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Real Name Mike Aries   
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Signed On Feb 27, 2003, 22:00
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News Comments > Sunday Tech Bits
5. Re: Sunday Tech Bits Sep 11, 2016, 21:35 Scud
 
Fantaz wrote on Sep 11, 2016, 18:11:
it's a shame doom was finally cracked by hackers... people should still buy this game instead of pirate it

Does this mean we finally can get some real mods? Not just the SnapMap bullshit?
 
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News Comments > Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Specs and Preloads
10. Re: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Specs and Preloads Aug 11, 2016, 22:09 Scud
 
Why exactly does it require 10gigs more of HDD space and 8gigs more of RAM under Windows 10?  
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News Comments > Op Ed
3. Re: Op Ed May 19, 2016, 01:10 Scud
 
I think the very question is biased and works under the assumption that a grown man (or person) playing video games is somehow wrong in the first place.
He gets the part about how gaming is a great form of escapism right. Also about how the simplicity of those universes can be relaxing after dealing with the complexity of real life all day long.
The rest of it just sounds like he's apologizing to his angry wife or girlfriend while trying to explain why he spends so much time playing those stupid video games. Overall, still pretty click-baity.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
34. Re: Morning Mobilization May 10, 2016, 00:58 Scud
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 9, 2016, 15:00:
Scud wrote on May 9, 2016, 02:11:
And another thing kids, Scottish Martial Arts will happily commit acts of murder for fun and profit, it's his inalienable right after all. Sorry Scottie, you don't get to claim the moral high ground just because you find someone else's fictional criminal activities more repulsive than yours. You will be all to eager to join the torch and pitchfork mob when they come for those Japanese rape games today, but tomorrow they'll be coming for your murder simulators.

Point taken but then I can't recall ever playing a game in which the player character was a serial killer, sadistically killing innocents for pleasure. I kind of doubt that rape fantasy games involves the "hero" fighting Russian/Alien/Demonic invasions through the power of rape.

My point is that the pro-Gamer Gate crowd has a remarkable tendency to say and/or heavily imply misogynistic attitudes for a movement that ostensibly isn't sexist. Mashiki made a remark that was very revealing about his attitude towards women; when taken in context of some of the other things he likes, namely rape fantasies, the position that he is only interested in journalism ethics -- and is not at all motivated by misogyny -- becomes all the more tenuous. I just wanted to shed some light on some context of which some of you all might not be aware.

Sure, and my point was that the content of the games you're playing or the porn you're reading or watching is irrelevant, as long as it's fiction.

I might be the hero of the wasteland when I'm playing Fallout 4 but I'm also popping people's heads like ripe watermelons left and right, and I rather enjoy it. In real life I haven't so much as punched anyone since I was around seven. I am not a violent person in reality, but in today's media environment people would use my previous statement to completely define me and conclude that I'm a murder spree waiting to happen. To me there's no difference between this and someone's rape fantasy.

Gamer Gate's lack of leadership and direction makes it easy for anyone to say anything and claim they're part of the movement. It also makes it easy for anyone opposed to them to use it's worst elements to define them.
I agree with the basic premise that video games journalism (if not, journalism in general really) is corrupt, but beyond that any real message is lost in the noise. Just like I agree with the basic premise of Feminism, that women and men should be treated as equals, it's just when we start getting into the specifics of what that is supposed to look like that things start to fall apart for me.

As for Mashiki Amiketo's posts in the link you provided, I didn't see anything in them that even stated what his (her?) specific preferences were. There was nothing there that I perceived as especially misogynistic, engaging in rape fantasies is not necessarily an expression of a desire to engage in actual rape. But many people have a hard time separating that from their emotional gut reaction to anything even near the subject.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
16. Re: Morning Mobilization May 9, 2016, 02:11 Scud
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on May 9, 2016, 00:48:
Quboid wrote on May 9, 2016, 00:26:
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

First breath: "Being a woman implies feigning harassment to get attention!" Second Breath: "I am not sexist and sexism does not remotely inspire the behavior of the group of gamers I identify with and support!"

Just remember kids, Mashiki jacks off to Japanese rape games, or at the least will go on lengthy rants about the inalienable right of all free people to play such games. If you remember that much, then all becomes clear.

And another thing kids, Scottish Martial Arts will happily commit acts of murder for fun and profit, it's his inalienable right after all. Sorry Scottie, you don't get to claim the moral high ground just because you find someone else's fictional criminal activities more repulsive than yours. You will be all to eager to join the torch and pitchfork mob when they come for those Japanese rape games today, but tomorrow they'll be coming for your murder simulators.
 
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News Comments > Free Giants: Citizen Kabuto
15. Re: Free Giants: Citizen Kabuto Dec 12, 2015, 16:53 Scud
 
Planet Moon patched out the cheat codes during an update, I could get around that with my CD copy by installing the original version, unlocking the levels and then patching the game. GOG's version is updated right from the start so I'm kinda screwed. As to why Planet Moon would engage in such a dick move? I can only assume it's because they were being dicks, I can't think of a rational reason to do that.  
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News Comments > Free Giants: Citizen Kabuto
5. Re: Free Giants: Citizen Kabuto Dec 11, 2015, 22:08 Scud
 
Great game, but I don't know if I'd be able to finish since they patched out the cheat codes, I could never make it past the final reaper ski race.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
4. Re: Into the Black Nov 3, 2015, 23:24 Scud
 
Creston wrote on Nov 3, 2015, 22:08:
I'd say let the poor guy see the movie, but on the flipside, I doubt it's done? I mean, filming etc is done, but post production work and editing are undoubtedly still ongoing?
I don't know how close up until release they work on these things but I would hope at a month and a half out it would be mostly in the can by now.
 
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News Comments > Valve's VSync Experiments
4. Re: Valve's VSync Experiments Oct 30, 2015, 23:57 Scud
 
I get crazy amounts of screen tearing when I turn it off, so it's staying on for me.  
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
2. Re: Evening Tech Bits Oct 1, 2015, 21:48 Scud
 
That sounds awesome if it works. Set phasers to dilapidate.  
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News Comments > Steam Controller Enters Top 10
2. Re: Steam Controller Enters Top 10 Aug 30, 2015, 22:29 Scud
 
Krovven wrote on Aug 30, 2015, 13:27:
If it wasn't through EB, I'd preorder the controller, but I refuse to give that shitty company my money. I'll wait for NCIX or someone else to sell it.

What's EB got to do with this? Just pre-order it through Steam.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Evening Consolidation Aug 25, 2015, 21:44 Scud
 
After listening to that compilation of Dinklage's work in Destiny I find myself wondering what all the fuss was about. He didn't sound all that bad to me. I have a hard time imagining what someone else will do with those lines that will make them sound that much more awesome.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
5. Re: Into the Black Aug 6, 2015, 23:06 Scud
 
Kxmode wrote on Aug 6, 2015, 22:35:
Bitch videos. Hate them.

I went to lunch the other day and was forced to sit in the only booth available next to a pair of blue-collar working guys. One spent his entire lunch break basically bitching about his health, his doctor, his job, his car, his wife, his house, his watch, his pair of shoes, the food he's eating, his receding hairline, 3D movies, horoscopes, politics, and random ice cream flavors. When his boss called (I assume that who it was) he started bitching about the assignment. I wanted to literally stab this man in the face with my spork.

Both the video and the guy during my lunch break are basically the same type of people. Hellish bitchers.
Perhaps you'd feel better if you made a bitch video about it.
 
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News Comments > Into the Black
9. Re: Into the Black Jul 16, 2015, 04:36 Scud
 
Tom wrote on Jul 15, 2015, 23:31:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 15, 2015, 18:40:
It's disgusting to use public funds for something that benefits a few wealthy people.
Yeah, really. That's what we have wars for.

Just call it War Memorial Stadium, two birds, one stone.
 
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News Comments > Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced
5. Re: Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta Announced Jul 4, 2015, 15:16 Scud
 
I guess they forgot how awesome that whole Halo 2 Windows Vista exclusive thing worked out already.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
13. Re: Steam Top 10 Jun 7, 2015, 17:14 Scud
 
jimnms wrote on Jun 7, 2015, 12:48:
I'm also surprised to see Fallout 3 and New Vegas there. Those sales are pretty sucky compared to past sales. Both FO3 GotY and FNV UE were $5 several times before and people are now buying them for $12. They'll probably be $5 during the summer sale, unless Bethesda gets greedy and decides not to discount them anymore with Fallout 4 around the corner.
I picked up FO3 GotY for 12 bucks and honestly don't feel cheated in the least, even if it was on sale for 5 dollars at one point. I do find it funny when someone who declares they won't pay more than 5 dollars for anything and then proceeds to accuses Bethesda of being greedy.
 
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News Comments > Evening Tech Bits
3. Re: Evening Tech Bits Jun 4, 2015, 22:59 Scud
 
Oh yeah, Thermaltake totally copied their, um, black box? Rolleyes  
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News Comments > etc.
15. Re: etc. Apr 25, 2015, 22:50 Scud
 
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 25, 2015, 18:41:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Apr 25, 2015, 18:07:
Silicon Avatar wrote on Apr 25, 2015, 17:55:

No, really.

Gaming could completely disappear and I could just as easily do something else. In a proper perspective, for people who have multiple hobbies and interests, this mod thing just does not matter.
It's obviously is a big deal, otherwise you wouldn't be commenting right? After all, who cares that someone is trying to make money off something that's been effectively free because "people enjoy doing it." In a proper perspective meaning modders like me, this is a clusterfuck.

NOTHING is stopping you from modding Skyrim right now. Nothing.

And indeed, who does care if people try to make money off something that was free before? It will either work because people are willing to pay or it won't because people are unwilling to pay.

I'm just here with popcorn dude. All the middle-finger ascii art and crap that's posting on steam right now shows me the maturity level of gamers. If you're a modder, why even tend them as an audience? They want something for nothing and now they're whining that it's gone. That's not a fan. That's a baby bird.

Oh please, you sound like a coke addict who goes around trash talking other addicts but proudly tells everyone how they're nothing like them and can quit whenever they want.
The reaction we are seeing was entirely predictable and pretty reasonable, it's the attitude that EVERYTHING has to be monetized that is unreasonable. Getting angry when someone tries to take something away from you is not whining, it's a normal human response. And while nothing is stopping anyone from modding Skyrim it will be interesting to see what happens when the next Elder Scrolls or more likely the next Fallout game comes out, will everything remain open as they are now or will they force you to only get your mods through the Steam Workshop?
 
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News Comments > etc., etc.
2. Re: etc., etc. Apr 16, 2015, 22:00 Scud
 
She also shares that list with the likes of Vladamir Putin and Kim Jong Un. Being on Time's 100 just means you made the news, not that you're a stellar human being or that you're right about everything.  
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News Comments > etc.
8. Re: etc. Apr 7, 2015, 23:08 Scud
 
ViRGE wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 15:33:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 7, 2015, 13:29:
I really don't understand what Koei is thinking by trying to preempt attempts at nudity mods. It's a game of scantily clad women fighting. There's a breast jiggle meter for chrissakes. It was going to happen no matter what they said, but asking people not to do it is just fanning the flames.
Presumably they are trying to maintain face as a moral and respectable game developer, if only so they don't get blamed. Someone writes nude mods? That's not Koei's fault, in fact they asked people not to do it.
I wonder if they can manage to keep a straight face when they ask people not to create nude mods. It's like Al Goldstein trying to pretend that he didn't publish smutty magazines. Better to come clean and admit to their shameless fan service.
 
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