2019-08-16 - 5 Years of Gamergate -

CIA Nigger

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Okay, what is Gamergate specifically and why is it constantly brought up regularly?
The tl;dr is some shitty indie gamedev was fucking a bunch of guys and a Kotaku journalist. This was dealt with not only with a whole wave of coordinated articles calling gamers dead, but numerous websites trying to censor discussion of this including 4chan. The end result is that flamewars boiled over to any site that didn't ban discussion of this, mainly Twitter, 8chan, this site, and a few other sites. To make matters worse, nerds had been pissed off about both shitty video games and hobbies being taken over by dangerhairs looking for another place to turn into a woke political media (see Mass Effect 3's ending, Gone Home being shilled, the Kane and Lynch GameSpot scandal, etc.). After a year or so this died down, the people involved on both sides moved onto generic politics using the fame they gained, and shitty games continued to come out.

Online the main effects were that a few internet nobodies used this to launch their career, a lot of 4chan users left for 8chan (especially on /v/ and /pol/), and that there were a shitton of hilarious flamewars on Twitter. The biggest effect GamerGate had on most people was that it helped fuel the idea of a Twitter blocklist, dividing people between those for and against GamerGate online. Nowadays if you make a new Twitter account it won't be long before you find yourself blocked by people you've never even known about. This idea would later influence later "federated" social networks that allowed instances to block each other leading to the fragmented mess the fediverse is. Also professional victims and troons bitch about how bad gamers are and shit on them, as they run to the local GameStop to pick up the new Smash Bros game for $60.

To journalists/the media/social media titans however GamerGate was the first real sign they were losing their influence on the public. Two years after GamerGate, Donald Trump would win and Brexit would pass. For years they had been going on about how they were on the right side of history and that anyone who opposed them was a backwards ass redneck religious nutcase bigot. When Donald Trump won, the seething was extreme and they all declared "this will never happen again".
 

Andrejborg

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The tl;dr is some shitty indie gamedev was fucking a bunch of guys and a Kotaku journalist. This was dealt with not only with a whole wave of coordinated articles calling gamers dead, but numerous websites trying to censor discussion of this including 4chan. The end result is that flamewars boiled over to any site that didn't ban discussion of this, mainly Twitter, 8chan, this site, and a few other sites. To make matters worse, nerds had been pissed off about both shitty video games and hobbies being taken over by dangerhairs looking for another place to turn into a woke political media (see Mass Effect 3's ending, Gone Home being shilled, the Kane and Lynch GameSpot scandal, etc.). After a year or so this died down, the people involved on both sides moved onto generic politics using the fame they gained, and shitty games continued to come out.

Online the main effects were that a few internet nobodies used this to launch their career, a lot of 4chan users left for 8chan (especially on /v/ and /pol/), and that there were a shitton of hilarious flamewars on Twitter. The biggest effect GamerGate had on most people was that it helped fuel the idea of a Twitter blocklist, dividing people between those for and against GamerGate online. Nowadays if you make a new Twitter account it won't be long before you find yourself blocked by people you've never even known about. This idea would later influence later "federated" social networks that allowed instances to block each other leading to the fragmented mess the fediverse is. Also professional victims and troons bitch about how bad gamers are and shit on them, as they run to the local GameStop to pick up the new Smash Bros game for $60.

To journalists/the media/social media titans however GamerGate was the first real sign they were losing their influence on the public. Two years after GamerGate, Donald Trump would win and Brexit would pass. For years they had been going on about how they were on the right side of history and that anyone who opposed them was a backwards ass redneck religious nutcase bigot. When Donald Trump won, the seething was extreme and they all declared "this will never happen again".
additionally in order to never let that happen again the increasingly censorious practices for the last decade exploded tenfold leading to the current bullshit climate where a mispelt word can cost you not only your entire online existence but your entire real life existence as well

wax those damn balls bigot -style

in essence gooblergoys was a bunch of geeks led by shameless conman making a minscule but critical dent into the ego of the powers that be (mostly the same type of shameless conman but with already established powertripping) sending them reeling into absolute panic
more a red flag than a catalyst tho
 

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Woah, bit of a strong word to describe a bunch of exceptional individuals online shitposting about your lack of self awareness. Also, is this all you got? Gamergate, five years later? Why don't you build your campaign on something more real instead of an event that literally no one took seriously except you?
For Wu, GamerGate may as well be her own Vietnam even though in the end, it managed to catapult her to some fame beyond "developer of a single video game." Bringing up GamerGate five years later would be exceptional except that's beaten by saying the lesson of it is that the "status quo" won't help. Because somehow, tards fighting over vidya is a build up to people like Trump and incidents like Brexit. Nothing can top that such as people thinking the FBI doc was some proof of terrorism or some pro-GG journo screeching about lack of boob sliders means the SJWs are knee deep in all of the video games.

additionally in order to never let that happen again the increasingly censorious practices for the last decade exploded tenfold leading to the current bullshit climate where a mispelt word can cost you not only your entire online existence but your entire real life existence as well

wax those damn balls bigot -style

in essence gooblergoys was a bunch of geeks led by shameless conman making a minscule but critical dent into the ego of the powers that be (mostly the same type of shameless conman but with already established powertripping) sending them reeling into absolute panic
more a red flag than a catalyst tho
While GamerGate itself hadn't really done much beyond bringing some archive tools to light and having some journos and anti-GG spergs bring it up like it's the worst thing to happen, people like Milo were able to make a quick buck off of it, even if for some their fame managed to bite them in the ass at the end of it. None of this tism would of happened if places like 4Chan didn't try to censor it. Sure you might have some spergings over vidya and all but that would of just fizzled out to being just a few threads saying "wow these journalist sound angry" or "Zoe Quinn sucked off five guys" rather than the tism we know of today.
 
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Cubanodun

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My question:
Does John KNOW GamerGate isn't a threat, and is lying for money, or does he legit believe it and is just insane?
John know Gamergate ended a long time ago and no one killed him or raped him, the FBI ignored him and he is just shilling the only thing that barely gave him some relevance to try to asspull the same luck that AOC had to get elected , the problem is that there is no way in hell that he is going to win any election, so he is just spamming people with emails for gacha money
 

Bad Headspace

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You have a point. Its really like the real world intruded on the fantasy that was being offered. It didn't hit me as hard because I didn't dedicate my lifestyle to being a "gamer", whatever that term now means, but I noticed for the people who think that term is important they really did freak out and lose their minds over the fact that the people "in charge" were actually assholes. Then for the disaffected they got to go a layer deeper and find out that the people who were driving GamerGate were also a bunch of tards looking to make a quick buck. I guess everyone just felt used and abused at the end of the day, all over fictional crap that really shouldn't matter that much.
Oh yeah. There was a little cottage industry on YouTube about "owning" the feminists.
Sargon and the others come to mind.
 

Adolf Von Merkel

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American McGee is working in Alice 3.
Gone Home's guys released another game and probably are working in other project.
Hatred's guys released 2 games after Hatred.
Ratkings and TERF are busy fighting each other.
Furries are busy with their civil war.
Internet Drama whore are busy with CG or Weebwars(even Zoe Quinn did that) with some little drama at games like Battlefield V or KCD.

After 5 years , only 3 autist and Wu are the only who still care to milk the autism war known as Gamergate.
This say a lot at you as a candidate, Briana
 
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