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GamingThread Actress Laura Bailey getting heinous harassment and death threats over The Last of Us 2 character
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GamingThread Engadget - 'GTA V' brings transphobia to the next console generation
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GamingThread Schreier: Some developers at Avalanche are troubled by JK Rowling's transphobia as they work on the new Harry Potter game
Red Text The article in this thread is about how the developers are troubled by Rowling's recent transphobic comments and how fans of the series are struggling with excitement over the game, and future properties, while also denouncing and not wanting to support Rowling due to her bigotry.
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GamingThread Angry Joe accused of sexual harassment/predatory behaviour
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EtcetEraThread I Have to be Honest. Seeing How Well Biden is Doing Against Trump Kinda Makes Me Happy He Got the Nom
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GamingThread Little Devil Inside has some troubling African caricatures [up: developer response, see threadmarks]
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GamingThread Do JK Rowling's transphobic statements impact your interest on WB's upcoming Harry Potter game?
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EtcetEraThread Minneapolis protests over murder of George Floyd. Police response more severe than when white supremacists stormed capitol. (See Threadmarks to help)
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GamingThread Twitch establishes a 'Safety Advisory Council' to help it sort out its rules
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EtcetEraThread Charli XCX strips down for personal home release 'how i'm feeling now' out May 15th |OT| Stream to prevent Chromatica!
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EtcetEraThread There's a racist website dedicated to tracking White women who date/fuck Black men
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EtcetEraThread The MK Interview: Tara Reade
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New news, new thread. Watching it now. Also getting out ahead of this.
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EtcetEraThread Warren calls Biden's denial of sexual assault claim 'credible' and 'convincing,' says she proudly supports him
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EtcetEraThread Joe Biden has called for a nationwide rent freeze and a temporary ban on evictions
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EtcetEraThread We need to have a talk on how we treat sexual assault victims on this site
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GamingThread I am afraid of TLOU2 spoiler leaks if Naughty Dog has to sit on the game when its finished
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GamingThread Final Fantasy VII Remake - Review Thread (MetaCritic: 87, 64 reviews | OpenCritic: 87)
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GamingThread Is Final Fantasy VII Remake "Good" Anime Or "Bad" Anime? (Read OP)
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 uncovered: the Mark Cerny tech deep dive [Digital Foundry]
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE 4/1 STAFF POST]
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EtcetEraThread Democratic Presidential Primaries & Caucuses |April OT| Lemon, it's April (Discussion Guidelines in OP)
Red Text Discussion guidelines are the same as the last thread, with one addendum bolded below.
All ballots due by the 10th, with results expected by April 11th. Results expected by... seriously, May 22nd? What is this, California? It's... not really a caucus anymore, huh? Well, c'est la vie. You need to have made a ballot request by the 31st of March, so I hope everyone in WY did. For everyone else, results are expected by the 17th. This is a Big Deal Election, with the fate of the State Supreme Court in the balance, but it's worth repeating: practice social distancing. If you can vote by mail, do so. Already got pushed back once, and it'll probably get moved again, assuming it hasn't already and I just missed it. Soooooo in a move that was technically illegal, but still probably a good idea, DeWine basically pressued the courts into letting him cancel in-person voting and move the date. We should have results... at some point. That said, there's reports of ballots not getting mailed out to all registered voters, so check your registration and see if you can get your hands on one. And... that's it. Unsurprisingly, quite a bit got canceled this month, on account of quarantine (WASH YOUR HANDS).
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GamingThread PlayStation 5 System Architecture Deep Dive |OT| Secret Agent Cerny [SEE STAFF POST]
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EtcetEraThread On Voting or Not Voting for Biden in Light of the Sexual Assault Allegations |OT| Discussion Guidelines in OP
Red Text Remember that general hostility rules still apply. For example, do not accuse members, even without naming them, of "supporting a rapist" or discrediting the victim if they choose to vote for Biden. Likewise, do not accuse members of not caring about marginalized people if they choose to not vote. Avoid metacommentary.
Hey all, This is not me being the OP. This is just a single, centralized place to discuss what's become a fairly hot-button topic here so we don't get a slew of threads, counter-threads, etc. etc. In short, the positions we've seen outlined are : Voting is important, all the way up and all the way down the ticket, for reasons of power and politics. The Republicans represent an existential threat to the wellbeing of millions of vulnerable Americans in a way the Democrats simply do not, even a Democrat like Joe Biden. Biden still has a very long way down to go until he's half so bad as Trump. Ergo, it's your responsibility to vote for him, even if you find him incredibly objectionable (which some people disagree with in the first place), simply because the other guy is that much worse. Not doing so, in this model, is an expression of privilege, as a typically blue voter sitting out is, in our 2 party, system, effectively the same as a nonvoter switching sides. A vote is a personal expression of conscience and morality based on an evaluation of each candidate individually. Joe Biden is being accused of sexual assault. He voted for the Iraq War, and he voted against bussing, and he voted for the crime bill, and many other things beside. His platform is insufficient to face the coming climate and economic crises of the coming decades. Trump being terrible is irrelevant, because Biden has made himself ineligible by default. Ergo, demanding that people vote for him is a blind expression of partisanship at best and a cruel act of violence at worst, as you force people hurt by Biden and people like Biden to lend their support. This last part can be especially important. There's a great deal of trauma wrapped up in that. Don't vote for Biden, but vote downballot. In this argument, voting is a political position, but it allows more for the understanding of a vote as a personal expression as well. By splitting this difference, it comes to a course of action: namely, Trump is unacceptable, but so is Biden, ergo, just vote for the downballot candidates in an effort to staunch the bleeding should Trump win a second term. There are most likely more positions than this. If you feel like I've misconstrued one of the arguments, by all means, correct me; I'm doing my best to give a fair assessment to each. Discussion guidelines are as follows:
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EtcetEraThread THIS IS WHY YOU VOTE. ESPN: Trump’s Justice Department on Connecticut Case: “Don’t treat trans athletes as girls
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