Hip Hop Gamer and Jeff Gerstmann

I don't even know where to begin with this. There's this guy going by the name HipHopGamer on the internet, who recently gained a lot of infamy for making videos about the positive impact women have in the video game industry. Sounds cool, right? Well, the videos themselves are crass, with videos transitioning into a a montage of scantily clad women dancing. Furthermore, in the end of each video he discusses what he imagines the said gamer girl would be like between the sheets (no, I'm not making this up).  You can watch the most recent of these Hot Girls in Gaming videos,which is about Rachul Moore (although she seemed cool with the video itself).  
 
Ben Kuchera from Ars Technica recently got into an argument with Hip Hop Gamer, and I'm trying to read the conversation, but I'm not sure what started it.  
 

Anyway, the reason I'm bringing this up now is because Hip Hop released a couple videos praising OG Jeff Gerstmann. There's something unintentionally hilarious from his adoration of Jeff. 
 
  
   
 
  
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Edited by Apathylad

I don't even know where to begin with this. There's this guy going by the name HipHopGamer on the internet, who recently gained a lot of infamy for making videos about the positive impact women have in the video game industry. Sounds cool, right? Well, the videos themselves are crass, with videos transitioning into a a montage of scantily clad women dancing. Furthermore, in the end of each video he discusses what he imagines the said gamer girl would be like between the sheets (no, I'm not making this up).  You can watch the most recent of these Hot Girls in Gaming videos,which is about Rachul Moore (although she seemed cool with the video itself).  
 
Ben Kuchera from Ars Technica recently got into an argument with Hip Hop Gamer, and I'm trying to read the conversation, but I'm not sure what started it.  
 

Anyway, the reason I'm bringing this up now is because Hip Hop released a couple videos praising OG Jeff Gerstmann. There's something unintentionally hilarious from his adoration of Jeff. 
 
  
   
 
  
Posted by Yummylee

That guy is always a pain to watch.

Posted by fwylo

Jeff is a gangsta.

Posted by SquirrelGOD

This guy is just not my cup of tea, but GOD DAMN do I love his enthusiasm and wish him luck.  He's trying a different approach to "Games Journalism" than anyone else, and I respect the hell out of that.

Posted by DougQuaid
@SquirrelGOD said:
" This guy is just not my cup of tea, but GOD DAMN do I love his enthusiasm and wish him luck.  He's trying a different approach to "Games Journalism" than anyone else, and I respect the hell out of that. "
This.
Posted by BabyChooChoo
@DougQuaid said:
" @SquirrelGOD said:
" This guy is just not my cup of tea, but GOD DAMN do I love his enthusiasm and wish him luck.  He's trying a different approach to "Games Journalism" than anyone else, and I respect the hell out of that. "
This. "
This x2
 
I really love his CoD and BC2 analogy. Would've never thought to put it that way, but it does make sense.
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Posted by Milkman

I'm not following here. I read through that conversation but what did Ben say that got Hip Hop Gamer so angry? I know someone told him to "shut the fuck up" and he called him a "pussy ass faggot" or whatever. But when did Ben come in? And what does Jeff have to do with this?

Posted by zameer

I don't see how this is shocking; I can definitely imagine how he and Jeff'd get along well

Posted by Jimbo

I'm still holding out for The BebopGamer.

Posted by Nadafinga

The dipshit could've at least spelled Jeff's name right.

Posted by Weltal

I never had a problem with Hip Hop Gamer but damn, this this makes him seem like a bipolar lunatic.

Posted by rflx

a hiphopper being obnoxious. Imagine that.

Posted by Forderz

scathing critic of jeff's kinect skillz

Posted by GlenTennis
@Jimbo said:
" I'm still holding out for The BebopGamer. "
The RocksteadyGamer is better.
Posted by Milkman

I was reading some more of that argument and man...I like Hip Hop Gamer and all but he comes off as a fucking idiot in those conversations.

Posted by JTB123
@SquirrelGOD said:
" This guy is just not my cup of tea, but GOD DAMN do I love his enthusiasm and wish him luck.  He's trying a different approach to "Games Journalism" than anyone else, and I respect the hell out of that. "
Posted by thebatmobile
Posted by DonutFever

I believe it started with Ben Kuchera talking about some guy who "rewards" his freelancers with tickets to E3. People were saying that E3 is a place for work to be done, not treated like Disneyland. I guess these guys just disagreed with each other.

Posted by Slaker117

I think it's great that he gets so excited, but HipHopGamer can be really hard to watch.

Posted by mnzy

We need the Reggae Gamer. I like things smooth.

Posted by phantomzxro

I don't know man i respect hiphopgamer on some levels as breaking the stereorype of every gamer is a nerd or white male.  Also there are people in the gaming world that are not just white males but the problem is hiphopgamer is trying to act like a rockstar or rap star and it just  makes him seem like he is trying way too hard. kinda like the kanye west thing of he is already making great music but he has to act like a a** sometimes to stay in the spotlight.
Posted by Gizmo

I know I should hate this, but that video is incredible and I fully support The Hip-Hop Gamer.  
  
"First off, let's talk about her personality!" *camera drops to her breasts*  Classic. Priceless.
 
You know, the girls like it, Hip Hop Gamer gets to meet fine ladies, what's the problem? 

Posted by ArbitraryWater

I appreciate his enthusiasm, as misguided as it may be. But dude is definition of "guy with a blog", and I find his gangsta shtick to be kind of insufferable from the little I have seen, even though it's hilarious in the context of how cool he thinks Jeff is. 

Posted by Tsoglani

Don't hate... Congratulate.

Posted by Brendan

AngryJoe and HipHopGamer should both be put in some kind of deadly game of Wipeout where it is unlikely either of them survive. (I included Joe as well since he's nearly as annoying)

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@phantomzxro said:

" I don't know man i respect hiphopgamer on some levels as breaking the stereorype of every gamer is a nerd or white male.  Also there are people in the gaming world that are not just white males but the problem is hiphopgamer is trying to act like a rockstar or rap star and it just  makes him seem like he is trying way too hard. kinda like the kanye west thing of he is already making great music but he has to act like a a** sometimes to stay in the spotlight. "

I'd think there is a much bigger problem with the stereotype of the gamer as "misogynic, homophobic young males", established through Xbox Live and such - and this guy certainly isn't helping in breaking that stereotype.
 
Go read some of the posts on http://fatuglyorslutty.com/ - Valierie Solanas' ideas seem perfectly reasonable after seeing what a scary amount of people are like. They don't even seem to be a vocal minority of the modern gaming community.
 

Posted by Apathylad
@fisk0:  
 
  
Posted by natetodamax

'ey man, HipHopGamer knows what's up son. He calls 'em like he sees 'em.

Posted by FourWude

TREY4LYFE

Posted by StarvingGamer
@GlenTennis said:
" @Jimbo said:
" I'm still holding out for The BebopGamer. "
The RocksteadyGamer is better. "
Nah because then you'd always be wondering if he was on the take.
Posted by alternate

Seems he is just acting a character to me.  Like Ballsrog but not as funny.

Posted by Meteora

Jeff and HipHopGamer seems to get along fine, I don't see any problems with him. 
 
  

Posted by Enigma777

Personally I can't stand HHG. Not only is he a giant idiot (honestly just listen to him talk for more than 5 minutes) but he doesn't even realize that most people are laughing at him and not with him.  
 
I will never understand his (albeit small) popularity... 

Posted by iam3green

well, now i know what jeff does when he isn't working with giantbomb. he is at crack houses hanging out with black people. pretty good life.

Posted by Little_Socrates

I don't like the persona he takes on, but I think he's an intelligent journalist, and I think he's got some good ideas here. I've never heard of him before this thread, though.

Posted by Portis

I can see why people love HipHopGamer, but I just can't stomach him. 

Posted by Chris2KLee
@mnzy said:
" We need the Reggae Gamer. I like things smooth. "
I prefer Adult Contemporary Gamer.
Posted by rjayb89
@Apathylad said:
" @fisk0:  
 
  
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Jesus Christ, that's terrible.
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Posted by BraveToaster
@phantomzxro said:
" I don't know man i respect hiphopgamer on some levels as breaking the stereorype of every gamer is a nerd or white male.      
I've never heard the "gamers are white" stereotype.
Posted by phantomzxro
@fisk0 said:
" @phantomzxro said:

" I don't know man i respect hiphopgamer on some levels as breaking the stereorype of every gamer is a nerd or white male.  Also there are people in the gaming world that are not just white males but the problem is hiphopgamer is trying to act like a rockstar or rap star and it just  makes him seem like he is trying way too hard. kinda like the kanye west thing of he is already making great music but he has to act like a a** sometimes to stay in the spotlight. "

I'd think there is a much bigger problem with the stereotype of the gamer as "misogynic, homophobic young males", established through Xbox Live and such - and this guy certainly isn't helping in breaking that stereotype.
 
Go read some of the posts on http://fatuglyorslutty.com/ - Valierie Solanas' ideas seem perfectly reasonable after seeing what a scary amount of people are like. They don't even seem to be a vocal minority of the modern gaming community.
 

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You may misunderstand my meaning and i have been to that site and read an article on it and it is a great read. It also shows how dumb people can be online. My meaning is that sometimes you need someone to break into a field and show others that you can do it too. Someone like tiger woods may have opened up golf to people who never would have given it a second look as a sport. hiphopgamer to a very small scale can do the same thing.
Posted by phantomzxro
@Axxol said:
" @phantomzxro said:
" I don't know man i respect hiphopgamer on some levels as breaking the stereorype of every gamer is a nerd or white male.      
I've never heard the "gamers are white" stereotype. "
i mean that very loosely in the sense that if you ask anyone who is in the gaming field who are making games or writing about  games. The people in that field are generally white males there is nothing wrong with that. But i think it's cool when you see a women in the field that lets some girls out there  know it's ok for a women to be into gaming and wanting to work in the field. It also allows  us to see different games that are not just made for the believed "standard demographic". That's my meaning on the whole matter and if hiphopgamer can turn some people onto gaming that  otherwise would over look it than that is great in my book.
Posted by MiamiRedHawks

I don't think this guy is playing a character at all. I respect what he's doing because he seems honest. Now I'm kinda interested to see what he has to say about females in gaming.

Posted by Underachiever007
@fwylo said:
" Jeff is a gangsta. "