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James @exhominem ?

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  • James commented on the blog post Gaming With the Wrong Controller   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    My point in bringing up the prior incident of censorship was to point out that Penny Arcade, for better or worse, has censored itself. Turning the dickwolves issue into one of censorship therefore rings a little hollow to me, for a number of other reasons as well. In general, I do agree with you as [...]

  • James commented on the blog post Gaming With the Wrong Controller   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    Sucks that you didn’t have the background to get into it with them. Hope this article helped.

    Though I’d argue what sucks even more is that your teacher didn’t speak up, or that the two young men were so ignorant to begin with.

  • James commented on the blog post Gaming With the Wrong Controller   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    The response comic directly points to a dismissal of the idea of imitation caused by the comic. I quote: “It’s possible that you read our comic, and became a rapist as a direct result.” This idea is distinct from normalization. Penny Arcade has yet to address the issue of normalization, or even the distinction between [...]

  • James commented on the blog post Gaming With the Wrong Controller   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    You raise an interesting point, and I’d be inclined to agree with it, of course, without diminishing in any way the feelings of those who were triggered by it. Once again, it seems like the heart of the controversy revolves around what came after, much like you said.

  • James commented on the blog post Gaming With the Wrong Controller   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    You’re absolutely right, PA is under no compunction to address the concerns of it’s readership, whether their concerns be video game related or not. People will be offended by PA, and PA will continue to offend. That isn’t really the issue at stake here. The problem crops up in the fact that PA did choose to [...]

  • James commented on the blog post Gaming With the Wrong Controller   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    I see how you twisted my words there, but the predominant anti-video-game-violence argument I’ve seen, ie put forth by Joe Lieberman, Jack Thompson, and Hillary Clinton, as well as scores of other politicians, is one of imitation. People play violent video games and therefore go out and kill people. Calling GTA ‘murder simulators’ and the [...]

  • James wrote a new blog post: Gaming With the Wrong Controller   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    TRIGGER WARNING The “Dickwolves Debacle” as its being known on the interwebs is certainly that, a debacle. More colorful language might be used to describe it, but we’ll try to keep the language civil, at least for the moment. For those who aren’t in the know, a good, pretty neutral breakdown can be found here. As both [...]

  • James became a registered member   3 years, 2 months ago · View

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