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  1. AndrewMit liked a post in a topic by Variloh in Can piracy be a answer to overhyped AAA games?   
    Hi guys,
    Once again, I bring you this weeks "Gamer Mind" Topic, which will be discussed this thursday at 10 GMT + 2, back to its original time slot by popular demand. You can watch the show live or as a rerun on www.twitch.tv/variloh And if youd like to participate contact me via here, twitch, steam (variloh) or @variloh on twitter.
    We got a good one for ya this time, a topic i have been asked since the first episode to do, Piracy in gaming. Of course this topic has been discussed a ton in the past, but id like to offer a little spin: We have talked alot on the show about overhyped underachieving games that are preordered. so i ask you, can piracy be a fair response to these companies who continue to sell us one thing and deliver another? Or is this a black and white topic? post youe opinons below!
     
    PS: i post this in the general discussion since i want all members of the AJSA from different games to participate, as well as the discusion topic is pretty open and is not about my channel, which is why i post it here and NOT on the user created section (plus it DOES say discuss "anything and everything" here    )  
  2. AndrewMit liked a post in a topic by Variloh in Can piracy be a answer to overhyped AAA games?   
    Hi guys,
    Once again, I bring you this weeks "Gamer Mind" Topic, which will be discussed this thursday at 10 GMT + 2, back to its original time slot by popular demand. You can watch the show live or as a rerun on www.twitch.tv/variloh And if youd like to participate contact me via here, twitch, steam (variloh) or @variloh on twitter.
    We got a good one for ya this time, a topic i have been asked since the first episode to do, Piracy in gaming. Of course this topic has been discussed a ton in the past, but id like to offer a little spin: We have talked alot on the show about overhyped underachieving games that are preordered. so i ask you, can piracy be a fair response to these companies who continue to sell us one thing and deliver another? Or is this a black and white topic? post youe opinons below!
     
    PS: i post this in the general discussion since i want all members of the AJSA from different games to participate, as well as the discusion topic is pretty open and is not about my channel, which is why i post it here and NOT on the user created section (plus it DOES say discuss "anything and everything" here    )  
  3. Variloh liked a post in a topic by Rainversey in Forum censorship and my take on it   
    This thread made me look into the last page of the #gamergate thread to have a look at it.
    All the people were extremely civilized with each other and the reason for locking the thread is bs.
    As such, I emailed the threadlocker about this demanding he makes up an better reason because there were NO Valid ones for locking it.
  4. Variloh liked a post in a topic by Shagger in Forum censorship and my take on it   
    I also have to agree, the forum policing is starting to look very heavy handed to me. There really wasn't anything wrong with the GG thread that I could see. People were passionate about their opinions, but hardly trolling and being nasty to each other. I've nervous about putting up my opinions that are, shall we say, "well of centre" because I afraid of getting in trouble.
  5. Mr_E_Meatshield liked a post in a topic by Variloh in Submission for Gaming Controversies for 2014   
    yeah got to disagree with the first 2.
    #GamerGate (no s) is not a controversy, its not even a movement anyomre, its a subculture in it of itself. but besides this, the reason i disagree with this being on the list is twofold:
    1-  I would dislike seeing joe talk about something he is clearly biased about, and this may be just that. if its not, it would do the movement a diservice to sum it up in 5,10,15,20 mins by someone who has openly admitted to not really be paying atention to it.
    2- Your second entry. Her "Death Threats" (AS) have been vastly overblown and in some occasions, like the utah university one, have been completely discredited, not by GG but by the authorities. Not only that, putting her back on the list, again, would inherently be about GG, and blame would be placed on GG. 
  6. Mr_E_Meatshield liked a post in a topic by Variloh in Submission for Gaming Controversies for 2014   
    yeah got to disagree with the first 2.
    #GamerGate (no s) is not a controversy, its not even a movement anyomre, its a subculture in it of itself. but besides this, the reason i disagree with this being on the list is twofold:
    1-  I would dislike seeing joe talk about something he is clearly biased about, and this may be just that. if its not, it would do the movement a diservice to sum it up in 5,10,15,20 mins by someone who has openly admitted to not really be paying atention to it.
    2- Your second entry. Her "Death Threats" (AS) have been vastly overblown and in some occasions, like the utah university one, have been completely discredited, not by GG but by the authorities. Not only that, putting her back on the list, again, would inherently be about GG, and blame would be placed on GG. 
  7. Variloh liked a post in a topic by DOFR in Does angry joe have a moral responsibility to respond to #GamerGate   
    Imo, he at least should voice his opinion on that topic and bring attention to the problem. Because no matter what side you are on, there is no denying that it is huge "event" for gaming community and some important issues are being brought up
  8. mrfool liked a post in a topic by Variloh in An open letter to Angry Joe regarding #GamerGate   
    This should of been the initial answer. simple clean and to the point. Not making speculation ,or accusing me of things i never said, or taking a shot at #GamerGate. 
    As i already said, this all could have been avoided if i would have been asked what i was talked about instead of ridiculed. Initial response is key. Next time i will make sure to add evidence in first post, i was expecting to be contacted and thats why i saved it  for private discussion but i guess plp are jumpy. noted. 
    No hard feelings on my part (as long as people drop speculating and putting words in my mouth) so lets move on.
    @Sol Omega
    regarding this: "Either way, he's better off not touching it. If he does, he'll probably state his opinion in the most neutral way possible. Like he did with Anita in his Top 10 controversies."
    im not alone when i say that the way he handled anita was far from neutral. acceptable at the time but not neutral. 
  9. Variloh liked a post in a topic by Puntosmx in An open letter to Angry Joe regarding #GamerGate   
    I think we need some timeout.

    Variloh: Not being an IT, nor a mod badge to my name, I know why the thread marks 0 views in the GD subforum and it doesn't register replies.
    Although, I don't know why it marks IronicRobot as the one who started the thread.
    Simply, it's because it was moved.

    When the thread was moved to the "Offtopic" subforum, it left a "ghost thread" in the GD one, which just serves as a link to where the real thread is.
    It has happened to each threar that has been moved. It's now BBC works. There's no conspiracy.
     
    Now, I have been a moderator elsewhere, and I've messed up while on that position, so I know how troublesome it becomes when those charged with keeping the talk civil and focused forget that the common users depend on them for the forums to feel welcoming.
    Bolded the part I find unsettling in the post.
    By judging Variloh's behavior and comments we'll just make it all worse. If we want to defuse situations, we should be picky about our words.

    And Variloh.... man.... relájate.
    If Joe doesn't make a vid about it, it's his choice.
    TB did. Joe Sterling did. You did.
    Pushing the issue just makes you look pushy.
  10. Puntosmx liked a post in a topic by Variloh in An open letter to Angry Joe regarding #GamerGate   
    Regarding joe, its true noone can coerce an answer out of him and nobody is doing that. If it has come off that way i apologize. I do believe however everyone is accountable for there actions or inactions. If he chose not to respond in any way, when his controversies vid roles around, people should remember that he had a chance to make a difference and refused to do so. Nobody is bulletproof not even our Joe, and our responsibility as his community and his fans to let him know when we believe there is something he should/should not do. 
    As per my role in this, let me give full disclosure, ive told this story multiple times but lets get it in writing. Over a year ago, 2013, i quit a lucrative job in the telecomunications industry, one that promised a career rather then a jump job. Its the job you find in ur late 20's that you dont leave and i was 23 at the time. I did so because it didnt fulfil me, (im one of those) and i decided to follow my dreams. I made a website, a webcomic, two youtube shows (a third one called GNN (games news network) thats a fake/comedy news cast is coming) and my own indie games (in dev tho you can play a prototype for free on my webpage, shameless plug: gamescraftart.weebly.com) . So yes, i wish i can make a career out of all this. That being said, the prospect of my work being taken in to account is thrilling and makes the 10-14 hour work days worth it. However when it comes to #GamerGate and my letter to joe, its about something more. I love this industry, everything about it, and it being attack is like being under attack myself. Gaming has made me who i am, 9/10 friends ive made and kept contact with over the years is thx to gaming. So when i tell joe the things i said in the video, thats not scripted, its not writen down in advance. It something im saying not as Variloh but as Julio Fernandez. So yes, it is thrilling that some plp are listening to me, but in this particular case, its beside the point. Thanks for the nice comment tho
  11. Variloh liked a post in a topic by Puntosmx in An open letter to Angry Joe regarding #GamerGate   
    That's why I wrote "mostly".
    I understand the sentiment, and share some of it, but even as we might expect something out from Joe, we can't really do anything beyond what you've just done: ask him to speak up.
    If he does, it will be when he deems fit and in his terms. We can't just coerce a reply out from him. Or anyone at any rate.
    Now, the interesting part..... you rose to the challenge and grabbed the bull by the horns (you should have heard the expression by now ).
    Many now-famous youtube channels were birthed by small crises.
    Have you thought about your involvement in this whole thing? Ain't that awesome enough?
    We can wait for a reply while you ponder it, pal.
  12. Gangland liked a post in a topic by Variloh in Gamer Mind: the issues we wont talk about   
    After we are gone, dead but never forgoten, they will speak of the, and Generations will remember you not as a simple mortal, but as  "the man who spoke the truth"
  13. Variloh liked a post in a topic by Gone too in Anyone Surprised at Shadow of Mordor?   
    We already have a thread on this, it's not plagiarism unless you want activision to pay id for inventing the FPS, Blizzard to pay Westwood for the RTS, everyone to pay David Brevik for the ARPG and the entire world to pay someone, maybe Cugnot or Benz for ripping off his car concept. But that's a bit beside the point, does anyone trust reviewers anymore? It could be for all we know that one influential member of their circle might be in bed with the lead designer, story writer or something of the kind, now we'll never know ever again.

    I'm skeptical myself but I saw it for $30 in a local online shop, thinking of getting it.
     
    Arkham Asylum is based on comic books and the creators have actually read Batman for once(sadly different from the movie makers.)
  14. Variloh liked a post in a topic by Lightning in Anyone Surprised at Shadow of Mordor?   
    Remember those old LOTR: The Two Towers and Return of the King games of the XBOX and PS2 days? Those are the games I liked. Never got into the LOTR games for the 360/PS3 era because, I would hear that they were mostly bad. Maybe an oversight on my part but, those two older titles is what my cousin, brother and me spent hours playing on our xbox in those old days, lol, like 10 years ago or so. Do you remember that before all these games there was an older LOTR game unrelated to the movie franchise? I never did get to play that one.
  15. Variloh liked a post in a topic by Aquila in Why isn't the Angry Army going all in with Call of Duty   
    I'm not going to mince words right now, but there's enough reason I probably should close the topic down already. The OP asked a question and that question got answered a while ago. Quite a while ago. Significantly long enough that the answer is slowly becoming buried in defensive logical gymnastics about whether CoD is a good or a bad game, whether Battlefield is as good of a series as people say it is, and whether hate is a convenient term or an effective description of why people dislike it.

    If you read the topic and the opening post, you can see that the issue is a question about CoD's status with the AJSA. It's not about winning people over or turning people away from CoD, and there is really no more talk about that original discussion anymore.

    You're all welcome to open a discussion of what your personal opinions are of CoD. But for what the topic has been made for has been answered and is now going off the rails. So I will be shutting this down to the tune of a previous post I made where I answer why the AJSA hasn't gone all in on CoD and what it would take for that to happen.
     
     
  16. Variloh liked a post in a topic by Gangland in Gamer Mind: the issues we wont talk about   
    x2
     
     
    We sold our souls for greater graphics and a higher pixel toll
  17. Gone too liked a post in a topic by Variloh in Gamer Mind: the issues we wont talk about   
    Hey everybody.
    As some of you may or may not know, from april to august i ran a talk show in twitch called Gamer Mind. Now im bringing it back, why? because i believe if #GamerGate taught us anything its that there are certain topics we need to bring up, ourselves. I would like to take this medium to ask the AJSA what topics, like corruption in the media, are we NOT talking about and should be discussed.
    If our intrested heres the youtube video explaining the new gamer mind. 

  18. Puntosmx liked a post in a topic by Variloh in Gamer Mind: the issues we wont talk about   
    The first episode of Gamer Mind (which was linked in the announcement vid above) 
    was retweeted by mundanematt https://twitter.com/i/notifications%C2'> wanted to share (the episode is regarding piracy)
  19. Variloh liked a post in a topic by mrfool in Gamer Mind: the issues we wont talk about   
    I like your ideas for the new season + shows, keep it up man. You got my support.
  20. Gone too liked a post in a topic by Variloh in Gamer Mind: the issues we wont talk about   
    Hey everybody.
    As some of you may or may not know, from april to august i ran a talk show in twitch called Gamer Mind. Now im bringing it back, why? because i believe if #GamerGate taught us anything its that there are certain topics we need to bring up, ourselves. I would like to take this medium to ask the AJSA what topics, like corruption in the media, are we NOT talking about and should be discussed.
    If our intrested heres the youtube video explaining the new gamer mind. 

  21. Gone too liked a post in a topic by Variloh in Gamer Mind: the issues we wont talk about   
    Hey everybody.
    As some of you may or may not know, from april to august i ran a talk show in twitch called Gamer Mind. Now im bringing it back, why? because i believe if #GamerGate taught us anything its that there are certain topics we need to bring up, ourselves. I would like to take this medium to ask the AJSA what topics, like corruption in the media, are we NOT talking about and should be discussed.
    If our intrested heres the youtube video explaining the new gamer mind. 

  22. Variloh liked a post in a topic by ofFireandStone in Gamer Mind: the issues we wont talk about   
    My bad, I kind of got the impression that's what it was about.
  23. Variloh liked a post in a topic by FroZenToday in Gamer Mind: the issues we wont talk about   
    Remember to record the live events and keep backups if you already don't (and backups of backups).
    Subbed.
  24. Variloh liked a post in a topic by fuzzypanda in Anita Sarkeesian leaves home due to death threats   
    She moved and put out all that nonsense because of attention. It's always been about the attention and what she can get from it for her. It has nothing to do with wanting to change things or a love for gaming, which she has none of and there is video proof of this yet people continually shut their eyes and put there fingers in their ears and yell as loud as possible to ignore. If you think she means anything of what she talks about or any of this is serious then you've fallen for her con and good luck to you.
  25. mrfool liked a post in a topic by Variloh in Gamescom 2014 valve   
    Hey guys Variloh here.
    As you may or may not know, i went to Gamescom 2014, i stoped by a little place you may want to see  
    I made avideo dedicated to the AJSA Dota 2 guild! check it out, its the offical valve booth at the com 

    (its also my first youtube video, kinda as a nod to were i started )