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Signed On Jul 26, 2001, 01:42
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News Comments > Op Ed
21. Re: Op Ed May 9, 2016, 09:19 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 9, 2016, 02:40:
I'm a supporter of free speech and expression

Except identity politics. That's not allowed, eh?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
12. Re: Op Ed May 9, 2016, 00:26 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 8, 2016, 22:36:
Wallshadows wrote on May 8, 2016, 20:26:
I want to become a professional victim. It seems to pay well.
Are you female? Can you claim imaginary harassment? If so, you've got a bright future ahead of you.

And there it is... Rolleyes
 
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News Comments > Sunday Metaverse
5. Re: Sunday Metaverse May 8, 2016, 19:20 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on May 8, 2016, 17:44:
The ketchup and fries one later in the article is 10x better. ahhahahaha

Wow, that's ... yeah. Wow. Are people getting off to this??
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
5. Re: Op Ed May 8, 2016, 19:11 Quboid
 
TheEmissary wrote on May 8, 2016, 18:48:
vilify any one that plays video games.

I have never felt that criticism of badly behaved gamers applied to me and I still find it rather bizarre how personally some people take this. I didn't even realise at first that people were taking "gamers are dead" to refer to all gamers; I thought and still think that this was just lousy writing, and a persecution complex (or guilt) leading to offense being taken.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
43. Re: Op Ed May 8, 2016, 09:49 Quboid
 
yuastnav wrote on May 8, 2016, 07:21:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2016, 11:49:
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If a reviewer is willing to shit on a game because of their identity politics, they'll have no problems shilling out if a company lavishes them with goodies or free shit.

Alright, so how exactly did you deduce one from the other? I really don't see the connection so I'd ask you to provide at least a little proof for your hypothesis.

What he thinks: If they do one thing wrong, they'll do another thing wrong.
What is actually happening: If they don't act like the world revolves around me - like it does - in one respect, they won't act like that world revolves around me in another respect.

yuastnav wrote on May 8, 2016, 07:21:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 8, 2016, 01:03:
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So now you're saying that it's okay if they want to pander to their politics, and not weight a game objectively, [...]

What about a review is not subjective? A review is an opinion. People like to throw the word "objective" around as if it was meaningful. Nothing about a review can ever be objective. Hell, even if you say that a game is objectively bad because it's running at 5 fps you might find someone who really digs a low framerate or just doesn't care. Everything is subjective. There are just some things that you like and others that you don't like; so the former are objective and the latter subjective.

This is the crux of the issue, reviews are not objective. I thought GamerGate had got this through their heads a year ago but nope, they're still at it. Mashiki Amiketo will be complaining that gaming journalists don't have journalism degrees next.

You don't understand how reviews work, so your ideas about shill reviews are useless. How can you call any reviewer a shill when you don't understand the entire point of their job?
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
23. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2016, 15:44 Quboid
 
El Pit wrote on May 7, 2016, 15:23:
Obvious troll obvious. Aaaaaaand... added to the ignore list (currently only two trolls on that list, but you deserve it - but "politically correct extremism" made me laugh out like something like "aggressive pacifism" or "arrogant tolerance").

That's harlock/space_captain/etc, a previous account of his is probably already on your list. I sometimes wonder if he's trying to be funny or if he thinks he's making a logical point. There's really no way to tell.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
18. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2016, 12:37 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2016, 11:49:
Quboid wrote on May 7, 2016, 11:10:

These are just things you disagree with. It's politics when you don't like it. It's clickbait when you don't agree with it because you're so special, nobody could *actually* disagree with you. None of this is making an argument, it's just an excuse not to.

Gotcha. So when a reviewer give a game a low score because it disagrees with their identity politics because there's sexy women or has water or doesn't include xyz group or includes adult themes it's okay. Even though the game is a technical and artistic masterpiece and people agree that it's a really good game, and people should buy it. And that the game has received dozens if not hundreds of awards for being a really good game. But calling it for what it is, is bad.

Reviewers write what they think about the game. They do not parrot what everyone else says if that's not what they think. Do you really think any reviewer should give a high score to a game they didn't like just because everyone did? It's politics to you because you don't care, if it affects their experience then it should affect their score.

I don't care about game music, I wish reviewers would keep their audio-politics out of their ratings. Now metacritic isn't tailored specifically to me!
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2016, 11:10 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2016, 10:59:
Quboid wrote on May 7, 2016, 10:43:

Let's get this down into a condensed form:
"This article criticises me for taking part in this sort of thing. I don't like that, so I'm going to complain about Kotaku and identity politics."

So you're saying that the current game press doesn't have a problem jamming identity politics into everything and it's not driving viewership away from their sites? Will you also say that they don't have a problem with clickbait either?

These are just things you disagree with. It's politics when you don't like it. It's clickbait when you don't agree with it because you're so special, nobody could *actually* disagree with you. None of this is making an argument, it's just an excuse not to.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
6. Re: Op Ed May 7, 2016, 10:43 Quboid
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 7, 2016, 10:24:
Let's get this down into a condensed form:

"People are doing the jobs of reviewers, and it's driving clicks away from our sites. We don't like that, so we're gonna attack people over it."

Pretty sure I saw this BS on kotaku as well, whining over how people are taking stuff away from them and people are running away from their shitty sites. Let me give all you sites whining about it some help. First, do your job and stop injecting identity politics into everything. Review it on the basis of art and non-art. Stop injecting identity politics into everything. And lastly, if you don't actually play that genre of games stop reviewing those games and whining when you get face rolled because you're terrible.

Let's get this down into a condensed form:
"This article criticises me for taking part in this sort of thing. I don't like that, so I'm going to complain about Kotaku and identity politics."
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
6. Re: Morning Tech Bits May 5, 2016, 16:39 Quboid
 
descender wrote on May 5, 2016, 15:30:
There was some talk around here a few months ago about the need for a "killer app" to launch new hardware like this. They were not wrong.

Trying to launch VR without a Halflife/Halo/CoD/WoW/Madden or similar mega-franchise entry to tie it to? Uh... good luck!

I'm disappointed. There's a few titles that I would buy if I had a headset but none that make me want to buy the headset. I'd maybe get a headset for the mediocre titles so far and the expectation that there will be more but I'd hate to spend £500+ on one headset only for a killer title to be exclusive to the other. I want to see the vast majority of VR games supporting the Rift and the Vive, and any others.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: First Female President confirmed May 5, 2016, 15:27 Quboid
 
Mr. Tact wrote on May 5, 2016, 15:07:
PHJF wrote on May 5, 2016, 11:40:
Yeah, there is, actually. All you have to do is separate money from politics, specifically when it comes to elections and lobbying. Most politicians spend tons of their time trying to get money to win an election/reelection, which both encourages lobbying and discourages actual politicking. Meanwhile campaigns for national office are so prohibitively expensive a regular Joe doesn't have a shot in hell of getting the exposure necessary for a win.
Okay -- so you are proposing what? Publicly funded campaigns? As you indicated a national campaign takes big money. I've certainly heard members of Congress complain about how much time they have to spend raising money. So some, if not many, might even agree with us. But again I don't see a path to get there.

National campaigns take a lot of money because they take a lot of money; if your opponent is spending a lot then you have to keep up. Getting rid of the money would massively reduce the need for money.

However, you're still in a corner as you can't take the money out of politics without the people with influence agreeing. The US needs the people buying politicians to want to get rid of people buying politicians, and for the politicians to want to not get handed money. All the best with that!
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: First Female President confirmed May 4, 2016, 22:54 Quboid
 
He got these votes in republican primaries, this isn't just people automatically voting R.

I wonder who Trump will be now that he doesn't have to pander to the far right. They're not going to vote for Clinton whatever he does so he will probably try to reinvent himself to be more palatable to moderates.
 
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News Comments > Steam Customer Review Changes
2. Re: Steam Customer Review Changes May 3, 2016, 20:44 Quboid
 
If I'm considering buying a game, I want to know how good it is now. Reviews from a launch fiasco aren't going anywhere but that's not particularly useful information to potential customer a year later.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Re: Out of the Blue May 3, 2016, 14:02 Quboid
 
"That's a nice phone number you've got there, Mister Blue. It would be a shame if someone were to call it." - Verizon  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
10. Re: Steam Top 10 May 1, 2016, 20:27 Quboid
 
christheshitter wrote on May 1, 2016, 20:10:
Learn the art of knowing what really make a game good!

Does this correlate closely with what games you like? I'm just wondering if maybe your tastes happen to be perfectly educated?
 
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News Comments > Ubisoft vs The Division Cheaters
25. Re: Ubisoft vs The Division Cheaters Apr 30, 2016, 18:25 Quboid
 
Tachikoma wrote on Apr 30, 2016, 15:38:
Oh boy, somebody in 2016 still rides the ol` straw horse? Somebody pinch me. It was always the get-go wisecrack for lame forum warriors but come on, it`s beyond tedious. Ask a smarter cousin, he might lend you a new toy, some sort of plastic saber to rattle here, perhaps.

What has Quake to do with Ubisoft? Nothing. Maybe because my comment meant to point out that people were always cheating and companies were never able to wipe it out. But hey, you got your lil` TRUSTED CLIENT MODEL 111111!1 to jerk off to, so let`s not interrupt that bit of fun before bedtime, shall we?

So because people have always cheated, developers shouldn't bother trying to reduce it? We'll never stop all murders and murders have always occurred so why bother even trying?

Sorry, that's nonsense. Ubisoft should have anticipated the problem with using a trusted client model and should have realised that this is really bad design. That's their mistake. They won't get rid of all cheaters but they should make a decent effort to reduce the problem.

It's not as if the problems with trusting the client are unknown. This is very basic stuff. It's why every website I used to make treated every single piece of data from the client as if it is radioactive - that data is a hack until proved otherwise.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 29, 2016, 18:30 Quboid
 
At one point during The Force Awakens, I forgot that BB-8 wasn't Wall-E. It was beeping and booping and for a split second I expected the 'dialogue' to continue in Wall-E's style.

Ball-E.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 4 Mods Open Beta
4. Re: Fallout 4 Mods Open Beta Apr 27, 2016, 18:24 Quboid
 
"For Fallout 4, our goal was to make Mods easier to monetise and accessible to more potential customers than ever before - for both the creators and us. But not Valve"

This seems like the first step towards their own mod shop, where mods are cross-platform and Valve don't get any percentage. I don't mind Valve being bypassed but paid mods are a Pandora's box.

Referencing horse armour in the video doesn't help...
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 27, 2016, 11:47 Quboid
 
Congratulations you two!  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Apr 26, 2016, 22:13 Quboid
 
Retired wrote on Apr 26, 2016, 21:30:
Anyone have trouble with new greenmangaming site? Can't buy a game......

Just gave it a quick test - I can't sign in. The "Sign In" button activates but clicking on it does nothing.
 
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