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  1. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    That's how I feel too. Wil Wheaton said it:
  2. From what I've heard of Rebirth it starts out quite a bit easier but as you play it more and more stuff gets added, and every time you hit a new milestone it gets harder. Pretty soon Mom is like the boss of level of 1.
  3. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Yeah the Game_Jam article quotes a few sentences from Zoe Quinn and as far as I know nobody including Total Biscuit has any dispute with the facts as presented. Yet Total Biscuit harps on this issue. Maybe he was friends with Zoe when he took down that quote, how can we know for sure? These are the important matters GamerGate wants to iron out to make games journalism ethical. It's bizarre. Does he really have just no sense of perspective or is he just that much a jerk? On a lighter note, Jonathan Mann sings his GamerGate comments:
  4. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    What a weird coincidence I started play the Secret World recently as well.
  5. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    He's doing pro bono lawyer work for Zoe Quinn's ex (who wrote the thing that fired GamerGate off). He also paid to get access to her court documents and then posted them, then hired a private investigator to look into her, etc. He also got a lot of GamerGate fame by challenging the Gawker guy who made the bullying comment to a boxing match. This was widely celebrated as a heroic deed (tweeted out by Total Biscuit for example) and he went all in on this tactic and started bullying people with charity donations:
  6. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Arthur Chu gives a heartbreaking take on GamerGate:
  7. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Older article, still feels very relevant:
  8. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    It's about Ethics in Journalism:
  9. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    While I haven't been posting jokes in this thread and I'm generally not a fan of memes, it's not because I'm trying to 'convert' anonymous GamerGate readers, should they exist, either. This is a place to talk about stuff, right? Should that be a concern? I'm pretty much down to venting despair over the last two months myself.
  10. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I read the whole thing again with that converter. It really gets at why GamerGate has made me so down on gaming and gamer culture and the feedback cycles that sustain this thing. The only positive thing from all this is seeing everyone in games who I follow and love come out so strongly against GamerGate. Total Biscuit was actually the single person I had been following who was the exception.
  11. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Film Crit Hulk on GamerGate: Don't be deterred by the HULK ALL CAPS thing, it's well worth a read.
  12. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Or Jonathan Blow:
  13. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Lead Writer of Dragon Age:
  14. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    So in a bizarre twist, the lawyer trying to get the boxing match with the Gawker blogger who tweeted 'nerds should be bullied' went from hero fighting against bullies to threatening to doxx Anita Sarkesian the next day.
  15. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Came across this today from about why dialog is so impossible:
  16. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Jeff acknowledges people have been jerks on both sides, which I'm fine with. He hits the most important parts: The targets of gamergate itself are not promoting ethics in journalism and are not about ethics in journalism. Gamergate is making things worse. "
  17. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I would have thought this was a parody if the original tweet hadn't been retweeted hundreds of times by gamergate folks: Found via Jim Sterling:
  18. My first exposure to the new Sherlock was on Crate and Crowbar, where the hosts went on a hilarious rant about how awful it was. Worth a listen. "It's a game about Sherlock Holmes framing people for murder!" Skip to 12 minutes.
  19. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I don't have a problem with silly aliases on the internet. One of it's more endearing qualities I think. That's the last place I'd take issue with Total Biscuit.
  20. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    Looks like Total Biscuit is all-in on GamerGate after he felt Dell belittled gamers with employee tweet.
  21. Not suspicious at all... there must be something great at hole 10,000!
  22. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    I vaguely recall a podcast in the long distant past where she said something about "the kinds of people who enjoy the writing in Bioware rpgs" and totally having a knee-jerk defensive reaction (I was playing Dragon Age at the time and loving it). In retrospect I wonder why I had such a strong response -- I'm sure I've been a hundred times more snarky in off the cuff remarks before and especially if drinking. I could have read the tone as particularly offensive in part because I was more inclined to see women as outsiders in gaming, so it sounded like an outsider talking down on games and the people who like who like them. Certainly with the gamers-are-dead article *today* I don't think if a man had written the exact same article they would nearly have gotten as much shit. And the asymmetric format of twitter can really magnify tensions. You see a mean tweet and think woah, that seems pretty hurtful. Then you realize: there are 100 people shouting at that person, but you only see the lone frustrated tweet they let out in response.
  23. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    There are so many times I think, this is a troll post right? This is someone trolling gamergate by parodying it? And then it gets a 100 upvotes.
  24. There are expansions for Sherlock that came with the original release, they look like they might getting a re-rerelease at some point. Some are out in French already: You can find a few fan made cases too:
  25. "Ethics and Journalistic Integrity"

    You could be right, I never followed any of his WoW stuff. It also may have come across differently when he wasn't coming from such an influential and powerful spot.