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News Comments > New NVIDIA Drivers
9. Re: New NVIDIA Drivers Nov 4, 2014, 11:35 NKD
 
Phasenoise wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 11:15:
My teenage son mocked me endlessly, calling it the "hiding in a locker simulator" due to how much time I spent cowering in there my first play through.
He changed his tune when I put him at the helm, and hey, now the whole family is hiding in lockers.

Just like when you were in high school eh? HIYOOOO
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews
1. Re: Morning Interviews Nov 4, 2014, 10:36 NKD
 
What's with the uptick in "oh noes violent video games!" bullshit going on around this game? Is it just a reflection of all the anti-gamer/self-hating gamer sentiment going on right now?  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition
63. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition Nov 4, 2014, 03:46 NKD
 
Prez wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 03:37:
Ignoring trolling psychos and getting back to Call of Duty, I watched a video about the single player and it looks pretty cool. Not '60 bucks for 5 hours' cool, but I can wait until it is cheaper.

On a side note, I find it amusing that I keep seeing "Coop for 1-4 players" as a bullet point feature. Shouldn't it be for 2-4 players? "I'm not playing Single player, I'm playing one-player coop!"

This'll probably be the first COD I've bought since 4, but definitely on sale. Single player co-op sounds like the loneliest thing. A co-op mode where your character talks to himself constantly and bemoans his lack of friends.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition
60. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition Nov 4, 2014, 03:21 NKD
 
beremot wrote on Nov 4, 2014, 03:09:
Yeah ... when I'm rolling I don't always realize what a "wall" it actually is. Then I hit "post comment," and I see it and I'm like ... Oh fuck. If I didn't know I wasn't mentally ill ... I might think I was mentally ill.

You seem rather bitter and angry about an issue you really shouldn't be bitter and angry about. Why are the recently updated or posted ethical policies something to get upset over? I'm personally very happy to see it, and while it's true there's no big flashing neon sign that says "GAMERGATE MADE US DO IT." the fact that sites that have been around for years all start posting policies, updating policies, or including disclosure statements around the same time? Well, that's clear enough indication for me. And the important thing is that, regardless of the cause, it is happening.

If you believe it's completely unrelated, well, that's your prerogative. I'm going to remain optimistic for the future of game journalism, however, and not take the "All hope is lost, you are powerless!" attitudes that some people have seriously.

I can understand people getting heated about sexism and misogyny and death threats. But ethical policies? I don't see the controversy here guy. I should think that's something we all want and should agree on, yet you still seem somehow angry about it.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
10. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 4, 2014, 02:11 NKD
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 22:13:
You need to check your calendar. Months of threats probably take a toll on anyone, or has it been years for Wu? I don't really know her backstory. Ignoring clearly hasn't worked, so she probably felt and/or was advised to try something else.

Ignoring it doesn't stop the threats in their tracks. Nothing will do that except for people forgetting about her. But the "alternatives" make the threats worse. You say ignoring hasn't worked, but she hasn't tried it. Since this whole thing started she's been talking about the threats constantly.

You should probably think about that, also please don't claim you know the workings of every law enforcement agency in the world. It's also common knowledge that she's getting repeatedly threatened, not exactly a huge leap in publicity there.

Which law enforcement agency do you know of that advises people to publicize threats they receive as a matter of policy?

I just haven't seen you recommend a better, more proven course of action than the one used by nearly every celebrity and public figure ever, most of whom have received death threats from obsessives and crazies. I guarantee you they get more threats than some indie game developer who barely registers on the public radar.
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
7. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 3, 2014, 22:07 NKD
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 21:47:

It's real easy for people to say somebody ELSE should just ignore repeated death threats, even if it is the internet.

Making a big deal about threats attracts more threats. You basically chum the waters. No law enforcement agency in this world recommends publicizing threats you receive. You should probably think about why that is. I'm sure you've got some great justification for how giving assholes and trolls exactly what they want is a winning strategy?
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
5. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 3, 2014, 21:23 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 21:12:
I'm no lawyer, but is there anything there to actually arrest/convict someone over? I haven't actually followed that particular story at all, so excuse my potential herpaderp.

Well, death threats are illegal, but they are also as common as grains of sand, and often come from people outside the US (frequently Brazilians for some odd reason) who know there is a snowballs chance in hell any government is going to go through the trouble of trying to arrest them. The only real solution to dealing with these kinds of people is to starve them out. Deprive them of any attention or acknowledgement of their bullshit.

And that's free. So why don't Ms. Wu and friends try that first?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
7. Re: Aero's Quest HTML5 Nov 3, 2014, 21:07 NKD
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 21:04:
NKD wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 20:55:
Didn't really think GTA5 music was all that memorable.

It wasn't. If anything it had the worst collection of music from any GTA game.

Definitely didn't compare to Vice City, or even San Andreas IMHO.
 
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5. Re: Aero's Quest HTML5 Nov 3, 2014, 20:55 NKD
 
Didn't really think GTA5 music was all that memorable.  
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News Comments > Cliff Martinez Writing Far Cry 4 Music
2. Re: Cliff Martinez Writing Far Cry 4 Music Nov 3, 2014, 20:52 NKD
 
Composer who did Drive? Niiice.  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 3, 2014, 19:42 NKD
 
Brianna Wu offers cash reward for the arrest of harassers.

Anita Sarkeesian ignores and blocks freely offered identity and proof of harasser.

Really a stark contrast. I guess we see which of these people wants to see the harassment stop, and which do not. That said, I don't think any amount of cash reward will actually result in people no longer being mean on the Internet.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition
37. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition Nov 3, 2014, 14:46 NKD
 
Prez wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 14:03:
I know they claim that this has always been their policy but that's BS. This is something new. Could it be that GG actually accomplished something?

Several sites have now either publicized or modified their ethics policies in the wake of Gamergate, including sites like the Escapist, Polygon, and IGN. We'll see if they stick to it, but some progress is better than none.

An ethics policy that isn't publicly shown is an ethics policy that might as well not exist.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition
15. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition Nov 3, 2014, 12:36 NKD
 
Tim Collins wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 12:20:
Confirmed, single player is a giant pile of crap...couldnt stand more then 30 minutes before i quit....Why do all the cods look like they are games from 1995....its such a scripted game its as if they don't care anymore.

When was Call of Duty ever the hallmark of unscripted gameplay?
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition
13. Re: Ships Ahoy - Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Day Zero Edition Nov 3, 2014, 12:26 NKD
 
Creston wrote on Nov 3, 2014, 12:03:

Wow... I'm... stunned, actually. Someone listened and realized that having everything paid for means your opinion is also bought and paid for and thus essentially worthless. I applaud this move. Kudos, Polygon.

Yeah it's nice to see actual fucking disclosure starting to happen in the wake of Gamergate.
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Reveal
27. Re: Star Citizen FPS Reveal Nov 2, 2014, 13:59 NKD
 
Yosemite Sam wrote on Nov 2, 2014, 13:18:
Can't put my finger on it but something is wrong, movement? or view? or bob? ... somethings definitely off.

Animations and stuff are clearly very early and unpolished. Very clunky.
 
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News Comments > Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Handsome Jack DLC Next Week
3. Re: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Handsome Jack DLC Next Week Nov 2, 2014, 10:41 NKD
 
Got other plans for the 11th. Likely taking a trip to Paris. But I'll probably check it out eventually.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen FPS Reveal
2. Re: Star Citizen FPS Reveal Nov 2, 2014, 10:32 NKD
 
I have a hard time getting excited about the FPS stuff. I guess I just don't know how it's really going to fit into the game, and worry it will just end up being a shitty mini-game.  
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1. Re: etc. Nov 2, 2014, 10:27 NKD
 
IGN will be the 5th(?) major site to modify or publicly disclose their ethics policies in the wake of Gamergate. Gawker is probably a lost cause, given that they are basically just a tabloid journalism site equivalent to grocery store rags that talk about alien babies.

But it remains to be seen if these policy changes have any real effect. We shall see!

Carbine Studios Employees Give Negative Reviews to Developer of Wildstar MMO…

I've always had a particular distaste for these articles about Glassdoor posts. Are bitter ex-employees really a good source of subjective information? While I'm inclined to believe them in this case, seeing as how the proof is in the pudding, that's not always true.

Glassdoor is great for things like salaries, but beyond that I have a hard time putting a lot of objective weight behind the words of people who are disappointed and angry.

 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
4. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 1, 2014, 14:23 NKD
 
Julio wrote on Nov 1, 2014, 14:16:
Now we're starting to see why Wu is doing all this anti-GG stuff - looking for cash. Before I thought she was a misguided misandrist on a crusade, now I know its all for the dollars.

Brianna Wu is already a rich trust fund baby, she doesn't need more money. In fact, oddly enough, a few of the prominent Anti-GG voices including Alex Lifschitz are rich trust fund babies.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
1. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Nov 1, 2014, 11:55 NKD
 
Legal defense fund idea won't go anywhere unfortunately. I suspect she hasn't really had a lengthy sit down with a good lawyer yet.

Despite nearly every state in the US having online harassment laws, online harassment is still extremely common. That is mostly due to the anonymity involved encouraging people to say things they otherwise would not say. That same anonymity makes it extremely difficult to find people who are doing it. There are also limits to what kind of harassment is actionable. These laws vary from state to state. Generally in the US you can say some truly awful things to or about a person online without breaking any laws or crossing into libel/slander. Plus a lot of online harassment comes from other countries whose law enforcement will not be particularly interested in spending the time and effort to track down some people for saying mean shit on the Internet.

It goes back to what anyone who have been on the net for more than 5 minutes should know: Don't feed the trolls.
 
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