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#1 Edited by OtakuGamer (1262 posts) -

Someone's opinion on the current state of the gaming industry is exactly corruption. Digging into other people’s private lives in order to gain that kind of information isn't a good idea either.

I don't think that people aligned with GamerGate are even that concerned about ethics in gaming journalism to begin with or at least there is this gap where one group is actually advocating ethics in game journalism but the other more interested in eliminating the SJW aspect of game journalism which is not corruption.

I also don’t think gaming journalism is all clean either. There are certainly problems to be had there but it’s more to do with publishers who are going to companies like IGN with bags of money so that they can promote their game rather than anything else. No actual evidence of that I’m afraid though, just on how obvious it seems.

#2 Posted by OtakuGamer (1262 posts) -

It was unprofessional and stupid. He has essentially destroyed the reputation of his company and it is very unlikely that they will be able to recover from that no matter how much damage control they do. That company as it is now is pretty much over.

Not only that, he’ll end up not getting hired anywhere else either. That one tweet has pretty much has ruined his career as a games developer.

Whether or not that is a justified punishment is not for me to say.

#3 Edited by OtakuGamer (1262 posts) -

Reviews and other people’s opinions via quick looks, podcasts are a big part of how I buy games. Games that have received very high scores and praise would definitely encourage me to go ahead and buy the game. Shadow of Mordor is a recent example, Bayonetta 2 another. Same can be said with games that get very low scores.

#4 Posted by OtakuGamer (1262 posts) -

Raids are already frustrating enough. To make it a requirement to get to the top level and doing it multiple times due to the RNG bullshit is even more so. I’m pretty sure I’ll just wait for the expansion unless my friends want a sixth guy in their raid.

#5 Edited by OtakuGamer (1262 posts) -

I think threatening to pull support from those consoles and making them PC exclusive would encourage console manufacturers to rethink their methods but ey, I'm no business man. Also the link for me redirects to Giant Bomb.

#6 Edited by OtakuGamer (1262 posts) -

I’ve been rethinking my position in all of this recently and I’m starting to agree that GamerGate has been nothing more than front for a hate/harassment campaign. Orchestrated by a small bunch of people to misinform other people into joining their cause in order to create a louder voice.

I agree with Jeff 100% here. We shouldn’t use GamerGate as a way to voice our concerns about game journalism anymore. If anything opinion pieces from sites like Polygon and Giant Bomb have been more beneficial to us consumers than IGNs 10 reasons why you should buy x. We seem to be fighting the wrong fight to begin with.

#7 Edited by OtakuGamer (1262 posts) -

I’m not going to pretend to be sickened and disgusted by this game coming out and I won’t pretend that I have this right moral code either. I would play this game because fuck it, I don’t need a purpose.

That’s why games like GTA was so fun. I used to get a sniper rifle and snipe people in cars or get a mini-gun and rampage across the street of San Andreas. Violence for the sake of violence was the best kind of violence for me. I didn’t need to have some just right moral code to kill a bunch of dudes, I didn’t need to feel regret when I killed some pedestrian in Far Cry 3. I could just chill out doing shit I couldn't do in real life. Now what? I’m some disreputable cunt for how I spend my time now?

I remember when we use to give Jack Thompson shit for being against this sort of crap, now it seems we have become Jack Thompson.

#8 Edited by OtakuGamer (1262 posts) -

The more attention Anita and everyone else give to these people, the more death threats you’re going to get. Block them, ignore them and just do your fucking thing otherwise you’ll just be playing right into their hands. The media shouldn’t cover this crap either and continue to do their thing and support the feminist cause, whatever. Don’t just keep showing this every 2 days and expecting something to change because it fucking won’t.

I’m pretty sure people back in the day campaigning for whatever rights didn’t mention one particular guy’s comments in the newspaper or when they are campaigning somewhere. Just do your fucking thing.

#9 Posted by OtakuGamer (1262 posts) -

I was a Gamespot user when the whole "Gerstmanngate" thing happened and after witnessing the chaos that resulted from that, I was curious to know on what Jeff’s next adventure was going to be. He started a blog, followed his points videos and then he and Ryan made the Arrow Pointing Down podcast and that was the thing that hooked me from there. Then they started building a bomb.

#10 Posted by OtakuGamer (1262 posts) -

@otakugamer said:

Is there like some sort of list of objectives or goals on what feminists are trying to achieve here? It feels like I’m either getting the wrong idea or just confused about what’s going on because it seems to me that it’s always focused on people throwing death threats everywhere.

Maybe if we had some clear unbiased article somewhere giving us both sides of the argument without putting their own goddamned viewpoint on it, maybe we have a lot more informed people in this community.

Maybe... I would say, maybe, they are trying to achieve not being harassed 24/7 and being sent death threats that involve personal info?

Also, no person is unbiased. Everyone has their point of view, that literally affects every single thing they do.

No man. Thinking of the bigger picture here. What caused all this to happen? What's with all the death threats? You have goals right? What are those goals?