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Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming

Phil Fish has quit gaming again, reports CraveOnline, saying the Fex developer has put his company and the Fez brand up for sale. They say this came after Polytron's website and Twitter account were compromised resulting in the public posting of passwords, email addresses, and PayPal information. This was originally reported as the act of 4Chan's /v/ channel, but a subsequent follow-up casts doubt on that conclusion. The Polytron website currently displays a maintenance message, and their Twitter account is suspended at this time. This is not Mr. Fish's first such conflict, as he famously cancelled Fez II a year ago, at the time saying he was "doing it to get out of games." He also deleted his personal Twitter account two months ago after making some comments about the monetization of YouTube "let's play" videos.

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148. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 29, 2014, 20:59 JohnnyRotten
 
Julio wrote on Aug 29, 2014, 06:27:
Thanks for all the links ASeven, great reading. Looks like there are plenty of people on the internet who are becoming the real gaming journalists now...And for some reason I'm now associating a 'Game Jam' as when a SJW is screwing a member of the gaming press.

Agreed - you've help bring the most clarity to the subject on these threads.
 
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147. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 29, 2014, 06:27 Julio
 
Thanks for all the links ASeven, great reading. Looks like there are plenty of people on the internet who are becoming the real gaming journalists now...And for some reason I'm now associating a 'Game Jam' as when a SJW is screwing a member of the gaming press.  
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146. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 27, 2014, 14:41 ASeven
 
A shame this pic does not have a citation or source other than the name of the person because otherwise it's pretty spot on, whether it was a Phd in journalism who wrote it or not.  
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145. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 27, 2014, 05:56 ASeven
 
A collection of links taken from the Escapist forums that details most of the data collected so far:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FV_8RHSyS14

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKmy5OKg6lo

http://i.imgur.com/hl75M4F.png

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiWADnV8pmw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi6ga7NOVYA

Screwed her boss and a Kotaku journalist, as well as someone who got her game into a game jam:
http://thezoepost.wordpress.com/

Bullying and lying about a depressed community while promoting her game about depression:
http://imgur.com/a/4VOcx

Sexual harassment:
https://i.imgur.com/iSEPh6a.png

Ruining a game jam for women and doxxing someone:
https://i.imgur.com/NYEgyLe.png

Taking down MundaneMatt's video:
https://i.imgur.com/X83HEtL.png

Connection with a moderator from Reddit's /r/gaming subreddit:
https://i.imgur.com/hvRhyp8.png

Connection with a janitor from 4chains:
https://i.imgur.com/eRtE3Sb.jpg

Doxxing herself with FAKE INFO:
https://i.imgur.com/m1tvItF.jpg

Proof it's fake:
https://i.imgur.com/pY1vpV2.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/oVrO7mA.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/5RnNqvQ.png

Contacting Internet Archive to get articles removed:
https://i.imgur.com/ZBOas7p.png

People from the industry even donate to her:
http://www.patreon.com/zoe

Notable people who donated:
Vlambeer, which is made up of this guy. - https://i.imgur.com/H5j5zul.jpg
Phillippe Poisson who is actually PHIL FISH! - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Fish
Anthony Burch - https://i.imgur.com/yIg74M7.jpg
Ben Kuchera - https://i.imgur.com/PMiwVN4.png

InternetAristocrat's video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5-51PfwI3M

MundaneMatt's videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Equc1QnQ9rw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypfPxGbg5Pw

The links above were compiled by the guys over at GameFAQs
 
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144. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 27, 2014, 05:53 ASeven
 
Borderlands 2 writer hopes JonTron dies alone.

Guess it's not harassment and bullying when SJWs do it.

A sensible post from 4chan (I'll let that sink in, again) about SJW.
 
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143. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 16:39 ASeven
 
Erik Kain speaks on the matter.  
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142. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 15:03 nin
 

K stonewalls, basically.

 
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141. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 14:46 Bundy
 
Man, I haven't been paying attention at all! I completely missed this whole Zoe Quinn story. Gonna have to do some reading this afternoon...  
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140. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 13:56 ASeven
 
A new article by Techraptor covering all that happened to this point.  
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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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138. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 12:29 Sepharo
 
Beamer wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 12:20:
If we're going to repeatedly use the term "real feminists," can we get a definition, ASeven?

You should read the article if you haven't yet.
 
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137. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 12:20 Beamer
 
If we're going to repeatedly use the term "real feminists," can we get a definition, ASeven?  
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136. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 12:02 Creston
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 04:44:
Words from an actual, real feminist on this matter.

A new picture detailing the conflict of interest between Nathan and Zoe.

Another picture demonstrating another conflict of interest between the Gone Home devs and Polygon.

The pics were interesting. The feminist article was waaaaaaaayyy too long, but I did glimpse this paragraph at the end:

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.

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

I... I don't even...
 
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135. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 11:56 nin
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 11:51:
nin wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 09:37:
ASeven wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 09:30:
One of the staunch defenders of Zoe Quinn [url=http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s644c0]just apologized to 4chan (let that sink in)

Now THAT'S newsworthy.


Interesting how the real feminists are now distancing themselves as far as possible from this and from SJWs in general. Heck, this is fun to watch, not only is gaming journalism getting a good exposition on how it is even more shitty than we thought, the usual SJWs are getting trounced by both the real feminists (who even call them part of the patriarchy, for crying out loud), they are exposed for the censoring hypocrites they are.

These last days have really been fun.

Also, the dev that made that post above fears that revealing her identity will cost her job. Holy shit how deep does this shit go?

I'm not sure I'm going to buy into the whole "how deep does the rabbit hole go", but I think it's rather telling that, of all the game news sites I visit, on a daily basis, this issue has been ignored by virtually all parties...

 
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134. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 11:51 ASeven
 
nin wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 09:37:
ASeven wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 09:30:
One of the staunch defenders of Zoe Quinn [url=http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s644c0]just apologized to 4chan (let that sink in)

Now THAT'S newsworthy.


Interesting how the real feminists are now distancing themselves as far as possible from this and from SJWs in general. Heck, this is fun to watch, not only is gaming journalism getting a good exposition on how it is even more shitty than we thought, the usual SJWs are getting trounced by both the real feminists (who even call them part of the patriarchy, for crying out loud), they are exposed for the censoring hypocrites they are.

These last days have really been fun.

Also, the dev that made that post above fears that revealing her identity will cost her job. Holy shit how deep does this shit go?
 
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133. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 09:37 nin
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 09:30:
One of the staunch defenders of Zoe Quinn [url=http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s644c0]just apologized to 4chan (let that sink in)

Now THAT'S newsworthy.

 
http://store.nin.com/index.php?cPath=10
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132. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 09:30 ASeven
 
One of the staunch defenders of Zoe Quinn just apologized to 4chan (let that sink in) and realized what a bullshit artist ZQ is.

More and more people are opening the eyes to the real issues at hand, the corruption and nepotism of gaming journalism, the conflicts of interest and what a bullshit artist Zoe Quinn is.
 
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131. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 05:18 Sepharo
 
ASeven wrote on Aug 26, 2014, 04:44:
Words from an actual, real feminist on this matter.

A new picture detailing the conflict of interest between Nathan and Zoe.

Another picture demonstrating another conflict of interest between the Gone Home devs and Polygon.

Those were all good links. Thanks.
 
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130. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 26, 2014, 04:44 ASeven
 
Words from an actual, real feminist on this matter.

A new picture detailing the conflict of interest between Nathan and Zoe.

Another picture demonstrating another conflict of interest between the Gone Home devs and Polygon.

This comment was edited on Aug 26, 2014, 04:51.
 
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129. Re: Phil Fish Re-Quits Gaming Aug 25, 2014, 15:49 Dmitri_M
 
There are a lot of game developers mentioned here I've never heard of. At a glance they all remind of the wackjob art school dropouts I couldn't stand when I went to art school.. People who made everything about themselves. Then burned out when their lack of talent was exposed and they disappeared. There were guys like that. And girls too. This whole saga is those people hijacking games. Urg.

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