One of the most baffling things about the last couple weeks, has been how the media has held up Brianna Wu as some kind of reputable source on GamerGate. She’s received some threatening tweets from a few trolls, so apparently we need to know everything she has to say! I never knew who this dishonest grifter was before GamerGate, and I don’t think I’m alone. I damn sure don’t want to witness her falsehoods and maniacal gesticulations any more now that I do know of her. The games she made was shit, she’s a liar, and I didn’t need to know much else.

But, as I said, the media won’t let that happen. So, let’s take an unauthorized look into this craven character. According to reports, she’s a longtime loon (UPDATE: YouTube has since removed that video, but it was put up again on DailyMotion). Keep in mind that these are unverified reports, but you can be the judge. They seem more than credible to me. This message board has some interesting tales to tell about Wu’s past. Again, more crazy:

“The first time I met him, I was the opinion editor at The DM [EDITOR’S NOTE: The Daily Mississippian], and I turned to see this creepy fuck standing behind me. I shook his hand, and he pulled it away, saying “oowwww.” He then explained that he’d broken his wrist in a bicycle accident that had almost killed him and had given him amnesia. He explained that he wanted to be a columnist and that he had previously worked for George W. Bush in the white house but that he had since realized how retarded and evil all conservatives were. About this time my phone started ringing, and I politely ignored it while I talked to this guy. Then it rang again, and again until I answered. It was the managing editor, who had ducked behind the front desk and was whispering, “stay calm, and don’t react to this, but this guy isn’t supposed to be here. He has a restraining order. Get rid of him.” By this point, I was concerned the guy might knife me at any moment; so I told him to write me three columns and that I’d evaluate them and get back to him on whether he could write for me. (I’m still proud of my ability to remain poised and convincingly pretend that the dm had any fucking standards.)

Turns out, a year prior, he’d come in wanting the dm to run a comic strip that he was doing. When he was told they weren’t interested, he flipped out. He called one of the workers a fat dyke, and when Dr. Husni came to her defense, he called him a “raghead” and a “sand nigger.” They got a restraining order to keep him away from Farley, but when they moved to Bishop, it no longer applied, and he was actually able to weasel back in to working for the SMC.”

Take it how you want, but if true, it sure seems like Brianna Wu had quite an interesting undergraduate career. I managed to make it through college without the campus newspaper putting a restraining order out against me. Maybe this is more common than I presume. I really can’t say. But I can say, that (if true) Wu didn’t slow down one bit from her old college days. She’s still certifiably insane. The only difference now is, she gets to go on MSNBC, Gamasutra, Polygon, etc., and talk crazy to the nation.

For one, she talks about making her own bots to manipulate Twitter, but then laughable tries to accuse us of the same unethical behavior:

After a disastrous performance on Huffington Post Live, where she was obliterated by the owner of 8chan, Frederick Brennan, she tried to get in the last word. What happened next will live in infamy. But she didn’t stop there. Next, she insulted David Pakman, the host of a really well done internet/radio talk show. Pakman was firm and challenging throughout, but he was never once unprofessional. She couldn’t handle even the slightest counterpoint, and completely lost her cool. (She then later promoted an interview with Glenn Fleishman as “unbiased,” despite the fact that he was/is a financial backer of hers. Gotta love that SJW impartiality.)

https://twitter.com/Sen_Armstrong/status/527040981301215232

https://twitter.com/StephanieSonmi/status/523182517231181824

When Wu wasn’t busy sounding like an egomaniacal, name-dropping, fool, she was telling lie after lie. But one falsehood really stood out. She tried to blame us for driving the infamous man-hater, Samantha Allen, out of the industry. This despite the fact that she left games weeks before GamerGate ever started, and deserved to be thrown out anyway. She was offensive and needed to leave. I’m very glad she’s gone, and I hope she never comes back.

You could easily write 2,000 words on just the lies Brianna has told alone, even leaving out all the crazy. Take this email, for example. There’s nothing wrong with it at all. But this nutjob tried to portray it as scary. It would be hilarious, if the media weren’t lapping up the lies.

Now, this next tweet really is fucked up, and no one should have to receive it. BUT, this is from a known troll, we told her he was a troll. She knew for a fact that he was not associated with GamerGate. This con-artist still tried to pass it off as one of us. There no low she won’t sink to.

There’s more to dig into with Brianna Wu, but I don’t feel like writing anymore on her today. It’s literally starting to make me feel sick to my stomach. It’s not really her that’s causing the illness, either. The disgusting and lazy media are the truly sick ones. I’ve seen phonies like Ms. Wu before. But rarely have I seen so much of the media in the bag for an obviosuly insane person. It has happened before, no doubt, but this is a truly egregious example. If she continues to be blown by the media, then I may look into doing a part two. Until then, here’s a reminder for her below…

 

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    1. i didn’t know who any of the LW’s were before GG. and i find it funny/ironic that women at even semi-major studios say there is no sexism and people actually treat them with kids gloves so as not to be offensive. but these hacks that make shitty games that no one wants yell sexism at every turn.

      1. Yeah, funny how the likelihood of a female dev claiming to be a victim of rampant misogyny is directly proportional to the shittyness and unpopularity of their games, huh?

        Why, it’s almost as if it were just an excuse to rationalize away their failure and lack of talent or something!

  1. Brainna Wu trolled herself, also created Death to Brianna and sent herself death threats, the proof is out there (look it up with the word “asshat”). She’s done nothing but make everything worse.

  2. She was “driven from her house” literally a week before her game came out, right? I never bring it up cause tin-foil hat and all, but does that strike no one as incredibly off? I mean she goes on MSNBC and all that, literally days before her game came out, right?

    1. Well if you’re going to be known for something I am sure it should be tweets. That is after all an age old and well respected medium of critique and dissemination. Right?

  3. “disastrous performance on MSNBC”
    Uh, Ralph, I think you mean the HuffPo interview. Hotwheels wasn’t on MSNBC iirc.

  4. This is a hit piece, Ralph. 😉

    Sargon of Akkad was pointing out her BS in the Pakman interview but he got frustrated and gave up about four minutes in. Can’t blame him.

  5. I first got a real impression of Brianna in her interview with hotwheels. Mostly because I usually avoid shit that I know will get on my nerves. Before that I only saw a couple of her tweets and got a general idea of who she is (a nobody). 5 seconds in that interview it was obvious that she is batshit insane. Not only by the paranoid shit she spewed, not only by her pathological lying, and not only by her fetishistic obsession with being a victim her whole mannerism and the way she carried herself is off. I’ve met some clinical crazies, and this was familiar for me to see. She definitely is not right in the head. I’m not a doctor, I don’t know what’s wrong, but it is obvious to anyone, expert or not, that something just isn’t right. As much as I hate the bitch I can’t help but feel sorry for her too, it may be possible that she isn’t responsible for her delusions and behavior.

    1. Not in Mississippi. https://law.resource.org/pub/us/code/ms/ms.xml.2010/2010/title-93/21/93-21-25/index.html

      Any information regarding the registration of a domestic violence
      protection order, the filing of a petition for a domestic violence
      protection order, or the issuance of a domestic violence protection
      order which is maintained in the Mississippi Protective Order Registry
      which would tend to reveal the identity or location of the protected
      person(s) shall not constitute a public record and shall be exempt from
      disclosure pursuant to the Mississippi Public Records Act of 1983.

  6. Ever since I saw the David Pakman interview, I thought that Brianna was a transsexual. It seemed kind of obvious to me, but who knows, maybe I’m wrong. I’ve spent some time around the transsexual scene where I live and am attracted to really fem trannies, though I identify as a straight man and date women. It’s complicated, I know. It’s very odd that no one is at the very least mentioning Brianna’s orientation, considering her cause du jure is women being harassed out of video game development.

    1. Didn’t Anita make a tweet about trans women?? She didn’t connect the dots but I think it was in reference to Brianna and Caroline of Gamespot
      Still its kinda funny to have a trans women talk about reproductive rights??

  7. Man… I know I should be feeling disgust at this (and on some level, I do), but the major emotion I feel for Wu at the moment is pity. Seriously, everything I’ve seen of her thus far paints a really sad picture, and I can’t help but feel really bad for her. It’s pretty clear that she’s at least somewhat mentally unstable, and while that doesn’t excuse her actions, she really should get some professional help if she hasn’t already. And I’m pretty sure that being in the limelight like this is not helping her, even if Wu did put herself in it in the first place.

  8. *reads title of the article*
    No shit. At this point, she’s just doing it for screen time.
    Making retarded memes, mocking the less able and running away from things that wont earn you a dime helps nobody, Wu.
    And does she even know the basic art of internet safety? If she did, you wouldn’t be crying “OH NO! MY ACCOUNT IS HACKED” and all that jazz. And I’m sure publicizing threats post-reporting isn’t a good idea either. Basic acts of being safe on the internet, like staying away from Twitter for a while or changing your password, or making another account or avoid having further contact with said trolls, and she can’t even bloody do that. Pathetic Wu. Pathetic….

    1. Now I believe she claims that her account wasn’t hacked but it was a parody account that replaced the lowercase ‘L’ with a upper case ‘i’. I’d like to know which one is it? Was she hacked or was it a parody account?

      In other words she’s become entangled in her web of lies.

  9. I’m not doctor but this person has some mental & emotional issues – I’m betting that she has some early symptoms of schizo because I’m really astonished that she really holding that “I’m a victim” card.

    Further lurking to this person, we notice that her info in her Rev60 game mentioned #Gamergate, when GG has nothing to do with her – she just clearly jumped into the train – like a red herring.

    Even though I really hate this person because what a deceitful she is… I can’t help but to pity her because –

    she’s blaming Gamergate for all of her fails in the past up to the present.
    she’s blaming “muhsoggyknee” gamer and game devs because she can’t take professional criticism.

  10. Besides the Adam’s Apple… the bad hair, bad clothes, the bad voice and the aggro attitude were dead giveaways.

  11. The video isn’t working anymore, removed for being threatening/harassment etc……..Any mirrors to the video? :

  12. Upd: kingdo goodbomber had the answer down in the comments.

    Did it get a sex change or something? Or am i reading this out of context???

    “The first time I met him, I was the opinion editor at The DM[EDITOR’S NOTE: The Daily Mississippian], and I turned to see this creepy fuck standing behind me. I shook his hand, and he pulled it away, saying “oowwww.” He then explained that he’d broken his wrist in a bicycle accident that had almost killed him and had given him amnesia. He explained that he wanted to be a columnist and that he had previously worked for George W. Bush in the white house but that he had since realized how retarded and evil all conservatives were. About this time my phone started ringing, and I politely ignored it while I talked to this guy. Then it rang again, and again until I answered. It was the managing editor, who had ducked behind the front desk and was whispering, “stay calm, and don’t react to this, but this guy isn’t supposed to be here. He has a restraining order. Get rid of him.” By this point, I was concerned the guy might knife me at any moment; so I told him to write me three columns and that I’d evaluate them and get back to him on whether he could write for me. (I’m still proud of my ability to remain poised and convincingly pretend that the dm had any fucking standards.)

    Turns out, a year prior, he’d come in wanting the dm to run a comic strip that he was doing. When he was told they weren’t interested, he flipped out. He called one of the workers a fat dyke, and when Dr. Husni came to her defense, he called him a “raghead” and a “sand nigger.” They got a restraining order to keep him away from Farley, but when they moved to Bishop, it no longer applied, and he was actually able to weasel back in to working for the SMC.”

    They talk about a “he”. I know her face is ugly..

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