Anonymous asks: "*shakes head*"
… did fucking Leigh Alexander just cost her company 33 million fucking pounds?
What’s the conversion rate on this? Because holy shit.
Whats funnier is if you look at it over a 5 years the dip is like a screaming descent towards hell.
They’ve had dips before (like any company) but never one like this except in 2002 and iirc that was a world wide stockmarket dip that was effectively an after-effect of 9/11.
Fantastic look at the Satanic Panic surrounding D&D, via r/rpg
It was shortly after tthings like this were being published in the US that I left journalism in the UK. I wasn’t enjoying it very much. The last straw was being asked to write a front page story for a major newspaper that showed that D&D caused Satanism, Madness and Suicide. I said No, and stopped being a journalist.
I tell people that now, and they think I must be making it up. So its nice to see articles like this, and suddenly remember I’m not crazy.
This media craze from however long ago is the same reason my mother flipped shit and refused to let me see John in person and play D&D with him in my mid teens.
TOO LATE MOM, I’M A DUNGEON MASTER NOW.
1985: “Waah, roleplayers are all Satanists!”
2014: “Waah. gamers are all misogynists!”
Moral panic is a hell of a drug.
Anonymous asks: "Mercedes has apparently pulled their advertising from Gawker because of the pro-bullying tweets."
Whoops! Expect extra gawker adds attacking gamergate! Because doubling down is apparently the only answer they have.
Another small victory for Gamergate. Keep on trucking, folks!
Why would anyone be so stupid?
Oh Anthony Burch… your real life fuck ups are funnier than the loathable character you wrote for yourself for HAWP.
GET THIS MEMER!
Good to see these photos I made taking off. I don’t mind if people share them and re-upload them. Spread the word.Thank you basedveselekov
HuffPost Live: 3 Strong Women of #GamerGate Fight Back!
I’m extremely surprised, but equally happy that HuffPo actually had this interview. After last night’s broadcast being dominated by Wu’s self-victimizing rant, it’s very encouraging and reassuring to see that this time, the subject was approached from pro-GG women’s perspective. So much for the “hurr, Gaters are all fat white neckbeards” narrative!
After threats against her life, Anita Sarkeesian canceled an upcoming talk at Utah State University. Gamergate trolls are celebrating on Twitter while simultaneously dismissing the threats as nothing. Does this read like nothing to you?“I will write my manifesto in her spilled blood, and you will all bear witness to what feminist lies and poison have done to the men of America.”
The email’s author threatened to murder feminist women indiscriminately in a mass shooting. And because carrying guns on campus outweigh the right of students and guests to be safe, Anita Sarkeesian canceled her talk.
BUT WE SHOULDN’T FEEL THREATENED, RIGHT?
BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE INTERNET, RIGHT?
The bullies won this time. And if you think this shit isn’t dangerous, I’m fresh out of fucks to give and I’m not restocking any time soon. It’s goddamn wrong to to dismiss this by claiming the author isn’t serious. Elliot Rodger’s rantings were dismissed until it was too late.
This. Is. Not. OK.
guns… literally more important than the lives of women in the state of loveable mormons
She literally just said supporting gamergate is supporting harassment. Are you ducking kidding me? She’s implicitly making connections between gamergate and the threat, which may I all remind you, was anonymous and untraceable at this point. Way to make a blanket generalization on a whole group of people and make this a binary argument of WITH ME OR AGAINST ME standard.
Go away and redo your fucking wreck of a masters
Remember when one of her handmaidens created fanfiction in which Anita tortured and murdered a man who… made a game she personally did not care for. Anita instead of being outraged by this, creamed her panties with delight over this offering, when we all know she would have whored it out for as much attention and sympathy and asspats and donations if it was the other way round.
Also, I’ve never seen Anita say a word about how her drones seem to feel that sending death threats, harassments, racist/homophobic/transphobic/ableist speech to her critics is “social justice”
Remember these things are only bad when they happen TO Anita, not when they are done FOR Anita
She’s a goddamn trainwreck.
Waaaah the bad police men won’t suspend the rights of other citizens to make me feel safer…
Sooo… how many times can one con-woman cry wolf before we finally stop believing her bullshit? I suppose now’s the time to remind everyone that she’s been proven to stage false-flag attacks on herself in the past.
Just saw an advert for the PS4 with “this is for players” as it’s slogan. Have they seriously bowed to the SJWs and use that instead of gamer?
I wouldn’t be too concerned about that. Even if they do try to shift the terminology, it won’t stick, what with gamers having a solid group mentality and “player” having different connotations.
Gaf comics sums up the whole sexism issue in vidya pretty well.