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GOG.com Tweet Backlash

GOG.com tweets about as tweet they made before removing it due to controversy, saying "we clearly messed up here." VG247 has details on the deleted tweet, saying it was a promotional image for Postal 2 which showed someone urinating on a headstone marked "games journalism." They note this as a call out to the GamerGate movement, which was highly critical of the gaming press, but is also the target of criticism itself over allegations of misogyny and sexism, and VG247 says they are dropping coverage of GOG.com as a result of this. The tweet has inspired lots of responses, many of which are complaints about the original tweet, but there are many posts critical of the apology as well. This tweet offers thoughts on the controversy, but we do not understand their reference to the significance of the date except that there were many GamerGate headlines around this time in 2015. Here's their post:

  • The intention behind our tweet was to inform about a release known for controversial content.
  • Unfortunately, we've failed to make the association between the image, the date, and an abusive movement.
  • Our intention was never to hurt or condone hate.
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42. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 21:38 subx
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 13:59:
subx wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 13:04:
Drazula wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:30:
Most of us live in the middle and are capable of seeing both sides of most issues.

You’re kidding yourself. People are morons who tend to believe which ever bullshit argument resonates with their preconceptions.

This is wrong and I refuse to believe otherwise. I saw this post on Facebook that perfectly explained why in 3 sentences over a picture of a panda.

Your opinion differs from mine, you are clearly some kind of far right liberal commie.
 
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41. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 21:06 Drayth
 
If you have the patience, this pays off:
ketchup
 
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40. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 19:49 RedEye9
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 19:38:
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 19:20:
Welcome to the End Times everyone. Are you ready for the final test ? It's gonna be soon ..

We have several more years. The prophecy foretells that the cataclysm will come upon the completion of Star Citizen.
so around the end of donald blumpfs 4th term as emperor.
 
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39. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 19:38 jdreyer
 
[VG]Reagle wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 19:20:
Welcome to the End Times everyone. Are you ready for the final test ? It's gonna be soon ..

We have several more years. The prophecy foretells that the cataclysm will come upon the completion of Star Citizen.
 
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The land in Minecraft is flat, Minecraft simulates the Earth, ergo the Earth is flat.
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38. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 19:36 jdreyer
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 19:04:
This place has been on fire with in jokes the last few days.
Desperate times require desperate measures.
 
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The land in Minecraft is flat, Minecraft simulates the Earth, ergo the Earth is flat.
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37. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 19:20 [VG]Reagle
 
Welcome to the End Times everyone. Are you ready for the final test ? It's gonna be soon ..  
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DON'T LIKE MY COMMENTS?!? THEN STOP RELEASING GARBAGE.
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36. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 19:04 Beamer
 
This place has been on fire with in jokes the last few days.  



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35. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 19:04 NKD
 
It was a mistake for them to respond to this. No one gave a shit outside of SJW land until they apologized. Everyone else has forgotten GamerGrapes.  
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34. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 18:32 Prez
 
And to reiterate, I only ate steak with ketchup as a pedo; I certainly don't do it now.  
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33. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 18:25 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 16:41:
Cutter wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:48:
Drazula wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:30:
Extreme left and extreme right are both nuts. Most of us live in the middle and are capable of seeing both sides of most issues.

Thank you. The lack of common sense and flexibility in both those groups will be the undoing of us all.
When one side suggests Italian for dinner, and the other side suggests anthrax and tire irons, how do you find common ground?

Pizza and Parmesan and Nerf bats?
 
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32. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 17:55 Prez
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 17:20:
jdreyer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 16:41:
Cutter wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:48:
Drazula wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:30:
Extreme left and extreme right are both nuts. Most of us live in the middle and are capable of seeing both sides of most issues.

Thank you. The lack of common sense and flexibility in both those groups will be the undoing of us all.
When one side suggests Italian for dinner, and the other side suggests anthrax and tire irons, how do you find common ground?

Ketchupy steak!

Laugh all you want, but I guarantee that everyone here given a choice between eating anthrax and tire irons or a steak covered with ketchup you'd all go for that Heinz-laden beef. CHECKMATE ATHEISTS.
 
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31. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 17:34 eRe4s3r
 
At the least the game is doing what it was made to do  
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30. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 17:20 Beamer
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 16:41:
Cutter wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:48:
Drazula wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:30:
Extreme left and extreme right are both nuts. Most of us live in the middle and are capable of seeing both sides of most issues.

Thank you. The lack of common sense and flexibility in both those groups will be the undoing of us all.
When one side suggests Italian for dinner, and the other side suggests anthrax and tire irons, how do you find common ground?

Ketchupy steak!
 



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29. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 16:43 Ceribaen
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 16:41:
Cutter wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:48:
Drazula wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:30:
Extreme left and extreme right are both nuts. Most of us live in the middle and are capable of seeing both sides of most issues.

Thank you. The lack of common sense and flexibility in both those groups will be the undoing of us all.
When one side suggests Italian for dinner, and the other side suggests anthrax and tire irons, how do you find common ground?

Burritos?
 
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28. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 16:41 jdreyer
 
Cutter wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:48:
Drazula wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:30:
Extreme left and extreme right are both nuts. Most of us live in the middle and are capable of seeing both sides of most issues.

Thank you. The lack of common sense and flexibility in both those groups will be the undoing of us all.
When one side suggests Italian for dinner, and the other side suggests anthrax and tire irons, how do you find common ground?
 
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The land in Minecraft is flat, Minecraft simulates the Earth, ergo the Earth is flat.
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27. I Agree Jul 19, 2018, 16:06 WitcherOntheProwl
 
Don't see a problem here. Game Journalism is a joke. GOG did a good thing. Too bad GOG took it down. Spineless.  
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26. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jul 19, 2018, 14:24 Orogogus
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:16:
Orogogus wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:09:
Beamer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:06:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:01:
Kajetan wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 12:10:
Considering GOGs history of shady and weird marketing schemes ....
examples?

They did a PCMR thing a ways back, and apologized for it. Which set off all kinds of anger from people that think no one should be bothered by saying their choice in platform makes them like the Aryans. Even Yahtzee has said he wishes he'd never used the term, given the asshats that have attached themselves to it.

But I don't think most of this stuff is intentional, and when they screw up, they seem genuinely upset at their actions.

"Weird" would be when they pretended they were shutting down and then dressed like monks to announce their new website.
So they do viral marketing. In other words nothing to see here.

Pretty much. I usually ignore all their marketing. Tweets and countdowns and leadups to announcements are all viral garbage that I'm not interested in. I also don't really buy anything from them. Oh well, my loss.
 
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25. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jul 19, 2018, 14:16 RedEye9
 
Orogogus wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:09:
Beamer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:06:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:01:
Kajetan wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 12:10:
Considering GOGs history of shady and weird marketing schemes ....
examples?

They did a PCMR thing a ways back, and apologized for it. Which set off all kinds of anger from people that think no one should be bothered by saying their choice in platform makes them like the Aryans. Even Yahtzee has said he wishes he'd never used the term, given the asshats that have attached themselves to it.

But I don't think most of this stuff is intentional, and when they screw up, they seem genuinely upset at their actions.

"Weird" would be when they pretended they were shutting down and then dressed like monks to announce their new website.
So they do viral marketing. In other words nothing to see here.
 
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24. Re: GOG.com Tweet Backlash Jul 19, 2018, 14:11 RedEye9
 
Drazula wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 11:30:
Extreme left and extreme right are both nuts. Most of us live in the middle and are capable of seeing both sides of most issues.
agreed
The Extremes help fill the 24 news cycle. "Look at what these outrageous dinks believe, think, say."
sigh

 
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23. Re: Skyrim Creation Club Launches with Survival Mode Jul 19, 2018, 14:09 Orogogus
 
Beamer wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:06:
RedEye9 wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 14:01:
Kajetan wrote on Jul 19, 2018, 12:10:
Considering GOGs history of shady and weird marketing schemes ....
examples?

They did a PCMR thing a ways back, and apologized for it. Which set off all kinds of anger from people that think no one should be bothered by saying their choice in platform makes them like the Aryans. Even Yahtzee has said he wishes he'd never used the term, given the asshats that have attached themselves to it.

But I don't think most of this stuff is intentional, and when they screw up, they seem genuinely upset at their actions.

"Weird" would be when they pretended they were shutting down and then dressed like monks to announce their new website.
 
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