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GamingThread Controversial Opinion: Sonic's Shitty Friends are an integral component of the series' success
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks) - Antagonizing others & Ableist Rhetoric
It’s the modern Sonic characters and games that kicked off “and his shitty friends.” That’s the point when Sonic Team left behind the beautiful and stylish aesthetic and design of the Genesis games and went with the cringe shit we got starting with Adventure. But I will say one thing- the dumb designs of modern Sonic somehow appeal to a large age group, roughly between 13-25, socially challenged and also heavily into anime stuff. That’s when the series lost me. Mania picked me back up but I feel like Sonic is two completely different franchises now- classic and modern. As a Sonic fan there’s nothing redeeming to me about the modern series, especially the shitty friends.
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User Banned (permanent): dismissing concerns of bigotry, account in junior phase
I love asmon. Some of this is distasteful.
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GamingThread RIP hot tub streams; ASMR ear licking in 'tiktok leggings' is the new Twitch meta
Reason User banned (2 weeks): denigrating sex work
Yeah, I would never want my loved ones to do this kinda shit for money. The thought of my mother or sister doing this is making me gag. If I had a daughter and I walked in on her doing this stuff, I wouldn't be proud, I'd feel like I fucked up greatly, like a disgusting disappointment of a father. There must be some level of class even when conning stupid people, and it looks like we have blown way past that.
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GamingThread Nintendo General Discussion |OT25| I'm OLED You Finish, But... (Trans Rights Are Human Rights + Free Palestine)
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Dismissing concerns over racism; account in junior phase
What do you mean? i don’t mean in a bad way. Just don’t understand why skin color is so important in these topics. A white person can voice a black one and a black person can voice a white one. I really don’t see the problem.
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GamingThread Final Fantasy 7 Remake Director Praises The Last of Us Part 2's Diversity
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Insensitive commentary regarding racial representation
Is Barrett actually black in FF7R? He looks like a dark skinned Japanese dude. Just saying. I totally thought he was black in FF7 but now with the Remake I felt that they wanted to change that. They can say it's the lighting all they want but I don't buy it.
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GamingThread How would a hypothetical Souls easy mode play into the metanarrative?
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Dismissing Concerns of Accessibility
So.... like...play a different game? Maybe come to terms with the fact that the world doesn't revolve around you or them? IDK, but this line of reasoning is genuinely futile. I can think of a thousand better things to get upset about.
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GamingThread Doki Doki Literature Club had to alter a scene for release on PS4/PS5 [Open Spoilers]
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Hostility; History of the Same
You're wasting your time with corporate apologists and bootlickers. There's a defense force for everything. People have said about violence being targeted too in specific titles, yet you have people saying "b-but it's because western games don't have problematic content" which isn't even the point.
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GamingThread Tencent is Reportedly Trying to Buy Crytek for $300,000,000€ (Edit: Source is BILD a German Tabloid, take with a grain of salt)
Reason User banned (duration tbd by admin review): sinophobia
At this point the world needs to put a firewall around China
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GamingThread Cyberpunk 2077 Twitter account makes transphobic joke (READ OP)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling + Peddling disinformation; numerous accumulated infractions
They’re banning folks just for saying that they’ll buy the game regardless, so yes.
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GamingThread Ghost of Tsushima Director's Cut - Announcement Trailer
Reason User Warned: Trolling
Most of this forum is from a country with a very poor educational system so, even though they're reading text in their native language, their comprehension skills aren't really good.
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GamingThread Overwatch's new Mei skin draws criticism for cultural appropiation
Reason User banned (permanent): dismissing concerns around cultural appropriation over multiple posts, prior severe ban for dismissing sexism in a sensitive thread
I honestly have a lot of difficulties to understand the criticisms to the lack of a black woman in Overwatch. I mean: if the game would have included only white females characters I would have perfectly understood it but the roaster presents female characters from a lot of different countries that are not tipically represented in videogames. Like Egypt, India, Mexico... I mean, this is not common at all and in general I think that the game has one of the wider ethnic cast of characters. Probably it's because I'm european and I can't understand what exactly is the problem with the lack of black women in the game. Probably it's an USA-only problem? I don't know...
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GamingThread Resident Evil Village was about as horror focused as RE6(major spoilers)
Reason User Warned: Hostility
Fuck off mate, the first doll was in the same location every time and after dying 5 plus times in a row and being forced to watch an unskippable cutscene I looked it up, restarted the game, and they spawned where the guide said. Only time in the game I used a walkthrough because playing where's Waldo in broad day daylight was neither scary or tense. It 100% glitched
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GamingThread "I left Insomniac Games because of how they treat women" Ex-Employee speaks out
Red Text This thread is about the allegations that have been made, the victims and their experiences. This is not a thread for arguing about what a single poster's job title and responsibilities are. The discussion has derailed to the point where it is distracting from the very serious subject of the allegations and work culture at Insomniac. Please get back on topic and avoid further derails. Further derailment will be moderated.
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GamingThread "I left Insomniac Games because of how they treat women" Ex-Employee speaks out
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Inappropriately Tagging Another Member; Thread Derailment
I'm at a loss for words. Insomniac has been one of my favorite video game developers throughout the years and I've always looked up to them as this insanely talented but also exemplary developer. Their anti-crunch policies etc. Everything is just in shambles right now. This shit to be fixed. I don't expect you to respond, nor am I trying to cast some sort of blame on you, so please don't take it as such. But this needs to be addressed. Insomniac can and needs to do better than this.
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User Banned (permanent): Excusing racism and trolling around racism concerns over multiple posts
Not in that video you posted. He says slurs are bad but there's value in distinguishing between people with different intent which is almost tautologically true. Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes calling a jew a kike vs NBA player Meyers Leonard doing the same during a CoD match is different, but both are bad. Unless your take on slurs is utterly one-dimensional (like "the effect is the only thing that matters"), you have to agree with this. Intent matters and you know it's true: A black person calling another black the n-word is no big deal, because the intent is made obvious by the fact that the person is unlikely to be racist against themself. The effect (being offended, being discriminated against, etc.) is obviously heavily affected by the assumed intent. If you have a different reading of that video, feel free to share your interpretation.
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User Banned (1 month): dismissing concerns on racism
You're fighting a losing battle when the OP can't detect the sarcasm in Asmongold's tweet regarding him being a racist everywhere lol.
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User banned (duration pending review): Excusing bigotry, prior severe bans
Gonna just crosspost what I said about him in one of the other recent threads: Re: Asmongold, never heard of or watched this guy before this past week but I've checked out parts of several of his streams the last few days, and he genuinely seems to be positive on the game and enjoying it like anyone else. And honestly, I don't see him as toxic in any way either, nor supporting toxicity. If anything I've seen the opposite from him, very vocally supporting vaccinations, talking about not making fun of autistic people (and basically saying he himself is autistic), and generally batting down hate, including racism, he does happen to see in his chat room. Clearly all that doesn't excuse any comments he may have made in the past, and like I said don't know the guy personally nor have I followed him regularly, but frankly I'd want to see context to some of these things that people in this topic are trying to use to slander him... Because based on what I've seen in the few streams I've watched, he just doesn't seem like that type of guy. Now, he clearly doesn't shy away from controversial topics, but I think that is more just he doesn't give a shit/isn't scared to talk about something rather than actually being malicious or hateful in any way whatsoever. From what I've seen, If he's asked to talk about something, he also typically goes on about it for 10 - 20 minutes. So I am guessing any short clips trying to frame him up for something are lacking some serious context. Right now he seems like a very positive addition to the FFXIV community that will surely only better the game given the greater attention he will bring to it. Generally I agree with this post too.
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User Banned (2 months): Excusing bigotry over multiple posts
He's actually making fun of the dumb tweet he's replying to that asked if he is racist only on pictograph, or everywhere. Its a ludicrous thing to ask someone when its not even him in that image, but someone impersonating him on the app. I can't believe I even have to explain this to someone. Half of the US voted for Trump in 2016. If you still consider each and every single one of those people a racist, today in 2021 - then I don't know what to say. That is a borderline insanity mindset to have. No he didn't. Did you even watch the video yourself? He literally says in the video it is not okay to use racial slurs in any situation. If you want to start pulling up videos, how about these? He owns an org with nmplol. They have been best friends for over 10 years. Asmongold isn't a racist.
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User Banned (1 month): Excusing bigotry over multiple posts
"Rampant sexism, racism or ableism" Really? How do you expect the average person to take you seriously if you hit the hyperbole this hard. Dude has shitty opinions at times, which is not reflected in the fast majority of his content. Nor is there any evidence that he has screwed anyone over in person.Nah, I just live in a world where I'd like to interact with more people than within my tiny bubble. So do you for example shy away from Zepla too who seems like a decent person, but she interacts with asmongold as well. Despite what you think, I really doubt there hundreds and thousands of streamers that are the paragon of social consciousness and have good content. Even if you think they are "Good" don't be too surprised when they get "exposed" as well.
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User Banned (1 month): Excusing bigotry
Asmon has some shitty takes but I wouldn't call him racist considering he's banned people saying racist trash in his chat and even got somebody banned in WoW for having a racist name. and has talked about racism and how its a huge issue in wow He's been pretty consistent on not letting any racism fly in his community. Also the whole "he's a trump supporter" take is like not telling the whole story. Yes he voted trump in 2016, but the amount of criticism of trump in 2019/2020 was quite large.a number of the stuff in the OP asmongold has addressed/clarified. I'm not saying that absolves him of all fault but its not like it was swept under the rug.
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Concern Trolling Around Racism; Account in Junior Phase
Going through someone's past in the attempt to cancel them feeds into the narrative of the right about cancel culture. Maybe it's better to wait until he does something stupid again, then call him out for it. *Edited for clarity*
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GamingThread Should I convince Nintendo I'm dying from a rare blood disease in order to play BotW2 early?
Reason User Warned: Creating an inappropriate thread
Like, you know how they let that one fan who was dying play BotW early. Thoughts?
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GamingThread WoW/FFXIV streamer Asmongold has a recent history of using ableist slurs and defending the use of racial slurs
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Troll account
This guy sucks but lol at I’m not trying to cancel him but here are a ton of reasons why he should be canceled.
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GamingThread CDPR seems to be the only one that understands how to provide multiple possible endings to a story.
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Making stealth Cyberpunk 2077 thread and deliberately bypassing staff instructions
With that out of the way, I want to talk about games (typically RPGs) that tout the fact that their story has multiple endings. This is almost a given for any Western RPG to sell the idea that your "choice has consequences." But in actuality, the "multiple" endings is really just three separate cutscenes (usually not even that different) that play after the same final level that every player experiences. And that's your "multiple" ending, a completely passive cutscene which requires far less effort on the part of the developer than a whole separate gameplay segment. On the other hand, for two games now (three if you count TW2) CDPR has produced titles which actually have multiple endings, like full on totally separate ending sequences complete with gameplay. In TW3, you don't have any singular choice that provides you with an ending. Rather, the ending you receive is the culmination of several choices throughout the game. But regardless, the ending you get is totally unique than any of the other endings possible. And each ending has a quite lengthy ending quest, including one with a full-on boss fight. This actually really impressed me when the game initially released as that's usually uncommon, especially in the AAA space. The endings are all different and provide about 15-30 minutes of extra content. Then we get to , now this game is far less RPG than TW3 and your ending result really is just predicated on your big choice before the final mission. Still, despite all that, the game has several completely separate epilogue sequences with their own unique gameplay and varying lengths. You actually feel like the ending you get is unique and not just some copy and paste slideshow with a different voice over. In comparison, most other games just do not offer this, even if I find them superior overall games. , ,, , , hell even smaller titles like , or . They all just tend to end with slightly different cutscenes or some sort of slide show where the game recaps all the choices you made and their consequences, which TW3 also does AFTER providing you a completely unique epilogue. Outside of CDPR I can think of only games like or David Cage games that provide a similar experience of actually unique epilogues complete with gameplay. Am I right here? And why aren't more developers following this?
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GamingThread NPD June 2021: Ratchet #1, Mario Golf #3, Scarlett Nexus #5, Tony Hawk and Sea of Thieves are back ; Switch #1 HW in units and Xbox #1 in revenue
Reason User Warned: Antagonizing another member
Nah he’s always like that. It’s only mostly sad.
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GamingThread Factorio Developer speaks out against cancel culture
Reason User banned (2 weeks): inflammatory false equivalence, driving thread derail over multiple posts
Modern form for stoning, hanging, public execution. In medieval ages, was a form of entertainment. Today people use twitter.
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GamingThread Super Nintendo General Discussion | OT Twent-E3+1 | The One Where Metroid ACTUALLY Happen (Trans Rights Will Always be Human Rights | Free Palestine)
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Modwhining
So it's safe to say it's some kind of, imho, power abuse by era mods/admins. And since are there rules and they can do what thay want, I don't agree.
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GamingThread Phil Spencer believes studio acquisitions are a healthy part of our industry, though that "doesn't mean every team has to end up selling their studio"
Reason User banned (duration pending review): Continued history of platform warring across numerous posts
Sure, I hope you enjoy your time in the Xbox ecosystem. May GamePass bring you joy and Phil deliver on his promises.
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GamingThread I think it's time we address the elephant (Girimehkala or Copperajah) in the room: Shin Megami Tensei V compared to Pokemon Switch games
Reason User Warned - Driveby posting
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GamingThread I think it's time we address the elephant (Girimehkala or Copperajah) in the room: Shin Megami Tensei V compared to Pokemon Switch games
Reason User Warned - Driveby posting
One developer is good, the other is bad.
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GamingThread NPD June 2021: Ratchet #1, Mario Golf #3, Scarlett Nexus #5, Tony Hawk and Sea of Thieves are back ; Switch #1 HW in units and Xbox #1 in revenue
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Accusations of Shilling
Celebrating an unecessary $10 price increase. This board never stops surprising in how people will shill for their favorite companies.
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GamingThread RIP hot tub streams; ASMR ear licking in 'tiktok leggings' is the new Twitch meta
Reason User banned (2 weeks): relating education level with sex work
Well thank you for this, I was afraid to make this comment and get banned, completely agree with you. As a father of a baby girl I'd hate to see her doing anything close to this, just motivates me to make her get the best education period.
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GamingThread A Chinese Pirate Website bannned Yakuza series because Kazuma Kiryu's voice actor sent a message to Kiryu Coco.
Reason User Banned (permanent): racism
Man, do we have another coutry population that get offended at the same rate as Chinese? I swear, i never encountered more manbabies than Chinese.
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GamingThread IGN: Should PlayStation Be Worried About What Steam Deck Does for Xbox?
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Platform Warring; History of Platform Warring
Sony can do no wrong on these forums. All past mistakes are forgotten. Wonder whatever happened to being able to use an nvme drive and PlayStation 5?
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GamingThread Bluepoint reaffirms they're "a fully independent self-funded studio" after Sony Japan posted a picture leading to speculation of Sony buying them
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Hostility Towards Another Member
Look at time, love the flip flop
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GamingThread IGN releases new "both sides" statement to apologize for previously supporting Palestine
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Dismissive commentary, prior ban for dismissing concerns around bigotry.
Good. They shouldn't have said anything in the first place. Stick to games, your bread and butter. If I want politics, I'll visit other websites.
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GamingThread IGN releases new "both sides" statement to apologize for previously supporting Palestine
Reason User banned (permanent): dismissive commentary, prior severe ban for dismissing concerns around representation
Why they need to get political? Just.. don't talk about the subject
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GamingThread IGN releases new "both sides" statement to apologize for previously supporting Palestine
Reason User banned (2 weeks): dismissive commentary leading to thread derail
This is what happens when gaming websites dabble in politics, they need to stay away from it.
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GamingThread Resident Evil Village: The Evolution of Lady Dimitrescu and Her Daughters – IGN First
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Boys Club Rhetoric
The nude mods for this are gonna make me nuuuut Oh no I hope the witches don't catch me
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GamingThread Outriders - Early 'AAA'ccess To A Disgusting Degree (Jimpressions) - After 1 week of launch
Reason User Warned: Ignoring Staff Post That Asks to Respect Sterlings Pronouns
No, Jim didn't claim the game has MTX. He was talking about the publishers and industry in general, not Outriders and not People Can Fly.
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GamingThread Lost Judgment could be the last game in the series due to disagreement between SEGA & the agency of actor Takuya Kimura (Agency doesn’t want PC port)
Reason User Warned: Inflammatory generalizations. The stance of one company does not represent all of Japan.
It's amazing how backwards Japan can be with things like this sometimes.
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GamingThread How would a hypothetical Souls easy mode play into the metanarrative?
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Dismissive Commentary
Just add a mode where you are invincible and everything dies in one hit. Everyone who disagrees with me is a toxic gatekeeper.
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GamingThread No cults, no politics, no ghouls: how China censors the video game world [The Guardian]
Reason User Banned (duration pending admin review): Racist Generalization
Well I guess that’s part of the reason, why there is no good games coming out of China.