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Thursday, August 21, 2014

Kotaku and the Quinnspiracy



Despite having been involved with the game industry in various ways since 1992, I've never given a damn about Gawker media and its Kotaku site. It mostly strikes me as a sort of Gamers Lite site, more dedicated to pageviews than games, and full of the sort of "gamers" who wouldn't know the difference between War at Sea and World in Flames. And while in some ways they are properly representative of the new breed of meaningless repetitive game with nothing but cartoon graphics that I, for one, can't bother playing, it's simply not the sort of site that I have ever bothered reading. I'm more interested in the latest VASSAL mod.

As for Zoe Quinn, she's the same sort of no-talent nobody that has been getting serially promoted for simultaneously possessing a vagina while feigning an interest in games for as long as I can remember. I'm old enough that I can remember one of the early girl game pioneers, Brenda Laurel, putting her hand on my leg and expressing an inordinate amount of interest in whatever I was saying back when CGDC was still at the Santa Clara Westin, the only thing that is different now is that a) Laurel had genuine talent and b) the Johnny Wilsons and Chris Lombardis and Mike Wekslers and Terry Colemans of the gaming media had integrity.

However, with the exception of Computer Gaming World and my original game review column, (the second nationally syndicated game review column, I should note), gaming journalism has always been more or less corrupt. Even its better magazines, such as Game Informer, began as marketing vehicles. Unlike most game reviewers, I never accepted anything except games for review from anyone, certainly not sexual favors, and I never gave any game a favorable review that didn't fully merit it. That's why I was the only game developer permitted to do reviews in CGW.

However, Quinn and her foolish supporters are going to learn, as Nixon did, that the coverup is worse than the crime. Not that I would have been inclined to take her seriously anyhow, but whatever credibility she had with those less experienced than I am will be shot by now. Certainly Gamer Headlines seems unimpressed.
Speculation turned to accusation yesterday, when Zoe’s ex-boyfriend make a post on his own blog, accusing her (with proof) of cheating with a number of prominent industry figures. Among them was current Kotaku writer Nathan Grayson, apparently solicitating sexual favours for positive press.

Pretty simple, right? The developer in question loses credibility, along with the gaming publication that allowed such a massive breach of professionalism occur. Except the rabbit hole has been going further than that. Not only has she been swapping blow for positive press, but also leveraging her sexual connections to stamp out anybody critical of her, most notably the organisers of ‘Women’s Game Jam’, who accuse the indie developer of encouraging a press blackout on the charity Jam to promote her own similar event.
Seriously, who are these nobodies? Some guy whose one game sold 200k copies and a woman who begs for money to make videos complaining about games are supposedly figures of note?

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86 Comments:

Anonymous aaaaturkey August 21, 2014 4:48 AM  

Amusing but really how many people play games based on 'mainstream gaming news media' and their opinions?

Anonymous Roundtine August 21, 2014 4:57 AM  

Robert Conquest's Second Law in effect. Also probably some socio-sexual explanation for why nobodies were able to take so much control so quickly.

Anonymous Statists are so dull August 21, 2014 5:19 AM  

A searing indictment of how petty and pointless our current culture has become. That the detestable, excluded-for-a-reason crowd have garnered enough "credibility" in the dark corners of the Internet and received enough enabling from the silence of the neutrals to become the mainstream is lamentable.

The need to create new structures and actively excluded them is our only hope otherwise be prepared to welcome our Mohammedan overlords.

A society so fat and indolent with so much time and energy to spend on this kind of pointlessness to this extent will crumble at the first sign of any determined push from outside. They are not playing people, this is how they make their living!

Blogger Shimshon August 21, 2014 5:22 AM  

Based on what I've read about it, Depression Quest has to be the most solipsistic game ever. How can even her supporters take it seriously? It sounds like parody.

All the figures in this saga, even the boyfriend, sound like pathetic talentless losers.

Anonymous gs August 21, 2014 5:28 AM  

"Putting her hand on my leg and expressing an inordinate amount of interest in whatever I was saying back when CGDC was still at the Santa Clara Westin,"

Tell us more.

"Speculation turned to accusation yesterday, when Zoe’s ex-boyfriend make a post on his own blog, accusing her (with proof) of cheating with a number of prominent industry figures."

Gaming chicks = skanks.

Blogger Shimshon August 21, 2014 5:29 AM  

This reminds of a game forum my kids showed me recently, Hot Pepper Gaming (a YouTube Channel).

As a 47 year old man who came of age in simpler era, the concept seemed almost Idiocracy-inspired. Reviewers quickly ingest one or more superhot peppers (with the Scoville scores conveniently displayed) and then proceed to review a game, with the game action being described overlaid.

But truthfully, I thought it rather amusing. Funny and clever. These were hard core gamers (to me) and their reviews were often hilarious. Men and women.

So there does seem to be hope for game industry media.

Anonymous Pellegri August 21, 2014 5:34 AM  

Based on what I've read about it, Depression Quest has to be the most solipsistic game ever. How can even her supporters take it seriously? It sounds like parody.

Because confronting the specter of depression in a shallow, trivial way is so brave. Plus she totally took antidepressants for three years! She knows depression, man!

Anonymous Statists are so dull August 21, 2014 5:49 AM  

Shimshon How can even her supporters take it seriously?
Because they just might get inside her magic vagina!

Anonymous starr August 21, 2014 6:17 AM  

Because they just might get inside her magic vagina!
Having looked up a photo of her, it would take a lot of alcohol to make that seem remotely magical

Anonymous Anonymous August 21, 2014 6:19 AM  

She bullied depressed guys while making a game about depression. Classy.
fnd

Anonymous Strange Aeons August 21, 2014 6:23 AM  

Suddenly I have a vision of her boyfriends drunk on mint juleps & singing a karaoke tribute to her, a la Sam Kinison...
"Every time I kiss you I taste what other men had for lunch. You're a lying, unfaithful untrustable tramp and I think I looove yoouuu"

Anonymous MPC August 21, 2014 6:42 AM  

It never ceases to amaze me how the most sanctimonious of SJWs always have the worst skeletons in their closets.

Anonymous VD August 21, 2014 6:42 AM  

Tell us more.

Not much more to tell. I very much liked her, she was extremely intelligent, and modestly attractive in a sort of aging nerd-hippy manner. It was apparent that she rather liked me, as I later took an amount of ribbing from a number of guys who also noticed. We had a delightful conversation for an hour or so near the bar. I have nothing negative to say about her.

Anonymous spirit August 21, 2014 6:51 AM  

Boyz are shaking, girlz are rotating.

Blogger Tom Kratman August 21, 2014 6:56 AM  

"and modestly attractive in a sort of aging nerd-hippy manner"

She has a large tattoo on her arm. Subtracts 4 from whatever her feminine aesthetic rating would otherwise have been, and takes her completely off the Budweiser scale.

Anonymous John Whorfin August 21, 2014 7:07 AM  

What's after the Budweiser scale, the Jim Beam scale (Beam balance)?

Answer my questions, monkey boy!

Anonymous takin' a look August 21, 2014 7:10 AM  

Just one rung above furfags
http://zoequinn.deviantart.com/

Anonymous Anonymous August 21, 2014 7:15 AM  

You gotta realize...

To these nerds ... gamers NOT Game-ers...

A 4 or 5 is like a 11 or 12...

She likes D&D? +50

gee golly I want to marry her,

Blogger Tom Kratman August 21, 2014 7:26 AM  

"What's after the Budweiser scale, the Jim Beam scale (Beam balance)?"

Based on the question, the Budweiser scale is not what you think.

Anonymous Danto August 21, 2014 7:27 AM  

I am going to create a comprehensive site on all this shenanigans. Any recommendations on a blog host she cannot take down (easily)? Is wordpress.com enough?

Anonymous Flinders August 21, 2014 7:38 AM  

"a woman who begs for money to make videos complaining about games are supposedly figures of note?"

Anita Sarkeesian right? Not to mention a woman who is on tape before her kickstarter talking about how she doesn't like or play games. Then in her kickstarter she claims to be a lifelong gamer who just "cares" about games but is "concerned" about the portrayal of women. Then she gets her money to buy games, releases the series much later and slower than promised. And she is caught ripping footage from other peoples videos and quite obviously hasn't even played the games she is criticizing. And naturally the mainstream gaming press just defends her and continues to portray her as a credible commentator.


I've been thinking for a while that there is so much crossover with sci-fi/fantasy and gaming. For example, Amazon and its digital publishing is to scifi/fantasy what YouTube is to gaming journalism. There are no shortage of gaming news/gossip/collecting/culture channels there by ordinary and genuine gamers. There content is free and they are generally concerned with what normal gamers are and not the freaks and their followers.

There is also a crossover with the dying big publishers in both game publishing/development and with journalism. Big guns like THQ and Acclaim have fallen and Capcom and possibly Sony could soon too. On top of that all the mainstream gaming journalism sites are getting hit hard too. Gametrailers was recently sold off and most of its staff were sacked. Gamespot had a lot of layoffs, Gamespy and 1up.com were shut down all together. And yet, as incidents like this show, the little group of parasites doing the most to help it along are closing ranks and making it worse.

Blogger Northern Hamlet August 21, 2014 7:42 AM  

Came for the rating...

2 of 10. No amount of alchole exists.

Blogger Nate August 21, 2014 7:44 AM  

wait wait.... a chick in the gaming industry was blowing dudes to advance her career?

NoWay. That never happens.

Anonymous VD August 21, 2014 7:48 AM  

Do both Blogger and Wordpress. I doubt you'll have any trouble with either one.

Blogger Nate August 21, 2014 7:49 AM  

Depression Quest??? Seriously?

Anonymous VD August 21, 2014 7:52 AM  

Anita Sarkeesian right? Not to mention a woman who is on tape before her kickstarter talking about how she doesn't like or play games. Then in her kickstarter she claims to be a lifelong gamer who just "cares" about games but is "concerned" about the portrayal of women. Then she gets her money to buy games, releases the series much later and slower than promised. And she is caught ripping footage from other peoples videos and quite obviously hasn't even played the games she is criticizing. And naturally the mainstream gaming press just defends her and continues to portray her as a credible commentator.

Mm hmm.

Anonymous Giuseppe August 21, 2014 8:13 AM  

@statists are so dull

Nailed it in one. Though I fear the dullness of the statists more than the Islamists.

Blogger Worlds Edge August 21, 2014 8:19 AM  

Do both Blogger and Wordpress. I doubt you'll have any trouble with either one.

Didn't Blogger shut down Robert Lindsay?

Blogger Joe A. August 21, 2014 8:21 AM  

Yup. Gaming sites and magazines are littered with women and diversity-advocates hand-wringing over Dragon Crown having a female mage with dramatically large breasts, and Remember Me's cover showing a fully-clothed woman's back - whereupon leftists startlingly discover that the outline of a woman's ass is visible. If you don't know these games or their "critics," then you aren't missing much.

Anonymous VD August 21, 2014 8:25 AM  

Didn't Blogger shut down Robert Lindsay?

That was back in 2008. I think they've relaxed considerably since then.

Anonymous bob k. mando August 21, 2014 8:32 AM  

Nate August 21, 2014 7:44 AM
wait wait.... a chick in the gaming industry was blowing dudes to advance her career?
NoWay. That never happens.



which would be why so often societies establish social mores against allowing women to participate in men's professions.

eventually, even the deltas and gammas realize that they're being taken for a ride and abused. and unless they happen to have lucked into a job with extrinsic Alpha characteristics, all they have to look forward too is getting shit on.

because, after all, even if some low self-esteem gamma decides to get down on his knees to further his career ... how many supervisors are even going to go along with that?

and even if his super IS one of the <3%, men who act this way still get treated differently than the women who act this way.


been watching some older movies on TCM recently ( The Good Earth, The Mating Season ), it's astounding how much more well fleshed out and varied the characters are than what you get today. and they have no qualms with portraying the manipulative, sexually incontinent nature of women either.

you see many characters, of both sexes, acting out many of the DSM categories.

given that these movies are from the 1930s, it's clear that the nature of women didn't change. just the portrayals of them.

Anonymous rho August 21, 2014 8:48 AM  

I think it was Tommy Hass who posted a link to a YouTube video berating the principal offenders. He made the point that these gaming review sites have, in the past few years, moved on from reviewing games to doing social commentary on games and gaming culture and What It All Really Means.

A tiny bit of pie in a turd is still a turd. A tiny turd in pie? Still a turd. Politics and SJWishness is the turd. It just ruins everything by turning people into scolds and bores.

Anonymous Philalethes August 21, 2014 8:52 AM  

"Were our State a pure democracy, in which all its inhabitants should meet together to transact all their business, there would yet be excluded from their deliberations ... Women, who, to prevent depravation of morals and ambiguity of issue, could not mix promiscuously in the public meetings of men." – Thomas Jefferson

Anonymous Mario Bros. August 21, 2014 9:01 AM  

“However, with the exception of Computer Gaming World and my original game review column, (the first nationally syndicated game review column, I should note), gaming journalism has always been more or less corrupt.”

You were the SECOND nationally syndicated game review columnist--Rawson Stovall was FIRST. You had acknowledged this fact in a previous post.

Making It Better By Ruining It

Anonymous John Whorfin August 21, 2014 9:07 AM  

"Based on the question, the Budweiser scale is not what you think."

You are right sir. I was under the misapprehension that it was an aftermarket upgrade to our fine Yoyodyne product, the AN/PVS-19 Beer Goggles™.

I apologize for not doing the research beforehand as I am completely preoccupied with getting the kinks in this overthruster worked out. It's driving me crazy!

Anonymous VD August 21, 2014 9:13 AM  

You were the SECOND nationally syndicated game review columnist--Rawson Stovall was FIRST. You had acknowledged this fact in a previous post.

Forgot about that. Thanks for the correction. Corrected.

Anonymous hygate August 21, 2014 9:25 AM  

Having looked at her picture, I too find it remarkable that anyone was willing to have sex with her.

She would appear to be the kryptonite of erections.

Compared to her Lisa Dunham is hot.

Anonymous bob k. mando August 21, 2014 9:52 AM  

there are many fatter, she still has a waist. but she has no bewbs. and her face is ... urggh.

throw the tats, hair and piercings on there ... nah.

Blogger Owen August 21, 2014 9:56 AM  

On her getting guys to bang her.

I think it's part banging low SMV guys and part crazy=freak sex. She's truly messed up. She's probably a complete, depraved freak in the sack. I mean, you're still tossing a hot dog down a hallway, but what else will those guys get?

Blogger bearspaw August 21, 2014 9:59 AM  

After seeing images of her I'll never eat at Five Guys again.

Anonymous kfg August 21, 2014 10:11 AM  

" . . .gaming journalism has always been more or less corrupt."

The same as any rag that is focused around something saleable. The advertisers are the customer and the readers are the product.

A particular rag may start out to espouse some philosophy or other, but they don't remain that way for long. A girl's got to make a living.

Blogger totenhenchen August 21, 2014 10:19 AM  

A YouTuber called Thunderf00t has made some excellent videos detailing Sarkeesian's fraudulent bullshit. Also recommended is his "Facts vs. Feminism" series.

Anonymous ZT August 21, 2014 10:22 AM  

If the game review didn't come from TotalBiscuit, it just didn't happen.
TotalBiscuit has noted that Zoe has used DCMA to for silencing critics on youtube. Frankly she seems a total douche and I doubt she will survive the backlash from this. The fallout of the other people who used said sexual favors will be interesting.

Anonymous ZT August 21, 2014 10:31 AM  

@Bob k. mando --

Given the "Game" level of some of the guys she is dealing with and the community she is in, she may well be "hot" and if need be just turn off the lights. She was probably willing to perform anything to sell her game and get publicity. Those writers could careless about what is actually promoted and what is not. They just write articles about games. Getting a BJ and some kinky stuff from a nobody is better than getting nothing from a near-somebody. For them, at the end of the day Gawker still signs the check for them to write about something.

The question now is what will be the impact to Gawker now that the cat is out of the bag?

bob k. mando August 21, 2014 9:52 AM
there are many fatter, she still has a waist. but she has no bewbs. and her face is ... urggh.

throw the tats, hair and piercings on there ... nah.

Blogger Owen August 21, 2014 10:53 AM  

The fallout of the other people who used said sexual favors will be interesting.

Right.

She might be a skank, but they will still be cast as predators.

Hope that strange was worth your career and, in one case, your marriage.

Anonymous bob k. mando August 21, 2014 11:21 AM  

ZT August 21, 2014 10:31 AM
Given the "Game" level of some of the guys she is dealing with and the community she is in, she may well be "hot" and if need be just turn off the lights.



you're forgetting the FI pre-installed Equalitarianism principle factored by the sheer shock of meeting a nominally intelligent woman who actually has a functioning knowledge of, and supposed interest in, games.

and she's interested in MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!


i'm actually beginning to wonder what this swing of the pendulum is going to look like.

after all, unrestrained Hypergamy is just fine for Alphas and high Betas. at least, up until the point where they start wanting to have families and, like Roissy, start figuring out that the number of women that they both trust enough to invest a family in AND are interested in is vanishingly small.

but the opinion of the Alphas rarely changes the dominant mores of the *society*. there are too many Betas-Gammas for that.

the question becomes, "What is the shape of the B-G response when they finally twig to what women are and how they behave and what is their impact in productive workspaces?"

because, when you've got an atheist humanist like this ripping feminazis a new hole:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9Ju-1I1DTU&list=UUmb8hO2ilV9vRa8cilis88A

i presume that the snap back could be kind of ugly.

Anonymous Eli August 21, 2014 12:18 PM  

Painful to listen to all that. What has happened to the games industry? Are there any non social justice leftist games website around? I'm seriously considering becoming a retro only game player. Games used to be fun. Now it's all message crap. I'm still waiting for Mario to get bit by the PC vampire.

Anonymous kfg August 21, 2014 12:22 PM  

"A YouTuber called Thunderf00t has made some excellent videos detailing Sarkeesian's fraudulent bullshit."

And for point by point check out Jordanowen42. His deconstruction of her background is particularly worthwhile.

" . . .the sheer shock of meeting a nominally intelligent woman who actually has a functioning knowledge of, and supposed interest in, games."

Who designed a "game" called "Depression Quest."
Knowing only that would be enough to send me running from the room, screaming in horror.

OpenID everybodyhatesscott August 21, 2014 12:23 PM  

Having looked at her picture, I too find it remarkable that anyone was willing to have sex with her.

She's not obese and doesn't have any serious facial deformities. The tats, piercings, and stupid hair color certainly aren't helping and she has a filthy soul but in a non degenerate world where she acts like a lady, she'd be a 6 or 7. The self mutilation probably puts her at a 5 but apparently some dudes are into that and it actually raises womens SMV to them.

Anonymous kfg August 21, 2014 12:30 PM  

http://www.massdigi.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/DSC_0585-001.jpg

"She's not obese . . ."

Put that in a BodPod and repeat the claim. Have standards really fallen that low?

This is what 22% body fat looks like on a woman:

http://www.newrepublic.com/sites/default/files/migrated/grace-kelly.jpg

Anonymous Jack Amok August 21, 2014 12:33 PM  

The game industry is in a mess right now primarily because there's a ton of content and no decent ways for game players to filter it. If the game press wasn't so screwed up, it could serve a very useful purpose, but it's all calliope music. Along the lines of what kfg said, it's a tall order for any entertainment press to be anything else. I figure I'm marginal enough on the productivity scale earning a living entertaining people, but earning a living talking about entertaining people? Sheesh.

Anonymous Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings August 21, 2014 12:41 PM  

She's not obese

kfg's image is illuminating. By modern standards, yeah, she's not 36 - 48 - 36 so "not land whale" is "not obese". But c'mon, her hip to waist ratio is probably 1.0 or thereabouts, couple that with a flat chest and she's a cylinder, not an hourglass.

and doesn't have any serious facial deformities.

Well, none that weren't put there on a whim...

The tats, piercings, and stupid hair color

More and more I'm coming to believe that stuff is compensation for a woman having a really bad body image. "I can't lose weight so I'll create distractions on my head so men never look below the neck", is one possibility. Of course that stuff also signals "Will be a freak in bed 4 U" which has a lot of short term appeal.

But waking up next to her? Erm, no thanks.

Probably has Daddy issues, too. And rather than work such things out in private, she has to drag her used emotional tampons all over the game world, then call it "Art".

Anonymous Feelings, Nothing More Than Feelings August 21, 2014 12:43 PM  

Jack Amok
I figure I'm marginal enough on the productivity scale earning a living entertaining people, but earning a living talking about entertaining people? Sheesh.

Clearly the time is ripe for a blog reviewing game reviewers. Could one make living talking about people who talk about entertaining people? We won't know until someone tries...

Anonymous kfg August 21, 2014 12:53 PM  

" . . .so I'll create distractions on my head so men never look below the neck" . . ."

Which might work, if the excess fat on your face doesn't outweigh your brain.

Anonymous Axe Head August 21, 2014 12:55 PM  

I can't lose weight so I'll create distractions on my head so men never look below the neck

And then she opens her mouth...

Anonymous Axe Head August 21, 2014 1:08 PM  

Found on MPC: "When you think about it, sleeping with a long succession of ugly nerds is the real Depression Quest."

Anonymous bob k. mando August 21, 2014 1:08 PM  

from the Quinnspiracy:
http://ohdeargodbees.tumblr.com/post/86586063739/working-in-indie-games-expanded-my-capacity-for-love

i think this is a coded message that she's a size queen now.

"People would point to these things as markers of lower class (despite people from all walks of life being modified these days), and specifically on women as a sign promiscuity, and I didn’t understand why a portrait of a lost loved one across your shoulder would evoke this reaction in anyone."


errr. because you're living proof that it's true?


i was trying to find the post where she says she was lesbian all through school ... and an ex- of hers burnt almost all of her personal effects.

so, you've got a lesbian ...
who gets married to a man ...
divorced ...
and fucks around like a rabbit ...

explain to me why would you expect this nutjob to be 'faithful'?

OpenID everybodyhatesscott August 21, 2014 1:09 PM  

Put that in a BodPod and repeat the claim. Have standards really fallen that low?

She's definitely Obese in that picture. She's not fat in her amateur porn videos so she's obviously packed on a few lbs.

But waking up next to her? Erm, no thanks.
Ditto.
"I can't lose weight so I'll create distractions on my head so men never look below the neck"
More an more attractive women are defiling themselves. Look at the chive girls. They almost all have some stupid tat on an otherwise pretty body.

OpenID cailcorishev August 21, 2014 1:27 PM  

kfg's image is illuminating.

Yes, she's much heavier there than in the pictures on her Encyclopedia Dramatica page. In those, there's nothing wrong with her body, just with the way she's defaced it. And she was already defacing it then, so her "bad body image" didn't come from getting fat; she's hated herself for a long time.

Anonymous Shut up rabbit August 21, 2014 2:00 PM  

Too much free time on my hands I guess, but I ended up at this youtube video.

Nothing remarkable about the video but this comment made my day:

David Chu
Now this is just priceless because he is claiming that a woman is a sexist and a minority is a racist too.... obviously he doesnt understand what racism and sexism is cuz otherwise he would understand that women cannot be sexist and minorities cannot be racist either. Thunderf00t is a complete moron.... Smh 

Blogger Retrenched August 21, 2014 2:06 PM  

Anyone who has time to complain about video game tropes must lead a very pampered and privileged life.

Anonymous ticticboom August 21, 2014 2:06 PM  

@cail

Yeah, she was last call and lonely hot in those Suicide Girl type pics, maybe rhinoplasty and a boob job away from presentable.

Now I can only wonder how hard up all those nerds must be that they'd risk their 'careers' and marriages for her misshapen ass.

Blogger JCclimber August 21, 2014 2:20 PM  

I doubt that pig ever had enough looks after she turned 16 to rate higher than a 4.
If a team of plastic surgeons from Hollywood and makeup artists and the like got a big budget and went to work on her, they might get her up to a 6 or 7.

But I'm sure her inner rot would still manage to bubble through and destroy her SMV.

She is plain, plain, plain. And the game reviewers who dumped cum into that skank have lost credibility and reputation for being outed for getting naked with such a cum dumpster.

Except that the gamer industry has plenty of hopeless omegas and gammas that are probably jealous of them for even getting a pig like her.

Anonymous Will Best August 21, 2014 2:33 PM  

I don't understand how I can have so many shared interests with these people but can barely recognize them as human.

Anonymous Statists are so dull August 21, 2014 3:34 PM  

Retrenched Anyone who has time to complain about video game tropes must lead a very pampered and privileged life.

WRT FF: She's been given $160 000 dollars to do it. It's not free time - it's her livelihood.

Anonymous kfg August 21, 2014 3:54 PM  

One of the criticisms against FF, even by those who have supported her financially, is that for someone who has been given $160,000 to complain about video game tropes she spends remarkably little time actually doing so.

Her livelyhood is scamming.

Anonymous spirit August 21, 2014 5:09 PM  

Time to get some air

Anonymous Scintan August 21, 2014 6:07 PM  

in a non degenerate world where she acts like a lady, she'd be a 6 or 7

You're a generous grader, and this is a great example of one of Game's major flaws.

Blogger Akulkis August 21, 2014 6:13 PM  

Because they just might get inside her magic vagina!

Having looked up a photo of her, it would take a lot of alcohol to make that seem remotely magical


+100 cursed

Anonymous kh123 August 21, 2014 6:14 PM  

...There are times I find the inner Ulster agreeing with our resident Turk as far as preemptive solutions are concerned.

The beauty with this brand of SJW brutes is that they end up exterminating themselves, given enough boredom, attention, and the right kind of narrative.

Blogger Akulkis August 21, 2014 6:15 PM  

Her livelyhood is scamming.

That's the way it is with most BPD's. They'll talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, talk, for every unit of do.

Blogger Akulkis August 21, 2014 6:26 PM  

I've been thinking for a while that there is so much crossover with sci-fi/fantasy and gaming.

This is why I've never lest historical/hypothetical wargaming -- no walking drama-fountains.

Fantasy/RPG's seem mostly for people who wish they had a social life, and who wish they had the courage to engage in physical activities ("Croquet? No way! Those mallets are dangerous! I bruised my ankle once!!!").

Blogger Akulkis August 21, 2014 6:38 PM  

I am going to create a comprehensive site on all this shenanigans. Any recommendations on a blog host she cannot take down (easily)? Is wordpress.com enough?


Dude, Encyclopedia Dramatica ALREADY IS THE PUBLICATION OF RECORD for this kind of bullshit, and has been for over 10 years.

As The Weekly World News is to the characters in Men In Black, ED *IS* the source of all the incredibly asinine shit that people do.

And how did ED start? When the Wikipedos kept killing articles about various personalities on LiveJournal (the most drama-filled site on the internet!), so some chick decided to create her own wiki to record it all. In less than a year, 4channers discovered it...

If it was a major internet event, E.D. has it documented, in a way in which, though the details are often twisted, and the writing style is profanity-filled exageration, it's also maximally documented (for maximumizing both the lulz AND the pain).


For this... welll... just visit here: https://encyclopediadramatica.es/Zoe_Quinn

Blogger Akulkis August 21, 2014 6:50 PM  

you're forgetting the FI pre-installed Equalitarianism principle factored by the sheer shock of meeting a nominally intelligent woman who actually has a functioning knowledge of, and supposed interest in, games.

and she's interested in MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!



BPD's are noted for being quite seductive to the unwary EVEN WHILE LOOKING LIKE A COMPLETE TRAIN WRECK because initially, they will, for lack of a better term, "love bomb"(*) their target -- this is how they get their claws set in.


(*) It's a term which originated in the study of cults and their recruitment techniques... but it fits for BPDs perfectly.. BPD's are always working to build personality cults.

Anonymous Gx1080 August 21, 2014 7:15 PM  

In a move that surprises absolutely nobody in here, good old David Fucktrelle got his White-Knight on:

www.donotlink.com/wehuntedthemammoth.com/2014/08/20/game-developer-zoe-quinn-is-the-latest-target-of-the-great-internet-lady-harassment-machine/

Blogger Akulkis August 21, 2014 7:31 PM  

the question becomes, "What is the shape of the B-G response when they finally twig to what women are and how they behave and what is their impact in productive workspaces?"


Bomb blasts in corporate HR departments.

Blogger Akulkis August 21, 2014 7:33 PM  

Looks like another fat frog.\

Blogger Akulkis August 21, 2014 7:38 PM  

Of course that stuff also signals "Will be a freak in bed 4 U" which has a lot of short term appeal.

Why are obese women freaks in bed?

Because THEY DON'T HAVE A CHOICE -- it's either do *anything* or risk getting literally kicked out into the street, naked.

Blogger Akulkis August 21, 2014 8:05 PM  


Except that the gamer industry has plenty of hopeless omegas and gammas that are probably jealous of them for even getting a pig like her.


These guys are into shaming ploys ... which reveals that what they FEAR MOST is shaming... so, use it:

"Chubby Chaser! Chubby Chaser!"
"Fatty fucker! Fatty Fucker"

"Chubby chasing fatty fucker!"
"Fatty fucking chubby chaser!"

Include links to her "I'm a self-propelled land-mass" photo and to her ED page (in which the fatty fuckers are named AND DOCUMENTED!)

drop this sort of thing into the comments of their "reviews" and see how quickly it catches on.

Blogger Akulkis August 21, 2014 8:08 PM  

WRT FF: She's been given $160 000 dollars to do it. It's not free time - it's her livelihood.

Yeah, she spends maybe 2 days every 4 1/2 months making a new video.
Maybe 4 days if you add in ordering copies of the the games for her "research"

Anonymous kfg August 21, 2014 8:21 PM  

" . . .ordering copies of the the games for her "research" . . ."

Which she's never opened, never mind played. They're for display purposes only. A lot of people haven't had the penny drop yet on the implications of her in game clips being lifted from other people's Let's Play videos.

Anonymous TheVillageIdiot(Ret.) August 21, 2014 8:54 PM  

Or as VD would say,on a scale of 10 to 1
Their ain't no 10

DannyR

Anonymous Varenius August 21, 2014 9:13 PM  

Hey, Zoe really IS a games innovator! She's pioneered making the art of point-and-shriek into a "game":

Hitler or Lovecraft?

Anonymous bob k. mando August 22, 2014 11:30 AM  

Will Best August 21, 2014 2:33 PM
I don't understand how I can have so many shared interests with these people but can barely recognize them as human.



you grok our shock and horror when we found out that Yamommalammadingdong listens to Muse.



spirit August 21, 2014 5:09 PM
Time to get some air



i don't recall ever seeing a woman or minority in a wing suit.

you realize what this means:
wing suits be an example of White Male Privilege

or to rephrase it into Scalziboob terms:
Life on the easiest setting

Blogger Derrick Bonsell August 23, 2014 8:13 PM  

One great thing about ED aside from the humor, is that even if you ignore the article text, the pictures and documents are more than worth it.

Blogger awdawd May 01, 2015 9:56 AM  

trimakasih infonya gan....
...
sangat menarik dan bermanfaat...
mantap..

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