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Commented on KYM Gamergate PSA

What rustles people’s jimmies about him, is he did a video on gamergate and used Leigh Alexander as a reference and when he talked about the abuse, he only mentioned gamergate supporters, not SJW’s and journalists.

I do agree with his point that you can’t completely eliminate friendships between journalists and devs, but you can clearly disclose them. But it’s a shame he didn’t call out his fellow journalists for acting ridiculous

Sep 21, 2014 at 11:06PM EDT

Commented on Are video games sexist?

Its all so true. I took a class on childhood and got to the topic of how kids spend their time. The study specifically cited that while equal numbers of boy and girls play video games, boys mostly play on consoles and girls play on phones. I don’t like to argue about hardcore vs casual, but I don’t think Angry Birds and Subway Surfers are capturing the female audience with their interactive narratives

Sep 21, 2014 at 01:12PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

I totally agree. One of those emails specifically said “every editor has the right to publish whatever they want” so its not like were coordinating all of news. And they’re right to not publish what was ultimately a tabloid sex scandal. The problem is, they chose to use their power to censor any and all discussion about it and avoid confronting the fact that its wrong for journalists to be so close to those they report about. As someone else said, no Zoe does not deserved to be harassed, but no body does. Its been recorded that she’s abrasive and doesn’t play nice with others, and her cracked article proves she’s not above bending the truth, so this was bound to happen and she doesn’t deserve to be defended from abuse just because they’re friends. Especially not from sites that use rumors for click bait articles that can and do damage people’s careers

Sep 21, 2014 at 01:01PM EDT

Commented on f87.png

This is why I don’t like it when people insist computers are easy to learn. I worked in tech support for 3 years. I know first hand computers run on their own set of bullshit rules. Just last week my laptop died while I was running a live usb and wouldn’t boot to an OS. I just guessed that if I went into the bios and selected the OS myself, it would boot which worked. Why did it work and how did it break? I have no idea

Sep 21, 2014 at 11:03AM EDT

Commented on 8chan

Edit: it is a banner now

Sep 21, 2014 at 09:57AM EDT

Commented on 8chan

Looks like they want to make this into a banner

Sep 21, 2014 at 09:55AM EDT

Commented on DDOS against Escapist

Kind of. He weighed in on the SJW definition of misogyny:

“Specifically I don’t agree that video games are misogynistic just because there are certain tropes they tend to fall back on a lot. It is true that there are an awful lot of game stories where the protagonist is male and the female character exists either to be rescued or to die and give the protagonist motivation. We’ll call that the hero-damsel narrative. I don’t think that hero-damsel enforces misogyny. After all, the protagonist, the male, is the one who has it worst. He’s the one who has to put himself at pain, and even die, over and over again, in an endless cycle of torment, for the benefit of the women. Yeah, ‘damsels in distress’ tend to be shallow characters without much agency, but who has less agency than the protagonist? The one that can’t so much as lift a finger if the player doesn’t press a button telling them to?”

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/video-games/columns/extra-punctuation/12251-Lichdom-Battlemage-Adds-Diversity-to-Its-Game-With-Gender-Choice

(sorry I posted that 3 times. Can’t get the textile to work)

Sep 20, 2014 at 04:26PM EDT

Commented on GamerGate

I remember one of the voice actresses for Skull Girls said something like this. She said the backlash from SJW’s makes game devs avoid female characters so they aren’t scrutinized and it makes it hard for female voice actresses to find work

Sep 19, 2014 at 11:47AM EDT

Commented on 038.png

Nothings more awesome than Clint Eastwood… So it would have to be TWO Clint Eastwoods!

Sep 17, 2014 at 09:58PM EDT

Commented on b6f.png

Somebody said innovations don’t come from geniuses, but lazy people who want things to be easier.

I’d find out who said that, but I don’t feel like it right now

Sep 17, 2014 at 05:45PM EDT

Commented on "5 Things I Learned as the Internet's Most Hated Person" A Cracked Article by Zoe Quinn, Page 1

What gets me is she says “most sites nuked the article” in regards to the piece her ex wrote about her, as though that’s a thing websites do. RPS wrote an article about how rule 34 worthy the new sonic characters were, but a conflict of interest between journalists and game devs? No those are just tabloid rumors we shouldn’t even acknowledge. Moreover, why would they delete forum threads about it?

Sep 16, 2014 at 06:37PM EDT

Commented on 46b.png

Technically the Dark suit looks more like the Phazon Suit from Prime 1 since its just Samus’s regular suit but orange and black

Sep 15, 2014 at 06:00PM EDT

Commented on Minecraft

Ah yes. I forgot that when people hate Microsoft, it’s cause they’re Sony fan boys and not because Microsoft has a horrible reputation all over the tech business

Sep 15, 2014 at 04:58PM EDT

Commented on RIP in Peace

Or not. Has everyone already forgotten the Xbone’s online drm checks? Microsoft hasn’t earned a wait and see attitude

Sep 15, 2014 at 04:54PM EDT

Commented on Why GamerGate happened

This is probably the best explanation I’ve seen since this thing started. If someone were to ask me what the deal with GamerGate was or why it started, I’d probably link them to this image

Sep 13, 2014 at 12:28PM EDT

Commented on Critical Distance Ragequits The Escapist

>the escapists unethical ethics policy

I wonder if this guy read the pile of shit critical distance wrote about the whole gamer gate thing. It was another article about how gamers just hate them womens and poor Zoey Quin

Sep 13, 2014 at 11:04AM EDT

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