Submissions: This user has upvoted 51 and downvoted 14 submissions.
Comments: This user has upvoted 218 and downvoted 17 comments.
5 highest rated submissions:
Megadeth - Holy Wars...The Punishment Due (Remastered), submitted: 7/9/2015 9:11:05 PM, 9 points (+9|-0)
River City Map Preview - MWO, submitted: 7/7/2015 12:13:57 AM, 7 points (+7|-0)
Benny Goodman - "Sing, Sing, Sing", submitted: 6/10/2015 5:06:05 AM, 6 points (+6|-0)
Tyler, The Creator - "Domo 23" , submitted: 6/13/2015 2:02:32 AM, 5 points (+5|-0)
Shadow Cat screenshot!, submitted: 7/15/2015 6:59:35 AM, 5 points (+5|-0)
5 lowest rated submissions:
Busdriver - Imaginary Places, submitted: 6/17/2015 5:40:28 AM, 1 points (+1|-0)
Kanajashi's Patch Overview: 08.04.2015, submitted: 8/3/2015 10:39:40 PM, 1 points (+1|-0)
This is MechWarrior: Online, submitted: 8/10/2015 4:35:11 AM, 2 points (+2|-0)
Why are megathreads thought to be an effective tool?, submitted: 8/12/2015 2:37:01 AM, 2 points (+4|-2)
MWO Dev Vlog #14, submitted: 8/20/2015 1:25:26 AM, 2 points (+2|-0)
3 highest rated comments:
Treysef 5 points 97 points 102 points (+102|-5) ago
Yeah, this is weird as fuck. I've lived in Florida my entire life and I've never heard the national anthem played like that. It's always at the beginning of the school day, or at sporting events, or important political events but never just randomly at the beach. That's some scary nationalist shit.
Treysef 0 points 31 points 31 points (+31|-0) ago
Well, to start, sites like Kotaku and Polygon have absolutely 0 shame. They're more than willing to publish the most asinine articles as long as they're somehow related to gaming. Just recently we had the whole fiasco with them calling CDProjektRed racist because The Witcher doesn't have any black people. They completely disregarded the fact that The Witcher is based in medieval Poland, the fact that Poland today is still almost entirely homogenous, and the fact that in Europe much of the racism is white people hating other white people. You know, the thing that Poland has quite intimate knowledge of. Not to mention the fact that The Witcher tackles the ideas of racism with how the Dwarves and Elves are treated in society. The people involved in that mess are 100% willing to erase someone else's culture to promote an Americentric ideal of equal representation of races. Daniel Varva of CDProjektRed absolutely tore in to those "journalists."
Beyond those sort of issues, many of them are way too close to the industry to report on it in an unbiased or even fair manner. They accept all kinds of gifts, trips, meals, etc. from publishers and then go on to rave about said publisher's game, even if it's not very good. That's how we end up with games that get 10/10 from big name sites despite many obvious flaw. The discrepancy between official score and user scores on Metacritic can help highlight this. Meanwhile, great games like The Witcher get points deducted from scores for racism(lol).
This is mostly with AAA publishers, though. When it comes to indie publishers many of them are closer than that. They support indie dev patreons, go on trips with indie devs, are close friends or even roommates of devs they report on, as was the case with Patrica Hernandez. With the whole Zoe Quinn situation it was found that she had an intimate relationship with Kotaku writer Nathan Grayson. Of course none of these sorts of relationships are ever disclosed and if you challenge them on this they try their best to deflect any criticism. In Grayson's case, his deflection is that he never actually reviewed Quinn's game; he did, however, write very positively about the game in a handful of articles, again never disclosing his relationship with the developer.
Many of the big name sites are more than willing to attack games or gamers as long as it gets them brownie points with the internet outrage crowd, Tumblrites and Twatters, those sort of people. We would do well to never, ever forget which websites declared gamers dead. As TotalBiscuit said right after those articles came out, "When the dust settles, remember who it was that fed their own readership to the wolves. I will."
Basically, most of them are extremely unethical, are acting as PR arms of publishing companies, or actively pushing the product of someone they're personally involved with. It would be wise to look in to lesser known gaming news sites or watch honest reviewers like TB. NicheGamer is one site I can think of right now. Another, hilariously enough, is ChristCenteredGamer, their reviews are much more fair than Kotaku or Polygon reviews. Think about that for a second, a Christian game review site is less biased in it's reviews than big name sites.
Treysef 0 points 25 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago
Good. I'm absolutely okay with someone identifying as the other gender but simple assault is simple assault. The laws don't change for you.
3 lowest rated comments:
Treysef 1 points -1 points 0 points (+0|-1) ago
Well, I'm a liberal and I don't give a fuck if someone who doesn't look like me is walking behind me. It's almost as if what you said isn't true....
Treysef 1 points -1 points 0 points (+0|-1) ago
That's the thing, it shouldn't ever be a risk. Unless you are breaking the law an officer has no right to stop you, question you, or pull a gun on you.
Woman seriously bitten by alligator in Florida river submitted by XDvandalDJ to news