Op Ed

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 Dogs.”

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William Usher wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 13:52:
Prez wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 13:41:

LOL! Actually I think it's kind of a big deal only because if someone doesn't push back against activism and corruption in a worst case scenario we end up playing only feminist/SJW-approved games, which doesn't sound fun to me.

Thank you for pointing this out.

The indie dev said the same thing: Only thing we end up with are far left-applicable "Games", or whatever is left of the term considering that the folks at Gamasutra seem to want to take "fun" out of gaming, too.

It's turned into a battle for the historical culture of gaming. Some people may not care, some people do. We'll see how it turns out.

not sure why you assume people who dont give a shit about participating in all the drama are actually listening to these idiots demands and acquiescing to them

as in, if nobody responds to the feminist extremists then automatically all game developers will follow their dictates to the letter?

its just silly reasoning.. like dumbass politics, i.e. foxnews

i understand how seductive it is to just add to the noise level, get super emotional and just react, react, react... but seriously - thats not how you really get shit done
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