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EtcetEraThread CNBC: Stan Lee's daughter: 'No one could have treated my father worse than Marvel and Disney's executives'
Reason User banned (3 days): misrepresenting and antagonizing users over multiple posts
Disney to Sony: We want 50% of day 1 profits, 45% more than our current contract with you guys Sony: No Fans: 'Fuck you Sony', 'Arrogant Sony', 'Let's boycott Sony products' etc etc --- Stand Lee's Daughter: No one could have treated my father worse the Marvel and Disney execs Fans: She's a garbage person herself, everyone ignore her Damn. Don't mess with Disney/Marvel fans.
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EtcetEraThread Florida man arrested for performing botched surgery on man met on fetish website
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): NSFW image
Recording a botched surgery for a fetish you say?
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GamingThread Nintendo Presents: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (gamescom 2019)
Reason User warned: body shaming. Inappropriate commentary.
Lol at the hosts extremely manicured hair and beard and giant gut
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EtcetEraThread Just watched TFA again and it's so effing good... but Kylo punching himself is still so bizarre!
Reason User Warned: Thread whining, please utilize our "ignore thread" function in the future
So t his forum is doomed forever to be either star wars or spider-man threads. Joy.
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EtcetEraThread How do I reject a girl in the nicest way possible? This is tricky, please read the OP for more details.
Reason User Warned: Inappropriate Comment
Just tell her you only wanna smash Her response to this can be win win for you op
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GamingThread Why are people complaining about third party support for Switch?
Reason User banned (1 week): Inflammatory point of comparison
-Third party doesn't release any game on Switch- Fanboys/Incels: "Fuck you random company, at least port your old catalog." -Third party releases an older game on Switch- Fanboys/Incels: "Fuck you random company, at least release one of your new games." -Third party releases a new game on Switch obviously not on par with more powerful consoles- Fanboys/Incels: "Fuck you random company, why doesn't it look and run closer to the PS4 and PC?" -Third party releases a new game on Switch on par with more powerful consoles at full price- Fanboys/Incels: "Fuck you random company, this game is down to $1.99 on steam from $60. Not buying it." -Third party releases a new game on Switch on par with more powerful consoles at reasonable price- Fanboys/Incels: "Fuck you random company, release some exclusives because I already have this on steam." ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Voidpoint apologizes in statement, see threadmarks]
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Dismissing concerns surronding transphobia and homophobia, previous infraction for sexist trolling
I personally believe this whole thing is being blown out of proportion. I can't necessarily defend their choice of words, but I feel that some of the things they said have some merit, i.e. cancel-culture is bad and parents shouldn't decide if their toddler is trans when said child has no concept of gender identity. It's certainlt not worth calling for people to be fired and blacklisted forever. That's way too far. I am willing to hear out opposing viewpoints.
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Voidpoint apologizes in statement, see threadmarks]
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Troll Account
Not sure what's up with social media. What am I supposed to be mad about with this game?
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GamingThread Nintendo Presents: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (gamescom 2019)
Reason User banned (1 day): trolling over a series of posts
I'm just amazed that they're still showing it even though it looks very bad and runs worse lol
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GamingThread Apex Legends developers spark outrage after calling gamers “dicks”, “ass-hats”and “freeloaders”
Reason User Banned (3 days): Hostility, history of similar infractions
Nothing idiotic about that. Let's call a spade a spade here. If you work for EA, you are part of the problem.
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EtcetEraThread My out of touch moment - this tweet of a lady taking selfies on the subway has 30k RTs
Reason User banned (3 days) sexist and inappropriate generalization
women are so corny
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GamingThread Two Of Steam's Top Games Last Month Were Anime Sex Games(Kotaku)
Reason User Banned (3 Days) - Inappropriate Comment
Yeah it's called hentai and I do not understand why folk like the stuff. I love anime and the occasional sex depictions is okay, but no hentai yu. Na huh. Saci saci 5 dolla : p
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GamingThread Does Uncharted 3 look better than many AAA games out in 2019?
Reason User banned (1 day): System warring, history of recent similar behavior.
It looks better than Crackdown 3
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EtcetEraThread Leaving Neverland, HBO documentary on Michael Jackson's alleged child sexual assaults, review thread: Currently 98% on Rotten Tomatoes (READ OP)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Dismissing Allegations of Sexual Abuse over Multiple Posts in this Thread; Prior Ban for Similar Behavior
Everything presented in the rebuttal video appears to line up with the facts.Feel free to point out any inaccuracies.
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EtcetEraThread Disney-Sony Standoff Ends Marvel Studios & Kevin Feige’s Involvement In ‘Spider-Man’
Reason User Banned (3 days): Antagonizing a member, recent prior for the same.
well I mean sub himself is a gimmick account, so yeah. Also this thread is the most incestual thing I've ever seen on this forum, y'all might as well lock it until actual news comes in.
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Voidpoint Twitter Responds]
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Dismissing Concerns of Transphobia
I don't agree with their polticial views, but I'll be honest, some of you folks do seem to get off on rage and accusations.
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GamingThread Big Layoffs at Game Informer (Imran Khan, Suriel Vazquez, Kyle Hilliard, Javy Gwaltney, Jeff Marchiafava, Elise Favis confirmed so far)
Reason User Banned (1 day): Inflammatory commentary
did they fire any white guys or edit: ignore the above comment. dickish post. Hope the many people fired find a good standing.
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Voidpoint apologizes in statement, see threadmarks]
Reason User Banned (permanent): Troll account
eveyone who agrees with the guy who wrote this are terrible people. U sjw fucks act accepting but u bully people into catering to ur idea of what everything should be. Keep ur fucking political views out of my games I don’t give a shit what gender or Color u are I hate every single one who acts like a stupid fuck and bully’s people for differing views or because something hurt ur feeling. I’m in high school and I never thought I u people were leading up to be my future. Oh, and that thing about deciding ur baby is trans the guy isn’t transphobic he’s a person with common sense that 1 you shouldn’t force ur child to be something they aren’t and 2 your kid should not pick what gender they are until there at in their teens
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues.
Reason User Banned (permanent): Downplaying bigotry, account in junior phase
Remember guys that while he has some opinions you may or may not agree with, he has not hurt anybody, lets not transform this thread into a witch hunt
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GamingThread Greenberg about Xbox games coming to the Epic store. "Were open but the key there is a broader connected community with player priority over business"
Reason User Warned: Platform Warring
It's easier to do that when you are not the market leader and your product is 50€ cheaper than that of the direct competitor...
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Voidpoint apologizes in statement, see threadmarks]
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Posting Unsubstantiated Information in a Sensitive Thread
Just an update to this, Terminx has been removed from the Duke4 discord following some protracted issues between him and Hendricks wherein Terminx tried to fire him because Terminx didn't want to own up to being a dickhead and claimed Hendricks "destroyed the company" by making the apology
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Voidpoint Twitter Responds]
Reason User banned (3 days): disrupting a sensitive thread without reading the OP
I sometimes just hate that one opinion can create a whichhunt around a whole team. I live all people and love to work on a game like this. But... 1 asshole and we seem all bad and doomed. i still love the look and feel of the game.
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EtcetEraThread I just read about otherkin, those who claim they are. Are they roleplaying or do they actually believe in it?
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory False Equivalences Surrounding Gender Identity
I'm torn. On one hand, I would argue that to be "otherkin" would be harmful to transgender people and in line with the Rachel Dolezals and transagists of the world. On the other, where do we draw the line? A cisgender person can't really fully conceptualize the existential angst of being transgender, in the same way that a binary trans person wouldn't be able to fully conceptualize the angst of someone who's genderfluid, or nonbinary, or agender, or third gender. An argument for invalidity because of non-understanding seems incredibly exclusionary to me. I mean, it's not like we've cracked the code and can effectively point out that a certain set of neurons firing in a specific way is indicative of real pain and suffering. All I can do, I think, is take people at their word and respect it, even if bad faith actors slip through the cracks.
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EtcetEraThread I just read about otherkin, those who claim they are. Are they roleplaying or do they actually believe in it?
Red Text This topic is closed to further replies, as the discussion has led to inflammatory comments surrounding gender identity.
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EtcetEraThread I just read about otherkin, those who claim they are. Are they roleplaying or do they actually believe in it?
Reason User banned (1 week): inflammatory point of comparison
It may incidentally hurt transgender acceptance but that doesn't mean it doesn't have a right to exist and be acknowledged. That is the exact same excuse some gay and lesbian people use to exclude transgender people. The irony is thick.
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EtcetEraThread I just read about otherkin, those who claim they are. Are they roleplaying or do they actually believe in it?
Reason User Banned (3 days): trolling
Are there currently any laws to protect otherkins against discrimination? If not maybe it's time to push for it?
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GamingThread New games to be announced for Epic Games Store at Gamescom Opening Night
Reason User Banned (3 days) - Trolling
I honestly love the chaos that EGS is causing in the pc space.
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GamingThread New games to be announced for Epic Games Store at Gamescom Opening Night
Reason User banned (2 weeks): trolling and hostility against other members over a series of posts in the thread + history of inflammatory posting and generalizing
V-bucks have been deposited into your account
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GamingThread New games to be announced for Epic Games Store at Gamescom Opening Night
Reason User banned (3 days): bad faith trolling, platform warring
this is called exclusivity. this has been done for quite a few decades and since ms moneyhatted quite a few games last gen, people seem to be very distrustful. why dont you try to reason, why there is no pokemon or super mario game on playstation? or no uncharted game on xbox? EGS has a reason to exist: some devs would like to try out another platform, others only want to see their game being sold instead of being pirated(because GOG/steam seems piratable(i dont know if this is real, because i dont play on pc, but this seems to be a thing) another reason is that the EGS is a platform with nothing else than only the game being on display. or another store which does not shit out every game out there in existance. you could argue, why the humble bundle is not offering an option to donate the money to help refugees, so why do you argue in the same why against the EGS?
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GamingThread ThQ Nordic Gamescom Live Stream Discussion (see staff post)
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Inflammatory comparison; repeatedly dismissing sensitive concerns
Of course not. But this is not "pointing out". This is straight up mob lynchingA PC toxicity example, in case someone is curious about.
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Voidpoint apologizes in statement, see threadmarks]
Reason User banned (3 days): advocating for piracy, platform warring
Hi, I'm new here. I'm a man (assigned female at birth) who's been into ego shooters since my dad let me play Quake as a kid, much to his surprise and amusement that I wanted to, and ego shooters have been one of the few safe topics we could connect on until he passed away. The last one we ever talked about was Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, which we both thought was terrible, and I haven't bothered with the new ones. I bought Ion Maiden in Early Access, which was basically a short demo, and it got me so stoked I double-dipped and bought the Limited Founder's Edition which I'm still waiting for. I got down on the full version the moment it launched, beat it on Maximum Fury without savescumming in two eight-hour sittings, and it's far and away the best ego shooter campaign I've played since Modern Warfare 2. I started talking about it with one of my friends and told them to check it out, and then they told me about all this nonsense. I came here to check it out, and... this has been all really fucked up, straight from one of the best experiences I've had with a videogame this year (and in my life in general) to a persistent migraine that I'm still reconciling with. Total whiplash in the past week. I'm not so shocked that some of the developers are blatant bigots and their fanbase are supportive of them. I've always been a hardcore gamer, I know the culture, I deal with this shit online and off all the time. I'm glad this forum exists and that there are people on here who will not let hateful and phobic viewpoints fester without opposition. I'm surprised that 3D Realms has made a reasonable and direct apology, and I'm laughing at all the hypocritical idiots who are review bombing and screaming about censorship because a shampoo bottle is getting replaced. In the future I hope people will remember the game and not this incident, because the game is life-affirmingly incredible to me aside from that one shampoo bottle sprite and an OOB message and repeated references to The Room, and I hope the transphobic people who made this game continue to make incredible games without their phobic bullshit in them. But, to be more personal, this event really underscored a conflict I've had my whole life in how I relate to art and other people. All my trans and allied friends don't really care about videogames, and I don't blame them, but it's frustrating when Ion Maiden has so much that's original and breathtaking to say about level design, simply some of the most inventive and detailed and sprawling and interconnected ego shooter levels ever are in this, but people everywhere (and on here) will take any excuse to disregard brilliance and go back to playing Overwatch or their even more insidious Atlus JRPGs. If you don't want to support bigots, why not pirate the game? And if you care about ego shooters, why are you talking about buying it on Switch? I can understand playing it on a real console if one's life situation demands it, but a Switch? There's no chance it'll run at 60FPS (it already chugs a bit on my GTX 1070-equipped PC), and how are you gonna snap headshots while strafing in a split-second with those nubbed finger sticks unless the game does it for you, and then what's the point? It's just not fair to the game, or to yourself. . Is it really worth it? All my life I've had to engage with people who pretend to tolerate my identity, and people who pretend to care about videogames. The only safe space I could rely upon growing up is playing Quake III online, kicking ass and earning respect, but I can't take that outside. I can't take it online anymore either, because nobody cares about Quake anymore and people decided to cancel LawBreakers. Cancel Paragon. Cancel Ion Fury. Cancel everything. Everyone's a fucking asshole who hates me and the things I love, and in the end I'm so numb to bigotry and to posers and to all the screaming and nobody really loving anything anymore. I can't express how I feel about anything anymore without being canceled. I'm a trans person and Ion Fury is GOTY 2019. Please play it.
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EtcetEraThread Trump says Jews who vote Democrat are "disloyal"
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory commentary against other members. Consistent history of bans for hostility.
Fuck them. There’s a lot of people here that need to learn that their complicity with bad faith arguments being spewed towards Ilhan and other WoC in congress led to this moment.
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GamingThread Pokemon Let's Go failed its objective. Is there any point in continuing the series?
Reason User banned (1 week): hostility toward other users, lazy devs rhetoric, history of similar behavior
Well sure as long as there's people that's gonna buy every developer's spit it makes sense to make a zero effort game that makes 10 million sales.
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EtcetEraThread Disney-Sony Standoff Ends Marvel Studios & Kevin Feige’s Involvement In ‘Spider-Man’
Reason User Banned (5 days): platform warring in a thread that has nothing to do with video games
It puzzled me why people were blinding defending Sony on this no matter what-then it dawned on me. We are on a video game site. They are Sony fanboys-I feel foolish for not seeing it before. Any other site right now and you don’t see this “Major corporation picking on poor old Sony” mentality.
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GamingThread Gamesradar: 'I have seen Death Stranding at Gamescom and I finally understand what's going on'
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Trolling and Antagonizing Other Users Over Multiple Posts and Threads
Mah shooting. waaah.Only in the eyes of nothings.Literally. You're right. Not shooting with a gun, not riding a bike, not using stealth to evade monsters and people, not fighting hand to hand with enemies and trying to escape them, not descending mountains with ropes, not managing stuff like drinking water, sleeping, and weight management, not fighting a huge monster in a boss battle, nope, just walking, fall of cliffs, ladders, and pee. sigh.... How can this blatant trolling driven by a dislike of someone's character fueled by jealousy of someone's accomplishments be allowed in a forum that supposedly celebrates the medium?
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GamingThread Gamesradar: 'I have seen Death Stranding at Gamescom and I finally understand what's going on'
Reason User Warned: Platform warring
Those with nintendo avatars aren't exactly trying to hide anything. Like samurais going to battle with flags strapped to their back. My impression of the game is still at one raised eyebrow status. Needs to see more.
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread |OT6| - Mostly Fan Noise and Hot Air
Reason User Banned (3 Days) - Antagonizing other users
lol.... you are wrong, but I'm not going to rock that boat your're in. Will be better to watch you sink and drown.
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GamingThread DARQ Dev: Why I turned down exclusivity deal from the Epic Store
Reason User banned (1 week): inflammatory accusations
When I read stuff like that from a journalist like jason schreier I kinda wish we never gave kotaku attention on this site but thats just me. There's something very suspicious with journalists and EGS as a whole.
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EtcetEraThread I had to put down my dog due to behavioral issues.
Reason User Banned (3 days): Trolling, Insensitive Generalizations
Im not going to discuss this specific case. No. And honestly someone who truly believes in that I am not open to talk to further about this topic.like jumping out off second floor, through windows, destroying walls/doors. Chewing through everything. Jumping over fences... i have seen that, and i have seen dogs being therapy who behaved like that. On the other hand, while you cant expect someone not to stay in house all life, the dog very well can come along or be managed with dogsitters. To take a shortcut and kill an animal just because its easier on the original owner, instead of re-homing, admitting one has failed in educating or whatever therefore not seeking professional help... One can do that, yes, but it‘s not the only solution to behavioural problems. Those are temporary problems that can be fixed in different ways. Not all without medication, but death is never an answer for a temporary problem. I just know the phrase as I wrote it: Death is a permanent solution for a temporary problem.
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GamingThread PC gaming is active, alive and well. Do we still need to put up with mandatory Launchers?
Reason User banned (3 days): thread whining, history of similar behavior
Can we please get over this launcher business.
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Voidpoint Twitter Responds]
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Dismissing bigotry, previously banned for defense of harassment campaigns. Account in junior phase.
But by labelling any disagreement to be hate you are preventing discussion. That kind of behaviour just has the opposite effect to what you seem to want as both sides just grow stronger in their own beliefs convinced the other has nothing of value to offer. I think it's even too far to label the statements that were made to be transphobic.