Gilbert64's forum posts

#1 Edited by Gilbert64 (64 posts) -

I‘m from Iceland and relatively out of touch from American political discourse but I do remember back when Jack Thompson and the American right was attacking video games and gaming culture as violent you guys had our back that is despite the fact that Jack needed to go to hiding and call the FBI because of anonymous death threats. But now when a different spectrum of American politics is on the offensive… like TotalBiscuit said you guys are ready to throw us to the wolves of the mainstream media.

Not that I expect you guys to go to bat for Gamergate given the personal nature of mostly baseless attacks made in the name of Gamergate against friends and even staff of the site. But turning your backs on us or dismissing us as misguided simpletons sucks. I resent being held responsible for death threats that most likely originate from some goon squad sociopath but at the very least I had nothing to do with.

You guys at least acknowledge the fact that people that support Gamergate are getting threatened and bullied by extremists and I respect that. But much like GaymerX are already getting harassed for not getting with the program or not doing it soon enough.

I’m done being talked at, listen and believe I think is the saying. Fuck that.

I still think you guys are awesome @jeff @brad @vinny @rorie @patrickklepek @alex @danryckert

Except @vinny who is literally the best person in the world that I have never met.

But I‘m going back to avoiding video game coverage and playing games in a vacuum, this whole thing is incredibly gross and at this point if I want to know more about a game my best bet is to type it into YouTube search.

It’s been an incredible ride the past 6 years (holy shit just looked that up thought arrow pointing down was like 4 years ago but tangent) and I wish you guys the best of luck.

#2 Edited by Gilbert64 (64 posts) -

If GamerGate means I can call people out on there bullshit like complaining about male gaze in reference to bayonetta 2 without being accused of being a misogynist then I'm all for it. I'm tired of American domestic politics infecting video games. In this case the same old anti-sex / archaic puritanism crap.

#3 Posted by Gilbert64 (64 posts) -

I just wanted to chime in and say that for me video games and video game coverage is a form of entertainment and escapism and Giantbomb has always been a great source for that.

I find political discussions to be mentally and emotionally draining and I save such energy for local issues where I can actually have a meaningful impact.

Global political discussions on the internet always degenerate into Orwellian Two Minutes Hate sessions in echo chambers with the various groups occasionally taking a break to scream at each other. Its not what I want any part of.

I hope that you keep making lighthearted and game-centric content and the bombcast especially stays that way. Don't take that to mean no Samantha or something like that she was great and it is sad if she got shit talk.

So yeah please stay away from political and social issues and keep it Giantbomb Classic

#4 Edited by Gilbert64 (64 posts) -

The hate train came from a reddit men's right subreddit. It's unfortunate that giant bomb and its community is being associated with them.

#5 Posted by Gilbert64 (64 posts) -

The giantbomb forum is now tumblr

#6 Edited by Gilbert64 (64 posts) -

I miss old GiantBomb

#7 Posted by Gilbert64 (64 posts) -

or maybe you didn't watch the video?

#8 Posted by Gilbert64 (64 posts) -

Windows will always get any game worth playing that is made for linux.

Plenty of game made for windows will never get ported/work on linux so no i won't switch.

Only way this is going to change is if microsoft stops making/supporting windows.

Gabe is just crying because he doesn't like microsoft having its own windows game store.

#9 Edited by Gilbert64 (64 posts) -

Eurovision is the European version of the gathering of juggalos. Worst song, less violence... fucking terrible.

#10 Posted by Gilbert64 (64 posts) -

So if you deliberately withhold reporting a bug to then exploit it when the game lunches you can get your account banned? See nothing wrong with that .. oh wait this is EA? Sorry let the circlejerk commence.