Categories
#gamergate

#GamerGate in 35 Seconds

Meanwhile, Zoe Quinn offered a somewhat more coherent take on the subject on MSNBC today.

H/T — for tweeting that first video.

39 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Mia Jessica
Mia Jessica
7 years ago

I liked this comment on the MSNBC clip – “Whenever a large group , in this case, mainstream media, gets the pitch forks out. You know you need to follow the money. In this case advertizing. Considering women make up 80% of consumption; it makes sense that the media targets “misogynistic white cis males””

The obfuscation games these GG gamebros are playing are so ridiculous.

vaiyt
7 years ago

“Women make up 80% of consumption”, presumably because wimminz liek shopping amirite?

weirwoodtreehugger
7 years ago

Women are 80% of tuberculosis cases? Should I be scared?

Lea
Lea
7 years ago

Any soda jerks here? This week gamergate was discussed at the end of the episode.
Their take on it warmed the hackles of my shriveled, black, feminist heart.

http://www.causticsodapodcast.com/

Shaun DarthBatman Day
7 years ago

Here’s some GG level intelligent thought on slavery. (Don’t be drinking anything when you read this because the spit take will destroy your computer)

https://twitter.com/mattyglesias/status/507623326710104065

Shaun DarthBatman Day
7 years ago

And…here is the take of a journalist who actually went to the chat forums for GG.

http://www.themarysue.com/joss-whedon-reddit-gamergate/

I’m too lazy to track down the original.

Inez Milholland
Inez Milholland
7 years ago

@CassandraKitty

The cat in that video looked totally familiar, and then it hit me. It’s a real life Maneki Neko!

strivingally
7 years ago

@Shaun:

It started as a post on Reddit, then Jesse Singal expanded it a little and published it here. 🙂

My favourite part is where he says you could almost have a little bit of respect for them if they’d just admit their little gang is 95% motivated by anti-progressivism rather than anything else:

I also believe the various Reddit and 8chan posts and the folks in the Hangout; I think Gamergate is primarily about anger at progressive people who care about feminism and transgender rights and mental health and whatever else is getting involved in gaming, and by what gamergaters see as overly solicitous coverage of said individuals and their games.

And here’s the thing: That’s fine! It’s an opinion I happen to disagree with, but it’s a coherent, concrete viewpoint. Say what you will about the tenets of anti-progressivism, dude, but at least it’s an ethos.

Robert
Robert
7 years ago

Strivingally – great excerpt. I’m chuffed that I got the Lebowski reference, despite never having seen the movie.

indifferentsky
7 years ago

My son and I laughed so hard at this.
And empanada is a funny word, the whole thing is just priceless.
Now if gamer gate really was that garbled, maybe people woudn’t need to call the FBI and leave their homes. Hilarious none the less.

Bina
7 years ago

What? How exactly did it change from “she cheated on a man” to “she had sex for a good review” to “she had sex to have a game made for her?” Just how much are they going to continue to making shit up without evidence?

Hey, don’t look at the Gamergomers. Those goalposts just got up and walked all by themselves!

contrapangloss
7 years ago

It’s saddening that when I read “gaters” now, I think of these folks instead of my fellow Stargate fans.

Ditto with “gators” meaning these bros, and not adorable reptiles relatively closely related to avians.

strivingally
7 years ago

Oh, and now for some reason GGers back to ZQ’s sex life because she once did porn or something.

But JOURNALISM. And ETHICS. And LET’S CALL ZOE A WHORE AGAIN.

These garbagelords don’t even realise how incoherent and hateful they look to outside observers.

Bina
7 years ago

Dear gawd. An epiphany just epiphed. Empanadas, if filled with pork, ARE Pig Newtons! Somebody alert Louis…

%d bloggers like this: