So I just found the most HILARIOUS fucking blog called “What is Gamergate Currently Ruining?” Its like a showcase of how much the narrative has changed! Before, GamerGate was harassing all the women off the interwebz, now we ARE DESTROYING GAMING CULTURE!
Such fine examples of our “war-path of destruction” include:
>30 FPS frame rates
>a hashtag called #firstharassed
It’s like a collection of WRONG! For starters, let’s examine the GOG.com page. Anything in arrows and quotes are the words of the crazy Nora Reed. I’m not responsible for any brain damage from all the wrong.
>“GOG.com, formerly Good Old Games, recently hosted a sale of games endorsed by GamerGate favorite John Bain, AKA TotalBiscuit, AKA The Cynical Brit. Bain is one of the people responsible for launching GamerGate; he helped the lies about Zoe Quinn that started the hate movement spread by sharing them with his followers, which were at around 350 thousand at the time.”“Additionally, regarding the death threats against Anita Sarkeesian, he stated on his podcast that “I’m also not going to claim they are credible, because well, Anita is still breathing.””“He’s also recently spearheaded a group called “The Framerate Police” that has recently been harassing and threatening the developers of games who lock their frame rate at 30 frames per second. (For reference, most videos and television display between 24 and 30 FPS.)“
>Video games display 24-30 FPS >24-30 FPS
no. No. No! NO! NOOOOOO! Just…WHAT WORLD DOES THIS WOMEN LIVE IN THAT HAS GAMES THAT RUN CONSTANTLY IN 24 FPS!? It’s 2015! Games should be running in 1080p 60 FPS! It should be the standard! Games have been running in 60 FPS since the days of the Super Nintendo, so what was the last game she played?!
Anyway, the Framerate police is not about harassing devs, it’s about informing gamers about games that can only run in 30, and whether or not it’s safe to. I would of never known that Akiba’s Strip suffers from the same problem Need for Speed Rivals when you unlock the frame rate! Thanks, Framerate Police!
>“This comes after he threatened to sic his fans on someone who criticized him (and pinned the tweet doing so to the top of his Twitter page).”
Bob Chipman fucked his own fatass self. He attacked TB’s fanbase first. He actually called 90% of them “dullards”. I would say he dug his own grave, but that implies he A) exercised and B) fits in one.
“Anyway, GOG.com is being criticized a lot a fair bit on Twitter sponsoring one of GamerGate’s ringleaders, but this is another look at how deep the issues of hatred are in GamerGate. Jim Sterling, a game reviewer who’s spoken out about GamerGate, talks about being friends with him. Steam,one of the largest platforms for distributing computer games, allows him to curate his lists of games on their site, including the aforementioned hitlist of games that lock their FPS; this feature makes it incredibly easy for his fans to leave fraudulent ratings or reviews of games based on his near-arbitrary criteria and disrupt the communities that develop around these games.”
First, Jim has been a long time friend (even if we all know that he’s gonna backstab him, sooner or later. It’s gonna happen! Yogscast did it! Extra Credits did it! It’s only a matter of time!). Sterling actual spoke AGAINST GamerGate! Secondly, GABE NEWELL IS NOT INTERESTED IN THE DILEMMAS OF MORTAL MEN! HE IS A GOD, AND HE WILL NOT BE TRIFLED WITH SUCH PETTY MATTERS! HE MUST RETURN TO HIS GOLDEN BATH OF MONEY AS HE PREPARES THE NEXT STEAM SALE TO ENTERTAIN THE UNWORTHY MASSES OF CATTLE ONLY KNOWN AS THE CONSUMER! PRAISE, NEWELL!
“The fact is that even if many of GamerGate’s prominent figures, such as Milo Yiannopolus and Christina Hoff Summers, are opportunistic right-wingers who are latching onto a movement that supports their bigotry, harassment culture and misogyny runs deep both in gamer culture and the game development community. Despite the fact that GamerGate has been shown over and over again to be a harassment movement focused on silencing women in gaming, companies are still sponsoring prominent figures in it, apparently willing to take the short-term gain from profiting off hate’s ringleaders than invest in making women– who make up 52% of people who play games— welcome in the world of computer gaming.”
>Christina H. Sommers >Right wing
Does “registered democrat” mean nothing to these people? Actually, it should, because one political alignment shouldn’t matter! What’s so wrong about being a Republican?! What’s so wrong about being a Demorcrat?! FFS, you can be a liberal Republican and a conservative Democrat! Politics isn’t a game of Fable! It’s not a line of good and evil.
Anyway, EVIL, WOMEN-HATING CAPITALISM STRIKES AGAIN, it would seem. Companies aren’t, or really shouldn’t, go after an audience that isn’t gonna play their games. While 52% of women play games, how many interact with the community at large, a.k.a., BEING A GAMER!? How many actually play a wide variety of ganes , genres, and platforms!? How many actually buy games Day 1!? How many women, Nora? How many!?
Or is it that the majority of women only play puzzle, simulation, and other casual games, and don’t give a shit about anything going on in the community? It’s okay, I understand, but don’t try to lump them with the actual women in the core audience.
God, that ended darker than expected….Uhh…QUICK! A FUNNY GIF THAT ENCAPSULATE EVERYTHING ABOUT THE BLOG!