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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs

5. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 8, 2018, 18:50 Eirikrautha
 
NKD wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 11:16:
I don't really recall seeing any alt-right propaganda on The Escapist? And you all know how much I love to bitch about the alt-reich.

I expect they'll settle to just save time and effort, but you never know. If they push it their comments probably won't meet the standard of libel. It's very hard to make a libel case in the United States.

True. there needs to be provable damages for legal action to be effective. But there needs to be some accountability for all of today's name-calling. Calling someone a member of the KKK could cost the person jobs and business opportunities. So they'd damn well better be a member if you're going to accuse them. The term "alt-right" has garnered the same pejorative power among today's ctrl-left and has been used to attack people's jobs and livelihood. If that person is not a "member" of this amorphous group, then the name-caller should be held accountable. And considering that "alt-right" generally means "someone I disagree with for not being as regressively left wing as I am," it seems like that would be a hard membership to prove.
 
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News Comments > IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations

28. Re: IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations Aug 8, 2018, 18:29 Eirikrautha
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 8, 2018, 17:40:
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.

You ignored point A (of course, since you know it's poor journalist practices).

Your hyperbole about conspiracies (which no one mentioned here) does not deflect from the fact that IGN has proven to be a conduit to Nintendo. Would this be the case if the editor was overly critical? If you can't see the incentives, then you are a fool (but I know in your case it's willful ignorance. And you can't spell ignorance without IGN).
 
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News Comments > IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations

26. Re: IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations Aug 8, 2018, 10:25 Eirikrautha
 
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?
 
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News Comments > IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations

22. Re: IGN Pulls Review Amid Plagiarism Accusations Aug 7, 2018, 21:45 Eirikrautha
 
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...
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

5. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 6, 2018, 15:47 Eirikrautha
 
Ehhh, I'd comment on the fact that, once you let near-monopoly corporations decide what can and can't be said, you may very well discover yourself among the silenced.

The sort of people who you have to defend to support free speech are seldom anything but sleazy and disgusting (see ACLU's support of the KKK's right to march... except even the ACLU is walking their support for free speech back). But if you needed a saint as defendant to make your cause just, you wouldn't have Miranda rights, for one thing.

And before some buffoon comes along with an XKCD comic or an "it's naht the gub'mint!" response, imagine if your local cable/ISP companies got together and decided that they weren't going to provide service for anyone who voted for X or once said Y in an email or so on. The same people who were all cheering Obama for increasing the power of the executive branch through executive orders are now losing their shit over Trump using the same power. Once you legitimize a tactic, you legitimize it for your enemies, too (how's the "nuclear option" on judicial confirmations working out for ya', Senate Dems?).

But, then again, looking at the quality of "speech" from the regulars on here that support this move, if they were to be affected by censorship, nothing of value would be lost. I guess every cloud has its silver lining...
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen Ground Battle Video

50. Re: Star Citizen Ground Battle Video Aug 4, 2018, 11:45 Eirikrautha
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 4, 2018, 04:49:
RedEye9 wrote on Aug 3, 2018, 13:55:
jdreyer wrote on Aug 3, 2018, 13:50:
ItBurn wrote on Aug 3, 2018, 12:18:
The fact that they took 50 people at a station, put them in various ships, some holding like 20 and flew them to another planet for Battlefield-like combat, all without loading screens is crazy impressive technically, regardless of the latency.
But who wants to wait X minutes riding on a ship before the action even starts?
Absolutely no one. Might as well be a dentist waiting room a truck driving or railroad simulator.
jdreyer wrote on Aug 3, 2018, 13:48:
Do I sense another 100 comment Star Citizen thread in the making?
Nah, The 2 minute clip is such a joke I doubt it hits 50.

Under 50 so far, so you look to be right.

Had to post in order to get this to 50, just to keep RedEye's streak of never being right alive...
 
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News Comments > Morning Interviews

16. Re: Morning Interviews Jul 10, 2018, 17:31 Eirikrautha
 
loomy wrote on Jul 10, 2018, 15:18:
> “Male game devs deal with it too. Gamers don’t seem to believe expertise exists. But it’s not the constant deluge it is for women. Which was the point of the tweets that Peter made that got him fired: He was saying, ‘Hey, this is about gender, because I’m out here talking about the same stuff she’s talking about, and this doesn’t happen to me.’”

this is 100% true, and most girls just roll over and take it

each side doesn't know what the other side is getting. I will go a week without anyone asking me to play a multiplayer game. ask a female friend how long she goes. ask her how many stalkers she's had compared to you

http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/10/22/part-1-experiencing-online-harassment/

Men face more harassment online than women; men face different kinds of harassment online than women. This is consistent across many different surveys like the one linked above. Men are more likely to be verbally harassed or get death threats. Women are more likely to get stalked or sexually harassed.

I have seen people react to this information by claiming that the kinds of harassment women face is somehow "worse" that what males get, but that is highly opinion-based (is a rape threat worse than a death threat? Less so?). Either way, the idea that the internet is some gender-based minefield exists more in the minds of the folks who want to see it that way. In reality, the internet is mostly just toxic towards everyone...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

5. Re: Op Ed Jul 9, 2018, 20:24 Eirikrautha
 
Someone bring the fainting couch! Brendan is about to collapse from the sheer horror of a woman (gasp) being held to the same standard as a man would be...  
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News Comments > Guild Wars II Writers Fired Over Social Media Spat

48. Re: Guild Wars II Writers Fired Over Social Media Spat Jul 6, 2018, 17:29 Eirikrautha
 
loomy wrote on Jul 6, 2018, 17:01:
> What other choice does ArenaNet have here?

the company can do whatever it wants. the question to grapple with is why thousands of people brigaded to get two people fired. was it really because they were fighting for the justice of men who are abused on twitter?

Who brigaded to get her fired at Paizo?

Why is so important to you that she be in the right here (even when she obviously isn't)? Rather than worry about the motivation of internet anons, why don't you take a moment to contemplate your own...?
 
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News Comments > Into the Black

26. Re: Into the Black Jun 21, 2018, 21:19 Eirikrautha
 
Scottish Martial Arts wrote on Jun 21, 2018, 17:44:
They're not reasonable for Star Wars, though.

The box office sales or the budget numbers? I agree that the box office sales are well below expectation for a Star Wars movie. However, what I had intended to communicate with my imprecise phrasing was that the budget numbers I quoted may not be 100% accurate, but at the least are reasonable estimates that imply that Solo is indeed on track to lose hundreds of millions of dollars for Disney. A loss in the hundreds of millions is, as you note, not a reasonable outcome for a Star Wars film.

You are also forgetting the price Disney paid for Lucasfilm and Star Wars. At this point Disney would have made more on the interest on the $4+ billion they spent. The merchandise sales for Star Wars are at an all-time low (even less than when there were no movies being made). Disney bought the golden goose, then hired a butcher to keep it healthy...
 
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News Comments > Op Ed

21. Re: Op Ed Jun 1, 2018, 17:21 Eirikrautha
 
Good luck getting an answer. The reason that you won't get one is that the same people attacking your question can see the penumbra of cognitive dissonance around the possible answers, so they don't want to go down that road. They don't want to say, "Some ideas should not be expressed or should be forcibly suppressed" because we all know where that argument leads.

The reality here is that expression and offense operate on a sliding continuum. As one increases, so does the potential for the other. Valve took the easy out here (and I don't blame them), because they don't want to be the arbiter of ideas, both for practical and philosophical reasons. Once you admit that some ideas should be suppressed, the next question (which these folks can't answer without piercing their veil of pretend support for freedom of expression) becomes Quis custodiet ipsos custodes...?
 
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News Comments > Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle?

3. Re: Star Citizen's $27,000 Bundle? May 28, 2018, 13:01 Eirikrautha
 
There's some kind of money laundering going on here. That's the only rational explanation for this. Otherwise our society has gotten so decadent that there is no recovery. God will owe Sodom and Gomorrah an apology if we don't come crashing down soon...  
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News Comments > Star Control Origins Trailer

2. Re: Star Control Origins Trailer Apr 5, 2018, 12:47 Eirikrautha
 
I loved Star Control 1&2 when they first came out, but a sequel really didn't inspire much enthusiasm in me. After this trailer, I'm much more likely to buy. It looks pretty good so far...  
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News Comments > Fighting Rainbow Six Siege Toxicity

1. Re: Fighting Rainbow Six Siege Toxicity Apr 4, 2018, 20:38 Eirikrautha
 
Nothing is more horrifying, while employing the finest tactical methods to slaughter the enemy and grind them to dust, than hearing someone use vulgarity in chat. I've missed headshots because I was so shaken by the words I heard used that I just can't even. I want to kill and maim on my video game without hearing anything shocking or offensive!  
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse

17. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 1, 2018, 12:19 Eirikrautha
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 1, 2018, 11:25:
Eirikrautha wrote on Apr 1, 2018, 11:13:
When an enemy does something right, they still find a way to attack that enemy
The GOP platform.
LOL. Thanks for the example.

You know, evolutionary biologists have presented pretty compelling evidence that the religious impulse is hardwired into the human brain. Human beings are mechanically inclined to seek membership in a larger group and to form in-group/out-group mental schema. It, therefore, shouldn't be surprising in this day and age (where organized religion is in decline in the West) that people would develop a religious commitment to other groups around them, be they physical, political, or ideological groups.

But it's still shocking to hear the religious phrasing of political commentary. The GOP attacks the things that are "right"? You mean morally "right"? Like they are evil and intentionally seeking out evil. You honestly think 40+% of the American population is sitting around, wringing their hands like Snidely Whiplash, going "How can we hurt other people today?" You seriously believe that? And I bet you make fun of creationists...

Some of you zealots need to sit back and examine your rationales and the basis for them. You're about one step away from a becoming a cult...
 
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News Comments > Saturday Metaverse

15. Re: Saturday Metaverse Apr 1, 2018, 11:13 Eirikrautha
 
You know how you can spot the truly deranged? When an enemy does something right, they still find a way to attack that enemy (or they will suddenly defend the wrong they've been attacking for years before). Hypocrisy, it's the other white meat...  
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News Comments > Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Changes Next Week

27. Re: Star Wars Battlefront II Progression Changes Next Week Mar 17, 2018, 09:13 Eirikrautha
 
Prez wrote on Mar 17, 2018, 06:52:
Jesus Slick the extent to which you take your EA apologist role makes me sincerely hope you are an EA employee. At least that would make it understandable. If you aren't it really makes me sorry for you. To expect people to be grateful to EA for making their Star Wars game closer to something not a cynical predatory gambling simulator months after release is just utterly baffling.

How much of a shill do you have to be in order to use a reddit forum as your example of success? I'm thinking of coding a plugin for my browser that replaces "Slick" with "Shill," just as a reminder...
 
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News Comments > Fear the Wolves Announced

5. Re: Fear the Wolves Announced Feb 8, 2018, 16:26 Eirikrautha
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Feb 7, 2018, 10:44:
Hullo there, Mr. Bandwagon! How ya doin' taday, Sire?

Posts like this are the reason Blues' needs a "like" button.

On the other hand, I am mortified to think that my first "like" would have been on a post by CJ!

j/k
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse

8. Re: Morning Metaverse Feb 8, 2018, 16:22 Eirikrautha
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 7, 2018, 18:49:
I did not know that my standards were that low, thanks for letting me know. Oddly enough they align with 80% of reviewers and the majority of critics. http://www.metacritic.com/tv/altered-carbon

I think you intended your rebuttal as a defense, but rest assured that it only served to prove his point more fully...
 
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse

1. Re: Evening Metaverse Feb 5, 2018, 20:50 Eirikrautha
 
Good. I want to see it drop to $7.50, so that I can finally buy a video card without taking out a second mortgage. Totally selfish, but I'm ok with that...  
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