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GamingThread Death Stranding Dunkey review
Reason User warned: antagonising another member
Unfortunately now you've lost all credibility. Unless you meant Guardians of the Galaxy, but that wouldn't make much sense. Anyway, have fun and carry on.Hey, people genuinely like the Michael Bay Transformers movies as well. Plenty of people like shitty things. That's the way of the world.
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GamingThread TPC: Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold through 6M copies (2M in Japan alone). It's the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever. [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User banned (3 days): Inflammatory generalizations.
People are sheep. Quality doesn't matter anymore. Congrats to Game freak, TPC, and Nintendo for continuing to make millions off people that don't give a shit and just want whatever everyone else hypes up. Brand loyalty is the worst. Oh well. Sun and Moon are my last pokemon main series games. Time to move on to bigger and better things. It's beyond obvious the series is nothing more than a cheaply made product to continue printing money every year.
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GamingThread TPC: Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold through 6M copies (2M in Japan alone). It's the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever. [SEE STAFF POST]
Red Text This thread is to discuss the sales of the new Pokemon games. While we understand that people have issues with the new games, attacking others for liking or disliking them is *not* allowed. Hostility from this point on will be actioned appropriately.
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GamingThread TPC: Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold through 6M copies (2M in Japan alone). It's the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever. [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (5 days): Lazy Dev Rhetoric, History of related behavior
Cheerleading the success of what is, objectively, a very low effort product is really problematic. It might be a fun low effort product. It might sell well as a low effort product. But it is still a low effort product.As opposed to being angry at those pointing out clear deficiencies in said game? Because ultimately that's what all of these posts are about "it sold well and I like it therefore you're wrong to criticise this game". Problem being the criticism of Sword and Shield is totally fair whether you emotionally like it or not. The criticism of GameFreak, especially for lying to the public, is also totally fair whether you emotionally like it or not. Feel free to buy the game. Feel free to enjoy the game. But that doesn't make any of the criticism of it any less valid.
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GamingThread TPC: Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold through 6M copies (2M in Japan alone). It's the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever. [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User banned (1 day): inflammatory accusation
"It’s only a few people that act like like rabid lunatics!" This will really help the mental well-being of people being attacked and threatened over liking a game. Y‘all always so quick to dismiss the personal plight of people affected by this shit. I guess it‘s really about ethics in game development.
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GamingThread TPC: Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold through 6M copies (2M in Japan alone). It's the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever. [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User banned (1 day): antagonising other member
This was always going to happen. Meh, expect new cuts for the next games then. They are totally testing the waters with these games.I like how you can always, always, lump everyone that dared say something wrong about this game with harassers and death-threat senders. And this shit is allowed freely here. What’s the goal, Joe?Funny you say this stuff to a poster when you threw a tantrum and called me “harasser” when i mentioned the same thing about your presence on pokemon threads. Lmao. Guess it only works one way.
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GamingThread TPC: Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold through 6M copies (2M in Japan alone). It's the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever. [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Trolling
That the textures, animations, and framerate of this game are of a budget PS2 title and I'm not exaggerating one bit.
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GamingThread TPC: Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold through 6M copies (2M in Japan alone). It's the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever. [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User banned (3 days): trolling
Imagine feeling vindicated that a billion dollar enterprise which you have zero connection to is about to get a whole lot richer, lol.
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GamingThread TPC: Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold through 6M copies (2M in Japan alone). It's the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever. [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Driveby Trolling; history of similar behavior
but the animations
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GamingThread TPC: Pokémon Sword & Shield has sold through 6M copies (2M in Japan alone). It's the fastest selling Nintendo Switch software ever. [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (1 week): Trolling, console wars, history of similar behaviour
Imagine how many Gamepass subscriptions you'd need to make that kind of money.
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EtcetEraThread "I read the spoilers for Rise of Skywalker and i'll let you know in every single TROS thread by vaguely talking about spoilers"
Reason User Warned: Thread whining
Did this really need to be a thread?
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GamingThread Japanese Games and Cultural Appropriation
Reason User banned (2 weeks): concern trolling
Japanese games take a lot of inspiration from other cultures, from myths, to history and clothing and armour design. The problem is most of their characters look Asian, which wouldn't be a big deal to me personally, but they fail to represent the actual people they're taking these influences from. For example Final Fantasy is steeped in Western mythos, the characters even have Western names, yet the majority of the characters are Asian and look like J-pop stars. Take Tifa for example, her name isn't Japanese, and she's from a town called Niflheim, yet is clearly Asian. Same with Cloud, and even Barret has a certain look to his face and lighter skin in the new remake. Aerith was stated to be made more Western but still looks Eastern in the face. And in FFXII they stated they were told to make Ashe distinctly not Japanese but still did in the end to appease the Japanese audience. However with her I'm not expecting her to look White, but Indian. The team took a trip there for cultural influence yet there seems to be no representation of their people. It extends to a lot of their games. I know a vast majority have anime artsyles, but even then, despite their brightly coloured hair, anime character have more Asian facial features with sharper eyes and smaller noses and chins. I just find it disingenuous when games like Fire Emblem have all these European inspired aesthetics and names yet everybody again looks like a pretty j-pop star. It's ok for characters to have bigger noses and differenr facial structures, Japan, as in the end most of the world and people your taking from do. I know Japan is xenophobic, but when looking through Bulbapedia at the new Pokemon, and seeing that NPCs on the routes you battle in the original Japanese version ALL have Japanese names despite the country being based on England I just laugh at their need to self insert into everything. Obivously this goes beyond games too. Stuff like the manga Magi with its Arabic influence yet features very little people with dark skin gets to me too. I just wanted to know if there's a reason for this and what your guys thoughts are? Obviously I'm not against Asian characters, in fact we need more of them from Western developed games, I just don't like the lack of representation of the people they take influences from. If the West developed a game, based on Japanese culture, myth, and geography yet all the characters, despite having Japanese names, were distinctly western there'd be massive uproar.
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GamingThread Stadia Review Thread
Reason User Warned: Hostility
Alucardx23 wanted me to ask you if you thought this was true or not "One thing that surprises me now that we know of Stadia's spec is the decision to cap at 30 frames per second. With a 10.7TF graphics core and fast, server-class CPU, we would expect the Stadia port of Assassin's Creed Odyssey to run at 60fps. Based on the results we're seeing here running the PC version at 60fps, latency should drop by 33ms. The Xbox One X version is already bafflingly high in latency terms, to the point where Stadia can match it. Based on the PC results, running at full frame-rate would actually see the streaming version surpass the Xbox game."
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GamingThread Stadia Review Thread
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Hostility; prior ban for hostility
He probably won't answer because this is a perfect example of an extremely dishonest and lying human being. The simple example he's referring too is the Assassin's Creed Odyssey latency test made by no other than digital Foundry. This is what they said: "One thing that surprises me now that we know of Stadia's spec is the decision to cap at 30 frames per second. With a 10.7TF graphics core and fast, server-class CPU, we would expect the Stadia port of Assassin's Creed Odyssey to run at 60fps. Based on the results we're seeing here running the PC version at 60fps, latency should drop by 33ms. The Xbox One X version is already bafflingly high in latency terms, to the point where Stadia can match it. That was it. I showed this example to explain how cloud games can reduce the latency by increasing the framerate. This guy here won't admit to this simple latency test and Anyone that does the minimum amount of research should know this about framerate and input latency. On a 30fps game you will get a new frame every 33.3ms and on a 60fps game, you will get a new frame every 16.6ms, this is the shitty math he says I'm doing.
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EtcetEraThread It's a weird feeling having literally NO MONEY
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory comparison.
Maybe if you're going to quote me, quote correctly. I said "GUESS this is how poor people feel consistently" I never said "MUST". You can't even read my post properly, for someone being so hostile Also, for those that can't comprehend the sentence: Notice how I said 'CONSISTENTLY", this suggests that I'm imaging a scenario in which I forget my wallet all the time, which means I'm hungry ALL THE TIME. Is that not what poor people experience?
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EtcetEraThread Vegan sues Burger King for cooking Impossible Whopper on meat grill (and something about rats)
Reason User banned (duration pending): inflammatory comparison and accusation against other members, recently banned for identical behaviour, and a long history of infractions for hostility and inflammatory accusations.
Lol “well if you tell us not to be shitty then we’ll just go back to when things were worse and it’ll be all your fault” straight out of the alt right playbook. I can’t.
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EtcetEraThread Zaha Hadid Architects completes Leeza SOHO skyscraper in Beijing with world's tallest atrium
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory Accusation and Trolling Over Multiple Posts; Numerous Prior Bans for Inflammatory Behavior
The guy with a communist Air Force pilot avatar is totally not CCP or a defender of communism. I’m so sorry for accusing you of something you aren’t. Much love.
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GamingThread Rare's Craig Duncan: ''we still have a super successful ongoing service-based IP in Sea of Thieves that still has millions of people playing it''
Reason User Banned (1 month): Consistent history of trolling, numerous accumulated infractions for console warring
Yes, but that quote doesn't mean anything and doesn't add anything to your experience as a player in any way. It's just (bad) PR speak so I wonder, why? Just tell us what you said "The game is a succes, we're committeed to keep on supporting it etc" They stopped giving us real data, maybe it's time they stop giving us faux data as well. I mean come on, is ridiculous...MS is doing much better now so just give us sales numbers again. Or not, but then don't talk about millions this, millions that, this one sold better than the other one, which we also don't know how much it sold, and we don't know either if they mean at launch or first week or what. Why are they hiding the numbers? Makes me nuts lol
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EtcetEraThread It's Trans Awareness Week! (Nov 13th -19th)
Red Text In addition to the staff message posted by Hecht yesterday, I wanted to apologize again for the hurt that recent events have caused our trans community. I know that explanations and excuses always matter less than actions, so I'd like to start by making it clear that we have renewed determination to promote diversity on the staff and restore confidence in the team.
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GamingThread 5 NextGen games that are already here!
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling over multiple posts. Platform wars. History of similar behavior
My thread wasn't a troll thread at all. Yet, I get trolled for listing games I feel are next-gen already on the PC (obviously the features that consoles are lacking this gen are available on PC). I would love for every platform to have the same hardware specs, but that's just not going to happen. The PC is an agnostic hardware that can be built up with very high end up-to-date hardware at any time. It's a moving target. The consoles stay stagnant for years. There is nothing wrong with mentioning what I think games will look like for next-gen when their hardware specs are much more powerful than what we have now. Changing my point to what? I have opinions like everyone else does. I'm entitled to them. Why should I change my opinion to cater to people who are rude, don't know me and certainly can't describe what they consider "next-gen" details? I'm willing to engage in healthy conversation if we can put aside the silly behavior. I just shared what I felt looked like a great starting point to next-gen since these games have much more bells and whistles that would cause them not to run on current console hardware. The games coming for next-gen hardware will have some of these same algorithms. Creativity will always change. We welcome that.
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EtcetEraThread Since it's November, annual reminder: Thanksgiving is a problematic holiday, "celebrates a myth of colonialism and white proprietorship of the U.S."
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Dismissive trolling
Haha I promise to think of your comment at least once when I'm helping myself to a second serving of turkey. Really, though, get over yourself.
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EtcetEraThread Since it's November, annual reminder: Thanksgiving is a problematic holiday, "celebrates a myth of colonialism and white proprietorship of the U.S."
Reason User Warned: Trolling
We get it, you’re woke
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EtcetEraThread NBC News: Reporter says Charles Barkley told her: 'I don't hit women, but if I did, I'd hit you' Barkley states: "It was an attempted joke"
Reason User Warned: Thread whining
Not is news or needs a thread. Yeah, joking about violence against women isn't a great look but the context of the comment seems innocuous so it baffles me how this could be interpreted as a genuine statement of hostility. Still, not something you should be saying.OMG what a chump amirite!! Especially when you consider all of McCammond's Pulitzers.
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GamingThread SIE Worldwide Studios |OT5| Part II
Reason User banned (1 week): inflammatory commentary, history of similar behavior
This is all very true. But those delusional individuals will continue echoing off each other that one day all those things you highlighted and more will finally be the popular focus of PlayStation. This their safe space. This place likes to think of itself as the hub of ‘enthusiast’ (aka) A sophisticated cover up for weeb-boomer gamers who complain every week about bad pacing, hand holding, and whatever else on their allergy list for the hardcore when it comes cinematic focus games and their unfortunate popularity that will kill video games any day now... PS5 is doomed for the whole generation if it doesn’t launch with (99) JRPGs, (30) 8Bit indies, (20) 16Bit indies and the PS5 start up intro isn’t Kat standing awkwardly by a window as she’s welcoming us back.
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GamingThread Xbox Game Studios |OT6| I'M BACK (TO RISE)
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Trolling
No. I just sense salty rage about one game getting lots of nominations while game you liked was left out. It's been fun to watch melt down here on ERA after those nominees were told to public.
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EtcetEraThread EW: Julia Roberts was suggested to play Harriet Tubman by studio exec, says Harriet screenwriter
Reason User banned: ( 2 weeks) Arguing in bad faith and being dismissive to systematic racism.
I have a question for ya'll... How do you feel about stuff like this when its reversed? Minorities playing white characters in a historical setting? For example, the new Lady and the Tramp on Disney+ features Lady's owners as an interracial couple (Jim Dear is white and Darling Dear is black). The movie takes place in the early 1900s and presumably in New Orleans or at the very least the South. Isn't this a quite disingenuous to history and an how people were treated at the time and place? Wasn't interracial marriage illegal in the United States until at least the 1960s? I have no problem with fixing the racist siamese cats, but making racial changes for the sake of modern culture without regard for historical accuracy just seems wrong. It feels like they are viewing history through rose tinted glasses. It also goes beyond Lady's owners too; the pet store owner is played by Parvesh Cheena (Indian), the doctor is played by Ken Jeong (Korean), and the dog catcher is played by Ardrian Martinez (Hispanic). I'm no expert on the racial makeup of 1900s southern United States, but this seems highly implausible.
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EtcetEraThread Is my kid's teacher racially insensitive, or are her 1st grade classmates just little racist jerks?
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Inflammatory generalization. History of making similar commentary.
Is this in China? They can be pretty prejudiced against darker skin
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GamingThread Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® |OT| No Russian To Buy Lootboxes
Reason Banned (3 Days): hostility over multiple posts again
they said a new update with content is coming and then the community manager says update is coming out shortly it’s not hard to understand holy shit man. games broken and doesn’t play well people are excited for updates why are you an asshole?
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EtcetEraThread Joker sequel is in development. Todd Philips to direct. [UPDATE: Apparently not. See threadmarks.]
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory commentary
Maybe next time around the media and twitter/era pearl clutching will cause the shooting they desperately awaited.
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AnnouncementsThread ResetEra Tech Thread - 5/24/19 Site Update (Report Bugs Here)
Red Text Good news regarding the user ignore feature! After putting in some extra work, we found a way to provide members with an option to choose between the new version and the old. Under your
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AnnouncementsThread ResetEra Tech Thread - 5/24/19 Site Update (Report Bugs Here)
Red Text By popular demand, we have implemented a fixed-height container for the top banner ad on mobile. This should prevent content from shifting up and down, while preserving access to the "Report Ad" link.
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EtcetEraThread When exactly did the Irish, Italians and Ashkenazi Jews became accepted as "White" in America?
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Racism, espousing phrenology
Also structure of the skull and facial features. Technically, Middle Eastern and North African are white as well although not European and their different religion as well as frequently tanned skin makes them alien to Europeans.
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EtcetEraThread ResetEra Moderation Staff is Fucking Up Beyond Belief on LGBT+ Issues
Reason User banned (1 day): off-topic trolling
I want to learn about what trans people deal with but I won't post in a thread because I see other with the same questions being banned for transphobia. We can't learn if we ask a question and you deem it phobic and block discussion by banning us. You have to understand the majority are unfamiliar with this topic, as "gay" was years ago. If people in good faith are asking questions shutting them down is hurting you, not helping.