It’s been awhile since we talked about the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) here on TheRalphRetort.com. People who have been reading my site since the beginning will probably remember them being one of my all-time favorite subjects. Why? Well, they’re probably the most corrupt group of disingenuous scumbags that I have ever seen. In fact, I would go so far as to say that out of all the groups I’ve written about, they are consistently the most terrible. Starting with the IGDA founder, Ernest W. Adams, who’s a notorious liar and propagandist, and moving all the way down to their current chief kooky Kate Edwards, their villainy is pretty much legendary.
Speaking of Edwards, the SJW activist is back at it again. This time, Kate is yet again using the IGDA perch in order to defend the indefensible: Alison Rapp.
Today, International Game Developers Association executive director Kate Edwards issued a statement about Nintendo’s dismissal of Treehouse marketing employee Alison Rapp last week. She’s concerned that the company’s action sends a negative message to game developers and other employees that publishers won’t support them against Internet hate mobs. Edwards also fears this gives a victory to those who organize harassment campaigns against people in the industry.
“While Nintendo’s official statement on the matter of Alison Rapp’s firing strives to distance the company from anything related to the orchestrated online campaign of harassment and defamation that was raging against her, their timing in dealing with the issue is dubious at best. Unfortunately, the company seems oblivious to the consequences of their actions, not realizing the perceived victory it handed to the online hate groups who are now pursuing the dismissal of other women game developers by derision and defamation to their companies. By now, we would expect that all game development and publishing companies would be fully aware of negative social media dynamics and be more discerning of online feedback, as well as more protective of their employees — especially their employees of diverse backgrounds. Many have become proactive and aware but this industry obviously needs to make more progress.”
I was talking to someone about IGDA before I came here to write this and they pointed out the obvious. Where was IGDA when Brad Wardell was getting dragged through the mud by Kotaku and others? Why is it we only hear from these fuckers when radical feminists are getting wrecked? I realize you all already know the answer to those questions: It’s because they’re a hopelessly lost organization who’s much more concerned with progressive activism than they are with making the game industry a better place. Also, since when was Alison Rapp a game developer? This has absolutely nothing to do with IGDA whatsoever.
I got news for you, “Kate.” Nintendo doesn’t give one single shit about you or IGDA. Their failure or success will not be determined by the likes of you and your complicit cronies, no matter how much you whine. The only place you can even get the time of day is in the left-wing press. No one else takes you seriously at all. Not only that, you’re fast making IGDA itself a complete and utter joke. Keep crying about Alison Rapp. Please. This just lets people know how big of a victory her firing really was.
The funny thing is, I partially agree with you. I don’t think Ms. Rapp would have been dumped by Nintendo without people from GamerGate coming forward and highlighting her past advocacy of degeneracy. Nintendo found an out with her amazingly brazen behavior. But the fact is, she was caught red-handed doing partially nude modeling with Nintendo products. You can argue all you want. Cry about those mean gamers till the cows come home. It still won’t change that Rapp was hired to do public relations and she completely failed at that job. Nintendo was right to fire her, and they’re right to ignore you and your ilk now and forever.