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EtcetEraThread Can you be racist towards white people?
Reason User banned (duration pending): Inflammatory false equivalence surrounding racism, history of similar behavior.
So you can say whatever you want towards white people due to past experiences? By that logic that person will forever hate white people. I've been jumped in the wrong part of town late at night when I was a teenager, I don't sit there and judge every single black person I come across because a bunch of drunk idiots where calling me a white cracker while kicking me in the ribs. Because not only would that be racist but incredibly dumb. Granted sometimes I'll think back on it and wonder "was it cause I was white? Or was it cause I was a idiot for walking alone down a block where a party was going on and drunk kids will be drunk kids"
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EtcetEraThread Having a kid now w/ girlfriend but girlfriend is not financially healthy
Reason User Banned (1 month): sexist accusations, history of similar behavior
is she that type of girl who would get pregnant on purpose to hook a marriage? because the way her mother talks about marriage, leads me to believe that this "unplanned" pregnancy might as have been part of her "plan" all along
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EtcetEraThread Having a kid now w/ girlfriend but girlfriend is not financially healthy
Reason User Banned (1 month): sexist accusations, history of similar behavior
The more I read your posts, the more I feel you’ve been targeted.
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EtcetEraThread Do you butter your sandwiches?
Reason User warned: derogatory language surrounding bodyshaming
No I also don't put mayonaise on it. Just bread and a topping. If you need butter you have poor toppings or poor bread and are most likely a lardass.
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GamingThread Gears 5 will not feature any depictions of smoking and the series will not highlight or glorify smoking moving forward
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate Commentary
Not really. Even from his replies this seems really a convenient time to drum up marketing support. As I said almost nobody cares if there is smoking in this game. Nobody is going to light a pack of cigs or cigars up because of Gears of War did it. The idea that Gears of War is somehow contributing to smoking is ridiculous. His idea that a game is escape fantasy filled with extreme violence does actually seem like a convenient excuse to model his game on standards for one issue but to let another issue go by because obviously he wouldn't have much of a game without it. So he can't stop violence why try? He can't stop smoking either so why try? IDK. I don't have all the answers. What he is doing is fine even if it is for marketing. It's his deal. That's the main point here. He can do what he wants. I don't see an issue with it. Vape and nicotine are bigger than tobacco will ever be at this point, and tobacco is not getting bigger it's getting a LOT less popular in a lot of places. Yes, some countries have a some problems with tobacco, but it has nearly nothing to do with videogames. Asian countries have major issues with smoking due to peer pressure and because they haven't had the time to see exactly what it does to the body after many years en masse. Rod's replies seem somewhat generic and random to me outside of the personal people in his life that were affected. I get that somebody he knows died of lung cancer. My grandfather died of lung cancer. Has nothing to do with anything for me anyway, and I certainly wouldn't be trying to make this some huge issue if it weren't for marketing of my game. I for one don't mind people smoking in media as long as they aren't hawking it on people. It's not a big deal to me. Teach your children about media. That being said I don't care what he does. If this is what he wants so be it.
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GamingThread Benji-Sales: Q3 Video Game Preview - Which Are the Biggest Games of July - September? [Read Staff Post]
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GamingThread Pokemon Sword and Shield New Japanese Trailer [read staff post]
Reason User Banned (2 days): hostility
If you want an echo chamber go join a discord or something.
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GamingThread "I don't buy X game because person Y is in/involved in the game"
Reason User banned (3 days): antagonising other members
Oh lawd, we still upset about that? lol It's a shitty comparison. Not buying a game because of a high level company decision is different vs not buying a game because a single developer is a shithead
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EtcetEraThread Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workforce
Reason User banned (5 days): inflammatory accusations and hostility, misrepresenting another poster; prior bans for similar behavior
You're absolutely right. A 10 year old kid is better off making a few bucks a day gluing soles to Nikes than starving on the streets. Let's just eliminate child labor laws and minium wage because that'll definitely be good for GDP. The fuck is wrong with you.This...doesn’t prove me wrong? How is someone going to take a 25-50% pay cut when they're making $15 an hour? The cost of insurance or any other benefits they need to pay for don't scale down. The whole thing is a work for jabronies.
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EtcetEraThread AEW Fight for the Fallen |OT| A Bash, at the Beach
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Derogatory Language; Previous Warning for Similar Behavior
They got jipped last All In and now this, I feel sorta bad for em.
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EtcetEraThread Dealing with the realization that my wife of ten years was never "in love" with me [READ STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Hostility and Inappropriate Language; Ignoring Staff Post; Accumulated Infractions
Get the hell out of there or kick both of them out. Playing cuck in your own home will end up destroying your self steem for good and ultimately your life.
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EtcetEraThread Dealing with the realization that my wife of ten years was never "in love" with me [READ STAFF POST]
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate Language
You gotta be troll. Otherwise lmao. There's another Era member on here who was also getting cucked and made a thread, you guys should become best friends or something.
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GamingThread Cyberpunk 2077's Box Art Will Be Reversible
Reason User Banned (1 week) - Continued Trolling
Oh man. I really don’t like how this to me reads as the stereotype of “all of (x) race looks the same” - or am I missing something here
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EtcetEraThread Dealing with the realization that my wife of ten years was never "in love" with me [READ STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Unnecessary hostility across a series of posts
Might be banned for this but reading this makes it sound like you're just taking advantage and your wife was unhappy taking care of your ass and she expressed such and instead of getting ish together you come on here to somewhat justify your laziness dude get a job and get your house on order all you have said was that all signs point to yo ass being on the streets by the end of the year.
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EtcetEraThread Dealing with the realization that my wife of ten years was never "in love" with me [READ STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (3 days): hostility
Dont you find it sad that you dont have the means to even heal on your own terms? You became too dependent on her (a sick woman who could have had a turn for the worst at any moment) and relied on her. What if she couldn't provide...what could you have done? You aren't sad/jealous because things have changed. You sound angry that your gravy train is now in dire jeopardy and you are going to be forced into an adult situation fast. You are forced to be an adult soon. None of this non-traditional bollocks excuse. You didnt grow as an individual, you became complacent doing the bare minimum of being a dad to slide through life as your wife took the brunt of everything hard like being a spouse parent AND provide (you could have done all that and still had an identity or job or means of production). Your posts here is looking for validation and pity. And I'm gonna tell you the hard truth .... Harden the fuck up. Harden the fuck up and stop thinking about how much you owe your wife and all the sacrifices she made. Your sacrifices aren't as deep as hers. And as much as you are cognizant of that fact and aware and grateful, that shit ain't gonna put a roof on your head. Right now your time is short because their patience is limited. All it takes is you taking a stinky dump In the toilet, a kid making a mess on the floor, or the TV being 1 decibel too loud before they start thinking there's too many people In the home. Talk to your mom about letting your work/stay with her for a bit. All this shit happening and you writing is your PRIDE talking. The wrong pride. Not the pride that let you let your wife fuck an old flame because you didnt have the merit or argument against it, but the one where you still think living it up as a live in butler is better than having your autonomy back. Harden the fuck up. I'm done.
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GamingThread Gears 5 will not feature any depictions of smoking and the series will not highlight or glorify smoking moving forward
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Concern trolling and spreading conspiracy theories over a series of posts in this thread.
Some outside group forced the change and now Rod is trying to spin it like he's been against smoking from way back. I don't doubt he's being genuine about how cancer has affected his life for the negative, it has had a negative effect in terms of loss in mine also. My point is that it was an outside group that forced this change, regardless of his or our preference for the practice. It's a slippery slope when creativity is forced to change due to pressure from outside organisations who have nothing to do with gaming.I don't know where you're going with this but I can't join you in that discussion. If you want to get back to the topic at hand then sure but I don't see how Gay Marriage has anything to do with this debate.
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GamingThread This "Let's GO Pokemon Mobile" (Chinese mobage) may not have many Pokémon or moves, but the animations are awesome
Reason User Banned (1 Day) - Antagonizing other users
GF looking worse and worse but the defense force will surely do their job on this thread too.
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GamingThread Looking for online RPG-ish recommendations
Reason User Banned (A week): Needlessly hostile, personal attack in a series of posts in this thread. Accumulated infractions.
You deserve a lot more insults because you act like a prick. You didn’t hurt shit — I just don’t see why you acting like a clown shoe should get ignored. You know what I don’t like ? People like you. Self centered assholes who spark up internet drama because they have no life. Get one you may find picking up e drama to be a waste of time like the rest of us.
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GamingThread Discussing ethnically-accurate voice casting for people of color in gaming
Reason User banned (1 week): insensitive commentary surrounding representation over multiple posts in this thread
Someone having at all similar life experience to their character could let them bring something more to their portrayal—if you don’t consider any possible crossover of specific ethnic groups across the country lines of Iran and Pakistan, and how that above life experience similarity could still exist between an Iranian-American person &amp; Pakistani-American character more so than, say, an Irish-American va, then what word needs to go in place of “accurate” in that post to make it at all acceptable to you? I’m not seeing the argument that having actors who have at least some background parallel is as bad as some background not remotely similar, so I want to know what wording would be at all more palatable so this discussion doesn’t happen again.
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EtcetEraThread Scarlett Johansson Says She Has the Right to Portray ‘Any Person’ She Wants
Reason User Banned (1 week): trolling in a sensitive thread
so it's ok if it's satire? so if the movie was about movies and scarjo is playing and actress playing a trans, people would be ok with it? i mean i went to art school, and if my teachers started saying you shouldn't do this or that because people will take it the wrong way, id be irritated too
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EtcetEraThread Dealing with the realization that my wife of ten years was never "in love" with me [READ STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Toxic rhetoric and sexism
Is this the state of men in 2019? Unbelievable. You know how little she thinks of you to have the guts or little shame to bring her new lover to the house you guys once shared? Lord.
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GamingThread People started farming XP using Story Creator for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft issues Statement
Reason User Banned (1 day): hostility
Ok so you're just going to wilfully ignore all the inconsistencies in all of your posts, got it. There's no reasonable discussion to be had with someone who has wrong opinions on games they haven't played who when having had these misconceptions corrected by people who have, you know, actually have played these games then just talks around in vague circles instead of admitting maybe they got some things wrong. I have to say though, this new assertion that Ubisoft are "easing people in to the new model" thing is kind of funny. If that's the case then that is a hell of a long con. They've been "easing" players in for the past 7 odd years and however many games its been that i honestly can't be bothered to sit there and count, but it's been a good few now. But now! NOW they strike and show their true greedy scumbag colours! In the most unexpected way possible that no one saw coming: By releasing some free DLC to a game in the latter end of it's life cycle that has gotten all the unreasonable people throwing a massive tantrum. 7 odd years of careful planning and "easing" led to this. What a genius, Machiavellian move. You know what, my first response ended up being the most accurate. You're an idiot.
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GamingThread Gears 5 will not feature any depictions of smoking and the series will not highlight or glorify smoking moving forward
Reason User Banned (3 days): trolling
Does he also know anyone that's been shot and it affected him? If so, maybe he should remove the depiction of guns in the game too.
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GamingThread Gears 5 will not feature any depictions of smoking and the series will not highlight or glorify smoking moving forward
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There is nothing with the removal of cigs, but at the same time there is no reason to celebrate The Coalition when they had no choice or opinion in the matter, and were simply mandated to do so by higher ups who were under pressure from a broadcast partner of their parent company. I find Rod jumping in with how much it suddenly means to him to be distasteful. So I see from where you are coming.
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GamingThread Ubisoft Bans Player-Made Assassin's Creed Quests That Compete With Its Microtransactions (Jim Sterling)
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Imagine unironically still playing Assassins Creed lmao.
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GamingThread New Pokémon Sword & Shield Trailer (Gigantamaxing, new pokémon, version exclusive gym leaders and Pokémon)
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The thread for people who want a game with only 67 Pokemon with two attacks is right here. Hope you and your pals keep this one open, but we know thats not gonna happen.
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EtcetEraThread DatingEra - This isn't like one of your animes
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Engaging in unacceptable misconduct.
Now that my dad has recovered from kidney failure and that i put that last relationship fully behind me. I feel like in a state of trying dating again but i set some new rules to make sure i wont get fooled again by ppl lying about their true age. If i meet a foreign person online i wanna see id card. Cuz seriuously i aint going through that blind faith nonsense ever again turned out my last gf lied about her age that literally is the reason i am clear and fine she told everyone the truth and relationship ended and we blocked each other and moved on. So yeah thats why i make sure next time to ask for a confirmation of age sure it might sound silly but its better to avoid this ever happening again. And besides i dont think its that weird if the person is met online and lives far away. If they ask why ill just say the truth. Personally as i soon have a job again ill probably just go to local bars i prefer that way over dating sites those just feel a bit forced to me i prefer meetin someone irl. Thats why i am actually glad to have a job finally soon so that i put myself out more. It probably wont be that hard to find someone since i am quite good looking other people say so too. And i agree tbh. Yeah i am glad that rollercoaster got resolved and i ofcourse learned my lesson. To always freakin ask for proof of age with long distance relationships. She lied btw cuz she knew i would not date her if she told her true age so when after months she finally told the truth i was like sorry cant do this and made sure her family knew what happened so she would not try to get me back or anything like that and also can just move on with her life. I forgave her cuz young peeps do stupid shit all the time and i shouldve asked for proof of her age. Honestly my dad gettin a kidney transplant around the time of this drama happening was a good timing so i could focus on him and mentally sort myself out to make sure this wont happen twice as in another time. Its not like i am proud of it. And i am glad it got sorted out in a way both of us can move on. My dad jokes well next time squiddo make sure they are 18+ and while he makes light of the situation i agree like askin proof of age is not that crazy. I know that as a pretty good lookin fella teen girls could get interested too and ill make sure to never make that mistake again and be fooled by that age lie ever again. As i said earlier when in doubt ill ask for id or passport. Better be safe then sorry and end up in jail. This time i was lucky as ppl understood the situation and it was a eye opener to be more open eyed. No matter what never ever ill date someone under legal age again and drop my guard down. I have got it printed in my head "Squiddo ask proof of age before dating no matter what" and thats exactly what my dad told me he even said well if they are from anothrr country let them come to you or have em send a pic of their id before you start a relationship. Sorry for the rambling but yeah just wanted to be honest about what happened and i posted earlier about it on era so might aswell have a full post about it to clear it up incase it ever backfires me somehow. Random selfie of me since i dont like lying and talking bs. But yeah i promised myself to never make that mistake again and o am very glad the situation ended decently for us both. I am not mad tbh at all just dissapointed in myself i got fooled and shouldve been more carefull and just asked for her damn id or something. But tbh while i wont use it as a full excuse my dad was horribly ill at the time so i let my guard down a lil. My family and friends say shit happens and as she lied about her age your not fully to blame sure it was stupid of you but dont worry just make sure next time to check better and get that age proof and all is fine dont stress to much about it. While i agree with them i still feel shit about it all but tbh i think thats actually a good thing wich will make sure i am more aware next time with meetin ppl online. Its been like 6 months now and i finally can move on mentally and personally from the mess what happened. In that time i helped my dad with his recovery and made sure to think of things and how to handle things better and more adult like in the future. I also admire my family and friends and other peeps they were really supportive. I actually had suicide thoughts at first cuz i felt like i was a huge failure but words of my family and friends made me reconsider that thought. Sure it will always taunt me in a way but its not worth takin my life for. That taunt can actually work in a good way wich means being more carefull with dating. Tbh believe me even admitting this all is hard for me but tbh i dont wanna lie about it cuz thats worse. Tbh in the end both of us are too blame and i accept that. We both were really stupid and thats saying it nicely. Tbh i am thankfull for her and her family that they gave me a second chance basically cuz otherwise i could actually be in jail. Honestly thats why i am not mad at her or have hsrd feelings she told the full truth about the situation. And dw we blocked each other forever. A while ago she contacted me dispite that and wanted to be friends but i said its better to just leave this all behind us. Like i couldve said yes but this time i wanted to make a good decision and i think cutting of contact with this girl is just that. I ofcourse told her why its better and she understood luckily. Now im done rambling truly sorry xd but might aswell tell the whole truth as i posted earlier about it in this thread and on era. Personally i am really thankfull of the peeps that supported me i might have not be here without em. Believe me i am not proud this all happened and itll stick with me forever. Tbh i am crying a little now cuz tbh my dad kinda saved my life on this one while he was deadly ill he was the most relaxed about it all. And was like son dont fret it shit happens just make sure to be more cautiones nex time you are no pedo this could happen to anyone son dont let it consume you. Well thats all its my own burden to life with but yeah i can give it a place now and be a better and more carefull person. But yep squiddo ask for that damn id before you date online or long distance. And tbh even irl when in doubt while going out better be safe than sorry. Sorry for the big post but i felt like atleast fully typing this out especially since i talked about it earlier on era without much context wich actually can work out badly. But yeah not proud that i dated a minor. I truly shouldve asked for proof age. It was stupid as fuck of me. But its a very hard life lesson for me. Ill make sure it never happens again even not by being fooled or lied to. Like if someone doesnt want to show their id or passport or amy proof of age that should be a red flag and then immediatly be avoided. Now im done rambling but yeah thats the full story tbh. I really needed to get that out even if it makes me look bad. And i thank my dad for being there for me same for friends and some random peeps. Without them i might have actually ended my life but their support and words of wisdom made me reconsider any suicide attempts i had. Hopefully my post will make people a lil more carefull aswell its better to avoid this kind of situation at all. Its not worth it. Thank you for readin. Cheers.
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GamingThread Nintendo Switch Lite revealed for $199 - Launches September 20th (has a D-Pad, has gyro, no HD Rumble, no dock/TV output)
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This thread has added some nice ignore list people. Holy fuck Resetera can be embarrassing sometimes.
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GamingThread Do you consider there to be much of a difference between videogame piracy and buying games second hand/from a key reseller?
Reason User Banned (3 days): advocating piracy
Some indie developers said that they'd you pirated their games than use key resellers because they are sketchy (basically). So it would seem like piracy is somewhat similar to using those. And to be honest I see buying second hand and piracy in the same way, the publisher won't be getting money and you end up with a game. And I have zero concerns (morally) in pirating from big companies.
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EtcetEraThread What to make of this post? Is it homophobic/transphobic?
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Second person definitely is struggling with their sexuality.
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GamingThread Looks like Gearbox is teasing cross-play for Borderlands 3; "Celebration of Togetherness" event announced for July 16th @ 6:00 AM PT
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Randy on PS4 can finally play with squirting barely legal camgirls on Xbox One
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GamingThread Looks like Gearbox is teasing cross-play for Borderlands 3; "Celebration of Togetherness" event announced for July 16th @ 6:00 AM PT
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling; repeatedly banned for trolling.
Huh interesting i dont wanna play with egs people though. I hope there is choice to disable cross play
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GamingThread Pokemon Sword and Shield New Japanese Trailer [read staff post]
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I feel some people bandwagon on to hate parades and shit gets old. Start a new thread if you just want to talk about your gripes with the development etc. As someone who has never transferred pokemon to different games (played all of them since the beginning) the constant bitching and moaning is so damn old. Some people do not care about limits on older pokemon, hell i think its kinda dope to limit them. Kinda like how Black/White were my favorite pokemon games since it limited the pokemon thru the main story to only new ones. I'm stoked to explore a new region, meet new characters, and see new pokemon. It has everything I want out of a new pokemon game and yet this opinion is "wrong" and "controversial" to some and its like calm down.
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GamingThread Pokemon Sword and Shield New Japanese Trailer [read staff post]
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GamingThread Pokemon Sword and Shield New Japanese Trailer [read staff post]
Reason User banned (1 week): hostility over a series of posts, history of similar behavior
You can only ignore 1000 people (I'm sure about half of my ignore list is made up of Pokemon fans) and it's hard to follow a thread when you have so many people on ignore which means you have to hit "show ignored content' to actually follow the thread.Almost in every Pokemon thread mods have had to lay out guidelines for discussion because of threads getting derailed/hostile.There was a thread specifically where I know a lot of the unhappy people hung out in to complain about Game Freak. I think it was the thread about Masuda issuing a nothing statement on the whole national dex thing. It seems that thread died out or something, I don't know because I tried to stay away from it.Good, seeing as Rockstar made their staff work stupid hours, I'm glad it got acclaim. I just said that I personally thought it sucked, nothing wrong with having an opinion right?
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GamingThread SW: Fallen Order's Protagonist is a guy because of Rey; no alien protag so people aren't "alienated"
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissive and antagonistic commentary surrounding representation; history of dismissive comments in sensitive threads and numerous accumulated infractions.
Oh look another thing for people to be outraged about. I'm perfectly fine with the character choice. Also glad they didn't do some alien character.
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GamingThread NYPD on Twitter: "We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased." (See guidelines before posting)
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Malicious trolling and attacks, numerous acucmulated infractions for trolling
I'm really embarrassed by the response by this website. This + that pro-pedophilia expose from a few weeks ago are making me really sad and weary. I've even heard that the mods are being sympathetic towards members like Professor Beef too, telling him what he did was dumb but not taking any action, essentially giving him a light tap on the wrist, which I hope is just a rumour. I really think there needs to be a shake up before things get worse.
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GamingThread Jason Kingsley: Epic is "paying through the nose" to build its store
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Steam Defense Force can slow their roll. If you think Valve asks for the percentage they do because of those features, you're a bit mad. Valve needed some serious competition to improve, and I'm glad they have it. If they choose not to be more developer friendly, than I'm happy hoping success on EGS.
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EtcetEraThread Phoenix Police Officer Threatens to "Fucking Shoot" mother whose daughter walked out with a 99cent Barbie
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Excusing violence.
This is why I have little more than apathy when I hear about pigs getting ventilated. Where are the good cops, pigs? Where are the "good ones" on the steps of the courthouse explaining why these low-rent fascist thugs they call their "brothers" are both making this country less safe for normal people and the cops? They're all fucking cowards, that's why they hide, whimper and then shit themselves with fear of their own shadows. Fuck the police
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GamingThread My cat wont let me play video games
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Needlessly antagonising other member; repeatedly banned for antagonistic behaviours.
Maybe if you're not home often, and when you are home, all you want to do is game, you shouldn't have got a pet?
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GamingThread CTR Nitro Fueled includes a racially insensitive skin for Tawna [see staff post: discussion guidelines]
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Ignoring staff post and misrepresenting concerns surrounding harmful stereotypes
I know i'm getting banned for asking this. So because she is made in a game like that is racist, but if a black chick calls herself watermelon and is like her it's not?
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GamingThread Why women criticise sexualised character designs |OT2| I have no pants and I must scream (READ OP)
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Rationalizing Sexism; Account in Junior Phase
I'm not reading through 200 pages of replies to see if this has been mentioned already, but at least I know none of what I am about to say is on the list of shitty counter-arguments. 1. Developers aren't "desperate for boobs," their job is to make a product that aligns with a specific creative design (to satisfy the guys that came up with it), make a game that will sell (to satisfy the publisher / investors), make it appealing and fun to play for the sector of the market the product is targeted at. Developers that can do all three make lots of games and have repeat successes. If you ask ANY developer who isn't wholly self-funded and has no obligations to anyone except their own creative vision whether they would rather sell to a majority of potential customers or a minority, you're going to get the same answer every time. That's why a great number of indie titles don't have this problem. Unemployment and potential poverty make excellent motivators. Personally, I'm utterly disgusted with how my employer does a great many things, but those things are done through me because it keeps my family comfortable. 2. If you want women to be treated like people, that's fine...encouraged, even. One of the things about video games that make them fun to play is the fact that none of the elements are treated like real people. In the body of your post, you want women to be treated like real people, but in the shitty counter-arguments you say that the women in the games have no agency and aren't real. The conviction someone has to buy a game because of trashbag bikinis is far greater than the desire to impose that same dress code on real women. Are there exceptions to this rule? Of course, very few. Those people aren't rational, decent human beings and wanting all of the women in the world to do what they want "just because" is less a sign of sexism but more a sign of serious mental illness. That illness manifests as sexist behavior in this instance, of course, and likely other awful behaviors (cruelty to animals, overall lack of empathy, etc). 3. "do you really want to objectify women that badly?" This is a bad talking point. 4. "Quiet breathing through her skin" this is also invalid. Quiet's presence on Motherbase is a problem for many reasons. First, none of the men trust her. Secondly, she's a woman set in a game that has already made it clear that it doesn't shy away from the topic of rape (see Ground Zeros). What's true for Ground Zeros is true for Phantom Pain. A woman in a predominantly male populated, isolated environment, where those men are combat trained is a dangerous place to be. Big Boss and Ocelot know this, which is why Ocelot mentioned that she . She can't refuse to wear clothes unless she was first offered them. Not only were they offered, the person who offered them was hospitalized. Quiet is also kept in a cage on the Medical Platform. This isn't to keep Quiet imprisoned, because her abilities allow her to come and go as she pleases. The cage is to keep her safe from being attacked by the men on Motherbase. While disciplined to the point of fanaticism, Diamond Dogs are still human, thus prone to human failure. Why am I going on about this since it's just some pixels and has no agency? That's an excellent question, since this is a second contradiction in the original post. But because you chose Quiet, I felt the explanation was needed. You also mentioned that a sports bra + shorts would be practical, when there's nothing practical about being in combat wearing shorts and a sports bra. Is there anything practical about what Quiet wear? No, but don't say that a sports bra and shorts is somehow practical. 5. I can remember a time when Final Fantasy games were "made for dudes" and the women in them were just "eye candy." That was back when they were sold in cartridge format, and if they didn't work, you blew into them. Yes, it's been that long. 6. This is actually quite hilarious and whoever said this is so utterly off the mark that it's not worth considering as a rebuttal. I feel like much of the anger you feel over this is because you're faced with such a large number of bad responses to your otherwise legitimate concern, and those are the ones you're choosing to base your response on rather than a larger picture. If games had a problem with sexualizing females, it's not a problem with games. Remember, their targets are consumers who want their products made certain way. It's the same as toys for kids, fashion magazines, sports drinks, fast food, cars, antidepressants, breakfast cereals, penis enlargement pills, shoes...literally everything you can market will be marketed outside it's practical use and made to invoke an emotional response because that's why people spend money on things they don't need. TL:DR, Take your hate out on consumers because they're the reason things are shitty, that goes for more than just video games. It goes for most everything wrong with life.
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GamingThread Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account makes transphobic joke (READ OP)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling + Peddling disinformation; numerous accumulated infractions
They’re banning folks just for saying that they’ll buy the game regardless, so yes.
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EtcetEraThread Pelosi to Progressive Colleagues: Stop attacking centrists on Twitter
Red Text Enough. If we're done talking about Pelosi vs. the caucus, and just want to use the thread to decide whether other Era members are progressive or not, we can close this thread. Let's move on, thank you.
As for the House Democrats, the infighting is going to continue. People were voted in in 2017 and 2018 to make a difference, and they clearly are starting to. Still, there are divisions and conflicts among progressives, some discriminatory. Forming a coalition that will successfully defeat Trump will not be easy to do. Even less easy, getting a bunch of different caucuses to decide to show up to vote in sufficient numbers to vote for whomever-the-nominee-is. People clearly are not as united on even the "kitchen table" issues, that Pelosi was somehow counting on. Well, it's gonna take the candidates' focus off of Trump, for sure, but their involvement may help resolve the situation sooner and better than what is currently happening.
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GamingThread New Pokémon Sword & Shield Trailer (Gigantamaxing, new pokémon, version exclusive gym leaders and Pokémon)
Reason User warned: sustained hostility over a series of posts
So fuck anybody who's favorite pokmon is missing but here's a giant cake who's gimmick will be useless in a few years.There the ones who said there's to many animations. Why should I give a crap about something if there just gonna say "fuck you" later and then take it away? Why bother building any sort of attachment to these new pokemon when now we don't even know if they'll stay?