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First calling GG a movement is a farce. Its a group of people who share one gripe
MATATAT said:And the game wasn't even played, that an impressive review.
And the game wasn't even played, that an impressive review.
Apreche said: MATATAT said:And the game wasn't even played, that an impressive review.Am I wrong?
Apreche said:GeekNights - 0/10Just another 3rd person action game, no different than any other.
GeekNights - 0/10Just another 3rd person action game, no different than any other.
chaosof99 said: Apreche said:GeekNights - 0/10Just another 3rd person action game, no different than any other.
So much for "Don't knock before you try".
Andrew said:I don't understand, why do they care about game reviews again?
I don't understand, why do they care about game reviews again?
Andrew said:Ok...but if even if that were the case, why do they actually care?
Ok...but if even if that were the case, why do they actually care?
Ishmael Dummy said:It's about journalistic ethics, guys
It's about journalistic ethics, guys
MATATAT said:I'm pretty sure that was sarcastic :P
I'm pretty sure that was sarcastic :P
This was the impossibly stupid beginning of an impossibly stupid and literally unbelievable sequence of events
There is a reason why, in all the Gamergate rhetoric, you hear the echoes of every other social war staged in the last 30 years: overly politically correct, social-justice warriors, the media elite, gamers are not a monolith. There is also a reason why so much of the rhetoric amounts to a vigorous argument that Being a gamer doesn't mean you're sexist, racist, and stupid—a claim no one is making. Co-opting the language and posture of grievance is how members of a privileged class express their belief that the way they live shouldn't have to change, that their opponents are hypocrites and perhaps even the real oppressors. This is how you get St. Louisans sincerely explaining that Ferguson protestors are the real racists, and how you end up with an organized group of precisely the same video game enthusiasts to whom an entire industry is catering honestly believing that they're an oppressed minority.
If the goal of Gamergate is to wipe out corruption in games journalism—if the movement isn't merely a bunch of loosely shaped sublimated qualms about feminism and minorities—it's doing a shit job of identifying the actual, honest-to-god problems in games writing. It's not as if those problems are hard to see. As a rule, games journalism is inherently compromised. From the top down, publishers ranging from AAA behemoths like Electronic Arts to the IndieCade crowd do in fact enjoy symbiotic relationships with gaming media outlets, and if it came down to nothing more than sex and petty corruption, that would be nice, because the problem would certainly be a lot more easily solved.