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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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GamingThread Respawn Entertainment: We need to lead by example (response to reddit controversy)
Reason User Banned (5 days): downplaying harassment
This pretty much seems how this goes. The whole damn point of this was this fleecing shit sucks ass, its immoral, and we shouldn't be doing it. Now we just arguing over stupid shit and defending devs cuz OH NOES weak sauce personal attacks made on a computer to a fake name. EA wins. They always do.
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GamingThread Sony Interactive Entertainment has acquired Insomniac Games
Reason User warned: generalizing.
Yep, ResetEra is filled with trolls and fanboys and it is really disappointing
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GamingThread Final Fantasy VIII Remastered - Gameplay Footage
Reason User banned (duration pending): Ableism. Making light of a disability.
Its so sad everyone in that world has Parkinsons.
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GamingThread Death Stranding - Official Gameplay Reveal
Reason User Warned: Trolling
ROWWRRRR KOJIMUH AINT MAKIN MUH SHOOTBANG FUCK HIM AND HIS TEAM HE CAN SUCK GEOFF OFF IM SO ANGARY SHEEPLE LIKE HIM N I DONT IM BETTER DEN YOUSSSS
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GamingThread Remnant From The Ashes |OT| A New Soul Rises From The Ashes
Reason User warned: "lazy dev" rhetoric is not allowed. Please review our FAQ.
Not having HDR support in 2019 is lazy and unacceptable. Needs to be added asap...
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GamingThread Can PS5 kill the pc gaming industry?
Reason User Banned (A day): Inappropriate off-topic commentary.
omg, my mom just came into my room - apparently she was doing the laundry and found my anal beads. ndnsnsnfndndno
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GamingThread Can somebody explain to me the genius of Hideo Kojima?
Reason User banned (duration pending): hostility, aggressive whataboutisms, sexist concern trolling + previous infractions about racism and sexism
What the fuck are you guys even talking about? MGS 1,2,3 WERE great and critically acclaimed games. The stuff he did after that does not change that in the slightest. What is this logic? OoT is unplayable to me nowadays...yeah, let's call it a bad game and question the MC from 1998.... Let's be consequent and ban all discussion about Kojima and his work on this board and in order to avoid hypocrisy let's ban all discussion about Dragonball, Yakuza, Senran Kagura, DOA, Xenoblade 2 and many others...because all of these feature the same level of pervy female exploitation. Man, you guys are really starting to make my blood boil with this nonsense. And btw: your keyboard campaign against Kojima won't help the millions/billions of women who really are treated like shit in this world and it won't stop the better off women from pursuing careers where the exposure of their body is part of the job. Good lord...
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Voidpoint Twitter Responds]
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Dismissing concerns regarding transphobia, account in junior phase.
Of course this would already have more posts then the OT. I cannot believe this is how you guys spend your time. Get a life.
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GamingThread Trails of Cold Steel III - The Bonds Between Us - Story Trailer
Reason User warned: port begging
Felt like it would have played well on my Switch...sigh.
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GamingThread Apex Legends developers spark outrage after calling gamers “dicks”, “ass-hats”and “freeloaders”
Reason User banned (1 week): antagonizing other users
Thanks for being the condescending person we need in this thread. The fact of the matter is, when billions are at stake nothing is left to chance of human behavior as you suggest You and the industry frankly hasn't earned the right to be taken at your word. Nothing you've said so far, outside of your extreme interest you've taken in this thread spinning a specific narrative, is convincing outside of the circle talk and damage control. So Mr designer, please give us more than nonesense posts asking us to believe you.
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Threadmark Full Context of conversation]
Reason User banned (1 week): Inflammatory false equivalence
I thought we learned after the whole Etika situation
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GamingThread Ion Fury devs show signs of transphobia among other issues. [Update: Threadmark Full Context of conversation]
Reason User Warned: Bad faith argument, False equivalence
"Both sides boogie"? Don't be ridiculous, this thread has quickly evolved into a dog pile instead of properly discussing the issue at hand. If you want to keep it that way you can go to Twitter; we don't need a forum for that. This thread pretty much hits the nail regarding this matter:
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GamingThread One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 - Gamescom trailer.
Reason User Warned - Lazy Dev Rhetoric
No Suit Luffy means no buy from me. They literally just colored Luffy's TimeSkip shirt black. It's almost impressive how lazy it is.