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  1. Apostate

    #GamerGate lying press,smearing gamers.

    Well there's been a lot more information coming out since I made this thread. It's like an amatuerish media coup d'etat and the spying and plots that go with it. Either that or they're the useful idiots of bigger plan. There has been continuing articles from websites that are either linked by PR connections or come under the same corporate organisation. http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/09/21/GameJournoPros-we-reveal-every-journalist-on-the-list There's also the political angle. http://theralphretort.com/exclusive-digra-backed-nokia-costikyan-involved/#more-1813 http://i2.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/834/267/0b4.png Wikipedia comes first when you search for gamergate but the article is incredibly one sided and points to yet another facet of of wikipedias insider censorship. http://i.imgur.com/gYvqWOA.jpg Some other websites have covered it better like http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/gamergate There also seems to be a drive to censor other places like twitter,4chan,reddit and other message boards. A case in point is the 4chan takeover conspiracy. http://imgur.com/gallery/G0eIGQx http://pastebin.com/8DY2Rzuw The latest scandal was about Emma Watsons silly feminist speech and threats to leak nudes which turned out to be an attempt to censor 4chan or a hoax, or a hoax of a hoax by themselves. http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/sep/24/threat-post-naked-photographs-emma-watson-hoax-4chan
  2. I wasn't sure if I should make a thread when this started as it seems trivial when we have situations in Syria and Ukraine but as it's grown so large to the point of breaking into mainstream news. I also remember this thread from ages back and it's interesting that no one mentions abuse could be from rival companies pretending to be customers http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?161558-Game-Developer-Harassement-Article and lets not forget Doritosgate - http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/events/doritosgate At it's core the #gamergate or the quinspiracy theory involves media manipulation and nepotistic netowrking with mostly the games journalism and other parts of the industry. Like a little videogames version of what was alledged in the snowden files. To summarise it started off with allegations from an ex boyfriend that his indie dev girfriend was cheating on him with other people,those other people being involved in the games industry. Censorship, when people discuss this occours, which is claimed to be due to the people involved using their influence. Backlash against censorship happens. FeministFrequency pops out a video, someone or thing makes threats towards creator of the video who promptly uses it for free publicity. Multiple news sites repeat this press release framing gamers as stupid women haters. At roughly the same time period, press attacks on gamers across multiple prominent games sites happen within a short period of time decyring the death of gamers and how they are over. Most main news sites take this idea and do their best to promote the idea that gamers are stupid, harrass people, are bigots and more, when ironically thats exactly what they are doing by insulting and degrading their customers and trying to force their own brand of politics onto them. Social justice warrior is a term you will hear more than a few times. The continiuing attempt to smear gamers results in a petition being made which makes it look like it's the gamers that are bad. This also spawns yet more news pieces on multiple sites repeating the same message. That is the petition. https://medium.com/@andreaszecher/open-letter-to-the-gaming-community-df4511032e8a I saw that Brian Hicks, Jiri Zlatohlavek and Matt Lightfoot have added their names to at as from Bohemia interactive which is probably not what you want when boycott lists are springing up. This is one example although it mostly deals with the media. http://makealist.com/content/quinngategamergate-boycott-list The BBC and mainstream newpaper theguardian have covered with the first guardian article from being written by someone who has ties to those involved and now claims to have left writing or been sacked. http://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/2f6o2w/the_guardians_jenn_franks_conflict_of_interest/ These links look it this issue and explain some of the finer points. http://ogeeku.com/2014/08/31/war-over-zoe-quinn-nowinners/ http://www.examiner.com/article/the-gaming-community-is-not-a-wretched-hive-of-sexism-and-misogyny http://uk.ign.com/blogs/robojules/2014/09/02/the-editor-has-no-clothes http://whatculture.com/gaming/10-things-need-know-gamergate-scandal.php
  3. Apostate

    The 18 Most Suppressed Inventions Ever

    Teslas free energy sounds like a different kind of solar power. The water car might have worked like a six stroke engine. The cloud buster might have worked like that military project that fires radiowaves into the sky.
  4. Apostate

    Facebook buys oculus for $2 Billion

    It's a shame it never properly got made before being bought up like this.
  5. Apostate

    VR motion suit

    The virtusphere is another solution to the space problem.
  6. Apostate

    End of Gamespy? For Real?

    Won't it mean people will go back to collecting server lists themselves like it was done in the olden days.
  7. My Computers been sort of broke for the past few months and I'm looking for a budget graphics card around £50/€60 that can run Arma2.
  8. Apostate

    Basic Income, a new human right

    I think that's something that happens at the lower end of the scale too with people claiming then sending money back to families abroad. The problem with the UK system is that it's open to fraud from a minority of people and the state cheating the public to a far greater extent. For example http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/jun/11/jobseekers-law-denying-benefit-rebates
  9. Apostate

    The all new: Ask a moderator about the forum & rules

    Or due to the bis hacking incident where everyone had to change their passwords, received the email then changed and forgot the new password and tried to get another one only for the idiots who provide my email to have broke their service. :mad:
  10. Apostate

    Takedown: Red Sabre

    Did they make some of the levels look vaguely similar to Ravenshield on purpose?
  11. Thanks for the reply but what about the damages.
  12. Apostate

    Steam not required?

    Then why was there such an outrage over the new Xbox? Arma 2 was sold in other shops just fine whether they were physical discs or online like gog.com.
  13. Is there proper or at least better than Arma 2 vehicle physics regarding loading cargo into or running about inside vehicles in Arma3. If you look at this video from an old game it will give you a rough idea of what I mean. You could freely run around inside the dropship while it was flying or jump into the turret points as well as drive vehicles into or out of the dropship. I've also seen something similar with the VBS. How much better is destruction when it comes to buildings and vehicles? Can you shoot holes in buildings or bits off vehicles ? With the backlash over the restrictive practices on the Xbox One will there be any reconsideration over forcing players to use Steam?