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by Firbozz
26 Jun 2015, 19:04
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Spoiler Season: Magic Origins
Replies: 83
Views: 5224

Re: Spoiler Season: Magic Origins

Daring Thief is in standard if you want to make jank Donate Combos.
by Firbozz
23 Jun 2015, 14:15
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Spoiler Season: Magic Origins
Replies: 83
Views: 5224

Re: Spoiler Season: Magic Origins

Gotta love the moment when timestamps come up in a spoiler article (re: starfield of nyx)
by Firbozz
05 Oct 2014, 11:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59905

Re: Feminism general thread

Today I read the replies on a woman's tweet and felt physically sick. What bothers me most is I know this isn't an anomaly: This is the cost of using the internet as a woman.
by Firbozz
03 Oct 2014, 17:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 36608

Re: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?

Zizek's off the deep end once and a while... but I think he's got some pertinent points here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4WAXQJyxCo). What we have here is a group that has an incredibly stron ideology, and will do anything to defend it. Frankly as long as a movement's founded on anonymity, it ...
by Firbozz
03 Oct 2014, 04:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 36608

Re: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?

I fail to see what ethics has to do with getting Intel to pull an ad campaign from Gamasutra. If I were to ask five people what GG's goals were, I'd get five different answers.
by Firbozz
02 Oct 2014, 17:22
Forum: MtG
Topic: Friday Nights - Clanmanders
Replies: 20
Views: 4041

Re: Friday Nights - Clanmanders

I think Graham's kitchen-table deck needs this card for the transformative sideboard: http://gatherer.wizards.com/Pages/Card/ ... eid=136516
by Firbozz
18 Sep 2014, 19:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 36608

Re: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?

Korvys, if you aren't all ready you should check out the stuff Matt Lees does. He puts out some great content (both insightful and entertaining).
by Firbozz
18 Sep 2014, 19:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 36608

Re: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?

Anonymity's a load of cow manure when it comes to these things. It's used as both a weapon and a shield, as targets are faced with nameless harassers, while indistinguishable voices claim "they're not with us." If people truly believe in their cause, and are not putting themselves at perso...
by Firbozz
18 Sep 2014, 07:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59905

Re: Feminism general thread

However, when you look at our stable of default tropes, we do find the tropes discussed
by Firbozz
18 Sep 2014, 07:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59905

Re: Feminism general thread

Tropes a literary shorthand. Overuse tropes are cliches, which ARE lazy.
by Firbozz
18 Sep 2014, 06:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59905

Re: Feminism general thread

She is suggesting they're being used intentionally. In the sense that, when a dev wants to make their game "dark and gritty" or "realistic," the go-to trope is "violence against women/rape."
by Firbozz
18 Sep 2014, 05:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 36608

Re: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?

At the end of the day, a news site's purpose is to keep you informed. If I site's not informing you about things that interest you, you don't read it.
by Firbozz
18 Sep 2014, 05:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59905

Re: Feminism general thread

"If she's cherry-picking, it's because she's in a cherry orchard" -someone whose name I forget.
by Firbozz
18 Sep 2014, 03:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 36608

Re: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?

In a vacuum, it's easy to see reporting on Kickstarters as a conflict of interest. However, I think it's unbalanced to point to that and cry ethics without looking at similar practices taking place on the AAA side. Prior to a game's release, any story written about it is essentially free promotional...
by Firbozz
17 Sep 2014, 19:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 36608

Re: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?

Y'know, I think we can actually mine an interesting topic out off all this crap: How should Patreon be handled? Is is problematic for people within games journalism to be funding game creators and vice-versa?
by Firbozz
17 Sep 2014, 19:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 36608

Re: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?

Is the video monetized? Because if it isn't, I may actually consider starting to watch it. Regarding "artifically inflating the popularity of Quinn's game," Leigh Alexander wrote an excellent article on the do's and don't of dealing with on-line harassment (http://leighalexander.net/but-wh...
by Firbozz
17 Sep 2014, 19:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 36608

Re: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?

I think that there are valid issues to be brought up regarding ethics in games journalism. However, I think the armies are pointed the wrong way. The real power in games journalism doesn't lie with the tiny indies, it lies with the large AAA companies that games sites are obligated to please. At the...
by Firbozz
17 Sep 2014, 18:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?
Replies: 780
Views: 36608

Re: What is Adam Baldwin thinking?

At the end of the day, articles are written with intent. Their intent is to deliver a message. Can this been interpreted as "manipulating the readers"? Probably, if that's how you choose to frame it. But at the end of the day, any media outlet will have bias. What I see is a group of femin...
by Firbozz
16 Sep 2014, 14:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Sex Thread 2: Because Two Hands Are Better Than One
Replies: 4354
Views: 123745

Re: The Sex Thread 2: Because Two Hands Are Better Than One

<Thunderous applause. On the other side of the ocean, Tabaras Smith orders a second jelly doughnut.>
by Firbozz
11 Sep 2014, 08:09
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Lore: Which Planeswalker Would be the Most Fun to Hang With?
Replies: 49
Views: 3428

Re: Lore: Which Planeswalker Would be the Most Fun to Hang W

I think Sarkhan might be an interesting mentor once he gets his mind back into shape. Seems like they're shifting him into a protagonist role.
by Firbozz
02 Sep 2014, 12:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Feminism general thread
Replies: 1178
Views: 59905

Re: Feminism general thread

Hopping back onto the topic of "white-knighting" I've seen it used primarily as an insult, generally directed at men supporting women or voicing feminist views. In my experience, the term is used (by those using it, to be clear) to describe a man who is trying to "get in the feminists...
by Firbozz
27 Aug 2014, 15:58
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge
Replies: 3185
Views: 143324

Re: Magic the Gathering: Ask a Judge

Another way to look at it: Cards must always be a zone. Since the action of scrying doesn't remove the cards from the library, the card "below" the cards you're scrying is never actually the top card of the deck (until you scry everything to the bottom, if you choose to do so). Essentially...
by Firbozz
21 Aug 2014, 14:17
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Lore: Which Planeswalker Would be the Most Fun to Hang With?
Replies: 49
Views: 3428

Re: Lore: Which Planeswalker Would be the Most Fun to Hang W

For me, part of the appeal of Chandra is she isn't burdened with as much plot-related angst right now.
by Firbozz
20 Aug 2014, 16:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Depression Quest
Replies: 42
Views: 2505

Re: Depression Quest

Regarding claims of breach of journalistic integrity, I direct you to this: http://kotaku.com/in-recent-days-ive-be ... 1624707346 As for the rest, I will not comment on what did or didn't happen, because that's not our business. What I will say is that anyone who provides an excuse to "the int...
by Firbozz
20 Aug 2014, 16:47
Forum: Magic: The Gathering
Topic: Lore: Which Planeswalker Would be the Most Fun to Hang With?
Replies: 49
Views: 3428

Re: Lore: Which Planeswalker Would be the Most Fun to Hang W

I think Chandra'd be pretty fun to be around if you were on her good side.
"Yo, wanna go burn some shit?"
"Just a sec, Chandra, let me grab some beers"

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