"Over the past few weeks, there have been repeated calls to “take gaming back” from the “white knights”, the SJWs, the liberal “crusaders”. But calling for better gender representation in games and game development isn’t about taking anything away. As an artform, as an industry, as a sport and as countless other things, gaming is growing at the speed of light. Yes, the traditional, “triple-A” boxed game business appears to be in decline, but that’s a poor yardstick for a medium that now encompasses hundreds, thousands of different devices, access points, genres and tastes. Such growth invites, demands and can only benefit from a more diverse and inclusive spread of creators and concepts. This is a question of evolution. It’s about taking what we have into tomorrow. Nobody needs to be excluded. And there is no need to panic."

OXM US Blog: Who’s afraid of women in games? (Page 2) - OXM US

I wonder if the decline of AAA titles has something to do with the vast majority of them being derivative of each other, and gamers are getting tired of the same old thing with marginally different graphics? I wonder if people are growing up and getting tired of dealing with assholes when they try to play these AAA titles online?

Women playing games isn’t the problem. The way some men treat women who play games is.

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This.

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nateswinehart:

Being good to each other is so important, guys.

Well that escalated quickly…

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"Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world."

— Desmond Tutu (via therandomactorg)

agentmlovestacos:

It’s real! The first official Dancing Groot toy, from the amazing folks at Funko! 

agentmlovestacos:

It’s real! The first official Dancing Groot toy, from the amazing folks at Funko

"I know a lot of creative people and perhaps by correlation I know a lot of people who struggle with depression. They have told me (and they’ve told the world) how depression sits there, implacable, and drains the color out of the world until no success or joy matters. I believe them, and it becomes increasingly evident that no matter who you are or what you’ve achieved, that depression is a good liar and can make you believe none of it matters.
 
I know and love too many people with depression to believe that it’s something that’s shameful to talk about or to acknowledge. I want them alive and I want them here with us. If you have depression I want you alive and here with us. Don’t let the moment take you. Don’t be afraid to get help. The people who love you want you here. Believe it."

John Scalzi

No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

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paulftompkins:

One of the first comedy albums I was ever given was “Reality… What A Concept.” I loved it. I loved “Mork & Mindy.” I even loved Robert Altman’s “Popeye.” Robin Williams meant a lot to me when I was a kid. I knew nothing of drug use or depression. It never occurred to me that comedians, these…

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3squirrels:

death-limes:

fatass-mcnotits:

theidealisticcynic:

nudityandnerdery:

It’s unfortunate how many people didn’t take this message away from the debate.

Bill Nye was just SO ENTHUSIASTIC about the topic. You could tell.
For God’s sake, the man was trying to teach people about photosynthesis when asked what his favourite colour was. That’s a man that ADORES science and absolutely loves teaching people.
Suddenly, I was 12 and watching a Bill Nye The Science Guy episode at my grandma’s school while she was decorating the gym.

Bill Nye is like the Mister Roger’s of science
he legitimately cares about what he is talking about and enthusiastically encourages people to take something positive away from it

Bill Nye is the Mister Rogers of science
Bob Ross is the Mister Rogers of art
and Mister Rogers is… well, Mister Rogers
what if they could join forces

3squirrels:

death-limes:

fatass-mcnotits:

theidealisticcynic:

nudityandnerdery:

It’s unfortunate how many people didn’t take this message away from the debate.

Bill Nye was just SO ENTHUSIASTIC about the topic. You could tell.

For God’s sake, the man was trying to teach people about photosynthesis when asked what his favourite colour was. That’s a man that ADORES science and absolutely loves teaching people.

Suddenly, I was 12 and watching a Bill Nye The Science Guy episode at my grandma’s school while she was decorating the gym.

Bill Nye is like the Mister Roger’s of science

he legitimately cares about what he is talking about and enthusiastically encourages people to take something positive away from it

Bill Nye is the Mister Rogers of science

Bob Ross is the Mister Rogers of art

and Mister Rogers is… well, Mister Rogers

what if they could join forces

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thatfunnyblog:

this guy is systematically undoing the world

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therandomactorg:

Are you ready to #getkind? Each month in 2014, our Regional Representatives will be choosing a kindness theme. This month’s theme is hunger. 
We hope you’ll join our Regional Reps in making this January a bountiful time for those in need near you and that you’ll visit our blog for a few ideas on how you can help.  
You can also stop by our new, improved, and hopefully Misha-proof Forum to share your ideas and to find out what we have planned near you.  
P.S. Don’t forget to tag your stories and photos with #getkind and #theRandomAct.org here and on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. 

therandomactorg:

Are you ready to #getkind? Each month in 2014, our Regional Representatives will be choosing a kindness theme. This month’s theme is hunger. 

We hope you’ll join our Regional Reps in making this January a bountiful time for those in need near you and that you’ll visit our blog for a few ideas on how you can help.  

You can also stop by our new, improved, and hopefully Misha-proof Forum to share your ideas and to find out what we have planned near you.  

P.S. Don’t forget to tag your stories and photos with #getkind and #theRandomAct.org here and on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. 

"If the day and the night are such that you greet them with joy, and life emits a fragrance like flowers and sweet-scented herbs, is more elastic, more starry, more immortal — that is your success."

Henry David Thoreau, born July 12, 1817, on defining your own success – a timeless, existentially necessary reminder. (via explore-blog)

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Best explanation of this whole debacle I’ve seen yet. 

spx:

Because Superman has a posse.

deantrippe:

uncannybrettwhite:

bossbattle:

agreeablecomics:

A very special guest appears in the new The Rack, featuring art by Tracie Mauk and colors by Joe Hunter.

Was planning on reblogging this regardless, but Joe Hunter being involved sure doesn’t hurt, either. Other people have written about this topic way, way beter than I’m capable of, though

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fishingboatproceeds:

Every day.

Except now they tell me, “1998.” And I’m like, “And you’re potty trained? That’s wonderful.

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Merry Christmas!

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jtotheizzoe:

A Christmas card for science and math folks.
Nice work, Foxtrot.

jtotheizzoe:

A Christmas card for science and math folks.

Nice work, Foxtrot.