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EtcetEraThread Why did Eastern religions focus so much on non-violence compared to Abrahamic ones?
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EtcetEraThread I had a bad night. I need some help and cool down.
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EtcetEraThread Hank Azaria wants to apologize to 'every Indian person in this country' for Apu from The Simpsons
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GamingThread Day’s Gone director Jeff Ross will be live with David Jaffe as they discuss the recent Schreier article!
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GamingThread Game Grumps host Dan Avidan responds to recent allegations
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EtcetEraThread John Oliver Asks Alexa: ‘What Is Union Busting?’ Jimmy Fallon Shuts It Down
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EtcetEraThread Just finished both Berserk 1997 and the movie trilogy... Is 2016 really that bad?
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GamingThread Dan Avidan From Game Grumps Outed For Being a Creep
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EtcetEraThread Just finished both Berserk 1997 and the movie trilogy... Is 2016 really that bad?
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EtcetEraThread Baltimore student passes 3 classes in 4 years, ranks near top half of class with 0.13 GPA (See Staff Post)
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GamingThread Hogwarts Legacy senior producer Troy Leavitt, a game dev who used to make anti-feminist and pro gamer-gate videos (staff post added)(Up: Resigns)
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GamingThread Clarification about my last thread about Life is Strange 3 and 4
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GamingThread [Jason Schreier] Harry Potter Video Game Will Allow for Transgender Characters
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GamingThread [Jason Schreier] Harry Potter Video Game Will Allow for Transgender Characters
Red Text So this is a uniquely awful situation where both the creator of the IP and a senior producer on the game have unrepentant bigoted views.
We have decided to keep this thread locked. Please refer to the Staff post regarding Hogwarts Legacy threads:
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GamingThread So Era, amidst the pandemic, why do we not have virtual D&D groups?
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GamingThread CDPR Hacked, Some Internal Systems Compromised as Hacker Leaves Ransom Note
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GamingThread PlayStation Studios |OT17| Good Vibrations
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GamingThread Toshihiro Nagoshi stepping down as Sega CCO; now a Creative Director [up: part of management restructure]
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EtcetEraThread Guardian: Majority of Europeans fear Biden unable to fix 'broken' US
Red Text This is a feature written for a UK/EU audience and badged as part of a series of articles with a pan-European angle. As such it takes an outside view of the US. However, we are a multinational board, and the rise of far right extremism is not unique to the US as it has been a problem across a large swath of the western world. Sneering at it as entertainment from overseas is not helpful, insightful or conducive to discussion. Please stay on topic and avoid sweeping generalisations. Thanks.
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GamingThread Polygon: Resident Evil Village has a big vampire lady and fans love her
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EtcetEraThread Terrorist invasion of Capitol building by Trump/MAGA supporters; shots fired, Senate evacuated, 5 dead including cop [See threadmarks for updates]'
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EtcetEraThread Amazon Is Booting Parler Off Of Its Web Hosting Service
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EtcetEraThread Trump supporters have breached the Capitol building, tearing down 4 layers of security fencing and are attempting to occupy the building
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EtcetEraThread Terrorist invasion of Capitol building by Trump/MAGA supporters; reports of shots fired, Senate evacuated, 1 dead. [See threadmarks for updates]'
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GamingThread VGC's Platform of the Year is PlayStation 4
Red Text Alright let's try this again. We've had to lock two VGC awards threads in recent days because people haven't been able to act like adults. For the record yesterday we reviewed the Phil Spencer thread and issued a large number of bans for Sony console warriors who derailed it – what we found was that the thread was fine, initially, and nobody cared about Transistor's lukewarm take about PR until some usual suspects decided to turn the thread into a battleground. Those usual suspects are now banned.
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GamingThread Video Games Chronicle (VGC): Phil Spencer Is the Person of the year
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GamingThread [Bloomberg: Jason Schreier] - Cyberpunk Game Maker Faces Hostile Staff After Failed Launch
Red Text OK so this is an important news story, but the last few pages of this thread has been exclusively about tweets between two individuals, instead of the substance of that story.
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GamingThread CDPR is a transphobic company. It's time we stop making excuses for them.
Red Text We're temporarily locking both threads pertaining to Cyberpunk as things are getting out of hand and generating an enormous number of reports that need to be processed.
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GamingThread CDPR is a transphobic company. It's time we stop making excuses for them.
Red Text Thread reopened. In light of recent events we'll be reviewing recent bans issued in Cyberpunk threads, and changing how we vet members who handle controversial OTs in the future.
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EtcetEraThread Do you support Armed Leftist Groups in Protests with Armed Alt-Right?
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EtcetEraThread "Strength of trans women drops slightly [5%] after year of treatment"
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GamingThread Cyberpunk reviews are rolling in...
Red Text Please do not use Kyuuji's thread for general discussion of Cyberpunk 2077. That thread is specifically about the transphobia surrounding the game. Staff will be posting a Cyberpunk 2077 OT by the end of the day. Please bear with us as we are working around a real life schedule here. When it does go up, we will be setting some ground rules for the thread to ensure everything goes smoothly. A separate review metascore thread will not be happening as we wish to limit the number of threads on this game. Reviews can be discussed in the OT.
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GamingThread Gamespot 7/10 review of Cyberpunk 2077
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EtcetEraThread I'm not sure why we're not supposed to provide assistance, but rather, provide the opportunity for them to get assistance by themselves.
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GamingThread Cyberpunk 2077 Night City WIRE: Episode 5 |OT| Time moves in one direction, memory in another [Media Impressions, Console Footage & Discussion]
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EtcetEraThread [November 28] AP: Biden plans swift moves to protect and advance LGBTQ rights
Red Text To say that we're extremely disappointed at the direction the previous thread went in is an understatement. Instead of a thread discussing Biden's upcoming policies to protect LGBTQ folks, it very quickly became mudslinging between different groups over political arguments while throwing minorities under the bus.
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EtcetEraThread WaPo: Biden hires all-female senior communications team, names Neera Tanden director of OMB
Red Text Please keep the conversation focused on the potential nominees. Any further derailing of the thread will be met with moderation.
Reopening.