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News Comments > Evening Interviews
76. Re: Evening Interviews Aug 28, 2014, 22:22 Prez
 
Is there anyone NOT sick of this topic yet? The problem is that those of us fighting against the extreme feminism movement within the gaming industry cannot be silent, lest the disingenuous professional victims with their twisted self-serving agendas succeed in stamping out any and all creative expression that doesn't conform to the extreme feminist mandate of portrayal of women.

Does anyone ever stop to wonder why the SJW's are so adamant about attacking sexism in the games industry when the movie industry has all the same tropes that videogames are accused of having, only several of orders of magnitude greater? I have found myself doing that more and more since this latest Zoe Quinn crap. Maybe someone else can offer a suggestion, but the only reasonable explanation I've been able to come up with is the complete lack of journalistic integrity and professionalism in the gaming press. I mean they aren't only complicit in advancing the extreme feminist agenda wherever and whenever they can, they also help to silence legitimate critics of the movement in a myriad of ways. In ways far more effective than just shouting them down with insults and distasteful labels as some in this thread are attempting. In the gaming press, there is no counterpoint, no dissenting opinion. The gaming press IS the point; the press is the ONLY opinion.

Regardless of whether I am close or off by a mile, I think the most important thing for the moderates in gaming (who by their very nature will always be less vocal than the vocal minorities of both extremes of this issue) not let the extreme fringe views of those like Sarkeesian, her willful collaborators in the gaming media, and the "useful idiots" (like Joss Whedon) who unwittingly support aforementioned entities' extremist agenda through ignorance of the facts be the ones who control the narrative on this. We need to be clear - what they want isn't what we want. We want equality in all things, be it race, gender, sexual orientation, whatever. What they want is the control over the expression of ideas where they can stamp out creative endeavors that fail to adhere to their warped, self-serving vision of how the women in games MUST be portrayed exclusively. They are for the very antithesis of freedom of expression. Oh sure, they will try to silence you with the well-worn labeling of their critics. They by necessity exist in a binary reality where if you don't subscribed be to their extremism you are misogynist. If you don't see anything wrong about historically-accurate portrayal of gender roles in games you are sexist. If you point out the many flaws in their cherry-picked, misrepresented examples you are the typical tribal male defending his turf. Don't let them. Call them out on it. They are the fringe; they are the loons, not us.

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News Comments > Op Ed
40. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 21:45 Prez
 
Whether a few or many, games that don't fit the narrative are ignored because they weaken their extremist cause. Let's say 50% of games have strong women roles. Would that be enough? What about if we reached a point where 75% did? Or 90%? Or 99%? No, as long as even one game exists where even a single solitary woman isn't portrayed exactly the way extreme feminism wants, no, DEMANDS that she be portrayed, the Sarkeesians of the world will continue playing the professional victim. And as long as the spineless and corrupt media remains complicit in helping Sarkeesian stamp out freedom of expression that doesn't suit their wrong-headed agenda it will continue to spread throughout gaming like a cancer. It isn't about equality; it's about the complete suppression of creative ideas that don't fit a narrow, distasteful value system set forth by extreme feminism . I don't want to be a part of an industry like that. Of course I would rather I was able to help force those who would so alter gaming to abandon their twisted crusade before it comes to that.

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News Comments > Op Ed
33. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 19:29 Prez
 
No. No she didn't. People keep saying she cares little for video games, yet she keeps playing them.

I KNEW you were going to deny, so I took the time to actually find a video that shows that you are wrong.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RQIpwi-K9s

Go to the 15:20 mark. She says exactly what you say she didn't say.
Again, I don't despise her because she is raising uncomfortable challenges to my male dominance. I burned down that strawman a while ago. I despise her because she is a extremist activist lying phony. Her cause -YOUR cause - is fabricated activism and it is poison.

She does not point out patterns - that's patently ridiculous. She cherrypicks, misrepresents, ignores obvious facts that prove she is full of shit, and deceives a good number of misinformed and misguided souls who want simple decent things like women to simply be treated with the respect all humans deserve. And then she has useful tools like yourself claim that anyone who doesn't buy her line of utter bullshit to be mysogynist. That dog doesn't hunt for me, sorry.

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News Comments > Op Ed
31. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 18:49 Prez
 
But Anita isn't telling male gamers they're shit. It's what they're hearing, but what she's doing is constructive criticism on a media she cares about that repeatedly has the same flaws.

Firstly, you are incorrect. Anita Sarkeesian has publicly admitted that she cares little for videogames. She is doing this in gaming because it's just a ripe young media still in a formative state that she can infest with her poison and make a fundamental change that may be good for her extremist agenda (and her ample ego) but ultimately be for the worse for gamers. Were she to do this in the movie industry she would be soundly trounced and relegated to the psycho pile. And PLEASE spare me the crap about movies being more progressive than videogames on this because it is absolutely not true.

Secondly, if you really believe that all Sarkeesian wants is the occasional strong female lead then why didn't she crawl back under her rock when the new Tomb Raider came out? I came up with a list of games a while back in which (appropriately clothed) women either share equal roles with men or are the lead, and in 5 minutes I had a list that puts the lie to Sarkeesian's bullshit. She is an extremist activist, not some noble crusader trying to ensure equal treatment for all. Try as you like to sell her cause as one of equality, but it clearly isn't, and more and more gamers are learning the truth about her twisted agenda and soundly rejecting it. It is those gamers you are mad at because they don't buy into hers and your activism.

Just to give ONE example - In Borderlands 2 Lilith is the most powerful character in the game, is a strong leader, and *GASP* actually helps the player save Roland after he is captured. A complete modern role reversal. That's ONE example. No, Sarkeesian is a phony, a liar, and an extremist nutjob who cherrypicks examples, GROSSLY misrepresents them, and then tries to garner sympathy for her agenda disguised as a noble cause from misinformed and misguided useful idiots. Anyone who buys into her idiocy and tries to sell it to me is just ignored until they stop talking stupid.

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News Comments > Titanfall Adding Titan-less Mode
3. Re: Titanfall Adding Titan-less Mode Aug 28, 2014, 18:28 Prez
 
So doesn't that make it just "Fall"? Kind of a dumb name for a game...  
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News Comments > Op Ed
28. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 18:08 Prez
 
What is "real sexism?" What is "fake sexism?"

Real Sexism = 1) a woman gamer not being able to play on a server without getting propositioned, harassed,spoken dirty to, etc. without it being solicited 2) a woman game developer getting asked "what are YOU doing making games?!?" or being condescended to because of her gender and so on...

Fake sexism = most anything that comes out of Sarkeesian's piehole, or any of the fabricated controversies by the likes of Zoey Quinn and hypocritical moralizing asshole journalists like at Kotaku, RPS, etc...

What was being done to end real sexism in gaming?

Nothing, because people like you have cried wolf too many times to be listened to when you happen to decry what may be a real case of sexism. Crazy as it may sound, male gamers don't like being told repeatedly they are shit based on the actions of a few immature twits by hypocrites, liars, and misguided white-knights. You know, people like you, who paradoxically judge all male gamers based on the actions of a minority of rude children while telling us liars and phonies like Zoey Quinn don't represent all women in gaming. I'm not really sure I care to explain this to you AGAIN. You obviously are not hearing it or don't accept it. Either way, why do you keep asking if you don't like the answer? I don't have anything against you personally, but if and when the time comes where people like you and Sarkeesian are the majority of the gaming industry, I am indeed going to "move on to other hobbies" as you put it, since gaming will have been well and truly destroyed. Score another one for extremist nutobs, I guess.

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News Comments > Op Ed
25. Re: Op Ed Aug 28, 2014, 17:21 Prez
 
Verno wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 14:27:
Great write up William and sums up exactly what is wrong with this whole "debate".

Indeed. You summed up everything about this issue perfectly AND gave the shameless, self-serving "SJW's" a good shellacking to boot! (Sorry, just can't help myself!)

Bravo sir!

...The bottom line, though, is that yes, people think that games is a cesspool of misogyny, but it isn't the "SJW"s that have caused this opinion...

No, it indeed isn't. Ignrance is what made this opinion. The SJW's seize on and perpetuate the lie to score nobility points and exacerbate the problem tenfold, all the while destroying the cause of ending real sexism in gaming. Sir William absolutely nailed it.

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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
17. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2014, 17:15 Prez
 
Verno wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 12:20:
Prez wrote on Aug 28, 2014, 12:03:
Screw arguing over diction and spelling, Apple got smacked down in court again! In your face, Apple! Suck it down!!!!

In proper English its actually Sucke it down ye olde Apple, sorry for your mistake.

LOL!

(Not sure how you say "LOL" in "Ye Ole English)
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
9. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2014, 12:03 Prez
 
Screw arguing over diction and spelling, Apple got smacked down in court again! In your face, Apple! Suck it down!!!!  
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
11. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 28, 2014, 10:14 Prez
 
Hence the reason it works in socialist-democratic nations.

Those Socio-democratic nations have plenty of problems themselves. While they best the US in many areas I would necessarily call them the perfect model to follow.
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
4. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 27, 2014, 12:26 Prez
 
Anything that isn't Corporate Capitalism is Marxist. Laws should only exists to protect corporations from the government, private citizens and non-corporate entities. Ferengi Economics at its best.

Just to be clear I don't agree with the American Commitment message at all.

That's not true at all. Corporations doing government services generally do a much worse job because it all comes down to the bottom line and they cut corners everywhere and anywhere. Safety standards, infrastructure, labour laws, etc. etc. etc. are all thanks to government. They're failing now because the corporations have effectively taken over government and are systematically gutting all these things.

You are right - I meant more recently. To give an example I can tell you from experience the new government safety standards in the electrical industry are an absolute joke. It's getting so that it's near impossible to do any work. I wouldn't be surprised to find OSHA in bed with the makers of all this fandangled safety gear we are required to wear.
 
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News Comments > GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming
1. Re: GOG.com Adds DRM-Free Movies; TV Coming Aug 27, 2014, 12:22 Prez
 
They are going to have to change their name to "Good Ole Media". GOM has a cool ring to it.  
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News Comments > Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs
4. Re: Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs Aug 27, 2014, 10:18 Prez
 
starttimartti wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 10:14:
So with this I can install DirectX 9 and .net framework 10 times in a row automatically? Finally!

LOL!
 
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News Comments > Morning Legal Briefs
1. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Aug 27, 2014, 10:16 Prez
 
Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group.

I'm usually not too vehement a supporter of either side of an issue anymore, having become largely moderate in my 40's, but wishy-washy is not how I would describe myself. That said, I have rarely been stuck on the fence about an issue as much as I am on Net Neutrality. I hate the idea of un-regulated amoral big corporations having free reign over things, but on the flip-side, I abhor the idea of a corrupt and incompetent government sticking their hands into the internet - they ruin virtually everything they touch.
 
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News Comments > Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs
2. Re: Steam Allows Multiple Game Installs Aug 27, 2014, 10:08 Prez
 
This feature should prove especially handy during big sales.

As long as they temporarily boost their own bandwidth during such times, otherwise there will continued hour-long blackout periods as Steam folds under the sheer load.

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News Comments > On Sale
2. Re: On Sale Aug 27, 2014, 09:59 Prez
 
I picked it up for 10 bucks. I LOVED Season 1 and can't wait to dive in to Season 2. On a side note, I've heard people say "Wolf Among Us" is even better.  
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News Comments > EA's $1B DLC Goal
33. Re: EA's $1B DLC Goal Aug 27, 2014, 09:56 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 27, 2014, 06:35:
I wonder if at some point Madden will go Free To Play. They'll include a couple of teams like the Bucs and the Browns, and all the other teams will have to be purchased as DLC.

EA would love to do that. Only $9.99 for your favorite team!
 
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News Comments > Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming
139. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 12:59 Prez
 
From the first article:

When it’s time to be a whistleblower, people will demand proof. It only makes sense. When no notable media sources provide this proof, the Internet’s fifth estate will snap to action and investigate for themselves. The investigation is hard, and it takes time. The proof comes in the form of links and images and text. As a result, people often have these reactions: “Could’ve been fake”, “Looks sketchy”, “I meant from a real source!” This is the fundamental problem with whistleblowing in the journalism industry. The journalists themselves have cornered the market on “legitimate sources” and “trustworthiness”. So when some Internet nobody rushes in to oppose them, their proof is never good enough.

If the “most trusted source” should happen to screw up, you’ll need to provide trustworthy proof of the incident. But if that proof doesn’t come from the “most trusted source”, who’s gonna believe it? That’s the catch-22 of journalistic whistleblowing. That’s why this has been an uphill battle for the people trying to indict Kotaku—a once beloved site—for its corruption.

That’s what’s so frustrating about all of this. We loved Kotaku, and Polygon, and VICE, and their “independent voices” in this otherwise-unbearable media environment. We came to trust them, and that trust doesn’t come easy. Only after we came to trust them did we read their articles faithfully, view their links as legitimate, and accept their messages as truth.

The people supporting the indie devs in this battle will look at a single piece of evidence and say: “Fake!” Those who stick around to look at a few more pieces of evidence say: “Well… they definitely could have altered these.” When hundreds of pieces of evidence from different sources and sites, from different people with different opinions, and from Zoe herself are gathered; dismissing the evidence as “fake” requires a whole new kind of zeal.

Yep.

Holy shit, you accepted Kotaku as some kind of bastion of integrity and truth? KOTAKU??

I... I don't even...

Unfortunately many gamers do. Or did, before this mess. If Kotaku is successful in their silencing campaign, they may still be.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
61. Re: Op Ed Aug 26, 2014, 07:55 Prez
 
So when you go charging into an argument foaming at the mouth about feminism, social justice, and political correctness, people that have a moderate view of those things are going to think that you are batshit crazy/a dick.

Not really the case anymore. To a great many moderate people those words have taken on negative connotations. Blame the extremists. Vocal minority or not, they hijacked your causes as they are so apt to do.
 
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News Comments > Amazon Buys Twitch
7. Re: Amazon Buys Twitch Aug 25, 2014, 17:36 Prez
 
You'd never know Amazon is in the red quarter after quarter, year after year the way they spend money.  
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