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EA apologizes for naming German soldier with name of an actual resistance hero

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    I would argue it's sillier to let people take indisputable evidence and push their own subjective perspective upon others, especially when it's a sensitive subject. The only time it's ok to question/challenge something is when there's room for error. And even then, you shouldn't dispute/dismiss something unless you have enough proof to make such claims.
    We live in a dangerous world, where people feel so entitled to their opinions that they treat them like fact.

    So, in the case of genocides, it isn't a matter of opinion; no amount of evidence will change already proven facts to a point where you can call it something different. To make things less political, the same can be said about calling the Earth flat. Greeks from thousands of years ago managed to not only prove it was round, but also knew the circumference within roughly 10% accuracy using imprecise tools, experimental math, and doing their measurements nearly at sea level. So - what does humanity gain when we waste our time and resources debating this?

    People who deny facts are only hurting human progress. The world needs more inquisitive free thinkers, but, only when something doesn't have enough proof, or is incomplete.
     
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  2. Noisiv

    Noisiv Ancient Guru

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    There was little or nothing political in the article IMHO.
    That is until people who are too sensitive about others being too sensitive showed up and got triggered all the way to freethinking the Holocaust.
     
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    Google and Wikipedia are tools of mass desinformation...
     
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    I'd bet it's like trying to pick a char name in WoW.

    Everything you come up with is already taken. So many fought and died in WWII that i bet most names would be there.
     
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    Yeah I Didn't see a political point either

    Some people are professionally offended by free thinking, maybe they should go live some place ran by a communist government and see how far they get.
    This is a tech site go find a forum with like minded offended people and keep the bs off this site, Definitely not an order just my opinion ‍♂️
     
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  6. Venix

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    where are the politics ? oO
     
  7. ZXRaziel

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    And I would appreciate if you respect our

    FREEDOM OF SPEECH MOFO .
     
  8. Aura89

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    Regardless of if there's anything "political" in this news feed or not, i'm confused by you......

    In what possible reality do you live in where you get to tell the OWNER of their own brand/company/product what they can and can't do with it?

    As to the topic at hand, there's disclaimers in all games especially ones deal with actual world history that states the game is a work of fiction and any names that are similar or the same as one found in that historical period are coincidental. So, i'm not sure why this is news or why EA are doing anything about it. That disclaimer is there so they don't have to worry too much about names. What, do you want WW2 games with names such as Siemhut Druqeats instead just to make certain you don't pick one of the hundreds of millions of peoples names who were part of WW2?
     
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  9. LimitbreakOr

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    I find that those who jump out calling others SJW are usually just as sensitive when it comes to issues they care about. Most of these sensitive people I've met are so delicate that they'll hate you based on your political opinions.
     
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    People act as if EA did that on purpose. If you believe that, you're an idiot. Sorry.

    It's called "human error", people. Yes, somebody made a mistake. Jesus effing christ, this fake outrage at random things these days.
     

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    People actually still play this garbage?
     
  12. Aura89

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    That's a great 2nd post.
     
  13. Geoffrey Morris

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    I must of missed the rules to what a 2nd post can say, thanks for pointing it out though.
     
  14. Kaarme

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    I'd say it's a far bigger deal the Allies thanked the original man for resisting the nazis by killing him, rather than EA accidentally using the same name to depict a different sort of a German. It's kind of ironic the nazis themselves didn't kill the anti-nazi, yet the Allies decided to do it.
     
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    Honestly... who cares about a reskin for 10$/€ anyway... not even remotely interested in that crap.
     

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    I'm not sure if the two examples u give actually belong to the same category. The first one is clearly "orchestrated" to favor a certain view on history. The torture and death, the genocide of thousands of civil jews and other etnias (who most forget to mention) is an undeniable holocaust, "the" holocaust, while the genocide of thousands of civil Japanese in Hiroshima and Nagasaki followed by the physical and psychological torture caused by radiation on survivors (burns, cancer and malformation) seems to be nothing of the sort.... (it's not about numbers, but the atrocity of the acts).
    On the other side, thinking "homosexual" is an offensive term looks more like individual or small ad-hoc community thing.

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    Back on topic, I don't think EA did it on purpose but I think they being so verbal about it is kind of trying to turn it on free advertisement :S
     
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    Yes please censor all news so that I can live in a happy bubble oblivious to others pain and suffering. [​IMG]
     
  18. xg-ei8ht

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    Who cares.

    Just fix the bugs in the game.

    Sometimes I can hear planes as if they are next to me, some of the graphics is messed up on both PS4/PC. Not all maps.
    Killed from Behind cover when the enemy shown that killed you is so far away and not even visible. Since last update it's much worse.

    New map is decent, but the bugs are a Joke.

    Either use a new engine for BF6 or a New team. or both. Found out how bad the engine was from Anthem.

    Running the series into the ground.

    E.A just destroy everything.
     
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    DICE at fault again if you can say so. I want to remind people this over sensitiviness is pretty much an issue only in USA. People want to harrass companies and people on the internet and get attention when they complain about nothing. It is some very retarded behavior, but I guess it comes down to that when people are jealous of others on social media, who get attention from many people. You have to think out of the box when you see ridiculous harrasment like in this article, since normal healthy person just wouldn't care about this "issue". Climate turns rather serious if people are let to be extra sensitive; even my comment here could offend many (on the internet) and if it does I feel accomplished. Everyone needs to remember that almost nobody has the wits to complain about stuff like this in real life, face to face, but on the internet you can harrass all you want since no law will get you in trouble. Bring back the banhammer!
     
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    You're welcome.
     

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