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Opinion Drama Hardware Austin Evans Defends His PS5 Revision Video (Let's Talk About The New PS5)

Do You Agree With Austin's Opinions On The New PS5?

  • Yes

    Votes: 82 18.7%
  • No

    Votes: 94 21.5%
  • Don't really care

    Votes: 162 37.0%
  • Waiting for Digital Foundry, Gamers Nexus and others to decide

    Votes: 100 22.8%

  • Total voters
    438
  • Poll closed .

bit_blaster

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Or this is Outrage Thread Attempt #12956 and it can be possible not to condone or support people threatening him online (I guess you are also patrolling against abuse directed towards Druckman, TLoU2 actors, etc… surely right?) while also saying his original article was unsupported clickbait drama?
Internet abuse does neither validate the initial opinion nor invalidate it.
no one is saying his take is correct, the problem is what he said didn't warrant doxxing and its disturbing to see people jubilantly cheering for it just because they want to defend their favorite brand.
 
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There appears to be more people upset with Austin's opinion on a game console than him getting death threats over said opinion. That is never a good look.

Why should I or anyone else care when somebody with a substantial platform and audience deliberately makes a video to create drama clicks and gets more drama than he expected?

To be honest it could simply be more blatant self-promotion on his part for all I know. I highly doubt he's in any actual jeopardy from this, and if so he should seek help from an appropriate authority.

Either way he doesn't deserve sympathy for a problem of his own creation, and I resent the notion that he should get a free pass for creating FUD clickbait because it happened to bring down the wrath of the lunatic fringe upon him.

In the final analysis, who's responsible for all this stupidity?
 

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bit_blaster

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Why should I or anyone else care when somebody with a substantial platform and audience deliberately makes a video to create drama clicks and gets more drama than he expected?

To be honest it could simply be more blatant self-promotion on his part for all I know. I highly doubt he's in any actual jeopardy from this, and if so he should seek help from an appropriate authority.

Either way he doesn't deserve sympathy for a problem of his own creation, and I resent the notion that he should get a free pass for creating FUD clickbait because it happened to bring down the wrath of the lunatic fringe upon him.

In the final analysis, who's responsible for all this stupidity?
So doxxing is okay because you just assume it might not harm the person that much?
 

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Digital Foundry taking their sweet ol time as usual :messenger_sleeping: they've had the new model for almost a week now?

Mr Mayor Waiting GIF by NBC

Maybe they are hoping gamers nexus can go first. If the temps are warmer I would be more worried about being the bearer of bad news than actually delivering the facts.

You are basically opening yourself up to be assassinated and picked apart to high hell in the view of the whole world.

They are working together on it but that's secret Patreon knowledge
 
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Why should I or anyone else care when somebody with a substantial platform and audience deliberately makes a video to create drama clicks and gets more drama than he expected?

To be honest it could simply be more blatant self-promotion on his part for all I know. I highly doubt he's in any actual jeopardy from this, and if so he should seek help from an appropriate authority.

Either way he doesn't deserve sympathy for a problem of his own creation, and I resent the notion that he should get a free pass for creating FUD clickbait because it happened to bring down the wrath of the lunatic fringe upon him.

In the final analysis, who's responsible for all this stupidity?
I've gotten death threats and called racial slurs just talking in chat and noone played captain save a negro for me but this dude purposely put that misleading video up for clicks and expect people to feel sorry for him? Nah, so I agree wholeheartedly with your statement.

I can care less how many followers he has, he gets no pass in my eyes.
 

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Selective memory helps. Someone even quoted Darx10x / John L. from DF that was mentioning the harsh abuse he was getting and how much it was coming from the green camp… and? You want to look down on partisan console warriors accusing people online without supporting evidence either? Maybe best done in a non console warring way?!?

Yeh his last post was horrible to read.

Having threats and stuff sent to his house because of some launch comparisons that were unfavourable to Xbox. Seems very extreme.

And now someone has gone through the same because of some console heat observations.

Incredible the impact a few trolls can have.
 

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Its implicitly stating his victimhood is illegitimate in this scenario.

So you went from "jubilant cheering" to "implicitly stating". That's hilarious.

There appears to be more people upset with Austin's opinion on a game console than him getting death threats over said opinion. That is never a good look.

Neither is virtue signaling.
 
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Or this is Outrage Thread Attempt #12956 and it can be possible not to condone or support people threatening him online (I guess you are also patrolling against abuse directed towards Druckman, TLoU2 actors, etc… surely right?) while also saying his original article was unsupported clickbait drama?
Internet abuse does neither validate the initial opinion nor invalidate it.
Oh there was plenty of outrage... directed at Austin's opinion. An opinion on a video game console never validates death threats. There was nothing about the original video that warranted that response full stop.
 
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... directed at Austin's opinion.
Although I'm not seeing anybody celebrating death threats, doxing or suggesting that they are appropriate here. I feel much of that was covered in the original thread.
What I've quoted above is the crux of the issue that people seem to have with the video, it's certainly the issue that I have, it's what Gamers Nexus mention and it's what Digital Foundry mentioned in their piece.
We're are not talking about opinions, we are talking about basic scientific metrics and the fact that his video contains no scientific validity at all simply due to the methods and lack of peer review.
Of course, people would absolutely valid in his careful selection of the reactionary and tabloid like "worse" in the title of the video to gain views from people who probably lack the same technical understanding that he does. That is the only video of his that I've watched and I have no need to ever watch anything else on his channel because illustrates perfectly his poor understanding of what he thinks he is doing.
I'd imagine that word did it's job though and it was a popular video for people. I would really think that if I'd received death threats and/or doxxing that the last thing I would want to do is to do exactly the same thing again in a second video that I knew was bound to be popular and watched by the same idiots who are doing it.
Although he clearly lacks the technical knowledge to deal with the things that he makes a living from doing, I find it difficult to believe that anybody who makes their living online can't think of a more positive and sensible way to deal with these things.
I don't know the guy, he may be the nicest guy on the planet and I would truly hope that the vast majority know that you don't threaten to kill people just because they're bad at their job.
 
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the new PS5 revision is potentially overheating and killing innocent children when it explodes

Well hopefully we never get that fire hazard FUD again. I remember some people suggested that when that guy was spreading the overheating rumors.

Paraphrase " Sony will delay the PS5 due to extreme overheating issues or suffer the RROD at launch. Trust me I'm an insider"

Forget who said that though. It might have been Granel or that Eastwood guy but I could be wrong.
 
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no one is saying his take is correct, the problem is what he said didn't warrant doxxing and its disturbing to see people jubilantly cheering for it just because they want to defend their favorite brand.
Who the fuck in this thread or on this forum is doing any of that?!!

Seriously. Point them out or STFU
 
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Oh there was plenty of outrage... directed at Austin's opinion. An opinion on a video game console never validates death threats. There was nothing about the original video that warranted that response full stop.
Deflecting, deflecting, deflecting, and building straw-mans… nobody is justifying death threats or abuse.
You are making your straw man up and debating it. Period.
 
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Guys most people here don't support the Doxing or the death threats. And not everyone who is criticizing Austin for his video is supporting that kind of behavior.

While it's not ok to kill someone over this it's perfectly fine to criticize Austin over what he did.

No idea why some people are trying to flip this as people who criticize him want him dead kind of situation.
 
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So my PS5 came by and it's... new model :messenger_grinning_smiling:



What to do now... less heatsink but better fan. Quieter but also hotter :lollipop_flores:

Did you test the internal temps yet?

Really curious to see your results.

P.S : I'm actually serious. I don't really know if you do any testing or not. But if you could do some tests that would be great.
 
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Did you test the internal temps yet?

Really curious to see your results.

P.S : I'm actually serious. I don't really know if you do any testing or not. But if you could do some tests that would be great.

I didn't even opened the box yet :messenger_grinning_smiling:

Only thing that interest me is if this console is quiet or not. PS4 Pro is a fucking hurricane...

I also don't have any tools to test temp of the console. nor did Austin...

But store sent me email that were waiting for shipment from Sony in friday, this was the sign that they would ship new model :messenger_grinning_smiling:
 

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So my PS5 came by and it's... new model :messenger_grinning_smiling:



What to do now... less heatsink but better fan. Quieter but also hotter :lollipop_flores:
Oh no! You’ll never get that launch edition performance. I have a launch one and I can assure you that mine is better. Austin said so.
/s

It will probably be even quieter than mine and have exactly the same performance.
 

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just scroll through this thread, the majority of the comments are sassy gifs and low IQ "words have consequences" takes pathetically trying to justify death threats and doxxing.
yeah we’ve never seen sassy gifs on Neogaf. Clearly they are all endorsing death threats.

you and DarkMage619 DarkMage619 so desperately want to pretend this is about death threats. It’s pathetic
Austin made a questionable, obviously clickbait video with no evidence to back up his claim. People are rightfully calling him out. It isn’t much deeper than that.
 
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I want to know if that new and improved fan can be installed in my launch day unit and will it in fact improve anything :)
I read/heard somewhere that the fan we saw in the new revision was the same one that we saw in the official PS5 teardown vid. :pie_ssmiling:

If this is true, then it should be possible to take the fan from the new one and install it in the OG model.
 
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- console build quality is much better than expected
- dual sense is quite fucking awesome
- console is quiet (so far)
- I don't like the menu...
- don't mind flowers, it's temporary placement

- where is my fucking 300 grams of copper Sony?!
 

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- console build quality is much better than expected
- dual sense is quite fucking awesome
- console is quiet (so far)
- I don't like the menu...
- don't mind flowers, it's temporary placement

- where is my fucking 300 grams of copper Sony?!
Did it surprise you how big it actually was?

I know pictures just didnt do it justice I was quite shocked at its size
 
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Did it surprise you how big it actually was?

I know pictures just didnt do it justice I was quite shocked at its size

I had phat PS3 and still have first Xbox so it's not that shocking to me :messenger_grinning_smiling: But it's the biggest console ever made beside CDi or some Neogeo shit (probably, IDK).
 
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- console build quality is much better than expected
- dual sense is quite fucking awesome
- console is quiet (so far)
- I don't like the menu...
- don't mind flowers, it's temporary placement

- where is my fucking 300 grams of copper Sony?!

Have you noticed any weird throttling issues?

That's one of the concerns behind the new model.
 

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no one is saying his take is correct, the problem is what he said didn't warrant doxxing and its disturbing to see people jubilantly cheering for it just because they want to defend their favorite brand.
Nobody should be doxxed or get death threats, the guy is asking for "internet fame" so he is putting himself out there and at risk to this but still shouldn't happen. If it weren't for the internet I don't think most of us would have had any idea how many truly unstable people are out there lol.