There are plenty of other subjects to make games about. I can’t imagine the rage that people I know must have for this thing. Online petitions probably don’t make a difference, but fuck it.
Freedom alone was never enough. For freedom to be worth anything you have to care about people, understand their experiences, know the limits of your own perspective. You have to understand the ways in which people are vulnerable where you are not.
Freedom that doesn't care about other people is simply Ego.
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"If [the open source movement] wants to be anything more, it’ll need to embrace a bolder vision for reclaiming the commons. Only then can it reclaim its long-buried emancipatory soul." https://logicmag.io/failure/freedom-isnt-free
What. The. Fuck. This looks suspiciously like the ABC is looking to do a hit piece on the games industry. Cant wait. https://apple.news/AO9cNaQ8yTryaXU1Z3tzwiw
I don’t disagree that there needs to be a road use tax replacement for electric vehicles, but I’m not 100% sure this is the right mechanism https://apple.news/AtenWIfC5SjuBccg559YmOw
I feel some of my own experiences echoed here. Damon has good perception. "Tastemaker" isn't a word I've come across before, but it reflects and sums up something that I find deeply unhealthy about how contemporary culture prioritises discourse over individual taste/experience, particularly for games
Federation is the place people go when they don't want to be part of, or subject to, centrally controlled systems. It is also where people go when they've finally been kicked off those systems. The fediverse isn't inherently progressive, and without robust shared defensive measures - both against centralization and against bad actors -it will go the way of Usenet.