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Signed On Feb 24, 2011, 19:58
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: So why do publishers keep doing it? Sep 15, 2014, 17:22 descender
 
That's a bit of confirmation bias, but I do agree that games can help bridge the gaps. It may be because we are talking about starting at the advent of video gaming (early 80's). Even those people you have as friends will identify with other aspects of culture considerably different than you. I think the 10 years surrounding your age is about right (5 years younger and 5 years older) for solid common ground on a majority of topics.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: So why do publishers keep doing it? Sep 15, 2014, 17:03 descender
 
Eh... Every generation thinks the one before it is slow-witted and indecisive, every generation thinks the one after it is impatient, crude douchebags.

"Generations" shouldn't be more than 5 or 10 year time periods. Especially over the last 30 years with the huge gaps in technology. If you weren't going through school at roughly the same time, then you really have nothing in common. Someone entering 1st grade in 1985 and someone entering first grade in 1999 have literally nothing in common socially, culturally, or otherwise.

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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
6. Re: Morning Metaverse Sep 15, 2014, 14:20 descender
 
Sadly I think one of the only ways to achieve such competition among ISP's is to remove their responsibility to maintain the infrastructure. That unfortunately opens up a whole other can of worms (called socialism, which is probably by all accounts actually better than capitalism but we have to hate it because... i don't know why).  
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News Comments > MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed
60. Re: MS/Mojang $2.5B Deal Confirmed Sep 15, 2014, 13:45 descender
 
Who else is going to pay $2billion for something that they don't intend on "abusing for their own gains"? That would be a pretty questionable investment.

I'm curious what companies could have spent $2billion for Mojang that everyone would not be freaking out about right now. Surely companies like Valve, EA, Activision, Ubisoft, Facebook or Apple wouldn't make the list of acceptable landing spots.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
131. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 13:31 descender
 
MadMax, what is your problem? I'm trying to figure out what the misunderstanding here is, why can't you answer a simple question? You are seemingly hell bent on lumping me into some "defender of idiot journalists" category and automatically dismissing any attempt at a clarification as dishonest. This is not a position ANY of my posts have taken, yet you seem to think i'm trying to defend that position.

Do you even realize that you are acting exactly like the people you are so desperately trying to demonize?

Hell, I didn't even disagree with your response to my first post, I merely took offense to it's overall tone. You're just flying off the rails for literally no reason.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
128. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 13:17 descender
 
Again, what are you talking about? I'm just trying to understand what you are complaining about, asking a simple question... but you "get defensive" and apparently can't answer it? I obviously think you misread my original post, but you seem to have no interest in honest discussion about it.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
126. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 13:13 descender
 
What are you even talking about?

The trend around here of stereotyping anyone with an opinion that even remotely sways from the white male dominated society we live in... really just makes you look ignorant.

That's what I said. Are you... denying the fact that we live in a white male dominated society? I really don't understand what your beef is with that sentence, other than that you saw the words "white male" and your brain glazed over. Do you think "you" refers to you? Or are you feeling guilty that it might? I don't get it.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
123. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 13:05 descender
 
What we're sick of is hypocrisy and being attacked

The irony here is palpable. My OP doesn't even disagree with your position on any of this, but you came out swinging regardless.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
122. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 13:05 descender
 
Verno... How can you have 15k posts here and not know that there is a threaded view to these discussions?

And I can safely assume you don't care about any of that since your mention of a "white male dominated society", a typical deflection term used by ignorant cowards.

This is the response I get from my OP (which was directed at exactly no one in this thread), and I'm the one bullying here.
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
4. Re: Morning Tech Bits Sep 15, 2014, 12:53 descender
 
I'm sure the difference in screen size is the actual draw to allow for more complex mobile games, not the need to sit at a fake poker table from your cellphone (even though the first VR strip poker is going to make millions).

EDIT: the "real japanese game or not" bit on @Midnight this past week was spot on :p
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
119. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 12:45 descender
 
I purposely started a new thread and did NOT respond to anyone else so that context was NOT an issue. A thread which he decided to respond to in an extremely hypocritical and ironic way.

Am I the only one that sees how anyone that defends equality or feminism AROUND HERE (i'm not talking about this gamergate nonsense, I'm talking about the uncivil way people converse on THIS website) is blanket-dismissed as "just another SJW who obviously is lying about even caring about the topic at hand"?

I guess it's just me.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
116. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 12:23 descender
 
Your blanket dismissal of everything Beamer posts is exactly the kind of ignorant, bully-ish attitude that needs to be squashed around here.

Here's some free advice: learn how to talk to people without coming across like... you do.

the hypocrites who routinely hide behind it to bully those with differing opinions

Those were your words. Try taking your own advice.
 
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
5. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 15, 2014, 12:21 descender
 
What is going to happened to data plans and caps with moves like what T-Mobile is doing, and with the latest updates to google hangouts (free wifi calling/messaging/video chat) going global soon? Will the mobile providers finally have to let go of that part of their nickle and dime scam?  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
4. Re: Morning Mobilization Sep 15, 2014, 12:19 descender
 
Obligatory Apple Pay post: http://imgur.com/tBtetD5  
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News Comments > Op Ed
114. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 12:13 descender
 
It's unfortunate that you have the reading comprehension of a 3 year old.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
112. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 12:04 descender
 
I'm not trying to convince anyone. I'm trying to understand why you seem to care so much.

Bully much? Get over yourself.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
9. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 15, 2014, 01:34 descender
 
FCC receives 1.75M comments on Net Neutrality, proceeds to completely ignore them anyway.

It would help if people submitted their comments written on $20 bills.
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
8. Re: Sunday Metaverse Sep 15, 2014, 01:33 descender
 
It would be pretty fantastic to have those a la carte streaming options, but when HBO/Showtime/Starz start bypassing the cable and satellite providers and direct selling streaming services... I can't think of anything that will destroy net neutrality faster. I wouldn't expect Comcast/Time Warner etc. to let go of their exclusivity so gently.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
109. Re: Op Ed Sep 15, 2014, 00:43 descender
 
I know you just really want to be angry about this, and make sure everyone here knows how much you care that these people are taken to task (social injustice warrior?) but I think you missed the point of my post. It's not that I don't get it, I just don't fucking care. I don't read "video game journalism" as if such a thing could be anything but biased and utter nonsense...

You almost nailed it at the end. Call these people what they really are. Hypocrites, liars, bullies, frauds.

People around here get bullied all the time (the overall tone of your post would suggest you are quite a bit tone deaf yourself) for even mentioning or defending certain viewpoints. Blindly dismissing everyone as a "SJW" has been a trend around here and it should stop.
 
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News Comments > MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow?
18. Re: MS to Reveal $2.5B Mojang Deal Tomorrow? Sep 14, 2014, 12:00 descender
 
Will you also be laughing while you obviously don't play minecraft in the first place?  
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