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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    Supporting sexual predators is fun!
    I didn't realize the fictional video game character was a sexual predator

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    Cole Cassidy? did a WWE writer name him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    I didn't realize the fictional video game character was a sexual predator
    The name you are apparently attached to is lol.

    And if you didn't know now you know playa.

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    and i thought renaming windrunner to windranger in dota2 was bad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    Yeah, apparently you're now a monster who loves rapists or something.

    Get cancelled, bruh.

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    That seems to be the implication in the post. That Cole was always his real name, but he dropped it because he was "running from the past" and such.
    I declare i am uncancelled!
    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    The name you are apparently attached to is lol.

    And if you didn't know now you know playa.
    Well, call me when the fictional mcree becomes a predator

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    Now I, finally, feel comfortable buying Overwatch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Video Games View Post
    Well, call me when the fictional mcree becomes a predator
    I will do no such thing!

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    So imgame character was rapist too?, but with new name comes clean backstory.
    I want these classes in new x-pac Necromancer,RuneMaster,Warden,BladeMaster,DarkRanger,Dragonsworn,Alchemist,Bard,Spellbreak er

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    Quote Originally Posted by callipygoustp View Post
    Now I, finally, feel comfortable buying Overwatch.
    I always hoped that you one day, would join Overwatch. Welcome
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    Quote Originally Posted by matheney2k View Post
    I will do no such thing!
    Dang. Alright

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    What's more cringe, the faux outrage that led to the change, or the faux outrage over the change?

    Cringeception.
    Thanks for the ad-hominem, it supports your inability to support your argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bovinity Divinity View Post
    It's weird to me that "who cares?" is usually the reply to anyone asking why a change was made. As if the issue is so insignificant that having an opinion on it is just plain foolish.

    And yet clearly people cared enough to make the change in the first place.

    You'd think the reply would be some defense of the change. Why it's "not cringe". Something. Not just, "It's not a big deal" when clearly it was a big enough deal to change to begin with.
    Nobody asked why this change was made? It's pretty well documented at this point lol. But nice soap box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Wheelchair Casino View Post
    What's more cringe, the faux outrage that led to the change, or the faux outrage over the change?

    Cringeception.
    Don't think like that. We've lost many good souls to the Cringeception.

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    I would be fine with this is they at least gave McCree one of those fake glasses, nose, and moustache things to wear. Play off this thing as a joke and pretend McCree is in witness protection or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaud View Post
    McCree Renamed Cole Cassidy
    Blizzard has revealed the new name of McCree: Cole Cassidy! This change goes live October 26th.

    <div style="min-height: 580px; max-width: 550px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;"><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true" data-theme="light"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Meet Cole Cassidy.<br><br>Rides into Overwatch October 26. <a href="https://t.co/CT6PmaNXNs">pic.twitter.com/CT6PmaNXNs</a></p>&mdash; Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) <a href="https://twitter.com/PlayOverwatch/status/1451624387732512770?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 22, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></div>
    would've been much cooler to get McCowboy Dude

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    Peak corporate cringe posting. Beating a dead horse at this point, does anyone even play Metawatch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrYesbody View Post
    Can you explain why Blizz has fallen that low when they remove anecdotes to raper bastard or are you just a degenrated keyboard hero that has to share his hate because you are pretty dumb?
    Like many things that get renamed because of social justice authoritarianism, the name itself is tied to what it refers to in-context. A passel of pixels in the shape of a Western character in a video game is called McCree. Players don't generally know or care that it has significance beyond the name of a character in a video game. And in fact, even if they do know that it's named after someone at a video game company, it has no bearing on how they interpret its in-context meaning. If I said the name "Gordon Freeman", likely the first thought to a gamer is, the mute protagonist from the Half Life series. If I tell you he's named after Freeman Dyson, you might think that's interesting but you still think of Gordon Freeman as the mute protagonist from the Half Life series and merrily continue swinging the crowbar when you play the Half-Life games.

    The "low" that Blizzard has slipped to is that without any hesitation, they memory-hole'd the names of characters whose names were only ever connected to the in-game characters themselves and not their namesake in the minds of their paying and playing customers. The players are ultimately punished here even if Blizzard did not intend to: McRee, a name memorable to all the Overwatch players, is now verboten, and is now replaced with this approved name.

    I'll grant you that it is extreme to be emotionally traumatized by the change but both the optics and effects of it are clear. Blizzard is behaving like a chef who so far had served an excellent meal but then served a side-dish a few did not like. Upon seeing their sour-faced responses to the side-dish, the chef scrambles like mad to fix the main course and other side-dishes because in his mind he assumes the whole meal might be offensive-tasting to them and others. In the end, it was only a few patrons who disliked the one side-dish but now the quality of the rest of the meal suffers as do those who were enjoying the meal without issue. Why must the many suffer for the few?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimalkin of Old View Post
    People should always call him McCree, just to remind ATVI about all the hypocrisy they are spewing.
    What Hypocrisy exactly?
    All I ever wanted was the truth. Remember those words as you read the ones that follow. I never set out to topple my father's kingdom of lies from a sense of misplaced pride. I never wanted to bleed the species to its marrow, reaving half the galaxy clean of human life in this bitter crusade. I never desired any of this, though I know the reasons for which it must be done. But all I ever wanted was the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Very Tired View Post
    I would be fine with this is they at least gave McCree one of those fake glasses, nose, and moustache things to wear. Play off this thing as a joke and pretend McCree is in witness protection or something.
    Groucho Marx glasses would make this the best change the game has ever had.
    Thanks for the ad-hominem, it supports your inability to support your argument.

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    will probably be called McCree for quite a while. Wouldn't surprise me if casters, depending on event producer, will be banned from using that name though.

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    Will still call him Mcree. It rolls of the tongue much nicer than the stupid name they gave him.
    If you ever wonder how dumb people really are then consider this: even in the golden age of smart heals dumb people still find ways to die.

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