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Offline PatMan33

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Re: Gaming Journalism: You're a Horrible Person, Click here to find out why.
« Reply #45 on: September 08, 2014, 08:21:19 pm »
That is great news! Kotaku is one of the worst. That sponsors are leaving is satisfying and well-deserved.

And now that one has done it, maybe more will follow. All you need is that trickle to start the flood. And especially with this stuff, when people (or companies) see that they have backup, they are more willing to act. Because one thing I keep hearing is that a lot of people are pretty annoyed with Kotaku and the like for many reasons, not just these recent ones, but they cannot really do anything because Kotaku and its ilk have everyone by the balls.

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« Reply #46 on: September 09, 2014, 11:38:07 am »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e78JRIHRjC0" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e78JRIHRjC0</a>

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Re: Gaming Journalism: You're a Horrible Person, Click here to find out why.
« Reply #47 on: September 09, 2014, 03:59:21 pm »


I'd actually headdesk but I don't want to break my neck or something.


EDIT:


Man.. I'm glad I bailed on Polygon when they hired Kuchera.
I just don't want to support complete goddamned lunatics.
« Last Edit: September 09, 2014, 04:05:32 pm by Gauphastus »
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« Reply #48 on: September 09, 2014, 07:32:33 pm »
I can understand mouthing off like that on an anonymous forum. Anonymity gives you courage and sometimes encourages you to say stupid ****.

These people are doing this publicly, with their names there, with their faces for everyone to see. They realize everyone can see it, right? Surely they aren't essentially modern high school kids that have no concept of the Internet's openness. >_>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLgAP9VsvGQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLgAP9VsvGQ</a>

The Phil Fish stuff and LordKat's video may not be accurate and/or something is happening.
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« Reply #49 on: September 09, 2014, 08:44:08 pm »
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJyU7RSvs_s" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJyU7RSvs_s</a>

BUT THIS TRAIN WON'T STOP!!

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« Reply #50 on: September 09, 2014, 09:28:36 pm »
some choons to go with that last video wow it was a doozy

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei3-Qo9wHH4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei3-Qo9wHH4</a>

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« Reply #51 on: September 09, 2014, 09:54:11 pm »
It was pretty wild.

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« Reply #52 on: September 09, 2014, 10:43:25 pm »
Hey, I'm glad this thread is still going after I started it and was then AWOL from the site for a few days.  And yeah, I probably shouldn't have started with an article about She-who-must-not-be-named.  The point wasn't her, it was that it was on the freakin BBC.

I haven't read or watched everything posted in here, but I plan on catching up eventually.  (A two hour video, Pat? Seriously?)  So I have a few issues with all of this stuff.  One is that I don't know what the credible sources are.  The gaming sites in question have clearly lost credibility, but I have trouble trusting some guy on youtube, even if he has a wonderful speaking voice.  Actual journalists have barely touched the issue, and just ask CNN about 4chan if you want to see what happens when many mainstream outlets try to take on such topics.

And like people have said before, there are multiple parts of this mess.  I've said it in other places, I'm less interested in the fact that a number of indie game devs are nepotistic hacks who all sleep with each other and more interested in the fact that sites which cover video games apparently hate people who play video games.  I found an article that addresses this very well.  Ironically, it's from Slate, a site I usually don't consider credible at all.

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/09/gamergate_explodes_gaming_journalists_declare_the_gamers_are_over_but_they.html
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« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2014, 03:45:08 am »
We'll get through this together.

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« Reply #54 on: September 10, 2014, 07:05:38 am »
I love this guy's channel. He's all over the place. One minute it's this:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW-69xXD734" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FW-69xXD734</a>

And the next video in the playlist is a 15 minute talk about ancient sling weaponry.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nasLwFUMtqE" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nasLwFUMtqE</a>

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« Reply #56 on: September 10, 2014, 06:24:22 pm »
Good ol Conde Nast.

Don't they also own Reddit now?


**EDIT**
Also what's up with this idea that 4chan "orchestrated" something? Why is that a bad thing.

Someone had to organize this ****. And 4chan is a collection of everyone from everywhere. What are they complaining about exactly? I just spent 40 minutes listening to a guy with an accent talk about a bunch of feminist academics orchestrating something and nobody cares about that. >_>
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« Reply #57 on: September 10, 2014, 06:56:41 pm »
ALSO WE GOT EVENT STATUS IN THE HOUSE!!!

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYNWOqXCJbw" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYNWOqXCJbw</a>

UNDERSTAND.

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« Reply #58 on: September 10, 2014, 08:49:01 pm »
**EDIT**
Also what's up with this idea that 4chan "orchestrated" something? Why is that a bad thing.




It's easier for the media if there's a convenient hacker gang posting on a secret website to blame for everything, rather than admit that they're facing a grassroots campaign by their notional target audience.
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« Reply #59 on: September 10, 2014, 09:55:18 pm »
ALSO WE GOT EVENT STATUS IN THE HOUSE!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UYNWOqXCJbw

UNDERSTAND.

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