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GamingThread Epic CEO Tim Sweeney Says Only Exclusive Deals Can Combat Steam (see staff post for discussion guidelines)
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GamingThread NYPD on Twitter: "We regret to inform that Desmond Amofah aka Etika has been found deceased." (See guidelines before posting)
Red Text As staff we should in fact have paid more attention to and done better with the initial thread, and that's something we've been agonizing over for days. We do usually moderate mental health topics much more vigilantly and that did not happen in this case. We regret that enormously and it's taken a personal toll on all of us.
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EtcetEraThread Avengers: Endgame will not outgross Avatar worldwide. Who will make an avatar bet about that?
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EtcetEraThread Transgender Athletes
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GamingThread Mike Pondsmith's (Cyberpunk 2020 creator) response to some Cyberpunk 2077 criticism (accuracy to his orig. work, race representation) [see staff post]
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EtcetEraThread So what's up with that neogaf attack?
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GamingThread Will the recent twitter accusations claiming that the admins of this site promote Pedophilia be addressed?
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EtcetEraThread Resetera staff pedophilia accusations: a good faith discussion thread
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First of all, despite the title of this thread, such accusations have not been made against staff. Neither were staff involved in any of the discussions being discussed in this server. Second of all, malicious and disingenuous attacks from troll farms are nothing new for our community. We have never hosted discussion about these kinds of attacks. There is no reason to validate these attacks by giving them attention or a reaction - which is their exact purpose. As for our statement on the matter: While we have not actioned any of the users who have asked questions about this matter publicly or privately, the wording of your title is highly inflammatory and misleading. This suggests that this thread was made as a bad faith attack against staff. This thread has been locked.
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GamingThread Ys net has heard the concerns regarding Epic Games Store exclusivity for Shenmue III and will assess the situation [Read Staff Post Before Posting]
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GamingThread Polygon: CDPR responds to sexualized trans advertisement in CyberPunk 2077 (Read Staff Post Before Posting)
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GamingThread Can we talk about how 40% of the Smash Bros season pass is linked to homophobia?
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GamingThread Shenmue III is exclusive to the Epic Games Store, won't be coming to Steam (Info in Threadmark) [READ STAFF POSTS BEFORE POSTING]
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GamingThread CONFIRMED: Destiny 2 Cross save coming to all platforms; Sony just agreed yesterday per Kotaku [see threadmark]
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GamingThread Cadence of Hyrule confirmed for June 2019, new gameplay
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GamingThread Pokémon Direct announced for June 5th at 6 am PT (see staff post regarding this week's livestream)
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EtcetEraThread Johnny Depp alleges that he was abused by his ex wife, Amber Heard. (See Staff Post)
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GamingThread Kotaku: Epic Games Store will block your account from making purchases if you buy too many games too quickly
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GamingThread Greg Miller and Andrea Rene handwave Notch and PewDiePie racist, transphobic and anti-semitic behaviour (UP: GM and AR respond; see threadmarks)
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GamingThread Mysterious Left 4 Dead video appears on YouTube
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EtcetEraThread Military uprising taking place in Venezuela (See Staff Post)
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GamingThread romhacking.net rejects Pokémon Crystal mod (to make attract work regardless of gender) for being "too political" [See Threadmarks]
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GamingThread Days Gone Review Thread (See Staff Post)
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EtcetEraThread Avengers: Endgame |OT| Whatever it takes (No Spoilers)
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GamingThread World War Z Sold 250K ( out of total 1M ) on Epic Store in launch week
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GamingThread Persona 5 The Royal - PV #1 (Third Semester, New Characters & Areas, Pro Support); Oct 31, 2019(JP) and 2020 in the West [PS4 Only] - See Staff Post
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GamingThread Internet celebrity Etika may be losing it again [WARNING: RASCIST AND HOMOPHOBIC SLURS]
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GamingThread Twitch Punishes White Apex Legends Cosplayer Who Painted Her Face Black (read Staff Post before posting)
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EtcetEraThread Fire breaks out at Notre Dame cathedral, developing situation [Update: major structural collapse] (See Staff Post)
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GamingThread RoadtoVR: (Beat Saber on) Oculus Quest's tracking feel much better than PSVR
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GamingThread RoadtoVR: (Beat Saber on) Oculus Quest's tracking feel much better than PSVR
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GamingThread Fornite skin based off an artist's design (UPDATE: It was actually a fake stunt by the artist)
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GamingThread Help Space Channel 5 VR’s creator find Ulala’s original voice actor so she can star in the upcoming VR remake (See Staff Post before posting)
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GamingThread FromSoftware games truly evokes the sense of accomplishment, and I am glad they don't have an Easy mode (see Staff Post)
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GamingThread Persona 5: The Royal announced for Sony PlayStation 4; Additional Info @ Persona Super Live 2019 (4/24); RPG + New Character Teased (see staff post)
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GamingThread Persona 5: The Royal announced for Sony PlayStation 4; Additional Info @ Persona Super Live 2019 (4/24); RPG + New Character Teased (see staff post)
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EtcetEraThread Priest stabbed during service in Montreal which was live broadcasting
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EtcetEraThread White Male as Status Quo: White Older Men Are Presented as Representative of "Americans" in Analysis of Latest Poll about AOC (See Staff Post)
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GamingThread Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Previews Thread [See Staff Posts]
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GamingThread Have recent events affected your decision to buy future Atlus titles?
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EtcetEraThread IAAF to argue that Caster Semenya should classified as a “biological male" at CAS (See Staff Post)
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EtcetEraThread YouTube Video: "Dear White Beg-packers..." (See Staff Post)
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EtcetEraThread Older women giving young men unsolicited compliments (See Staff Post)
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GamingThread Days Gone: Sara and Deacon invite you to their wedding on Feb 13th at 2PM GMT
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EtcetEraThread Liam Neeson's real-life rape/revenge tale (See Staff Post)
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GamingThread Why does the moon in Majora's Mask look the way it does? [Endgame Spoilers]
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EtcetEraThread 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary | OT | Ojeda dropped out after 20 seconds
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EtcetEraThread Patton oswalt donate to help pay medical bills of guy trolling him on twitter and prompts others to do the same
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EtcetEraThread Leslie Jones heavily criticizes announcement of 'Ghostbusters 3'
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EtcetEraThread I Was Sexually Harassed On Bernie Sanders’ Campaign. And No One Cared.
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GamingThread Alien: Blackout announced. Survival horror mobile game. (See Staff Post)
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GamingThread Alien: Blackout trailer - Story-driven stealth/puzzler announced for iOS/Android
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GamingThread [UNMARKED SPOILERS] Kingdom Hearts 3 - Spoiler Thread
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GamingThread Super Best Friends Play is officially cancelled
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EtcetEraThread “White people are the best thing that happened to the world," says white man harassing undergrads at Columbia University
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EtcetEraThread [Butt news thread] Rear view: the big business of bottoms
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EtcetEraThread Man yells "Heil Hitler, Heil Trump" during Baltimore performance of "Fiddler on the Roof"
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GamingThread "Fortnite Dances" is Cultural Erasure. Straight Up.
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GamingThread Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DT10 | News, Site Updates, and Speculation | A Change Of The Heart
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EtcetEraThread Escalator out of control at metro station in Rome, causing multiple injuries
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GamingThread Red Dead Redemption 2 is 60 hours long, online component still being written
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GamingThread Red Dead Redemption 2 is 60 hours long, online component still being written
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GamingThread Saya no Uta 2: Derangement - A great fan made Russian remake (NSFW)
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GamingThread Star Citizen Presents: CitizenCon 2948 | Keynote 10/10 @ 2PM EDT
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EtcetEraThread Catholic League: “South Park” Creators Are Cowards
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EtcetEraThread Senate Judiciary Committee hearing - Ford & Kavanaugh testimony - 9/27 at 10am ET
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GamingThread Castlevania Requiem (SOTN + Rondo of Blood) announced for 10/26, PS4 exclusive
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GamingThread Castlevania Requiem (SOTN + Rondo of Blood) announced for 10/26, PS4 exclusive (READ OP)
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GamingThread Peachette/Boweach has developed quite a fan art...wait what? (NSFW)
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GamingThread Jim Sterling: Shadow Of The Tomb Raider - A Shadow Of Its Former Self (READ OP)
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EtcetEraThread Trump: "3000 people didn't die in Puerto Rico"
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EtcetEraThread Beto V Cruz: Race Tightens, Cruz allies sounding alarms
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GamingThread Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Review Thread (Read OP)
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GamingThread Valve approves first full-on pornographic game for sale on Steam
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EtcetEraThread Naomi Osaka claims U.S. Open title after Serena Williams meltdown (Read OP)
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EtcetEraThread John McCain will stop receiving care for his brain cancer, entering his final days (Read OP)
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EtcetEraThread Young girl with terminal brain cancer dying wish is to see how Avengers 4 ends
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GamingThread Metro Exodus pre-order bonuses: Xbox One (Metro 2033 Redux), PS4 (Dynamic Theme)
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EtcetEraThread Jalopnik: When Are We Going to Address How Paul Walker Had Relationships With Underage Girls?
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EtcetEraThread In 2018, How Are People Still Using the R-Word?
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GamingThread A discussion on female character tropes in Octopath Traveler
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EtcetEra HangoutsThread US PoliERA 2018 |OT7| Tell Me The Bad Things That Happened Since I Fell Asleep
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GamingThread Despite saying that it wouldn't have any, GT Sports introduces microtransactions in its new update
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EtcetEraThread "Channel Not So Awesome" - Ex-contributors of Channel Awesome detail a history of abuse (READ OP)
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GamingThread Jim Sterling shares his issues with the Xbox One (The Jimquisition)
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EtcetEraThread Israeli IDF Sniper cut on video Murdering 14 year old Palestinian boy presenting NO danger (READ OP)
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GamingThread The controversial ArenaNet firings of Guild Wars 2 writers (READ OP)
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EtcetEraThread Star Wars Podcast Rebel Force Radio Incites Harassment Against LFL Employee, Deletes Their Twitter
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EtcetEraThread Feminist Apparel CEO Fires Entire Staff After They Learn He's An Admitted Sexual Abuser (Read OP)
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EtcetEraThread 12 boys and soccer coach stuck in Thailand Cave [8 boys rescued, operations continue] (Read OP)
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EtcetEraThread Normalisation of 'plus-size' risks hidden danger of obesity, study finds (Read OP)
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GamingThread fail0verflow just released the SwitchX hack method (Read OP)
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EtcetEraThread 'FIFA World Cup 2018 |OT4| All according to Lukaku
Red Text Alright guys we generally allow more room for banter in sports threads and let things slide that would normally be actioned in any other context. To use the England-Colombia match as an example, posts and posts alike were reported and rejected. Recently however we’ve been seeing a trend of team supporters brigading the report system to target fans of other teams. If our current, looser approach to this thread isn’t working, we will have to moderate this thread more strictly and come down harder on all banter on all sides. Consider this a last warning to chill out and relax before the hammers start falling.
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EtcetEraThread Massive Brawl in Australia v Phillipines World Cup Qualifier Basketball Game (Read OP)
Red Text Don't make antagonistic and inflammatory generalizations about entire countries, regardless of whether you live there or not. Do not make unsourced claims surrounding this event or its participants.
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GamingThread Kotaku: GW2 writers fired after Twitter argument. GG pressured firing.
Red Text The level of discourse in this thread has been frequently disappointing. It does not appear that it will be productive to continue at this juncture. If there are any major new developments feel free to create a new thread at that time.
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GamingThread Two Guild Wars 2 devs fired for attacking community members on Twitter
Red Text This thread is off to a bad start and the matter, for better or worse, already seems to be resolved. It doesn't appear that much constructive discussion will come of this.
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EtcetEraThread FIFA World Cup 2018 |OT5| Sterling Alli Lingard Trippier | Quarter-Finals begin Friday (READ OP)
Red Text For the sake of extra clarity: Up until this point we’ve let a lot of stuff slide that we normally wouldn’t outside a sports thread. Starting from this thread onwards, we’re going to start moderating that stuff more tightly. Generalizations and insults that appear to apply to entire countries rather than individual players and teams will get actioned. We’re not going back to action every post in every previous thread that would’ve banned under these new guidelines. Everyone has now been fairly warned.