• CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Examples of Corruption in Games Journalism. on the General Discussion board

    Well yeah it's more complicated than that obviously, but I think it's hard to disagree with the idea that the people doing it are shitty people. But yeah, back on topic to avoid thread detonation. Ov...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Examples of Corruption in Games Journalism. on the General Discussion board

    @milkman: Yep, saw it on Patrick's twitter. Shitty people gonna keep being shitty because they get their psychotic thrill from it. Luckily a few people have been caught, I know GG people caught some ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Examples of Corruption in Games Journalism. on the General Discussion board

    @extomar: You make a good point about peoples' social media histories, but keep in mind that social media is on the user's end. In an interview, they can ask you to log onto facebook/twitter/whatever...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Examples of Corruption in Games Journalism. on the General Discussion board

    @extomar: I don't think the long history of blacklisting as a concept justifies the act itself. And blacklisting almost never involves a formalized, documented process or list of people. It obviously ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Examples of Corruption in Games Journalism. on the General Discussion board

    @lonelyspacepanda: That's a pretty good point, with how young the industry is overall it makes sense that its massive growth spurts have caused issues when the games media industry tries to grow at t...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Examples of Corruption in Games Journalism. on the General Discussion board

    If I remember right, didn't Patricia Hernandez do some pretty extensive coverage of stuff Anna Anthropy, her friend/roommate (or a while at least), without disclosing their relationship? I think they...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Personal social views as a central part of a game critique. on the General Discussion board

    @spraynardtatum: I pretty much agree with you, it's important to point out that saying you want no social commentary in reviews means all of it, it's not really fair to cherry-pick what can be talked ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Anita Sarkeesian Forced to Cancel Talk Over Shooting Threat. on the General Discussion board

    @duckhunter: I wouldn't go so far as calling it puritanical, but I'd certainly agree that sex-negative feminism is a much more conservative view on the subject.RE: the threat, it really does get more...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Personal social views as a central part of a game critique. on the General Discussion board

    @oldirtybearon: Pretty much my take on it. Social commentary is all well and good, but it's not a review. There are many elements of a game that need to be brought up in a proper review, like any iss...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Anita Sarkeesian talks about harassment at XOXO Fest. on the General Discussion board

    @jadegl: I think you'll find that just about everyone here completely agrees with your stance, that harassment and threats should never be tolerated. I would extend that statement to cover everyone, ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @haygen: That depends on what definition you want to hear. There's no set definition on "SJW," especially since everyone's kind of taken the term into their own hands. Personally I think of an "SJW" ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @milkman said:@crunchypickles: I would disagree that GamerGate people don't want sites to be shut down. I've seen multiple comments from GamerGate people saying things like "It's gonna be weird when ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    As far as I know they've been going after sites that misrepresent the "movement." Like Gamasutra, which even outside of Alexander's articles has had a few op-eds dedicated to painting GG as nothing m...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @milkman: That's pretty much the crux of where we disagree I think. I don't think emailing ad suppliers is trying to silence, I think it's the only real way readers can have an impact on sites that o...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @milkman: No, and I never said I did. If it sounded like I was implying that, I'm sorry. I believe Leigh and Anita can make whatever content they want, however that comes with the fact that nobody is...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @milkman: Obviously I can't speak for anyone but myself but I can't bring myself to completely kick out anyone from any "movement" for having bad opinions/beliefs. In an earlier post I said I vehemen...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @nexas: I agree with you in that GG seems to be drawing more conservative-minded people, but please do not assume that everyone who follows it is right-wing. I'm a bleeding heart liberal and gayer th...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    @teaoverlord: Because to them, the article represented the larger issue at hand. Leigh Alexander was more than willing to throw away "gamers" because she deemed them to be "over" for her benefit. Peo...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic A Few Words About GamerGate. on the General Discussion board

    I gotta say I agree with Brodehouse about this whole thing overall; viewing the debate first-hand via Twitter, outside of media sites that are more than ready and willing to skew the story for their ...

  • CrunchyPickles posted a message in the forum topic Any MMOs out there holding your attention?. on the General Discussion board

    ArcheAge has me hooked, whenever I'm actually able to play anyway. Other than that, been playing Planetside 2 a lot more than I thought I would after trying it last week, loving the hell out of it. B...