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GamingThread I think Xbox is becoming very future proof, are Nintendo and Sony behind? Will it hurt them in long term?
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Platform Warring, Trolling; Multiple Prior Bans for the Same
I think Nintendo will be fine with their slate of iconic IPs. Sony on the other hand is doomed, if I'm being slightly hyperbolic. They have very few well-known IPs and unlike Nintendo, their biggest system sellers are 3rd party games. Things are looking grim for them in the not so distant future. Sony going 3rd party is a real possibility.
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GamingThread Daniel Ahmad (ZhugeEX) on the MS Xbox Live Gold situation: Gamepass biggest focus moving forward and MS looking to acquire IPs to bolster the service.
Reason User Warned: Console Warring, Antagonism
Always fun to take a look at the post history of someone who says something like this. And find a desperate post on a Project Athia thread hoping MS will please buy all these studios because apparently you're salty that the game isn't coming to Xbox/GamePass. Guess you're gonna have to learn to deal with it.
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GamingThread Nintendo General Discussion |OT19| + Browser’s Fury (+ Trans Rights are Human Rights)
Reason User Banned (A week): Inflammatory drive-by; junior phase account
If anyone is excited about Biden and Kamala or are treating them like the 2nd coming of christ, you should not call yourself a democrat, MUCH less a liberal or progressive.
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EtcetEraThread Wife stabs husband after finding photos of him with another woman. Plot twist: the other woman was her younger self
Reason User banned (1 month): Misogyny, body shaming
When you dipped your dick in crazy but had to wait till she was old and fat to realize how crazy.
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GamingThread Polygon: Resident Evil Village has a big vampire lady and fans love her
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending Admin Review): Inflammatory Accusations, Trolling; Account in Junior Phase
whats performance art is checking the same people posts getting a aroused over a corpse who also post shitting on Arnie Hammer Makes you think where theyre eventually gonna draw the line
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GamingThread Official Update on Xbox Live Gold Pricing from Microsoft
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks) - Continued history of platform warring & trolling
At least Xbox fans have that post to latch on to and make fun of. Better than talking about the topic at hand...yikes!
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EtcetEraThread Why doesn't Red Letter Media get more shit?
Reason User Banned (1 week): antagonizing other posters
Yeah they’re not a very good channel. Not to mention racist. They court some pretty stupid fans too, just look at the OT on this website, and how fervently they’ll defend them if you say anything remotely bad.
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GamingThread Xbox Live Gold will no longer be obligatory for Free To Play titles, price hike cancelled
Reason User Banned (1 day): Trolling, prior infraction for console wars
Makes the apologists and whatabouters look even more like asskissing fools lol
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GamingThread [Poll] Has Phil Spencer permanently tarnished his reputation as the "good guy" of the industry with the Gold increase?
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending Admin Review): Console Warring, Long History of Similar Infractions
I know many people around here idolize Phil Spencer and believe that he/Xbox are the "good guys" of the industry that make pro-consumer moves. I'm just curious how much, if at all, this morning's news about the drastic Gold price increase, which appears to be a tactic to coerce people into subbing to Game Pass, has affected people's perception of Phil Spencer.
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GamingThread Tencent is reportedly raising several $ billion to buy a U.S. or Korean gaming company
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Inflammatory Drive-by
Talk about Tencent without resorting to western propaganda challenge; already failed.
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Hitman 3 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Comparison: An Xbox Advantage At 4K
Reason User Banned (1 month): Drive-by trolling, accusations of shilling, system warring, history of similar behavior
are they doing sponsored video titles now?
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Hitman 3 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Comparison: An Xbox Advantage At 4K
Reason User Warned: Platform Waring
lol i just hope, we can assume all the "tools" talk can cease, now that all devs should have access to this last iteration of them. though something tells me it will conveniently come back whenever a ps5 game performs same/better going forward too.
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GamingThread Official Update on Xbox Live Gold Pricing from Microsoft
Reason User Banned (1 day): Trolling, platform wars
So the renewal prices for those that already gave gold (and presumably no form of GamePass) does not change. The price increase really is a way to steer new players toward GamePass it looks like. [Spiderman, Ratchet Avatars]: OUTRAGED
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GamingThread Official Update on Xbox Live Gold Pricing from Microsoft
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Platform Warring; Previous Similar Infractions and Behavior
MS is truly the worst ever thing to ever happen to gaming in general. It's because of them that online play is no longer free and that paying for DLC has been normalized. With the Xbox One, they attempted to kill your ability to lend/resell games as you see fit. Thankfully they failed. But they still tried and could have gotten away with it. They tried to remove your ability to play offline. With Game Pass, they're setting a permanent recurrent hook on your wallet. They expect that you will remain subscribed forever, hoping that at some point, your life will get in the way of you being able to play enough games to make it worth the price, yet remain subscribed just because you'll forget or not bother to unsubscribe, turning it into a losing proposition for you, and a winning proposition for them. If Kinect had taken off and became the success they had hoped, you can bet that at some point, they would have tried to justify you paying more for watching movies if more people were detected in the room. . They have always been evil, and will always be evil. This price increase is yet one more example of this.
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GamingThread Polygon: Resident Evil Village has a big vampire lady and fans love her
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Condescending and dismissive commentary towards sexism over multiple posts, misrepresenting legitimate concerns as "kink shaming"
I'm sure that a lot of the people in this thread are very much just having fun or taking the piss, but hey, if we wanna get all serious about it I think there's something kind of nice about a female character who does have sex appeal (nothing wrong with that after all) that doesn't seem to be as pandering to the male gaze as say Trish or Quiet or whatever. There's an... understated quality to her sexiness if that makes sense? Like it's not so ridiculously overt that it's obvious it's just for horny guys and girls but of course she's designed in a way that is compelling, she's a villain (is she?) in a Resident Evil game. Kind of baffled at the weird kink shaming you're doing as well, hell as a gay man i've met a lot of guys who are into eating ass and some people enjoy getting stomped on, whatever two consenting adults do is just fine by me if no one is getting hurt or exploited. Women are beautiful, tall women are beautiful, some guys/girls might react to a videogame character with these qualities in a way that could seem aggressively enthusiastic but fuck man, let them have a bit of levity in the middle of a depressing months long pandemic for fucks sake. Has someone pissed in your corn flakes recently or something?
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GamingThread Polygon: Resident Evil Village has a big vampire lady and fans love her
Reason User banned (2 Weeks): Dismissive and insensitive commentary regarding sexism and asexual people over a series of posts
Right. But the vast majority of humans are (otherwise we wouldn't be here). So the issue is... do we curtail all display and comment of sexual nature so that the ace feels welcome, or does the ace acknowledge that the rest of humanity is different and allow things to simply be as they are? All these issues stem from the fact that some people think certain things are uncomfortable, or unacceptable, and others think they are fine. I err on the side of making this place as welcoming as possible for all people, but I also think that will inevitably lead to banning and locking all threads such as this, and I'm not sure that's a great idea either, but maybe I am wrong. I still think the solution is more representation and fewer double-standards. A little bit of objectification is okay, I think, if it's applied to both men and women equally. I also think we still need more examples of non-sexualized female characters to balance out the ratio. In any case, this thread is hardly an example of egregious behavior. The creativity with the header alone almost entirely justifies it.
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GamingThread Apple’s first VR headset reportedly includes a fabric design, a fan, and expensive price tag. Will focus on gaming / video content
Reason User warned: inflammatory commentary
Apple, pour la nouveaux riches
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Hitman 3 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Comparison: An Xbox Advantage At 4K
Reason User Banned (5 days): Platform wars, history of infractions for similar behaviorac
It's the first game where Xbox shows any sort of tangible advantage so after months of taking a beating all the Xbox tribesmen are finally able to stretch their wings
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Hitman 3 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Comparison: An Xbox Advantage At 4K
Reason User Warned: Console Warring
Lets not get carried away, this difference is only on one game so far. Some people are acting like its a trend. Pixel per dollar is now established for these consoles when the metric is just this particular game? What about mean pixel per dollar across all compared games? That would start painting a different picture i imagine. Price/performance in the gpu space is measured across a suite of games why not extend the consoles the same criteria?
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GamingThread TLOU2, GOTY, and US Media
Reason User Warned: Faulty Generalizations
I'm not saying that there isn't valid critique of the game to come from the left, politically. There is, especially in regards to PoC/African-American representation, and the studio's work culture in general. I am saying that culturally conservative white men make up the majority slice of the game playing, media consuming audience and that this game in particular does something with a character who those kind of people tend to idolize. That this can disproportionately influence an outlet's coverage of the game, no matter how hard they try to argue otherwise. Personally, I think this is undeniable. And I think it's extra glaring when a person has played both the original game and Part II in their respective launch windows and compares the two titles on their own merits. Yeah, the context in which both games released are different circumstances entirely, even removed from a purely "game industry" context. But to see the first game get all the praise it did get here in the United States, only to see the second get maybe a fraction of that adulation, when the part of the game that garnered that level of praise in the original (the single player) is in basically every major metric in the sequel, does raise questions. I'm also not saying that the game is free from critique, but I do think it is legitimately better than its predecessor in all the major ways a game can be improved (aside from the lack of multiplayer, which was actually the original game's best aspect). What is one of the big thing's that's different about the first and second title? In most ways, the sequel is a strong iteration on the stuff the first game excelled at. Coming from a purely game critique that I think can justifiably be leveled at this game compared to the original, is that Part II is a long, drawn out game with less tight pacing. I think that everything else, in terms of "what comprises a game?", are all done far more superior in Part II that it really does beg questions as to "what's different between the original game and the sequel?". Is it purely that people are "tired" of incredibly good looking, incredibly fun to play, highly cinematic third person shooters? (LOL) Or is it some other differentiating factors? Are there just that many other "better" games in all the ways? Maybe! For me, no other game in the last year comes very close to approaching Part II in quality. The only other game that might be there is DOOM Eternal, and even then, it isn't really in the same conversation. Oh I gave up too. The excuses for "not being interested" just got worse and worse. And it's like this thread and trying to articulate these kinds of thoughts about the game and how it was received. Like I said in that post, people will never, be truly forthright about that kind of thing. And trying to insinuate it about people only makes you look bad, so it works in their favor. But to know people who are violent action game lovers, who love gory media (film, games, etc.), who really loved the first game, only for them to be like "eh I'm not interested" in the second game, especially when prior to the internet leaks they excited for it, really raises some questions about whether or not people are coming from a legitimate place of criticism regarding this game, across the board. I honestly don't care that much. It's an incredibly excellent game; at the very top of the medium. The kind of game that comes around incredibly rarely. I know it and I don't need the validation from the gaming press or the gaming marketplace to validate this belief. But it frustrating. Especially so because these style of high-quality games get ridiculously attacked to begin with.
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EtcetEraThread CNN's Chris Cillizza: The 2022 Senate map looks very good for Democrats
Reason User banned (1 week): unprovoked hostility against another member + prior infractions for toxic behaviour
Bwahahahah, HAHAHAH. I love the gaslighting and the revisionist history right here. Love it, really, par for the course, just like I said. Same song and dance.
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GamingThread Tencent is reportedly raising several $ billion to buy a U.S. or Korean gaming company
Reason User Warned: Ableist Rhetoric
Anyway my money is on Bungie. Their management is bipolar, better buy them before they change their minds.
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GamingThread 6-Month codes for XBOX Live Gold getting a price increase, from $40 to $60.
Reason User Banned (3 weeks): Hostility, multiple prior infractions for similar
It's double the price I know facts escape you but don't let your pathetic bootlicking get in the way of that.
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GamingThread Digital Foundry | Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War - PS5 vs PC - Settings And Performance Analysis
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Platform Warring; Prior Bans for Antagonizing Fellow Member
Shhhh people only hear what they want. For those that can't afford both this makes them feel good.
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Hitman 3 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Comparison: An Xbox Advantage At 4K
Reason User Warned: Console Warring
Can't be 60fps 99% of the time when a whole level is below 60fps. Didn't defend the PS5 version what I did was point out that both have advantages and that DF's click bait title is misleading.
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Hitman 3 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Comparison: An Xbox Advantage At 4K
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Antagonizing Another Member, Trolling
Wtf is happening here lol I thought the difference would be modest ??
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Hitman 3 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Comparison: An Xbox Advantage At 4K
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People are expecting native 4K for XSX and PS5 as well and most of the released games until now are dynamic 4K.hehehe They forgot to activate the hidden RDNA 3 features on PS5.
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Hitman 3 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Comparison: An Xbox Advantage At 4K
Reason User Warned: Console Warring
These ''tools matured'' posts are convenient as fuck, if it took a month or a year for a game to have a noticeable advantage it wouldn't make any difference for the point being right. Anyway, the game looks, and runs, very clean on all platforms, XSX footage shown in the video is beautiful.
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Hitman 3 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Comparison: An Xbox Advantage At 4K
Reason User Banned (Permanent) - Platform Warring & Metacommentary; Account in Junior Status
Era after Digital Foundry gives an advantage on PS5 for 10 games : "Meh... something seems wrong... probably just a bug" Era after Digital Foundry gives an advantage on Xbox for 1 game : "See... Xbox is the superior console as expected, now move away..."
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GamingThread Digital Foundry: Hitman 3 PS5 vs Xbox Series X|S Comparison: An Xbox Advantage At 4K
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Platform Warring; History of repeated behavior
The fact that they can't make a last gen game with extra bells and whistles hit native 2160p on the PS5 port is laughable to say the least. Better wait for proper next-gen showcases.
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GamingThread DS4windows current dev seems alt right
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Downplaying Concerns Around Alt Right Rhetoric
Maybe this guy has a suspicious history elsewhere, I don't know, but that tweet in the OP doesn't seem particularly problematic. I imagine a lot of regular citizens wouldn't take kindly to a bunch of fools trying to ransack a police station, that doesn't make them alt-right.
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GamingThread Digital Foundry | Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War - PS5 vs PC - Settings And Performance Analysis
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Platform Warring; Multiple Prior Bans for Antagonizing and Hostility
Hah all that energy wasted in this thread to discredit PS5 power. The salty tears of PC gamers. It's glorious. It will be even more funny when the next big PS5 exclusive comes out.
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GamingThread Gabe Newell on Cyberpunk 2077 controversy, Miyamoto, New Zealand, Valve Index, games he is playing now and other topics
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Are they going to pay the €1.624.000 they were fined in the EU?