scorp Comments

  • Lost Humanity 15: Booth Babes

  • scorp 06/10/2012

    @beach I like to imagine that the Expo staff are not so hidebound that they'll miss someone blatantly trying to get around the rule like that.

    And it would never go to court. 'Declaring a personal belief' that anything you happen to be wearing is allowed because you say so is not how private event dress codes work: if you break the dress code, they have every right to bar your entry. Wear trainers to a nightclub that bans casual wear? You're not getting in. End of story.
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  • scorp 05/10/2012

    @tena They're banning the use of promotional models, and I don't know the exact terms of their new rule but promotional models are not necessarily always female. I'm pretty sure the Sexual Discrimination Act(based on my quick and admittedly layman's read of it) has no jurisdiction over 'not making a job available to anyone, regardless of gender'.

    So Eurogamer is safe and everyone is happy(except for the ones who have decided not to be)! Hurray.
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  • scorp 05/10/2012

    @Ilovechips Hey, I guess you can't read because I at no point said that men are slaves to biology nor that promo models are stupid. Reply -1
  • scorp 05/10/2012

    @tena Er. It's a private event with rules for exhibitors laid down by the company hosting the event, ie. Eurogamer. They can ban pretty much whatever the hell they like within the confines of their event, and the law mostly won't care.

    Also, I have nothing to do with the event personally besides attending so I think you want to point your legal concerns at the site staff rather than me.
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  • scorp 05/10/2012

    @beach
    You have the right to believe what you like, but I also have the right to explain to you why you're wrong. As does Eurogamer, and I believe they have.

    If people don't need educating, what do we have schools and universities for? Ridiculous comment.
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  • scorp 05/10/2012

    @beach Explain to me why it's right, outside of the world outside of someone's libido, to use a woman as a prop to advertise something that has nothing to do with her or her appearance.

    I can tell you why it's wrong. It's wrong because it perpetuates the frustratingly pervasive societal attitude that a woman's worth is merely the sum of her good-looking body parts and how well she can walk in skyscraper heels.

    It's wrong because it encourages people - not just men - to think of women as simply sexual objects, as props and window-dressing for other products.

    It's wrong at EE because it makes so many attendees feel like they are not the target audience because they *don't* come to look at pretty girls in skintight crop tops, they come to look at games.

    It's wrong because companies could be sending well-informed employees, male or female, to talk to attendees about the product and attract people with enthusiasm and knowledge rather than boobs and asses.

    Now tell me how it's right.
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  • scorp 05/10/2012

    @Kysen Nothing to do with the taboo nature of sexuality, everything to do with the objectification of women by advertisers and society at large. Reply +2
  • scorp 05/10/2012

    @Ilovechips I'm not drawing anything, I'm not a concept artist. And sadly, I'm not an art director either. I model robots.

    And you clearly don't know me if you don't think I wouldn't quit on the spot if my boss told me to go wear a bikini or something. I'm not here to be a pretty face, I'm here to be an artist so that's what I do.

    I've given this a lot more thought than you have. I'm a feminist, I'm a gamer, I'm a game artist, and I want to love my industry.
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  • scorp 05/10/2012

    @tena The difference is that EE isn't 'banning women from taking a job they want', they are removing the possibility of that job being available. The models can go work elsewhere, maybe even somewhere they might be relevant to the product at hand(I can imagine they'd be popular at a cosmetics or fashion trade show).

    EE have every right to say 'hey you know what, we don't want to be complicit in the objectification of women anymore', and that is what they have done.
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  • scorp 04/10/2012

    @TeflonDan that's not exploitation, that's objectification!

    And if my boss told me to do something like that, which definitely isn't in my contract, I'd tell him to go fuck himself.

    But this has nothing to do with the matter at hand.
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  • scorp 04/10/2012

    @tena
    I'm sorry you're okay with the continuing objectification of our gender by the marketing machine and somehow reading words in this article that don't exist.

    This isn't about 'saving booth babes from themselves'. It's about the use of booth babes to advertise products that have nothing to do with scantily-clad women, basically using women's bodies as eye-catching posterboards, that's the problem. And if you can't understand why that's bad, you're part of the problem, regardless of your gender.
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  • scorp 03/10/2012

    @raoullduke I'm not seeing anywhere in the article that says the models are being exploited. Objectified, yes, but not exploited. Reply +4
  • scorp 03/10/2012

    @raoullduke It has nothing to do with supposed exploitation of the models themselves; they're grown women and they can take whatever jobs they like. The problem is that the job - be pointless eye-candy to attract horny teenagers to a stand - is objectifying and offensive to pretty much any reasonable person. (straight)men/(gay/bi)women should be disgusted that the company in question thinks they can be led around by their genitalia and women are disgusted by the use of our gender as window-dressing that has nothing to do with the product.

    Oppression is real, it's here and now and it must end.
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  • Diablo 3 accounts hacked, gold and items stolen

  • scorp 24/05/2012

    @WhatDafuq A stolen Battle.net account is worth more than a stolen credit card, is easier to steal(if it's not secured with an Authenticator) and has much fewer legal repurcussions. Hacking accounts is a big industry. Reply 0
  • Rez HD vibration support

  • scorp 09/01/2008

    damnit, but the trance vibrator is excellent! guess we'll have to stick with the PS2 version... Reply 0
  • Creating Unreality

  • scorp 09/08/2007

    Xiphos, do you even know what you're rambling about?



    I hate the trend towards normal mapping models for games because it's so fucking wasteful - you make an x-million polygon high-resolution model(what you see in cinematics), it takes several weeks, then you turn it into a shitty normal map for a x-thousand poly character model which now probably looks like plastic shiny ass.



    Then you texture it...!





    As a painter before a sculptor, I loathe normal mapping. Why waste all that time and effort making a high-poly model when you could just paint detail on your texture maps and have it look great in a quarter of the time?
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  • scorp 09/08/2007

    fuck next-gen art. that's all I have to say to their 30 million polygons. Reply 0
  • Blue Dragon

  • scorp 28/06/2007

    looks pretty but very bland(and I hate toriyama's art style with a terrible passion). I won't be buying it, though I wouldn't mind hearing more classic uematsu :3



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  • Fable 2: "revelation" at GDC

  • scorp 30/01/2007

    can I play a female character?



    it really, really ticks me off when a game gives you a 'blank slate' character, where 'YOU get to make the decisions that will shape their destiny!!' and I can't bloody well play a girl. that's why I never gave the original a second glance, and unless this revelation is 'you can choose your gender', that's why the sequel won't get a look in either.
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  • Delightfully Strange

  • scorp 29/08/2006

    <3 Reply 0
  • 'Non-sexual' Rez trance vibrator was my idea - Mizuguchi

  • scorp 25/07/2006

    I keep meaning to try that thing out one of these days... Reply 0
  • DS Lite officially announced

  • scorp 26/01/2006

    maan, I finally caved and bought the old style DS last week on the strength of that 'no redesign soon' news! *mutters*



    oh well. I love my DS anyway ^_^
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  • Prince of Persia 3 trailer

  • scorp 11/07/2005

    sigh. just look at the screenshots to get an idea of the focus of the game: every single one is a combat shot!



    loved the first, steered clear of the second and it looks like I'll be doing the same again. what a shame.
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  • Disgaea: Hour of Darkness

  • scorp 30/07/2004

    ahh, I'll have to pick this one up asap.

    as someone who tore apart ffta looking for more challenges, this sounds like just the thing I'm looking for ^_^
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