The studios finally ran into some games media the can't pay off? Sour grapes.
Brad said it himself though - the worst trolls are people from inside the industry. He failed to put 2 and 2 together after that. Make the industry less shite and people inside won't have anything to troll about. Release games that don't rip people off with their unfinished-ness. Stop treating women in games, which are at least half the paying audience, like stripper poles.
That's a start. It's not hard to figure out. If things were better the trolls would be obvious and not have so very much ammo.
People have been calling for anti-harassment policies and strict anti-creeper rules at cons like this for a while and maybe this will be the very unfortunate incident that gets that kind of trash behavior put down.
I don't care if a woman is wearing a G-String with pasties cosplaying Striperella. That's not an invitation FOR ANYTHING.
I've been to SDCC several times both as pro and visitor and it has been a pleasant (though exhausting) trip each time. This report soils it and I hope they look at what went wrong and make sure it doesn't happen again.
Maybe some governmental body will figure out that it's dumb to tie everything to a "secret number" (SSN) that people are supposed to keep secure for the entirety of their lives even though every other company manages to give it away at the drop of a hat.
I'm starting to think that WOW logins are more secure than most information transactions.
What hurts grammar (math, science, etc.) skills more than anything is that schools don't show people why the skills they teach are useful later and, more importantly, how they can make money with them.