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News Comments > Borderlands 2 VR Coming to PC

3. Re: Borderlands 2 VR Coming to PC Aug 31, 2019, 09:53 Kxmode
 
Probably another EGS exclusive...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 31, 2019, 01:54 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 30, 2019, 16:17:
Subways new BBQ Brisket sandwich with smoked cheddar is FanFuckingTastic. Real brisket slices, yummy bbq sauce and smokey cheddar slices are spec. but I added pickles and onions to mine and will definitely be getting another before the limited cow part runs out.

Looks delish. I'll need to give that sub a try! Thanks for the reco.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Homeworld 3 Announced

11. Re: Homeworld 3 Announced Aug 30, 2019, 23:59 Kxmode
 
Slashman wrote on Aug 30, 2019, 23:52:
Only thing I'm passing on is Epic Exclusivity!

I see what you did there.
I get the reference.
 
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News Comments > Homeworld 3 Announced

3. Re: Homeworld 3 Announced Aug 30, 2019, 21:33 Kxmode
 
Love how they did the jump gate animation in the trailer!  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

6. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2019, 15:56 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 30, 2019, 12:48:
"Burns conceded that the long-term effects of vaping are not known."

About Burns' comment, I have to call BS on that. There's clear evidence that CBD oil popular among vapist can cause liver damage. It's not less harmful than smoking causing lung damage, it's the same. Worse, vaping lacks the strict regulation tobacco has. Kids and young adults in regions of the country can obtain these products and even more so online where rules appear to be non-existent between websites.

RedEye9 wrote on Aug 30, 2019, 12:48:
"Don't vape. Don't use Juul"

"DON'T DO IT." Young person's response, "I'm doing it." They're playing into psychology of young adults not wanting to listen to adults tell them what to do.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Out of the Blue

5. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 30, 2019, 15:45 Kxmode
 
When you submit one candidate and they get hired. lol!  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Celeste and Inside Free on Epic Games Store

21. Re: Celeste and Inside Free on Epic Games Store Aug 30, 2019, 13:27 Kxmode
 
Nimh wrote on Aug 30, 2019, 06:02:
Rusted out white van with "free candy" scrawled on the side.

More appropriate metaphor: a new van without wheels mounted on cinder blocks with "free candy" scrawled on the side.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > More Assault Stories

19. Re: More Assault Stories Aug 30, 2019, 13:23 Kxmode
 
* C-C-C-C-C-C-C-C-COMBO BREAKER REMOVED *  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Valve Fighting EU Antitrust Charges

28. Re: Valve Fighting EU Antitrust Charges Aug 30, 2019, 13:18 Kxmode
 
The EU competition enforcer in April charged the six companies with preventing EU consumers from shopping around for the best video game deals within the 28-country bloc.

It said the companies agreed to use geo-blocking activation keys to prevent consumers in one EU country from buying cheaper versions of a game in another EU country.

You keep using "regional pricing" EU. I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation

88. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 20:37 Kxmode
 
Squirmer wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 19:21:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 19:06:
How many false accusations should you consider as immoral to justify the 92% that is true? If your answer is zero then, you sir, are correct. A single false allegation is WRONG. There's no such thing as "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." When one false accusation can destroy a person's life and reputation, and potentially lead to suicide, there's no room for false allegations.
Another thing that can lead to suicide is rape. It might sound nice to say "innocent until proven guilty" but that's exactly why the majority of sexual assaults are not even reported. You're concerned about the occasional man who might be wrongly accused but don't seem to care about the majority of actual victims who have to live with the trauma, while the offender probably goes on to abuse others too.

Re: "You're concerned about the occasional man who might be wrongly accused but don't seem to care about the majority of actual victims who have to live with the trauma." Never go full strawman.
 
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation

83. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 19:14 Kxmode
 
Verno wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 16:05:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 15:46:
On the one hand, sexual assault can result in a lifetime of trauma. The most recent This American Life episode dealt with this.

On the other hand, false accusations can also be devastating. Here's the story of a Navy SEAL who was falsely accused and convicted.

That is some haunting shit, thanks for sharing it. Should give anyone pause before they rush to judgment on either side in the future.

Precisely. From the beginning, I was adamant about us not joining the online mob against the guy. He's probably getting eviscerated; no doubt his former employee condemned him by firing him as if to state his guilt is all but assured. All of this based on what Zoe wrote on her iPhone on 8/26, more than a month after the incident happened, according to her bias, and with no real evidence presented (e.g. "here's a photo of the bruises I suffered from", or "here's a note from my doctor about the event" or "here's a copy of the police report I filed with private information redacted.")
 
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation

82. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 19:07 Kxmode
 
Prez wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 12:22:
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.

Exactly. "He did it!" "Get him!" is the axiom of the modern social media mob.
 
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation

81. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 19:06 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 11:52:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 10:01:
I think the FBI puts the false allegation rate at 8%. I wonder how they get to that number though: rape convictions vs false accusal convictions? Regardless, out of the 80,000 reported rapes in the USA, 8% is thousands of false accusations.

Regardless, out of the 80,000 reported rapes in the USA, 92% is tens of thousands of verified accusations.

As for the FBI's number:
That number has not been used since 1997 and the estimate was criticised by academic Bruce Gross as almost meaningless as many jurisdictions from which FBI collects data use different definition of "unfounded", which, he wrote, includes cases where the victim did not physically fight off the suspect or the suspect did not use a weapon, and cases where the victim had a prior relationship to the suspect.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/False_accusation_of_rape

How many false accusations should you consider as immoral to justify the 92% that is true? If your answer is zero then, you sir, are correct. A single false allegation is WRONG. There's no such thing as "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few." When one false accusation can destroy a person's life and reputation, and potentially lead to suicide, there's no room for false allegations.
 
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation

79. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 18:54 Kxmode
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 07:22:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 28, 2019, 22:56:
Saying rape without proof can destroy people's lives and careers.

What proof can be offered for rape? You can prove sex happened, but without witnesses, not rape. The only evidence is your word.

And if it's sexual abuse other than rape, there's often no proof there was even contact.

Tell me what additional proof you'd like.

The kind that is present in a courtroom so that either a judge or jury can make an educated decision for guilt or innocence. Twitter is not a courtroom, and the court of public opinion isn't a replacement for what happens in a court of law. Every citizen is afforded due process and remains innocent UNTIL proven guilty. That will NEVER happen on Twitter where it is unadulterated mob mentality.
 
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News Comments > Fortnite Turbo Build Delay Reverted

1. Re: Fortnite Turbo Build Delay Reverted Aug 29, 2019, 18:50 Kxmode
 
nErF aLL tHe ThINgS! Shakefist

I wonder if Epic is on a power trip now.
 
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation

44. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 07:08 Kxmode
 
007Bistromath wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 05:08:
She doesn't have to get anything out of it but the spotlight. She's a narcissist.

You guys need balance here. On the one hand, she accuses him of rape with no real evidence. On the other you're willing to call her a narcissist without any evidence. Both viewpoints are extremes on either side of the facts. When its RAPE best to take the middle and stick with facts. The studio in question should have done that.
 
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation

38. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 01:21 Kxmode
 
Drayth wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 01:16:
Kxmode wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 00:55:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 00:33:
NKD wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 00:10:

On the other hand, keeping your mouth shut about someone raping you just because you can't prove it in court allows them to keep raping people. Even if you can't convict someone and get them locked up, sometimes letting people know not to be in a room alone with them is enough.
Bingo

Thank you Captain Obvious for that insightful opinion.

I don't think Kx likes you, Red.

I didn't like the comment. No further meaning beyond that. Occasionally Red posts something interesting, but you know that's not exactly par for the course.
 
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation

35. Re: Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 01:16 Kxmode
 
NKD wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 00:52:
The court of public opinion has always been about perceived credibility. How many false accusations have we simply not heard about because the accuser wasn't at all credible and couldn't get anyone to amplify their shit? On the other side of the coin, we have people who aren't at all credible whose accusations were genuine but their social standing or history prevented people from taking them seriously.

It's hard to know exactly to what degree these sort of accusations can be weaponized, as we tend to only hear about it when it happens to gain traction. It creates a survivorship bias where we don't see the false accusations that went nowhere and were correctly dismissed. Certainly when the accusation goes wide, it's devastating.

But how easy is that to do? At minimum you've got to have someone who has spent alone time with you, and is pissed at you. That person also has to have someone with a strong social media presence who has the ability and willingness to amplify their accusation, otherwise they are just yelling at a cloud.

I'd be super interested to see a study/experiment done where a scenario is drummed up so a fictional accuser goes after some fictional accused. They could test for how exactly different variables effect the success or failure of an accusation. They could even fabricate differing levels of evidence for each scenario.

You share good points. However, you don't need a study or experiment. It exists in the form of the Duke lacrosse case and, not related to rape but related to public opinion, the Centennial Olympic Park bombing. In the former, the "media presence" was the university the three individuals went to coupled with the "victim" using survivorship bias to drum up sympathy. In the later, the bomb ignited on U.S. soil during the 1996 Olympic event about a year after the Oklahoma City Bombing. Everyone was angry and wanted justice, which led to mob mentality and a borderline drumhead resulting in the media gutting Richard Jewell's life. In both cases, the coverage was intense. In both cases, all individuals targeted had their lives destroyed. That's why the court of public opinion is brutal. It's why it took Monica Lewinsky decades to have a semblance of peace.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Abuse Allegation

30. Re: Infinite Falls Fires Designer & Cancels Game Over Assault Allegation Aug 29, 2019, 00:55 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 00:33:
NKD wrote on Aug 29, 2019, 00:10:

On the other hand, keeping your mouth shut about someone raping you just because you can't prove it in court allows them to keep raping people. Even if you can't convict someone and get them locked up, sometimes letting people know not to be in a room alone with them is enough.
Bingo

Thank you Captain Obvious for that insightful opinion.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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News Comments > Unfold Offers DARQ Money to Charity for EGS Non-Exclusivity

39. Re: Unfold Offers DARQ Money to Charity for EGS Non-Exclusivity Aug 29, 2019, 00:47 Kxmode
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 28, 2019, 23:39:
Just don't get how people can't acknowledge that it's a dick move, the store is junk, and none of it's beneficial for the consumer despite many attempts to argue otherwise.

I think most people get it and especially when you see a Penny Arcade comic basically eviscerating Epic's exclusivity. The people who don't get it have already drunk the Epic Kool-Aid, or they hate Steam so much that they're in the Anything-But-Steam camp (likely as former GOG users who switched over once Epic started getting titles that won't come to GOG for years if ever). There's really nothing that can be done to convince them otherwise. Well, except maybe for that one guy.
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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