I mean i get it's just trying to show support but most of the people on my feed posting a black screen will do nothing else to help the cause and some of them i am almost certain are only doing it for attention. All in all it's exactly the same thing as saying thoughts and prayers after a mass shooting an we all know that that doesn't prevent future shootings from happening or bring about real change
They pump fear into communities by sensationalizing rare occurrences of violent crimes in exchange for higher ratings and then paint themselves as outspoken supporters of racial equality all in the same shitty breath (brought to you by their sponsors). How they continually escape scrutiny is beyond me.
We have the capacity to create so much positive influence with mass media platforms, but instead they're being used to appeal to lower emotions and endlessly stoke this culture of fear that has everyone so trigger happy and on edge.
As a wise Yoda once said, "Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering."
Our fear is being converted into click-through rates and revenue streams for media companies that continue to recklessly churn out more content to feed the demand, SO HOW THE FUCK ARE WE ALL SUPPOSED TO BE JEDI IF WE'RE ALL AFRAID OF EACH OTHER
More EA games got added to Steam today including more Battlefield, Mass Effect, and Star Wars Battlefront:
Steam page for Battlefield 1:
Steam page for Battlefield 3
Steam page for Battlefield 4:
Steam page for Battlefield 5:
Steam page for Battlefield Headline
Steam page for Mass Effect 3:
Steam page for Mass Effect: Andromeda
Edit: there's more including Star Wars Battlefront and Star Wars Battlefront II: Celebration Edition
LA/OC cases are continuously ticking upwards, and even skyrocketing in some areas of So Cal since post-memorial day.
A lot of people seem to be pretending that they are immune since they're fighting for a good cause and most people were wearing masks. While protesting for an admirable cause is justified...even if you're at lower risk of dying as a young person, please remember you can still spread it back to vulnerable people in the community. There have already been confirmed virus cases in protest crowds. You may be okay risking your own health for what you believe in, but don't forget others' health is also at risk...including those who you are fighting for.
Data is showing minority communities are far more vulnerable right now...and a lot of POC are dying every day from the virus. Aside from that, a big surge now could erase the months of progress we've all made flattening the curve. It could be devastating to the livelihoods of millions of people throughout California if we... keep reading on reddit ➡
I have no clue why it is legally accepted and socially accepted for someone to take hormones to "change their gender"
But not to increase their performance or physical abilities
Look, we’re not here to tell you about Jesus, either he lives in your heart or he doesn’t. If you’re a non-believer, why should we waste time on kabuki?
Mass Effect is BioWare’s magnum opus. No matter what you think of Dragon Age or KOTOR, Mass Effect is undeniably their best work both commercially and critically. It sold them to EA in 2007 and allowed them to become a premier developer in the industry. Why would this happen if Mass Effect 1 wasn’t an incredible game? Is it the weakest out of the three? That argument can be made. But being last in a Quantum Chemistry 400 class at Harvard is nothing to be upset about.
Nobody who knows their stuff about Mass Effect will tell you what you want to hear: that it’s okay to skip ME1 and go right to ME2. So many of the core storylines of the trilogy: the ethics of the genophage, the Quarian/Geth conflict, submission as being preferable to extinction, etc. are all built up in ME1 and lay the foundation for far more engaging and emotional mome... keep reading on reddit ➡
My daughter is eleven and a very casual gamer. She will play at most a few hours a week (games like Minecraft, Roblox, The Sims) and once in a while her and I will play Overcooked together. She has played exactly zero RPGs and has maybe ten hours of shooter gameplay under her belt (An hour of Fortnite once in a while with my nephew).
Until a few weeks ago that is. She asked me out of the blue if she could play Mass Effect. Apparently she remembered me playing it when she was younger and thought she was now ready to try it. I guess the whole space and different alien species thing intrigued her.
So she sits down with Mass Effect 1 and I help guide her through things. She plays through the Eden Prime mission and then quits. I figured that would be it but the next day I come in from cutting the grass and she's playing ME1 again. Now she's on Noveria trying to figure out what to do. So I sit down with her and we make our way through Noveria. She then stops again. Goes home for the wee... keep reading on reddit ➡
It's no secret that the gym coin nerf has caused interactions in the community to become much more toxic since the gym coin nerf started... Getting people together for a raid in the suburbs has become much more difficult as a result.
Remote passes being an exclusively paid feature means that all these freshly disenfranchised players (who also may have had an altercation at a gym from some idiot picking a fight over a gym) are faced with the choice of forking over cash to continue raiding daily or just quitting and it's becoming clear which choice they're making.
How are you holding your communities together? Because frankly, I am out of ideas. There's no real indication of when this will end or even whether it really will end. If they were listening to feedback, it would have ended already and people just seem to have given up.
Something big has happened in Seattle: The Seattle PD abandoned the East Precinct, expecting rioters to burn it. Instead, protesters moved in, seized the building, and have erected barricades in the streets around a several-block perimeter. The area inside the perimeter has been declared an "autonomous zone" and some are calling it the "Seattle Commune". History is repeating itself; the Paris Commune was an area of central Paris occupied by revolutionaries for two months in 1871, before violent repression from the Third Republic caused the commune to seize to exist, at the expense of hundreds of lives.
Once you start seizing government buildings, occupying them, and denying access to certain areas, you have officially crossed the threshold from "civil unrest" to "uprising". Historically, governments have only had one... keep reading on reddit ➡
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May this EA/Valve partnership live long.