shedrobbinricky:

whoever said dan was basically forrest gump is completely 100% right

shedrobbinricky:

whoever said dan was basically forrest gump is completely 100% right

I think Polygon’s statement about GamerGate is much more on-point, if you’re wondering what I would’ve liked to have seen more of from Jeff. I’d like to see more websites aggressively taking a stance against this hate group, rather than leaning more heavily on a somewhat diplomatic approach. Aggressive opposition doesn’t have to mean stooping to GamerGate’s levels.

Anyway! Moving on!

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Jeff's statement stems from the worry that giving these people too much of a spotlight will just enable them.. The problem is that so many of them will continue regardless of how many people are looking at them. I don't envy GB's position, because as a large website with a large community, they can unwittingly galvanize a lot of these people by giving them any sort of facetime. This whole thing is a huge mess, but at least I know GB is on the right side, even if the statement was a little wonky.

Very true. I definitely acknowledge that Jeff is in a difficult position, not just as the head of the site, but as an employee of CBSi. He doesn’t want GB to be a war zone, or do anything that could lead to CBS dropping the site. I just think he could have been more tactful when discussing being silent and whatnot.

The only thing I disliked about Jeff’s statement about GamerGate was his advocacy of silence. Generally speaking, I do believe in civility in the face of aggression, but when dealing with such monstrous, rampant, violent ignorance, civility becomes less and less viable. You can reason with a person; you can’t reason with a feral beast.

And, to suggest to an oppressed, harassed people group that they should silence their anger in the face of that hatred… I know Jeff means well, but it comes across a little tone deaf. Ignoring ignorance can sometimes be for the best, but I don’t think anyone who cares about the safety and representation of women, least of all women themselves, should be faulted for lashing out.

Again, I know he means well, but those of us who could be considered “allies” do tend to step in it from time to time, regardless of intent.

A message from Anonymous
Go for the cabin in Wyoming.

bwadshoemaker:

But I like city life and video games and creature comforts and stuff! Maybe I’ll stick around a bit longer.

A message from Anonymous
breitbartcom/Breitbart-London/2014/09/21/GameJournoPros-we-reveal-every-journalist-on-the-list oh look there you are, oh loooooooool im guessing if you keep acting like gamergate has to do with feminism it takes the public eye off the fact you broke countless laws and should be fired

bwadshoemaker:

Nah, nevermind, cabin it is.

anotheropti:

Jeff might have the best description ever for that stupid fucking Hatred game.

anotheropti:

Jeff might have the best description ever for that stupid fucking Hatred game.

  • Jeff: Even if the part where you look at it as some kind of coalition of people that care about ethics in games journalism, which is largely farcical, even if you look at it that way, how does that justify what's really happening out there?
  • Brad: I have an answer for you.
  • Jeff: Yeah?
  • Brad: It doesn't.
  • Jeff: Yeah. In the grand scheme of things it doesn't.
  • Brad: I figured it out!
  • Jeff: Congratulations. You completed the (Destiny) raid.
"There’s a definite, significant portion of people that don’t want to talk about this stuff. That just want to say “why can’t we just get back to playing video games? Why can’t we just get back to enjoying the wealth of options and creativity going on in video games right now.” My response to that is I don’t think anyone who is being harassed right now are expressly saying they don’t want to get back to that. People out there would very much love to get back to the act of playing video games, writing about video games, making video games, but it’s kind of hard to do that when the full brunt of the weight of a very hateful segment of people is coming down on them. I suggest to resist that urge, resist that urge to turn around and go “I’m going to go back to video games because that’s all I care about” because they’re a lot of people who would love to do the same thing but they can’t right now. Be sympathetic. Be empathetic. Like listen, watch what’s happening. Pay attention."
Another great quote from Alex Navarro on Bombin’ the AM
"It’s disgusting. It’s fucking disgusting. And I’m sick of it, I’m sick of watching it happen, and I’m sick of dancing around the nation that this is something that we can or can’t address. If we can’t just come out and say that this is a fucking horrible nightmare that doesn’t deserve to continue to happen, that doesn’t deserve to have to continue to be championed by anyone, I don’t even know what we’re doing anymore."
Alex Navarro on GamerGate (x)
artfyad:

Alexis is leaving Giant Bomb and we are all heartbroken about it.

artfyad:

Alexis is leaving Giant Bomb and we are all heartbroken about it.