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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 > Saturday Previews
13. Re: Saturday Previews Aug 31, 2014, 06:12 ASeven
Damn me but I'm loving playing this game. I had my strong doubts during the kickstarter but boy have I never been gladder to have been proved dead wrong before.

It is good to see Braben didn't lost sight of what made Elite and Frontier great and it's even better to see that he can build on it, expand on it and still make a cracking awesome game.
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News Comments > Op Ed
207. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2014, 05:09 ASeven
This is a big one. Christina Sommers, one of the big names of the feminist movement, tweeted this:

"It is clear that gamers are being bullied by opportunistic,evidence-free gender warriors.But who are the enablers?Game companies? Bloggers?"

This only shows the wide rift between real feminists/humanitarians and SJWs.

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News Comments > Op Ed
206. Re: Op Ed Aug 31, 2014, 05:01 ASeven
jdreyer wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 19:47:
ASeven wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 18:55:
Interesting article written by a feminist about this past week.

Works like this:

Saint's Row Director responds to being criticized by Sarkeesian and having Saint's Row included in her video:

"This something we all should be better at. Yes the orignial saints row is listed here. Yes it should be."
“I think that we shouldn’t be portraying senseless abused women and I think that if I could go back and hop in a time machine I would have done things differently.”

“I think it’s fair to be called out on your shit. I think that it’s a sad man that can never be self-reflective. I think that we tried to go and carry ourselves with respect, and try to respect sexuality and respect gender as much as we can, and sometimes we fail but hopefully we’ll do better and continue to get better.”

Roger that. Also, I do check for malware on the sites but then again I have adblock, Ghostery and Privacy Badger active.
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News Comments > Op Ed
169. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2014, 05:55 ASeven
Beamer wrote on Aug 30, 2014, 04:12:
Adding on to this, here are some choice quotes from the Reddit link that Mashiki Amiketo kindly linked us to, and where he and possibly ASeven get their information:

"So this is a thing," which is a discussion about a PAX Prime panel about what the industry is like for people that aren't straight, white, cisgendered males.
Here are some choice comments:

"Even though straight white cisgendered men are not a majority, "

They are among the US game buying public, you fucking bitch.

You know what fuck Penny Arcade at this point.

In other conversations:
Then again, nothing that a feminist says ever does (make sense).

This is better than "SJWs?"

To which I reply:

Beamer wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 12:42:
Why is it that you think these morons speak for everyone?
You get angry when people say that the death threats and rape threats speak for all men.

So why are you so happy assuming that fringe morons are the norm?

Hypocrisy, thy name is Beamer.
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News Comments > Op Ed
168. Re: Op Ed Aug 30, 2014, 05:45 ASeven
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)

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

>A Guide to Ending "Gamers" - Devin Wilson, Gamasutra (Aug 28, 7:57 pm)

>The End of Gamers - Dan Golding (Tumblr)

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

>It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry? - Arthur Chu, The Daily Beast (Aug 28)

>Gaming Is Leaving “Gamers” Behind - Joseph Bernstein, Buzzfeed (Aug 28, 8:29 pm)

>An awful week to care about video games - Chris Plante, Polygon (Aug 28, 1:21pm)

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

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

>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)

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

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

>Fanboys, white knights, and the hairball of online misogyny - Tauriq Moosa, The Daily Beast (Aug 28)

>This guy's embarassing relationship drama is killing the 'gamer' identity - Mike Pearl, Vice (Aug 29)
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News Comments > Op Ed
101. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 18:12 ASeven
Beamer wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 18:03:
Fair enough.
But, again, unlike you, I don't spend every waking hour compiling an obsessive, massive list of these things.

Seriously, you just pulled those up in about 5 minutes.
Does this not seem unhealthy to you? How angry you are?

At this point your agenda is pretty obvious and I don't think I owe you any explanation, it doesn't make any difference. You stick to your own circular logic and refuse to move out of it. Just FYI, this info is easily found using google in a minute.

Also, love your passive-aggressive ad-hominem there. Weren't you taught to avoid that in any discussion in law school?
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News Comments > Op Ed
92. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 18:02 ASeven
Nathan Grayson is a bit of a prick. Real life guillotine.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
90. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 18:00 ASeven
Beamer wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 17:58:

I don't buy this, either. What would these "fuck gamers" articles, of which there's really only one, stop?

Stop lying and being intellectual dishonest.

Here's how many articles have been written to this day about "fuck gamers".
>Kotaku: “We Might Be Witnessing The ‘Death Of An Identiy’”
>Dan Golding: “The End of Gamers”
>Gamasutra: “'Gamers' don't have to be your audience. 'Gamers' are over.”
>arstechnica: “The death of the “gamers” and the women who “killed” them”
>Vice: “This Guy's Embarrassing Relationship Drama Is Killing the 'Gamer' Identity”
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News Comments > Op Ed
78. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 17:48 ASeven

MundaneMatt livestream talking about all that happened lately. Guests include a woman dev (gasp!).
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News Comments > Op Ed
72. Re: Op Ed Aug 29, 2014, 17:39 ASeven
Some of the forums discussing this are posting this post taken from 4chan. Since it's 4chan take it with a kilo of salt but an interesting read nonetheless.

"Game Journalist here.

I work for a major site, not saying which one since my silence on all of this is obvious even to my co-workers. It'd make it way too obvious who I was.

To put it bluntly; you're winning. Advertisers have contacted our site, and I know they've contacted others, and they're fucking pissed. This shit has gone on longer than anyone has expected it to, and it's beginning to affect the brands of people associated with ours and other sites. They want it to stop. And the bosses of these sites are scared; adblock has already cut deep into the money our site makes, and I know it's slicing hard into others.

This has translated in the minds of most of my 'associates' as 'make them stop no matter what', hence all these 'fuck gamer' articles. They're trying to push as hard as they can in hopes everyone backs down. The most important thing to do now is not to back down. They're shooting themselves in the foot. Save any screencaps of anything crazy anyone says, and just repost it forever. Spread it around. Get it onto social media. Spread adblock. Spread advertiser contact. The single most effective thing you can do is contact advertisers. Even 10 letters can get them to call us.

I sure as fuck don't care what happens to us; I finish getting my second degree next year and I'm out anyway. Let it burn."
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News Comments > Evening Interviews
86. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 29, 2014, 11:29 ASeven
A bit of SJW fun.  
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News Comments > Titanfall Adding Titan-less Mode
4. Re: Titanfall Adding Titan-less Mode Aug 28, 2014, 18:29 ASeven
People are saying this game is pretty much dead on the PC. Anyone can confirm or deny?  
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