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@luck702 said:

@techhits said:

I do not believe letting the victims deal with these problems alone will lead to a solution. If change is to occur, the actions of these people must be denounced to show that we as a community do not agree with what they are doing.

Do you honestly think 99% of us saying in unison that this thing is wrong will stop the 1% from doing what they're doing?

F*** no. They do it because they know they can control people with it and know they'll never go to jail. Beyond that, they truly do not care what we think. You're naive to think otherwise.

If this person just wanted to scare and control people then why would s/he go out of their way to target such a specific group. If they didn't care what other people thought, why would they be taking a political stance. If their only goal was to get people riled up without getting caught, then why provide so many self identifying details.

This person is putting themselves at risk because they believe that society would be better off without a feminist view. They think that their extreme actions will silence a outspoken opposition, and s/he probably believes they are being heroic for doing so.

and yes, I do believe by showing support for the victims you are dissuading people from further extreme action.

You do not have to agree with me, and I certainly will not resort to name calling to try and shame you into agreeing. However I do not believe that people do bad things just because they can get away with it, I do believe there is always a motivation.

#2 Posted by TechHits (1384 posts) -

@steadying said:

Are we sure this isn't concept art of some weird futuristic Zelda game?

A Link to the Future coming soon.

shit that's clever

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@thisiseric said:

@techhits said:

@sleepydoughnut said:

I've been saying this multiple times, but reporting this is only keeping the ball rolling. All the anonymous assholes want is attention and perceived power. Report about it and you give them both. Don't report about it and you take it away from them.

This guy wasn't going to do anything. Who tells people they're going to bomb a school before they do it? This guy realized that a guy on twitter could make someone leave their house and then he realized he could change real life just by issuing a threatening letter, so he did.

This is not someone who is trolling people on a message board. Ignoring the threats does not mean this person will get bored and go do something else. These are real threats on someones life, and should be treated like real threats.

If these threats had been about an issue other than feminism would you take them more seriously? If it had been a result of: race, gun control, immigrant rights, or worker rights, would you be more inclined to believe that this person would turn to violence? Attacks like these are not unprecedented, so I'm not sure why you seem to think that anyone would be incapable of carrying out an attack like the one described.

He or she isn't saying you should ignore them, but rather not plaster them in the headlines. It is very possible that more ill people out there will see these and decided to follow suit. There isn't any downside to not letting the world know, rather only the police.

I do not believe letting the victims deal with these problems alone will lead to a solution. If change is to occur, the actions of these people must be denounced to show that we as a community do not agree with what they are doing.

#4 Posted by TechHits (1384 posts) -

I've been saying this multiple times, but reporting this is only keeping the ball rolling. All the anonymous assholes want is attention and perceived power. Report about it and you give them both. Don't report about it and you take it away from them.

This guy wasn't going to do anything. Who tells people they're going to bomb a school before they do it? This guy realized that a guy on twitter could make someone leave their house and then he realized he could change real life just by issuing a threatening letter, so he did.

This is not someone who is trolling people on a message board. Ignoring the threats does not mean this person will get bored and go do something else. These are real threats on someones life, and should be treated like real threats.

If these threats had been about an issue other than feminism would you take them more seriously? If it had been a result of: race, gun control, immigrant rights, or worker rights, would you be more inclined to believe that this person would turn to violence? Attacks like these are not unprecedented, so I'm not sure why you seem to think that anyone would be incapable of carrying out an attack like the one described.

#5 Edited by TechHits (1384 posts) -

I'm glad you decided to share your thoughts on ff7. I think you're right about your position in regards to final fantasy being rare and, I'm grateful you were able to articulate so clearly why you felt the way you did about the game. I feel that it is rare to see someone try a honest opinion piece about a game as beloved as final fantasy 7. Though in broad strokes you agreed with what many gamers say about the game, it was your "why" that I found so interesting.

Anyways, thanks for sharing

#6 Posted by TechHits (1384 posts) -

@fallen189: I just bought a refurbished one off the Nintendo site. It's only 200$ for the deluxe 32G one, and it comes with Nintendo land. So that's an option.

#7 Edited by TechHits (1384 posts) -

I wanna say no, it does not include standard diablo 3.

Edit: I'm 99% sure the expansion doesn't include the base game; Blizz is still selling the digital base version of Diablo 3 on their online store. If you buy the expansion, you will need to also buy standard D3.

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9/10

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prolly guilty gear

#10 Posted by TechHits (1384 posts) -

@drx25 said:

Pretty sure the second GIF was the kickoff to a storyline where Muta impregnated that lady with his mist and she would later give birth to a giant egg that hatched a wrestler.

As someone who has never watched wrestling..... what?