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HaughtyFrank

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39540 on: February 23, 2021, 11:18:03 AM »
If any of them actually watched the Hoeg Law video, they’ll be cancelling the shit out of him.  He espouses everything they hate about open discussion.

This video is indefensible.

-Doesn't even acknowledge the trans community or any of the comments/action of Rowling
-Doesn't acknowledge that buying the game further funds her attacks on the trans community
-Writes off her words and actions as "a difference of opinion"
-Mocks era for suggesting that we ban discussions of the game
-Writes off gamergate harassment as a handful of bad apples that gamergate can't be held responsible for
-Pretends like conservatives are being attacked simply for being conservative and not for their bigoted views
-People with "differing opinions" just need to have a conversation! So i guess trans people just need to talk it out with JK rowling and women just need to talk it out with gamer gaters i guess?
-Shouts out neogaf
-High fives Colin Moriarty in his twitter replies to the video

My goodness.

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-Mocks era for suggesting that we ban discussions of the game

 :shaking

Everything that Era despises for the top of the page

 :nsfw

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39541 on: February 23, 2021, 11:27:14 AM »
I think this season might be even better than the Cyberpunk season.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39542 on: February 23, 2021, 11:54:38 AM »
Kratos spends the entire game shirtless and jacked, what is this wife buying moron talking about?

Messyego can fuck off.

James Bond (at least in the Craig era) has at least one shirtless scene in every movie, hell, even the torture scene in Casino Royale is sexualized.

And Leisure Suit Larry as a "sexual" character?  The whole fucking point of the games is that he's a guy who can't get laid.

Go back to making gross videos of eating chicken wings, dumbass.

Not to mention Geralt. That stealth Chud actually arguing that Geralt wasn’t sexualized.

Remind me Messofaman, how did Witcher 3 start again?

« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 06:23:19 PM by joeboy101 »

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39543 on: February 23, 2021, 12:26:54 PM »
If any of them actually watched the Hoeg Law video, they’ll be cancelling the shit out of him.  He espouses everything they hate about open discussion.

This video is indefensible.

-Doesn't even acknowledge the trans community or any of the comments/action of Rowling
-Doesn't acknowledge that buying the game further funds her attacks on the trans community
-Writes off her words and actions as "a difference of opinion"
-Mocks era for suggesting that we ban discussions of the game
-Writes off gamergate harassment as a handful of bad apples that gamergate can't be held responsible for
-Pretends like conservatives are being attacked simply for being conservative and not for their bigoted views
-People with "differing opinions" just need to have a conversation! So i guess trans people just need to talk it out with JK rowling and women just need to talk it out with gamer gaters i guess?
-Shouts out neogaf
-High fives Colin Moriarty in his twitter replies to the video

My goodness.

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-Mocks era for suggesting that we ban discussions of the game

 :shaking

Everything that Era despises for the top of the page

 :nsfw

I will never understand how J K Rowling just wanting to not be demonized and left alone is something you can have an opinion against

Like really, when you say it’s a difference of opinion your “opinion” is that she shouldn’t be allowed to be just an everyday person who goes on with her life in peace.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39544 on: February 23, 2021, 12:37:58 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/cnn-after-the-gamestop-fiasco-momentum-builds-for-a-financial-transaction-tax-that-would-generate-777-billion.383423/

ITT era stock traders talk about themselves as "the little guy" and "peasants" over a hypothetical tax rate of $1 per $1000 trade.

PROTIP:
If you're regularly trading $1000+ worth of stock, you're not 'the little guy'.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39545 on: February 23, 2021, 12:47:47 PM »
Kratos spends the entire game shirtless and jacked, what is this wife buying moron talking about?

Messyego can fuck off.

James Bond (at least in the Craig era) has at least one shirtless scene in every movie, hell, even the torture scene in Casino Royale is sexualized.

And Leisure Suit Larry as a "sexual" character?  The whole fucking point of the games is that he's a guy who can't get laid.

Go back to making gross videos of eating chicken wings, dumbass.

Not to mention Gerald. That stealth Chud actually arguing that Gerald wasn’t sexualized.

Remind me Messofaman, how did Witcher 3 start again?

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Imagine how mad they'd get if that was the first shot of Aloy in Horizon 2

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39546 on: February 23, 2021, 12:53:47 PM »
Kratos spends the entire game shirtless and jacked, what is this wife buying moron talking about?

Messyego can fuck off.

James Bond (at least in the Craig era) has at least one shirtless scene in every movie, hell, even the torture scene in Casino Royale is sexualized.

And Leisure Suit Larry as a "sexual" character?  The whole fucking point of the games is that he's a guy who can't get laid.

Go back to making gross videos of eating chicken wings, dumbass.

Not to mention Gerald. That stealth Chud actually arguing that Gerald wasn’t sexualized.

Remind me Messofaman, how did Witcher 3 start again?

(Image removed from quote.)

Imagine how mad they'd get if that was the first shot of Aloy in Horizon 2

In would be okay with it because god knows that girl needs a bath.
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39547 on: February 23, 2021, 02:14:03 PM »
Does the media you interact with on a regular basis affect your behavior, or does it not? They can't seem to decide.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/illinois-state-representative-introduces-bill-to-ban-violent-video-games.383225/

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39548 on: February 23, 2021, 02:15:31 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/cnn-after-the-gamestop-fiasco-momentum-builds-for-a-financial-transaction-tax-that-would-generate-777-billion.383423/

ITT era stock traders talk about themselves as "the little guy" and "peasants" over a hypothetical tax rate of $1 per $1000 trade.

PROTIP:
If you're regularly trading $1000+ worth of stock, you're not 'the little guy'.

FACT CHECK: two tsla stocks are $1400.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39551 on: February 23, 2021, 02:28:11 PM »
How could anyone hate harry potter

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39552 on: February 23, 2021, 02:31:24 PM »
Does the media you interact with on a regular basis affect your behavior, or does it not? They can't seem to decide.

https://www.resetera.com/threads/illinois-state-representative-introduces-bill-to-ban-violent-video-games.383225/
FFS, the mods are literally contemplating banning discussion of a game right now. Do they not see the irony?
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39553 on: February 23, 2021, 02:43:13 PM »
"Vidyas will make your kids violent"
"LOL fuck off"

"Vidyas will make your kids sexist"
"YAAAAAS QUEEN PREACH clap100"

Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39554 on: February 23, 2021, 02:57:05 PM »
It's just like mortal kombat XI, it's ok to brutality murder your opponent as long  you are properly covered up.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39555 on: February 23, 2021, 03:04:36 PM »
Lol these fucking idiots.

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Black reps, from poor Black neighborhoods like this, aren't the ones unwilling to address the socioeconomic causes of crime. If y'all are gonna talk shit about politicians, make sure you're talking about the right ones- namely Illinois' white suburban and rural representatives. Not this dude.
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Sorry didn’t read the article to be honest and made some assumptions.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39556 on: February 23, 2021, 03:04:56 PM »
"Vidyas will make your kids violent"
"LOL fuck off"

"Vidyas will make your kids sexist"
"YAAAAAS QUEEN PREACH clap100"
It's even worse than that.

"Vidyas based on books written by someone who said some vaguely exclusionary things about trans people once will make your kids transphobic"
"YAAAAAS QUEEN PREACH clap100"
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Potato

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39557 on: February 23, 2021, 03:05:38 PM »
Lol these fucking idiots.

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Black reps, from poor Black neighborhoods like this, aren't the ones unwilling to address the socioeconomic causes of crime. If y'all are gonna talk shit about politicians, make sure you're talking about the right ones- namely Illinois' white suburban and rural representatives. Not this dude.
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Sorry didn’t read the article to be honest and made some assumptions.
Era in a nutshell really
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Philip Cardgage

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39559 on: February 23, 2021, 03:28:00 PM »
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As someone who sold and bought in Dec. I can confirm that is correct. We even got 2k above asking for our home. It's really wild

2k... above asking. WILD.


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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39560 on: February 23, 2021, 03:33:23 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/cnn-after-the-gamestop-fiasco-momentum-builds-for-a-financial-transaction-tax-that-would-generate-777-billion.383423/

ITT era stock traders talk about themselves as "the little guy" and "peasants" over a hypothetical tax rate of $1 per $1000 trade.

PROTIP:
If you're regularly trading $1000+ worth of stock, you're not 'the little guy'.

Always cracks me up when people claim to be the little guy when they're not or claim to be affected by a tax on billionaires.

Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39561 on: February 23, 2021, 03:43:32 PM »
lmao what is this dude doing in the oversexualized designs thread considering their youtube page is full of women in torture scenes or being beaten up in video games
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Like seriously this person is nutty. Hours of video game women in distress. Blamed it on his kid brother sharing his username...riiiight

I wouldn't be surprised if there were several trolls in that thread that don't believe what they say (I know for a fact Yuoke and Richter1887 are like that).  Some performative, some just there to be shitstirrers.  People take the bait too much to argue with the potentially few genuine people in there.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39562 on: February 23, 2021, 03:48:52 PM »
lol era is re aligning their sympathy for tiger woods in real time because he's a trump chump.

:rofl
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39563 on: February 23, 2021, 03:56:41 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/cnn-after-the-gamestop-fiasco-momentum-builds-for-a-financial-transaction-tax-that-would-generate-777-billion.383423/

ITT era stock traders talk about themselves as "the little guy" and "peasants" over a hypothetical tax rate of $1 per $1000 trade.

PROTIP:
If you're regularly trading $1000+ worth of stock, you're not 'the little guy'.
That's actually a great and fair idea to raise infinite ammounts of tax money. :thinking

It feels like a 4chan troll hack tbh  :lol
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39564 on: February 23, 2021, 03:59:20 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/barack-obama-and-bruce-springsteen-launch-podcast-together-on-spotify.383546/

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Didn't that dude just pop a DUI? Fuck that shit, drunk driving is bullshit

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This doesn't surprise me. Really all Obama ever wanted was to be a celebrity, but he just wasn't actually good at anything so he had to get into to politics.

Also didn't Michelle have a podcast on spotify to? Is that still going?

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#5
Two sanctimonious centrists, no thanks. Also, fuck people who drink and drive

 :lol

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I wish there was a thread called "ResetEra's shit list" as this is the first I'm hearing about Obama being on it. Seriously, it's getting hard to keep up. I like both people, so it means little to me other than avoiding negative replies.

 :(
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GreatSageEqualOfHeaven

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39565 on: February 23, 2021, 04:08:59 PM »
Just tax the rich or increase capital gains on these people.
Don't fucking put more taxes onto me.

dat socialism tho

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39566 on: February 23, 2021, 04:16:47 PM »
$1 tax on every $1,000 of transactions would ruin the James Fund. It would wipe out 99% of our profits!
:O

HaughtyFrank

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39567 on: February 23, 2021, 04:30:54 PM »
lol era is re aligning their sympathy for tiger woods in real time because he's a trump chump.

:rofl

They really hate asians

benjipwns

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39568 on: February 23, 2021, 04:56:51 PM »
You can go the China route and ban anything seen as harmful
reported for sinophobia

Nintex

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39569 on: February 23, 2021, 04:58:09 PM »
Democrats banning video games?

Elections have consequences :trumps
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Skullfuckers Anonymous

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39570 on: February 23, 2021, 05:08:55 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/gaborn-news-cardinal-photographed-that-is-half-male-and-half-female.383450

 :dead

Thread starts out well with people remembering Gaborn from gaf, then someone says he was racist and everyone flips.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39571 on: February 23, 2021, 05:15:15 PM »
Gaborn was racist?
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39572 on: February 23, 2021, 05:19:49 PM »
Gaborn was racist?

Seems like he was a neo nazi based on the evidence.

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Speaking of the Alt-Right, have you all forgotten Gaborn's political leanings?

At the old place he argued that racism against Asians was justified because "Chinese people operate restaurants which are open on Christmas day"

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39573 on: February 23, 2021, 05:27:13 PM »
Isn't that a Jewish tradition Chinese food for Christmas?

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39574 on: February 23, 2021, 05:29:08 PM »
Yep.

Fuck your turkeys.

HaughtyFrank

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39575 on: February 23, 2021, 05:32:41 PM »
Gaborn was racist?

Seems like he was a neo nazi based on the evidence.

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Speaking of the Alt-Right, have you all forgotten Gaborn's political leanings?

At the old place he argued that racism against Asians was justified because "Chinese people operate restaurants which are open on Christmas day"

Call it a hunch but I suspect that summary isn't accurate

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39576 on: February 23, 2021, 05:32:45 PM »
Gaborn was racist?

Seems like he was a neo nazi based on the evidence.

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Speaking of the Alt-Right, have you all forgotten Gaborn's political leanings?

At the old place he argued that racism against Asians was justified because "Chinese people operate restaurants which are open on Christmas day"

Yeah, shit on a dead guy with (what is probably) a really dishonest retelling of what he actually said, but don't have the balls to bring up b-dubs and chubigans even shadier past. Fucking cowards.  :yuck


HaughtyFrank

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39577 on: February 23, 2021, 05:41:55 PM »
I found the original post, and guess what, it was an argument with the same guy who's calling him out on RE right now. He's holding this grudge for 13 years.  :lol

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/i-hate-the-gooks-mccain-said-i-will-hate-them-as-long-as-i-live.234328/post-9562169

(and big surprise, he never said racism was justified, it was the classic argument about which minority has it worse where everyone ends up looking bad)

Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39578 on: February 23, 2021, 05:50:13 PM »
I like how the proof is from nearly a decade before B-dubs last used a slur.

Boredfrom

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39579 on: February 23, 2021, 05:53:03 PM »
Democrats banning video games?

Elections have consequences :trumps

You forgot Trump was also okay with that?

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39580 on: February 23, 2021, 05:56:03 PM »
Can you cancel a dead person?

Cauliflower Of Love

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39581 on: February 23, 2021, 06:12:47 PM »
I found the original post, and guess what, it was an argument with the same guy who's calling him out on RE right now. He's holding this grudge for 13 years.  :lol

https://www.neogaf.com/threads/i-hate-the-gooks-mccain-said-i-will-hate-them-as-long-as-i-live.234328/post-9562169

(and big surprise, he never said racism was justified, it was the classic argument about which minority has it worse where everyone ends up looking bad)

holy shit, :lol

I looked for a few minutes but couldn't find it.

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I absolutely believe you btw, no reason not to. I wonder if he would have changed his views later in life if he had been afforded the chance, theres plenty of stories about conservatives that did as much.

Gaborn has been re written in history as a conservative.   :brain

That place is nuts.
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39582 on: February 23, 2021, 06:19:05 PM »
If ERA is still around when B-Dubs bites it or just fucks off from the place, can you imagine how fast he's gonna get retroactively cancelled.
Everyone is gonna suddenly remember B-Dubs was a racist whenever his name comes up. :lol

Same how everyone secretly knew Tyler was a creep or that Amir0x was a weirdo sex pest.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 06:39:27 PM by Averon »

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39583 on: February 23, 2021, 06:26:28 PM »
I don't get the reticence for banning violent videogames.

If seeing boob armor turns you into a rapist, and seeing an OK symbol turns you into a Nazist, why can't spending hours on GTA turn you into a mass shooter? :thinking

It seems like people have Play-Doh brains for everything BUT that one specific subjects.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39584 on: February 23, 2021, 06:40:18 PM »
Gaborn was a hardcore Q Anon guy. He once told me that "the War on Christmas is the most essential fight in human history after Gamergate."

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39585 on: February 23, 2021, 06:43:37 PM »
You should have seen the stuff he said to me about boob armour and scantily clad women in games!!! :pacspit :crazy :beetlejuice
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39586 on: February 23, 2021, 06:51:14 PM »
Gaborn once preordered a copy of Hogwart's Legacy just to "stick it to the LGBT community."

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« Reply #39587 on: February 23, 2021, 06:56:31 PM »
I recall he didn't vote like Shinobi :thinking
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« Reply #39588 on: February 23, 2021, 07:00:56 PM »
Gaborn once touched my peepee without permission  :-\
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« Reply #39589 on: February 23, 2021, 07:12:06 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/hogwarts-legacy-lead-designer-is-troy-leavitt-a-game-developer-who-used-to-make-anti-feminist-and-pro-gamer-gate-videos.381606/page-17#post-59341475

Quote from: Hecht, post: 59341475, member: 16
[STAFF]So this is a uniquely awful situation where both the creator of the IP and a senior producer on the game have unrepentant bigoted views.

The team has talked it over at length and as a result we've decided to implement a total ban on threads for promotional media for the game. This means there will be no threads for trailers or official announcements, no hype threads, no fluff pieces about its features. This functionally bans almost all threads leading up to release, unless there are major new developments about the controversy or something along those lines.

This is the first time we've done something like this and we consider this a very exceptional case. It's not just one bigoted game designer that made the difference here. JK Rowling's singular reach and influence, how closely that influence is tied to the Harry Potter IP, and what she chooses to do with that power, is a unique problem on top of this latest controversy.

We're going to revisit whether to have an OT much closer to the game's release. Learning from what happened with Cyberpunk, if there is an OT, it will have a text-only OP created by staff that lays out the controversy with the game and IP. The main reason to have an OT at all is the same one we've articulated before: Some minority members want a space to discuss the game's contents where they will not be shouted down by bigots.

For now though we're definitely not going to be platforming the marketing. If you see any threads for that stuff please report them. If you're unsure about a thread you want to post, please contact the staff first to check before creating it. [/STAFF]

:salute
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39590 on: February 23, 2021, 07:12:35 PM »
https://www.resetera.com/threads/hogwarts-legacy-lead-designer-is-troy-leavitt-a-game-developer-who-used-to-make-anti-feminist-and-pro-gamer-gate-videos.381606/page-17#post-59341475
Quote from: Hecht
So this is a uniquely awful situation where both the creator of the IP and a senior producer on the game have unrepentant bigoted views.

The team has talked it over at length and as a result we've decided to implement a total ban on threads for promotional media for the game. This means there will be no threads for trailers or official announcements, no hype threads, no fluff pieces about its features. This functionally bans almost all threads leading up to release, unless there are major new developments about the controversy or something along those lines.

This is the first time we've done something like this and we consider this a very exceptional case. It's not just one bigoted game designer that made the difference here. JK Rowling's singular reach and influence, how closely that influence is tied to the Harry Potter IP, and what she chooses to do with that power, is a unique problem on top of this latest controversy.

We're going to revisit whether to have an OT much closer to the game's release. Learning from what happened with Cyberpunk, if there is an OT, it will have a text-only OP created by staff that lays out the controversy with the game and IP. The main reason to have an OT at all is the same one we've articulated before: Some minority members want a space to discuss the game's contents where they will not be shouted down by bigots.

For now though we're definitely not going to be platforming the marketing. If you see any threads for that stuff please report them. If you're unsure about a thread you want to post, please contact the staff first to check before creating it.

They are going the CP 2077 route again with Harry Potter. So only negative threads about the game will be allowed. They don't even have the guts to ban an OT  :rofl

benjipwns

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39591 on: February 23, 2021, 07:14:56 PM »
What about other Warner Bros. products?

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39592 on: February 23, 2021, 07:17:00 PM »
TransERA really did win the persecution Olympics, huh?
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39593 on: February 23, 2021, 07:20:53 PM »
This is to ensure they don't get burned again by a Nazi hiding in plain sight like Black Chamber and Gaborn did with the Cyberpunk 2077 threads.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39594 on: February 23, 2021, 07:20:53 PM »
banning discussion of a licensed Harry Potter video game :dead
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39595 on: February 23, 2021, 07:21:19 PM »
Why is the thread still open? Have the mods never heard the phrase ‘ There is no such thing as bad publicity’?

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39596 on: February 23, 2021, 07:22:10 PM »
Why is the thread still open? Have the mods never heard the phrase ‘ There is no such thing as bad publicity’?
So they can gloat in the praise of this BOLD STANCE
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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39597 on: February 23, 2021, 07:26:12 PM »
They should probably ban ANY threads about Harry Potter or any of JK Rowling's other works. (Also anything produced by Warner Bros. who profits most off of Harry Potter.) There's no excuse to protect the marginalized from the video game only.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39598 on: February 23, 2021, 07:26:25 PM »
Shouldn't they be banning all of WB Games, then? They knew about those YT videos and this guy's views but didn't care and hired him anyway. If they are going to start banning discussion of games based on who owns the IP or who is working on it and nothing in the games themselves, then all of WB Games are "tainted" and should be banned. That means no Mortal Kombat. No Lego games. No Lord of the Rings games. No DC games, which include Batman and Suicide Squad.

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Re: Doxxing Files |OT| Do not use a pandemic to make a platform wars thread
« Reply #39599 on: February 23, 2021, 07:29:24 PM »
Quote from: Hecht
The main reason to have an OT at all is the same one we've articulated before: Some minority members want a space to discuss the game's contents where they will not be shouted down by bigots.
How? ResetERA.com, especially "gaming side", is overrun with bigots. (Source: ResetERA.com members and staff.)