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GamingThread Leaked Concept Art for Odin from GoW Ragnarok
Reason User Warned: Attempted Thread Derail
Wont somebody please think about the developers! Meanwhile game developers and publishers are spending thousands of hours of their lives and billions of dollars finding new and improved ways to utilizie behavioral psychology to psychologically manipulate hundreds of millions of people out of money and use addictive gambling techniques to prey on people with severe gambling addictions (something that fucking ruins lives and rips apart entire families) into spending every penny they have to enrich themselves and their bosses.
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GamingThread Leaked Concept Art for Odin from GoW Ragnarok
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Antagonistic behavior towards another member over a series of posts, history of the same behavior
I dunno, someone admitting they are willing to hurt devs even only a little because it's "fun" seems pretty fucked up to me...
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GamingThread Leaked Concept Art for Odin from GoW Ragnarok
Reason User banned (1 week): unneeded hostility
EDIT: Removing my original comment since it was honestly too mean. I'll just summarize and say that what constitutes to "only a little damage for the devs" is not for you to decide, and I'm sure every developer who has had a surprise ruined in service of someone else leaking it for fake internet clout would think it's extremely not cool.
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GamingThread Leaked Concept Art for Odin from GoW Ragnarok
Reason User warned: inflammatory accusations, if you have an issue with a post then report it instead of doing what you did
This is a thinly veiled attempt at console warring, but there is a huge difference between leaking promotional material like the Alone in the Dark leak, stuff that you’ll likely see on Amazon and leaking in-game content probably not meant for public consumption outside of those that will play the game. Both leaks suck, but one leak will likely lead into spoilers, and that’s incredibly unfair not just to the devs but the fans waiting years to play the game.
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GamingThread Leaked Concept Art for Odin from GoW Ragnarok
Reason User warned: drive-by posting
Weekly reminder again that this forum encouraging leak culture and then wanting to play advocate for us devs only when the words “crunch” or “cancellation” or “acquisition” appear is outright comical.
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GamingThread Quake II - Which screenshot looks correct, or better to you?
Reason User banned (1 week): Antagonistic behavior towards other members. Prior ban for similar behavior
1 looks like fucking dogshit so all OG PC gamers who enjoy it like that are clowns.
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EtcetEraThread Chris Redfield was right! Tesla Model 3 manual recommends punching open a stuck door
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Inflammatory generalizations
I don't understand why any person with functioning brain cells would want to own a Tesla. They are engineered with hubris first and consumers last. I'm not even sure if owning a Tesla fits the definition of ownership since the company has more sway over what the vehicle can or can't do than the owner. And heck the company will even go out of its way to incriminate their customers when the product malfunctions or is misused and for some reason people see, or ignore, those news and keep buying them. For all I know or care, it's a fucking cult at this point.
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GamingThread I think ray tracing in games looks pretty good, but it never justifies the performance hit. Ever. Not one game so far justifies it. Agree/disagree?
Reason User Banned (2 Months): Long history of platform warring and trolling
PC gamers settling for “around 60fps” will never not be funny.
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EtcetEraThread Salman Rushdie attacked at a lecture in New York
Reason User Banned (1 week): continuing thread derail
Why the hell do admins on this forum hand bans left and right?A ban should be used as a last resort, not for the dumbest reasons I keep seeing here.Y'all need to chill tf out with the bans. On topic : I can't believe stuff like this still happens in 2022.Makes my stomach turn how some people can take someone else's life over something so trivial.
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EtcetEraThread Salman Rushdie attacked at a lecture in New York
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Inflammatory attacks to staff and continuing thread derail across multiple posts, prior bans for dismissing bigotry
Well this just comes across as hilarious tone deaf and out of touch, if not outright apologetic. And I hate the "well, they do it for free so don't critique them" mentality. It's a terrible cop out. lol work with what exactly? The modding here is incredibly opaque. There's a token appeal system that no one actually responds to. And when mistakes are made or folks have issues, it's a "move on or we'll shut down the thread to stop people from talking about it". Frankly, there kind of hilarious parallels to the American policing system that are blatant and deserves to be called out for what they are - a binary zero tolerance approach with an apparent lack of interest in understanding the community it moderates and so instead resorts to heavy handed tactics to achieve the "peace".I mean, you say that but that's literally the issue people have with all this. None of that is actually taken into account here by the mods. If it was, then I'd think we'd see a lot more actual engagement, especially in situations like this one - "hey, your post comes across as problematic for the following reasons. Is that what you actually meant or is the wording just a bit off?" Which, instead causing of a multipage thread derailment like you see here, would likely just result in a simple back and forth that could have helped shed some light on the matter. But that would require some, you know, effort.On a certain level, I feel like it's just general trait of authoritarianism under any and every denomination. Belief has to be absolute with zero room for even conversation because conversation leads to doubt, doubt leads to questions, and questions lead to change. And if you don't want or can't handle change, you shut down the conversation.
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GamingThread Hogwarts Legacy will launch on February 10, 2023 for PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Trolling by intentionally creating a thread that is blatantly against guidelines
This will probably be locked, but it's worth sharing that the game got delayed/got a release date: Also Message by Avalanche Studios:
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GamingThread Ghost of Tsushima's Director, Chad Stahelski, wants to make the film with an all-Japanese Cast and in Japanese language.
Reason User Banned (2 weeks): Thread derailing; history of similar infractions
What a hilarious turd this IP is
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EtcetEraThread Ezra Miller (they/them) Crimes |OT| The stories go here and nowhere else (WB considering 3 options for Flash Release)
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Misgendering
I would go with a mix of options 1 and 2. Arrest Ezra to the fullest extent of the law (whatever punishments his crimes deserve), but still release the movie on HBO Max at the very least. Create a post-credits scene of the brand new timeline with a brand new Flash actor. Option 3 is a total disservice to the other actors and actresses in the movie who worked their asses off just for it to not be seen, all because of one giant asshole who should go to prison.
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EtcetEraThread FBI searched Trump’s home to look for nuclear documents and other items, sources say
Reason User Banned (1 week): posting unverifiable insider information, permanently threadbanned Message #moderation
I cannot get into specifics because I work with national security for a living but let's just say the chatter that I've heard today this is just the tip of the iceberg. He's fucked.
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GamingThread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
Reason User banned (permanent): Troll account
I’m fine with Sony bowing out of the console market tbh. It’s been too toxic with that brand for too long now. Moneyhatting exclusives is such a bad look imo and that brand has been notorious for decades with that practice.
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GamingThread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
Reason User Warned: Platform Warring
Microsoft made a huge move. Sony is using different strategies to respond to that move. Microsoft crying foul about it is ridiculous, after buying out a huge publisher that has a big chunk of the market under its wing. Sony is fully entitled to protect their business operations. So Microsoft saying is Sony is only doing this to protect their current number 1 position is an absolute "water is wet" moment. Of course they are, and should, protect their business operations. This is a company, not a charity institution. Next up, hopefully, Square Enix purchased by Sony. And to whomever might want to reply to me going "wah wah wah gatekeeping games from gamers is bad", I urge you to think before typing, because that is exactly what Microsoft is doing and Sony has all rights to do the same. And if anyone believes Microsoft's "promise" that they will keep those big franchises on competitor's platforms, how naive are you and can I sell you a house with an outdoors swimming pool on the moon?
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EtcetEraThread Ezra Miller (they/them) Crimes |OT| The stories go here and nowhere else (WB considering 3 options for Flash Release)
Reason User Warned: Driveby / derail
When do we get an OT for Biden's crimes?
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GamingThread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
Reason User Warned: Platform Warring
Sony is on the defense. After the PS5. Xbox will dominate. This is probably the beginning of the end of the good ol' Days for Sony. They need to work on building more exclusives to compete and keep core Playstation players by going back to indie/small exclusives. bloodborne for example.
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EtcetEraThread Rolling Stone: The Ezra Miller (They/Them) Saga Now Involves Vermont’s Child Services Department
Reason User Banned (1 Month): Mocking pronouns
They/them need to go to jail for their crimes. They/them should be help responsible for all the really shitty behavior they’ve done. I didn’t know anything about Ezra miller until all the threads here and they/them seem like a colossal asshole
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EtcetEraThread LTTP: Neon Genesis Evangelion... They are 14 Japan WTF not ok, also great show but WTF.... that ending boy they did a lot of drugs right?
Reason User Banned (3 days): Drive-By Posting, prior ban for the same behavior
Judging by many of the comments in this thread, the perversity is the attraction. I’d rather not signal boost a show that depicts a young teen masturbating and coming on another teenager under the guise of “art” (oh, the boomer creator is depressed, so it’s cool), but there’s a lot of prominent fans on ERA.
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EtcetEraThread Ezra Miller (they/them) Crimes |OT| The stories go here and nowhere else
Red Text Given the preponderance of threads on the crimes being committed by Ezra Miller, we feel like it would be more beneficial to establish a single thread to chronicle the story and any developments pertaining to it.
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GamingThread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
Reason User Warned: Platform Warring
This just reads as won't somebody help the poor underdogs that's is Microsoft. Bless there cotton socks.
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EtcetEraThread Bloomberg: Domino’s Pizza Quits Italy After Locals Shun American Pies
Reason User Banned (3 Months): Racist joke, previous severe bans for racist and sexist jokes
Maybe they opened up the Dim Sum container and saw rooster feet then decided Orange Chicken sounded better?
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EtcetEraThread Development has been slowed on Supergirl, Static Shock, and the Ta-Nehisi Coates' written Superman films.
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Dismissing concerns of representation across multiple posts, account in junior phase
Yes it crazy, I mean look at how white Dwayne johnson is. Or could it just be that warner has been mismanaged for a decade and now they need a desperate course correct.
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EtcetEraThread Development has been slowed on Supergirl, Static Shock, and the Ta-Nehisi Coates' written Superman films.
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Misgendering
When Ezra Miller’s flash movie is coming out still no matter what he does but all the POC movies get canceled it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the optics on that is a bad fucking look Oh is Suicide Squad or Birds of Prey getting sequels??? Cause there hasn’t been shit said except Idris has a project which is good, but could just be showing up in Peacemaker for all we know. Last time I checked it starred John Cena who is white. Watchmen was also a one and done and Doom Patrol has who? Cyborg and Jane out of an ensemble cast? Wow, so much progress! Maybe you should read the room and the news before commenting on very valid concerns people have.
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EtcetEraThread Rolling Stone: The Ezra Miller (They/Them) Saga Now Involves Vermont’s Child Services Department
Reason User Banned (Duration Pending): Misgendering, history of inflammatory behavior in threads concerning bigotry
Fuck that guy
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GamingThread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
Reason User Warned: Platform Warring
Ms: they do bad Also ms: lets buy everything
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GamingThread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
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well this thread turned out like everyone expected
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GamingThread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
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It's worse for people with sony logo avatars.
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GamingThread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Platform Warring; Metacommentary
I respect the Sisyphean effort here, but you already know it's falling on deaf ears. Anyone who is skeptical of this acquisition is caping for Sony. GamePass is a blessing. Phil Spencer is a bro. I mean, hell, PlanetSmasher is over here taking heat for calling out the MS response as pretty transparent corporate garbo (it is), and being accused of stanning for Sony in the process (extremely laughable). These threads are always the same.
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GamingThread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
Reason User Banned (1 Day): Platform Warring; Metacommentary
Only thing these people here care is to get cheap games and cheer about companies, giving their data in exchange is nothing. Reactions would be very different if it wasn’t MS doing this move.
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GamingThread Microsoft responds to Sony's claim that Call of Duty is unrivaled & unique (Claims Sony is paying to block games from Gamepass)
Reason User Threadbanned: Thread Whining
Read the actual content of my post instead of flipping out on me for a few words at the beginning of it. I obviously read some of it or I wouldn't have been able to point out the part where they talk about the profitability of exclusivity vs. remaining on all platforms. It's an extremely long wall of legal speak and almost nobody in this thread read every word of it.
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EtcetEraThread Gizmodo: When Marvel moved forward the release date of ‘AVENGERS: ENDGAME’, they forgot to tell the VFX teams behind the film.
Reason User Warned: Insensitive Drive-By
Miracle workers, all of them. Except the team that worked on the final fight sequence in Black Panther. Whether due to time or budget or both, the poor-ish quality remains out of place in the MCU largely and will bother me until a fan edit fixes that CG or something.
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EtcetEraThread Why do the '70s have (almost) no (pop) cultural influence?
Reason User Banned (2 Weeks): Inflammatory Point of Comparison
And again, people fail to get what I am saying, but that's probably because I didn't articulate my thoughts well enough in the OP, so I guess I'm sorry for that? Still, the backlash is insane, but I'm used to Internet forum nerds loving nothing more than to prove someone wrong or own them or whatever. Shows how close we actually are to the alt-right rhetoric, eh? Nevermind. Anyway, let's try like this - I am aware of the influence disco had on hip hop and the music of the 80s and 90s etc. I said already I am a hip hop fan first and foremost lol, including genres like r&b, dancehall, grime, and everything else, I know about sampling no need to teach me about that. What I wanted to say was that nothing that is a part of the cultural zeitgeist today can clearly be described as 70s inspired, if you get what I mean. When I say that no one dresses like they did in the 70s, I'm not talking about your friends or the members of your favorite obscure band, I'm looking at glo al fashion trends. Likewise, when it comes to music, you won't hear the sound or aesthetic of the 70s being referenced DIRECTLY. Obviously there are some examples like Daft Punk, but none of it is as prevalent as the direct influence of the aound of the 80s or 90s. You have musicians actually trying to look and sound conpetely like they are from that era. Which is a direct influence. The 70s did influence a ton of music, which is still being made today - so the influence is indirect, but you won't hear a song and say - wow, this is so 70s inspired, meaning it has the feel of that era, but it happ3ns often with tje 89s and 90s, that's all. Of course punk is influential, but ever since the post punk revival of the aughts and early 2010s ended, you can't really feel its influence anymore. And I'd argue that punk as a coubterculture doesn't really fall under what most would consider the apirit of the 70s or whatever. Don't know, hopefully this makes it at least somewhat more clear. As far as movies go, yes, of course there are influential films from the 70s, people on discord literally know me for having Michael Corleone as my avatar, that's not the point I was trying to make. I was talking about the bleakness of cinema from that era ( mentioned colors and Scarfolk, great examples), and how it is rarely reproduced in movies or TV shows nowadays, unlike the 80s or 90s. Of course the movies crom that era influenced moviemaking in the decades to come, but I just wanted to know why it is not as popular (?) to go back to or reference that era in the media products of today. (I know about LicoricePizza, there's still a lot more stuff inspired by the culturw of the 80s and 90s) I typed this on my phone, so I'm guessing it might be hard to read but oh well. And yeah, the thrrad title should have been different, but I still tthink the furst post gets the point across decently, but most people just jumped on me after reading the title.
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EtcetEraThread Before being charged with burglary, Ezra Miller (They/Them) participated in regularly scheduled additional photography for The Flash over the summer
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Misgendering; long history of serious infractions involving bigotry
Interesting that he shows up to work and doesn't miss an engagement. With his demonstrated instability, you'd think he would also be flighty with work commitments. Seems not.
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EtcetEraThread Sean Bean (Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones) sparks criticism after describing how he is "not a fan of intimacy coordinators"
Reason User Banned (Permanent): Hostility over multiple posts, numerous past infractions
so youre just a fucking idiot then