bulletin witch

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Now this looks my speed

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Okay maybe that will get me to finally play quake for more than 10 minutes mostly because they made it more like unreal

I wish the dark mod had been done in quake 1 instead of doom 3

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the ion fury dickheads have unapologised, and won’t be removing the hate speech from their game, after all

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What a crazy thing to flip-flop on.

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link?

Wait, is this for both the “OGAY” perfume bottle and the “F*GBAG” text in the secret room? Because I thought the latter of the two at least was included as a complete oversight to begin with and was never intended to ship with it. What a ridiculous thing to now double down on.

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it’s because they got review bombed on steam for “censorship”

gamergate never died did it

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Gamergate won. Gamergate is the order of the day now.

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political alignments aside, the pattern of this has extreme trumpian energy, acting tough while you perform extremely weak actions

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The Culture War rages on.

Review bombs work, and nobody’s figured out how to block them, and this culture has metastasized.

Even more common is getting it from both sides; while he’s no friend of GamerGate, the allegedly consumer-rights-focused Jim Sterling and his wake have trained up an army of trolls that perform identically. The language of ‘customer first’ is identical; the Epic Games Store harassment is just the latest mutation of the loot box and microtransaction harassment that mobilizes them in identical ways.

I saw an argument that the model of community building a decade ago was instrumental in creating this, and its example: Blizzard, BioWare – companies known for their best-practices community work – were the first to suffer this militant player entitlement and have been embroiled in some of the worst of it.

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Pre-GG, he was pretty friendly to that crowd. He would get up in arms about “censorship” and made a lot of jokes about buying Pokemon Black so people wouldn’t call him a racist and such. And yeah, lots of the “customer is right” type talk that leads to shit like review bombing. I mean, I am glad that he has turned around and is somewhat better now, but the past is not good to him.

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yeah, if we’ve learned anything about ironically dressing up as fascists…

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it turns out that when you conflate your political ideology with an identity based largely on the consumption of media bad things happen

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no more review scores, including steam’s thumb up/thumb down thing. if some wants to review a game, they use their words like an adult.

would have the positive side effect of ending metacritic, too

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