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GamingThread I hope Rockstar allows us to play as a female protagonist in GTAVI.
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Sexist rhetoric.
Nothing wrong with having a female character you can opt to play, but force one down players throats as the sole playable protagonist in a franchise (just to please a certain audience)... you‘re going to cause a riot. Look at what happened with BFV when their lead guy went on a political correctness rampage alienating a huge part of their playerbase in the process. I, for one, have no interest in playing a female character in a game, so a single female protagonist in a GTA title would be a deal breaker for me. And yes, I didn‘t play Horizon and am not interested in playing the new TLOU2 (no, I don‘t care about the marketing or lesbian angle that has people up in arms, I simply don‘t want to play as Ellie in general). More power to the people who want to play female protags though. Disclaimer: I am a white male so this post is probably getting me banned
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GamingThread A month after asking for support in their own walkout, Polygon are happily posting Prime Day deal articles with no mention of the strike
Reason User banned (1 day): Trolling, misrepresenting another user's argument.
"We will pay lip service to worker solidarity - right up until it costs us money." "We will talk progressive but keep taking their ad money - we call it having our cake and eating it too."
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GamingThread Amazon Prime Day 2019 Thread
Reason User banned (1 day): Trolling, antagonizing other users.
Nice, been buying loads from Amazon recently so the next few days should be good I'll buy extra as well just cover what lulubou sn't buying Bought a Note 9, a Fitbit for the girlfriend and a few books I've been after Prime for a year at £59 is decent
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GamingThread Discussing ethnically-accurate voice casting for people of color in gaming
Reason User banned (permanent): Dismissing concerns surrounding accurate representation
I don't care who voice acts for who as long as they do a good job.
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GamingThread New Pokémon Sword & Shield Trailer (Gigantamaxing, new pokémon, version exclusive gym leaders and Pokémon)
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Inflammatory point of comparison.
I'm not saying its actually on the level of Gamefreak, but you can't tell me that false rape accusations and harassing someone on their personal or business (read, not just Pokemon) account isn't taking shit from the same thematic playbook.
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread |OT5| - It's in RDNA
Reason User Warned: Platform Warring
Sony’s first party games will once again be technologically superior to Microsoft’s. Edit: This was just a prediction. I did not mean to sound so straightforward or bias.
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GamingThread Atlus art exhibit coming to Gallery Nucleus in August. Soejima will be there in person.
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissive of representation concerns, inflammatory whataboutism over a series of posts in this thread; long history of infractions.
Just because there are more people that spam this issue as soon they see the word Persona in a thread title, regardless of the actual contents, doesn't make it any better. I really hope you got your daily dose of moral high ground from this. Maybe just admit you confused the two? You won't "see transphobia and homophobia in person", because the person being there didn't write these scenes and most likely had no say in them. So far you're the only one bringing this up, and your "reminder" is pretty damn misguided in this thread. Will you be in the OT when Royal comes out and pull the same stuff? Since you even take Catherine into account, are you also in Final Fantasy 7 Remake threads complaining about the Dragon Quest composer and how the FF7R director is in part responible for that man's actions and beliefs because they work in the same company? I mean it's a totally unrelated job and a different game withtin the company, but according to your logic it would make perfect sense to do that. Oh wait no, it doesn't, in fact it would be complete nonsense to do that.
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GamingThread Almost 12 years later, Super Mario Galaxy still stands as the best 3D platformer ever made.
Reason User Warned: drive-by post
Another day, another baity 'Extremely subjective opinion stated as fact' thread title. Never change ERA Edit: Okay, I deserved that. I just get tired of seeing this same thread over and over again, but there are more elegant ways of making that point.
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GamingThread Konami announces the TurboGrafx-16 Mini (UP: list of games revealed - see threadmark)
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Persistent hostility and inflammatory behavior over a multitude of topics; previous severe infractions
I still refuse to buy their shit because they are a dog shit company that deserve to go under.
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GamingThread Is anyone else...very disappointed with how bad female armor looks in Monster Hunter?
Reason User banned (3 days): Dismissing concerns of sexism
It does. Actually this thread has already annoyed me. Why? Because the majority of the Monster Hunter World female armor sets show next to zero skin. Outside of the Nergigante and Anjanath, all female sets that show skin in any meaningful way are the same for men. See the Dober/Bone sets to see what I mean. It's definitely a thing throughout the series, but not as common as OP and some of the responses in here suggest.
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GamingThread Is anyone else...very disappointed with how bad female armor looks in Monster Hunter?
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): trolling
Thank god. Because as we all know, thighs are haram.
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GamingThread Introducing Steam Labs - New Steam Experimental Features
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Drive-By Trolling; Prior Bans for Similar Behavior
Is this what competition feels like?
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GamingThread Nintendo Spain has invited Sasel, an extremely hatefull youtuber, to an event to be a spokesman and the community is furious
Reason User banned (two weeks): Downplaying Bigotry, Dismissing Concerns over Same
I think Sasel is great Youtuber. The guy comes from a humble family and has his mistakes but he is an excellent person and has been improving every day. I think this publication should be closed or its comments moderate to avoid insults.
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GamingThread Nintendo Spain has invited Sasel, an extremely hatefull youtuber, to an event to be a spokesman and the community is furious
Reason User banned (one week): Downplaying Bigotry, Dismissing Concerns over Same
Reading the OP, all I got was that he's a ... Well, typical male gamer: he takes part in platform war, and is anti-Sony(which is apparently super bad?), he does stupid shit for views, and he says horrible things about women... Which is just your typical gamer. I'm assuming that "misinformation" is regarding him making up shit to smear Sony? Reading the thread though, it seems he's a vocal supporter of the Spanish alt-right? Like, shouldn't that be in the OP instead of him being anti-Sony? Also, since I don't speak Spanish, is there something else about him that we should know? Because the hate against him seems to be in unison here, but I honestly can't give two craps about a Sony hater, the alt-right support thing is bad obviously, but I feel like the guy must have done some boogie's "we should meet in the middle with NAZI!" to warrant such reaction...
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GamingThread Nintendo Spain has invited Sasel, an extremely hatefull youtuber, to an event to be a spokesman and the community is furious
Reason User banned (two weeks): Downplaying Bigotry, Dismissing Concerns over Same, Community Generalizations
He's toxic and negative but closer to the average Era jaded fan than the infamous alt-right youtubers.
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GamingThread Nintendo Spain has invited Sasel, an extremely hatefull youtuber, to an event to be a spokesman and the community is furious
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Downplaying Bigotry, Dismissing Concerns over Same
This, if he is attacking Sony and praising Nintendo and Microsoft, must be toxic...isn't? Sure the guy has a LOT of haters but he has his opinions like everyone else and, it seems, his opinions nets him lots of views and popularity. Well, he attacks Nintendo and MS too, but with Sony is some kind of obsesion he has. Oh, and when he talks about the spanish press I cant be more right than he is, the spanish videogames sites are some of the worst Sony fanboy clubs I've ever seen in my entire life, totally biased opinions about everything and is something so obvious is not even funny anymore. And, because his anti-Sony war he has and his opinions about Spanish journalism he has lots of haters and is catalogued has "one of the most toxic spanish youtubers" here. Well, you have an example right in the OP
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GamingThread Nintendo Spain has invited Sasel, an extremely hatefull youtuber, to an event to be a spokesman and the community is furious
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Downplaying Bigotry, Dismissing Concerns over Same
This... I don't agree with a lot of their opinions, but i laugh a lot with some of their interpretations. People needs to chill out sometimes and no take everything seriously.
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GamingThread Nintendo Spain has invited Sasel, an extremely hatefull youtuber, to an event to be a spokesman and the community is furious
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Downplaying Bigotry, Dismissing Concerns over Same
You are making it seem like it's on a "boogie on E3 live" level of wrong, but I don't think this is that bad. He plays a stupid provocateur character that nets him tons of views and Nintendo wants to capitalize on it.
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GamingThread Nintendo Spain has invited Sasel, an extremely hatefull youtuber, to an event to be a spokesman and the community is furious
Reason User banned (5 days): Downplaying Bigotry, Dismissing Concerns over Same
I know this guy and he can be cringey but I don't know if he's necessarily problematic. (Although the fact that he keeps insulting people does push it that way I guess).
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GamingThread Gears 5 will not feature any depictions of smoking and the series will not highlight or glorify smoking moving forward
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate Commentary
Not really. Even from his replies this seems really a convenient time to drum up marketing support. As I said almost nobody cares if there is smoking in this game. Nobody is going to light a pack of cigs or cigars up because of Gears of War did it. The idea that Gears of War is somehow contributing to smoking is ridiculous. His idea that a game is escape fantasy filled with extreme violence does actually seem like a convenient excuse to model his game on standards for one issue but to let another issue go by because obviously he wouldn't have much of a game without it. So he can't stop violence why try? He can't stop smoking either so why try? IDK. I don't have all the answers. What he is doing is fine even if it is for marketing. It's his deal. That's the main point here. He can do what he wants. I don't see an issue with it. Vape and nicotine are bigger than tobacco will ever be at this point, and tobacco is not getting bigger it's getting a LOT less popular in a lot of places. Yes, some countries have a some problems with tobacco, but it has nearly nothing to do with videogames. Asian countries have major issues with smoking due to peer pressure and because they haven't had the time to see exactly what it does to the body after many years en masse. Rod's replies seem somewhat generic and random to me outside of the personal people in his life that were affected. I get that somebody he knows died of lung cancer. My grandfather died of lung cancer. Has nothing to do with anything for me anyway, and I certainly wouldn't be trying to make this some huge issue if it weren't for marketing of my game. I for one don't mind people smoking in media as long as they aren't hawking it on people. It's not a big deal to me. Teach your children about media. That being said I don't care what he does. If this is what he wants so be it.
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GamingThread Benji-Sales: Q3 Video Game Preview - Which Are the Biggest Games of July - September? [Read Staff Post]
Red Text This thread is about the contents of the video and not about any drama the creator was involved in while they were a member. If you cannot discuss it without the discussion being derailed, then this thread will be locked.
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GamingThread Pokemon Sword and Shield New Japanese Trailer [read staff post]
Reason User Banned (2 days): hostility
If you want an echo chamber go join a discord or something.
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GamingThread "I don't buy X game because person Y is in/involved in the game"
Reason User banned (3 days): antagonising other members
Oh lawd, we still upset about that? lol It's a shitty comparison. Not buying a game because of a high level company decision is different vs not buying a game because a single developer is a shithead
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GamingThread Cyberpunk 2077's Box Art Will Be Reversible
Reason User Banned (1 week) - Continued Trolling
Oh man. I really don’t like how this to me reads as the stereotype of “all of (x) race looks the same” - or am I missing something here
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GamingThread Gears 5 will not feature any depictions of smoking and the series will not highlight or glorify smoking moving forward
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Concern trolling and spreading conspiracy theories over a series of posts in this thread.
Some outside group forced the change and now Rod is trying to spin it like he's been against smoking from way back. I don't doubt he's being genuine about how cancer has affected his life for the negative, it has had a negative effect in terms of loss in mine also. My point is that it was an outside group that forced this change, regardless of his or our preference for the practice. It's a slippery slope when creativity is forced to change due to pressure from outside organisations who have nothing to do with gaming.I don't know where you're going with this but I can't join you in that discussion. If you want to get back to the topic at hand then sure but I don't see how Gay Marriage has anything to do with this debate.
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GamingThread Looking for online RPG-ish recommendations
Reason User Banned (A week): Needlessly hostile, personal attack in a series of posts in this thread. Accumulated infractions.
You deserve a lot more insults because you act like a prick. You didn’t hurt shit — I just don’t see why you acting like a clown shoe should get ignored. You know what I don’t like ? People like you. Self centered assholes who spark up internet drama because they have no life. Get one you may find picking up e drama to be a waste of time like the rest of us.
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GamingThread Discussing ethnically-accurate voice casting for people of color in gaming
Reason User banned (1 week): insensitive commentary surrounding representation over multiple posts in this thread
Someone having at all similar life experience to their character could let them bring something more to their portrayal—if you don’t consider any possible crossover of specific ethnic groups across the country lines of Iran and Pakistan, and how that above life experience similarity could still exist between an Iranian-American person & Pakistani-American character more so than, say, an Irish-American va, then what word needs to go in place of “accurate” in that post to make it at all acceptable to you? I’m not seeing the argument that having actors who have at least some background parallel is as bad as some background not remotely similar, so I want to know what wording would be at all more palatable so this discussion doesn’t happen again.
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GamingThread This "Let's GO Pokemon Mobile" (Chinese mobage) may not have many Pokémon or moves, but the animations are awesome
Reason User Banned (1 Day) - Antagonizing other users
GF looking worse and worse but the defense force will surely do their job on this thread too.
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GamingThread People started farming XP using Story Creator for Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Ubisoft issues Statement
Reason User Banned (1 day): hostility
Ok so you're just going to wilfully ignore all the inconsistencies in all of your posts, got it. There's no reasonable discussion to be had with someone who has wrong opinions on games they haven't played who when having had these misconceptions corrected by people who have, you know, actually have played these games then just talks around in vague circles instead of admitting maybe they got some things wrong. I have to say though, this new assertion that Ubisoft are "easing people in to the new model" thing is kind of funny. If that's the case then that is a hell of a long con. They've been "easing" players in for the past 7 odd years and however many games its been that i honestly can't be bothered to sit there and count, but it's been a good few now. But now! NOW they strike and show their true greedy scumbag colours! In the most unexpected way possible that no one saw coming: By releasing some free DLC to a game in the latter end of it's life cycle that has gotten all the unreasonable people throwing a massive tantrum. 7 odd years of careful planning and "easing" led to this. What a genius, Machiavellian move. You know what, my first response ended up being the most accurate. You're an idiot.
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GamingThread Gears 5 will not feature any depictions of smoking and the series will not highlight or glorify smoking moving forward
Reason User Banned (3 days): trolling
Does he also know anyone that's been shot and it affected him? If so, maybe he should remove the depiction of guns in the game too.
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GamingThread Gears 5 will not feature any depictions of smoking and the series will not highlight or glorify smoking moving forward
Reason User warned: inappropriate commentary
There is nothing with the removal of cigs, but at the same time there is no reason to celebrate The Coalition when they had no choice or opinion in the matter, and were simply mandated to do so by higher ups who were under pressure from a broadcast partner of their parent company. I find Rod jumping in with how much it suddenly means to him to be distasteful. So I see from where you are coming.
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GamingThread Ubisoft Bans Player-Made Assassin's Creed Quests That Compete With Its Microtransactions (Jim Sterling)
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Imagine unironically still playing Assassins Creed lmao.
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GamingThread New Pokémon Sword & Shield Trailer (Gigantamaxing, new pokémon, version exclusive gym leaders and Pokémon)
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The thread for people who want a game with only 67 Pokemon with two attacks is right here. Hope you and your pals keep this one open, but we know thats not gonna happen.
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GamingThread Nintendo Switch Lite revealed for $199 - Launches September 20th (has a D-Pad, has gyro, no HD Rumble, no dock/TV output)
Reason User warned: threadwhining
This thread has added some nice ignore list people. Holy fuck Resetera can be embarrassing sometimes.
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GamingThread Do you consider there to be much of a difference between videogame piracy and buying games second hand/from a key reseller?
Reason User Banned (3 days): advocating piracy
Some indie developers said that they'd you pirated their games than use key resellers because they are sketchy (basically). So it would seem like piracy is somewhat similar to using those. And to be honest I see buying second hand and piracy in the same way, the publisher won't be getting money and you end up with a game. And I have zero concerns (morally) in pirating from big companies.
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GamingThread Looks like Gearbox is teasing cross-play for Borderlands 3; "Celebration of Togetherness" event announced for July 16th @ 6:00 AM PT
Reason User warned: drive-by trolling
Randy on PS4 can finally play with squirting barely legal camgirls on Xbox One
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GamingThread Looks like Gearbox is teasing cross-play for Borderlands 3; "Celebration of Togetherness" event announced for July 16th @ 6:00 AM PT
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling; repeatedly banned for trolling.
Huh interesting i dont wanna play with egs people though. I hope there is choice to disable cross play
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GamingThread Pokemon Sword and Shield New Japanese Trailer [read staff post]
Reason User warned: Hostility towards other members.
I feel some people bandwagon on to hate parades and shit gets old. Start a new thread if you just want to talk about your gripes with the development etc. As someone who has never transferred pokemon to different games (played all of them since the beginning) the constant bitching and moaning is so damn old. Some people do not care about limits on older pokemon, hell i think its kinda dope to limit them. Kinda like how Black/White were my favorite pokemon games since it limited the pokemon thru the main story to only new ones. I'm stoked to explore a new region, meet new characters, and see new pokemon. It has everything I want out of a new pokemon game and yet this opinion is "wrong" and "controversial" to some and its like calm down.
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GamingThread Pokemon Sword and Shield New Japanese Trailer [read staff post]
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GamingThread Pokemon Sword and Shield New Japanese Trailer [read staff post]
Reason User banned (1 week): hostility over a series of posts, history of similar behavior
You can only ignore 1000 people (I'm sure about half of my ignore list is made up of Pokemon fans) and it's hard to follow a thread when you have so many people on ignore which means you have to hit "show ignored content' to actually follow the thread.Almost in every Pokemon thread mods have had to lay out guidelines for discussion because of threads getting derailed/hostile.There was a thread specifically where I know a lot of the unhappy people hung out in to complain about Game Freak. I think it was the thread about Masuda issuing a nothing statement on the whole national dex thing. It seems that thread died out or something, I don't know because I tried to stay away from it.Good, seeing as Rockstar made their staff work stupid hours, I'm glad it got acclaim. I just said that I personally thought it sucked, nothing wrong with having an opinion right?
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GamingThread SW: Fallen Order's Protagonist is a guy because of Rey; no alien protag so people aren't "alienated"
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissive and antagonistic commentary surrounding representation; history of dismissive comments in sensitive threads and numerous accumulated infractions.
Oh look another thing for people to be outraged about. I'm perfectly fine with the character choice. Also glad they didn't do some alien character.
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GamingThread NYPD on Twitter: "We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased." (See guidelines before posting)
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Malicious trolling and attacks, numerous acucmulated infractions for trolling
I'm really embarrassed by the response by this website. This + that pro-pedophilia expose from a few weeks ago are making me really sad and weary. I've even heard that the mods are being sympathetic towards members like Professor Beef too, telling him what he did was dumb but not taking any action, essentially giving him a light tap on the wrist, which I hope is just a rumour. I really think there needs to be a shake up before things get worse.
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GamingThread Jason Kingsley: Epic is "paying through the nose" to build its store
Reason User Warned: Trolling
Steam Defense Force can slow their roll. If you think Valve asks for the percentage they do because of those features, you're a bit mad. Valve needed some serious competition to improve, and I'm glad they have it. If they choose not to be more developer friendly, than I'm happy hoping success on EGS.