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Nickname MoreLuckThanSkill
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Description More Luck Than Skill.
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Signed On Mar 31, 2009, 18:40
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News Comments > etc., etc.
34. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2014, 22:52 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
NKD wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 22:38:
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 22:15:

Look, Max, if your movement is no longer the movement you joined, you need to wake up and realize it's time to leave and/or make a new movement.

And what prevents those same few assholes from ruining the next one, and the next one, and the next one? What you're saying here is that you can never have a movement to do anything, because every movement has extreme stupid outliers.

Contrary to popular belief around here, it's not the responsibility of a movement to get rid of those outliers. There's nothing an open movement can do about it. Anyone can claim to be a member of anything. It's the responsibility of everyone else to realize this, and not stoop to the intellectually dishonest attitude of pretending they represent the whole.

In an ideal world, you would be right. In the actual world, usually the only voices that are heard by most people are the loudest, most insane ones. From your posts on here, you come across as intelligent, so you probably already know this. I don't join groups for anything this minor(gaming journalism) for this very reason, personally. If you're waiting for the general media to be reasonable and not focus on those outliers in Gamergate you are going to be waiting a very long time. If no one is able to control them, then yes they will continually ruin Gamergate in the eyes of most outsiders for the moderate masses in GG.

Why I personally think Gamergate moderates would be better off distancing themselves from Gamergate is because in spite of all the claims about journalistic intergrity, it did indeed start with actions that included the harassment of a couple individuals. Maybe you think that can be overcome? I don't, but maybe I'm wrong.

This is why I often bring up the concept of the larger world of corrupt journalism in these threads; Gamergate will NEVER get a fair shake(aka ignoring the outspoken death threats and doxxers, etc.) because the media you are somehow expecting to give you fair coverage is itself corrupt and all about generating traffic. Why oh why would you think the mainstream media would write fair and balanced articles dismissing these few doxxers/threateners and only cover the main issues of Gamergate? Surely you realize the mainstream media is just as bad, if not worse?

Is splitting off the best idea? Probably not. Is it better than staying with the tainted image of Gamergate? I personally think so, but that's my personal opinion, apparently shared by zero people.
 
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29. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2014, 22:33 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 22:15:
Oh wait https://endthethreats.wordpress.com/

*crickets*

I'm not part of any movement. And your insistence of breaking away and starting a "new movement" is just the excuse you need to dismiss yet another. That's the trap your dishonest kind are setting and it's not going to work because everybody with common sense sees right through it.

First I've heard of that site, if it's real, bravo.

If you aren't supporting Gamergate, then what is your problem? Also try not to lump me in with whatever "dishonest kind" you seem to think I've suddenly joined because I disagree with harassment. Clearly our opinions differ, but maybe not so much if you agree that threats and harassment are WAY out of line, and may I suggest, Gamergate might even have a stronger footing if that sort of thing was more clearly spoke out against by people in GG?

If people were serious about journalistic integrity they surely wouldn't be focused on "Gaming Journalism," lol. There is a whole wide world of corrupt journalism out there with a lot more weight than some editorials and paid shills for games. Opinions will differ, of course.

 
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24. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2014, 22:15 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Mad Max RW wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 22:04:

You don't see your own hypocrisy in dismissing an entire group because of the actions of a few? News flash: YOU'RE THE IDIOT.

Look, Max, if your movement is no longer the movement you joined, you need to wake up and realize it's time to leave and/or make a new movement. All the wishing in the world isn't going to make those few outliers stop messing up Gamergate for you. Gamergate stopped being a positive force a long time ago, if it ever even was.

Supporting the concept of journalistic integrity != harassment of individuals.
 
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22. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2014, 22:11 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Prez wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 22:01:
But for the first time maybe in my life, on that Saturday afternoon, I walked towards that pair of gamers and I didnít smile. I didnít say hello. In fact, I crossed the street so I wouldnít walk by them. Because after all the years of gamer love and inclusiveness, something had changed in me. A small voice of doubt in my brain now suspected that those guys and I might not be comrades after all. That they might not greet me with reflected friendliness, but contempt.

This section really bothered me. It's like saying that some black guys held up a gas station so now I'm afraid of black people. It seemed so ignorant. But in the context of the whole editorial it becomes apparent that she is not happy at herself for having this reaction, and indeed seems to know it is the wrong attitiude to have. It seems almost like she is thinking out loud, lamenting the change in her attitiude that should not have happened.

Yes, that is how anybody with decent reading comprehension should have read that part. A serious mistake she realizes she made, but it didn't really stop her from being afraid. So she wrote about her thoughts online. Chaos ensues. Clearly it would be worse if she did not realize her fear was illogical or at least misplaced, but what are you going to do, not everyone was born brave.

This whole thing is just a continual expose of human flaws.
 
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17. Re: etc., etc. Oct 23, 2014, 21:48 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Julio wrote on Oct 23, 2014, 19:10:
I guess Felicia Day doesn't think she needs gamers anymore. Maybe she'll reinvent herself as a SJW.

Are you an idiot? Seriously.

It's not a crime to post an opinion or an event in your life, it's not even a crime to be afraid, erroneously or not. So in 'retaliation' for her post, the extremist GG idiots post her public information immediately. Wake up and distance yourself from those fools. They are literally doing exactly what the extremists on the OTHER side are complaining about, making their point for them.

I cannot believe the posts on this site these days. This has nothing to do with 'journalistic integrity' or whatever the fuck people are claiming, this is literally harassment and criminal acts against a person voicing their opinion. Good work, Gamergate, you showed that woman that she SHOULD be afraid. That'll prove your point. Idiots.


 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
1. Re: Evening Safety Dance Oct 22, 2014, 22:02 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Translation: Google brings back dongles from the 1980s/90s.

That said, this is probably what the world is moving towards, because people can't seem to:
A) use decent passwords
B) not use those passwords across multiple sites
C) not share those passwords or just get keyloggers etc. installed on their comps via various methods.

Oh well, in another 5 years most people will have like 5-10 dongles on their keychains.
 
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10. Re: Adobe Oct 22, 2014, 14:30 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Corporations back away from stupid public statements made by an employee, news at 11.


Also, people have sex, news at 11.


This non-story just keeps taking up more and more space on bluesnews, ridiculous.
 
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News Comments > Evening Crowdfunding Roundup
7. Re: Evening Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 22, 2014, 12:19 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Uh oh, better start getting offended!

Also, clearly this guy missed out on the much more controversial(to a wider audience) plot, male protagonist rescues the male prince, they live happily ever after.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
2. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Oct 22, 2014, 12:09 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Well, the Simpsons people have no choice but to fight this the entire way, otherwise they will have to start paying out to every celebrity/film character they do a parody of.

Of course that is the easy ironclad defense, parody. Unless that has been taken out of the US laws at some point by the copyright organizations, MPAA/RIAA etc.
 
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News Comments > etc.
3. Re: etc. Oct 20, 2014, 23:10 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 16:39:
The Half Elf wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 15:42:
No wonder it was canned.

Still EXTREMELY worried about the upcoming Dice version. If BF4 is any indication, it's something I won't be buying. Which will suck.

Well, it's going to go down like this: Star Wars: Battlefront will be insanely gorgeous, DICE will make some truly epic in game videos like they always do, many, many people will buy it, hoping it won't be too buggy, but it of course it will be buggy, and imbalanced for at least a year, with presold DLC bringing the total price of the 'whole' game up to around $110 or so. (apologies for the run on sentence)

I will probably STILL buy it, knowing all of this, because as bad as BF4 can be, it can also be so amazingly good. This last balance patch works out well for me, since I am a mostly headshot aimer with almost every gun, and I live that much longer vs. bodyshot players. Tanks/APCs/MAA/Scout helos are all still murder machines for me, and I'm starting to branch out into using the jets more and more. In spite of the issues with BF4 problem, it is going to end up being my most played Battlefield game since BF1942, at this rate.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced
12. Re: Far Cry 4 Season Pass Announced Oct 20, 2014, 22:57 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
This just became a "wait for the GotY version" game, preferably for $10 or less.
 
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News Comments > Door Kickers Released
4. Re: Door Kickers Released Oct 20, 2014, 22:55 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
NKD wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 21:59:
Oh well, open and shut case Johnson. Let's sprinkle some crack on him and get out of here.

Rofl, classic Chappelle.

 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer
17. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Trailer Oct 20, 2014, 12:51 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
This game actually looks pretty interesting, if I put aside my general dislike for the CoD franchise and most of its player base for a second.

As others have said, it's ironic they are slowly moving back to Quake 3 style gameplay, considering the engine origins, but hey, Quake 3 was amazing back in the day.

I don't have the reflexes for that anymore most likely, but I may buy this when it hits the $10 or less mark. Rocket jumping(sort of) mechanized infantry can make any game more appealing.

Also, digitized evil Kevin Spacey can only be a plus.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Oct 20, 2014, 12:38 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2014, 11:27:

And whilst I'm not a big anime fan I do love GitS. And ScarJo is completely wrong for it. Someone like Kate Beckinsale would be better.

Ghost in the Shell, all the various versions of it, are awesome. Both of those actresses are talented and attractive, but neither should be chosen for the role, as they are both white, and not really physically built for it anyway. I don't know who they could find that I honestly wouldn't object to at least a little though, those kind of characters get burned into my mind in a certain image/voice/etc. and few actual people can do them justice.

 
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News Comments > Sunday Interviews
43. Re: Sunday Interviews Oct 19, 2014, 21:33 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
1) Stereotypes are bad.

2) Stop using Twitter.

3) Other people committing stupid actions or crimes don't validate your stupid actions or crimes.

4) The dead horse is no longer even recognizable, it's a thin red paste.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
12. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 19, 2014, 21:20 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Wetworks24 wrote on Oct 19, 2014, 20:09:
Just beat The Evil Within on survival, that's my goty so far. With the widescreen fix the game looks fantastic, so many varied environments and strong art design throughout the entire game.

Also, after beating the Evil Within I have a strong desire to replay it sort of like I did with Dead Space 2. Beating the game unlocks 2 higher difficulties, new weapons and new game+. The collectibles also unlock new weapons for future playthroughs which is something meaningful unlike the majority of other game collectibles.

Hrm, excellent. I'm a fan of the classic Resident Evil games, and Dead Space 2 is one of my favorite games of all time, so that's high praise to me. I'll have to check TEW out.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Fist of Jesus
1. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Fist of Jesus Oct 17, 2014, 20:52 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
I am reasonably sure this film is still on Youtube and various other sources, I highly recommend viewing it, for any serious religious scholar.

 
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News Comments > Trine Series Sells 7M; Editors Released
9. Re: Trine Series Sells 7M; Editors Released Oct 16, 2014, 22:48 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Holy fuck, 7 million? Congratulations! I own both Trine games, and like others have said, I definitely didn't pay full price. Humble Bundles/Steam sales, etc. Still, that's a wide audience. Anything from Frozenbyte is at least going to get a look from me and most of the PC gamers I know.


ps. Using gamers in the literal sense, as in people who play games.
 
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73. Re: etc. Oct 16, 2014, 22:42 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Ugh. Any chance for meaningful discussion is long gone. Any chance for anything Gamersgate related to result in something positive is long gone.

At this point if you are still supporting Gamersgate, stop. Your 'movement' has been taken over by radicals.

Even the posts on bluesnews are getting ridiculous...since when do the police and FBI NOT make mistakes? If somebody threatened to shoot you and MANY other people, if you showed up somewhere on a given day, you'd show up anyway? Really? Rofl. Even if you were a very brave person hopefully you wouldn't put other people's lives at risk(potentially or not) to prove how tough/brave you think you are.

Take a step back and realize how ridiculous this has all gotten.


 
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News Comments > Dreadnaught Trailer
7. Re: Dreadnaught Trailer Oct 16, 2014, 22:03 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 16, 2014, 21:46:
Unfortunately, as I understand it, this game is F2P, online-only, multiplayer only. So, it's off my list. If it had a nice offline single player campaign, or coop vs. bots, I'd shell out cash since it looks like fun.

Really? Shiiiiit. There goes my enthusiasm for these giant ship battles.
 
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