May the sunshine fall on your face and the wind be at your back
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Crotchety Old Gamer (Me) Says Young Man Gamer Should Get Off His Lawn

johnskylar:

I keep seeing friends—formerly good friends—seeing the harassment of women that is part of “Gamergate” and responding by saying something like, “but those are just trolls, the women should ignore them so we can get back to talking about ethics!”

I am fucking sick of this canard.

Gamergate was never about journalism ethics except in the minds of people who want to ignore that it began with a bitter ex trying to smear his former girlfriend in public, on the thin justification that her sleeping with someone who runs an already shitty journalism website somehow means it’s okay to be terrible to her. He was angry at Zoe Quinn, and he grasped at whatever justification he could find and use in order to hurt her.


Angry man tries to hurt source of anger—>as the editors of Cracked said, “‘Gentlemen,’ we said amid the stunned silence, ‘do you realize that if what they’re saying is true, then this is still the most pointless fucking bullshit anyone has ever forced us to read?’”

You want to know the real story of ethics in gaming?

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tamorapierce:

uninhibitedandunrepentant:

cognitivedissonance:

The above document was sent to me by a male reader of my site who’s quite stunned by what he read. I’m not.

They’re fairly organized and are actively calling for articles and research to highlight just how oppressed they are:

"Cite sources that show Leigh Alexander’s EXTREME racism, misandry, and bias towards Intel’s largest consumer-level base (Gamers)… If you have an academic position, tenure, are part of a research group AND have an interest in contributing NEW PAPERS that go against the current Feminist Inquisition…"

Leigh Alexander wrote about the lack of diversity and the decline in gaming culture.

DiGRA = Digital Games Research Association.

We all know what consumer base they’re about as well.

But it’s all about ethics in journalism and research, right?

CC: agoodcartoon

Reasons why it is terrifying to be a feminist academic in videogames: This

GamerGate: their tactics.

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peter-pans-booty-shorts:

ohhowlucky:

danteogodofsoup:

killbenedictcumberbatch:

standupcomedyblog:

John Mulaney | The Salt & Pepper Diner

THE BEST JOKE IN EXISTENCE

GOD I JUST TOLD SOMEONE ABOUT THIS STORY

This is one of the best pieces of comedy that I have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. I love this. I have been looking for this online for awhile.

This is my favorite story ever and I will reblog it every time I see it.

dmonarkworld:

cyborglovesong:

Dating advice from Commander Shepard.

OMG

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xlikegold:

bootsnblossoms:

femininefreak:

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.

Let’s not forget that these ladies are STILL out there grinding on the front lines for feminism.

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causalgamer:

Chicken killers buy Warframe game dev
Yes, that superb headline is 100% not made up. Gamesindustry is reporting that Digital Extremes, developer of third-person shooter Warframe and The Darkness 2, has sold a controlling interest – 61% of the company, for $73 million – to two Chinese companies, with 58% now owned by a subsidiary of the agricultural firm, Sumpo Food Holdings. 
It gets better. Sumpo is diversifying after an avian flu outbreak in 2013 decimated their profits and identified free-to-play gaming developed in Ontario as an ideal investment opportunity. Because videogame development is like Apple, diamonds and treasury bonds in terms of secure investments. 
Sumpo kill over 18 million chickens a year, and boast that the China Meat Association rank them 44th out of 90 Competitive Enterprises of Meat Products Industry in the People’s Republic. Making them literally mid-table chicken killers. Which is pretty much the best insult of all time during an online shooter round. 
@thecausalgamer

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/324240-partnership-announcement/The shares Sumpo hold are not controlling shares, and they have zero influence on the management of Digital Extremes. Sumpo are affiliated with Perfect World entertainment, who will most likely be working with DE to bring the game to China. Working through an intermediary this way is one of the few ways Western studios can tap into the huge market in China due to the country’s strict intellectual property laws.Digital Extremes developer Steve has described the situation as “business as normal”.

causalgamer:

Chicken killers buy Warframe game dev

Yes, that superb headline is 100% not made up. Gamesindustry is reporting that Digital Extremes, developer of third-person shooter Warframe and The Darkness 2, has sold a controlling interest – 61% of the company, for $73 million – to two Chinese companies, with 58% now owned by a subsidiary of the agricultural firm, Sumpo Food Holdings. 

It gets better. Sumpo is diversifying after an avian flu outbreak in 2013 decimated their profits and identified free-to-play gaming developed in Ontario as an ideal investment opportunity. Because videogame development is like Apple, diamonds and treasury bonds in terms of secure investments. 

Sumpo kill over 18 million chickens a year, and boast that the China Meat Association rank them 44th out of 90 Competitive Enterprises of Meat Products Industry in the People’s Republic. Making them literally mid-table chicken killers. Which is pretty much the best insult of all time during an online shooter round. 

@thecausalgamer

https://forums.warframe.com/index.php?/topic/324240-partnership-announcement/

The shares Sumpo hold are not controlling shares, and they have zero influence on the management of Digital Extremes. Sumpo are affiliated with Perfect World entertainment, who will most likely be working with DE to bring the game to China.

Working through an intermediary this way is one of the few ways Western studios can tap into the huge market in China due to the country’s strict intellectual property laws.

Digital Extremes developer Steve has described the situation as “business as normal”.

Well, I have said this in the past, so I hope i don’t bore you by repeating it, but I think that we live or die under the tyranny of perfection. Socially, we are pushed towards being perfect. Physically, beautiful to conform to standards that are cruel and uncommon, to behave and lead our lives in a certain way, to demonstrate to the world that we are happy and healthy and all full of sunshine. We are told to always smile and never sweat, by multiple commercials of shampoo or beer.

And I feel that the most achievable goal of our lives is to have the freedom that imperfection gives us.

And there is no better patron saint of imperfection than a monster.

We will try really hard to be angels, but I think that a balanced, sane life is to accept the monstrosity in ourselves and others as part of what being human is. Imperfection, the acceptance of imperfection, leads to tolerance and liberates us from social models that I find horrible and oppressive.

By

Guillermo del Toro, on why he has always been intrigued by monsters [x] (via queerly-it-is)

Love.

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Monsters yesssss

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