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#1 Posted by kahjah (30 posts) -

I think everyone needs to step back and take a second to reflect on what has happened in the past 10 years or so and then take a look at what has transpired in the past 6 months. The lack of perspective from the GG folks is kinda astounding to say the least. Their fanatical rants based on a self-identifying label and how "gamers" have been harassed is laughable. As we said on our show, this GG issue is the zenith of first world problems on crack.

The "gamers are dead" discussion has been leaned as the crutch to make their argument but honestly I'm sure the amounts of hate and vitriol any of the prominent game journos have gotten in their careers compared to what any one gamer has gotten about their gamer identity probably isn't even close to equal. With that being said, I'm sure to a certain extent those articles were from years of pent up frustration over the nonsense they go through.

I would love to know what the GB staff has seen over the years in terms of gross gamer behavior that they've let roll off their shoulders. So when these particular GG folks talk about how their identity has been crapped on it makes me laugh my ass off.

I think we need to stop with the false equivalences and to a certain extent I understand where Jeff comes off about silence is not letting crazy people have a seat at the discussion table. I agree but, I also believe that people who have power need to express them in a timely manner. This message is great but I think it's a little late.

#2 Posted by kahjah (30 posts) -

I totally loved the video and it reinforced many of my thoughts about how the internet can make and break people. It was smart, well done and full of nuanced points which is what the internet needs. I really want to talk to the makers of it because it was brilliant.

#3 Posted by kahjah (30 posts) -

@SamFo: I had a conversation with a friend of mine about this issue that branched into one about white privilege, we are both black and he is a couple of years younger than I am (I'm 34). Once I explained the concept he rebuffed by saying "Why are you talking about this? He didn't want to even acknowledge that the possibility of these things even existing.

I believe that the people mad a Patrick are just like my friend wearing huge blinders about the world around them who are incapable of thinking that other people come up against these issues daily.

It's extremely sad.

#4 Posted by kahjah (30 posts) -

@Gordo789: I remember that story and the comments eventually always seem to victim blame when allegations of sexism and racism arise. It's a damn shame that the burden of proof is almost astronomically high.

Thanks for posting it.

#5 Posted by kahjah (30 posts) -

@RazielCuts: I remember seeing that video and I appreciate his sentiment. I think he is totally off base.

#6 Posted by kahjah (30 posts) -

It's good to see that people are speaking up about this in positive ways. I wonder though if this were about POC (people of color) in the gaming industry if it would have gotten this kind of traction?

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#8 Posted by kahjah (30 posts) -

I would much rather free dlc instead of the game, giving you a game that no one is going to play doesn't really do anything for most people.

#9 Posted by kahjah (30 posts) -

This is a show that I and a couple of friends do over Google+ Come and check us out. Leave comments and subscribe if you like us.

#10 Posted by kahjah (30 posts) -
@TwilitEnd656: I'm not sure how you would make that assumption. I haven't made much further in the game but what you say makes no sense.
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