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(10-24-2014 11:00 AM)Fisto Wrote:  
(10-24-2014 04:01 AM)Maciano Wrote:  Jessica Valenti on #gamergate

"As the cultural relevance of angry white men on the internet withers away and ends, their last words – muttered angrily at an empty room – will surely be “Gamer ... gate”."

That's just the first paragraph, it goes on from there.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree...sing-women

Whatever you do, don't go try to make any sense of the comments.

They're all written by people not nearly as smart as they would like to pretend.

It's almost funny reading trash feminists write, I think that they think they are coming off as impartial, objective, and thorough when is laughable when you know the real story of Gamergate.

I think the common thing they all share and what I cannot stand the most is the goddamn smug and condescending air they have.

In the immortal words of Metallica, "arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand."
10-24-2014 11:04 AM
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(10-24-2014 10:07 AM)Basil Ransom Wrote:  I still don't understand gamergate. If some media outlets are shoddy, stop patronizing them in favor of the ones that are good. Plenty of people and groups have voiced contempt for the media before

I see a difference between movements - call it liberal vs conservative, radical vs reactionary, reformist vs separatist, or totalitarian vs libertarian. The totalitarian reformer seeks to 'fix' the object of his contempt, to the point of fundamentally altering the true nature of this object, while the libertarian seeks merely to distance himself from it, to remove himself from his enemy's sphere of power and influence. The totalitarian seeks to capture the bullhorn, the libertarian runs away from it. The totalitarian kowtows to existing power structures, while the libertarian wants to build new, typically smaller, ones.

Along those lines, gamergate is a totalitarian movement. It doesn't want to set out on its own. It's like a spoiled trust fund brat screaming at his parents for a bigger piece of the pie instead of striking out to make his own fortune. Instead of saying "fuck you, I'll do this myself," they say "No fair! You need to behave!"

GamerGate is WAY past trying to change the most offending sites. Early on that might have been a goal, but right now Gawker and Vox are facing a scorched earth campaign. This isn't about "fixing" them, it's about retribution and holding them accountable for the wrongs they've committed (by way of jouranlistic ethics violations). GamerGate has gone directly for the publications considered most responsible for the offense. And I don't mean a "you can't say that!" offense trolling, I mean the direct offense to the relationship between publisher and audience.
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RE: #GamerGate thread
Re-posting this from the D&P thread:

David Auerbach of Slate is digging up dirt on Gawker right now. They whined about the Fappening but in the last few years spent a lot of time spreading other celeb's nudes.

Check out his feed and Retweet the linked tweets

https://twitter.com/AuerbachKeller

https://twitter.com/AuerbachKeller/statu...4000491523

https://twitter.com/AuerbachKeller/statu...7067103232

https://twitter.com/AuerbachKeller/statu...7987249152

https://twitter.com/AuerbachKeller/statu...6833367040

https://twitter.com/AuerbachKeller/statu...0825519104

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You're missing part of the URL when you linked the tweets.
10-24-2014 12:00 PM
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(08-19-2014 05:39 AM)Matt Forney Wrote:  You know, even after watching the Internet Aristocrat's video, I was tempted to dismiss the whole thing as "eh, it's video games, who cares?" Then I thought about it a bit more and realized that this is yet another example of how the social justice left is strangling discourse in this country. Moreover, it's more evidence that the left's so-called "values" are complete bullshit.

Totally agree here. Its really silly how far Men have fallen now. Game is needed more than ever. But for people like us. people who KNOW the game its our job to just Rise above it, make our money, and make our lives better than these miserable people.

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(10-24-2014 11:39 AM)Blaster Wrote:  GamerGate is WAY past trying to change the most offending sites. Early on that might have been a goal, but right now Gawker and Vox are facing a scorched earth campaign. This isn't about "fixing" them, it's about retribution and holding them accountable for the wrongs they've committed (by way of jouranlistic ethics violations). GamerGate has gone directly for the publications considered most responsible for the offense. And I don't mean a "you can't say that!" offense trolling, I mean the direct offense to the relationship between publisher and audience.

Good. Good.

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(08-19-2014 02:29 PM)Private Man Wrote:  Think about the guys doing all deleting and scrambling:

Poor social skills through social isolation
Most sexually thirsty guys in the civilized world
Biggest white knights on the 'Net

Now throw in a woman giving them attention.

This will end badly... for her, hopefully.

Well more than that, for all involve, eventually there will be a breaking points where Men just aren't going to take this shit anymore. . .mostly the white knights with enough pent up sexual frustration. . .once they finally wise up en masse to what's REALLY going on, its going to get pretty damn ugly.

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(10-24-2014 11:39 AM)Blaster Wrote:  
(10-24-2014 10:07 AM)Basil Ransom Wrote:  I still don't understand gamergate. If some media outlets are shoddy, stop patronizing them in favor of the ones that are good. Plenty of people and groups have voiced contempt for the media before

I see a difference between movements - call it liberal vs conservative, radical vs reactionary, reformist vs separatist, or totalitarian vs libertarian. The totalitarian reformer seeks to 'fix' the object of his contempt, to the point of fundamentally altering the true nature of this object, while the libertarian seeks merely to distance himself from it, to remove himself from his enemy's sphere of power and influence. The totalitarian seeks to capture the bullhorn, the libertarian runs away from it. The totalitarian kowtows to existing power structures, while the libertarian wants to build new, typically smaller, ones.

Along those lines, gamergate is a totalitarian movement. It doesn't want to set out on its own. It's like a spoiled trust fund brat screaming at his parents for a bigger piece of the pie instead of striking out to make his own fortune. Instead of saying "fuck you, I'll do this myself," they say "No fair! You need to behave!"

GamerGate is WAY past trying to change the most offending sites. Early on that might have been a goal, but right now Gawker and Vox are facing a scorched earth campaign. This isn't about "fixing" them, it's about retribution and holding them accountable for the wrongs they've committed (by way of jouranlistic ethics violations). GamerGate has gone directly for the publications considered most responsible for the offense. And I don't mean a "you can't say that!" offense trolling, I mean the direct offense to the relationship between publisher and audience.

Live I've said on RPG Codex, the only acceptable win condition in my eyes is Gawker,RPS,Polygon,etc closing their doors and hacks like Kuchera,Hernandez,Alexander,etc run out of town.



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Gawker Doxxed all NY area gun owners, called them "assholes" for wanting to defend themselves.

https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status...5615612928

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(10-24-2014 01:43 PM)TheRookie Wrote:  Gawker Doxxed all NY area gun owners, called them "assholes" for wanting to defend themselves.

https://twitter.com/AaronWorthing/status...5615612928

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I remember that.

'It's not doxxing because it's public info!'

Yeah, most of your addresses and home phone numbers probably are too.
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(10-24-2014 08:00 AM)The Reactionary Tree Wrote:  The funny thing is if they had simply issued a press release apologizing for the conflict of interests and went into some spiel about journalism and ethics, this would've all been buried from the get go and GamerGate would not have been a thing.

They took their spin advice from Leigh Alexander and followed her lead.

Look at the negative financial impact and consumer outrage that followed.

And they want more women pushing ideological agendas in the games industry?
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Hulu have apparently dropped their advertising from Gawker as well.

Nero has just re-tweeted it
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"Sam Biddle Is Leaving Valleywag"
http://www.businessinsider.com/sam-biddl...ag-2014-10

Says it was planned and he's coming back to a different role at Gawker.

Think that second bit will happen, or is it a replay of how the Spartans treated overconfident Helots?

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(10-24-2014 01:55 PM)AnonymousBosch Wrote:  
(10-24-2014 08:00 AM)The Reactionary Tree Wrote:  The funny thing is if they had simply issued a press release apologizing for the conflict of interests and went into some spiel about journalism and ethics, this would've all been buried from the get go and GamerGate would not have been a thing.

They took their spin advice from Leigh Alexander and followed her lead.

Look at the negative financial impact and consumer outrage that followed.

And they want more women pushing ideological agendas in the games industry?

The latest vid from Sargon shows what a piece of work that cunt is.





And as a bonus, the best of her twitter antics.



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(10-24-2014 12:00 AM)Faust Wrote:  Man, I looked up Fredrick Brennan. Dude's been through more shit than everybody on the left side of that list combined.
He's been dealt a worse hand than almost anybody I can imagine, and he's still fighting for what he believes in. What a hero.
Wow that guy has broken over 120 bones, mainly as a child but still. Been through a lot, respect.




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Now colgate are no longer sponsoring Gawker.
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#GamerGate = terrorism:
http://www.salon.com/2014/10/23/gamergat...unity_too/

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Gawker is being hit hard again on Twitter tonight. It's crazy how it seems like everyone in the USA hates that company and is urgently trying to bring it down.

Besides my and Mike's twitter account, this one is also pretty good: https://twitter.com/TheRalphRetort

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I think certain companies etc have been waiting for years to bring down the snarky journalism crowd, but haven't had enough evidence or drive to do so.

They were probably waiting on the spark that would eventually burn the corrupt establishment to the ground. Gamergate was that spark.

Now we can be the oxygen that keeps the flame going.
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(10-24-2014 04:41 PM)Roosh Wrote:  Gawker is being hit hard again on Twitter tonight. It's crazy how it seems like everyone in the USA hates that company and is urgently trying to bring it down.

Besides my and Mike's twitter account, this one is also pretty good: https://twitter.com/TheRalphRetort

Reading through his twitter, I saw a retweet of KingOfPol, who apparently he got sent a knife in the post by someone after being doxxed.

Mindblown3

I hope this gets milked for all it's worth. It's fairly obvious that #GamerGate-ers have been getting more threats from the outset of this fiasco, but because the enemy is more experienced at victim-tactics, the public perception doesn't currently reflect this fact. A lot of people on the GG side don't want to resort to victim-tactics, which is understandable, but if they want to win they're going to have to learn to use the enemies weapons against them.

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I have a feeling this is going to be a SJW vs. SJW bloodbath, and we'll be here watching it all burn.

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We all know that "diversity" is just a concept that the left uses to bash "right-wingers" as retrograde neanderthals. But interestingly, the #GamerGate movement is a truly diverse movement. I've noticed:

gamers of all stripes: women, gays, nerds, black people, asian people, left-wing gamers, right-wing gamers, neckbeards, Aspergers, even SJWs

non-gamers:
-conservatives (Milo @ Breitbart, Christina Hoff Sommers)
-neoreactionaries
-manosphere
-libertarians
-probably a liberal here or there I haven't noticed one yet though
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In case the image goes away, you can see the tweet and the thread that follows it here: https://archive.today/Tcx3M

For those who don't know, that's Earnest Adams, founder of the International Games Development Association, who according to their website is "the largest non-profit membership organization in the world serving all individuals who create games." Apparently they're big on helping small indie devs.

So much for tolerance, an open mind, and a (politically) diverse gaming field.
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^^^so is this a threat or a warning? Or both?

Seems like he's trying to shut people up or (worse) is threatening gamers. Sure that will go over well if true...

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(10-24-2014 04:41 PM)Roosh Wrote:  Gawker is being hit hard again on Twitter tonight. It's crazy how it seems like everyone in the USA hates that company and is urgently trying to bring it down.

Besides my and Mike's twitter account, this one is also pretty good: https://twitter.com/TheRalphRetort

Let it burn. I hope Gawker goes down in flames.
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