the “its hard out here for a conservative brony” comic still makes me grin when i see it i can’t believe the guy created the funniest comic of his career as a political cartoonist and the comedy was entirely unintentional
- gamer dweebs: if you don't like the game, why don't you just make your own version? That way I can ignore it, downvote it, talk shit about it, roll my eyes when people talk about it, refuse to play it, badmouth the person who made it, steal it, play five minutes of it, write a passive aggressive jemble review about it, then pretend it was some infallibly neutral and objective invisible hand of the market that caused it to fail, then use it as an example of what happens when people don't do what I want
lmao my mom got me long hamsters haha why these hamsters so long
those are ferrets you pile of wombat shit
haha aw sweetie :) you need to learn your animals! those are long hamsters! they’re like hamsters… but they’re long! (:
Lemme correct you thetimeofdawn, dicklover3000 is a pile of ‘ferret’ shit, and dicklover3000, those are in fact, ferrets, get a 3rd grade education, “sweetie”
aw babe im sure you meant well but those are not ferrets! theyre long hamsters! (: its ok to not know a lot about animals! youll learn!
EDUCATE YOURSELF DICKLOVER3000 FUCKING SHIT. DID YOU SUCK TOO MANY DICK THAT YOU FORGOT EVERYTHING ELSE???!!!??!?¿¿???!!!
Listen, “babe.” If you want to correct others, make sure you got your facts straight. At least google it so that you may actually sound intelligent rather than a brainless neanderthal. You’re embarrassing yourself, honey.
baby doll my facts are 100 percent true! :-) silly silly ferrets are only a myth! these are long hamsters! im sure you have heard of them! they’re available in many pet stores! they’re awfully cute but very hyper!
Listen here, dickwad
A ferret is a domesticated form of a European Polecat. Its scientific name is Mustela putorius furo. LOOK IT UP SO THAT YOU CAN DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH. Might I say, its life span is 7-10 years. LONG HAMSTERS are not proper nor do they roam the earth. So please, look it up and EDUCATE YOURSELF, TWAT.
i am sorry that you refuse to educate yourself on the beauty of long hamsters! my dear you are simply just wrong on this matter! dont worry! one day you will understand :) long hamsters are truly magical creatures…
JESUS CHRIST WOMAN. LONG HAMSTERS DONT EXIST. YOU. NEED. TO DO. YOUR. OWN. GODDAMN. RESEARCH. BC YOU. ARE BEING AN UNEDUCATED LITTLE SWINE. MAYBE, IF YOU SUCK A DICK TOO HARD, YOU MIGHT SUCK THEIR BRAINS OUT, THEN MAYBE, YOU WILL HAVE A LITTLE INTELLIGENCE IN YOU.
goodness gracious! sweetheart! long hamsters have been the center of many, many studies for years! they are truly little miracles! no one knows how these hamsters got so long. (: it is okay that you have yet to explore the amazing Cricetinae longis.
I’m not going to lie, I really wouldn’t mind slapping the person with enough idiocy to think that long hamsters exist. They are not real nor will they ever be unless hamsters evolve to have elongated bodies. You are an uncultured swine and need to stop being so arrogant towards the people telling you that they are ferrets. If you did your research, you would find that those people are, in fact, correct. Those are FERRETS. There is no such thing as long hamsters.
no those are long hamsters
certifiedhypocrite asked: Gamasutra ran articles on people (Leigh Alexander plugging Anna Anthropy) with praise. AFAIK, they're in a relationship. Some people have a problem with that. I realize you're friends with Daphny, who is in a relationship w/ Anna afaik. Do you care to comment? Can't fault you if don't. Also astroturfing is literally buying press.
- I am unfamiliar with the relationship between Anna and Leigh. The only person I know that is in a relationship with Anna is Xandir, and their relationship is none of my business.
- I’m dating Daphny. She is not in a relationship with Anna. I do not particularly like Anna, although I support her games because I think her voice is important.
- "Astroturfing" in the context of game criticism is the practice of game publishers and developers tasking members of the development team - usually QA or production - to write positive user reviews on sites like Metacritic. There is also the payola thing, but that is not relevant to larger game journalism; big sites do not accept bribes, because the bribe would be a bigger story than whatever review there is. Payola works because it targets mid-low tier game critics. People who are hurting for money and do not undergo the sort of scrutiny that sites like Kotaku, Joystiq, and so on do. YouTubers that do not face the same sort of audience because they are not "real critics."
i dont even know why gamers are so angry at anita’s videos they’re really basic?? they’re literally just “these tropes exist & here are some examples (there are many)” she doesn’t go that in-detail into why these tropes are harmful (she does a little bit, not a great deal) idk why that sends nerds into a rage she literally couldn’t be any gentler with this criticism if every video was released with a soft blanket and a bottle of milk
i’m in a band. it’s called F*OFF
The Zoe Quinn Situation Really is about Feminism (and that’s why gaming journalism and the indie dev scene are fetid shitholes)
This blog is for people who have read into the Zoe Quinn situation, who know where to find the real information (hmm, for some reason, Polygon doesn’t have an article up yet…), and who might be amenable to the idea of listening to a feminist.
But it’s also for all gamers.
I want to talk to gamers about feminism. Anita You-know-who often fails at her task, because she wants to talk to feminists about games. She preaches to a choir.
I am not preaching to a choir. So, maybe, no one will want to listen to me. But I think you will, because real feminism makes real sense and it can make real good games.
This is a bad post. I’m going to lay out why.
First off: using somebody’s full real name instead of their preferred moniker is rude and dismissive. It’s a cheap manipulation tactic to make you believe somebody is “fake.” If you want to make the evidence stand on its own merits, maybe don’t resort to the most staid cliche of ad hominem?
There is definitely nepotism in the game industry. It is not nearly as dire or threatening as this article lays out. Game critics (I don’t even want to say journalism, because game journalists are critics first, journalists second), developers, and publishers all collude in various ways and tend to favor the people they know or people related to those they know. This is because game development is primarily a creative industry. It is art. It’s impossible to be in a creative industry and not experience some form of nepotism. Hell, it’s impossible to be in ANY industry and not experience nepotism. The game industry definitely has bad nepotism, and the indie community in particular could be better about reaching out to unknown voices, but the nepotism in the industry is very much not about game journalists and Zoe Quinn. Game journos and indies are not “fetid shitholes” because they all know each other; that’s simply a consequence of actually going out and meeting people.
You say ZQ should relabel herself a gamer. Why? Gamers have a terrible stigma, and one honestly deserved. It’s almost a corollary of Lewis’ law; the comments on any controversial article about games justify never calling yourself a gamer. If anything, this should push ZQ to not associate with games at all, because this whole situation has made her life hell.
ZQ was not that major of an icon in the indie game community. She’s popular, but not terribly so; she’s just one of a collection of prominent women devs like Christine Love and Anna Anthropy. She is, however, an easy target for gross game nerds to attack. If anybody made her into an icon, it’s the people obsessing over this supposed lapse in integrity.
The reason Kotaku and other major sites don’t cover this is because it’s a manufactured scandal. It’s not about Zoe Quinn, really; it’s about traditionalism in games and the pushback against the direction games are taking. ZQ is a sacrificial lamb because Depression Quest is what these nerds are actually mad about. Covering this story on the large sites would be dumping fuel onto a flame already burning hot enough to sear anybody who tries to approach; the best response to a manufactured scandal is to ignore it and focus on actual issues.
You say “the indie cabal will bail on ZQ.” Really? Because every indie dev I know has strengthened their relationship with ZQ as a result of this whole scenario. If anything, this has bonded the indie community together more strongly; people are coming out in support of ZQ in droves.
For your attempt to sound reasonable, there’s a lot of coded bullshit in your post. “They will abandon you,” is typical emotional manipulation and abuse to get victims to rely on their abusers. Using her real name instead of her desired name is a cheap shot in an attempt to make her look fake or less credible. There’s the typical “not a real feminist” bullshit. There’s the typical “money for press” nonsense that has no hard evidence or factual grounding beyond a thing that happened to Jeff Gertsmann over half a decade ago which we still aren’t clear about.
And really this is the problem. You aren’t interested in actual discourse, or a discussion about what is wrong with the medium or games criticism (of which there is a lot wrong; just because the coverage for money/sex bit is manufactured and false does not mean the industry doesn’t have systemic, concerning issues). You are primarily interested in tearing down a woman, a site, and a way of approaching games that challenges the current reign of traditionalism. All the evidence is circumstantial at best and outright fabricated at worst, and wild assertions and claims are being made without any scrap of actual investigation.
If this scandal was an actual thing, I would definitely be on the side of the channers. Unfortunately, there’s nothing here except empty threats, emotional manipulation, baseless assertions, and an attempt to dress traditionalist rhetoric in the garments of those that fight back against it.
TL;DR: OP is manipulative nonsense.