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Real Name John Prezioso   
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Signed On May 24, 2003, 03:25
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News Comments > Hatred Announced
58. Re: Hatred Announced Oct 20, 2014, 15:25 Prez
 
Viewed as simply a social experiment, I find the existence of this game fascinating. For people against censorship, this is going to test just how vehemently you support your own position. For people who claim that videogames do not influence peoples behaviors, it will be interesting to hear why they oppose the extreme senseless violence of this game. Why is this game not okay but GTA is? Are people who admit to playing and enjoying this going to be labeled sociopaths? Is that fair? Does the context behind the wanton gruesome killing of humans dictate whether a game is socially acceptable or not?

My view is that there is nothing wrong with the existence of such a game. If it sells then there was an audience for such a game and this game is simply serving that audience. I am simply kind of indifferent to it.
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
14. Re: Morning Interviews Oct 20, 2014, 15:00 Prez
 
UHD wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 14:15:
Flatline wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 13:31:
Gotcha. No apologies needed! My own post was intentionally pompous and probably could have been elaborated. Poe's law right?

No kidding. I don't know what's real anymore.

The Matrix has you now.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
56. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 20, 2014, 14:28 Prez
 
...People like Quinn, Sarkeesian, Wu and their supporters would call her a traitor to women for thinking that way. In fact, I've seen them do exactly that to people with similar viewpoints. This is not how you advance an otherwise just agenda. But you can't say that because you're slapped with fallacies and told you don't count. I don't know how you resolve that.

That's where I am at. Just about anything you say in opposition gets you labeled and discredited post haste. When the opposition has the media on its side (hell, a large part of the opposition IS the media) they control the narrative of the issue, it is nigh impossible to debate on equal terms.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
11. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 20, 2014, 11:20 Prez
 
Darks wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 10:32:
K-Lite Codec Pack, works for everything and you don't need other video players to watch your videos with. That's Including XVid.

Works like a charm, watch all of your videos with Windows Media player with that Codec Pack.

That's what I use.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2014, 09:41 Prez
 
I'm suddenly interested in Ghost in the Shell...  
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
4. Re: Morning Safety Dance Oct 20, 2014, 09:39 Prez
 
nin wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 09:10:
Beware: Never Download “Codecs” or “Players” To Watch Videos Online.

Amazed people still do that shit.


I got tricked into it once to watch some badly dubbed German porn educational videos once.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. Re: Namifying??? Oct 20, 2014, 09:34 Prez
 
This is a trend? Aside from Spotify I can't think of a single other instance where I've seen it.  
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM
3. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Requires 6GB of RAM Oct 20, 2014, 09:31 Prez
 
Is that a lot? Since my PC has about a hundred and eleventy gigs of RAM I never pay attention to RAM specs.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
52. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 20, 2014, 07:48 Prez
 
So much words! A few of the last several posts have reached epic lengths! Good thing that they were interesting reading.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
36. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 20, 2014, 04:31 Prez
 
What am I enjoying about it? The world, the characters, the dialog, the weapons, the loot, the combat, the quests, the story. No snide remark here. But I am also not going to apologize for liking a game (I'm not really sorry that it depresses you despite what I said, but I hope you get some Prozac or something). If you want to look down on me for my choice of entertainment that's your prerogative.

And if you think about it, the "default Bluesnews community reaction" is a reasonable one. What's it to you if people like a game that you don't?
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
30. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 20, 2014, 03:15 Prez
 
That people buy this uninspired BL2 clone is so utterly depressing.

Sorry for depressing you but I not only bought it; I'm thoroughly enjoying it!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2014, 00:53 Prez
 
Knowing what a holiday tradtion dressing up the pooches for Halloween has been in the Blue household I know this might be a sad time of year.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
21. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 20, 2014, 00:41 Prez
 
What does a Metacritic rating have to do with what someone considers their own personal GOTY? Tastes and tolerances vary. I'm calling Shadows of Mordor my personal GOTY but I don't think for a second it will show up on any official list as GOTY.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
16. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 19, 2014, 21:56 Prez
 
I watch MAC's videos because they entertain me, especially when he goes into full-on rage mode, but I don't base my buying decisions on them.  
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
45. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 19, 2014, 21:49 Prez
 
NegaDeath wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 19:06:
I've ignored this whole annoying debacle for the most part. But when the article starts with this?

"How a video game fan weathered a misogynist backlash to become pop culture's most valuable critic"

This shits gone full retard.

Yep. Rolling Stone really couldn't have sold out for her any harder than they did. Unbelievable. Did they even try to watch her video and compare it with actual facts? Her videos are so easily debunked even pretend journalists like Rolling Stone could have found her out as a hack in little time. Instead they rrelease this shamefully lopsided piece of shit article.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 19, 2014, 21:38 Prez
 
Shadows of Mordor and Evil Within are two polarizing games. Mac's "Worth A Buy" review absolutely destroys The Evil Within and says he can't think of one redeeming quality of it. Of course he is VERY particular about what he likes and doesn't like...  
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News Comments > etc.
65. Re: etc. Oct 19, 2014, 21:34 Prez
 
Quboid wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 18:29:
NKD wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:55:
Quboid wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 16:29:

That doesn't mean every member of GamerGate. This is basic English; "GamerGate presented enough of a perceived danger" means that they think the danger comes entirely from GamerGate, it does not mean that they think the entirety of GamerGate is a danger.

You're sitting there playing semantic grammar games and completely ignoring the intent and tone of the entire article.

You have invented a tone that confirms your pre-presumed conclusion - that you're a victim. It's not a semantic grammar game, it's the very significant mistake that your righteous indignation won't let you see because it unravels the whole "they're criticising me therefore this sentence criticises me therefore they're criticising me" fallacy that started the GamerGate anger.

I couldn't really disagree any more with this, but it's your opinion, so...
 
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News Comments > etc.
61. Re: etc. Oct 19, 2014, 17:06 Prez
 
And you're saying "all members of the Tea Party." But that has "all."

Right because I have heard that time and time again from people who see the actions of a few idiots reported on the news. And so have you - I am sure of it.

Gamers are literally sending death threats to Anita Sarkeesian. Gamers are literally shitting all over Twitter saying women are ruining games.

These are factual statements. It doesn't mean all gamers. And "gamer" isn't really a protected class and I think a lot of people find it odd that some view it similarly to religion.

Right. And identifying them as gamers and not simply the reprehensible sociopaths they are is intentional. It's capitalizing on the associative property commonly used as a slander tactic. It isn't by accident that opponents of gamergate label the threat makers as "gamers" and not as sociopathic individuals. I am not defending "gamers" as a boys club or a religion; I am pointing out how moderate opposition to an extremist movement is being silenced through tried and true slander tactics.
 
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News Comments > etc.
58. Re: etc. Oct 19, 2014, 16:54 Prez
 
C'mon guys, really. Do you really think it's just because we can't understand English. REALLY? NKD is obviously an intelligent and moderate poster. Now all of a sudden he lacks basic reading comprehension skills or had trouble with basic English?

Tell me you never heard anyone say "This is why I hate Christianity" when that awful Westboro Baptist Church would make the news. Or that you never heard someone bashing Muslims after 9/11. All members of the Tea Party are racist homophobes, haven't you heard? It is a natural tendency for people to generalize based on what is presented as the face of a culture or movement. It happens all of the time. Sly people will make use of this when trying to garner sympathy for their side and discredit the opposition. That is precisely what people are doing here, and it is so obvious I can't believe that some people don't see it.

They don't have to claim that they feel threatened by everyone for that to be the narrative. By his wording "a perceived threat from Gamersgate" NOT a perceived threat by a few individuals - is clearly meant to discredit an entire movement, not point out that there are a few loonies within it. It's a winning tactic - they get the result they want - notice you don't see headlines on NY Times and Rolling Stone saying "A Select Few Within Gamergate Threaten Anita Sarkeesian" - while you guys get an easy target by saying we can't understand simple English and we get discredited as idiots. Nice play.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 19, 2014, 15:45 Prez
 
The new Borderlands is great fun - I'm having a blast with it. I get that a lot of people wanted something new but I think there are enough people like me who continue to love the series as it is for Gearbox to feel justified in continuing on with what they're doing.

Also, thus far Shadows of Mordor is my game of the year. I loved every second of it.
 
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