The 600 Hypocritical Devs: Contact Them and Confront Them on Their Hypocrisy. (Update: 2.4k self-titled “game devs” that are mostly not game devs)

Posted in Computers, Console Gaming, PC-Gaming, Politics, Software, Technology, Video Games with tags , , , , on September 2, 2014 by Cydramech

This is a list of 600 devs that believe as quoted, “everyone, no matter what gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or religion has the right to play games, criticize games and make games without getting harassed or threatened. It is the diversity of our community that allows games to flourish.

If you see threats of violence or harm in comments on Steam, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook or reddit, please take a minute to report them on the respective sites.

If you see hateful, harassing speech, take a public stand against it and make the gaming community a more enjoyable space to be in.”

Hypocrisy at its finest, so let’s do contact them and confront them on their double standards. In case the original post gets removed, I’m posting their names here.

Link: https://medium.com/@andreaszecher/open-letter-to-the-gaming-community-df4511032e8a

Update: Since this blog post will be too long with the names I’ve created a blog page for the shamelist.

Update 2: Because there are around 2.4k people, it’ll take much longer than a single weekend and single person to do. If anyone is interested in helping, let me know.

I’m offended, so you should have to pander to me!

Posted in Computers, Politics, Video Games with tags , , , , , on August 28, 2014 by Cydramech

I want to say it was once the case, but I suppose it never really has been the case that people would differentiate verbal from physical action. In history, the worst crimes committed were done so out of fear of an offense. Going back in history, someone would always scream about how something offended them. Of course, it was always and still is a double standard, because only those holding the key of authority mattered. Even Hitler is a case of being offended by the Jews (so the theory goes…).

We are however living in the 21st century, something people expected to just magically make people more tolerant and mature. Instead, it only has made things worse as people have only become more intolerant and less mature towards ideas and concepts offending them the most, and worst-of-all this once-puritanical double standard is supported most often by none other than under the guise of being open-minded or equal to others.

In fact, they even make shit up just like those groups did in the past. It’s all bullshit. So what if people don’t accept you for you; so fucking what if a company isn’t appealing to you. No one is a special snowflake. We all have feelings, and yet they want to censor someone because they started feel offended. What then will they do should their demands offend someone else? That other person will just get rebuked while the former rationalizes their double standard.

Then being in video game culture makes it even more hysterical. Two decades ago, Mortal Kombat was just about banned from being sold in the U.S. because congress found it too offensive. Jack Thompson came along, and was laughed out of the industry. Only in the past few years has a minority called the Social Justice Warriors (would be better called the Social Injustice Nazis, because they sure ain’t good enough to be warriors and ‘social justice’ is just a mockery of real justice) gained ground in regards to the video game culture. But now, we’re expected to listen to them? For what exactly? Why?

Let’s look at the differences: Jack Thompson is a fat bald old man and the congressional committee that investigated Mortal Kombat (and heavy metal too, mind you, as it received the same treatment) was full of ugly old people that no one in their right mind would sleep with. Like the Puritans of old, they all shared superstitious beliefs. Now we have Anita Sarkadashian & Zoey Quinn, and we’re expected to just go along with it all of a sudden, and for what? All because they have some fucking boobs. Sure, Zoey Quinn could’ve been a beautiful woman otherwise (not Anita), but why the hell should they be listened to to begin with? Because all they’re doing is screaming, “I’m offended!”

No, fuck that. I’m not interested in being so fucking corrupt like that. Then if they really want to believe what they’re saying, then they need to learn to make a good game and to learn how to play video games. Even worse than that, they don’t even know what the fuck they do want. First they cried about females in video games just being male characters with female skins or some shit, then they cried about stereotypical females in games, and then they cry about females not being in feminine roles. So even if you released a video game with every kind of female character possible, they would still claim they’re offended.

Then there is, perhaps most importantly, the fact they’re complaining about fiction! They do not realize fiction is necessarily not reflective of reality. The two are usually mutually exclusive (usually because fiction still largely derives from the inspiration of real experience), so calling it misogynistic or the people enjoying it misogynistic makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. When confronted on this, they claim “it doesn’t have to be that misogynistic” like as if that’s an objective criticism and not instead a scale of preference! In the end, it’s just a dead-end complaint by people with nothing better to do than to criticize someone for having fun or doing something that these people cannot handle because no matter how hard you try, subjective measurements such as racism or misogynism cannot be quantified while also depending on an explicit authority fallacy.

So let ‘em eat cake

Regulate Cars Like We Regulate Guns

Posted in Uncategorized on June 16, 2014 by Cydramech

http://www.michaelzwilliamson.com/blog/item/we-need-to-regulate-cars-the-way-we-regulate-guns

I keep hearing people say they want to regulate guns the way we regulate cars. They don’t really mean that, of course. What they mean is they want to make it acceptable to find more ways to intrude on the right to keep and bear arms.

I propose instead, we regulate cars the way we regulate guns. Let’s start:

To buy or operate a standard car, one will have to be 18 years old. Under that age, adult supervision will be mandatory. This means the adult must be in the vehicle with the underage driver.

To buy a sports car, you will have to be 21. A “Sports car” will be defined as any combination of any two of the following: 2 doors instead of 4, spoked rims not requiring hubcaps, aerodynamic effects such as spoilers or air dams, a wheelbase under 100 inches, a manual transmission, a curb weight under 3000 lbs, fiberglass or other non-metal construction, or painted logos.

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The Libertarian Philosophy in 7 Points

Posted in Politics on May 11, 2014 by Cydramech

(Repost; Original Disappeared.)

In Defense of Sweatshops and Child Labor: A Response to the “Sweat Free” Activists

Posted in Uncategorized on April 18, 2014 by Cydramech

Originally posted on the Humane Condition:

Wage > Slavery

Wage > Slavery

Critics of sweatshop labor often accuse sweatshops of providing inhumane conditions and inadequate pay to the workers. Anti-sweatshop activists take several different modes of action in order to try and end sweatshop labor practices. Boycotts, petitioning for legislation, and buying “fair-trade” products are the typical paths that these activists pursue.

To be concerned with what the real world effects of any policy will be rather than just the intention behind it is crucial to accurate appraisal of policy. Indeed, when Henry Hazlitt condensed all of economics into a single lesson, it was that “the art of economics consists in looking not merely at the immediate but at the longer effects of any act or policy; it consists in tracing the consequences of that policy not merely for one group but for all groups.”(1) It is this type of analysis that leads me to type the following. The…

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The Government: Double Standard Deluxe & Violent Monopoly

Posted in Politics on February 23, 2014 by Cydramech

A group of individuals create a company, out of their own pockets they hire laborers. Then one day, another company of men get founded. The two decide one day to merge, yet there’s something stopping them. This fellow has his own company of men armed to the teeth, demands them to keep competing or else they’ll be removed/arrested from their organizations.

What’s wrong with this picture, anyone? Right, a fellow going around thinking he should be allowed to just tell others what to do, even claiming it’s for the greater good, he’s still using violence against a non-violent activity. This is also reminiscent of another activity, what happens when a government decides to stop a merger (after all, if you break a government law you get threatened with force if you don’t comply).

But, assuming you still don’t see the problem, let’s put you in the picture. Are you willing to walk up to someone and commit violence against them because you believe they’re either charging you for someone you think you have a right to or overcharging? That’s exactly what you’re doing here.

Every single regulation a government carries out is backed by a threat of force. That is, at the very least any attempt to resist can and will result in harm to the person resisting which can lead to death, and even if you do not resist you are still caged like an animal wherein any attempt to escape is punishable by death. That’s if you’re lucky (rehab is worse, it is a brainwashing scam), and that’s because it is all that government is capable of doing to you – violence.

So again, are you willing to stand on the front line with a weapon pointed at someone because they don’t follow your law despite being peaceful? Are you willing to let the law come knock on your front door because either you in your great wisdom thought a merge between a company you own and another company was a good thing or because you can sell or make an item the majority claim they have the right to for free? If you’re going to say no to either of these, then why do you think anyone else should?

Fact: it’s a double standard, and there certainly is nothing ethical or moral about it in history unless you’re the kind of person that supports a variety of barbarian standards. Ergo, it is uncivilized, yet here we are in the 21st century and people support it still? The fuck kind of civilization is that, exactly? What is civilized is caring for and about others, but there’s nothing civilized about committing violence – especially to either force others into doing something you wouldn’t yourself do or to stamp in others your relative ideas of what may or may not be a right or is right and wrong.

That is why, even if one admits government may be a necessary evil, why most agencies still shouldn’t exist whether it’s the FCC, DOE, DHS, IRS, FBI/NSA/CIA, or almost every other member of the “alphabetical acronym government agencies” group not already mentioned. One way or another, it is an additional form of victimless crime based on entirely-arbitrary ideals and just adds fuel to an already-violent monopoly of fire.

Ezmode Called, Yoshida Answered

Posted in PC-Gaming, Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 26, 2013 by Cydramech

So I hear people still shouting for raises as they complain about the distance being too much or that it costs too much to port, still complaining about EXP being too much to level, and the majority of which still have no fucking clue how to deal with a simple-fucking dungeon. What the fucking hell? Huh? Just like quite a few of us have said a million motherfucking times by now. Oh but did anyone believe us? Nope. All the damned whiteknight trolls and casual fuckers, claiming they just want shit to be accessible – like as if anyone was ever against the accessibility argument itself. Every single fucking time the difficulty or something was made more ‘accessible‘, someone complains about it not being enough. Well I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but… WE DAMN WELL MOTHERFUCKING TOLD YOU SO.

Did you even know the reason we asked for Level Sync was to also keep things decently-tough & capped? Without Lv.Sync, one could fly through every single quest, and yet even with Lv.Sync, most of us have flown threw every quest. It ain’t doing its job. Even more ironic, this is the real deal now while so many assholes were claiming, “but it’s only beta” thinking we’d get some miracle patch, just like with 1.0’s launch! Fools, we’re no longer in a mere beta, as far as difficulty can possibly go, regardless of mechanics which did not once change from beta to now – again ‘we told you so’, which quite honestly just doesn’t really even begin to speak about the situation if we’re to be truthful.

But this post is not merely to just go, ‘haha, in your face,’ since not everything has indeed been explored. No, what it is about is how all of those that have complained about the game being too hardcore, are all of those still complaining that it’s still not good enough for you: that despite that EXP is even easier than ever before still whine about it being time-consuming to hit cap, that if they’re forced to return they may have to take a dent in their virtual wallet of gil at most to port back, that crafting and gathering is still somehow remotely hard, and that every dungeon has in fact been instanced just as casual players wanted while whining they are forced to group for a MAIN SCENARIO quest.

Hell, some of you still claim FFXIV is a Hardcore MMO. Say what? How the hell can you even remotely claim that? It’s by far definitely one of the most casual P2P MMOs in history, just as it was in 1.23 too, such a funny thing considering all the idiotic naysayers complaining about it lacking casual-friendly options.So why the fuck can you not take that fucking nookie and just shut the fuck up!? Huh!? This game, Final Fantasy XIV 2.0: A Realm Reborn as it exists now, has been built to please the casual crowds, not those that play MMO’s for its long-term investment.

The rest of the MMO world – we do know the answer to the question, and thus it’s something you should ask yourselves – that is, those still complaining about the game being too ‘difficult’ or ‘time-consuming’. It is quickly becoming why many MMO players don’t like self-proclaimed ‘casual players’, and also why many ‘hardcore gamers’ tend to associate casuals and accessibility arguments with the entitlement culture & ezmode: because you guys don’t ever fucking stop complaining about time-consumption and you always wind-up exclaiming wanting stuff easier, no matter how many times you get your way.

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