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News Comments > etc.
44. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 19:44 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 17:25:
No, I am not wasting anymore time on you as its clear you have nothing to offer here other than nitpicking.

You're missing my point entirely.
It was a compliment to you, and a reminder that certain words void an entire argument, like anyone using "thugs and animals" to discuss Ferguson.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
28. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 22, 2014, 18:31 Beamer
 
Fish really does find himself in the middle of stuff like this... often.  
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News Comments > etc.
41. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 17:24 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 17:15:
As if you're in a place to judge me here. Maybe before you start making assumptions next time you should realize that many of those people use that term for themselves, quite literally the people in this story. It's funny how its not important when its a woman but when people make broad assumptions about mens behavior we get countless editorials and lectures instead of it being a few mentally challenged idiots misrepresenting others. And before you go there, I have nothing to do with MRA bullshit, the inherent hypocrisy of this whole situation just stinks to high heaven.

If you don't think its important then no one is asking you stick around. I happen to think someone using their gender to both curry favor, silence critics and literally damage their own supposed cause is worth talking about.

Can you please link me to someone unironically using SJW in a non-perjorative way?
I can't find it anywhere.



Lastly, come on. You're now getting defensive. Women don't make broad assumptions about men. They discuss the things they deal with every single day. Men take issue to it when they assume they're being lumped into it. Which you're doing. Stop thinking it always includes you and look at what many men around you are doing.

I know you have nothing to do with the MRA bullshit, which is why you using the term surprises me.
And, again, I only called you out on using that term. Not your opinions on other things. You keep bringing those opinions up, as if I was judging you on that. I was just trying to point out that using a term like "SJW" makes it very easy to completely destroy any point you're making by lumping yourself in with people like Mad Max.

 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Aug 22, 2014, 17:21 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 17:11:
Beamer wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 16:16:
Actually, Forbes is probably much less betrothed to the publishers.
But still almost definitely is.

Forbes has a slight benefit of the doubt, since they don't solely deal with games. Their entire income isn't tied to "How many ad banners is EA buying from me this year."

Then again, if you read the article below the linked one, one of their writers makes this argument:

Do video game journalists serve as consumer advocates, diligently informing consumers of the problems with upcoming games, business practices, and so forth, or are we simply an extension of the hype machine, legitimizing PR efforts by the industry? Are we critics or salespeople?

Naturally, the answer is “both.”

No. Naturally the answer is NOT both. The answer SHOULD be that you are consumer advocates etc etc, and that you are critics. You should NEVER fucking be an extension of the hype machine and a sales person.

The very fucking idea that this guy thinks he could be BOTH shows the extent of the problem. How the fuck could you be both a critic and a salesperson? The two are diametrically opposed!

tl;dr: Forbes is fucking terrible as well, for trying to pretend they can just sit on both sides of the fence.

Yeah, I came back and made the second line as an edit. Because odds are their team isn't supported by the industry, but still very close and still doing all the events and getting the freebies, plus you never know on Forbes who is a paid contributor with an editor and who is some random jackass contributing on his own.
 
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News Comments > etc.
39. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 17:02 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 16:40:
I give up, you didn't even bother to read up on this before coming in here and talking to me about being lumped in with anyone.

Talk about taking the fucking piss, what a waste of time.

No, because what I called you out on was using the term "SJW." I said you were a better poster than that, as the other posters using it are, well, not exactly the kindest, most thoughtful or compassionate people.

I didn't say your opinion was wrong.
I didn't say you were dumb.
I didn't say you were a bad person.

I said I expected better of you than to use a term like that. It's a term mostly used by the MRA people. You don't strike me as one of them.

I did not comment at all on this situation because, frankly, it doesn't seem like a terribly important one. Someone has emotional problems, film at 11.
 
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News Comments > etc.
35. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 16:31 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 16:18:
There have been several stories and editorials related to female presence in the gaming industry and the supposed hostility they face, several of which you commented including the rape threats related one. This was an alarming example of people just assuming that men are automatically guilty. This woman manipulated both her fans and the media using her gender, made false accusations, invented threats to her personal safety then tried to censor people when she was found out.

At the very least I'd expect some fucking rumination on how far back this is going to set things and that maybe there was a lesson to be learned here. But no instead you just tried to quibble about terminology and bait other posters. And yes, there are people who call themselves social justice warriors, including Zoe and her ex who exposed much of this.

An alarming amount of people assume women are automatically lying, even though that happens in an infinitesimally tiny amount of cases.

But now you're the one bringing this into broader territory that it shouldn't be. One woman ends up having some mental disorders, and is accused of sleeping with people in exchange for coverage (no proof of that, by the way), and now you're making wide sweeping statements.

What were her false accusations? I haven't paid attention. Again, I don't know who she is and, frankly, couldn't care less. One moron having an opinion doesn't make that opinion wrong.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed Aug 22, 2014, 16:16 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 16:10:
We want to report the news, share our opinions and pretend they're fact, and have fun playing games that were freely given to us, along with consoles and other swag in return for a favorable opinion (which we pass off as fact) even though we'll deny this to the fullest when you call us out on it.

You made your fucking bed. You then jammed that bed so far up the publishers' asses that it's impossible to ever extract again, and now you're whining that when you try to sleep on said bed, it stinks of shit. You'll forgive me for not shedding a tear for you poor underpaid peons in the "gaming press."

At least bloggers never called themselves fucking journalists.


Actually, Forbes is probably much less betrothed to the publishers.
But still almost definitely is.
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
13. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 22, 2014, 16:05 Beamer
 
SimplyMonk wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 15:57:
Beamer wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 15:39:
Stimpack wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 15:16:
What happened to him was really terrible, and no one deserves it. Regardless of your personal opinion of the guy.

http://i.imgur.com/oS54fpp.png

This isn't cool, and the guys who attacked him are far worse than Phil himself.

For those who weren't paying attention, that's from the polytron website.

"Don't fuck with /v/"

And people wonder why game devs rarely talk to the public anymore (wait, there was a .plan update in 2013!?) and why so many devs absolutely loathe the loud minority of their fanbase.

At the same time, Phil's also a fedora wearing jackass, so...

Lot of stuff going around about this being a false flag. Plus, "leader of 4chan.org and Anonymous"? Yeah. That sounds believable.

I mean, he's a jackass, but I'm guessing /v/ has similar MRA jackasses as Reddit is known for, although worse, so I wouldn't be surprised if they not only do it but try to blame Fish for doing it. This is the same (admittedly very diverse) board that, for a while, was creating fake twitter accounts of minority females in order to try to discredit the viewpoint of a fairly large segment of the population.

Basically, they're scum. Fish is also scum. Shame innocent customers are caught up in a war of entitled morons.
 
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News Comments > etc.
33. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 15:41 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 14:08:
For the third time, the people following this person have used that term to describe themselves and no one fucking cares because there is a much bigger story going on here that you are ignoring because its inconvenient to your views.

1) I still think you're wrong that anyone describes themselves as such
2) How is this story "inconvenient?" One person has some serious emotional problems. One person. So what? How is an entire viewpoint aimed at 53% of the population get shattered by one person? One person that, prior to this, was never even discussed on this website. Seriously, you accused me of being on the wrong side of her editorials, but she's not once been mentioned on Blues prior. I'd never heard her name. I'm guessing you probably hadn't, either. Who fucking knew, or cared, who she was?
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
9. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 22, 2014, 15:39 Beamer
 
Stimpack wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 15:16:
What happened to him was really terrible, and no one deserves it. Regardless of your personal opinion of the guy.

http://i.imgur.com/oS54fpp.png

This isn't cool, and the guys who attacked him are far worse than Phil himself.

For those who weren't paying attention, that's from the polytron website.

"Don't fuck with /v/"

And people wonder why game devs rarely talk to the public anymore (wait, there was a .plan update in 2013!?) and why so many devs absolutely loathe the loud minority of their fanbase.

At the same time, Phil's also a fedora wearing jackass, so...

This comment was edited on Aug 22, 2014, 15:52.
 
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News Comments > etc.
31. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 13:10 Beamer
 
Hell, even Urban Dictionary defines "social justice warrior" as a pejorative term.

I don't think anyone uses it as a badge of honor. It's just a buzzword people try to use to defeat arguments. Kind of like how many people here don't believe you can think women deserve any kind of fair treatment unless you're trying to sleep with them.
 
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News Comments > etc.
29. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 12:28 Beamer
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 08:28:
And the same people come to the rescue. Beamer is so predictable I can write his posts for him. Maybe you guys would like it better at Kotaku or RPS.

Wait. I'm the predictable one? You're the one writing all the constant sociopathic libertarian stuff.
 
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News Comments > etc.
28. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 12:27 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 08:56:
Beamer wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 00:44:
I've only ever heard that term used by super conservative misogynist people like you.

Sounds like deflection because you've landed on the wrong side of several Zoe Quinn related editorials and other bullshit that is now coming to light.

Have I?
I've never heard her name before.
 
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News Comments > Dishonored Free Weekend
15. Re: Dishonored Free Weekend Aug 22, 2014, 10:19 Beamer
 
Redmask wrote on Aug 22, 2014, 09:03:
Acleacius wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 19:50:
In a typical zenimax greed move, they only put the dlc on sale for 50% off. This is the same way they try to force people to buy their games twice i.e. goty editions.

Why are they obligated to discount it more than 50%? How is a 50% off sale not generous on DLC?

I think, at 75% off, zenimax makes no money, too. That would make some dlc $.99. Valve takes 30%. Credit cards eat the rest. Stream isn't well set up for dollar transactions.
 
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News Comments > etc.
21. Re: etc. Aug 22, 2014, 00:44 Beamer
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 23:48:
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 22:14:
Redmask, do you really want to be bunched in with the idiots that use the "SJW" term?
Seriously man, that's how they define themselves.

I've only ever heard that term used by super conservative misogynist people like you.
 
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16. Re: etc. Aug 21, 2014, 22:14 Beamer
 
Redmask, do you really want to be bunched in with the idiots that use the "SJW" term?  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Aug 21, 2014, 13:33 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 13:11:
Some people are so sensitive.

In his defense, when you live on the 36th floor, you get used to walking around the house in your skivvies and not worrying about anyone seeing you.

That happened here in Seattle. A woman called the cops due to a drone buzzing around outside her apartment.

Which is fine, except the cops came and figured out the drone was actually a block away, never coming closer than 500 yards, and buzzing over a construction site.

Not sure how arrogant you need to be to see a drone five football fields away and think that it's spying on you specifically even though you're in a 32 floor apartment building.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
33. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 21, 2014, 12:46 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 12:41:
I think annual or semi annual games like CoD, BF or sports titles will have the season pass that gets you all the dlc.

That makes sense - those are games whose sales can be predicted, so they know how much DLC they'll make.

Something like Borderlands 2 only committed to 4 things, but the game was so much more popular than expected that they kept kicking out more and more DLC. Had it flopped, they'd only be on the hook for those 4.

You can properly price a season pass when you already know what it will contain.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
31. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 21, 2014, 12:35 Beamer
 
pagb wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 12:19:
Beamer wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 12:07:
pagb wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 11:24:
They are punishing early buyers. I got ripped off during the summer sale, bought the season pass and then I found out that it wasn't a "season pass" and that the GOTY would be the ideal choice for just 1€ more. I only wanted the Tiny Tina's addon, so no big deal.

In short: Logic calls out buying the season pass if you own the base game, but you pay more for less... and you also payed more back in the day.

...and I must agree with some posts here, Borderlands 2 is a overrated borefest.

The season pass was always very specific that it included 4 things. It is on you for not reading. The season pass never said it was all DLC.

GOTY ALWAYS contains more content than what you can buy on Day 1, and is ALWAYS cheaper. You weren't even an "early buyer" if you bought it in the summer sale, the game is what, 2 years old?
I know, I should've read... but its VERY misleading, in other games: Season Pass = Everything

I don't think that's true, either. It is for episodic games, like The Walking Dead, but I can't find a single other game it's true for. Mortal Kombat seems to be one of the first to do it, and the Season Pass was only 4 fighters. More DLC came out. Lots of other games have preorder bonuses not in the Season Pass but available later.
Wait, it looks like Rockstar's Season Passes have everything, but that isn't true for any other game I'm looking at.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases
29. Re: Borderlands 2 Free Weekend; Pre-Sequel Pre-Purchases Aug 21, 2014, 12:07 Beamer
 
pagb wrote on Aug 21, 2014, 11:24:
They are punishing early buyers. I got ripped off during the summer sale, bought the season pass and then I found out that it wasn't a "season pass" and that the GOTY would be the ideal choice for just 1€ more. I only wanted the Tiny Tina's addon, so no big deal.

In short: Logic calls out buying the season pass if you own the base game, but you pay more for less... and you also payed more back in the day.

...and I must agree with some posts here, Borderlands 2 is a overrated borefest.

The season pass was always very specific that it included 4 things. It is on you for not reading. The season pass never said it was all DLC.

GOTY ALWAYS contains more content than what you can buy on Day 1, and is ALWAYS cheaper. You weren't even an "early buyer" if you bought it in the summer sale, the game is what, 2 years old?
 
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