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43. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 15:20 Prez
 
I thought we were past posting individual instances of hatred, intolerance, and general idiocy on both sides, since it proves nothing other than some people are dicks. Which I am pretty sure everyone here knows.

jdreyer wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 15:11:
Why is no one talking about video games and sleep apnea?

LMAO! It says on WebMD that Sleep Apnea is more likely to affect men than women. Sounds very misandrist to me. Discuss.
 
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40. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 15:04 Prez
 
So if a bunch of women find that being a part of GG is not harmful, you don't find that to be compelling evidence that it might not be harmful to women? I find that... odd. Note I didn't say that it proves it, but it is evidential. It seems like you are trying very hard to disagree here. Is it because it damages your "GG=Misogyny" narrative? Not trying to be overly provocative, just asking the question.

Again, boiling down the considerable presence of females who are pro-GG to "the select few" sounds quite dismissive and sexist to me.
 
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22. Re: Tim Cook: Oct 30, 2014, 15:03 Prez
 
I always find it almost counterproductive to do things like this because it is announced as if it is something that is not normal, which is the biggest cry from the anti-gay crowd. They'll claim it's not normal and unnatural even despite evidence that it occurs naturally in nature. By announcing it like it is something special ( yes I understand it IS for a CEO to be) but announcing it like it is abnormal seems to serve to accentuate the myth that it is abnormal. I'd rather see him show up to the company Christmas party with his partner and have a grand old time and be like, "Yeah, I'm with a dude. So what? Party on bitches". Okay maybe not exactly like that, but you know what I mean.

I get the symbolic nature of what he is doing but I wonder if there is more harm than good in doing it this way.
 
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37. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 14:33 Prez
 
NKD wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 14:27:
Interesting stuff here.

Some Gamergate folks tracked down one of the people responsible for a lot of the harassment, doxxing, and threats to Anita. They tried reporting it to the FBI but the FBI said Anita has to report them herself.

So the Gamergate person tweets at Anita telling her they found one of the threat sources and they want to work together to get them busted. Anita blocks/mutes a person reaching out to try and do something concrete and real to stop the harassment.

I don't doubt it. And to be honest, can you blame her? Her exposure (and presumably her future potential "bankability") grows with each threat. Stamping it out early would have meant never being highlighted in Rolling Stone or on Colbert. I'm not implying that she is enjoying the threats - I have been threatened by a mentally unstable person before and it is scary - but I am guessing she views it as a necessary evil in growing her movement. And bank account.

Which is why I think your point about GG only hurting themselves if they really were responsible for the threats is so valid. GG certainly hasn't benefited one iota from them. They have essentially crippled their own movement if it was them.

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35. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 14:23 Prez
 
NKD wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 14:14:
Prez wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 13:51:
They are the bad guys here, not Sarkeesian.

Precisely. It's not Sarkeesian's job to give equal time to other viewpoints. It would be dishonest of her to support a viewpoint that she doesn't believe in. It's the press's job to look at it from all angles. And they've failed miserably at it.

It's bullshit that the people who are responsible for diverting the discussion away from ethics in gaming journalism turn around and attack Gamergate for having too much non-ethics related talk. What the hell do they expect? They are the ones who caused the problem. They used their platform to completely shift the narrative and derail the conversation.

It's like repeatedly punching someone in the mouth and then asking them why they aren't saying anything.

That is so true. It is hard to have a dialog on what you want to talk about when you are constantly trying to refute irrelevant and baseless but potentially damaging accusations. It is even more aggravating when it starts to seem that it is being done purposely to divert the attention to exactly where it should not be. It's easy to say to ignore it, but when the narrative becomes "why should I listen to you when you are misogynist" how can they talk about anything else? There is nothing more discrediting these days than accusing someone of being racist, homophobic, or misogynist. That's why it irks me when such labels are thrown around so haphazardly. Those words hold a decidedly inordinate amount of power.
 
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19. Re: Tim Cook: Oct 30, 2014, 14:11 Prez
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:25:
So now the whole world knows that you like dick, Tim. Who fucking cares. This is 2014. Being gay is about as revealing and controversial as having blonde hair.

Perhaps less interviews about your sexuality and more time spient leading innovation would help the company that you're CEO of stop being iterative and go back to being at least creative.

Ha, I was going to post much the same thing. Although the press tends to take something mentioned in passing and make it THE story instead of whatever he was speaking about in the first place, that doesn't seem to be what happened here. Mostly I just felt like saying that's great Tim, but I don't remember asking.
 
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32. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 13:51 Prez
 
Your points are entirely valid, but one sided. You're listening only to the women that you want to, right? That are saying what you want to hear?

I think we all do that to one degree or another, but I honestly do my best to listen and absorb what everyone says. In this case I am just pointing out that it's possible that GG is not misogynist in nature if there is a significant number of women in it. I'm not even claiming it as fact, just saying it is possible.

I do listen to what people are saying against GG and agree in places, but overall their methods seem to be focused on discrediting the organization rather than refuting anything it says which always throws up red flags for me. Granted, it is hard sometimes to pick out the message in the sea of noise, so at least some of it is forgivable. I also listened to what Anita Sarkeesian said. Closely. I just ultimately found her argument fell apart when the vast majority of what she claimed to be examples of sexist dehumanization of women in gaming could equally be applied to men. Which to my mind kills her message. It became very hard for me to listen to the press' side of things because they aren't supposed to take a side (at least ostensibly) but they took hers, and began championing it as weak as it is. That was far more troubling to me than the existence of Anita's crusade itself because of the power they wield, and in fact did wield in an unethical manner at multiple turns. In short, Anita is just misguided and too biased towards one presumption; the press is actively doing unethical and just slimy things. They are the bad guys here, not Sarkeesian.

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27. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 13:32 Prez
 
UHD wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 13:22:
The only thing it shows is that those individuals don't think it's harmful...

Jesus, that is exactly what I said. How about reading the post before going on the offensive?

No, but it is a clear indication that those type X people in the group don't find your organization harmful to them...
 
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26. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 13:29 Prez
 
It would seem that the gaming press is replete with 'third wave' feminists, which brings us back around to what started this mess in the first place.  
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20. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 12:48 Prez
 
Those, obviously, are extremes. But just because you have people of X type in your organization doesn't mean your organization is beneficial to X type.

No, but it is a clear indication that those type X people in the group don't find your organization harmful to them, which is compelling evidence that it may not be. No offense, but I would take the word of a women who says being affiliated with Gamergate isn't harmful to women over the words of a guy who is vehemently anti-GG and more importantly isn't, ya know, a woman.

The amount of women I have seen posting pro-GG stuff clearly indicates that they aren't even close to the Nazi-loving Jews you mention. You seem to be going to great lengths in trying to dismiss the women in the group, which sounds kind of sexist to me.
 
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14. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 12:32 Prez
 
And, still, it amuses me that people keep pointing out all the women and minorities in Gamergate as evidence that it isn't just white men and therefore not racist or misogynist, yet the same people use #notmyshield. They're literally trotting out non-white people as shields!

Doesn't the existence of women (and there are more than just a few) actually prove that it isn't just men? And from what I've seen, the overall movement (the non-sensationalist part that the media ignores but makes up the vast majority of the movement) is in no way misogynist or racist.

And for the record I have never even mentioned "Not My Shield", nor do I intend to.
 
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12. Re: etc. Oct 30, 2014, 12:23 Prez
 
UHD wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:16:
ASeven wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:07:
One more real feminist writes in defense of GamerGate.

"Real feminists agree with me."

I don't know if she is actually a feminist, but she makes an interesting point:

...With few exceptions, GamerGate has been portrayed as a group of aggrieved white straight males who don’t want women, gays, and minorities on their turf—even though female, gay, transgender, and minority gamers are among the movement’s most passionate supporters.



Beamer wrote on Oct 30, 2014, 12:20:

However, it's entertaining to think that many of the people that flipped out over someone trying to censor Colbert for saying something they didn't like are now emailing sponsors trying to censor Gawker and Gamasutra for saying things they didn't like.

I don't believe in trying to censor anyone myself, but I would point out that feminists were doing this long before Gamergate ever existed.
 
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56. Re: etc., etc. Oct 30, 2014, 02:25 Prez
 
How exactly do you prove someone's not part of GamerGate? There's no GamerGate ID cards or litmus test. I can tweet something like "I demand ethics in video game journalism #gamergate" and suddenly I'm associated.

I didn't ask for proof. I was just making the point that it seems dubious to automatically assume some mouthbreathing basement dweller who decides it's fun to threaten women anonymously is a part of the Gamergate movement. I certainly would not appreciate being lumped in with a group just because I make a statement that may run parallel to their mantra. I find that insulting, just as I do when I get labeled a liberal because I think corporations need to be more regulated, or a conservative because I think people should be allowed to keep more of what they earn.

 
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53. Re: etc., etc. Oct 29, 2014, 20:50 Prez
 
I suppose someone reading this and other threads that I've posted in would label me as a GG member or supporter given my stance, but I'm really not. I am an individual with his own opinion who above all is interested in fairness. I have spoken out when women have been victimized by slander, threats, and exposure of personal info and I am speaking out now because I see the GG side now being grossly misrepresented and unfairly treated. I've said before I never liked movements of any kind because it is so easy for them to become co-opted by anyone with a personal agenda and an axe to grind, but that doesn't mean I think they shouldn't be treated fairly. At least Blue is posting articles from both sides of the isle although the overall it seems like it would be hard to do so given how the press has largely written off the movement as misogynist in nature.

What I want to know is how everyone is so sure the people making the threats have anything to do with GG or even are aware of its existence. Reading some of the more offensive and over-the-top claims by militant feminists in the media is more than enough to get someone's ire up, affiliations be damned. The way Is see it if some random unhinged loon sees an Ana Sarkeesian video and takes to Twitter to threaten her that doesn't automatically put him in the GG camp.
 
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33. Re: Crusader: No Remorse Free on Origin Oct 29, 2014, 20:15 Prez
 
Awesome game. I must have played it 2 dozen times.  
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21. Re: etc., etc. Oct 29, 2014, 02:05 Prez
 
Squirmer wrote on Oct 29, 2014, 02:01:
You can't claim victories on behalf of "Gamergate" (like getting companies to pull advertizing) but then disavow any responsibility for abuse done in the name of the movement. Gamergate has chosen a distributed model (or rather, has deliberately chosen to not form any organization or established leadership structures which would make them accountable for anything), so they have to own up to the practices that emerge from the model they've chosen, otherwise it means nothing.

If the abuse is coming from a bunch of dickheads on the internet, then the victories are also coming from a bunch of dickheads on the internet. So I guess that's all Gamergate is.

This whole line of thinking is so wrong-headed I honestly don't even know where to start. So before Gamergate became a thing Twitter was never used for harassment? Do you guys even think about this stuff before you type it?
 
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19. Re: etc., etc. Oct 29, 2014, 02:01 Prez
 
The violent macho power fantasy will no longer define what gaming is all about.

This woman has serious issues. The "violent macho power fantasy"? When has that ever defined what gaming is about? What a warped view of things she has. Even more worrisome is how many people share in this warped view. What is wrong with you people?
 
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9. Re: X-Wing & TIE Fighter on GOG.com? Oct 27, 2014, 20:26 Prez
 
TangledThorns wrote on Oct 27, 2014, 20:13:
Some games are just too damn old to play. Sorry, it's really hard to go back to dated graphics.

Same here. I'm not a graphics whore but those games are so old as to be jarring in their ugliness. Remakes are in order.
 
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1. Re: etc., etc. Oct 27, 2014, 20:24 Prez
 
In order for them to ruin the game it would have had to have been good in the first place. Only 2 of the games on that list weren't crap. And a small cameo by a lousy voice actor doesn't ruin a 100+ hour RPG.  
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12. Re: Morning Crowdfunding Roundup Oct 27, 2014, 14:03 Prez
 
I'm more apt to back an early access project since it provides something you can see in action (and actually play if you pay). That goes a long way in assuring gamers that it isn't a scam. It doesn't guarantee that it won't be a scam obviously, but it is a better bet than a vision and a video which is all KS usually provides in the beginning.  
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