see it’s naomi i think
i’m so glad that smash 4 got a speed boost and bigger blast zones so heavy characters are more viable than in brawl because i really wanna be able to play bowser more this time
- The protests are being held in order to achieve universal suffrage in Hong Kong. Although democracy had been promised for 2017 in 2008, China announced this August that Hong Kong people would only be able to vote from a pool of 2-3 specially selected candidates (all of whom would definitely have pro-China sentiments)
- University students held a week-long boycott of classes to protest for true democracy in Hong Kong
- Today riot police were deployed against peaceful protesters. Equipped in full riot gear the police used pepper spray to deter the protesters, mainly students and youths but also some elderly people have reported being sprayed point blank
- It is estimated that over 50,000 people have joined the protest and this number continues to grow
- This is the largest political protest in Hong Kong since our independence from the UK in 1997
- Although the protests remain peaceful, police have now started to use tear gas and have brought out long guns loaded with rubber bullets (there hasn’t yet been a report of any bullets being shot)
- Over 80 arrests have been made including students as young as 16 for taking part in these protests
- They are cutting cell phone receptions in the protest area so that people can’t share any information
- Violence is increasing as police continue to instigate protesters
- All this comes right before the October 1st celebration of the 65th anniversary of founding of the People’s Republic of China
- There are rumours that the PLA (the Chinese army) are going to be brought into the city tonight
More facts about Hong Kong:
- We run under a one country, two systems policy with China meaning that we are part of China but have our own government and laws.
- Protests for universal suffrage have been held throughout the summer but these are the biggest yet
- Anti-China and anti-government sentiments are at their highest levels yet. Survey results showed that 1 in 5 people are thinking of emigrating from the city.
- In June, China issued a white paper essentially telling Hong Kong to remember their place and re-asserting their authority over the city
The scenes from the protest look awful. In my 17 years in Hong Kong I’ve never seen anything like it. The world needs to know about this and say something before we get a recurrence of the Tiananmen Square massacre.
I hope everyone stays safe. Hong Kong stay strong.
game reviewers are not journalists, they’re critics. they’re literally being paid for their opinions, AKA they’re being paid to be subjective. and the sooner gamers realize and accept this the better. if you want more “objectivity” in reviews then just read multiple reviews for different opinions
if you people bring back the onceler i’m deleting this fucking website i will find a way i swear to god
The problem with gaming journalism is the same problem every type of media journalism faces; there’s not a whole lot actually substantial to report on, so the line between journalism and consumer reporting gets a little blurry. In games press it’s exasperated by the fact that, despite games themselves being played by basically everybody at this point, gaming culture is SUPER-insular and relies almost exclusively on people already within the gamer sphere in order to sustain itself. This leads to a lot of shady dealings all across the industry (from development to marketing to, of course, reportage) as the big guns of the industry get very chummy with everybody else, since it’s them keeping everybody afloat, more or less. AAA developers cut exclusive deals with press sites and game retailers because without those AAA developers there’d be very little for them to work with and many of them would go bankrupt for lack of content, because of how the industry has been cultivated over the last 20 years.
What gaming journalism needs to fix itself isn’t vague and/or meaningless things like “more objectivity” or “more transparency”; objectivity is useless in a medium where journalism and consumer reporting are frequently interchangeable (and even moreso in goddamn reviews, come on people), and a need for transparency died when Gerstmann got fired from GameSpot over a Kane and Lynch review in 2007 - we have never needed the industry to confirm its own rampant corruption to us, it’s already pretty apparent. What games journalism needs to fix itself is a push away from the current AAA model - consumers need to show more support for more diverse voices talking about a wider array of games. We, the consumers, need to show people that they can survive in the world of games journalism without ad revenue from big-name industry pundits or exclusive coverage deals; the Internet allows them to have that power, and it’s our responsibility to give it to them.
since it’s an rpg maker game that’s entirely impossible unless i completely rebuild the game from the ground up. also i mean it stars copyrighted characters and something tells me hasbro wouldn’t like there being an unlicensed game with mlp characters available on the app store or the android market
andromi, on the other hand, is a unity game with an original cast, so it’s pretty likely that it will show up on other platforms someday. andromi’s gonna be way better than slhrpg anyway so