Zoe Quinn blows #GamerGate wide open.
HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT.
Zoe “Social Justice Rogue” Quinn has been lurking in 4Chan’s raiding IRC channels the last couple of weeks, gathering chat logs.
Turns out, the ENTIRETY of #GamerGate was completely manufactured by 4channers, and they played EVERYONE that joined in on the #GamerGate tag and the #NotMyShield tag. Everyone. None of it was true.
Favorite tweet from this?
I make video games, did y’all really think I didn’t know how the internet works?
just because i havent reblogged it here yet
where are you anons
where are you
warn for ableist slurs (including the r slur) and rape apologism in the link
“Profession is now a filter available within the Armor and Weapons categories; Armor will apply a weight filter (light, medium, heavy), and Weapons will filter to only those types appropriate for your character”
I AM SPEECHLESS
Asked by Anonymous
"turns out i’ve got nothing so i’ll just suggest her game sucks instead"
GDC was in march, the alleged affair was march/april, and grayson wrote about the game in january. the thing he wrote in march was about game jam, which only mentions depression quest insofar as it’s zoe quinn’s claim to fame.
so unless i’m missing something in the whopping two gaming news outlets he has worked for this year: you are completely wrong, try again
oh i see you already tried again
Even if the start of this was a little shaky (I’m fairly sure it wasn’t) it’s evolved into something much bigger. We’re not concerned with Quinn’s antics anymore, we haven’t been for a while. We’re mostly dealing with nepotism and corruption.
rofl “we’re not concerned with quinn’s antics any more” and then you open with quinn’s antics, jesus christ.
so, you’re “fairly sure”
you have a whole big clusterfuck of people here running around leveling accusations carefully designed to threaten whole careers
and you are “fairly sure”
it also turns out you are “completely fucking wrong”, just like almost everything i’ve been told is the root of this circus. just like every idiot who’s approached me on twitter to tell me i’m wrong, then mumbled “ummm do your research” when pressed for concrete detail
nepotism? corruption? like the accusation that zoe quinn doxed TFYC, which never happened? like the positive reviews for depression quest in exchange for sex, which don’t exist? like the condemning of leigh alexander for the crime of owning a side business? like the disparaging of jenn frank for writing an article supporting someone she knows?
that is an exact exhaustive list of the examples of “corruption” i have been given, and wow, hey, what an incredible coincidence: those people are all women.
giving you the benefit of the doubt that you’re not just a raging woman-hating misogynist, i’m sorry to have to tell you: you have been had by some raging woman-hating misogynists. they have framed their crap in terms of Our Tribe Is Under Siege Oh No and you have swallowed it hook, line, and sinker.
it’s basically the same tactic the republican party uses to keep racism alive: just use the word “welfare” instead, along with the traditional stereotypes of laziness and inferiority and worthlessness. people will practically turn it into us-vs-them for you. it’s like magic! if you’re lucky, they’ll even spice it up with some moral panic!
this isn’t about the generalization of gamers, or corruption in journalism, or whatever slimy excuse 4chan is puking out now. it’s about a bunch of maladjusted teenagers who have absolutely nothing going for them except that they know how to move a crosshair with a joystick, and they are fucking terrified that no one’s impressed by that any more. even girls can do it now! what happened! CORRUPTION
don’t get me wrong, there’s totally corruption in the game industry. but most of it lies with the publishers. strange, isn’t it, that this flash mob is going after the journalists instead of the people who have all the actual power and control? why do you think that is?
i have a guess: because doing a goddamn thing about the real sleaze in gaming would require not playing a popular game. and for a group of people whose very identity revolves around suckling the teat of big publishers, that is literally unthinkable.
tl;dr you and all of gamergate are completely full of shit
Eevee I love you, you glorious gem you.
Kind of funny how there’s all this talk about corruption and it only targets women.
It seems to me - for example - that TotalBiscuit both doing the voiceover for Space Pirates and Zombies and promoting said game on his youtube channel would fall into anon’s definitions of “corruption and nepotism” but it doesn’t seem to come up. Sure, it was a few years ago, but I have to seriously question people’s sincerity when they decide that this thing that happened with Zoe Quinn’s game (and didn’t even happen according to the real world timeline) but somehow fail to notice with higher profile indie games.
And I am not saying that anyone needs to have a go at TotalBiscuit over Space Pirates and Zombies. I do not think there was anything wrong with him doing the voiceover and promoting the game. If anyone takes that away from my example I’ll be forced to be sad and shake my head judgmentally.
My one day at PAX was GREAT!!!! It was an excellent opportunity & I had a blast showing off Wingman in the Expo annex. There were some very cute families with kids that really enjoyed it, I think that was my favorite part. I really hope this will be the first of many times I can work on a project & see so many people get to have fun with it.
I also got a chance to do some really beneficial networking and learn about the studios that were present. All in all, just, wow, what a day.
When it comes to making games, DigiPen graduate Kevin Sheehan (2014) adheres to a simple guideline: Keep it fun, and keep it simple.
I’ll be at PAX this Saturday morning representing my senior project! You can read more about it here on the campus website.
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