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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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User ID 55543
 
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News Comments > Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record
77. Re: Steam Hits 7.6M Concurrent User Record Dec 31, 2013, 08:17 ASeven
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 31, 2013, 06:53:
@ Jerykk, I agree with pretty much everything you said, but Ladron's got a point: Steam is a defacto monopoly, and that's problematic. A benevolent dictator is still a dictator. I have 270 games on the system, and I love its features, but it's scarily dominant. I spent most of this year avoiding buying games on Steam, instead buying them on Gamefly and Humble. As the year went on, more and more games from those platforms included or required Steam keys. Valve has PC gaming by the balls, and so far they've been gentle. But I'd prefer my balls to be in no one's hands. Keeps me from being locked in, or losing all my marbles if the monopoly sells out or goes belly up. I lost access to a lot of games when D2D sold out to Gamefly. If Steam did that, it would be a nightmare.

Completely agree with this. Steam has done wonders for PC gaming but it is, for all matters, a monopoly, and monopolies are never good for any market. The problem, has was pointed out, is that no other stores offer as much service and value as Steam does right now but I do hope this changes in the future. Monopolies are never good and they tend to screw people sooner or later and Valve won't be any different in that regard.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Flood Follow-up
7. Re: Hello Games Flood Follow-up Dec 29, 2013, 12:32 ASeven
 
Wolfox wrote on Dec 29, 2013, 11:57:
ASeven wrote on Dec 29, 2013, 11:37:
Terrible bad fortune for them, hopefully they rebound well. I bet we'll see a kickstarter for No Man's Land soon enough.

Was that an intentional pun on the game's title (which is "No Man's Sky"), or just a mistake?

Damn, it was an honest mistake. Didn't notice it until you pointed it out for me.
 
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News Comments > Hello Games Flood Follow-up
5. Re: Hello Games Flood Follow-up Dec 29, 2013, 11:37 ASeven
 
Terrible bad fortune for them, hopefully they rebound well. I bet we'll see a kickstarter for No Man's Land soon enough.  
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News Comments > Next Car Game Early Access and Demo
11. Re: Next Car Game Early Access and Demo Dec 24, 2013, 06:49 ASeven
 
Amongst the most fun I've had this year, and the bloody thing is still pre-alpha!  
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
13. Re: Evening Legal Briefs Dec 20, 2013, 08:14 ASeven
 
So... kill all whistleblowers then. That's truly fucked up, Snowden was right to flee the US.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Lawsuit
61. Re: Battlefield 4 Lawsuit Dec 18, 2013, 16:13 ASeven
 
This should be fun to watch. Pass the popcorn, nin.  
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Patch
24. Re: Battlefield 4 Patch Dec 10, 2013, 09:45 ASeven
 
I've got a feeling that DICE is burning too many bridges at this point and that BF5 will have quite a low amount of sales. Nobody will trust them at this point.

And apparently, the supernova has returned in that new DLC. From the vídeos I've seen, it's pretty hard to look at the screen when you face the sun. Makes me wonder if anyone at DICE has learned anything at all from past mistakes.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
203. Re: CONSUME Dec 10, 2013, 09:43 ASeven
 
nin wrote on Dec 10, 2013, 09:20:
Wow, you guys kinda slacked on the crazy overnight...at least compared to earlier.


My dented forehead appreciates the slack on the crazy.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
106. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 15:18 ASeven
 
Creston wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 15:15:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Dec 9, 2013, 15:03:
I see the crazy is neck deep in this thread.

It seems inevitable, really.

My poor, poor forehead. The facepalms have put a dent to it.
 
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News Comments > NSA's Game Spying
105. Re: NSA's Game Spying Dec 9, 2013, 15:17 ASeven
 
The amount of facepalming in this thread has hit catastrophic levels for my forehead.

Also, there are people who defend NSA, even in this thread. There's indeed no hope for humanity if there's even a single individual with a single functional braincell defending the shit NSA is doing.
 
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News Comments > Windows/Xbox Convergence Coming?
19. Re: Windows/Xbox Convergence Coming? Dec 4, 2013, 11:54 ASeven
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Dec 4, 2013, 10:20:
I was laughing my ass off yesterday seeing the Worldwide OS break down on Ars Technica.
Keep it up Microsoft, you are doing an awesome job at pushing people to use other OS, or stick with the old ones.
I really hope Steam OS will be good.


Yeap, MS really fucked up with 8, more than Vista I dare say, from a business point of view. The adoption rates are pathetic to say the very least and I'm glad they are, 8 is an abomination. Question now is, will Win9 go back to what made 7 great or will it simply be another continuation of the Win8 design choices.
 
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News Comments > More Battlefield 4 Issues
9. Re: More Battlefield 4 Issues Dec 4, 2013, 11:51 ASeven
 
DICE showing once again they have become nothing more than a shitty developer. This is one major clusterfuck of a release and I dare say it rivals SimCity with its ongoing issues and woes.

So glad I swore off DICE after BC2.
 
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News Comments > Path of Exile Status, Packs, and Patch
12. Re: Path of Exile Status, Packs, and Patch Dec 3, 2013, 12:55 ASeven
 
This is the game D3 hoped to be. This, T2 and soon Grim Dawn will make up for quite some ARPG goodness that was robbed from us by publishers.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
54. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 24, 2013, 13:55 ASeven
 
So very very sorry, RIP Hudson. Cry  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
24. Re: Out of the Blue Nov 23, 2013, 05:19 ASeven
 
Sorry for your loss, Blue.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2013, 05:25 ASeven
 
Sho wrote on Nov 20, 2013, 04:43:
As for the "Sarkeesian has been caught lying" thing: I actually don't know anything about that. If it's true then it's certainly a relevant fact about her person, though I'm not sure how relevant it is with regard to her videos. I watch her videos because I'm interested in the arguments they put forward, which I can then form my own opinion on and do my own research on -- let's say I'm fairly confident in my ability to do that. You're welcome to provide additional information on this if you feel it's relevant to the discourse, though. I'll have a look.

The video of her lying has been posted below, and it does change everything she says since in the KS she said she had an extensive gaming background and in truth she admits she doesn't like playing games and never plays it. Therefore all her background about being knowledgeable of games is put into serious question and that is the basis of her videos and campaign to begin with.

As for other info, this guy does a great job of debunking every single point of her videos, even if I personally dislike him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJeX6F-Q63I
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGAvjwQPCHE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_O1R7Zq9EI

And he's just one guy compared to the many people, men and women, who have thoroughly debunked Sarkeesian videos.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
29. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2013, 04:36 ASeven
 
Sho wrote on Nov 20, 2013, 03:56:
ASeven wrote on Nov 20, 2013, 03:46:
(Nobody can convince me, for example, that making the role of women better in videogames will make the lives of women better anywhere)

I like games. I think my life is more enjoyable for the time I spend gaming - largely, anyway. I think it'd be nice if more women could say the same, and I think making interesting female characters more widespread in games might help with that. It also happens to be a win-win scenario for me: As a man, I like stories featuring interesting women, and right now, they're fairly rare. I also like spending time with women, so it'd be nice if there were more female gamers.

None of that means Sarkeesian has all the answers or a patent recipe for how to make all women happy - women are diverse, after all, and Sarkeesian also has plenty of female critics. But as a stepping stone for further debate I still think her videos have purpose.

Now, it's true that her tone is a bit antagonistic, and I agree she might serve that purpose better if it weren't. But you know, I visit gaming sites - can't say I'm not used to looking past hot temper.

Again, how does this help the real problems of women getting killed, abused, hurt for being women? It does not, in any way. In fact it detracts from it by painting a picture of feminism being about first-world problems, which videogames tropes absolutely is.

Want to help women? Ingress on Amnesty International and start doing your bit, like I do. These first world problems and the fact Sarkeesian has been caught lying, which makes me amazed at how people still defend this liar, help in no way making the world a better place for women. It only makes you feel better because you think you might be helping some cause. You aren't helping anything.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Nov 20, 2013, 03:46 ASeven
 
Here's why this brand of "feminism" gets no respect from me, unlike real Feminism.

Real Feminism has always been about equality between genders and making the world a better place for women, and by that I mean making a world where women aren't killed because of traditions and honor killings, thrown acid at because they said something someone didn't like, abused because of religious or cast laws, etc. This is what real Feminism fights against, against outright abuse of women and making the world a better place where women and men are viewed as equal, regardless of laws, religion, casts and skin color.

This brand of "feminism" however, instead of fighting for those goals, spends its time fighting to get attention, fighting battles that make no fucking change in the world regarding making it better for women (Nobody can convince me, for example, that making the role of women better in videogames will make the lives of women better anywhere), and simply playing the professional victim card time and again, all the while trying to stifle free speech and opinions in order to empower themselves at the expense of others.

That isn't what Feminism is about, it never was. It wasn't about being a professional victim that gets offended by videogames, or something written on a shirt, or trying to change immutable biological laws. It was and is about fighting against real abuses perpetrated against women.

This brand of feminism is doing more harm to real Feminism than anything in the past 50 years. People are starting to associate feminists with these people and that is not good, for anyone.
 
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News Comments > No Wheel Support for NFS Rivals
27. Re: No Wheel Support for NFS Rivals Nov 19, 2013, 09:19 ASeven
 
The retardness of EA knows no bounds!  
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News Comments > Op Ed
1. Re: Op Ed Nov 19, 2013, 09:18 ASeven
 
After she was exposed as a liar who didn't play vídeo games in her youth at all, after all her vídeos were easily debunked since they are made up with pointless rhethoric, pseudo-science BS... she still goes at it. Amazing.

No doubt the usual professional victim defenders will pipe in here though.
 
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