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#1 Fat Cat

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Posted September 01 2014 - 12:19 PM

Apparently this happened awhile ago, but I haven't heard anything about it until now. From what I can tell, most everything about this story has been censored out the ass, including some "copyright claims" hitting Youtube videos about it. TotalBiscuit talks more about it here: http://www.twitlonge...how/n_1s4nmr1/?

 

The long and short of it is that Zoey Quinn the developer of Depression Quest is being accused of exploiting the nepotism that tends to plague this industry by getting a bunch of favorable coverage from people she has supposedly slept with. In addition to this, videos supposedly critical of these actions have been taken down from Youtube with copyright claims, including a video by a smaller channel called MundaneMatt. It's difficult to tell what is true and what is not.

 

So yeah, no idea what to believe, but might as well know what's going on, if anything.

 

Edit: A more recent video going over some details of more recent events A bunch of videos explaining what the fuck is happening:

 

 

 


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Posted September 01 2014 - 01:01 PM

This is my current favorite flaming shitstorm tornado. Every new detail and bit of information sends me into a sadistic glee. On top of that, it's all at the expense of the integrity (ha) of gaming journalism, making it almost victimless.
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Posted September 01 2014 - 02:11 PM

Awe yeah Fat Cat, I love the internet aristocrat


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Posted September 01 2014 - 02:28 PM

Awe yeah Fat Cat, I love the internet aristocrat

 

I only just found him/these videos today, but he sure is good at explaining things, damn.


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Posted September 01 2014 - 03:11 PM

I've been hearing pieces about this on and off over the past few weeks, but after taking a look at the videos, holy crap. And they haven't even uncovered everything, and its a huge mess. How wide does this network of corruption even go?


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Posted September 01 2014 - 05:34 PM

Apparently they've found there are connections between Zoe Quinn and The Guardian. Yes, the newspaper.

 

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Posted September 01 2014 - 07:00 PM

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What the fuck is happening


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Posted September 01 2014 - 08:51 PM

It seems like people are either way overreacting to this or there's something else going on. I'm an indifferent and probably under-informed party, so I don't particularly care how this unfolds. Either way, it's journalism; gaming or not, there's always some level of corruption. It's sad that it's how the industry works but what can you do?


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Posted September 01 2014 - 08:59 PM

It seems like people are either way overreacting to this or there's something else going on. I'm an indifferent and probably under-informed party, so I don't particularly care how this unfolds. Either way, it's journalism; gaming or not, there's always some level of corruption. It's sad that it's how the industry works but what can you do?

Pretty much for me too.  Journalism and any form of media is pretty much propaganda even if the original intention is not suppose to.


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Posted September 01 2014 - 09:20 PM

All I wanted to do was play video games that are

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Posted September 01 2014 - 09:27 PM

All I wanted to do was play video games that are

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#12 Fat Cat

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Posted September 02 2014 - 03:08 AM

Either way, it's journalism; gaming or not, there's always some level of corruption. It's sad that it's how the industry works but what can you do?


I'd rather not wave it off like that. I get what you're saying, but journalism is meant to uncover corruption, not be chin deep in it. It shouldn't be acceptable or normal in any type of coverage.

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Posted September 02 2014 - 09:03 AM

oh boy, my favorite shit storm of the month

 

I seriously hope this ends in blood...or someone doing something about Zoe.


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Posted September 02 2014 - 09:08 AM

I really wish SJW culture would start fading out...


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Posted September 02 2014 - 10:09 AM

I was thinking of posting this when I first found out about a week ago but didn't know if it was appopriate.

It's crazy how deep this conspiracy goes, and as much as I don't really care about gaming journalism, I do care about shitty games getting unfair promotion and good stuff being shut down, so I get this giddy feeling whenever more dirt shows up. It's great.

Also, I find it crazy how even Adam Baldwin started supporting the #GamerGate thing.

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Posted September 02 2014 - 12:07 PM

I really wish SJW culture would start fading out...

It won't die out because it's profitable for people who can take advantage of it. i.e. FemFreq's Kickstarter and its.... consistent quality both before and afterwards. I still remember the hilarity when Anita tweeted about buying new (read: expensive) shoes right afterward.

And unfortunately 'gaming' 'journalism' sites decided to make this their agenda, whether it be for clickbait or otherwise.

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Posted September 02 2014 - 12:44 PM

Found this, quick way to get caught up.

 

http://oppressionquest.com/

 

LOL And apparently Phil Fish things he's all that.

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Posted September 02 2014 - 01:39 PM


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Posted September 02 2014 - 02:31 PM

Found this, quick way to get caught up.

 

http://oppressionquest.com/

 

LOL And apparently Phil Fish things he's all that.

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Posted September 02 2014 - 03:22 PM

I'm surprised people haven't told Fish to stick it up his ass and then forget about him. Why do people still listen to him


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