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I was finally banned from Gamespot…After 8 years.

Posted in Rant, Video Games with tags , , , , , , , on February 1, 2009 by lilburtonboy7489

In my free time, I like to mess around on forums of all types. It’s fun to tell everyone why you are right and why they are wrong. It just never gets old. Well I’m a member of numerous forums on teh intrawebz. The one I’ve been a part of the longest is Gamespot. For years, it was not only the best gaming site with the best reviews and game coverage in general, but it also had the best community in terms of activeness and overall fun people. However, over the last couple years, that’s changed.

Over a year ago, there was an issue at Gamespot with Jeff, one of the reviewers. He was my personal favorite of all the reviewers there. However, one day, he reviewed the game “Kane and Lynch”. This is an awful game published by Eidos. Jeff gave an excellent review of the game, being as critical as he should. However, this honest review ended in a negative review for the game. Eidos was advertising this game heavily on Gamespot, and did not appreciate the review given one bit. The end result, was Jeff getting fired. Soon after, several other staff members of Gamespot left, and started up a website called “Giant Bomb”.

So after that whole ordeal, I stopped getting my gaming news from Gamespot, and switched to Giant Bomb and IGN.com. However, I stayed at Gamespot for the community, especially the “off-topic” forums, or OT.

I’ve been participating on this specific forum for years, 8 to be exact. I usually contributed to the religion topics and even contributed more to political and economic topics. In case you hadn’t noticed from reading my blog, I’m a very strict Libertarian and even borderline Anarchist (I prefer the term “free marketeer”). So I always argued from an anti-state and pro-market stance, specifically Austrian School Economics stance.

I made lots of enemies by taking such a stance, but also made some good friends over the years. However, over the years, things have changed. The moderators at Gamespot have become much more….”active”. As time went on, moderation were occurring for more and more reasons. The mods kept finding smaller and smaller things to moderate people over. For posting a verse from the Koran which I posted to show Islamic support fot violence, I was suspended for 2 weeks. For equating partial birth abortion to killing, I was suspended for 2 weeks. This never would have hapened a couple years ago. They used to be much more tolerant, especially since these are just opinions,

I never would swear or call people names. The worst I would do when someone would make an awful post, I would sometimes say “Wow…”. Usually that would get me moderated as well. For an example of how strict the mods have become; I was at level 20 for over a year because of how many moderations I had got.

But what I could never understand, is why other people wouldn’t get modded for doing things much worse than I did. I would get insulted on ever topic I created. People would call me crazy, tell me to get an education, and much much worse. I never got offended by this, but it just strikes me as odd that I would get modded for saying something such as “You have no idea what you’re talking about, government is not required for money to exist in the market”. I got suspended for saying that. Yet this person I was arguing with told me “How could someone like you get into college?”. He never got moderated for that.

Gamespot is no longer a friendly, tolerant, intelligent, gaming community. The reviews are awful, and the community is stale. Worst of all, the moderators have made sure that anyone who’s opinion they don’t like, will pay for their opinions. Opinions are only allowed on there if they are certain opinions.

In case you’re wondering, this is what I got modded for: The topic was called “Eva Mendez named hottest women of 2008”. I made a comment and said “Adriana Lima ftw”. This post got me permanently banned from a website which I have cintributed to for 8 years. Ridiculous.

So to anyone looking for a good online community open for debate, Gamespot is one of the worst places to go. The moderators are out of control and your opinions will only be welcome if they are the opinions shared by the moderators. Since Gamespot is an awful waste of time, I’ll suggest a couple other places you may want to join:

1) The Board- One of the most open minded forums. Also, one of the most intelligent. It’s a small community, but growing. It has a lot of potential and awesome Administrators. Mostly political and random topics.

http://the-board.info/    (Click on “The Official Forum”)

2) Theology Web- Don’t let the name fool you. TWEB has discussions which cover all subjects. An excellent site with the most intelligent community I’ve encountered. Mainly religious and political topics.

http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/

3) Giant Bomb- A gaming website started by the cool people that used to be at Gamespot. Great video game coverage, and highly active forums. The downside is the community. Obnoxious and immature users plague this site. As a result, most topics are jokes, random blog posts, and movie/music posts. Mainly joke and rant topics.

http://www.giantbomb.com/

So that’s it. Have fun. If you find the right community, internet forums can be great fun and even educate you a little in the ways of debates. Avoid Gamespot at all costs.

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I will never watch Fox News again.

Posted in Political Rant, Video Games with tags , , , , , , on August 25, 2008 by lilburtonboy7489

This has nothing to do with politics. It has to do with retards. I used to like Fox News back when I was a retarded conservative. However, I realized the error of my ways and began getting my news elsewhere…Jon Stewart. But I never hated Fox News. That was until I saw this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0kdm7fg804&feature=related

That’s right. Fox news rips on Mass Effect. This game rules. What bothers me is that they act like it’s an evil game. It is actually a quite clean game. The “full frontal nudity” they talk about does not exist. That is just a plain lie. So they have about 6 people sitting around spewing bullshit about something that they have never even seen. The ONE guy that they have defending the game asks them if they have ever played the game. Of course, the answer is no.

So they proceed to talk about how video games are the downfall of our children and the human race. I’m sure that that’s the real problem and it’s not lack of responsible parents, rampant alcoholics, drugs, murder, Coldplay, rap, government, relativism, immoral role models, and Hannah Montana. These are the real issues. But no, we have to sit around and listen to bullshit lies from a bunch of hags about something they have never seen.

Sorry Fox News, but I hate you….especially you Hannity.

Too many awesome games at once…..again.

Posted in Video Games with tags , , , , , , on August 21, 2008 by lilburtonboy7489

This summer has sucked for video games. They always do. All the publishers wait until Q4 of every year to launch the games. This is shit. I want them spread out so that I don’t have to spend $3600.95 all at once. Here’s a few games coming out within the next 4 months or so:

Spore, Fallout 3, Fable 2, Mercenaries 2, Gears of War 2, Tom Clancy’s EndWar, Stalker: Clear Sky, Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway, NHL 09, Crysis: Warhead, Rock Band 2, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, Saint’s Row 2, Far Cry 2, C&C Red Alert 3, Left 4 Dead, The Last Remnant.

This doesn’t even include the two that I want the most: Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3. As usual, Blizzard didn’t give a release date. So for this year alone, I need somewhere around $1000.00 to buy all of these games. Feel free to start sending donations.

**Update**

Bought Spore…it’s ok

Mercenaries 2 sucked bad, so I didn’t buy it.

NHL 09 is supposed to be awesome…but I’m sick of sports games so I didn’t buy it.

Bought STALKER: Clear Sky….it rules a lot

Bought Crysis: Warhead….Rules even more

Bought Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway…..amazing

My top 31 video games of all time

Posted in Video Games with tags , , , , , , , , , , on June 21, 2008 by lilburtonboy7489

ok, first of all a few things need to be set straight. If I want to consider an entire series of games one game and only count as one, I will because I can. Second, you may complain because I don’t have a lot of old games on here, that’s because they suck. I have played every system from Atari up to Xbox 360, and sorry to say it, but Pong is no longer a favorite of mine because it sucks. Old games were good in their time, but I don’t enjoy playing most of them anymore, so don’t whine because I don’t have Missile Command on here. I just choose by picking whichever games I have enjoyed the most through my life.

1. Starcraft (PC)

2. Final Fantasy X (Ps2)

3. Metal Gear Solid (Ps)

4) Half Life (PC)

5) Metal Gear Solid 2 (Ps2)

6) Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (PC)

7) Deus Ex (PC)

8 ) Grand Theft Auto III (Ps2)

9) Bioshock (Xbox 360)

10) Max Payne (Ps2)

11) Diablo II (PC)

12) Age of Empires 2 (PC)

13) Medieval: Total War II (PC)

14) Civilization IV (PC)

15) Knights of the Old Republic (Xbox)

16) Hitman 2/Hitman Blood Money (Xbox/Xbox 360)

17) Company of Heroes (PC)

18 ) All Tom Clancy games (All)

19) Zelda: The Wind Waker (GC)

20) Red Faction (Ps2)

21) Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 (Xbox)

22) Ninja Gaiden (Xbox)

23) Donkey Kong Country (SNES)

24) Mass Effect

25) Baldur’s Gate (PC)

26) Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance (PC)

27) Max Payne 2: Fall of May Payne (Xbox)

28 ) Half Life 2 (PC)

29) Sins of a Solar Empire (PC)

30) Devil May Cry (Ps2)

31) S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl (PC)