So, Penny Arcade is looking for someone willing to do FOUR incredibly difficult IT jobs, be on-call 24/7, and be pushed to their limits, but isn’t exactly willing to pay you for it!
You know, despite the fact that they are a highly successful company that rakes in a ton of money for themselves by running several massive conventions every year and had all those Kickstarters that did super well.
But hey, if you’re a fan of Penny Arcade you probably don’t mind being exploited for the chance to *gasp* appear on camera sometimes! Right, nerd? You don’t care about being paid as long as you can live out your nerd dream working at the ultimate nerd company for nerds! It’s a dream come true, right? You don’t need to get PAID for dreams!
This sickens me. They can more than afford to properly pay an IT person a decent wage, most likely two so the job isn’t so harsh on a single person!
No, no, no, no, no. SERIOUSLY, a company as big as Penny Arcade can afford far better than this, yet some poor sap will jump on the chance and be naively grateful for essentially getting dry assfucked with a sandpaper condom.
HOLD THE PHONE.
I missed a part.
"You should have no problems working in a creative and potentially offensive environment.”
Or as this guy puts it: calamityjon How else can you interpret “Sometimes offensive workplace” except “So if you’re a girl or gay or ethnic, try not to be all bitchy about it”?
And don’t even hold your fucking breath if you’re trans*, we’ve learned.
ughhhh i loathe this company
Keep digging Penny Arcade.
Oh look, more reasons to despise Penny Arcade.
PA is basically why I will never go to PAX. Shitty people run shitty companies. Who knew?
It’s sad that someone’s going to probably jump on working themselves to death for little to no return out of their love for PA. Also you can forget being anything other than a straight cis white man in this job.
I’m not really psyched for the Xbox One, but this is one of the best commercials I’ve seen in a while.
I enjoy reading the youtube comments. So many guys being pissing into the air about the female being the dominant one.
From what I got out of this, the XBOX One is showing that, with ownership of the xbox, you get power to command and control - it recognizes voice commands and faces. The boyfriend obeying her was a part of that theme - because she owns the xbox, she has control.
“I hope THIS CONSOLE FAILS!!! What a bunch of feminazi BS to appeal to women, Xbox doesn’t care about true gamers anymore, they want to appeal to the family/ casual gamers… They’re pulling a Wii, and they probably will crash and burn with this console… They’re trying to get lots of people to buy this and for the hardcore community to get them sales for their games… YOU CAN’T APPEAL TO EVERYONE!!!”
This ad is ridiculous.
It falls into the same old trap of thinking that in order to make a girl a “gamer” you have to make her hyper-masculine.
Excuse you, do you see the highlights in her hair? Her dress? Those silver shoes? Her beautiful-ass face? That is NOT the image of a hyper-masculine woman. We’d be seeing a lot more plaid and sweatpants if they were trying to make her masculine. She drinks beer, yes. She expects to be obeyed, yes. Those are not purely masculine traits.
And the comments continue to become more violent and disgusting toward the woman, and insulting toward Microsoft.
What do you think?
I think that the sheer vitriol is almost enough to make me want to buy an Xbox, just to terrify and frighten the fedora-wearing douchebro crowd.
Fortunately, the Xbox is pricy and I don’t want the Kinect watching me sleep, so it won’t happen, but still.
Delicious, delicious mantears.
Dear Gamers: If you want people to take you seriously and stop treating you like you’re all immature children, stop behaving that way.