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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
Red Text The intent of the staff post was simply to say "stop the personal attacks" which is something that a lot of posters have clearly failed to do. We do not support xenophobia or conspiracy theories. We do not support anti-vaxxer nonsense. Not now, not ever. To say otherwise is insulting and disingenuous.
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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Hostility across multiple posts
Ohhh boy, we got a Question Asker here. Someone who's "just asking a question, that's all". Nothing more than that! No agenda. Just asking a simple question -- "what facts do you have, good sir? May I see them? I believe it's in all our best interest to focus on this specific wording at the expense of the overall message, so that we may all Get The Facts!" In case I'm embarrassingly mistaken, and you genuinely seeking understanding, the being ignored are that Sony has given their reasoning already, and reacting to it spitefully is motivated by something more sinister than simply "oh, they're mistaken, Boston actually a hotbed of coronavirus activity!"
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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User banned (1 month): racist joke, trolling
The convention center is practically around the corner from Chinatown, but yeah... Sucks for people who were going to PAX for Sony’s stuff.
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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Conspiracy theorizing in a sensitive thread
Tribalism around a giant corporation (which doesnt care about you only your money) is what drives a lot of hate posts. also Sony is hella over-reacting. and likely using things like this to generate press for themselves.
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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Hostility and inflammatory accusations, mod whining
So has the author of the "Official Staff Communication" bailed the thread or what? You would at least assume they would defend/elaborate on their their anti-vax stance.
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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending) - Hostility to other posters
Am I allowed to believe that you're a fucking idiot?
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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
Red Text People are allowed to believe this is an overreaction from Sony, just like people are allowed to believe it's a sensible precaution. Do not attack others just because they disagree with you about this.
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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User banned (1 day): off-topic, platform wars
Check some of Twitter discussion from some of the Xbox...ummm...devotees. Truly amazing.
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GamingThread PlayStation cancels planned PAX East appearence due to increasing concerns related to Coronavirus [SEE STAFF POST]
Reason User warned: Ableist language.
Empathy??? For what? They are cancelling an event in BOSTON, not in central WUHAN ffs. Completely and utterly out of proportion. Listen, they can release the PS5 or whatever whenever they want, but this virus excuse is nothing short of retarded.
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GamingThread Sonic Remake made in Dreams plays and looks fantastic
Reason User Banned (1 Week) - Trolling over a series of posts with history
I knew you were going to mention Sonic Mania, but you were forgetting Christian Whitehead did ports of existing games to get in good with SEGA. How about I create a new YouTube channel, call it "Glazehedgehog", take all your work, redub it in a cheap fashion, claim it as my own work then see how fast you got the copyright button. I bet the line would be drawn then.
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GamingThread Just a reminder that Ghost Trick is really worth experiencing. It's only 10 hours long but you will carry it with you for the next 10 years after that
Reason User Banned (3 days): Advocating piracy
Emulation and DS flashcarts are an option if you're priced out. Not like the money would be going to the developers buying secondhand anyway. The game is also on iOS if that's viable, only way to buy a official version now.
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GamingThread Atlus West invites known racist and sexual abuser RelaxAlax to Persona 5 Royal preview event
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): concern trolling, prior ban for trolling
I don't know the guy nor what he did, but is this an appropriate way to title the thread? I wouldn't label someone after what they did even if they were convicted and jailed...
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GamingThread Rockstar removes 'Games for Windows Live' and multiplayer services from GTA IV
Reason User Warned: Lazy dev rhetoric
Cutting multiplayer... It sounds like a shortcut to both getting rid of GFWL as well as maintaining focus of players on GTA/RD2 Online. It's not cool. GTA IV multiplayer hooked me a lot more than GTA Online so this is really disappointing. Rockstar cut a piece of their game off like it meant nothing. I would've liked to have returned to it with some friends.
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GamingThread How were Xenoblade 2's characters given the green light?
Reason User banned (1 month): Misrepresenting and dismissing concerns over sexual objectification
Cause a vocal minority are jealous that it's the most successfully Monolithsoft game in their history and could be the template used for all future blockbusters they produce. Anger is often driven by fear. It's okay though, people can express differing opinions and make a lot of noise, but it won't have any impact on anything.
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GamingThread How were Xenoblade 2's characters given the green light?
Reason User banned (duration pending): Downplaying the sexualization of minors as a matter of taste
I absolutely can claim its a matter of taste. If it bothers you but it doesn't bother me, what else do you wanna call it? I'm not going to go around saying your opinion is WRONG or anything.
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GamingThread IGN: 'Keep Fighting' For Persona 5 on Switch, Atlus Says (#BreakFreePersona trends on Twitter in response)
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Drive-by trolling
I've never see a more pathetic portbeg for a game even bayonetta 2 never had so much
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GamingThread Vanquish & Bayonetta remasters on Xbox One and PS4 - out now
Reason User Warned: Port Begging
im sorry but if MS can pay all that money to buy Minecraft and continue to support it on other platforms and even release it on Nintendo platforms after (which the original owner was against) instead of holding it hostage on their own platform then I don't want to hear any excuses as to why Nintendo can't allow platinum to release Bayo 2 (a title that has already ran its course sales wise on WiiU/Switch) on more powerful platforms so it can get the UHD treatment it really deserves.
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GamingThread How were Xenoblade 2's characters given the green light?
Reason User banned (permanent): Hostility towards other members, aggressively dismissing concerns of sexism over multiple posts, harassing another member with private messages + long history of infractions
Lol this person thought it's clever to type badly and make fun of mental health. Are you a preteen girl on AIM in 2004? And only people gotta get over things are those who have XB2 living rent free in their head for 3 years now.
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GamingThread Persona 5 Royal - English previews (UP: Western localization will address homophobic content)
Reason User banned (permanent): Troll account
Wow imagine being outrage over a video game that doesn't fit your ideology.
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation |OT11| All Hell Has Broken Loose. CONTEST INSIDE!
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Console Warring
I don't understand why people keep speculating when we all know the Series X is going to be more powerful.
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation |OT11| All Hell Has Broken Loose. CONTEST INSIDE!
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Trolling
I kinda wanna see an under-powered PS5 purely for the reactions. And I love their first party output
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation |OT11| All Hell Has Broken Loose. CONTEST INSIDE!
Reason User warned: Hostility towards another member
¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Looks like you don’t understand what you were talking about eh? Fine by me!
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation |OT11| All Hell Has Broken Loose. CONTEST INSIDE!
Reason User warned: Platform warring. Community generalizations.
Well, all this is like deja vu. Whenever we are about to enter a next gen, the narrative of the disinformation media comes out that the Xbox is much more powerful and that Sony is doomed. I don't say that xbox is not going to be more powerful, in fact if it has 2 sku it makes sense that it's. What I don't believe is that the difference is significant. But it seems to me that "arrogance" always comes from North America ...
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GamingThread Red Dead Redemption 2 Online recreated in Dreams
Reason User Warned: Thread whining.
Why? the topic is click bait and spam. This is not even a full fledge Dreams work, just a few seconds of humor or meme. Wasting a row on the forum page listing like this is unwarranted.Can the OP request the thread be closed?
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GamingThread [VG247] Meet the Transgender Voice Actor Behind DONTNOD's Tell Me Why Transgender Protagonist [see staff post]
Red Text The claim of whether the game is AAA or not is a minor detail compared to the importance of the topic. Continued derailing along this line will be subject to moderation
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GamingThread IGN: 'Keep Fighting' For Persona 5 on Switch, Atlus Says (#BreakFreePersona trends on Twitter in response)
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Thread derailment and antagonizing other users; prior ban for antagonizing other users
It was new news, which is always encouraged. The mods were fine with it being discussed. The reason it wasn't going anywhere pleasant is because of certain posters who reacted badly and started flinging out ill-conceived accusations of port-begging and hypocrisy. "Proven right." Lol, what a spin.
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation |OT11| All Hell Has Broken Loose. CONTEST INSIDE!
Reason User banned (duration pending): History of trolling and platform warring
Or something like: XSX 12TF $400 PS5 9TF $499 XSS 6TF $199
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation |OT11| All Hell Has Broken Loose. CONTEST INSIDE!
Reason User Banned (permanent): Inflammatory support
If that is Hell I can't wait to get there after I'm dead. Those last 3 1/2 years were so good. Made a lot of money.
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GamingThread I Don't Think I Quite Understand Sonic the Hedgehog Anymore...
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Admission of piracy
I remember just loving Sonic the Hedgehog as a kid. I got Sonic Colors on the DS for Christmas one year, not long after I found and rocked Sonic Rush and Sonic Rush Adventurers, and I remembered that after that I just wanted to play every single last Sonic game to exist and do that, I did. After that, I kinda just left the series when nothing much else came out for a long while. Well, I went to see the movie with my baby siblings, diehard Sonic fans the lot of'em, which was a surprisingly and immensely pleasant experience. I suddenly became nostalgic for the Blue Blur's games, jumped on my jailbroken 3DS and tried Sonic Advance, Sonic Rush, the Genesis Trilogy, everything I could... and suddenly I realized I just wasn't having fun with any of them anymore. I understand the game's are meant to be open-ended, encouraging the player to make the decision between going fast or exploring, but it seems like these inherently incompatible concepts make it impossible to have fun going fast in a Sonic game. The levels are unintuitive and only encourage trial and error because if you try to go fast it'll just be a staccato repetition of picking up speed, going fast and running into an obstacle you never could see coming. Frankly put, the levels weren't interesting enough despite being open-ended to make me want to explore, and the levels were so messy going fast was impossible. Is there something I'm missing that I had as a child that'll let me enjoy Sonic the Hedgehog games again? I'm nostalgic as Hell and I'd hate to revisit this series I love and find that I hate it now.
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation |OT11| All Hell Has Broken Loose. CONTEST INSIDE!
Reason User Banned (1 day): Harassing another user with unwarranted tagging
is very very wrong if he believes Windows Central is not definitive proof of controlled leaks..
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GamingThread Bloomberg: Nintendo Switch is likely to struggle to supply sufficient to U.S. and European markets as soon as April by the coronavirus outbreak.
Reason User Warned: Conspiracy theorizing
You know, theres lots of satellites monitoring and corresponding to undersea beacons to detect geographical phenomenon such as undersea earthquakes, changing in sea temperatures, etc etc. But none of them picked up on the plane. One beacon detected something, but Im not sure what resulted with that. At the end of the day, the stupidity of allowing all GPS equipment on a plane to be within reach of a pilot to manually disengage is dumb af. Humans are dumb.
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GamingThread Digital-only people - why are you so pushy towards physical people?
Reason User Warned: Ableist Language, please don't use 'retarded' as a pejorative term
The tone described by the OP in digital/physical threads definitely does exist. Personally I find it weird because whilst console/platform fanboyism is completely retarded it's in part rooted in some ideas that make a small amount of sense. In this case however people are getting worked up by the fact that other people like playing their games on a different kind of media. The phrasing of the arguments additionally tends to exaggerate what are minor inconveniences of physical with the process of finding the case or game to play being a 'major hassle' that takes huge amounts of time or 'having heaps of plastic lying around' which isn't a problem for anyone with basic organisation skills.
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GamingThread How to put back Tomb Raider on the right track? here are my four recommended points
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Bad faith trolling
Stop slut shaming Lara Stop promoting mass murder violence as empowering to women. Stop throwing Lara down cliffs and getting impaled by 20 different things, and then crawling around like a pathetic wounded rodent. Bring back Lara’s mansion. Write better story
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GamingThread AI: The Somnium Files was review bombed on Metacritic (From 8.2 to 1.9 in 1 day)
Reason User Banned (permanent): engaging in inappropriate behavior
You want to check the edit i added about 30 minutes ago. It provides a better explanation for why i did it.But yeah, i understand why people are upset about what happened. Most of my issues with the game boil down to my unhealthy attachment to A-set, after all. Hopefully this does cause Metacritic to finally fix their shit after years of similar incidents. That's the main thing i wanted to happen here.