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Matt Bors

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  1. Baleine

    Baleine said, 4 days ago

    Do you know that when a young child starts swearing the best way to deal with it is to ignore it? Getting on the kids case because of a swear word adds imporatance to that word in the kids mind. If you ignore it they will move on to new words. Same thing applies to the idiocy of gamergate.

  2. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 3 days ago

    I was wondering when this topic would make it here.

    The entire Gamergate thing is a cesspool of titanic proportions. Both “sides” are infested with extremists (on one hand, we have idiots threatening a massacre if Anita Sarkeesian is allowed to speak at a college; on the other, we have radical “feminists” saying it would be acceptable to “doxx” and harass an 11-year-old boy), and everyone else is basically saying “you don’t have a leg to stand on until you get rid of your extremists, but you can’t expect us to do the same”.

    And the stupidest thing about the whole affair is that the stated goals of both sides aren’t even in conflict. Gamergate is ostensibly about gaming journalism being too cozy with the industry, and the feminist gamer movement’s goal is to increase representation of women and minorities in the games industry. But no good argument on the Internet is immune to being hijacked….

  3. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    gamergate? wow, I just read a small summery, it is even more pathetic then I thought.

  4. louieglutz

    louieglutz said, 3 days ago

    slow news day.

  5. Andrew_C

    Andrew_C said, 3 days ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    The so called concern for journalistic ethics was just a post-rationalisation for doxxing and death threats to female game developers and journalists. The argument was never hijacked, it was just an excuse for abominable behaviour.

    And there is not two sides. There is a toxic bunch of opportunists, misogynists, fools and intellectually dishonest people and everyone else.

    nevertheless I agree with Baliene that depriving them of the oxygen of publicity is the only way to deal with this.

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 3 days ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Excuse me? Have you been reading on this? I have.
    GamerGate was indeed FOUNDED to harass women, whatever their claims are (the guy who started it by accusing his ex-girlfriend of sleeping with reviewers for better reviews — yeah, totally disproven, by the way — is still proud of what has happened since). And as many people have pointed out, men and women, whatever their supposed intent, in practice GamerGate has become an umbrella for hateful, vicious attacks on women and those who even call themselves feminists, so there’s no point in defending it – it has been completely tainted by its associations.
    I have never heard of your “radical ‘feminists’” – but I know of numerous people who have had death threats and have been doxxed for suggesting that GamerGate may be sexist.
    And by FAR, the disproportionate majority of all the harassment, doxxing, viciousness, and bile is from pro-GamerGate people and against women. Do not try to equalize this issue. It is NOT equal.
    Furthermore, there are people who have raised LEGITIMATE criticisms of “gaming journalism” and even provided a list — GamerGate has yet to look at any of them. And the person who proposed the list (a woman, as it happens) also got venomous hate mail.

  7. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 3 days ago

    @The Wolf In Your Midst

    Oh, by the way, I haven’t noticed any GamerGaters being forced out of their homes by death threats. But I DO know Brianna Wu, being in the Boston area and in the SF community.

  8. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    Women shouldn’t be allowed to play men’s games. They aren’t smart enough or capable enough. That’s why so many people jumped on the Anti-Palin wagon in 2008 and kicked Hillary to the curb in favor of the Anointed One.
    It’s all pretty obvious, isn’t it?
    I’ll just go sit quietly and wait for the plague wagon now.
    (Really. I’m still alive. I’m feeling a bit better!)

  9. Wacky Jacky

    Wacky Jacky said, 3 days ago

    Figured Bors would be the one to touch this.

    I doubt most people care outside of the gaming world, I mean, how many times do you think someone like Pat Oliphant is going to talk about the going ons in comic book drama.

    So yeah Bors, no one cares about this except people into asinine internet drama like yourself.

  10. notus

    notus said, 3 days ago

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RVlCvBd21w

    that doesnt sound anything like the comic or the comments ive read here

  11. Nohwear

    Nohwear said, 3 days ago

    @Wacky Jacky

    The young people like it. That makes it either irreverent or wrong. At least that is what it sounds like you are saying.

  12. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 3 days ago

    @Wacky Jacky

    Political gamers care. People who voted for Hillary rather than Barack care. A microcosm is often a very clear example of that macrocosm of which it is a mere fractal fragment.

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