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News Comments > Evening Interviews
32. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 19:14 Beamer
 
Seventyfive wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 19:13:
Task wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 22:38:
Why is this on mass media now... why...

Because the Democratic party is a train wreck going into the elections and MSNBC is just a shill for the DNC. They need to fill time with something other than the fact that the Democrats are probably going to lose the senate.

If this were true, wouldn't they spend more time on the elections to try to get their viewerbase out to the polls?

Which isn't a defense of MSNBC, which is a terrible channel, but still likely better than CNN, which is a vapid channel, and Fox News, which somehow manages the difficult task of being a more biased and less informed channel.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
25. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 21, 2014, 18:57 Beamer
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 18:55:
NKD wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 17:19:
Can we get a dislike button for our comments section?

I love how Facebook thinks "dislike" would be too negative. Do they ever read any of the comments people post? Hitting dislike and moving on would be kinder in most cases.
There's actually a fairly long body of research that downvoting doesn't make anything better. On one hand, it can nuke posts to oblivion, but rather than encourage people to be more thoughtful it often encourages them to feel like a pariah and act out more. And rather than have people engage the person and tell them they're wrong it has them just downvote and move on, leading the person to sometimes not realize how unaccepted his behavior is.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
69. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 21, 2014, 17:53 Beamer
 
shihonage wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 17:11:
Suppa7 wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 16:35:
shihonage wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 13:29:
The whole "Titanfall on dual core machines" scenario is hilarious. Titanfall runs like shit on anything but very modern hardware.

You do know, you computer illiterate that Titanfall was released for the Xbox 360 which is beneath a Core 2 duo E6600 and 8800 GTX in horsepower, don't you? Your post is so full of lies and fail I'm laughing at just how much bullshit you bullshitters are spewing.

I was talking about the PC version. I know nothing about the console version nor do I care.

Optimizations which go into console versions are vastly different in nature, because they have more direct access to fixed, predictable set of hardware which is increasingly mastered and used more efficiently as it approaches the end of its life.

That's how they managed to squeeze Quake 2 onto the PS1.


The guy you're responding to doesn't seem to understand how consoles work. It's actually kind of frightening how many people post authoritative opinions on development without ever having worked for a developer and understand the processes software goes through as it's developed, how it changes over time, and how consoles manage significantly more out of less hardware than PCs do.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
19. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 21, 2014, 17:00 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 16:56:
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:45:
Creston wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:39:
Thoughtcrime at its finest. Good old UK.

Please, british citizens, come complain about what a shithole the US is again while ignoring the ridiculous government you live under. How's that porn filter working out for you guys?


As mentioned, this is illegal in the us, too. Also Australia.

The wikipedia page shows that most cases prosecuted for animated CP also had real CP. The Maine case was only animated CP and was dropped, probably due to the invalidation in the Handley case of animated images being covered under the PROTECT act. The MO case was cartoons only, but the guy plead instead of going to trial, so who knows how that would have turned out. My feeling is that if someone is charged and it goes to court, they'll be protected by the first amendment. That being said, someone with interest in this kind of material is quite likely to own the real stuff too and will be going to jail regardless.

I agree that, were this to get to the SC, it would be struck down, but when they had the chance to strike it down they declined, but that was because they chose to discuss a different aspect.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
15. Re: UK convicts man Oct 21, 2014, 14:45 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:35:
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:28:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:21:
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 11:33:
gray wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 08:00:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 02:34:
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Currently I do not even understand how the book "Lolita" does not fall under this or any written fantasy. (or even Game of Thrones)

Or any comprehensive history book for that matter.

Written != image.

What about ascii art?

Also I meant the GoT tv show, the sex scene with drogo and khalesi.. well you do realize she was depicting a underage teen in that right? In the book, it was 11 or 12 years afaik.

Either way the only thing obscene is this judgment.

In the book she's 11 or 12, but the show bumped their ages up considerably.
And the actress is not underage.

There are plenty of slippery slope arguments here, which Scalia obnoxiously brushes away with "but those circumstances wouldn't be prosecuted or would just be thrown out by a judge," however this isn't one of them. This is one of them.

I slightly get what legislatures are trying to do here, but it seems really stretching. However, being the politician that stands up for child pornography is a way to get a career ruined, even if this probably shouldn't meet that definition.

Did he actually go to jail for that? Because if yes then wow, Simpsons art style is not far above stick figures, they certainly do not even look HUMAN. So if that is true then there is only 1 way, and that's to ignore the law and always encrypt your folders...

Also.. a big LMAO to asking a JURY what is obscene or not. Yeah, because laws are supposed to be... subjective... ?

Yeah, he pled and served 15 months.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
14. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Oct 21, 2014, 14:45 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:39:
Thoughtcrime at its finest. Good old UK.

Please, british citizens, come complain about what a shithole the US is again while ignoring the ridiculous government you live under. How's that porn filter working out for you guys?


As mentioned, this is illegal in the us, too. Also Australia.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
10. Re: UK convicts man Oct 21, 2014, 14:28 Beamer
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:21:
Beamer wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 11:33:
gray wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 08:00:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 02:34:
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Currently I do not even understand how the book "Lolita" does not fall under this or any written fantasy. (or even Game of Thrones)

Or any comprehensive history book for that matter.

Written != image.

What about ascii art?

Also I meant the GoT tv show, the sex scene with drogo and khalesi.. well you do realize she was depicting a underage teen in that right? In the book, it was 11 or 12 years afaik.

Either way the only thing obscene is this judgment.

In the book she's 11 or 12, but the show bumped their ages up considerably.
And the actress is not underage.

There are plenty of slippery slope arguments here, which Scalia obnoxiously brushes away with "but those circumstances wouldn't be prosecuted or would just be thrown out by a judge," however this isn't one of them. This is one of them.

I slightly get what legislatures are trying to do here, but it seems really stretching. However, being the politician that stands up for child pornography is a way to get a career ruined, even if this probably shouldn't meet that definition.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
3. Re: Morning Tech Bits Oct 21, 2014, 14:15 Beamer
 
Pete wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 14:11:
So it's Microsoft's fault? I don't remember Steve Jobs saying that.

No one remembers Bill Gates saying it, either.
 
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News Comments > Hatred Announced
60. Re: Hatred Announced Oct 21, 2014, 13:59 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 13:48:
@Prez,

You ask a lot of good questions. No one has called for this game to not allowed to be made (one person almost wished for that, but didn't take it that far). So no one is trying to censor.

GTA is a sandbox. There are lots and lots of different things to do. The gameplay isn't solely built around killing people, or it wouldn't have sold millions of copies. Killing for the sake of killing gets boring pretty quickly.

Yes, I think context does matter. Imagine a game in which you are shooting vicious attack dogs trying to rip your throat out. Now imagine a second game in which you are running amok in a kennel. You kill dogs by graphically disemboweling them, by putting a pistol in their mouths and blowing out the backs of their heads, by mowing them down indiscriminately with a full auto AK. In both games you're killing dogs. However, your average person is probably going to find the first game okay, but the second game reprehensible.

And I think you do run the risk of being labeled a sociopath for enjoying the second game. Choices like this shouldn't be restricted on the one hand, but aren't consequence-free on the other.

Yup, like other topics here, no one is trying to force anything not to be made, they're just questioning judgment.

GTA, as you mentioned, not only has more to do but more to say. There's a plot. Characters have motivation. There's an element of parody and satire at work. Honestly, I think the entire plot and basically every line of GTAV is terrible, unfunny trash (Trevor had his moments, but everyone else was so terrible), but it was clearly doing more than telling you to kill everyone.
 
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News Comments > Metallica to Close BlizzCon
13. Re: Metallica to Close BlizzCon Oct 21, 2014, 13:56 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 13:43:
Hyatus wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 12:39:
Kill 'em All and be done with it.

I hear ya. Metallica turned to complete shit after they gave Jason 'the ultimatum'. Nothing against Trujilo, he is a great bass player and its not his fault but Metallica turned into crybaby pussies who have somehow managed to lose the muse so completely its fucking ridiculous. Last time I watched them they sucked donkey balls. I dont think they even practice anymore.

I'm going to go with the "they sucked when they lost Cliff" argument. Yeah, And Justice is a good album, if kind of Master Lite, but Cliff got just as much writing credit on that album as Jason did, and the bass is hardly noticeable on the album, anyway.

I wouldn't blame Jason for all the next albums sucking, it was success, and realizing they could be successful, that did it, but they definitely went from a metal band to a rock band on The Black Album and beyond.
 
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News Comments > Metallica to Close BlizzCon
8. Re: Metallica to Close BlizzCon Oct 21, 2014, 13:42 Beamer
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 12:57:
Shark jumped.

I'd say BlizzCon was never anything good enough to warrant a shark jumping, but yeah, having Metallica play is a sign of desperation and deep lameness for any event.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
35. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 13:35 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 13:16:
This game isn't anymore ridiculous than Death of Klinghoffer currently playing in NYC. But I guess there isn't quite enough antisemitism in Hatred to make it palatable for the masses.

Here's a nice article on The Death of Kinghoffer. It's a problematic piece, but it isn't about senseless killing. It has more to say than that. What it says may not be to your liking and may be antisemitic, but it has more to say than just "something is alive so kill it."

Hatred is just about killing. It has nothing to say. The developers are repeatedly claiming they have nothing to say. No plot. Nothing political. The killings aren't for any reason but because the character can. The character has no backstory. There's nothing being said at all.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
33. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 13:09 Beamer
 
InBlack wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 05:37:
So what? If they fail, they fail. If they break even or turn a profit what does that say exactly? Not much than what is already known (at least about the developer) but it will say a lot about the market. In any case this is all just speculation anyway until the game is released we wont really know. I for one am firmly against censorship of any kind, and if we want to push things further and we start considering games as art and we still censor them then where do we stop?? There have been plenty of movies, books about sociopathic killers, so why not games??

No one is censoring this. Censoring is telling them they're not allowed to make it.
People are instead telling them they're absolute fuckwads for making it. Since you're against censorship, I assume you fully support everyone speaking their mind about the developer's fuckwadness and seemingly Neo Nazi ties.

I mean, we can all basically do what we want, right? If I want to, I can go to a Taco Bell and eat 100 gorditos in one sitting. No one is going to sit there and tell me I'm not allowed to. But just because I can do it, and just because no one will tell me I'm not allowed to do it, doesn't mean it's something I should do.

Most books and movies about sociopathic killers tend to have a purpose or a point, from Natural Born Killers point about sensationalizing and celebratizing awful people to American Psycho's commentary on how vapid the banker elite are. This game expressly denies having any point other than slaughter. Movies and books along these lines tend to die quick deaths and be reviled.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced
22. Re: Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced Oct 21, 2014, 11:36 Beamer
 
SXO wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 08:33:
NKD wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 05:17:
Some DLC is good value for money, some DLC is not. Buying a season pass is basically a gamble.
This is pretty much my point of contention with the Season Pass system. I have stopped buying season passes because of this.

I never really find DLC much worthwhile.
And the only "Season Pass" I bought was for Borderlands 2. I bought it after I finished Borderlands 2 and wanted more Borderlands 2.

Basically, I got 4 pieces of DLC for less than the price of 3. When I knew I already wanted it.
Seemed like a fine deal.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
8. Re: etc., etc. Oct 21, 2014, 11:35 Beamer
 
Yeahyeah Yeah wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 10:38:
Another day, another death threat. Can we admit they are too common yet, and not merely directed at self-described feminists?

Yeah, because, you know, one death threat to a man is worth the dozens to females we've had in weeks that included images of people's family and mentions of their home addresses.

It's like the guys that keep arguing that men are more likely to be victims of domestic violence, ignoring that a 120lb women hitting a 200lb man has a drastically different impact than the reverse.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
27. Re: Evening Interviews Oct 21, 2014, 11:34 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 11:10:
"Exclusive"

Hahahahahahaha. She's been on every single fucking platform that is willing to give her a minute of time. She's less exclusive than Hillary Scott and Aurora Snow. (If you don't know who they are, do NOT google them at work!)


Has she been?
She's been discussed relentlessly, but I haven't seen (nor looked for) a single interview with her.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
8. Re: UK convicts man Oct 21, 2014, 11:33 Beamer
 
gray wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 08:00:
eRe4s3r wrote on Oct 21, 2014, 02:34:
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Currently I do not even understand how the book "Lolita" does not fall under this or any written fantasy. (or even Game of Thrones)

Or any comprehensive history book for that matter.

Written != image.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: UK convicts man Oct 21, 2014, 11:33 Beamer
 
You guys know that computer created child porn is illegal in the US, right?

Anything "obscene" that involves children, real or otherwise, having sex, is illegal. Only Souter had an issue with this. I can't recall the case, it was upheld in 2008 by the SC after being shot down (and rewritten) in 2002. Child pornography is found to be outside the First Amendment. However, these cases hinged on things other than CGI porn.

In any case, any pornographic image of a minor is illegal. Again, art isn't considered pornographic (you can buy plenty of coffee table books of naked 14 year olds), and porn isn't found to be art. Realistic images that are not of an actual minor, meaning stuff that's photoshopped or CGI or well drawn, is illegal if it's found to be obscene. And non-realistic drawings must also be found to be obscene. I'm guessing Manga is non-realistic drawings. And probably often obscene.

This is a good summary. I hadn't heard about that Simpsons case.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
13. Re: Into the Black Oct 21, 2014, 00:03 Beamer
 
NegaDeath wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 23:43:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 22:27:
Hey, not a bad idea. Let me one up you:

If a comment thread has an article related to GamerGate in it, we talk about Star Citizen. Yes? Yes? YES!

Is it going to be the greatest game this decade, or the greatest game ever?

Jesus, are you trying to break blues? I mean there has to be some theoretical memory limit to a post count after all.

"Chris Roberts hires Anita Sarkeesian as community manager"

Is Derek Smart writing the AI routines? I mean, this is his wheelhouse...
 
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News Comments > Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft
63. Re: Jade Raymond Leaving Ubisoft Oct 20, 2014, 22:40 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 22:25:
BitWraith wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 22:19:
You people lack empathy.

Go have a fucking rally already. Hold hands and sing Kumbaya with the other SJWs where you can all sit in a drum circle and commiserate about how fucking awful the rest of us are because we really don't give a shit about this stupidity - and that's all it is. I have plenty of empathy...for things that actually matter.

No empathy because we won't join the SJW circle-jerk. Holy blue flaming Jesus on a pogo stick! Rolleyes

Even those that hate me have to admit this guy adds the least value here, right?

I mean, come on. All those redundant posts about how evil Apple is but saying women shouldn't be allowed to talk is ok.
 
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