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  • New Zealand Shooter Hopes for U.S. Civil War: ‘Conservatism Is Dead, Thank God’

    03/16/2019 8:45:59 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 15 Mar 2019 | Allum Bokhari
    The New Zealand shooter’s manifesto, which will not be linked to here, is a mix of avowed white supremacist sentiment and suggested tactics to fellow extremists — including his declared intention to exploit racial, cultural, and political divisions in the U.S. According to his manifesto, the shooter — who massacred civilians at two mosques in New Zealand’s city of Christchurch — appears to subscribe to a number of ideologies. The document is riddled with white nationalist talking points, and the shooter describes himself as a “fascist.” He also castigates Muslims as “the most despised group of invaders in the west.”...
  • 11-year-old boy shot father after video games taken away, investigators say

    03/08/2019 10:50:40 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 88 replies
    Cox Media via WPXI ^ | March 8, 2019 | Jared Leone
    GRANGER, Ind. - An 11-year-old boy shot his father last month after his parents took away his video games, investigators said recently. The father, an off-duty state trooper, was shot once in the buttocks on Feb. 22 with his service weapon , the South Bend Tribune reported. Investigators said the boy got the weapon out of his father’s locked patrol vehicle, which was parked in front of the house, the Tribune reported. The boy told investigators he meant to shoot his father in the head but was unable to because of the way his father was lying in bed, the...
  • Regime Chance, Inc. PETER ACKERMAN'S QUEST TO TOPPLE TYRANNY

    04/16/2005 10:44:37 AM PDT · by Alexander Nevsky · 7 replies · 2,171+ views
    The New Republic ^ | Franklin Foer
    PETER ACKERMAN'S QUEST TO TOPPLE TYRANNY Regime Change, Inc. by Franklin Foer   Post date 04.14.05 | Issue date 04.25.05 When the Rose Revolution began in the fall of 2003, there was little reason to hope for a happy ending. Twelve years earlier, the former Soviet Republic of Georgia had stepped from communism into civil war. The old Communist eminence Eduard Shevardnadze may have brought greater stability when he took over the government in 1992, but his corrupt rule also generated huge new pools of ill will among the populace. Some of this disgust manifested itself in small, peaceful street protests. But...
  • Activision Blizzard cuts nearly 800 jobs amid ‘record results in 2018’

    02/12/2019 7:47:04 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 65 replies
    The Verge ^ | February 12, 2019 | Chaim Gartenberg
    Activision Blizzard has announced that it’s laying off 8 percent of its employees — roughly 770 people — as part of the company “de-prioritizing initiatives that are not meeting expectations.” The news came on the heels of announcement of Activision Blizzard’s Q4 and 2018 earnings, where CEO Bobby Kotick gave the company’s “record results in 2018.” Kotick went on to comment that, “While our financial results for 2018 were the best in our history, we didn’t realize our full potential.”
  • The ADL’s Soros, Hamas and Hitler Anti-Israel Conference - Greenfield

    01/26/2019 10:41:44 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 15 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | January 25, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    The ADL’s Soros, Hamas and Hitler Anti-Israel Conference The ADL is becoming a threat to Jews. January 25, 2019 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Jonathan Greenblatt introduced the ADL’s Never is Now 2018 conference with a full-throated defense of George Soros. It was a strange decision for an organization that had once criticized the radical anti-Israel billionaire’s defenses of anti-Semitism. But under Greenblatt, a former Obama official, the ADL had turned sharply to the left and Never is Now,...
  • Fallout 76 player roleplays Preston Garvey, insists settlements need your help

    11/20/2018 12:26:59 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 39 replies
    pcgamer ^ | By Christopher Livingston
    A Fallout 76 player, RpTheHotrod, is roleplaying Preston, and quite impressively: not only did he use the character creator to design a convincing Preston lookalike, and outfit him with Preston-style clothing, he's playing audio clips from Preston's endless settlement quests over his mic to other players. not sure how much further you can take this Preston cosplay: you can build bases in Fallout 76, but there's no settlement system due to the complete lack of settlers. But just approaching other players as Preston and giving them a good laugh (plus a deep sigh) seems pretty damn rewarding in itself. Hopefully...
  • 'Red Dead Redemption 2' smashes opening weekend records, Take-Two stock skyrockets

    10/31/2018 12:12:09 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | October 31, 2018 | Eustance Huang
    The latest blockbuster video game just made entertainment history on its opening weekend, its publisher said Tuesday. Rockstar Games' "Red Dead Redemption 2" skyrocketed to a $725 million worldwide retail consumer sales during its first three days. The studio's parent company, Take-Two Interactive, said in a release that the game had achieved "the single-biggest opening weekend in the history of entertainment." The number eclipses even the highest opening weekend in box office history: Disney's "Avengers: Infinity War" grossed more than $640 million in its first weekend on the big screen, according to data from Box Office Mojo. Following the announcement,...
  • Jacksonville Shooter Was Member of Anti-Trump 'Resistance' - Referred to Trump Supporters as ...

    08/26/2018 10:01:11 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 60 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 26, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    Complete Headline: Jacksonville Shooter Was Member of Anti-Trump 'Resistance' - Referred to Trump Supporters at "Trumptards" - Murdered 4 People Sunday afternoon, police responded to a 'mass shooting' at Jacksonville Landing in Florida which left 3 dead and 11 wounded. According to witnesses, the killer, David Katz, began shooting shortly after he lost the Madden NFL gaming tournament. [snip] Killer David Katz was a member of the anti-Trump "resistance." He referred to Trump supporters as "Trumptards" on his Reddit page.
  • The game changers: meet the creatives shaking up the gaming world

    08/19/2018 1:14:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 19, 2018 | Simon Parkin
    Just as the kaleidoscopic dramas of Leo Tolstoy’s novel Anna Karenina, the pseudo-non-fiction murk of Alan Moore’s comic From Hell and the domestic pragmatism of Jamie Oliver’s 15 Minute Meals meet under the fat banner of prose, so the body of video games becomes an ever broader church. It is impossible to enforce orthodoxy in a medium where shifting technology defines the canvas. The artform now embraces work from a dizzying spectrum. A challenging time, then, for the Victoria and Albert Museum to stage its first major video game exhibition. Rather than reach into the primordial digital soup of the...
  • The Guardian openly supports turning video games into leftist propaganda

    Every major video game outlet is Left-wing. Anyone who visits any major gaming site knows this. They’re all in support of subverting video games using Anita Sarkeesian’s anti-fun model of game design. They’re all in support of the Leftist agenda whenever it rears its head in indie or AAA games. And now they’ve come to a point where they’re literally coming out and claiming that video games simply need to become Leftist propaganda. In an article written by Alfie Brown and published on The Guardian on August 13th, 2018, Brown makes no qualms about coming out and saying that game...
  • IQ Scores Are Falling in "Worrying" Reversal of 20th Century Intelligence Boom

    06/14/2018 6:21:58 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 99 replies
    sciencealert.com ^ | 13 JUN 2018 | PETER DOCKRILL
    A defining trend in human intelligence tests that saw people steadily obtaining higher IQ scores through the 20th century has abruptly ended, a new study shows. The Flynn effect – named after the work of Kiwi intelligence researcher James Flynn – observed rapid rises in intelligence quotient at a rate of about 3 IQ points per decade in the 20th century, but new research suggests these heady boom days are long gone. … The researchers sourced their data from the IQ test scores of 18- to 19-year-old Norwegian men who took the tests as part of their national, compulsory military...
  • The Last Of Us 2 trailer hammers home Ellie’s lesbian relationship

    06/12/2018 6:13:38 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 17 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | June 11th 2018 | Billy D
    For all those Sony fanboys who at one point argued that Ellie from The Last Us wasn’t actually a lesbian, and that the interracial kiss she shared with her dying friend in The Last of Us: Left Behind was just a moment of intense emotional reactions. However, as revealed during this year’s E3 showcase, it was hammered home that Ellie is indeed a full-on, hardcore, need-no-man lesbian. The video cinematic mixes itself in with what Naughty Dog attempts to portray as in-game play, but it’s pretty obvious that the gameplay won’t be anywhere near as cinematic as it’s portrayed in...
  • ‘Battlefield V’ is Right to Include Women — They Were Vital to World War II

    06/10/2018 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 177 replies
    Fandom ^ | May 25th 2018 | Dom Peppiatt
    The internet is in uproar (again). Developer DICE’s decision to include a woman on the cover art for this year’s Battlefield offering has, for some reason, antagonised the most vocal parts of the gaming internet. Within minutes of DICE revealing its new game, detractors on reddit, Twitter and various online gaming forums were spouting their vitriol, furious that DICE had sacrificed authenticity in favour of ‘political correctness’. Here’s the thing, though: it hasn’t. Women have always played a vital role in the World’s wars, and to ignore that is to be willfully ignorant. From soldiers enlisted in active duty to...
  • Steam games store to 'allow everything'

    06/08/2018 4:35:08 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | June 7, 2018 | Dave Lee
    The Steam video game store has changed its content policy to "allow everything", unless it is illegal or "straight up trolling". The shift comes after controversy surrounding games which many people considered were offensive. A school shooting simulation game was removed from the store last month. But now games publisher Valve, which owns Steam, said it was not up to the company to decide what should or should not be on sale. The new policy paves the way for pornographic games to be made available on the platform, including in virtual reality. It would make the Steam store the first...
  • Atari Co-Founder Ted Dabney Dies At 81

    05/28/2018 6:16:58 AM PDT · by BBell · 11 replies
    https://kotaku.com ^ | 5/26/18 | Cameron Kunzelman
    Ted Dabney, the co-founder of Atari alongside Nolan Bushnell, has died at the age of 81. News of Dabney’s death was announced in a Facebook post by the video game historian Leonard Herman, the author of the Phoenix series of video game history books. Dabney was an important figure in the history of both Atari and video games in general, and his engineering work in the early 1970s was crucial in creating Computer Space, the second (but more successful) coin-operated adaptation of Spacewar!, which paved the way for the founding and thriving of Atari.In a portion of an interview quoted...
  • 'Active shooter' video game prompts outrage in wake of mass shootings

    05/27/2018 11:21:26 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Christopher Carbone, Paulina Dedaj
    "Active Shooter," a video game that allows players to simulate a school shooting, prompted outrage in the wake of multiple mass shootings at American schools. The game is set to be released on June 6 and will be available on Steam, a digital distribution platform developed by Valve. Players are given the option to either be a SWAT team member or the shooter while simulating a shooting in a school environment.
  • Are Today’s School Shooters Yesterday’s Medicated Video Game Addicts?

    05/22/2018 7:50:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 37 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/22/18 | Katy Grimes
    Today's political correctness is on steroids thanks to the left and Democrats who politicize everything Since the 1999 school shooting in Columbine, CO, it appears that a typecast of the shooters has emerged: teen boys who are depressed, isolated, medicated, jilted, have absentee or divorced parents, and play violent video games. he latest school shooter opened fire at Santa Fe High School in Texas on last Friday, killing 10 and wounding 13. Police arrived on scene and engaged in a 30-minute shootout. The shooter targeted and murdered a teen girl who rebuffed his advances.
  • Blood spilled from another US high school ... and video games are already being blamed

    05/20/2018 7:33:14 AM PDT · by Salman · 47 replies
    The Register ^ | 18 May 2018 | Iain Thomson
    Once again, a mass murderer has opened fire at a school in America – this one is Santa Fe High School in Texas – and video games are already being blamed. Rather than, oh, say, gun control, or the lack thereof. Details are still coming in. The attack happened just a few hours ago. At this stage, it appears nine students and one teacher are dead, ten more wounded, explosives were potentially found at the school, and a suspect has been taken into custody. In his segment on Fox News covering the shooting, anchor Jon Scott was chatting to a...
  • Microsoft's Xbox Adaptive Controller levels up accessible gaming

    05/17/2018 9:04:48 AM PDT · by kanawa · 4 replies
    CNET ^ | MAY 17, 2018 | IAN SHERR
    <p>He started at the age of 5 nearly three decades ago, joining his older brother who was playing the original Super Mario Bros. title on the Nintendo Entertainment System. Within a few years, he was playing games like Id Software's 1992 Nazi prison break shooter, Wolfenstein 3D, and the followup sci-fi hit Doom.</p>
  • How video games are fuelling the rise of the far right

    03/12/2018 9:09:08 PM PDT · by fluorescence · 55 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12 Mar 2018 | Alfie Bown
    Donald Trump’s claim, in the aftermath of the Florida school shooting, that these events are the result of violent video games, resurrects old arguments about whether young people emulate the games they play. The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) recent decision to consider video game addiction an official illness shows comparable concern. However, these responses demonstrate anxiety about the right things for the wrong reasons. Gaming cultures are connected to violence – but should be considered in terms of the rise of far right political discourse and the prominence of “alt-right” misogyny and racism. While Trump is firmly on the right...