Wrighteous86's forum posts

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@sil3n7 said:

@goreyfantod said:

@heftymadmonkey said:

@sil3n7:

Sil3n7 speaks the truth, we only see Patrick with this stuff, if you guys like it so be it but I'm gonna avoid it. I'm coming to this site for fun gaming not a lecture in sociology.

Hrmm, what's all this then, Guv'nor?

You are using a 3rd party to verify this? What a joke haha. Why don't you just ask a person off the street as well. That's just as accurate.

Come back when you have evidence that anyone other than Patrick and sometimes Alex is interested in this. Here's a hint: based on every bombcast episode that exists, they aren't.

Based on every bombcast episode that exists is a meaningless metric.

You want evidence? Here's my evidence: They've all spoken out against this stuff on their personal public social media accounts. They have women, homesexuals, transgenders who are outspoken advocates of this "social justice" on the site, their podcasts, their panels, etc with some mild regularity. They hired Patrick. They've praised his work. They've never spoken out against the things he's written. He is a representative of their organization. He essentially works for Jeff. This is all evidence that Jeff tacitly agrees with everything Patrick produces for the site... otherwise it, or he, would not be on the site.

Now aside from not bringing up a heavy topic like this on what is essentially their goofy podcast, what evidence do YOU have? Because based on every bombcast episode that exists Jeff's dad didn't die, Alexis didn't leave the site, Cool Baby isn't a thing.

Your theory that it hasn't been brought up on the Bombcast means they support GamerGate, or that they have no problem with the way women in the industry have been treated, is nonsense.

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@eyequeue said:

@wrighteous86: And I think that places like MSNBC are a perfectly valid venue to have the larger conversations around this stuff. But I do not go to the IGN ENTERTAINMENT website to hear about death threats or feminism or any social issue for that matter. I go there to watch Greg Miller make bad jokes, or for cool shit - like the feature Jose just did about the unreleased canceled Rogue Squadron collection for Wii. That looked rad.

Calling out sites like Giant Bomb and IGN amongst others for not "taking a stance" on social issues is such a stupid thing. I like Giant Bomb mostly because it's fucking dumb in the best way possible. I do not go here for cultural and social issues: leave that shit to Slate (which I do read, and their podcasts are great).

You've got a valid argument. I can't deny that. But this is kinda what Patrick was hired on to do, to be fair; cover the industry. To an extent that is at odds with the rest of the content produced by the site, but I believe that was GB's intention when they hired him: to make the site more well-rounded. But I understand 100% why some fans of the site would have no interest in that.

Part of the problem where the sites have to "take a stance" is because people on both sides will just assume their stance and start promoting their support. You see it going on in this thread. So they are kind of forced to comment so people will stop misrepresenting them.

But yeah, the whole thing is frustrating and pretty immature in general.

#3 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@eyequeue said:

@wrighteous86: I have sympathy. Lots of it. What I'm saying is I enjoyed this community a lot more when this wasn't a thing all the time. It sucks that it is a thing. So can everyone just calm the fuck down? Video games are not important enough for people to be questioning "journalistic ethics" nor for anyone to receive death threats over.

Sorry, sounds like we're in agreement. I'd rather just be focusing on the products themselves and the fun experience of gaming. I guess it's just frustrating to me on a different level that it keeps coming to things like this. However, I do think it needs to be discussed when it happens, as that's probably the best way to (ultimately) put an end to things, even if it'll be a bumpy ride until then.

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@sil3n7 said:

@wrighteous86 said:

@sil3n7 said:

@goreyfantod said:
@heftymadmonkey said:

@voysa_reezun: True, but Patrick seems to be the poster child for this liberal stuff in this site which is probably why he gets so much flack for it while the other guys of the team just wanna play games and have fun.

I don't think you have a clue about what, "...the other guys of the team," do or do not want, particularly with regard to, "this liberal stuff."

Oh really? Why don't they ever talk about it then?

Name one time any of this nonsense has been talked about on the bombcast.

They talk about it all the time on Twitter and Tumblr. And Jeff wrote an Editorial on it a few months ago?

All he did was condemn people making threats in Giant Bombs name.

And you still didn't answer my original question because it's never happened, because he isn't interested.

Not talking about it on the Bombcast doesn't mean anything. You're setting a random goal post to suit your argument. And considering this story is ABOUT threats being made, his Editorial is absolutely relevant.

How about the fact that Jeff INTENTIONALLY HIRED PATRICK? You act as if Patrick somehow just appeared on the site and nobody has any control over his work.

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@sil3n7 said:

@goreyfantod said:
@heftymadmonkey said:

@voysa_reezun: True, but Patrick seems to be the poster child for this liberal stuff in this site which is probably why he gets so much flack for it while the other guys of the team just wanna play games and have fun.

I don't think you have a clue about what, "...the other guys of the team," do or do not want, particularly with regard to, "this liberal stuff."

Oh really? Why don't they ever talk about it then?

Name one time any of this nonsense has been talked about on the bombcast.

They talk about it all the time on Twitter and Tumblr. And Jeff wrote an Editorial on it a few months ago?

In what world do you think they don't give a shit? I'm sure they'd be insulted by your implication.

#7 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@nurabsal said:

Why is it so hard for the big game journalism sites to do a story that covers both sides?

The... side of people making rape and death threats to women for daring to create something in the industry of their choosing?

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@bargainben: I don't know... Southern Orcs would sound pretty stupid. I could see mobster New York Orcs better, personally.

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I don't know how you expected anything to get anywhere near as many votes as the P4 Endurance Run with that many choices.

#10 Posted by Wrighteous86 (3823 posts) -

@andrewb said:

@thatpinguino said:

@andrewb: So the site redesign broke notifications? I haven't noticed any change, but I suppose I didn't get many notifications before the site redesign anyway.

All I know is that before the site redesign, my level of interaction with other users was often a result of me being alerted to their content and me posting to either their own wall or mine. With that functionality depreciated, the fallback would have been the notifications from them posting new blogs/lists/whatever. The only notifications I receive are for direct replies and PMs. Anything else only works on occasion and is promptly re-broken for extended periods. I'd point to Yummy directly for confirmation on that point. I'm on Giant Bomb more than daily and I used to catch his work frequently as a result, but the steps I have to go through to see his content has hindered my participation with his and others works.

I gathered a number of followers myself as a result of my participation with the forums and my own written pieces and lists, but I can't remember the last time I got a new follower and that is probably for good reason.

Yeah, I miss the old system for Following. Actually felt more like a community.