Op Ed [Sep 09, 2014, 09:14 am ET] – Share – Viewing Comments
Tiny Little Frogs - Gamergate and the RPS response with Brad Wardell.
Thanks Mashiki. I think that’s all fine. But it seems like the gaming media can talk
about things other than games without attacking their readers. The objection
isn’t about whether there’s a discussion on whether murdering prostitutes
should give you HP is a good for society or not. The objection is saying
that people who play that game are bad people.
If we game a game that is offensive, then tell us. We can take it. To
emphasize: Game developers have a tremendous level of respect for gaming
sites like RPS. We trust you. Your candid article is great thing. I wish it
had come out 3 weeks ago before the well was poisoned by a dozen+ “gamers
are losers” articles.
Salon.com - “I want a straight white male gaming convention”: How a culture
war exploded in the video gaming world. The sad thing is that even if you don’t believe that there is serious
sexism in the gaming community, gamers do actually have serious reasons to
be skeptical of their gaming press and developers. Game companies are
nickel-and-diming consumers like never before, cutting out large sections of
their games and selling them for full price while selling those add-ons for
exorbitant fees. Meanwhile, Zoe Quinn may not be a real scandal, but game
publishers and journalists who review games have gotten far too cozy –
witness how Ubisoft gave an entire audience of journalists free tablets as
they prepared to review its (in my opinion) fairly average game “Watch