GamingThreadNintendo files multimillion-dollar lawsuit against ROM website, RomUniverse
ReasonUser Banned (7 days): Justifying piracy, history of severe infractions
That’s sweet. I played earthbound for the first time on an emulator in 2006. I also have a physical copy that my sister purchased in 1999 that I played in 2010. I was also part of a 30+ member forum community of people who mostly played emulated games. We were all teenagers or in our early 20s, you think we had money to buy shit? So there’s roughly 20 people right there who pirated Earthbound. Here’s a hint, most people pirated Earthbound because most people weren’t going to pay $60 for Earthbound in 2003, let alone $50+ going forward.
Also it’s been stupid expensive since like 2009. I’ve been following racketboy for long enough to remember their rarest SNES games list and while EB rated low on rarity, it still averaged about $100-$150 in 2009.
GamingThreadPoll: Come on in and vote. Show how you really feel about the THQ-Nordic
ReasonUser Banned (3 days): Advocating Piracy
If a boycott is really going to be effective, people need to start pirating THQN games en masse because direct action that actively harms their bottom line will get a response a lot faster than a couple thousand units not shipping. Chest-beating isn’t enough, steal their shit.
Bernie combines two of America’s oldest and most favorite scapegoats; jews and socialists. The reaction to his campaigns from the centrists has everything to do with fear mongering and holding on to WASP dominance. That he made it as far as he has in national politics is testament to his effectiveness as a public speaker and servant.
EtcetEraThreadIn case you needed a reminder that Louis CK is terrible... (Check threadmarks for staff post)
ReasonUser Banned (2 Weeks): Rationalizing the use of transphobic rhetoric
She’s mentally ill (+ has history of traumatic brain injury) with an online addiction that just furthered her descent into paranoid, xenophobic nonsense. It doesn’t excuse her, but this concept of inherent scumminess is something I see a lot on this board and it strikes me as a shortcut to establish mostly valid opinions without actually considering the humanity behind it.
That being said, Louie is being an insecure asshole, and his negative mood is likely exacerbated by outside factors some of which we are aware of and complicit in. It’s the Faustian bargain you sign when you become famous, and we’re seeing what happens when fame becomes a negative for people. This isn’t a Spacey thing, where he brought attention on himself presumably to distract from assault charges, but something Louie does and has done to pay the bills. He’s not trying to make a comeback (unless it comes out that this leak was some backfired PR attempt to court MRAs), he’s just doing cheap, shitty jokes for a couple bucks. He lost $35 million in a day and I’m sure that number just got bigger as 2018 went on. I’m not gonna harangue an angry 50 year old comedian for trying to appeal to other angry 50 year olds. People gotta make rent and Louie isn’t running for political office anytime soon. It sucks for fans of his, but if it can happen to Gallagher, it can happen to anyone.