Actually it is about ethics in games journalism…

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My mind was literally (yeah, I used that word) blown this morning after I’ve read this tweet. There are people who with a straight face believe #GamerGate is worse than ISIS and openly say that online. A fucking consumer revolt on the internet, WORSE than ISIS. And he congratulates ISIS for being honest at what they do. Enslaving women, beheading people, throwing gays of buildings and bombing civilian targets is totally praise worthy. *mind blown*

The reason why GamerGate is still portrayed so negative is constant and endless slandering of us in the press. Even the mainstream media portrays us in the same way gaming journalism did with “Gamers are dead, gamers are over” hit pieces. They just throw in word “GamerGate” because it generates clicks even though they are doing huge damage to us with such retarded moronic behavior. All of this could have been over back in October 2014 if we weren’t so negatively portrayed and everyone just fixed the fucking ethics policies and started to behave as stated in them.

If we aren’t for ethics, then what are we here for? Don’t tell me it’s “misogyny” and how we are after women and trans people in gaming industry. If you honestly believe that, you’re a mindless drone with zero autonomy. There are plenty of women in #GamerGate revolt and you fuckwits are the ones who erased them and dehumanized them down to sock puppets. How nice of you…

I’m just wondering why have pretty much all gaming websites updated their ethics policies? How did that happened in such a short period of time? By a fucking chance? Yeah right… It’s GamerGate that did that. We did that! And the reason why #GamerGate is still going is because websites that have updated (even partially) their ethics policies are still not following them as they should. And we will remain here until they do. Even if it takes several years. We are gamers, you don’t fuck around with our stamina and endurance.

And because #GamerGate, even though primarily consumer revolt for ethics, it also includes fight for freedom of expression and is against censorship. Guess why that is… Maybe because we are getting censored on all ends and portrayed in a negative way by the same god damn press that we called out on the ethics issues. And because then the mainstream media just copy & pasted their articles all over the fucking internet and then you mindless fuckers like this idiot reblogged and retweeted that even further. That’s unethical slandering and libeling. And because we will not tolerate censorship and fear-mongering of game developers and all the feminist bullshit being forced into games. We don’t want identity politics bullshit being forced into games.

That’s all that #GamerGate is about and always will be. And you comparing us to ISIS just makes you look like a total ass.

Masculinity did get us on the moon

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Actually it has Joshy. Being masculine in most cases means being bold, courageous, fearless, aggressive, curious about the unknown etc. If human race played it all safe the entire time, we most likely wouldn’t get to space, we wouldn’t explore new lands, we wouldn’t invent things that were dangerous 200 years ago, but are in every home today. Being crazy sometimes, pushes technology forward with faster pace than fiddling with it in the “safe spaces” lab for 20 years. Sometimes you just have to grab the thing and just do it. You may break a leg in the process, but you might get results 15 years faster. For some, that’s bravery and pushing things to new limits, for others it’s just whining on Twitter how harmful and problematic that is to others.

I mean, you need some serious cojones to strap yourself on one of the largest rockets build by humans to date, Saturn V rocket, a 111m tall, 2800 tons of mostly rocket fuel masculinity. The same one that brought astronauts on the moon… that’s masculinity right there. And it’s even phallic shaped…

I don’t know if that’s suppose to be “toxic masculinity” though… Everything is fucking toxic for you. Riding a bike, toxic masculinity! Kicking a ball, toxic masculinity!¬†Peeling an orange, toxic masculinity! Jerking off, toxic masculinity!

Ever heard of hormone testosterone?

Pubertal development stage in humans

Pubertal effects begin to occur when androgen has been higher than normal adult female levels for months or years. In males, these are usual late pubertal effects, and occur in women after prolonged periods of heightened levels of free testosterone in the blood.

Stop reading Tumblr feminist crap and read some actual science for a change… While testosterone is not the only factor, it certainly is among the biggest contributors for typical male “masculine” behavior. Adding “toxic” to it is just a fucking Tumblrine buzzword with no actual meaning.

It’s a video game, what do you expect?!

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Dear Jonathan “I’ve already made 6 commercially successful games” McIntosh (that middle name is meant as sarcastic statement, if someone missed that by any chance), please do enlighten us what kind of game you’d create that has gameplay mechanics never ever seen before and that will sell in millions of copies, guaranteed? When shareholders expect guaranteed income (and profit) or when your living standard depends on it, you do NOT experiment. If a Call of Duty style game sells, company will stick with that. It’s business 101. Indie developers on the other hand are often forced to experiment in order to separate themselves from the AAA game industry because they simply have no resources to compete with that. But they can with innovative game mechanics that may attract customers. Or they may sink the game company because there won’t be much interest in something unproven…

It’s a double-edge sword, that’s why things move and evolve slowly. Or sometimes go totally backwards like Bioshock did compared to System Shock 2 or Deus Ex. Still a good game, but game mechanics wise, it’s a huge step backwards thanks to butterfingered console peasants who can’t control complex shit with analog sticks and D-pad. And I know you belong there, seeing Anita posing with stacks of Xbox games… Yeah, I’m the PC Master Race shitlord. Deal with it.

And in the end “It’s indeed just a video game”. Why do you expect them to be anything else? Why do you expect them to cater to your taste exclusively?

Here is the answer, an image that I’ve posted on Twitter back in March 2015…

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I don’t like tons of games and gameplay mechanics. And you won’t see me bitching about it day after day and demanding everyone to change their games to fit my specific taste… I suggest you do the same. Stop bitching and enjoy games that you do like. If you don’t like a single game in existence, then, just maybe, it might be a problem in you and not in the games…

What if someone made a “kill all men” game…

Today’s This Tweet in Stupid guest is Randi Harper, the online bully extraordinaire…

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Actually, all the people supporting him wouldn’t be pissed. Why? Because 90% of games already are “kill all men” and no one gives a damn, because they are just games. It’s you crazy lot, bitching about exclusion/inclusion of women and misogyny. Few of the most popular games just to give it a taste how horrible games really are and how they are all about misogyny…

– entire Call of Duty series, I have yet to see a female enemy soldiers (don’t recall any).

– entire Battlefield series, I have yet to see a female enemy soldiers (don’t recall any)

– entire CounterStrike series, I have yet to see a female player model to shot at/play with.

– Half-Life 1, no female soldiers except those black ninjas. The rest is 99% of shooting men.

– Half-Life 2, I don’t remember any female enemies to shoot at.

– entire F.E.A.R. series, I don’t remember any female enemies (if we exclude Alma), only male enemies.

– Max Payne 1 and 2, again, I don’t remember ever seeing women shooting at me and me shooting at them…

– Soldier of Fortune series, apart from few female gang members in the very beginning Subway level of the SoF1 game, the other 99% of the time, you’re shooting exclusively men in most grotesque and cruel ways.

– entire Tomb Raider series, apart from female antagonists, you’re shooting and fighting men exclusively.

Yeah…

Why this happens is explained by Vavra’s Law (by game developer Daniel Vavra)…

If game only has men in it, SJW’s demand equal representation of women. And when you add women as enemies to make things equal, they scream misogyny because you can now shoot women. It’s a never-ending hell for developers, that’s why they just stick with male only enemies. Because no one is bitching over that anyway…

Driver Store Explorer FileRepository Cleanup Tool

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Has your Windows FileRepository folder grown into an enormous monster over the months and years of using same Windows installation and regularly updating device drivers like graphic drivers? Windows stores copies of old drivers in FileRepository folder, but those drivers may no longer be needed and they just take up disk space.

Well, here is a solution and it’s called Drive Store Explorer. It’s a tool that checks the FileRepository folder for stored drivers and presents them to the user in a nice and clean interface that gives you ability to delete all the unnecessary drivers that are probably long outdated and not needed ever again.

Be warned though that deleting wrong driver may cause problems. Create System Restore point before cleaning or inspect the driver name, date and version before deleting it. You can save yourself a lot of trouble if you take few seconds to inspect that well…

And lastly, if you are not experiencing disk space problems because of this very specific feature in Windows, it’s better to leave it alone. Don’t fix it, if it ain’t broken ;)

DOWNLOAD:
https://driverstoreexplorer.codeplex.com

Fallout Shelter is sexist and misogynistic

This one will be a bit longer, but I still won’t cover it under Political Correctness because its just so much stupid from twitter it just belongs here. I’m not even going to bother to archive.is these tweets, there is no way on Earth anyone would make up this much of condensed stupid and pour it into tweets. XD

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When woman has drastic mood swings, is hysterical and irrational due to fluctuations in hormone levels, it’s not reinforcing of sexist ideas, it’s just how female body behaves in large majority of cases when it is pregnant. It’s not harmful, it’s not sexist, it’s just how it is and it doesn’t affect just humans, same can be observed with animals as well. And when you require a certain type of consistency and behavior at work, sometimes things like this aren’t wanted. Just like it’s not wanted for me to argue with customers, just like it’s not wanted for me to browse on my phone constantly during work time and just how it’s not wanted for me to treat customers badly just because I have a bad day. Also, academic, peer-reviewed citation needed on how it “reinforces” anything. You’re just asserting it does, but we won’t just “Listen & Believe”…

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How is it “super troubling”? It’s a fucking game with a comedy factor. But just like McIntosh, you had fun once. And it was problematic. Of course the primary way to progress is impregnation of women. Have you missed the game title? It’s FALLOUT SHELTER, meaning the world has gone to shits and it’s up to few people from the Vaults to repopulate the world. I also love your twisting of words there. It’s not “increasing population”, it’s “impregnation of women”, like it’s a rape simulator (which it isn’t) or something. Besides, have you missed The Sims games from 15 years ago? They too required you to make a baby in order to progress further at one point. In later games it even became an integral part of the gameplay because that’s how you made several generations of your Sims. Again, academic, peer-reviewed citation needed on how is this “super troubling” and how it affects real women (or people in general for that matter).

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We’ve already established that hormone levels do affect behavior of women during pregnancy. It’s not a stereotype or something I made up. It’s scientifically proven that hormone level changes affect behavior. So, we are talking about facts here. How are facts harmful? Also, how is running away from danger a bad thing? Like any living thing, self preservation is an integral part of our life. More for some, less for others, but we all without exceptions strive for survival in one way or another. It’s wired in our instinct. Again, scientifically proven. Flailing their hands around, for god sake, it’s a game with comedy factor. People also run around, make funny screams and jump away in a comedy fashion in an old game Midtown Madness when you try to hit them with a car. It’s called a “comedy factor”. Something anyone knows what it is, but it’s not like you have fun often or anything…

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Oh my god. Stop using gaming/games terminology if you don’t even understand what it means. Childbirth in Fallout Shelter is NOT a game mechanic, it’s an end result of a game mechanic. Game mechanic is to try to get a lady to fancy you, flirt with her and then make babies with her to repopulate an apocalyptic desolate world. It’s a simplistic comedy game to waste time when bored, it’s not meant to be a fucking child birth simulator for education of real medical staff. Jesus Christ, how much stupid can you compress into 140 characters!? Again, I love your way of twisting words yet again, portraying women as these helpless creatures getting savagely impregnated by men in order to produce an army of babies and how this dehumanizes them into baby factories.

Summary

Dear Anita, this is how you see this game. How everyone else see it is that it’s a comedy game where men and women flirt with each other, have sex and make babies. There are no hidden messages, no hidden agenda, no hidden sexism, no hidden perpetuation of anything. It’s just a fucking game to waste time. But like everything else, we know you and your pal Jonathan McIntosh have enormous problems separating fictional things from reality…

Sure, games affect us too. Just like every single event in our life, be it positive or negative. But the level at which games affect us have been proven by academic, peer-reviewed science to be negligible or in some cases even more beneficial than anything else.

Stop using words like: “sexist idea”, perpetuates, reinforces, “super troubling” and dehumanizing if you don’t provide ANY academic evidence to back up those words and claims. If it’s troubling for you and not for everyone else, that is your problem and your problem alone. Stop making it like it has to be a problem of everyone else too.

At this point I will quote a very smart man Christopher Hitchens and his even more famous Hitchens’s razor:

What can be asserted without evidence can be dismissed without evidence.

The burden of evidence is not on us to prove the games are not sexist and misogynistic, the burden of evidence is on the accuser. Yes, YOU Anita Sarkeesian. So stop throwing around assertions and start providing academic evidence to back up your empty claims.

World science studies all the most bizarre things one would never think anyone ever bothered to study, so there is absolutely no reason for you not to provide academic evidence to back our claims. And no, citing your own article as academic evidence is not a proof of anything. We are waiting…

Twitter, your notifications bar is broken!

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I don’t know what happened, but since yesterday evening (or this morning), notifications count just keeps increasing on Twitter and even when I read them, they stay the same and increasing further. Guys in #GamerGate, I think you broke Twitter with the #OpSKYNET lol. Either this or a conspiracy and sabotage from the Anti-GamerGate nutters.

Twitter, get this fixed!