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Wrong aspects in the game industry, and possible solutions[edit]

THE BAD ASPECTS

1.Violence and action for the sake of action The fact t that do exist more games involving violence, conflict and destruction, than compromise, negotiation and building, did help on making society intellectually militarized. This conflict mentality did lead to making the social networks in battlefield, taken by rival gangs which fight for turf in a way that mirrors the offline gangs behavior.

2. Excessive immersiveness Games, both online and open world offline ones, evolved to offering growingly more complex and detailed game worlds, filled with secondary missions and parallel minigames that went to take more and more time from the players. This excessive time spent in the virtual world makes gamers stray from the real world, leading to a psychological addiction similar to the alcohol and drugs ones, and in some cases even more damaging. 3. Lack of trust in the gamers Politics of DRM and intellectual property protection treats the gamers and potential delinquents, and not like someone who just wants to have fun with the products paying a just price for then, and using their code to create new things.

4 Psychological suffering by the gaming professionals Many companies forces their employees to work many hours after their expected shifts, causing physical and mental damage to them. Games are made for being fun: they also should be fun for the people who work in their development and distribution.

5. Monopolist and concentrating production logic: The way the industry works perpetuates subordination relationships between developed countries and regions where the game production units are located, and those who consume them. The former concentrate the means of development in a way that ends up generating a vicious circle where the latter are much less likely to be able to compete in a competitive manner, with products from dominant countries and regions controlling almost the entire market.

6. Encouraging of hate groups: The gamer world is known to be a stronghold of several problematic groups, such as incels, MRAs, white supremacists, and other hate groups. Effective measures are not taken to keep these groups under control.


POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS

1. Don't reward violence: Creating games where avoiding violence is rewarded, and using force for no reason is punished or at least strongly discouraged.

2. Avoid excessive immersiveness: Create games whose mini-games and side missions do not divert the player too far from the main mission. Limit immersiveness to well-defined pedagogical and plot-building purposes.

3. Trust the integrity of people: Create open source games, with great possibilities for customization by players who want to create new experiences. Make the DRM policy more flexible when it does not completely end it.

4. Change work practices: Adoption of fair and humane work practices by the industry. Avoid glorifying workaholic behavior and encourage employees to seek to live and work in the healthiest way possible.

5. Balancing the game: Create games that can run on older, less powerful computers, so people get used to technically simple, but well-made games. This will allow poorer people to have access to games of the same quality as the most favored, thus allowing more countries and regions to become game producers.

6. Making games hateful for those who hate others: Stop creating games that encourage machismo, racism, homophobia and other forms of prejudice. The more humanist and inclusive games that are produced, the less reason the extremists will find to identify with them. — Unsigned, by: KemalOliver / talk / contribs

"bill that would allow police officers to rape, torture and murder"[edit]

The hell is this?--RWRW (talk) 22:40, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

I have no idea how Tuxer reached that conclusion, but to provide context, see Sarah Everard's kidnapping and murder by a serving officer. What Tuxer did is a really bad spin of what went on, though. Tuxer, don't do this. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 22:46, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you and Aloysius the Gaul for fixing that. Oh I'm aware of the context, more so than you might expect. I'm currently living in Bristol and I can still hear police helicopters circling. @Tuxer save that crap for April Fools Day, you're only a couple of weeks premature. --RWRW (talk) 22:53, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
i feel like it is wort mentioning, if it isnt already immediately obvious, the public response to sarah everard murder isnt really to the alleged murderer being a serving officer. its a dreadful dreadful coincidence, but it isnt a george floyd moment. its more the fact that sexual assaults and/or domestic violence have seen increases since 2014, with recorded rapes doubling, and 1.6 million women experiencing domestic abuse in 2019 but with few attackers facing justice. this is why the heavy handed policing of the vigil provoked ire, and why this new bill pouring more salt into wounds. police cannot apparently ensure the safety of women once the sun goes down, but its protest and demonstrations that require special attention and legislation, with damaging of statues - petty vandalism - incurring sentences of up to ten years, sentencing for rape - a violent crime - starts at half that. we know where this government's priorities are and it isnt concern for our well being.
violence against women and tories trying quell any dissent or accountabilty to government are two seperate issues both significant enough to underline here that i feel kind of gets hidden by focusing on (a truely awful) coincidence. AMassiveGay (talk) 23:53, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
Thanks for the additional information. It was otherwise difficult to get out of that sensationalist headline and incomplete information I had just from reading articles about Sarah Everard. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 00:00, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
the misogynistic violence issue is not something i was aware of being that big a deal until recent events. was only vaguely aware of the murder being a headline, but the strength of feeling about all this was missed by me until the police ballsed up their handling of the vigil. since then i been reading about women scared of going out after dark or walking around alone. even getting a cab home at night doesnt provide peace mind it should since cab driving rapists fuel headlines greater than i would hope is their actual incidence.
its a little hard for me to put this in perspective. there isnt any where and hasnt been anytime that i have been made fearful of just going about my day to day business. ive never had any issues about traipsing about at night or early morning. ive always kept odd hours. and ive always strolled about the place with no fear at all. going everywhere. when living in rural parts with no street lighting ive been more mindful of tripping over something in the dark more than sexual assault or what have you.
dunno what to think about that. i got asked for diections by a lady a little while ago, on a news years eve i think. i know the area pretty well but was thrown by her question 'is it safe round here?' couldnt really give a good answer to that. i think so. probably. ive never had any problems. im not a woman though. AMassiveGay (talk) 00:47, 22 March 2021 (UTC)
Being small and not armed, I tend to just not go out at night, especially unaccompanied. I steal glances every now and then. I generally don't think the neighborhood as unsafe, but my senses are really alert, even in a sleepy middle class suburb. I did one time waited outside a college campus from 9-11 pm because my mom forgot to pick me up, but I felt tension the longer I wait. I do feel a little bit of unease seeing any man out there, regardless of his race, even though I keep telling myself he's just walking and just chilling. I certainly don't have the same vibes for seeing middle ageed Asian women at night compared to men of any race at night. I don't know how you go out at night not thinking about who or what is in the shadows, especially by yourself. I thought this was something that everyone had to keep in mind. --It's-a me, Lgm sigpic.png LeftyGreenMario! 01:13, 22 March 2021 (UTC)

The Sewell Report[edit]

It ain't just people from ethnic minorities who think it's shit. Everyone to the liberal centre to the far left thinks it's a steaming pile of gaslighting shit that not only promotes British exceptionalism and draws battle lines for the "culture war" but sets opponents up as anti-British just as Johnson starts his public order "reforms" and conveniently distracts us from the unholy fucking mess the whole country is in. LondonGrump (talk) 19:25, 31 March 2021 (UTC)

Pimlico Academy protests[edit]

I took the English flag off for the same reason I corrected the Sewell Report WIGO. I haven't the time to explain the irony of using that flag so let's just say it's not an English thing any more than it's a black thing. It ain't even a London thing. It's an everyone thing. LondonGrump (talk) 08:55, 1 April 2021 (UTC)

Theft of Jefferson's Chair[edit]

Someone stole Jefferson Davis' chair and threatened to turn it into a toilet unless the United Daughters of the Confederacy celebrate Lee's surrender. Sadly, the monument to treason was recovered intact and without the UDC having to comply. RationalSpanish (talk) 08:24, 10 April 2021 (UTC)