GUEST EDITORIAL by Ben Chalk (
For the past 3 months (nearing month 4), we’ve been wreaking so much havoc on what the mass media would want you to believe on the GamerGate scandal that, well, it’s almost as if they have thrown their toys out of the pram and have officially declared war on us. For what? Just playing video games? Wanting some ethics? Well, that’s exactly what happened when Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun and Gamasutra published 14 different articles which essentially said the same thing: That gamers are “hyper consumers” who “don’t have to be your audience.” Since then, we have been dismantling the current agenda left and right, calling out pretty much every single Pro Corruption journalist, who in-turn, have responded poorly. It’s natural really, seeing as they expected us to live on our knees. However, what has the scandal taught me? Well…
1) From here on out, the mainstream media is not to be trusted on anything. Ever
Technically, this is the most obvious one, yet the most important. Ever since I swallowed the red pill and learned about the truth about 3 or so years ago, I’ve learned that the world isn’t necessarily all sunshine, fun and games. However, after viewing Sargon of Akkad’s interview with the BBC’s Dave Lee (aka, “Mr. I need to interject with something that we can broadcast”), my suspicions were confirmed. Absolutely nothing in the mass media is to be trusted in any shape, way or form. Don’t forget Libya or Iraq, either.
2) Our sides far more varied
On their side is an evil Homer J Simpson, someone who sold their skeletal being for a lifetime supply of alcohol, another someone that sold their moral compass for a chance to be on Jeopardy, #FullMcIntosh, who’s so dumb, he has to check which ends which whenever he goes to the toilet, and the most unhinged Social Justice Cultists ever, who live on Patreon. Oh, and fat, balding, middle aged men who are too old to have fun, and too soft to kill. Meanwhile, on our side is the FABULOUS Milo Yiannopoulis, a porn star by the name of Mercedes Carrera (No joking!), army soldiers like Slade Villena, and well, pretty much everyone of different color, country and in general, just different walks of life. And we’re the evil ones, how? Given the way you’ve acted lately, I think you’re the evil ones.
3) The old school heroes are dead
Knock knock, Charlie Brooker. Your respect. Your respect what? Exactly. As a result of some prominent people’s sayings, many have lost respect for them entirely. I for example will not be seeing the latest Avengers movie due to Joss Whedon comparing us to the “Klan Day Kare”. That, and knowing how sequels will go, it’ll probably disappoint. Let’s face it, very rarely do they match the original. As for you Mr Brooker, lets just say that as an edgy journalist, you are finished. You’re just faking it now, so owe up to the fact that you’ve had to kiss someone else’s arse in order to protect your own. Tim Schafer, once upon a time, you did have a legendary run of video games, but this whole thing has proven that your legacy is 100% dead and buried in the grave six feet under. And finally…
4) Some people are just too damn dangerous to be holding down their current positions
From McIntosh to Elizabeth Simins, it seems that some people are acting like they’re part of a real world illuminati and they’ve just been exposed world wide. As a result, they have thrown some of the most idiotic sound bites on social media one could ever hope for. Well lets be real, Mrs. Alcoholic, Mr. Fedora, and all you other fat so-and-so’s: if those tweets were just jokes, no one’s laughing. In fact, if anything, we’re pointing and laughing at you guys for being epically incompetent. And as for Gawker, well, they’re essentially the king of the click bait! From their linking to a gangbang video to the Hateful Eight script and the promotion of Sam Biddle (Yes, all of those things happened). Their tone deafness will end up being their (along with quite a few other people’s) downfall. Remember not to blame us, though. You brought it on yourselves.
So in essence, that’s what I learned while I watch the GamerGate consumer revolt unfold. It has quite alot in common with Mr. Bones Wild Ride, in that once you get on it, it never ends. So come on in, stay a while, and lets watch Gawker burn down together.