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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
34. Re: Twitter will not ban InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones Aug 9, 2018, 06:48 Beamer
 
Also, can we step back and appreciate that a blues poster thinks the government has chemicals that turns frogs gay?

It turns 10% from male to female. They can then successfully reproduce as female. That's not gay. Gay men don't have female genitals and can't bear children.

Incidentally, this is damn near a plot device of Jurassic Park. Damn frog DNA!
 
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News Comments > IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up
20. Re: IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up Aug 8, 2018, 22:06 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 19:08:
Beamer wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 16:47:
In fairness, I don't think that's ever done outside of attorneys being involved. For all we know, they are discussing this, but nothing is agreed to because, again, these things almost always involve attorneys.

There are lots and lots of famous plagiarism cases. Most, of course, involve politicians who get no blowback...

You're likely right. Pecuniary compensation typically isn't made public because of closed-door procedures.

Life would be so much easier, but if they go without a lawyer and he goes to one, it could drag out.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
7. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 8, 2018, 20:31 Beamer
 
MT Silver wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 19:37:
I don't know if Russ Pitts is on drugs or has braindamage from being dropped as a baby but the idea that the Escapist was a haven for us alt-righters is a massive pisstake. We were censored and banned with great enthusiasm, along with all the other "Gamers Are Dead!" sites.

Disagreed. And Jim Sterling quit over it.

The Escapist was owned by Alexander Macris, a giant douche. Under him, Roguestar was getting favorable coverage. Press Fart to Continue was hired. Liana K started writing for them. The hired Brandon Morse.

I completely agree they were giving right wing maniacs (again, like Roguestar and Brandon Morse) platforms.

edit - even the barely literate like Sargon agree.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
25. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 18:22 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 17:47:
By the way he does not sell "sugar pills" again a baseless untrue leftist attack.

He sells high quality supplements that have been tested and they are NOT twice the price as has also been lied about by leftists.
Remember all those times I said you'd never met reality, and that you believe things based not on evidence or facts, but how fringe they are?

Well, I've got this lump of lint. It looks like it came from the pocket of my jeans, but let me tell you, it will let you live forever. Every single scientist ever will tell you I'm wrong, which means I'm right, because Big Funeral Home wants you to die and wants to keep this hidden. I'll sell it to you for a mere $5,000,000. You know it's good, because literally every expert ever says otherwise.

Also, I think we all confirmed Timmy drinks stuff Alex Jones sells him.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
24. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 18:20 Beamer
 
Timmeh wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 17:44:
yeah no...

Here you go.

"It didn't happen."

"It was staged."

"They were actors."

"Reported parents in videos laughing, then doing fake crying."

"He's claiming he held his son... according to a timeline of events, that is not possible. They never let them see their bodies."

"We've got video of fake people playing multiple roles."

"It's a total hoax, undoubtedly they're actors, they were caught lying."

"With Sandy Hook, nothing happened.... the whole thing is a giant hoax... no one died."

"It's as phony as a 3-dollar bill. I knew they had actors there, clearly, but I thought they killed some real kids, but it shows how bold they are that they used actors."

"The general public doesn't know the school was actually closed a year before."

"No kids died at Sandy Hook."

 
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News Comments > IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations
27. Re: IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations Aug 8, 2018, 17:40 Beamer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 10:25:
Beamer wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 23:14:
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 21:45:
The Nintendo gaming EDITOR for IGN plagiarizes a review? Not some newbie trying to make his name, but the freaking editor?

Thank goodness there's no issue with ethics in games journalism...

If only this were the type of thing you people focused on, instead of "objective reviews."

In any case, it's clearly a bad actor. Every industry on the planet has them. And the review is down, promptly. Looks like the institutions are doing the right thing. For all your bluster, shit like this happens less than once a year and seems to be handled properly.

A) He was allowed to edit his own work. No other eyes saw it before it got up on the website. This is a systemic problem as well as a personal one.

B) The last three Nintendo editors for IGN have all gone on to work at Nintendo afterward. When an EPA staffer goes on to work at Exxon after he leaves, people tend to doubt the efficacy of his time at the EPA (and rightly so). But the ethics of this happening in gaming journalism is unquestionable, right?

What's wrong with Nintendo journalists going to Nintendo? Again, this happens in every damn industry. Hell, the President of my company, which is publicly traded, started out a journalist covering this industry, and we're not even an enthusiast industry.

Nintendo wants people who know the industry well, know how to communicate, know the company well, and have spent a lot of time evaluating it and thinking about how to improve it. Where do you think those people come from?

Jesus, it's all conspiracy with you people. You have no clue how the world works and only pay attention to video games, so you see things that happen EVERYWHERE and assume it's people out to ruin your video games.
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
6. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 17:37 Beamer
 
I've read stuff about QAnon, but never paid too close attention.

This isn't true, is it? The biggest thing about QAnon is the belief that Trump is fighting a democrat pedophile ring? I thought it was more political conspiracy, not pizzagate conspiracy.

Yes, I can Google this, but I'm too dismayed to.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
14. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 17:00 Beamer
 
Keep in mind, InfoWars itself supports this kind of "censorship."

You will stay on topic. (Post under the proper category)
You will post articles to the ONE category that best applies.
You will not spam. (Spam is flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the message on people who would not otherwise choose to receive it.)
You will not include links to websites and videos not associated with the topic.
You will not post the same comment or article multiple times or multiple categories.
You will not solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind. You will not include links to products in your status updates, comments, articles or groups.
You will not post anything libelous, defamatory, harmful, threatening, harassing, abusive, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, racially or ethnically objectionable, or otherwise illegal.
You will not make threats to other users or people not associated with the site.
If you violate these rules, your posts and/or user name will be deleted.
Remember: you are a guest here. It is not censorship if you violate the rules and your post is deleted. All civilizations have rules and if you violate them you can expect to be ostracized from the tribe.

Emphasis mine, but, I mean, even Alex Jones violates these, especially with his endless damn solicitations. He's been going out of business for decades, according to him, saved only if you buy $5 worth of sugar pills for $100.
 
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News Comments > IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up
18. Re: IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up Aug 8, 2018, 16:47 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 16:17:
Beamer wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 13:50:
The guy was fired. How much more serious do you want?

For IGN to pay Boomstick Gaming an estimated amount, they gained from a plagiarized review on their site. There are ways to track this and come up with a ballpark estimate. It may not be a lot, but the point is for many, reviewing games is their primary source of income. So it behooves IGN to pay up.

In fairness, I don't think that's ever done outside of attorneys being involved. For all we know, they are discussing this, but nothing is agreed to because, again, these things almost always involve attorneys.

There are lots and lots of famous plagiarism cases. Most, of course, involve politicians who get no blowback...
 
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News Comments > IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up
12. Re: IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up Aug 8, 2018, 14:57 Beamer
 
Drazula wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 14:38:
Apparently this is not the first time he has plagiarized.

Kotaku.com - Update 2 - NintendoLife review of Fifa 18

Those are dissimilar enough that they would probably never have been noticed. Those are almost excusable, at least the two passages called out. Especially if they're the only similar parts. Even an algorithm, like what colleges use, wouldn't be likely to catch that (at least when I went - if I recall, rumors were they looked for 5 similar words in a row.)

But, given what happened earlier this week, and how word for word the Dead Cells one became, yeah, this is an obvious pattern.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
10. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 14:48 Beamer
 
DangerDog wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 13:57:
Why is it so difficult for people to just ignore things you don't like and go about your life? You act like youtube is the 24/7 Alex Jones show (which it probably will be with thousands of people uploading Alex Jones clips now, it's going to turn into the new Rick Roll Troll). Does Facebook force people to visit the Info War page or something? Did Apple automatically make you download his podcast?

You're all embracing corporate censorship like they're some sort of benevolent benefactor to society, will you feel the same way when corporations like Bayer exert their power over removing all content disparaging their fine, extremely safe products from these same social media platforms? Do you think the government will only force corporations to censor things you also want to see censored?


I mean, some of the Sandy Hook parents have had to move, multiple times, because of the shit Alex Jones says. How, exactly, should they ignore him?
 
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News Comments > IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up
9. Re: IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up Aug 8, 2018, 13:50 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 13:34:
even certain word choices to describe the games we love by using similar frames of understanding

Just stop!!! "Certain word choices" and "similar frames of understanding" doesn't justify or validate the wholesale ripping of someone else's work.

We take our review process seriously.

Well, that's a lie.

I mean, if you read the start, it does come across as just obvious, generic word choices. As they then state, it proceeded to then cross the line. Being similar is ok. What Filip did was beyond similar and crossed the line. Not sure why you're taking offense when they say what you said.

Also, not sure how this shows they don't take the review process seriously. The guy was fired. How much more serious do you want? What measures could they implement to prevent this in the future? If you were the GM of IGN, what would you, personally, do?
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
4. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2018, 11:14 Beamer
 
Wikileaks has come out in defense of Info Wars. Not out of principle, but defending the merit of the actual content they produce.

Remember when Wikileaks was reputable and not just trying to smear western nations at the behest of the Russians?
 
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News Comments > IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up
3. Re: IGN Review Plagiarism Follow-up Aug 8, 2018, 10:44 Beamer
 
Guy deserved to be fired, but yes, odd that it's a JPG (sure it was put in that form for Twitter or maybe Instagram, but why their site), and odd there's no link on the main page.

I am also confused at all the people that think the editors should have caught this. How do you catch something like this? Is it their job to watch every single YouTube review of a game, write the transcript, then compare against their stuff? There's no software that does that, and manually it's utterly impossible without hiring thousands of transcribers.
 
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News Comments > IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations
23. Re: IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations Aug 7, 2018, 23:14 Beamer
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 21:45:
The Nintendo gaming EDITOR for IGN plagiarizes a review? Not some newbie trying to make his name, but the freaking editor?

Thank goodness there's no issue with ethics in games journalism...

If only this were the type of thing you people focused on, instead of "objective reviews."

In any case, it's clearly a bad actor. Every industry on the planet has them. And the review is down, promptly. Looks like the institutions are doing the right thing. For all your bluster, shit like this happens less than once a year and seems to be handled properly.
 
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News Comments > Fallout 76 Blowing Off Steam
17. Re: Fallout 76 Blowing Off Steam Aug 7, 2018, 16:24 Beamer
 
recall2000 wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 16:19:
Anyone remember the good old days where you had a single launcher per game? It was called...the game. You know...you ran Quake.exe and it, well, launched Quake. Doom.exe...you guess that one.
You didn't need to launch a flashy shopfront launcher thing where you click a "Run Game" button to then launch the game. How I miss those simple days.

I remember losing discs, having corrupted 3.5" floppies (#5 out of 14 always got corrupted), needing the disc to run the game, needing to swap discs during the game (curse any game that made you load on disc 1 then swap to disc 2 immediately), worrying about scratches, having to have somewhere to store all those discs (after a while moving some to spindles), needing to have the manual around to answer what the 30th word on the 80th page was, needing to have not the manual but some special copy wheel protection device. I remember not being able to have something easily installed on multiple systems, again, because if I was going on vacation I'd need to bring a whole bunch of disks or discs with me, and if I decided I wanted to play one not with me I was screwed.

I love these days.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
40. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 7, 2018, 15:42 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 15:14:
Beamer wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 13:54:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 13:43:
New Sony TV's Have Netflix Calibrated Mode.

What's the point when the quality of the data stream is so low.

What device are you streaming on? Seems pretty solid to me. Far, far better than a live TV feed.

Actually, we had to stop watching Game of Thrones live, as the HBO feed was pitch black darkness. Watching the HBOGo feed was bright and clear. Netflix seems on par with HBOGo.
I was thinking compared to a Blu Ray disc. Streams are always compressed, so there's always lower color depth.

True, but the usage of streams vs Blu Ray has to be 100:1, no? If not even higher than that? Doesn't mean we shouldn't try to make Netflix look as good as possible just because there are better options out there for picture quality (that are costlier and less convenient.)
 
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News Comments > IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations
11. Re: IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations Aug 7, 2018, 14:31 Beamer
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 14:28:
we’ve removed it for the time being and are investigating.

You've "removed" it. If proven right, I would except IGN to compensate this person or the group for the days it appeared on IGN and the ad revenue it generated.

On one hand, it would be great if they did.
On the other, it was up for less than 24 hours. I think less than 12.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
38. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 7, 2018, 13:54 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 13:43:
New Sony TV's Have Netflix Calibrated Mode.

What's the point when the quality of the data stream is so low.

What device are you streaming on? Seems pretty solid to me. Far, far better than a live TV feed.

Actually, we had to stop watching Game of Thrones live, as the HBO feed was pitch black darkness. Watching the HBOGo feed was bright and clear. Netflix seems on par with HBOGo.
 
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News Comments > IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations
5. Re: IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations Aug 7, 2018, 12:28 Beamer
 
SpectralMeat wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 12:16:
The last review I've read/watched that was published by IGN was about 10+ years ago. I really don't trust a single review that comes out of these major review websites.
I rather watch let's plays and read some player feedback

I don't think any of them are intentionally biased. Some have the inherent issue of enthusiast media in that they're often lavishly rewarded for their time (Jalopnik.com had the best disclaimer for this the other day - "Full Disclosure: Ford needed me to drive the Mustang Bullitt so badly it flew me to San Francisco and paid for my hotel room, food and booze. Honestly I was just happy to get away from the oppressive New York summer humidity for a few days, so the car was icing on the cake")

Let's Plays can have the same issue, and are usually handle disclaiming it less well. They also are often one person, who is doing all the editorial and advertising his or herself. Let's Plays are also usually 30+ minutes long, and god, most of them seem to think the product is their zany intro and and annoying personalities.

I prefer written reviews where I can skim the thing in under 30 seconds and have as good an idea of whether the product is for me or not, without anything being even remotely spoiled.

Jivaro wrote on Aug 7, 2018, 12:05:
That's just...odd. I mean it's shady, but damn if it ain't pretty damn stupid at the same time. I went into watching this video assuming it was BS. Hardcore bias. Mainly because I feel like all of these video reviews kinda follow the same template anyway. By halfway through I found myself already pretty sure Filip was a thief. The pacing and the way the topics line up...all the way through. I mean it only gets more and more alike as the video progresses. Particularly in pacing, I mean down to the second.

Just stunningly stupid.

I generally avoid video reviews instead of text. Less informative, longer time. But yeah, I feel like 90% of the time someone small accuses someone large of plagiarism it feels more like they're angry at generic similarities. This goes well beyond that. Filip likely thought no one would watch both of these, and if they do the length of the videos makes it unlikely anyone would remember exact quotes. He's not wrong about that, it's surprising people noticed. I guess because he was so damn lazy about it. I feel like voiceover for a video is shockingly stupid to plagiarize, anyway. You're doing about 30 seconds of talking, just script it.
 
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