not just the bandwidth that net neutrality might help with, but hosting and access through internet searches.

It might be a good start.

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Make political affiliation a protected status like religion, ethnicity, etc. Sue big tech for discriminating against conservatives.

Alternately, conservatives could encourage interracial marriage with non-white people that share conservative values (which is pretty much the overwhelming majority of non-white people), adopt Chrislam (a real religion, btw) in order to make inroads with the Muslim community (who overwhelmingly hold conservative values regardless of who they vote for), etc etc etc and then use the influx of oppression points to sue big tech for racism by using the woke logic against them.

The woke are racist bigots and always will be, as Robin DiAngelo openly admits to, so the most efficient way to beat them at their own game is for conservatives to literally give up whiteness and then sue the woke bigots for their open racism.

(Obviously I'm being farcical here, but in today's clown world I wouldn't be surprised if this strategy actually worked. That's how far this political farce has come.)

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The politicians aren't going to do anything because they're money addicts in the pocket of big tech.

I am worried the situation will get much worse before it gets better.

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How is that not a problem with judges.

The answer is simple. Because the tech giants are currently working in favor of the Democrats, they get a free pass because the Democrats (like all politicians and rich people in general) operate on the logic of "rules for thee but not for me."

That's why we get shit like Chinese govt accounts claiming the Uyghur genocide is feminist and Islamic extremists calling for the destruction of the Israeli state being left alone, while J.K. Rowling gets rape and death threats for saying that womyn and men are biologically different.

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All news nowadays is fake news, so I have no idea what is actually the truth anymore since both sides are spin doctoring or outright fabricating everything to the point of absurdity.

Peaceful rally? Violent riot? False flag operation? The answer is whatever is politically expedient from moment to moment.

America done fucked up. Fuck the politicians. Fuck big tech. They're all scum-sucking vampires.

This country desperately needs another revolution to free us from the tyranny of the plutarchy. Viva la America!

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If the lefties hate America so much, then they should secede.

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Other Games / Re: Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story
« on: January 05, 2021, 01:26:30 pm »
I'm not sure if this is my kind of game - and I'm not generally too fond of exaggerated fan service - but I'm willing to buy it simply to support devs that do not bow down to the bullying SJW mob.
That's rare enough.

It’s not a porno or anything. The large breasted sprites are a cynical attempt to attract buyers. According to advertising statements, this is supposed to be a cynical statement on society’s sexualization of women’s bodies and how a cyberpunk world would exacerbate that problem. Which is unfortunately quite believable.


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Other Games / Re: Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story
« on: January 03, 2021, 03:18:32 pm »
The dev made a receipt of the death threats because they were accused of lying.

https://youtu.be/-nRJLRtQTGw

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Other Games / Re: Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story
« on: January 02, 2021, 08:35:20 pm »
https://twitter.com/nintendolife/status/1344289679911374850

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1120560/Sense___A_Cyberpunk_Ghost_Story/

Naturally, the game has come under fire by the twitterati for featuring female characters with... large tracts of land.

I do think society has a problem with simultaneously sexualizing and demonizing women with large breasts. But SJWs are hypocrites: they call for a diversity of body types to be represented but demonize any body types that don’t fit their misogynistic parameters.
I heard about this game, but isn't this a VN?  Or is it a JRPG?...
(Most of my GFs had these, and I can attest to the absolute HATRED given to them by so-called 'femynists'! So, no surprise there ~ especial after all the Uzaki-chan bullshite!)

It’s an old-school adventure game.

It got an influx of street cred by publicly refusing to bow to the twitterati.

On another note...

Rather than criticizing men for unfairly sexualizing a woman for having large breasts (something she can’t control and doesn’t like), the outrage mob demonizes large-breasted women as a secular whore of Babylon. The irony is that society already does this by perceiving large-breasted women as useless for anything but casual sex, which is insanely misogynistic.

Blah blah blah #FreeTheNipple.

These misogynistic attitudes are why increasing numbers of women, especially young women, are identifying as men or non-binary and lopping off their perfectly healthy breasts.

For once I would like the diversity of the female body to be portrayed without sexualization or body-shaming.

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If designers don't like optimization, then they shouldn't design trap options.

Just play an ultra rules light system like RISUS or something.

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Other Games / Sense: A Cyberpunk Ghost Story
« on: January 01, 2021, 07:59:48 pm »
https://twitter.com/nintendolife/status/1344289679911374850

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1120560/Sense___A_Cyberpunk_Ghost_Story/

Naturally, the game has come under fire by the twitterati for featuring female characters with... large tracts of land.

I do think society has a problem with simultaneously sexualizing and demonizing women with large breasts. But SJWs are hypocrites: they call for a diversity of body types to be represented but demonize any body types that don’t fit their misogynistic parameters.

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I'm thinking of some historical examples of such fantastic and wealthy cities that were not just large or well-fortified, or otherwise famous and renowned, but also embraced a distinctive cosmopolitan nature of different ethnic groups, different cultures, different religions, and besides trade networks, were also focal points of knowledge and cultural exchanges. Such examples were particularly noteworthy for being especially tolerant--and relatively successful--at integrating and accommodating diverse ethnic and religious populations.

Like Brave and Stunning, you mean.

https://www.philosophy-of-art.com/2018/06/blackwashing-is-racist-too.html

Greetings!

Geesus. "Whitewashing" and "Blackwashing" it is all such nonsense. I despise all of the SJW REEING about racism and representation everywhere, in everything. How about making movies, books, or games set *in Africa* with *all black African characters*? The whole "Oh, we need to get black Africans in everything that white people create!" How stupid. That chick's assertion that "all of the West's wealth is founded upon the blood, sweat, and tears of black people"--such BS, too. Like white Europeans didn't create unimaginable wealth before effing African slavery began in Europe? Gee, how about the ancient Greeks, the Ancient Roman Empire, Byzantium, and not to mention the fabulous wealth of the Norse Vikings, or the Kievan Rus. Oh, that's right--all of their wealth, for thousands of years--was based on white knowledge, white technology, white labour, and white military prowess. The monstrous historical blindness and stupidity from these whining, racist SJW people is so pathetic and mind boggling.

How about what Black Africans were doing down there in Africa, all by themselves? That's right, there were black African kingdoms that were swimming in gold, ivory, and gems without ever laying eyes on white Europeans. How about the Tang Empire, or the Song Empire of China? Or the Gupta Empire or the Cholan Empire of India? Yeah, they were stupidly wealthy and awesome without having anything to do with white Europeans or black Africans, either.

It is so sad that genuine, real, interesting diversity in history is somehow mangled and corrupted by racist SJW's in our modern era, even infiltrating gaming. So frustrating.

In history, there were many regions that were ethnically homogenous, and not exposed to a lot of diversity in many ways, which makes the few locations that were actually diverse, very interesting places, as noted in my original post. In my own campaign, I have some locations like these cities, which provide different forms of architecture, different cultural influences, and exchanges of skills, technology, and knowledge. I think such environments are pretty interesting, and provide different contrasts to whatever the base of the cultural regions beyond them happen to be.

Semper Fidelis,

SHARK
The article wasn’t disagreeing with you. It was criticizing the BBC’s practice of blackwashing history for the sake of political correctness. It relied on two points to support this: 1) blackwashing denies the existence of racism, 2) blackwashing denies the history of the African continent.

I am concerned about blackwashing because if I wanted to write a fantasy novel, I wouldn’t be able to find a publisher in today’s climate without adding a diversity quota or writing wholly non-white fantasy. But that still risks me being accused of racism or cultural appropriation and having my writing career destroyed, or even being accused of not writing my characters as black enough.

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I'm thinking of some historical examples of such fantastic and wealthy cities that were not just large or well-fortified, or otherwise famous and renowned, but also embraced a distinctive cosmopolitan nature of different ethnic groups, different cultures, different religions, and besides trade networks, were also focal points of knowledge and cultural exchanges. Such examples were particularly noteworthy for being especially tolerant--and relatively successful--at integrating and accommodating diverse ethnic and religious populations.

Like Brave and Stunning, you mean.

https://www.philosophy-of-art.com/2018/06/blackwashing-is-racist-too.html

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Resource management is one area that computer games do better.

This so much. Tracking your resources in a survival horror game can be riveting and terrifying, whether that's Silent Hill, Resident Evil, The Void, Darkwood, or even Subnautica.

In a tabletop game where you're sitting around a table with your friends, or video chatting or whatever, then this can easily become tedious and annoying.

Using examples of drama like "do you use these arrows to fight some monsters now or for the main villain later" feel cherrypicked imo. How often would that come up, and would it be as emotional as it would be in a survival horror game?

I don't know the answers.

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