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The Folly of False Equivalence

False Equivalence has been something of a pet peeve of mine for many years, and I suspect I have that in common with a lot of people, even if they may not use the term. Hell, any kid who was ever scolded by a teacher with words to the effect of “it doesn’t matter if he started it, you’re just as much in the wrong for hitting back” because he fought back against a bully instinctively knows how stupid and unfair False Equivalence is.

Big Randi Harper Flips Out After Nintendo Denies Five Guys Joke, Zoe to Take “Major Hiatus”

I’m getting ready for the Brexit stream tonight, but I simply had to come over here and bring you all the latest on the Nintendo controversy that Zoe Quinn started up yesterday. Some people claimed that the jibe had nothing to do with Zoe at...

Nintendo Roasts Zoe Quinn in New Paper Mario: Color Splash!

Some days are just better than others, what can I say? After making a career off being a phony game dev and media darling who lies about anyone and everyone in sight, Zoe Quinn is someone who I look forward to see fail. I laugh...

Andrew “Otter Jesus” Gleason Suspended From Twitter Over Mass Shooting Threat

Sometimes you see a guy get banned from Twitter and all you can do is laugh. Don’t get me wrong, I’m for free speech, so I hate to see almost anyone get tossed off social media. But when you threaten to shoot-up a tabletop store...

Zoe Quinn Backs Out of Wikimedia Diversity Conference in Shame

I have a couple things to talk about this evening, starting with our old friend Zoe Quinn. I don’t know where Breitbart got this one from, but I’m very happy they did… The Wikimedia Diversity conference is set to take today, and was originally planning...

How FleetCOMM Damaged Indie Game Crowdfunding (UPDATE: Total Owners Drop by Almost 50%!)

While Illian Slade Villena’s FleetCOMM was technically released on May 24th in the Steam store, any playable content beyond its eight “Chapter 0” tutorials has yet to be seen. Upon completion of the tutorials, initial buyers of the Steam game were met with the promise...

Outed Prostitute Alison Rapp Unloads on “Sex-Negative” Sarkeesian

I’ve had the headline for this post written for 3 days, but things have come up that caused me to put it on the back-burner. I spent a good chunk of time on the Maile Hampton project I did, but I think it worked out...

Why I Like Damsels in Distress

The damsel in distress is one of the most criticized tropes in the modern era. It is considered the ultimate misogyny, and creators often apologize for using it by claiming that the damsel is “strong” and “not a helpless woman,” or by making the damsel match or outclass the male hero in some skill. Creators often avoid this trope to establish their modern, 21st-century street cred.

Well, I’m here to say that I’m a great fan of this supposedly evil trope, no matter how it is done. It pains me to watch creators squirm whenever they’re attacked for writing damsels; they should stand by their work.

“GameDiviner” Paolo Munoz Gives a Final Bizarre Goodbye Rant to #GamerGate

I need to write a lot of stuff before I leave for London later this week, so I had to get in the mood. I figured what better way to do that than to do a post on an old friend-turned-hater? Yes, I’m talking about...

Witcher 3 Dev Lays The Smackdown on Censorship Scold From Gamespot

I wrote a column about The Witcher 3 around this time last year. I told you about how it brought me back into gaming after a decent absence. My missed playtime wasn’t because of some Ben Kuchera-type thing. I wasn’t sick of the industry or...

Anti-Gamer Jonathan McIntosh Is Spouting Jack Thompson Talking Points from 1999

If you’ve read this site over the months (hell, years now), you know that I don’t think much of Jonathan McIntosh. In fact, I’ve showed you how his sympathies lie with Osama bin Laden and lawless rioters. We talked about his past work that attacks...

Alison Rapp Openly Muses About Doxing a “#GamerGate” Photographer

It’s been awhile since we checked in on Alison Rapp and company. In fact, I think the last time was when it was discovered her husband was allegedly taking it up the rear in order to help make her happy. It truly is All in...

Is Zoe Quinn’s Crash Override Breaking the Law by Portraying “Expert” Status?

Crash Override, currently, represents itself as “experts” in terms of issues that fall into either the realm of psychology and/or social work licensing. Does this violate California statute, though? I can’t say, since this is most assuredly not my area of expertise. Also, I haven’t...

Darksydephil (DSPGaming) Allegedly Caught Pleasuring Himself On Stream

Well, I can safely say I never thought I’d be making a post about a YouTube personality pleasuring themselves on stream, but that’s what it’s come to for my life. His name is Darksydephil and he’s apparently been a running joke among the YouTube community...

Nintendo Making a Bigger Push Into Mobile With Animal Crossing & Fire Emblem Apps

It looks like Nintendo is set to jump into the mobile market in a much bigger way soon, as some forms of Animal Crossing and Fire Emblem are on their way to mobile phones… https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/725224236340629504?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw I played Animal Crossing a few years back but I...

Ralph Talks to Social Autopsy’s Candace Owens After Media Attacks: “I’m Not Naive Anymore.”

Quite a lot has changed since we last spoke with Candace Owens, the founder and project leader of Social Autopsy. She’s gotten railroaded by both New York Magazine and The Washington Post. David Futrelle of We Hunted the Mammoth has written several hit pieces on...