Culture Wars General - KiA Diet Coke Edition

Judge Dredd

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They've been "exposing" bad labor practices, workplace moral, and alleged bad behavior for a decade at this point and nothing has changed. IMO that's part of the reason there's a push to get diversity into games regardless of whether it's genuine, because it wins them Woke Points with the right people and gets the heat off of them a bit.

We live in a world where Randy Pitchford attacked an employee in front of a bunch of people, left a flash drive full of porn at a Medieval Times, then openly mocked the old Claptrap VA via Claptrap himself and nothing happened to him. I'm convinced that if you just want to be a total piece of shit and never face any punishment, you should 100% get into high-level management in game development.
Apologies in advance if I'm repeating myself.

Despite his behaviour, allegeded embezzlement of funds, and general mishandling of Aliens: Colonial Marines, Randy is left alone for two reasons.
  1. People really like Borderlands.
  2. He attacks the right people. ie. He's anti-gamergate, pro-social justice.
In general, what is known as "bad labour practices" is often something known as "doing game development". The lead artist on Silent Hill sleeping under his desk because he wanted FMV but Konami didn't want to spend the money would be spun today as workplace malpractice, complete with 80 Jim Sterling videos saying #FuckKonami.

Yeah, work-life balance is a good thing in the long run, and the horror stories are obviously bad, but you don't go into game development just because you're looking for a boring 9-5 you can phone in for a paycheck.

I don't think people in upper management of game development are untouchable. I think it's the other way around. Utter pieces of shit that are untouchable due to being in the clique get fast tracked to positions of authority, and then fill the lower ranks with their own. Randy is an exception because he made his name before the clique had that kind of influence, but him maintaining his position with minimal criticism is due to his position in the clique, and publishers don't care as long as he keeps the money rolling in.
 

Miller

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Despite his behaviour, allegeded embezzlement of funds, and general mishandling of Aliens: Colonial Marines, Randy is left alone for two reasons.
  1. People really like Borderlands.
  2. He attacks the right people. ie. He's anti-gamergate, pro-social justice.
Exactly. The same can be said about Anthony Burch, they all know about his casting couch practices (Gearbox, Riot Games) but they're all silent about it, even in the "#MeToo" era.
 

Judge Dredd

Senior Layout Artist
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Exactly. The same can be said about Anthony Burch, they all know about his casting couch practices (Gearbox, Riot Games) but they're all silent about it, even in the "#MeToo" era.
I didn't know Burch had a casting couch. I know him as a pathetic weasel that had an Anita Sarkeesian tweet framed next to his bed, and his wife leaving him and taking his Wii. It's hard to imagine he'd have the balls to so much as say "Hello" to a woman, let alone have a casting couch, but I suppose that's why he'd need one.
 

Miller

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Apparently he used to do it all the time at Gearbox. He would have sex with a female dev or artist and promise to help them get a job at Gearbox (of course the women would never be hired). I've heard that he tried to do the same thing at Riot Games but it didn't work out and that's why Riot and him parted ways after a short time.
 

Czargon the Red

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Make games inclusive by excluding everyone who isn't us! And what does the J stand for in that acronym? Journalists?

Reminds me of the guy who did those ultra-Christian movie reviews.
wasn't there some lady twitch partner or sth that claimed to be second place at some big tourney for a shitty AAA game and it turned out that she wasn't really second place, but rather the second round looser?


Ok I'll bite. What the fuck is the J in Jlgbt+
Jiggles
 

Vecr

"nanoposts with 90° spatial rotational symmetries"
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wasn't there some lady twitch partner or sth that claimed to be second place at some big tourney for a shitty AAA game and it turned out that she wasn't really second place, but rather the second round looser?



Jiggles
Junior.
 

KiwiLedian

It's the bees knees
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None of it makes sense. Demanding the same companies that are slowly embargoing game journalists in a time where Red Bull successfully tosses the socjus crowd into the garbage is a recipe for disaster.
They're in it for money, not virtue. Virtue doesn't pay dividends to investors.

Then again, this assumes people of such stock as loopy loos on Twitter can think farther ahead than a week.
 
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