Brianna Wu - Lolcow Wiki. "The silent killer of all great men and women of achievement - particularly men, I don't know why, maybe it's the testosterone - I think it's narcissism.
Even more than hubris. And for women, too. Narcissism is the killer. "— James Woods. The Problem With 'The Casual Cruelty' Against Women in Video Games. #gamergate hashtag. What Is Gamergate, and Why? An Explainer for Non-Geeks. Until recently, you might have lived a life blissfully unaware of the online #Gamergate movement.
But last week, computing giant Intel pulled its ads from an independent game-development site thanks to the gaming lobby. Now that major companies are taking sides, it's time to figure it out. Let us be your guides. Gamergate controversy - Wikipedia. The Gamergate controversy concerns issues of sexism and progressivism in video game culture, stemming from a harassment campaign conducted primarily through the use of the Twitter hashtag #GamerGate.
Gamergate is used as a blanket term for the controversy, the harassment campaign and actions of those participating in it, and the loosely organized movement that emerged from the hashtag. Beginning in August 2014, Gamergate targeted several women in the video game industry, including game developers Zoë Quinn and Brianna Wu, as well as feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian. After a former boyfriend of Quinn wrote a lengthy disparaging blog post about her, other people falsely accused her of entering a relationship with a journalist in exchange for positive coverage and threatened her with assault and murder. Most Gamergate supporters are anonymous, and the Gamergate movement has no official leaders, spokespeople, or manifesto. Antifeminism. Anti-feminism refers to any ideology which: Opposes the entire project of feminism Opposes equality between the sexes[note 1]Considers one biological sex inferior to the other (typically women to men)[note 2]A combination of the above Worth noting is that people who only oppose certain schools of feminism, though not all schools, and do not oppose (but indeed support) the wider struggle of feminism itself, are to be considered — as they consider themselves — feminists.
How Silverstring Media fought GamerGate and ADHD to make compelling games. “Recent events have thrust our company under a spotlight …” It was with those words, in September 2014, that Lucas J W Johnson, one of the founding members of Silverstring Media, began a blogpost about his company.
“Under a spotlight”, it turned out, was something of an understatement. Silverstring Media had been targeted by the burgeoning online movement GamerGate, a loose affiliation of Twitter, Reddit and game forums users claiming to expose and protest corruption in the video games media. The company was accused of being “corrupt” and “creepy”, supposedly pushing ideologies and cultish practices that worked towards taking “the fun out of video games”. Connections were established between Silverstring and the original GamerGate target Zoe Quinn. Then everything snowballed. Dan Golding. While continuing to think about the root causes of sexism, misogyny and the systematic and deliberate exclusion of women in the games industry, I decided to try a little experiment.
I took all the games featured in the latest Feminist Frequency ‘Tropes Vs Women in Videogames’ video – games that have been identified and selected as containing poor representations of women. Then I looked up their publisher’s management, board, or founders – whoever seems to be at the top of the chain. This is an experiment, it’s not scientific and it’s possible I might have made some errors – but what we have here certainly paints a picture. Opinion: Let's retire the word 'gamer' It's time to retire the word "gamer," argues Game Developer editor emeritus Brandon Sheffield.
The word "gamer" has fully infiltrated the game developer lexicon. It's the adjective we use for our customers, for ourselves, and even for our lifestyle. But should we really be letting this one word define us? I say absolutely not, which is why the word was banned from Game Developer magazine (as was "gaming," because that has been a synonym for gambling for years before video games were around).
"Gamer" is a marketing term used to put you in a box. We Might Be Witnessing The 'Death of An Identity' Gamergate: a brief history of a computer-age war. When a 24-year-old American called Eron Gjoni posted a blog complaining about the behaviour of his ex-girlfriend, it is unlikely that he expected to ignite a culture war which is still reverberating through the industry six months later.
“The Zoe post”, published in August 2014, made a series of unfounded accusations that Gjoni’s former lover Zoe Quinn, an independent games developer, had traded sex for positive reviews. Soon, an army of internet dwellers had seized on this opportunity to police a woman’s sexual behaviour under the guise of promoting “ethics in games journalism”. What was most astonishing about Gamergate was how quickly it grew. Thezoepost. I dated Zoe Quinn.
I thought she was the most amazing, kind hearted person in the world. Turns out she was bullshitting pretty much everything I fell in love with her for, and is actually an unbelievable jerk. She lied to and manipulated me for months — effortlessly — because it was not believable that someone could be that selfish of a person, that convincing of a liar, and that good of a manipulator, while completely ignoring the very principles she so adamantly espoused. GamerGate's Eron Gjoni Breaks Silence, Talks About Infamous Zoe Quinn Post, 'Five Guys' Joke. Two years ago, on August 16, 2014, a then-24-year-old programmer named Eron Gjoni wrote a long blog post describing alleged unethical conduct by his former girlfriend, feminist video game developer, social justice advocate and game media darling Zoe Quinn.
With Facebook chat logs as evidence, Gjoni claimed that Quinn, who publicly championed the view that truly consensual sexual relationships require full honesty, had engaged in repeated infidelities and deceptions—among them an affair with a journalist for the videogame blog Kotaku, which led to rumors that she had traded sex for reviews. After attempts to shut down discussions of the scandal and a spate of “gamers are dead” articles proclaiming that the attacks on Quinn had exposed a toxic misogyny in the gaming community, the controversy erupted into the online culture war known as GamerGate. The man who started it all has kept a relatively low profile. Kazerad's Tumblr, blue-author: Well, the publicly promulgated... Zoë Quinn - Why I Just Dropped The Harassment Charges The Man...
I’m not editing this, so I apologize if it’s long and rambly and messy. It needs to be. I’ve been measured and silent and obedient for so, so, so long, but if I’m going to write about denied humanity it needs to be like this. You need to see unsanitized, reckless honesty just as much as I need to write it. Targets of mob abuse take a risk every time we’re brutally honest in public, so we usually don’t, but I’m too frustrated to give you PR and I’m working against the clock. Eron Gjoni - GamerGate Wiki. Eron Gjoni Aliases @eron_gjOccupation Independent programmerAffiliations N/A Eron Gjoni is the author of The Zoe Post, a six-part blog post revealing the infidelity and emotional abuse of his ex-girlfriend, independent game developer Zoe Quinn. When you talk too much for Twitter. #GamerGate: An Interview with The Fine Young Capitalists.
Today I sat down with the creator behind The Fine Young Capitalists (Matthew Rappard) to talk about the group’s politics, their recent project to get games created by women into the market place, and their involvement with controversial figure, Zoe Quinn. Their most recent project has been a contest in which women submitted ideas for games. The winner, who is being voted on right now from five possible candidates, will have their game made and released to the public. APGNation: First, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions today.
Our staff and readers really appreciate it. To begin, why don’t you tell our readers at home who may not be familiar with your organization what you do and what inspired everyone involved to start the project in the first place? Veteran Game Dev Deconstructs Tropes Vs Women In Games Falsehoods. A veteran game developer has finally done a video series pointing out the inconsistencies, falsehoods and general misinformation that has done irreparable damage to the gaming industry from the Tropes vs Women in Games series by Jonathan McIntosh and Anita Sarkeesian (even though McIntosh is no longer involved with the production). With 20 years of experience under his belt working at some of the largest game studios out there, including Disney Interactive and Avalanche Studios, developer Troy Leavitt does a multi-part series addressing many of the issues that people with common sense brought up about Feminist Frequency’s Tropes vs Women in Video Games series.
You can check out the first part below. According to Troy Leavitt, his first issue with Feminist Frequency is that… GamerGate: Angry Feminists, Unethical Journalists Are the Ones Not Welcome in the Gaming Community. It was time to do away with all that “fun” people were having, said these grievance-mongering killjoy arrivistes, and start taking seriously the overwhelmingly clear moral obligation to include at least six minorities, four gay dudes and a paraplegic illegal immigrant lesbian in every major video game release. I’m exaggerating, obviously. But not by much: these bizarre campaigners, deploying a series of disingenuous and morally questionable tactics, such as goading people into making unpleasant remarks and then using those statements to publicly beg for sympathy and cash, have made gamers’ lives a misery these last few years.
And yet, to the confusion of the troublemakers, barking orders and concocting bogus allegations of misogyny have not yielded results.