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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Issue : Regression : Southern Comfort




Issue Summary:
North Carolina is a state located around the bottom right of the United States of america. It's bordered by South Carolina and Georgia to the south, Tennessee to the west, and Virginia to the north. It's said to be the 10th most populous of the 50 states. The North Carolina flag is blue, red, and white, with some words located in the blue part. It's nicknames are "Tar Heel State," and "Old North State."


Obsidian entertainment was working on a video game nicknamed North Carolina, but it's probably not going to happen now. Which sucks, because North Carolina is not something that comes up in conversation usually, and I was looking forward to learning more about the area. Most people seem to only want to talk about California or New York, and stuff in "Middle Earth" usually gets passed over, even though a lot of shit appears to go on down there.

Issue Resolution Progress:
North Carolina has recently gotten attention for banning gay marriage. A surprising development considering no one knew that anyone had considered it safe to have gay marriage in North Carolina before, but I guess the state figured, "Better safe than sorry."

It is nice to know that America doesn't really need to apologize for the south anymore. People all over the world are starting to get what we here have silently carried around with us this whole time. They liked the old days, they liked Jim Crow, and having the ability to decide how another individual human being chases the constitutional right of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Straight up, I mean that is our swag and it is what it is, but I have a hard time finding a time in American history where the facts show it was not this way. We have to be at war with something, we have to have very defined good guys and bad guys, and the good guys have to make sure that the bad guys are kept in check. That's just where we live.

Stuff that everyone likes but can actually do damage can't be checked, but stuff that doesn't actually hurt anybody, but is seen as a societal anomaly by a majority, is fair game for the crowd to tear apart. And most people just watch it happen, and are glad it's not them this time.

People give white folks and religeous folks the brunt of the blame on this, but I have sat through enough conversations with black men and women of no religion who calmly argue against the right of another human being to marry, or a Hispanic man or woman who politely explain the differences between a "nigger," and "One of the good ones," to understand that the south is rising again in viral form.

Microsoft won't tell you that they could create the perfect live service, but they can never fix each separate individuals racism. A famous person won't tell you that a lot of times their fans embarrass them, a politician won't tell you the same about their constituents, and a corporation won't admit that the reason they sell the shit they sell at ridiculous prices is because the people really really want that nasty stuff, and would lose their minds if it wasn't there for them.

They won't, because they understand you cannot have a differing opinion on an issue around here without becoming the problem, and the crowd will turn and spit and shun you as the new game without a second thought, then find another willing applicant to put up there and start the process all over. The bug may be that the american public when gathered in majority just may be the biggest bully out there, but who is going to actually admit that? oh and creative heads jobs are in.


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