where da vidya at?

carcontact4x:

TLDR:
http://kc-vidya-rants.tumblr.com/post/95004433478/zoe-quinns-kotaku-staff-cheating-scandal-and-how-she

Zoe Quinn, creator of mundane text adventure “Depression Quest”, was recently outed by her ex-boyfriend Eron Gjoni for giving out sexual favors to no less than five other dudes (one of which was her boss and married) in exchange for positive coverage of “Depression Quest” on mainstream gaming news sites.

Full post here:
http://thezoepost.wordpress.com/

Even though it’s a long read and not as ridiculous or entertaining as my own crazy ex story, Eron’s willingness to divulge the details of his personal life might have actually covered his ass. Like, really well.

In fact, Zoe can’t do anything about this. She’s fucked. She can’t just ask Wordpress to take the post about her down, so if anything, she has to pursue the legal route.

Her three options are:

>Cyberbullying
>Slander
>Harassment

She cannot go after Eron for Cyberbullying as they’re both over 18 and Cyberbullying laws don’t exist in the United States.

If they WERE both under eightteen in some sort of pseudo-reality, the police don’t actually care if one person calls another person a whore on the internet. If they did, half of all people with a YouTube account would have been arrested by now.

She cannot go after Eron for Slander, as Slander is only illegal if it isn’t demonstrably true. Eron’s already demonstrated how batshit insane Zoe is, and has screencapped her own confessions of her cheating on him and doing a bunch of other retarded shit. If Zoe were to take him to court, Eron would simply have to walk in with a few of her Facebook confessions to him printed out. If you accuse someone of cheating on you and post it all over the internet, and you have proof of them admitting they cheated on you (and you’ve also posted that on the internet), it’s fair game.

She cannot go after Eron for Harassment. This is largely up to the judge to decide (if it were to go to court), but the evidence Eron has presented to us clearly shows Zoe was the one causing problems, and all of Eron’s actions were simply reacting to the psychological abuse he received from her. The argument can be made that he simply had no idea how to deal with Zoe’s actions in their relationship, and felt he had a duty to warn others before their careers and livelihoods were ruined.

ERON, HOWEVER, CAN TURN THIS AROUND AND BE A TOTAL ASSHOLE

If Zoe continues to attempt to contact Eron, and Eron wants nothing to do with her, he can easily print out the screencaps featured on the Wordpress account, and log all of the times Zoe has tried to call/email/message the guy. Once he reaches a boiling point, if he takes that shit to the cops, they will help him with getting a restraining order put on the chick, as well as charge her with stalking depending on how nutty she goes.

Godspeed Eron.

the-real-seebs:

So, I’m revisiting this, because the more I look into it, the more impressed I am with the many layers of sleaze. Of particular note, the use of a “Read More” makes it surprisingly hard to quote the full text.

So, for instance. Say they wanted to change what the post said later. No one’s reblogs…

gintaxalvissforever:

I’ll sum it up. Polygon is only focusing on Nintendo’s financial failure of 97 million. This huge number effectively ignores what Mario Kart 8 single handedly did to the system.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=864527

This shows the real number of Nintendo. Polygon literally took one number and used that as evidence showing their cherry picking. Remember how they wrote an article saying that Mario Kart 8 would fail? It didn’t fail but they’re saying it did by proxy of a single game apparently going to sell 97 million dollars world wild. This is impossible to achieve by any means especially in the course of one month.

This is what Polygon is trying to do. Make it seem like Nintendo was aiming to get rid of themselves in the red (which they have until March 2015 FYI) and make 97 million in one month.

This is the definition of cherry picking and why Polygon is one of the most shittiest journalist website ever. They hurt their credibility when the game came out and now they’re just taking numbers out of their ass to make it seem like Nintendo is doomed.

When that is false when the Wii U is now behind the PS4 now (and ahead of the X-Box one).

This is why we cannot trust journalists like Polygon, Kotaku or IGN (and any website in general) without checking facts first because I should also bring up Polygon isn’t linking to sources that support their claim.

http://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/library/index.html

This website doesn’t help when people don’t know where to go to confirm the information. :/ That’s why neogaff took all the information and laid it out and even then its not as bad as what Polygon claims,

abbysucks:

honestly, i dont know why i made this. 
i mean i do but

abbysucks:

honestly, i dont know why i made this. 

i mean i do but

loltaku:

Almost no outlets covered the obvious scam that was Areal beyond the initial “Look at this Stalker-like game”.
They did not cover the studio’s insane response to questions.
They did not cover the studio claiming Erik Kain’s articles about them were a plot by the chinese to destroy their project.
They did not cover comments on the kickstarter going up by 3000% overnight despite the backers not increasing in any significant amount.
They did not cover the fact that in last few days, when it became obvious the project would not be funded, that several very generous individuals suddenly backed in amounts from 5-10 thousand dollars.
Now that Kickstarter has deemed the project suspicious enough to suspend, they are covering it, and would like you to kindly forget all those other things they didn’t think were important enough to talk about, instead deciding to post about.. I don’t know, memes, or articles intended to make them feel morally superior to their own audience.
Polygon, Kotaku, were not interested in these, even with the very real possibility some of their audience could be backing this scam and unaware of these things.
Polygon and Kotaku aren’t actually interested in journalism.

loltaku:

Almost no outlets covered the obvious scam that was Areal beyond the initial “Look at this Stalker-like game”.

They did not cover the studio’s insane response to questions.

They did not cover the studio claiming Erik Kain’s articles about them were a plot by the chinese to destroy their project.

They did not cover comments on the kickstarter going up by 3000% overnight despite the backers not increasing in any significant amount.

They did not cover the fact that in last few days, when it became obvious the project would not be funded, that several very generous individuals suddenly backed in amounts from 5-10 thousand dollars.

Now that Kickstarter has deemed the project suspicious enough to suspend, they are covering it, and would like you to kindly forget all those other things they didn’t think were important enough to talk about, instead deciding to post about.. I don’t know, memes, or articles intended to make them feel morally superior to their own audience.

Polygon, Kotaku, were not interested in these, even with the very real possibility some of their audience could be backing this scam and unaware of these things.

Polygon and Kotaku aren’t actually interested in journalism.

shutdown4chan:

It’s time to shutdown 4chan.org
Join us on July 4th to celebrate our freedom and independence from racists by shutting down 4chan.
We will go to their site and as a form of protest we will overwhelm them with corrections to their awful lies and let them really know what the world thinks of them.
TW: I don’t think it’s really safe to go alone. The misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, anti-semitism, rape jokes and blatant racism will often be too much for any sane person.
Please spread the message and don’t be afraid to get involved!
Comics, stories, poetry, essays or pictures are all welcome! Every little helps!
See you on July 4th
#ShutDown4chan

PFFFFFHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

shutdown4chan:

It’s time to shutdown 4chan.org

Join us on July 4th to celebrate our freedom and independence from racists by shutting down 4chan.

We will go to their site and as a form of protest we will overwhelm them with corrections to their awful lies and let them really know what the world thinks of them.

TW: I don’t think it’s really safe to go alone. The misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, anti-semitism, rape jokes and blatant racism will often be too much for any sane person.

Please spread the message and don’t be afraid to get involved!

Comics, stories, poetry, essays or pictures are all welcome! Every little helps!

See you on July 4th

#ShutDown4chan

PFFFFFHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Moviebob defended Other M.
Anonymous

loltaku:

Moviebob also said modern simpsons is just as funny as classic simpsons and jumped into the Mass Effect 3 controversy while never having played any of the games

I think it’s safe to say Moviebob is a fucking idiot.

kartridges:

9/22/75 - 4/1/03

kartridges:

9/22/75 - 4/1/03

animationsmears:

"Animaniacs - The Macadamia Nut" (1993)
Skippy Squirrel, Warner Bros.

animationsmears:

"Animaniacs - The Macadamia Nut" (1993)

Skippy Squirrel, Warner Bros.

thefeelofavideogame:

Am I dreaming

Did I dream the things this article says

Did somebody really just say chasing the wider market makes games shittier, aloud, in 2014, that works for a major publisher

thank you based god

loltaku:

The message to take away from this is that having all their stupid shit rightfully called clickbait is starting to bother them, so everyone needs to do it like ten times harder.

But read the article anyway (with adblock installed) for a laugh.