Quboid wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 16:34:
Not people who are ticked off, people who are building blacklists based on conspiracy theories and playing six degrees of separation. People who are harassing the families of so-called journalists. People who have in turn prompted this response from RPS. There are people doing this and they are calling themselves gamers and believe they are doing these things in gaming's name. These people are absolutely treating bullying as a part of gaming culture.
RPS has needed no prompting to offer up moralistic articles in the past. You talk about bullying but I saw plenty of that from Zoe Quinns crew and many members of the press themselves who tried to censor (irony) and silence the entire thing. They had no issues doxxing and harassing people who spoke out against the idea that if you didn't agree with them fully then you were a sexist dickhead. They had no problems name calling on twitter, making insinuations about employment fallout for industry members who didnt toe the line and more.
I wish gamers were smarter about what they take offense to, but whatever, people can't necessarily control what they take offense to (important lesson, no?)
I wish the press was more focused on reporting games instead of being a one sided moral parent.