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The comments section in the cracked article by Zoe is filled to bursting with hurt dudebros complaining about “bias” (in an opinion piece no less) and protesting that it’s totally a real issue (based on some guys post-breakup sour grapes) and nothing to do with misogyny-and also that the author is a cheater and a c**t!
You’d think they were trying to lampoon themselves and succeeding beautifully except they don’t display anywhere near that level of self-awareness.
Come back from other pockets of the Internet after a while to see Mammothers all over this GamerGate bullshit I was literally just ranting with my husband about. <3
Sure it has been mentioned, but the games-minded should know that even Tim Schafer (in short: a famous game dev who is a smidgen more on the indie side of things these days) is being blacklisted for calling out GamerGate on its steaming loads of horse crap. Great women devs/journalists and indie devs aren't enough for these gamers – they are even eagerly alienating one of the best of the industry, one who has had a huge role in producing several of the most classic of classic games! I'd find it hilarious if I weren't so sad as an appreciator of games myself :(.
And today a video produced by the American Enterprise Institute (Koch-funded think tank) starring Christina Sommers and arguing that video games aren't sexist is getting a huge GamerGate thumbs up. Now for this one, I can take that blob of information in its full ironic hilarity, though I refuse to watch the video itself. Maybe one of you will enjoy ripping it apart?
And yes, I LOVE Cracked recently on issues like this (past year or so), particularly how much it has pissed off some of its former fanbase.
I thought conservatives hated video games. Am I totally wrong on that? Do they just hate video games less than they hate feminists?
@cloudiah: That part is what makes it so hilarious! (people supposedly complaining about integrity munching up material funded by what is basically a PAC is just ironic)
@teacat: I like how Anita Sarkeesian can’t criticize video games because “she’s not even a real gamer”, while they bask in validation from people who probably can’t even pronounce “Nintendo” (not that elderly conservatives can’t play video games, but do you think many of these guys do? Have the Gamergaters even bothered to ask?)
Speaking of “real gamers” the new Savior of Gaming Journalism (who never played a game in his life before this Sunday) less than four months ago blamed the Elliot Rodger shooting spree on video games:
ShitstainBiscuit (who loudly speaks on GamerGate’s side from his position of apparently being popular on YouTube, whatever), they claim you MUST NOT EVER DISMISS A VIDEO DUE TO ITS SOURCE CUZ WHAT IF YOUI AGREE WITH IT I MEAN DUHHH.
OK, so then #GamerGate agrees with a bunch of partisan probably not-gamers about games. Excuse everybody else for finding that odd…or funny.
Back in the Wacko Jacko days, conservatives were the enemy of gaming. Now we get gamers happily teaming up with wingnuts. Isn’t it impressive how the hate of women makes such strange bedfellows?
Funny you bring him up, because #GamerGate brings up and compares Anita Sarkeesian to Jack Thompson on a regular basis. Despite, you know, it having nothing to do with sexism…
Which is ridiculous. What makes Sarkeesian’s (otherwise very mundane) critiques somewhat different is that they inherently implore games to deliver a stronger story and stronger characters to an audience – and medium – that deserves better. That most are [still] fun to play is explicitly taken as an assumption at the beginning of her video series. That her critiques mostly stem around misogynistic tropes is, well, the point of the series.
Thompson, on the other hand, came in assuming that the whole of gaming is a crapshoot that deserves to go down the drain. Legislatively.
Funny and sad how the #GamerGate gamers can’t, and won’t, see that. It is very evident from their critiques and friends alike that they would rather not have games taken seriously.
Maybe that audience does not deserve better.
Seriously, once I thought stagnated, overbudgeted crap like Final Fantasy and Call of Duty were killing gaming. Now I can’t wait for gaming to die. I’ll love to see the dudebros drowning in by-the-numbers crap as the companies shift their efforts into innovating for a less pathetic public.
Apparently one of the Gamergate dudebros Milo Yiannopoulos (sp?) has just published a dump of games journalists’ emails, including their private phone numbers. Because this is about ethical journalism.
@vaiyt Couldn’t agree more. What makes these angry gamers so angry is that they realize they are already starting to lose the numbers game. “Losing” games that pander to them is inevitable, really.
Here’s a provisional rule set for playing #gamergate bingo on Twitter. Feel free to tweet me at @idlediletante if they have questions or to share winning cards!
Ehhh. That didn’t post as planned. But it’s a #gamergater’s imitation card, here’s a tweet:
I think it upset him a little how I won a round on his screencap montage with red arrows on it.
Ah, it’s cute to watch your little tribe rant and rave about how that other little tribe is, like TOTALLY unpopular at this school.