They haven't uploaded any new content since 11/04/19.
Wow. I didn't realize the site was actually kill.
And Kotaku has been in straight decline since June: https://www.similarweb.com/website/kotaku.com.
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Any successful gaming sites left?
I mean, the site is dead, it makes sense it would have no traffic now.
More like tailspin. Or deadstick.
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I was told that their non-sports content drew a majority of traffic and so the "stick to sports" thing was abuse or some shit like that 🤔
I am shocked they even had that much traffic to begin with
It’s been a month since they wrote a new article.
The site hasn’t been missed.
I have mixed feelings on seeing these numbers.
On the one hand, I enjoy seeing Deadspin immolate itself.
But it cannot be forgotten that the decline is because the owners stood up to the SJW hack writers. They wanted to have their sports site be about sports. So these numbers can be viewed as A Bad Thing for those of us that have held similar ideas about gaming rags.
"in fact violent video games are not cathartic".. Yeah that sure is a 'fact'. Just like the earth being flat. /s
Are you taking a course on loaded questions 101?
1) is simple, people enjoy conflict, hence why entire literary bodies are devoted to notions of "conflict" primarily the three different major literary archetypes - man vs nature, man vs self, man vs man. 2) is word salad, 3) states that catharsis doesn't exist but that can be argued as it is not a fact, videogames increasing aggression is also not a fact. it just presumes to be one. It's then fairly easy to show a simple relationship between access to videogames going up and violence trending down. 4) is pure presumption, it also posits that men have some inherent lower ability for empathy than women, in reality men can identify with whatever they want and there are more than a few female led shooters / other "violent" games that are very popular. I'm not even going to touch 5 because it's also pure presumption.
Are you going to a private or state university? Because if it's a state university, they CANNOT punish you or grade you down for refusing to give the expected ideological answers. That would be compelled speech from a state actor, a violation of your civil rights, and grounds for a lawsuit.
What are the consequences of racial stereotypes in video games?
They made Mike Tyson's Punch-Out fucking awesome and made me more interested in learning about different cultures.
The gender does not affect how you identify with a character. It is the 'personality' i.e. character that you relate with not appearances. This goes for women just as much as men.
Because violence is not liberating but winning is?
Time to find a different college, because that's pure propaganda. Every one of those questions is loaded with a fuckton of bullshit.
This is beyond retarded. "violence" is the easiest way to project competition.
I have no education to speak of and even I know this...
Violence is rarely if ever the end goal in a video game (or any other piece of media for that matter), but merely the means to achieve the end goal, "like Save the princess", "save the world" "defeat the bad guy" etc
In fact any piece of media that is midly driven by narrative uses violence or conflict as a means to tell a story, which may or many not include a morality aesop
To think there are people that actually pay to study that stupidity.
3. In fact, violent video games are not cathartic. They actually increase aggressive attitudes. On the other hand, most gamers don't go around shooting and stabbing people. So what is the relationship between playing violent video games and aggression and violence?
There isn't one. On the other hand I think you shutting up would be pretty cathartic, so...
What are the consequences of racial stereotypes in videogames
Inane bullshit questions from marxist professors who need to be filmed and exposed as the communist agitators they are.
are you really paying to shitpost in your class?
Holy Loaded Fucking Questions, Batman. What poor excuse for a "scholar" is teaching this class? My guesses are going to be some bitter, tenured Kool Aid drinker or some grad student that has no concept of how to make an actual lesson plan.
Are there more details? What college? What class? etc.
I'm starting college next year in January and I am not looking forward to these Diversity and Social classes that are mandatory.
I think I could answer - "Who fucking cares?" For each answer and be right.
Loaded questions, fun times!
Ill answer that really quick
In the words of Quentin Tarantino "Because it's enjoyable" or because it's something society doesn't support unless it is to societies own ends.
The same response and attitude as seen in any competitive activity such as physical ports or even chess. Increased aggressiveness is related to competition not violence as has been shown in various studies over the years.
By playing as a female main character because many games allow such options. Or just normally because a functioning person with empathy should easily be able to identify with a character regardless of the characters Gender?
Because a bunch of moral arbiters made themselves gatekeepers of what is and isn't liberating.
I feel like a king sized sharpie would do wonders here. "WHO GIVES A SHIT" should fill the page nicely.
Violence is the most basic conflict. Games without conflict are garbage.
It's called "frustration". That's the link and cause of all video game related negativity.
They identify as the interior decorator. Who cares?
Your thesaurus broke, holmes. I'm sure you don't think that libratory means "equally occuring", you're paid to do this shit. Also, "angry violent woman" is a negative stereotype that should be avoided.
The three consequences are:
A) Not. B) At All. C) Real in any way whatsoever.
What might we learn from Ambivalent Sexism Theory when its applied to video games?
That feminism is obsolete and should be over. Only female supremacists call themselves feminists today.
Holy shit. I used to teach and these are some REALLY poorly written questions. They're like opinionated blog posts. Get your money back dude.
Because it’s fun, Jan!
Pro tip don’t write the correct answers write what they want to hear and you’ll be able to get a degree, just make sure to never link yourself with any free thought or they’ll screw you up
Women also play violent video games
Is this revelation approved?
This looks like feminist word vomit
Bonus:1. Its funny as shit
Ads depth to the game
Get your fucking money back.
Sounds like the instructor has a mangina or venis depending on how they classify.
Is this at a clown college?
Jesus. This looks like some sort of indoctrination. What kind of class is this? What's your major?
Is the teacher's name Jan?
I bet the teacher's name is Jan...
The rise of violent video games has accompanied the largest recorded drop in violent crime rates in history around the world. These games give potentially violent people an outlet for their anger that doesn't hurt others.
Nobody gives a shit if their character is a man/woman as that is not relevant for violence to occur. Further, I would consider it sexist to assume otherwise (please include something like this for the lulz).
Guess what hair color the professor has?
This is a college course? Academian brainwashing at its worst.
Baby learns social justice in video games
So it's a class you pay for where the only thing you are allowed to do is write in your own words how you agree with the professor's idiotic opinions?
That seems dumb and a waste of money and time.
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If all you get from this is "games bad", idk what to tell you
The first question isn't that bad, actually. It's something I've sometimes pondered myself.
Violence is not necessary to make a video game challenging or enjoyable"
Ok then. Show me a game where you talk it out with your enemies
Talk about leading questions holy fuck.
I would fail out of the course I can’t lie for the sake of lying.
Violence is not necessary to make a movie enjoyable. Why then are so many movies violent?
Violence is not necessary to make a TV show enjoyable. Why then are so many TV shows violent?
Violence is not necessary to make a book enjoyable. Why then are so many books violent?
Violence is not necessary to make music enjoyable. Why then are so many songs violent?
"You don't need X. You can have fun without it."
The left sounds like my mom.
On the bright side, this sheet is prime redpill material for someone who can make good counter arguments.
Can anyone point to what class / school / instructor this is from?
Leave this college ASAP.
Vote with your fucking wallet.
I like that every single question already assumes that video games are evil nazi recruitment tools.
I know the answer to #1!
"Because market forces are more powerful than puritanical whinging"
Do you think I'd score correctly?
There are different genres and sub-genres of videos games... The same way there are different genres in literature and movies. That's like saying Amy Schumar is not necessary to make a comedy film. Why then is Amy Schumar in terrible comedy films?
Really? Based on what study? What video games were used int he study? Are the results generalizable?
I have never once related to a male protagonist other than Solid Snake on a level of fuck, this guys life has been tough.
They don't have to be? They're fictional characters in either a fantasy or hyper-romanticized reality. It's a work of fiction.
Everyone should take a good look at that image for how shit it looks like.
Just look at it. It's one of the ugliest things I've laid eyes upon recently. Makes me wonder if they did this on purpose to make it repulsive.
Conspicuously absent from the sale: Heartbeat
Being brown is a sexuality now?
It's the Philadelphia Pride Flag
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Black lives matters and other racial supremacist groups have been hijacking LGBT shit for a while now to the point of taking over and interfering with pride celebrations. They just accept it because it would be "racist" not to.
Good to know GDQ still isn't worth my time.
Games Done Queer I guess.
What happens if, when asked, you say "Whatever" "I don't care" "All of them"?
Pointless when there's like what, 1% of runners that won't have the default ones? And the ones that won't have the default ones are glaringly obvious.
Oh that is creepy. What happens if you don't give a pronoun, ban?
DEPLOY PRONOUN SCREEN
YOU HAVE FIVE SECONDS TO COMPLY
To think I used to take time off from work to watch GDQ, how far they have fallen...
I watched SGDQ this year against my better judgement. Boy is it getting cringey. Puns are pretty much the only jokes allowed now and it feels like 50% of the runners are trans.
i cant wrap my head around how the far left nutjobs managed to force that shit onto us, there wasnt any social debate about it, they just introduced it and enforce it as the new norm.its infuriating beyond believe. idk whom i despise more, the far left fucks or the sheep who blindly accept it.
My pronouns are Vote/Trump. I'm sure that would go over swimmingly.
I miss the old gdq. About a couple years ago they started going full Hitler against anyone that slightly went off script or slightly offended anyone. The offenses don't even have to make sense or even really happen. All it takes is one transexual to point a finger and it's instant ban hammer. I got more enjoyment out of dance dad in the audience than anything else the announcers or their cringe awkward breaks they would do to promote gdq.
This is embarrassing
I got banned permanently a while ago for posting the word "they" and using the CmonBruh emote. LoL
Holy fuck lmao
My pronouns are “The Lord thy God,” and “Almighty God,” and I expect to be referred to as such. I identify as a God, far superior to you. Show some respect.
I do t know why but seeing the players are cos males amuses me.
I stopped watching this shitshow 3 years ago. Glad I did.
What does "more real estate" mean? Not english tonguer.
This is how you force them to either embrace the bullshit or face reality.
Then every 5 minutes change them and claim genderfluidity
Are you actually shitting me.
This is in response to the incident at GDQX where half the chat was banned for calling a man who looked like a man a man when he wanted to be called a woman with no indication of anything.
I first met CoolMatty on a Jedi Knight mod site called called massassi.net in 2001. He rose through their mod ranks there and actually ended up taking ownership of the site. He was an absolute nazi back then and to see him causing the same shit on a much larger scale now is just sad.
I'm a simple man, I see a tranny, I unsub and go somewhere else
At no point in my life had I ever had to stick my dick into a coin slot to confirm my gender identity to play a game.Whatever happened to just playing games like normal people?
Hasn't GDQ been nothing but trannies and freaks for years?
I've been having much more fun watching ESA (European Speedrunner Assembly) over GDQ. I miss when GDQ had their non-speedrun aftershows. Give me more competitive team Mario Party 2!
Also, I thankfully haven't yet, but if I was ever required to provide pronouns for anything they would be brrt/brrrt
Like to throw the reruns on while I wind down for bed.
This week I seen the forced pronouns and just went to bed without stimulation. Much better tbh.
What happens if you're from a Swahili speaking African country, which doesn't have pronouns in their grammar? Or if you're from a country that uses gender inflected nouns and adjectives, then you'll need a lot more words to reflect your gender.
I don't think they've taken other cultures into account.
I only recently found out about Games Done Quick and really liked the concept. Skilled players speed running games for charity is a cool idea. But it felt so tame that it got a little boring and I’d only watch games I knew well. I’d watch any game even if I knew nothing about it if the enthusiasm and humor were there.
It’s like what Incontrol brought to the Starcraft scene. Passion and humor.
You may address me as "The artist formerly known as "The magnificent pussylover 69""
This is just getting fucking stupid.
Is it helpful since 99.9% of the population go by the gender that corresponds with their sex? Seems like a solution in search of a problem.
I saw something last year about a dumbass LGB panel they had. Noone gives a shit, it's about speed running and charity. Fucking rainbow cunts hijacking a good cause and causing shit over a problem that didn't exist.
Guess I'll move to doing local charity work and stop donating to these cunts, nice job guys!
My pronouns are Nigger/Bidenisapaedo
What the fuck is this?
There is nothing more obnoxious than pronoun declaration. Like honestly, in any form; even when ASKED about them.
The only way to watch GDQ anymore is on mute.
I get this feeling that despite GDQ's efforts, and to their chagrin, there were still a lot of "he/him's" this year.
I noticed this a little while ago.
They have some...interesting...runners now.
I think it was last week there was a booger (didn't see them but had a very masculine voice) that kept referring to themselves as female. Like it wasn't a problem at first but got distracting after you realized what they were doing. Kept going out of their way to say things like "I'm a very lucky girl" and "I'm the queen of...". I mean it was enough to notice. It was as if someone got a haircut and kept doing and sayings things to get you to ask if they got a new haircut.
I'm not sure what they were trying to do. Trying to goad people into saying something? Nobody gave a shit.
My prounums are nig and ger, please obey or you go to jail.
Forcing or did they do this out of their own volition?
This is nothing but a screenshot of a stream.
My preferred pronouns are goy/goyim
Wow. That's dumb.
This is absurdity. FFS, these are two guys, we don't need anything to TELL us that.
I remember when GDQ was actually about supporting charity not a circus side show.
It's disgusting how they will coopt anything.
Its sickening when you think why this is being done.
So, it's confirmed you have to select pronouns?
Are the options preset? If not, can you enter stuff like:
POO/ASS (in honor of Homer Simpson bowling episode)
The only good thing about gdq is the donations and the "best bits" videos that happen after some hoon goes to town on a fem*les chair.
Is Keizaron streaming from his aunt's guest bedroom?
Wait, they make them include their pronouns?
Good grief. I'd make mine Bloodguard (feck/off).
The Worldeater / Their Divine Majesty
tbh i dont know who is more mentall ill: the transgenders or the speedrunning community. and these 2 communitites overlap a lot.
I think they already dropped this. The most recent event (GDQx) didn't have pronouns on any run (that I watched), and this is from an event before that. We'll see how it goes for AGDQ 2020 but I don't think they got a good reception on it.
Stopped watching when they banned Werster. How do you ban the apex autist, and expect people to be okay with that?
雄/彼, and if you can't pronounce, read, or write it then fuck you, you white colonizing bastard.
Oh boi, Imagine if peoplw started making stupid joke potential "hentai/ lolicon"
Unrelated, but I see that's Titanfall 2 being ran in this pic. It's a good game.
Do you have any proof that GDQ is forcing them to do this?
Its literally the same size
Jesus Christ I thought they were supposed to be the easily rustled ones.
Although i agree this pronoun shit is dumb you can't seriously think that having like 5 extra characters on the screen is any real burden
It's really a non-issue, and it's funny that the group that paints everyone as sjw snowflakes get their panties in a bunch about the smallest of things.
How can you be mad at this?
Oh no, the world is coming to an end, it'll be fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling. Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes... The dead rising from the grave. Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria!
... Or this just might be a pointless thing not worth getting your titans in a twist over. One of the two.
Though we all know it's all part of the massive left/SJW/Jew/cyclist/Hillary/reptoid/ancient Egyptian conspiracy anyway.
I've always wondered; why do they always specify both "he" and "him"? Are there people out there who prefer mixed pronouns or something?
a bit overboard on the hatred of a couple flags, but he should have known the people behind the game were willing to push crap like that when IGN gave an indie game a 10/10, reviews like that don't come around from a game being quality anymore, they come around from shilling politics
Here's the thing: Freedom of speech allows creators to create the kind of game they want. Unless OAG has evidence this was made in response to outside pressure, he can stew in a corner.
Well, it is called One Angry Gamer...
OAG was quite a solid source of industry info a year or two ago, but fuck me this is utter cringe. He does more damage to our cause than anything else as he just gives all the journas ammo to strawman him as 'all gamers'.
Seems like a joke to me, especially the vaping part. The flag stuff is stupid, but even worse are insecure losers like Laura Kate Dale cheering about a fictional character maybe having the same issues with self-centeredness as he does.
However unhinged this comes off as, I do think it's prudent to be careful how much you introduce information about what it means to be trans to children, because obviously there's a lot there that might be confusing for them to process and could lead to some wild misinterpretations and/or fears. They don't have a real good grasp on what it means to be any gender or what the ultimate consequences are. It's similar to withholding other kinds of information from children until they're ready for it. Unless of course they're one of the extreme minority who have the severe psychological conditions that need attention and might signal that they have gender identity issues.
I would say for instance keep it out of say Spongebob or Pokemon or something like that, but just because a game is rated E for Everyone doesn't mean it's necessarily for children. That just means it's appropriate for them and two flags in the background that most children are not going to notice is hardly a need to change the rating. I doubt Celeste is even that appealing to children, at least not in the same way it is to adult hardcore gamers. The whole Smash Bros. flag situation was a whole different thing with a way different context.
I don't even like Celeste or the developer of it either, but clearly they're not crossing a line here like Jessica Yaniv or those child drag queens who perform at clubs. If you're against censorship, one would think that means you're against pressuring people to remove ANY ideas from their works based on social censure, not just the ideas that you like.
Wheres the "witch hunt?"
I’ve seen OAG go from reporting on games that got censored/“woke” to being full of anti-LBGT and other just BS stuff
I’ve never blocked anyone on Twitter that isn’t a bot, OAG became the first.
Some of the people in the comment section there are insane.
This is almost exactly like the people who bitched about Catherine: Full Body being transphobic. Get over your shit and let artists make the games that they want to make. Whining about cultural degeneracy because a pixel art game deigns to include some allusion to sexuality or politics is terribly immature, "we live in a society" type shit.
If you don't like it, don't buy it.
We all know Billy is an unhinged prick, but most his shit I can't find anywhere else so I tolerate it. That being said, I'm so tired of alphabet soup shit being pushed in absolutely everything that I can at least support the rage fit, if not the witch hunt.
The archived link to the article, "Celeste Update Includes Gay And Trans Pride Flags", can be found here.
Now granted, the piece in question is from September 11. And OAG being...well, OAG, is all but a given. But it's been popping up over on social media. And more than anything, it highlights just how unprofessional and far gone that site's gone. Especially since he's targeting Celeste and its creator for adding trans and pride flags. Ones that are barely even visible at that.
Not to mention all the hyperbolic smearing:
Matt Makes Games’ Celeste was always suspected of being a game themed around Left-wing propaganda, but there was never any definitive proof. Well, the latest expansion makes it clear exactly what kind of politics the game’s developers are trying to promote, and it casts all doubts aside.... ...What did I tell you all before? Celeste was a gateway that leads you down a road toward the destruction of Western civilization. Then again, this should have been pretty obvious to anyone who was paying close attention to Matt Makes Games over the years, from banning discussion about their inclusion of Anita Sarkeesian in the game Towerfall, to their appearance at the 2018 Game Awards. The signs were always present.
Matt Makes Games’ Celeste was always suspected of being a game themed around Left-wing propaganda, but there was never any definitive proof. Well, the latest expansion makes it clear exactly what kind of politics the game’s developers are trying to promote, and it casts all doubts aside....
...What did I tell you all before? Celeste was a gateway that leads you down a road toward the destruction of Western civilization.
Then again, this should have been pretty obvious to anyone who was paying close attention to Matt Makes Games over the years, from banning discussion about their inclusion of Anita Sarkeesian in the game Towerfall, to their appearance at the 2018 Game Awards. The signs were always present.
That he used another article about Celeste (ostensibly about new content and cheats) to further smear it with SJW "heresy," is just icing on the cake.
Which isn't even getting to his "replies" on Twitter unwittingly revealing how he's making a mountain out of a molehill, then doubling down.
Remember, when people say “you’re being an anti-SJW” to try and make you shut up about stuff, they want you to think of this guy and cringe.
A game, or any piece of entertainment, including things that a left-wing person might relate to, such as a gay pride flag or whatever the fuck, does not mean the game is "left-wing propaganda." It doesn't mean the developers are "pushing an agenda."
I'm ok with OAG, they collect and report this flags for every game they find, Celeste isn't different but it just hit harder than usual on the SJW nest, just saw a thread on Gab/Gaming calling them One Angry Boomer.Sometimes they can go to far on the article and do an "Alex Jones overreaction" sketch, but to their credits they're the only place reporting all censorship (and wokeness) in games.
If they wanna make their own games and put this stuff in it, that's their business. Also find it hilarious how he's like "There is a symbol acknowledging the existence and encouraging tolerance of trans people in a game rated E!". Does he seriously think seeing a trans-person irl is enough to irreparably shatter the psyche of a child or something?
I'm confused, what's the witch hunt that was sparked?
I loved the gameplay of Celeste, and would have just rather not known about it's agenda.
Never go full Ahab.
We want good games, this is a good game.
They aren't using their power that comes with their success to shit on anyone. Move along.
Hes seriously going for the "video games will make your kids gay trans people" angle?
Is he gonna start telling us video games cause school shootings too?
What a fucking sperglord.
The man is angry and enjoys crudge word choices just for the shock value (I think) and takes his porn a little too seriously, but he's not wrong about the constant and endless idiocy of people trying to quietly shove social justice into basically everything. After all, its less the big things than the added-up little things that have had our society on this steady path for decades, and if we ever wanna undo the first thing is to get people to recognize it.
Usher is an absolute homophobe and there is nothing to convince me otherwise.
edit - minor word change
All I can say is, I don’t plan on buying the game just because of the current climate that’s basically politics.
I don’t mind anyone who is gay or whatever, but considering how few games can be somewhat good if they include gays, I just haven’t been able to enjoy anything like how video games should be if understand what I mean.
A example is Undertale, to which from my knowledge, only had two gay couples and nothing else, to which other characters are basically headcannon and nothing of concrete evidence.
Beyond that, the game was decent, but the message that it carries can be a bit much of someone can’t handle it, or if someone just doesn’t like anything it offers.
Someone on here even showed that the creator didn’t like identity politics from a interview, which was good enough for me, and I gotta say, the characters don’t feel forced, but they are quirky.
OAG is fun because he's the stereotype gamers rise up memes are mocking, except he's serious
OAG became an absolute sperg in the last year or so. While I'm still glad he keeps track of games censored, his site is full of click bait, rage bait and overall bullshit
The article is basically what SJWs do every goddamn time and stuff like this is a blessing for them because they lack any self awareness, so they can say "The gamers are upset again".
Yeah, the grip has been lost.
Isn't this by the same guy that threw a tantrum over the gay rats? And while I can say it's odd if a kid has those flags around, it sounds pretty innocuous compared to the other stuff that gets shoved into games.
I was going to get this at a later date since I like challenging games but thanks to that I'm good, if they are willing to add content to a game to virtue signal, they might remove content as well. See Johnny Cages harmless OK hand.
This nigga's spergin out.
Shit like that is why I decided to stop going to KiA 2 as well. Fucking insanity. Any legit discussion gets drowned out in "THE JEWS" and other such bullshit.
Good. I don't want to see this gay/trans shit in my video games. It is fucking degenerate. That is how they are changing overton window. From little things like this to full blown SJW insanity. Stop the disease at its core.
I'm always saying it, but the far-right and far-left are basically the same. They may hate each other, but really all of them can be called SJWs. They both think they are better than the other, and yet they have the exact same behaviors. I think these people spend so much time on video game politics that they go crazy. They start to see every little bullshit as 'leftist propaganda', and I'm not gonna say whether it is or isn't, but this is exactly the same kind of behavior as leftists screeching about everything being sexist, racist, transphobic, etc.
This post is SJW bullshit.
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I really don't see what the big deal is. Sneaking in politics like that, it's definitely something worth calling attention to. And he's by no means sparking a witch-hunt. Are we supposed to police the appropriate level of anger he should have?
A "witch-hunt" implies an attempt to seek out and persecute people for shaky reasons. He is simply stating that this game has certain political messages, he does not like said messages, and thinks the messages are not right for kids. Nothing about that is a witch-hunt.
Why would it be satire? Hes right. Fuck trannys and faggots. They are evil disgusting monsters that are destroying our hobby. GAMERS RISE UP!
This sub is dead. Over run with SJW faggots pretending to be gamergaters. KotakuInAction is dead, long live KotakuInAction2
Celeste was a better game than Gone Home, but I had a sneaking suspicion it was getting all those 10's for a similar reason. All that navel-gazing about depression and anxiety was insufferable, even if the game around it was pretty good. Seems perfect bait for woke critics.
As for OAG, yea he's overreacting. Still gonna read his site, tho.
The Chinese government have figure out a way to censor and control free speech even outside their country.
Welcome to the party, pal.
Album with the images attached to his post.
We see how the censorship infrastructure developed by social media companies is already being used to suppress speech criticizing the government of China - in this case likely not because China is putting pressure on Facebook/Instagram directly, but because companies have outsourced censorship decisions to any group that can muster up enough reports. Shadowbanning on Instagram means his posts don't show up to people who aren't already his followers, and has no transparency by design, making it ideal for this kind of censorship.
Social media publishers are colluding with the Chinese government to suppress free speech. This is proof.
Reminds me of that African dictatorship that decided to call its anti-dissent laws "hate speech legislation" because that's what all the western megalomaniacs were doing.
Never any reason to shadow ban anyone for anything, if it's some severe case of a call to violence or something they can at least own up to an open ban, the act of being shadowy about it should be a crime
Meanwhile white women feminists are in HK telling protestors it's better to be safe than free and taking down their signs
She's a really talented artist, even gets recommended a lot. She also sometimes details about life in China (she does not live there, but she was born there).
That piece that got her taken down, as she mentioned, is really old. It's from 2012. She does often post it in the context of protests (since it is a protest image).
That said, I'm really not surprised she's supporting the Hong Kong protests, and even less surprised that her art got taken down because of that.
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Ignorance is Strength.
Obvious and predictable consequence of hate speech legislation. Nothing further to add, just that Instagram greatly sucks.
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A slide from a presentation document on behalf of the ESA appears to have leaked and was shared on Twitter courtesy of Brad Glasgow.
The document seems to point towards a heavy social justice push being present at next year's annual Entertainment Expo (E3) press event reading as follows:
Research shows that Millennials and Gen Z are the most "giving back"/"social good" generations ever. By amplifying E3's social good brand, we can advance the industry's brand with consumers while storing positive chits for future use (e.g., policy goals, next negative video game story) One tactic we can implement is partnering with influencers (celebrities, athletes, YouTube personalities) who are passionate about E3 relevant social good efforts (e.g., gender equality, STEM). Imagine a NBA Champion global super star participating in an E3 Coliseum conversation and/or global movie star being part of the E3 Digital Ticket because it included social good components.
Research shows that Millennials and Gen Z are the most "giving back"/"social good" generations ever.
By amplifying E3's social good brand, we can advance the industry's brand with consumers while storing positive chits for future use (e.g., policy goals, next negative video game story)
One tactic we can implement is partnering with influencers (celebrities, athletes, YouTube personalities) who are passionate about E3 relevant social good efforts (e.g., gender equality, STEM).
Imagine a NBA Champion global super star participating in an E3 Coliseum conversation and/or global movie star being part of the E3 Digital Ticket because it included social good components.
I'm not entirely sure how efforts like gender equality and STEM qualify as "E3 relevant social good", neither am I confident in their push to court public figures and celebrities outside of the industry "because it included social good components". This entire thing reads like a gender-conscious critical theory dissertation written by an under-graduate yet appears to give us a somewhat disconcerting peek behind the curtain of the ESA, or at least the branch that is in charge of organisation of the E3 event.
Assume there'll be more to this story, I'm unaware as to whether there are further slides that have been 'leaked' however feel free to post further updates and clarification below.
You could post a video of ZQ leaving his apartment saying, "everything we did while I was here was consensual" and still people would be defending her.
I'm glad this person is posting these contradictions. It's just frustrating that no amount of evidence will away the nut jobs defending her.
The author of the article posted this to NeoGaf here. While not much in the post is new for those who read the article, it clearly lays out why Zoe's tweets contradict her allegations for the benefit of those who have been downplaying them. These aren't her forgetting incidental details, they contradict the central claims of abuse that are possible to verify - in particular that he confined her to the apartment and didn't let her leave on her own and that he forced her to stay in the city for a month instead of 2 weeks until a scared friend bought her a ticket to escape.
Here is the original article, linked via archive because for several months Reddit has spam-filtered links to the site for an unknown reason.
Lauren Chen also did a poll on Twitter earlier asking if people wanted a ZQ video, because the video game stuff usually isn’t her lane. It was like 70% for doing a video on it when I saw it.
I’ll admit, I’ve been tuning out most of this because of the depressive reality that nothing would ever come of it. But this reporter has earned a heck of a lot of respect, simply because she actually managed to do her due diligence and correlate the accusation to the known public information.
A man died because of this mess. If there is any chance that people have been manipulated and mislead for personal gain, it needs to be made known.
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They've already gouged out their eyes and filled their ears with concrete, in order to ignore reality.
To be clear, it's not specifically because of that article. The entire site is caught by reddit's spam filter settings (which we have no control over), and has been for several months. Links can be manually approved by moderators.
Any direct links are shadowbanned. You can see them, no one else can.
reddit banning evidence against the sjw establishment? I would have never thought so!
Reddit is a dumpster fire. I wouldn't get comfortable here.
I'll never understand why people go up to bat for her.
This https://www.thepostmillennial.com/exclusive-zoe-quinns-allegations-are-falling-apart/ ?
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It's not just Reddit. Steam moderators are straight-up just vanishing all threads that start with the TPM articles, and have steadily been banning users and deleting posts discussing the articles as well.
Bringing up this motivated moderating is of course, also a paddling.
I'm guessing it's a reference to this link?
Seems like a kia mod tactic lol
Gamergate was far more about institutional corruption like this as anything else.
Every time I hear about this man I can only marvel at what a Chad he must be to pull off the shit he does.
Ah yes, the most iconic trademark of white supremacism, a black man.
You don't have to be psychic to foresee that they would come after Daryl Davis at some point. If there is one thing that the woke left hates more than anything, its a black person having a mind or a will of their own.
Only the most hardcore white supremacists try to stop white supremacy.
It’s truly astounding to see how fucking backwards antifa is. They are the thing they claim to be fighting against.
Remember when "Antifa" were just called "Anarchist protesters" because the media didn't have a clear agenda?
I wish I could say I'm surprised...but I've been on Tumblr and Twitter too long.
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it's good to be color colorblind
Oh hell yeah they called him a white supremacist. Welcome to the pit.
Daryl Davis: Convinced hundreds of KKK members to stop being white supremacists.
Antifa: Gave Hitler the excuse to tighten his grip on Germany by setting fire to parliament.
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