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  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 28,572 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Shiminay


    There is a world of difference between these "cam-girls with a game" sorts (which Twitch recently made rules about - there used to be a lot of toplessness on those streams) and a lady like Dodger who runs a legit gaming channel.

    I'm not for one moment suggesting that we simply ignore the "sex sells" argument, my point was that when a question was asked about who this person is, the response was nothing more than "the hot chick from YouTube" - again, not said out of malice or intention to offend or anything of the sort, but that's casual sexism and when you're casual about anything, you perpetuate the idea that it's ok. Dodger is a very beautiful lady, and there's nothing wrong in saying that but to diminish her (or any human) to being nothing more than that (a mere characteristic and not a person) is simply wrong.

    If I had mentioned Flash for example, and someone asked who he is, no one would have answered with "he's some gook" because we know that's racist - casual or not. 20 years ago, no one would have batted an eyelid at that response though, so it's just about changing attitudes. I'm not trying to demonize anyone, I'm just saying "hey, lets remember we're talking about an actual person, not a character trait of a person."


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 20,946 Links234


    Well, she is hot as hell.

    I really miss times where men could just say to women that they are beautiful and not get called out sexist pigs...

    Well to be fair, I didn't know who she was so I asked. Getting a response that she's "a hot chick" is kinda useless, it tells me nothing. I've no problems with people making observations about the attractiveness of others, but it's kinda different when you're asking a question and get a frankly crap reply.

    It'd be a different thing entirely if the poster had said oh she's someone who does reviews on YouTube and she's also really hot.


  • Registered Users Posts: 23,075 ✭✭✭✭ TheDoc


    That's a fair point Shiminay, I guess I feel there is just a crest of a wave relating to that kind of topic, and some of it is getting way too fragile.

    But if describing someone as hot is now being defined as sexist,in any shape or form, I'm locking myself in my house and never coming out again, because society is broken.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32 ✭✭✭ Conriocht


    We're allowed describe someone as hot. Nobody is saying otherwise. But defining someone merely as hot, when asked who they are, is something else though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,159 ✭✭✭ lmimmfn


    Links234 wrote: »
    Well to be fair, I didn't know who she was so I asked. Getting a response that she's "a hot chick" is kinda useless, it tells me nothing. I've no problems with people making observations about the attractiveness of others, but it's kinda different when you're asking a question and get a frankly crap reply.

    It'd be a different thing entirely if the poster had said oh she's someone who does reviews on YouTube and she's also really hot.
    Saying dodger is a hot chick on YouTube is enough information. Type dodger in youtube and she's the top result, so I disagree with it being a crap reply. You asked who she was and got enough info to get her channel.

    People take things too seriously.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,501 ✭✭✭✭ dreamers75


    #streamergate


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,297 ✭✭✭✭ wotzgoingon


    That dodger girl ain't that hot anyway.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,159 ✭✭✭ lmimmfn


    That dodger girl ain't that hot anyway.
    boo

    On topic in off topic, ive been too lazy to install my Corsair H100i cpu cooler that i bought a year ago( the hassle.... ), but im getting my Crucial M550 next week so will finally take the plunge and install both next weekend, will take forever moving around the existing fans in the case to make room etc. grrrr.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,977 ✭✭✭ Taylor365


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 32 ✭✭✭ Conriocht


    So apart from adaptive/freesync monitors, anything decent for gamers at CES? Haven't really been following it this year.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,159 ✭✭✭ lmimmfn


    Conriocht wrote: »
    So apart from adaptive/freesync monitors, anything decent for gamers at CES? Haven't really been following it this year.
    Oculus rift Crescent Bay


  • Registered Users Posts: 20,501 ✭✭✭✭ dreamers75


    CES has a 34 inch monitor i will have!!! freesync etc

    this isnt it but it looks like it.

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    want want want

    Also related to lmimmfn issue in my haste building my X99 Pc i attached the watercooler fan to the back of the caseand continued on, after the 1st few successful boots i put the side on.........**** it didnt fit (fan was protruding from the case)...


    I made it fit!!!!


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 21,678 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kiith


    Even if you buy it on Steam, it still uses UPlay. There's not escaping it.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,585 ✭✭✭ Jerichoholic


    Uplay is fine though, never had an issue with it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,435 wandatowell


    Kiith wrote: »
    Even if you buy it on Steam, it still uses UPlay. There's not escaping it.

    Really? :eek:

    Feckin hell


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,078 ✭✭✭✭ Maximus Alexander


    Uplay is fine though, never had an issue with it.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,585 ✭✭✭ Jerichoholic


    Well I haven't. What horrors have you experienced with it apart from it not being steam?


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,793 ScumLord


    Well I haven't. What horrors have you experienced with it apart from it not being steam?
    I haven't had any problems with it personally but I bought far cry 3 for my brother in law last year on steam and it never actually worked, the jump between the two systems didn't work.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators Posts: 21,678 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Kiith


    Try it at when a game launches and come back to us. Watch Dogs was completely unplayable for days after it's release.


  • Registered Users Posts: 577 Justwinginit


    Apart from the slow download speeds, I bought Splinter cell: Blacklist and it's stuck on an update loop. On researching, there's loads of people with the same issue. Still no fix. Will I get my money back? Will I F**K.... First and last experience with u(no)Play.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,027 ✭✭✭✭ J Mysterio


    u(no)Play.

    :pac:


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 28,572 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Shiminay


    Yea, their platform just doesn't have the bandwidth to cope with launch days. If they solved that, I'd wager it'd take care of 75% of the UPlay complaints.

    As an aside, I kinda admire the trick where your achievements actually unlock in-game things and you get to pick what you want. I'd like to see other platforms take that idea on.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,585 ✭✭✭ Jerichoholic


    I bought The Crew on launch and was able to play fine.


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 34,552 Mod ✭✭✭✭ AlmightyCushion


    I was playing far cry 3 when far cry 4 was released and uplay kept crapping out on me. The way it handles updates is horrendous as well compared to steam. Each update has to be downloaded and installed individually one after the other. Complete pain in the arse.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,078 ✭✭✭✭ Maximus Alexander


    Well I haven't. What horrors have you experienced with it apart from it not being steam?

    I haven't touched it since Far Cry 3, because I now flat out refuse to buy anything that requires it (even though I really want Child of Light). But, to answer your question, early on it hogged resources and crashed regularly, while later it was plagued with connectivity issues, especially around, but not limited to, launches of major titles.

    Add that to the fact that there are enough people shoving DRM shop platforms down my throat as it is without every publisher forcing their own one on me.

    I gave it a fair chance, I'm not drinking from that well again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 768 ✭✭✭ abbir


    The way it handles updates is horrendous as well compared to steam. Each update has to be downloaded and installed individually one after the other. Complete pain in the arse.

    I think their newer games have fixed that, Watch Dogs, Assassin's Creed Unity and Far Cry 4 are supposed to update sort of like Steam.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,179 salamanca22


    I have lost saves multiple times in Uplay. It's garbage.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,078 ✭✭✭✭ Maximus Alexander


    I have lost saves multiple times in Uplay. It's garbage.

    Yes that reminds me, it used to require always on connection and if you lost connection it would dump you out of the game and you'd lose your progress. Not to mention that online pass they tried to implement. They just seemed to have utter contempt for their customers...

    Anyway, not the thread for it. I'll shut up. :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 206 ✭✭ psugrue


    Apart from the slow download speeds, I bought Splinter cell: Blacklist and it's stuck on an update loop. On researching, there's loads of people with the same issue. Still no fix. Will I get my money back? Will I F**K.... First and last experience with u(no)Play.
    yea i had this problem too, it keeps re-downloading update 1 over and over again, there are 2 more updates to the game, you have to install them manually, if you just google for update 2 and 3 you should find them.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,345 ✭✭✭ Grumpypants


    I downloaded 17gb of watchdogs last night in an hour at around 4mb/s same speed I get from steam. Never had any issues with uplay and it offers rewards for playing games I like that.

    Considering Ubi are one of the best dev in the industry it would be silly not to want to play their games and introduce some self imposed ban because you might have to wait a few extra hours to play on release day due to server load.


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