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Nickname NicklePop
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Signed On Oct 15, 2009, 18:44
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
52. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 23:36 NicklePop
 
Prez wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 23:18:
Fair enough. But at what point do we say 'this is dumb, and counter-productive'?

Should thinking be invalidated because this is a 'video game website'?

Note that I'm only talking about Pitchford and the moronic paragraph appearing with this article.

Seeing as how you aren't a raving lunatic like Hellbinder, I guess you are least worth talking to. The problem is not so much that people disagree with you that society is fubar, but that they are being lectured that somehow their choice of entertainment is indicative of their own moral depravity. A morally depraved person may well get an inordinate amount of jollies from running over people and other virtual violent behavior, but that is not anything close the the majority of us here. The insinuation that if you enjoy violent gaming then you must be predisposed to violent behaviors in real life is naive at best and insulting at worst. There is no moral equivalency between shooting a person in a game and shooting someone in real life, and someone not insane is not in any way made more capable of committing acts of real violence through their videogame experiences. For normal people (the VAST majority of gamers) the enjoyment of playing a violent game does not equate to enjoyment of real violence, and no correlation has ever been made or ever will be made.

TL;DR version: Lighten up. It's just a game, not some deep social commentary.

I absolutely agree that 99% of people can process this, for the time being (in our culture), without becoming violent themselves.

The social commentary comes when the culture has absorbed these subtleties into their reality; that is the analogy of the toilet bowl coming into full force, where we may not see the true effects for another generation. (my parents were 'good people', so I have context to understand violence etc)

Not sure who Hellbinder is ... but I basically agree with his statement on the first page, I would say it's unarguable.

... he may well be a raving lunatic, but that's besides the point.
 
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News Comments > Diablo Creator on Diablo III
22. Re: Diablo Creator on Diablo III Aug 19, 2012, 22:59 NicklePop
 
Glykon wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:55:
I am still playing Hellgate from time to time and D3 I dont. I had much more fun with Hellgate than I had with D3.

Agreed. D3 is an abysmally boring game whose sole purpose seems to be capitalization of irrelevant gear.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
49. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 22:57 NicklePop
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 22:35:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 17:36:
Hellbinder wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 16:24:
After watching the hunger games last night... reading game description after game description like this one... its just depressing

People do nothing anymore but sit around and fill their heads and feed their emotions with as much pointless violence, bloodshed and mistreatment of others as they can fit into a 24 hour period. Oh lets not forget sex, sex, sex..

None of this can lead to anything good for the human race.


Are we related?

LOL

Society is fubar; the minds of men are filled with emptiness. I agree completely.

Thanks, just added you to ignore. Seriously, I wish you guys would stop quoting and giving Hellbender and AS credibility by responding to them.

So you're going to waste more time clicking on my username to reveal what I wrote?

You know you will! Is your mind that weak?
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
46. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 22:52 NicklePop
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:40:
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:37:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:26:
The opinion you express here is the REAL issue. Nobody cares anymore.
You do realize this is a video game website right?

That's unpossible! Because, like, earlier in the thread, this game is a clear and strident warning about the downfall of man or whatever. It's, like, important!

To which I have to ask at what point (I'm guessing when you're playing pee-swords with another 40 yr old man) do you ask yourself, why? Why do we need to focus on being less intelligent?

Bah, I don't even really care; but Pitchford is clearly a backwater jackboot focusing on degradation of the mind as he does.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
45. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 22:49 NicklePop
 
Prez wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:52:
Sorry, the only degradation of the human mind happening here are those whom believe that a video game can affect everyone in an equal, negative, manner to the point that they all become blithering idiots.

Thank you for stating what OUGHT to be a self-evident concept but apparently isn't to some people. What could possibly possess someone to lecture people on a videogames website about the evils of videogames? Utterly mind-boggling.

For your next trick are you going to preach gun control on the NRA website?

Fair enough. But at what point do we say 'this is dumb, and counter-productive'?

Should thinking be invalidated because this is a 'video game website'?

Note that I'm only talking about Pitchford and the moronic paragraph appearing with this article.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
32. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 21:29 NicklePop
 
One movie I'll mention: Idiocracy (our future)  
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
31. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 21:28 NicklePop
 
SectorEffector wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 19:42:
NicklePop wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 17:37:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 17:30:
What your point? The human race is doomed anyway, why should we be drawn down by it? At least party till you're dead and enjoy life for what it is. A giant clusterfruck of pointless work and pointless living.

You are helping flush the toilet then.

At the very least step out of the bowl.

step out of planet earth?

No, a mental separation where you either refuse to take part, or actively argue against the degradation of the human mind.

Pitchford, like I said, belongs on the Borderlands planet. Apparently that is attractive to some.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
30. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 21:26 NicklePop
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 21:04:
I came for the Borderlands 2 discussion. I stayed for the wackiness.

Yeah duuuooooddeee!

It's 'wacky' to care about your fellow man, and desire an uplifting rather than degrading.

The opinion you express here is the REAL issue. Nobody cares anymore.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
15. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 17:38 NicklePop
 
NicklePop wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 17:37:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 17:30:
What your point? The human race is doomed anyway, why should we be drawn down by it? At least party till you're dead and enjoy life for what it is. A giant clusterfruck of pointless work and pointless living.

You are helping flush the toilet then.

At the very least step out of the bowl.

The only reason I comment is that Randy strikes me as one of the characters in Borderlands. This paragraph oozes with Roman-style-collapse stupidity.

Ugh. I hate dumb.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
14. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 17:37 NicklePop
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 17:30:
What your point? The human race is doomed anyway, why should we be drawn down by it? At least party till you're dead and enjoy life for what it is. A giant clusterfruck of pointless work and pointless living.

You are helping flush the toilet then.

At the very least step out of the bowl.
 
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News Comments > Gone Gold - Borderlands 2
13. Re: Gone Gold - Borderlands 2 Aug 19, 2012, 17:36 NicklePop
 
Hellbinder wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 16:24:
After watching the hunger games last night... reading game description after game description like this one... its just depressing

People do nothing anymore but sit around and fill their heads and feed their emotions with as much pointless violence, bloodshed and mistreatment of others as they can fit into a 24 hour period. Oh lets not forget sex, sex, sex..

None of this can lead to anything good for the human race.


Are we related?

LOL

Society is fubar; the minds of men are filled with emptiness. I agree completely.
 
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News Comments > Dungeon Defenders Patch & Free DLC Released
3. Re: Dungeon Defenders Patch & Free DLC Released Aug 8, 2012, 23:20 NicklePop
 
I just picked this up on a whim - it's flippin amazing.

What a game. Glad I found it.
 
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Interactive Trailer
5. Re: Crysis 3 Interactive Trailer Jul 26, 2012, 13:34 NicklePop
 
Poor Crytek.

PC gamers don't trust.

Console gamers don't care.
 
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News Comments > Star Wars: The Old Republic 1.3 Live
3. Re: Star Wars: The Old Republic 1.3 Live Jun 26, 2012, 17:47 NicklePop
 
I'll try it again in a few months.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Op Ed Jun 16, 2012, 00:36 NicklePop
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Jun 16, 2012, 00:16:
NicklePop wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 23:59:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 23:39:
NicklePop wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 23:16:
What you put in can't possibly effect what comes out? Right? Just like the human body, you can eat McDonalds your whole life and not suffer any consequences!

I know nobody does exactly, but I don't think you understand how brains work.

Your point reveals the faulty philosophy you operate under.

We're not talking about electro-chemical responses, but a free willed mind capable of understanding action and reaction. Ethics and morality.

So I think your core understanding of this is all about is grounded in materialism and trapped in the same anti-human deception the world has bought into.

People are now composing their moral view against what animals do! LOL

Do you make a habit of replying to the same post multiple times? Regardless, I doubt you could explain half of the gobbledegook that you're spewing. It's a lot of pseudo-psych gibberish. There's really no point in arguing with that kind of stuff.

Fair enough. I'll only mention the hilarious auto-response of grammar correction or forum etiquette in place of reason.

Get out of the petri dish and think for yourself amoeba!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
30. Re: Op Ed Jun 15, 2012, 23:59 NicklePop
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 23:39:
NicklePop wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 23:16:
What you put in can't possibly effect what comes out? Right? Just like the human body, you can eat McDonalds your whole life and not suffer any consequences!

I know nobody does exactly, but I don't think you understand how brains work.

Your point reveals the faulty philosophy you operate under.

We're not talking about electro-chemical responses, but a free willed mind capable of understanding action and reaction. Ethics and morality.

So I think your core understanding of this is all about is grounded in materialism and trapped in the same anti-human deception the world has bought into.

People are now composing their moral view against what animals do! LOL
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Jun 15, 2012, 23:57 NicklePop
 
Sepharo wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 23:39:
NicklePop wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 23:16:
What you put in can't possibly effect what comes out? Right? Just like the human body, you can eat McDonalds your whole life and not suffer any consequences!

I know nobody does exactly, but I don't think you understand how brains work.

Likewise!

I'm guessing your a 'friends DON'T spoil useful habits' guy eh?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Jun 15, 2012, 23:16 NicklePop
 
Basically my point is that people have become preconditioned to reject that which leads to a higher state of mental being... but will consume mass amounts of mental detritus without consideration.

Moral relativism is what leads to this anti-good reactionary thinking; hypocritically preferring the dark and easy route to a higher sense of being, which requires thought and conjecture about the nature and benefit of actions.

It's hilariously obvious in it's foolishness; yet the 'greatest minds' of the day subscribe to this anti-human perspective.

So ... go for it, give your kids CoD X and see what happens. What you put in can't possibly effect what comes out? Right? Just like the human body, you can eat McDonalds your whole life and not suffer any consequences!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
10. Re: Op Ed Jun 15, 2012, 16:35 NicklePop
 
By the relativist philosophy dumping the philosophical equivalent of garbage into your mind is the same thing as studying Socrates.

Hahahaha. How do you not see the foolishness of this perspective?

Is everything OK? Should society take-up mass heroin use?

If not, then what is the limit? Or are you saying that the only limit is somewhere beyond the Christians?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
9. Re: Op Ed Jun 15, 2012, 16:32 NicklePop
 
Atomic wrote on Jun 15, 2012, 16:00:
Seems some folks missed the point of the article. All he was saying is, don't let video games take over your life "learn to responsibly engage". Seems a pretty harmless, and even somewhat helpful, message, so I don't understand what all the fuss is about. I guess some people just like to exercise their religiophobia at any opportunity.

That is exactly my point.

Those who think everything is equal (even though they almost always come off as evil towards people, rather than neutral) are under the delusion that discussing positive things is somehow a trap, or betrayal of their preciously flawed relativistic perspectives.

Casual thinking leads to the denial of relativism; the reality is you hate life, and other people. So the perspective of righteousness doesn't appeal to you.

Sad state of being my friend, and a poor philosophy that can only lead to unhappiness.

Objectively, that is a terrible decision
 
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