And so it came to pass. I’ve been shouting it from the rooftops, while the vast majority of bloggers have either been ignoring what’s staring them in the face or going on the warpath to defend the indefensible. A week is a long time in politics. A week is a fucking shit-tonne epic on the internet. And this baby is about to hit a month and it’s only just getting interesting. Seriously, if you’re a gaming blogger, and you’re not talking about this, you’re not interested in this, then you’re a fucking fraud. Because bigger than this it does not get. It’s like being a blogger who blogs about the Berlin Wall and ignores the fact that people are tearing the motherfucker down.
Gamergate. Zoe Quinn. Social justice warriors. The takeover of games from within by people with ulterior motives. So many bloggers and gamers have stuck their heads in the sand, put their hands over their ears, and pretended that it wasn’t happening. A minority accused those of us who were prepared to stand up and say what was obvious as condoning bad behavior, racism, and misogyny. We knew better. We knew that the scumbags had taken over and the only way to stop them was to shout loud and keep on shouting.
You want proof? Read the report from Breitbart based on the insider-release of evidence that confirms that these so-called journalists were colluding together to set an agenda based on their own collusion with activists they agreed with. There are over 1000 comments on that piece and counting. What’s galling is the “journalists” involved don’t see anything wrong with their behavior. They’re so compromised that they think this sort of shit is normal and nothing to write home about. Well, a lot of people are writing, and making videos for that matter:
These are Marxists. And they are not harmless. They’re responsible for a few of the nastier moments in recent human history. These people use propaganda to ram their social Marxist agenda down your throat. They abhor creative freedom; they are only interested in controlling the medium to get their message across. Which is the first step. The next step is gulags for everyone who does not get into line. But don’t let me convince you. I’m sure that they were many people in Russia, and Cambodia, and Cuba, and North Korea that never thought this shit would fly. The only advantage we have is the internet. And thank fuck for that. Because we can call them out on their shit. And we can point a finger at the enablers. The Quislings. The ones who are happy to get on board and send their fellow man to the cleaners. Games sites like Kotaku, Polygon, Rock Paper Shotgun, PC Gamer, and many more.
I know what you’re thinking. You just want to play your games. You want to be left alone to play your games. You don’t want to be bothered with this shit. This doesn’t concern you. Why should you care? There’s a new cool game coming out. This is all a bunch of crap.
Wake, the fuck, up.
Some sites that are doing a great job of covering this:
A big nod to The Escapist magazine which has redrawn its ethics policy in light of what has been happening. The only gaming website to do so: