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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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EtcetEraThread Bond's number is up: black female actor 'is the new 007'
Red Text While the listed source on the Guardian's article is the Daily Mail, an unreliable source for threads, we are leaving this thread open on the assumption the Guardian has done their own independent reporting to confirm.
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread RedLetterMedia |OT| Very Cruel.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Dismissing transphobia.
yeah I wasnt by any means denying that they some of them havent said shitty things before, but the extent of them is exaggerated and some are outright lies (folks keep bringing up how anti Trans they are and bring up Rich dressing up as a woman for a skit when he dressed up as the guy with sunglasses with the silly blonde wig).
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EtcetEraThread Amazon Prime Day announced for July 15-16
Reason User Banned (1 day): Trolling over a series of posts
I actually need my computer and phone for work, so nah I'll stay on them.
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EtcetEraThread Support Amazon Workers for the Prime Day Strike!
Reason User banned (5 days): Trolling, dismissive drive-by posting, history of similar behavior.
Nah i like myself some deals
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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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EtcetEraThread France shows off flying soldier during Bastille Day Military Parade
Reason User warned: inappropriate joke
Good he's flying, it'll be easier to see him waving the white flag.
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EtcetEraThread Scarlett Johansson Says She Has the Right to Portray ‘Any Person’ She Wants
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Dismissing concerns surrounding representation over multiple posts
This whole conversation is because she wasn't asian enough to adapt 2D anime [robot] titties to the big screen. The same nerds will complain that Ghost in the Shell has lots of titties.
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EtcetEraThread Having a kid now w/ girlfriend but girlfriend is not financially healthy
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Misogyny; Demonizing People Who Have Abortions Over Multiple Posts in this Thread
I'm pushing back against people recommending abortion in this situation as if it's something you just do on a whim when you fuck up. It's ugly as hell if you ask me. I'm not saying the person should not be allowed to get an abortion, just that it would be a shitty thing to do in this situation. There's a big difference between supporting rights (keeping something legal) and agreeing with all applications regardless of context.
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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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EtcetEraThread Amazon Prime Day announced for July 15-16
Reason User Banned (2 Days): Trolling over a series of posts.
5 hours until you can tell Alexa to call Alexa and watch Alexa fuck Alexa.
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EtcetEraThread Having a kid now w/ girlfriend but girlfriend is not financially healthy
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Sexist accusations
Maybe because in a country that made abortion illegal, this scenario become even more realistic, given the circumstances, i.e., 6 months of dating, immediately getting pressured to get married, and etc.
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EtcetEraThread Having a kid now w/ girlfriend but girlfriend is not financially healthy
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Sexist accusation, history of severe infractions
At 6 months this screams of desperation on both sides. Sounds to me this girl thinks she got herself a good one. If you are bothered by her finances can you imagine how much shit about her you have not discovered. THINK OP
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EtcetEraThread Having a kid now w/ girlfriend but girlfriend is not financially healthy
Reason User Banned (1 month): sexist trolling, inappropriate commentary
How attractive is her mother? Because maybe if all works out I can be your stepdad in law. edit: I can support a spouse. But, you might have to help power level me through some games.
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EtcetEraThread Donald Trump tells AOC and Ilhan Omar to ‘go back’ to their ‘original’ countries
Reason User banned (2 weeks): downplaying racist behavior
A lot of people have racist or prejudiced views. Some of them are prob in your family, too. You going to cut those people off because they hold views you don’t like? I highly doubt that. Easy to say this shit on an online forum. It is not my job to go around changing people’s minds. What goes in between their two ears are their responsibility, not mine. None of them are bad people or try to hurt anyone. They are just misguided and ignorant on a lot of subjects. I told them they needed their heads examined and we’re idiots ... not sure what else you’d like me to do? People aren’t gonna change unless they’re open to it. I got my own shit to worry about. Anyway, I have no interest in making this thread about me and my friends.
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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 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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EtcetEraThread "We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised" [Guardian Column]
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Dismissive Commentary, Fatshaming; Long History of Trolling and Other Infractions
Get some will power
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EtcetEraThread FIA Formula One 2019 |OT| Oil Mining vs. Energy Drinks vs. Big Tobacco, pick your poison
Reason User Warned: Hostility Towards Another Member
To the ignore lost you go. What a dumbfuck stupid comment.
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EtcetEraThread Scarlett Johansson Says She Has the Right to Portray ‘Any Person’ She Wants
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Troll account.
Released or not she's going to be radically different design wise from her OG design via a radically different color palette. Going from white skin to black skin is a drastic change that you don't have to be racist to take note of. If fans sperg out over the tiniest changes then why wouldn't they sperg out over such a drastic change as this? That's why I bring up the Sonic backlash. And I've stated both times in those quotes that racists are a vocal minority, so what are you arguing? And again, please drop the personal attacks.
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EtcetEraThread Scarlett Johansson Says She Has the Right to Portray ‘Any Person’ She Wants
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Downplaying Racism, Arguing Against Representation, Previous Severe Infraction
All the name calling here is weird, shes not wrong, and no one seemed to have a problem with Hamilton. She has the right to play whatever character she wants, and i have the right to not watch or support it financially. Theres a difference between "i dont like this thing, so im not going to support it" vs "i dont like this thing, so you can't do it".
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EtcetEraThread Scarlett Johansson Says She Has the Right to Portray ‘Any Person’ She Wants
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Dismissing concerns of representation
But she is right. Just like any actor/actress they should be cast onto the role due to their performance and not because they filled a specific social criteria. People have been outraged that Ariel is being played by a black actress or that Motoko was played by a white actress, despite characters only living in the realm of fiction. I, for one, would prefer the casting of an actor/actress for a particular role to be done solely based on their performance for the role and not be judge constantly because of they don't have a certain feature or attribute or relatability to the source material, especially if it's from a work of fiction.
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EtcetEraThread Scarlett Johansson Says She Has the Right to Portray ‘Any Person’ She Wants
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory Commentary around Non-Intersectional Feminism over a Series of Posts in this Thread
white feminism is any time a white woman says something that makes me mad.Fair point. Like I do get that the reason she might’ve been cast as the lead in GITS is because she was seen as an A-List name and a potential box office draw, but I think that can also be true and that she also credibly fit the criteria of someone who could depict that character.
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EtcetEraThread Can you be racist towards white people?
Reason User banned (1 week): trolling; unnecessary and inflammatory metacommentary in a sensitive thread
This forum is so scared to call out the fact that PoC can be just as racists as white people.
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EtcetEraThread Can you be racist towards white people?
Reason User banned (duration pending): Inflammatory false equivalence surrounding racism, history of similar behavior.
So you can say whatever you want towards white people due to past experiences? By that logic that person will forever hate white people. I've been jumped in the wrong part of town late at night when I was a teenager, I don't sit there and judge every single black person I come across because a bunch of drunk idiots where calling me a white cracker while kicking me in the ribs. Because not only would that be racist but incredibly dumb. Granted sometimes I'll think back on it and wonder "was it cause I was white? Or was it cause I was a idiot for walking alone down a block where a party was going on and drunk kids will be drunk kids"
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EtcetEraThread Having a kid now w/ girlfriend but girlfriend is not financially healthy
Reason User Banned (1 month): sexist accusations, history of similar behavior
is she that type of girl who would get pregnant on purpose to hook a marriage? because the way her mother talks about marriage, leads me to believe that this "unplanned" pregnancy might as have been part of her "plan" all along
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EtcetEraThread Having a kid now w/ girlfriend but girlfriend is not financially healthy
Reason User Banned (1 month): sexist accusations, history of similar behavior
The more I read your posts, the more I feel you’ve been targeted.
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EtcetEraThread Do you butter your sandwiches?
Reason User warned: derogatory language surrounding bodyshaming
No I also don't put mayonaise on it. Just bread and a topping. If you need butter you have poor toppings or poor bread and are most likely a lardass.
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GamingThread Gears 5 will not feature any depictions of smoking and the series will not highlight or glorify smoking moving forward
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate Commentary
Not really. Even from his replies this seems really a convenient time to drum up marketing support. As I said almost nobody cares if there is smoking in this game. Nobody is going to light a pack of cigs or cigars up because of Gears of War did it. The idea that Gears of War is somehow contributing to smoking is ridiculous. His idea that a game is escape fantasy filled with extreme violence does actually seem like a convenient excuse to model his game on standards for one issue but to let another issue go by because obviously he wouldn't have much of a game without it. So he can't stop violence why try? He can't stop smoking either so why try? IDK. I don't have all the answers. What he is doing is fine even if it is for marketing. It's his deal. That's the main point here. He can do what he wants. I don't see an issue with it. Vape and nicotine are bigger than tobacco will ever be at this point, and tobacco is not getting bigger it's getting a LOT less popular in a lot of places. Yes, some countries have a some problems with tobacco, but it has nearly nothing to do with videogames. Asian countries have major issues with smoking due to peer pressure and because they haven't had the time to see exactly what it does to the body after many years en masse. Rod's replies seem somewhat generic and random to me outside of the personal people in his life that were affected. I get that somebody he knows died of lung cancer. My grandfather died of lung cancer. Has nothing to do with anything for me anyway, and I certainly wouldn't be trying to make this some huge issue if it weren't for marketing of my game. I for one don't mind people smoking in media as long as they aren't hawking it on people. It's not a big deal to me. Teach your children about media. That being said I don't care what he does. If this is what he wants so be it.
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GamingThread Benji-Sales: Q3 Video Game Preview - Which Are the Biggest Games of July - September? [Read Staff Post]
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EtcetEraThread Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workforce
Reason User banned (5 days): inflammatory accusations and hostility, misrepresenting another poster; prior bans for similar behavior
You're absolutely right. A 10 year old kid is better off making a few bucks a day gluing soles to Nikes than starving on the streets. Let's just eliminate child labor laws and minium wage because that'll definitely be good for GDP. The fuck is wrong with you.This...doesn’t prove me wrong? How is someone going to take a 25-50% pay cut when they're making $15 an hour? The cost of insurance or any other benefits they need to pay for don't scale down. The whole thing is a work for jabronies.
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EtcetEraThread Scarlett Johansson Says She Has the Right to Portray ‘Any Person’ She Wants
Reason User Banned (1 month): concern trolling
Someone please explain to me how Scarjo is a bad person for playing a fictional Asian but it’s great for a black actor to play a fictional white Ariel in the little mermaid? Like who gives a shit. Let actors act. If people want to see it they will make money and if they don’t it won’t. Since ghost in the shell bombed people didn’t like it. But simply getting upset when a white person plays a fictional role whose source material was a minority seems like shooting the messenger. I could see the uproar if ghost in the shell was a true story or had real people in it but it’s extreme fiction.
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EtcetEraThread Scarlett Johansson Says She Has the Right to Portray ‘Any Person’ She Wants
Reason User banned (permanent): Dismissing concerns surrounding representation
Nothing could be more important than a bunch of adults arguing about who gets to play make believe.
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EtcetEraThread AEW Fight for the Fallen |OT| A Bash, at the Beach
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Derogatory Language; Previous Warning for Similar Behavior
They got jipped last All In and now this, I feel sorta bad for em.
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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.