When browsing on some shady websites that aren't centered around pornography, I'm sure we've all had porn ads with either partial or full nudity pop up out of nowhere or on the sidebar. Just because you're on a website that requires 18 plus does not mean that it should be perfectly fine to show porn without the consent of the viewer. For example on Spotify I don't listen to any sexual content or sexual podcasts, however I get recommended a show called "hentai with senpai," and I have to deal with an extraordinarily sexualized hentai face on my home screen. I'm not even the only person who deals with that specific show showing up on their home screen unsolicited. So to reiterate, if exposing yourself to someone without their consent, even if they're 18 years old or up, is a crime, then it should also be a crime to show nude or sexual contents to people in pop up ads without their consent.
I've finished the game, I have over 200 hours play time, done all but one of the NCPD scanners and one of the side quests, both are bugged and require a patch to complete.
It's just such a grind. Like don't get me wrong, it's fun doing the shooty shoot, then looting the box at the end, then going to the next marker...for the first few times. Then you realize every blip on the damn map is like this. This is honestly better implemented by Ubisoft, and even then, I'm tired of this monotonous open world design.
I think instead of going the Skellige route, where its just a bunch of busy work that you feel like you need to complete just to get rid of the marker on the map because of your OCD, they should have focused their energy on side quests that make you want to explore Night City, not force you to. Ya know, kind of like the Peralez mission, that was my favorite in the game, I think that's what most of us were expecting. Idk, it's just kind of dissapointing in my opinion.
And to the people who are gonna shit on me, or say I'm beating a dead horse for coming to an objective conclusion about game design, with a slightly subjective attitude toward this game, that's fine, consider this a formal complaint. Love the game or hate it, there are key developmental issues with this title, regardless of what you think. There's no hate bandwagon, I'm just one of many who are seeing large, glaring issues with this game, that we ALL wanted to succeed, and if that bothers you because somehow you think this game is an absolute masterpiece, than I truly don't know what to tell you... do more of those NCPD scanners, and do them all again in your next two playthroughs, I suppose.
Edit: edited the final paragraph because people were getting confused saying that I was saying my opinion was fact.
Also, thanks for the silver maties
This CMV is not about the reasons why people become homeless. Even if people would become homeless solely due to their personal failure, they are still humans and they should not be treated like pigeons or another city pest.
Instead I want to talk about laws that criminalize homelessness. Some jurisdictions have laws that literally say it is illegal to be homeless, but more often they take more subtle forms. I will add a link at the end if you are interested in specific examples, but for now I will let the writer Anatole France summarize the issue in a way only a Frenchman could:
>The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges.
So basically, those laws are often unfair against homeless people. But besides that, those laws are not consistent with what a law is supposed to be.
When a law is violated it means someone has intentionally wronged society itself. Note that that does not mean society is the only victim. For example, in a crime like murderer there is obviously the murdered and his or her surviving relatives. But society is also wronged, as society deems citizens killing each other undesirable. This is why a vigilante who kills people that would have gotten the death penalty is still a criminal.
So what does this say about homelesness? Homelessness can be seen as undesired by society, just like extra-judicial violence is. So should we have laws banning homelessness?
Perhaps, but if we say homelessness is a crime it does not mean homeless people are the criminals. Obviously there would not be homelessness without homeless people, but without murdered people there also would not be murders. Both groups are victims.
But if homeless people are not the perpetrators, then who is? Its almost impossible to determine a definitely guilty party here, because the issue has a complex and difficult to entangle web of causes. In a sense, society itself is responsible.
I am not sure what a law violated by society itself would even mean. So in conclusion:
Homelessness is not a crime and instead of criminalizing homeless behaviour we as society should try to actually solve the issue itself.
Report detailing anti-homelessness laws in the US: https://nlchp.org/housing-not-handcuffs-2019/
Edit: Later in this podcast they also talk about this issue, how criminalization combined with sunshine laws dehumanizes homeless people and turns them into the butt of the "Florida man" joke. Not directly related to m... keep reading on reddit ➡
> The Undersigned respectfully requests leave of this Court to withdraw as counsel for Plaintiff in this action pursuant to Pennsylvania Rule of Professional Conduct 1.16(b)(3) and (4) inasmuch as the client has used the lawyer's services to perpetuate a crime and the client insists upon taking action that the lawyer considers repugnant and with which the lawyer has a fundamental disagreement. > Jerome M. Marcus
Marcus is the lawyer who, on November 5, 2020, argued that Trump campaign observers were prohibited from observing vote counting in Philadelphia. When asked if observers were in the room, he answered, "There’s a non-zero number of people in the room." The judge replied, "I'm sorry, then what’s your problem?” and dismissed the case.