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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K Trailer
12. Re: On Sale Mar 18, 2017, 03:21 Kxmode
 
@Agent-Zero - You already know how I feel about politics. I'm not going to respond to your flame baiting.  
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8. Re: On Sale Mar 18, 2017, 01:24 Kxmode
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 21:34:
Racism against whites certainly exists but I'm not seeing anything particularly awful in his tweets.

Because I didn't post the more severe stuff like this gem. "The real terrorists are already on American soil and they are white" Here's the backup in case he ever decides to delete this Twitter post.

I don't know how anyone can interpret that in any other way than precisely what it means. He's literally saying ALL white people are terrorists on the same level as Al-Qaeda and ISIS individuals who brutally murder people. It's outrageously awful and has no place in the real world, much less business. He needs to go. The sooner EA and BioWare clean house of these societal parasites, the better. Gaming is getting "progressively" bad, and real bad in the last year or so. I just want to play games and have amazing adventures. I don't want the political stuff. I hate politics.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda 4K Trailer
7. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 23:11 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 19:53:
*facial animations sold seperatly

* Designed by a Racist
 
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6. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 20:24 Kxmode
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 16:46:
FTFY, brah.

I don't need ideological reasons to skip this mess. I really don't care if the ugly chicks are because BioWare wants to protest the sexualization of women in video games, or they just have crappy artists. They're ugly models with janky animations and a bland story. Pass!

Please don't fix my words.

Let me help you understand the difference between ideology and racism. As the name implies "ideology" is a system of ideas and ideals that form the basis for economic, political theory, and general policy (e.g. "I think it would be ideal to increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour"). Racism is not ideology. It's pure, undiluted hatred. More specifically, it is "the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races." Ironically, Martin Luther King Jr. said it best: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

I am not irate with Manveer Heir for his overt racism. He has free will to do whatever he wishes. What I have a problem with is BioWare (and by extension EA) keeping him employed when they know of his constant racist and violent expressions: For example, "Justice is not the same as legal. The law is not always just. The US deserves no peace until it acts upon the moral imperative to be just." https://archive.is/AyFkk

If BioWare and EA, as part of their culture, support and condone the employment of people who express incredibly hateful rhetoric, I will not reward their bad behavior. It benefits you to know the significance between ideology and racism.

Update: From Twitter: "According to @manveerheir, he has the support of Bioware top management for his comments on twitter." Image posted for proof. Yeah, so I won't be buying BioWare products as long as they continue to support racism towards a group of people. Very sad.

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4. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 16:22 Kxmode
 

Passing on MEA. I'm not going to support that racist senior gameplay designer at BioWare Montreal.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
53. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 16:05 Kxmode
 
Oh, my goodness. Manveer has no censor. His foolishness has passed into total, off-the-rails, full-blown racism.

https://archive.is/cagZS "Yes, white person, please tell me MORE about how race works. I'll just sit here and listen attentively"
https://archive.is/hnz3l "LRT: More #whitefoolishness. Racism is a thing that totally hampers white lives! HOW HAVE I IGNORED THE PLIGHT OF THE WHITE MAN FOR SO LONG"
https://archive.is/37HYG "Prejudice against white people" can't be a serious thing you are claiming. They don't even approach the same league awfulness.
https://archive.is/Uq1N5 Three links on why minorities making white people jokes isn't racist
https://archive.is/8il1s White people telling me how they are color-blind to race remains hilarious. Oh yes, please tell me how you don't notice color more!
https://archive.is/NSkFz White people not understanding why racists things are racist: A tradition unlike any other #dontsuemejimnantz
https://archive.is/MwWAw LRT: "The arrogance of white people faced with questions of race is unbelievable." #yup
https://archive.is/0ogNT White men hate being blocked on Twitter because it's the first time in their sad lives they've encountered someone not forced to listen
https://archive.is/efA1g Some people think America's past-time is baseball, but it's actually protecting white fragility
https://archive.is/3wfPY "The entire discussion of race in America centers around the protection of White feelings."
https://archive.is/XN3mW No, my life every single day is already a documentary named "White People", I don't really need to see more white tears
https://archive.is/Dn103 Oh boy I can't wait to hear which white woman ends up on the $10 bill! I'm thinking Betsy Ross. White folks love her flag making ass.
https://archive.is/m8EHW Congrats Blackhawks. But white people remember not to riot tonight. Hahaha just joking we all know white people don't riot, they "celebrate"
https://archive.is/FaCX5 White people, I am not here to make you feel comfortable or okay with yourself or the white supremacy you benefit from.
https://archive.is/VRc9b I got 99 problems but worrying that white people think I'm racist against white people ain't one HIT ME
https://archive.is/dTbpk God dammit white people (talking about Fuller House)
https://archive.is/MUsUV "A white woman can live underground for 15 yrs & when she emerges she'll still be white. That's really all you need to make it in the world"
https://archive.is/1vI4D This Vine makes me want to start a tumblr titled White People Having Tantrums
https://archive.is/wmmxs I'm officially following 1000 people now. I think I'm going to spend part of today clearing out who I follow, specifically white men
https://archive.is/AyFkk Justice is not the same as legal. The law is not always just. The US deserves no peace until it acts upon the moral imperative to be just.

How did this amateur hack become the lead gameplay designer at one of the largest developers under one of the biggest publishers in the industry? His resume isn't even that impressive. Besides MEA the last noteworthy project he worked on is ME3; which remains the worst of the three. On principle, and because it's the right thing to do, BioWare AND EA should fire him. I use AND because if one fires and the other doesn't then, it tells me they either support or condone his actions. They should send a strong signal together that racism and bigotry aren't welcomed at EA and BioWare.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
52. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 15:44 Kxmode
 
RedEye9 wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 14:07:
Bummer, I don't have much on my "looking forward to getting it" list.

Check out the recent release of Styx. I hear it's a well crafted true stealth (e.g. can't run around without waking up the castle).

RECENT: Mostly Positive (242 reviews) 79%
OVERALL: Very Positive (3,248 reviews) 85%

Part best? Put together by a developer who doesn't condone or support racism.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
50. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 11:59 Kxmode
 
VaranDragon wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 07:14:
People are making fun of CJ but its true, Bioware has been going down the tubes for years.

Think Ill skip this and do another replay of the Witcher III. I've yet to try any of the DLCs.

From what I've seen it's their apparent full embrace of extreme views from certain fringe elements in society. If the vast majority of their customers have a certain mindset, then it's probably not a good idea to hire people who are openly adversarial. If BioWare and EA remain apathetic about an open, flaming racist who just happens to be the lead gameplay designer on a highly anticipated AAA-budget game and successful IP, what does this tell you about the culture at BioWare and to a larger extent EA? There's no justification and place in business for individuals who hate a group of people based on their race, age, sex, and (or) religion.

On principle, I'm passing on MEA.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
48. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 11:36 Kxmode
 
Kxmode wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 03:42:
It's real bad. To reiterate: this guy is the senior gameplay designer at BioWare Montreal who worked on Mass Effect: Andromeda. This guy makes Derek Smart look tame by comparison.

Briefly, I wanted to clarify this since it has the potential for misunderstanding. My comparison is not suggesting DS is a racist. I am merely comparing the level of douchebaggery. Derek has that down to a science (which I'm sure he would agree with). However, he has never crossed into the levels Manveer Heir has. At least Derek keeps his words professional, albeit excessively verbose.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
47. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 11:30 Kxmode
 
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 17, 2017, 04:59:
It's his right to be an asshole.

He's not in a-hole territory. He's in full-blown racist land with an extreme helping of bigotry. There's a difference.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
41. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 03:42 Kxmode
 
So I wanted to look further into this to see if there might be another cause for the animation issues. I have a hard time understanding how EA and BioWare could release this in such a horrible state. To my dismay, senior gameplay designer Manveer Heir is an overt racist. Many of his posts are shocking. EA or BioWare didn't fire him. I'm not suggesting he deliberately ruined the game, but his presence can be negative.

A few of the things he's written:
White Tears Mug: http://archive.is/Ql4v7
White Face: http://archive.is/VTYP2
Snowboarding: http://archive.is/8GSzC
Coffee: http://archive.is/VJJzj
Attacking 9/11 Victims: http://archive.is/wF5Pz
Hates White People: http://archive.is/RODcy
Murder white people: http://archive.is/bCQRS
Attacking Deus Ex Devs: http://archive.is/sDDwd
Attacking Deus Ex Devs 2: http://archive.is/yOja5
Insulting Customers: http://archive.is/s3gH0
GamerGate Hater: http://archive.is/8IcZg
Nyberg Racist [AFAIK, not related]

Reaction on BioWare Forums:
http://archive.is/40bJI

Petition to remove Manveer from EA (forget BioWare).
https://www.change.org/p/ea-games-remove-manveer-heir-from-his-position-at-ea-games

It's real bad. To reiterate: this guy is the senior gameplay designer at BioWare Montreal who worked on Mass Effect: Andromeda. This guy makes Derek Smart look tame by comparison.

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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Early Access
40. Re: On Sale Mar 17, 2017, 02:26 Kxmode
 
ItBurn wrote on Mar 16, 2017, 13:14:
The writing and characters are basically the only reason I played Mass Effect. The gameplay was mind numbing. From what I've read and seen, the writing is bad and the voice acting/facial animations are bad. Reviews better be really good or I might end up skipping the game.

Same.
 
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News Comments > Styx: Shards of Darkness Released
4. Re: On Sale Mar 15, 2017, 23:24 Kxmode
 
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 22:59:
Kxmode wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 22:18:
Bad decision to release this a week before MEA.

Ha, yeah, exactly. I liked Styx and intend to play this but I'm already knee-deep in MEA during the trial period, not to mention Wildlands. Might be a while until I get back to this...

Absolutely. Plus many can only budget for 1-2 games per month (@$60 a pop; more with season passes). By the time they get around to Styx, it'll be months after and likely on Steam sales. Focus is going to miss the financially important first six-week window where they can sell at full price. They need that window to recoup the bulk of their dev and distro costs. The residuals can come later.

If I ran Cyanide, I would be very disappointed with the chosen release date. Movie studios move films all the time if there's a chance it'll do poorly against a more anticipated film. For example, Universal Pictures originally intended to release Warcraft in December 2015 but moved it to March 2016 so that it wouldn't compete against Star Wars: The Force Awakens. They then moved it again to June 2016.

I never understand why publishers don't do this. Focus and Cyanide are going to lose money on their decision to release their flagship title right in the middle of Ghost Recon: Wildlands and Mass Effect: Andromeda releases. It's complete bonkers!
 
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News Comments > Evening Legal Briefs
1. Re: On Sale Mar 15, 2017, 23:10 Kxmode
 
I always take the side of the little guy. However, in this case, Blizzard is right. Bossland is scum and only profited off a platform Blizzard spent many years developing and polishing.  
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News Comments > Double Your SMITE
1. Re: On Sale Mar 15, 2017, 22:20 Kxmode
 

"Become SMITEr!"
 
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News Comments > Styx: Shards of Darkness Released
2. Re: On Sale Mar 15, 2017, 22:18 Kxmode
 

Bad decision to release this a week before MEA.
 
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News Comments > Mass Effect: Andromeda Multiplayer Video
17. Re: On Sale Mar 15, 2017, 22:04 Kxmode
 
peteham wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 04:56:
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/03/14/mass-effect-andromeda-review-opening-hours/ I'm just gonna leave this here.. Now excuse me while I go cancel my pre-order.

I thought we established after "No Man's Sky" that games should not be pre-ordered? Anyhow, this editorial is depressing and a grim reminder of the stark difference between BioWare before and after the EA purchase. A few items of note with commentary:

1. "The first few hours of Andromeda are a gruesome trudge through the most trite bilge of the previous three games, smeared out in a setting that’s horribly familiar, burdened with some outstandingly awful writing, buried beneath a UI that appears to have been designed to infuriate in every possible way." -- I find this to be particularly ironic considering the excessive use of editorial nomenclature. The overwhelming sense is John Walker (is this his real name?) would rather work for the New York Times or Forbes, and is currently building up his resume of thesaurus-laded hipster work. But I digress! (By the way "most trite" could have become tritest; a rookie mistake.)

2. "This time out you begin by choosing whether you’re a lady or a man called Ryder, daughter or son of a leading figure in an expedition to leave the Milky Way." -- Why did no PRS editors review this? It takes about five minutes to find out, canonically, you're choosing the sex of twins. The twin you don't choose is presumably elsewhere in Andromeda; likely to be encountered later.

3. "Using magic telescopes the various familiar races of Mass Effect were able to spot “golden planets” in the new galaxy." -- I have problems with this. Nothing in the Mass Effect franchise is "magic." It's old technology that gives the various Milk Way races the ability to do things they would otherwise be able to.

4. "and some of the most dreadful writing. I cannot emphasise enough how poor it’s been." -- This discovery makes me disappointed. However, I'm hopeful. Make no mistake; video games aren't particular high on totem poles of excellent writing. That's one of the reasons they don't translate well into films. Also I've played games that had bad writing, but I liked the journey. In other words, a bad game isn't mutually inclusive to bad writing. By the way, he misspelled emphasize.

5. "A different galaxy and the diversion from the norm is so slight that between the generic bone-headed (literally) lizards and their pew-pew antics are, er, floating rocks?" -- I don't know if I'd go this far. We (and by that I mean humans and the other Milky Way races) are technically "invading" Andromeda. How do you think the Andromedans would react? Perhaps the same way the Milk Way natives reacted to the Reapers.

6. "Within seconds you’re apparently the Chosen One, a Pathfinder, which means someone who can look at a planet and say, 'Yes, I think people might be able to live here.'" -- I need to call this out as pure ignorance. IGN discussed MEA with BioWare's Creative Director Mac Walters specifically about the "hero's status." Mac states, "Commander Shepard was a hero (when we met him or her) who became a legend, For me, the people in Andromeda’s story are people who haven’t yet achieved hero status. This is much more of a hero’s journey. What that entails is a slightly more intimate story that you want to tell. Seeing the lens through someone who is learning and growing and actually has an arc throughout the course of the story. In order for someone to become a hero they need to be presented with a lot of challenges and trials and tribulations. It is a darker start, and you progress for that hopeful future as you go through it.” John Walker's issue is invalid.

7. "Characters painfully tell you what their personalities are, rather than, say, having one. (“I tend to live the way I work: kinda “feel it, do it.” Not a lot of close ties, no real sense of purpose.” – Actual dialogue someone wrote on purpose.)." Has a point here. I'm not a fan of characters telling me who they are instead of me learning this over many hours of togetherness and shared battles. Character building is one of the things BioWare knows well, so it's disappointing to read. However, the silver lining is that it's difficult to judge an entire game on an "hours" of play. Most RPGs and BioWare games, in particular, lend themselves to 50-70+ hour experiences.

The rest of the editorial is dripping with enough negativity that I couldn't get through it. However, I do appreciate the gripes. I still won't preorder. I'll wait for reviews on Amazon, Metacritic, and other sites.

 
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News Comments > PS4 Games Coming to PCs via PS Now
28. Re: On Sale Mar 15, 2017, 13:53 Kxmode
 
YourNick wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 09:24:
Well even a trillion trillion bits per second won't fix latency. Bandwidth (mbps) is how much data gets there once it gets there, latency (ms) is how long it takes to get there.

Absolutely. My intended meaning was simply to say the odds of a 100 Mbps having high latency is rare. My connection speed for example typically hovers around 7ms ping. Of course, if Sony PS Now servers are hosted on the east coast then my latency on the west coast would be higher. However, I'm going to conclude PS Now runs on a distributed cloud infrastructure like Amazon Web Services or Akamai to ensure good ping times all around. They have to, or else people would cancel their subscriptions.
 
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News Comments > PS4 Games Coming to PCs via PS Now
26. Re: On Sale Mar 15, 2017, 02:10 Kxmode
 
YourNick wrote on Mar 15, 2017, 01:43:
It's not just latency like in say multiplayer games that can be sort of be "smoothed over" using client-side prediction. Everything is lagged. Panning the screen in RTSs is lagged, moving a cursor is lagged, you name it, it is lagged. Even in single player games!

I have 100 Mbps fiber up and down. I can stream 4K videos on Youtube with little or no buffering time. 5 Mbps is practically nothing. An average ISP is typically going to offer 20-30 Mbps. You shouldn't have an issue with 5.
 
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