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Re: Far Cry 5 Bill of Rights Trailer
Mar 16, 2018, 18:36
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Re: Far Cry 5 Bill of Rights Trailer Mar 16, 2018, 18:36
Mar 16, 2018, 18:36
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Have they said anything about lootboxes or microtransactions?
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Re: Op Ed
Mar 14, 2018, 11:58
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Re: Op Ed Mar 14, 2018, 11:58
Mar 14, 2018, 11:58
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Excuse me Mr. Prez but Donald Trump's popularity has been steadily decreasing ever since I changed my signature. Don't tell me activism doesn't work.



Serious, activism matters (and seriously, my sig was never an attempt at activism). Awareness matters, people need to talk about the problem for what you would call meaningful action to be noticed, to be understood, to be supported. Some people will get annoyed at the activism because if it wasn't a contentious issue then there wouldn't be a problem. Some activists will be loopy and counter-productive (which the critics will try to solely focus on) but if a movement has merit it can generally overcome these setbacks.

I "credit" the Westboro cult with helping get marriage equality sooner, that was counter-productive. Their activism made being against gay marriage toxic, which accelerated the rate at which the rest of the movement's lack of merit was exposed.

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Re: Op Ed
Mar 12, 2018, 17:27
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Re: Op Ed Mar 12, 2018, 17:27
Mar 12, 2018, 17:27
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Pigeon wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 16:53:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 16:16:
Vulkan wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 14:09:
Pigeon wrote on Mar 12, 2018, 14:04:
I mean Plants vs. Zombies = border control!? WTF?

Gotta admit, had to check I wasn't reading The Onion. Politics aside, this article deserves some kind of prize for its unintentional comedic value.

Or worse, intentional satire disguised as a serious OP ED. If you read the entire text satirical it also makes a lot more sense.

Maybe it's more insidious than that. Maybe it's a Russian troll out to stir up the right by passing this ridiculousness off as part of 'The Liberal Agenda'

This isn't unusual for The Guardian. I consider their news reporting to be among the best in the world, but their opinion section can be incredibly hand-wringy. They could have had a point about GamerGate and 4chan, although as others have said that's not a cause but a symptom.

Pretty sure Tropico is completely communist anyway. Even if you take the most capitalist options, you're still the government running every business and controlling every citizen.
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Re: White House Game Summit Recap
Mar 9, 2018, 20:23
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Re: White House Game Summit Recap Mar 9, 2018, 20:23
Mar 9, 2018, 20:23
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Orogogus wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 18:56:
Quboid wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 18:18:
Reporting that leads to copycats is reporting that glorifies the killer. Stuff like this utter disgrace, literally giving a murderer the rock star treatment. But hey, sales doubled...

Definitely report on the event, the victims, even the killer - but save reporting on the killer to a dry paragraph deep in the article or towards the end of the TV segment. Inform, but don't make killers famous.

I feel like that speaks to my point. If people will snap up Rolling Stone magazine to learn more about the Boston bomber, doesn't that suggest that if large media outlets don't report this kind of information, people will find somewhere that does?

I think the question is, do people want to know more about these killers? And if the answer is yes, we're kind of stuck because that kind of thing's easy to find on the Internet. And it also gives free rein to sites that swear that the Florida shooter was an anti-NRA Democrat, or a member of a white supremacist group, or whatever.

Although, I may not be understanding the context here. That Rolling Stone cover is pretty extreme, literally a rock star treatment. I don't think most shooters get that.

Thankfully no, they don't. That's the worst I've seen.

This information does need to be out there, both because people have a right to know and because, as you say, people will find out anyway and proper reporting is at least somewhat more reliable than most sources. Speaking of the Boston marathon bombing, afterwards Reddit was pointing out every brown person with a backpack who was there.

It would be nice if all large media outlets be more responsible (less focus on the killer) but there's no reason why they would. I don't know of any way to enforce responsible reporting even in countries without the 1st amendment.
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Re: White House Game Summit Recap
Mar 9, 2018, 18:18
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Re: White House Game Summit Recap Mar 9, 2018, 18:18
Mar 9, 2018, 18:18
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Orogogus wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 18:05:
saluk wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 17:49:
Agent.X7 wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 14:10:
Right, because nobody does this for the instant notoriety the press issues them. Oh, wait...

Why do they do it has many answers and no one really knows for sure which would have the biggest impact. Would not repeating there names or making a big deal about it on the news prevent them? Maybe. I do think that's one avenue that could be looked into.

How they do it though is a well known and solvable problem.

I'll bend a little on 1st amendment if you do on 2nd. Fines or losing tax breaks for news organizations above a certain income who report on stories in ways that may lead to copycats. If the penalties are to the corporation and not to individuals I'm kinda OK with that.

It just seems unworkable to me in the Internet age. What kind of reporting leads to copycats? Is the idea that the news outlets don't even report on the school shooting? Students and teachers dead, the area cordoned off with SWAT teams and helicopters on scene, communication on publicly available police and emergency radio bands, and the local and national outlets just agree not to say anything about it? People posting about their dead children or classmates, and nothing? Someone gets booked on 17 counts of first degree murder and no one jumps on that publicly available information? So they just leave it to bloggers?

It just seems to me that the end game would be people getting all their news from sites that don't even have reporters. Or is that we want to immediately jump to a state-owned media, like the totalitarian Chinese, and straight up imprison people for crimes against the state to scare them into submission?

Reporting that leads to copycats is reporting that glorifies the killer. Stuff like this utter disgrace, literally giving a murderer the rock star treatment. But hey, sales doubled...

Definitely report on the event, the victims, even the killer - but save reporting on the killer to a dry paragraph deep in the article or towards the end of the TV segment. Inform, but don't make killers famous.
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Re: Morning Tech Bits
Mar 9, 2018, 13:05
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Re: Morning Tech Bits Mar 9, 2018, 13:05
Mar 9, 2018, 13:05
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Cutter wrote on Mar 9, 2018, 10:53:
Once again we see Apple is wholly evil, as are the people who support them.

What other company publicly reports and reacts to this kind of stuff? Can you please tell me who you buy from, so I can avoid being wholly evil?
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Re: Cities: Skylines Anniversary and Sales Milestone
Mar 8, 2018, 18:49
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Re: Cities: Skylines Anniversary and Sales Milestone Mar 8, 2018, 18:49
Mar 8, 2018, 18:49
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Fion wrote on Mar 8, 2018, 15:03:
Wait, Surviving Mars is an expansion to Cities: Skylines? It's from a completely different company.

It's a completely separate game, only the publisher is the same.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 4, 2018, 21:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2018, 21:41
Mar 4, 2018, 21:41
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RedEye9 wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 21:26:
And Sam Rockwell won!, Three Billboards is a great dark comedy even thought it's labeled Drama/Crime.

I was expecting a mother's crusade for justice. Not quite! It's very Cohen Brothersy.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Mar 4, 2018, 20:22
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Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2018, 20:22
Mar 4, 2018, 20:22
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jdreyer wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 15:14:
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 14:58:
Three Billboards and Get Out were both excellent movies in their own right, but I don't know if they are Best Movie territory. Have not seen Shape of H2O or I Tonja.
Both Mother! and Lady Bird were enjoyable.
The Apes movie was meh, same for Dunkirk and Blade Runner did not hold a candle to the original.

A bunch of the Oscar movies are on Amazon Prime streaming. I saw Shape of Water and Lady Bird up there last night.

Also love me some Sam Rockwell. Hoping he wins too.

You're in luck.

Three Billboards has a hell of a cast.
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Re: Steam Top 10
Mar 4, 2018, 19:28
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Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 4, 2018, 19:28
Mar 4, 2018, 19:28
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Zoom wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 18:35:
JayDeath wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 17:03:
I'm finally understanding how I should be playing KC:D. It's a bugfest atm but it's really something special.
Some say it's the new Gothic, i suppose (if we refer to Gothic 2 which is the best of the series IMHO), if true then it's indeed very special.

I've been following it; the initial reaction was that it was buggy but beyond that, it's an excellent game. I hear the combat is love-it-or-hate-it. How buggy is it now?

Non-fantasy medieval is interesting to me. It's not a time period I'm particularly interested in, but every time I play a fantasy game I wonder what it would be like without magic/etc - and if a dev goes down this less flashy route, it makes sense to go for a slower, more realistic pace.

I loved Gothic 3 + Community patch. Half the ambition of The Elderscrolls, twice the heart.
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Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting
Mar 3, 2018, 01:00
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Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 3, 2018, 01:00
Mar 3, 2018, 01:00
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Weird how Trump supporters like ventry are so keen to tie everything to the election. It's almost like they've had a 13 month long dumpster fire with nothing to show for it. Well, tax cuts for billionaires. Well done.
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Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting
Mar 2, 2018, 15:37
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Re: Trump Calls Game Meeting Mar 2, 2018, 15:37
Mar 2, 2018, 15:37
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Beamer wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 14:42:
Prez wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 13:32:
Maybe I'm the only one that thinks having a summit at the White House with game developers is a FAR better solution than the President immediately holding a press conference calling on Congress to come up with anti-gaming legislatuon. It's no secret that politicians and old people generally have no understanding of the games industry. And Washington is chock full of both. This is an opportunity for the industry representatives to educate some very significant and powerful politicians. The worst that can happen is that the President and whoever else attends choose to not listen and remain willfully ignorant, in which case nothing is lost. On the other hand, the possibility exists that the old out-of-touch dinosaurs might actually learn something. Maybe they will even learn enough to avoid sounding like idiots when the subject of violence in games inevitably comes up again. Hey a guy can dream.

That's how I see it. More pessimistic than you, but not that they'll learn something, but that they'll just forget.

It's good that they might be willing to listen, but it's ridiculous that they need this conversion. Even if they are as out of touch as they sound, they should be informed by their own people that this is a bad idea before anything is said publicly.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Mar 2, 2018, 10:16
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Mar 2, 2018, 10:16
Mar 2, 2018, 10:16
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Cutter wrote on Mar 1, 2018, 23:42:
It was a joke with bad timing. Talk about massive overreach and overreaction. I'm sure this'll be getting overturned in short order.

Prosecutors maintained this was unacceptable, particularly following the mass shooting at a Florida school last month.

Yeah, maybe they'd like to stick to their jobs instead of playing fascist arbiter of what is and isn't acceptable. A joke even in bad taste is still legal...for now.

So, you don't actually know what a prosecutor does, do you?
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Re: etc.
Feb 25, 2018, 10:21
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Re: etc. Feb 25, 2018, 10:21
Feb 25, 2018, 10:21
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MeanJim wrote on Feb 25, 2018, 00:52:
In fact all violent crime has seen a downward trend over the past 20 years.
That's something you never see on the news, because scaring people gets better ratings/more viewers.

There's also less to report. Studies into trends in violent crime can't dominate a news cycle, even in less sensationalist media. Bad things often happen suddenly, good things are more likely to happen gradually.
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Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games
Feb 24, 2018, 20:21
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Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 24, 2018, 20:21
Feb 24, 2018, 20:21
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RedEye9 wrote on Feb 24, 2018, 20:14:
Dangit, you went back and added the s.

Yep, I forgot about Poe's Law.
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Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games
Feb 24, 2018, 16:44
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Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 24, 2018, 16:44
Feb 24, 2018, 16:44
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Zoom wrote on Feb 24, 2018, 16:26:
Quboid wrote on Feb 24, 2018, 15:39:
They're also armed with knives. Checkmate, hypocrite.
Yeah right. Let's see FBI crime figures quickly here.
Deaths in 2016 by guns (firearms, handguns, rifles, etc.): 11004
Deaths in 2016 by knives or cutting instruments: 1604
Who's the hypocrite ?

Let's put it otherwise.
Gun deaths per mil. in the US: 31.2
in Germany: 2.1
in France: 2.0
in Japan (strong gun ban): 0.1

The USA is on par with 3rd world countries that are experiencing civil war, or Mexico where there are drug wars raging. At the moment the rest of civilized world is looking at you like the retarded bullies that you are..

But high-power guns like AR-15s have so many uses apart from killing. What can you do with a knife apart from kill people?

Oh wait, that's stupid. Maybe gun control would be a good idea.

(Joking aside, I was making fun of NicklePop's "I don't understand it therefore it doesn't make sense" interpretation of hypocrisy.)
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Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games
Feb 24, 2018, 15:39
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Re: Trump Calls Out Video Games Feb 24, 2018, 15:39
Feb 24, 2018, 15:39
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jdreyer wrote on Feb 24, 2018, 04:35:
NicklePop wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 20:13:
HorrorScope wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 20:11:
NicklePop wrote on Feb 23, 2018, 19:32:

Millions of guns and only a handful of mass murder events.

Right, you are a complicit preacher. Tell that to those directly affected.

To be consistent, unless you're willing to ban knives, hammers, and cleavers, you too are complicit in these deaths right?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_attacks_in_China_(2010%E2%80%9312)

You have to say yes, otherwise your argument is hypocrisy!

If knives are just as effective as guns, why are all soldiers armed with guns?

They're also armed with knives. Checkmate, hypocrite. /s

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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Feb 23, 2018, 17:31
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Feb 23, 2018, 17:31
Feb 23, 2018, 17:31
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Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Feb 22, 2018, 23:26:
Quboid wrote on Feb 17, 2018, 10:15:
Oh look, the literal Nazi sympathiser who links to extremist content is complaining about people being concerned about extremists again.
Oh look, the progressive that thinks everyone who doesn't agree with their view of the world is a nazi. What a world to live in, do you check under your bed for people in shiny boots before you go to sleep?

I'm sure it helps you to pretend that this is true, but you know it's not. It's just you, because of your specific actions.
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Re: Sunday Safety Dance
Feb 19, 2018, 15:21
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Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 15:21
Feb 19, 2018, 15:21
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Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 09:30:
Beamer wrote on Feb 19, 2018, 06:46:
This thread is great:

1) DangerDog says "Trump never claimed it was the largest inauguration. The media made the battle!"

2) It's proven Trump made the size comment

3) DangerDog says "Well, it's about when the photo was taken, so Trump was right!"


It shows That DangerDog doesn't bother looking into anything before getting all angry at someone else over it, meaning he blames the media instead of Trump, and it means he'll do anything to defend Trump.

Basically, why are we talking to him when it's been proven here he's ignorant, unwilling to use Google before committing to an opinion, and unwilling to change his poorly informed opinion after someone shows him actual video disputing his memory? This isn't even about opinions, which people here argue often. He's arguing fact in the face of video evidence. If someone can't even agree on widely-proven fact, why engage?
Sadly, DangerDog is not unique. In fact, he represents significant portion of the population. It is the very definition of how/why Trump was elected.

Yes, that's why I'm curious. I'm not going to change his mind or even get honest answers, but how he avoids reality is interesting. His political beliefs are a house of cards, he daren't risk disturbing a single one in case the whole lot falls down.
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Re: Sunday Safety Dance
Feb 19, 2018, 00:49
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Re: Sunday Safety Dance Feb 19, 2018, 00:49
Feb 19, 2018, 00:49
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That's why this is so weird - this was no "gotcha", Trump brought this entirely on himself. It was completely pointless of Trump to make that claim. He drew attention to the attendance (Spicer pretended it was about people watching after the fact) and then rather than point to the mitigating reasons, he made an incorrect statement about the attendance that make those reasons irrelevant. DC didn't like him? His statement was still obviously wrong. The weather was bad? His statement was still obviously wrong.

And yet, you fell for it. That was also completely pointless. You parroted an obviously incorrect statement and in your paranoia, you blamed the people who pointed out that the President made an obviously incorrect statement - as if that's not something the media should pick up on. I can't imagine you deliberately tried to mislead anyone else because it was so weak but then what was the point? As I said before, it looks like deep down, you know you've fallen for the most obvious con in history and rather than accept that and learn from it, you cling on to anything to maintain the illusion.

Claiming to not care about the media after inadvertently admitting you were wrong fits that too.
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