actually when you phrase it as "the Epic Apple lawsuit" for a moment you can forget the terrifying aspects and simply think of it as a lawsuit regarding a particularly epic apple
This post at 5am brought to you by me finishing Republic Commando at like 3am
Apple is not going to give a shit whether or not the adult content being targeted is 'wholesome' or not and you shouldn't give a shit either
I don't really have sympathy for anyone involved directly in this lawsuit, frankly, and least of which the actual courts themselves, which clearly are so incredibly out of their league that it makes this sham look like even more of a sham than it is
what Apple is doing (& has been doing) is not new or novel, what Paypal is doing (& has been doing) is not new or novel, none of this shit ever is. They're the rotten, puritanical ghosts of who-knows-how-many rightwing fundamentalist movements this wretched country has spawned
It doesn't take too long of a perusal down any history book to see that any attempts to clamp down on pornography end up affecting any people who end up outside the range of allowed normalcy - queers, racial minorities, disabled folks, whatever. Often that's the actual goal!
it is imperative to recognize that sites like itch, while they're great for many reasons, are also great because they allow adult content. Not "in spite of", BECAUSE. Adult content is good and important on its own merits, actually. Yes, even the stuff that makes you squicky.
they don't have to be Apple apps or whatever. Apple can just say "well this app that you have allows people to access another service that has Undesireable Content on it" and suddenly there is real, actual crosshairs being placed on anything that Apple wants
today's news re: http://itch.io being used as a scapegoat in the Epic/Apple lawsuit is a good reminder that Apple's puritanical stance is not only a danger to services directly under their umbrella but in fact any services they want, really
you're telling me that this older male character is finding himself in a position of fatherhood... but he's not a biological father?? well shit pardner you've piqued my interest
I love it when Families are Found
i was listening to giant bomb in high school and then like nine years later i had the immense honor of showing up on the E3 livestream to drink one beer and say that all cops are bastards. it was an emotional day then and it's an emotional day now
i think that in the wake of a largely-preventable tragedy that swept through the united states with practically zero organized gov't response and killed - again, just to be clear - over half a million people, i can understand the desire for folks to be "a little overly cautious"
leftist writer & editor at a big games studio. no fun allowed. games at videodante.itch.io. avi by samantha carter
this account is primarily crossposts, but i do check it regularly, so don't feel weird about @ing
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!