22 Burst results for "Gamer Gate"

Harry Potter RPG Hogwarts Legacy Will Reportedly Allow for Transgender Characters

Kinda Funny Games Daily

02:14 min | 3 months ago

Harry Potter RPG Hogwarts Legacy Will Reportedly Allow for Transgender Characters

"The new harry potter game is going to allow trans characters. The next harry potter video game will allow players to customize their character's voice body type and gender placement for the school dormitories taking strive. Towards inclusivity controversies stemming from comments by series creator. Jk rowling that were seen as transphobic. Hogwarts legacy is scheduled for twenty twenty two. I'm sorry is scheduled for eight. Twenty twenty two release from publisher one interactive entertainment inc. and developer avalanche software. When players started the game will be able to create a character. That has a masculine feminine voice. No matter what their body looks like. According to people familiar with the game's development the people requested anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak to the press players will then get to select one of two options which or wizard that will determine the dorm they get placed in at the magic of hogwarts and how they are addressed by other characters in the game although this level of customization has grown more common in video games in his no longer unusual. It's no worthy for hogwarts legacy last summer rowling made several comments that were widely viewed as demeaning towards trans transgender people and denounced by many including harry potter film stars daniel radcliffe and emma watson. The comments also rattled some people working on the game. Bloomberg reported as a result some members of the hogwarts legacy development team have fought to make the game as inclusive as possible pushing for the character customisation and even a transgender character to be added. There was resistance from management. At first the people familiar with the project said but currently the character customisation is included in the game. A wonder whether spokesperson declined to comment last month. Hogwarts legacy faced more controversy after gaming journalist liam robertson revealed that tony leave it. Senior producer at salt lake city based avalanche may dozens of youtube videos attacking feminism and quote unquote social justice. He also expressed support for gamer gate a loose community of who harass journalists and game developers for voicing progressive us reset era one of the largest video game for one of the largest video game forums enacted a total ban on threads for promotional media. End quote around hogwarts legacy in the wake of that discovery in raleigh's comments leave. It didn't respond for request for comment.

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"gamer gate" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood

"Some related links more on investment that paper that secret has authored related to be seized is called. MIKASA S to Kosta immigrant entrepreneurs as pathways to foreign venture capital investments. It looks at the investment network that's created as a result of immigrants coming to a new place and we've got a link to it at our website. Marketplace Tech Dot Org. Also the trump administration says that this ban on foreign workers will free up over five hundred thousand jobs for Americans, but some analysis over at CBS News says it's not that simple. The ban assumes that a bunch of unemployed American workers have the skillset to fill some of these highly technical jobs and any silicon valley recruiter can tell you. That's not necessarily the case, and if companies can't find people to fill those jobs, they'll remain empty. and. Here's what else we're watching. Tech things are really moving fast in the world of social media around hate speech after years of inaction and stagnation. Announced yesterday that is shutting down one of the biggest communities devoted to president trump the infamous are slash the Donald and several other forums. It's all part of the sites evaluation of Tate speech policies. Also twitch, said it was temporarily banning president. Trump's actual officials stream, saying it was airing quote. Hateful content to also came under fire this month as more than seventy people shared horror stories of harassment and sexual assault by competitive gamers and streamers on the platform. At least one has been banned, but which hasn't confirmed the reason. Over on Youtube no word about the president, but the site will ban several sites belonging to prominent White Supremacists who frankly I declined to name, but who have racked up hundreds of millions abuse promoting racist beliefs and conspiracy theories. And in some ways I have to be honest. This is heartening, and it's progress, and it's a recognition that online speech can have real consequences in the real world like harassment violence, even murder, what is not heartening, is that back in two thousand fourteen when Gamer Gate was happening and being dismissed as a strictly digital problem that pretty much only affected ladies. Pretty. Sure this is what folks were trying to say. I'm Hollywood and that's marketplace, tech. This is a PM..

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"gamer gate" Discussed on TechStuff

TechStuff

03:17 min | 1 year ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on TechStuff

"So in short the events following the bombing illustrated how dangerous misinformation and faulty assumptions can be honorable mentions for big tech stories of two thousand thirteen go to the embarrassing failure of the healthcare dot Gov site in the United States. This was the online entry point for people looking to access the. The services created through the affordable care act, and the site was a shambles. It collapsed under even moderate traffic, and it created terrible bottlenecks and obstacles for people who are just trying to secure medical insurance. That was bad. Twenty thirteen was also win Jeff bezos founder of Amazon bought the Washington. Post newspaper, setting the stage for rivalry with a future US president. NETFLIX's began to roll out original content and started its transition from online video store into a movie and Television Studio, the pebble smartwatch, which was a big kickstarter success story debuted though sadly pebble would have a fairly meteoric rise and fall Sony, and Microsoft released the PS four and xbox one game consoles respectively an Eland must said Hey, when it be neat if we had really fast trains and introduce the hyperloop concept. Is a concept were still trying to get our heads around and make a reality to this day, okay? Time for two thousand, fourteen and I. Really hate this one but I think we really have to tackle it. Gamer Gate. Gamer. Gate was a huge story in twenty fourteen, and it was one that I think taught us a lot of lessons, or at least presented lessons to US I. Don't know that we actually learned that much because I'm seeing the same sort of stuff. Play out today, so let's talk about what Gamer Gate was supposedly about. And what it was really about so on the surface level Gamer Gate was supposedly about how certain video game reviewers and developers and journalists were all in cahoots that the journalists and reviewers were publishing reviews and articles because of the relationships they had with video game developers. Some of these accusations ranged from reviewers wanting to remain in good standing for fear that they might otherwise not get you know review copies to even worse allegations that may be some form of compensation was going on in return for writing positive story or A. A positive review, but one Gamer Gate really was about was about targeting people in the video game industry, whether in journalism, or in development, or whatever and taking a no holds barred approach to attacking those people online, and the vast majority of those targets were women, so it really was like any concentrated campaign against women in the video game industry, and there was an undeniable misogynistic streak in these attacks. The participants kept falling back to that surface level justification for what they were doing. They're saying no. This is about ethics. Ethics in journalism, but their methods and their links that they went to belied their true motivations. They would try to pressure companies to fire people that they were targeting. They would publish private information about those targets. It's called Doc..

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ContraPoints with Natalie Wynn

Unladylike

06:30 min | 1 year ago

ContraPoints with Natalie Wynn

"I've always kind of liked YouTube. I like the chaos of it. I don't even mostly watch politics. I watch a lot of makeup videos. I watch cooking videos. I WATCH VIDEOS OF COMPETITIVE EATING. I just I. I like the kind of like the way that it's so. Diy in the way that these personalities that would never make it not not any chance of making it in conventional media to cut millions of followers on Youtube. Natalie is joked that she failed her way into youtube stardom after dabbling as a musician dropping out of philosophy. Phd Program and attempting to make it as a fiction writer. Natalie pivoted to video this was in two thousand fifteen soon after she moved to Baltimore and the same year. The city's black lives matter. Movement rose up in response to police killing Freddie Gray and online gamer gate. Trolling and harassment was in full. Swing watching that situation and the black lives matter movement also just incredibly ignorant response from most people on the Internet. That kind of sparks. I think my early interest in trying to talk about these topics on Youtube especially once I saw that a lot of the politics that was going on youtube was like ignorant at best and like Senator Fascist propaganda at worst no things to the power of algorithms the more videos Natalie watched on youtube about things like feminism racism et Cetera. The more crazy shit she saw and the deeper she got into the radicalized rabbit holes of Youtube. My recommended videos feed on Youtube was suddenly full of these videos. Titles like feminism is cancer. Black lives matter is a racist terrorist organization. You know Like these are the talking points that were sort of growing on Youtube in two thousand fifteen. I knew enough to know that was bad. Natalie decided to launch her own YouTube channel. Contra points as a new wants to entertain encounter to all the right wing propaganda. She was seeing on the Internet and as a way to understand why these movements were bubbling up in the first place. Her first video was on in. Cells Aka involuntary celebrates and it's been watched more than three million times and this video. I don't WanNa mock insoles or lecture them or even sympathize with them. I just want to understand who they are. And why they're like this to start with. Sometimes the over thirty five minutes Natalie. Deconstructs in Selma Sajjan step by step grappling with their ideas and even offering some empathy. And that's the key to our videos and a real part of her success. So in your videos you confront a lot of toxic ideas around things. Like in sells for instance. So what is your goal? And how do you approach? Debunking these arguments while it is anthropological. I guess in some sense that is. I'm making a video to inform like a general public about this unusual online subculture. Most very aware that the people from that subculture are going to watch the video. So I I TRY TO MAKE VIDEO. That has like an escape hatch or like a life. Preserver a rope thrown whatever metaphor. I WANNA use that basically allows someone who's watching videos as an incentive to not feel like I'm simply just antagonizing them but also the at least making the effort to understand where they're coming from but my natural inclination when I'm reading this stuff is to be like. Oh Wow this is like these. People are horrible. Impossible to get along with their credit misogynistic but they're also like really really lonely and unhappy and I can try to make a video that doesn't just caricature them but 'cause that's pointless to me so. I try to give people three dimensions what I'm describing them when I'm describing these toxic online subcultures. Do you get the kinds of comments along the lines of like Yeah I mean Natalie. One's pretty liberal. But she's not like all those other liberals like I feel like that's a common trope among lake. I don't know in my conservative comment culture. Oh definitely like that's not not like other liberals is definitely kind of part of the brands like the one I hear the most actually is people say they don't feel judged by me They don't feel like I got a call from someone who said like I was only like transgender person. Could stand to watch Because I didn't make feel a dirty word during that. They would claim that about myself. But I'm glad they feel that way because that is exactly what I sort of go for. I guess WanNa make the videos. I mean I noticed early on that. If you're gonNA talk about especially the social justice kinds of issues. People are so defensive about it. And if you'RE GONNA get through to them you have to make a lot of rhetorical concessions. That might seem totally unreasonable. Like you just can't say the word transphobia most of the time it's just it's just people hate it. People hate accused of anything phobia. Just shut their brains. Doubted Shits shut their ears down. They stop listening to you and same with like calling calling. People Racist Sexist misogynist. There's a turn the time and a place for life using these words But it's not when you're trying to persuade general audience. In my opinion it just causes people to shut down. I think that's such a interesting in really important point in terms of like making the rhetorical concessions and it comes up a lot even just in terms of like you know questions we get of like. Should I call myself a feminist? Well that'd be to alienate. I mean just like basic is that. Is it more valuable to make some rhetorical concessions? If you are going to get through to a person versus using the kinds of words that will to use a term trigger trigger a lot of like hybrid conservative or like. Red Pill types. Well it's always it's always a give and take it's a question of. I mean you lose something when you make the rhetorical concessions often but for me it's about I guess I tried to start a strategize. I'm writing a script like how I can make rhetorical concessions without making ideological concessions to of my own

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"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

09:40 min | 1 year ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

"Might take in hundreds of hours. Yes if you if you're if you suck than you could but I think and I think one of the kind of negative lasting effects are inspirations that skyro- miss out on this generation is making every game. Feel like it has to be one hundred hours bus so dark. Souls is an interesting contrast in terms of the tightness of its design versus the we want you to sync into this world and be and can and like like laps like like just explore the world and get lost in yourself in daydream and built houses. Or whatever. Fill your house with cheese wheels Do stuff the way Manu's describing dark souls feels like no. This is the way you play you move forward in this specific direction. Maybe some secrets here. Maybe we don't who knows we're going to kill you a few times. We're going to talk with you the whole time. But it's just like tight design versus loot to loose design against that I think that's yeah that type versus loses important like that distinction is for real. There's that great crystalline piece. About what dark souls. This is all about that. We republished uncle forever ago and he makes the distinction that actually both are open world games like dark. Souls is not a linear game. It's an open world game. you start at the hub and you go anywhere where to go. You can like run down to that sleeping dragon and get the sword from it and run away before it kills you. There's all this stuff you can do. It is open. It's just it's open and you can only go a few places without getting totally ruined by enemies. You have to know what you're doing so they're like yeah you can go anywhere you want like good luck and that such such a different philosophy than sky room which also has like some areas. That are super toughened. Like you can't just go fight a giant at the very beating with your crappy wooden bow but it's mostly just wide open and it feels so loose it's like this wide open horizon versus this like tightly interlocking you know sort of stack of of corridors which is uh-huh dark souls and they're fascinating different and it's so interesting that they both kind of evolved over these ten years and now we're going to games like you know literally fronts out is going to release a game. That looks like it's dark sky rim like we're now in a world where like the to have kind of you know intertwined and we're getting all these like you know it's it's open world but it's also got dark souls quality to it and getting the best ideas from both and that's a really cool thing to have watched happen over such kind of extended time for him Okay let's let's move on because we have your like respective games to get so mad you go yeah. I'm not sure by game came out in two thousand thirteen inserted kirks. But I don't remember. Yeah which was I and I refused to look it up and Kirk is going to look it up. I'M GONNA look it up but I think they're really close. They're similar time and there I would. I'd say they're complimentary as well so I am going to choose Mattias I yeah. I'm going to choose. The Crystal Dynamics Tomb Raider reboot came out in two thousand thirteen Penned by Prajit. So this one is super interesting to me because it's so clearly influenced by games that came before it and also in my opinion influenced several games that came after after it but isn't necessarily credited with having done so and I think should be it's to me. It's almost like a parabola where it was influenced by a lot of games and then people it influence other games so the games that it was influenced by obviously uncharted. But there's a very strong metro-dade prime influence in those games. As well that carries over into the tomb raiders that no one other than Steven to tailor plant and basically the game you can also set fireplace and recharge and save much like dark souls. Not that I necessarily think that was intentional. But there is a lot of repetitive combat. In the game as well so you could even make that argument if you wanted to so much metric. Prime Lara Croft enters areas does and she can. She only has certain tools to do certain things and she picks up new tools and you can go back to the same areas and collect whatever stone pots or whatever. You didn't collect the first time around. I love stuff like that so that was enough for me but also this game came out in a time period. The year after tropes vs women came out a year before Org Gamer Gate. Also like during this Weird Post Metro other MTV period like that came out in twenty ten and that really altered the gravitational pull of a lot of conversations that people had about like what backs jarring initiative have but for real though like the conversations that people were having about other. 'em I'm like at this point critic consensus about other about tomb. Raider is super different and far more evolved than it actually was at the time when those those games came out like if you go back and read before actually saying at the time it's like pretty backwards and awkward but at this point we look back on them and we're like yes like other was was very obviously a step backwards for Sam's narrative Li like it's a super awkward game. That does a disservice to her as a character like we all think that now but at the time people were like I don't know it's a metro game and there was just like Abbie Hafeez review anti-foreign that she was the person who is like this game is sexist and everybody was like what are you talking about about. I don't I don't see it yet. And then ten years later they all saw it but so those conversations were happening in the midst of this tomb. Raider game being developed. That was gonNA make maker Break Lara Croft essentially like there had been a Lotta Tomb. Raider Games some good and some bad and this was a character. Much like Sam who had been sexualize in her originally iteration unlike she's basically sexy gender swapped Indiana Jones and that was who she was. She was geared at straight male gamers and there were for is really not that much pretending about whether or not that was the case. Obviously many women enjoyed Lara Croft Games and were able to project themselves onto her myself included. But that's not who she was aimed at but this version of Lara Croft. It almost almost was for a diverse audience but also kind of wasn't and it was Super Fun for me to go back and read articles by the two of you. were wonderful where you guys were talking to. The developers offers of the game. Like do you guys remember. All these controversies about this. Well this I remember. That was one of my first allies. Like very recently been hired at Kentucky and it was one of my first contract. Talk to Ron Rosenberg. About game. And Ron Rosenberg told you that Lara Croft was going to be fighting off a rape in the game. They serve remember this. He took it back. And Yeah Jason Follow. Oh up so my my very specific memory Is Yeah I did that. I read that article because I thought it was interesting that he said that and I kind of refrained what I what. I like to do a lot of times is if someone says something that I know is going to be controversial. I'll just present. It has has is and be like look. This is what this guy is saying. Not really add my own perspective. At least not yet so I did that and became a whole big shit storm on the Internet in and people are like. What the fuck is this guy saying? Why something like that? And then I remember very specifically so gawker media used to have a boat party every single year. Where like the the whole office we go down to the South Street seaport and be on a boat for a couple of hours and they would have an open bar and it was always superfund? And I remember being at that Bo Party in the summer of two thousand twelve and heading getting a phone call from square INEX- Pr Guy and having like this long conversation. That and basically they were like denying that he said it and I was like look. Dude I have an audio recording according to a transcript and then I remember the guy who was like this older dude I forget his name. He was like a big a big part of Idaho and so he had a lot of cloud in the industry history. He came out and said like. Oh that's media making things up again so my follow up article was being like look. People are denying this here is the actual transcript of the of what he the set includes him saying. You're like you're like wait. There's going to be an attempted rape. And he's like yeah man. It's like what's what's really and so. It's still not clear to this day. I wonder maybe if someone was talking about has any insight onto those but I don't know if that was in like something that was removed from the game after that or if it was just like him being wrong because I remember squares. VR being like. There's nothing like this in the game. Yeah yeah that's what I was going to get to. This scene early on where Laura is like coming up on a fireside where like her friends but kidnapped by this point she doesn't know what's is going on and then this is the scene where she I has to kill a man and that scene where he's approaching her he is threatening and it kind of like this implied sexual threat. And and that's just based on the way it's shot so I feel like I don't know if it's like the scene was changed or if it's just the people that choreographed and wrote the scene had different conceptions of what at the implication of that scene was going to be like they did the interview they saw. It wasn't landing while they were like. Let's say that's not actually what that scene is and that she's just fighting him off from a threat of violence and not necessarily sexual violence like I think they saw the way that people were responding to the Tomb Raider game in those marketing days and they realized that times were changing and that was super interesting to go back and look at like there were also those quotes that you read about Jason. Where Rosenberg was talking about how the player would want to quote unquote protect attack? Laura and he said she's definitely the hero but you're kind of like her helper when you see her. After face these challenges you start to root for her in a way that you might not root for a male character which which introduces this weird layer of like will. Why wouldn't you and also are you the player not supposed to see yourself as Lara Croft and like that was just? Is this really interesting argument to me at the time as a critic and I remember it influenced high reviewed the game. 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"gamer gate" Discussed on Cory Doctorow's craphound.com » Podcast

Cory Doctorow's craphound.com » Podcast

10:14 min | 1 year ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Cory Doctorow's craphound.com » Podcast

"Ginette ING was right. John W Campbell was fascist from the November twenty nineteen issue of Locus magazine at the Hugo Award ceremony at this summer's Dublin. World Con- GINETTE ING was presented with the John W Campbell Award for best new writer in gave an outstanding and brave acceptance speech in which he called Campbell. The award's namesake and one of the fields. Most influential editors a fascist and express solidarity eh with Hong Kong pro democracy protesters. I'm a past recipient of the John W Campbell Award for best new writer two thousand as well as a recipient of the John W Campbell Memorial award two thousand nine. I believe on the only person to have won both of the Campbell's which I think gives me a unique license to comment awnings remarks which have been met with mixed reception from the field. I think that she was right and seemingly to make her remarks. There is plenty of evidence that Campbell's views were odious and deplorable. It wasn't just the story. He had heinlein expand into his terrible racist. Authoritarian eugenics inflected yellow peril novels six column nor was a Campbell's decision to lean hard on. Tom Godwin to kill the girl and cold equations in order to turn his story into a parable about the foolishness of women and the role of men and guiding them to accept the cold hard lethal facts of life it is also that Campbell used his op ED space in astounding to cheer the murders of the Kent State for he attributed the watts uprising to black people's Layton desire to return to slavery. These were not artifacts of a less enlightened era by the standards of his day. Campbell was a fond of terrible ideas from his early supportive fringe religion and psychic phenomena to his views. News on women and racialist people so when ing held Campbell responsible for setting a tone of science fiction that still haunts the genre to this day sterile era male white exalting in the ambitions of imperialist and colonizers settlers and industrialists. She was factually correct. Not Not just factually correct. She was also correct to be saying this now. Science fiction like many other institutions is having a reckoning with with its past and its present. We're trying to figure out what to do about the long reach. The terrible ideas of flawed people mostly men had on our fields. We're trying to reconcile the legacies of flawed people whose good deeds and good art live alongside their cruel damaging treatment of women. These men were Rinat aberrations. They were following an example set from the very top and running through the industry and through Phantom to the great detriment of many of the people who came to science fiction for safety and sanctuary and community. It's not a coincidence. That one of the first organized manifestations of white nationalism as a cultural phenomenon within fandom was in the form of hijacking the Hugo nominations process while fandom came together to firmly repudiate its white nationalist wing. These people weren't all entries who showed up to stir up trouble in someone else's community the call to hijack the Hugo awards was coming from from inside the house. These guys have been around forever and we'd let them get away with it in the name of tolerance even as these guys were chasing women. Queer people and racialist actualized people out of the field these same Nazis went onto join Gamer Gate then became prominent voices on red. It's are the Donald which was the vanguard of the white nationalist authoritarian support for the trump campaign the connections between the tales. We tell about ourselves and our past and futures have a real direct outcome. Oh come on the future we arrive at white supremacist folklore including the ECO fascist doctrine. That says that we can only avert climate change by murdering all the Brown people come straight out of. SF folklore where it's completely standard for every disaster to be swiftly followed by an underclass mob descending on their social betters. I to eat and or rape them never mind the actual way that disasters go down when ing picked up the Mike and told the truth about Campbell's legacy see she wasn't downplaying his importance she was acknowledging it Campbell's odious ideas matter because he was important a giant in the field field who left an enduring mark on it. No one questions. That what we want to talk about today is what Campbell's contribution was and what it means. After ing speech John Skulls published a post where he pointed out that many of the people who are angry at ing new Campbell personally or idolize respect the writers that Campbell took under his wing. Many if not most of these people know about his flaws. But even so it's hard to see someone with no allegiance to him either personally personally professionally point them out forcefully and unapologetically they see camera and his legacy abstractly and also as an obstacle to be overcome that deeply deeply uncomfortable skulls. He's right to the people who counted Campbell as a friend are authentically sad to confront the full meaning of his legacy. I feel for them. It's hard to reconcile the mench. Who was there for you? Entreated his dog with kindness and doted on his kids with the guy who alienated and hurt people with his cruel dogma. Here's the thing neither one of those facets of Campbell cancels the other one out just as it's not true that any amount of good deeds done for some people can repair the harms. He visited on others. It's also true that none of those harms cancel out the kindness as he did good for the people he was kind to. Life is not a ledger. Your sins can't be paid off through good deeds. Your good deeds are not cancelled by your sends ends your sins and your good deeds live alongside one another they coexist in superposition. You and I can and should atone for our misdeeds. We can and should apologize for them to the people we've wronged. We should do these things. Not because they they will erase our misdeeds but because the only thing worse than being really wrong is not learning to be better. People are flawed vessels the the circumstances around us our social norms and institutions can be structured to bring out our worst. Nature's or our best we can invite Isaac Asimov to our cons wants to deliver a lecture on the power of Posterior pinching in which he would literally advised men on how to grope the women in attendance or we can create and enforce a code of conduct that would bounce anyone up to and including the con chair and the guest of honor. who try to stunt like that? We collectively through through our norms and institutions create the circumstances that favour socio pathy or generosity sweeping bad conduct under the rug isn't just cruel to the people who were victimized victimized by that conduct. It's also a disservice to the flawed vessels who are struggling with their own contradictions and base urges. Creating an environment where it's normal to do things things that in ten or twenty years will result in your expulsion from your community is no kindness to anyone. There are terrible men out there today. A whose path to being terrible started when they watched Isaac Asimov Grope women without their consent and figured that the chuckling approval of their peers meant that whatever doubts outs they might have had. Were probably misplaced. These men. Don't get a pass because they learn from a bad example set by their community and its leaders but they might have been diverted routed from their path to terribleness. If they'd had better examples they might not of scarred and hurt countless women on their way from the larval stage of shadiness to full-blown Shit Lord and they themselves might have been spared their eventual fate of being disliked and excluded from community. They joined in search of comradeship and mutual actual aid. The Friends of those Shitty dudes might not have to wrestle with their role in enabling the harms those Shitty dudes wrought since her acceptance speech Zhang has been subjected to a triple ration- of abuse and vitriol much of it with sexist and racist overtones but things bravery hasn't just sparked a conversation. It's also made a change in the weeks. After ing speech both Dell magazines sponsors of the Campbell Award and the James Gunn Center at the University of Kansas at Lawrence who awarded the other Campbell award an event called Campbell. Conference have dropped John W Campbell from the names of their awards and events. They did so for the very very best of reasons as a winner of both Campbell awards. I am delighted by these changes. Campbell's impact on our field when lever truly be extinguished. Alas Pass but we don't need to celebrate it back when the misogynist and white supremacist winger started to publicly organized to purge the field of the wrong kind of fan and and the wrong kind of writer they were talking about people like ing. I think that this is ample evidence that she is in. Exactly the right place at the right time. Time saying the right thing all right then. I'll be back next week. You've been listening to the Corey Dr podcast licensed under under creative Commons attribution noncommercial share like us three point. Oh or as Woody Guthrie put it in another context. This song is copyrighted in the US under seal of copyright. I'll be right one. Five four zero eight five for a period of twenty eight years and anyone caused singing without our permission will be a mighty good fern because we don't give a dern publish it right at at singers swing to a Yodel let we wrote up about all we wanted to do. Many thanks John Taylor Williams for mastering. That's right next studio W. R. Y. N. E. C. Case Studio. It Mail Dot Com. John Taylor Williams is a fulltime self employed audio engineer producer composer and sound designer and his free time he makes beer jewelry odd musical musical instruments and furniture. He likes to meditate to read and to cook. Talk to you next week..

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El Paso Murder Spree Renews Spotlight on 8chan Online Forum

The 3:59

03:20 min | 2 years ago

El Paso Murder Spree Renews Spotlight on 8chan Online Forum

"One thing that's really commonly recurring is a lot of people didn't even know eight chan existed yan said i've never even heard of chen until the incident brian says oh. I thought they were constantly. Miss naming four chan was nothing about it. I think that's a commonplace but the truth is there are several chan's over time <hes> and there are are even more communities out there without the chance suffix. Where do we see these kind of communities. Are they going to start really bubbling to the surface and becoming more of the mainstream mainstream oscar you were telling me about this prior to the podcast yesterday that where where a chain came from in the first place it was related to gamer gave why don't we why don't we talk about that story for for a second yeah so in in like i said twelve hundred team that was founded but in two thousand fourteen <hes> gamer gate happened august. It's actually gonna be five years years from that whole thing. It is a think yeah so back then <hes> like i mean you would frederick. Brennan said was correct and by the way he has come out and says he wants h he founded it. He wants to shut down now but back then in two thousand fourteen. Here's like hey we could talk about game or get any time. We want over here at eight. If guys wanna talk about it come over because i understand to a lot of what was being posted related to gamer gate on on four chan where you know not only vera lynn comments but also dachshunds which four chain basically decided. They're like look we're. We're pretty anything thing goes by. Even we don't wanna stand for this is that does that sound accurate pretty much. <hes> the the there was some there was a lot of toning down of of how crazy was a fortune two thousand thirteen two thousand fourteen that was that was definitely it <hes> for docking i mean a lot of prior to sway thirteen a lot of doc seeing a lot of you know diaz <hes> campaigns all that started on four chan so it so they wanted to clean up their image and for various reasons that the owner moot he wanted to change things up but yet they they they shut down a lot of topics regarding game gates and again. That's when frederick threader came in and said hey guys come over to come over so a lot of people did and then just in your years. It's been dwindling down. It's not nearly as popular as it was back at you know late two thousand fourteen and now the people that are there. They're there because they want to have just no rules on what's talk about so so what are the things that was kind of. I kept thinking about relating to this wise. Okay suggesting that never comes back. It's been shot down. I i checked the site right before we went on air. It's not up currently <hes> somebody wants to share something really negative online. My impression is they're probably gonna find somewhere else to share it and that sounds terrible but at the same time i mean does that make sense absolutely the i mean they're still the whole dark web i mean people can go on there and starts their own conversation <hes> but as mentioned i mean there's other chance there's other message boards so there is nothing stopping from someone else to make their immersion of chen and just make it as ruthless and lawless says they they want

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"gamer gate" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast

The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast

02:48 min | 2 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast

"I am because he didn't get the killing blow on the nineteen all of a sudden they they feel like he was usurped. They feel like he was not giving enough like validation or whatever. And I'm like this whole fucking show is about you. Surfing the tropes is building you towards the tropes a fantasy NBN light. But we knock on do just the same way. So I can't believe this guy. So mad about it. But I think that's just the internet. Now, you've got the gamer gate negative light. We hate women. I hate cat tomorrow. I hate, you know, everything that people like I hate they aren't there to the extreme. And that's why you know, the the thing about the theories of under people have their own theories and things like that. But the thing is I'm me and read about it. We know where we got our sources from when you know, but we don't know what other we got their stuff from like say people actually dig in and fon spoilers and things like that. And I'm like, no, I'm not gonna argue with you, also, even if she did fucking do about herself and. I mean, she has been living as a little girl in west rose in the most treacherous place for fucking elbow light. She might be able to kill a nigga wasn't. It was some some quickness. It's like, they won't know create it. Yeah. I don't get it. Other random thoughts. I'm happy. It was aria not John not just because it's the prize unpredictable, but also because of the reaction from angry misogynous, the term marriage through trended on Twitter, right after if you heard it before, you know, the only female characters get this sort of treatment. Yeah, they tried to do it with Ray from the last Jedi. I just don't there's a whole point. There's a whole like contingent of nerd, Nick. I just do not talk to fuck with Dame. They just are not valuable people the dot Iraqi Kelly died protecting those races as northerners. I know it was ultimately a fight for humanity. But more black and Brown lies Larson, the war numbers. Why's and I've only seen black fans acknowledge that yet. Another reason I'm glad I found a blackout tests. I don't get this perspective for me. The other recasts listened to they say all the diverse, man. Like, I was looking at them numbers. Like come on. Now. Like somebody somebody step up. Oh god. No, Mon negatives done. But you know, what that's just like everyone real life. Come negus. Go up front. Message put out a black people on infantry and shit. Lastly, I love signs of autism say air pride in representing the north. But did she come out ungrateful regarding Danny after this battle was has finished Danny has pretty much. No army only to injure dragons to fight against searching for the crown. I won't change of for not being able to fight with the dragon Queen. She dislikes so much without risking life or troops for the good of mankind off. She's see what we see her come to terms with that. And the next up. So yeah. But in all fairness, we also got to see what happened outside the crypt..

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"gamer gate" Discussed on Yeah, But Still

Yeah, But Still

03:26 min | 2 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Yeah, But Still

"They're like, I I watched a ton of view like you'd be surprised how many of the crimes the end up investigating actually aren't sex crimes. No. Yeah. It'll be like really somebody will be like naked at the time the early it'll seem like it at the very beginning. And then like they'll be like, oh like this is just like a murder, and for some reason like the detectives are still down come. Plot twist. Yeah. So we can be the host. It would be like the guy who has a podcast network like he did it and he's like it. And like, it'd be a whole see I was thinking more the long lines of like more more true to my life. Is that like, you know, some some pundit that we the Slee make fun of a murdered or assaulted or something, and we joked on the show about like one of the podcast sickos like, you know, incited and they're like, yeah. We're gonna prosecute you for that. Yeah. So. And then my eyes. Just dick. Well, if you're out there. Okay. Did you go see the in cell episode of? Discuss. Down to retrench. Don't wanna. Yeah. I don't want to double down on material here. But that did you see the game or gate one with Logan, Paul? Yes. No, wait. What this was like this is like a couple of seasons ago. Logan, Paul is in the gamer. I mentioned hot. Yeah. I didn't know it was the gamer gate up. Oh, I forgot one that up really goes to a lot of places because at least starts out at like, a gaming Khan. And it's really the episode starts out there. There is taken his co workers to like a video game con on the weekend on their days off will he is a gamer. Yeah, he is a game where he finally just gamer stuff. Yeah. What does he say? Like what's his what's his game game or some shit? Yeah. Yeah. Gamers shit. Yeah. He'll like post like gamer shit, downloading red dead redemption to also. Yeah. Does like he is he's not a mainstream gamer, but he's like a real one. But like he plays like PS one game. You know, like he goes back. He's yeah. He's he's like weird PS one games. Like, no. I think he used to game back in the day to. But he the man games. Don't get me wrong here. But like when it starts out with like like, a gaming Konin like one of the the the the girls working there is like a costed by some like nerds girl, get out of here, whatever and they like push your rougher up in the bathroom or something like that. And I was like, okay, that's just going to be about. But it ends up. With like Logan, Paul is literally the head of like, an ISIS style, like gamer gate terrorist cell that. Yes, apps this female game woman game developer, and like does like a video or they like Bach, execute her something it. It really goes a lot of places. Yeah. Whistle. Logan, Paul plays. He plays like a gamer gate like ISIS guy. Oh shit. I need a revisit. I remember him being in it. Yeah. A game or terrorists that like, you know, kidnaps terrorizes people and then mixed. Audio's shit. Yeah. I yeah, I haven't I haven't seen it. What have you not mentioned this to me that he played a gamer terrorists when you like when you've watched as much as I have and in back to back or I watched them in sequence straight through every Like like. together. And yet they started together..

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Olympian slams ref who demanded wrestler's dreadlocks cut

Reveal

00:36 sec | 2 years ago

Olympian slams ref who demanded wrestler's dreadlocks cut

"And Snapchat, founder Evan Spiegel Franklin. Leonard started the annual survey known as the blacklist fourteen years ago. Plays about technology. People who are involved in creating it in the path allergies. That are creative society. He says horror scripts are also in vogue one features gamer gate ghouls, you're probably reflects the very real fears June two thousand eighteen. And attempt to was all those fears in the movie theater also on the list script about Richard Williams. The father of superstar tennis champ, Venus and Serena Williams, mandalit

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"gamer gate" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

The Ezra Klein Show

04:17 min | 2 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on The Ezra Klein Show

"So let's talk a little bit of a gamer gate because a that that that's a turning point in all this. I guess I guess the place to start is what was gamer gate. No, six hours later. No. I know I mean gamer gate, it's I think the simplest way, especially given where we ended up at the time gamer gate, you could tell a more complicated story about how it started. And where it started an ethics in games journalism and all of that stuff. But looking back with hindsight gamer gate was a hate and harassment campaign that allowed folks a mostly white dudes who are uncomfortable with the growing diversity within the games industry and the world generally to express their anger at the existence of women and people of color. I mean, I think that at this point in two thousand eighteen heading in two thousand nineteen it's really important to look at the core of what gamer gate was that. You can tell a more complicated story. And there are lots of people who have and will continue telling more complicated stories, but it really was it really was a battle cry in some ways for people who were feeling threatened by their own centrality within games specifically. And then. Culture, more broadly. So that was a place where white male identity politics, really turned violent. And basically, it it took fortune which always had these fascistic undercurrents. That's a phrase that Sam Biddle, formerly of Gawker once used to describe the space, it kind of allowed those undercurrents to present themselves more and more clearly and then as those currents became bigger and bigger it started attracting more and more like minded people for whom Adedeji based tagging. It wasn't just a source of lulls. It was a point of identification. So basically, you had a space that was amenable to sexism and amenable to racism and amenable to all kinds of identity antagonist homes. And so then more and more people who really ascribe to those ideologies either Felton Bolden to express them not under the guise of lulls. But as an actual like feeling in the world and actual ideology or at attracted additional participants who heard about these amenable spaces through. You know, journalistic amplification of the story. So it really is is it is a time where the ambulance of the politics started to crystallize into reactionary extremist politics or want to want to address like a little bit of liberalism on top of that. So gamer gate, and I'll probably get details wrong. But game gate is his moment where you've had for probably at that point a couple of years a movement in video game journalism in particular towards thinking more about issues of diversity and representation. Criticizing games for Blake having these like real tits and ass characters and just like building resentment. And then there's this super weird flash point where there was an allegation that a indie game designer who's a woman was like cheating on her boyfriend with a game reviewer, which like not even probably not even true, and it just explodes into this. Unbelievable harassment campaign of her under the guise of ethics in video game journalism, which is really like people saying there. Tired of these politically, correct? Journalists telling them what their games should be like and on the other side. You know, you you have this sort of war. Join with people saying like this kind of reactionary anti woman anti people of color like unbelievably like, white male privileged world. And like the way they're expressing the anger just shows like how dangerous the internet is and how and how defensive these spaces are of their privilege, and what's so unusual about gamer gate is that it is objectively this unbelievably bizarre complex Nisha. Like nothing thing that happens on the internet that I feel like it's a point resolve the way the systems have begun interacting because it blows up and all of a sudden like as you say like all journalism groups, come in into to get gets covered. It's where Milo Yannopoulos makes his name. He's not a veto gamer. He doesn't like video games. He doesn't like people play video games. He makes fun of them. But he comes in as a kind of heroic warrior against feminists for. For you know, the kind of game or Gators..

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"gamer gate" Discussed on KQED Radio

KQED Radio

02:36 min | 3 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on KQED Radio

"People play video games because. Twitch chat is both in your face personal and anonymous It can also be a magnet for bottom, feeders of the kind that prompts anxious, analysis from legacy, outlets like ours and it's certainly true that a sizable share of twitch contributes to the same primordial. Soup that spawned the troll army the terrorized women in the game world the same. Soup that has nourished elements of the alt-right but. It's not all bad there are a lot of. Female gamers who are really. Happy on twitch, but there's a large part of twitch that ties into gamer gate and it's like a large part of, that ties into then federal politics. After Trump got elected all these things were popping up as recline at vox was like. Man this connection of video games who would have known and I bought a. Was on the show Chris grant he's like no we. Told you that there's a fringe culture but less fringe with each passing day the. Twitch platform so live and so intense can be whatever each user decides to make it include Adding a boys club as ninja has implicitly stated by refusing to stream with female gamers as, a matter of policy I tried not, to play with emails man just because of the image, eight presents it's kind of. Just like why would I want you even risk that image right do, you if you are seen talking to a woman or playing with, a woman people are very quick to start making rumors our they flirting are they dating and. Because he's in a very loyal marriages he says he doesn't want, to, be associated with any of those rumors Allegra Frank Polycom us editor recently reported on ninjas exclusionary policy that. Men and, women, can't play a game together on twitches most, popular stream she says not only denies, female gamers access, to an enormous audience it sanctions and attitude that is as pernicious or at least Mike Pence as it is old it does inherently suggests. Oh women are sexual objects you should not be seen with a woman who is in. Your wife in a public, setting essentially is going to influence these these younger viewers to say yeah that makes. Sense of course he's just, being a good guy as a prominent and persuasive? Teenage? Boy whisperer ninja could play an active role in shaping our culture for the better, twitch connects people in.

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Fortnite Streamer 'Ninja' Reveals Why He Doesn't Stream With Female Gamers

Liberty Talk Programming

02:09 min | 3 years ago

Fortnite Streamer 'Ninja' Reveals Why He Doesn't Stream With Female Gamers

"This gamer Nadje Who apparently the most popular guy on twitch, says he's not doing streams, with women because he. Doesn't want to wind up not only putting. Himself in a situation where there rumors but her. Too but the woman as well and. They say here it's more. Than anything. Else a stark reminder that when it. Comes to equality. Within the. Gaming industry and society at large we've still got plenty of work to do why Let me finish reading the article before you start asking questions they. Say don't blame ninja though blames systemic sexism within the industry change has to start they stay with us is, individuals so if you, want to see this sort of behaviour curbed were all going to have to work better on it together and you remember gamer gate from a couple of years ago right yes that's what they're talking. About here where you've got people that will harass. Female gamers over every little thing if the most popular gamer in the world on twitch was a woman and she refused to game with men I would support her but I would suspect if, men came on. And made spurious allegations are. Aspirants allegations were made, about them or whatever that. They would receive harassment online two from the males that follow those female gamers and there's lots, of males that follow female gamers I think that Yeah I'm not sure that I agree with. That Claim that some. Men harass women simply because they are women some men do some women dislike men simply, because they're men and they do things too and that there's an equal. Amount of that and that doesn't indicate sex what I heard, in this article doesn't indicate sexism to me it indicates there is a the top gamer in the world for whatever reason as a man. And that he doesn't doesn't the top gamer the world does not participate with the other sex in order to protect them and themselves from harassment that I. Agree with the idea that that indicates sexism. I did not hear in. Indication

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"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

"And we are back Kirk when you're on vacation, you missed out on some serious video game drama that we have not yet had a chance to talk about this all actually unfolded a couple of weeks ago. So we're pretty late to this party, but this is an interesting and kind of nuance enough topic that I think we would be remiss not to talk about it. So let's talk about arena natch and what happened there. So I some context here, so Rina net is the developer behind guild wars to Jessica price is the name of a narrative designer, former narrative zainur now at Reenen it and she was working on the story for the game shoes right around the game. She is very active on Twitter and has developed something of a reputation over the months and over the years for being combative on Twitter. So on July fourth, someone named Royer Dharar game. Ming responded to one of her Twitter threads about rating in PG saying he wanted to play disagree and talking about some stuff with like like offering a suggestion for her. She responded saying today in being a female game, Dev quote, allow me a person who does not work with you, explain to you to do your job. And then she said like the next Rando asset who attempts to explain the concept of branching dialogue to me as if you know having worked in game narrative for fucking decade, I have never heard of it is getting into blocked PSA and then there was a whole, you ge- uproar on the guild wars to community it. Of course, overlapped gamer gate circles and gamer gate terrible people at gamer gate, sort of amplifying. This and people started calling for her to get fired, became a whole mob, outraged mob. And then the next day Rena net put out a statement. It was that night at some point in this whole thing at a statement from Mike O'Brien, the CEO over. There who said we have fired her and another writer. Peter fries who had also just happened to defend her on Twitter. Then it became a huge kind of controversial like a tipping point in a lot of his and a lot of people came down strongly in many different forms. A lot of game developers spoke out against this saying that arena had kowtowed to an angry mob. A lot of gamers and gilmore's too hard core fans appeared to be happy with the move and made it seem like it was. It was a Rena. It kind of saying that fans, one placating them in in in a good way. People were supportive in that way and yet it it. Some people have claimed that Arar gaming was like a sponsored. She killed worse to youtuber, so so he was involved in that community pretty heavily. And yeah. A lot of lot of fallout from that in some really complicated ways. So Kirk, I let me ask, what is your take on this whole situation? Oh, man. I have a lot of takes. I think there's a lot of takeaways from this. It's a mess. Well, I, I will. I will list them. So I mean, I think a lot of things I think arena net should not have fired both of these employees. I think that was just the wrong call. I think that arena net also in calling in like O'Brien statement saying, this was an attack on the community and just letting that stand sort of escalated. I saw out of people pointing out that that was, they could have said, you know, we've let people go over whatever. You know, the usual vague statement that you get and they didn't do that. In fact, they describe specifically, this is like an attack on the community, which to me feels like an overstatement, dramatic overstatement of what happened. So I think that was the wrong call. I think that this my sense of this interaction which is like much thing to try to parse, but I think you know, based on interviews with with price after this happened, it seems to me like this was kind of a straw that broke the camel's back thing. I, of course I'm very aware of what it is to be a woman online or not, personally, but I've listened to enough. Stories at this point that I know how it goes and especially being a woman developmental intact or in game design, your constantly having guys sort of do this, you know, various levels of rudeness and plight, nece kind of comically crew of yourself..

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"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

"And we are back Kirk when you're on vacation, you missed out on some serious video game drama that we have not yet had a chance to talk about this all actually unfolded a couple of weeks ago. So we're pretty late to this party, but this is an interesting and kind of nuance enough topic that I think we would be remiss not to talk about it. So let's talk about arena natch and what happened there. So I some context here, so Rina net is the developer behind guild wars to Jessica price is the name of a narrative designer, former narrative zainur now at Reenen it and she was working on the story for the game shoes right around the game. She is very active on Twitter and has developed something of a reputation over the months and over the years for being combative on Twitter. So on July fourth, someone named Royer Dharar game. Ming responded to one of her Twitter threads about rating in PG saying he wanted to play disagree and talking about some stuff with like like offering a suggestion for her. She responded saying today in being a female game, Dev quote, allow me a person who does not work with you, explain to you to do your job. And then she said like the next Rando asset who attempts to explain the concept of branching dialogue to me as if you know having worked in game narrative for fucking decade, I have never heard of it is getting into blocked PSA and then there was a whole, you ge- uproar on the guild wars to community it. Of course, overlapped gamer gate circles and gamer gate terrible people at gamer gate, sort of amplifying. This and people started calling for her to get fired, became a whole mob, outraged mob. And then the next day Rena net put out a statement. It was that night at some point in this whole thing at a statement from Mike O'Brien, the CEO over. There who said we have fired her and another writer. Peter fries who had also just happened to defend her on Twitter. Then it became a huge kind of controversial like a tipping point in a lot of his and a lot of people came down strongly in many different forms. A lot of game developers spoke out against this saying that arena had kowtowed to an angry mob. A lot of gamers and gilmore's too hard core fans appeared to be happy with the move and made it seem like it was. It was a Rena. It kind of saying that fans, one placating them in in in a good way. People were supportive in that way and yet it it. Some people have claimed that Arar gaming was like a sponsored. She killed worse to youtuber, so so he was involved in that community pretty heavily. And yeah. A lot of lot of fallout from that in some really complicated ways. So Kirk, I let me ask, what is your take on this whole situation? Oh, man. I have a lot of takes. I think there's a lot of takeaways from this. It's a mess. Well, I, I will. I will list them. So I mean, I think a lot of things I think arena net should not have fired both of these employees. I think that was just the wrong call. I think that arena net also in calling in like O'Brien statement saying, this was an attack on the community and just letting that stand sort of escalated. I saw out of people pointing out that that was, they could have said, you know, we've let people go over whatever. You know, the usual vague statement that you get and they didn't do that. In fact, they describe specifically, this is like an attack on the community, which to me feels like an overstatement, dramatic overstatement of what happened. So I think that was the wrong call. I think that this my sense of this interaction which is like much thing to try to parse, but I think you know, based on interviews with with price after this happened, it seems to me like this was kind of a straw that broke the camel's back thing. I, of course I'm very aware of what it is to be a woman online or not, personally, but I've listened to enough. Stories at this point that I know how it goes and especially being a woman developmental intact or in game design, your constantly having guys sort of do this, you know, various levels of rudeness and plight, nece kind of comically crew of yourself..

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"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

"And we are back Kirk when you're on vacation, you missed out on some serious video game drama that we have not yet had a chance to talk about this all actually unfolded a couple of weeks ago. So we're pretty late to this party, but this is an interesting and kind of nuance enough topic that I think we would be remiss not to talk about it. So let's talk about arena natch and what happened there. So I some context here, so Rina net is the developer behind guild wars to Jessica price is the name of a narrative designer, former narrative zainur now at Reenen it and she was working on the story for the game shoes right around the game. She is very active on Twitter and has developed something of a reputation over the months and over the years for being combative on Twitter. So on July fourth, someone named Royer Dharar game. Ming responded to one of her Twitter threads about rating in PG saying he wanted to play disagree and talking about some stuff with like like offering a suggestion for her. She responded saying today in being a female game, Dev quote, allow me a person who does not work with you, explain to you to do your job. And then she said like the next Rando asset who attempts to explain the concept of branching dialogue to me as if you know having worked in game narrative for fucking decade, I have never heard of it is getting into blocked PSA and then there was a whole, you ge- uproar on the guild wars to community it. Of course, overlapped gamer gate circles and gamer gate terrible people at gamer gate, sort of amplifying. This and people started calling for her to get fired, became a whole mob, outraged mob. And then the next day Rena net put out a statement. It was that night at some point in this whole thing at a statement from Mike O'Brien, the CEO over. There who said we have fired her and another writer. Peter fries who had also just happened to defend her on Twitter. Then it became a huge kind of controversial like a tipping point in a lot of his and a lot of people came down strongly in many different forms. A lot of game developers spoke out against this saying that arena had kowtowed to an angry mob. A lot of gamers and gilmore's too hard core fans appeared to be happy with the move and made it seem like it was. It was a Rena. It kind of saying that fans, one placating them in in in a good way. People were supportive in that way and yet it it. Some people have claimed that Arar gaming was like a sponsored. She killed worse to youtuber, so so he was involved in that community pretty heavily. And yeah. A lot of lot of fallout from that in some really complicated ways. So Kirk, I let me ask, what is your take on this whole situation? Oh, man. I have a lot of takes. I think there's a lot of takeaways from this. It's a mess. Well, I, I will. I will list them. So I mean, I think a lot of things I think arena net should not have fired both of these employees. I think that was just the wrong call. I think that arena net also in calling in like O'Brien statement saying, this was an attack on the community and just letting that stand sort of escalated. I saw out of people pointing out that that was, they could have said, you know, we've let people go over whatever. You know, the usual vague statement that you get and they didn't do that. In fact, they describe specifically, this is like an attack on the community, which to me feels like an overstatement, dramatic overstatement of what happened. So I think that was the wrong call. I think that this my sense of this interaction which is like much thing to try to parse, but I think you know, based on interviews with with price after this happened, it seems to me like this was kind of a straw that broke the camel's back thing. I, of course I'm very aware of what it is to be a woman online or not, personally, but I've listened to enough. Stories at this point that I know how it goes and especially being a woman developmental intact or in game design, your constantly having guys sort of do this, you know, various levels of rudeness and plight, nece kind of comically crew of yourself..

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"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

"And we are back Kirk when you're on vacation, you missed out on some serious video game drama that we have not yet had a chance to talk about this all actually unfolded a couple of weeks ago. So we're pretty late to this party, but this is an interesting and kind of nuance enough topic that I think we would be remiss not to talk about it. So let's talk about arena natch and what happened there. So I some context here, so Rina net is the developer behind guild wars to Jessica price is the name of a narrative designer, former narrative zainur now at Reenen it and she was working on the story for the game shoes right around the game. She is very active on Twitter and has developed something of a reputation over the months and over the years for being combative on Twitter. So on July fourth, someone named Royer Dharar game. Ming responded to one of her Twitter threads about rating in PG saying he wanted to play disagree and talking about some stuff with like like offering a suggestion for her. She responded saying today in being a female game, Dev quote, allow me a person who does not work with you, explain to you to do your job. And then she said like the next Rando asset who attempts to explain the concept of branching dialogue to me as if you know having worked in game narrative for fucking decade, I have never heard of it is getting into blocked PSA and then there was a whole, you ge- uproar on the guild wars to community it. Of course, overlapped gamer gate circles and gamer gate terrible people at gamer gate, sort of amplifying. This and people started calling for her to get fired, became a whole mob, outraged mob. And then the next day Rena net put out a statement. It was that night at some point in this whole thing at a statement from Mike O'Brien, the CEO over. There who said we have fired her and another writer. Peter fries who had also just happened to defend her on Twitter. Then it became a huge kind of controversial like a tipping point in a lot of his and a lot of people came down strongly in many different forms. A lot of game developers spoke out against this saying that arena had kowtowed to an angry mob. A lot of gamers and gilmore's too hard core fans appeared to be happy with the move and made it seem like it was. It was a Rena. It kind of saying that fans, one placating them in in in a good way. People were supportive in that way and yet it it. Some people have claimed that Arar gaming was like a sponsored. She killed worse to youtuber, so so he was involved in that community pretty heavily. And yeah. A lot of lot of fallout from that in some really complicated ways. So Kirk, I let me ask, what is your take on this whole situation? Oh, man. I have a lot of takes. I think there's a lot of takeaways from this. It's a mess. Well, I, I will. I will list them. So I mean, I think a lot of things I think arena net should not have fired both of these employees. I think that was just the wrong call. I think that arena net also in calling in like O'Brien statement saying, this was an attack on the community and just letting that stand sort of escalated. I saw out of people pointing out that that was, they could have said, you know, we've let people go over whatever. You know, the usual vague statement that you get and they didn't do that. In fact, they describe specifically, this is like an attack on the community, which to me feels like an overstatement, dramatic overstatement of what happened. So I think that was the wrong call. I think that this my sense of this interaction which is like much thing to try to parse, but I think you know, based on interviews with with price after this happened, it seems to me like this was kind of a straw that broke the camel's back thing. I, of course I'm very aware of what it is to be a woman online or not, personally, but I've listened to enough. Stories at this point that I know how it goes and especially being a woman developmental intact or in game design, your constantly having guys sort of do this, you know, various levels of rudeness and plight, nece kind of comically crew of yourself..

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"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

"And we are back Kirk when you're on vacation, you missed out on some serious video game drama that we have not yet had a chance to talk about this all actually unfolded a couple of weeks ago. So we're pretty late to this party, but this is an interesting and kind of nuance enough topic that I think we would be remiss not to talk about it. So let's talk about arena natch and what happened there. So I some context here, so Rina net is the developer behind guild wars to Jessica price is the name of a narrative designer, former narrative zainur now at Reenen it and she was working on the story for the game shoes right around the game. She is very active on Twitter and has developed something of a reputation over the months and over the years for being combative on Twitter. So on July fourth, someone named Royer Dharar game. Ming responded to one of her Twitter threads about rating in PG saying he wanted to play disagree and talking about some stuff with like like offering a suggestion for her. She responded saying today in being a female game, Dev quote, allow me a person who does not work with you, explain to you to do your job. And then she said like the next Rando asset who attempts to explain the concept of branching dialogue to me as if you know having worked in game narrative for fucking decade, I have never heard of it is getting into blocked PSA and then there was a whole, you ge- uproar on the guild wars to community it. Of course, overlapped gamer gate circles and gamer gate terrible people at gamer gate, sort of amplifying. This and people started calling for her to get fired, became a whole mob, outraged mob. And then the next day Rena net put out a statement. It was that night at some point in this whole thing at a statement from Mike O'Brien, the CEO over. There who said we have fired her and another writer. Peter fries who had also just happened to defend her on Twitter. Then it became a huge kind of controversial like a tipping point in a lot of his and a lot of people came down strongly in many different forms. A lot of game developers spoke out against this saying that arena had kowtowed to an angry mob. A lot of gamers and gilmore's too hard core fans appeared to be happy with the move and made it seem like it was. It was a Rena. It kind of saying that fans, one placating them in in in a good way. People were supportive in that way and yet it it. Some people have claimed that Arar gaming was like a sponsored. She killed worse to youtuber, so so he was involved in that community pretty heavily. And yeah. A lot of lot of fallout from that in some really complicated ways. So Kirk, I let me ask, what is your take on this whole situation? Oh, man. I have a lot of takes. I think there's a lot of takeaways from this. It's a mess. Well, I, I will. I will list them. So I mean, I think a lot of things I think arena net should not have fired both of these employees. I think that was just the wrong call. I think that arena net also in calling in like O'Brien statement saying, this was an attack on the community and just letting that stand sort of escalated. I saw out of people pointing out that that was, they could have said, you know, we've let people go over whatever. You know, the usual vague statement that you get and they didn't do that. In fact, they describe specifically, this is like an attack on the community, which to me feels like an overstatement, dramatic overstatement of what happened. So I think that was the wrong call. I think that this my sense of this interaction which is like much thing to try to parse, but I think you know, based on interviews with with price after this happened, it seems to me like this was kind of a straw that broke the camel's back thing. I, of course I'm very aware of what it is to be a woman online or not, personally, but I've listened to enough. Stories at this point that I know how it goes and especially being a woman developmental intact or in game design, your constantly having guys sort of do this, you know, various levels of rudeness and plight, nece kind of comically crew of yourself..

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"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

"And we are back Kirk when you're on vacation, you missed out on some serious video game drama that we have not yet had a chance to talk about this all actually unfolded a couple of weeks ago. So we're pretty late to this party, but this is an interesting and kind of nuance enough topic that I think we would be remiss not to talk about it. So let's talk about arena natch and what happened there. So I some context here, so Rina net is the developer behind guild wars to Jessica price is the name of a narrative designer, former narrative zainur now at Reenen it and she was working on the story for the game shoes right around the game. She is very active on Twitter and has developed something of a reputation over the months and over the years for being combative on Twitter. So on July fourth, someone named Royer Dharar game. Ming responded to one of her Twitter threads about rating in PG saying he wanted to play disagree and talking about some stuff with like like offering a suggestion for her. She responded saying today in being a female game, Dev quote, allow me a person who does not work with you, explain to you to do your job. And then she said like the next Rando asset who attempts to explain the concept of branching dialogue to me as if you know having worked in game narrative for fucking decade, I have never heard of it is getting into blocked PSA and then there was a whole, you ge- uproar on the guild wars to community it. Of course, overlapped gamer gate circles and gamer gate terrible people at gamer gate, sort of amplifying. This and people started calling for her to get fired, became a whole mob, outraged mob. And then the next day Rena net put out a statement. It was that night at some point in this whole thing at a statement from Mike O'Brien, the CEO over. There who said we have fired her and another writer. Peter fries who had also just happened to defend her on Twitter. Then it became a huge kind of controversial like a tipping point in a lot of his and a lot of people came down strongly in many different forms. A lot of game developers spoke out against this saying that arena had kowtowed to an angry mob. A lot of gamers and gilmore's too hard core fans appeared to be happy with the move and made it seem like it was. It was a Rena. It kind of saying that fans, one placating them in in in a good way. People were supportive in that way and yet it it. Some people have claimed that Arar gaming was like a sponsored. She killed worse to youtuber, so so he was involved in that community pretty heavily. And yeah. A lot of lot of fallout from that in some really complicated ways. So Kirk, I let me ask, what is your take on this whole situation? Oh, man. I have a lot of takes. I think there's a lot of takeaways from this. It's a mess. Well, I, I will. I will list them. So I mean, I think a lot of things I think arena net should not have fired both of these employees. I think that was just the wrong call. I think that arena net also in calling in like O'Brien statement saying, this was an attack on the community and just letting that stand sort of escalated. I saw out of people pointing out that that was, they could have said, you know, we've let people go over whatever. You know, the usual vague statement that you get and they didn't do that. In fact, they describe specifically, this is like an attack on the community, which to me feels like an overstatement, dramatic overstatement of what happened. So I think that was the wrong call. I think that this my sense of this interaction which is like much thing to try to parse, but I think you know, based on interviews with with price after this happened, it seems to me like this was kind of a straw that broke the camel's back thing. I, of course I'm very aware of what it is to be a woman online or not, personally, but I've listened to enough. Stories at this point that I know how it goes and especially being a woman developmental intact or in game design, your constantly having guys sort of do this, you know, various levels of rudeness and plight, nece kind of comically crew of yourself..

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"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

Kotaku Splitscreen

04:27 min | 3 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on Kotaku Splitscreen

"And we are back Kirk when you're on vacation, you missed out on some serious video game drama that we have not yet had a chance to talk about this all actually unfolded a couple of weeks ago. So we're pretty late to this party, but this is an interesting and kind of nuance enough topic that I think we would be remiss not to talk about it. So let's talk about arena natch and what happened there. So I some context here, so Rina net is the developer behind guild wars to Jessica price is the name of a narrative designer, former narrative zainur now at Reenen it and she was working on the story for the game shoes right around the game. She is very active on Twitter and has developed something of a reputation over the months and over the years for being combative on Twitter. So on July fourth, someone named Royer Dharar game. Ming responded to one of her Twitter threads about rating in PG saying he wanted to play disagree and talking about some stuff with like like offering a suggestion for her. She responded saying today in being a female game, Dev quote, allow me a person who does not work with you, explain to you to do your job. And then she said like the next Rando asset who attempts to explain the concept of branching dialogue to me as if you know having worked in game narrative for fucking decade, I have never heard of it is getting into blocked PSA and then there was a whole, you ge- uproar on the guild wars to community it. Of course, overlapped gamer gate circles and gamer gate terrible people at gamer gate, sort of amplifying. This and people started calling for her to get fired, became a whole mob, outraged mob. And then the next day Rena net put out a statement. It was that night at some point in this whole thing at a statement from Mike O'Brien, the CEO over. There who said we have fired her and another writer. Peter fries who had also just happened to defend her on Twitter. Then it became a huge kind of controversial like a tipping point in a lot of his and a lot of people came down strongly in many different forms. A lot of game developers spoke out against this saying that arena had kowtowed to an angry mob. A lot of gamers and gilmore's too hard core fans appeared to be happy with the move and made it seem like it was. It was a Rena. It kind of saying that fans, one placating them in in in a good way. People were supportive in that way and yet it it. Some people have claimed that Arar gaming was like a sponsored. She killed worse to youtuber, so so he was involved in that community pretty heavily. And yeah. A lot of lot of fallout from that in some really complicated ways. So Kirk, I let me ask, what is your take on this whole situation? Oh, man. I have a lot of takes. I think there's a lot of takeaways from this. It's a mess. Well, I, I will. I will list them. So I mean, I think a lot of things I think arena net should not have fired both of these employees. I think that was just the wrong call. I think that arena net also in calling in like O'Brien statement saying, this was an attack on the community and just letting that stand sort of escalated. I saw out of people pointing out that that was, they could have said, you know, we've let people go over whatever. You know, the usual vague statement that you get and they didn't do that. In fact, they describe specifically, this is like an attack on the community, which to me feels like an overstatement, dramatic overstatement of what happened. So I think that was the wrong call. I think that this my sense of this interaction which is like much thing to try to parse, but I think you know, based on interviews with with price after this happened, it seems to me like this was kind of a straw that broke the camel's back thing. I, of course I'm very aware of what it is to be a woman online or not, personally, but I've listened to enough. Stories at this point that I know how it goes and especially being a woman developmental intact or in game design, your constantly having guys sort of do this, you know, various levels of rudeness and plight, nece kind of comically crew of yourself..

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"gamer gate" Discussed on The Filmcast

The Filmcast

02:03 min | 3 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on The Filmcast

"Sd gamer gate or any which attack and silence women for speaking out and my failing to help women by liking this film i would like to hear your thoughts love the show and all the hard work you guys do thank you for the thoughtful email mike cristiano you agree outspoken about those issues in particular with regard to ready player one so what is your response to this it's interesting as we got a lot of feedback about the episode some people agreeing with us some people were very upset about what we said and in the second category i do think a lot of people who are upset about where we said are kind of scratching it something mike addresses here i think that when film critics especially critics in this case that people might respect silly are fans your fans and hopefully mine when we save something is that or negative in a way of like what it's putting out with its message i think it makes sense that there are people who feel like we're criticizing them to i don't think that liking a problematic movie makes you a bad person i think we all like movies that are problematic i know for me me i really love har movies and that means loving some movies that i know are like putting out really bad messages it's just a question of kind of we we all look at a movie from a different perspective inherently we are bringing our experiences to it this shape seper spectacle and how we perceive the film i thought it was really interesting that mike is versed on gamer gate and all of that and didn't see that in the movie on his own but i think that's the value of film criticism he got to enjoy the movie but then also could see our perspective on it i do that with with the reviews i read like i remember last year i really loved the beguiled sofia coppola movie and i thought oh my god this just speak so much about being a woman and like sisterhood in the complex within and then i read some pieces by women of color and they were like yeah no it talks about white sisterhood and harvest league moore's the black female perspective in a civil war movie and i was like oh yeah and it didn't make me dislike the movie but it made me realize the limitations on the flaws.

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"gamer gate" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

KBOI 670AM

02:49 min | 4 years ago

"gamer gate" Discussed on KBOI 670AM

"He had to cancel it uh the stated reason was that all right which is a joke all right gamer gate types on the on the internet were destroying the privacy of google employees that they were being game new being called out and so the seat you'll had to cancel the equivalent of a town hall where he was going to explain what google it done and explain how gugel was remaining google and how this guy had to get fired no we don't want any such discrimination would in fact that's all that's happened here is a major major case of it so he's heavy cancel what an ideology they don't know what's going on that because they only see one way now not open to any other way of thinking acting so they're going to pile war liberalism on top of this which is causing the problem same thing university missouri in any number places and it's just it's some it's gonna collapse now gogel's big i mean this is not imminent but there they've got a mess here of it's going to require adult supervision at some point also folks get this there are today three separate huge exposes slash stories on the entire russia trump collusion bit one of them is in the nation the nation is effectively a communist a world communist organisation publications not enough to call the nation eight journal of liberal opinion these people are extreme leftists there is a peace at bloomberg and there is a third driven there are three of them i've got the stack right here's the upshot the upshot is than and then the peace in the nation is epic i mean it it might run to twenty five pages the upshot is they don't believe trump and the russians colluded on anything that these are liberals these are left as people vote for hillary vote for crazy birdie they have concluded they went out in hired four different forensic analysts from various organizations they've been forensically analyzing all of this the nation has concluded that there was an even a hack of the democrat national committee computer networking servers there was no hack it was a leak i can't possibly give it would take me an hour and a half to go through this entire story don't worry i'm not going to.

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