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Commented on GamerGate

-The general ‘Games Journalism has no ethics, and needs to be burned to the ground to start over!’ That’s way too broad to really defend against. But, again, there is some common ground, I really only disagree with the movement’s zealotry and fervor. There is good journalism out there that I truly love to read (some of whom get lumped in with your so-called ‘enemies,’ as it happens) and then there is Gaming-Buzzfe…Er, Kotaku.

I think the last one can be handled by readers discerning good journalism from bad journalism, and choosing for themselves. If you think a site has bad practices, stop going there. The need to align oneself behind some ‘movement’ for journalistic integrity (poster-boyed hilariously by a guy from Breitbart news, of all the dishonest scummy journalism outlets) is one I just don’t understand.

Sep 21, 2014 at 10:11AM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

It’s dishonest no matter what agenda you’re furthering, and I think the agenda’s being furthered here are questionable. But to answer your question…

-If it were just about those semi-documented cases of corruption at small industry events like some people claim, I’d have no problem with what was going on. But clearly, people are trying to make it about more than that, so we’ll move on from the common ground in our opinion that ‘corruption is bad.’

-‘Too many articles are written about sexism/promoting diversity/etc. etc. in games.’ I can dismiss this one off hand, since I’m of the belief that people should write whatever articles they want.

-‘People should write objective game reviews free from bias.’ That seems to be a popular one. Okay, that would be either impossible or incredibly boring to read. I can illustrate what I’m trying to say with examples, if you’d like, but I think its enough to say that all my favorite game reviewers are highly opinionated.

-‘Censorship is bad.’ Like the first, it’s such a trite thing to say that there is no real need for an argument. I don’t use Reddit or…Whatever else was accused of taking down discussion of this, but I don’t agree that they should have done that. But that should be taken up with those websites. Spinning it up into some internet crusade or ‘movement’ seems disingenuous.

Sep 21, 2014 at 10:10AM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

I only wish this was called something else. Using catchy buzzwords to tacitly incorporate me (because I am ‘a gamer’) into furthering your agenda or make it look like you’re fighting to defend me is incredibly dishonest.

Kinda reminds me of that whole ‘notyourshield’ business…

Sep 21, 2014 at 09:18AM EDT

Commented on Minecraft

Also he probably has the better part of 2.6 billion dollars right now.

Sep 16, 2014 at 10:29PM EDT

Commented on Yee's wall

Bababa ba ba baba baaa bababa ba ba baa baaa!…

Sep 16, 2014 at 12:14AM EDT

Commented on A ''new'' experience

I’m not sure if I should reply with “Destiny has a setting?” or “Borderlands has charm?”

So I’ll do both.

Sep 16, 2014 at 12:07AM EDT

Commented on d3e.jpg

It is a fact that society IS set up that way, we would agree.

It is debatable whether it is a fact that that is the only conceivable way for a society to be set up.

Sep 15, 2014 at 07:58PM EDT

Commented on bb4.png

“They too have been bullied by SJW’s--People who want to impose their self-righteous morality on others and smear/blacklist anyone who resists.”

Oh. You mean like that literal blacklist of so-called ‘SJW’ journalists that was making the rounds not too long ago?

I guess this is just some hot SJW on SJW action, than…

Sep 15, 2014 at 07:30PM EDT

Commented on Rice Bucket Challenge

Actually, what he said was “I think it would be a good idea.” It wasn’t meant as a compliment towards the west, but rather a sarcastic remark meaning “If ya’ll want to start having a civilization now, that’d be just swell.”

Sep 15, 2014 at 05:41PM EDT

Commented on Minecraft

Well, if they did, I bet they can just use .5 billion dollars to wipe their tears, and still have the rest left over to buy eight houses and nine yachts.

Sep 15, 2014 at 05:19PM EDT

Commented on d3e.jpg

Nope. One is a value judgement, one is an observable fact.

Sep 15, 2014 at 02:07PM EDT

Commented on Shorter

Mass Effect Trilogy: Humans, Aliens, and sentient machines collide in a war over which Instagram filter to use for the universe.

Sep 14, 2014 at 08:37PM EDT

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