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News Comments > Alec Holowka Dead
39. Re: Alec Holowka Dead Sep 1, 2019, 18:45 Prez
 
I felt empathy for Zoe Quinn despite not liking her. Now I feel empathy for a man who quite possibly did something terrible to a woman. Even if everything she and any other accusers may say are true, he did not deserve to die. This is terrible. Suicide is a very painful subject for me so I'll just finish by saying Alec Holowka deserved to get help and deserved a chance at redemption.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
8. Re: Aug 30, 2019, 16:37 Prez
 
Well after years of sitting on the sidelines I figured I'd take a stab at the football pool. It isn't going to be pretty but if I can help some other poor sod to feel better about themselves by being so much worse than they are then it was worth it.

On the vaping thing: As someone who quit smoking 2 packs a day to switch to vaping I can say that I felt significantly better soon after I switched, so take that for what it's worth. I don't use CBD oil though.
 
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation
93. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 30, 2019, 09:09 Prez
 
I have to think, though obviously I don't know for sure, that Scott and Bethany at least talked to Holowka before cutting ties with him. Regardless, they were put in a no-win situation with these accusations. If they kept him on they would be accused of being tolerant of sexual assault by a significant portion of the community and likely suffer backlash. Firing him makes it look to many that they are reacting to social media accusations without knowing if he is guilty or not. If it were me, I'm not sure what I would do.  
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation
74. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 17:05 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 16:00:
Creston wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 09:21:
You shouldn't immediately get fired because someone made an allegation against you. Apparently Due Process doesn't mean shit in the US anymore, and an allegation is enough for the majority on the internet to immediately want to see somebody hung.

(It's also getting very crazy that literally anything will get called sexual assault now. When you see an accusation of sexual assault it can be almost anything from extremely violent near rape to like placing your hand on another person's shoulder and squeezing. The first should see your ass in jail for 30 years. The latter, not so much.)
In human psychology, negatives have ten times the impact as positives. Thus the strong, if unwarranted, reactions.

In what context are you applying that here? That Holowka was fired?

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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation
56. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 12:22 Prez
 
It may be a point worth mentioning that the statistics being thrown around are for rape/sexual assault accusations that were tried in court. I don't see there being any conceivable way of coming up with any percentage for the types of cases that are brought to light on social media - there's virtually no burden of proof whatsoever in the court of public opinion.  
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
3. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 29, 2019, 12:05 Prez
 
Fortnite will be dethroned eventually, but I'm not sure a few streamers moving on means it's time to sound the death knell just yet...  
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation
49. Re: Re: Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 08:54 Prez
 
You easily empathize with those falsely accused, because you can see yourself there.

You made this as almost an off-hand comment, but I feel this is a huge part of why men are inclined to worry about the lives and careers of those accused of rape and sexual assault without any supporting evidence beyond the woman's word.

My ex-wife positively despises me. I know she would almost certainly never do it, but what could I do if she had decided to make a false claim that I sexually assaulted her while our ugly divorce and separation were going on just to get back at me? I could beat the legal rap, but the damage would already be done. I'd be destroyed. Maybe it's irrational to worry about such things, but I do.

At least such fear makes me go the extra mile in being decent and respectful to everyone I meet. I want to give as little reason as possible for anyone to destroy me unjustly.
 
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News Comments > Gearbox Accused of Contempt in New Court Filing
7. Re: Gearbox Accused of Contempt in New Court Filing Aug 28, 2019, 11:19 Prez
 
LOL I was trying to make it biological rather than crass.  
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News Comments > Gearbox Accused of Contempt in New Court Filing
5. Re: Gearbox Accused of Contempt in New Court Filing Aug 28, 2019, 11:14 Prez
 
The underage porn accusation was made quite a while ago actually. The general consensus was that it was just a young-looking cam girl doing some magic trick with a bottle and vaginal secretions. I wonder if this a new accusation based on new evidence of the girl's age or just old news?  
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News Comments > Gaming Industry Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations
51. Re: Gaming Industry Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations Aug 28, 2019, 10:28 Prez
 
It's hard to caution that the possibility of false or embellished accusations exists (especially in these types of scenarios) without coming across as callous towards the accusers, who, if their accusations are true, are going through something extremely traumatic. But it seems that most here are at least trying to walk that fine line in the interest of fairness. It goes without saying some will do it better than others.  
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News Comments > Gaming Industry Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations
34. Re: Gaming Industry Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations Aug 27, 2019, 18:58 Prez
 
I think so many comments were removed because given the topic at hand, sensitivity is paramount. On the one hand it's easy to say they're lying and no rape/assault happened. But on the other hand there's nothing to say that they didn't happen either. Because of how horrible being a victim of such thing must be I feel compelled to give the alleged victim the benefit of the doubt, even someone I intensely dislike like Quinn.  
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News Comments > Gaming Industry Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations
20. Re: Gaming Industry Rape and Sexual Assault Allegations Aug 27, 2019, 15:27 Prez
 
Wow this is ugly. I'll be honest - Zoey Quinn is not my favorite person, but in no world does anyone have the right to sexually assault her. If what she says is true I really feel sorry for her and I hope that her attacker is punished. I have never heard of Natalhie Lawhead but my heart goes out to her if the rape allegation is true.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
7. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 26, 2019, 13:48 Prez
 
The Last Jedi was so bad I don't think I will even see Rise of Skywalker. And I thought Lucas ruined the franchise with the prequels. The Last Jedi was so much worse.  
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News Comments > Fortnite B.R.U.T.E.s Nerfed
6. Re: Fortnite B.R.U.T.E.s Nerfed Aug 23, 2019, 15:46 Prez
 
It's mind-boggling to me that they would leave the mechs in for tournaments. That has to be hurting viewership. People who watch esports generally do so because they admire the level of skill the top players exhibit, so why include an element that negates the skill players? Two popular streamers rage-quitting the latest tournament because of the mechs can't be helping either.  
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News Comments > Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive
83. Re: Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive Aug 22, 2019, 11:20 Prez
 
I think lost in all the semantics here is that before EGS came along many (most?) people were hoping for real competition to Steam. Even a pro-Steam guy like myself. It seems hard to argue that being the defacto source for digital PC games for so long made Valve lazy and aloof. The dizzying amount of utter shit burying the games that good indie devs put real effort into was clear testament to that. The problem is that EGS isn't competing; it's strongarming its way to the top behind the unassailable mountain of money it has made off of Fortnite. In an unregulated capitalist market that's allowed. But it doesn't make it pro-consumer. At least that's how I see it.

I don't like Epic at all, but if I'm pissed at anyone, it's Valve. They're not exactly destitute but they've done nothing to answer the massive challenge to their dominance in the market. It's like they don't give a shit.
 
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News Comments > Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive
16. Re: Oddworld: Soulstorm an EGS Exclusive Aug 21, 2019, 13:36 Prez
 
Whether I like exclusivity is irrelevant; I can understand why an indie developer would take an exclusivity deal if it helps remove some uncertainty in being able to recoup the money they invest in making a game in today's crowded market. And given that they weren't antagonistic asshats in their announcement, hopefully the majority of gamers can understand as well.

As for how I feel about Epic, Brhuic's response sums it up.
 
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News Comments > Cliff Bleszinski Comeback Follow-up
2. Re: Cliff Bleszinski Comeback Follow-up Aug 16, 2019, 21:21 Prez
 
I was hoping that when he bowed out that he would stay out. The games industry has moved on and it just doesn't seem that there's a place for him anymore.  
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News Comments > Op Ed
14. Re: Op Ed Aug 16, 2019, 19:29 Prez
 
The biggest thing that bothered me with the gamergate saga is how universal ugly truths of humanity somehow became a specific problem with gamers. I know everyone has heard more than one person demean or harass a woman - call her a 'whore' for doing the same thing that guys proudly go out to do every weekend, and the like - who hasn't touched a videogame since they were ten. Intolerant and insensitive people exist; that some play games doesn't define an entire culture, but that was the takeaway.  
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News Comments > G2A Refutes Unknown Worlds' Claim [Updated]
7. Re: G2A Refutes Unknown Worlds' Claim Aug 14, 2019, 17:15 Prez
 
I believe the word is "libel", not "liable".  
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News Comments > Op Ed
8. Re: Op Ed Aug 7, 2019, 22:57 Prez
 
I can only assume that this guy is really REALLY naive if he actually thought that the provocative and antagonistic tone he used in his announcement of Epic exclusivity could have resulted in anything other than the shitstorm of vile toxicity that arose. It ain't right, but it was bound to happen - it's the friggin internet.  
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