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graemem:

twiststreet:

I don’t want to be running a video game blog or anything, but like, holy shit, video game bros are all nuts.  I just enjoy nuts.  Gabe Newell is the owner of Steam, which is pretty much the most important way to sell PC games in that industry as I understand it.  A guy trying to sell his game on Steam wasn’t happy how they were handling the sale of his game, on the very first day of sales, apparently, and tweeted “I am going to kill gabe newell [sic]. He is going to die" and now his game isn’t for sale on Steam anymore(!!).   
Also: “CEO responds to accusations of neo-Nazi affiliations”-!  Not okay, video games.  (That article includes the sentence “Zielinski has liked the group on Facebook, but says that is in no way an endorsement of their activities”… He claims he liked a Neo-Nazi group because they’re a reliable source for information whether “some evil shit is going on in Europe or Middle East”).  
The trailer for his game Hatred is the second most “humanity is probably not going okay” video game trailer I’ve seen this year (though the worst one was for a game that was supposedly okay, so who knows— it was like a beautiful simulation of a calming meadow and then in the last thirty seconds, pulled back to show an elderly man beating a person’s skull out with a pipe, next to the meadow… but supposedly that game’s not all gross, so…)  
The news is apeshit and sad, but like, movies, TV, music, maybe comics even— I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us”.  It’s videogame people and cops.  Like they’re in some kind of “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us" competition, and they’re neck and neck— I think cops are going to win, but maybe the holiday season is where true champions shine. The 2014 Typeys— I’ve got Typey fever.  The Typeys statue is just a Mel Gibson action figure, from Bird on a Wire.

“I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted ‘we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us’.  It’s videogame people and cops.  Like they’re in some kind of ‘we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us’ competition, and they’re neck and neck.”
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Accurate.

flavorcountry:

graemem:

twiststreet:

I don’t want to be running a video game blog or anything, but like, holy shit, video game bros are all nuts.  I just enjoy nuts.  Gabe Newell is the owner of Steam, which is pretty much the most important way to sell PC games in that industry as I understand it.  A guy trying to sell his game on Steam wasn’t happy how they were handling the sale of his game, on the very first day of sales, apparently, and tweeted “I am going to kill gabe newell [sic]. He is going to die" and now his game isn’t for sale on Steam anymore(!!).   

Also: “CEO responds to accusations of neo-Nazi affiliations”-!  Not okay, video games.  (That article includes the sentence “Zielinski has liked the group on Facebook, but says that is in no way an endorsement of their activities”… He claims he liked a Neo-Nazi group because they’re a reliable source for information whether “some evil shit is going on in Europe or Middle East”).  

The trailer for his game Hatred is the second most “humanity is probably not going okay” video game trailer I’ve seen this year (though the worst one was for a game that was supposedly okay, so who knows— it was like a beautiful simulation of a calming meadow and then in the last thirty seconds, pulled back to show an elderly man beating a person’s skull out with a pipe, next to the meadow… but supposedly that game’s not all gross, so…)  

The news is apeshit and sad, but like, movies, TV, music, maybe comics even— I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us”.  It’s videogame people and cops.  Like they’re in some kind of “we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us" competition, and they’re neck and neck— I think cops are going to win, but maybe the holiday season is where true champions shine. The 2014 Typeys— I’ve got Typey fever.  The Typeys statue is just a Mel Gibson action figure, from Bird on a Wire.

“I don’t know anyone else who’s on month 3 or 4 of uninterrupted ‘we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us’.  It’s videogame people and cops.  Like they’re in some kind of ‘we’re exactly your worst stereotype of us’ competition, and they’re neck and neck.”

Retumbl’d and then quoted for truth.

Accurate.

Link 21 Oct 40 notes The Bad Apples Of #GamerGate»

milokeen:

Here’s yer both sides, ya rotten apples.

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this is probably the best screenshot i’m ever going to take in smash 3ds

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Stop making these two so adorable together

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Come on guys, keep pushing this!! This is so important!
Full article http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2014/10/06/judge-injunction-ferguson-police/16835217/

dakka123:

Come on guys, keep pushing this!!
This is so important!

Full article
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2014/10/06/judge-injunction-ferguson-police/16835217/

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ultrafacts:

Mr Rogers Facts.

Source: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Follow Ultrafacts for more facts daily.

I never actually watched Mr. Rogers

But it sounds like the world needs more people like him.

I grew up watching him and can only say that his passing was one of the darkest days to me. Things seemed colder, crueler, and more harsh.

But then and now, remembering the kind words he always spoke helps to keep me smiling and humming/whistling a song as I continue on.

May he rest peacefully for a job well done.

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spookyspaceluigi:

"Luigi getting destroyed in boxing ring" is my favorite smash bros running gag

i love how shulk is in his shorts and on the ropes in each pic

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dimittas said: Anita Sarkeesian (female) sent many death threats to herself. But she isnt a video gamer, so your point still might be a valid.

duskenpath:

rainaftersnowplease:

dimittas:

rainaftersnowplease:

You are literally too stupid to insult.

Translation: I can’t disprove that so you’re stupid.

I can’t disprove that unicorns are real, but that doesn’t make them exist. I know I shouldn’t feed the trolls, but hell, I’ve got a bit of time to kill.

Gamergate is a hate movement that started with a jilted ex of a game dev accusing her of sleeping with a journalist for a good review, when said journalist never reviewed the game in question at all.

Anita Sarkeesian and Brianna Wu have been driven from their homes by death threats and harassment. #Gamergate as a whole has been revealed as a concentrated, concerted effort to harass Zoe Quinn by the aforementioned jilted ex.

And over what? Feminism in video game journalism? Less than half a percent of articles written about video games contain explicit references to sexism, misogyny, or feminism. Every major art form is analyzed in sociopolitical lights. Every major everything is analyzed that way. It’s what criticism is. Feminist criticism is an accepted academic method of analyzing media that has been in use since the late 1700s.

Even if it wasn’t, these people are essentially getting angry about discussions about women having more egalitarian portrayals in games. That’s literally it. Their biggest rallying cry is that men who play games are being shoved into the margins despite being gaming’s core target demographic. Except they fail to notice that adult women are the largest demographic in gaming, and even if they weren’t, it’s not oppressive to be asked to maybe not use women as sex objects in games. It’s not oppressive for some things not to be about men and their entertainment.

The threats made against Sarkeesian are credible, and the FBI agrees with me on that one. She isn’t the only one to receive credible death and rape threats recently (or in the past) and she won’t be the last.

I suspect you’re not the type who actually cares about facts, however. I suspect you’re one of the people who urge us to “look at both sides” of the issue, but honestly? When one side sends death, rape, and bomb threats, and the other wants women not to be treated as shitty by the gaming industry as they are, that’s not a debate I’m willing to have.

By the way, humanism is the belief that people have the ability to act ethically without the assistance of theism or supernatural belief. If you want a belief system that’s about ensuring men and women have equal rights and opportunities, that’s feminism.

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