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Nickname eRe4s3r
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Description 3D-Modeller, Anime Geek, Internet Addict, Lurker
Homepage http://ere4s3r.deviantart.com
Signed On Jan 29, 2009, 14:16
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User ID 54727
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
173. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2014, 06:44 eRe4s3r
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 06:34:
Jerykk wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 02:40:
Leigh's article is the exception, not the rule. http://gamasutra.com/blogs/expert/

The fact that she posted her rant as a news article instead of a blog is pretty unprofessional, though. Gamasutra has generally done a good job of keeping that stuff separate.
Actually if you read through her other stuff, it's a rule not the exception. Most of the stuff on gamasutra however I do agree with, but this is the whole thing and it's not limited to gaming journalism. This happens in the other parts of the press as well, and it's endemic in journalism courses as well. Where these individuals are not taught the difference between opinion and news. Rather they're taught that news can be opinion, speckled with their own view points.

The 10 golden rules of Reuters.. one of the them is "Never mix opinion into news reporting"

If you ever saw a journalism course that does not teach those 10 commandments that wasn't a proper journalism course... and whatever comes out at the end, ain't a journalist
 
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News Comments > Total War: ROME II Emperor Edition
6. Re: Total War: ROME II Emperor Edition Aug 30, 2014, 06:36 eRe4s3r
 
You can't go wrong with the tons of mods that exist... still it's true that the main campaign is really boring after a certain point... the smaller maps and campaigns are much more interesting.  
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News Comments > Strife Open Beta
5. Re: Strife Open Beta Aug 30, 2014, 06:29 eRe4s3r
 
oh wow.. another MOBA.. snore

"exciting new take" ... haha if it's moba it's moba. Nothing you do with that can make it exciting or new Though if it has vs AI ... maybe....

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News Comments > Op Ed
170. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2014, 06:21 eRe4s3r
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 05:45:
An updated post on all "Gamers are dead" articles, with the article post time where possible. Strange how in a couple days suddenly a ton of sites decided that gamers are dead. Sure makes you feel suspicious.

>'Gamers' don't have to be your audience. 'Gamers' are over. Exclusive - Leigh Alexander, Gamasutra (Aug 28, 10:00am)
https://archive.today/l1kTW

>We Might Be Witnessing The 'Death of An Identity' - Luke Plunkett, Kotaku (Aug 28, 8:00pm)
https://archive.today/YlBhH

>A Guide to Ending "Gamers" - Devin Wilson, Gamasutra (Aug 28, 7:57 pm)
https://archive.today/2t93l

>The End of Gamers - Dan Golding (Tumblr)
https://archive.today/L4vJG

>The death of the “gamers” and the women who “killed” them - Casey Johnson, arstechnica (Aug 28, 5:00pm)
https://archive.today/i928J

>It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry? - Arthur Chu, The Daily Beast (Aug 28)
https://archive.today/9NxHy

>Gaming Is Leaving “Gamers” Behind - Joseph Bernstein, Buzzfeed (Aug 28, 8:29 pm)
https://archive.today/jVqJ8

>An awful week to care about video games - Chris Plante, Polygon (Aug 28, 1:21pm)
https://archive.today/rkvO8

>Sexism, Misogyny, and online attacks: It's a horrible time to consider yourself a gamer - Patrick O'Rourke, Financial Post (Aug 28, 9:33pm)
https://archive.today/HkPHc

>Misogynistic trolls drive feminist video game critic from her home - Callie Beusman, Jezebel (Aug 28, 4:05pm)
https://archive.today/kXX7y

>A disheartening account of the harassment going on in gaming right now (and how Adam Baldwin is involved) - Victoria McNally, The Mary Sue (Aug 28, 1:30pm)
https://archive.today/11OEl

>Feminist video bloggers driven from home by death threats - Jack Smith IV, BetaBeat (Aug 28, 10:50am)
https://archive.today/zHH4T

>Anita Sarkeesian threatened with rape and murder for daring to keep critiquing video games - Anna Minard, The Stranger (Aug 28, 6:00am)
https://archive.today/StChn

>Fanboys, white knights, and the hairball of online misogyny - Tauriq Moosa, The Daily Beast (Aug 28)
https://archive.today/wptL5

>This guy's embarassing relationship drama is killing the 'gamer' identity - Mike Pearl, Vice (Aug 29)
https://archive.today/L4n6p

The "It's Dangerous to Go Alone" article is however well reasoning and balanced look on the topic... when you get down it it really is a fucking stupid topic to even bother with, all this started after all, over some slutty behavior from some women and an (rightfully) angry ex that blew his revenge way way out of proportion.. likely NOT unintentionally. Heck, this is better revenge than even the mafia or gov can manage.

Anyway, let those idiots claim gamers are dead (whatever a gamer is, if there are 48% females in gaming they sure as hell must be included in that term too, they are, after all. Gamers. Aka, people that play games to have fun.

At the end of it nothing will change. Because all these sites (apart from the one I mentioned) do here is increase toxicity and the hate. I have no idea who it is that makes death threats and what not, but that applies to any group of people that have a hobby that is attacked by people with zero clue.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
157. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2014, 02:10 eRe4s3r
 
Jerykk wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 00:53:
Gamasutra is simply a site that posts news and editorials from people in the games industry. It does not have a regular staff of writers pumping out drivel like Kotaku does. Every editorial is written by a guest writer.

Did you read these 2 articles? Don't see any difference to the drivel on RPS and Kotaku...
 
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News Comments > Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer
8. Re: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor Trailer Aug 30, 2014, 01:13 eRe4s3r
 
Something with this much hype is making me very skeptical nowadays....  
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Aug 30, 2014, 00:47 eRe4s3r
 
Cutter wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 20:20:
Well at least they have a sense of humour about blocking it outside the US....

"Sorry but this video is unavailable in your location, probably due to your overly polite attittudes."

For me it says

"You are so close, yet so far"
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
153. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2014, 00:32 eRe4s3r
 
Jensen wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 23:59:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 23:38:
Here's a thoughtful female dev critiquing Sarkeesian. Well written, with valid points:

The biggest issue I have, however, comes when Sarkeesian suggests that violence against women is “encouraged” – which I don’t buy. When the game does encourage violence against NPSOs, she’s right, but simply because a player is able to do something, does not in fact mean that the game is actively encouraging it. To come back to Dishonored, the fact that the player has the choice of whether to kill or not kill anyone in the game (NPCs and NPSOs), including the primary targets, does not in fact mean that players are encouraged to kill them.
Nice reasoned response. Notice how she didn't call Sarkeesian an attention-seeking liar.

It does not matter, as Sakeesian is not engaging in a 2 way dialog.. she is posting some logical reasoning mixed with FUD and bad reasoning and then expect the world to follow without so much as any dialog. This is the behavior patterns of pretty much the entire complex of SJW's and fembots (or hardcore "women above all, including women who don't agree" feminists, if that's better).

And how could ever a decent dialog be established if the MAJOR bullshit factories (Kotaku/RPS/Gamasutra) are not engaging in a dialog, but in pointless clickbaiting via toxic shit-storm producing articles that do not make points but belittle and antagonize..

That's why so many people get very aggressive nowadays... 1 way shit-storms and monologues often lead to feelings hurt and ego's bashed. These entire publications LIVE of toxicity. They have ZERO interest in actual intellegent reasoning, especially (shockingly) Gamasutra
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
143. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 22:04 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 21:39:
Dev rooms tend to have a certain culture, similar to the one here, that women don't last long in. Again, look around us, do you see a single female voice? You certainly see strong resistance to changing the system.
At this point we have endless studies showing women outscore men in the STEM areas by a fairly overwhelming majority.

And all of these studies are complete bullshit ^^. Males and Females are not smarter or less smarter than each other, they are both equally dumb or smart (depends on your world view). Any study finding the opposite is FUD. The ONLY reason why women tend to be smarter in western education is because of a MASSIVE bias towards women when it comes to teacher jobs, pre-school etc. Young boys generally have worse scores if they are taught by a female teacher while females have better scores for the SAME skills. Funny how that works huh? And to top it your NAME decides how you rate in tests later in life. Because teacher prejudices and bias forms your education and skillset early in life.

You should really check out the European education studies (PISA) if you want to know more
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
94. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 18:05 eRe4s3r
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 17:46:

Frankly, I think we kind of all have some kind of personal stake to make our community better.


Would be nice if that was the goal here. Also very unlikely, because if anything these topics make our community worse. They polarize and antagonize....

Of course I do not wish death treats on anyone, no, not even on Sarkeesian. And I hate the toxicity in some areas of Gaming as well. But I will never accept to be called a misogynist because I don't agree with some batshit insane definition of morals. In fact I will never accept someone else's morals. Be it a male or female.

I simply do not see how this in any way leads to a better gaming community. What Gamasutra did here is to create a shit-storm that will rage for months. And at the end we'll have open hostility between the various sides of this argument.

At the end of it, I want to improve gaming like you do, but this is not the way. Hate only causes more hate.
 
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News Comments > Morning Patches
4. Re: Morning Patches Aug 29, 2014, 17:25 eRe4s3r
 
Brumbek wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 12:14:
So after months they finally remove the guaranteed treasure goblin spawn...but I still made 100 million from him in two days.

Isn't it funny how players find something they really enjoy and then Blizzard removes it.

Anyway, I'm sadly already bored of 2.1. I don't understand why Blizzard just doesn't let us have fun how we want. They force us to do bounties to get rift fragments, then rifts to get greater rift fragments, then do the boring trial part... Then finally we can do a greater rift.

Man, just let us do G Rifts all the time and let us pick our difficulty...

I made 100 million in the first greed rift.... I had that armor that gives 100% + and the treasure enchantment for 10 minutes Yes, really lucky! and rushed through it like all hells were behind me. So much gold.

I don't get greater rifts at all, it seems they drop substantially less loot than normal rifts as well.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
67. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 16:40 eRe4s3r
 
No!

(The only legit reply to all of these pseudo news articles)

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News Comments > Evening Interviews
74. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 20:38 eRe4s3r
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 16:38:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 15:59:
yuastnav wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 09:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 01:52:
[...] This is politics,[...]

It is not.

What is it then, oh wise gatekeeper of interpretations?

The difference is between what you are and what you chose to be. Your gender, sex, sexual preference and origin is something that you do not chose, it's who you are. Your political stance, your religion etc. is something that you can willingly and freely change.
If someone brings up something like religion in video games then yeah, just ignore it, it really doesn't matter. The same is not true for sexism. If someone is mistreated based on something that that person has no control over then it becomes a problem that should affect everyone and shouldn't be ignored. This is related to the concept of society and human traits like empathy.
In the end it comes down to morality but if someone's stance is "I don't care about sexism/racism/etc., I just want to play my video games." then that person is a fucking arsehole and a poor excuse for a human being. But that's just my personal moral stance. I think Daniel Dennett partly refers to that as being a member of the Moral Agents' Club

Thanks for the reply, and for not taking it as if I was being sarcastic, I was honestly curious why you don't see it as an political issue. To me morals are not something to ever argue about. My empathy stops at the computer screen. (Ok, that's a lie, I care about SOME people I talk to on the web, and I would miss them direly if they'd not be on blues commenting). Point being I care, but this is just fanning the flame-war. It is increasing toxicity and sending the wrong message. I don't mind when sexism in games is a topic here. But these topics are not about sexism nor about feminism. SJW's are the worst enemy of feminism imo.

Either way, didn't really mean to start another giant thread tree with my question. Sorry bout that.

I saw you care about this, that you feel empathy, but to me this empathy does not come anymore with this topic. I just feel irritation. Maybe I am just odd. Honestly speaking? I absolutely hate this topic at this point. And SJW's piss me off mainly because I absolutely HATE what game journalism is nowadays. SJW's attacked TB, 43alley etc. Why? Because they can reason like intelligent people can? How could I feel empathy for harassment and suppression of opinions?

No.. SJW's are damaging feminism utterly. It becomes corrupted, they take the topic over and profiteer from it. I find that deplorable.

Btw, to me this is political because it is HIGHLY polarizing and hostile topic. You can not call it an "moral issue" .. no, this is cold hard politics. It's 2 sides who are slowly and surely drifting apart, what was once irritation turns into outright hate.

That can only happen when the main public figures of a debate behave drastically. And when it is a public debate about morals and what not, then it is politics for me... anyway.. I promise I won't post here anymore. It just extends an insane thread further.

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News Comments > Titanfall Adding Titan-less Mode
12. Re: Titanfall Adding Titan-less Mode Aug 28, 2014, 20:30 eRe4s3r
 
Greenish wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 20:17:
So I don't get the hate for Titanfall here, is it because it's Xbox One/PC exclusive?

Hate? It's just that Titanfall isn't a complete game, and the map packs should have been free. It's decent enough as a fast-food shooter.
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
42. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 15:59 eRe4s3r
 
yuastnav wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 09:14:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 01:52:
[...] This is politics,[...]

It is not.

What is it then, oh wise gatekeeper of interpretations?
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
24. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 05:50 eRe4s3r
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 04:46:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 01:52:
Is there a opt-out button for these stories? ^^ This is not gaming news. Like REALLY, it is not. This is politics, and politics have fuck all to do with gaming.


Pretty sure this thread was opt-in. You had to click on the link to get here.

I am obsessive link clicker. ;p When I want to sleep I often read a few pages of comments on here and then I doze off faster than I can enter my bed. SJW stories do not however facilitate my dozing off ;p They enrage me ;p
 
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
12. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 01:52 eRe4s3r
 
Is there a opt-out button for these stories? ^^ This is not gaming news. Like REALLY, it is not. This is politics, and politics have fuck all to do with gaming.

 
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News Comments > GOG.com Revamped
8. Re: GOG.com Revamped Aug 28, 2014, 00:38 eRe4s3r
 
NamecaF wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 23:14:
In a perfect world we would apply the same method of pricing to all of the games we offer. However, things are a little bit more complicated, and there are some games in our catalog that follow a different region-based pricing scheme. However, we wouldn't be GOG.com if we didn't find a way to make right by the users who end up paying relatively more for such titles. Here's where the Fair Price Package comes in!

The Fair Price Package applies to all of the titles which we couldn't include in our standard pricing scheme. If you end up paying more for a game than its standard US Dollar price, we'll refund you the difference out of our own pocket. The refunded value will be added to your account in Store Credit in the currency of your purchase. That's right, no more gift codes, you'll be getting Store Credit that you can use to purchase anything on GOG.com or partially pay for an item that's more expensive. More choice, ease of use, and less limitations!

That is just Awesome! Fuck you Australia tax

Except it doesn't apply for movies... which I just noticed 5€ for a movie download.. they gotta be insane. When the free alternative is just 1 google search away, and I mean LITERALLY 1 google search, it direct links to a (no doubt illegal) stream ;p

If these prices are what they think indy movies are worth.. then oh boy, they will have problems topping 100 sales a month ;p
 
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News Comments > Sims 4 Specs (and Pancakes)
8. Re: Sims 4 Specs (and Pancakes) Aug 28, 2014, 00:27 eRe4s3r
 
no 64bit support in the engine.. in the year 2014
DX9 only, in the year 2014
Athlon X4 or I5 "recommended" (Check what performance an Athlon X4 has, that is SUBSTANTIALLY below any modern CPU) in the year 2014 ...

So don't buy this crap. It's nothing but an outdated rehash of Sims 3 with tons of stripped features ;(
 
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News Comments > Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs
9. Re: Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs Aug 27, 2014, 12:37 eRe4s3r
 
starttimartti wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 10:14:
So with this I can install DirectX 9 and .net framework 10 times in a row automatically? Finally!

You win the best comment of the day award by far...
 
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