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News Comments > Op Ed
63. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2014, 13:21 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 07:05:
This is the last thing I say to you Beamer. What one does outside one workplace is not a sufficient reason for terminating a contract and you, as a lawyer, should know that better than anyone. Insulting your boss, sure there's enough reason there, being a misogynist, not so much.

But this I will say, you and your sanctimonious SJW friends, acting like moral police from your high horses and wanting what any moral police movement ever wanted throughout history, absolute control through censorship, corruption and other unlawful methods (and that has been proved throughout gamergate, it's the SJWs that have resorted to censorship time and time again to quiet an argument they cannot refute through logic and facts), never questioning what you're told, never trying to validate anything that you are presented with from both sides of the argument, and promoting anti-consumer methods, are nothing more than misologists. Go find out what it is and realize you and your group fit it perfectly.

Oh Jesus. Your knowledge of the law is right there with Cutter's knowledge of it (and his knowledge of everything else.)

1) Of course it is! The Mozilla guy got fired for a political donation. Ray Rice got fired for beating his wife in an elevator. What you do outside a workplace is perfectly sufficient for firing someone so long as what they are doing isn't a protected category (e.g., can't be fired for being a religion, can be fired for being a dick.)

2) Who are my "SJW friends." You guys act like I'm part of some cabal. This is the only place I discuss this shit, and do you see anyone really jumping in with me to call a "friend?" Christ, you guys can be such victims sometimes.

3) NO ONE WANTS CENSORSHIP! That's the biggest issue here. So many morons think Anita calls for censorship. She doesn't, she calls for improvement. There's such a big difference between "you shouldn't do this" and "you should not be allowed to do this!"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
62. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2014, 13:15 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 12:44:
The person who got fired a few posts below was false flagged due to someone using his nick to host child porn. SJWs showing moral superiority!

This is just so fucked up that at this point there's no words to describe this.

So you don't believe Anita got death threats, but you do believe there are two Jaistar2k22 s out there posting about women and video games. The guy on twitter is also on some YouTube "blacklists" for misogynist comments dating to March, and his YouTube profile shies people leaving comments calling him sexist 3-5 years ago.

But there's another jaistar2k22, with the same interests. Sure.
 
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News Comments > etc.
12. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2014, 13:01 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 07:51:
Beamer wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 05:28:
Oh, and look, that fucking guy started the community "Slut Shaming" on reddit. That link is NSFW and the main image is clearly two children under 16.

Yeah, he's a really good guy. You should all rally around him.
Oh look, you're supporting doxxing and exactly the same thing that you claim that the sjw's aren't doing. Oh the irony!

What am I claiming sjws aren't doing?
Nothing. You seem to repeatedly forget I think there are morins supporting any and every viewpoint. My history is easy to search, who me where I said something isn't being done. Again, cite your angry claims.

But is googling someone's username and finding his child porn past really "doxxing?" It's page one of Google.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
52. Re: Op Ed Sep 20, 2014, 06:01 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 03:41:
And here's what may be the handiwork of SJWs. If true this is getting beyond disgusting, getting people cut off from their ISPs and fired from their jobs is repugnant.

As I said in the other topic, this guy called his female boss a pussy, and he started the underage forum "slutshaming" on reddit.

Rally around him, he's not a misogynist at all!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Sep 20, 2014, 05:30 Beamer
 
NKD wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 05:01:
Cutter's legal knowledge once again shown to be fucking laughable.

Why'd you use the word "legal?"
 
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News Comments > etc.
10. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2014, 05:28 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 03:59:
As a heads up to those intereted, apparently SJW's are now doxxing pro-GG individuals. At least one person as lost their job over it. I've had 11 intrusion attempts against my twitter account as well since I started posting there.

Oh, and look, that fucking guy started the community "Slut Shaming" on reddit. That link is NSFW and the main image is clearly two children under 16.

Yeah, he's a really good guy. You should all rally around him.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Sep 20, 2014, 05:23 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 20, 2014, 03:59:
As a heads up to those intereted, apparently SJW's are now doxxing pro-GG individuals. At least one person as lost their job over it. I've had 11 intrusion attempts against my twitter account as well since I started posting there.

He's faking it - I'll bet he doxxed himself.

/s.

But a guy that says of his boss "I knew she'd be too pussy" probably was going to get his ass fired, anyway.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
34. Re: etc., etc. Sep 19, 2014, 21:09 Beamer
 
Beamer wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 21:07:
Dmitri_M wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 20:23:
Beamer wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 12:29:
Also, I'm not so sure this was secret. If it was secret, why did they name it "Gaming Journalism Professionals?" Seems not that secret.

Maybe because Game Illuminati was taken? Oh, that's probably another conspiracy!

Are you implying that anyone who takes interest in this story is a conspiracy nut?
No.
But I think people are piling on to something insignificant because they're angry, not because they're being extremely rational about it.

And, not to detract from the point, but I'd like to remind those that think Milo is a hero (which is only a few people here, but still a few Julios here) that this is what Milo has said in the past about gamers:
About Elliot Rodgers, the guy in CA that went on a sorioty girl killing spree:
So ignore the shoddy, opportunistic posturing from feminists about Rodgerís crimes. Itís the blurring of fantasy and reality in todayís video game-obsessed young men thatís the real enemy. If thereís a cultural milieu that contributed to the creation of Elliot Rodger, it was that of nihilistic video games, not the myth of patriarchal oppression.

Yup, the guy saving us from the Jack Thompson of games is... blaming video games on a shooting spree?
Seriously, Milo said some guy went on a shooting spree because of games.

On GTAV:
Personally, I don't understand grown men wasting their lives playing computer games. It seems a bit sad to me... I'm more relaxed about violent video games than most, because it seems unlikely that they alone make people act out in real life. So what if they're the last resort of the frustrated beta male? It's not for me to legislate what weirdos in yellowing underpants get up to in their spare time.

Which is amazing. In May he said that video games caused a shooting spree. In August he said video games don't cause real world violence because men that play video games are sad, frustrated beta males.

But this is the real journalist?



Not to detract, none of this makes the Gaming Journalist Professionals mailing list less important and it shouldn't change anyone's opinion. But, I just wish the handful of people worshipping Milo as a savior actually read his prior articles.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
33. Re: etc., etc. Sep 19, 2014, 21:07 Beamer
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 20:23:
Beamer wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 12:29:
Also, I'm not so sure this was secret. If it was secret, why did they name it "Gaming Journalism Professionals?" Seems not that secret.

Maybe because Game Illuminati was taken? Oh, that's probably another conspiracy!

Are you implying that anyone who takes interest in this story is a conspiracy nut?

No.
But I think people are piling on to something insignificant because they're angry, not because they're being extremely rational about it.

And, not to detract from the point, but I'd like to remind those that think Milo is a hero (which is only a few people here, but still a few Julios here) that this is what Milo has said in the past about gamers:
About Elliot Rodgers, the guy in CA that went on a sorioty girl killing spree:
So ignore the shoddy, opportunistic posturing from feminists about Rodgerís crimes. Itís the blurring of fantasy and reality in todayís video game-obsessed young men thatís the real enemy. If thereís a cultural milieu that contributed to the creation of Elliot Rodger, it was that of nihilistic video games, not the myth of patriarchal oppression.

Yup, the guy saving us from the Jack Thompson of games is... blaming video games on a shooting spree?
Seriously, Milo said some guy went on a shooting spree because of games.

On GTAV:
Personally, I don't understand grown men wasting their lives playing computer games. It seems a bit sad to me... I'm more relaxed about violent video games than most, because it seems unlikely that they alone make people act out in real life. So what if they're the last resort of the frustrated beta male? It's not for me to legislate what weirdos in yellowing underpants get up to in their spare time.

Which is amazing. In May he said that video games caused a shooting spree. In August he said video games don't cause real world violence because men that play video games are sad, frustrated beta males.

But this is the real journalist?



Not to detract, none of this makes the Gaming Journalist Professionals mailing list less important and it shouldn't change anyone's opinion. But, I just wish the handful of people worshipping Milo as a savior actually read his prior articles.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Trailers
12. Re: Alien: Isolation Trailers Sep 19, 2014, 19:55 Beamer
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 19:17:
Beamer wrote on Sep 19, 2014, 16:48:
How will you survive? That's a good question. What did the player do wrong there? What should the player have done to survive?

This is a cool idea, but I just don't see how it turns into a full game.

Here is a good video on how to play the game, it's from the first challenge map.

http://www.twitch.tv/sacriel/b/569800553

Full game plays a bit like Amnesia I'm guessing with you hiding from the Alien as much as possible.

Wow.
Yeah, definitely not a game for me. Watching that seems like the opposite of fun. Backtracking and hiding, then replaying over and over and over until you have a playthrough with nearly no mistakes? Not my idea of fun. But I dislike pure stealth and survival horror, so I knew ahead of time I'd be unlikely to enjoy this.

Don't get me wrong, the guy playing that is right - the graphics look great, and the way you hide and peek looks well done, it's just a genre I find to be the opposite of fun. Even watching it and knowing that at any moment he could lose 10 minutes of play and have to start over is enough to make me want to change games.

This comment was edited on Sep 19, 2014, 20:03.
 
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News Comments > Alien: Isolation Trailers
10. Re: Alien: Isolation Trailers Sep 19, 2014, 16:48 Beamer
 
How will you survive? That's a good question. What did the player do wrong there? What should the player have done to survive?

This is a cool idea, but I just don't see how it turns into a full game.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
4. Re: Hardware Reviews Sep 19, 2014, 10:56 Beamer
 
I still run a 460. And see no reason to upgrade yet. We'll see if FC4 changes that.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
26. Re: etc., etc. Sep 18, 2014, 12:29 Beamer
 
Also, I'm not so sure this was secret. If it was secret, why did they name it "Gaming Journalism Professionals?" Seems not that secret.

Maybe because Game Illuminati was taken? Oh, that's probably another conspiracy!
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
25. Re: etc., etc. Sep 18, 2014, 12:27 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Sep 18, 2014, 08:41:
In other news, Leigh Alexander of "I hate gamers fame" "gamers are dead" and "fuck you asshole" is now running like mad deleting all of her bigoted tweets.

So Milo, who actually said "all adults who play video games are sad," and has since written a half dozen video game articles, is mocking her for "hating her audience?"

Doesn't he realize he's made his relevance here?



Again, I don't see a smoking gun here. People complain about ethics in journalism, but this is all editorialism. If they were taking the side people here wanted to hear they'd have no problem with it.

This isn't about how they cover games, how they review, or any of the other ethical violations people have accused in the past. Hell, most of what they discuss are things like "we should delete posts in our forums that are attacking developers."

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
55. Re: So why do publishers keep doing it? Sep 17, 2014, 18:15 Beamer
 
Again, what Milo posted just shows that video game "journalists" are friendly and of similar views.

It isn't some massive smoking gun.

This was a massive smoking gun. But it's utterly ignored by #gamergate. Reviewers flown from SF to LAX, then driven to Santa Monica and given a customized flight helmet. Put in a helicopter and flown to Ojai? Taken to a spa and given a "posh suite" for 3 days. Given a Mad Catz headset? All travel, food, accommodations, helmet and headset all courtesy of Activision?

That's an ethics issue.
Yet no one in #gamergate seems to bring this up. No, they just repeatedly bring up editorials that don't even discuss games. This is supposedly about ethics, but a huge ethical issue with Black Ops reviews and the best smoking gun we'll get outside of the GameSpot thing is no big deal. You know, because only men are involved. But an editorial about women that doesn't mention a single game? ETHICS VIOLATION!

At the end of the day we're talking about games. Consumer products. Publishers only share information in an attempt to get your money. There will never, ever be ethics in this. Ever. Because they're games. They're not life and death. They're not even cats stuck in trees. They're games for sale.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
54. Re: So why do publishers keep doing it? Sep 17, 2014, 18:03 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 17:45:
The fact that they have a mailing list encompassing all the bloggers that launched those Gamers are dead attacks is pretty much damning.

We have collusion, we have attempts to control narrative, we have corruption. Only Beamer is blind enough not to see it.

Your intellectual dishonesty knows no bounds it seems, Beamer. You are becoming so predictable it's no longer fun, just plain sad.

But then your argument still isn't their ethics, it's their view of social issues. None of Milo's petty complaints are that they're fixing reviews, or unjustly previewing games, it's that they all have similar social opinions and share them both off the site and on the site.

These are bloggers. They tell you when release dates are. That's they're job. They're not in Afghanistan braving gunfire to tell you what's going on. They're not photojournaling Arab Spring. They're telling you that Destiny came out last week and the first DLC drops in a few days. That's their jobs.

And your complaints seem to be that they think that women are important and discuss this elsewhere.



Shut up about "intellectual dishonesty." I still don't think you know what that means and you just see people tweeting it. How am I being intellectually dishonest? And how is this still not about you disagreeing about whether women are important in gaming? Again, Milo shows NOTHING other than them discussing that topic. Nothing about the supposed thing people here feel are ethical violations. Nothing on reviews. Nothing on how they cover various products publishers put out. Nothing. Just Milo doing more whining about SJWs. And you doing more whining about SJWs.

Seriously, ASeven, it's hard not to see how this is about anything for you other than hating "SJWs." You don't give a shit about journalist ethics. You REPEATEDLY link to unsourced paint images, poorly produced Youtube blogs, and articles that support your POV. Where are the ethics there?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
52. Re: So why do publishers keep doing it? Sep 17, 2014, 17:41 Beamer
 
ASeven wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 17:35:
Well, this is it. Milo has now done some investigative journalism and found a secret mailing list containing most of those "gaming journalism" sites belonging to the SJWs.

This is pretty much the endgame for GamerGate and something no SJW can squirm out of now.

Ok, see, this is why it's impossible to separate "gaming ethics" from anything else. ASeven right here ties it to "SJWs."

Sorry, there's nothing here other than trying to continue piling onto women. I still don't see anything half as damning as Milo is implying. A Kotaku reporter correcting people claiming Nathan Whatever reviewed her game (he didn't.) Ben Kuchera telling people they shouldn't allow comments that qualify as harassment? Oooo, damning!

Again, this is coming from Milo, a guy that said any adult male playing video games is sad, and a guy that has published numerous anti-female articles.

I see no smoking gun here, other than the journalists feeling they're being attacked and people are using their site to attack developers. All of which was happening. But whatever, ASeven, it's a massive conspiracy against just you, and it's about ethics, only ethics, and has nothing to do with anything else.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
48. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 17, 2014, 17:06 Beamer
 
UHD wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 15:05:

Beamer wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 14:35:
Books can be stolen, and I hope your house doesn't burn down.

I think if my house burned down I'd have greater concerns than my book collection.

That was a response to "your account can be hacked." I think that, if my Amazon account was hacked, I'd have greater concerns than the 300 books on my Kindle that I read once and will never read again.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
45. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 17, 2014, 14:35 Beamer
 
UHD wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 13:57:
PHJF wrote on Sep 17, 2014, 13:40:
Oh you mean like the telephone, or the TV set? Maybe like the desktop computer?

No... I mean like the radio. There is no "next gen" phone or TV. Print books are in every possible way inferior to ebooks.

Dead battery. Broken device, either physically (whoops, dropped it and cracked the screen) or via software (whoops, update bricked the machine). Publisher revokes access to eBook for any reason or goes out of business or DRM server dies, whoops you can't read it anymore (yes you can turn off Wi-Fi but that also cuts you off from getting more books). Can't easily lend a book to a friend. Hope you remember your password, or your account isn't hacked.

eBooks have perks but to call it better in every way is asinine.

At the same time, books get damaged, books fall apart, books get lost, I've purchased books with missing pages or repeated pages. Books can be stolen, and I hope your house doesn't burn down.

I can't think of a single time access to an eBook has been revoked without cause. Amazon pulled an item after it became clear they weren't allowed to sell it, but they acknowledged it was a last resort, changed their policies to prevent it from happening again, and refunded all purchases. There can be a slippery slope argument, but that also doesn't prevent me from buying Steam games or getting nearly all my music through Spotify.

DRM servers are also meaningless, because your Kindle doesn't check in with a server for you to read it.

Can't easily lend to a friend is a problem. But, frankly, I know jdreyer loves his libraries, but I've found hairs, mysterious stains, and snot in library books regularly. Given that I often read in bed, and assume others do, too, I'd prefer to avoid that.

So yes, there are downsides, but I find them minimal. I find the upsides much, much better:
1) Your entire library is on you at all times. Traveling? I used to bring pounds of books with me if I was gone over 3 days. Now I bring a tiny device
2) Access is instantaneous. Finish a book and want the next in the series or by the author? You can order it and have it in seconds, whereas in the past you'd have to either drive to a bookstore and hope they have it or order from Amazon and wait for delivery. No need to wait between books now. This works internationally, too - I finished one book in a Chinese hotel room and queued up the next immediately
3) It spreads across devices. I don't always have a bag with me large enough to hold a book or a kindle, but I always have my phone with me. Which means I always have my library with me. If I get stuck somewhere unexpectedly I can just take out my phone and continue reading

These advantages, to me, make up for the disadvantages a hundred times over.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
38. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 17, 2014, 13:53 Beamer
 
You know who else Amazon killed? Best Buy. No one seems to be mourning that.

Best Buy, also a company that sold products for a loss (CDs and DVDs.)
They also competed with Walmart and Target, who also routinely sell media for a loss. And Amazon, who I'm guessing does the same.

Media products like that start pricing wars. Can't blame just Amazon. Again, it's usually Walmart responsible because Walmart is both the most aggressive and the most manual. Everyone else just reacts to undercut them.
 
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