Joined Sep 03, 2012 at 07:30PM EDT
Eh, this doesn’t really say anything. You can’t confirm anything about an anonymous person who sends you an email. If they had said they were some e-celeb or something and she retweeted it without researching, that would be very different. But saying that you outsmarted someone or that they’re incredibly gullible by just outright lying to them doesn’t prove anything.
“I want to be like you” / “I feel safe because of you”
“You remind me of what’s good in this world” / “I have to do what is right and protect you”
is infinitely more interesting and compelling than
“I want to have sex with you”
“I want you to have sex with me”
Agreed, as much as i support the work GG is doing, we wouldn’t have made any where near the progress we’ve made if our opponents weren’t so incredibly incompetent.
conspiracy to commit a crime is different. Pre-crime refers to punishing people because they have the potential to do something illegal later.
Also “internalized misogyny/racism/other form of bigotry”= “freely formed an opinion different than the one i want them to have”
You’re a big pizza
Adding on the Super Best Friends, they mentioned in their PAX podcast how the “Zoe Quinn thing” put a dark cloud over an otherwise fun event. At which point Pat started laughing and mentioned said how it should be a no-brainer to disclose relationships in reviews.
Also in their more recent Bayo 2 video they got on the subect of being shills for Platinum Games, as all four of them are big fans of their work. After using the word “shill” Woolie commented that “we do it for free”. To me, that choice of words is an indication that they have (or at least he has) been following the topic.
It always makes me chuckle when people get mad at Adam Baldwin and threaten to stop watching FireFly. It’s like, “oh no, don’t do that. If you don’t watch the show it might get cancelled!”
must resist gas-based jokes
Well McIntosh I’ll give you one thing, at least you admit that your form of feminism makes you completely unlikable.
No, but seriously. His argument here is basically:
Bayo cannot be a feminist symbol =>
because “sexist” dudes like her =>
and they must be sexist =>
because they like a non-feminist symbol like Bayo =>
and Bayo cannot be a feminist symbol =>
It’s an argument that relies on itself to be true in order to prove itself, ie the literal definition of circular logic.
Also he clearly hasn’t ever played the game or he would know that Bayonetta belittles, embarrasses, and emasculates every single man she encounters. Seriously, look up any cut scene with her and Enzo, Luka, or Loki.
Astroturfing is essentially creating a fake crowd that supports or condemns a certain opinion in the hopes of altering public opinion. Like using bots on twitter
I’ve been wondering, do we have an organized list or schedule for which advertisers to contact? I remember reading something about the messages being more effective that way.
I think we’ll likely see LW2 and Literally Wu turn on each other as they’re both professional victims competing for the same “market” of donors to support them.
“Is a man not entitled to his pictures of Spiderman?”
Can you please stop… emitting, or whatever the hell you’re doing. I’m trying to go to sleep.
That’s a sentence I’ve been waiting to hear my whole life.
As much as I enjoy their stuff, I doubt these guys know enough about internet, videogames, and the environment and mechanics of these cultures to provide any meaningful insight.
For those interested, there is a steam group comprised of games that received unfair criticism from SJW-leaning sites. I believe the group’s name was “GamerGate Recommends” though I’m not %100 on that one.
As for a gamergate rating site, I’m still iffy on that. It’’s very similar to the GAMR suggestion, and has the same problems (infiltration by anti-gg people, possibly even bribing/corruption that we see in current “journalists”). If such a site were to appear it would need a very VERY translucent administration set up and anyone wishing to work for the site would have to go through a lengthy and strict application process to ensure they really represented Gamergate as a whole.
This guy really isn’t anywhere near as wise as he thinks he is. We’d love to stop yelling, to have a calm rational discussion about what’s going on. But doing that only got our comments deleted and our accounts banned. Our opponents have made intelligent discussion impossible.
We’re already at the table, sitting calmly with our arguments in hand, waiting for the debate to start. But our opponent refuses to meet us there. And no amount of patience will change that.
Eh, KYM just reported what happened, the fact that the facts are in our favor is just one of the side effects of being right.
Ben Kuchera’s saying it’s fine that he didn’t do his research up in the twitter conversation, but in his emails he claims people who don’t do the research have no business talking about the subject.
It’s a terrifying concept. When after all the times you’ve been told to be your self, after all those hours of introspection, after all the philosophizing and calculating you think you realize that what you really are is worthless. You have a moment of what your clouded mind thinks is clarity, and then everything goes dark.
Fuck Yeah, Machinae Supremacy