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Real Name Michael Dias   
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Nickname ASeven
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Signed On Feb 21, 2010, 22:06
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
6. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 16, 2014, 14:24 ASeven
 
Well, fuck. I bought E:D and the expansion pack at the store. Refund request has been sent now, I will not support this kind of always-on DRM bullshit, not to mention modding is now completely out of the question.

Fuck Braben, you had everything in your favor and you've become too greedy.

This comment was edited on Nov 16, 2014, 14:35.
 
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News Comments > Morning Crowdfunding Roundup
3. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Nov 13, 2014, 12:23 ASeven
 
One of my favorite Amiga games ever being remade? Yes, please!  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity
30. Re: Ships Ahoy - Assassin's Creed Unity Nov 11, 2014, 15:36 ASeven
 
Seems reviews of this game are all over the board. Steam reviews are leaning on the negative as well.  
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News Comments > Microtransaction Hints in Leaked Just Cause 3 Screenshots?
10. Re: Microtransaction Hints in Leaked Just Cause 3 Screenshots? Nov 7, 2014, 12:45 ASeven
 
http://a.pomf.se/fzpapb.jpg

Oh dear oh dear oh dear....
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS
27. Re: Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS Nov 6, 2014, 15:34 ASeven
 
Verno wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 15:30:
ASeven wrote on Nov 6, 2014, 15:30:
Steam has just pulled Far Cry 4 and AC: Unity from their store worldwide, nobody is sure why.

They were having a pricing dispute with Ubisoft over regional stuff (Ubi wants even higher regional prices or something), it started with the UK store. I assume its now escalating. I really hope Ubisoft doesn't sell exclusively on Uplay.

If they do they are shooting themselves in the foot. Ubisoft is pulling an EA but it doesn't have brands as strong as EA to draw people to their store. EA may have pulled it off but I don't think Ubisoft can.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS
24. Re: Far Cry 4 Requires 64-bit OS Nov 6, 2014, 15:30 ASeven
 
Steam has just pulled Far Cry 4 and AC: Unity from their store worldwide, nobody is sure why.  
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News Comments > etc.
18. Re: etc. Nov 1, 2014, 05:35 ASeven
 
BBC Radio News interviews Sargon of Akkad, comes out pretty well. Full interview here.  
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News Comments > etc.
51. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 16:51 ASeven
 
Total Biscuit's interview on the David Pakman show is now up, discusses the lack of journalism ethics in gaming and other topics.  
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News Comments > etc.
22. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 13:03 ASeven
 
NKD wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 13:02:
Prez wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:48:
You seem to be going to great lengths in trying to dismiss the women in the group, which sounds kind of sexist to me.

A common viewpoint among third wave feminists is that any woman who doesn't believe in their particular flavor of feminism is simply so oppressed that she doesn't realize she's oppressed. It's incredibly condescending and demeaning to women.

Which is why many feminists disregard third-wave feminism, it's demeaning to women and encourages them to play the victim instead of empowering themselves. Third-wave feminism is the most toxic thing to ever happen to feminism and equality movements.
 
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News Comments > etc.
19. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 12:47 ASeven
 
From a post in the Escapist forums, about Colbert:

"Here was the entire tone of the interview:

HA HA HA NERDS! LOOK AT THE NERDS WITH THEIR VIRGINITY, WORLD OF WARCRAFT, AND WOMEN PROBLEMS!

HA HA HA LOOK AT THESE STUPID FEMINAZIS BEING ALL PISSY AND WANTING EVERYONE TO PLAY A GAME WHERE YOU PLAY AS A GUST OF WIND.

HA HA HA GAMING IS FULL OF OVERLY SENSITIVE RETARDS!

He kept making everything a joke and slandering the entire industry and making everyone look stupid for even having this as a scandal. He didn't even let Anita talk. It was a VERY SHORT interview where he lays into the entire industry.

What did I tell you people? Big media is not gaming journalism's friend. They WILL turn on them at a moment's notice.

It was basically 90% colbert making fun of everyone."

Anyone that thinks Colbert took a side in the interview does not understand what nuance means. Colbert did what he always does best, he rained on everyone and I loved it. I know the pro-GG side has a lot of flaws but at least we do recognize them, unlike some people who shouldn't be giving lessons on what nuance means, especially when they failed to see that Colbert didn't take a side.

Now Beamer, what were you saying about intellectual dishonest? Also, you should do well to actually research feminism, especially the differences between first, second and third wave.
 
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News Comments > etc.
9. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 12:07 ASeven
 
One more real feminist writes in defense of GamerGate.

"The feminism of male demonization and female victimhood has become an insidious force that, despite its faux-progressive trappings, stands in the way of genuine equality. Whatever its flaws, GamerGate is a politically diverse movement of cultural resistance to this brand of toxic feminism. For that, it deserves at least two cheers."
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 11:36 ASeven
 
Fun fact: Anita supported #CancelColbert. The creator of #CancelColbert is not pleased.  
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News Comments > etc., etc.
60. Re: etc., etc. Oct 30, 2014, 09:08 ASeven
 
nin wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 09:06:
ASeven wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 04:38:
I enjoyed it a lot. Did you?

Seems fair. He said "some gamers" not "gamers" describing the harassment. And when he specifically asked for for examples, all she could come up with was GTA, before sidestepping and going back on message.

Whereas she says gamersgate is about "terrorizing women", and dismissing any view besides the one that furthers her own agenda/promotion.


Yeah, Colbert dismantled her quite well, he did his research and called her to provide facts to sustain her argument and she couldn't, at all.

Here is the clip.
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
57. Re: etc., etc. Oct 30, 2014, 04:38 ASeven
 
Beamer wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 19:29:
So, uh... it may be a good idea for most of this board to make a point of not watching Colbert tonight.

Though I'm fairly certain many here make that point every night.

I enjoyed it a lot. Did you?
 
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News Comments > etc.
4. Re: etc. Oct 28, 2014, 13:15 ASeven
 
Kellogs has dropped Gawker.  
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News Comments > etc.
50. Re: etc. Oct 27, 2014, 17:51 ASeven
 
David Parkman interviews Brianna Wu and asks all the relevant questions. Hilarity ensues. At last, an interviewer who actually did research and isn't afraid to ask the right questions.  
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News Comments > etc.
49. Re: etc. Oct 27, 2014, 17:08 ASeven
 
Here's the latest PopeHat Gamergate article which was written after Beamer's article and shows a more neutral stance, wherein he proves GG is about ethics and was always about ethics.

Nintendo may be the latest company to cut ties from Gawker.

 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Ziggurat
5. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Ziggurat Oct 25, 2014, 17:46 ASeven
 
It's actually a pretty fun little game. Think of it as Hexxen-lite of a sort with roguelite elements. Good for killing an hour or two.  
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