“Why is /pol/ not on constant action on this?
It seems only /v/ cares about it. Can’t we whip /pol/ into a frenzy as well? The’ve proven themselves to be really effective (they got Adria Rochards fired after all, plus they started the whole C+= thing with /g/, which made it to the international press).”
“There’s a lot of HAPPENING right now between Ebola, Ferguson, and ISIS. We’re lucky that they had the time to refer us to TFYC.”
“Holy shit guys! Wikipedia has fallen.
When half of you won’t give a shit let me remind you that wikipedia is supposed to give the full image of the situation and not just by one perspective.
The article about her DOES NOT include all the controversy around her and only says how she is harassed by everyone.
Even in the article about depression quest are included only positive reviews.”
“to further confirm this, both articles require the permission of the mods to be changed.”
“Yeah, Wikipedia’s been refusing to cover it because they can’t find a verified source that says there even is a controversy.”
“Wikipedia is controlled mostly by 14 year olds that are power hungry faggots.”
“Wikifag here who is involved in the mess. We have no option but to use whatever fucking sources these people shit out, because YT, Imgur photos, and blogs aren’t reliable sources. Most of the shit I actually consider reliable happens to be blogs and imgur photos, but they aren’t traditionally reliable.
Not all of us are SJW-tier trash. Give us slack here.”
“another wikifag here
I honestly think its fucking stupid, and I also hate that Kotaku is an authorized source.”
“>got your hastag hijacked by your enemies
>/V/ is losing its own war”
Fuck off, cunt.”
“What the fuck is /V/?”
“Welcome to 4chan, SJW shill. May I be your guide?”
” think that the circlejerking here on 4chan is fucking ridiculous. You think that you’re %100 right on the subject? I think that theres good arguments on both sides. Zoe can sleep with whoever she wants, and if her partners try to promote her and protect her for it, I’d say its a fair trade. Who she sleeps with is frankly none of your fucking business, and all this conspiracy horeshit is just ridiculous. Go put on your aluminum hats and hide in your basements, you fucking neckbeards.”
“So you’re saying that if someone slept with the President to advance their own career, it would be perfectly acceptable to do so and we should all be ashamed of ourselves for wanting a little bit of integrity?
How hard were you dropped as a child?”
“Are you fucking kidding me?
How the fuck can you accept lack of transparency in journalism.
How the fuck can you accept lack of objectivity in your award jury panels
You cannot and SHOULD NOT accept that level of collusion for fucks sake.
Yes, she can sleep with whomever she wants. Heck, I even believe that she’s not the biggest party to blame. Her biggest fuck up in all this is what she did to FYC. As far as the gamer journalistic bullcrap, it was on them
Nathan should have kept it in his pants or recused himself. The two people in that one jury panel should have been aware of their own compromised position. You can sit here and throw stones at Zoe all day about how she opened her legs for manipulation purposes, but the others only stuck it in because they wanted to
And what about Patricia Hernandez’s bullshit? We forgetting that? Obvious bias journalism for her girlfriend and room mate?”
“There are no good points on Zoe’s side. This has nothing to do with her sex life. If she slept with 100 guys outside of the industry, no one would give a shit. It’s the fact she used sex for CAREER ADVANCEMENT that she’s a horrible person.
That and the litany of other sins she’s committed, like making a charity designed to advance women lose 10000 dollars.
But that’s far beside the point now because the main point everyone is pissed off about two weeks later is corruption in gaming journalism.”
“>skill and talent don’t matter, it’s perfectly ethical to just fuck your way to the top
Yeah fuck off shill.”
“>Who she sleeps with is frankly none of your fucking business
This is why game journalism is garbage. That’s not the issue at all.”
“Ahahaholy shit! Do you actually believe a faithless bitch like that wouldn’t throw you under the bus for doing the exact same thing if it suited her?
You think you’re being tolerant but what you actually are is a coward. You witness someone betraying someone else’s trust in exchange for a position of power and you think it’s acceptable to say nothing?
Go be a bystander somewhere else. Oh and if you want to get in the way it’s Totillo and Kuchera you should be defending. We don’t even give a shit about Zoe anymore.”
“Welcome to day 1, just 13 days to catch up to, friend.”
“>expose international corruption and spying
no big deal
>expose celeb titties
OMG YOU MONSTERS”
“”tits or gtfo” has always been a way to tell attention whores to fuck off.”
“Silverstring CEO retweeted this:
>Tactics used by angry #gamergate dudes are virtually identical to the Red Scare. Blacklists, guilt by association, vast conspiracy theories.”
“Because the indie clique never blacklists or tries to prevent the use of words they disagree with.”
“Nice job showing your lack of PR shill skill to potential customers”
“Wait, wait. Aren’t THEY doing the exact same thing? Or are they back pedalling the whole “Gamers are Dead” act they pulled?
Really, the double think of these morons blows the mind.”
“>you mean the exact same tactics you guys use?”
>Hey we want to talk about this, why are you people not talking about it and opening up this issue for all of us to resolve?
…Nigga WHAT. How in the FUCK is it POSSIBLE for there to be blacklists from our side? We’re just a bunch of nobodies. None of us have any power to blacklist anyone from SHIT.
Meanwhile, people within the gaming industry (an industry you are not even a fucking part of, btw) are frightened of going against you out of fear that they’ll lose their jobs.
That’s you! YOU’RE the ones doing the blacklisting.
“I believe that Eron understands that /pol/ is out to crash the whole SJW journalism party, and was instead suggesting that we co-opt it, to keep it alive but supplant their message with our own.
/pol/ responded that they want no message supplanting the SJW’s, and that when another good message comes along, people will choose to believe that instead on their own.
Freedom and tyranny, friend. Those are your choices.”
“>If we become a laughing stock, the industry pisses away its marketing goals of making “gaming” popular and we just go underground.
>If we don’t become a laughing stock, gaming journos will have to shut the fuck up with their agenda and apologize to their advertisers.
>It doesn’t matter what happens. Just go down fighting you fucking bastards.”
“>SHUT UP AND LET ME CALL YOU MISOGYNISTS
>S-STOP USING WEASEL WORDS, IT’S VERY PROBLEMATIC AND TOXIC”
“If there are people who feel uncomfortable looking at characters with exaggerated sex appeal, why must they call for game developers to design more realistic characters? That’s the equivalent of asking all restaurants to stop serving meat just because some people are vegetarians. If you don’t like a character’s design, then pick another character, or don’t play the game – but don’t attempt to condemn the game’s developers for it “
“Pax is just fucking band camp for the SJWs to have another party at.
Almost every fucking con is just an excuse for SJWs to get together to have a party now and talk about how shitty games are because of the people that play them.
That was what almost every panel was at pax. How shitty the consumers are.
All these cons are just exucused to get other people to pay for these minor e celebs to tell them they are shit but could be less shit if they support their SJW bullshit. Its like fucking indulgences from a church.
And after some slob has paid for entry to a panel or hotels and trip costs. They SJWS party the night away in a hotel that that slob and a 1000 others paid for.”
“I had a couple friends go to PAX, they literally spent more time in their hotel room playing games with strangers than in the actual convention because after checking the few games there “there was nothing interesting to do” in their words.”
“>Rigging a game contest to steal money from indie devs
>Filtering it through patrons to get it around without looking too suspicious
>Controlling what the journalism websites post to keep negative press off them
>Censoring anything that could get the information on them out
>Using a cult of SJW’s to fight their battles for them
We’ve encountered a goddamn James Bond villain company.”
“Simple. Anita has perfected the art of being a professional victim. Like a child who knows the “cheat codes” and tells her parents to give her what she wants or she’ll call CPS on them.
Anita comes to you saying, do a story on me. If you agree, you gain her support and the tons of people like her. If you disagree, you suddenly are a misogynistic hater. If you call her out on that publicly and it becomes popular, oh no, she’s receiving death threats – further proof all the people who support you are anti-women haters!
Gotta give it to her, it’s worked so far. It’ll only change when enough people grow the balls to call her out on her bullshit and not falter when her mob comes to harass them for being bigots.”
“Xbox dev here, me and most of the guys and gals @ work are against corruption in gaming journalism and smell the bullshit of these so called gaming journalists from a mile. Can’t go public with it however, they help sell our products. But we’re still with you on this. That list of 1000 game devs is a load of crap as well.
I’m a developer for a pretty damn popular game. What’s worth noting is that 90% of these people who put themselves in the spotlight from the major studios are, at best, middle-men trying to make a name for themselves.
Like that faggot that posted pictures with zoe last night. Just a producer. Barely even a relevant role within a game company, but they sell themselves as hot shots because they’ve got a fancy sounding title. It’s the equivalent of ‘sanitation engineer.’ They’re not big guys, they’re paper pushers.
Us devs work our asses off, make shit happen, and get the game out the door. We fix issues and put our personal lives on hold when shit gets heavy. We don’t go on twitter and make drama. We don’t give a fuck about feminism or what some SJW thinks of our product.
Unfortunately, at the end of the day, nobody gives two shits about what we have to say because we don’t have the clout that internet fame bestows others.
I can only speak for myself, but I support #gamergate 100%. This exoskeleton of bullshit artists that has built itself up around our industry needs to be torn down.
Please keep it up.”
“Your lack of integrity is YOUR fault. Stop using minority demographics to justify your lack of ethics & Standards #GamerGate #notyourshield”
“If you are labelling all supporters of #notyourshield as misogynists then you are silencing those marginalized voices you pretend to champion.”
“Transsexual. Lesbian. Gamer. The only thing I give a shit about in video game is having fun. #GamerGate #NotYourShield”
“As a black male I want more representation in video games but I dont want it to come via lies/manipulation #GamerGate #notyourshield”
“I’m a woman. I play video games. And I’m #notyourshield to hide behind. Don’t use my gender for your stupid agenda.”
“Don’t you tell me who I am. Don’t you exploit my hobby to make your point valid. I just play videogame, and i’m #notyourshield #gamergate”
“Did Quinn really try to implicate us for THINKING AHEAD?”
“Yes. She truly believes us being smarter than her makes us evil.
PEOPLE, INTELLIGENT FOLK ARE EVIL.”
“Apparently the simple act of thinking an hour ahead proves a conspiracy. I guess that’s another point on the side of idiot in the idiot/evil debate about her antics.”
“She proved that we have been organized and strategizing, yes.
In a completely public IRC chatroom and these threads that anyone could’ve waltzed into.”
“That’s the part that cracks me up. I mean, even the people on the other side of this debate, namely the gaming journalists and so forth are ASKING US to do this and come up with what amounts to a concrete list of demands or an actual end game. And when we sit down to do it, she freaks out and says we’re plotting.
Utterly mind-blowing that some people are stupid enough to believe her. It doesn’t make any sense.”
“I know this isn’t about Zoe anymore but christ this whole thing is such bullshit.
She could do anything, ANYTHING she fucking wants and still have a legion of followers back her purely because she is a girl. If she was man this would be a non-story, nobody would care about the harassment, nobody would give him the benefit of the doubt, nobody would pull articles down all over the net for his privacy.
You know what it comes down to? These people treat women like fucking children, poor helpless creatures that need to be protected. It fucking disgust’s me that people like this have such absurd pull in both the industry and the media. Yet we can’t even debate the issue without instantly discrediting the entire movement as sexists because we dared to criticise a public female figure.
Her career should be imploding and instead she’s making more patreon bux now than she was before because MUH SOLIDARITY.”
“I miss Jack Thompson. I can’t believe I’m saying that but I mean it. The guy was *nice* compared to these people. He may have been a misguided idiot who thought video games were destroying our youth, but really think about that. He was just concerned about the type of stuff that was being released. He didn’t suggest putting christian right wing values in. And he tried to do this by proving it through studies and bringing it all to court. The guy may have been wrong, but the way he went about it was wholesome compared to our current SJW puppet masters”
“Back then you knew who the enemy was. They fought in the open, using the traditions of war. These days, the enemy wears your colors and you don’t know who he is until his knife is in your back.”
“Its like the end of MGS4. snake knows how badass he is (hes us) but has spent his last years fighting hasbeens and washed up phonies. when hes got that gun in his mouth hes thinking of his true enemies, the enemies of his youth. they really stood for something, and fought honorably on the field of battle. although he killed them all, they were his equals. now he spends his days killing people so unqualified to be on a field of battle with him it should be akin to a war crime.
war never changes, but it changes the man.”
“Watch out for shills.
SHILL TYPE: The Defeatist
>”IT’S OVER /V/, WE LOST”
RESPONSE: None. Do not respond.
SHILL TYPE: The Dismissive
>”Who fucking cares? Take it to /pol/”
RESPONSE: None. Do not respond.
SHILL TYPE: The False Flag
>”We should flood Zoe’s twitter account and try to induce a meltdown”
RESPONSE: Condemn. Reply and clearly state that you do not agree with the shill. Report on sight.
SHILL TYPE: The Obvious
>”You’re finished, /v/. We won.”
RESPONSE: None. Do not respond.
SHILL TYPE: The Discreditor
>”Anita Sarkeesian is such a filthy whore. I want to fucking murder her”
RESPONSE: Condemn. Reply and clearly state that you do not agree with the shill. Report on sight.
SHILL TYPE: The Misdirector
>”Hey guys, this chatlog from Gjoni talks about how Zoe fucked 3 747s full of guys!”
RESPONSE: Refocus. May be a misguided non-shill. Remind them and everyone else what the actual goals and strategies are.
SHILL TYPE: The Uncertain
>”Guys, I don’t know about this anymore. I don’t know if we’re getting anywhere.”
RESPONSE: Encourage. May be a misguided non-shill. Inform them of any recent progress or successes.
SHILL TYPE: The Celebrator
>”It’s finally over, guys! We’ve Won! We can all go home!”
RESPONSE: Refocus. May be a misguided non-shill. Remind them and everyone else what the actual goals and strategies are.
SHILL TYPE: The Slider
> “The next poster is [insert name]. Do not believe it”
RESPONSE: None. Do not respond.
SHILL TYPE: The Disruptor
> “We’re autosaging! New thread!”
RESPONSE: If not autosaging, correct them. Let others know we’re not autosaging if we aren’t.
SHILL TYPE: The Self-Shiller
>[insert generic shill post] Responds to self with (You) next to reply number.
RESPONSE: Ignore, report, hide post. Continue with the mission
By following this guide we ensure that the shills can neither derail our discussion nor make us look bad by posting anonymous hateful diatribes which SJWs can quote for PR.”
“I am black and this actually pisses me off. The audacity that some of these shitheads have is amazing, I honestly feel like I could garner more respect on /pol/ compared to these fuckers”
“There’s plenty of black people /pol/ like, for example CANT CORNER THE DORNER.”
“You misunderstand. /pol/ hates niggers not fine men of african decent.”
“If you don’t act like a raging wild nigger, then /pol/ really doesn’t care about your personal melanin levels.”
“/pol/ here. at most, we’ll call you a nigger but thats about it.
only time /pol/ digs into people is when they make their ethnicity, religious belief, gender or sexual orientation a soap box to stand on.”
“4chan is one of the greatest reminders why anonymity is such a great thing. They have heads, egos to stroke, they value name sake and circle jerking, a popularity contest. They’re heads on a hydra that only come up to shit on others.
4chan is formless, there are no heads, there are no real important people. The only one that’s of any noting is moot, and that’s because he’s the site creator. Everyone else just falls back into a shapeless form, where 1 falls, 100 more will take his place.
They’re scared because they suspect anyone and everyone, because we have no absolute identity. Anyone they talk to could be one of us, even any of them could come in here and be touched by us and our antics. They fear us because we exercise the form of chaos, the freedom to speak, argue amongst ourselves, call eachother shitlords without creating an entire drama light over it. Where they embrace in absolute order and form, where they can enforce themselves upon other users and individuals. They have ranks, tiers, columns of popularity and ego to manage, and anyone that hurts their special snowflake badge of feels, gets silenced and hung before the other special snowflakes to dance and be festive.
They fear us because they cannot grasp our true form, because we have none. Because we are anything and everything.”
“I don’t tweet, but it also kind of bothers me that since this started I’ve seen a few caps of people implying that twitterfags opinions don’t matter because they don’t have a lot of followers, or their account is new, or things like that.”
“it’s the same “community pillar” bullshit you get on tumblr or forums that give you karma
“BOY THIS PERSON HAS MANAGED TO GET UPBOATED A BAJILLION TIMES HE MUST BE RIGHT!”
“Making a list of [demands] is a bad move. Lots of people want different things, even though we all have the same general goal (end corruption). If people start making concrete lists this whole thing will start losing people.”
“”Corruption” is too broad.”
“Specificity will lose people. Consider this fact: there are SJWs who support gamergate. Do you think people here will push more representation of transgendered people or whatever other bullshit?
The moment you add specific things you will lose people who are in this for reasons you didn’t think about. It’s better it stays broad. All we have to do is wait. The journalists know they’re wrong and we have evidence that they’re bullshitting everyone. It’s THAT simple.”
“Nope. We don’t need any demands or anything. Like that escapist post, we’re doing consumer revolt, not the french revolution.
We’re winning and there’s no reason for pre-emptive concession. We’ll continue burning their butt and have them come and plea mercy from us. We’re the consumer, we’re their kings. It’s on their ends and their job to build back the bridge of trusts, not ours.
So fuck them and fuck anyone who want to make “demands.” We’ll continue the fire as long as they continue to be shit.”
“The moment you make a list with 5 demands, people will want to add more demands, and more demands, and soon you have a fucking mess of people with all sorts of different agendas who want to do all sorts of crazy shit. DON’T MAKE LISTS”
“Reminder that while Reddit and other cancer is owned and bought out by large media corporations/multinationals and funded by Marxist think-tanks, 4chan is owned by one Christopher Poole, and is the only place left on the internet to talk about this shit.
moot is a God.”
“He shouldn’t be calling her though.”
Journalists contact people, it’s what they’re paid to do to get the facts out of a matter.”
“Let me guess, he is supposed to become friends with her and ask if its a good idea to report on it?”
“>helped in shutting down a charity supporting women in gaming
>hasn’t donated the proceeds of depression quest to charity, as stated
wow. ideology is a helluva drug”
“I warned you /v/.
And I will warn you again.
You have cornered a rat. You have her where it hurts, you have Who in a position where you can destroy her in front of the crowd she so eagerly gathered.
This isn’t going to end nicely. She’s going to have a fit. She’s going to have a panic attack, maybe even a suicide attempt. She’s going to out-play this with the biggest kind of drama, a kind that will make every one of her followers accept every little villainy she committed.
She’s going to hurt herself, she’s going to scream in agony, mental if not physical, not by our hand, but by her own, as a final swan song. She’s going to win them over. When the people around her are going to start the truth, she’ll out-victim even Anita. She’ll go nuclear and the fallout will keep this fire burning for even longer.
Calling it. If you have any idea of how these people work, you should see this coming.”
“Zoe is just a young girl. She probably isn’t aware of what charity fraud is… isn’t it a little harsh to try to get her arrested?”
“the bitch is 27, she knows god damn well what shes doing”
“Hey /v/, I just realized something. We are out-journaling the journalists.”
“>yfw a bunch of anonymous posters on the internet do a better job at journalism through passions alone than actual Journalists paid to do their jobs”
“>a homosexual man is the worst nightmare of the thirdwave feminists/social justice warriors/white american moralists”
“A homosexual with a minority partner
/v/ -paving the way for a brave new world”
“If this twat had done his job, Kotaku wouldn’t had blamed the Wizards for something they never did.
If this twat had done his job, Kotaku wouldn’t even have Patricia Hernandez on staff.
If this twat had done his job, Kotaku would have fired Nathan Grayson the minute people found out about the sex scandal.
If this twat had done his job, Kotaku would have apologized and fixed their ethical standards faster than The Escapist did.
If this twat had done his job, Zoe Quinn wouldn’t have had her entire life exposed to the world.
If this twat had done his job, Anita Sarkeesian would have been left alone to do her thing in peace.
If this twat had done his job, there would be no GamerGate.
If this twat was not a part of an agenda pushing circle that excludes people who do not share their stupid ideology, he would have done his fucking job.
So, threadly reminder that:
>>Stephen Totilo has proven time and time again that he doesn’t have what it takes to run a news website
>>Stephen Totilo engaged and allowed several ethical breaches to happen right under his nose.
>>All this shit happened because journalists fucked up. Totilo, Grayson and Hernandez are just a few names but you all know there’s more.
>>So this IS about Journalism.
>>This IS about ethics
>>And this IS about corruption
>>So don’t derail into ideological fights
>>This is not about SJWs and MRAs and Marxists and Left wingers and all this shit.
>>This is about Journalism.
>>So go e-mail those advertisers.
“She’s going to come out saying that she lied about everything.
People are going to pat her on the back for being honest and we’re back at square one again.”
“I did mess up and not let them know about this ahead of time though – whoops! Lesson learned: if you’re gonna do a thing to support a charity, it’s polite to send them a letter first.”
“>not letting them know after advertising for a year and a half”
“>only remembered to actually contact the charities she claimed to be on board with her game because /v/ reminded her
“>”Whoops! I broke the fuckin’ law! We’re still cool though, right guys? Haha silly me, right? I’d never lie to any of you guys! That totally hasn’t happened at all in the past few months! :D”
“If you claim to be raising money and one of your hooks is that you’re donating to a charity, not notifying them isn’t “impolite”; it’s FLAGRANTLY FUCKING ILLEGAL. Especially if they haven’t heard from you over half a year after you started collecting money “on their behalf”.”
“I feel it merits mentioning again:
Funding additional charities provides diminishing returns. It does very little to the narrative that was already dismantled by funding TFYC.
Our opponents have millions to throw around. Do not be drawn into financially exhaustive donation arms races with them for little return. Use your dollars to their maximum effect, not just to match whatever they are doing.
Think about how you can isolate and attack other aspects of the SJW narrative/position/income.
Again: it does not benefit anyone to be drawn into brownie point bidding wars.
Understand the fundamental nature of 4chan: we have no reputation. Funding TFYC was NOT about improving our reputation, but instead revealing theirs for what it really is.
Your efforts are better spent continuing the twitter battle and emailing for now until definitive tactical opportunities present themselves.
By all means, fund the one you’re currently pursuing now that you’ve somewhat committed to it, but:
DO NOT BE DRAWN INTO A MONEY THROWING CONTEST.”
“>no donations to iFred
>immediately removes iFred from DQ page and changes to suicide prevention
>Suicide prevention doesn’t confirm
>Ask for proof so tweets saying “omg I dun have 2 prove u guys r trying to doxx me agin x((”
>Latest tweet is her damage controlling saying “100% of all DQ sales (It’s fucking free) will go to suicide prevention and iFred””
“My opinion on the women in video games thing is, I mean, shit, why does EVERYTHING have to be diverse? Oh, you get to play as a girl! Wow! That must make the game so much better, huh? If it were a smelly man doing shitlord things it just wouldn’t be playable, right? I mean, it’s just a little ridiculous to try and tell writers what to write. If a writer wants to write a game about a macho man, what the fuck does that matter to anyone? There’s a million other games being released. If you don’t like what is in that game, if having a penis in a virtual reality REALLY bothers you that much, don’t buy the game…maybe look into a different hobby.
I’d like to think if I was a woman I’d be chill about shit and not whine and nitpick about EVERY. LITTLE. THING. Also, don’t even get me started on that whole “Women are always dead in provocative positions, WAAAH! thing…there aren’t THAT many men that enjoy looking at a dead woman’s polygonal vagina and boobs, and to think there are is fucking crazy.”
“Honestly, the real problem in the industry is shitty writers who don’t tell interesting or thoughtful stories.
Good writers create stories with more complex characters. Telling the same hacks to make complex and diverse characters will just end up in stereotypeland.”
“>You’re like the KKK.
>WOW I’M BEING ATTACKED”
“>get blown the fuck out
>stop replying directly to the person that blew you the fuck out
>passive aggressively say things about them to no one in particular looking for support”
“>misunderstands aggression for passive-aggression.
>passive-aggressively complains about it.”
“Even if we did lose, I’d still be proud of all of you.
This was the shitstorm of our time. Most internet wars die out in a day or two. A month long? This means something.
If anything it means that, when everyone else groupthinks their way to hell, anon can and will stand up and “say no more bullshit.”
Have some pride anon. You proved that you’re better than just a laugh, and watching the world burn. You are the fire.”
“Holy fuck man, GG is a fucking roller-coaster.
>HOLY SHIT WE’RE WINNING
>FUCK WE’RE LOSING WE SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE THAT
>NEW INFO WE’RE WINNING AGAIN
>INFO WAS FALSE, GG IS OVER
>HOLY SHIT GUYS DID YOU HEAR WHO’S ON OUR SIDE, THERE’S NO WAY WE CAN LOSE
>FUCK WE’RE LOSING, THIS WAS ALL A HORRIBLE MISTAKE
“One thing has always been true though: the ride never ends…..”
“>/v/ overreacts over the the smallest shit
This is new and unexpected.”
“Remember /v/ is like a surgeon with a scalpel. /b/ is a surgeon with a chainsaw. No matter how well planned, they’re going to make a mess.”
“I’M GOING FOR A FUCKING WALK GODDAMN
I THINK I FINALLY FUCKING GET IT
I THINK I UNDERSTAND WHAT THIS IS ALL REALLY ABOUT
ITS NOT ABOUT FUCKING MISOGYNY OR HARASSMENT (OBVIOUSLY)
BUT ITS ALSO NOT ABOUT ETHICS AND INTEGRITY
NO THAT’S JUST AN ADMIRABLE GOAL THAT THIS OUTRAGE HAS INSPIRED
THE REAL REASON WE’RE ALL SO FUCKING MAD
THIS FORMLESS ANGER THAT HAS BEEN BUILDING FOR WHAT FEELS LIKE DECADES
IT’S BECAUSE THIS SHIT IS FUCKING HIGH SCHOOL ALL OVER AGAIN
ITS THOSE SAME JUDGMENTAL FUCKING FAGGOTS WITH THEIR CLIQUE OF GOONS FELLATING THEM SITTING PRETTY IN THEIR COOL KIDS TOWER SNEERING DOWN AT US
ONLY THIS TIME THEY’RE NOT JUST CALLING US MEANINGLESS NONSENSE LIKE “LOSER” OR “FAGGOT” OR “NERD” AND BEING BLATANT ABOUT JUST PICKING ON US FOR NO REASON
NOW THEY HAVE PEOPLE FUCKING CONVINCED THAT WE DESERVE IT
THAT WE’RE ALL EVIL HORRIBLE PEOPLE
THAT WE DESERVE TO BE JUDGED FOR BEING “FAILURES” AND FOR BEING EVIL AND BAD AND WRONG AND SIDING WITH MUH SOGGY KNEES
THEY’VE COUCHED THEIR BULLSHIT IN A RHETORIC THAT PLACES THEMSELVES ON THE MORAL HIGH GROUND
BUT IT IS STILL THE
THEY”VE EVEN STARTED TO LAPSE
THEY’VE FALLEN BACK TO CALLING US NERDS AND VIRGINS
AND PEOPLE STILL DONT SEE
THEY FUCKING REFUSE
THIS IS WHY WE’RE SO FUCKING MAD AT GAMES “”JOURNALISM”” BECAUSE THEY’VE MADE THEMSELVES THE FUCKING SHITTY GOONS TO THESE COOL KID CLIQUES AND THEY’VE SPREAD THE RHETORIC THAT IF YOU DONT EXPLICITLY SIDE WITH THE COOL KIDS AND AGREE WITH ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING THEY SAY THEN YOU’RE AN AWFUL HORRIBLE PERSON AND ITS TOTALLY FINE TO CALL YOU A VIRGIN NERD LOSER FAT PATHETIC MANCHILD SHITLORD PISSBABY ETC ETC
ALRIGHT FUCK I”M LEAVING TO PLAY A GODDAMN GAME”
“Regarding Anita’s culture war declaration
We call their bluff.
We don’t attack — the onus is on them to attack.
They want us to do something stupid like spam hate messages to Anita.
Instead, we’re not going to do that.
We’re going to focus on ethics, and rooting out corruption in games instead — that’s why we’re here.
We don’t want a war. They do. A war will make them look stupid. Let them be stupid.”
“Honestly, all that was about was this:
Anita recognizes that we’re a semi-organized cultural movement now. A section of us are looking to discredit her.
She call for an army was simply to build a shield of blind supporters around her. Fortunately, her supporters are more used to circlejerking in their hugboxes and crying about the mean old men.
They’ve never actually done anything fucking productive before. Take up arms? Hell. The worst thing they can hit us with is a bloody pool noodle.”
“only thing they’ll do is have a freshly made account make death threats to Anita or Zoe”
“Why is it men should be shamed for liking sexy women, but when men like sexy men or when women like sexy men/women, that should be celebrated?
Why do we have to repress our tastes to make people with hurt feelers feel better?
I FUCKING LOVE BIG TITS AND I’M NOT GOING TO BE SHAMED INTO HATING THEM.”
“You don’t like SJW because they oppose boobs and sexy stuff in games, be honest about it. Stop trying to make it part of some grand political battle, just makes /v/ look silly and reactionary.”
Alright. I admit it.
I won’t speak for anyone else, but I’m only here to save the titties.
Actually to be frank, originally I wouldn’t have cared too much if they took the titties cause I’d’ve just gotten them from somewhere else. But in these people’s removal of the titties they wouldn’t stop their fucking yapping about how they’re “progressing society”. Like some 20-30 year old upper class kid who’s never built anything substantial and never lived outside California would know what are and what aren’t actions that would be improvement to 10,000 years of human civilization. There’s arrogance in leading teams, leading companies, leading countries, leading religions, and then there’s shit like this.
I just want pretty ladies with big titties in my videogames.
But they’ve been taking them away, and now perhaps due to their extended years of facing no opposition, they’re being highly presumptuous about it. Coordinated censorship, coordinated hit pieces, overall fishiness and sloppiness in every move they make while continuing to be snotty drama queens. It was “the straw that broke the camel’s back” for a lot of people. I was one of them.
So I pushed myself to learn what’s up with “GamerGate”, and how to play PR in a game of PSYOPS, and what’s required to stop that from happening. Deng Xiaoping said “I don’t care if a cat is black or white so long as it catches mice”. I don’t care if people are right wing, or left wing, or /pol/, or SJWs. I have no political criteria because I’m not political. I judge things by whether or not they will be effective in saving vidya.
Various people have various motivations for this, among them: freedom of speech and opinion, clear journalism, accurate reviews and scores, unpoliticization of games. I think these are all good goals and as Milo said “if I can help I’d be more than happy to”. Their failure was to make too many mistakes of too many types, thus pushing various people who historically hate each other to band together and allowing hydra of ten thousand heads to arise.
But I’ll admit it. I fight for, quite literally, women in videogames. If it requires saving or culling gaming journalism, that’s fine by me. If it requires taking down the whole of SJW/3rd Wave Feminism/whatever because that’s how the game plays out, that’s fine by me too. The eventual or “true” size and strength of the enemy is not relevant.
For me, vidya is basically my home.
They are invading my home and mutilating my family.
I respond accordingly.