NOTE: This was originally posted by Greg Costikyan over at Gamesutra. It was taken down for excessive profanity. All I haveto say is “fuck that.” This needs to be read.
Gamersgate: STFU by Greg Costikyan
"As a male voice in the game industry," writes my daughter Vicky, "you should speak out…
Some really good things here, but also some stuff I find rather appealing!
Listen to isometric and you will know that women also play medal of honer (i knew that before, but what ever).
Also instead if saying defending, I would rather say support or treat normal as an equal human being. I guess that is what he meant tough.
The people who base their identity around playing games, who willingly embrace the title “gamer”, are rising up against the people who spend 60 hours a week making those games and the people who make less than a full-time QuikTrip employee writing about those games. They call it #GamerGate, because they have absolutely no self-awareness whatsoever, and because they apparently didn’t see the more timely #GamerGhazi just sitting there in front of them.
Yes please, explain to me again how this has nothing to do with sexism.
[TRIGGER WARNING for extreme misogyny, gendered slurs, sexual harassment, sexual violence, victim blaming, graphic rape and death threats]
This is so disgusting! What is wrong with these people?!
This is just driving me insane!
This is amazing.
1. The dude with the whiskey and cigarette is trying VERY HARD. He wants to be indignant but he wants to be cool! “GRR, I’m mad but look at my Vampire: The Masquerade costume.”
2. “In one fell swoop the social justice warriors have silenced all dissenting voices and ushered in a new era of political correctness!” dude if people were actually silenced you wouldn’t be able to make this video/patreon without significant consequences instead of just me making fun of them.
3. “Anita Sarkeesian got almost $160,000 to producer her YouTube videos with no discernible increase in quality. But Jordan and I? We already make high quality YouTube videos.” my dudes you guys can’t even match video quality and audio levels across two different shots. you’re pointing a webcam at a low angle in a room with no special lighting? come on.
4. “Or is this a ruse perpetuated by a group of perpetual victims for their own fame, and glory, and financial benefit?” Look if you make a video saying this and don’t realize you sound exactly like the villain from Ghostbusters I don’t know what to tell you.
Anyway, these guys are making a bunch of money off this, which is bogus and insane. The irony is that people furious that Anita Sarkeesian “scammed” money lost no money on her videos, but are going to dump a bunch of cash on this crap. The video series they deserve I guess.
(via Carli Velocci)
The big reveal: it’s all the illuminati (all the way from south Germany, underneath the original Disney castle)
modular synth from 1977 from czechoslovakia named Číslizvuk