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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 6, 2018, 10:28 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 10:27:
Not unexpectedly (as you and I have discussed things of this nature before) we are at a fundamental ideological impasse. You believe that impact is what matters; while I take into account the impact someone's words or deeds may have, I do so to a FAR lesser extent than considering intent. The fact that a person at whom the action was not aimed might get offended is completely irrelevant to me when considering repercussions. Everyone gets offended by everyrhimg these days. The fact that the intent might possibly have been a targeted personal slur is what matters. Impact vs. intemt - it doesnt get much more basic a disagreement than that. As is often the case, we will have to agree to disagree.

I'm ok with that. Outside of me misreading you last week (again, my bad), these tend to be interesting discussions rather than anything anyone reacts too much to.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
8. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 6, 2018, 09:09 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 08:58:
Beamer wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 08:22:
Prez wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 08:13:
If it were me in charge the punishment would depend on whether he was aware at the time that the guy he called a "fucking faggot" is in fact openly gay. If he didn't at the time, it's incidental smack talk and worthy of a slap on the wrist at most. If he did know, that's a low personal attack and I'd ban his ass forever.

Yeah, but "straight" isn't an insult, so why is "faggot?"
It's over a stream, so it's an insult to any gay fans, in that it's implying being gay is, well, an insult.

They're not protecting their athletes so much as their audience.

I agree that just use of the term is inappropriate but I look at intent, not who might be offended. I place zero stock in worrying about offense taken unless it is a specific, targeted attack against a person or group. For me there is an ocean of difference between randomly blurting out an incidental slur and using one as a directed, pointed attack against someone. In one case he was just being an incidental douche; in the other, more nefarious case, he was attacking someone for specifically being gay. Either would result in punishment were I in charge, but intent would make the difference between making him sit out a round or being banned for life. It's kind of how how our whole legal system is set up: the difference between first degree murder and manslaughter is pretty vast for example. The difference is intent.

Yeah, I think that's the difference in our approach. To me, intent hardly matters. Impact matters. If I tell someone that all gamers are socially incompetent losers that live in their parents basements, people here who overhear it will be offended, even if my intent wasn't for them to hear it.

Your legal system analogy is spot on, but in manslaughter, no one intended for someone to die. In this case, he clearly intended to hurt someone. I see it more as felony murder - he intended to do damage, so he gets penalized for all damage, even if it's beyond the very specific damage he meant.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
6. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 6, 2018, 08:22 Beamer
 
Prez wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 08:13:
If it were me in charge the punishment would depend on whether he was aware at the time that the guy he called a "fucking faggot" is in fact openly gay. If he didn't at the time, it's incidental smack talk and worthy of a slap on the wrist at most. If he did know, that's a low personal attack and I'd ban his ass forever.

Yeah, but "straight" isn't an insult, so why is "faggot?"
It's over a stream, so it's an insult to any gay fans, in that it's implying being gay is, well, an insult.

They're not protecting their athletes so much as their audience.
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Battles Toxic Chat
18. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Battles Toxic Chat Mar 6, 2018, 07:19 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 21:21:
Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 19:52:
DangerDog wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 19:21:
Cutter wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 18:45:
Retired wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 18:12:
*yawn

The internet has created island of anonymous people with no restrictions or consequences.

I am looking forward to the day of "internet ID" where every single person will be identified by name and address when making comments or online posts.

Yes, Big Brother would just love that. Who the hell wants or needs privacy anyway?


they don't even need an id system, they're rounding people up in the UK and Germany for posting "wrong think" on facebook.

No, the UK is prosecuting a woman for posting beheading videos. Though I should have figured the usual crew here that whines about penalties to screaming "faggot" online would equate beheading videos to "wrong think."

Seriously, a game is trying to clean up its communication, and you guys think this is bad. Because you guys are the ones that ruin games for everyone, while at the same time whining about being called "toxic."

Sorry, you guys are toxic. Very toxic. You'll rant here, and maybe Cutter will plead with me to kill myself as he did yesterday, but you're toxic. You're not fun to be around. You're selfish, angry people. It shouldn't be a surprise no one wants you in their games.

Sticks and stones and all that jazz, I don't need a safe space to curl up in.

They could solve this problem really simply with a word filter, other games do it so why can't they?

I'm sure we could play this game back and forth all day long but the point is they can find you if they want to.

thought crimes


I said the UK, not Germany.

And Nigel Pelham didn't think the wrong thing, he asked people to hurt Muslims. Do you think being arrested for yelling fire in a theater is a thought crime?
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
37. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 6, 2018, 07:13 Beamer
 
Orogogus wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 03:22:
StoNe wrote on Mar 6, 2018, 02:49:
The left...they have universities, Hollywood, and Silicone Valley. Not. Much. Else.

Also the cities, New England and the West Coast, women, African-Americans, Hispanics, Jewish, Asians, the non-Hollywood arts and the sciences.

What does the right have? The military, the one percent, the non-college educated white males, and the churches. That seems even more "not much else."

You forget the corporations and therefore the jobs are on the left, too. Having been around the country in or working with several fortune 100s, you rarely find a social conservative.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
10. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 5, 2018, 23:22 Beamer
 
Cutter wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 22:42:
You're almost as stupid as Redeye. Both of you really need to do the right thing.

Second day in a row you tell someone here to commit suicide.
Swell guy.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
31. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2018, 23:21 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 23:11:
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 09:59:
Wait, now you're claiming Jesus is 14 billion years old?

This stuff isn't in any organized religion, is it? This seems 100% kxmode. And an inch away from believing in something like David koresh.

A lot of stuff isn't in any organized religion. Like, for example, God's proper name or he insistence that Jesus is Almighty God, when there countless verses that repeatedly state otherwise. However, it's not hard to come to a conclusion when you have both pieces of information.

Bible: (Colossians 1:15,16) He [Jesus] is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; because by means of him all other things were created in the heavens and on the earth, the things visible and the things invisible

Science: Space.com from Jun 7, 2017 - "In 2012, WMAP estimated the age of the universe to be 13.772 billion years, with an uncertainty of 59 million years. In 2013, Planck measured the age of the universe at 13.82 billion years."

You extrapolate the two to come to a reasonable answer. That's what scientists do.

So, you're a JW, but against the teachings of JW, you believe Jesus is 14 billion years old. That's quite a difference of opinion.

Have you ever discussed these beliefs with any church elders?
 
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Battles Toxic Chat
14. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Battles Toxic Chat Mar 5, 2018, 19:52 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 19:21:
Cutter wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 18:45:
Retired wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 18:12:
*yawn

The internet has created island of anonymous people with no restrictions or consequences.

I am looking forward to the day of "internet ID" where every single person will be identified by name and address when making comments or online posts.

Yes, Big Brother would just love that. Who the hell wants or needs privacy anyway?


they don't even need an id system, they're rounding people up in the UK and Germany for posting "wrong think" on facebook.

No, the UK is prosecuting a woman for posting beheading videos. Though I should have figured the usual crew here that whines about penalties to screaming "faggot" online would equate beheading videos to "wrong think."

Seriously, a game is trying to clean up its communication, and you guys think this is bad. Because you guys are the ones that ruin games for everyone, while at the same time whining about being called "toxic."

Sorry, you guys are toxic. Very toxic. You'll rant here, and maybe Cutter will plead with me to kill myself as he did yesterday, but you're toxic. You're not fun to be around. You're selfish, angry people. It shouldn't be a surprise no one wants you in their games.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
2. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Mar 5, 2018, 17:19 Beamer
 
Those comments feel pretty spot on.  
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News Comments > Rainbow Six Siege Battles Toxic Chat
3. Re: Rainbow Six Siege Battles Toxic Chat Mar 5, 2018, 10:51 Beamer
 
Muscular Beaver wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 10:30:
"What a gay round!"
*Banned for 2 days.*

Heil PC! No, not Personal Computer.

So sorry that people dislike playing with jerks.
 
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
11. Re: Steam Top 10 Mar 5, 2018, 08:12 Beamer
 
Quinn wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 04:17:
eRe4s3r wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 22:43:
For me I don't think any game would be able to replicate the feeling you had when you first started playing Gothic I, it was truly someone unique and special. KC:D to me, does not capture anywhere near the same feeling, it's a really boring grindfest compared to Gothic I which was 100% pure exploration and flair but also combat you needed to really understand first, and then you could maybe handle 2 orcs at once.

Also Nier: Automata ftw

What I love about KCD is the realism, which really helps with immersion. Exploration only makes so much sense in reality: not every corner you turn reveals magical secrets, nor is a forest filled with chests of loot. In reality, you'd just find farmhouses with peasants who have nothing of interest to tell you.
So in this way, KCD is very different than the other RPGs out there. Exploration makes little sense. In this game, the only real reason to explore is to find beautiful vistas, like a pretty lake in the forest or a grand view of beautiful Bohemia. Realism.

I also love the combat, but I find it too easy. Once you learn the riposte/retaliate skill, the combat becomes as easy as as skilled as you (the player) are. That's something you wouldn't want in an RPG.

Nevertheless, this is the best game I've played since 2000. For sure.

Ha! This just shows how different our priorities are, and why it's great that people are making games for both of us. You saying you just come across a farmhouse with peasants who have nothing of interest to offer you makes me cringe - I'd hate to be exploring and find absolutely nothing. It's a waste of time to me. To you, it's realistic and immersive, because the world is full of people with nothing interesting to tell you.

I don't give a shit about immersion and think it's a ridiculous concept. You rank it highly.

I'll probably never play this game, because it already sounded kind of dull to me and you sell it in a dull way. But I find PUBG dull and people adore it. We have different priorities.

I feel like now, more than any time in the past two decades, there are games coming out for nearly any different priority. And, for some reason, reviews are still being looked at as a thing where games are inherently good or bad. This game, to me, sounds awful. To you, it's a treasure.

Good time to be a gamer.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
30. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2018, 07:19 Beamer
 
Red886 wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 00:29:
it's sad to see OSCARS devolve from a celebration of movies, filmmaking and glamor of Hollywood , to being a platform for race politics. (1. there must be a disproportionate % of colored races in a major film. 2. women cannot be sexy anymore and romance is dead. Everything is harassment unless the woman is ugly and the man a supermodel 3. illegals are great people. Stats are a lie. )


Is that true?
America is 65% white. The world is even less than that. Were the people involved 35% people of color? From the pictures I've seen, no.

Women were absolutely dressed sexy last night, and glamorous, and the red carpet focus was on that. People loved it.

Romance is dead? I don't even know where you're getting that one, and would like you to explain.

Harassment unless the woman is ugly and the man a supermodel, what?

And what stats? Can you show me stats that say illegals are significantly more likely to commit crimes than native Americans? And someone claiming that illegals are all great?





So many hear things not being said, or being said by one moron on Twitter, and react violently against that, rather than thinking about what's being said and how it's not an attack on you, personally.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
29. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 5, 2018, 07:04 Beamer
 
Asmodai wrote on Mar 5, 2018, 05:30:
Beamer wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 16:01:
I mean, that's not what they say, but knowing how insecure you are, I get why you hear that.

Awww, you're sweet. I know you insult people because you have fuck all relevant to say Beams. Stay classy. ; )

Did anyone say people should feel bad because of penises?

No. No one ever has. But people like you are fragile and hear that. You can't have a conversation without your emotions running wild and you feeling attacked. So there's no point to trying. You twist everything to feel like a victim.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2018, 17:58 Beamer
 
http://archive.is/o5NlT

For posterity.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2018, 16:01 Beamer
 
Asmodai wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 15:52:
Cutter wrote on Mar 4, 2018, 13:40:
Fuck the Oscars and their PC bullshit. Rewarding a bunch of rich assholes for doing their fucking jobs. I will never understand why people think so highly of them or why they feel they need 50 million award ceremonies a year. The fucking egos on those people.

But Cutter, how else would they be able to simultaneously tell us that we shouldn't rape and women are powerful and women need to be protected and if you have a penis you should feel bad because
privilege?!?!? \= | Oh yeah, and there were some movies or some shit out this year...

I mean, that's not what they say, but knowing how insecure you are, I get why you hear that.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
20. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Mar 4, 2018, 09:59 Beamer
 
Wait, now you're claiming Jesus is 14 billion years old?

This stuff isn't in any organized religion, is it? This seems 100% kxmode. And an inch away from believing in something like David koresh.
 
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News Comments > Saturday Legal Briefs
10. Re: Saturday Legal Briefs Mar 3, 2018, 22:01 Beamer
 
WaltC wrote on Mar 3, 2018, 20:27:
The gun genie has been out of the bottle globally for *millennia*, literally.

You lose when you say this.

I mean, at a bare minimum, firearms aren't 1000 years old. More like 700. Even then, those were hardly what we're discussing.

More importantly, and always lost on you, only 3rd world countries have the issues with gun deaths we do. The list is literally Honduras, Venezuela, El Salvador, Swaziland, Guatemala, Jamaica, Colombia, Brazil, Panama, Uragua, Mexico, the US, Montenegro, The Philippines, South Africa, Costa Rica, Argentina, Peru, Nicaragua, Serbia. In order.

Don't know about you, but I strive to be better than Serbia. Seems you don't. Shame.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Re: Out of the Blue Mar 3, 2018, 14:33 Beamer
 
Jesus invented time? That's a new one. How old do you think the world is?  
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News Comments > Evening Previews
5. Re: Evening Previews Mar 3, 2018, 10:24 Beamer
 
Retired wrote on Mar 3, 2018, 07:21:
DangerDog wrote on Mar 2, 2018, 21:32:
Seems like the standard fair shooter. AI isn't that impressive, co-op animations are kind of janky. It's the repetition that can break the game, lots of copy and paste missions with just a few unique story based ones sprinkled in.

Screwing around in co-op is where the game shines.


Finally getting through FarCry Primal - this game could have ended after 10 hours. Probably largest grind of all of the FC games.

And it STILL sells for $39.99, and never more than 50% off. I'd have bought it for $9.99, even though I think I'd probably regret it, as there are many similar and better options out there for that price.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
8. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 3, 2018, 09:04 Beamer
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Mar 3, 2018, 08:04:

I am not detecting a pattern of racism and bigotry against white men here... It's almost like the published diversity statistics which show that tech companies are overwhelmingly white or asian and male are born out by experience.

I was at one of your 3 big competitors. My team was 4 white males, 2 Asian females, and 2 middle eastern males. Leadership started at me, and was white males the whole way up. On the business side. On the engineering side, it was about 12 white males, 1 white female intern, an Indian leader, then white males the whole way up.

But Cutter only sees things that could impact him, so the only real racism is against white people. Hell, Cutter would be Jeff Bezos if he weren't a white male! Wait, there may be a few flaws in that logic. In any case, it's only that he's a white male that his life is mediocrity.
 
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