Sunday, July 27, 2014

Crescent's Thoughts On: Anita Sarkeesian at GaymerX or How She Isn't Trying to Take Away Our Games, But Rather Chop Off Their Balls And Make Them Proud Of It.

"What About the Men? HA HA HA! They don't count."
Yo-ho. Not much have been going on with me, other than my temp job is about to expire and I haven't heard anything about whether or not I'm going to be hired on as a permanent employee or at the very least have my contract extended, and this Saturday is Testing for my Martial Arts School (which means I'm going to be very busy that weekend). Anyway, recently Anita "I don't play video games but I will tell you everything I think is wrong with them" Sarkeesian was on a panel at the GaymerX convention alone with two other women. The topic of discussion? Why it is so hard to be a woman on the internet that we constantly have to play the victim card to get guys to flock over and defend us. Or at least that's what I think the topic was, with Anita Sarkeesian nearly everything devolves into "Everything I don't like is sexist and if you disagree with me then you are a misogynist." However, to Anita's credit she at least acknowledges that there is criticism levied against her... Not the key word in that sentence is "acknowledges," not "address" or "refute" just "acknowledge." In a conversation "with pop culture" this is about the equivalent of only recognizing that there is someone standing across from you. She does NOTHING to counter the arguments that have been raised, and her attempts at refuting these criticism, I've notice, fall into one of two categories, Appeals to Ridicule and/or Strawman arguments. All culminating in the biggest Strawman representation of the opposing side, that we are afraid that they will "Take our video games away." This is going to be a long one.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Game Review: Senran Kagura Burst

Action/Beat-em-Up; 3DS eShop; Marvelous/Tamsoft; 2013
Sorry Sorry Sorry! I'm sorry that I had nothing last week, I was busy with classes, work, and last week was Kent Cornucopia Days, which is an event that happens every summer where venders, both big and small, set up booths in downtown Kent where you can buy a lot of things, and there is a parade that my martial arts school participates every year. The parade was fun, except for the fact that a kid was copping an attitude with me for the entire parade. As far the the swag is concern I got a few things, a new pair of sunglasses, a new backpack to replace my old falling apart one, and a really cool holographic poster that shifts between three different pictures of cute fantasy girls holding dragons as you look at it from different angles. Anyway, as I said, I'm sorry that I failed to post a new review last week, but I'm back now so what do we have this week. *LOOKS ABOVE* Oh son of a-

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Game Review: Mega Man ZX Advent

Action/Adventure; Nintendo DS; Capcom/Inticreates; 2007
Another week another review. How many of you are enjoying their Fourth of July weekend, or to everyone who doesn't live in the United States a normal weekend. Not much of not happened to me during my weekend, so I'll skip all this and just jump right into my review of Mega Man ZX Advent.