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Octane

@themcnoisy @RogerRoger I've been a mod on NLife for a couple of years, and being one also teaches you a lot of things. Maybe it's in combination with a teaching job that I've found it easier to take a step back and look at things from both sides, even though it doesn't always appear that way lol.

Octane

themcnoisy

@LN78 You've been on here for ages LN and your both big gamers so it's disappointing to hear. You have your reasons of course so we will leave it at that as I have no idea what's happened.

@Octane Cool, do you enjoy it? Ive seen a few comments and it's just insane stuff - mostly anti PS posts. Or going on about TLOU2 leaks etc. What's stranger to me, is its kind of fake outrage if that's a thing - a YouTuber / talking head will get agitated for clicks and Upvotes, then you see the same nonsense spouted in the comments sections verbatim.

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Octane

@themcnoisy I mostly stay away from the comment sections these days. I only look at the reports, but there are quite a lot of mods on NLife; so it's not a labourous thing or anything like that. It's mostly deleting spam and banning spam accounts.

Octane

LN78

@themcnoisy Almost 5 years believe it or not - how time flies! There's no malice or ill will involved, it's simply a case of clashing personalities and tastes and nothing more than that. Precisely the sort of thing 'ignore' functionality was invented for,in fact.

LN78

nessisonett

@Octane I hereby apologise for causing several (mostly accidental I swear) intense comment wars on NLife. It must be hard to be a mod on there, it’s definitely a lot more heated on there.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

MightyDemon82

Where do all the crazy people come from? I'm excited about the PS5 as much as anyone but a lot of the comments in that article were just awful. We all come here because we love gaming, I know this is a PlayStation site but regardless of which system you play on and what your background is, our passion for gaming should unite us not divide us.

Hope your all staying safe during these awful times wherever your from!

MightyDemon82

nessisonett

@Octane I just saw that NLife article’s comments. Good on you for trying to maintain a modicum of control because that got out of hand very quickly. It’s shocking what some people think is acceptable because they’re on the internet, I just don’t see any of those people saying ‘blacks commit more crime’ to your average Joe on the street.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

Ralizah

People trolling and saying awful things in the comments under an article talking about a sociopolitical controversy?

Well I never!

@themcnoisy I notice a lot of anti-Nintendo/Xbox comments here as well. Crazy fanboys are everywhere.

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nessisonett

@Ralizah The anti-Xbox stuff totally ramped up in the last few months, it’s probably due to PS5 vs XSeX. I liken it to the local football derby where I’m from, the dirtiest, grudge-filled, historic nonsense. My team has won 9 titles in a row, due to the other team collapsing financially and so we’ve been riding high for years now, taking wins for granted. However, since the other team is now fully back and looking good, the hate and violence has absolutely intensified. The more XSeX looks like it could be proper competition, the worse fans will act. They’ve taken their dominance over Xbox for granted this whole generation and it’s become a running joke.

Socks before or after trousers, but never socks before pants, that's the rule. Makes a man look scary, like a chicken.

themcnoisy

@Ralizah So crazy as we all know Playstation is the best rofl.

Whilst your here bro looked up an awesome essay today I think you would be interested in;

https://jods.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/jyzg7j6x/release/2

The effects of participatory Propaganda. Its a great read. Focused more so on propaganda as a tool in escalating conflict, however its a great take on why there is a lot of division online. More so we inhale Propaganda at home in our own personal space. Also the points in relation to defriending your contacts is poignant and striking. Give it a read its a great paper. I think @mookysam you should give it a browse to mate, seems like something up your alley.

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Ralizah

@themcnoisy Very interesting. I'll give it a read soon.

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Octane

@nessisonett Yeah, I asked for it to be closed down, and I'm glad that it now is. I kinda expected to be ignored, but I'm pleasantly surprised!

Octane

Genrou

@Octane So why put up an article just to disable the comments. Kinda doesn't make sense to me.

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Genrou

Rudy_Manchego

The internet is a weird place sometimes - honestly the best and worse of people seems to come out. Solidarity, friendship, community - all good things. Then there is the hate and fear spilling over. As Ghandi or someone clever probably said 'Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering'.

One thing I do find weird and never understand is the call for politics to be left out of gaming when I feel those same people are the ones that get angry at anything they perceive to a political issue. Take for example Sony, you can be cynical if you want and say it is only PR etc. (which i don't agree with btw) but even if that is true, that is a business decision that Sony has made for the good of their product and launch which is just business life. Still, the world doesn' make sense to me at the moment.

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LN78

@Rudy_Manchego I always found that quote from 'Gandhi' a little bit odd. For example I hate racism, injustice and mushroom soup. Zero suffering involved.

LN78

LieutenantFatman

@themcnoisy
Does make for an interesting read. Does hit a bit of a nerve for me. Seeing or hearing people constantly spread propaganda running down political parties can become tiresome quite quickly but it helps that I don't have any love for any of these parties. Tends to happen much closer to elections of course.

It's when the propaganda starts to become discriminatory in its nature that I have a real problem with it. I had to end a couple of friendships due to people spreading some really nasty stuff and refusing to accept how awful it was to spread this sort of content. It's a really hard thing to end a friendship but we all have that line.

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JohnnyShoulder

@Rudy_Manchego It is far easier to take the cynical view of what is going on, especially when it effects something that you're looking forward to, rather than look at the bigger picture. Sony have studios in America who may be directly or have family that have been affected by the events. But of course some do not even think of this. I mean a few gaming events have been postponed. Is that really such a massive thing for people to start throwing accusations around and getting so angry? Some people really do need to have a big reality check before they comment.

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We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.

There is no longer a good time to release a game. There are only less s**t times to release a game

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KratosMD

@JohnnyShoulder I think people who complain about the delays of gaming events and so on genuinely don't care about what's going on in the US right now. I saw a comment on YouTube the other day where a guy stated that he's black and he's just tired of seeing so much stuff about BLM. All I could think of is "Wtf?", these people are trying to make the lives of people like him better and he doesn't care about that, even though he's black? What an arrogant person.

Even the people who say "Well I want something to distract me from all the horrible things going on in the world; I want escapism from all these posts about BLM" and so on are literally admitting that they don't care about the movement at all! They should be ashamed of themselves for talking like that. Absolutely horrible.

KratosMD

Rudy_Manchego

@LN78 Well you say that but what happens if your fear of mushroom soup led to hate that led you to systematically persecuting mushroom soup eaters? Slippery slope... you'll probably end up on a volcano with your arms and legs chopped off and having to live in a black helmet. probably.

@JohnnyShoulder Agreed - I mean the thing is, this is a momentous event that is rocking societies globally and obviously in the US. If you view any decision like Sony's through that prism, it makes it completely understandable. I am disappointed too but hey, it is video games. The PS5 will be announced at some point and it will be released. I'll cope.

Now I may be an idiot, but there's one thing I am not sir, and that sir, is an idiot

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