These are the Top 10 Gaming Controversies of 2013!
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Ur f’n right about #1… The copyright protection act was fuckin huge.. No one paid attention during the proposal and I swear there was kick backs evolved.. USA is home of the free! The Internet just show how free we are, tired of all these Internet restrictions, limiting bandwidth (Netflix) and control….
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I am appalled at some of the commenters here about the Anita S thing … Joe is NOT defending her but her RIGHT TO HAVE AN OPINION. Two different things people … he doesn’t agree with the opinion but she should be allowed to speak and yes you CAN DISAGREE WITH HER without resorting to “let’s rape her” comments. I cannot believe how low some people have fallen honestly … Go ahead tear into me. I do not agree with her, but should she be allowed to speak without death threats or rape threats? Yes. Should you be allowed to disagree with her in a REASONABLE manner? Hell yes. So she got money from a kick-starter. Fine, disagree with that too. But rape and death threats? Seriously? You defend THAT!?! So no Joe isn’t giving in to the “pussy-pass”, he is defending a basic human right to have an opinion. And I am sure he would defend ANY guy’s right to a REASONABLE response to this woman as well. Funny note I am fed up with Femi-Nazi’s, (not feminists, although I think they should ditch the name and restart the movement, like egalitarianism or something because by now the WAY too vocal, man-hating minority has effed up the original meaning), but I am just as pants shittingly sick of these pathetic childish guys that think rape threats are ok or that think that any guy defending a basic right to speak is immediately siding with these femi-nazi’s. Seriously grow the fuck up. Provide REAL counter arguments. Have REAL discussions without resorting to blind hate mongering, rape threats or death threats.
Seriously I AM dating a real gamer girl too and quite frankly she’s way worse then most guys when it comes to skimpy armor. The sluttier it looks the more she loves it. In fact I am the one that doesn’t get why the hell the best armor (which is supposed to provide the best protection) is the most naked one … seems counter intuitive. But do I whine about it? No. Not everything needs to be PC imho, but neither does everything have to be tits, ass and sex. And quite frankly I agree with Joe on that. It is fine if there are some over the top games. But does that mean we should not have more variety? NO. There should be more variety so more games get made and more games get sold.
So stop attacking Joe, stop saying he has lost credibility or is giving in to the “pussy-pass” or whatever childish temper tantrum response. He is not defending her, he does not want all games to be PC.
What he wants is variety, to allow ANY people to be able to voice their opinions without fear of threats and for everyone to be able to enjoy games. If you cannot see that and read something completely different into it … I have news for you … you need to grow up
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I have a question, AngryJoe: What the HELL was the point of saying that Feminists love sex? That and the fact that you seem to point out that guys are worried that their “videogame porn” being taken away, those are the two things in your comment about the Sarkeesian thing that I do not understand.
Both of those have nothing to do with the problem of feminism or the Sarkessian thing. What difference does it make if a feminist likes sex? That was a really, really stupid thing for you to say!
As for the Phil Fish thing. Aww, the poor baby ran off because people were being mean to him~ Look, he entered the gaming industry as an Indie, he made FEZ, he should know that things aren’t gonna go his way. If he can’t handle the heat, he should get out of the kitchen.
After your rant about anita sarkeesian you have officially lost all credibility. You failed to mentioned anything about what exactly she did with the 160k. You have really failed your fanbase. Thanks asshole. Batman is better than superman. Go fuck yourself.
what is wrong with you guys? internet is the last media that anyone can freely do whatever he/she likes, say whatever he/she wants….If you dont agree with her , its your choice ,but she can speak freely, like you.
Did you not listen to a single word he said? He specifically said he was focusing on the gross reaction fans had to her, not what she did or did not do.
I was honestly a bit surprised when you omitted number 3 last year, as 2012 was when a lot of the shit went down, but I’m glad you brought it up for this year.
i think it’s funny how you entertain the notion that Anita S might have a point about the damsel in distress tropes in games, while her reason for pointing these things out as a feminist is that she feels that these tropes and portrayals of women have an affect on the minds of people out there in society, yet you have content you’ve made that completely ridicules the idea that violence in video games could ever possibly have any affect on anyone in society. hmm.. seems a bit… contradictory, maybe?
i totally agree that people are saying some pretty messed up things to and about her, but you say people should be able to just disagree with other’s views on games yet you seem pretty hostile towards views on games if they are coming from some people on fox news. so let me get this straight joe, you
a) think you are intelligent (clearly. and who doesn’t?)
b) defend a liberal for having ideas about video games and how they can possibly be influencing people in negative ways with regards to their ideas and behavior towards others, specifically women, and actually suggest that maybe she has a point
c) criticize right-leaning commentators on fox news for having ideas that portrayals of violence in video games could influence people and their behavior towards others, and seem to think that that idea is just patently absurd.
so you think that both games may influence people, but at the same time don’t or can’t? and it seems to hinge on whether the person saying this is left or right leaning? you do know that historically, lots of the people wanting to censor games were actually left leaning, don’t you joe? that’s besides the point, which is that you seem to be confused about whether or not you think games might be able to influence people.
you said that people should be able to disagree with ideas and not call her a feminazi, but i wonder if you ever had a problem with any of the names and ridicule levied at people who merely discuss the idea that violence in games could influence violence in some of the weaker minded people out there. probably not. in fact i would bet that you’ve at some point called them names yourself. your very creatively titled (sarcasm) ‘drudge report’ comic comes off as kind of defensive. you make a living from games and enjoy them. i enjoy them to. it seems pretty weird to me that you criticize people for criticizing her as if they think she wants to or is trying to get their games taken away from them, but you seem to feel the same way about the people on fox. everything you said about people’s angst towards anita seems to completely parallel angst towards people talking about violence in video games. just like her views about women in games parallels the views about violence in video games. she also mentions the violence herself directly. but yet i don’t see you doing any comics about how ridiculous she is. maybe if she appeared on fox?
joe do i need to direct you to the definition of the word ‘hypocrite’?
I understand your concern, but you are barking up the wrong tree. Joe is vary knowledgeable about his field of work, why else would he be so popular with in the gaming reviewing industry? You see there are people out there who sent this woman death threats. If I was any public figure I would be concerned too. When people go out to say i will kill her etc, that’s crossing the line. As well as people wanting to sensor video games; people have been wanting to do that before I was born! It has never worked and i hope they never sensor any thing internet, games, and books.
Joe only said to not send death threats and try to hurt her or in fact any one. He was not indulging in any hypocrisy.
Hopefully you are not angry at Joe, i believe he has the right mind set for gaming so far.
Not liberal, my friend: a woman claiming to talk for women and how horrible women have it. If a conservative woman did the same thing Joe would be on her side as well.
It’s the pussy pass; neoteny, society and genes working in concerned for most men (and to a lesser extent women) to shut down all reason and sacrifice for women.
It’s the reason why women get lesser sentences, when they’re even brought in front of the court, it’s why there are four health centers dedicated to women only in the US, one of them operated by the armed forces, and why this armed forces recently cried, “Oh, my god; 15% of all homeless veterans are women; we’ve got to do something! To help women, you know, the 85% of men and even higher percentages before, fuck ‘em.”
It’s why even after already eroding civil rights for male students (not to mention massive numbers of female-only scholarships and women numbering 65% of college students, and a higher number of graduates) with the Dear Colleague letter Obama recently held a speech claiming that because 1 in 5 women get raped in college he will come with even more draconian measures. You know, the 1 in 5, 1 in 4, 1 in 3 numbers all come from feminists, to be for women, often spouted by women. In reality this would make American colleges more dangerous for women than war zones, in reality the number is about 1 in 19,000, but most of us, especially men, especially men in power or in public position, we suspend our reason and go championing the cause of women, even if it is bullshit, irrational, or even outright vile and sexist.
Go check the difference between the Creator of Fez and Anita Sarkeesian. What’s the difference? Both got unpleasant comments, both whine about it. The only real difference is that Anita ruthlessly uses it to garner sympathy and a method of plausibility to shut down comments and debate, while the creator of Fez threw a temper tantrum and ran off.
Joe, rightly so, puts most if not all of the onus on the creator of Fez, barely if at all on the arguably far more abusive and directed personal attacks of commentators, yet with Anita he’s championing her and going after a couple of non-inventive, non-personal trolls who couldn’t get beyond, “Uh, eh, RAPE! You don’t like rape, right? So RAPE!”
It’s the pussy pass in action, and very sadly, Joe is not immune.
God bless you Joe. I don’t know what else to say besides that. I hope your voice gets out to those who need to hear it. Thank you very much for doing what you do and I wish you the best of luck.
I actually watched Anna Sarkeesian’s videos before seeing your video on the awful comments made about her. I didn’t agree with everything she said. I like the Princess Trope. When I was deployed to Middle-East or on operations state side I was protecting women in my life. I know theoretically I was protecting the nation, but I didn’t think of the faceless masses of US citizens when serving the nation. I think men are best motivated by women. I don’t think we would do much but play video games with out them in our lives. Princess tropes have a prince our knight that defends them. Your defense of her even though you disagree with her, shows what type of man you are. Hopefully a few of man-children listened to you and started trying to grow up.
Yeah, whether or not you are rational, free from indoctrination both genetic and societal, and actually consider women your equal or not.
If you think you should die to protect a woman; you’re not free, and you do not consider her your equal. You consider her a pathetic child that needs to be protected.
It’s the vast majority of the problems facing the world come from, in fact. I can’t wait for the day chivalry finally dies.
Awesome video yet again thanks for bringing up the Beta issue it needs to be said but while its awesome to stick up for other people’s opinion the Anita issue is one best left alone. Of course there are actual sexist trolls but the issue that some people have with her like myself is that she has gained too much influence and is ultimately dividing gamers. I know more female gamers than male and none of them agree with her to the point they don’t even want to be associated with her.
There is a lot of evidence against Anita proving her to be a con artist as such as not caring about gaming, having only purchased games recently, her boyfriend has been involved in scams before and the list goes on. Basically I agree she should voice her opinion I mean those poor people should get their money’s worth but her influence needs to disappear ASAP. Make someone like Kitetales the new face for female gamers while Anita was too busy sobbing about how sexist gaming is she dealt with all the crap that female gamers have to deal with when growing up the last couple of decades and she stayed strong.
Bottom line She can keep her opinion and her videos but her being the representitive of female gamers needs to change its not fair to those who have been with the industry through the bad times and the good and are less likely to be a con artist in disguise.
I love you even more now for #3
well done for standing up for women gamers mate. you should try beyond two souls its got Ellan page in it. I have just finished it and, I even cried a little at the end. you do feel like your not doing much because its like just watching a movie where you make the decisions. highly recommend
“In gaming we can listen and disagree”
hahahaha, nice fantasy world you live in, Joe.
I had to pause at 28:10.
I’m sorry; I know that’s a terrible time to have a laughing fit, but oh my f**king god. Dude takes a shot of his beer after half-assedly insulting someone. That is hilarious.
And then shortly after I hit play again…
“You take money from your friends, family, and fans…”
If that’s the case, what the hell kind of entitlement issues does this guy have? He openly admits that it in no way concerns or affects him financially, and in fact doesn’t explain how it affects him at all. Why does that video exist at all?
As a brazilian gamer I need to say something.
Im not trying to defend the government…hell no! they try to screw with us anytime,but the problem with the ps4 price here in Brazil its not just the taxes.
When SONY released that” explanation” about the price..those 63% wasnt correct.
With all the taxes we should have a price based on the 400 U$ plus 63% of those 400 more sony’s profit.
The final price of the console shouldnt be more than 763U$ or 1800R$.
That 63% that sony gave to us as a explanation wasnt from the four hundred US dollars but it was from the four THOUSAND reals…THEIR FINAL PRICE.
So as you can see the problem isnt the taxes but sony’s greed.
After the last year’s E3 and the course that sony took with the ps4,I can say that most of the brazilian gamers thought that the console was the best choice from the next generation.
Sony tried to explore that…I bet they think that just because the brazilian people pay lots of money on taxes it would be “fine” if they put that ridiculous price.
I like your videos a lot but I still want your Assasins Creed 4 review…hahaha.
Great list, and a beautiful, intelligent response to the Anita Sarkessian issue. As you said, what people think about her opinions is their own business, and she hasn’t approached things in the best way, but the ugly responses to her are shocking. If people want to criticise her for not taking a sufficiently mature and academic approach to her topic…maybe try to be mature about it yourselves, people.
Always touched by the respect you show women, Joe. Mucho kudos to you.
I would rather not give Anita Sarkessian even a second of my attention, she already has gotten plenty, and got payed for it,
If people didn’t chose to troll her, her kickstarter would have come and pass with only her core fanbase noticing, and donating, so she could continue to do videos for her core fanbase.
Regarding no. 5…. Uhm… I’m from the future and… Just don’t buy Battlefront.
The whole situation with Anita Sarkessian I don’t really know much about. I have no problems with feminism usually but like so many movements before it, it sometimes is fueled by hate and misunderstanding. I don’t know if this is true but I heard a rumor that Anita claimed that The last of Us was sexest because one of the main female characters whole point till the moment she dies is to advance the male lead role. I personally have an article explaining from the developers themselves that this female character in the beginning was going to be the main antagonist for the story and even torture the main character. Again I have no problem with feminism but I don’t know if this women has done her research and maybe if these rumors are true do more research into the game.
Did you watch MundaneMatt’s response to your controversies of 2013? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTexbEeG28U
Joe, while I agree 100% that the horrible personal attacks were not in any way justfied, I don’t agree with you at all that there is no desire from mainstream feminists to ban porn and completely control the media. Perhaps things are different in the United States, but in Iceland where I live the majority of mainstream feminists openly want porn banned and the internet censored. Sorry but this controversy aside I agree with peoples claims that feminism is a dead and/or ruinned social force. Its like communism in that it doesn’t matter if the original idea was nice, bad people have still ruinned it.
Honey, I live in Iceland too and it’s the religious nuts and politicians that want porn banned moreso than feminists, and even when they are feminists, they’re certainly not the “mainstream” ones. And I’m not sure where you’re getting “control the media”, wanting females to not be objectified and used as background furniture is called SOCIAL PROGRESS not media control, lol.
Feminism in Iceland has been branded with a very negative label for some reason, but extremist feminism is much like American teabaggers… They may be the loudest but that doesn’t make them the majority.
And anyway, Joe wasn’t saying that “mainstream” feminists don’t want porn and whatnot banned, just that a good number of them want equal roles and representation in entertainment and, yknow, society.
So sure, some feminists in Iceland may want porn to be banned but no one is actively or successfully campaigning for its demise except that one religious guy that went on and on about it to no avail. (Man ekki nafnid) I mean, they were all for banning cigarettes a year or so ago but nothing happened there. Let’s stop the hysteria.
So, if those feminists who want porn banned aren’t the mainstream; where are all the mainstream feminists protesting that fringe group.
Oh, right, they don’t exist.
Face it pal; those feminists, THAT is feminism, that’s mainstream feminism. Trust me, you don’t want to meet the real radicals; they’re even worse, they’re outright advocating for the wholesale slaughter of 80% of all men, and put the remaining 20% in cages and use them as slaves. Incidentally, these radicals are also behind the creation of VAWA and their ilk in Australia, Spain, Italy, the UK, the European Istanbul convention. In Spain, where a woman gets monetary rewarded for making an accusation she gets to keep if by chance the man manages to prove his innocence and thus that she was lying through her teeth; 130,000 INNOCENT men get incarcerated for at least 2 days, so the woman can get herself some money from the state.
And even there, no mainstream feminist protests against them and it; so it makes you wonder how mainstream the radicals really are.
Anita Sarkessian is a joke, feminism is as old and primitive as sexism itself and she is a media whore. Joe is no different he is now saying XBOX have reversed their decision regarding rented games and shared libraries? I did not see much attention given to that here Joe but you said alot about that idiot Sarkeesian who is a silly little lazy charlatan who has done a half arsed job of researching any games purely for the chance to promote cheap sensationalism and make money. You speak alot about racism and sexism Joe, here is a thought think of the most oppressed people on the planet, White Males.
James, Joe was not defending her options, he was defending her right to make those options and not get threats of rape and murder from those that disagree with her. James if you think the treatment that she received is ok then you need to take a serious look at yourself.
White males are not discriminated against, we just don’t get special treatment because we shouldn’t need it.
“Joe was not defending her options”
Google Translate is a harsh mistress.
White privilege. Special treatment for white males is ingrained in Western society.
>James, Joe was not defending her options, he was defending her right
> to make those options and not get threats of rape and murder from
> those that disagree with her. James if you think the treatment that
> she received is ok then you need to take a serious look at yourself.
Shouldn’t the same go for the creator of Fez? Yet you aren’t mentioning him, and Joe put most of the onus on him. We Dutchmen have a saying, “High trees catch a lot of wind.” In other words, anyone in the public eye should be expected to deal with all manner of counters with grace and poise: whether it is genuine criticism or trolls, you either handle it, or you get off the stage. In that sense, you gotta give the creator of Fez; he understood his limitations, and got off of the stage. Anita though is whining about a few trolls, and you’re coming to her defense like she’s a child. “Oh, you poor dear, let me defend you,” you misogynist.
>White males are not discriminated against, we just don’t get special
>treatment because we shouldn’t need it.
Well, nobody should need it, so we can shut down all help now, right?
And if you meant to say White Males don’t need it, what kind of a racist and sexist pig are you? You must think mightily low of women and men of other races, if you think that despite all manner of help, handouts, getting hired for jobs they are clearly incompetent at, or are incapable of passing the physical requirements for, and thus heavily discriminating and screwing jobs through the noses of White Men, that White Men will still outperform blacks and women. That despite being helped at every turn, black men and all women will continue to be below even the lowest of the low white men.
Just how little do you think of blacks and women? I’ve rarely come across someone as racist and sexist as you.
Oh BARF. White males oppressed? Are you fucking serious? I can’t even BEGIN to express how wrong that is.
93% of workplace deaths: men.
80% of all victims of violence: men.
Men die on average 7 to 8 years before women do, most notably because there 4, count them, FOUR separate health centers for women only. There are non for men. 97% of all combat deaths are men. One of those for health centers for women is run by the armed forces.
The vast majority of low paying, dirty (and as evidenced by the first statistic) dangerous jobs are performed by men. As such, women have a higher average wage than men. “But what about that 77 c to the dollar thing?” you ask. Well, it’s actually above 80% and climbing, and it’s life time earnings, not a wage. Showing one more privilege of women; the reason despite lower wages men make more across their entire lives; is because they work more, longer, and at dangerous and outright hurtful to your health hours they get bonuses.
Bonuses they problem need to pay the ridiculous high child-support payments or go to prison placed upon him. In 84% of all divorces, the children go to the woman.
And all of this, is still only the tip of the ice berg.
Black Males actually; but Latin and White Males are a very close second. To put it accurately; men are the discriminated against group, while women have all manner of privileges.
everyone stfu joe is 1000000000% right about how she has an opinion but she should fucking appologize
Number 3: The attacks against this woman have been horible, but the worst string of attacks of this sort happened in 2012. It was after someone found an old interwiev with one of Dragon Age 2 writers. Atcks were provoked becouse it was a female writer (in a predominantely male writting team), that said she didn’t like playing games, becouse she lacked skills required for sucsesfull completition of games (or rather was very bad at those skills). People threw all the insults they threw at this woman (I’m bad at names), but it lasted less time, becouse the DA writer closed her twitter profile and dissapeared from public.
Number 1: I don’t remember witch numbnuts was it that said to let the people that understand the copyright stuff fight this fight (I’m 90% sure it was Fraiser from VGA, but there is about 10% it could have been TB). It’s a wrong sentiment. Pirate Parties have geen fighting this fight for a while now, but becouse they don’t have suficcient support they are not sucsesfull. Ofc where they would have been most needed they are the weakest (USA – becouse of Two-Party system you have over there). They are fighting to abolish all intelectual property legislature. IP makes products more expensive and favors only big corporations. And if that wasn’t bad enough there is a plenty of Copyright and Patent Trolls. They work much like forum Trolls, except these go to courts and sue you for a lot of money. Adding to that are publishers that abuse the Digital Millenium Copyright Act (DMCA) to censor the things by claiming the material is infringing their IP (most famous was when one of Vivendi’s labels claimed property on the Megaupload song and gotten it taken down, despite being Original work of “art” comissioned by Kim Dotcom (person who comissiones art or song or whatever is the Coppyright owner)
[...] Joe put up a “top ten game controversies of 2013” video this last week, in which he gives a long speech about Anita Sarkeesian and women in [...]
Aliens: CM needed to be added to that list, what a load of crap
Wow, Joe. Nice video man! I really enjoy your videos not just because it’s about games but because you put them in a way that it’s feels too good.
I’m a brazilian like some of the people that follows your channel and I can’t say nothing more than “buuuuuuuuuuuullshit” about the price of PS4 in Brazil. The system here is overwhelmed with taxes and taxes until we can’t afford it and be a gamer here… MAN, this is hard!
And just to let you know, there is a company over here that is trying to lower those taxes over the games with a project named “Jogo Justo” (“Fair Game” literraly translating it) and I hope this project keeps going further and further until our voices and our rights are given to us!
About the Anita Sarkeesian controversy, I totally agreed with you, man. There is a bunch of immatures people around the globe and if she wants to attack all the games that exploit the female character… leave her be! She have her right to do it… as so we have the rights to agree or to disagree with her!
I don’t understand why attacking her with threats (deaths and/or rapes), just because gamers receive this kind of simulation doens’t make us a primal man or some sort of gamer that hates women…. NOOOO, as any man we WANT women on our side and if she is a gamer, BETTER YET!
GREAT JOB MAN… KEEP YOUR GOOD WORK!
With the Anita Sarkeesian controversy, if you don’t agree with someone beat them down with logic and the truth, not with the vitriol that she received. The threats of rape and death threats just gave her more publicity and reinforced the pathetic “Captain Sweat Pants” (Joe where did you find that guy) and “Creepy Cellar Dweller” stereo-type of gamers.
She has been beat down with logic and the truth; multiple times over by both men and women.
Yet nobody bothers to mention that, because everyone in the media, especially game-related media is only championing her, and airing her videos, and only ever mentions the trolls; never the logic and evidence that if she were a man not claiming to champion women, he would be destroyed and would be ignored.
Indeed, the creator of Fez got stuff like Anita and everyone is calling him a pussy for walking away; yet Anita who is not willing to debate and engage detractors closing down comments, effectively doing worse; walking away while continuing to rake in the cash in the public eye, gets a pass, the pussy pass.
In fact, Joe, and just about every YouTuber and video content creator gets this kinds of troll comments; they’re ignoring them, they let them roll off of their back. Anita though whines about it, and instead off calling her the wimp, or rather the cold-calculating narcissist using it to further her fame she is; they’re defending her ass.
All because she’s got a vagina, and highlighted her neoteny.
I live in Brazil, and i must say: This is a f. bullshit. Ps4 here is known as PS4k.
And dont blame Brazil´s Government only, but Sony. WiiU here costs less then 1000 reais (not real, real is for singular, reais for plural).
Xbox One here costs 2300 reais, and i must say, i bought it because its the 1st international simulatenoes release of a console in my country.
Angry Joe, first off im a longtime follower and subscriber of yours and you relly struck a chord with me in this video. Talkng about endless betas and games that are essentially empty shells with working real money cash stores. The game im referring to in particular is DC Universe Online, which for the most part hasnever fixed its core issues yet continues to pump out dlc packages and come up with some of themost diabolical ways to earn our real world money such as selling “replay badges” which are used to unlock missions that you can only play once per 24 hrs unless you pay out more money on top of the $15 dollar a month “premium package”. This game has preyed apon the millions of hard working DC and other comicseries fans for years with no signs of changing thier crooked ways. So….
Joe i call upon you and the mighty force that is the Angry Army to end this evil being done to gamers once and for all. I feel this is the perfect platform to launch a campaign against this downward spiral the gaming industry is set upon since DCUO is one of the only titles available on the PS4s store at the moment and they made not a single upgrade to the game itself not graphics content gameplay, NOTHING has changed they just offer up thier “freemium” cash cow and watch gamers dollars roll in. Ask yourself would Superman stand for this? Certainly not Joe you may be our only hope to somehow save what could be the greatest superhero game made from the evil clutches of a money hungry gaming industry. Thanks in advance I know you will do what’s right…
I`ve been playing Dcuo since the beginning and I cant agree more with you nailor. This game has become nothing more then a serious money grab with the lack of respect for the players. They continue to find new ways to force you to pay to play(free to play my ass). I`m fine with having to spend money time to time to help support the game, but not when it is always forced upon you as they do relentlessly. In the mean while the lag, glitches, disconnects and system freeze up`s are as bad as day one. This isn’t even the icing on the cake, there is so many problematic issues with what they do I couldn’t even begin to start.
~IT IS TIME FOR PLAYER TO UNIT AND FIGHT BACK~
Thanks War Titan I’m glad to see another stand against this sacrilege that DCUO has set upon us. I mean using iconic images of super heroes to line the pockets of a company that obvioulsy cares nothing for the gamer. Though it saddens me i have walked away from DCUO i refuse to download it onto my PS4 until some sort of efforf is made on the companies part the cater to OUR needs. I was mistaken before the $15 a month is the “Legendary package”. But you are absolutely correct in stating there is a laundry list of flaws with this game altogether, yet make no mistake they will bill you or accept your money on thier store no problem.
Angry Army please take notice and stop what’s being done here DC Universe Online is a corrupt money grubbing machine that is taking the money of gamers the world over with total disregard for things like server quality, and oh yeah GAMEPLAY which is truely sad they have a unique and diverse game on tap with noone to stand up for players rights. Cmon if we are ever to fix what’s going on in the industry today let’s band together and slay a giant here. I hope someone has the guts to do what’s right.
People these days are so big into hate mongering, it is just sicking.
Every one has right to a thought, but people do not have rights to deliberately put other people down for their thoughts and feelings on something that is just out of line and smells of immaturity.
I do think that older game titles where less sexist at least some of them then the newer titles of today.
for example TSR Dark queen of krynn where it is the guy who is chained in up and the woman who has to be defeated on the cover of the box.
I just finished watching this video a short while ago. Although my wife and I have been following your show for some time now, I wanted to give acknowledgement and say that I really like some of the things you commented on in this particular video.
Everything from the topic of never-ending profit collecting ‘betas’ (I also tried and was put off by how Mechwarrior Online was handled and I’m an old fan of that IP) to topics such as the online reaction to Anita Sarkeesian, I feel you took the time to say some important things. I don’t know much about Ms. Sarkeesian, and I only saw a small portion of one of her videos. I also remember not agreeing with everything she said and while at times I had to say “you know, she’s got a valid comment here”, at other times I thought, “What? What is she talking about?” Regardless, I couldn’t agree with you more.
Even if someone disagrees with her, she has a right to express her views in the manner that she has without the kind of ugly hate she received. My own little girl is only two years old, but I couldn’t help but think of her and how I hope she is treated by the men and women she has to deal with when she is older.
So, once again Joe, nicely said…
Joe, the guy who did the outline you posted in the last bit? He’s gone man.
“This account has been terminated due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines and/or claims of copyright infringement.”
Kinda… worrisome there.
Hi. I just stopped by and want to thank you for exposing all the BS tax policy towards games in Brazil. A million thanks.
Keep on the good work. Greetings!
As an avid Nintendo fan, I must reluctantly agree with you Joe. While I am happy that Nintendo is taking the time to make quality games and is not doing many of the stupid things that other companies have been doing (paid betas? seriously?), they DO need that third party support, and just Atlus and Sega are not going to cut it by a long shot.
Also, I would love to see Nintendo loosen up their copyright policies. I occasionally dream of a day when Nintendo realizes that youtubers are very beneficial for them and becomes one of the biggest allies of fair use, instead of one of it’s enemies. But atm that’s just a dream.
Oh yeah, and Youtube really needs to fix their copyright BS, STAT.
That is quite funny, when people, who want to criticize her comments about violence against womankind actually confirm her point with this very criticism. I mean… How many threats and obscene insults she received? This needs an amazing level of stupidity.
actualy the vast majority of responses to her were well thought out respectful replies that pointed out many holes in her misinformation and lies she spewed.
But ofcourse these replies where not what she wanted so they where deleted or hidden or outright ignored.
You still don’t want to give her ammunition.
Joe is 100% right on this much. You can disagree with her, and if she blocks your respectful dissent you are *definitely* in your rights to post a youtube or a blog laughing at her hypocrisy. But comments on her sex don’t touch on any of that; they just go against her as being a “her”. And that is just stupid: it annoys other people who might also be a “her” who also suspect she’s full of it.
/oh yeah, as I’d noted here occasionally before, I am a hardcore rightwinger myself. As in, Moldbug. As in, didn’t vote for Romney because he didn’t go far ENOUGH. I may even be a reader of American Renaissance and Vox Day. God save the King! – Anyway none of this matters. I could be evil and she could be wonderful. But if she posts something dumb then attack what she posts. Not her, herself.
That is the point. This all goes to our account as gamers. We will take responsibility for their childish acts.
And yet, who got blamed in the Fez deal? The creator, not the trolls.
That’s because if you have a pussy and whine about trolls, the trolls get put front and center by everyone, calculatingly by her, and everyone else sees: “vajayjay” and falls for it and only highlights and bothers themselves with the trolls.
If she were a man and not claiming to champion the cause of women, nobody would bother with the trolls, they’d focus on the actual criticism and ignore the idiots and if he tried to whine about it, he’d be laughed in the face for being a wimp. Yet, Anita’s got a vagina, so she’s a poor victim, and she must be defended.
No offence joe but I think you’ve lost yourself in this one. Seems more like very long rants of stuff then actual top ten gaming controversies of 2013.
Joe, what to heare something really cool???
Here in Romania, in the EU! The XboxOne costs $1050… and the PS4 is $550 so yeah, there’s that.
Shitty News Add on: The final story, with the YourMovieSucks (a nod to the Ebert book on film critique) guy’s great points, which I subscribed to after seeing an earlier post about him and found to be fantastic at analyzing and breaking down film – also, as an amateur screenwriter, pretty educational and thought provoking – that his channel has since been removed due to copyright strikes. I watched almost all of his videos, and nothing, I mean absolutely nothing, was wrong with his style. He did not rip off, but only ever used the best, short clips to highlight his reasonable points, which were intelligent arguments that had a lot of merit. That really freaking sucks. That means it’s only happened in the last few short weeks, and no one is safe from being violated against what is essentially fair use of material for legal criticism and consumer awareness. In this vid it says to go subscribe to the poor guy’s channel, but unfortunately, at the expense of someone’s business, the point is only all too well made with his loss of work and his channel…
I honestly never heard of Feminist Frequency till just now and went to her channel to see vids that was apparently infuriating people. I kinda have mixed feelings about what I’m seeing/hearing though.
Like of course I’m not thinking or wishing anything bad to her but I guess it’s just simple enough to say “I mostly disagree with her but will agree on some bits.” I do agree though the whole kill and rape stuff she gets is terrible and bullshit.
Like my biggest disagreement was about “The Straw Feminist”. While she explains how it’s used in media and such she NEVER admits that such people DO exist. There are feminist extremists who are hypocritical, stubborn, man hating, lying, and so on. And while she did admit that women do not “Generally” in her own words there, do not generally lie about being raped. Some still do though! I know 2 women who lied through their rotting teeth about it, and I dare claim that at least 5 of the 30-40 other people I know in chatrooms, real life, and other spots know at least 1.
But I DO know there are feminists who are not extremists and are nothing like the many who call themselves “feminists” and I don’t give them any grief cause I do support female rights and they do earn my respect, but I refuse to use that title for it. In my eyes, Feminism has been corrupted to be a free pass to do/act however they want and call anyone who calls them out “sexist pigs” by numerous women that don’t want equal rights, and instead want special treatment.
The problem with Sarkesian is that she found a serious issue on wich to build her career on using dubious methods and calling them academic.
I do not endorse the vile bile that was flung at her but i do applaud everyone who calls her out on her videos in a calm and intellectual manner, concentrating on the facts.
Like how she uses mainly games from japanese culture that have no impact on western gaming anymore in addition to most of her examples being 20 to 30 years old. Or how about the fact that none of the game footage she had shown was of her own recording. Or the very video joe put in this video of herselfe stating that she is not a gamer.. just to one or two years later to show up and claim that she has been an avid gamer since childhood.
Or how about that she never allows unmodded comments on any of her videos after and prior to her kickstarter video but after 4chan got spammed with advertisements for her kickstarter her kickstarter video was the only one allowed to be commented on… unmodded.
There are just so many things surrounding her methods that scream “unhonest” and “opportunist” to me.
Problem is the “game journalists” completly ignore her, her arguments or her methods in leu of defending her from the evil internet hate machine and label everyone who disagrees with her to belong to the same kind.
Well with Hearthstone the cashshop and buying of Packs is live, but they will be wiping the inventory come open beta and people that have spent money in the shop will be refunded their money in ingame gold they can reuse to buy more packs, i don’t see that being to bad imo
As a brazillian I have your answer Joe, for reason number 10. Microsoft has negotiated the XBox One to be made in Brazil, up north, where we call “zona franca de Manaus”, which is a tax free zone to develop the local industry, because the region is extremely poor; Whereas the PS4 is not made here, and so we have to import. So to state the obvious, this outrageous price is not exclusive to the PS4 – this is our import tax. So basically everything we import costs as much as four times its price, in Brazillian Reais. Now I give you, the REAL controversy: why is the Brazillian government so protective of its non existing gaming industry ? They are not telling, but I have the answer: gaming has been associated with importing, and interest in foreign culture, and as such, labeled a “elitist interest”, as if to say “you have an elitist lifestyle, so pay up. Otherwise, go watch soccer or your favorite soap opera”. This same taxpayer money is given away to the poor, by our populist government, so a great part of our labor force remains poupousfully idle, so they can continue to benefit from these programs – the sad conclusion? The Brazillian government has successfully secured a legal way to buy votes.
I actually think that Anita is just the unlucky person that managed to make alot of people talk about gender differences… heck I didn’t care either until I stumbled upon an article (regarding the damsels) on the escapist.
Anita is just the person who is taking all the blame for what alot of people (mostly men I guess) believe to be unjustified blame.
The internet is a volatile place, and I agree that the alot of people are being overly hostile. But I honestly doubt that anyone looked at her videos without also looking at the real world.
Nothing about her current situation is “unlucky”
She made cash heads over heels and im not talking about her kickstarter… it was peoples choice to throw money at her. Not my place to critisizes that.
However so far she has been on TV news, documentations, has secured herselfe a job in the games industry as “advisor for female game characters” and is invited to speak infront of “academic” audiences and conventions.
Anita is a very smart woman and she played 4chan like a fiddle all the way to the bank.
Also i dont like the idea that “the internet” is all the same. For every one hatefull comment you have hundrets or thousands of decent people who did not comment due to lack of interest or not even knowing about her or any other reason.
This is the same “logic” thats used when people say “not all muslims are terrorists but most terrorists are muslim”