pikaflute24:

Raise your hand if you’ve played or heard of Metal Gear Soild

I have an MGS tattoo


iamthechinigan:

I am not a bigot.


I am part of #GamerGate. I am not a bigot. To lump all gamers in with a few assholes is highly irresponsible and highly demeaning, when all we want is ethical, honest journalism.


vivaldi-vorace:

mechfan666:

vivaldi-vorace:

iamthechinigan:

So you were saying the people of #GamerGate are horrible people? We raised 2000 dollars for suicide prevention in under 2 hours. I dare you to spin this In a negative way.

honestly i am so confused about the entire gamergate thing. All I know is that it stemmed from the Zoe Quinn issue. :/

So best as I understand it, when Zoe Quinn was caught sleeping with reportedly 5 guys, at last 3 of which were journalists covering her game “Depression Quest” it kind of exposed what those in “Gamer Gate” believe is large scale corruption in the gaming media industry. (Although other sources merely claimed it was the last straw in what many already considered a problem.)

The reaction from the websites accused of corruption are claiming the issue is how Zoe Quinn is being harassed because of her personal sex life, which is no business of anyone’s, and trying to accuse the gamer population of misogyny. Now, regardless of which side is right (is it about misogyny, or corruption?) their reaction has only served to galvanize #gamergate.

I personally don’t buy the whole misogyny bit. While Zoe Quinn’s sex life really isn’t anyone’s business, the fact that she was (reportedly) sleeping her way into good reviews is concerning in the grand scheme of gaming journalism. In any event, the gaming news sources accused have been completely refusing to talk about corruption at all, which indicated to me that they are guilty of it, and for some reason seem to think that alienating the gaming public is a good idea. (I mean, why would you support an organization that openly admits that people like you are scum?)

Also, as I have noted, most opponents of #gamergate are not gamers, and most supporters are, which shows the polarization of the issue. (I take this as a sign to trust #gamergate, as the opinions of someone not involved isn’t considered valid in many sources. For example, how many times have you seen people say that someone can’t have an opinion on oppression because they’re men/white/straight? I think the same logic applies here, how can a non-gamer accurately judge the entirety of the gaming culture? However, it can go both ways, as of course gamers are going to defend #gamergate, because they don’t want their misogynistic paradise to be threatened.

Hope I helped to explain a little. First half was me trying to do an unbiased telling of events, second was my opinions on the matter.

I never really saw gaming as misogynistic. Male-centric, yes, but there are a lot of activities out there that are also centred on females. And sure there may be a couple of bad eggs who are indeed misogynistic, but assholes gotta be assholes, don’t lump the rest of the gamers there pls. :[ But then again, people on both sides of the issue will try to push it to the extremes, soooo 

And yes that cleared it up a bit, thanks~ I also found this link detailing current events. I’m interested to see where this leads, honestly. Meanwhile, let me just get my chair…

cos this is gonna be good

(via iamthechinigan)



Wait, are people really pissed off about that jontron tweet?



dickardcain:

iamthechinigan:

If I disagree with Anita, does that make me a misogynist?

I donated the TFYC’s indiegogo. Totally a hardcore misogynist. That’s why I’m donating to a cause to promote women in game design right?

dickardcain:

iamthechinigan:

If I disagree with Anita, does that make me a misogynist?

I donated the TFYC’s indiegogo. Totally a hardcore misogynist. That’s why I’m donating to a cause to promote women in game design right?


vivaldi-vorace:

mechfan666:

vivaldi-vorace:

iamthechinigan:

So you were saying the people of #GamerGate are horrible people? We raised 2000 dollars for suicide prevention in under 2 hours. I dare you to spin this In a negative way.

honestly i am so confused about the entire gamergate thing. All I know is that it stemmed from the Zoe Quinn issue. :/

So best as I understand it, when Zoe Quinn was caught sleeping with reportedly 5 guys, at last 3 of which were journalists covering her game “Depression Quest” it kind of exposed what those in “Gamer Gate” believe is large scale corruption in the gaming media industry. (Although other sources merely claimed it was the last straw in what many already considered a problem.)

The reaction from the websites accused of corruption are claiming the issue is how Zoe Quinn is being harassed because of her personal sex life, which is no business of anyone’s, and trying to accuse the gamer population of misogyny. Now, regardless of which side is right (is it about misogyny, or corruption?) their reaction has only served to galvanize #gamergate.

I personally don’t buy the whole misogyny bit. While Zoe Quinn’s sex life really isn’t anyone’s business, the fact that she was (reportedly) sleeping her way into good reviews is concerning in the grand scheme of gaming journalism. In any event, the gaming news sources accused have been completely refusing to talk about corruption at all, which indicated to me that they are guilty of it, and for some reason seem to think that alienating the gaming public is a good idea. (I mean, why would you support an organization that openly admits that people like you are scum?)

Also, as I have noted, most opponents of #gamergate are not gamers, and most supporters are, which shows the polarization of the issue. (I take this as a sign to trust #gamergate, as the opinions of someone not involved isn’t considered valid in many sources. For example, how many times have you seen people say that someone can’t have an opinion on oppression because they’re men/white/straight? I think the same logic applies here, how can a non-gamer accurately judge the entirety of the gaming culture? However, it can go both ways, as of course gamers are going to defend #gamergate, because they don’t want their misogynistic paradise to be threatened.

Hope I helped to explain a little. First half was me trying to do an unbiased telling of events, second was my opinions on the matter.

I never really saw gaming as misogynistic. Male-centric, yes, but there are a lot of activities out there that are also centred on females. And sure there may be a couple of bad eggs who are indeed misogynistic, but assholes gotta be assholes, don’t lump the rest of the gamers there pls. :[ But then again, people on both sides of the issue will try to push it to the extremes, soooo 

And yes that cleared it up a bit, thanks~ I also found this link detailing current events. I’m interested to see where this leads, honestly. Meanwhile, let me just get my chair…

cos this is gonna be good


mechfan666:

vivaldi-vorace:

iamthechinigan:

So you were saying the people of #GamerGate are horrible people? We raised 2000 dollars for suicide prevention in under 2 hours. I dare you to spin this In a negative way.

honestly i am so confused about the entire gamergate thing. All I know is that it stemmed from the Zoe Quinn issue. :/

So best as I understand it, when Zoe Quinn was caught sleeping with reportedly 5 guys, at last 3 of which were journalists covering her game “Depression Quest” it kind of exposed what those in “Gamer Gate” believe is large scale corruption in the gaming media industry. (Although other sources merely claimed it was the last straw in what many already considered a problem.)

The reaction from the websites accused of corruption are claiming the issue is how Zoe Quinn is being harassed because of her personal sex life, which is no business of anyone’s, and trying to accuse the gamer population of misogyny. Now, regardless of which side is right (is it about misogyny, or corruption?) their reaction has only served to galvanize #gamergate.

I personally don’t buy the whole misogyny bit. While Zoe Quinn’s sex life really isn’t anyone’s business, the fact that she was (reportedly) sleeping her way into good reviews is concerning in the grand scheme of gaming journalism. In any event, the gaming news sources accused have been completely refusing to talk about corruption at all, which indicated to me that they are guilty of it, and for some reason seem to think that alienating the gaming public is a good idea. (I mean, why would you support an organization that openly admits that people like you are scum?)

Also, as I have noted, most opponents of #gamergate are not gamers, and most supporters are, which shows the polarization of the issue. (I take this as a sign to trust #gamergate, as the opinions of someone not involved isn’t considered valid in many sources. For example, how many times have you seen people say that someone can’t have an opinion on oppression because they’re men/white/straight? I think the same logic applies here, how can a non-gamer accurately judge the entirety of the gaming culture? However, it can go both ways, as of course gamers are going to defend #gamergate, because they don’t want their misogynistic paradise to be threatened.

Hope I helped to explain a little. First half was me trying to do an unbiased telling of events, second was my opinions on the matter.

And thank you, that was a great explanation :)


mechfan666:

vivaldi-vorace:

iamthechinigan:

So you were saying the people of #GamerGate are horrible people? We raised 2000 dollars for suicide prevention in under 2 hours. I dare you to spin this In a negative way.

honestly i am so confused about the entire gamergate thing. All I know is that it stemmed from the Zoe Quinn issue. :/

So best as I understand it, when Zoe Quinn was caught sleeping with reportedly 5 guys, at last 3 of which were journalists covering her game “Depression Quest” it kind of exposed what those in “Gamer Gate” believe is large scale corruption in the gaming media industry. (Although other sources merely claimed it was the last straw in what many already considered a problem.)

The reaction from the websites accused of corruption are claiming the issue is how Zoe Quinn is being harassed because of her personal sex life, which is no business of anyone’s, and trying to accuse the gamer population of misogyny. Now, regardless of which side is right (is it about misogyny, or corruption?) their reaction has only served to galvanize #gamergate.

I personally don’t buy the whole misogyny bit. While Zoe Quinn’s sex life really isn’t anyone’s business, the fact that she was (reportedly) sleeping her way into good reviews is concerning in the grand scheme of gaming journalism. In any event, the gaming news sources accused have been completely refusing to talk about corruption at all, which indicated to me that they are guilty of it, and for some reason seem to think that alienating the gaming public is a good idea. (I mean, why would you support an organization that openly admits that people like you are scum?)

Also, as I have noted, most opponents of #gamergate are not gamers, and most supporters are, which shows the polarization of the issue. (I take this as a sign to trust #gamergate, as the opinions of someone not involved isn’t considered valid in many sources. For example, how many times have you seen people say that someone can’t have an opinion on oppression because they’re men/white/straight? I think the same logic applies here, how can a non-gamer accurately judge the entirety of the gaming culture? However, it can go both ways, as of course gamers are going to defend #gamergate, because they don’t want their misogynistic paradise to be threatened.

Hope I helped to explain a little. First half was me trying to do an unbiased telling of events, second was my opinions on the matter.

And that’s where #notyourshield came from


icyarguments:

Nobody deserves harassment; except for those pesky anti-sjw blogs. But they’re obviously racist/sexist/transphobic so they deserve it.
Also I do cameos hello.



nickidawnwind:

iamthechinigan:

So you were saying the people of GamerGate are horrible people? We raised 2000 dollars for suicide prevention in under 2 hours. I dare you to spin this In a negative way.

Uhhh… Okay… I can do this…

Why only 2,000? 4chan raised 23k for TFYC. Are you sure you want to be worse than misogynists?

Good try


So you were saying the people of GamerGate are horrible people? We raised 2000 dollars for suicide prevention in under 2 hours. I dare you to spin this In a negative way.