Monday, May 09, 2016

Back to the barricades

#GamerGate's Operation Icy Blizzard is underway:
Operation Icy Blizzard is an operation with three main objectives. First it is to raise awareness about corruption in gaming journalism. Second it is to promote ethical alternatives to the mainstream gaming press. Third and most importantly, it is intended to spark a conversation and encourage new people to engage with it's participants and discuss why they are care about ethics in games journalism and offer suggestions for moving forward.

The operation was originally proposed by /u/MikiSayaka33 last month and with her support I will be launching the operation with an initial Thunderclap campaign, which will send out a message that should reach tens or even hundreds of thousands of people. The campaign is worded in such a way as to both provide links to important resources AND serve as a jumping off point for new people and neutrals to join the conversation.

Obviously ethics in games journalism is only one facet of the conversation and this campaign is not intended to limit the scope of GamerGate, but ethics is the main focus of this particular campaign. The operation will go live on Friday, May 27th. I picked a Friday, because studies indicate that Twitter is more active on weekends and this provides people with a great opportunity to have a dialogue over the weekend.

If you want to participate in this operation, there are many ways you can help! The simplest way to help would be to sign up for the Thunderclap campaign and participate in the #IcyBlizzard and #GamerGate hashtags on Twitter (or other social media). If you are a content creator, you can help by making a video, blog post, art or similar content to encourage people to participate in the discussion and participate in the Thunderclap campaign.
I'm in, Oliver is in, and Lo-Ping is in. It's already at 115 percent of participant goal, but let's see that grow with your support. The media believes it has successfully spun the Narrative, but as it has learned more than once, the ride does not end and #GamerGate always comes back strong from every interlude.

Note that more than 400 separate incidents of game media corruption have been documented on DeepFreeze. As for moving forward, one of the most important things GG can do is to provide a functional action template and field guide for anti-SJWs in other fields.



Blogger lowercaseb May 09, 2016 2:44 AM  

Holy Moses, there is some well researched stuff here...

It doesn't hurt that they have a nice clean design as well.

Looking forward to helping in anyway that I can.

Anonymous Takin' a Look May 09, 2016 3:00 AM  

My prayers to you, I'm still at the "duck hunt" and "sim earth" stage :-)

Blogger Snorri May 09, 2016 3:33 AM  

Vox, Did you see Ramzpaul's May 6th post?

Blogger Doom May 09, 2016 3:36 AM  

I honestly wish I could help. I enjoy watching the works, cheering it on from time to time, or the occasional rant for what it's worth. Keep it up. And, no, it's not just to burn it all down... if that might be necessary in some areas. It's about shoving the wrong kind out and down and making it as right as possible. The world might have to be fallen, but that can be kept in check. The choice really is surrendering, at which point it really will burn down anyway. So... Good luck, have fun, and kick em' in the balls for me.

Anonymous M.414 May 09, 2016 5:07 AM  

Not on social media but will pass the word on my own website which reaches several hundred people a week.

Anonymous M.414 May 09, 2016 6:39 AM  


Anonymous Eduardo May 09, 2016 7:34 AM  

Seriously, these posts trigger these people... O_ô but why!

So much hate from these people u_u tsk tsk

Anonymous HongKongCharlie May 09, 2016 7:39 AM  

I wonder about their capacity for pain. They keep coming back for more.


Anonymous Trimegistus May 09, 2016 8:46 AM  

Not trying to sound snarky here, I'm honestly curious:

How are you going to overcome the established media narrative? Right now 99% of people know that "Gamergate" is something something sexist gamers something something death threats. I even know several avid game-players who "know" that Gamergate is all about harassing women gamers, because that's all they've heard.

So, how are you getting the message out past the gatekeepers? If you can do that you can accomplish anything.

Blogger Quizzer W May 09, 2016 9:01 AM  

Tempest in a Teardrop will run a comic to support this on the 27th.

Blogger VD May 09, 2016 9:10 AM  

How are you going to overcome the established media narrative?

Persistence and honesty.

Blogger Student in Blue May 09, 2016 9:17 AM  

They only win when you stop telling the truth.

Blogger Christopher Yost May 09, 2016 10:23 AM  

I went to sign up and the damned thing wants to change my Twitter status AND send messages under my name.


Anyone know the deal with that?

OpenID bc64a9f8-765e-11e3-8683-000bcdcb2996 May 09, 2016 12:16 PM  

I see the phrases "raise awareness", and "spark a conversation", and I have no choice but to decline the kind offer to "sign up"

Blogger Student in Blue May 09, 2016 12:38 PM  

The way Thunderclap works is, with your permission, it tweets the message for you at a specific time in coordination with everyone else that signed up.

This is in order to get it trending, and thus noticed, on Twitter, so yes in a very literal sense it is those pithy phrases "raising awareness" and "sparking a conversation".

Of course the obvious next step is when people inquire "hey what in the world is up with this XYZ thing you're talking about", you tell them the truth and show them the facts.

Blogger Christopher Yost May 09, 2016 12:57 PM  

I'll just do that on my own. To all twelve of my followers.

Blogger ray May 09, 2016 4:04 PM  

Outta my league but I support GamerGate generally.

Anonymous Difster May 09, 2016 5:00 PM  

I'm in. (@LibertyAlerts)

Blogger Aeoli Pera May 09, 2016 5:07 PM  

I'm not a gamer but I wish you guys the best. It'll be interesting to see whether Twitter cracks down on the hashtags systematically (i.e. not just a bad apple in the company).

Blogger Aeoli Pera May 09, 2016 5:09 PM  

I assume there's crossover between gamers and bronies that might be useful in the medium term.

OpenID bc64a9f8-765e-11e3-8683-000bcdcb2996 May 09, 2016 5:52 PM  

15. "This is in order to get it trending, and thus noticed, on Twitter,...."
Ah, in THAT case, I would certainly be useless to the cause.
No Twitter/Facebook/ etc. occasional Twitchy though. And of course, Dilbert's joint.

Anonymous Emmanuel May 10, 2016 3:07 PM  

How can we help ?

Blogger SteelPalm May 11, 2016 2:43 AM  

Nice to see Deep Freeze still ongoing.

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