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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 2:44 am    Post subject: Depression Quest Reply with quote

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Depression Quest is an interactive fiction game where you play as someone living with depression. You are given a series of everyday life events and have to attempt to manage your illness, relationships, job, and possible treatment. This game aims to show other sufferers of depression that they are not alone in their feelings, and to illustrate to people who may not understand the illness the depths of what it can do to people.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Something like this was bound to happen, especially after Robin Williams.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like they've been working on it longer than that.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, if it a genuine effort, why not.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The site mentions it is primarily for awareness.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can someone play and summarize their experience for me? I can't be arsed.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bones McCracker wrote:
Can someone play and summarize their experience for me? I can't be arsed.


I tried but got depressed.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Can someone play and summarize their experience for me? I can't be arsed.
It isn't a game. It is a 'choose your path' short story.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, but what kind of choices? Is it like this?
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Your girlfriend dumps you:

a. Find another
b. Bury yourself in your work
c. Try to get a farewell fuck "for old times"
d. Slash wrists


Somebody else gets the job you wanted at work:

a. Try harder
b. Move to another company
c. Steal office supplies to get even
d. Slash wrists
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not as simple. It isn't difficult to skip the reading and click to the next page until you see the multiple choice selections. The most notable change to the "choose your path" story is that it presents options you can't choose. Presumably options a normal person would have, but aren't feasible for the depressed.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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You wake up and notice the sun is shining:

a. Get out of bed and face the day with an abundance of joy and energy

Sorry, can't do that. You're too depressed.


Okay, b. Get out of bed, take a shower and shave.

Sorry, can't do that. You're too depressed.


Okay, c. Lie in bed and jerk off.

Sorry, can't do that. You're too depressed.


Fuck it, d. Slash wrists
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2014 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The developer of that turd of a game is in the middle of an internet shit-storm.

Know Your meme : Quinnspiracy

Quinnspiracy Theory: The Five Guys Saga

Quinnspiracy Theory: In-N-Out Edition

Threads about it are being erased on 4chan... the same 4chan with threads about kiddie porn.

MundaneMatt - Hell hath no fury like a lover's scorn (Zoe Quinn & Eron Gjoni) <-- The audio from the original video that Zoe Quinn had taken down from Youtube.

And Encyclopedia Dramatica has a lot on the story... including some NSFW (Not safe for wanking) pictures of Zoe Quinn.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It never really seemed like a game to me, but whatever.

The first link doesn't seem to present a coherent summary, so I can't really tell what the brouhaha is. Then again, being that it is internet based, it's probably nothing.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
It never really seemed like a game to me, but whatever.


Oh, it's a turd. It's a game the same way that "who can watch the grass grow longest" is a game.

pjp wrote:
The first link doesn't seem to present a coherent summary, so I can't really tell what the brouhaha is.


The Know Your Meme link? It covers the entire scandal rather well.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Depression Quest Simulator
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Depression Quest Simulator
:lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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And Encyclopedia Dramatica has a lot on the story... including some NSFW (Not safe for wanking) pictures of Zoe Quinn.
Great dig man!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Muso wrote:
And Encyclopedia Dramatica has a lot on the story... including some NSFW (Not safe for wanking) pictures of Zoe Quinn.
Great dig man!


Thank you 8)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/womens-life/11082629/Gamergate-Misogyny-death-threats-and-a-mob-of-angry-trolls-Inside-the-dark-world-of-video-games-with-Zoe-Quinn-target-of-GamerGate.html
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lying, effing, whore. :lol:

The days of these feminist morons trying to control gaming are done... they just don't realize it yet.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the Reddit thread that was deleted. Pretty sickening.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh, it's a turd. It's a game the same way that "who can watch the grass grow longest" is a game.
Did you even look at it? It isn't a game in any sense of the word with which I am familiar. It's a "choose your path" story, not a game.

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The Know Your Meme link? It covers the entire scandal rather well.
It didn't seem apparent in the first paragraph.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Muso wrote:
The Know Your Meme link? It covers the entire scandal rather well.
It didn't seem apparent in the first paragraph.


Oh, well... yeah. there are many layers to it. Each section covers an aspect.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 14, 2014 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thunderf00t's take down of Quinn
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