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gazornonplat Jul 27 2012, 5:29am replied:

If you got Limbo for $2.50, you got it in a sale or off the back of the truck. The game isn't even out yet though, and we're only charging for the soundtrack right now, the beta is free.

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gazornonplat Jul 27 2012, 5:20am buried:

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Again, my objection is solely to this trailer. I was actually a pretty big fan of the original mod, although admittedly this whole shitstorm has soured my opinion somewhat.

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gazornonplat Jul 27 2012, 5:13am replied:

Okay, so you officially don't understand a single term you just used.

Would someone care to explain to this guy what ADD, depression and self-harm are and how they actually work.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 7:59pm says:

Cheers for sticking your neck out for us man, although there's probably not much point now man, it's a lost battle at this point.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 7:47pm replied:

I was trying to have a debate actually, but I got really tired of being shot down by people who couldn't substantiate their opinions.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 7:30pm says:

Wow, that looks fantastic!

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 3:24pm buried:

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timmybus please stop! The irony, it's too much! You're killing me! xD

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 3:03pm replied:

It's not about his intentions, it's about what impressions the trailer gives on nothing but its face value. That's the point, I'm not reading into this or guessing at all, whereas you are, by assuming something about the creators intentions that you don't know at all.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 2:41pm buried:

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Here: http://ohnovideogames.com/self-harm-and-cry-of-fear

Someone else (who is evidently offended by this too) explains the problem with it far better than I have.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 2:37pm buried:

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As for the free speech thing, yeah, that's totally fine, what's actually pretty ******* hypocritical is ruMpel deleting people's comments when they *rightfully* make him look bad by calling him out on a related instance. Free speech is a two way street.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 2:27pm buried:

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And for the record, I think political correctness sucks too. I'm not offended by self-harm, my issue is that many people who self-harm WILL BE OFFENDED by this trailer.

Also warfare in games is fine, but Call of Duty is pretty ******* appalling, and sadly it represents the norm right now as far as that genre is concerned.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 2:24pm buried:

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Thank you for missing the point of every comment I posted.

There's a big difference between covering a risky topic in your media or art (which is totally fine) and doing it in poor taste (which is not). My objection is solely to this trailer, which is guilty of the latter, but I'm hoping the custom story itself will be more tactful.

My issue is not with the topics, it's the delivery. If the custom story itself has themes of self-harm intelligently and sincerely written into it, then great, but all this trailer does it use for shock value because of its existing social stigma.

Again, I am totally TOTALLY okay with the subject matter, I'd just like it to have been more tentatively or purposefully dealt with in this trailer.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 2:19pm replied:

This comment has been posted in a private group.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 2:13pm replied:

No, why?

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 2:01pm buried:

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Amusing, I don't think anyone who actually spends any time on a modding site can use that quip without irony.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 11:19am replied:

I've been pretty busy working on my own game, I don't play all that many multiplayer things these days.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 11:14am buried:

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Actually I could stay around here as long as I want; it's a public forum, so I'm under no obligation to leave, other than of course to appease you flailing infants.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 10:50am buried:

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Believe me, I do.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 10:44am replied:

They shouldn't "look down" on people for doing it, that's EXACTLY my point.

I'm saying it's wrong because it's just feeding off that social stigma. The CS itself might be fine, but making more than half of your trailer footage of Simon self-harming is just demonizing it and alienating that group.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 10:34am buried:

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Pahah. Sorry I didn't realise the "majority of the human race" had elected you as their spokesperson.

If you genuinely think that you know absolutely nothing about depression, self-harm, how incredibly common they are, or the already appalling social stigma built up around them.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 10:23am buried:

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What the **** is "for a mentally stable person" meant to mean you flippant prick?

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 9:52am buried:

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And it isn't unique, it's contrived and predictable, that's what's offensive about it.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 9:49am buried:

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You're still expected to show the same level of social responsibility as everyone else, you ***. You don't have a right to offend people.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 8:44am buried:

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His comment on this occassion was fine, there was nothing wrong with it other than it made you look bad.

I doubt anyone in the CoD community is in any way disposed to intelligent debate, I hopped on this because I (perhaps naively) have a higher opinion of the modding community.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 8:33am says:

So apparently Rumpel is enough of a hypocrite that he fights for free expression but thinks it's okay to censor naysayers.

To reply to your (now deleted) comment: Wow. I knew Rumpel was an ***, but that's just absurd.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 8:31am buried:

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Yeah, we have this weird mentality right now that war games are somehow totally inoffensive despite being one of the most appalling genres out there.

And I'm not talking about ******* 9th Dynasty Samurai RTS games or whatever, I mean the ******** "semper fi" ones with needless amounts of throat stabbing, because apparently that's what gives the average gamer a boner these days.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 8:26am buried:

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Also good job deleting someone else's valid point on the self-harm thematics and the community's response to them. You're simultaneously fighting for a right to say whatever you want through your work, and censoring people who have a strong problem with the things you want to say.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 8:22am buried:

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That's the "other **** exists" argument, and it isn't a usable argument. Other offensive things existing isn't a justification for your specific offensive thing.

Again, my problem is with this trailer specifically.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 7:26am replied:

This comment really didn't deserve to get buried.

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gazornonplat Jul 26 2012, 7:24am buried:

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So no, I don't think they're making fun of it, and perhaps the CS itself deals with the topic of self-harm tentatively rather than just for shock value, but this trailer itself is deeply offensive and pretty socially irresponsible.

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