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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Nov 24, 2021, 10:47
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 24, 2021, 10:47
Nov 24, 2021, 10:47
 
FrostyRei wrote on Nov 24, 2021, 09:32:
Discrimination: this used to be, "He called me a f*g" and move on in life.Now it's all lawsuits and cancellations for having called your female colleague 'mate'. Laughable now.

Not only is this incredibly exaggerated and not true, having your coworkers insult your sexuality, in an environment you cannot remove yourself, is such an obvious problem that it's shocking you think it's no big deal.

I'd wager any amount of money you've never worked at a large corporation, never managed a team of any form, and never had any characteristics that are routinely insulted (other than intentionally refusing to understand fairly simple events in the real world.)

Of course, you have 8 comments here, 3 of which whine about social situations that don't involve you, so it's hard to imagine you're here in particularly good faith and aren't just a dinosaur yelling at the kids to get off his lawn, even though they're 100 yards away and his lawn is a mudpit.
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Re: Activision Blizzard Adding Oversight
Nov 23, 2021, 16:05
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Re: Activision Blizzard Adding Oversight Nov 23, 2021, 16:05
Nov 23, 2021, 16:05
 
Hardline Mike wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 15:59:
Abide wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 14:04:
Everything woke turns to poop.

Uh I don't think ActiBlizz troubles come from being "too woke"

You're so naive, NKD. Clearly the problem isn't sexually harassers, it's people that have a problem with sexual harassers!
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released
Nov 23, 2021, 09:35
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Re: Battlefield 2042 Released Nov 23, 2021, 09:35
Nov 23, 2021, 09:35
 
A-A-Ron wrote on Nov 23, 2021, 07:30:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 21:56:
Tom wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 15:31:
Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 15:11:
Yeah, i bet that's just becasue it is EA. Every EA game gets review bombed, because EA is the devil, and WOKE, and they have girls in war games, and they hate TRUMP, Christians, Patriot's, and are directly contributing to the ongoing while genocide. The list goes on, and on, and on.

Well then... let's see how some other recent EA titles are rated on Steam:

FIFA 22: "Very positive" (80%)
Lost in Random: "Very positive" (92%)
Madden NFL 22: "Mixed" (59%)
STAR WARS Jedi: Fallen Order: "Very positive" (90%)
F1 2021: "Very positive" (80%)
STAR WARS™: Squadrons: "Mostly positive" (72%)

Yeah, Ok FanBoI
Glad to see you're acknowledging that what you wrote was wrong; being able to see your mistakes when presented with information is a great trait to have. However, calling people names does not help the discussion. (See Forum Rule #1: "Disagree all you want but refrain from attacks of a personal nature. Criticize the post, not the poster.")

The poster you're arguing with is exclusively a satire poster
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Re: OotB: Quick Trip
Nov 22, 2021, 15:41
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Re: OotB: Quick Trip Nov 22, 2021, 15:41
Nov 22, 2021, 15:41
 
ChaosEngine wrote on Nov 22, 2021, 15:12:
The mullet is back and its for everybody.

No. just... no.

Lansing, MI, the fashion capital of the world.
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Re: OotB: Dam!
Nov 20, 2021, 18:00
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Re: OotB: Dam! Nov 20, 2021, 18:00
Nov 20, 2021, 18:00
 
Sharken wrote on Nov 20, 2021, 17:01:
Thinking that more lockdowns will change things is naive at best. We have to live with Corona in our lives, which is just what the vaccines accomplish.

This is just one protest to highlight that we need to return to normality as soon as possible, limiting the freedom of the people in a democratic country is not the right way.
Do you think democratic nations never limit freedom?
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Re: OotB: Dammit!
Nov 19, 2021, 14:26
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Re: OotB: Dammit! Nov 19, 2021, 14:26
Nov 19, 2021, 14:26
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 14:13:
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 13:38:
And Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges. Glad to see it, but still think he should have been charged on the underage weapons charge.
From what I've read the DA was overly aggressive in the charging. Rittenhouse probably should have been found guilty of something, but possibly something he wasn't actually charged with. IANAL, but my layman's guess would be maybe something like reckless manslaughter, perhaps? Although if they couldn't convict on endangerment... maybe not. And of course, the outcome might have been significantly different with a different judge.


When you charge someone with something, you also charge them with the lesser includeds. So reckless manslaughter should be included in any murder charge. The judge can screw that up, and this judge was horrible, but it appears to me (and I haven't looked closely) that this was ultimately the right verdict.

But, again, he and his mom are probably going to end up getting OJed for how heavily and obviously their poor decisions led to this.
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Re: OotB: Dammit!
Nov 19, 2021, 14:07
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Re: OotB: Dammit! Nov 19, 2021, 14:07
Nov 19, 2021, 14:07
 
The Half Elf wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 13:38:
And Kyle Rittenhouse was cleared of all charges. Glad to see it, but still think he should have been charged on the underage weapons charge.

Given how the trial went, this was inevitable. The prosecution proved absolutely nothing that was illegal.

However, like how OJ was acquitted, he'll now be open to civil suits, with a much different standard. His decision to go armed into a protest wasn't illegal, but he'll have a lot of responsibility for the deaths he caused (and, as we saw, so will those that died, but that doesn't mean Rittenhouse won't be hit with a multimillion dollar judgment.)
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Nov 19, 2021, 13:18
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 19, 2021, 13:18
Nov 19, 2021, 13:18
 
ldonyo wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 12:26:
Why isn't anyone wondering where the parents' involvement is in these children's Internet usage? Yes, Facebook, Twitter, Insta, etc. are all capable of influencing people's behavior and self-image, usually in a very negative way. However, responsible parents should be able to mitigate quite a bit of that by being involved in their children's Internet use and the places they allow their children to visit.

I don't see how you can prevent a 10 year old from seeing celebrities massively photoshopped to have impossible body types. That's on virtually any site they can go to.

Are you going to tell them they can't go to the apps their friends are on? I'm sure that will work out splendidly for your relationship with them and their social standing at school.

And c'mon. Even if many here are too old to have had the internet as children or teens, I'm sure we all know that nothing our parents could have done could have stopped us. We were far more cunning at getting where we wanted than they were at stopping us.
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Re: Kotick Petition Gains Steam; Xbox "Evaluating" ActiBlizz Relationship
Nov 19, 2021, 11:48
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Re: Kotick Petition Gains Steam; Xbox "Evaluating" ActiBlizz Relationship Nov 19, 2021, 11:48
Nov 19, 2021, 11:48
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 19, 2021, 11:14:


What boggles the mind is that anyone would defend him.

This will be controversial, and someone will try to claim the opposite of me (like when I tongue-in-cheek called those doing this white knights), but there's a certain contingent of posters here that will rush to defend any white man accused of doing anything bad to non-white men, unless it's on video.

I think it stems from their inability to process something that can be evidence of a systematic problem (like my cousin, whose wife was airlifted to a hospital with breathing issues last month, and he claims she didn't have covid until after she was on the ventilator, because admitting she had it prior shatters his worldview), combined with their fear that they may get accused of doing something bad when they do things they know is questionable but think is really just fine.
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Re: Kotick Petition Gains Steam; Xbox "Evaluating" ActiBlizz Relationship
Nov 19, 2021, 09:44
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Re: Kotick Petition Gains Steam; Xbox "Evaluating" ActiBlizz Relationship Nov 19, 2021, 09:44
Nov 19, 2021, 09:44
 
anonymous anonymous wrote on Nov 18, 2021, 23:42:
The gaming activists/wokies would love to take down a CEO like this, and it doesn't matter if he is guilty or innocent.

Weird comment when he's already admitted to much of this.
The gaming keyboard warriors (you) are so quick to defend anything that you seem to not even educate yourself on what's going on.
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Re: Op Ed
Nov 18, 2021, 17:04
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Re: Op Ed Nov 18, 2021, 17:04
Nov 18, 2021, 17:04
 
I don't think it's quite as ridiculous as some of you are making it.
I mean, I'm sure the article overexaggerates the issue. But I have absolutely had times where I sit down for 30 minutes of gaming and end up spending 25 of those in cutscenes. The worst is when you get a new game and have 30 minutes to play for the first time, and spend nearly all of it in a cutscene while thinking "dammit, I just wanted to kill some demons before work!"

So I guess I wouldn't mind a warning that a game starts with 30 minutes of cutscenes. But also, this feels pretty rare. Way less of a priority than making all cutscenes skippable.
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs
Nov 18, 2021, 11:00
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Re: Evening Legal Briefs Nov 18, 2021, 11:00
Nov 18, 2021, 11:00
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 18, 2021, 00:35:
I was shocked when I cancelled my Comcast that they didn't put up a fight. It was a surprisingly satisfactory interaction. My only attempt to cancel Sirius XM was a planned attempt to reduce the bill. Which apparently they pretty much do at the drop of a hat. So, if you like Sirius XM but want a price reducution, definitely call them a few days before your contract is up. IIRC I reduced my costs by roughly 75%... (thought I posted the numbers here but failed to find a post about it)

I had the same experience with Optimum, but I think everyone has been canceling them while working from home. I signed up because they were half the price of Fios for 1gig, but man, there'd be a 30 second outage every hour. If you're on calls all day, it was guaranteed to kick you out of several a day. Awful. They put up no fight at all on the cancellation.
Also, their cable box was the single worst device I've ever used.

As for Sirius, until moving to the suburbs this summer I never had a car with it. The car we bought moving here has it, because you have no choice, but I don't think either of us has a clue how to turn it on. We have Spotify, and can listen to anything we could ever want through Android Auto or iPhone Car. Why would we want to hear some DJ? I'd imagine those cellphone connections severely damaged their growth.
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Re: Six Days in Fallujah Delayed
Nov 18, 2021, 10:57
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Re: Six Days in Fallujah Delayed Nov 18, 2021, 10:57
Nov 18, 2021, 10:57
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 18, 2021, 10:49:
Before this news post if you had asked me I would have guessed this game had either already been released or had been permanently cancelled. Thought this story was over.

Likewise.
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Re: OotB: L4D
Nov 18, 2021, 10:00
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Re: OotB: L4D Nov 18, 2021, 10:00
Nov 18, 2021, 10:00
 
Greentiger wrote on Nov 18, 2021, 03:23:
Beamer wrote on Nov 17, 2021, 13:41:
I could buy Tony not getting liquified, though it minorly bugged me, but I couldn't buy that the entire top technology suit could be fit into a suitcase a single man could carry without exerting, and could near-instantly be formed around a person.

I was ok with the suitcase, and was willing to ignore the kinetic impact landings, but where they lost me was the insta-suit nanotech. I let it go basically as hand-wavium so they could hurry up and explore the plot and get to the action.

Black Panther's "our magic metal gives use stealth technology, anti grav technology, nano suits, whatever we can think of" really killed it for me. They were way beyond hand wavium at that point.

I was more bothered by "the smartest person in the world, so smart that our top of the line labs are basically just her, is a 22 year old!"

First, it gives her nowhere to go. Second, c'mon, those labs would have to be packed, and even as a super smart princess, she'd still have to pay some dues and some people that had been working there for longer than she'd been alive would have experience she could still learn from.
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Re: MS on Preserving Game History
Nov 18, 2021, 09:45
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Re: MS on Preserving Game History Nov 18, 2021, 09:45
Nov 18, 2021, 09:45
 
Man, some of you are really paranoid about consoles.

They're fun. They're relatively cheap. They're simple. The audience is different. The use cases are different.
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Re: Op Ed
Nov 18, 2021, 08:11
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Re: Op Ed Nov 18, 2021, 08:11
Nov 18, 2021, 08:11
 
With a few exceptions, I find open worlds dull. Too much sparseness and too many crap quests.

For every Witcher 3 there are a dozen FC5s. The Witcher was amazing, but so many others seem to check the open world box without a clear vision for why
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Re: Op Ed
Nov 17, 2021, 16:35
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Re: Op Ed Nov 17, 2021, 16:35
Nov 17, 2021, 16:35
 
Eh.

On one hand, dismissing a game because it doesn't have a story seems a bit of a miss, as incredible games can lack a story. Rarely, as an at least solid story has become more important as games have gotten more advanced, but plenty can be great with either no real story, or a very rickety story. Doom Eternal suffered for adding too much story. XCOM is incredible with a story barely beyond "aliens invaded."

On the other hand, "it's the most popular!" is bad award criteria. These shouldn't be a popularity contest, as the Oscars and Emmy's usually aren't. They should be a way to surface great work that may have been overlooked. The popular games are already popular. And, frankly, most works of any media usually suffer when they try to be as popular as possible, as appealing to the widest audience requires sacrifices.
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Re: OotB: L4D
Nov 17, 2021, 13:41
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Re: OotB: L4D Nov 17, 2021, 13:41
Nov 17, 2021, 13:41
 
Agent.X7 wrote on Nov 17, 2021, 13:10:
Mr. Tact wrote on Nov 17, 2021, 11:52:
Hmm, can create any reality he wants, but can't snap metal armored fingers. Got it. Rolleyes

This is very much a product of modern movie watchers nitpicking things to death. You buy the talking Racoon, the non-liquification of Tony Stark every time he crashes at mach 2, and the very uneven portrayal of the actual stones' powers themselves, but the finger snapping; that's what brought you out of the suspension of disbelief?

I could buy Tony not getting liquified, though it minorly bugged me, but I couldn't buy that the entire top technology suit could be fit into a suitcase a single man could carry without exerting himself, and could near-instantly be formed around a person.

Kind of like how, in Halloween 3, I struggled with how a company could build perfectly lifelike autonomous cyborgs yet somehow exclusively sell rubber masks. I was fine with the masks somehow using Stonehenge to turn kids' heads into snakes, but the business model of building cyborgs we won't have the technology for until probably after 2100, in the mid-80s, yet deciding masks were the way to go was a bridge too far. Or, how at the end a surgeon somehow found, in a matter of minutes, a phone number to a person that could singlehandedly take 66% of the TV channels off the air, nationwide, due to a rambling explanation from a random guy that wouldn't have even had the time to explain who he was.
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Re: Kotick Cover-up Allegations
Nov 17, 2021, 09:15
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Re: Kotick Cover-up Allegations Nov 17, 2021, 09:15
Nov 17, 2021, 09:15
 
He'll be gone. This isn't survivable. As much as wagons get circled, he'll still be doomed.

The letter, and his response, will be the core reason.
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
Nov 17, 2021, 09:14
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs Nov 17, 2021, 09:14
Nov 17, 2021, 09:14
 
It's worth noting that this is civi, not criminal, and your freedom of speech goes less far when aimed at others civilly than criminally.

Also, this ultimately wasn't a freedom of speech decision, this was Jones not responding to a lawsuit and therefore losing by default.
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