I’m on the road right now, but this one is kinda big. Actually I’m in a McDonald’s parking lot right now on my smartphone typing this up. I’ll update it later with more screens and info. Right now, all you need to know is Tim Schafer is a piece of garbage. He went on stage tonight at the Game Developer’s Choice Awards and made a racist joke about NotYourShield being comprised of sockpuppets…that was the gist of it, anyway.

The thing about the joke is, it sucked. I mean it would have been offensive to mock NotYourShield regardless, but it was just lame. Even the WWE comedy writers (notoriously bad) were amazed at how bad this sucked. Here’s the video below, embedded my retweet of @atlasnodded:

I’m gonna add a lot more reaction and comments when I get back from the store. It really is incredible that he would take a shot like that. As much as it upset me, and especially the NotYourShield members…it’s good that he said this. It reminds us what we’re up against. I think some people had started to forget just how vile the other side is. So thank you for that reminder, Mr. Schafer.

I also read on Twitter that there were several other people who decided to make the night about shitting on GamerGate, but I can’t confirm that right now. If I see anything else, I’ll add it here within the next few hours. Feel free to add it yourself down below if you catch it first.


UPDATE: I was just talking about all this on Twitter, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I was too easy on Tim Schafer. This really shouldn’t be described as a mocking. He was just flat out lying about NotYourShield. Mocking would have been him making fun of them for supporting GamerGate, or something. That’s not what he did. He tried to erase them. If you’re a minority or a woman, and you don’t toe the SJW line, then you will be spit upon and/or ignored by their propaganda pushers. It’s sickening.


UPDATE II: I fell asleep this morning due to exhaustion, but I’m back. Below I’m going to provide some tweets from the GamerGate community and a couple neutrals, as well as the recent comment from Tim Schafer. He didn’t back off what he said, in fact, he’s still making terrible jokes. The SJWs are rallying around him because they’re hypocritical scumbags who have zero self-awareness.











I’m still kinda stunned by this whole thing. Schafer is a complete assclown for ever making that joke. But it was also a huge mistake tactically. I don’t think I’ve seen people this fired up since October. He just rejuvenated our cause with one shitty monologue. I almost want to thank the fat fuck. He also let gamers know beyond a shadow of a doubt that his transformation to SJW sellout is real. He has disdain for the consumer, just like the rest of that bunch.

Fuck ’em.

  1. UGH. Jesus, Tim. If you’re going to shit on women and minorities for not kissing your ass, at least come up with better material than that.

    I’m not sure what makes me feel sorry for that sock more: being used in such a lame swipe at the very people he and his SJW ilk swear to be defending, or because the poor thing gets crusted with a new layer of his dried future children every other hour.

  2. I wonder how many more gamergaters this debacle just made for us? I’ve seen a handful of folks already, who either didn’t care to get involved or weren’t sure where to go with it, come out swinging with hashtags.

    This idiot just shored up our ranks. <3

    1. Given the response from the crowd it looked like not a lot of people were happy. Things have been mostly quiet for awhile after that SVU episode made them all laughing stocks. There were a few things like Mark Kern and Escapist but those were mostly positives working in our favor. But this appears to have backfired spectacularly.

      1. I didn’t hear much in terms of a negative response. Just mostly a select handful of muted laughs and hoots. o.o Did I miss something?

        1. It sounded more like a groan to me. Like a forced laugh. Not exactly bringing the house down. Twitter was pretty pissed of course.

          1. I have zero twitter presence. Would it be too much to ask you to share what I can only assume is some grade A granulated salt?

          2. I don’t have a twitter. I mostly look from the outside but go to KotakuinAction and they’ll point you in the right direction. It’s the hot new story right now.

    2. every time they attack us we get new members… but what am i saying we are sockpuppet accounts, Tim said so.

    1. Because white progressives and their left wing collectivist ideology combine the philosophic cornerstones that lead to the concepts of White Man’s Burden, leading them to play the role of Great White Savior while also admonishing others for their white guilt.

      It’s a the perfect trifecta of ideological bullshit that allows a complete bigot to think he’s the least racist person he knows. Consider this quote from C.S.Lewis

      “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busy bodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

      Also, awesome profile pic. Big MMX fan here.

  3. A quote that is relevant for the situation at hand, and about the collectivist, left wing ideology of SJWs in general. While it is not a genuine tyranny they enact, their bigotry, their dismissal of minorities and women, their ironic reenactment of one of the original progressive concepts: The White Man’s Burden, and their insistence that they are the gatekeepers of a moral structure all ring a certain bell and lead to a certain behavior.

    “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its
    victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under
    robber barons than under omnipotent moral busy bodies. The robber
    baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be
    satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us
    without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.
    They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to
    make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable
    insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we
    may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not
    yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed
    with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”

    C.S. Lewis.

  4. Quick how many Tim Schafers does it take to complete a point and click adventure game that your fans gave you a millions of dollars on kickstarter to make? None because that would require talent and responsibility. Also Telltale Games called, just reminding you the time it took for you to make Broken Age they got 2 seasons and an in between installment of the Walking Dead, 1 season of Wolf Among Us, 2 episodes of Game of Thrones, and 1 episode of Tales of Borderlands out as of now. Suck it.

    1. And they just got another sale. I wasnt aware episode 2 from game of thrones was released yet. Thanks.
      I will be buying that immediately. see yall tomorrow.

  5. 3.3 million dollar man does not disappoint.

    Just remember, here is a developer whose only games in the pipeline are two “remasters” of decades old former glory.

    1. remasters that look arguably identical to the originals, no new content, the inventory system in the new Grim Fandango is about as quick and easy to use as Ultima 6’s

        1. Maybe its Ultima seven where you get 30 spears and a different item and you have to take the 30 spears first and they don’t stack

  6. Well congrats to you Tim, all the time spent as a starving artist making cult hits, all the legacy you built and the fan base you amassed. And this is gonna be what people remember you for. A racist lame joke offending your entire former fan base all so you could appease the Ghazi cult, who probably don’t even know you made monkey island what it is, or didn’t send you a penny for that broken age kickstarted you ended up squandering anyway (3.3 MILLION DOLLARS). You think that came from those clowns? You betrayed your loyal fans and forgot how to make great games. Damn it Tim. You could have just lost your pedestal we put you on, and persistently kept you on, even after the screw ups, but this shows you for what a scumbag you are. Never again, Double fine.

    Also, Ralph, what the heck are you doing going out for Mcdonalds? The news doesn’t sleep, so i figured you guys just order pizza all the time or something.

    1. You have to understand now that tim is broke and the feminazis took his balls, he neesd the money to keep his pathetic existance that is fading to irrelevance to keep going.

      1. Oh, fuck off.

        To anyone who thinks GamerGaters are any diffrent than shitheads like Schafer, THAT is the real GamerGate. You tell them quit acting like ‘tards and actually do something other than go “f-f-fuck Polygon”, you call them out about not giving a shit about ethics in journalism until fascist fucks invade something as trivial as fucking video game journalism, you ask them to actually provide proof of this all “corruption” and not just go point to a shitty D list site everyone has always known to be garbage, you don’t pretend that GG is bigger than the second coming of Jesus, and these fucking childish cocksuckers label you a “shill” and a “SJW”. ED has a list of former GG supporters who were denounced for not sucking GG’s cock good enough. These dipshits are no different than all the SJWs that turned on Brianna Wu.

        Fuck Tim Schafer, fuck these fascist social justice assholes, but most of all, fuck GamerGate. The moment these idiots stop talking about you, this retard-ass circlejerk you call a “movement” is DEAD.

        1. Uh-huh.

          You do get that GamerGate is just a hash-tag used to describe a scandal, right? There’s no group, no organization whatsoever. A shared interest in ethics and accountability in journalism notwithstanding, you could poll a dozen people and they’d all have a different reason for having gotten involved in this mess.

          So…yeah. Seeing as the group that you appear to believe exist actually doesn’t, I’d recommend that you disabuse yourself of the idea that you’ll get satisfaction from it and go hash out whatever beef you’ve got with the individuals responsible for the shit you described instead.

        2. As long as assholes like you exist Tom, we will be here. Timmy just gave GG a nice reminder of why we are here and this movement got at least another 6 month injection of life. So stay salty little man, your anger just fuels our resolve.

      1. You mean you still can’t order out for toilet paper and beer?

        I thought this was supposed to be the future…

        1. There’s a neat service you can sign up for that sends you a box of snacks from different countries every month. I want something like that, but for beer.

  7. How long does it take Tim Schafer to screw in a lightbulb?

    I don’t know, we gave him 3 million and he only screwed it in halfway and is asking for more money.

    1. For a moment there I thought you were talking about Sarkeesian, but she would just have called it misogynistic and canceled the light bulb screwing for safety concerns.

      1. Screwing bulb is a rape reference, back to the candles… no wait, those are phallic symbols of patriarchal oppression!

  8. what a colossal prick.

    i very much regret having supported the massive chalice kickstarter although in my defence the project funded before #gamergate began. had i known what kind of manboy he was i would have never supported it. i’m sure i’ll never again support any thing he’s associated with.

  9. At this point, I’m convinced the only reason Tim Shitfa-I mean Schafer is AntiGG is because his games wouldn’t go beyond “Cult Classic” status otherwise. Too bad it’s having the opposite effect since the shitbags he’s allied himself with don’t play games in any way, shape, or form and he’s pissed off the very people who would even consider booting up one of his games.

  10. I think alot of people are more wound up about this than they should be. Yeah Tim Schafer is a total disgrace and ongoing embarrassment but we already knew that. I hope for your sake you have a nest egg saved up Tim, you’re really kind of young for retirement but it’s clear that’s where you’re going to be in five years.

    1. Pretty sure if not for the retro craze, the man would be “retired” now. Running, and mishandling, more kickstarters.

    2. I don’t think people are outrageously angry, I just think they are reasonably upset and it just sort of ripped back open the wound of having millions of identities erased to have it be said by the developer of some much beloved games say this. It’s one of those heart crushing moments which sort of tarnishes your fond memories of playing those games.

  11. So … 1 to do the modeling, 1 to do the materials, and 40 to tweet that it’s not your shield = 42. That’s not 50.

    That’s just … a really stupid joke.

    Again, I don’t quite understand what the fascination is with NotYourShield here. Is he explicitly stating that they’re white male sockpuppets? I don’t even know.

    Anyway, Tim is a fucking loser. Nothing new about that.

  12. Hey Ralph, check this shit out. Straight from the GDC NVIDIA after party.


    Because hiring strippers to dance for a whole bunch of hardware and video game software developers is the shining example of how to set women free from sexual objectification and institutionalized misogyny in video games.

    1. Well to be honest those girls are making good money like the no doubt female DJs usually at these shows. I’ve known a few of these dancers (not strippers more Go-Go) and they have nice a car (cars) and have enough money to pursue other things that interest them (multiple trips to ski/ snowboard, school, starting their own business, etc) and I highly doubt they dislike their jobs (I’ve seen multiple postings from girls like them saying how blessed they feel to have those jobs and how much they love them because they’re getting paid to pretty much have fun or party).

      1. I have no issue with these women or the people who offer them fine, sweet, cold hard cash for their employment. The human body is a wonderful thing: We live in them.

        I have an issue with people who bitch about sexually objectified women in video games and how that shit HAS TO GO NOAAAAWWAA! and turn right around and drink in eye candy of real women.

        Hypocrasy, thy name is Post Modernism.

        1. Ah, I haven’t heard about nVidia joining the fem brigade. I agree wholeheartedly. In that case I may just have to stick with AMD cards (Already have a nice one anyhow).

          I guess I’m late to the game in finding this site seeing as there are quite a few Breitbarters in here… then again I didn’t think much about feminist BS until the past few years when I had to jump through hoops to get a barely decent job or gig while the women do not while many times holding less qualifications.

    2. Hey i like the look of this party! nvidia made the right call there! let the SJW’s suck on that!

  13. They paint us as villains, dangerous and violent thugs who they fear… Then they mock us and provoke us.

    I is confused :/

    1. Not that difficult to understand, really. They know that they won’t have to face any real world consequences for what they say because those that are targeted are mostly better than that, and won’t respond with physical violence.

      To be the fly on the wall when the abusers have it demonstrated to them that every person has an absolute limit of abuse they’ll take, no matter how saintly the target may otherwise be…

  14. Corrupt, racist and sexist game developer conference has a corrupt, racist and sexist developer make corrupt, racist and sexist jokes. Not surprised at all.

  15. WHAT


    I had a little respect for this man, because he made some great games that i like, but this.. Fuck you.

  16. Perhaps its time to retire…because #gamergate will be around and we are getting more and more support but we will never let him live this down…

  17. Whoa whoa whoa whoa. Let’s not get all up in arms here. We can’t be freedom of speech advocates and proponents of ‘the right to offend’, and then fly into a rage because someone makes a stupid joke.

    Yeah, he’s an asshole and the joke was cringeworthy, but if we get all frothy, doesn’t it put us on the same level as SJWs? Let’s be cautious here.

    1. I personally think this is great. Dumbass makes a god awful joke at our expense, dismissing women and minorities, and adds a whole new platoon of fresh GGers in the process.

      I wish they’d do this sort of thing every day.

      Oh wait…

    2. I don’t think it does.
      He was an arse for taking a meek stance for the aGGros, by publicly insulting a group of people who never did a thing worth comparing to this little public stunt. Heck, if I had any of his crumbling foundation holding my arse elevated to his level I would think twice before I burn it down.

    3. The difference is we’re not trying to get him prosecuted by law or fired or, god forbid, banned from receiving patreon shekels. We’re merely disappointed with his attitude and sometimes wish that harm befalls him (but not by our hands).

      Just like he’s free to make an idiot out of himself, we’re also free to not like him for it.

    4. Freedom of speech doesn’t equate to freedom from any kind of negative reaction. For instance you should have the right to freely make any joke on anyones account (be it rape, death, disability, race, gender and so on) however people also should have the right to feel like your joke is bad or offensive and voice that using their freedom of speech.

      1. I know all this, I just don’t want GG to be seen as just as flammable and choleric as SJWs. Froth and rage is for aGGros. Calm, collected and unforgiving is the GG way.

        BTW, know what, guys? I actually helped write the Polish translation of Broken Age. I helped him reach our market. I feel dirty inside now.

  18. Keepin’ it classy Time, keepin’ it classy. And GamerGate are the bad evil racists? lol. These people project so much it’s not even funny.

  19. Tim wants the gaming industry to grow up and yet he brings a sock puppet to the GDC?

    Oh yeah, real mature of you there Tim.

  20. How the fuck do these racist bastards have the nerve to hand wave notyourshield as sock puppets? That’s been PROVEN FALSE by statistical analysis of user activity AND the, oh, idk, hundreds if not THOUSANDS of fucking pictures of people holding up notyourshield signs. Oh, and the videos, can’t forget those.

    1. Remember facts only exists if they agree with them. If you have the SJW mentality you don’t agree with anything that fits your beliefs. You are the center of the universe and everyone agrees with you.

      1. So, they’re basically the religious conservatives they claim to hate. These people officially have to be mentally retarded if they don’t get that denying facts that aren’t convenient for your argument is the EXACT same thing science and climate deniers do. UGH.

        1. Denial is multipartisan. There are people who still think Marxism-Leninism is a good idea in spite of its repeated failings when actually applied. 😛

          1. Reality? Who needs it! They has them ideals! Especially when they only care about THEIR well being. And this is why, as a trained historian, I want to drop kick these ignorant mother fuckers to the moon.

  21. Dev: How do I sell an unfinished product without falsely advertising that it’s buggy and missing promised features?
    Sock: You’d probably be schafer abusing Early Access or Kick Starter, otherwise you might get double fined.

    It was the sock all along.

  22. This guy has the mentality of a 5-year old. The whole GDC had nothing to do with GG but since it burns so hard in his bowels he needed to make that “joke”.
    He knows he already lost and thats why he is so bitter about it. How could a moron like hime even get into the VG business? Did he sleep his way up?
    This guys ego is bigger than jupiter and he has the most punchable mug ever.
    BTW this guy is the exact thing he hates so much. He is racist, sexist, never made a strong female character and many more. I played the shitstain that was BRütal Legend and guess what: This travesty is the exact same thing his messiah Anita hates so much about games.

  23. This guy has the mentality of a 5-year old. He knows he already lost and thats why he is so bitter about it. How could a moron like hime even get into the VG business? Did he sleep his way up? This guys ego is bigger than jupiter and he has the most punchable mug ever.
    This Idiot is the exact thing he hates so much, a racist, sexist, Homophobe and he never made a strong female character. I played the Brütal Legend and guess what: This is the
    exact same thing his messiah Anita hates so much about games.
    Seriously if you search for the word hypocrite in the dictionary you will find this blobs face.

    (I accidentally posted this comment twice and couldn’t delete it so I changed a few things)

    1. I think his games managed to gain attention for their aesthetics, because setting all that shit aside, they all play like noticeably worse versions of games you’ve played before.

      The funny thing is that while Schafer joined up with the indie clique as if he were always one of them, the dude was almost always beholden to publishers. He only really became “independent” relatively recently, and even then he shifted from being dependent on publishers to being dependent on Kickstarter backers. He’s not as far removed from the AAA studios as he’d like to pretend he is, and in some ways he’s markedly worse since he can’t ship a complete, polished game to save his life. The dude’s a joke, and that they trotted his fat ass out in front of thousands of people as if he’s got any relevancy whatsoever anymore just goes to show how disconnected the folks behind GDC really are.

  24. ralph, are you aware there was an episode on “america’s court with judge ross” titled “gamer girl”? original airdate 11/20/14. aired again today. granted it’s a fake court show with paid actors. about ellie andrews sueing david quan because she says he’s dragging her name through dirt. covered a lot of things. they were in a relationship. he claims she developed a shitty game named ‘donkey honk’, sleeping with journalists for reviews. funny nicknames. etc.

    1. Gonna have to find that and watch it. Sadly, even ‘Donkey Honk’ is better than ‘Depression Quest’

  25. I think this is not about GG anymore. It started to become a fight between gamers and that hipster-douchebag clique from San Francisco. Every stupid comment comes from that idiotic cult and other brainless turds who want to join it. For them its not about sexism or racism its all about cash. Thats the only reason they do what they do but in the end they will destroy themselves.
    With that retarded joke Schafer again showed the world why he is the laughing stock of the VG-Industry. That idiot can’t even count 1+1+40=50.

  26. So a kickstarter fraud (this is becoming common on their side isn’t it?) made a pitifull joke about #notyourshield at a games awards show. This just goes to show how afraid they are of GG. Sites like Ralph’s and One Angry Gamer are digging and finding stuff about how corrupt they are. Blockbots on Twitter because they hate being shown how corrupt they are. And guess what? GG is still here, seven months on and still going. If we were a flash in the pan, we would have gone with a whimper a month in to all of this. So sit back, enjoy the ride and watch more dirt being dug up.
    It could have been worse, it could have been a proper dev who made that “joke,” then we would have been in the shit.

    1. Thats because you are no SJW. They have their own kind of special humour. Just like the “hilarious” -It’s about ethics- joke. I thought the video was funny, not because of what he said but a 47 year old, white, washed up douchebag talked to a sock and felt like a boss.

  27. How many Tim Schafers does it take to screw in a light bulb? Trick Question; they make fun of the room for being dark.

  28. Dear Ben Kuchera,

    I wasn’t aware loser douche bag indie devs who have been GIVEN 3 million dollars and have shown nothing for it and some cunt journalist and all of his ideological and financially incestuous friends were the “industry”. Pretty sure the industry is, you know, the people that make games and the studios that rake in the tens to hundreds of millions of dollars, you fucking loser.

    1. Few people deserve the description “troll” in its purest sense more than Kuchera. He just says shit to get a rise out of people. It’s not worth your time.

      1. He’s the literal fucking definition of a man child. If I ever run into him IRL I will gladly take the criminal charges and Rick-Grimes-Right-Cross that fucking bigoted loser. Violence doesn’t solve all problems, but it ALWAYS feels cathartic. -_- Arrogance masquerading as righteousness should be punished.

  29. I’m slow. It just dawned on me that the sock in the joke is him saying they’re all sockpuppets.

    And yeah, it’s a rich white guy saying it to other white guys.

    Yeah, I take my time before I call anyone racist. But he earned it. The entire point of the NotYourShield hashtag was in response to people marginalizing minorities and women and pretending they don’t exist. And here, he gets up and does the same fucking thing.

    That is racist. He’s downplaying and ignoring all minorities and women, and trivializing their diversity. Minorities and women have all kinds of opinions, they aren’t a hive mind. They are SJWs, they are GG members, they are everything. He’s basically erasing their identity here.

    I tried to give him some benefit of the doubt, but no. This is blatant racism in a crowded and influential room. This is pretty bad.

  30. Let me summarize Tim Schafer’s joke for those who don’t speak financially incestuous social justice warrior:

    “What did the racist, bigoted cunt who essentially stole $3 million in Kickstarter donations say to the room full of entirely white, almost entirely male non-relevant ‘devs’ and ‘journos’?”

    “Fuck women and minorities if they don’t agree with our ideology. They aren’t real anyway.”


    Get that hashtag trending!

  31. Why are you constantly embedding shit multiple times in all of your articles? Why do you always pretend that these are articles that are working hard on. You post about how your at McDonalds and then type a few paragraphs and embed tweets and call yourself a writer. If it wasnt for the clickbait headlines that you draw from this website would be completely useless

    1. Rabble Rabble.

      You know, I don’t think this shit would qualify as clickbait if you sad fucks would just stop clicking on it. I mean, not for nothin’, but your impulse control issues aint Ralph’s to sort out for you.

  32. offstage….Timmy goes to the toilets to smoke some meth only to find Gamergate’s Angry Baboon waiting for him.


  33. I emailed them as I was a backer, well former, as I asked for a refund and in a few hours I had one no questions asked. I was rather amazed. I think the finacial stability of their company just got a whole lot worse.

    1. Was that done for broken age, or another game? And is there a limit to how much you can get back? I just wanna know if it’s worth it since I spent $100 funding it. ;-;

    1. From the comments on that video: “How many SJWs does it take to screw in a light bulb? None, they call the lightbulb sexist towards women because it’s round like a boob and say the act of screwing it into a socket is analogous to rape.”

  34. Some are saying they’re going to pirate his games now. I don’t think they are even worth that much effort. Hell, typing this much about him has me questioning my life choices.

  35. Sorry but I can’t take anyone who uses stupid meaningless terms like SJW seriously. GG has strongly decreased in popularity and is continuing to do so, almost nobody really gives a damn about it anymore, this isn’t going to rejuvenate anything.

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