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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Op Ed
35. Re: Op Ed Jan 2, 2017, 09:25 Quboid
 
Suppa7 wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 09:14:
sdgundamx wrote on Jan 2, 2017, 07:47:
It's still baffling to me how there are people on this site who want to stick their fingers in their ears and pretend there isn't a problem with character representation in video games (and all media, really).

There isn't, talk about FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS. How about you use that brain and morality to solve actual problems. Where does having girls in videogames fall on the list of worlds most pressing problems?

Reality is your a moralist and a bad one, most people complaining about gender in entertainment are stupid. Just like religious folks and old people claimed rockin roll was the devil and comic books are signs of moral degeneration.

The reality is art is limitless it shouldn't be made to cater to anyone's moral compass.

So you agree that there is a problem, but you don't think it is as bad as the problems people third world countries typically face?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
32. Re: Morning Mobilization Jan 1, 2017, 17:11 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 16:52:
El Pit wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 11:46:
Cpmartins wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 11:41:
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 23:11:
butthurt middle aged men of bluesnews are gonna butthurt
You forgot "white". Can't skip that one.

Because people with non-european roots respect women's rights better, right?

Well obviously. We're all that's evil in the world, as we're all rich, privileged and have absolutely no problems whatsoever. Everyone else are all paragons of what's good and right in the world.

Or maybe because this board is predominantly made up of middle aged white men? That's true and the obvious meaning to Cpmartins and SMA's posts.

El Pit, you must have noticed that a few of these people think non-white and/or non-male representation in video games doesn't matter, while clearly thinking it's very important that it doesn't matter. If you haven't, meet Cutter.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Into the Black Jan 1, 2017, 17:06 Quboid
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 14:20:
If a piece of art offends you, you have two options: Don't consume it or make your own that tells what you want it to and make it successful. Whining in an op-ed is the worst kind of slacktivism. But doing real work to invoke change is hard.

So only talented and lucky artists can make worthwhile points? Knowledge of the subject doesn't matter?

Setting out your case in an op-ed is a perfectly good way to debate and is not slacktivism, not when it is well written and well researched (at least, I don't see any factual errors). Slacktivism is signing a petition or sharing something on social media and telling yourself you've done something. Writing a column is actually doing something, even if this guy choose to do something stupid.
 
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News Comments > Steam Award Winners
30. Re: Steam Award Winners Jan 1, 2017, 12:48 Quboid
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 1, 2017, 02:26:
Also ETS 2 under sit back and relax? WTF? Nobody who voted that ever did a long distance delivery with traffic on.

I think I voted for ETS2 there, I think it's very relaxing. Granted, I was never too bothered about the occasional crash or speeding ticket.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
27. Re: Op Ed Jan 1, 2017, 12:42 Quboid
 
What do you guys think the reaction would be if a cartoon was made today for young children which took this approach to gender roles? What would be your reaction?

The article is about a 6 year old girl. No one is calling you a hater, NewMaxx, presumably "family-friendly" isn't a concern for you.

This is making a mountain out of a molehill IMHO but it's not completely baseless.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 31, 2016, 22:51 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 18:56:
loomy wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 18:07:
As for forum upgrades, I wish we could get some kind of upvote or 'like' or something. Or maybe something that shows how many times it's been viewed

don't do any of this

The Half Elf wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 18:55:
FUCK UPVOTE/DOWNVOTE. KEEP IT SIMPLE. When you confuckulate a perfectly simple system you're asking for more bullshit then was previously intended/desired.

Well, fine, we can vote on it then! I put a vote up for my gradients idea a long time ago and it's still there...if this like/upvote thing is something that Frans/Blue would consider, I propose another vote, which I can also put up. How about that?

EDIT: It doesn't even have to be a 'LIke'/Upvote, just something that says I read your post or agreed or I dunno, something...you guys are pretty smart, think of something cool!


=-Rigs-=

I used to be in favour of a up/down vote system but not anymore, they encourage echo chambers.

A 'like' system, some way to agree with a post or thank a poster, would be nice. An acknowledgement, rather than a popularity contest.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
6. Re: Into the Black Dec 31, 2016, 09:47 Quboid
 
Dacote wrote on Dec 31, 2016, 09:19:
Quboid wrote on Dec 30, 2016, 23:32:
Hey Beamer, what is that computer case you recommend?
i just finished a build using a Fractal Design R5, OMFG is it a sweet case.

That's the one! Thank you!
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
2. Re: Into the Black Dec 30, 2016, 23:32 Quboid
 
Hey Beamer, what is that computer case you recommend?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
22. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 29, 2016, 10:52 Quboid
 
Sorry for your loss, nin. Awful year.  
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News Comments > Vaporware Awards
42. Re: Vaporware Awards Dec 27, 2016, 23:29 Quboid
 
Dacote wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 21:20:
It can't be a ponzi scheme by any definition because it's not a form of fraud in which belief in the success of a nonexistent enterprise is fostered by the payment of quick returns to the first investors from money invested by later investors.
1. The game is not nonexistent.
2. It's not an investment enterprise.
3. There are no investors.
4. Returns, in the form of money, were never part of the deal.

I've referred to Star Citizen as a ponzi scheme before because it seems like new 'investment' is needed to keep previous 'investors' happy that the project is going somewhere but you're correct and it doesn't stand up to scrutiny. I don't think it's actually a scam, just something that's got out of control.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 27, 2016, 13:24 Quboid
 
Agent-Zero wrote on Dec 27, 2016, 13:10:
subjectively - it certainly seems like 2016 had the most celebrity deaths of any year... ever? Gotta wonder if thats just due to having more celebrities around, or what.. but yeh - shit was crazy

I wonder if someone counted it all up and did some comparative research

The BBC did a brief, unscientific study that shows a steady increase in celebrity deaths. I suspect it's because about 60 years ago when television started to become influential the number of celebrities, particularly young adults, increased. So it's only going to get worse. Happy Holidays everyone.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 27, 2016, 13:03 Quboid
 
Carrie Fisher has died aged 60. RIP  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
14. Re: More sales Dec 27, 2016, 00:36 Quboid
 
Rigs wrote on Dec 26, 2016, 22:50:
Hmmm, someone needs to explain this one to me...

I have The Crew, which I got through uPlay (don't judge me! ). I paid for it before it went F2P...or so I thought it went F2P. Fast Forward to yesterday and I get an e-mail from STEAM that one the games on my wishlist was on sale - The Crew! (I guess I forgot to take it off my wishlist after I bought it, since it wasn't through STEAM) They're charging $14.99 (normally $29.99) for a F2P game? WTF? Am I missing something here?!


=-Rigs-=

Looks like it was free for a month. It costs on Steam and Uplay now, but there's a 2 hour trial on Uplay.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 25, 2016, 15:05 Quboid
 
Happy Christmas!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 23, 2016, 19:21 Quboid
 
New update on that page, "“out of emergency”and in a stable condition".

Dacote wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 18:27:
nin wrote on Dec 23, 2016, 17:53:
They're saying Carrie Fisher had a really bad heart attack. Like bad bad bad. I'm not sure I can take any more 2016...
And only 60.

It's not the years, it's the miles.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
33. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 23, 2016, 18:37 Quboid
 
Quboid wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 16:30:
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 16:17:
Quboid wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:48:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:08:
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:06:
So by this she means run a crowdfunding drive for a couple of million bucks and then just absconds with the money? That sound about the size of it?

And VW finds this pretty funny because after Jan 20th it'll all disappear. It's carte blanche for the corporations for the next 4 years in America. Welcome back to the gilded age of the robber barons.

What money has Brianna Wu kickstarted and absconded with? Her crappy game only generated $13k, and it's been released, so...

But this is the kind of sloppy, irrational hate I expect. Plenty of reasons to dislike Wu, who is perfectly dislikeable on her own, but people keep feeling the need to invent new ones.

Dude, her game was delayed. That doesn't just happen in this industry to people I disagree with.

The PC port of her game (which is all that Kickstarter was for) was massively delayed by years and while the game itself is pretty awful, the PC port was absolute hot garbage that was basically abandoned after going up on Steam. Not to mention how she's been getting thousands a month from Patreon to supposedly hire and pay someone to deal with all the harassment she claims to be getting, a person who by all accounts, probably never existed.

I mean hey, be smug if you want but aside from her insufferable personality and injecting herself into controversies on purpose in order to generate attention for herself, she's also a terrible developer and quite likely, a fraud.

Not according to her Patreon page she isn't, she's $1K/m short. Why did you think this was the case, or is there something I don't know?

No response. I'm guessing you saw this on Reddit where it had been upvoted because people like reading negative things about Wu, not because there's any truth to it. Debunking something in 20 seconds isn't even unusual, which is exactly why I have so little regard for such critics. Why would I?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 22, 2016, 13:07 Quboid
 
Steam Winter sale has started.  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
29. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 22, 2016, 12:59 Quboid
 
Agent-Zero, you say "Lets put aside Star Citizen itself for a moment" and refer to "a task that is 100% known and proven to be impossible" then that's fraud. Then you say "if Roberts and his company end up utterly failing at the task of making the game" he is a fraud. Correct?

The problem is, you jump straight from your hypothetical 100% known to be impossible task to Star Citizen failing. This only makes sense if you consider it beyond debate that Star Citizen is 100% known to be an impossible task. That's the assumption you made.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
16. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 21, 2016, 18:22 Quboid
 
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 18:03:
[projecting]

Do you have anything at all to back up your original post? Why do you think she would misuse crowdfunding money?
 
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8. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Dec 21, 2016, 16:30 Quboid
 
Parallax Abstraction wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 16:17:
Quboid wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:48:
Beamer wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:08:
Cutter wrote on Dec 21, 2016, 14:06:
So by this she means run a crowdfunding drive for a couple of million bucks and then just absconds with the money? That sound about the size of it?

And VW finds this pretty funny because after Jan 20th it'll all disappear. It's carte blanche for the corporations for the next 4 years in America. Welcome back to the gilded age of the robber barons.

What money has Brianna Wu kickstarted and absconded with? Her crappy game only generated $13k, and it's been released, so...

But this is the kind of sloppy, irrational hate I expect. Plenty of reasons to dislike Wu, who is perfectly dislikeable on her own, but people keep feeling the need to invent new ones.

Dude, her game was delayed. That doesn't just happen in this industry to people I disagree with.

The PC port of her game (which is all that Kickstarter was for) was massively delayed by years and while the game itself is pretty awful, the PC port was absolute hot garbage that was basically abandoned after going up on Steam. Not to mention how she's been getting thousands a month from Patreon to supposedly hire and pay someone to deal with all the harassment she claims to be getting, a person who by all accounts, probably never existed.

I mean hey, be smug if you want but aside from her insufferable personality and injecting herself into controversies on purpose in order to generate attention for herself, she's also a terrible developer and quite likely, a fraud.

Not according to her Patreon page she isn't, she's $1K/m short. Why did you think this was the case, or is there something I don't know?
 
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