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@splodge said:

@dado51p said:

Why treat this like an attack solely on Women?

A human being's gender and profession really don't matter when it comes to death threats.

The threats and harassment should stop because they don't contribute anything positive and are criminal in nature.

On the other hand, why not have a serious discussion panel on video game journalism integrity and ethics? The harassment and threats and the ethics discussion don't seem mutually exclusive.

I doubt they'd do it, but Giantbomb should invite Totalbiscuit for a discussion on ethics and Gamergate or whatever it's called nowadays.

@patrickklepek has had TB on Bombin with the AM before, he was a great guest. I think you might be surprised as to how pro GG he actually is though. He has been incredibly critical of the movement in the past, as he has been with both sides of the argument. It bothers me that he is being held up as some kind of GG activist. He stays pretty neutral.

I don't see any side really interested in moderate voices right now. They just want the echo chambers to keep resonating and feeding their agendas.

#3 Edited by ultimathule (65 posts) -

@ultimathule said:

Color me surprised, but I found the BBC reporting on this situation fairly balanced.

Though it's a shame Giant Bomb has been unfairly lumped together with this whole mess.

now why would someone unfairly lump Giantbomb into this mess?

You would have to ask Brianna Wu for that. The idea to single out this site in particular for not doing enough is ridiculous to me.

But I've heard it could still be repercussions from the hiring of Dan and Jason.

#4 Posted by ultimathule (65 posts) -

Color me surprised, but I found the BBC reporting on this situation fairly balanced.

Though it's a shame Giant Bomb has been unfairly lumped together with this whole mess.

#5 Posted by ultimathule (65 posts) -

@jumbs said:

@ultimathule said:

@plan6 said:

@jumbs said:

Not shocked at all, if you dig deep enough, you find out that a lot of these people supporting gamergate are connected and are all into some pretty weird shit. Like an RPG where women are willing sex slaves(eye roll)

I'm kind of curious of how you guys felt about these allegations when they were made by the GG folks against other game journalists for backing Zoe Quinn on Pateron and other inde developers on Kickstarter?

Except none of those people promoted Zoe Quinn.

Not directly, no. But neither seems to be the case from the link above.

#6 Posted by ultimathule (65 posts) -

@plan6 said:

@jumbs said:

Not shocked at all, if you dig deep enough, you find out that a lot of these people supporting gamergate are connected and are all into some pretty weird shit. Like an RPG where women are willing sex slaves(eye roll)

I'm kind of curious of how you guys felt about these allegations when they were made by the GG folks against other game journalists for backing Zoe Quinn on Pateron and other inde developers on Kickstarter?

#8 Posted by ultimathule (65 posts) -

Can I both condemn the threats to that were made to Anita and Zoe and agree that there should be more disclosure in gaming media?

Is it possible? Or do I really have to pick a side?

#10 Posted by ultimathule (65 posts) -

@onimonkii: Great song. I wish more groups did acoustic versions.