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GamingThread Super Mario 64 can be natively run on Android without a Nintendo 64 emulator
Reason User Banned (3 days): Justifying piracy
There's really no need to be so obtuse about it. If you own the game who cares where you get the ROM of it from. Why should you spend hundreds of pounds to create your own ROM dump when the first result on Google lets you download a file which is to one that would have otherwise created. No one should feel bad or guilty about that.
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GamingThread Should Sony put a ring on Bluepoint Games?
Reason User Warned: Platform Waring
Is pretty funny how a lot of people are like "yeah Sony should buy them" yet when you put any opinion of a developer making an exclusive game with either Nintendo/Microsoft or being brought by them they go "why would you want to punish people without X console or PC" like it's so obvious it's rooted in fanboyism for Sony
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GamingThread Why did nobody tell me that Android Emulation was so great?
Reason User Warned - Thread Derailment
Right because that hasn’t been the entire site over the past year, but somehow I’m the only one you’re getting on about it. Used Android for a good ten years and I’d go back to it if I had to. It’s got a lot of great features. But with both operating systems being so similar these days, Android distinguishes itself by hosting the premier mobile gaming experience and it’s not particularly closeSorry you feel the need to mouth off about fanboys specifically to me and not the multitude of posts made in the past 8 hours you could have had a go at.
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GamingThread [The Verge] "Will the Xbox Series S Hold Back Next-Gen Gaming?"-- Interview with Jason Ronald, MS director of program management
Reason User Banned (3 days): Antagonising other members over a series of posts
No offense, but in the comments to your tweet countless people are cheering you how you "trolled" or "owned" those devs, and you even replied to one of those guys that you were blocked by one of the devs, a Senior Engine Programmer from id software: This must have been terribly confusing to you, when you just wanted to ask harmless questions.
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GamingThread [The Verge] "Will the Xbox Series S Hold Back Next-Gen Gaming?"-- Interview with Jason Ronald, MS director of program management
Reason User Banned (1 week): Antagonising other members, history of repeated platform wars
Tom Console Warren.
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GamingThread [The Verge] "Will the Xbox Series S Hold Back Next-Gen Gaming?"-- Interview with Jason Ronald, MS director of program management
Reason User Banned (1 week): Hostility towards other members, account in junior phase
I just don't think you care about what is deontolgy and proper ethics as a journalist. It's really sad.I agree with what you said, ideally you should balance your article with many other opinions from various sources in the industry. It shouldn't be mainly reduced to Microsoft's executives opinion on the matter.
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GamingThread [The Verge] "Will the Xbox Series S Hold Back Next-Gen Gaming?"-- Interview with Jason Ronald, MS director of program management
Reason User Banned (1 week): Antagonising other members, history of platform wars
And no one denied that you are doing your evangelical work professionally, but you can post twitter message with limited possibility of reply, to avoid aggregating Greenberg's hooligans.
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GamingThread [The Verge] "Will the Xbox Series S Hold Back Next-Gen Gaming?"-- Interview with Jason Ronald, MS director of program management
Reason User Banned (3 days): Console wars
Of course an Xbot is gonna say that. LOL. Hey everyone come check out the thread I made about how great devs think the ps5 is. (15 naughty dog Twitter handles populate the OP)
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GamingThread [The Verge] "Will the Xbox Series S Hold Back Next-Gen Gaming?"-- Interview with Jason Ronald, MS director of program management
Reason User Banned (1 week): Inflamatory Point of Comparison; Platform Wars
EDIT: Imprudent post, likely. Kind of silly to use a super biased source, though.
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GamingThread I'm supposed to Pre-Order Series X tomorrow without having seen hardly any games run on it?
Reason User warned (1-day threadban): antagonizing another member, accusations of shilling
Sometimes I wonder if manufacturers employ people to advertise their consoles on here.
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Women in Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User banned (two weeks): downplaying concerns around objectification
I think this would be ok if they just hypersexualized both men and women equally. I am pro hyper sexualization of both genders, I don't really understand all these puritanical attitudes towards sex and sexuality when you are playing games where you murder 100s of people.
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Women in Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Red Text This is a thread about how in-game ads in Cyberpunk 2077 handle the sexualization of women. You do not have to agree with the premise, but the topic deserves a discussion, and if you attempt to shut that discussion down you will be banned. Mocking or attacking the OP for making the thread will result in long bans. We’ve permed a few trolls already. Let’s also be clear: From this point onwards, any empty drive-by posts attempting to use the setting as an excuse to dismiss the concerns raised in this thread will also earn a ban. You can have a discussion about cyberpunk settings and cyberpunk tropes but you must engage in good faith and contribute more than a couple dismissive lines.
Thread re-opened
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Women in Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User banned (2 Weeks): Personal attacks against other members and dismissing concerns of sexism
Depiction != endorsement. God damnit, it's becoming entirely impossible to make dystopia / satire, these days. Not because "we can't say anything", but because audiences have become completely tone-deaf.
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GamingThread DF (Richard): Every single developer I have talked to about developing on PS5, has been evangelizing how easy it is to work for
Reason User Banned (3 Days) - Hostility to other members
I can't believe anything that Dusk Gollen says about Playstation. he always lies nowadays. The RE8 thing is a crime, what he said became news everywhere literally going against all the comments we have from actual developers who used the ps5 saying how great it is.
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GamingThread [Polygon] Warner Bros. says J.K. Rowling ‘not directly involved’ with Hogwarts Legacy (no word about royalties or residuals)
Reason User banned (permanent): defending transphobia
Love JK Rowling and Harry Potter - surprised it look so good and was with demon souls the highlight for me - I think it hit like 2 in YouTube trending, huge brand - can’t wait to play it - yes I don’t agree with her views on trans people but in general I believe she has really positive and good beliefs and there are much worse people in the world - day 1.
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GamingThread Alanah Pearce is a character in Cyberpunk 2077 (quest in Nomad path)
Reason User banned (1 week): Trolling, inaccurately generalizing different Era members just to pick fights. Previous ban for inflammatory generalizations against other members.
Era members in Hogwarts Legacy thread- "Rowling may be a TERF, but I won't punish the devs. Day 1 buy for me!" Era members in this thread- "You don't get it. It's about ethics in journalism! Oh she's not a journalist? Well then it's about ethics in influencer-land! You expect me to compromise with my morals and be okay with this? This is anti-consumer. I will write pages of comments about this SeRiOuS issue in this thread."
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Women in Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Mocking Other Members as "Loud Voices" and Dismissing Concerns of Sexism. Prior Ban for Dismissing BLM as an "America-only" Issue.
Have they, or is it just the internet giving a minority of people a louder voice than they had before?
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Women in Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Dismissive commentary of objectification, account in junior phase
Some people seem to really not understand that the Cyberpunk genre is about a dystopian future where extreme technological progress leads to extreme social regression. It's a dark fantasy world. A dirty grimy future where morality and ethics are thrown out the window. It's not supposed to be politically correct and it would be a shame if CDPR weaseled out on this aspect. That would ruin the setting. Sure, perhaps CDPR won't do the themes any justice by keeping it shallow, , but perhaps we shouldn't dismiss the whole thing before even playing it.
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Women in Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User banned (5 days): Dismissing Concerns of Sexism and Attempting to Shut Down Discussion
Correct. It's not a great thing. Nothing about this setting is a great thing. It's things that could have been great but went in a not great direction instead. It's supposed to be scummy and it's supposed to be uncomfortable. If you don't like that, perfectly reasonable, cyberpunk dystopian fiction isn't for you. And that's a valid discussion to make, talking about why you don't enjoy these kinds of works. But presenting this as if it's not saying something or adding to the setting when it clearly is just seems off to me. Lot of people in this thread just seem to want to hate this game before playing it so they've created some weird double standard where other cyperpunk stories are allowed to do the exact same thing this one is, but when this one does it clearly it's not as good because it's this game doing it. Sleazy uncomfortable sexualization being used to sell things is part of the setting. That's all there is to it.
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Women in Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User banned (1 Month): Mischaracterizing criticism of sexist objectification as prudishness
It does seem like they're objectifying both men and women more or less equally based on the replies in this thread, so yeah. Classic trope of the genre combined with "Depiction is not endorsement". I can't say I'm too worried about this. But I also tend to think that Western culture is far too prudish on sexual topics and far too relaxed about ultraviolence, so perhaps I was never going to be too critical about this.
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GamingThread Jonathan Blow (creator of Braid) threatens to boycott conferences that "disinvite speaker[s] due to "cancel culture"-style pressure"
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Inappropriate Armchair Diagnosis
Thank you for that. I do think he may suffer from something like Aspberger, highly intelligent but socially awkward.
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GamingThread Hades Has a 94 on OpenCritic and a 91 on MetaCritic. 60FPS Addictive PC and Switch Action!
Reason User Warned: Platform wars
I’m sorry but currently for a lot of indies launching on the switch is their actual “launch”.
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GamingThread Console gamers: Why don’t you game on PC?
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Hostility towards other users
Honestly, for anyone with half a functional brain, they're within a stone's throw of each other. Also, note that I never said that PC gaming is as simple as console gaming, but it's certainly not the rocket science a lot of posts in this thread will have you believe.
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GamingThread Sony was negotiating timed exclusivity for Starfield a couple months back
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Platform Waring; Hostility; Prior Related Infractions
Again, with this narrative that MS bought a whole publisher because Sony invested in three temporary exclusives. You really think that a business would shell out 7.5 billions for this nonsense...Really? MS pulls the worst “dickish" move in an eternity and Sony is still responsible somehow? Truly fascinating when the masks are off... At least the anti-consumers mantra that the usual suspects have been singing will no longer pollute the pages of the forum.
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GamingThread [Polygon] Warner Bros. says J.K. Rowling ‘not directly involved’ with Hogwarts Legacy (no word about royalties or residuals)
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Troll Account
i will buy this game if it is good
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GamingThread [Polygon] Warner Bros. says J.K. Rowling ‘not directly involved’ with Hogwarts Legacy (no word about royalties or residuals)
Reason User Warned: Advocating Piracy
None of this matters so long as she still gets money from this. Pirating this game, and proud of it.
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GamingThread [Polygon] Warner Bros. says J.K. Rowling ‘not directly involved’ with Hogwarts Legacy (no word about royalties or residuals)
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Inflammatory Whataboutism over Multiple Posts
Jk is no doubt a transphobic ass bag, but I find it odd how people won't buy the game because of that but are more than happy to pay out for a console that was made in a genoicadal forced labour camp.....
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks) Whataboutism, dismissing concerns around objectification
I’ve never understood why Outrage of sexual imagery gains precedence over morbid violence. You can murder and dismember people in this game. But hypersexualization in a genre specific dystopian setting is what you have contention with?
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Inflammatory dismissal of concerns around objectification, very low post account
If you keep trying to have everyone take everything in the most offensive way possible, it will be impossible to have satirical games like GTA V/Cyberpunk out there in the space without overbearing criticism and accusations of sexism etc. They are depicting a hypersexualised and sexist society in a work of fiction. Of course it is going to be sexist, but it doesn't mean the makers of the game are sexist any more than an actor depicting Hitler is actually Hitler. Can we have some nuance here PLEASE.
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): dismissing concerns around objectification
This Cyberpunk cycle really starts to feel old. Everytime a new trailer is posted no matter what it depicts we get ten of these exact same threads criticizing everything in it. Like if you dont like CDPR or CB just ingnore it. Its not like these threads even seem to want to contribute anything. Its just same people circle jerking how bad the trailer/game is because some random reason x and usually they include zero ideas to rectify the "problems".
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Inflammatory whtaboutism, misappropriating arguments about accessibility for the disabled
While we're at it, there is nothing wrong with sex just for the sake of sex. Maybe devs should have an accessibility option that removes sexual content for those that are ok with blood but not boobs and balls.
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Concern trolling and dismissive behavior around sexist objectification, prior severe bans for sexist, racist, and transphobic posts
its a fictional dsytopian future and its a game for adults. I dont get why its an issue. Is it because america is puritanical? so its okay to kill people but a bit of sex = noooo
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GamingThread Hypersexualised Ads in Cyberpunk 2077
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Dismissive driveby
I love the grimy, scummy atmosphere they’re going for, similar to Times Square in the 70 s and 80s where porn theaters, liquor stores and sex shops were on every corner. Can not wait to dig into this game!
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GamingThread DF (Richard): Every single developer I have talked to about developing on PS5, has been evangelizing how easy it is to work for
Reason User Warned - Platform Warring
From what I have heard if Xbox looses traction (sales/membership) this generation then Microsoft may kill Xbox (possibly spin it off in a standalone company with no support from Microsoft). Fighting Sony is taking a monetary toll on terms of R&D, advertising and acquisitions with little results in the long term. If Xbox is harder for third parties to develop for then this will end up as a nail in the coffin.