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GamingThread Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on Series X? Worth it for the campaign?
Reason User Banned (3 days): Advocating piracy
I think it's very telling that the people who never play COD LOVE infinite warfare and the usual crowd hates it. @OP Great campaign but fuck activision so maybe try piracy?


EtcetEraThread Canada Votes |OT| - 44th Federal Election - Sept 20, 2021
Reason User threadbanned (1 day): hostility
Voting your conscience is -by definition- wasting your vote. Arguably it's the only guaranteed way to do so. The vote does not care about your conscience. The ONLY thing that matters in an election, is who holds power after it is over. You either vote in such a way as to ensure the best outcome or you don't. If your vote helps keep the Con/PPC out, you did right. if it does anything else instead, the vote was wasted. You don't get extra good boy points for voting for someone who has no chance of winning and helping the bad guys win instead. In fact is kindof makes you a dick because you are prioritizing your ego over the well being of others.


GamingThread Tencent starts US studio to make AAA games for next-gen consoles
Reason User Banned (1 month): xenophobia and inflammatory commentary; prior bans for inflammatory commentary
They will. Look at blizzard. Now a developer specifically created BY Tencent? I'd be astounded if there weren't mini games where you murder uigurs. Tencent is evil. Pure and simple. It uses its influence to enforce the propaganda aims of a racist, totalitarian, kleptocratic regime regime. There's no getting around that.


EtcetEraThread "Enough is Enough." J.J. Abrams (Star Wars director) pledges $10M donation to anti-racist organizations
Reason User banned (2 weeks): Inappropriate commentary. Prior bans for inappropriate commentary.
I can't wait for Rian Johnson to made a similar pledge, but in a stunning subversion of expectations, steal 10 million from charities fighting racism.


EtcetEraThread Trump chose Easter as the day to "re-open" the country because it's a very special day to him/packed churches across the country will be beautiful
Reason User Banned (1 Week): Inflammatory Commentary
And that's why I'm ok with this. Evolution is finally getting off its ass and killing off the stupidest 2% of our society.


GamingThread Yup, Pokemon Sword/Shield are getting review bombed on Metacritic
Reason User Banned (3 Days): Platform warring.
Yup. And the vast majority of them....are pointing out the lack of content, graphical issues, bugs, weak story, reused assets. You know, legitimate criticisms of a game that if it didn't have a nintendo logo on the box, would be torn to shreds.


GamingThread "The industry is looking at Sony to see what's next for the console business. At the moment, Xbox is the one providing all the answers"
Reason User Banned (1 week): system warring over a series of posts
I won't be commenting on elements I have covered in other posts. You can see the reply to psvr and remotelyplay elsewhere. Dual Analog: Dual directional inputs were I believe first used by the virtual boy. (I think technically you could have used them on the snes, but that makes my point even more.) It had a pair of d-pads. one for movement, one for the camera. The N64 was designed in such a way that the analog stick could be used to aim or to move and you would still have another directional input. hence the three prongs and the Dpad, analog and C buttons. It's a bit rich to give sony credit for dual analogs when they launched a system without dual directional inputs of any kind, nor analogs and only put those in as one of their numerous rereleased controllers to compete with what nintendo had at launch. It's like nintendo inventing peanut butter, jelly, sandwiches and as they are explaining how to combine all three, sony smashes them together and you say they created the PB&J. If sony gets credit for that final logical step, it is only possible because nintendo invented every element of it and brought them together and pointed out the necessity for such an option which sony had previously ignored. Shareplay is a neat accessability feature. No shade there. Pity they paywalled it (MUCH shade there) And I did not forget that the ps2 had braodband. But they didn't do anything especially useful with it. They had barebones online that put all the onus on the individual developers and caused online play to wary wildy in quality. Want to play Ratchet? Make a profile. Want to play killzone? Make another profile. Want to play SOCOM? Make yet another bloody profile. Want to talk to any of the people who you met playing any of these games and play other games with them? Hope you can find them on AIM or MSN messenger. Microsoft killed all that hassle in one fell swoop. Sony took what sega had done and largely tried to duplicate it. Microsoft did something new. Hence innovation. PSnow is just sony's rebrand of Gaikai. A technology they did not invent, but bought after it was already established. It's like giving microsoft credit for inventing the fallout franchise just because they currently employ the people who made it. See the lengths you have to go to here? See how other platforms don't need to make such stretches? I'm not saying sony is bad, or that you are dumb for liking them. I'm pointing out an area where they have lagged behind their competition. Microsoft has struggled with console build quality. Nintendo is reluctant to do anything online except sell things. Sony is not the most innovative company in the industry. Which is germane to this original post - specifically the OP was suggesting that is would somehow hurt sony going forward and I was pointing out that I felt it would not because it never had before. I swear, only on resetera could I say 'Op is wrong, sony is not doomed' and be attacked for being insufficiently pro sony. (which is more a general statement than one directed at you, since you've been more respectful than most. Still, funny.)


GamingThread Xbox Boss Phil Spencer: Success Doesn’t Mean Pulling Sony Down
Reason User Warned: System warring
Yeah. I actually like scrappy underdog Msoft. 1st party drought aside (which is nearly over and about to be replaced by a bunch of exclusives by my favourite devs) the xbox one is hands down my favourite console in terms of how consumer friendly it is. I don't know if they keep the same energy if they are on top. I doubt very much that if there's a way for xbox to double sony's marketshare, Phil won't end up doing it. It's less that I want microsoft to win and more that I want sony to lose. Having the market leader being the least consumer freindly and the least innovative isn't exactly a great thing for the industry.