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Saturday, January 24, 2015

You know what pisses me off? "Social Justice" #GamerGate

Up until a few months ago, I had no idea that there was a movement, if you can call it that, called "social justice" or what a "social justice warrior" was. What I've come to realize, in the last 5-6 months of GamerGate, is that "social justice" is a complete sham. It's filled with the WORST people I've ever run into, on or off the Internet.

Let me tell you something. I've spent a lot of time on the Internet, too much, honestly. I've been in chat rooms, newsgroups, online games, forums, comments sections, all over. I've seen some terrible, terrible groups of people. I've NEVER seen any group as bad as "social justice warriors."

I've never seen more racism, more hate, more bigotry, more awfulness of all descriptions from any other group of people. These people have latched onto the GamerGate movement like a disgusting, diseased barnacle trying to suck attention and recognition from it. They slander thousands of men and women, gay and straight, bi and trans, in the name of "justice."

They lie, they cheat, and yes, they steal. They cry "harassment!" at anyone who disagrees or tries to argue their poorly thought out, poorly researched points. They make up controversies and use them to solicit donations to fight the made-up harassment. They make promises they don't intend to keep and put forth arguments they have no intention of defending.

They prey on people's fears and prejudices all while accusing others of doing exactly what they do every single day. If you could harnass the amount of projection from these people, you could use the moon to screen the next Avengers movie. I'm not going to name any names, but if you've been paying any attention to GamerGate then you probably know at least a few of these "people."

I don't really have a proper conclusion, I just wanted to rant a bit and point out what I truly believe are the worst people on the Internet. And yes, I realize the gravity of that statement, but I believe it's true. I'm sick of these people and if you've spent more than 5 minutes around them, you would be too.

One more thing. I just wanted to add that I'm ALL FOR women in tech, diversity, rights for everyone, all that stuff. I'm just not a fan of the cult that calls itself "social justice."

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Attention console and PC gamers.

This has been annoying me recently so I wanted to write something about it. Lots of people are always saying *insert console here* is underpowered. Usually they mean in comparison to PC.

Well guess what? Compared to PC, CONSOLES ARE ALWAYS UNDERPOWERED! You will ALWAYS be able to build a PC that destroys the newest consoles if you're willing to put the money and effort into it. That's just reality. There's absolutely ZERO point in bitching about console horsepower, on the Internet or anywhere else.

Consoles are about three main things. Cost, ease of use and exclusives. Consoles are a cheaper option that are generally easier to set up and use. They also tend to have (at least, eventually) a library of games that you can only play on that hardware. If you're getting a console to obsess over graphics, you've already lost.

If you're a fan of having the latest and greatest, build yourself an amazing PC and have a happy life. I have a really good gaming PC myself, and can attest that it's awesome. I also have a Wii U and recently picked up a PS4. I know damn well that the PS4 and Wii U won't be able to compete with my PC, I don't care. The Wii U has an awesome library of exclusives and the PS4 will as well. The only thing you need to worry about is the games. Where ever the games you want to play are, go there and enjoy them. Build a PC, buy a console, do both! Just enjoy yourself.

Monday, November 24, 2014

New to #GamerGate? Check this out.

Before I get started, I wanted to add something up top. The #GamerGate community has been, by a large margin, the best online community I've ever been a part of. These are some of the nicest, funniest, bravest people I've ever known. The community is also the most diverse group of people I've ever spoken to. There are many men, woman, people of every shade and hue, orientation and location around the world.

If anyone has told you that this is a hate group targeting women, they have lied to you. Either intentionally or through ignorance, they have steered you wrong. This is an amazing group of people and I'm honored to be among them every single day. I hope that you get the chance to see this as well. Okay, end rant, begin post...

I wanted to make a post for anyone who might either be new to #GamerGate or who has heard (probably incorrect) things about it in the media. Here are a few videos that should catch you up.

Not much time? Check this out. #GamerGate in 60 seconds.
This is a very good, very quick summary of the #GamerGate movement/revolt. If you see nothing else, watch this.



HuffPost Live: 3 Strong Women Of #GamerGate Fight Back!
Three awesome ladies (two of which support #GamerGate, one who's neutral) go on the Huffington Post Live stream to try and set the record straight.



What critics of GamerGate get wrong
From the always awesome Christina Hoff Sommors, a prominent feminist, a look at what the media has gotten wrong about #GamerGate.



I was going to compile some interesting reading here, but I think the GamerGate wiki page does a much better job. So go check that out if you want to learn more.

Have any questions or concerns? Head over to Twitter and use the #GamerGate hashtag and ask. There are plenty of people who would love to help you out by answering any questions that you might have.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Win an Amiibo of your choice.

Just a small post here, there's a contest running to win an Amiibo of your choice. Check it out here.