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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Whataboutism Surrounding Depictions of Sexualized Minors
Japan have a higher age limit and tighter child marriage laws than a lot of the states in USA, so I am not sure what is more offensive.
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GamingThread Days Gone - Unique Real Time Snowfall/Weather
Reason User warned: Thread whining and driveby post
Honestly.... who cares. Show me quality game play and game design.
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GamingThread China's New Video Game Rules Officially Bans Pools of blood, Corpses, Mahjong, Poker and Imperial Schemes
Red Text Thread reopened because this is actually true.
The author is incorrect. The changes were communicated at a conference on April 10th and the new application files are listed here-
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(20084510)

GamingThread I love talking shit online. Anyone else? (Not racism or personal based)
Reason User Banned (5 Days): Antagonistic Behavior and a History of Similar Infractions
Im not excusing being a dick, prick. But if im playing and i say you need to practice to get under your skin in a competitive game thats not really being a dick. If you think so maybe go back to your safe space and mute me. Like i said going overboard and insulting people isnt cool. Being told toy suck against an opponemt isnt that big of a deal
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GamingThread Mortal Kombat 11 - Review Thread
Reason User warned: inflammatory generalisation
I'm always left a little dumbfounded at dudes who defend or try to minimize the exploitative MTX in games. I can't help but imagine some neckbeard with loli posters in their room typing up these opinions Cuz it's the same guys you see at the game store making the same arguments.
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(20060066)

GamingThread Melee fan throws a dead crab at HungryBox after he won a Melee tournament
Reason User banned (1 day): off-topic trolling and derailing
There’s nothing more pathetic than frustrated straight men.
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GamingThread Insider: "Xbox Anaconda aims to be the clearly better performing device" compared to PS5
Reason User Warned - System Warring
As I said, they have invested before and what did we get? Halo and gears getting diminishing returns, sea of thieves adding to the 'release with no content and spending years adding more' group, crackdown 3 and one truly successful franchise in forza. Is adding more devs a good thing? Of course, but people defending Microsoft with the excuse of 'they are investing in games' are ignoring that this has happened before and in the grand scheme of things nothing has changed since they still have the image of having no great exclusives and sold half as many consoles as last gen and o ly managing that by essentially having their console on sale or bundled heavily for 90% of its life. Again, I'm pleased they are investing more in games but even in the best case scenario they do bring out a tonne of high quality and greatly received games in 4-5 years, can you blame people for not having faith NOW since they would have spent 15 years being known as the company with no great exclusives other than forza?
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GamingThread Insider: "Xbox Anaconda aims to be the clearly better performing device" compared to PS5
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Antagonistic behaviour across multiple topics, system warring, and numerous accumulated infractions relating to hostility
Hahaha obtuse Joe here still at it. No it's an observation, and no conspiracy maybe collusion.
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread - MY ANACONDA DON'T WANT NONE
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Consistent history of system warring; previous accumulated infractions
The way I'm seeing it is that Gears, Forza Horizon and Ori alone will make PS5 look like a successor of the Ouya.
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GamingThread Next-gen PS5 and next Xbox speculation launch thread - MY ANACONDA DON'T WANT NONE
Reason User Warned: Instigating system wars
The way I’m seeing it is that if the Anaconda is more powerful it won’t matter Sony’s first party games will make Anaconda look more like a garden snake....
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GamingThread March 2019 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, April 16th (See Staff Post)
Red Text Let's end the callouts and accusations now and focus on our collective love for sales trends. Thank you.
Reposting for a new page:
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GamingThread March 2019 NPD (U.S. Hardware) Predictions - Closes Tuesday, April 16th (See Staff Post)
Red Text Let's end the callouts and accusations now and focus on our collective love for sales trends. Thank you.
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GamingThread Sony Cracks Down on Sexually Explicit Content in Games (Article States That It Refers to Underage Characters: Check Threadmarks)
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Excusing Sexualized Depictions of Minors; Inflammatory Generalizations
A lot more than Americans, yes.
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GamingThread Insider: "Xbox Anaconda aims to be the clearly better performing device" compared to PS5
Reason User Warned: Trolling
Sony always best bc the next generation doesn't start till they say it does.
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory generalizations surrounding race
The Japanese people are imature in general.
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GamingThread Marty NEEDS to do the music for Halo again. Back up the Brinks truck if you gotta MS.
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Derogatory language in reference to serious issues.
damn all the SJWs are gonna have a field day with this thread.
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GamingThread [Kotaku UK] Nintendo responds: "We checked with Atlus who confirmed that the actual lyrics of the song do not include the word "retarded"."
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Transphobia and Rationalizing Harassment Over a Series of Posts; Account in Junior Phase
Know a few people who worked with the author in question and based on their previous experience with the author this is par for the course. No reason to harass/go after someone of course, but it seems like the politics come before writing/truth once again. The worst part is this just gives more ammo for people against credible writers (even at Kotaku) like Schrier and (my personal favorite) Tim Rogers and the like. There are good people under the Kotaku banner that don't always get it right, but they usually handle it way better than doubling down, blaming their editor, and then fleeing the scene. Apparently they were told not to publically respond which makes sense, but still a shame this was so terribly handled and then the site just left the unaltered article up and just went "sorry guys we made the change promise but we need the clicks and can't get this damn edit button to go through" lol.
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GamingThread Speedrunner CalebHart42 banned from Twitch for racism.
Reason User Banned (permanent): dismissing racism
Eh I don't really think that was justified, I don't watch his stuff but just because of something he said in a PM doesn't make someone a racist even more so what just looks like a jokey hello to someone else. To me this whole thing kinda seems like a streamer getting a ban because they accidentally clicked on porn or gore. Just seems kinda pointless even more so since it seems like this is only a 4 day thing?
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User banned (duration pending): dismissing concerns around content including sexualised minors, whataboutery
I'd say that's very relevant exactly because one is fiction and the other is reality. Now if the fiction had led to that reality, that would be an actual issue but I'd still lay that problem at the feet of the people who let fiction guide their reality. So I guess the question then is rather, what kind of real life consequences are there of these characters mentioned in the opening that would constitute a problem? Are girls trying to conform with this image? (aside from 'non-norm' comic-cons I guess) Are guys who regularly watch this getting excited when they see a little girl walk by irl? Is that the concern?
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GamingThread Smash Bros. Ultimate custom stages are already getting out of hand
Reason User Banned (3 days): Hostility, history of infractions.
Seems redundant.Moderate your own fucking kid. Why should any of us care? That's YOUR job as a parent.
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GamingThread Mortal Kombat 11 Switch, first 3rd party game using high GPU speed in handheld mode (See Staff Post)
Red Text This thread is about information uncovered from the console modding and homebrew scene. As long as a hack can be used for legitimate homebrew and/or legal emulation, we will not be permitting derails about piracy. Further derailment will be actioned.
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GamingThread Sony Cracks Down on Sexually Explicit Content in Games (Article States That It Refers to Underage Characters: Check Threadmarks)
Reason User banned (duration pending): peddling rhetoric associated with hate movements + long history of defending misogynistic content
California Sony at work. I'll buy that it's only limited to underage anime girls when they stop censoring things like DMC5 for no reason.
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GamingThread Nintendo took down a Smash stage containing trans flag and suspended the player that posted it because it was considered a "political statement"
Reason User banned (5 days): derailing serious topic with platform wars and antagonizing other members over a series of posts + history of infractions
2019 and the internet, ladies and gentlemans. so cringy
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GamingThread Nintendo took down a Smash stage containing trans flag and suspended the player that posted it because it was considered a "political statement"
Reason User banned (permanent): transphobia + previous severe infraction
Good. I hate having to deal with that crap in public - would have to do so in the privacy of my own home
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GamingThread Why is Days Gone a tired zombie premise in the minds of many when Resident Evil 2 is not?
Reason User warned: thread whining
Finally another thread to shit on Days Gone. Wouldn't be Era without a new one every day.
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(20038046)

GamingThread IGN plagiarist finally apologises. Again. Apparently.
Reason User Warned: Thread Derailment
Yup. Guess it all depends on if you believe people can change, or if we might as well just write him off for the rest of his life. Now I see why US prisons are built on punishment, while prisons here in the EU are built on the idea of rehabilitation.
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GamingThread Speedrunner CalebHart42 banned from Twitch for racism.
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Dismissing Racism, Concern-Trolling, Account in Junior phase
While I don't defend him, isn't it a bit too much to end his whole career over that? Many people I know use the word in that way, and while it isn't good, they don't mean anything bad. I know that you easily can bash me for this comment, but if you have watched him for some time you know hes a good harmless guy. I hope he won't commit suicide...
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GamingThread Andrew Allanson (Director of YIIK; Ackk Studios) Believes Games Aren't Art Because Players Can't Understand His Vision; Also a piece of shit
Reason User Banned (1 week): Trolling; inflammatory generalisations and a history of similar behaviour
Another lynch mob by Era. This gets really old now. Don't you guys have something better to do?
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GamingThread Randy Pitchford explains his support for EGS. (See Staff Post)
Reason User Banned (3 Days) - Lazy Dev Rhetoric and Ignoring Staff Post
I don't need to remind you of anything as that has nothing to do with my point that Valve is getting lazy and has been lazy for some time simply because they do not feel threatened in their king of the hill position. I never said that another store is better, my point was that Valve could evolve Steam a lot more if they had real competition (But I do not think EGS is that competition yet)
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GamingThread Randy Pitchford explains his support for EGS. (See Staff Post)
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Arguing in bath faith by repeating refuted talking points across multiple topics
I was waiting for someone to make this "they called us pirates" argument. You seem to take that bit personally as a PC gamer yourself, but you wouldn't verify or read on how that comment/story originated. Please find some articles from back in the day and try to get some context on who said what. There were two people who made the note about piracy and one of them was Cliff Blezinski who people on this forum to dismiss and not take seriously. But somehow his words are now the word of God in this matter and describes whole of Epic's stance "Epic called us pirates and then left". As for Epic abandoning PC gaming, may I ask where exactly did they do that? Gears not being on PC was due to Microsoft's involvement. Every other game they made was/has launched on PC...except for the mobile title Infinity Blade. Epic also helped the indie game development and on PC none the less a TON with Unreal Engine 3...back at a time when developers were struggling to even just start production due to technical issues. They also went above and beyond to provide extra featureset for UE3 that one could only benefit from if they had a PC. The engine UE3 i.e. was originally designed simultaneously with Gears of War 1 so much of the engine was centred around making 30FPS games for Xbox 360..this was long before the pirate comment by Cliff btw..this was back when UT2004 was hit shit and people loved Epic. They could've just left it at that but they made the engine suitable for a PC environment as well despite its original design. These stories usually circulate because somewhere someone read something written by someone else who read it off an article with clickbaity paraphrased headline. And somehow they become the accepted truth even when it isn't.
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GamingThread Nintendo took down a Smash stage containing trans flag and suspended the player that posted it because it was considered a "political statement"
Reason User Banned (permanent): Downplaying Transphobia over a series of posts, account in junior phase
I agree with you, but not accepting sides because, they just dont want to be involved in this situation, it not bigotry, being anti-trans is, keeping it even between both sides, is right way to go about it, if the situation was reversed, and the stage that went down was anti-trans you would be applauding Nintendo, when Nintendo would put it down on the same category of offenses, but no one would be asking this question and Nintendo will come out as the Hero of Trans community and so forth, and let's say this situation happened a week later where they took down the trans flag stage? would you be as pissed off ?
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GamingThread Nintendo took down a Smash stage containing trans flag and suspended the player that posted it because it was considered a "political statement"
Reason User Banned (permanent): trolling, system warring, a long history of similar infractions
Nintendo whole approach to digital and online has been something out of the dark ages
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GamingThread Nintendo took down a Smash stage containing trans flag and suspended the player that posted it because it was considered a "political statement"
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Rationalizing transphobia with false equivalencies.
I dont see an issue in them making an effort to be entirely neutral. It's probably easier to take down content like that then let other users start being prejudiced against it by doing good knows what. If you allow a particular "politial" flag in, be expected to see as many maps disgracing that flag. It's easier to just not allow any flags in.
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GamingThread Nintendo took down a Smash stage containing trans flag and suspended the player that posted it because it was considered a "political statement"
Reason User Banned (5 days): trolling in a sensitive thread
Nintendo doing what Nintendo does. We need protection from these things gang. I’ll be the first to thank them.
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GamingThread Persona 2: Innocent Sin and its transphobic line of dialogue
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Excusing transphobia, long history of antagonistic behaviour
Oh my... you're telling me this two decades old game have a controversial pun in it ? In something like 5000 of dialogues ? I can't believe it. How shitty must be your life that you have nothing else to do but searching for shit like this in old games nobody gave a fuck back then ? It's Persona, not Horizon Zero Yawn or any other wannabe progressist bullshit game, it's meant to be controversial and it's perfect that way. The only fact that it's triggering some of you is the proof that it should stay the way it is for the upcoming games. Persona became popular because it tackles controversial subject in a controversial way. It's not meant to respect your "safe space". Fuck this forum.
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): trolling
Persona 5 is literally a dating sim for adults who want to date children
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User banned (permanent): trolling, defending content that sexualizes minors; account in junior phase
You do know that you don’t have to play these games? If they are al the rage in Japan and perfectly legal there who are you to say that they should be banned or changed. Now if an English port breaks your local laws you are in your rights to take any action you see fit to get it of the shelves but who are you to decide what is appropriate for another culture. If their society has problems it’s for them to work it out. In the mean time don’t buy the ported games. Maybe buy a wholesome western RPG with females in bikini armor that are well above the age of consent. Nothing wrong with that right? Or maybe a shooter or open world game that lets you murder countless people because we are quite comfortable with that. I think as gamers we can agree that shooters don’t turn us into mass murderers. What are the chances that these JRPGs will turn us into child molesters?
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Trolling and a Long History of Similar Behavior; Thread Derailment and Abuse of the Reporting System
You stop pedophilia by making Ellie look as realistic as possible to a real girl. She looks too stylized and "anime" in the first game. Stop making her look cute and make her look more brutal and a "monster". I think her TLOU2 look is much improved.
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Inflammatory False Equivalence in a Thread on Sexualization of Minors; History of Severe Infractions
Well, the question is what is more creepy, sexualized content with teenage characters meant for teenage consumers or said content being consumed by people way too old for it. I mean, who over 22 is still "reading" Teen VOGUE, right?
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Whataboutism and disingenuous rhetoric surrounding the sexualization of minors over a series of posts
Yeah, I don't agree with the Futaba example. She's only a year younger than Joker, and she isn't really treated as a kid, just a socially repressed person. I should know, as an autistic individual who related strongly to Futaba's story and attempts to learn how to act more like an adult. Also lol @ westerners in this thread acting like they are so above Japan. Pedophilia is woven deeply into all cultures. Why do you think women are socially mandated to shave their body hair? Or you can look at two of the most famous movie directors ever, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, talk about how Indiana Jones having an underage relationship is so exciting and enticing:
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Excusing the sexualization of minors
As the debate about the characters included in the OP demonstrates. What constitutes young looking character artwork is incredibly subjective. Unless conclusive scientific evidence comes out linking a certain type of art style to real sexual abuse, Westerners should chill and stop trying to be the worldwide arbiters of what is okay for people to draw.
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Excusing the sexualization of minors
I'm not defending anything here, but if you're going to judge other cultures out of your own cultures point of view - you're going to have a bad time.
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GamingThread Japanese devs' obsession with child/child-like characters trope and how problematic it is
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Downplaying the sexualization of minors over a series of posts, numerous accumulated infractions related to dismissive behavior towards sensitive topics
Japanese games tend to go for less mature story and setting, and aim at less mature audience. So yeah, the characters are younger, big fucking surprise. Also, Konami is the company that made Love Plus and Tokimeki Memorial series. Sounds like you don't know your Japanese games very well.
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GamingThread Phoenix Point Fig backers have accrued 191% return to date - can we calculate the Epic moneyhat?
Reason User Banned (1 week): Trolling
Lol. He is right when he saidbut it's hilarious you think it's anti competitive. They are basically acting as a publisher, by giving money upfront to select developers in exchange of a deal for the game publishing rights. That's literally what publishers do. So, following that logic... being a publisher is bad for pc gaming?