A LESSON IN STRATEGY: When You Play by the Narrative of the Other Side, You Lose

A LESSON IN STRATEGY: When You Play by the Narrative of the Other Side, You Lose

This has been the craziest weekend I’ve had as editor and owner of this site in quite some time. It reminded me of the halcyon days of GamerGate, in good ways and in bad. The same lames who attacked me back then attacked me this weekend. Actually, some of them attacked me even more vigorously over this latest episode. I wanted to do one final piece on it all, then move on.

There’s simply too much to talk about to let things go at what I’v already stated.

Kotaku, Polygon, CNET,  The Mary Sue (who were more fair than any of the others, oddly enough), Inquisitr, Heat Street’s Ian Miles Cheong (Lil’ Hitler), and MundaneMatt (Matt Jarbo) all attacked me over my viral post about Mass Effect: Andromeda. None of them focused on the obvious lies coming from either BioWare, or the female developer involved in the scandal. Without fail, they all came at me. I was called a “scumbag” by Kotaku, a “gigantic piece of donkey shit” by the shill MundaneMatt, and various other names by people who have had their claws out for me since 2014-2015.

Many of these losers seem to think I should apologize for having made a fellatio joke at the expense of the EA/BioWare employee in question. I understand this line of rhetoric from SJWs, but many people who are nominally against them also signed on. Why?

Because they’re really, really, stupid.

These same mongoloids keep falling into the same trap again and again. Even if you don’t agree withe me, even if you don’t like me, hell, even if you hate me…agreeing to the rules that your enemies setup is ignorant as hell. Do they ever apologize for the invective they spew against gamers or their ideological enemies? No, of course not. Do they show the slightest bit of regret for anything they’ve ever said or done? No, they do not. So, why would you feel the need to play by the rules of Kotaku and denounce a fellow traveler?

Oh, that’s right. We’re talking about mentally deficient folks here. I almost forgot.

These are the people they make common cause with when they do this, by the way…

(Brianna Wu is in the middle of an epically failing congressional campaign, so there’s silence on that front.)

(Randi Harper was knee-deep in a bucket of KFC, so she was unavailable for comment.)

(Cross is talking about Alison Rapp, who was justifiably fired from Nintendo.)

(He’s talking about Manveer Heir, a notorious anti-white activist who also worked on Mass Effect: Andromeda.)

What an encouraging message! We should really empower these kinds of people, so they can ruin our hobby with more efficiency!

By the way, I know this may come as a shock to some people: But if the game is good, it’s good. Alexandria works for Naughty Dog. They made The Last of Us, which is in my personal top five favorite games of all-time. I don’t care what your ideology is, as long as the end product is good. But if your politics makes the game suck, then you need to go.

It’s not a very difficult concept.

I don’t even identify as GamerGate any longer (lol, respect my pronouns). I could care less what some SJW gaming outlet says about it, or about me, for that matter. As long as they get the spelling of my name right, we’re good. But seeing so many people fall into the same traps they always did is sad. It’s not even sad, it’s fucking pathetic.

Tons of people agree with me (my original post on this matter has 146,000 hits as of now). They like my posts, they dislike the SJW bullshit. Matt’s own video has countless comments saying the same thing I am. So, it’s not like they won. I won, we won, sanity won. You’ll always have the dummies. Unfortunately, it takes many, many, beatings for some people to “get it.”

I’m just happy there are numerous people who know how to win. Don’t worry, though. I will teach the others.

Ethan Ralph

Founder, Owner, & Editor-in-Chief of TheRalphRetort.com. Political fiend, gamer, & anti-bullshit.

  • RenegadeRaven

    Despite I got banned 3 times on twitter already, I never miss anything much GG related esp. these asshats still trying to denounce you so badly… NEver change, twitter.com

    GAB.AI/ is starting to look good as a social platform. No reports or bannings… I hope to keep it that way.

    These GG cucks can just have twitter all to themselves in their own shitty chamber.. No more enemies to denounce. I’d say let them starve to death for attention.

    • dancmou

      “I’d say let them starve to death for attention.”

      *been banned three times from twitter*


  • Alex Barbu

    You can say what you want about Ralph, but at least he’s consistent.
    By the way, there are some that question who Bioware was talking about not being on the ME: Andromeda team. They only said “lead member”, so some wonder if they are referencing Manveer Heir, as others at Bioware recently confirmed he’s not there anymore.

  • Hawk Hopper

    Kotaku, Polygon, CNET, The Mary Sue (who were more fair than any of the others, oddly enough), Inquisitr, Heat Street’s Ian Miles Cheong (Lil’ Hitler), and MundaneMatt (Matt Jarbo) all attacked me over my viral post about Mass Effect: Andromeda.

    I don’t check this site for like a day or so and Ralph has burned down the internet again. lol

    • You know how I do.

      • Jason Eastwood

        Fact: facial animations in Andromeda are some of the worst on record. Fact: people aren’t happy and are asking who to blame for such poor work. Fact: a 24 year old fresh faced cosplayer clearly stated she was made the head of facial animation on the project. All you did was point this out. Fact: People are perfectly within their right to question why somebody with such limited experience was put in charge of so much responsibility instead of an animator with 20 years experience.

        But apparently, if you do that you’re a sexist pig, how dare you blame the head animator for bad animation. Unless she was a straight white male in which case it’s perfectly okay.

        I’d never even heard of this site but thanks to Polygon, I’m here to stay. The whole world has lost its fucking marbles. People clearly have too much time and not enough to worry about these days.

        • milk bone

          B-b-but those are hatefacts. Because wimmyn.

  • Tazer Swift

    This is good stuff Ethan. I don’t understand how these people do not get this after the election campaign we just witnessed.

    • Well, some people are just stupid and/or weak. They default into a losing mindset either out of habit or out of fear.

      Glad you enjoyed the post!

  • Mr0303

    Yeah, Ralph – you should totally apologise for a joke. It worked so well for Tim Hunt, Matt Taylor, the guys from DongleGate, Milo, Colin Moriarty, JonTron and PewDiePie.

    YouTube would be so much better if we juuuust get rid of people who make tasteless jokes like PewDiePie. Twitter would be so much better if we juuuust get rid of people who make tasteless jokes like Milo. GamerGate would be so much better if we juuuust get rid of people who make tasteless jokes like Ralph.

  • Mr0303

    It’s pretty sad seeing another SJW in Naughty Dog, but this is hardly a surprise given that Neil Druckmann is a big shot over there and he has a hard on for Saint Anita. History has shown that SJWs are not good for business.

    • milk bone

      It’s sad what happened to them. I beta-tested a Jak & Daxter game for Naughty Dog back in the PS2 days, and was very favorably impressed. But that was then, and this is now.

      What else is now is that Anita’s got her knickers in a twist about a new set of trivialities:

      • Mr0303

        The sad part is that they still have amazing talent over there, but I won’t support an SJW like Druckmann. I don’t think I’ll bother with The Last of Us 2.

    • That Guy Who Goes There

      Neil Cuckman

  • Killshot

    This is really terrible. It breaks my heart to think that many of these gaming journalists can’t even afford a safe space to go cry in. What with the industry declining and all.

    We need to start a patreon to buy them baby pacifiers to suck on. Not as good as actual safe spaces but these are difficult times. Also, we must remember to include buttplugs so they can’t accuse us of homophobia.

  • People getting offended and crying over “tasteless” and “disgusting” jokes is extremely SJW-esque.

    The so-called anti-SJWs who are triggered over these jokes should take a look in the mirror and make sure that they’re not the SJWs themselves.

    Anyway, good one Ethan. Keep doing what you’re doing and never apologize to these miserable, joyless, authoritarian twats.

  • Toastrider

    I mildly disagreed with Ralph, on the grounds that there was NO WAY Leost was SOLELY to blame for this debacle. Other people had to have seen this. Other people had to sign off on this. This isn’t just a singular failure, it’s a GROUP failure, and I’m dumbfounded as to how EA/Bioware could’ve stomped on their (figurative) genitalia this hard.

    I mean, seriously, the rendering and animations look less impressive than the sculpts for Left 4 Dead 2, a game released eight years ago!

    The sniveling of the socjus cult, as usual, is nothing new. Ignore the serious issue of someone being put into a position they are underqualified for, and focus on the bad man who made a crass joke.

    I admit, Katherine Cross’s tweet is hilariously tone deaf considering WHAT Alison Rapp got kicked to the curb for — in her case, moonlighting as a camgirl and escort. Did Cross honestly think NoA wouldn’t take that badly?

    • Mr0303

      I don’t think Ralph suggested in the original article that she’s solely responsible. If anything he focused more on Bioware for hiring someone like her.

  • Verklagekasper

    Never change, Ralph. Btw I think they protest a bit too much about that bukake joke. Seems like they all believe that there’s some truth to it.

  • Typical

    They don’t think they deserve to win, so sabotage themselves all the time. It’s teh pussyish scarcity mindset.

  • RevDr. Robert Foster, AbC, EfG

    Slight edit: Put your apology in the headline. 😂

  • Mr. Notes

    As relevant as ever:

    • Taking a break from all the Intel, Nvidia and AMD fanboys? ; )

      • Mr. Notes

        maybe…..and who….wait, I don’t want to know…. ; )