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I wish Jaesun was still here. His views on any given subject belied the usual stereotypes about Gay people and gaming.

 

Please come back Jaesun :cat:

We should make an offering. Would sixty dollars and a bottle of rum suffice?

 

 

What did Jaesun use to say that was so interesting Monte?

 

 

Just look at his old posts. Although, be warned, he is a Very Important Codexian.

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He's cheaper than that.

5 bucks and a bag of Doritos?

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As Bioware is most likely to have a panel of people that mirrors their ideals, I am afraid that i have bad news for you: As a white, heterosexual male with no sense social warrior justice, you are definately not their target group.

I'm pretty sure they made every character in the world of DA2 bisexual so that they'd have all bases covered and nobody could complain (except the people with functioning brain cells who figured out that it's astronomically unlikely that Hawke would be a vortex that attracts bisexuals in a mevievalesque RPG, in total ignorance of the fact that the only people who could get away with homosexual behavior were kings and people close in noble rank to kings.)

 

I'm actually curious as to what it is about Bioware games that so strongly attracts the LGBT community such that it is, for all intents and purposes, their primary audience. Sure their promo material is all White Male Shaved Head 5 O'Clock Shadow SPESS MUHREEN protagonist, but we all know 90%+ of their fanbase is not white male tree-trunk necked bulging-vein steroid abusers/lovers of that particular character archetype. Was it the Squidgirls from Mass Effect? I still feel like Japan pulled that off better.

 

How about gays exist?

 

They do, but real beings do not switch their sexual preferences just to please the " All Omnipotent Player". I can't empathize with something that's obviously there for my convenience and I can't think of them as real. In the end is an issue of writing, I can believe that some companions due to their background would be more likely to be sexually liberated. Although considering that a good percent of companion stories are going to revolve around the fact that you're romancing them I can see why they would make everyone Bi.

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I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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For people who've stated they don't like/want DA:I, there sure is a lot of chatter about it going on here.

We all love Dragon Age: Inquisition. It's just we show our love differently.

 

...except the people with functioning brain cells who figured out that it's astronomically unlikely that Hawke would be a vortex that attracts bisexuals in a mevievalesque RPG, in total ignorance of the fact that the only people who could get away with homosexual behavior were kings and people close in noble rank to kings.

BioWare has made is clear that that the majority of people in Thedas don't care if you're male or female, and don't care if you sleep with men or women. Thedas is not Europe in the middle ages. It never was. Get over it.

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As Bioware is most likely to have a panel of people that mirrors their ideals, I am afraid that i have bad news for you: As a white, heterosexual male with no sense social warrior justice, you are definately not their target group.

I'm pretty sure they made every character in the world of DA2 bisexual so that they'd have all bases covered and nobody could complain (except the people with functioning brain cells who figured out that it's astronomically unlikely that Hawke would be a vortex that attracts bisexuals in a mevievalesque RPG, in total ignorance of the fact that the only people who could get away with homosexual behavior were kings and people close in noble rank to kings.)I'm actually curious as to what it is about Bioware games that so strongly attracts the LGBT community such that it is, for all intents and purposes, their primary audience. Sure their promo material is all White Male Shaved Head 5 O'Clock Shadow SPESS MUHREEN protagonist, but we all know 90%+ of their fanbase is not white male tree-trunk necked bulging-vein steroid abusers/lovers of that particular character archetype. Was it the Squidgirls from Mass Effect? I still feel like Japan pulled that off better.

Another trial lawyer talent is noticing when other people use ridiculous hyperbole and then calling them out on it, acting all indignant.

 

LUDICROUS HYPERBOLE! :p

 

 

 

The true nature of Bioware is pure hyperbole, therefore, the prosecuters objection is dismissed. I demand no order whatsoever in this courtroom, mister!

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...except the people with functioning brain cells who figured out that it's astronomically unlikely that Hawke would be a vortex that attracts bisexuals in a mevievalesque RPG, in total ignorance of the fact that the only people who could get away with homosexual behavior were kings and people close in noble rank to kings.

BioWare has made is clear that that the majority of people in Thedas don't care if you're male or female, and don't care if you sleep with men or women. Thedas is not Europe in the middle ages. It never was. Get over it.

 

 

Sadly, they didn't push it enough in Thedas. It should be reflected in the culture everywhere in your travels. Like, where are the Kings that married men and crowned them as their Queens? Where are the polygamous royal houses? Where are the half-elf, half-dwarf nobles? Where are the songs that sing about them, where is the art that painted them?

 

My immersion depend on it! :(

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"Some men see things as they are and say why?"
"I dream things that never were and say why not?"
- George Bernard Shaw

"Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man."
- Friedrich Nietzsche

 

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bull**** is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it."

- Some guy 

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"I'm pretty sure they made every character in the world of DA2 bisexual so that they'd have all bases covered and nobody could complain (except the people with functioning brain cells who figured out that it's astronomically unlikely that Hawke would be a vortex that attracts bisexuals in a mevievalesque RPG, in total ignorance of the fact that the only people who could get away with homosexual behavior were kings and people close in noble rank to kings.)"

 

DA/Thedas  is not the real world medival history. Don't confuse the two.
 

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Imagine how much simpler game development would be if they just too the sex/romance part out and focused on actually making the game with a good plot, logical conclusion options, a back story that makes sense, and a minimum of bugs. Since all development resources are finite expending them on making sex/romance subplots is a waste since no one will be happy with the choices anyway.

 

It was a nice idea in theory.

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Imagine how much simpler game development would be if they just too the sex/romance part out and focused on actually making the game with a good plot, logical conclusion options, a back story that makes sense, and a minimum of bugs. Since all development resources are finite expending them on making sex/romance subplots is a waste since no one will be happy with the choices anyway.

 

It was a nice idea in theory.

I was just happy with my choices. But we all know I love slutty brunettes.

You're a cheery wee bugger, Nep. Have I ever said that?

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Imagine how much simpler game development would be if they just too the sex/romance part out and focused on actually making the game with a good plot, logical conclusion options, a back story that makes sense, and a minimum of bugs. Since all development resources are finite expending them on making sex/romance subplots is a waste since no one will be happy with the choices anyway.

 

It was a nice idea in theory.

I was just happy with my choices. But we all know I love slutty brunettes.

 

That wear leather, dark makeup and listen to industrial while snapping their whips.

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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Imagine how much simpler game development would be if they just too the sex/romance part out and focused on actually making the game with a good plot, logical conclusion options, a back story that makes sense, and a minimum of bugs. Since all development resources are finite expending them on making sex/romance subplots is a waste since no one will be happy with the choices anyway.

 

It was a nice idea in theory.

 

I was just happy with my choices. But we all know I love slutty brunettes.

That wear leather, dark makeup and listen to industrial while snapping their whips.

And read the Economist. :p

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That sounds pretty knowledgeable Oro, you want to tell us something?

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I was just happy with my choices. But we all know I love slutty brunettes.

Sorry, I wasn't. I actually have a can opener in my hand right now and a can of worms labeled "Misogynistic implications that any woman with sexual experience or even a hint of ever having misled a male with seductive behavior is a ****." I'm pretty hungry, actually, and I stopped caring about worms after learning basic biology. They're basically muscles with digestive tracts in place of bones.

 

I ate a lot of worms in survival school. They're not actually that easy to find, contrary to popular belief. I hate slugs because you can't eat them. Well, not entirely, the way they respond to salt is somewhat entertaining. Mollusks are fascinating when they're exposed to such a basic molecule as sodium chloride.

 

Discussion of slugs and the fact that they'll make you sick if you eat them is 100% relevant to Dragon Age, this is indisputable. That's the honor and reputation of Dragon Age. White tie only.

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Haha, Isabela = any woman with sexual experience. Thanks, I needed that.

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So, I finally visited their site and watched their video and looked at their pictures. It's pretty enough but the story sounds a lot like Oblivion, the world has been breached and demons are coming through. Yes, I'm certain that has been done before, to varying degrees of success. I saw nothing that will make me lift my self-imposed moratorium against buying games that suck. I think I'll hold on to my 60 bucks and wait and see what you guys think of it. 

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^Bruce will love it, Monte will hate it, and everytime alanshu posts it has another bug.

 

Are Arcane Warriors and 2-weapon or Bow using Warriors back?

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"You need to be careful, lest I write another ten page essay on mythology and how it relates to Sailor Moon." - majestic

"I won't say what just in case KaineParker is reading" - Bartimaeus

"Oh no! Is there super secret ending as well? I don’t care." - Wormerine

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I'm sorry. Everytime alanshu posts, DAI gets 2.438 bugs.

"I am the expert, asshat." - Hurlsnot

"You need to be careful, lest I write another ten page essay on mythology and how it relates to Sailor Moon." - majestic

"I won't say what just in case KaineParker is reading" - Bartimaeus

"Oh no! Is there super secret ending as well? I don’t care." - Wormerine

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So, I finally visited their site and watched their video and looked at their pictures. It's pretty enough but the story sounds a lot like Oblivion, the world has been breached and demons are coming through. Yes, I'm certain that has been done before, to varying degrees of success. I saw nothing that will make me lift my self-imposed moratorium against buying games that suck. I think I'll hold on to my 60 bucks and wait and see what you guys think of it. 

 

Well I plan on getting it, but then I liked DA2 so you might not want to use my opinion to base your purchase on!

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So, I finally visited their site and watched their video and looked at their pictures. It's pretty enough but the story sounds a lot like Oblivion, the world has been breached and demons are coming through. Yes, I'm certain that has been done before, to varying degrees of success. I saw nothing that will make me lift my self-imposed moratorium against buying games that suck. I think I'll hold on to my 60 bucks and wait and see what you guys think of it. 

 

Well I plan on getting it, but then I liked DA2 so you might not want to use my opinion to base your purchase on!

 

Totally unrelated question, but what's the story behind your new avatar?

I'd say the answer to that question is kind of like the answer to "who's the sucker in this poker game?"*

 

*If you can't tell, it's you. ;)

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Totally unrelated question, but what's the story behind your new avatar?

 

I saw a western with Susan Kohner (The Last Wagon with Nick Adams and Richard Widmark) in it a few weeks back; Kohner was a minor film star (best known now as one of the leads in IMITATION OF LIFE) and brought back to the attention of modern film goers by being the mom of Chris and Paul Weitz (co-director of American Pie).

 

However Kohner's mom was also a movie star - Luptia Tovar.  Possibly best known now as the female lead in Universal's Spanish-language version of Dracula filmed with at the same time with the same script and set of the Lugosi film, she starred in a number of films from 1929-1945.  The picture of Tovar is a publicity photo from the 1930s, I believe.

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I was struggling to understand ths until I noticed you are from Finland. And having been educated solely by mkreku in this respect I am convinced that Finland essentially IS the wh40k universe.

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Wow that trailer looked amazing, I'm so excited about this game :dancing:

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Looks pretty.

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