Bethesda Bans Fallout 76 Players for Life after Shocking In-Game Homophobic Attack

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  1. schmide

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    I'm not disowning them or anyone. I just put ethnics/morality above their feelings. That's what you have in the end, your piece of mind.
     
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  2. OpenSource

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    For being such a fan of balls, they don't have any.
     
  3. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    noted, but it still may only be a version of a truth.
     
  4. schmide

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    Huh? It takes balls to call out a buncho pussies that run around in a gang oppressing others.
     
  5. OpenSource

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    Big bad video game oppression. The horror.
     
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    I think its a bit more than that. Companies are standing up as is a lot of society.

    Backlash is real choose your side wisely
     
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    You know, that was not a compliment. Hate crimes (real ones) are very low and have followed that low trend for a long time (like 7000 in 2017). Would you like to know who is the third most targeted group "white" people.
    Honestly, with statistics in mind" there is no line to draw. There are more murders in the us than hate crimes and that can carry a hefty penalty, yet it is still done. You can never deter everyone from going off the rocker and based on the statistics the number of people going off the rocker is very low.

    Most people are just regular folk, to go on some bender about this or that just seems like a waste of time, if time is of value.
     
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    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    That's fine and dandy. But are we to believe that a company that makes a game where you can murder each other is really standing up for society? I think Bethesda did this as a distraction for all the backlash their lackluster product is receiving.

    You would think they would have the foresight to see that this kind of thing was inevitable, espeically not being able to disable a talk feature. Either they are THAT inexperienced, or they just dont care. You let snakes into your house, you're bound to get bit.
     
  9. schmide

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    I really really doubt a lot of what you say. Back it up or GTFO.

    Judging by your loose interpretation on reality.

    It's a compliment.

    If it makes you feel better. I'm a straight white guy.
     
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    Love 76. Just hit level 100 today, about the same in hours. Seems like a very considerate player base. Glad to see bethesda stand behind that type of community. I have avoided mp games for years and enjoy the hell out of this one.
     
  11. aaronspink

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    If the provider has any intelligence? Yes, they ban for cheating.
     
  12. filip

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    Google "hate crimes in the us 2017". For the murder statistics Google "murders in the us 2017." It is that easy.

    Reality for me is the real factual world not a video game I play in my down time to unwind.
     
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    Permaban is best ban. Put some skin in the game if you want to be a degenerate asshole. You greatly overestimate the number of assholes.
     
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  14. schmide

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    As a dude with a degree in mathematics. You can't do that. That's an independent correlation.

    Hate crimes went up 17% in 2017. I highly doubt that was against white people.
     
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    If you wanna be a fag, be a fag.
    if you wanna be a macho man, be a macho man.
    But for God's sake, whatever you decide to be. Don't be a whiny, defeated, victimized, fucking, pussy.
     
  16. filip

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    I can tell this topic dose not interest you enough to do a couple of minutes of looking stuff up on google. The facts are there for you, if you ever want to see them.

    I can also tell that no matter what I present or counter with, you will just have another interjection. Fruitless from the start for me apparently.

    Anyway like I originally said this shit was hilarious.
     
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    You would be very much incorrect.
     
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    Homophobics have latent issues with their own sexuality. Why else would you care what another guy does with his dick? Because you're angry with yourself for wanting it.
     
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    Fuck family, they're nothing special in the long run.

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    I don't have a problem with the guy being banned. Not my game, not my rules.

    You are full of shit when it comes to how you portray the current administration though. Of course gay people have full rights. They should, and do, enjoy the same rights and privileges of anybody else in the country. If you can point to one single instance where the administration tried to restrict the rights of gay people to those below the average citizen, I'll retract my comment about you being full of shit.

    I'll wait here patiently while you come up with....nothing.
     
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  22. Laowai

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    You can't marry your first cousin. Are you oppressed?
     
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  23. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics I don't get it

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    Why would I be oppressed?
     
  24. Laowai

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    Exactly.
    Your earlier comment implied gays were oppressed in the past because they could not legally marry. Not being able to marry legally does not necessarily equal oppression.
     
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  25. schmide

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    Listened to his whole report and read both CNN reports.

    CNN did a follow up here where they seem to consider all the points Christiansen makes. They did not give him credit for bringing them up though.

    Whether you look at it from a bottom up or top down perspective, the numbers are certainly bound somewhere.

    I would say it is equally fair to take the extra reporting districts as a reason for the rise, and the fact that some districts that have reported in the past, decided not to do so.

    Whatever it is, it's too much for a modern civilized society.
     
  26. Ocellaris

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    Warframe is the same, but at least it's free to play, although almost everyone spends or has spent some cash on it.
     
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    And here I am, absolutely loathing the idea of playing online, because I don't have patience for assholery.
    I always assumed that those who like online gaming are either in it to be the asshole, or like being surrounded by them.

    Online gaming is the anonymity of the internet coupled with a realistic setting. And they ban 12 year olds for acting immature, when most adults act immature in online games as well.
     
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    To the 'you're all nadzees for not instantly condemning this hateful shitposting and trolling and not automatically calling for execution of the children involved' posters on here trying to astroturf social justice warrior cancer on [H]:

    I'd say it's more of a 'we all grew up in games being called everything under the sun' and are sick of being told that what offends some faux, permanently outraged minority of people who are thin skinned for political benefit, is bad and that we should be executed/exiled/given the long walk/etc for having a different opinion and not merely bandwagoning some kids for trolling on a game about killing people.

    Snowflakes being snowflakes at snowflake o'clock: 'what if they targeted a kid playing that was struggling with their identity' Hmmmm... maybe they should check their identity in a safe space for them, like Tetris and not a game where murder is commonplace?
    What's next? 'black trans-otherfurrykin quadrisexuals struggle with online persecution in shoot-em-up game after identifying as national socialists'? So basically, it's okay to harass some groups (whites, nadzees) but as soon as it's anyone else, it may as well be fucking genocide.
    That's the message I get from some posters here, which is rather hypocritical.
     
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  30. M76

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    It's so ironic when you see people calling themselves far left liberals wanting to police thought and language.

    I always take it for granted that those quickest and most vehemently condemning something is a sign of their desire to perform the very act that is being condemned.

    "Hey look at me, there is no possible way I'd do this, look how hard I'm against it" The rest of us don't need to announce it to the world that we are against something immoral.

    But it is being taken to a new level. Lynch mobs in the UK wanting to murder a white kid's entire family who poured water on the head of a brown kid in school. You think that is the appropriate response?

    These people are so racist, I mean SJWs, that they cannot help but assume that everything is racially motivated in the entire world.
     
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    Whhahhh more crybaby snowflakes taking thier rage out on someone who disagrees with the most tolerant crowd there ever was. Liberal gays.
     
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    Or you know, assholes get banned is something that exists in lots of online games and this is just an example of it.
     
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    The perfect story of dicks, pussies and assholes.
     
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    Don't you think never apologize is a massive fucking stretch of a statement.
     
  35. Laowai

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    Context.
    It's a thing for a reason.
     
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    I'm sure many of us here have seen worse behavior online. There's still a few games I play that it is very easy to encounter racist, homophobic, and toxic people.

    I got really into online gaming in 2001. That level of general bad bahavior just didn't exist, but perhaps I just didn't notice it... Probably the latter. But I do remember everyone I met being really polite and mature. Things changed for me in 2004 when I got hooked on Halo 2. The community was all over the place.

    Lots of salt and bitterness in competitive play now. All par for the course now.


    What surprises me is how awful this game looks. It looks so cheap!
     
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    Read this as starting with "homosexuals" and was very confused
     
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    How did they find out the other players were gay? From the video it looks like the gay player was dressed in a stereotypical gay outfit highlighting his sexual orientation in the game so would be an obvious target for homophobes. Same would probably happen with racial indicents I guess.

    If you can't take it then it's probably best to not draw attention to yourself in an online game.
     
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    Trump: Ban on Trans people from serving in the military
    Pence: Doesn't want gays in the military. Against gay marriage.
    Sessions: Didn't (and probably doesn't) want gays protected under civil rights/discrimination laws.

    Just off the top of my head, three major figures in (until recently at least) the administration. All stuff they've actually publicly stated, or done. Funnily enough I don't think Trump gives a shit about who someone is fucking, he's only interested in money and fame, but he still did it. Feel free to PM me if you want to respond so this doesn't keep going off topic.
     
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    Trolls on the internet? When did this happen? I see nothing that I haven't heard in many games over the years. It takes place in a make believe universe and is not real world violence. Who knows, maybe the they're hiding their own gay tendencies.
     
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