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Op Ed

Cliffski's Blog - Kickstarting inequality.
Kickstarter is the absolute poster-child for inequality amongst gamers, based on income. Now I am definitely not a raging socialist, but I know a lot of gamers are, and I find it a bit weird that it doesn’t bug them that when these kickstarter games ship, not only will gamers with more money that them be swanning around with better outfits and weapons, (This already happens in F2P games), but some of the NPC’s will have the names of the ‘wealthy’ backers. Some will even have their digitized faces in the game. Elite is actually naming PLANETS after people who back the game with a lot of money.

Gamers say they hate in-game product placement and advertising. It compromises the game design for the sake of money. I agree. So why are we deciding that the best way to name our planets or design the appearance of our NPC’s is to put that part of game design up for auction? Why should gamers who are wealthy get more influence over a game that those who flip burgers for a living? The cold hard economic reality of the real world is bad enough without shoehorning it into games too.

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64. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 14:07 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 14:00:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:56:

1. Do you understand that the rich in America pay their far share seph? Read the proof I linked, then answer.

2. I can name dozens.

3. None of it will make sense to you if you cannot comprehend #1.

4. You start. Name something substantial that taught you about socialism, it's history, or its current implementation and affect.

5. It's all socialism with you eh?

6. I was just wondering what history books you've read.

7. Right now I'm reading the The Dark Tower VII. It's taken me forever to get through the series because I read a few chapters before I go to sleep and then I drop my phone on my face.

Exactly the reason I didn't bother with you.

And the Dark Tower series owns. I won't lib out on you and post a spoiler.

I don't understand why I have to answer a bunch of riddles just to find out what you're reading. If I don't understand certain online editorials before you reveal just one of your favorite history books will the revelation melt my face?
 
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63. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 14:01 Axis
 
Draugr wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:59:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:31:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:26:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.
You live in the States, I live next to Russia.

I think I know more about socialism than you ever will.

Brainwashing is amazing isn't it -- Works a treat in socialist countries!

The fact that you consider Russia a socialist country shows us all we need when it comes down to your grasp on reality. Next you'll be telling us they are our #1 geopolitical foe!
If anything Russia is the poster child for displaying that Capitalism and freedom are far from synonymous, contrary to what you/most of america has been taught.

You said you lived next to Russia, implying you are from a socialist country or have some magic insight I don't. Do you even bother to read before you post?
 
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62. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 14:00 Axis
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:56:

1. Do you understand that the rich in America pay their far share seph? Read the proof I linked, then answer.

2. I can name dozens.

3. None of it will make sense to you if you cannot comprehend #1.

4. You start. Name something substantial that taught you about socialism, it's history, or its current implementation and affect.

5. It's all socialism with you eh?

6. I was just wondering what history books you've read.

7. Right now I'm reading the The Dark Tower VII. It's taken me forever to get through the series because I read a few chapters before I go to sleep and then I drop my phone on my face.

Exactly the reason I didn't bother with you.

And the Dark Tower series owns. I won't lib out on you and post a spoiler.
 
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Axis
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61. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:59 Draugr
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:31:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:26:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.
You live in the States, I live next to Russia.

I think I know more about socialism than you ever will.

Brainwashing is amazing isn't it -- Works a treat in socialist countries!

The fact that you consider Russia a socialist country shows us all we need when it comes down to your grasp on reality. Next you'll be telling us they are our #1 geopolitical foe!
If anything Russia is the poster child for displaying that Capitalism and freedom are far from synonymous, contrary to what you/most of america has been taught.
 
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60. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:56 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:50:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:38:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:37:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:35:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:19:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:09:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 11:44:
Axis wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 22:48:
Maybe you should actually live in or well-know someone who lived in a socialist country before you announce the wonderfulness of what you believe it is.
All Nordic countries are essentially socialistic democracies.

Oddly enough, they also tend to shine in the quality of life barometers - even your own Newsweek elected one to be the best country to live in in 2011..

Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.

You should be reading some history books instead of repeating dorm room discussions where you keep saying the same things over and over patting each other on the back.

Name a history book you read.

We'll start with common sense and go from there. If you can comprehend the simple stuff, I may enlighten you.

Here's a start, one even from your beloved liberal cnbc to start:

fairshare?
Fair Share

I admit, I am but a simple minded liberal, but are these history books? I only see online editorials.

You are indeed, my answer to your question was addressed. I'll re-quote it, maybe it'll make sense if its in brainwash form - repeating repeating:

"We'll start with common sense and go from there. If you can comprehend the simple stuff, I may enlighten you."

name a history book plz, i don't understand all of your fancy conservative prose

1. Do you understand that the rich in America pay their far share seph? Read the proof I linked, then answer.

2. I can name dozens.

3. None of it will make sense to you if you cannot comprehend #1.

4. You start. Name something substantial that taught you about socialism, it's history, or its current implementation and affect.

5. It's all socialism with you eh?

6. I was just wondering what history books you've read.

7. Right now I'm reading the The Dark Tower VII. It's taken me forever to get through the series because I read a few chapters before I go to sleep and then I drop my phone on my face.
 
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59. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:50 Axis
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:38:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:37:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:35:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:19:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:09:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 11:44:
Axis wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 22:48:
Maybe you should actually live in or well-know someone who lived in a socialist country before you announce the wonderfulness of what you believe it is.
All Nordic countries are essentially socialistic democracies.

Oddly enough, they also tend to shine in the quality of life barometers - even your own Newsweek elected one to be the best country to live in in 2011..

Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.

You should be reading some history books instead of repeating dorm room discussions where you keep saying the same things over and over patting each other on the back.

Name a history book you read.

We'll start with common sense and go from there. If you can comprehend the simple stuff, I may enlighten you.

Here's a start, one even from your beloved liberal cnbc to start:

fairshare?
Fair Share

I admit, I am but a simple minded liberal, but are these history books? I only see online editorials.

You are indeed, my answer to your question was addressed. I'll re-quote it, maybe it'll make sense if its in brainwash form - repeating repeating:

"We'll start with common sense and go from there. If you can comprehend the simple stuff, I may enlighten you."

name a history book plz, i don't understand all of your fancy conservative prose

1. Do you understand that the rich in America pay their far share seph? Read the proof I linked, then answer.

2. I can name dozens.

3. None of it will make sense to you if you cannot comprehend #1.

4. You start. Name something substantial that taught you about socialism, it's history, or its current implementation and affect.
 
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Yours truly,

Axis
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58. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:48 Axis
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:40:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:35:
Lots of attacks, no substance, as usual so boring and predictable. Read more and blab less.

Once again if you had any intelligence at all you'd take the limits of your own mind seriously, the fact that you BELIEVE that you understand "simple things" that those "lesser beings" who are anyone who isn't you can't grasp is proof that you have little grasp on reality.

You've already pre-decided your position and feelings on a topic, a person of intelligence is always actively trying to undermine his/her knowledge and worldview because intelligent people understand that understanding is hard.

Pretty simple stuff. Lets see if you can comprehend a summary:

1. Cutter says socialism is rich people paying their fair share (which is insanely wrong, but I took it for the simple and uneducated view many of you take).

2. I link undeniable proof that the rich in America pay 4 times what the average middle class pays. Not what I say, but what a liberal cesspool of news reports from factual IRS data.

Make any sense yet, or got some more neanderthal doltish attacks?
 
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57. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:40 Suppa7
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:35:
Lots of attacks, no substance, as usual so boring and predictable. Read more and blab less.

Once again if you had any intelligence at all you'd take the limits of your own mind seriously, the fact that you BELIEVE that you understand "simple things" that those "lesser beings" who are anyone who isn't you can't grasp is proof that you have little grasp on reality.

You've already pre-decided your position and feelings on a topic, a person of intelligence is always actively trying to undermine his/her knowledge and worldview because intelligent people understand that understanding is hard.
 
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56. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:38 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:37:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:35:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:19:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:09:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 11:44:
Axis wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 22:48:
Maybe you should actually live in or well-know someone who lived in a socialist country before you announce the wonderfulness of what you believe it is.
All Nordic countries are essentially socialistic democracies.

Oddly enough, they also tend to shine in the quality of life barometers - even your own Newsweek elected one to be the best country to live in in 2011..

Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.

You should be reading some history books instead of repeating dorm room discussions where you keep saying the same things over and over patting each other on the back.

Name a history book you read.

We'll start with common sense and go from there. If you can comprehend the simple stuff, I may enlighten you.

Here's a start, one even from your beloved liberal cnbc to start:

fairshare?
Fair Share

I admit, I am but a simple minded liberal, but are these history books? I only see online editorials.

You are indeed, my answer to your question was addressed. I'll re-quote it, maybe it'll make sense if its in brainwash form - repeating repeating:

"We'll start with common sense and go from there. If you can comprehend the simple stuff, I may enlighten you."

name a history book plz, i don't understand all of your fancy conservative prose
 
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55. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:37 Axis
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:35:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:19:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:09:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 11:44:
Axis wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 22:48:
Maybe you should actually live in or well-know someone who lived in a socialist country before you announce the wonderfulness of what you believe it is.
All Nordic countries are essentially socialistic democracies.

Oddly enough, they also tend to shine in the quality of life barometers - even your own Newsweek elected one to be the best country to live in in 2011..

Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.

You should be reading some history books instead of repeating dorm room discussions where you keep saying the same things over and over patting each other on the back.

Name a history book you read.

We'll start with common sense and go from there. If you can comprehend the simple stuff, I may enlighten you.

Here's a start, one even from your beloved liberal cnbc to start:

fairshare?
Fair Share

I admit, I am but a simple minded liberal, but are these history books? I only see online editorials.

You are indeed, my answer to your question was addressed. I'll re-quote it, maybe it'll make sense if its in brainwash form - repeating repeating:

"We'll start with common sense and go from there. If you can comprehend the simple stuff, I may enlighten you."
 
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Yours truly,

Axis
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54. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:35 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:19:
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:09:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 11:44:
Axis wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 22:48:
Maybe you should actually live in or well-know someone who lived in a socialist country before you announce the wonderfulness of what you believe it is.
All Nordic countries are essentially socialistic democracies.

Oddly enough, they also tend to shine in the quality of life barometers - even your own Newsweek elected one to be the best country to live in in 2011..

Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.

You should be reading some history books instead of repeating dorm room discussions where you keep saying the same things over and over patting each other on the back.

Name a history book you read.

We'll start with common sense and go from there. If you can comprehend the simple stuff, I may enlighten you.

Here's a start, one even from your beloved liberal cnbc to start:

fairshare?
Fair Share

I admit, I am but a simple minded liberal, but are these history books? I only see online editorials.
 
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53. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:35 Axis
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:32:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:27:
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:22:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:19:
Here's a start, one even from your beloved liberal cnbc to start:

fairshare?
Fair Share

Thanks for revealing to everyone you're a political retard with the IQ of a puddle. People who use epithets and have strong political beliefs tend not to be the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Truth and common sense always pisses off the stupid.

You're clearly suffering from Dunning kruger.

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes.

Lots of attacks, no substance, as usual so boring and predictable. Read more and blab less.

The links speak for themselves, no comments tho from you "fair share" goons?

You are proof why its not worth it to argue, I'll speak in links from now on.
 
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Axis
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52. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:32 Suppa7
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:27:
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:22:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:19:
Here's a start, one even from your beloved liberal cnbc to start:

fairshare?
Fair Share

Thanks for revealing to everyone you're a political retard with the IQ of a puddle. People who use epithets and have strong political beliefs tend not to be the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Truth and common sense always pisses off the stupid.

You're clearly suffering from Dunning kruger.

The Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which unskilled individuals suffer from illusory superiority, mistakenly rating their ability much higher than average. This bias is attributed to a metacognitive inability of the unskilled to recognize their mistakes.

David Dunning and Justin Kruger have quoted Charles Darwin ("Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge") and Bertrand Russell ("One of the painful things about our time is that those who feel certainty are stupid, and those with any imagination and understanding are filled with doubt and indecision"
 
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51. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:31 Axis
 
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:26:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.
You live in the States, I live next to Russia.

I think I know more about socialism than you ever will.

Brainwashing is amazing isn't it -- Works a treat in socialist countries!
 
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Yours truly,

Axis
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50. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:27 Axis
 
Suppa7 wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:22:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:19:
Here's a start, one even from your beloved liberal cnbc to start:

fairshare?
Fair Share

Thanks for revealing to everyone you're a political retard with the IQ of a puddle. People who use epithets and have strong political beliefs tend not to be the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Truth and common sense always pisses off the stupid.
 
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Yours truly,

Axis
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49. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:26 daPhoenix
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.
You live in the States, I live next to Russia.

I think I know more about socialism than you ever will.
 
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48. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:22 Suppa7
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:19:
Here's a start, one even from your beloved liberal cnbc to start:

fairshare?
Fair Share

Thanks for revealing to everyone you're a political retard with the IQ of a puddle. People who use epithets and have strong political beliefs tend not to be the sharpest knife in the drawer.
 
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47. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:19 Axis
 
Sepharo wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 13:09:
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 11:44:
Axis wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 22:48:
Maybe you should actually live in or well-know someone who lived in a socialist country before you announce the wonderfulness of what you believe it is.
All Nordic countries are essentially socialistic democracies.

Oddly enough, they also tend to shine in the quality of life barometers - even your own Newsweek elected one to be the best country to live in in 2011..

Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.

You should be reading some history books instead of repeating dorm room discussions where you keep saying the same things over and over patting each other on the back.

Name a history book you read.

We'll start with common sense and go from there. If you can comprehend the simple stuff, I may enlighten you.

Here's a start, one even from your beloved liberal cnbc to start:

fairshare?
Fair Share
 
Avatar 57462
 
Yours truly,

Axis
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46. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:13 Suppa7
 
Cliff is just another idiot, because everyone who disagree's with insane copyright laws MUST be X. Just more evidence anyone who has strong ideological beliefs can't think about complex issues especially when they have a financial interest in the topic at hand.

I was one of those "raging socialists" he was talking about because I am against monopoly privileges and DRM. I like to own and be able to modify the games I buy. I like things like what carmack and volition have done for gamers through their charitable release of game source-code and how it benefits game history because I'm passionate about games. This doesn't make me anything except someone who is passionate about whats best for games and gamers.

Of course from developers lame commercialist perspective, anyone who doesn't agree with them must be some pinko/commie/socialist.

Just more hubris from the political retards who can't be bothered to think deeply about anything.

This comment was edited on Nov 25, 2012, 13:20.
 
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45. Re: Op Ed Nov 25, 2012, 13:09 Sepharo
 
Axis wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 12:56:
daPhoenix wrote on Nov 25, 2012, 11:44:
Axis wrote on Nov 24, 2012, 22:48:
Maybe you should actually live in or well-know someone who lived in a socialist country before you announce the wonderfulness of what you believe it is.
All Nordic countries are essentially socialistic democracies.

Oddly enough, they also tend to shine in the quality of life barometers - even your own Newsweek elected one to be the best country to live in in 2011..

Hilarious how out of touch you guys are, seriously.

You should be reading some history books instead of repeating dorm room discussions where you keep saying the same things over and over patting each other on the back.

Name a history book you read.
 
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