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GamingThread Switch emulator Yuzu now boots Pokémon Let's Go
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Equating emulation and piracy after being warned previously.
Nope, as long as the game is preserved I don't care if the company can make more games to preserve. Preserve all the things.
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GamingThread Switch emulator Yuzu now boots Pokémon Let's Go
Reason User Warned: Equating emulation to piracy
And that's fine but do you really think that the majority of people that will be using this emulator will be going through the trouble of hacking their Switch, buying a game and ripping a ROM when they could just easily download it for free? Of course there are innocent people that just want to perhaps play at 60fps and with actual AA in this game but don't kid yourself in thinking that you are the majority in doing this. It's a game that game out yesterday and is in a semi-playable state, sorry but piracy should be a discussion here same as the fact that it's impressive that they got it bootable and semi-playable so fast. If it's a new Game Boy emulator and a video of playing Tetris then that is fine but this is a little close to the line for my taste.
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GamingThread Switch emulator Yuzu now boots Pokémon Let's Go
Reason User Banned (3 days): Equating emulation and piracy after prior warning.
But most people using emulators don't own the games. That's the entire point. Nobody is saying you in particular are pirating anything, nor anybody else owning the games. Maybe it's just a matter of personal experience. If you hang out online with a lot of emulation-fans who get their copies to just paly the game they bought with better resolution or other nice additions you could easily get annoyed at people saying emulators are enabling piracy. As someone who knows 15+ people in real life that use emulators and not a owned a single game they played through said emulators nor had any Nintendo console since the SNES, I see people who go online and act like emulation is this totally legal thing that people totally use in legal ways being disingenuous as fuck. Yes, it's in itself not illegal. No, most people don't buy their games before they use an emulator to play it.
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GamingThread Switch emulator Yuzu now boots Pokémon Let's Go
Reason User Banned (1 day): Equating emulation to piracy
I'll happily join the "omg it's piracy" crowd to point out that this will overwhelmingly be used for piracy and nothing else. There's a reason these emulators always use the latest and most popular games in their showcases, and it's not to show off the accuracy of the emulator.
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EtcetEraThread Chipotle manager+staff tells these customers they have to pay first lol (Up: Tweets Change Story)
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Concern trolling, derailing thread. Long history of infractions.
More like defending thives and media outcry because they are black and we can't accept to be wrong because it would hirt the greater case or something like that.
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EtcetEraThread Chipotle manager+staff tells these customers they have to pay first lol (Up: Tweets Change Story)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Characterizing concerns surrounding racism as outrage
Outraged just to be outraged. Pathetic, honestly. Absolutely no information to go on whether she was correct about them or not and you just scream "Racism". Whether or not she broke company policy is irrelevant. That doesn't make it immoral and certainly not racist. The version of events you choose to believe are everybit a "hypothetical" as mine because you have absolutely not proof to the contrary. Not even Chipotle corpoate denies what she said. That's a fact.
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GamingThread Rapper 2 Milly plans to sue Epic Games over use of his dance Milly Rock in Fortnite
Reason User Warned: Arguing in bad faith.
I wonder if the shirtless kid from the meme video where he dances in his room will also sue Does that not also count as whitewashing and erasing culture btw or does it only become that important if the dance is popular in modern hip hop ? What about the guy DJ'ing and pumping his fist? The guy doing the 70s jig? Seems like people conveniently ignore all but two or three dances in the game in order to make the argument way more serious than it really needs to be. How about we debate the compensation of content creators, and not pretend like Fortnite was created as first blood in the race wars. Edit: How am I arguing in bad faith? How is this an infraction?
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EtcetEraThread NASA: We are going to the Moon. To stay, so we can go beyond. To MARS, and further
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NASA stopped the Apollo missions for a reason. They've been airbrushing photos of the lunar surface for decades. It's a common topic online, especially since the advent of YouTube has allowed people to see these images. A few people have come forward to share their own testimonies about what saw in the labs, where the original photos were processed.
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GamingThread PlayStation will not host a conference for E3 2019 (No off site event either)
Reason User Banned (2 Days): Console warring. Junior account.
This goes to show how much games are just like politics: since most people on this site are affiliated to the Sony party, they'll blindly justify anything their party leader/president says. it's absolutely crazy. If this was Nintendo or Microsoft, I can assure you the general tone would be entirely different.
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GamingThread PlayStation will not host a conference for E3 2019 (No off site event either)
Reason User Warned: Console Wars
Must admit, and I don't want this to delve into any kind of console war, but the difference in reaction when Nintendo announced in 2016 that they would only showcase Zelda at E3 (while still having a huge booth) versus Sony announcing that they won't have any kind of presence at all at E3 2019 both conference and booth-wise is rather... fascinating to say the least lol.
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GamingThread Spyro & Pokemon sales good in the UK, Fallout & Hitman poor, Battlefield V prospects not positive
Reason User Warned: Thread Whining
Can we stop making threads about retail sales? Lol
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EtcetEraThread WaPo: His ex accused him of an attack that could have meant life in prison. A selfie saved him.
Reason User banned (permanent): History of trolling gender threads. Junior account.
"Listen and believe"
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EtcetEraThread Trump didn't go to Arlington on Veteran's Day because he was on the phone/up late the night before
Reason User banned (duration pending) - misogyny + history of similar infraction
Nah, you are just way too sensitive. Incredible bad luck for me that you weren't willing to let it go. Maybe you shouldn't generalize ERA as needing to live up to some stupid standard you are creating.
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EtcetEraThread CNN: Inside the misunderstood culture of furries
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory Generalization
I know we are encouraged to avoid kink shaming, but I really find it hard not to see this particular activity as being a sign of some sort of psychological sexual malfunction... but hey, consenting adults, go for your life.
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GamingThread Cyberpunk 2077 named Most Wanted Game at 2018 Golden Joystick Awards
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory Attacks on Staff
Again, using that logic you can basically post everything a company does in all of their threads. CDPR donates to charity? But their tweets! CDPR game wins an award? But their tweets! CDPR game is releasing soon? But their tweets! CDPR earnings reports? But their tweets! There is a reason why rules about thread derailment and offtopic posting are made. It prevents threads from turning into the above mess. You only need to visit any emulation thread, as it always becomes "this is piracy" thread. This stuff used to be strictly moderated, but the moderation here seems to be poor. If you said "this is gamefaqs", I'd have believed you. Regardless, that doesn't let you derail any and all threads about the company. It's against the rules of this forum. If you feel so passionately about the situation, make a new thread about that topic.
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GamingThread Cyberpunk 2077 named Most Wanted Game at 2018 Golden Joystick Awards
Reason User banned (permanent): Personal attacks on another member. Recently returned from 1 month ban for trolling similar thread. Long history of infractions.
Totally deserved, Cyberpunk 2077 is easily one of my most anticipated games. Oh, and the fact that jecth is still triggered because of a tweet is mind boggling.
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GamingThread Hi-Rez proved we spent almost a year hearing pointless complaints about Switch hardware
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Extensive history of 'lazy dev' rhetoric and port begging
They announced today that on top of Paladins, SMITE and Realm Royale are coming to the Switch; - they all hit 60 fps, - they will support Cross play and Cross progression for Switch, Xbox One and PC. - they showed that it's totally possible to support 4 platforms. - they added highly requested features like gyro controls. (and brought that feature even on PS4) Which reminded me that for an entire year we've heard that it's tough to support 4 platforms, that Switch hardware maybe can't handle games like Overwatch (despite it runs on shittier PCs),... And here we are with a company significantly smaller than those delivering no big deal. Food for thought.
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GamingThread Pokemon Let's Go by Dunkey
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing racism
This is completely subjective to whomever you're talking to. There's a lot of funny dunkey videos. Also in your video he did not use the n word with a hard r so I'm not too sure what the problem is here. If you're blaming him for using the N word while rapping. I'd also like to add this wasn't at anyone this wasn't at anyone alive or living this was a part of a song that he did for a video of his. If that was the case we would stop talking about anyone in any Quentin Tarantino movie, because they say all kinds of racial slurs there. Boy do I have stuff in store for you. There's beyond plenty of rappers out there whom are also white who use the n word. I'm gonna be safe to assume as well you don't like rap. I once again don't see how him in a satirical setting making fun of people and parts of a game (I'm talking about the Sleeping Dogs part). Is racist? He's a "comedian" so he's going to do some stuff that some people don't like.
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GamingThread DF: Fallout 76: PS4/PS4 Pro vs Xbox One/Xbox One X - Every Console Tested!
Reason User Banned (1 week): Console warring; prior infractions
12 fps on the Xbox one X? LMAO!! So much for "The world's most powerful console"... The Playstation 5 can't come soon enough to save gaming. The current boxes we have a really starting to show their age.
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EtcetEraThread Bars That Aren't Sports Bars Shouldn't Have TVs
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Bumped old thread just to continue antagonizing other users, history of similar behavior
Put my face through a window? Yeah ok pal, maybe if you weren't wasting your life infront of the idiot box watching sportsball. Come find me when you get a brain.
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GamingThread PlayStation will not host a conference for E3 2019 (No off site event either)
Reason User banned (2 days): platform wars rhetoric
cant quote your post. not sure whats going on with era today. MS fucking sucks. They are shit. You can look at my post history to see how much I loathe Phill Spencer and MS's first party output this gen. Hell, just take a look at my posts from earlier this week complaining about nintendo's first party output. Sony is different. I compare Sony to Sony from last gen. Sony is the best first party publisher of the last decade or so. And they are taking a year off. This is troubling. I dont know how else to say this. All the games you mentioned above are games that are 2019 titles. But let's assume for arguments sake that some of these will get pushed to 2020. That still leaves five exclusives for the last two years of the PS4's life cycle. PS3's final two years are as follows.We can argue the quality of these titles but even in 2012 they had stuff to show for PS3's 2020. Next year, they will have nothing. Sony makes a billion dollars from PS+ alone this gen. they are making billions every year. last gen they lost billions and still acquired new studios. and then boom, started closing down one studio after another and that is why they have fucking nothing to show next year. And again, you can call it nonsense but tell me what you expect them to release in 2020 and 2021 for the PS5 besides the games i have already mentioned. Horizon 2, GT7, Spiderman 2, and God of War 2. two exclusives a year. And thats the best case scenario. Everyone here is saying that games like TLOU 2 which was revealed at PSX 2016 wont make the 2019 release. Death Stranding which was revealed in E3 2016 wont receive a 2019 release. Ghosts which was revealed at Paris Game Show in October 2017 wont receive a 2019 release. So why are we so confident that games that will be revealed at E3 2020 will come out in 2021 just a year later? bottom line is that missing a year is ba
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GamingThread Reggie on Streaming Games: "The technical infrastructure doesn’t exist for that to happen in the US"
Reason User warned: Driveby, low effort post
This is rich. Nintendo suddenly acting like they have standards.
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GamingThread "Video Game Preservation" is a Mere Pretext for Piracy... and a Poor One at That
Red Text It is against our terms of service to advocate piracy, so I don't think that this sort of topic can be productive on this particular forum, given the prohibitions present if someone was to take the counter view to the OP's. While the opening post makes sure not to equate emulation or games preservation in general with piracy, that isn't the case for some of the replies in this thread, and I am seeing name calling on both sides now. Hence the lock.
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GamingThread DF | Spyro Reignited Trilogy: Complete Xbox/PS4 vs PS1 Graphics Comparison
Reason User Warned: “Lazy Devs” Rhetoric. Please review our FAQ.
Also, fuck this game for not being 60 fps. You're a goddamn action platformer. Fuck this shit dude devs don't even fucking care anymore.
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GamingThread Pokemon Let's Go Eevee playable on Yuzu (Progress Report)
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By now most people should be aware that Pokemon Let's Go has leaked about 2/3 days ago. Earlier today one of the devs of Yuzu made some progress on getting Let's Go Eevee to work with Yuzu. Apparently the PR is rather hacky so it hasn't been merged yet but give it a few days and it should be on canary available for everyone. On top of that Mario Odyssey is now more playable than ever, it just recently (couple of days) got a speed boost, and the game is 100% completable. The emulator is progressing at an insane speed and with Smash Bros. Ultimate coming out next month i can imagine their Patreon is gonna explode and progress is gonna become even faster.
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GamingThread Fake Pokémon: Let's Go Pikachu! ROM bricking pirates' consoles
Reason User Banned (3 Days): condoning piracy
A. Some people have already bought the game and just want to play it early B. Only idiots are falling for this shit. There are legit copies out there
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EtcetEraThread Samsung to only allow free themes to be used for 14 days starting January (Android Pi/Touchwiz Only)
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I hate thread title limits
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GamingThread Phil Spencer replies back to Sony E3 announcement "Alot to share at E3 2019 for Xbox"
Reason User Banned (1 day): Creating a thread to incite console wars
Check out @XboxP3’s Tweet: Delete if posted. Edit: added a poll.
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EtcetEraThread "Your Lyft driver is 93 minutes away" eat a fucking dick
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Context I scheduled a Lyft pickup at 12PM or so, so the driver can take me home from work at around 9. Fee is like $9 for what amounts to a 10 minute or so drive which is cool. High time for me to go home and I get the message in the OP. This driver is all the way in fucking Columbus GA coming to pick me up for a $10 drive that I gotta wait for an hour and a half I cancelled and got another driver within the span of 5 minutes, free. But now I'm paying more due to the rate changing as the day passes. Its not the money I'm mad about but the fact that I probably got to wait another day to air a grievance/complaint out with Lyft about the poor driver curation (because Lyft doesn't have a traditional call line for customer service and I got put in a ticket for a response.) So yeah I'm big mad rn
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GamingThread How long does E3 have before its irrelevant?
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(from a Video Game point of view) In the "Old Era" days I made the below thread, and was generally lambasted. I gave it 2-4 years at the time (2016), and with the news that Sony is pulling out, seems my predication still has a chance. Not singling you out Kyo, but this was the general response I got
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GamingThread Microsoft Studios |OT3| I thought they were supposed to be sold off by now
Red Text Let's leave it at this. I'd rather not have to come back in here over arguments and drama derailing the thread.
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GamingThread PlayStation will not host a conference for E3 2019 (No off site event either)
Reason User warned: Insulting other posters
I can literally taste your meltdown. Anyway, PS5 for 2020 confirmed, which is what I want.
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GamingThread PlayStation will not host a conference for E3 2019 (No off site event either)
Reason User Banned (Permanent) - History of Console Warring that remained unchanged despite numerous moderation attempts
Nintendo compared to Sony lol Sony is miles ahead, one good Game (Zelda) doesn't make you the greatest or that would be R* or Cyberpunk lmao
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GamingThread Are Sony's videogames and Nintendo's games the most "safe buy" products in gaming industry?
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Continued pattern of system wars and trolling
Xbox gamepass is better than both imo.
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EtcetEraThread Man yells "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump" during Baltimore performance of "Fiddler on the Roof"
Red Text Please remember that dry, sarcastic posts are often construed as genuine so please make it clear when you are joking. Likewise, there's no need for hostility over admitted jokes so let's please get back on track.
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EtcetEraThread Man yells "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump" during Baltimore performance of "Fiddler on the Roof"
Reason User banned (1 day): needless hostility, previous warning for similar
Are you that fucking daft? People say this shit ALL THE TIME in defense of Nazi shitbags. Our own president might say the same thing. So you're little "sarcastic quip" is completely and utterly worthless. It's not funny, and all it does is make people weary of you. It's on YOU, not me, to figure out if "it's just a joke man (tm)" or you're actually garbage. Next time, I'll just report your ass and move on.
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GamingThread Final Fantasy 13 - Xbox One X vs Xbox One vs Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Frame Rate Comparison
Reason User Banned (2 Days): Trolling + previous infractions
Here you are, shitposting instead of reporting. Nomg wrong for life.
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GamingThread Underworld Ascendant |OT| Look at you, Ascendant: A pathetic creature of meat and bone...
Red Text Updates, Announcements, Links (Misc.)
is an immersive sim dungeon crawler created by some of the greatest minds behind the immersive sim genre. It's the (spiritual) successor to the games, the inventors of the modern 3D first-person RPG. It's developed by former Looking Glass Studios members, including Paul Neurath, designer of the games. An immersive sim is a game designed around "systems". That is to say, the game doesn't explicitly script what can or cannot happen (or how the player can interact with the game), but it has gameplay mechanics that interact with each other in an open-ended way. This gives the player great freedom in interacting with the game and the environment. Biggest examples include and Launch Trailer Gamescom 2018 Trailer (It appears that there are no early reviews. Keep an eye on this space.) (Steam keys are also available through the ) If you buy the game during the launch week, you'll get 15% off. Furthermore, you get some special items.
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EtcetEraThread VICE News: Trump's Border Troops have nothing to do
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate language
Years and years ago I said we should never have invaded Iraq we should have invaded Mexico. It was a metaphor but in a nutshell America should shore up its borders by making the countries with land borders stronger. I mean have these retard politicians never played Civ?
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GamingThread Speculation: Nintendo to publish/distribute SMTV internationally
Reason User Warned: Platform Warring
So? I simply participated in one thread on the subject of exclusivity when it comes to Switch games, and provided purchase advice for a poster in another thread based. If you think that's worth your ad hominem fallacy, go ahead. I'm confident that history will prove me right on this one. It's curious though how it's Nintendo fans who react like this at the mere mention of "losing" exclusives nowadays. Used to be a time where that attitude was mostly something of Sony's fanbase, and the other three were happy to see others get games they had already enjoyed.
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GamingThread Zelda Breath of the Wild is one of the few single-player games with long-lasting selling power. Why?
Reason User Warned: Console warring
Seems that you play Nintendo games only.
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GamingThread Nintendo “wins” 12 Millions in lawsuit to ROM site
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Rationalizing piracy
Not with the language it is available in? Seriously? Not everyone has the luxury of having everything you actually care about already available in a language you understand. And you are telling me every fan translator should have just said "too bad this hasn't been released in my language" and never had translated anything? And a similar thing could be said about the luxury of having access to something, not months and years late, without losing quality or content, and for a fair price...
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GamingThread Rurouni Kenshin and Makoto Shishio are in Jump Force
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns about supporting a pedophile
That was my whole point. It's convenient to boycott something you don't need or even really want. The truth is that most people don't actually believe their boycotts will have any meaning. The people claiming to boycott Cyberpunk because of CDPR's offensive tweet, for example, don't actually believe that their boycott will have any impact on the game's critical or commercial success. The boycott is a hollow gesture meant to stroke their own ego rather than produce actual results. That's convenient morality.
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GamingThread Call of Duty 'swatting' death prankster pleads guilty (BBC)
Reason User Warned: Derogatory Language
HC-Shannow said: Link has a video of the incident, certainly doesn't seem to be long between the command and the officer shooting him dead. The hoaxer had said the house was covered in gasoline and that he was holding his mum and younger brother at gunpoint so you can understand the police haste, just a fucked up situation all around. No you can't understand the Police haste. There was no imminent danger. The Police murdered that boy plain and simple. The officer who shot him deserves life in prison alon with that retard Tyler
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EtcetEraThread iPhone X catches on fire, explodes right after updating to iOS 12.1
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Trolling, platform warring. Previous infractions for similar behaviour.
CPU was too advanced, grew a mind of its own. Wanted to end it's existential dread of being stuck in an Apple device....!
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GamingThread Microsoft's free 4K 360 enhancements put a lot of paid remasters to shame
Reason User Warned: Platform war baiting.
That's the problem with consoles. You pay for the same game several times. On PC, you buy a game and it "grows" with your Hardware. This "magic" you guys go nuts over in recent days is 100% normal for PC players since the 90s, lol. That's why I only buy exclusives on console. Microsoft found a way to shine, good for them.
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GamingThread Microsoft's free 4K 360 enhancements put a lot of paid remasters to shame
Reason User Warned: Console War / Drive-By.
well if you don't have games, go back to the previous generations and do stuff with them i guess....
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EtcetEraThread CNN: Inside the misunderstood culture of furries
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Being dismissive of bullying, a history of similar infractions
I guess I never really considered online bullying as anything impactful unless you know the person directly. If you wear a costume (any kind of costume for the sake of argument) out in public I don't think you deserve to be bullied, but you have to be at least mentally prepared to the fact that other people will freak out. That's how society functions...
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EtcetEraThread CNN: Trump "pissed at damn near everyone"
Reason User Banned (5 days): Hostile and inflammatory posts. History of similar behavior.
If you're so concerned that people are wishing death on the most powerful white supremacist in the world, you are defending white supremacy, there isn't any other way about it. trump isn't a random person who cut you off in traffic. trump puts children in cages because he doesn't like their background. trump stopped the FBI from combating right wing terrorism. He's an incredibly powerful threat that anyone decent would wish meet his end. if you're so concerned with people wishing death on this powerful white supremacist, yes you are a supporter of white supremacy This shit isn't a game
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread November Reigns Wrasslin' |OT| Leukemia is getting buried. Believe that.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Body shaming
What's to unpack? Nia is a big lady and Becky is a pretty tiny woman. That's one of the major reasons why a punch from Nia did so much damage in the first place. And Nia absolutely cannot control her body well. She's unathletic and likely has little muscle mass underneath all that fat. Just the way she moves demonstrates that.
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Gaming HangoutsThread Magic the Gathering: Arena |OT| Now in Open Beta
Reason User Warned: Antagonizing other members
Then we agree to disagree. Your definition of economy is laughable if you're considering a simple transaction as an economy. And you're also delusional thinking that a company with an online game ISN'T collecting data on transactions and trends. But what else should I expect from someone who chose a Roman phrase as a username?
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GamingThread The Controversy Over Bethesda's 'Game Engine' Is Misguided [Kotaku]
Reason User banned (1 week): Antagonizing and insulting another user, acount still in its junior phase.
This is funny because, very obviously, Jason Schreier doesn't know what he's talking about and he's way too dumb to realize it. A "game engine", as used in discussions in forums and articles, IS NOT A PIECE OF TECH. Nor it is a "collection", as he says. A game engine is an heuristic. It's a term in language that works like an umbrella and that encompasses the overall "look and feel" of playing a game. *Playing* it, not building it. Of course the look of Morrowind or Oblivion doesn't PRECISELY correspond to the look of Skyrim or Fallout, but the analogies and the general feel are absolutely there. You could make an experiment and let someone play a Bethesda game without knowing it's Bethesda and he'll know, if he's competent, within minutes. And certainly not because that game would be very complex. If an engine is an engine, then it provides a structure. No matter how much you WRESTLE it, the structure is a structure and by being structure it imposes itself and will create limits. No matter how many times Bethesda explains how they rewrote everything in their engine, PLAYING those games will always reveal the truth. And the truth is that they are too scared to abandon the pipeline they used until this point because they cannot afford to wipe everything clean and restart from zero. Because IT IS indeed an engine, and they don't want to discard it. And yet it's the same shit, as glaringly obvious to anyone who played even for 5 minutes. All Jason Schreier says falls apart right there because it is PROVEN by playing the game and realizing how the "engine" is still the same. What Jason Schreier says is only vaguely correct in the sense that "engine" is not a word used precisely in this context. But it's only a discussion on the specific use and meaning of that word, and it doesn't even remotely touch the actual discussion that takes place when players criticize this "engine".
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EtcetEraThread CNN: Inside the misunderstood culture of furries
Reason User banned (5 days) - inflammatory generalizations despite previous warning for generalizing furries
Furries are basically zoophiliacs that arent fully there yet or in denial right? Also What the fuck
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GamingThread Game Awards Nominations by major publishers, Sony with a big lead.
Reason User Banned (5 days): History of console warring and trolling threads to provoke others
best xbox one exclusive! scalebound crackdown 3 fable legends phantom dust
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EtcetEraThread Indigenous Women Coerced into Sterilizations Across Canada
Reason User Warned: Condescension and Hostility Towards Another User
I’m not going to be lectured by someone with your avatar about Native American issues. You can go back to day 1 of my account to see my push for Native American well being. But continue to defend your dear leader and idolize him over the well being of our most vulnerable. Keep thinking his bread crumbs that he tosses the Native communities is good enough for you to sleep okay with your vote.
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GamingThread Geoff, we need to have a serious talk about the "Content Creator" award.
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Downplaying discrimination, Pattern of dismissing concerns in sensitive topics, Accumulated infractions
Why are people throwing around the word discrimination like this dude is denying people employment opportunities or refusing to serve them in a store. Isnt he just choosing who plays games with? If someone doesnt want to play with women or minorities because they dont like them, yeah that person is an asshole. But if you take what he says at face value and it impacts his family then I dont see why picking and choosing which videogame invites he accepts is . If I turn down an invite from a female colleague to go out for a drink after work, that's not discrimination.
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GamingThread It's almost GOTY season. What's your top 5 games of the year [that you've played] thus far?
Red Text Thread Locked, despite 25 posts, this has just turned into a list thread not fostering enough for discussion.
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GamingThread Phil Spencer: Putting AAA games in Game Pass leads to a significant increase in sales
Reason User Banned (5 days): Driveby trolling, long history of similar infractions.
What about scalebound kappa
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GamingThread Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee Review Thread
Reason User warned: Inappropriate comment.
Unfortunately for them I sexually identify as a Charmander. *EDIT* Uh how did this receive a warning? I was making a joke that I wanted to play as a Charmander.
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GamingThread Geoff, we need to have a serious talk about the "Content Creator" award.
Reason User banned (duration pending): defending discrimination
The 'fuck off' seemed a bit over the top. Is discrimination always wrong?
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GamingThread Geoff, we need to have a serious talk about the "Content Creator" award.
Reason User banned (duration pending review): excusing sexism and racism
Well, if he doesn't want to play with black people, then it's ok If he doesn't want to play with a Muslim for any reason, so it's ok, why upset about something like that? For example, Did he said something like he doesn't like black people because he think black people are bad? Did he said that? If he is a racist that always talks bad in his stream so his twitch should be closed long time ago. It's not up to me to force him to eat something he doesn't want it. In the ends, people are voting for him, people who made him popular.
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GamingThread Geoff, we need to have a serious talk about the "Content Creator" award.
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Junior phase account antagonizing other members; dismissing concerns surrounding prejudice
Well, it didn't take long for the radical black and white views to follow as expected. Thanks for completely proving my point though guys. Ninja isn't a sexist or misogynist. He has zero obligation to stream with with anyone, and his reasons for not streaming with woman are completely understandable for people who actually understand how Twitch works and how large his audience is. Oh and fuck you for me a misogynist, thanks to people like you that word has lost all it's meaning. But I guess that is normal for Era. There are so many fucking words that are being overused here that they all lost their meaning.
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GamingThread Geoff, we need to have a serious talk about the "Content Creator" award.
Reason User banned (duration pending): Rationalizing misogyny and racism, account still in its junior phase.
I mean if that's your bar for being a piece of shit, I guess 90% of the populace is a piece of shit. I mean, it's obvious why he would get upset over fatshaming when he's been fatshamed his whole life. Other things are just personal outlooks. I don't fault him for those, even if I disagree.
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GamingThread Geoff, we need to have a serious talk about the "Content Creator" award.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory drive-by posting and numerous accumulated infractions
Oh, yes - let's start our ERA lynching wagon. About time.
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GamingThread Geoff, we need to have a serious talk about the "Content Creator" award.
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Trolling
Wow, Ninja is toxic now? Only because of that one time he did something stupid? Get a grip people, you all look like a bunch of crybabies right now.
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GamingThread Valkyria Chronicles 4: A brand new day and date Switch game that nobody is talking about
Reason User banned (duration pending) for a long history of defending misogyny and the objectification of women
Easily one of Resetera's most unfortunate L. The female cast is fantastic, super diverse, and treated very well.
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EtcetEraThread Officer shoots, kills armed security guard outside south suburban bar
Reason User Banned (Permanent): History of defending and dismissing police brutality. Previous infraction for similar behaviour. Account in junior phase.
It's important to take into account witness statements. There are issues at play such as whether the uniform is clearly identifiable and marked. The other side is the lighting conditions and positioning of the security guard/suspect and responding officers and whether such, if any, marking were identifiable to them. A note on uniforms. For example, when I type my reports while on routine patrol, I will state I am working in full uniform and driving a marked police vehicle. That is different when, for example, I am serving a search warrant and am not wearing a full uniform. There I will notate that I am wearing a modified tactical uniform which clearly state police in large bold white print on the front and back. The point here is in how the courts address search and seizure. Lawful commands from a clearly marked law enforcement officer is hard to negate when they are in full uniform. It alleviates any issues of uncertainty or taint. To draw back to the point at the top of the page, I would need to see what entails a uniform and whether it's clearly identifiable. Again, officers are responding - with lights and siren - to a chaotic and ongoing scene where an active shooter is reported. Radios are loud, sirens are loud, driving to scene with a hot call causes a massive adrenaline rush. Hot calls will involve a multitude of duplicate 911 calls reporting varying information. There is a lot to dissect here.
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GamingThread Nintendo “wins” 12 Millions in lawsuit to ROM site
Reason User Banned (3 days): Advocating Piracy
No we are not entitled to it, but I applaud anyone who has a backed up copy and uploads it for anyone to enjoy. Disney wants to let something become abandonware that their choice, just don't start bitching about it when people inevitably start uploading it everywhere. This is why I am completely behind people who upload old games from systems we have no way to get ourselves anymore. Nintendo wants to let GBA games become vaporware? Fine. I have no sympathy for them now that GBA ROMs are everywhere on the internet to download.
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GamingThread Nintendo “wins” 12 Millions in lawsuit to ROM site
Reason User Banned (3 days): rationalising piracy
I find the reverse to be far stranger -- to defend the interests of a capitalistic entity against your own. The actual human beings who worked on those games, I'd wager that 99% of them do not get any sort of shared revenue from Nintendo re-releasing their work, whether on Virtual Console or NSO or whatever. So from that perspective, a ROM is simply democratic. Particularly for games that are not in any kind of circulation whatsoever, ROMs are merely a way to continue sharing the art that many people worked hard to make for the purpose of someone playing and enjoying it. It doesn't matter, in any meaningful sense, to the engineer/coder/programmers of SNES games whether Nintendo's share-holders get a small percentage from re-releasing. So let's be sure to separate the difference between "the people who made these games" and "Nintendo LLC." It's true that the games are Nintendo's "property." It doesn't make it morally right. And so to position corporate boot-licking as a virtue is really just a bizarre take. Put another way: Nintendo doesn't care about your financial well-being -- you shouldn't care about theirs.
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GamingThread Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu / Eevee Review Thread
Red Text MOD Edit: Please don't post imagery that has homophobic language
Yeah, people called these hardcore players as gatekeeping, but I haven't seen any one of them wish for past pokemon and mechanics to be removed in a main line game. It was genwunners wishing for a reboot to happen to get rid of them. These argurments were real, and people were serious about them.
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EtcetEraThread “Stan” is a stupid term and everyone should stop using it
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate Use of the Word "Rape"
Okay thanx. Yes, i think that's dumb. It has a really clear meaning where i live and there is no room for interpretation, unless you're dumb and mis-use it. So that's why it sounds so fucking stupid to me. A shame they raped this word imo. But i'm pretty sure it's being used a lot more right now. Almost every other sentence in the youtube vids my son watches.
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GamingThread Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy (Xbox One BC) |OT| She Was Not Forgotten
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Unnecessary drive-by post. History of similar behaviour.
I think it's cool new players get to experience these games, if only to compare them to other mainline FF and weep
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EtcetEraThread Trailer released for Detective Pikachu film
Reason User Warned: Trolling.
This is Super Mario Bros. movie bad. Critical reception will be similar. Mark my words. Edit: Read the thread. Why are people forcing themselves to like this? Edit #2: Bookmarking this thread. Will be hilarious to read after the movie actually comes out and everyone thinks it's garbage.
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GamingThread Why is attacking female NPCs in Rockstar's games always so controversial?
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing Misogyny, Account in Junior Phase
No, I'm not naive. I'm just not hopping to conclusions. He has videos doing a plethora of things seen as mundane and non-controversial (obviously that goes without saying but considering how much people read into things it's worth mentioning). Some spoilers in the videos so view at your own discretion: - Finding and then killing them both - up the mayor of Strawberry - Hunting - off a cliff - up Adolf Hitler - Several videos of (one where he just) - (he also comments saying he chose to let him live as punishment for the pain he caused others). - Also a video showing the . When you look at the whole picture, it's not a black and white situation of "oh this guy is promoting some sort of hateful agenda towards minorities and women," especially with the above in consideration. That he came back from his temporary ban and immediately created two videos doing controversial things only vindicates my original suspicion that he's just not a very smart person, or doesn't understand the kind of audience he is attracting to his videos. Probably both. Shirrako's motives are nebulous at best, and I am not saying that there weirdos out there with obviously nefarious motives and intentions - I just don't think this guy is it. nope.avi :)
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GamingThread Nintendo “wins” 12 Millions in lawsuit to ROM site
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Advocating Piracy
A lot of the roms and ISOs people care about are the ones that you have to pay a guy on eBay $300+ for and the developers don't get a cent. Who are you stealing from at that point? No one.
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GamingThread Nintendo “wins” 12 Millions in lawsuit to ROM site
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Advocating Piracy
This isn't going to do anything to curb piracy and I am glad for it. The Rom scene is going to continue and there isn't a god damn thing Nintendo can do about it.
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GamingThread Luke Smith on Destiny 2 Forsaken Sales
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Accusations against other members
Yup, agreed. I think, if I worked for Bungie, I would sugarcoat and defend eveything Bungie pulled as well. Just sayin’. Might not all be fans.
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GamingThread You can’t uninstall the Fallout 76 beta until you buy the game
Reason User warned: System warring.
The game is clearly more aimed at console players. They won't hear about this stuff, they won't read reviews, console players are happy buying stuff based on a neat CGI advert and 76 has that. Unless the game bricks your console, "it's Fallout you can play with your friends" will do more good for the game than a laundy list of bugs will do bad.
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GamingThread Fallout 76 | OT | Almost Heaven, Waste Virginia
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Thread derailment
As I stated before it was a poor choice in the title name. West Virginia already doesn't have the best stereotypes already. The ho hum I don't have any idea what you are talking about means either people are being/are naive or are just defending the the game. As I stated before it could have been a better chosen title. It's my opinion leave it at that.
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EtcetEraThread Legendary Comic-Book Writer, Publisher and Film Producer Stan Lee Has Died. R.I.P.
Reason User banned (3 days) - derailing with inappropriate comment
Not a fan of what and how he stole from Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko, among other creators, who really created Marvel.
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GamingThread Red Dead Redemption II lacks player agency during its story missions
Reason User Banned (1 day): Inflammatory driveby, accumulated history
Red Dead Redemption 2 story missions are like when you try to discuss valid criticism of a game but a bunch of babies get mad at you because the game is the only thing worthwhile in their pathetic lives.
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GamingThread Phil Spencer: I’m Taking a Bigger Role into Making Windows Store Tailored Towards Gamers [READ OP]
Reason User warned: Antagonizing another user throughout multiple threads.
You can look at it any way you like that's how they all do business. You don't think the shady deals Sony does isn't impacting you as a PC gamer? Microsoft has every right to have exclusives. It's up to them to provide a good service. You can't go after them for business deals because it's happening everywhere. What we can go after is improving the stores functionality so bringing up exclusive deals is irrelevant. No stranger than coming on here to say the same thing day after day claim to be a pc gamer and own other consoles yet spends 90% of his time glued to the screen to talk about why he wont support Windows Store. That's not what I have a problem with its his motive to try and influence us all to boycott the store See he's not happy enough to want the store to get better and complain about it daily. That's not the problem. He's trying to influence everyone not to use it That's why he's so persistent and won't talk about anything else
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GamingThread Confirmed: Spyro Trilogy is indeed shipping incomplete.
Reason User Warned: “Lazy Devs” Rhetoric. Please review our FAQ.
People defending these practices need to chill out. Developers are lazy, consumers with their acceptance are making them even lazier and are sending them the wrong message. Capcom were forced to change their DLC on disc fuckery when they were discovered. People need to understand that videogames fans are from all over the world not just from cities with lighting speed internet speeds. My 40GB data cap with 2MBit speed cannot handle all these lazy partches (fiberoptics are coming to my neihborhood but it will take time).
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EtcetEraThread Legendary Comic-Book Writer, Publisher and Film Producer Stan Lee Has Died. R.I.P.
Reason User banned (4 days) - trolling and derailing
Didn’t he sexually harass at least one masseuse? He’s lucky he was too old to be Weinstein’d.
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GamingThread EA Motive's Dan Lowe compares the input response times of RDR2 with Uncharted, Assassin's Creed etc
Reason User warned: antagonizing other members
So you're suggesting they just stumbled upon some technical hurdle only for movement, where as the rest of the game is seemingly free from such technical limitation? So you genuinely believe that despite all evidence to the contrary, that Rockstar just couldn't figure out how to make walking more responsive? Because from all the information presently available, it seems very clear that this was an intentionally design decision. That's not even excusing the choice, or taking a side either way, it's just an objective observation. You seem rather invested in getting into people's shit and arguing for the sake of it because you either want to be right, or you're just bored sitting in front of whatever connected device you're using. I'm not tone policing, so much as just calling you out for being an outright asshole to people...because you can? You must be a blast at parties. "NO SHARON, THIS SONG ISN'T GOOD, I DON'T CARE IF THEY USED DISTORTION INTENTIONALLY, IT SOUNDS LIKE SHIT WHY CAN'T YOU SEE THAT, YOU STUPID APOLOGIST!" I think everyone fully understands what input lag is. The problem with your assertion is that you ignore that the lag isn't present across all inputs, which means this isn't a technical limitation. Given that information, all signs point to this being an intentional choice. I can't argue if it's the right or wrong choice because I don't own the game and likely won't for quite some time (I'm not too terribly interested in it)...but that still doesn't change the fact that what we're seeing in RDR2 isn't traditional input lag caused on a technical level. Delay can absolutely be artificially implemented, and given the rest of the information present here...that's very likely what is going on here.
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GamingThread Luke Smith on Destiny 2 Forsaken Sales
Reason User Banned (1 day): Pattern of trolling Destiny 2 threads
Again you can see here how low the expectations of Destiny enthusiats can go. Calling the game perfect now with all the issues never fixed since 2014 and the price asked to play since then, no wonder why Activision is disappointed by the sales and revenue. They know they can get more from those customers. There is still room for more anti consumer practices before the goodwill runs out.
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GamingThread Mark Brown ( Gamemaker's Toolkit ) review of Red Dead Redemption 2
Reason User Warned: Hostility towards another user
I'm not torn up over criticism, I'm just pointing out that the OP is salty over this game and he is not even subtle at all about it. Every thread he makes is for the sole purpose of shitting on this game.
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GamingThread Mark Brown ( Gamemaker's Toolkit ) review of Red Dead Redemption 2
Reason User Warned: Thread Whining
Haha topic creator is desperate to post anything negative to do with RDR2. I'm going to post a thread for every ten this game has got.
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GamingThread Phil Spencer: I’m Taking a Bigger Role into Making Windows Store Tailored Towards Gamers [READ OP]
Reason User Warned: Console warring, thread derailment
Microsoft needs to show some proper fucking respect to Sony first party studios because I frankly couldn't give a rat's ass about 90% of Microsoft's "marquee" IPs. Gears of Wars? Yawn. Halo? Yawn. Forza? Yawn yawn yawn. Crackdown? Does it still exist? Ryse? Lol. I think there was maybe 3 xbox exclusives that appealed to me.Killer Instinct, Quantum Break and Sunset Overdrive. That's it. That is not enough. Where is God of War? Where is Uncharted? Where is Spiderman? Where is Tlou? Where is Detroit? Bloodborne? Horizon Zero Dawn? Why did I sell my Xbone mid-gen? I've never done THAT before in my 3 decades as a console gamer. I've always owned all the consoles in my adulthood. That's how badly Microsoft has fucked up. And I still don't think they've learned their damn lesson.
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GamingThread Persona 5 is game for adults in which you date children.
Red Text The sexualisation of minors is not tolerated here, and discussions like this one invariably end poorly and please no one. We do not believe this thread will be different, and so it has been locked.
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GamingThread Persona 5 is game for adults in which you date children.
Reason User Warned: Avatar shaming
They could, but that way they can't have their cake and eat it too. Funny how it's a conveniently built in excuse that anime avatars are quick to point out, so then they can go to a different thread and list their waifus in order of preference guilt free, because it's a thoughtful "realistic representation" and not pandering or objectification aimed squarely at them.
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GamingThread Persona 5 is game for adults in which you date children.
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending) Dismissing child sexualization.
Civil majority do not recover sexual majority in most countries, in continental Europe it's balanced between 14yo to 16yo and in Japan it's 13yo. Also, a child is a person who hasn't achieved his/her puberty, that is clearly not the case of that group.
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GamingThread Persona 5 is game for adults in which you date children.
Reason User Warned: Avatar shaming
Yep. I just wish we could agree that adult men on Resetera having either real-life women or anime girls as their profile picture is much, much more problematic than anything in this thread.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had an offensive stereotype regarding Native Americans (Update: Removed)
Reason User banned (1 month): continuing to dismiss concerns of racism
Downplay isn’t the word I’d use. However I’m not going to let some internet site banning me stop me from sharing my views. I’m not that weak. It was probably a poorly worded attempt at saying if Natives are offended I think it should be changed but if they aren’t then don’t change it because white people say to. A few natives have obviously spoken up and Nintendo decided to change it. I am not upset about the change. However I have also seen natives that were not bothered, but I suppose that if some are offended that should be taken seriously. I guess we’ll see if this response is ResetEra approved.
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GamingThread Sony PlayStation: First Party Studios & Projects |OT2|
Reason User Banned (1 day): console wars
"Win this next gen on launch date", now if that isn't the most arrogant thing I've heard in a long time. That kind of confidence smells like how confident Microsoft was that the Xbox One was going to dominate the casual audience this generation. I'm not sure if people believe what Boogie says, but if he has spoken to someone from Xbox, I'm just gonna say it straight up, you're not going to see a "humble" Microsoft next-generation if this is the kind of premature messaging you can expect from their "higher ups" at this stage. Maybe it's the tone that he delivers the message, but it isn't a good look when what they've done in the past few months is caught back up to themselves and made up for the losses their studios took when head of Xbox himself closed multiple studios in 2016 because of their own mismanagement, when Sony was still "winning". In a reality that is already here, Sony is not only already giving most of their studios the budget to create games that they always wanted to make, but continuing to expand their existing studios like Guerrilla, Naughty Dog, create brand new ones, some specifically for VR (something that MS doesn't seem anywhere near equipped enough to compete with what Sony has invested into), so that they are able to create both new IP and sequels to massive franchises like Horizon, God of War and Uncharted? That's without mentioning the strong partners like Insomniac Games and KojiPro that they don't need to own to produce compelling exclusive content with. Could MS be this delusional about "winning a generation" by giving a good budget to the likes of Compulsion games, inXile and Obsidian?
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GamingThread Phil Spencer: I’m Taking a Bigger Role into Making Windows Store Tailored Towards Gamers [READ OP]
Reason User Warned: Drive-by platform wars posting
No need to try. No one cares or want their Windows Store and UWP crap.
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GamingThread Phil Spencer: I’m Taking a Bigger Role into Making Windows Store Tailored Towards Gamers [READ OP]
Red Text All of you, drop the inane arguments about who is and who isn't allowed to have feelings about this story. Any further posts that try to dismiss and discredit fellow users like that will be actioned accordingly.
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GamingThread Phil Spencer: I’m Taking a Bigger Role into Making Windows Store Tailored Towards Gamers [READ OP]
Reason User Banned (5 days): Repeated console warring, history of similar behaviour
¿? Do you work for Microsoft or what? We are talking here about the same company that tried to lock PC gaming, the same company that invented paid P2P online for consoles and the same company that released the worst store ever when they are the king of consumer O.S. and even have a gaming system. They're the same company that promises, lies and fucks up over and over and over again. Phil Spencer might change something but the overall company is still the same, and he cant change that. Stop acting like Microsoft is your friend and people here are wrong, cause none of that is true.
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EtcetEraThread American Academy of Pediatrics releases new policy on spanking kids: Don't
Reason User Banned (duration pending) history of hostility and inflammatory comments
I do understand the post. The poster’s point is physical contact without consent is technically criminal assault. No fucking shit. No one who isn’t a complete bitch is gonna feel assaulted for being pinched as an adult. Especially if it’s not being done with the intent to cause physical harm. It’s technically a crime in the eyes of a law, but so is pissing in public. You guys hold some of the dumbest, impractical positions.
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EtcetEraThread Trump blames deadly CA wildfire on poor management, threatens to cut off federal funding
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Advocating murder /assassination.
Any planned parades for this turd anytime soon? Particularly between tall buildings or near a grassy knoll?
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EtcetEraThread Trump blames deadly CA wildfire on poor management, threatens to cut off federal funding
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Advocating murder /assassination.
Trump should be pushed into a fire.
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GamingThread Motherboard: RDR2 Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game [update: re-instated]
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns about intolerance, a history of similar behavior and infractions
People seem to be unable to handle videogames anymore . . all kinds of shit is happening every second in the real world with real people but instead people get up in arms about an idiot who post stupid videos of a videogames. What a time to be alive.
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EtcetEraThread Vancouver rapist will only face 2 weeks prison time
Reason User Warned: Advocating violence/murder
Someone needs a rusty prison shank in his two weeks. This isn’t s boy or a man, this is a fucking monster.
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GamingThread Microsoft Studios |OT3| I thought they were supposed to be sold off by now
Reason User Banned (Pending Review): Console war trolling. History of similar prior behavior.
XO18 was such a pathetic showing for MS. Besides Obsidian, what else was there (and this was leaked weeks beforehand)? It's getting to the point where they're announcing practice game-modes for unreleased games and MS fanboys will still lap it up as if there's something to be had here. I have no faith in the Xbox ecosystem in the coming 3-5 years (depending on when they decide to get their act together and make new studios from the ground-up). Glad most games will end up on PC anyways.
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EtcetEraThread Black Clover is the best thing made in any medium ever
Reason User Banned (1 day): history of thread whining.
God I can't wait for the ignore thread feature. Why do anime fans seem to consistently make absurdly hyperbolic threads? No op, your random anime is not, in fact, the best thing ever .
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EtcetEraThread White fragility and you: An important step in combating racism
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Rationalizing racism, Inflammatory false equivalence, Account in junior phase
But let's get hypothetical here. If someone (say centre in politics, so not completely right wing) is blind to their racism, say that they just can't understand why their behaviour is racist, calling them out on it won't help them in the long term. They're going to get on the defensive and likely have on social media alt rights who defend them. So there's a likelihood they start associating with alt right people more and more, because that group is willing to accept them. Something needs to happen (I don't claim to have the answer, I think it's worth discussing) where one can reach out and convince them to act differently. I don't know if finding common ground may be starting point, but I truly believe that people who wouldn't necessarily be alt right or vote Trump now are behaving that way because they have fragility and the alt right prey on that in offering a place to belong. Personally I would feel I wasn't racist if I criticised Israel on their stance toward palestine and someone called me anti semitic. I'd personally not turn to the alt right, but I'd side with anyone who defended me.
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EtcetEraThread White fragility and you: An important step in combating racism
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory False Equivalence
Depending on the specifics, I have and will continue to be highly annoyed when I see "white people" this or that without the qualifier SOME white people or MOST white people or whatever. If you mean some white people as opposed to the racist generalization of all white people, then say that. If you think I'm fragile for that, cool. I don't care what any racist of any color thinks.
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EtcetEraThread White fragility and you: An important step in combating racism
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Disingenuous arguments, History of dismissiveness in race-related topics, Accumulated infractions
How is one side shutting up and just listening both ways? Also maybe if people stated things more toward this country rather than just, white people. Unless you believe black people only experience racism from white people. Probably stop referring to "white people" as a monolithic group would be a good start. I'd say drawing a hard line between people in this country based just on skin color is not going to help start any conversation. As a father of mixed children I can honestly say that this term is cancer to race relations in this country.
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EtcetEraThread White fragility and you: An important step in combating racism
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending:) Dismissing discussions on a sensitive subject, Account in junior phase
Only on the most superficial of levels. Realistically, there is only one point of view that will be tolerated in this thread. The problem that people have with the term 'white fragility' seems pretty obvious to me. It eliminates individual agency and conflates individual perspectives with an alleged groupthink ascribed to an entire demographic (and yes, I'm aware that PoC are most often the victims of the same phenomenon). Most frequently, it's used as a trump card to immediately call a halt to any discussion about race and that's fine if all you really want to do is repeat the same talking points ad nauseam amongst yourselves but intellectually, it's completely vapid.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread COMICS!!!|OT| November 2018 | We forgive you, King
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Personal attack on another member
so by your logic, I read two, well three, of your posts and I think you are one of the stupidest posters on era. Does that work for you? And have you read early Moore, or do you just want to flog the same texts over and over? What a dumbass...
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GamingThread Activision: Destiny 2 Forsaken did not achieve internal sale goals
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Hostility, personal attack.
ok fucko. first of all, you replied to ME. second of all shit posting is a common aspect of fucking posting. lastly, don't get so angry over a fucking video game.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Minimizing inclusive casts as illegitimate stereotyping, dismissing concerns surrounding representation, history of severe infractions
Well your example is about a character from a totally different type of media. Due to the fact that overwatch is a non narrative video game there is no room to develop characters on the level of Mile Morales who is the main character of his own set of stories. Miles does show elements of what it's like to be black because writers have had time to develop him as a character. Overwatch has no time or place for anything similar. Overwatch relies on non offensive stereotypes to quickly hint at the personality of its characters. It also sometimes has other media to help establish characters but the vast majority of it's storytelling is voicelines and character appearance. What about Mei informs you that she is Chinese? Her stereotypical accent? The chopsticks in her hair? Remove those and she could be from anywhere. What is Egyptian about Pharah other than her accent and face tattoo? Change her skin and accent and in game she would still work. What about the favorite Lucio? He plays music, is happy, wears green and likes soccer. Does Brazil have a monopoly on those things? My point is that those things are stereotypes to suggest an ethic background but are just surface level stereotypes. Like I said earlier they can add a female character with afro textured hair and dark skin, it will check a diversity box. They can say they have that minority in game. But that doesn't mean it will represent what a black woman is. The lesson I'm trying to teach is you don't want diversity, overwatch has plenty of that. You want a character that looks like you or what you want. That's a different want than more diversity. Video games in general do a poor job of truly representing minorities anyway. I want more diversity in the way people are represented in media I do. To do that beyond a surface level requires actual character development. What I don't want is to be a box checked to satisfy a diversity quota in some kind of strange reverse tokenism.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (5 Day): Characterizing criticism as outrage; inflammatory drive-by post
I'm all for getting outraged at things, but holy hell, people.
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GamingThread Which was worse: X018 or PSX 2017?
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EtcetEraThread Apple and Amazon sign deal to ban refurbished Macs from being sold on Amazon.com
Reason User Banned (permanently): hostility, attacking another member, a long history of prior infractions
I bet you're a pro gun too just because non of your family got killed from all these mass shooting. GTFO.
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EtcetEraThread White fragility and you: An important step in combating racism
Reason User banned (1 week): trolling in a sensitive topic
Isn't grouping an entire demographic (white) together and saying the entire demographic has earned its reputation inherently racist?
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GamingThread X018 |OT| Phil Me In
Reason User Banned (1 Week) : Platform warring. Long history of infractions.
This all Microsoft could get, mediocre studios on the verge of bankruptcy looking to sell fast for a buck Well at least the developers got a secure job now and more funding so that's a good thing Still I honestly can't see any of these studios ever producing anything big like kind of God of war or Uncharted level
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EtcetEraThread Sex Ed Era: Judgement-free zone for questions
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Unrelenting history of inflammatory drive-by posts; repeated trolling despite numerous accumulated infractions
You seem to lack sense of humour. It's ok. I guess.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns about diversity, junior member
Overwatch fans are as annoying as Smash fans. The developers done a great job already enough as it is, but they just keep begging and crying for more.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns about diversity, junior member
Getting real sick of people taking offence at everything. The fuck is wrong with people these days? There’s no Sherpa characters in Overwatch?!? Get the pitchforks out. There’s more male characters than female characters in this game they’re obviously sexist?!? Sad bastards.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns about diversity, junior member
Im a fan of Overwatch and this is a complete and utter non-issue. Overwatch is already amazing at representing genders, cultures and nationalities.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Excusing dismissive behaviour in a sensitive discussion. Account still in junior phase.
Well being a 4th year medical student has its negatives.And i dont see how that has to do with any of this. Some users are just being banned for no specific reason.Mods should stop being offended on everything
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling in a sensitive thread, a history of similar infractions
There’s still no italian, greek or middle eastern. Man or woman. Never really thought about it until now though. I’m sure this post will die unnoticed cause we don’t matter THAT much to the US rage system.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Downplaying concerns about diversity, dismissive language
I think people are overreacting. I read the Kotaku article and i'm quite shocked to see one of the tweets they brought up was saying there are no "black" characters when we have Doomfist (I should mention Lucio as well). It's absurd how these SJWs think sometimes, I do think however OW needs a playable black female character that's for sure, but again it does have a black female character (Efi, the girl who made Orisa). People need to calm
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissive of diversity efforts, a history of infractions
It will happen. Meanwhile is always funny to see fans ask for more from the game with the best diversity in it's cast. Ps. i still don't believe how dog owners haven't started a march against blizzard hq when the first animal in the game announced to be a hamster and not a dog.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissive of concerns about diversity and inclusion, a history of infractions
Overwatch is already the most diverse game I’ve seen in recent memory. Also diverse in ages and body shapes as well. Sure they can always do more and better but, Jesus Christ, cut these guys some slack! Overwatch doesn’t have Eskimo or Filipino women either but that doesn’t mean Overwatch isn’t trying. People sure like to complain.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (5 Days): History of characterizing concerns surrounding inclusivity as insincere
Because the discussion is never made in good faith. Social media has made these types of discussions go from 'hey they do this to could improve' to 'they're being bigots for not doing this specific thing.' Hell, in another Overwatch thread we had a poster try to bring up Genji and Hanzo's "racist accents" despite one VA being native Japanese and the other being Japanese American. It's just become exhausting to have these conversations when people are so quick to go straight for the throat. I don't blame those who are upset over representation, what they feel are their real feelings. I just don't feel like the conversation will ever lead to anything better than "let's drag these people for this thing."
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Junior phase account, dismissing concerns surrounding inclusivity efforts, inflammatory drive-by post
Blizzard doesn't necessarily have an obligation to do anything. If they envisioned As he as a young white woman then so be it. It is their choice. Silly controversy - Overwatch has lots of diversity already.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Dismissing other members' concerns about representation
Lol this is just ridiculous, people literally wanna make a big deal about everything these days. But I agree I’m all for a diverse cast. Hell I think it’s cool we have more female protags nowadays.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory false equivalencies surrounding race, dismissing concerns surrounding inclusivity, trolling
I’m all for representation, but not for representation sake. This should not be a tick box exercise. Equally I could say I’m disappointed about the lack of half English/Scottish LGBT. How do Blizzard prioritise and cover al bases. An impossible task.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissive of concerns about diversity and inclusion, a history of infractions
This is like saying Genji is not Japanese because he is mostly a robot. Orisa is portrayed by a black woman. She speaks with an African accent, hails from an African culture, and has African sayings in her voice clips. Orisa is very clearly a black female omnic character.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Dismissing other members' concerns about representation, History of similar behavior
The one thing people don't have right now is the one thing they will be Outraged they don't get. Overwatch has a very diverse cast, multiple POC, multiple Ethinicities, multiple backgrounds spread over 21 characters. Tracer, the literally poster girl of the game is a LGBT character. Not only Overwatch has all these elements to it, they all are done well. Overwatch is 2 years old, let them get to it. People should be celebrating all the things this game has done right instead of focusing on the thing it has not done right . I mean, for fucks suck if you wanna complain for the sake of complaining go check League Of Legends or DOTA's female roster. Older games with larger rosters and waaaay more problems than Overwatch's cast, which are actually totaly fine as it is right now, And since they have given no indiciation of misstep or slowing down... there really is no reason to make it a issue where there is none right now.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Dismissing other members' concerns about representation
Like others have said, Overwatch has a lot of diversity. More than most games I'd say. It's simply impossible to make everyone happy. People need to realize this. There are also other races and ethnicities that aren't represented in Overwatch, but you don't see them complaining. In fact, there are a lot of races and ethnicities not represented in games at all. It is unrealistic to expect Blizzard to add every single race and ethnicity in the game. Blizzard has done a good job with its diverse cast of heroes.
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GamingThread Fans Are Disappointed That Overwatch Still Doesn't Have A Black Woman Hero
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Pattern of dismissing concerns surrounding sensitive topics
Theres nothing wrong with asking for it but I dont believe it's a reasonable criticism of the game or Blizzard.
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GamingThread Microsoft Studios |OT3| I thought they were supposed to be sold off by now
Reason User Banned (duration pending): Xenophobic rhetoric
Another Chinese sh#t. Chinese money are something bad to the industry. Look on Tencent and their shares in many companies. That's not good. Especially if we look deeper in the future.
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GamingThread X018 |OT| Phil Me In
Reason User Banned (3 days): History of console wars, trolling
Surely they can’t punt out the same stale IP they’ve been using for umpteen years!? No, I think they are not so tone deaf. There must be something new and exciting in there. Something really decent that scores more than 69 on Metacritic. I have faith.
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GamingThread X018 |OT| Phil Me In
Reason User Warned: Console warring & thread derailment.
Cause nobody cares about Crackdown? Its one of those games that literally no one ever talks about aside of saying "here it is,delayed again". It looks like a PS3 game and it took like 5 years to develop, in the same time Sony developed several high quality games that actually look from this gen. And on top of that it seems they might end up selling just a campaing with a separate multiplayer. If this game sells even decently it will be a miracle.
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GamingThread X018 |OT| Phil Me In
Reason User Warned: Console warring & thread derailment.
To all those who have quoted me for calling Phil a liar... Let's see off the top of my head Xbox immediately proceeded to boast about winning NPD months as soon as they had the chance. Phil says in an interview that he's not a fan of exclusive content on marketing deals or timed exclusives anymore? Proceeds to have 1 year exclusivity on PUBG, Metro Exodus preorder bonus on X1 includes a full game and on PS4 it's a theme or something He just "doesn't like it" because the big 3rd parties like Ubi, R* and Activision are favoring Sony and not MSFT on this front. But anyways... That's enough on my views on Phil. Didn't mean to turn this thread hostile. Let's just enjoy the announcements and surprises. Good vibes
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GamingThread Motherboard: RDR2 Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game [update: re-instated]
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending):Excusing portrayals of Violence against Women, History of similar behavior, Junior Status
To me saying what he does promotes violence against women is the same lie people spout saying that CoD/battlefield games promote war etc. It's fictional game. I love the joker in a movie but I would hate him in real life. Is what he is doing juvenile and stupid? Yes, but banning is not the right call.
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GamingThread Motherboard: RDR2 Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game [update: re-instated]
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Excusing Portrayals of Violence Against Women, Inflammatory Comparisions
The same way you know that you can pin a negative situation on race, as long as the person is white, is the same way Shirrako knows he can upload targeted violence toward feminist/women, as long as it's in a video game. Everyone knows their boundaries. God forbid this thread was about someone who died from a drive-by shooting, & you posted You would never post such a comment, because Youtube came out and said his videos don't violate TOS. That means he's within HIS boundaries to upload these videos. Let the guy live.
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AnnouncementsThread Introducing ResetEra 2.0! Update: Y'all killed our beta server, beta delayed until unkilled
Red Text Hi everyone, wow, we're blown away by the response. You guys are the best, we weren't expecting this kind of love. Unfortunately, you guys are so great that you crashed our beta server within minutes of launch! It looks like we're going to need a little more time to get things up and running again. We will have an update for you by early next week! If people still find ways to break rules or abuse features available on the beta site, their live accounts will be banned. If this becomes a recurring problem those features may be disabled on the beta! Let's try to have nice things.
We've been talking for a while now about our plans to create a site design that would be worthy of the title 2.0. The time has come to show you everything that entails. In the past, site development was all handled internally. In order to meet our ambitious goals and assist the technical team, professional forum developers were contracted to help with every aspect of this project. While this approach ruled out any design by committee, the result is a forum with a combination of features and flourishes found nowhere else on the internet. First things first: ResetEra 2.0 has been built upon next generation forum software in Xenforo 2.0. The current site designs were built upon the older Xenforo 1.5 for (at the time) greater stability and compatibility with a number of third party plugins which have been essential for managing a community of this size. A year later Xenforo 2.0 has matured as a platform and is now fully compatible with our needs. This upgrade needs to happen in order to ensure that the base software will continue to receive support, and it brings with it a number of quality of life improvements. Because this is a generational leap, none of the existing themes we have developed so far will be compatible with the new software. This includes both LightEra/DarkEra as well as DayEra/NightEra. Many of you are attached to the old themes, but simply bringing those over was not possible. As such, we've incorporated the lessons we've learned from those themes and the feedback you've offered and put it all into something truly ambitious. Sometimes it's easier to show rather than tell. Please watch the following videos for your first introduction to ResetEra 2.0.The team aimed to create something highly responsive and functional, wrapped up in a design that looks like a product of 2018. The left sidebar offers a host of navigation options. The right sidebar offers information about the board and a list of the latest threads. Both are hidden by default and can be shown or hidden again at your whim. If your screen resolution is large enough, an option to expand the site to fit the full width is available in the bottom left corner.The ability to navigate straight from the thread list to the original post (back arrow) last post (forward arrow) and first unread post (thread title) has been retained from the DayEra/NightEra designs. As per your feedback, the dark theme boasts muted purples inspired by the DarkEra legacy theme. Going from light theme to dark theme and vice versa is now as simple as clicking a switch. Mobile view was a big emphasis during development. A lot of effort went into making sure that browsing on mobile offers feature parity with desktop. This is the first time that we have been able to display view count and reply count on the mobile thread list, and the first time we've been able to represent both the thread creator (via avatar) and the latest poster. A full accounting of every new feature in ResetEra 2.0 would take forever. There will be any number of cool things that you'll discover yourselves when you get your hands on it. Some of these are inherent to the Xenforo 2.0 platform, some are the product of third party plugins, and some have been uniquely customized for us and no one else. We wanted to highlight some of our favorite new features that we think you will enjoy. This is a feature that you've been asking for almost since the launch of the forum, and we're finally delighted to provide it. ResetEra 2.0 will allow you to easily ignore any thread by clicking the Ignore button in the top right corner. That thread will then disappear from your thread list. If you accidentally ignore a thread or otherwise want to remove a thread from your ignore list, don't worry! Simply navigate to the bottom of the thread list and click "Show ignored content" to reveal the threads you've ignored. The long conflict between supporters of 50 posts per page and 100 posts per page is officially over. No longer will you be restricted to such a limited, binary choice. With ResetEra 2.0 we are now introducing the option to set any custom value you want between 50 and 100 posts / threads per page. Simply check your account preferences and enter whatever number you desires. Do you want to have 75 posts per page? There's nothing stopping you now! 62 threads per page? Why not! 51 threads per page and 83 posts per page? You do you! Please note that we're leaving the default untouched at 50 posts per page and 40 threads per page. Have you ever had a nice post written up, only to accidentally navigate away from the page, wiping away all your hard work? If so then this one is for you: ResetEra 2.0 includes a draft feature in the message editor allowing you to save your work for later. To use this feature simply click the floppy disk icon and select "Save draft" to make sure your work is protected. If you want to delete a draft simply select "Delete draft" from the same dropdown and the reply box will be empty when you next reload the page. At the bottom of every thread (beneath the reply box) you will now be able to peruse a list of threads covering similar topics, making it easier to discover other content that might be of interest to you. Additionally, when creating a new thread, you will be shown a list of similar threads that already exist. This should help members avoid posting duplicate threads for news or topics that have already been covered. Here is a feature that just seems obvious in hindsight. Easily available via top navigation or sidebar navigation, the Trending page presents an automated selection of the hottest threads across all of ResetEra 2.0 at any given moment in time. If you pop open the right sidebar on the Trending page, you will find a convenient list of filters for each forum section to help you sort through and discover the content that interests you the most. Should Trending prove to be popular we may find ways in the future to expand and improve this feature further. Large, fast moving threads are often difficult to navigate and keep up with. Great posts can get lost in the shuffle, important updates can be missed, and Staff Posts can be difficult to find and refer to unless the post number is edited into the title. Threadmarks empowers thread creators with the ability to curate their own threads by selecting posts to be added to an index that will appear at the top of the thread. Thread creators will be able to sort Threadmarks into two categories: The default Threadmarks category (intended for updates) and a Highlights category (for other great or notable posts in the thread). A third category, Staff Posts, is available to staff only and will be used whenever there is a risk of a Staff Post going unnoticed. When entering a large thread, be sure to check first whether the Staff Posts index is present at the top! Not to be confused with Threadmarks, Bookmarks allows you to save any individual posts and threads that you might want to come back to in the future. If you come across content that is particularly helpful, insightful or entertaining, you can now save that post or thread directly to your forum account. These Bookmarks become instantly available in a convenient drop down tab. Many of you have asked for more embed support for popular services like Vimeo. We've gone even further: ResetEra 2.0 will support embeds for 24 different services including podcasts, audio, crowdfunding, and more. You can check out the full list of supported embeds below. There should be something for everyone! This is a particularly fun feature which we're very pleased to be able to offer. When ResetEra 2.0 goes live and the migration is complete, members will be able to upload cover images to personalize their profile pages. Thread creators will also be able to upload and select covers for individual threads as well! These uploads have a recommended resolution of 600x1000 and will be limited to 250kb (easily achieved with reasonable jpg compression). See the following video for a demonstration.Covers will be moderated like any other images or avatars. Please note that we will be monitoring the effect of this feature on site performance, and may make future adjustments as necessary. We know we've given you a lot to digest already! There will also undoubtedly be bugs and other issues that we have not yet detected ourselves. Therefore, starting immediately, we are opening up our beta site to any of our registered members who had accounts in good standing on October 2 (when the database was migrated). If that does not describe you then unfortunately you are out of luck. Because we cannot commit to moderating two forums at once, the beta website has had posting and other features disabled and is in read-only mode. We hope that you'll enjoy exploring the new design and its options, browsing experience, and wealth of available features. In order to access the beta, please sign in with your usual ResetEra credentials. You may then have to manually select either the "Resetera" or "Resetera Dark" theme options from the style chooser in the bottom left. Please report any bugs you find in this thread, and make sure to read before you offer feedback. We expect to run this beta for about a week before addressing final issues and preparing for launch. We've put all of our hearts and months of our lives into this project. We hope that you enjoy it! That's right! ResetEra 2.0 will boast full Unicode support, and with it, emojis. Please note that emojis are not to be confused with smilies, so these won't be available in the post editor. You can simply place them using your OS level emoji keyboard. We place this great power in your hands and expect you'll use it responsibly.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had an offensive stereotype regarding Native Americans (Update: Removed)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Promoting content associated with hate and harassment movements; rationalizing harmful stereotypes over a series of posts
Red Text Mod Edit: Link removed.
I agree with him. And I'm absolutely revolted by anything that happenned to native americans, trust me. Sometimes internet is drawing the line a bit too far. And the opposite also exists. Sad.
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EtcetEraThread Michelle Obama "will never forgive" Trump for endangering her family.
Red Text Mod Edit: Edited out less relevant portions of the article in reference to the thread title as we do not allow an entire article to be quoted for an OP. For more, follow the link.
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GamingThread Gematsu: Visual novel Silverio Trinity coming to PlayStation, hindered by recent Sony regulations
Reason User banned (1 day): use of a cultural pejorative
You’re being sarcasictic right? They moved to California the “SJW” capitol of the world.
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EtcetEraThread NPR: Group of Democrats moving to oppose Nancy Pelosi's campaign for speaker of the House
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Repeated Hostility Towards Other Members, Derailing thread
Here comes dishonest Kirblar pretending to not understand how an anecdotal single example is irrelevant when aggregate suggests otherwise Now you're arguing that money from donors is worthless???, So they should stop taking it then! Great! You're trying so hard to defend the indefensible it's mindblowing what horrible self defeating arguments you're forced to make.
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EtcetEraThread NPR: Group of Democrats moving to oppose Nancy Pelosi's campaign for speaker of the House
Reason User banned (1 week): hostility, attacking other members, and a history of similar behavior
If you don't like the truth, that's your issue, PoliEraer. Screw compromise with these people. Centrist desire to do that has slowly contributed to the death of workers rights, helped contribute to the rise of fascism instead of trying to curb it, minorities being endlessly scapegoated and attacked, etc. All because, "we need to accept this as normal, stop being so uppity and just let us compromise". The more we try to compromise, the more we play into their hand and the further right wing this country becomes. Pelosi needs to be gone.
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GamingThread Motherboard: RDR2 Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game [update: re-instated]
Reason User banned (duration pending): Trolling.
Wait.. you can punch feminists in red Dead redemption 2? Welp, off to Gamestop to get a ps4 and this game!
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GamingThread Motherboard: RDR2 Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game [update: re-instated]
Reason User banned (duration pending review): Inflammatory false equivalency surrounding sexism and harassment + history of defending hate movements
I do care more about rights than some fake woman in a video game about murders... I gave up several years of my life before it was "cool" because I believe in those rights. I also don't care about people whose feelings get hurt because they're offended by someone exercising their freedoms. Like I said your rights end when they infringe on another's rights. As for "equality" it's a law that equal pay must happen... doing otherwise is a criminal offense and large fines are levied in such cases. You do have a right to not be harassed, but no one seems to care when people on the other side of the fence get harassed in a restaurant with their loved ones or have people harass them while walking down the streets of NY City. Everyone should have equality of opportunity, but no one deserves something they didn't work to earn. Also look up "GTA V: Kill The Hooker"
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GamingThread PlayStation Classic impressions: "bare-bones experience", mediocre emulation
Reason User banned (3 days): platform warring
I don’t see why games cant be removed as with the Nintendo Minis. I had no problem doing that. A lot of folks here have their lips so firmly planted on Nintendo’s ass, they probably had no intention of removing them to get a PS1 Classic in the first place.
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EtcetEraThread Former EDL Leader Tommy Robinson banned from using PayPal.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Thread derailment and history of provocative drive-by trolling
Paypal is a horrible company, they mindlessly ban all sorts of users with absolutely no explanation. Don't support these monsters.
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EtcetEraThread People find Remembrance Day offensive...wtf?
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Antagonizing another member, severe insensitivity, and consistent history of infractions for inflammatory behavior
Because he argues with fans of his own club and makes a big song and dance about it. Matic situation is just the weakest excuse ever. A US air strike bomb his village so he’s against wearing a poppy. Keeping in mind the Serbs were committing genocide at this time.
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EtcetEraThread Michelle Obama "will never forgive" Trump for endangering her family.
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Continued hostility, history of similar behavior
Fuck outta here with this hyperbole. Especially when you dudes would be crying if someone was being friendly with Trump and he ain't but a piss ant in comparison.
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EtcetEraThread Can we stop saying "Happy Friday"? (discussion about pet names for days of the week)
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Love this Thread. It's like a weekly high five from that buddy you only see once a week.
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Red Text Mod Edit: Link removed. Please do not link to RobinGaming videos.
Just watched a video from RobinGaming on this.
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GamingThread Microsoft Studios |OT3| I thought they were supposed to be sold off by now
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Drive-by posting
Hopefully they say they're discontinuing efforts into the s*** game and make something decent
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EtcetEraThread Mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA, 13 dead including suspect (Shooter was US Marines vet)
Reason User Warned: Victim Blaming and Derailing Thread
I'm not interested in being an outlier. Of all the people who get murdered, raped, kidnapped, maimed etc what percentage of those crimes would have been avoided if only they didn't have or own gun? I really want to know the stat on that.
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EtcetEraThread Mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, CA, 13 dead including suspect (Shooter was US Marines vet)
Reason User Warned: Hostility towards other members
Get this inbred trash off of Era plz
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EtcetEraThread Bernie Sanders: White People Uncomfortable About Voting for Black Candidates Not Necessarily Racist
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Rationalizing and excusing racism over a multiple posts; previous severe infractions
That's not a good way to understand it. It isn't a distinction of bad/worse, bias and ideological racism mean two different things. I actually think in terms of the negative effects felt by people of color, bias is a MUCH bigger problem than actual ideological racism and white supremacy, just because it's a lot more prevalent and it can much more easily infiltrate institutional structures. The reason that distinction is important is just because, unlike ideological racists who are cognizant of their beliefs, people with bias . They think they're hiring/voting/judging based on merit and it just so happens that 3/4 of the time the white person is more deserving. They don't think of themselves as racists, and if you want to reach them, and build the kind of coalition that wins election, you can't just label 80% of the population (and it is 80% of the goddamn population) as "racists who need to fuck right off." You just can't be that direct about it. I'd love to live in a world where we could tell it like it is 100% of the time, but that world isn't the world of politics, at least.
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EtcetEraThread Bernie Sanders: White People Uncomfortable About Voting for Black Candidates Not Necessarily Racist
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory comparison
that isn't the definition though. this is the definition: prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior. by your definition, affirmative action would be racism.
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GamingThread "Fortnite Dances" is Cultural Erasure. Straight Up.
Red Text There is a productive discussion to be had here, but if this thread is to continue, we will need to take it seriously, not antagonize each other, or be dismissive about the topic. Post in good faith and be civil.
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GamingThread "Fortnite Dances" is Cultural Erasure. Straight Up.
Reason User Banned (7 days): Trolling, arguing in bad faith and dismissing concerns of minorities
It’s incredible the lengths people will go to to get offended about something... it’s a dance
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GamingThread "Fortnite Dances" is Cultural Erasure. Straight Up.
Red Text Mod Edit: There is a productive discussion to be had here, but if this thread is to continue, we will need to take it seriously, not antagonize each other, or be dismissive about the topic. Post in good faith and be civil.
They don't want to pay them. They don't want to give them proper credit. So the result is things that are associated with our culture gets loaned out wholesale and entirely re-appropriated to mass audiences with no reverance for the source. I can't even watch NBA without literally every single kid doing these on camera. These kids go perform for their parents and they laugh and clap while they praise Fortnite for its creativity, totally unaware how this all stems from Black Culture at the source. Its a continuation of the same cultural erasure that has happened throughout history, esp in regards to Hip-Hop. Are white kids not allowed to do black dances?.... No, nobody is saying that. We're saying give us our damn credit. Stop whitewashing our creations and show people the source. Fortnite makes money off of this stuff. JB Blocboy even says he don't even care about the money, he just wants the credit. Its one or the other, but this is just ridiculous. I should be able to 'shoot' in public without someone saying "HAHA, Its that dance from Fortnite!" Thats really fucking annoying to hear from white people. And before you say "FoRtNiTe MaDe tHeM PoPuLaR"....... No, these dances made it to Fortnite BECAUSE they were already popular. You got it backwards. What would make this even worse is Just like the YT comment says :
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EtcetEraThread THR: Fox News Host Tucker Carlson's Home Targeted By Anti-Fascist Protesters
Red Text All right, I think this thread has gone on long enough. Gonna lock it and do a run through to see if anyone is seriously advocating for violence in this thread, however.
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EtcetEraThread Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Continues Receiving Threats, Lawyers Say
Reason User banned (1 week) - misogynistic fear-mongering
I mean...for every Trump and Kavanaugh, there is a man that was imprisoned, career ruined or had their reputation destroyed over a false rape accusation.
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EtcetEraThread Supreme Court Justice Ruth Ginsburg, 85, hospitalized after fracturing 3 ribs in fall at court
Reason User Banned (One week): Inflammatory and trolling, prior incidents
Any supreme court justice that dies or retires during Trump's reign will burn in hell, even RBG. Sorry, RBG, but you should have retired years ago.
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GamingThread DOTA 2 Being Review Bombed After Racist Incident
Reason User banned (72 hours): Downplaying racism.
I know I’m in the minority but man these kinda things just don’t bother me ! I wouldn’t even call it racist, just perhaps stupid and insensitive
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GamingThread DOTA 2 Being Review Bombed After Racist Incident
Reason User banned (duration pending): Downplaying racism, long history of infractions.
I have to agree. I just grew up in a different time. I've heard it from white, black, asian, et cetera. I believe he should be fined and reprimanded, but I just don't see the point. If he antagonizes again give him a ban. Seems pretty simple to me.
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GamingThread DOTA 2 Being Review Bombed After Racist Incident
Reason User banned (72 hours): Downplaying racism, inflammatory language.
Nearly 2,000 negative reviews in 2 days. Review bombing doesn't do anything though. Them threatening not to spend any money on dota 2? Ok. Might as well play another game. People will say anything to get them triggered. It happens all the time.
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GamingThread DOTA 2 Being Review Bombed After Racist Incident
Reason User banned (72 hours): Downplaying racism.
I apologize if anyone is offended but I honestly can't understand how this is considered racist. Definately derogatory and insulting though and the player shouldn't get a free pass especially since this is from an official tournament. Regardless, Valve has to do something about racism in their games. The current report function for text/voice abuse is completely useless.
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GamingThread where the fuck is a new game starring KOS-MOS
Reason User warned: Inflammatory drive-by posting, attempted thread derailment.
I entered in the thread excited about the prospect of another cosmic horror discussion about Bloodborne and then I see waifu shit. Anime was a mistake, it is nothing but trash.
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EtcetEraThread Bernie Sanders: White People Uncomfortable About Voting for Black Candidates Not Necessarily Racist
Reason User Banned (Pending Review): Trolling. Account in Junior Phase.
Call me crazy? But eh I’m ok with Bernie on this
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EtcetEraThread Bernie Sanders: White People Uncomfortable About Voting for Black Candidates Not Necessarily Racist
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Excusing Racism, Account in Junior Phase
Here's the quote: The context changes completely when you leave out the second sentence. And if you read on, here's what he said specifically about Gillum: If you can read that and claim that Sanders is "excusing" racism, then I don't know what else to say. You may have already come into this with a negative perception of him. You're not really leaving him much benefit of the doubt, when he's someone who has worked his whole life to defend POC.
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EtcetEraThread Bernie Sanders: White People Uncomfortable About Voting for Black Candidates Not Necessarily Racist
Reason User Banned (Pending Review): Racism. Prior history of similar behavior.
I was making a comparison and the first thing to mind is someone's fear of dogs. I know someone who loves dogs but is genuinely afraid of them after one bit her a child. Just because you can't comprehend a comparison doesn't mean you need to be a dickhead and build yourself a moral high ground.
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EtcetEraThread Bernie Sanders: White People Uncomfortable About Voting for Black Candidates Not Necessarily Racist
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Defending racism
Yup. This thread is pretty aggravating to read but that's par for the course. Unconscious racial bias is a form of racism but not all people with unconscious racial bias are racist. But fuck nuance and empathy, Bernie is the devil am I right *eyeroll*
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EtcetEraThread Bernie Sanders: White People Uncomfortable About Voting for Black Candidates Not Necessarily Racist
Reason User banned (72 hours): Inflammatory posting, thread derailment.
You think 'white' and Jewish are the same thing? Because six-million Holocaust victims would suggest otherwise, not to mention the antisemitism that's been rampant in this nation since forever.
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GamingThread "Fortnite Dances" is Cultural Erasure. Straight Up.
Reason User warned: Dismissve of issues and low effort post
Every time they do the Carlton dance in an NBA stadium why isn’t Alfonso getting a check? Cultural theft lollollplllollolooo
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EtcetEraThread A Deep Dive: Why is British media so transphobic?
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Consistent history of excusing or rationalizing transphobia despite previous infractions
The word TERF is massively overused and it's why places like pinknews don't use it anymore. That isn't to say that TERFs don't exist, but the word is used in scenarios where it really shouldn't be and it's a label used to signal a group of people to harass others. Key example, I'm trans, but not everyone knows that. I've been called a TERF just because I shared and discussed a story of a detransitioner (there was one recently from a woman who lived as a trans man for over 20 years due to the trauma of being raped by her father repeatedly). The purpose of calling me a TERF for bringing it up was to basically silence and me and justify me being blocked from engaging in a conversation. There are some horrible people. The Manchester Gay Village has this beautiful anti-TERF sign up on many of the bars and last night was a blast. I love those things, but sadly the word has been, again, massively overused. So to discuss what is happening in UK media, the problem is the UK's hard on for giving both sides of a debate equal space. The BBC is notorious for this. This means that they will put on a transwoman journalist, put her up with a professional sexologist and have them "debate". Gender Critical feminists consider it a victory that even places like The Guardian are reporting that there are women who appose the GRA for "feminist reasons", as a way to get the public to decide what they want. And then occasionally you get the odd shout out to a transwoman (it's never transmen) that opposes it also. No she isn't. She has, however, shared transphobic stuff. Because once someone is labelled as a TERF (either for being one or getting mixed up) gets bombarded with harassment and it does nothing to change their mind. It just reinforces this idea that you can't challenge or question anything that trans activism says. The irony is that many trans people do when starting out, asking in communities if they're trans or not, and they're given explanations. But when a woman has any of the same questions, they're labelled in this way. - The middle ground doesn't exist. GC feminists are wrong. Opposer of the GRA that line up with "safety of women" are wrong, but to me it makes sense that not everyone is immediately up to speed. It makes more sense to educate people where they are wrong than silence them, mostly when it is some cis women of Britain who are constantly being given a platform to speak out against trans rights.
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EtcetEraThread A Deep Dive: Why is British media so transphobic?
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory Generalizations
I mean, if you read up on the history of the British Empire, all the way up to even now, it's a pretty abhorrent society with hundreds of millions of lives to its name. The shit the country has done to India, just to name one example, is absolutely horrific. The UK loves to talk about how awful the Nazis were and how great it is that Churchill and his ilk "defeated them" (the Soviet union did), but when you read up on what the UK has done as a British Empire, it's basically an absolutely, terribly fascist, imperialist society. The fact that it's transphobic as hell doesn't surprise me either. The country is such a shitfest of far-right politics and imperialism that if it wasn't for the US being the dystopian society it is, the UK would be next in line with the amount of inequality, far-right politics, imperialist history, and financial-capitalist exploitation.
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GamingThread Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. |OT| War has changed.
Reason User Banned (2 Days): unnecessary hostility, account still in junior phase
I think i actually got AIDS from this post. What the fuck is this "I can only imagine you guys get let down on a regular basis", Is your head that much up your ass you type these things?
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EtcetEraThread A 69-year-old man asks to be declared 49, claiming age is as fluid as gender
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory false equivalencies surrounding gender; junior phase account
Not sure what I have said that warrants such an aggressive response. All I am saying is that it's an idea and a concept we should take into consideration. All you are bringing to the table is "fuck you" and "trash opinion"? Quite mature.
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EtcetEraThread A 69-year-old man asks to be declared 49, claiming age is as fluid as gender
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory false equivalencies surrounding gender; junior phase account
I have many opinions on this. The most prevelant is how everyone is hating on him. He used name and gender as a comparison. He didnt go to court and say 'I hate trans people so make me younger to show them up'. He feels, physically and mentally, younger. So he wants to change his age to reflect what he feels comfortable with. Anyone taking this as a personal attack is ignorant and self absorbed I say. Its not all about you. Consider his feelings. If you can prove to me that he is anti trans then I'll accept it. But it seems to me he is genuine and everyone is getting pissed off over it because what? Their identity issue is bigger and more important? He aint even american. He's dutch. EDIT: It does seem that he supports Trump. Which is a disconcerting sign. I still think he may be genuine though.
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EtcetEraThread THR: Fox News Host Tucker Carlson's Home Targeted By Anti-Fascist Protesters
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Trolling and inflammatory false equivalencies over a series of posts
Indeed, I rarely go to etcera in general, but thanks for combing through my post history like the little communist apparatchik you apparently aspire to be.
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Drive-by trolling
Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game 1 guy does a video, and we ALL players of RDR are excited attacking feminist he he
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User warned: dismissing concerns, false equivalences and personal attacks
There is no need to "defend gamers" because gamers are not a homogenous group of like-minded people. Attack those who are responsible, not bundles of people. Attack bigots, racists, male chauvinists - no one should defend them. But don't attack entire groups that these people happen to be a part of. It's like.... like attacking "car owners" because of drunk drivers - sorry for the same analogy as before, but you get what I'm trying to say. You can't possibly know what I care for more or less. Also, I don’t equate gaming with misogyny because gaming is so many things and this is my argument here. I am firmly against misogyny - and you're trying put words in my mouth. I have serious issues with people projecting bad things on entire groups. That is called prejudice, and I have experienced it a lot in my life. My whole life I stood firmly for peace, inclusion and tolerance, and yet - I was often called out just because of my nationality when traveling abroad (asked questions like: "so, have you ever carried a gun?" .... "so, do you hate that nationality?" etc). So yes, I am strongly against prejudice, I know it when I see it and it is dangerous. Nothing gives you the right - no holy cause or righteous motive - to make blanket statements about a whole group of people. You are prejudiced.
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GamingThread Why does Sony seemingly not respect its own legacy and history?
Reason User warned: console warring
They do respect their legacy, unless you call reselling the same old games over and over again respecting the legacy.
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GamingThread FFXV Comrades (MP) going standalone on PS4/X1; no more support for SP on PC aside from Ardyn(?)
Red Text Mod edit:
Comrades will be removed from Season Pass. Season Pass price being adjusted. More content coming free to Comrades. PC support
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EtcetEraThread Google and Samsung announces Foldables a new device category
Reason User Warned: Continued derailment, hostility and backseat modding
Funny coming from someone very familiar with derailing most phone/Apple threads with the same schtick that got you banned to begin with. Long story short, what said was correct. You were banned for antagonising others with disingenuous arguements in the interest of baiting yet more hardware warz bullshit. So I figure it’s to your benefit to point it out since it seems a week ban wasn’t enough to change your deliberate toxic posting habits.
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GamingThread Tabata resigns from Square-Enix. FFXV DLCs canceled (Episode Ardyn still coming) (READ OP)
Red Text We've noticed some confusion on the mod note. To clarify, it was referring to trolling, one-liners, and inflammatory drive-bys, which we had been seeing a lot of. Per the FAQ: "No drive-by posting: Do not come into a thread, write something purposefully provocative, and bail out." Actual discussion is still allowed. The mod note in the OP has been updated. Thanks!
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GamingThread Tabata resigns from Square-Enix. FFXV DLCs canceled (Episode Ardyn still coming) (READ OP)
Reason User Warned: Trolling
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (sorry to all FFXV fans out there) AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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GamingThread Tabata resigns from Square-Enix. FFXV DLCs canceled (Episode Ardyn still coming) (READ OP)
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory driveby.
Good riddance. This game needs to be forgotten and I'm happy tabata won't be able to attach his garbage to the FF brand name again.
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EtcetEraThread Abrams lost to Kemp by ~90,000 votes. He purged over 300,000. HOUSE DEMS SHOULD INVESTIGATE!
Red Text Since people seem keen on provoking each other rather than discussing the election, this thread is now closed. When there is new news regarding the state of this particular race, please make a new thread. Thank you.
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EtcetEraThread A Deep Dive: Why is British media so transphobic?
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory generalizations
That idea that they used to own the world and are better than anyone else has made the British, more notoriously English, general population one of the most hateful ones on the planet.
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GamingThread Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and Rise of Nations listed for Xbox One ahead of X018
Reason User warned: Port-begging.
This will surely include controller support, very excited to see if this also makes its way to Switch. Would be a dream come through, to play AoE II on a real comfy couch.
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EtcetEraThread women of era, how do you feel about being "cold approached"?
Reason User banned (duration pending): Thread derailment, rationalizing harassment and dismissing women's concerns over it.
That's not how harassment works. No doubt talking to somebody is bothering them. It's not harassment until it becomes repetitive bothering.
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EtcetEraThread TIL Goblin Slayer kinda is Japan's "50 Shades"...
Reason User banned (duration pending): antagonistic trolling + account in junior phase
My mind reading super power tells me that you saw the phrase "moral superiority", got triggered, and then rushed to post your hot take without reading the rest.
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GamingThread Variety: Utah Man Behind Sony Online Entertainment DoS Attacks Pleads Guilty
Reason User warned: platform warring
can't tell if he was involved with the bomb threat nuking some Sony servers for 10 years tho. it's Sony, who cares
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EtcetEraThread THR: Fox News Host Tucker Carlson's Home Targeted By Anti-Fascist Protesters
Reason User Banned (1 Day): After review, warning was upgraded to a ban due to flagrant call for doxxing
Can somebody post his house address? He deserves this.
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GamingThread DQ creator Yuji Horii divorces wife, $10m settlement, marries DQIX staff member in '20 year affair'
Red Text Updated the title so it doesn't seem like Horii was marrying hundreds of people
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns over sexism, Arguing in bad faith, History of similar behavior
I dont like feminists either. Am I a misogynist? Should I be banned. If we are going to have a game industry where free speech and free expression is celebrated then we are going to need to lighten up. Just because I disagree doesn't mean I hate. And WE HAVE KILLED hookers in GTA for 20+ years can hookers get love!
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns over sexism, Misrepresenting other members' posts, Accumulated infractions
In these games you can kill who you want. You have been able to since the first gta. The end game of the people who are getting worked up about this shit is to limit your choices in these games, limit what you can show to others and for rockstar to sanitise the humour in their games so that certain groups aren't targetted
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User banned (1 week) - off-topic, drive-by, vitriolic attacks on another member + recent infraction for the same thing
I swear that fat fuck Jim Sterling pays for promotion on this board.
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User banned (duration pending) inflammatory/false equivalences (comparing feminists to the KKK) + account in junior phase
Killing feminists in a fucking video game where you can potentially kill everyone is bad, but watching KKK members burn to death or actively killing people with different opinions in gruesome ways is tolerated or even hilarious. Okay, gotcha. Not hypocritical at all.
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EtcetEraThread MSNBC: Democrats (Congress) to now formally request Trump’s tax returns
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate Language
I still don't get why this is such a big deal. Best case they can show that he's using every loophole in the book. His base of retards won't care.
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EtcetEraThread The Next DEATH BATTLE is Master Roshi (Dragon Ball) vs Jiraiya (Naruto)
Red Text Mod Edit: Please do not most manga scans.
Look into your feelings you know it to be true Reminder: Jiren can punch faster than Hit's timeskip
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GamingThread Making a Mass Effect Trilogy Remaster - Why it Matters
Reason User Warned - Driveby Post
No thanks Edit: Sorry OP for my dismissive post, ME1 was one of my absolute all time favourites at the time, so I was pretty devastated when I got to the end of ME3 and I reacted negatively to the thought of reliving that... If they remade Mass Effect I would like, I guess I would like them to try and and lean into the indoctrination theory if possible...
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EtcetEraThread women of era, how do you feel about being "cold approached"?
Reason User banned (duration pending) - antagonizing the women of this forum + history of severe infractions
If y'all can't handle different opinions then you have bigger problems than what was posted in the OP.
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EtcetEraThread women of era, how do you feel about being "cold approached"?
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Trolling in a serious thread. Dismissive behaviour.
I would not ask a gaming board about normal social interactions. Half of ya'll likely find talking to the GameStop clerk and turning down their rewards card sales pitch a traumatic experience.
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EtcetEraThread women of era, how do you feel about being "cold approached"?
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Continuing disruptive and inappropriate behaviour in a sensitive discussion. Accumulated infractions.
And how is sarcastically lobbying shots at men who disagree with them, personal name calling as incels and social degenerates, productive and not at all dismissive?
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EtcetEraThread women of era, how do you feel about being "cold approached"?
Reason User Warned: Threadwhining
I know we are playing fast and loose with definitions, but if we actually look at the word mansplaining, it would be mean you pretty much agree with me that this thread is lacking logic. - Also that sentence there is mansplaining.
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EtcetEraThread Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns at President Trump's Request
Reason User warned: Hostility to posters
The thousands of I'm sure equally enlightening posts you graced this forum with are certainly a distinction. A dead man's switch is a kind of back-up plan, but the term is not a euphemism for it. Calling you a bit light in the head, now that's a euphemism.
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GamingThread Inside Xbox: a two-hour show, LIVE from X018, will feature Crackdown 3, Minecraft, & more (11/10)
Reason User Warned: System Wars
Can't wait to see some Phantom Dust and Scalebound gameplay! Edit: Definitely not trying to incite any system wars? Been an Xbox owner since Year 1, so I'm genuinely interested to see what they've got in store with both XO and E3 next year. I'm still personally incredibly bummed about the cancellation of both of the above titles. :(
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GamingThread Sakurai: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC line-up now complete, decided entirely by Nintendo
Reason User warned: Hostility to posters
Nintendo Fans are incredible. Can't believe this kind of postings are real.
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User Banned (2 Days): Hostility towards other members; previous infractions
How does this not qualify as being anti-feminist content? Are you just ignoring all the context provided in the OP? Fuck off then, coward.
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Red Text This thread is about the banned Youtuber. Please get back on topic. Thank you.
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User warned: backseat moderation
That and how hasn't it been removed yet, received a warning or temporary ban yet? Sigh.
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User warned: backseat moderation + personal attacks
You sound like an horrible fuckin person, and you should definitely get banned. Doubt it will happen around here though.
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User warned: backseat moderation
ban this guy please. sick of reading this crap on this forum.
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Peddling disinformation and history of community generalizations
That doesnt answer my question. Offcourse there are sexists in gaming, as they are in most wakes of life. The youtuber was a piece of trash going by those titles. He earned the ban. But where has anyone said sexism isnt a problem in gaming? Im getting tired of this "gamerz" boogeyman this forum has created for target practice. Get fucking real. Youre on a gaming forum . Stop trying act above others because you devote yourself to saying nice thinga on the internet. Didnt end up meaning shit on the old site when it burned down and it doesn't here. Terrible people deserve the worst. End of story. But with how encouraging the mods are with these garbage generalizations(starts with gamers , goes to white men and ends up with all males being called a mistake for this asshole that has nothing to do with anyone else) to straight up preaching racial racial genocide i really wonder what kind of impact they think this forum is actually making.
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GamingThread Motherboard: ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ Players Are Excited to Attack and Kill Feminists in the Game
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns surrounding misogyny and sexism; previous infractions
Wow, really? If he did the same to a thousand other npcs male and female in this game, nobody would bat an eye. But in this special case game bloggers have to make a big fuss and this hivemind forum jumps on it for the bait it is.
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GamingThread DigitalFoundry analyses Diablo 3 on Switch [READ OP]
Reason User warned: Ignoring a moderator's warning.
What about posting up a pic of just the chipset of the PS4 without the bluray player etc? Wouldn't be that big at all. Also, alot of the "size" of these consoles is just a plastic shell anyway.
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GamingThread Dark Souls Switch still suffers with Compressed Audio
Reason User Warned: Console Warring
Lol, Switch weaker than any budget 2003 MP3 player confirmed. Thread title should be changed to "Switch still suffers with poor audio performance". :P
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had an offensive stereotype regarding Native Americans (Update: Removed)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns about racism; Junior phase account
And it's not. People is so sensible... They look like they always want be offended by something. Mario and Luigi are italian stereotypes. No one cares. Mother trilogy is full of american stereotypes. No one cares. A native american appears with a torch -> "Oh my God, Yisuscrist! It's racist and offends me!" PD: Waiting for Resetera's moderation. They only accept messages that they want to read.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread The Black Culture Community [OT 4] - Melanin and Estrogen - The new Kryptonite
Reason User banned: (Pending Duration) Inflammatory post targeting member.
Hi guys, Do Egyptians count as black? Some friends and I are discussing the categorization of Egypt as either in the Middle East or Africa based on who you ask (and being the descendant of a person from an African country seems to be a good all around qualifier as to whether someone is black) and I was wondering what the consensus was amongst you all cuz you're all far more qualified to answer this question than my white self.
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EtcetEraThread US Midterm Elections 2018 |OT| Babs is Surging
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Trolling
Trump correctly tweets that Democrats mistakenly tweeted photo of child migrants being held in 2014 "Democrats mistakenly tweet 2014 pictures from Obama’s term showing children from the Border in steel cages," I can provide more articles proving that this happend under the last Democrat administration as well so............... (sorry for the large font. thats how it came out after copying/pasting)
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EtcetEraThread US Midterm Elections 2018 |OT| Babs is Surging
Reason User Banned (duration pending): Trolling
I'm a leftist but the Dem party showed their colors in 2016 by squashing Bernie in favor of a corporate war monger. If there is a time to be humbled, it's now.
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EtcetEraThread US Midterm Elections 2018 |OT| Babs is Surging
Reason User Banned (1 week): Trolling, history of similar behavior.
I don’t need to, you are the one that brought up the state/federal distinction in the first place. Now I have in the past noted that such things may have been illegal under federal provisions, but didn’t actually claim certain on such occasions as I did not have the information on hand. I’m just saying it’s techincally illegal which is true, that’s it. Of course most likely nothing will happen as there are “bigger fish to fry” so to speak, I recognize that. Personally, I feel it cheapens the process and strips it of its solemness and dignity. That’s just how I feel anyways, I’m not alone in the matter though.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread FootyEra 18/19 Season |OT 2| Yeovil Ipswich Kilmarnock Everton Spurs
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory Generalizations
Alisson can't even save a 30 meter sunday shot from some amateur Serbian bar brawler.
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EtcetEraThread women of era, how do you feel about being "cold approached"?
Reason User banned (duration pending): Using the "both sides" rhetoric to rationalize sexual harassment and assault.
Exactly I can see both POVs. The funny irony is the guy usually is the one who is more terrified than the other way around. The "dick who just goes around cold approaching everyone and keeps doing it even though he gets rejected all the time" is kind of a very, very rare breed. I had one friend who was a "bar star" who was pretty good at starting up conversations in that context, but really only in a bar. And even then he was terrified of ever approaching a woman who was even an inch taller than him. Couldn't do it, would go totally silent, just completely intimidated, which to me was always kind of funny.
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EtcetEraThread women of era, how do you feel about being "cold approached"?
Reason User banned (duration pending): Sexist concern trolling, history of similar behavior.
In every incel thread: "Maybe these losers should grow some balls and walk up to a lady and strike up a conversation like a normal person!" In every non-incel thread: "Approaching a woman is creepy, harassment and unwanted behavior." (PS This catch22 is one of the recruitment tools for right wing radicalization of young white men.) The conversation should probably be more about (1) teaching people to back off when rejected (ie no means no) and (2) encouraging/empowering women to approach men so it isn't as lopsided as it is now - but I'm far from an expert on these matters.
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EtcetEraThread women of era, how do you feel about being "cold approached"?
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Misogyny.
Is being uncomfortable so bad though? Not everything in life has to be comfortable. I could understand it if a girl gets approached all the time it can get annoying though. But does that happen?
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GamingThread Assassin's Creed Odyssey : November Big Update
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This game will deliver new content each month until June or July. *Cap lvl raised from 50 to 70 XP earned since reaching level 50 will be applied retroactively *New option at the forge to buy an armor item AND choose the design (now you don't have to wear a better equipment with a design you less like *New LEGENDARY BOSS : Stéropès the cyclops (giving you an exclysive weapon) * *A new boat to fight is here every two weeks to win boat and orichalcum. *Same as a new mercenary with an exclusive item and orichalcum (when mercenary stuff will be added in November). *You can custom your controller way of play *Add an option to auto-craft arrows when you have the requirment. *Boost XP when bought with real money can be "stopped" during their time limit to be "play" again at any moment now. This game continue to delive
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GamingThread Do you think SSM will make a GoW:Lost Legacy starring Faye?
Reason User banned (1 week) - trolling and derailing over a series of posts, long history of disruptive behaviour
Maybe they can tell us why the fuck she wears makeup.
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GamingThread Fallout 76 apparently makes "hacking" easy (on PC) (Update: Bethesda responds, "inaccurate")
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EtcetEraThread UPS Fires Employee for Blackface
Reason User Banned (1 week): Inflammatory false equivalencies surrounding race, a history of similar infractions
Would you call me racist if I said: Ooft, crime in ghettos is pretty high. Those damn black people, eh? Of course you would. Yes, it is usually white people that are using it. Racist ones. It's not a "white people" problem.
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EtcetEraThread Boca Juniors will face River Plate in arguably the most heated sports match in history
Reason User Banned (3 days): Trolling, accumulated infractions
Soccer fans have the most heated rivalries because they need something, anything, to do to quell the mind numbing tedium of watching a soccer match. I'd rather get stabbed or punched in the face than sit through three hours of that bullshit too.
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EtcetEraThread We can have gif's as Avatars now?
Red Text Sorry, but while there isn't a restriction in the system to prevent people from uploading gif avatars, we do not allow gif avatars on the website. Users who have gif avatars will have their avatars deleted.
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EtcetEraThread Ariana Grande announced new album "thank u, next" & releases title track
Reason User Warned: Platform Warring
You'll find that Mariah stans live in the same fictional fantasy realm as Xbox stans, a waking delusion, never having made peace with the fact that their fave was old news eons ago. Ain't nobody checking for 'em. Microsoftriah's Caution will flop, mark my words; yet the Lambs will find way to spin why her bronze certification and double digit album sales are a "slay" or whatever nonsense.
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GamingThread Kotaku: Blizzard pulled Diablo 4 announcement from Blizzcon (UPDATE: Blizzard disputes)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Hostility towards other members, accumulated infractions
This shit will never not be funny to me. How do you actually function in the real world, honestly?
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GamingThread 2018 Backlog Blitz - Work but don’t forget to live
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• • Final Fantasy XIII (PC) • • • • • • • • • • • • • • DmC: Definitive Edition (PS4) • DMC4SE (PS4) • • • • • • Wipeout Omega Collection (PS4) • • • • + Resident Evil (PS4 +) • • • • • DmC: Definitive Edition (PS4) • DMC4SE (PS4) • • • • • + Until Dawn (PS4 +) • • • • • Final Fantasy XIII (PC) • Destiny 2: Season Pass I (PS4) (DLC)
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GamingThread Kotaku: The 'Free' Gear in Black Ops 4 Is An Unforgiving Grind
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People that play the game have the same feeling?
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EtcetEraThread 60 Minutes: The difference between bullets shot from an AR-15-style rifle and a handgun
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory generalizations and false equivalencies
Yep. This is what it looks like. This is why nothing will change. Just like slave owners that "treated their slaves well" and would never rape one of the women they own. There are no good gun owners. History will not be kind to people who defended their "right" to own guns.
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EtcetEraThread US Midterm Elections 2018 |OT| Babs is Surging
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Racist Trolling; Junior phase account
^^^ I thought this was about getting PoC into leadership roles, not party politics. White people are far too privileged to get my vote. What did I do wrong?
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EtcetEraThread High School Teacher Arrested After Brawl With Student
Reason User Banned (3 days): trolling
All I saw was an old dude throw wild punch's. Kid got 3 good, clean hits in. Where as an the teacher should have knocked that lil motherfucker out first hit. I don't respect an old dude throwing wild ass punches and not doing anything. All that punching and not knocking out a motherfucker who looks no more than 100lbs. And he was throwing them shits hard as he could. Only I didn't say it didn't hurt... kid should have gotten knocked out. You gonna risk your job, aight. Be about it.
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EtcetEraThread Woman arrested for trying to pet dog after being denied permission and assaulting owner
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An account from DC resident, Ayanna, age 27. She already removed the video from her Facebook due to threats of rape and violence once it went viral. More at the link The video is a trip. old video dead. Youtuber 'abc news' has a new video up.
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EtcetEraThread Boca Juniors will face River Plate in arguably the most heated sports match in history
Reason User warned: Antagonizing a fellow user.
Got the DAZN sub ready for this. It will be fucking glorious. Brother no one gives a rat's ass what you did months ago.
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GamingThread UK/Physical - Forza Horizon 4 is outselling Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Reason User Warned: Thread derail
TLDR summary of the thread so far: 1) It's only for one week! 2) Oh it's LTD? Then obviously it hasn't outsold PS4 + XBO versions of ACO combined, this is XBO only 3) Oh right.. it's outselling both combined, really? Well Assassin's Creed Odyssey has bombed big time 4) It hasn't? Hmm.. well FH4 is cheaper than ACO, I've seen it cheap in places. That's the reason. 5) Game Pass helps increase sales 6) No it doesn't 7) Yes it does 8) No it doesn't 9) Sea of Thieves! 10) Bundles!! 11) RDR2
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EtcetEraThread Jewish FSU student-activist arrested for throwing chocolate milk at Republican volunteer
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): History of fearmongering surrounding race and gender; history of advocating violence
It’s pretty much going to come down to a war between the whites and the non-whites. And I think the non-whites will win.
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EtcetEraThread Americans: Not Voting Makes a Statement Alright - F*ck You, Got Mine
Reason User banned: (3 Days) Racism, Barack Obama identifies as African American.
People can identify as they want I am not supporting that other dudes claims or opinions but there is a difference in having a small percentage of white ancestry to having a white mom . Obama does not descend from Africans enslaved in America , what he has in common with us is being a Minority in America and because of the One drop Rule he is looked at as black . The One Drop Rule is racist it was made as a way to Demean black people Less than 24 percent of European ancestry and probably less for a lot of black people like myself or none at all
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EtcetEraThread Utah Mayor killed in Afghanistan. Pleaded with country to vote before death.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): History of inflammatory commentary in sensitive threads
Those are two words that do not belong together. Can you explain a little what separates him in your view and made him a "good republican"?
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EtcetEraThread Utah Mayor killed in Afghanistan. Pleaded with country to vote before death.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inappropriate commentary; accumulated related infractions
If this guy had ever been introduced in any other context as a republican, most people here would rightly consider him a scumbag. This individual was part of the same organization as many of those politicians we all despise, he grouped himself willingly with racists, nazis and homophobes. The exact same organization that is trying to destroy the planet for profit. I don't really understand why him taking part in a war that he chose to join somehow turns him into a hero.
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EtcetEraThread Utah Mayor killed in Afghanistan. Pleaded with country to vote before death.
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inappropriate Commentary
Unless it's serving out a leadership role you were elected to, apparently? I mean, condolences, but it strikes me as kind of a dick move to seek and fill the mayor's seat if you're in a position where you might have to just leave town for a year.
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GamingThread Red Dead Redemption 2 |OT2| For A Few Hours More
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Consistent history trolling topics; previous infractions
I feel that the hype killed some of the enjoyment for me. Yes, you can do more things than most open worlds and its more realistic but there are far more things you now expect to be able to do which you cant do! Why cant I enter some buildings especially if a cutscene had someone enter it? Why cant I kick the fish that jumped out of the pond back instead of clumsily picking it up? Why is there just one throw animation and I cant toss people into windows, etc? Why is every interaction merely defuse or antagonize? Why is the bounty system so broken and lawmen appears out of thin air? Why when I smash running into a store and break a window the shopkeeper doesnt care? Why are the seasonal changes only limited to particular areas? I can go on and on. Plus, the rain looks worse than in Horizon or Driveclub which is paradoxical for a game filled with so much detail elsewhere. Oh and the npcs in the theatres.. look so so bad.
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters (READ OP)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling, attempting to shut down discussion on diversity, account in junior phase
well, most, if not all of the characters chosen are to please fans because of how mechanically interesting they are, their legacy or just because they're amusing, but here you are being very concerned with your consumer product to be as woke as you question why Simon and Richter Belmont from one of the most beloved retro game franchises are included. Smash is about video games. You're about diversity. This game isn't for you.
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EtcetEraThread Why Should I Support The Troops If I Don’t Support The War?
Reason User banned (1 week): Misrepresenting a warning as a 1 week ban
I got a 1 week ban for being honest about my opinions of american soldiers. Let us just say that I can make a write a whole dictionary of professions I respect more than military.
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GamingThread PAL Charts - Week 43, 2018
Reason User Banned (1 week): History of console wars, contributing to thread derail
Yes context, if you want to make this a comparison then sure, both games are bundled, one opened with double the numbers of the other and launched a month earlier, one is selling for full price and the other received a price cut and promotions, yet you are so quick attacking someone trying to give us some info.
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GamingThread PAL Charts - Week 43, 2018
Reason User Banned (3 days): Console wars, thread derail
I wouldn’t really say pretty impressive when it’s heavily bundled and it was selling for £35 and under this week. Spidey actually moved up though this week and selling better than AC after more weeks on the chart and still full price. I’d call that more impressive and worthy of a tweet.
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EtcetEraThread Arsonist set fire to 7 synagogues and Jewish schools in Brooklyn
Reason User banned (1 week): repeated needless and over-the-top hostility over multiple posts + long history of similar behaviour
You’re an idiot, plain and simple. The synagogue shooter specifically mentioned HIAS in his posts before the shooting. Go look up what HIAS is, what they do and then go listen what Trump has been saying about refugees. Clown. “Patently dumb.” Hilarious. You really have some nerve big guy. Ignorant and proud.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sports an offensive stereotype regarding Native Americans
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Dismissing concerns of racism, signing up to troll.
Since when ink drawn characters are supposed to be black? none of the Game&watch characters are a specific race. stop with this. the racist ones are you guys.
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GamingThread Beating up an annoying feminist in Red Dead Redemption 2
Reason Thread making privileges suspended: Misleading premise, history of trolling, prior bans for creating inflammatory or low quality threads
Yeah, I get it. "Satire." I also get violence against civilians isn't strictly encouraged in Rockstar games but actually it kind of is. When you make NPCs shrill characatures of certain groups of people, you're encouraging players to live out their violent fantasies against these groups. What purpose does an NPC like this in RDR2 serve other than to say "lol, feminists." Rockstar has a fucking huge problem with women. Is it really nessessary to take the piss out of suffragettes?
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GamingThread The "Mobile Games Suck" meme is very outdated
Reason User warned: Inflammatory drive-by posting, generalizing and discrediting fellow users.
Why is the defense force so desperate to defend this hot garbage? You just know this game is gonna be filled with microtransactions that affect balance, and the game will control terribly. This should even be up for debate.
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GamingThread Graphics Disparity between Open World and Linear games have been nearly eliminated this gen
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Drive by post, console wars
It’s okay fam, the best looking game of the generation is on Xbox. No need to lose any sleep.
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EtcetEraThread Post Malone is the perfect pop star for this American moment. That’s not a compliment. [WaPo]
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I went in with my red pen, but found nothing to correct.
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GamingThread gamers = people who play games. same thing
Reason User Banned (2 days): Inflammatory false comparison and history of dismissive behaviour.
Still a generalization. You focus on the worst and wanna change the meaning of the word to reflect that. Like if someone sees an African American teen gang and wants now the term "African American" to refer exclusively that, instead of, you know, the sea of other people that are of that ethnicity. Sorry, but until you are able to prove a correlation between the category and the behavior, other than 'it' s a category so big that of course assholes will also be a part of it' it's a simple generalization that doesn't hold to scrutiny. Also, you are free to give the meaning you want to words, just don't pretend the rest of the world must follow you in this behavior.
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GamingThread gamers = people who play games. same thing
Reason User Banned (1 week): Downplaying the impact of hate movements, dismissing others
It's not about pride, I'm just stuck on the logical part of this argument. "Gamer" literally means "a person who plays video games or participates in role-playing games." I'm not letting that be redefined as "Gamergate people" because of peoples prejudice. Gamergate is a particularly American phenomenon and a particularly niche internet phenomenon. The meaning of the name "Gamer" doesn't change Worldwide because of what is going on, on the American internet. I'm from the UK. I can tell you a fact that Gamer here is the dictionary definition.
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EtcetEraThread I keep being called "racist" for doing my job and it's really starting to tear at me
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling
its just their situation man so they gotta act out and like fight the system by stealing random strangers wallets and making old cleaning women cry its totally societies fault because im sitting back in this comfy computer chair and i can see what the real problem is the throw human feces against the wall defense force assemble on me and we can fight this injustice that is clearly race-based profiling
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GamingThread Isn't resolution a bit overrated now that we got everything between 1080P and 4K?
Reason User Banned (3 day): console warring and trolling
Yup. Resolution is overrated. That's why dynamic 4K or 4K is not a big deal. Unless it becomes a marketing weapon as it is for the Xbox One X.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sports an offensive stereotype regarding Native Americans
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns of racism
I tend to agree with you. Also the fact that every Native American person I’ve seen comment on the subject doesn’t care. If they don’t care why do we feel the need to? Just seems a little off base if you ask me.
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EtcetEraThread Americans: Not Voting Makes a Statement Alright - F*ck You, Got Mine
Reason User banned: (3 Days) Racism, Barack Obama identifies as African America.
Obama is mixed, not black. Let's stop with the one drop rule which is rooted in racism.
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EtcetEraThread Gout is one of the worst pains imaginable and I hope none of you ever experience it.
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i dont know why but i love seeing gout removal videos on youtube. nsfw?
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EtcetEraThread Donald Trump Blasts Ted Cruz in Texas Attack Ad
Reason User Banned (5 days): Inflammatory Generalizations
Cruz will still win because Texas is a massive state full of very, very trash people who likely don't have electricity and wouldn't see this ad unless it was nailed to their outhouse. The metro people of Texas know exactly who those people are.
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EtcetEraThread So uh, the final season of House of Cards is out now
Reason User Banned (3 days): Derogatory Language + Accumulated Infractions
If we based our remakes on UK, all shows would be 1 or 2 seasons(so The Office would never been as great as it was). House of cards was fine with so many season, they just fucked up not closing it in the last one and then Kevin Spacey went full retard.
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GamingThread Diablo Immortal is targeted towards "die-hard Diablo fans from the PC space"
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory generalization, accumulated infractions
Posted this in Ubisoft R6 thread. Belongs here as well: Here's a few things to notice and talk about: 1. China has halted game approvals in China since Early 2018, and may not be available until Mid 2019. Even if they start approving Early 2019, it still takes atleast 3 months to approve them, and even those get straight scrutinity. 2. Games that make it to China are very strictly Pay2Win. Chinese gamers want to pay or cheat to win since it's a big part of their culture to be dominant and winning, so most, if not all games, in China are F2P with strict P2W elements (it's why they have their own version of Call of Duty Online). Expect this game to have serious microtransactions and coins and P2W abilities. 3. Even if they do make all these changes, there is no guarantee that the new approval team in charge (most of the old team got fired) will even approve this due to strict Chinese values (see # 5). 4. NetEase is distributing this game in China. Both Tencent and NetEase stocks have dipped heavily since January because of lack of new game approvals, and are getting desperate. 5. Chinese government may got really strict on games due to their heavy Socialist view, and how games are ruining the youth and pushing them to addiction and gambling (a big NO NO in China, arrest/imprisonment/re-education/camp worthy). Games may require to have a forced shutdown after 1 or 3 hours of play, games may require to use facial recognition to spy on users, games may require to disclose more info about you to the government, info that you don't want to share. ------------------------------------- So with all this in mind, this is not a good look for gaming in general if everyone focuses on China, when China don't want you. So... Who really is the audience for this?
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GamingThread gamers = people who play games. same thing
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Inflammatory false equivalence
For most people that play games, the term game enthusiast, gameophile, game player, one who plays games, etc ad nauseum are completely interchangeable with gamer. You are using an EXTREMELY broad label to vilify a tiny small slice of the population that falls under that label. And worse you try to force that vilified definition on anyone that dares use the term. It would suit the cause better if you used a specific term for that slice, like ‘gamergaters’ or ‘gamedicks’ or something that doesn’t sound like your attacking every person that is interested in games. Thing is, there are some of you that WANT to generalize and vilify the entire group due to hate. And those of you like that are no better than racists and Nazis you fight so hard.
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GamingThread Blizzard is removing comments on the Diablo Immortal Cinematic Trailer video
Reason User banned (5 days): bad faith trolling, antagonistic and disruptive behaviour + recent history of similar behaviour
now I'm shilling for Jason. welp
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GamingThread Blizzard Wasn't Expecting Fans To Be This Angry About Diablo Immortal
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Here's a video breakdown on how Blizzard are fudging the numbers for the Diablo: Immortal trailer.
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EtcetEraThread Mother of three shoots intruder...
Reason User banned (3 days): ad hominem attacks, violating mod-post
Imagine building a career upon the glorification of gun violence and then having the sanctimonious audacity to police gun control discussions. Wouldn’t that be wild?
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EtcetEraThread UPS Fires Employee for Blackface
Reason User Banned (3 days): Defense of racism. Account in junior phase.
To Kelly. Everyone's talking like she did or defended blackface. She asked why someone can't dress up as Diana Ross. Let's have some perspective.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sports an offensive stereotype regarding Native Americans
Reason User Warned: Dismissive behavior in a sensitive discussion
I don't see any sort of racism? it's a freaking videogame where everyone take punches from everyone, stop seeing conspiracy everywhere
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GamingThread Blizzard is removing comments on the Diablo Immortal Cinematic Trailer video
Reason User Banned (1 day): Antagonizing other user.
Omg I literally got bored reading your response Maybe if it had been downvoted enough I would give a shit
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GamingThread Blizzard is removing comments on the Diablo Immortal Cinematic Trailer video
Reason User Banned (1 day): Inflammatory False Equivalence
It's sad really. pressing the dislike button is now a form of man baby entitlement. God forbid someone speak up that they don't like it. A lot of the "well you can disagree but be respectful" post are to control a narrative. It honestly reminds me of how Kaepernick kneeling in the NFL was seen as the extreme disrespect by some folks and he had to do it the "correct" way when their was nothing inflammatory about hat he did in the first place.
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GamingThread Blizzcon 2018 - A CLASSIC JOURNEY (Now Live)
Reason User banned (5 days): Inappropriate language and history of low quality posts.
Not going to download that mobile crap. I would play Hearthstone if it wasnt designed to rape your wallet.
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EtcetEraThread Thousands protest in Pakistan over the acquital of woman who was on death row for blasphemy
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate language
To be honest, it has nothing to do with islam either. These people seem to be retards. End of that. There is nothing in islam about drinking water from non Muslim and, as a Muslim, I cannot comprehend anything of that. If these people just scratch on the surface, they would perhaps see that. There are hundreds of cases and examples during the life of the prophet where he and his companions interracted with Christians. One of the first things Muslims are taught is the migration to Ethiopia because of persecution.
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GamingThread gamers = people who play games. same thing
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Personally attacking other members
And the fact you have 25,000 messages in a year says a lot about you. Maybe if you spent some time out in the real world (or even just some time chilling and enjoying games on their own merits) instead of the internet echo chamber, you'll realize stuff like IGN plagarizing reviews or big western AAA game nickel-and-diming isn't really all that a big deal in the grand scheme of things. Sorry if you find my attitude dismissive and flippant though, that wasn't my intention.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sports an offensive stereotype regarding Native Americans
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling and dismissing concerns of racism
It must be exhausting to find everything as being racist.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sports an offensive stereotype regarding Native Americans
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns about representation, junior account
If you don't like it don't buy it. Stop ruining my games by trying to police what I can play and how should I do it. This is like the sombrero thing on Mario Odyssey, Americans saying it was offensive, Mexicans feeling it as a compliment and the rest of the world didn't care. Should we ban native American outfits on videogames? There are a lot. How about desert levels with egiptian scenery? How many games have oriental themes? Remember, being offended is an emotion we decide to choose. Instead of demanding to others to change so we can't be offended, better try to stop feeling offended in first place. It is clear that Nintendo doesn't want to cause harm, so please let the company have some artistic integrity.
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GamingThread Edge Magazine Scores (RDR2, AC:O, Return of the Obra Dinn, Astro Bot)
Reason User Banned (1 Day) - System Warring
Oh, the salt from the sony enthusiasts of this forum, the sames that were embarrassing themselves when Edge gave GoW a 8/10, will be legendary.
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EtcetEraThread Joe Rogan uses the n-word on podcast while reading Kanye lyrics
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Creating misleading thread and abusing report system, history of similar behaviour. Thread making privileges suspended.
While discussing Kanye West, Joe Rogan reads some of his lyrics and makes no effort to censor himself. @1:09:45 Joe Rogan says the N word In case you needed another reason as to why Joe Rogan is a piece of shit
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GamingThread Does your wife/girlfriend/husband/boyfriend/partner watch you play video games?
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Asking this mainly out of curiosity (and a potential relationship element as well). Does your wife/girlfriend watch you play video games? By watch, I mean does she sit next to you or close by when you are playing and actively watches, asks about, or comments, on what is happening in the game? Why/why not?
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EtcetEraThread October Jobs report: October jobs report smashes expectations, wages rise at fastest pace since 2009
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Inflammatory call-outs, account in junior phase
Y'know it's strange how MasterSummerSmith sounds like some kind of conservodrone, and Mr. Awesome has only one follower despite his high visibility.
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EtcetEraThread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
Reason User Banned (1 day): Repeated Hostility and Thread Derailment
Yes, and we all know who you are which is the person that has spent inordinate amounts of time and energy on GAF and here failing at convincing anyone Lost sucks. But keep tilting at that windmill, Don Quixote. And, as usual, you get things completely wrong either by choice or by lacking critical thinking skills. I did not claim to have superior intellect I said that the person posting the video thought they do. You really need to start paying attention, just like you never did when Lost aired.
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters (READ OP)
Red Text If you've got an issue with a modpost, you can reach out to one of our mod captains. Ignoring, questioning, or trying to pick an argument over a modpost in the thread is thread derailment and will be actioned accordingly.
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GamingThread Diablo Immortal (Mobile) Announced
Reason User banned (1 day): platform wars trolling and derailing
Nah, the jokes just write themselves. Absolutely love someone trying to deny the master race shit and then a few posts later "EVERYONE IN THAT ROOM WAS A PC GAMER". Jesus, guys. Try harder
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT12 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | The Cat's Out Of The Box
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Defending Racist Stereotypes, User in Junior Phase
You mean like this? Complaining about stereotypes in caricature is like asking to abolish it. Exaggeration is the very essence of its expression. Not the same thing, but do you remember when a movement tried to shut down Eminem's homophobic lyrics? And Elton John solidarized himself with Eminem, performing together with him? That showed two things: Marshal Mather's isn't actually a homophobe (he just portrays homophobia prevalent in society in the made up character Eminem). And Elton John values free expression over supposed protection from homophobia.
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GamingThread Nintendo needs to sell 14.93 million units in the six months from October 2018 to March 2019
Reason User banned (5 days): platform warring
To a certain extent I agree, but only outside the context of a Nintendo hardware launch. If the next Zelda releases with the update of the Switch it's going to sell a lot, if it releases on it's own it's not going to hit those BOTW kind of numbers because they already pulled that rabbit out of the hat and everybody bought it. With new hardware new switch owners will believe a new Zelda is going to be the game that will show them all the bells and whistles of the new hardware they're already familiar with that routine. This doesn't make any sense. The narrative of Nintendo for YEARS has been basically "Less Power, More Play" and the Wii U was a dramatic improvement from the original Wii hardware spec. Even if it had been true that the Wii U had the power of a 10 year old science calculator it shouldn't have had any effect because of the games. Whatever perceived shortcomings some people believed Wii U had the shortcomings didn't cost Nintendo any Wii U customers. The rise of casual gaming on mobile phones claimed large swathes of casual gamers from Nintendo and the game content being so radically different from what console gamers were accustomed but being offered as a console experience made it a problematic purchase for for console gamers. A lot of times people just don't want to accept the truth. A microcosm of Switch's potential long term problem can be found in Monster Hunter, if look at this through a "Core gamer" lens I guess. Monster Hunter was a Nintendo exclusive franchise for a number of years, it was one of the more important exclusives Nintendo had that was recognizable outside of Nintendo platforms. For many years Capcom held the position that Monster Hunter really wouldn't sell on any platform other then Nintendo or wasn't fot for platforms other than Nintendo. After the release of Monster Hunter World the franchise sold a little over 10 million units completely outside of Nintendo platforms. Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate appears to have sold less then a million units on the Switch. The truth is that there are only a handful of current Nintendo IPs that are going to sell like BOTW or Mario Odyssey on the Switch. Most if not all of those golliath selling games are releasing in the next year and a half or so and that cut off is going to have an effect on the long term sales of the hybrid console. This is the main reason I think the total life sales of the Switch will probably be around forty to fifty million, which would mean that at some point in the next couple of years there will be a steep decline in unit sales, but forty to fifty million gamers is still a significantly large userbase. I fail to see why so many long standing Nintendo fans feel the need to frame every Switch success against what's happening in the console game space. Nintendo is never going to win that contest and why would they want to? (why do you want them to? Really?) Nintendo is moderately successful to very successful operating in their own bubble. Just celebrate that versus laying in wait for anyone to offer any criticism of your favorite game system and then try to force the conversation into the Nintendo vs. everybody else direction. Since it always seems to come down this in any kind of Nintendo based discussion not revolving around a particular game the whole "Nintendo's IP is Bulletprroof and a Platinum Cornacopia of only Goodness" should be unpacked a little bit and scrutinized a bit closer in the context of what the average console gamer is looking for... There's no way the Wii U ahould have been the abject failure as it was IF Nintendo's intellectual properties IN THE CONSOLE SPACE were as valuable as some people seem to think they are to the majority of console gamers. Switch wouldn't be experiencing the immediate extreme highs and now the kind of leveling off or slight decline in sales it's seeing if the IP cache was that great within the console space because other succesful consoles have not performed this way. The kind of leveling off/decline in Switch sales are experiencing now shouldn't have really started until year four or five for a successful console and the sales should still be climbing dramatically if it were selling like a super succesful handheld, especially if the Nintendo IP were as console valuable as some people like to think. In the real world Nintendo hasn't been a real driver in console gaming proper since all the way back to the SuperNES and they've been perfectly fine. After shrinking back from the console space all those years back other franchises and console ecosystems grew, which meant a lot of core/console gamers moved away from those stalwart Nintendo franchises multiple decades ago. Because Nintendo transitioned to primarily a mobile games platform influencer and abandoned their post as a standards bearer in the console space when the standards and taste shifted there's going to be a wait and see attitude from a lot of core/console gamers today and a lot, maybe even most just aren't going to dig what Nintendo is offering...not that that should really matter to Nintendo or their fans they are successful with only a small sampling of that typical console group, plus their traditional fans, plus some probable fairweather casual gamers they're doing great. You can't realistically expect people that haven't touched a Nintendo console for ten or a lot more years that have adopted a whole slew of other franchises to immediately clamor for a lot of game IP that's seen most of it's success on mobile platforms or haven't gotten that much exposure from mediocre to poor selling Nintendo consoles since the Gamecube era or well before in today's console environment. Mobile and console game spaces generally have had pretty distinct userbases with a little bit of crossover. As much as a lot of Nintendo fans hate it there is a smallish group of Nintendo core console fans and then nostalgia seeking consumers, many of which are casual gamers that were also most of the Wii audience that checked out of buying games regularly after the first couple of years of the the Wii, which is why there wasn't a large audience patiently anticipating the next Wii U the way other consoles fans generally are waiting for new consoles. I'm not saying I think the Switch is going to fail, it's obviously a tremendous success already, but they're not going to get anywhere near the 335M number they revised their lifetime projections to be assuming Switch would sell more like a handheld then a console...to hit anywhere near that number they would have to sell between 40M-70M units per year on a 6-7 year lifecycle and that would have to encompass the entire core gamer audience, switch's current core audience and more. Most likely the Wii U userbase represents the actual size of the Nintendo console specific core userbase that is actually reliable for games sales. The thing is that the casual gamer that plays phone games isn't gone so that's one part of the Wii audience Switch is not going to get in the kinds of numbers the Wii had, console ecosystems outside of Nintendo are fairly strong now, so Nintendo is only going to get and keep a slice of that market. It's better to be prepared than to be unrealistically optimistic. Nintendo is going to have to continue to develop some new hit properties like they did with Splatoon that have more of a console/Switch specific association rather than try to completely rely on past IP, indie games or just lean on transitioning Nintendo mobile titles to the switch. Nintendo has a good history of making bankable single player and some co-op games, but multiplayer relative to the CODs, Battlefields, Battlefronts, Fortnites of the world is really a different kind of animal for Nintendo or Nintendo first parties. They should stick to doing what they do well while pushing a little further with multiplayer games to keep the audience they have.
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GamingThread Nintento recommends a $30 LAN adapter for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Reason User Banned (3 Days): System Wars
Because I want things too change, and knowing Nintendo, they don't really care about people say if they keep spending money. Maybe it's annoying, for you, but know what else is even more annoying? When every other week some new switch owner makes a thread about them being baffled about the features switch lack." Can i use a third party dock?", " Wtf, no youtube app?", Etc, etc... I wish I was telling people around here something they already know, but it seems that a huge amount of them don't have a grasp on what they are getting into when they buy a Nintendo product. So I'm here to inform them. I want the best value for my bucks and I know I need to convince the maximum amount of people to achieve it. If one of the biggest community of gaming is not the place to do it, where it is them? I'm not giving up so easily, and assuming that you already bought a switch, it's no use trying to convince you of my points, so maybe adding me to ignore list it's the best you can do. No hard feelings, I also have dozens of annoying user in my ignore list too, so it's all even.
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GamingThread IGN's comment section is hijacked by alt-right trolls.
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Signing up to troll
I mean there are also plenty of anti-American / Alt Left posts in there. Would you want to recommend IGN moderate trolls on both sides? Saying otherwise implies a bias.
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters (READ OP)
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters (READ OP)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Racial trolling
While it would be cool to have one, i dont need one just for the sake of it. Also Meta Knight is black.
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters (READ OP)
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Smash Ultimates full roster has been revealed (outside of DLC characters). And there is not one brown or black character in the base roster. I realize that Nintendo doesn't exactly have a wide variety of diverse characters to choose from, especially compared to some of the other publishers. But I also think that this point is not as strong as it was say when Brawl had come out, or even Smash Wii U/3DS, a more recent title. There has been a marked uptick in diversity with recent Nintendo titles that is largely absent in Ultimate, ranging from titles like Botw, Fire Emblem (which has always had characters to pull from, even in older games), ARMS and more. The inclusion of third-party characters also makes this a bigger issue. Because the game is no longer just pulling characters from Nintendo's history, but also series like Final Fantasy and Bayonetta. I'm hoping the DLC characters rectify this a bit, but given the newcomers introduced in Ultimate, I'm not expecting much.
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GamingThread Destiny 2 for FREE through November 18th on Battle.net
Reason User Warned: Pattern of inflammatory trolling in Destiny threads
LMAO.....still giving away I see. Oh shit....LMAO. I see a next month article...."Destiny 2 the most played game on Battle.net." LMAO. They are so desperate. It's like "Please...please...play Destiny 2".
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EtcetEraThread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
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EtcetEraThread Reetae reviews the ending of LOST by comprehensively reviewing the series.
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What? Desmond episode in season 6 clearly implies that the light on the island = afterlife world. Which explain all desmond episode, and all the powers that people had on the island, and why the island need to be protected. Forget about the "island" itself. It's just a rock floating because of that energy. Walt , Hurley, Monster, Miles... all of them have powers connected to the death. I mean many here are screaming "IT'S NONSENSE! STOP TALKING YOU ARE WRONG! LOST IS BAAAD!" Just... I don't mind if people didn't like the ending. But saying there is big inconsistencies... No.
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GamingThread Blizzard is removing comments on the Diablo Immortal Cinematic Trailer video
Reason User banned (1 week): hostility and thread derail
You sound more like a child than the people did at the con to be honest. Cry me a river
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GamingThread Fallout 76 livestream coming November 8th with Rick and Morty, Ninja, and Logic
Reason User Warned: Avatar shaming, drive-by post.
Oh hey its the thread where people with anime and pokemon avatar acts tough.
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EtcetEraThread TMZ: Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Split, Engagement Called Off
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Personal attack
it's called having an opinion on the looks of an actor, something that is commonly done, find something else to be a social justice warrior about
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EtcetEraThread Don Lemon: 'White men' are biggest terror threat to US, and there is no travel ban on them
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory false equivalencies surrounding race, Junior phase account
Reverse Don Lemon: "Black men are biggest murderer threat to US." Is this OK to say?
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory false equivalencies surrounding race; trolling
So I guess were gonna complain when the new Def Jam gets revealed there are to few white characters.
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns about diversity
Haven’t read through this thread but I’m gonna weigh in regardless: there are miis in the game. Make your own blacks or browns
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): History of dismissive posts in serious topics
You can pick a black Mii character, black Inkling and a black villager. I really don't understand the issue here. Most of the roster is non-humanoid anyway...
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Dismissing diversity and inclusivity efforts
Forget that. I don't want characters added in smash purely to add diversity to the roster. I want fun, interesting and well known characters instead. I'd take Isaac over Twintelle anyday, (and especially Banjo).
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns of representation
But none of the characters in Smash Bros. are real... Seriously. They are all fictional made up video game characters. Whether it's Link or Isabelle they are equally made up. Literally none of us are like link, like Mario, like Ike, like any of them. I am white and don't feel like I associate with any of the characters in the game. Does that mean I'm not represented? They could all be black, blue, or green. None of them actually represent me. So I just don't find myself caring. Some of the characters are multiracial in the game with different skins even. Not even miis really feel like... Me. I a fat 32 year old white male who has dreams of more. But I don't see anything that represents me. Not do I really give a crap. I don't play Smash Bros to self associate to characters
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Racist rolling and dismissing concerns surrounding representation
Yawn. Why is this an issue? It’s not,.
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory drive-by post and dismissing concerns about representation
No thanks. I'd rather have a black person with their own game, not some throwaway spot on a game with 75 characters. Gonna have to do better than "random black character with someone else's moves" to get your woke points.
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GamingThread Smash Ultimate has 74 Characters, yet lacks Black/Brown characters
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Racial trolling
Meta Knight is black, not humanoid though I guess. Are there many humans on the roster?
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GamingThread ONMSFT: Microsoft has a hit on its hands with Xbox Game Pass, and analysts are starting to notice
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Continued system warring after returning from a ban
Sony is way ahead in Europe, like always. You need to spend less time in the MS Studios OT echo chamber. I haven't seen this level of delusion since 2013 when MS diehards could not accept that the Xbox was the less powerful console.
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GamingThread Somewhat-sexist Best Videogame Player In The World Contest
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HOVAC is a notorious internet troll who goes by the name icycalm who is also behind this pathetic attention grab best player whatever it's called. Bit of background on the guy here He's made this same post on several forums including gaff. Dont give him or his platform oxygen. Let this thread die.
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EtcetEraThread Disney bought Lucasfilm six years ago today and has already recouped its $4 billion investment
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Gotta spend money to make money.
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GamingThread Super Mario Odyssey is now FULLY PLAYABLE on Yuzu Emulator [Read OP]
Reason User warned: Attempted thread derailment, ignoring a moderator's warning.
Fucking LOL. Preservation is important. However, you have to be naive as hell to ignore context. The game isn't even a year old on a popular system at the start of it's life. This instance isnt about preservation and we all know it.
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GamingThread Super Mario Odyssey is now FULLY PLAYABLE on Yuzu Emulator [Read OP]
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man this emulator has seen some crazy fast improvement in such a short time. I can see it being pretty much almost perfect for SMO before Summber 2019 Yuzu Patreon -
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GamingThread PC Gaming Can Be A Hassle When Compared To Console Gaming
Reason User Warned: Platform wars, dismissing topic
Oh really bc I just think if he's not committed then it's not for him. I mean theres a reason why people prefer it (PC over console)
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GamingThread 52 Games. 1 Year. 2018.
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PS3 - May 22nd - 11 hours I liked Sly 1, didn't think it was great but it was decent. The sequel however is just plain bad. It starts off okay but once you realise you've seen the best the game has to offer in the first level, it goes to shit. Here's a list of things I didn't like about Sly 2. Every level has the same set of repetitive missions, nearly every mission has an insta fail state, the only difference between the levels is seeing how shitty the mini games will be in this one. Making you play a 3rd of the game as Bentley should be illegal. The game CONSTANTLY interrupts you with unstoppable dialogue cutscenes the game is FAR too long with each level lasting at least 90 mins, for some reason the cutscene volume is like 200% louder than the in game, the hubs are hard to navigate and there is often only one path to the highest areas, you have to backtrack to the safe house after every mission, the levels aren't designed to be navigated with Bentley or Murray and it's a pain in the arse doing so, and the game crashed multiple times. The only good points I could give it is some Sly levels feel like the first game and the presentation is still pretty good. Rarely does a game rub me in all the wrong ways like Sly 2 lmao
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GamingThread 52 Games. 1 Year. 2018.
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3DS - Jan 5th - 16 hours I was really impressed with this game, it looks and plays great, the 3D effect is one of the best. I like Ace Combat games but I'm not very good at them but this one has manoeuvres which makes it a lot easier. The game only lasts like 3-4 hours but there are 4 difficulties and extra/survival missions which I did all of.Switch - Jan 7th - 42 hours First 3D Mario I've 100%ed. This game oozes creativity, the controls are perfect, there's surprises round every corner and it has a boat load of content. Only negatives were it was pretty easy other than a few post game challenges and the coin grind at the very end was a bit of a pain but that's only for completionists.PC - Jan 9th - 10 hours Mafia is a difficult game to rate, it does a lot of things well, especially for the time. The attention to detail is great, it goes for realism/immersion over GTA-style craziness, the story is genuinely good and the best part of the game and the voice acting is solid (at least across the main cast) The gameplay however doesn't hold up as well. The cars are (rightfully so for the time) slow and painful to drive, and there is a hell of a lot of driving back and forth. The shooting is a little better, but the AI is stupid and most gun fights play out the same.PS2 - Jan 20th - 8.30 hours This game is not as bad as I thought it might be, which I know isn't a great compliment but I had fun with it. The first impressions are poor but it gets better as it goes on. The story and characters I actually liked, the four characters you can choose each have differences which make the levels play out slightly different depending on who you choose, the graphics and sound are good, and once you realise to adopt a slower pace, the gameplay isn't too bad at all. The frustrations come from the awful frame rate, the PS2 just can't handle this game, and the later levels which end up just throwing wave after wave of bullet sponge enemies with few health packs in sight. I wish I had played the PS3 version as that has a much better frame rate.Xbox One - Feb 9th - 5 hours Pretty standard stuff, shooting things is fun and the levels give you some options in how to tackle the encounters. Game is pretty drab in the first half but some nice locations in the 2nd and it feels really good at 60fpsPS4 - Feb 12th - 4 hours Okay little game with beautiful graphics and soundtrackit's a little slow and one of the chapters stood out as not as good as the rest. The frame rate is not very good which is a shame because it really takes you out of the environments when all you can pay attention to is the fluctuating fps. Most of the puzzles were fun to solve though easy and the story is pretty good.Xbox One- Feb 14th - 7 hours Played this one co-op and enjoyed it a lot. It had a fair amount of variety (for a shooter) and the new weapons are fun. It keeps it simple but effective. Played a bit of multiplayer which seems kinda dead but was good stuff once we got in a game. Gears 4 is just an overall great package of a game.Xbox One - Feb 20th - 7 hours (Talking about campaign only) whatthehellwasthat.jpg. Another we played co op and without a doubt the worst mainline cod campaign. The story is bananas which I wouldn't mind if it didn't keep hassling control away from the player for it's nonsensical bullshit. The level design is some of the worst in a fps I've played, they just throw you straight in, nearly every level is just a huge area filled with enemies, no pacing at all. The same old cod gameplay is there with some new abilities which are whatevs, so it's almost half decent but the level design sinks it.Xbox One - Feb 23rd - 3 hours The unique controls were interesting although I was still fighting them by the end of the game, and the story tries to pack a punch but its a little heavy handed and the puzzles were too easy so I was leaning towards being bored rather than engrossed.Switch - March 1st - 27 hours Actually completed this a few weeks ago but meant to come back and do the ultimate challenges, but after getting stuck on the 2nd one I'll call it a day. I was a fan of this game from the start of the rumours, I like turned based strategy games and from playing ghost recon on 3ds I knew Ubisoft had it in them and they proved me right. Super fun, challenging, funny, polished and a great soundtrack. Bring on a sequel.DS - March 5th - 74.30 hours Well like 7 months later I finally finished every puzzle in Picross DS. This was my first time playing Picross and I totally loved it, the way you self teach yourself new techniques as you get better is rewarding, at first you think how can I not take a few guesses here and there but there is always a way. One of the best value for money games I've ever bought, paid just £3. I've ordered Picross 3D but I should probably take a little break before diving in..Wii U - March 10th - 28 hours Incredible game that solves some of the bigger problems with the first, however I feel like some changes to the combat and the easy difficulty make me prefer Bayonetta 1 ever so slightly. I was never able to do infinite climax on B1 but here I did with pure platinum. Still, when that's the only complaint I can come up with, you know the rest of it is pretty damn good.PS3 - March 13th - 5 hours It's sort of a miracle this game even exists but I'm glad it does and they really did do a good job chronicling the Beatles. The intro and presentation as a whole are fantastic.DS - March 20th - 20 hours Chrono Trigger pretty much does everything very well. The sprites and animation are great, the soundtrack has some great tracks like Frog's Theme, the techs keep the battle system interesting throughout the game, I like how each character has moves that can interact with every other character. I also like how the NPC dialogue changes based on your time travelling antics, especially in the side quests which were probably my favourite part.PS4 - March 26th - 6 hours Honestly I wasn't expecting that much from this game but it surprised me a bit. It's a little janky, the writing is kinda bad at points, the voice acting is all over the place, BUT, it's co-op integration is creative, the mini games are fun, its (unintentionally) absolutely hilarious, the second half of the game goes off the rails in a good way, and the end segment was pretty incredible. Me and my friend were laughing the whole way through and we had a great time.March 28th - 5 hours Not much to be said about this one, impressive and innovative for the time, been there done that nowadays, which isn't really the games fault. There were some standout levels and you feel more vulnerable than the later games but the enemy placements were quite predictable and I felt the pacing could have been improved if it jumped around the 3 campaigns rather than having you play them in order one at a time.PS4 - March 31st - 6 hours Good stuff. Addictive and somewhat relaxing digging (until you get squashed by a rock), a cool style, and secrets worth exploring for. There's no fluff here and the sequel will definitely go on my wish list.DS - April 4th - 13 hours Pretty standard Picross game, though for some reason they messed up the stylus controls from the other games which I could not get used to so I had to use buttons. Other than that its fine.PS3 - April 4th - 11 hours I was surprised at how much I liked this game, it has some great level design, fun tools to use (even though using them puts you on track for the bad ending..) and an interesting world. The later levels aren't as good but overall a great game.- PS4 - April 8th - 12 hours This game starts out fairly promising as just a Dark Souls clone but goes to shit fairly quickly. The combat is really slow and clunky, the enemies are designed to be a pain in the arse to fight, major tracking and huge shields in tight corridors is not fun. The level design later on is a mess and thanks to audio glitches I played half the game with no music or dialogue. The game was easy but tedious as the predictable bosses have an enormous amount of health.PS4 - April 14th - 25 hours I sort of low key love this game. I know nothing about transformers but I had a blast playing this, it's not as deep or intense as Bayonetta but its similar and incredibly fun to play. The combat feels great and you move around the battles really fast with a mix of melee weapons, guns and of course your transform. The campaign is very short so you're encouraged to go through with all the characters, which I did..In fact I got the platinum trophy which was a pain in the arse and I don't recommend it. One thing I don't like is the scoring system which is more point based than anything so going for the top rank means just extending the battles as long as possible rather than not getting hit. The loot system is pretty cool too and it feels great when you get a sick weapon but later on they become very rare.PS3 - April 19th - 6.30 hours A quite flawed game, the story never lives up to its potential and although they give you 4 different Spideys to play with, it all ends up being very repetitive. The Noir levels stand out visually but feel like a bootleg Arkham game and the other 3 are all pretty similar. It's also quite buggy and I had to restart a lot of checkpoints due to progression glitches. The second half of the game felt like they ran out of ideas and the levels got padded and tiresome. However the game looks nice and the combat can be fun in small doses.PS4 - April 23rd - 12 hours I liked this game overall but.. the game hooks me in with good and interesting characters, a great soundtrack and world that is fun to look around and interact with but lets me go with a rushed final episode that fails to deliver a good ending and take into account the choices you made throughout the game. It went a little Mass Effect 3. Also that lip syncing is just terrible.Android - May 3rd - 7 hours First Dragon Quest game I've played and considering its age it holds up well. I think the mobile version has some QOL changes to the original which helps. The old timey speak gets a little grating after a while. There was grinding as expected but playing on a tablet made it not so bad to grind as I watched TV. There are a few annoyances but the game is brief and charming enough that it's easy enough to look back fondly on.PS4 - May 6th - 40 hours A very well made game but with noticeable flaws. The presentation and voice acting are top tier, the kid isn't as annoying as feared. The combat is quite strategic and deeper than it appears, but the enemy variety is poor, same goes for the mini bosses. The bosses were laughable compared to other GoW games and the game likes to wrestle control away from the player. I also didn't like how the story kept moving the goalposts. It felt a bit bloated with a bunch of shit to collect and hundreds of lore writings that started off interesting but the more they threw at me the less I cared. They stuffed too much into the game and the pacing suffers in the last third. While the other GoW games felt like an intense race to the finish line this felt like a stroll through the park with the semi open world. The combat is the only part of the game that requires any skill of the player, the rest is all automatic or easy. This sounds really negative but overall I enjoyed most the time I spent with the game. I give it 4 stars because the combat was genuinely intense on hard mode, the presentation is outstanding and there are some memorable moments in the story.PS4 - May 12th - 12 hours Not much to say, it's Mega Man, they're all pretty similar. I'd rank them 3>2>4>6>1>5. As much I as like the old mega man games, I also sort of hate them, mainly how it trolls you with obstacles you can't know are there unless you've played it before. I used save states at the start of stages with no regret.Xbox 360 - May 14th - 11 hours I really like Brutal Legend, more than I did in 2010 when I first played it. The live action intro is great. The soundtrack is quality and so is the cast, Jack Black especially. I wish the story kept the humour it promises in the first hour but it sort of fizzles out and the game feels a bit unfinished like they ran out of time. I like the on foot missions but the game sort of ditches these in the second half to focus on the RTS battles, which are fun but control a little clunky and they're pretty easy if you take your time. I enjoyed exploring the open world for secrets and while the side missions are repetitive, they are fun and short enough to not be a problem.Wii - May 19th - 6 hours This game would have been much less annoying without the inventory system. No item box and you have to either lug around a massive hookshot the whole game or drop it somewhere and backtrack all the way when you need it. Didn't mind the partner system as much and the story is terrible other than that it's standard Resident Evil.PS3 - May 22nd - 11 hours I liked Sly 1, didn't think it was great but it was decent. The sequel however is just plain bad. It starts off okay but once you realise you've seen the best the game has to offer in the first level, it goes to shit. Here's a list of things I didn't like about Sly 2. Every level has the same set of repetitive missions, nearly every mission has an insta fail state, the only difference between the levels is seeing how shitty the mini games will be in this one. Making you play a 3rd of the game as Bentley should be illegal. The game CONSTANTLY interrupts you with unstoppable dialogue cutscenes the game is FAR too long with each level lasting at least 90 mins, for some reason the cutscene volume is like 200% louder than the in game, the hubs are hard to navigate and there is often only one path to the highest areas, you have to backtrack to the safe house after every mission, the levels aren't designed to be navigated with Bentley or Murray and it's a pain in the arse doing so, and the game crashed multiple times. The only good points I could give it is some Sly levels feel like the first game and the presentation is still pretty good. Rarely does a game rub me in all the wrong ways like Sly 2 lmaoPS3 - May 27th - 19 hours Wanted to try a proud mode play through and with the right abilities and use of spells it really wasn't very hard at all. But it was fun and now I want to play KH2 Critical mode which I've heard good things about- 3DS - June 2nd - 33 hours A game I'm very nostalgic for and enjoy however I think gen 2 is a little bit overrated retrospectively. The level curve and distribution of Pokemon is pretty bad, it's like they are ashamed of the new Pokemon and hide most of them away until late game. Grinding against lvl 40 wilds to beat Red wasn't very fun. Other than that it's Pokemon and a good one.PS3 - June 7th - 10 hours Very enjoyable and funny game, lots in there for fans of the show. Only problems I had was it was really easy even on hard difficulty and frame rate problems.GBA - June 10th - 5 hours This game just feels good to play. The soul system offers a lot of variety, the design of the castle is great and the pacing is spot on.Xbox One - June 28th - 3 hours The length is disappointing but other than that its challenging and innovative.PS4 - July 3rd - 6 hours Another game I'm very nostalgic for but I definitely know it's not perfect though it looks nice with a new coat of paint. Uneven difficulty and the poor hit detection bring down an otherwise good game.Xbox One - July 8th - 6 hours An overall enjoyable campaign with some good voice acting and some challenging missions. The story is watchable but the characters are copy and pasted straight from other WW2 movies and the 30fps in game cutscenes are jarring.PS3 - July 12th - 6.30 hours Good balance between co op action and puzzles, a lot of replayability and overall a lot more fun than the modern TR gamesPS2 - July 15th - 4.30 hours Was better than I expected, I didn't realise it was an Onimusha clone before playing though not the same level of quality. With a longer and more challenging campaign this game could have been a lot better however I did enjoy it for what it was, a hack and slash with mashy combat and a dumb story and one that was over before I got bored with it.PS4 - July 21st - 20 hours Great game in a refreshing setting with a lot of side stuff to keep you busy PC - July 21st - 8 hours Interesting game, similar to Rune but not as good. has some good stuff to it but the difficulty is uneven, the levels are very short and the melee combat is pretty bad. It looks very good for it's time.PS3 - July 26th - 11 hours My goal with this game was to at least beat it on hard as I'm a bit of a DMC noob and have only played them on normal before. I managed it and it's not too bad outside of the last 2 or 3 bosses which killed any hope of a DMD run, I just don't think I'd be able to beat nightmare 3 on that mode. Either way I'm happy I went back, I love the atmosphere and the amount of choice you have with how to tackle each fightPC - Aug 4th - 32 hours I've had this game for years but always stopped halfway before beating it and I did have to force myself to finish it finally. I like exploring, fighting and looting..for 15 hours. Then it gets very repetitive. The game is just too big. The map is too big, too many enemies, too many boring sidequests (which you better do lest you be underleveled) and its just too long. it gets very tiring and by the end I couldn't wait for it to finish even though I enjoyed the start of the game a fair bit.PS3 - Aug 10th - 6.30 hours Very atmospheric with a decent plot but the execution isn't quite there. Some of the darkness powers are fun to use but the controls are clunky, the AI is dumb and the game runs like shit on PS3.3DS - Aug 15th - 13 hours Enjoyable game from start to finish, if only it wasn't super easy but it was fun getting 100% nonethelessWii - Aug 18th - 6.30 hours The motion controls suck but other than that it's great. Very challenging which is good but occasionally felt a little trial and errorPS3 - Aug 21st - 35 hours Critical mode. It's true what people say, critical does improve KH2 combat, well the bosses are much more challenging and strategic but for everything else I found it pretty much the same. The bosses are the highlight and some of the optional ones I couldn't even beatPC - Aug 25th - 12 hours Holds up pretty well with the HD mod, though I didn't realise until playing the mod makes the game much harder which could be frustrating at timesSwitch - Aug 31st - 7 hours (Campaign only) Some well designed and occasionally challenging levels but its over quick unless you want to grind for 100%PC - Sep 3rd - 5 hours Enjoyable story with good voice acting and atmosphere, I didn't think the stealth or the shooting were that good which is a shame because everything else is, similar to The DarknessPS3 - Sep 7th - 11 hours While the shooting and driving are much better than the first game and feel pretty good, the game rarely takes advantage of them. The story was much worse than the first game and pretty disappointing. The 40/50s atmosphere is great but this one feels like wasted potential. PS2 - Sep 12th - 4 hours Pretty standard stuff, I don't think it was quite as good as the other PS2 AC games, it feels like just an expansion and some missions feel identical to ones before, but more AC is still good fun- PS2 - Sep 12th - 7 hours Even better than the first game, combat is improved and a lot of fun, level design is better, and the game is less punishing in general than 1. Platforming is better too but still a little iffy but overall a great game which deserves a sequelPS2 - Sep 16th - 6 hours Honestly didn't really like this one. The geo mod stuff is almost completely useless and unused, the controls are awkward, bad stealth sections and a terrible plot. Plods along at a very easy difficulty until the last hour where it gets stupidly hard. PC - Sep 21st - 14 hours Very challenging, great puzzles and level design, a bit obtuse at times but thoroughly enjoyable, definitely will check out the sequel.PC - Sep 22nd - 7 hours Pretty good, what you see is what you get, very tight controls, decent challenge and just well crafted overall.PS3 - Sep 30th - 24 hours Big step down from the first game but not altogether terrible. Has some good characters, combat is fun for the first half but then recycled environments, enemies appearing out of nowhere mid battle and boring main plot let the game down.PS4 - Oct 7th - 27 hours Masterpiece. (re)played through normal, the Ada missions then professional difficulty and loved every minutePC - Oct 12th - 6.30 hours Fun writing, exploration and visuals make it an enjoyable experience even if the battle system is a bit too simple/easy.PC - Oct 14th - 3.30 hours I know I'm in the minority on this one but I did not like this game. I found the characters unlikable and annoying, walking is very slow and boring and that's all you do, the story is not worth the gameplay, the dialogue system is almost good but flawed in the sense that you can't tell whether your sentence will queue up or interrupt someone else talking, which leads to moments where 2 people are talking about completely different things at once. It felt forced like the interruptions where supposed to mimic natural dialogue but end up doing the opposite. To say something positive the voice acting is good and so is the background art.PC - Oct 19th - 9 hours Not bad but felt like it was missing something. The weapons don't feel very powerful and a lot of the encounters play out identical, in identical looking areas. Later on the pace improves and you get some new locations. Enjoyable but not quite as good as it could have been.Xbox - Oct 20th - 4 hours As far as licensed DMC clones go..this ain't bad. It's very short and easy and has framerate problems but has fun if shallow combat, some nice looking levels, decent bosses and a handful of unlockables. It's certainly more DMC2 than DMC1 but I enjoyed it more than the former. Speaking of DMC2 the game does rely on ranged weapons more than melee, there's like 6 guns and only 2 melee weapons, though it feels a bit more intended than DMC2. I played through normal in 3 hours then did a quick NG+ in hard which took less than an hour lol360 - Oct 27th - 12 hours Good atmosphere, decent story, gameplay is ok but it doesn't really change at all from the start to the end of the game. Pretty good but needed to pace myself to avoid getting bored of repetition.
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GamingThread Smash has 70+ characters but not 1 black or brown fighter
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Racist trolling + Previous severe infractions.
Isnt Little Mac brownish and the villager caucassian? Also Inlking were orangeish? unless splatton 2 white wasshed them
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018 + Treehouse Live
Reason User Banned (2 days): History of lazy dev rhetoric
Man, I'm such a Sakurai fanboy to the point of working on a Meteos mobile clone just out of admiration of his work and ideas, but I won't hold myself back when I say that his distaste of working on sequels is really showing this time around. Dude has always been so meticulous with his references and representations. He has given Nintendo the cutest Kid Icarus redesign ever, a triple A status for Fire Emblem games, a kick-start into eSports before Splatoon and overall just the best system seller any videogame hardware has ever seen. Fast-forward to Ultimate and you see him lacking consistency. Adding Ridley after saying he'd have his size misrepresented because fans probably harassed the heck out of him. But also adding whatever he feels because fuck it, here's another Mario character, this time one that's has literally NEVER been playable ever before. It just shows a lot of disdain on his part compared to the things we've seen in his past works. He's visibly not into it anymore and his previously wonderful creativity is suddenly working against it with some terrible, almost parody-like perspective at things. I really hope the next Smash game is a complete reboot and specially one not directed by Sakurai anymore, for a fresher take at everything. I'll keep being a fan of him, hopefully getting to see new sick games from Sora Ltda that aren't necessarily linked to Nintendo IPs, but this is just not his best, at all, and it's disturbing to watch this much struggle.
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GamingThread It's happening: Sunset Overdrive for PC rated by the ESRB
Reason User Banned (1 day): Platform warring and antagonising other users
Yes I know this is the Internet and a day won't go by without the world ending The way I see it is if it comes to PC that's great. If it comes to Steam and other stores even better but I'm not going to be terribly upset because just having it on PC is a plus. Some have other motives and just cant let it go that Windows Store will use exclusives to try and leverage people to use it. It's the same damn thing most business do
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EtcetEraThread New York Times: Lil Peep Died Before Becoming Pop Royalty. His New Music May Change That.
Reason User warned: Inflammatory drive-by posting, insulting fellow users.
Shit music for people with no brains. BUT some people in suits will use it to make money, basically(I doubt any of it is going to his family or anything like that)
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GamingThread Incineroar, Ken (Ryu echo fighter), and Piranha Plant (DLC) announced as new Smash Bros. characters
Reason User banned: (1 Week) Derogatory language and previous infractions
"REEEEEEEEE"
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EtcetEraThread US Midterm Elections 2018 |OT| Babs is Surging
Reason User banned (2 weeks): conspiracy theories
I mean, if you completely ignore what Menendez is accused of, then sure, general "corruption" sounds not as bad. But the allegations are as follows: 1.) Menendez was basically bought by his close acquaintance, Dr. Melgen, and served as his own personal advocate in Congress. 2.) Through Melgen, Menendez may have been engaging in sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. 3.) Menendez was indicted on charges of bribery, conspiracy, fraud, and lying under oath. He only isn't behind bars because of a mistrial. These aren't some minor white-collar crimes he's accused of.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread Manga |OT| 2018: This Thread Contains Hidden Drunks. Quote To Reveal Them.
Red Text Mod edit: don't mention scan groups by name
World Trigger 166: beaten again by a day. Anyway it's going to be interesting to see T2 abandon their formation for the last two maps in favor of something more aggressive. It makes sense since they can't let Kageura get points. Not to mention we have our first night map and it looks like Chika, Ko, and Zoe (With a damn heavy MG) spawned in the mall meaning we are going to see some chaos right off the bat. Super excited for next week.
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EtcetEraThread Senator Joe Donnelly says he has minority staffers, 'but' they've done well
Reason User banned (permanent): Thread created with intention to troll. History of similar concern trolling and posting in bad faith.
First the birthright citizenship quote, now this. We need to get racists like this out of office. It's not even hidden anymore, it's right in our face. :(
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GamingThread Super Mario Odyssey is now FULLY PLAYABLE on Yuzu Emulator
Reason User Banned (2 Days) - Ignoring Mod Warning & Attempted Derail
Well it surley doesn't help raise sales so I don't know if it's morally right to do this
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GamingThread Super Mario Odyssey is now FULLY PLAYABLE on Yuzu Emulator
Reason User Banned (2 Day) - Ignoring Mod Warning & Attempted Derail
Because a lot of people use emulators as a way to easily pirate games. Yes we know emulation =/= piracy but let's not pretend it's not a big reason people like to use them.
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GamingThread Super Mario Odyssey is now FULLY PLAYABLE on Yuzu Emulator
Red Text Do not derail this thread with generalizations on emulation. This thread is to discuss the progress being made on this current emulator and nothing more.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation (Read OP)
Red Text Please be aware that mods will be watching the Smash threads closely during and after the Direct. In recent weeks we’ve had to issue an uncommonly large number of bans for dumb pranks, hostility, and generally toxic behavior. If you are wrong about a prediction or a leak, do not take your embarrassment out on other members. If you are right, find a way to gloat without being nasty and mean to other members. If we have to issue bans today those bans will not be short. If a thread gets out of hand again it will be locked and will not reopen.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation (Read OP)
Reason User Warned - Antagonizing other members
Can't wait for everyone here to crash and burn after the direct and all this speculation to end. Because you have nothing else to do with your life. No major ambitions, worries, or dreams. Just a video game fan.
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EtcetEraThread Just Watched Hereditary. <WTF did I watch>?
Reason User banned (3 days): Personal attacks despite prior warning for similar behaviour.
I like horror films with decent music and stories that aren't pretentious. I'm not a fan of films that just go for jump scares so calm down cunt
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EtcetEraThread King of the hill complete series streaming on Hulu
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Please do not discuss or admit to piracy on the forum
I gave up and tormented that shit so I'll always have it. But I'm incredibly happy to see it return to aa streamin platform for all the people who have never watched the best show ever before. I'll definitely fire up a few due to the ease of access and better quality.
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EtcetEraThread Pelosi to Colbert: "We will win. Democrats will carry the house."
Red Text Derogatory comments of a sexist nature are not ok regardless of who they are used against. Stop doing it now or we'll take action accordingly.
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EtcetEraThread Pelosi to Colbert: "We will win. Democrats will carry the house."
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate Commentary
Exactly, election night was a fucking nightmare, and this old witch is already taking a victory lap, this election is crucial, why not just lay low til it's over
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GamingThread ONMSFT: Microsoft has a hit on its hands with Xbox Game Pass, and analysts are starting to notice
Reason User banned: (1 Week) Advocating piracy, console warring, and history of previous infractions
Ah, the future of gaming, where similarly to how TV streaming is going, every main publisher will have it's own streaming subscription service and if you want to play all the latest games you're gonna have to fork out for all of them. I'm not sure why people champion that future so much, blinded by their religious fever for their 'side' to win at all costs, including screwing themselves over. Don't say you weren't warned. Just see how Netflix is about to lose most of it's Disney stuff as Disney want a piece of the pie. Unlike with TV though, streaming games won't be easy to pirate for the odd one you don't wish to pay a sub for.
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EtcetEraThread White woman calls cops on Black people for parking their car
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): History of antagonistic and inflammatory posting and history of advocating violence
Gotta get them to admit it’s a frivolous call and they are doing it to be a prick and knock their asses the fuck out. Also, if you have come to tell me assaulting racists are bad, save it for your Thanksgiving dinner where you’ll concede this point to your racist MAGA uncle in order to eat his dry ass turkey in “peace”.
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EtcetEraThread Nurse loses job after sharing photo of blackface Beyoncé costume on Facebook
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Disingenuous arguing in a sensitive thread, a history of similar infractions
Everyone? This is the first time I've heard of anyone actually getting fired from their employment for making a poor decision outside of work like putting on blackface. I figured we could get other people fired for it too. I have no idea why Kimmel hasn't been held to task for this or offered any commentary or apology as far as I know. Did he ever apologize? Would an apology be enough to keep your job if you ever did blackface?
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EtcetEraThread Nurse loses job after sharing photo of blackface Beyoncé costume on Facebook
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Junior phase account excusing racism
Im definitely in the minority here, but i dont have a problem with this at all, blackface or not or even people "dressing up" as stereotypical Mexican with a sombrero and a poncho. People think that everything is racist. Reminds me of a video from last week.
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EtcetEraThread Nurse loses job after sharing photo of blackface Beyoncé costume on Facebook
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Junior phase account dismissing concerns over racism
She is very clearly DOING Blackface. There is a fine line of going as a black person and blackface. She hasn't highlighted her Lips to appear Fuller and and more red, unlike her Man. Her Man is full Blackface. She just made her skin color darker more orangy. And everything negative that comes with blackfacing is not found in her outfit.
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EtcetEraThread Nurse loses job after sharing photo of blackface Beyoncé costume on Facebook
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing concerns over racism over a series of posts; previous infractions
So she got fired because they painted their body as a black person for Halloween?
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EtcetEraThread Nurse loses job after sharing photo of blackface Beyoncé costume on Facebook
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Junior phase account excusing racism
Am I suppose to be angry? If this truly angers you can you please tell me why? If she had other questionable behavior then sure let her go. It seems people act "angry" because you are "suppose" to be angry. I don't care what color you paint yourself and what race you mimic. Just don't be an asshole and be respectful of said race. Not enough info in this article to tell which she was.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018 + Treehouse Live
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Repeatedly antagonizing other members and sustained hostility over a series of posts; previous infractions
sorry you have to deal with us simpletons who don't know as much as you do :( "people" = literally one person
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018 + Treehouse Live
Reason User Warned: Antagonizing other members
Stop being toxic dude. Trash heaps like you are what make the Smash community the filthiest collection of human garbage on planet earth. Fucking sickening. EDIT: I thought this was pretty clearly a joke, I was just mocking how people are shitting on the Smash community on for believing the leak. I hope you understand I wasn't attacking you or anyone else
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018 + Treehouse Live
Red Text Please be aware that mods will be watching the Smash threads closely after the Direct. In recent weeks we’ve had to issue an uncommonly large number of bans for dumb pranks, hostility, and generally toxic behavior. If you are wrong about a prediction or a leak, do not take your embarrassment out on other members. If you are right, find a way to gloat without being nasty and mean to other members. If we have to issue bans today those bans will not be short. If a thread gets out of hand again it will be locked and will not reopen.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly Open to Legislation Ending Birthright Citizenship
Reason User Banned (2 Days): Inflammatory Generalizations
yeah it simply shifts the overton window further to the right and im not surprised the usual feckless libs of this forum are using weasel words like purity politics to hide behind their latant racism
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EtcetEraThread When keeping it real goes wrong: Twitch streamer insults his viewers, faces backlash
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling about wealth, long history of prior infractions
Most people I know do. And yikes at the bolded
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GamingThread ONMSFT: Microsoft has a hit on its hands with Xbox Game Pass, and analysts are starting to notice
Reason User Warned: Console Warring
They won’t copy it because their games actually sell.
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GamingThread ONMSFT: Microsoft has a hit on its hands with Xbox Game Pass, and analysts are starting to notice
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Repeated instances of console warring despite frequent warnings.
They purposely trying to downplay success of game pass and ignore the fact MS is preparing for future with new studios. These all Sony fans, purposely playing devils advocate .
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GamingThread ONMSFT: Microsoft has a hit on its hands with Xbox Game Pass, and analysts are starting to notice
Reason User Warned: Platform-wars rhetoric.
I think while a brilliant idea, it's something Nintendo and Sony would and should never do, at least not with their exclusives. Microsoft can do this because in all honesty, their exclusives are not even close. Some of Nintendo's worst first party titles are better than anything Microsoft has put out this generation that isn't Forza. Sony is on a similar streak, if not an even better streak. They should allow their own Game Pass thing but I'd be fine with no exclusives in there. The quality of Nintendo and Sony games are up to par with their asking price, Microsoft's? Not so much
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GamingThread Why did you pass on Red Dead Redemption 2?
Reason User Warned: Derogatory language.
I dont like first person shooters and the long load size is retarded. I ain't downloading nearly 100gb to play a game when I dont give a fuck about 4k or graphics. For me, if I game is watchable and doesn't crash frequently I'm good. I just don't need all the other nonsense to enjoy games and therefore not a fan of 100gb downloads just to play.
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EtcetEraThread Son of prominent Ferguson protester found hung from a tree
Reason User Banned (Duration pending): Trolling in a sensitive thread. History of infractions and borderline posts
Just don't block the roads when protesting please and don't touch the windows of my local Starbucks
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GamingThread The Bethesda launcher is an prime example for why I hate different launchers.
Reason User Warned: System Wars
PC gamers: "PC gaming is great because it's an open platform!" Also PC gamers: "All these different launchers suck!"
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Trolling / Thread Derailment
undetale is just incel mother 3
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EtcetEraThread Can physical violence in response to political beliefs ever be morally justified?
Reason User warned: inflammatory and hyperbolic generalization
I am trying to read this thread and not come to the conclusion that the Era community is radicalising in front of my very eyes, but I am struggling. Personally, to OPs question, I don’t think violence is ever justified, but I do acknowledge revolutions and wars do happen because people are deeply unhappy / opressed / threatened.
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GamingThread Chris Avellone is still being extremely petty about Obsidian Entertainment
Reason User warned: inflammatory comment, cross-forum drama
Brought to you by games.stormfront.net Yeah I believe him a lot less now when it comes to the earlier story of his. Shout out to Dying Light 2 I guess.
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GamingThread [Rumour] Konami are releasing a patch which 'kills' PT for those who have it
Red Text I'm locking this thread as this is a baseless rumor with little to no proof. It sounds more like a PSN issue with people who are changing their usernames getting locked out of games that are no longer available on the store radicalized rather than any concious decision on Konami's part. If something substantial surfaces, PM me and I'll reopen this thread.
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GamingThread We have just hit a new low in exclusivity.
Reason User Banned (3 days): Console warring, recently banned for similar behavior
7 days of exclusive MTX or a game that was announced as multi platform and then mysteriously became a timed exclusive out of nowhere? Hmm. Besides, how are people coming to the conclusion that Sony somehow paid for this? Activision could have just as well came to Sony with the idea and they said ok. Some of you are trying way too hard.
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GamingThread We have just hit a new low in exclusivity.
Reason User Warned: Console warring
What find funny is how you are trying to spin MS into this conversation. Especially when all gen Sony has been paying for timed exclusivity on many games (crash bandicoot, nier automata, hellblade etc) and have had a history of paying to keep games off of other systems completely or timed since the beginning (street fighter 5 this gen, GTA off of Xbox, The OG tomb raider 2 from the sega Saturn) So instead of trying to spin this into something else, why not address the OG topic
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EtcetEraThread FBI probe hoax manufacturing sexual assault allegations on Mueller, Jacob Wohl hilariously involved
Reason User warned: thread derailing and backseat moderation
Mod already commented. No shit. You ever been dog piled? It sucks. Hence why I commented in the first place. Just wanted to chime in and maybe get people to think about not dog piling in the future. Can we all end this here? This is derailing the thread. Again, I've had my say. Also, next time you want to talk about me, just quote me! :) Thanks!
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GamingThread ONMSFT: Microsoft has a hit on its hands with Xbox Game Pass, and analysts are starting to notice
Reason User Banned (1 day): Console wars
Lol. When your first party stable has games like God of War, Spiderman and The Last of Us 2, giving them away in a subscription is a bit different than giving away Sea of Thieves and Forza.
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EtcetEraThread Don Lemon: 'White men' are biggest terror threat to US, and there is no travel ban on them
Reason User banned (permanent) - racism, trolling, junior account
You would be still running in the jungle.
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EtcetEraThread Don Lemon: 'White men' are biggest terror threat to US, and there is no travel ban on them
Reason User banned (4 days) for hostility and recently accumulated infractions
Are you crying yet, snowflake? Sorry that white men have a problem just living normally without seeking power struggles. If you're going to deny white supremacy you're on the wrong end of things here, anecdotal evidence aside. They were all US citizens, and far more crimes (also terrorism) were carried about by white people getting mad at literally everyone else.
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly Open to Legislation Ending Birthright Citizenship
Reason User Banned (permanent): Advocating Violence
"So you're not gonna vote for the democrat? What's your plan then? Let the Republican win?" My answer:
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GamingThread Microsoft Studios |OT3| I thought they were supposed to be sold off by now
Reason User Banned (5 days) - Ignoring Mod Post and Continuous Derailment of thread
Absolutely correct - Ninja Theory, Playground, Obsidian, The Coalition, and 343 are all "Juggernaut" developers that will change the face of gaming next-generation...
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GamingThread Microsoft Studios |OT3| I thought they were supposed to be sold off by now
Reason User Warned - Derailing Thread
Oh, I'm sorry. I should act like I'm part of Microsoft's HR department and start listing studios they've acquired without any announcements regarding games being made whatsoever. After all, it takes magic and pixie dust to make these games, right? One will be ready in 2 to 3 years if MS prays hard enough. :)
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
Reason User Warned: Antagonizing other members
ok. I don’t see why you needed to make this blanket statement comment scolding everyone as if you’re our dad or something.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
Red Text Mod Edit: Image removed. Don't post fake things to fool people.
OH SHIT IT'S CONFIRMED /s
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EtcetEraThread First Look: Henry Cavill as Geralt in The Witcher revealed! (based on the books, no beard)
Red Text After a brief discussion on the moderation team, we've decided to have all Witcher TV show threads in EtcetEra unless the news explicitly mentions the video games. As this is a TV show adaptation based on the novels as the source material, not the video games, and the fact that TV show threads belong in the traditional place for TV shows (EtcetEra), this will be the status quo going forward. Apologies for the confusion.
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GamingThread Is there really a "waifu fan service" problem in Fire Emblem?
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Creating a thread with the intention of driving a bad faith debate about sexualization
I never understood this critics against FE using this. I understand that Camilla was maybe too much, but judging some here, it's like Intelligent System is trapped in an hentai and before Awakening it was better. Well...Remember Nailah in Radiant Dawn? Or other characters in the saga prior to Awakening? If we judge only about the game itself, FE Fates was awesome in Conquest (maybe one of the best?), Good in Revelations...and "awakening" in birthright. And they did a remake of FE2 which was very good with great characters design and no waifu's on it (well...maybe sonia?). So i don't understand those critics and excuse to avoid FE Games. As for Heroes, it's a gacha game so... i wouldn't count on it (despite the music being in smash bros ultimate)
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EtcetEraThread Iran attempted political assassination in Denmark
Reason User Warned: Don't peddle conspiracy theories here. Doesn't matter if you disclaimer'ed it or not. Don't do it.
Disclaimer: conspiracy theory time Seems very convenient to have these cases coming up close before the sanctions being re-enacted. There was also a case in France a couple of weeks ago.
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EtcetEraThread Facist infiltration into Australian Political Parties Uncovered
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Advocating violence.
I think a lot of edgy young men skew that way to try and get a rise out of people, then they actually start believing it. It's pretty pathetic. Some people just deserve to be shot, I don't know what more to say.
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GamingThread Nintendo needs to sell 14.93 million units in the six months from October 2018 to March 2019
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): History of console warring, account in junior phase.
Not trolling, my opinion has been considered trolling before. Has it occurred to anyone here that outside of the Nintendo die hards and the wii casuals, Nintendo isn’t what it use to be. I see the switch doing n64 numbers at most. Once the Nintendo fans buy it and some casuals who like Pokémon, who is left? They release the same games over and over again and their fans think it’s the best thing. The new Zelda did not deserve 10s. I don’t see switch doing more than 50mill max this gen
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EtcetEraThread Axios: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship by executive order
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Advocating violence against a public official.
Never wished for an assassination to happen until now. idgaf
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EtcetEraThread How accurate are you, gun owners?
Reason User Warned: drive-by posting + antagonizing other users
My man. What a trash post. I’ll answer with my truth. No one needs a gun. The situation we are in means many folks have them. It’ll take time and a process but we can do that. Over the next 20 years we can remove them. It’ll suck and kids will die....people will die. But we do it for the ultimate better. Guns suck.
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EtcetEraThread Kanye West says he’s distancing himself from politics
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate Language
I mean, if you think this about stanning then think what you want. Not a stan of anyone but myself. This is about internet hive mind mentality. And how people are just one big group of the same people, saying and thinking the same shit. "Fuck you", "fuck off", "we will never forgive you, fuck off". Like, chill. You sound hurt. And hurt people hurt people. Why are you so triggered over a bipolar celebrity saying crazy shit? Kanye has said some dumb ignorant shit recently. He's a confused idiot. Ok. But I just cant wrap my head around people who respond to stupidity with hate. And cant even begin to wrap their head around the slightest thought of forgiveness. it'll make your day better. And I'll keep it real, "forgiveness" is the wrong word. You don't have to forgive him - but some folks in here sound so very Kanye Wests political beliefs or ignorant statements should not effect you as much as they do. Seek help. Crazy guy says crazy things. Ok. Cool. Either ignore him, call him out for it, or educate him. But to be all "I wIlL nEvEr FoGiVe YoU!" is sad, and unproductive. my two cents.
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GamingThread First Super Smash Bros and Banjo-Kazooie screenshots'
Reason User banned (five days): making a troll thread.
So I was thinking about how cool the first Super Smash Bros was, and also how much I love Banjo-Kazooie, and I thought, how could would it be if I uploaded some screenshots of both games? Look at that. These Nintendo mascots, in an arena, figthing. The concept was so cool and new. It seemed like a dumb idea at first but it was so beautifully executed. And what about Banjo-Kazooie? Look at the detailed graphics, the awesome art direction, and of course the gameplay was top notch. Without any doubt one of the best N64 games. Post your favourite screenshots of these games!
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GamingThread God of War: NG+ GMGOW, what am I doing wrong?
Red Text [Mod Edit: Moved the boss's name from the title into the OP to avoid potential spoilers]
I am really struggling with this (1st Baldur fight) fight. I have beaten God of War twice. Once on give me a balanced experience, and once again on give me a challenge (both before New Game + was released). I took a break from the game and decided to start a third playthrough on New Game +, Give me God of War difficulty. And I can't do it. Is the difficulty spike from hard (give me a challenge) to ultra hard (give me god of war) that big? I know what you have to do, basically block and parry, but I can't even get past his first phase. Anyone who can offer me some tips? I tried switching between bare-handed (to build up Spartan Rage) and the two weapons + their acquainted runic attacks. I don't know the specific gear that I have equipped, I am currently on a mini-vacation, without my PS4. Inb4 'Git gud' comments, please don't. Looking for some insightful advice.
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GamingThread I haven't truly enjoyed a game since 2015 (The Witcher 3 and BB)...
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory drive-by, thread whining post. If you think a thread is unnecessary, report it or argue why so, instead of posting an inflammatory reply to it.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread Mental Health ERA |OT| You are not Alone
Red Text Mod Edit: Please refrain from giving suggestions or advice regarding substances or medicinal treatment. These recommendations should come from a professional only.
Oh yess definitely this thread makes me think negatively too, people in here are in very very dark place I wish we have something to help them. Take care everyone.
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GamingThread Is there really a "waifu fan service" problem in Fire Emblem?
Red Text The thread title poses a question that the opening post (and the OP throughout the thread) then attempts to refute. Based on the existing posts the framing of this thread is unlikely to lead to productive discourse.
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EtcetEraThread THR: Crowdfunded Rehire James Gunn Billboard in Orange County, CA
Red Text Please do not preemptively "call out" members who have not even posted in the thread yet. That doesn't contribute to the discussion and is literally asking for trouble.
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EtcetEraThread Axios: Trump to terminate birthright citizenship by executive order
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Continued pattern of inflammatory drive-bys in sensitive topics
This is a policy I agree with. Birth tourism needs to end.
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EtcetEraThread FBI to probe hoax manufacturing sexual assault allegations on Mueller, Jacob Wohl possibly involved
Red Text Updated Thread Title as best I could.This story is like a maze.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT11 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | It's A Thread About Nothing
Reason User Warned - Insensitive Comment to a member
I love Smash and this community, gee wizz sure excited for this Direct
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GamingThread Red Dead Redemption 2 devs sneak crunch criticism into the game
Reason User Warned: Personal attacks + antagonizing other members
Lol are you being serious? It's so blatantly a reference to the crunch. How thick would you have to be not to see it? Or just in denial maybe. Don't ever study literature because even the most blunt force reference is clearly lost on you... Edit: sorry, this was supposed to be incredulousness rather than the raw aggression it came out as
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread K-Pop ERA | OT | Into the New World
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Ranking update 1st (=) 694 2nd (=) 3rd () 597 4th () 578 5th (=) 510 6th (=) 448 7th (=) 441 8th (=) 396 9th (=) 270 Points progress chart Not a lot of changes. Battle for #3 is still going, gap between 1 and 2 is not as big anymore and spot #6 seems up for grabs. Will the pact with the devil of #2 push her eventually to the 1st place. Poll closes this Sunday before their comeback.
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EtcetEraThread Fan asks Rami Malek for a video; Rami Malek does not oblige
Reason User banned (5 days): hostility towards another member. History of similar infractions.
I really don't know if you are being serious or you are just a fucking troll bitch.
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EtcetEraThread Apple October Event 2018 |OT| Wherein Apple Discovers a Time Zone Other Than PST
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Platform warring and long history of accumulated infractions
you're getting an actual computer, not a lame console with a worthless library
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EtcetEraThread RPG.net bans support of Trump on their forums
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Harassing members via PM. History of disruptive behaviour.
Because you name dropped me and said something I felt was unfair. Is that cool? The PM wasn’t offensive or insulting or anything. I requesfes you not mention me like that due to the disingenuous nature of it. Kreijooc and you are the only people I’ve PM’ed, and Kreijooc’s was literally three words. I’m trying to ween myself off politics discussion. A quarter of my posts here were as such.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct 11.1.2018 + Treehouse Live
Red Text Mod Edit: Link removed. Please do not promote this Discord on the forum.
And there it is. If Emily is right, we'll know the entire roster in just a couple days, insane. If the Grinch leak is finally put to rest, I have to know how the heck it was put together so efficiently. If anyone wants to get hyped and talk about the Direct further, there's Club Nintendo Era Discord you can join. Here's the link for anyone interested.
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GamingThread Red Dead Redemption 2 |OT| Old Friends, New Problems
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Transphobic language; Junior phase account
It wasn’t transphobic at all since the guy wasn’t a tranny. Remember the time period the game takes place in.
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GamingThread Horse-riding screenshots from my game of the generation (waited EIGHT YEARS for this!)
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Good post, OP. While we're at it...
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GamingThread Nintendo FY3/2019 2nd Quarter Earnings Release, Supplemental Information & Top Selling Titles
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Continued system warring despite previous infractions
Operating Income for last 2 quarters: Nintendo: $544.35 million PlayStation: $1.548 billion
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EtcetEraThread RPG.net bans support of Trump on their forums
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Before you ask, yes, RPG.net is still a fairly active community and one of the major hubs for tabletop and boardgame discussion, as well as roleplaying and videogames.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
Reason User banned for 1 week. Reason: Posting tweet to intentionally mislead members and derail the thread.
Holy shit finally!
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GamingThread So WHY is Sony charging us for PSN name changes?
Red Text This thread has run it's course and has laid out the numerous reasons the name changes come at a cost. As well as why they have the limitations they do and the different pricing structures.
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EtcetEraThread [The Hill] Hillary Clinton leaves door open for 2020 run: 'I'd like to be president'
Reason User banned (3 days) inflammatory drive-by + account in junior phase
She lost to trump which is no small feat. She's a warmongering, lying, corrupt joke and I don't see how she was the lesser of two evils. They're both equally bad.
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EtcetEraThread Jair Bolsonaro, Fascist, Elected President of Brazil
Reason User Banned (Pending Review): Trolling. Account in junior phase.
Guys, you are so edgy. He mentioned brush red MARGINALITY from our country. Are you a marginal ? A criminal ? Im here to bring ACTUAL proof or to see it.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread BrazilERA |OT| Nothing Happens, Fascismo
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Junior phase account, inflammatory false equivalencies, trolling
E antes que eu seja banido por “pensar diferente”, quero dizer que estou feliz em ver que vocês não aprenderam absolutamente nada com essa derrota o que significa que vão repetir o erro e perder denovo daqui a 4 anos Ofender uma pessoa apenas por pensar diferente e depois vir pedir o voto dela NAO funciona Enfim, era isso que eu tinha a dizer Um forte abraço
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EtcetEraThread Our cat needs treatment far from home for a month. Need advice how to make it easier for her.
Reason User Banned (2 days): Trolling, history of insensitive and inappropriate commentary
easier? euthanasia probably
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
Red Text Please do not use this thread to discuss how you think industry personalities or content creators should behave.
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