So let me see if I’m understanding this correctly: some gamedev woman supposedly sleeps with a whole conga line of reviewers in order to get good reviews on her game and she’s the scum of the earth who deserves to be threatened with rape, murder, and disfigurement. She deserves having her personal pictures published so everyone can ridicule her looks and having her home address made public so that threats and violence can be taken directly to her doorstep. It’s her fault for being a whore and she should get everything coming at her.
But all those reviewers who supposedly slept with her and who sold out for a cheap shag, all those upstanding dudes whose reviews people may take to heart in determining whether or not they buy a game, they are just fine? There’s nothing wrong with what they’re doing, even though they’re basically accepting bribes and lying in their reviews? Reviews that most of them presumably also get paid to make? Where is the war launched against them? Where is the unending tide of public outrage and disgust, the threats to murder them in their sleep, promises of sexual violence made against guys who clearly consider sex oh so important? Why aren’t we finding out their names and addresses and publishing them for the world to see? Why isn’t anyone demanding that these guys be fired? Attacking their friends and family? Finding out if any of them are married and making sure their wives know what happened? Because here’s the thing: she wouldn’t be able to “sell her body” if guys weren’t willing to accept that payment.
Personally I’d be more upset about the reviewers. If they sold out once, chances are they’ve sold out other times, too. Maybe she even knew which guys would be open to that sort of bribery. How many of them have published honest reviews and how many of their reviews contained embellishments, careful omissions, and even outright lies just because the reviewer liked his perks? It doesn’t even have to be sex, it can be other stuff: dinners, candy, games, hardware, codes, etc. The point is that reviewers who accept bribes are at least as guilty as the devs that offer them.
For the record? I don’t care what kind of a person Zoe is, NO ONE deserves to be threatened with rape, murder, mutilation, or any combination thereof. She doesn’t deserve to be driven from her home, her friends, family, and business associates threatened and attacked, or her private information made public just so that even MORE people can send her filth and threats. When anonymous psychopaths on the internet do it that’s bad enough, but when someone who is a public figure and who has earned the respect (or at least the attention) of millions of fans spreads information with the clear and malicious intent that his followers should attack someone- while providing the details they need to find her in person- that is so many shades of sick and wrong that I don’t even have the words to express it.
Unless Zoe has been murdering babies and making puppy stew, she doesn’t deserve this, and even if she had this kind of putrescent behavior would still be wrong. Anyone who disagrees is free to block me because fuck you and the misogynistic shit that fills your oversized trilby-wearing skull.
After seeing the dramatic results from the Ice Bucket Challenge, Indian journalist Manju Latha Kalanidhi was compelled to start something similar, but with an Indian slant. “I felt like doing something more locally tangible. Rice is a staple here,” Kalanidhi told CNN. “We eat it every day, we can store it for months. Why not donate rice to someone who is hungry?”
Go off x1000000
This group of game developers are running a campaign to fund the ideas of a few female designers who have never made a game before. Mainstream gaming sites don’t seem to be willing to run their story to help them out.
(I know we don’t normally post this kind of thing. We try to stay away from stuff that might start some sort of argument because this isn’t meant to be a platform for serious stuff right now. We’re usually more focused on entertaining you and making you happy than we are bringing issues like this to light, but we felt this was important enough to deserve a moment of acknowledgement. Your regularly scheduled content will not be changing to a more serious tone. That is, unless enough people request that we tackle serious issues, at which point we will gladly listen to our fans.)
Buy all of these people’s products to make shitbabies mad.
go buy these games/support these devs and further the evil social justice warrior crusade against helpless
straight cis whitenormal guy matyrs jontron et al
lmaooo sjw clique
woohoooo a shoppin list :)