16th June 2013
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“The states that will not be able to use the Xbox One have been determined by Microsoft to not be prime locations to launch the system; therefore, they will not be supported at launch,” said the representative, “However, all states will be able to use the Xbox One by the year 2015. This date is not final.”
“If you live in one of the states that unfortunately will not receive Xbox One support at launch, here are a few suggestions on what you can do,” said the representative, “You can relocate to a state that has Xbox One support, you can purchase an Xbox 360 which has no location restrictions, or you can wait patiently until support arrives at your state by 2015 or later.”
Gamers in Washington, D.C., the capital of the US, have decided collectively against purchasing any Xbox One or Xbox 360 products as a form of protest. When we asked the representative about support in the capital, she responded, “It was definitely obesity and quality of life that made us decide they were not worth pursuing at all.”
“not worth pursuing at all.”
WHAT THE FUCK MICROSOFT HOLY SHIT!!
It kills me how many people have reblogged this in an angry rage not realizing it’s a satirical article.
16th June 2013
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A random Gamestop that shows all the xbox360 & games bring traded for ps4 preorders.
So knowing GameStop’s trade-to-credit ratio, that equates to… what? Four PS4 pre-orders?
14th June 2013
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As a Xbox fan from day one this is my thoughts on what they said about the Xbox One….
God it hurts. What about all of my old games? WHAT NOW. IT’S NOT FAIR.
13th June 2013
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Like it’s cool if you like him and everything, but while there’s arguments that they are pretty much the same character, Femshep means SO MUCH MORE in the world of gaming.
People tend to forget that even though females are grossly underrepresented in mainstream entertainment the fact is there is even less exposure/acceptance for gay characters. If we didn’t have games like Mass Effect/Dragon age where you could choose the sexual orientation of the lead character they probably wouldn’t even exist.
So while I appreciate what femshep represents for female gamers everywhere Sheploo will always be the character that had the exact same effect on me as a gay man.
I don’t just like the guy, I friggin loooove him, to me Sheploo is the kind of character I could only dream about playing when I was a kid. If I’d had a gay role model like Commander Shepard around while growing up my life probably would have been a lot less shitty as I would have had more confidence to deal with the crap that comes with being gay in a straight world.
So when I see female players who are incredibly excited about femshep over maleshep I completely understand why as I know what it’s like to feel as though you’re constantly ignored in the entertainment industry.
But at the same time I don’t think there’s a need to put down Sheploo as less significant than her because for some people he was every bit as special and represented the exact same opportunity for cultural advancement in the gaming industry,
and to me Sheploo will always be THE BEST EVER!!!
Following my initial run through ME3 with my femShep I have only ever played with my gay Sheploo. Even with Meer’s early monotonous voicing, even with the significance to me as a female gamer having a badass woman playing center stage, the fact of the matter is that I love the mShep/Kaidan dynamic. I love that it took them three years of overcoming various hurdles to finally get together. I love how they found each other in the face of overwhelming tragedy, when everyone expected the best from Shepard but he was dogging to make it from one day to the next.
OP makes the claim that FemShep means “so much more in the world of gaming”. I disagree. Jane Shepard is wonderful for those of us who were really in need of a female in a lead role. Jane is awesome. She saves the galaxy —in style, and she always finds the time to headbutt snarky krogan who give her sass. I love Jane, but does she “mean” much in the world of gaming? I would propose that would be true if female Shepard were the ONLY option for play in the series, but the dudebros OP was talking about will never play as a female Shepard. I’ve seen YouTube comments where people tease a tutorial maker’s choice of playing as a female Shepard ((“Dude, are you gay?! LOL” because clearly playing as a woman makes a man gay)), and the video maker responds with “No, I just like to watch girl Shepard’s ass!”
So I propose that in the world of gaming as a whole, femShep doesn’t “mean” very much. To women like myself she means a great deal, but she is not the revolutionary we wish she was. The very few dudebro’s who would ever play as femShep find other demeaning reasons to justify doing so, and I fear this has turned the female fan faction against the males who prefer mShep for legitimate reasons: a desire to play a character who is more relatable to him (irony), a preference for Meer’s VA work over Hale’s (I know people who have made this claim), or wanting to play - for the first time - a lead character who is gay or bisexual.
Mind you, this is not the Oppression Olympics. I don’t feel like having a gay man as a protagonist somehow ‘trumps’ having a woman or vice-versa. Simply that we all need to understand that not all men who play as John Shepard do so because they believe a woman couldn’t do his job, and not all women who play as Jane Shepard disapprove of players who go with the male option because ‘female Shepard means more’. Mass Effect fandom is a rational group of intelligent people for the most part. It’s time we embraced this reality and moved on.
11th June 2013
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Official Playstation Used Game Instructional Video (x)
7th June 2013
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this may be the best thing i’ve ever seen on tumblr
6th June 2013
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strong female characters
6th June 2013
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DIY No Cook Fruit, Herb & Honey Syrup Recipes and Tutorial from The Yummy Life here. These are freezable and can be used in hot and cold tea, water, yogurt, ice cream, etc… All recipes from The Yummy Life are all natural and extremely detailed to make them idiot proof. For more recipes from The Yummy LIfe like herb infused water, 1 minute chocolate icing (vegan and non diary options), etc… go here.
The flavors are:
- Pineapple Mint
- Strawberry Basil
- Cherry Vanilla
- Apple Maple Cinnamon
- Peach Almond
- Blueberry Sage
- Ginger Lemon
- Raspberry Orange
Honestly, I saw this and thought to myself that there was no way I could make homemade syrup. Then after reading the VERY short, inexpensive ingredient list and idiot-proof directions, I thought there was no way any of these could actually taste good.
I made the cherry/vanilla combo in a peanut butter jar. Two days later I had the most incredible tasting flavor syrup. I’ve put it in lemonade, drizzled it over waffles, made a low-cal milkshake, and mixed the fruit base in yogurt. I’ve started up a jar of strawberry/coriander that isn’t fully ready yet, but it already tastes great. And I don’t even really like strawberries that much. IF YOU HAVE FRUIT, A REFRIGERATOR, AND TASTE BUDS YOU NEED TO TRY THIS. It’s very healthy, eco-friendly, and inexpensive. Do it. Seriously.
5th June 2013
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How To Identify Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Crisis pregnancy centers, or pregnancy resource centers, disguise themselves as medical facilities, but usually have no licensed doctors, nurses or counselors. They often appear under “Abortion Alternatives,” and may have names similar to abortion clinics nearby in order to confuse patients into entering their buildings instead of the real clinics.
Once you enter a CPC, their mission is to prevent you from getting an abortion at any cost. They will use misleading language, delay tactics, emotional manipulation, intimidation, and outright lies to either persuade you against abortion or to make you miss your appointment. The worst part? It’s all completely legal and funded by federal dollars.
CPCs do their best to appear as legitimate abortion clinics, so how can you tell which is which? Here is a list of red flags for CPCs:
- The words “crisis” or “resource” appear in the center’s name
- Their ads use language like “Pregnant & Scared?”
- They offer free pregnancy tests and ultrasounds
- When asked if they provide abortions or contraception, they will not give a direct answer
- The waiting room has biased pamphlets, sometimes with graphic pictures labeled as abortions
- They attempt to make you feel guilty about considering abortion
- They offer baby items, such as diapers and formula
- They downplay the effectiveness of contraception and emphasize abstinence
- They emphasize the dangers of abortion (Fact: fewer than 0.3% of patients experience complications requiring hospitalization)
- They discuss the false connections between abortion and breast cancer, infertility, or mental illness, often referred to as post-abortion stress syndrome
- Regardless of how you talk about the pregnancy, they refer to “your baby,” the “preborn child,” “post-abortive women,” and say that you are “already a mother.”
More on CPCs
How to Identify CPCs
Beware of Fake Clinics
Crisis Pregnancy Centers: An Affront to Choice
CPC Warning Stickers
A list of licensed abortion clinics in the United States can be found on the Abortion Assistance Blog.
Most people think that these clinics are rare, but they are NOT. Odds are, if there is a Planned Parenthood (regardless of if they perform abortions) on a street, look around, because there will probably also be at least ONE of these. For example, at my Planned Parenthood, there are TWO. And at an abortion clinic in a nearby city, there are THREE of these within site of the abortion clinic’s building (which thankfully has ABORTION AND CONTRACEPTION painted on the side of it in enormous block letters which they did because of these CPCs).
Another little fact about these places: Because there are often no licensed or certified medical professionals that work at these clinics, they are not obligated to maintain patient confidentiality. And, in fact, they use this as a way to scare and manipulate the people who enter their “clinics” into doing what they want by threatening to call the person’s family or parents.
When people who work at or support these places and tell you this is not true, they are lying or they are not aware of the tactics the staff use. The above post by bebinn is very accurate. These places lie, they blackmail people, they harass people, they trick people into thinking they are legitimate medical facilities, and they do so with very little interference because the victims that enter are often too scared after their encounter to report what happened to them.
There have been stories reported by women who have gone into these places and been harassed. Such as one woman who went to a CPC and was then sent a birthday card splattered with red paint in the mail for YEARS after her abortion to remind and shame her for it.
There’s a CPC in Laramie that gives out baby supplies in exchange for attending thinly-veiled Bible study sessions. They give out false information regarding adoption and abortion. Also, they’re expanding on to the University of Wyoming campus with an RSO dedicated to being “warriors for life” — here’s their newsletter.