This entire scandal has just confirmed to me that social media has basically destroyed discourse forever.
Everybody who disagrees with Zoe Quinn or the ideals she supports are going to use this to attack both because they see an opportunity to do so.
Everybody who agrees with the ideals she supports are going to defend her to the death even though they shouldn’t, because otherwise they’re letting their own ideals get savaged in public space. To them, Zoe Quinn is equivalent to their own beliefs.
Whatever higher being you do or don’t believe in could carve the truth in obsidian slabs with lightning before their eyes and if it wasn’t the truth they wanted they’d completely ignore it.
So you have two completely unreasonable, implacable sides shrieking at each other that in the end will accomplish nothing but driving more reasonable people away from discourse and causing them to think less of everyone involved.
That’s what I’m afraid is going to be the end result of discourse on social media; two lunatics, frothing at the mouth, screeching at other, while nobody else watches or even gives a shit because it got old long ago.
THIS. JUST THIS. HOLY SHIT. This is something I’ve wanted to get off my chest for a while but could never find the correct words to use.
Really the only problem I see with this logic is that in a nutshell, this is what Democrats and Republicans are, except not lunatics (usually), and not everyone got tired of it.
This is not about the fact that she cheated on her boyfriend with
This is about the fact that she slept with Nathan Grayson, Joshua Boggs, and Robin Arnott, who have notable presence in the video game industry and have connections. This is about the fact that she traded sex for favors and favorable game coverage.
Deep down, this is about the game industry’s corruption at it’s core. We’ve known for some time that they can be bought out with money, but the idea that they can be bought out with sex was never on our minds.
Zoe, as of today, has faked a raid on her own Tumblr page, lied about being doxxed yet again, including giving out a fake phone number that quite obviously wasn’t hers (as many figured out from a quick Google search).
She is desperately trying to cover her own tracks, trying to spin this as “slut shaming”, and lying about doxxing is her current plan to come out as the “harassed victim” a la Anita Sarkeesian all over again. No one is making money off of the YouTube videos covering the scandal, as she claims. No one is doxxing her, as she claims.
Also, remember that this is not the standard women in the game industry should be set to. Zoe has now made it harder for an honest, game loving female dev to be taken seriously in the industry. Feminist or not, female or not, you should realize that Zoe Quinn is NOT on your side. This is not slut-shaming. This is exposing corruption in the media.
This Five Guys scandal is really frightening honestly.
Almost every single major website, even some minor ones have it as a bannable offence to discuss about it even in a non threatening manner.
-Over 11,000 comments were deleted about it on Reddit, as well a senior mod with evidence of contact…
This is the first time that a significant subset of Tumblr, 4chan, and Reddit ARE ALL IN AGREEMENT AND ARE UNITED IN THEIR OUTRAGE.
When you can unite the three factions that hate each other above all else into a single entity calling for an end to your career in a specific industry, YOU DONE FUCKED UP SOMEWHERE ALONG THE LINE.
It has been announced that a special stream is to be held on August 26th at 10pm JST (2pm BST, 9am EDT) called Famitsu featuring Pokémon Special. It is not known what this project is, whether it’s a game, a new manga etc. This stream will be hosted by Ayana Tsubaki & Bunbun-maru and features special guests Tsunekazu Ishihara, president of The Pokémon Company, as well as Nobuhiko Okamoto & Aoi Yuuki.
Apparently it’s going to be something “unusual”
Awesome things wish this would be:
Pokemon MMO with all the regions.
Really, any pokemon game where you could go back to other regions again.
Pokemon Origins Anime or even better just Pokemon Origins Gold OVA where the trainers look awesome again and not quite like they did in the remake.
A manga that comes anywhere close to being as awesome as the Yellow arc of Pokemon Special
What this will probably be:
Another spinoff game with a stupid gimmick.
All this shit for St. Louis on my dash and Facebook feed all people are posting is about the looting and how they are destroying their city. I think the police just need to back off and let them turn the city into a third world country. Gah enough already we got bigger problems right now like Russia and Isis. Just to show how much the media is trying to blind everyone from the real problems.
Your silly if you think big domestic problems are less of a threat than non nuclear ones outward. I’ll agree with you on one thing though, people really don’t seem to give much of a shit about Russia or whats going on non domestically, and it’s kind of scary. Well they wont be as calm when things reach a boiling point. Let’s just hope they don’t.
No one else finds this AT ALL disconcerting? Not even a little bit?
Here’s why there is no media coverage, folks: because the media literally can’t get in there.
How in the fuck is this even legal?
We live in a country where the police, the lawyers, the politicians, celebrities, CEOs, all have no accountability. They make the laws, they enforce the laws, and they are the only ones that benefit. The people who work, especially people of color or ethnicity are the only ones held accountable for anything, even when they’ve done nothing wrong.
Ironically Fox News has been covering this a WHOLE bunch, trying their best to not make it look like their racist.