Hi, my name’s Garmbreak1. I’m a streamer, an anime fanboy (Symphogear 4lyfe), and a gamer (I went across an entire continent to watch a tournament, once.)
And I fucking hate that I feel the need to say this: I don’t care who you are, stop fucking sending death threats to people, stop fucking…
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This about sums it up.
The majority of those in this debate want gaming journalistic integrity. The most outspoken people in this whole ordeal are female gamers who are sick of the lack of transparency in such issues.
Sincerely, a female gamer.
What does stalking and threatening young women have to do with “journalistic integrity”?
The whole spun out because someone like Zoe Quinn decided to use her sexuality to gain prominence and the gaming journalism industry was okay with it. The uproar that happened was not about Quinn herself as much as it is about journalistic integrity of those who she slept with to give her game prominence.
Anita Sarkeesian has proven time and time again that she ignores any female response and continuously makes heteronormative and twisted statements about video games that have proven to deeply contrast the actual plot of the game and requirements of it.
I am not saying either of those deserved death threats, but I’m also saying that I do not trust people who have shown themselves guilty as to be pure victims. Anita and Zoe’s actions led to us gamers to look at the gaming journalism industry in a new light - and how the real video gamers are being silenced in favour of people who lack the knowledge and creativity that so many gamers, critics, and developers possess but aren’t given a chance.
A lot of the female gamers in gamergate are frustrated because so many female gamers and devs already want to rise into prominence, but all that people like those certain articles, critics, and devs did was make another obstacle for me and some other girls to be taken seriously by the extremists.
You can dress it up how you want: men would not be getting abused/threatened/stalked like this. Nor would a guy be getting slut-shamed basically because of what some bitter ex-spouse claimed.
The double standards are sickening.
You have a “what if” situation there. Thing is, you have no proof that if this happened to a male the reactions wouldn’t be similar. However there is proof by multiple people and discussions that what Zoe did was true.
In addition, why are you defending someone who shut down a gaming project for women? As I said, she doesn’t deserve threats, but she also doesn’t need people defending her actions. I will shame her for creating an unfair trial so that her game comes into prominence even when it doesn’t deserve it.
Let me butt in here:
"men wouldn’t be abuse and threatened like this."
uh huh suuuuure.
Jack Thompson, the dude that was all about “them violent video games cause violence so they should be censored/stopped” was sent death threats and harassed multiple times by assholes in the gamer community. He’s every inch a cishet white dude with privilege.
Then we have these lovely examples of people threatening gamergate supporters (one threatened to kill a man’s child so he’d “know what it means to support gamergate.”
Here’s a run down of what’s happened to a few gamergate supporters:
Here’s an anti-gamergate feminist being a sexist fuck to a female gamergate supporter:
Oh look, another death threat:
Comparing gamergate to ISIS and Ebola. Classy:
OH LOOK! MORE DEATH THREATS:
An anti-gamergate man threating infanticide should his kid be a gamer:
To save everyone’s phones from exploding due to all these damn screencaps, I’ll leave you all with this: [x] A huge, comprehensive list that has links to harassment experienced by gamergate supporters, links to threats issued by anti-gamergate people, links to gamergate supporters who were doxxed and/or lost their jobs due to SJW assholes calling their workplace and badgering their bosses, as well as links to game devs (including female devs) who have been harassed by anti-gamergaters.
Know Your Enemy before saying shit.
Every side is full of assholes!
Yep! Only problem is that idiots want to make this about sexism, misogyny, and misandry. And it’s not. At all.
MY BOY, transparency and integrity in gaming journalism and in its community is what all TRUE warriors strive for!
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I was watching this with my 5-year old nephew a few months ago, and he was super excited at this point. After this, he ran off and pulled open the fridge, gave me an evil grin, and said “Eggs!” And I had to stop him from stealing them.
The sun doesnt give a shit about you the stars aren’t proud of you the plants arent happy you exist I’m so tired of this fucking website
you’re boring and mean
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