Fanatical Quits Acquitted

Bounding Into Comics reports that online store Fanatical has removed Acquitted from a recently offered Killer Bundle 23 after learning about the game's connection with acquitted shooter Kyle Rittenhouse. The game's inclusion sparked social media outcry. In pulling the game from the bundle, Fanatical, formerly Bundle Stars, explains it did not realize the connection. This seems a lack of synergy with Fanatical owner IGN, but the outlet apparently has featured no reporting of the controversy. Now the game has been removed from the store as well as the bundle. In response, a tweet from Nordic Empire Games decries its loss of free speech in favor of Fanatical's:
Acquitted just got censored in violation with our contract with the major gaming company @Fanatical. Acquitted was included in their best-selling bundle, but was removed today since the company claims customers have been offended.

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Sheik Rattle Enroll wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 19:56:
milspecmonkey wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 18:39:
When your opener is crossed state lines, what is its purpose? To infer he traveled great distances to be somewhere he had no business being? Seems like an odd flex as he lived nearby and worked in Kenosha.
This is what we call bad faith nonsense.
Several points easily slammed by:
Kyle Rittenhouse didn't illegally bring a gun across state lines and 5 other myths surrounding the trial debunked

Ya know, things you'd know if you'd watched the trial. But hey you do you as you say; Defending criminals right to burn down a minority owned business.
Here are the criminal records of those that attacked Kyle Rittenhouse

Yea blatant abuse of the justice system where Rittenhouse was held with mega bail due to political pressure in one of the most documented obvious cases of self defense in recent history. Meanwhile Gaige lied multiple times including on a police report and no charges have been filled.

RITTENHOUSE TRIAL: Gaige Grosskreutz Lied In A Police Report

And a lil reminder why people felt the need to be armed to protect businesses, because some the rioters were armed. Ya know, like Gaige, who had prior firearms violations: Gaige Grosskreutz: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Heavily armed protesters square off with armored police truck in Kenosha

Gun was a straw purchase because Rittenhouse wasn't old enough to buy it himself.
Rittenhouse lied on national TV about being an EMT.
They were defending an empty used car lot.
Rittenhouse first shot a guy who threw an empty trash bag at him who he admitted he knew was unarmed.
Rittenhouse took selfies with white supremacists while out on bail.

Got some real heavy hitters there starting with when typically if people fully own something, they keep it at their house.
When not being harassed for the "terrible" act of putting out fires, Kyle only defended himself when someone tried to grab his gun, hit him with a skateboard, and pointed a gun at him.
Joseph Rosenbaum lunged for Kyle Rittenhouse’s gun, witness says

Rittenhouse trial: Key state witness admits he pointed a gun at Rittenhouse before he was shot

Rittenhouse attacks bonus round

And great job though proving the only white supremacist "connection" is took a pic with some folks he had not much knowledge about that asked for a pic- After the whole trial shenanigans. Maybe if the left didn't try and ruin Kyle's life, he'd be taking fan pics with a more mixed crowd.

So yeah, shoots 3 white criminals that attacked him, no signs of extremist views on all of their social media, somehow best white supremacist example ever.

Pretty much ya'lls argument is armed bank truck guards are just askn for trouble walkn around expecting people not to attack them.

No one would have been hurt if rioters didn't attack first. End of story, but alas, we still see people here bending into pretzels trying to excuse them.
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milspecmonkey wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 18:39:
When your opener is crossed state lines, what is its purpose? To infer he traveled great distances to be somewhere he had no business being? Seems like an odd flex as he lived nearby and worked in Kenosha.
This is what we call bad faith nonsense.
Several points easily slammed by:
Kyle Rittenhouse didn't illegally bring a gun across state lines and 5 other myths surrounding the trial debunked

Ya know, things you'd know if you'd watched the trial. But hey you do you as you say; Defending criminals right to burn down a minority owned business.
Here are the criminal records of those that attacked Kyle Rittenhouse

Yea blatant abuse of the justice system where Rittenhouse was held with mega bail due to political pressure in one of the most documented obvious cases of self defense in recent history. Meanwhile Gaige lied multiple times including on a police report and no charges have been filled.

RITTENHOUSE TRIAL: Gaige Grosskreutz Lied In A Police Report

And a lil reminder why people felt the need to be armed to protect businesses, because some the rioters were armed. Ya know, like Gaige, who had prior firearms violations: Gaige Grosskreutz: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Heavily armed protesters square off with armored police truck in Kenosha

Gun was a straw purchase because Rittenhouse wasn't old enough to buy it himself.
Rittenhouse lied on national TV about being an EMT.
They were defending an empty used car lot.
Rittenhouse first shot a guy who threw an empty trash bag at him who he admitted he knew was unarmed.
Rittenhouse took selfies with white supremacists while out on bail.

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DarkCntry wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 17:47:
milspecmonkey wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 17:38:

Oh I can't wait to have an argument with someone who didn't even watch the trial come up in here and want to talk about "facts". Apparently half-cocked means you disagree with and are frustrated when presented with facts outside your bubble.

I love how tech lefties can come in here and say wild hot takes from post #1 and it is just the norm as long as fits your vibe, but heaven forbid someone disagrees, guess they must be a mega troll.
Here's the facts.

Rittenhouse crossed a state line.
Rittenhouse obtained a weapon that wasn't purchased by him and was not legally allowed to use.
Rittenhouse lied about reasoning for his being in the location.
Rittenhouse lied about his profession (see previous).
Rittenhouse was upset that he had trash thrown at him, confronted someone, and then felt himself was in danger.
Rittenhouse opened fire on the person he confronted.
Rittenhouse fled the area after opening fire.
Rittenhouse was confronted, believed to be an active shooter.
Rittenhouse opened fire believing he was in danger.
Rittenhouse left the scene again.
Rittenhouse casually took his time to turn himself over to police.
Rittenhouse has a history of violence.
Rittenhouse has a history of racial resentment.

But hey...you believe that I didn't watch the trial, the farce that was both the judge and both legal counsel...you have your viewpoint, and as sad as it is, this country doesn't persecute for it and nor do I, but do not dare believe that you are working on factual information when there's mountains of evidence pointing otherwise.

I also just adore the simple minded strawmen arguments when someone disagrees with a blatant abuse of the justice system that they must be some 'lefty NPC'.

When your opener is crossed state lines, what is its purpose? To infer he traveled great distances to be somewhere he had no business being? Seems like an odd flex as he lived nearby and worked in Kenosha.
This is what we call bad faith nonsense.
Several points easily slammed by:
Kyle Rittenhouse didn't illegally bring a gun across state lines and 5 other myths surrounding the trial debunked

Ya know, things you'd know if you'd watched the trial. But hey you do you as you say; Defending criminals right to burn down a minority owned business.
Here are the criminal records of those that attacked Kyle Rittenhouse

Yea blatant abuse of the justice system where Rittenhouse was held with mega bail due to political pressure in one of the most documented obvious cases of self defense in recent history. Meanwhile Gaige lied multiple times including on a police report and no charges have been filled.

RITTENHOUSE TRIAL: Gaige Grosskreutz Lied In A Police Report

And a lil reminder why people felt the need to be armed to protect businesses, because some the rioters were armed. Ya know, like Gaige, who had prior firearms violations: Gaige Grosskreutz: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Heavily armed protesters square off with armored police truck in Kenosha
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Gonna miss his music tastes, so long dude, maybe a return?
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Well Sigwolf, BoP's contributions seemed fine to me.
But can't really be impartial as I know I'm a hotheaded asshole and too old to change.

Annoyed or not by Cutter, always wished for his change into a calmer version, and felt worried as such a violent frame of mind couldn't be good for his well being (and for those near him).

Same as you, let's see a more peaceful place
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WannaLogAlready wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 17:11:
I don't have Discord, can someone contact Hardline Mike with what happened ?
(Discord: Hardline Mike#0275).
Sad as it is, I would really like to see him and BoP here again.
Mike actually added to the community. BoP, on the other hand, spewed about as much vitriol as Cutter, he just did it from the opposite side of the political aisle. Both were completely
intolerant of anyone that did not think exactly as they did. I dare say this might be a bit more peaceful place to spend time with both of them absent.
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milspecmonkey wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 17:38:
DarkCntry wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 17:23:
milspecmonkey wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 16:51:
Baha oh man, nothing like the Rittenhouse story to be one of the best test cases to see who is a NPC and wants to believe in alternate Twitter reality. Thanks for the laughs from the usuals.
Almost disappointed no one said crossed state lines, but ya'll really made up for it with the claims of "white supremacy".
Also amused by the sudden interest in rules here after I've been personally attacked about 20 times with no consequences to the repeat offenders.
I mean, you can sit there and deny reality all you want, it doesn't change facts.

As for your amusement over the 'sudden interest in rules', might I suggest you actually become a contributing member of value to this community before you attempt to denigrate the rest of us. I mean, almost all of your posts are of some half-cocked half-thoughts that do nothing to further an actual conversation, much like this very post you made.

Oh I can't wait to have an argument with someone who didn't even watch the trial come up in here and want to talk about "facts". Apparently half-cocked means you disagree with and are frustrated when presented with facts outside your bubble.

I love how tech lefties can come in here and say wild hot takes from post #1 and it is just the norm as long as fits your vibe, but heaven forbid someone disagrees, guess they must be a mega troll.
Here's the facts.

Rittenhouse crossed a state line.
Rittenhouse obtained a weapon that wasn't purchased by him and was not legally allowed to use.
Rittenhouse lied about reasoning for his being in the location.
Rittenhouse lied about his profession (see previous).
Rittenhouse was upset that he had trash thrown at him, confronted someone, and then felt himself was in danger.
Rittenhouse opened fire on the person he confronted.
Rittenhouse fled the area after opening fire.
Rittenhouse was confronted, believed to be an active shooter.
Rittenhouse opened fire believing he was in danger.
Rittenhouse left the scene again.
Rittenhouse casually took his time to turn himself over to police.
Rittenhouse has a history of violence.
Rittenhouse has a history of racial resentment.

But hey...you believe that I didn't watch the trial, the farce that was both the judge and both legal counsel...you have your viewpoint, and as sad as it is, this country doesn't persecute for it and nor do I, but do not dare believe that you are working on factual information when there's mountains of evidence pointing otherwise.

I also just adore the simple minded strawmen arguments when someone disagrees with a blatant abuse of the justice system that they must be some 'lefty NPC'.
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DarkCntry wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 17:23:
milspecmonkey wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 16:51:
Baha oh man, nothing like the Rittenhouse story to be one of the best test cases to see who is a NPC and wants to believe in alternate Twitter reality. Thanks for the laughs from the usuals.
Almost disappointed no one said crossed state lines, but ya'll really made up for it with the claims of "white supremacy".
Also amused by the sudden interest in rules here after I've been personally attacked about 20 times with no consequences to the repeat offenders.
I mean, you can sit there and deny reality all you want, it doesn't change facts.

As for your amusement over the 'sudden interest in rules', might I suggest you actually become a contributing member of value to this community before you attempt to denigrate the rest of us. I mean, almost all of your posts are of some half-cocked half-thoughts that do nothing to further an actual conversation, much like this very post you made.

Oh I can't wait to have an argument with someone who didn't even watch the trial come up in here and want to talk about "facts". Apparently half-cocked means you disagree with and are frustrated when presented with facts outside your bubble.

I love how tech lefties can come in here and say wild hot takes from post #1 and it is just the norm as long as fits your vibe, but heaven forbid someone disagrees, guess they must be a mega troll.
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milspecmonkey wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 16:51:
Baha oh man, nothing like the Rittenhouse story to be one of the best test cases to see who is a NPC and wants to believe in alternate Twitter reality. Thanks for the laughs from the usuals.
Almost disappointed no one said crossed state lines, but ya'll really made up for it with the claims of "white supremacy".
Also amused by the sudden interest in rules here after I've been personally attacked about 20 times with no consequences to the repeat offenders.
I mean, you can sit there and deny reality all you want, it doesn't change facts.

As for your amusement over the 'sudden interest in rules', might I suggest you actually become a contributing member of value to this community before you attempt to denigrate the rest of us. I mean, almost all of your posts are of some half-cocked half-thoughts that do nothing to further an actual conversation, much like this very post you made.
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Darks wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 14:26:
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This exactly! I'm sick to death with all the social out cries and canceling.
Its gotten to the point of being overly absurd!
Heard a new canceling is coming out, but with coop ! what do you say ?
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I don't have Discord, can someone contact Hardline Mike with what happened ?
(Discord: Hardline Mike#0275).
Sad as it is, I would really like to see him and BoP here again.
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Acleacius wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 16:55:
Oh we said state lines, sorry you missed everything skipping to the end, but at least you had a good time? Giggle

Baha I did miss it, and it was B-man of course, LOLZ perfection.
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Oh we said state lines, sorry you missed everything skipping to the end, but at least you had a good time? Giggle
But I don't get a sense you're listening, so, fuck it, let's go to Hell !
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Baha oh man, nothing like the Rittenhouse story to be one of the best test cases to see who is a NPC and wants to believe in alternate Twitter reality. Thanks for the laughs from the usuals.
Almost disappointed no one said crossed state lines, but ya'll really made up for it with the claims of "white supremacy".
Also amused by the sudden interest in rules here after I've been personally attacked about 20 times with no consequences to the repeat offenders.
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Damn, Cutter banned from Blue'sNews, really hope the best for him.

FloodAnxiety, I agree as I've felt glad and hopeful when Cutter has had some more thoughtful phases, to sadly grow agressive intermittently.
Part of our rebuking with info sources or humor tried to jump-start more reflective views to no avail.
But some real world analytical capacity seems lacking or dormant.

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Cutter, a farewell message for you.

With all sincerity, consider self-reflection: ask yourself, why do I believe the things I do? In all seriousness, treat yourself like you are a five-year-old and keep on asking yourself the question "why?". When you narrow in on why you believe something, find competing sources, and read their perspective. You may be surprised to learn that there are many groups of people who will flat out lie. You can tell a good source from a bad source because the bad sources tell multiple unreconcilable lies and act hypocritically. If you are still having trouble, consider brushing up on some boolean logic and logical fallacies, as knowledge of these things can help you spot a good argument from the bad arguments. Dig down and try to use empathy to understand other's positions. Start with the assumption that everyone else is exactly like you, i.e. use the Golden Rule (if it helps, also mentioned in Matthew 7:12), and rework through your values. In your own eyes, swallow your pride and cut ties to your past self. You may fear that you've dug yourself this hole and that you must live in it for the rest of your life, but you do not. You may be surprised to find that people are quite receptive to you learning and growing from your mistakes.

While your time here in these forums was cut short, and you may never be able to regain the community you may have felt here, it isn't too late for you to grow and become a part of a new community.

While I pretty much disagreed with everything single hot take of yours, I do hope that you are able to learn, grow, and become more understanding in the future.
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Darks wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 14:26:
This exactly! I'm sick to death with all the social out cries and canceling.

Its gotten to the point of being overly absurd!

Back in the day nobody used to care if a white supremacist game company made a game about being a white supremacist mass shooter where you executed people of races and political beliefs you didn't like.

Or was that really ever true? Why weren't there more Timothy McVeigh FBI building bombing simulators you could buy? Sold by companies that share his views?
Maybe this golden age of video game sponsored terrorism you are looking for never existed.

If only they hadn't tried to overthrow the government, they ruined the good name of white supremacists everywhere and the fun of those people who just want to come home after a hard day's work and live out their fantasy of mass murdering minorities and liberals while simultaneously funding a white supremacist game company.

Pretty soon people might even start getting upset if you give money to Jihadist game companies.

We used to be so much more tolerant of Nazis in this country, they were even on our side in like a really important war I think?
And the best thing we can do to keep up that important friendship is to buy products produced by them that glorify their views.

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Lukiopimp wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 12:57:
"Social media outcry" gets a game pulled, awesome. I understand it's a very polarizing issue but if people feel bad about a game they don't have to play it and don't have to buy it. I'm uncomfortable with plenty of things but I don't demand that it gets banned. There were plenty of controversies about games in the past and honestly I'm happy with every controversial game that eventually got published. If it doesn't gain any traction, good riddance, if it has some fans who enjoy it good for them. I'd never demand or put pressure on a game publisher to pull a game just because it subjectively is something I do not enjoy.

This exactly! I'm sick to death with all the social out cries and canceling.

Its gotten to the point of being overly absurd!
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 13:26:
|RaptoR| wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 12:53:
Cutters posts have been low effort offensive garbage since he signed on. Banning him would do a lot for the quality of these forums. But I think, after having been here since the days before the bluesnews.com domain, I've come to realize that these forums are just not healthy and nothing Blue can do will fix them. Every time I click on a comment thread, it reinforces my decision to leave the gaming industry.

Anyway, another 20+ year vet saying adios and thanks for all the links. Sorry Blue, but for once you gotta take a stand and do something, passively moderating a perpetual problem ain't gonna cut it. Seriously, more than half of his post history right now could be removed for rule violations, why do you shelter him? For his free speech to just shit on *everything* all the time? Bleh.
You can mute/block people here. I'm so used to Cutter's deplorable hot takes that I don't bother to read them most of the time.

Such people inevitably get quoted or derail threads so this is not much of a solution unfortunately. Blue has heard people and is taking action.
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Do what you all want. I tune out anything I don't like, and don't get upset about. I'm plenty used to people on my own forums who I've known a very long time, and consider good friends, who's politics I don't agree with or even disgusts me. I can separate the two.

Cutter's dumber political posts I just ignore. No sense debating him. I can still have a fun discussion with him on other topics like gaming.
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|RaptoR| wrote on Aug 1, 2022, 12:53:
Cutters posts have been low effort offensive garbage since he signed on. Banning him would do a lot for the quality of these forums. But I think, after having been here since the days before the bluesnews.com domain, I've come to realize that these forums are just not healthy and nothing Blue can do will fix them. Every time I click on a comment thread, it reinforces my decision to leave the gaming industry.

Anyway, another 20+ year vet saying adios and thanks for all the links. Sorry Blue, but for once you gotta take a stand and do something, passively moderating a perpetual problem ain't gonna cut it. Seriously, more than half of his post history right now could be removed for rule violations, why do you shelter him? For his free speech to just shit on *everything* all the time? Bleh.
You can mute/block people here. I'm so used to Cutter's deplorable hot takes that I don't bother to read them most of the time.
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