Developer Apologizes for Accidentally Threatening Kittens

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UNHchabo:
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Ignoring your poor analogy, your new objection now boils down to the humour not being slapstick/too dry. You don't have to enjoy it but the "outrage" is silly.

I also like how you shift the focus to one solitary trailer in an attempt to justify your initial claims despite them being refuted in the article itself. Integrity, don't you just love it?

GoaThief:
Ignoring your poor analogy, your new objection now boils down to the humour not being slapstick/too dry. You don't have to enjoy it but the "outrage" is silly.

I also like how you shift the focus to one solitary trailer in an attempt to justify your initial claims despite them being refuted in the article itself. Integrity, don't you just love it?

No, the problem is that the humor wasn't stated anywhere. The first time I saw any indication that the game might have any humor in it is in reaction to the backlash, with the statement "Understand that there is some dark humor in the game and they wanted to play off of that." Previous to that, there was the trailer, and the text on the Greenlight page, neither of which contain any mention of humor.

There's no outrage on my part; I'm simply saying that this was a dumb decision, and that they should have thought it through more thoroughly before trying to play off of emotional reaction to get press for the project.

It could be worse. They could be pushing turkeys out of helicopters.

In other news, I'm intrigued by this idea of getting people to do things by announcing a reward that might be impossible to give. Has Valve SAID they were going to greenlight another batch of games before October the 15th? Because from what I've seen they seem to just be hammering on the code, not using it. They've just been providing people with less and less feedback as time goes on (percentages were removed for logged-out users, then for logged-in users, then AFAICT for devs) and haven't given the nod to anything even though the (at last report) top 10 has likely all surpassed some of the original greenlights in votes.

The article is well written. The underlying topic of the article is "meh" in my opinion. The three pages here of opinions as to why/why not the article is offensive are infinitely more interesting. Thank you teh internets! Oh, and also, there's no such thing as bad advertising. How did the greenlight go, before and after the "offensive" announcement? I wonder...

Now, I am going to go punch my chihuahua in the spine. SPINEPUNCH! Look at his little curly tail wagging. So cute. Who's a good Trogdor? Clearly he was not offended. I say that. He'll probably blog negatively about it later.

Side note: Kittens?!? Flight of the Conchords are writing songs for 100's of sick kids:

The game devs should not have apologized. They did nothing wrong.

Well that backfired I guess... humor is always in the eye of the beholder.

Ishigami:
Well that backfired I guess... humor is always in the eye of the beholder.

Hilarious.
~but someone right now is reporting you and screaming (well, typing) bloody murder.

People *choose* to be overly-sensitive douchebags. It's in the same vein as white-knighting "male feminists". Basically "I wish to be perceived as if I truly care (about stupid shit)".

~and now, someone is reporting me and screaming (well, key-bludgeoning) bloody murder.
We can be ban-buddies.

uncanny474:

Rednog:
I'm sorry but did you actually read what they said?
Saying you won't donate cash to a cause if your goal isn't met isn't threatening to kill kittens. Not helping someone doesn't make you responsible for their misfortune. It's a poor expression/dark humor, but in no way is it a threat that they are going to go out and kill kittens.

My point is not what they said. My point is that they said it to be deliberately inflammatory with the intention of feigning ignorance later, in order to get news stories like this one written, which in turn generates (free) publicity for the game.

Never blame on malice what could be attributed to stupidity. It seems much more likely that they made a bad joke and didn't anticipate the reaction.

Not that I actually believe them to be stupid for making that joke. Some people need to calm down. Jokes are just jokes, and this is the internet, weren't dead baby jokes really popular for a while? Or are dead cats worse than dead babies in this cat obsessed web?

Formica Archonis:
It could be worse. They could be pushing turkeys out of helicopters.

How is that worse? The things with cats is that they are the owners of a significant portion of human population, and as such have a special untouchable status on the Internet.

Kittens only serve one purpose, to end up in my Chinese food.

GTwander:

Ishigami:
Well that backfired I guess... humor is always in the eye of the beholder.

Hilarious.
~but someone right now is reporting you and screaming (well, typing) bloody murder.

People *choose* to be overly-sensitive douchebags. It's in the same vein as white-knighting "male feminists". Basically "I wish to be perceived as if I truly care (about stupid shit)".

~and now, someone is reporting me and screaming (well, key-bludgeoning) bloody murder.
We can be ban-buddies.

I don't get this. I find that people that say things like this are hypocrites. There are things you don't find funny, either.

simple64:

GTwander:

Ishigami:
Well that backfired I guess... humor is always in the eye of the beholder.

Hilarious.
~but someone right now is reporting you and screaming (well, typing) bloody murder.

People *choose* to be overly-sensitive douchebags. It's in the same vein as white-knighting "male feminists". Basically "I wish to be perceived as if I truly care (about stupid shit)".

~and now, someone is reporting me and screaming (well, key-bludgeoning) bloody murder.
We can be ban-buddies.

I don't get this. I find that people that say things like this are hypocrites. There are things you don't find funny, either.

I can find the lighter side of *anything*, you have no idea.
It's literally impossible to hurt my feelings, but I'm easily offended by stupidity.

funnyly enough, this came into my mind, when i read the headline:

OT: i may be a cat person, but it's their money, so they can do(or not do) what ever the want with their money

GTwander:

simple64:

GTwander:

Hilarious.
~but someone right now is reporting you and screaming (well, typing) bloody murder.

People *choose* to be overly-sensitive douchebags. It's in the same vein as white-knighting "male feminists". Basically "I wish to be perceived as if I truly care (about stupid shit)".

~and now, someone is reporting me and screaming (well, key-bludgeoning) bloody murder.
We can be ban-buddies.

I don't get this. I find that people that say things like this are hypocrites. There are things you don't find funny, either.

I can find the lighter side of *anything*, you have no idea.
It's literally impossible to hurt my feelings, but I'm easily offended by stupidity.

Must be really hard to live with yourself then, considering your earlier post was pretty mindbogglingly stupid :P.

Wow, people actually got offended or seriously insulted with something as simple as "If we raise enough money, we'll adopt kittens that might otherwise not be adopted". That's retarded, considering most Charities make the same damn promises when they ask for donations!

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