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Front Page News / Re: #GamerGate
« on: October 17, 2014, 11:33:54 PM »
I fucking love Call of Duty!

Front Page News / Re: #GamerGate
« on: October 15, 2014, 10:21:23 PM »
YouTubers take money from publishers to give good reviews too.

And YELP! extorts money from business owners to have their good reviews listed at the top.

Wait, wat?

Games / Re: So gamers, what's up with #gamergate?
« on: September 22, 2014, 06:38:48 AM »
It sounds like you, Sideloader and the majority of guys following this "saga" simply dislike women.  I've seen it happen on many gaming forums.  These posts just continue to spread the hate and harassment of this young lady.

Games / Re: So gamers, what's up with #gamergate?
« on: September 21, 2014, 07:48:07 PM »
Hello, I've been following GamerGate for the past month now. This is the series of events as I understand it.

On August 16th, the original blog post went up. It was written by Zoe Quinn's ex-boyfriend, Eron Gjoni, and it explained the abusive relationship he had been in with Ms. Quinn. At this point I was not really paying attention because I figured "I don't care about what a lowly developer does in her freetime, abusive or not." But then there were allegations that one of them was a Kotaku writer. This, of course, flies in the face of Kotaku's code of journalistic ethics. There were attempts to downplay this by saying that the alleged affair occured after the piece was run (as if that makes it better,) and not before, but people weren't buying that. They dug deeper.

People started looking deeper into Zoe Quinn's past. One user on Reddit decided to investigate Quinn's stories about being harassed by users on a website called Wizardchan on August 17th. This was proven to be false. On the same day, Phil Fish had a meltdown on twitter, saying he was gonna cancel projects in the wake of the criticism, calling anyone criticizing Zoe's behavior as being cowards.

The next day, a video went up explaining the situation. It has become a sort of central point of discussion. InternetAristocrat made several more videos about the subject in the coming month and has become very involved.

On August 19th, Zoe Quinn faked a hack on her Tumblr and Twitter Accounts.

Now the whole business with The Fine Young Capitalists begins. This is the first evidence of Quinn having influence over events that take place in gaming media.

For those who don't know, TFYC is a charity devoted to giving women in gaming more representation in the medium. From their IndieGoGo page:
The Fine Young Capitalists' mission is to create media using under represented labour, for unexplored demographics to fund non-profit organizations.

We took 5 women who had never designed a video game before and gave them professional concept artists to create their ideal game. We created a prototype and now want the internet to vote on the best game so we can make it and give all the proceeds to charity.

The organizer of this charity released a post on Reddit explaining how Zoe Quinn attempted to ruin his production. He also had an interview about it on SoundCloud.

The TL;DR of this is that Quinn had a disagreement with TFYC over gender issues and payment issues, so she vilified them publicly. She had them banned from Twitter, she doxxed the owner of the charity, and the storm she kicked up led to their site crashing. Thier IndieGoGo was also defaced.

It would also turn out that Quinn's attempts at suppressing the charity would be a classic example of the Streisand effect, with the charity soaring past its goal.

Zoe Quinn is also a known and outed abuser.

On August 28th, more than one dozen gaming sources posted separate articles with the headline "Gamers are Dead" or something like that. Most of these were posted within only a few hours of each other.

Reddit censors any and all GamerGate discussion.

On an AMA, Julian Assange comments on the extreme censorship taking place on Reddit.

Moot makes a thread expressing how GamerGate is no longer allowed to be discussed on 4chan. decides to censor GamerGate.

On September 15h, WikiLeaks acknowledged GamerGate's legitimacy as a movement.

This is just a loose summary of things that happened over the past month. I know I'm missing a lot. An up-to-date archive of events are kept here. I'm only scratching the surface, and this ride gets crazier each day.

So, what do I think this all means? I think it means that gaming media is changing.
Here are only a few.
A lot of websites are suffering in numbers as a result of GamerGate. Constant smear campaigns all happening within hours of eachother on dozens of sites? I think that some of these sites are afraid. They know that media is changing in favor of things like YouTube and Twitch. They know that GamerGate can cost them serious money. Their attempts at censorship is their attempt at maintaining legitimacy.

So, yeah. That's my little writeup! Can't wait to discuss this more with you guys!

Seriously, go on a date.  No one should be this wrapped up in internet drama.
Also, her game sounds pretty cool

Games / Re: So gamers, what's up with #gamergate?
« on: September 04, 2014, 12:26:16 PM »
Flanagan doesn't seem like the abusive type

Games / Re: So gamers, what's up with #gamergate?
« on: September 03, 2014, 08:42:14 PM »
I wonder how many of those wackos played Postal at some point?!?!

P2 and AW General / Re: A few thoughts
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:40:31 AM »
I just threw away 1500 floppy disks..Windows 95 was like 13 of those

General / Re: Plethora of stupid challenges
« on: July 13, 2014, 07:56:54 AM »

I hope you're not stupid enough to consider doing the cinnamon challenge.

Front Page News / Re: FREE TO PLAY
« on: July 04, 2014, 06:16:12 PM »
Happy 4th of July!

P2 Multiplayer chat / Re: MP Suggestion.....
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:19:58 PM »
I'd go for a hug. It's wednesday night, and I have to be up tomorrow for work, rinse and repeat for the forseable future, and it just feels so time-consuming.

It sure is a long week.


Running with Scissors / Re: WHAT DO YOU WANT RWS TO DO???
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:18:36 PM »
Make a new Krotchy modeled from my penis.
midget Krotchy??? this would be interesting


General / Re: Why do they say only text, no emails?
« on: June 25, 2014, 08:15:03 PM »
Well I don't know about where you live, but over here the prostitutes use Craigslist almost exclusively.  If you have a cell phone number (which I'm assuming you do if they want you to text them), try typing it into Google and see if your "friends" have reviews of their "services" on any of the websites where men rate hookers (like

And don't bother going to now, I got seized by the Feds today

That's too bad

P2 Multiplayer chat / Re: MP Suggestion.....
« on: June 17, 2014, 07:23:48 PM »
It's been a long week, and it's only Tuesday

P2 Multiplayer chat / Re: MP Suggestion.....
« on: June 16, 2014, 08:53:22 PM »
I hope I don't get a facepalmed for this, I didn't follow the entire thread (or the entire first post for that matter, damn ADD), but a couple of years back there used to be a MP Postal sever ported to UT04 by Downerup. It was awesome, I don't know if there are any in existence now.

And Flan: Impressive post!


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