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The "New horizons" of the new Atari brand.

Postby Atarieterno » Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:48 pm

Well, we already knew the facet of the new Atari with slot machines and online casinos, but now "Broaden his horizons" using sexual collectives. I wonder if they will make versions of "Custer's Revenge" men with men and women with women.
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Re: The "New horizons" of the new Atari brand.

Postby Mindthreat » Fri Aug 18, 2017 3:27 pm

nah, they've always been pushing this LGBT stuff and it's sad because we all know it's just a means for them to try and gain more exposure for whatever silly reason...
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Re: The "New horizons" of the new Atari brand.

Postby Hazzardus » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:49 pm

This "Atari" has as much relevance to the Atari we are all here to talk about as the Sinclair brand now has to people who enjoyed the ZX81 and the Spectrum. I personally don't give a toss either way about LGBT stuff, and I live in the gay capital of Britain. I don't give a rats arse either way about all this, and the only "Nuts" and "Ram It" I want to encounter in my day to day life are on a 2600 circa 1983 :lol: :lol:

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Re: The "New horizons" of the new Atari brand.

Postby shoggoth » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:49 pm

Is this a big deal? It's 2017.
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Re: The "New horizons" of the new Atari brand.

Postby Atarieterno » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:55 pm

The year is unrelated to the subject, it would be equally absurd in 2027 or 2037: I understand that it is a use of sexual tendencies of a collective that feels satisfied to be used; It seems that both sides recognize their symbiosis of advertising and with that they are content. Of course the money is present, which as always is the main interest.
Nothing more, it is not "big deal", it is "everything goes for the money" and in my opinion something unnecessary. What's Next: Hillary Vs Trump video games? Republican video games Vs Democrats? Islamist video games?
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Re: The "New horizons" of the new Atari brand.

Postby shoggoth » Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:12 pm

I see very little reason to worry or care about wether or not some (in practice unrelated) company supports the LGBT movement, since it's got absolutely nothing to do with what I consider to be "Atari" stuff. But then again, I'm a coder.

Correction - if some company openly rejects the LGBT movement, I'd most likely actively avoid them - because again, it's 2017. We're not burning witches anymore. Year matters, we've progressed.
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Re: The "New horizons" of the new Atari brand.

Postby Atarieterno » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:25 pm

Well, I do not measure progress sexualizing fictional characters and video games.
I am a musician: I do not distinguish between music for heterosexuals and music for gays.
If I were a gay coder: I would be offended to use myself as a carnage only for the money.

P.S. Finally you will be right: 2017 is the year of the absurd, we will discuss if PACMAN was heterosexual and good father because he married Mrs. Pacman and they had a son (Pacman Jr.).
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Re: The "New horizons" of the new Atari brand.

Postby leech » Sat Aug 19, 2017 12:11 am

shoggoth wrote:I see very little reason to worry or care about wether or not some (in practice unrelated) company supports the LGBT movement, since it's got absolutely nothing to do with what I consider to be "Atari" stuff. But then again, I'm a coder.

Correction - if some company openly rejects the LGBT movement, I'd most likely actively avoid them - because again, it's 2017. We're not burning witches anymore. Year matters, we've progressed.


Can we start burning witches again? Seemed like such a lovely past time....

So they added to LGBT a Q. I propose we add to that LGBTQDGAF. I'll take guesses on the DGAF :)

I'm looking forward to more stereotypes pinned on old characters. Gay Mario, Bi-Sexual Luigi, Pacman Jr. was a bastard because it was Ms Pacman because they never married (that's right, it was always Ms. Pacman! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ms._Pac-Man)

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Re: The "New horizons" of the new Atari brand.

Postby Ragstaff » Thu Aug 24, 2017 6:25 am

What is so heterosexual about games? Video game characters are so unrealistic in so many facets of their existence, their bodies, their powers, their objectives like collecting stars and jumping on the heads of mushrooms... omg.. and people are worried about guessing what their sexuality is and whether it represents everyone fairly? Get a grip.
About 2% of people are gay.
I would say most of those don't give a hoot about this aspect of video games.
So they are catering to about 0.02% of the population. It's probably much more important to have black characters or old characters, or characters in wheel chairs as that represents more people.
So let's not pretend this is really to help those people or appeal to an under-serviced market, it's about people with a social and political agenda having their way.
Yes, I do have an issue with it.
No, I don't care that it's 2017.
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