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impar wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 8:43 am Greetings!
‘Kinky’ Sci-Fi RPG Subverse Got More Funding Than Star Citizen on Kickstarter

https://wccftech.com/kinky-sci-fi-rpg-s ... r-citizen/
This game seems actually interesting :-k
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impar wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 8:43 am Greetings!
‘Kinky’ Sci-Fi RPG Subverse Got More Funding Than Star Citizen on Kickstarter

https://wccftech.com/kinky-sci-fi-rpg-s ... r-citizen/
The guys behind that game, or as someone on twitter called it: "Mass Erect", have a bit of a history:

https://kotaku.com/the-people-who-make- ... 1690892332
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thegrommit wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 1:31 pm
impar wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 8:43 am Greetings!
‘Kinky’ Sci-Fi RPG Subverse Got More Funding Than Star Citizen on Kickstarter

https://wccftech.com/kinky-sci-fi-rpg-s ... r-citizen/
The guys behind that game, or as someone on twitter called it: "Mass Erect", have a bit of a history:

https://kotaku.com/the-people-who-make- ... 1690892332
Although the author seems to try to understand without judging, she lets it slip that she has a bias:
I understand that people have specific fantasies, and it's difficult to talk about these things honestly without shaming others for their kinks. I've spoken to a few rape survivors who told me they enjoyed some fiction that depicts rape—the otherwise-problematic media becomes a way to process an experience, if that makes sense. On the other hand, StudioFOW's work profoundly unsettles me, and as a rape survivor myself, I don't necessarily want to be an apologist for what they do. So, it's been a curious exchange, and a difficult balance. Here's what I've found.
Should people that have this kind of fantasy be shamed out of it?
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Tabajara wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 4:58 pm
thegrommit wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 1:31 pm
impar wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 8:43 am Greetings!

The guys behind that game, or as someone on twitter called it: "Mass Erect", have a bit of a history:

https://kotaku.com/the-people-who-make- ... 1690892332
Although the author seems to try to understand without judging, she lets it slip that she has a bias:
I understand that people have specific fantasies, and it's difficult to talk about these things honestly without shaming others for their kinks. I've spoken to a few rape survivors who told me they enjoyed some fiction that depicts rape—the otherwise-problematic media becomes a way to process an experience, if that makes sense. On the other hand, StudioFOW's work profoundly unsettles me, and as a rape survivor myself, I don't necessarily want to be an apologist for what they do. So, it's been a curious exchange, and a difficult balance. Here's what I've found.
Should people that have this kind of fantasy be shamed out of it?
Never claimed they should be. The point here is that those devs have a history of publishing exploitative media. Whether their output appeals to some people is none of my business.
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thegrommit wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 6:25 pm
Tabajara wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 4:58 pm
thegrommit wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 1:31 pm
The guys behind that game, or as someone on twitter called it: "Mass Erect", have a bit of a history:

https://kotaku.com/the-people-who-make- ... 1690892332
Although the author seems to try to understand without judging, she lets it slip that she has a bias:
I understand that people have specific fantasies, and it's difficult to talk about these things honestly without shaming others for their kinks. I've spoken to a few rape survivors who told me they enjoyed some fiction that depicts rape—the otherwise-problematic media becomes a way to process an experience, if that makes sense. On the other hand, StudioFOW's work profoundly unsettles me, and as a rape survivor myself, I don't necessarily want to be an apologist for what they do. So, it's been a curious exchange, and a difficult balance. Here's what I've found.
Should people that have this kind of fantasy be shamed out of it?
Never claimed they should be. The point here is that those devs have a history of publishing exploitative media. Whether their output appeals to some people is none of my business.
I don't know if they can be categorized as exploitative as they don't exploit living beings... They peddle pr0n, hardcore pr0n, but no real creature gets harmed in the process.
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Tabajara wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 7:44 pm ... but no real creature gets harmed in the process.
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Tabajara wrote: Fri May 03, 2019 7:44 pm I don't know if they can be categorized as exploitative as they don't exploit living beings... They peddle pr0n, hardcore pr0n, but no real creature gets harmed in the process.
I was referring to their use of the image of a real actor in one of their films, not Lara Croft. Granted, exploitative may not be the correct term in this case.
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Greetings!
Riot employees stage walkout to fight toxic workplace culture
More than 150 workers take a stand against forced arbitration

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/7/18534 ... ce-culture
Claptrap voice actor accuses Gearbox CEO of assault, underpayment
Pitchford says former VP is "bitter and disgruntled" about 2017 dismissal.

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Diablo 2 Remaster Using ESRGAN AI Upscaling Could Look Like This

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This is worth watching if you're interested in where gaming might be headed - i.e. fewer games where you play them once and you're done, and more "infinite situation generators".

https://www.gdcvault.com/play/1025672/2 ... -The-Shape
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