So who is Zoe Quinn? Short story is she’s an independent game developer. Long story is she’s a woman with an ex-boyfriend issue who has recently been all over the internet.
Good opinion piece...needs a bit of editing, but I'm approving it.
Its a bit conspiracy theory sensationalist. Maybe the big gaming sites just didnt see this as news. After all they arent tabloid gaming sites. I dont even know if such a thing exists.
at this point i think it would be hard for big sites to have not heard of this.
Take the sex out of the equation, and she still seems like an untrustworthy person. That is how I'm looking at this. She seems manipulative. You know how some people will back their favorite celebrity or athlete no matter what, well she has those type of followers. Almost cult like, who will do and say anything to make everyone calling her out look bad.
Remember when video games used to just be about video games?
Well we shouldn't be covering someones private life. This isn't hollywood celebrity paparazzi stalking stuff. The gaming industry is perfectly fine staying out of people in the industry's personal life. whether she did that or not is not for me to say but gaming journalists are doing the right thing at not pushing it into the public. You know whats the last thing about my mind when I'm on a video game site? Thinking about the developers and wondering how their private lives are. Keep tabloids out.
when you as a developer start sleeping around with the gaming media to get positive press it creates a conflict of interest. it would be no different if she was caught handing over wads of cash, its using favors for positive press with influential people to further your career without having to put any work into it.
The point isn't her cheating and her private life its WHOM she cheated with and what she has done to gain positive press on her game, not only that what she did to a gaming charity is just wrong.
You're on a gaming site, so I would assume that you expect some level of integrity from the authors of the articles you read. That is what's at issue here. Whether some authors gave her praise due to a relationship they may have had with Quinn. Being a gamer, I would think you would want you're news authors to have some ethics. Personally, I don't care who she sleeps with, but when it actually does affect the industry by introducing bias and narcissism into the content we use to get our news, it becomes an actual issue that needs to be addressed. The fact that most of the press lines haven't been focusing on the actual topic is a problem, as it shows complacency and an unwillingness to turn the mirror on themselves, as perks are perks regardless of their nature. The people that keep trying to make this into an attack on her due to her sexual activities are either misinformed, or actively trying to misdirect the actual issue.
I think people are not getting why some are mad, it's not that she cheated with five men its who she did it with. that being the journalist to get positive cover of her game, and the fact that there was censorship with everything being deleted with even sites like 4chan of all places makes it look like there is something much bigger to hide.
I doubt the gaming journalist really want to put their ethics at large under a microscope. It could root out a lot of hypocrisy and bad practices that have been going on for years now. Sex or money or perks are all ethically ambiguous.
And that's why I think this is getting so much heat People know what gaming journalism is and this is showing clear that there is corruption, and with a lot of journalist putting there head in the sand just hoping it just goes away is making people even more mad.
Surely she hasnt slept with every major gaming journalist or editor though? Its confusing that some of the other sites havent used it as an opportunity to claim integrity around their own sites but other than that this isnt really gaming news. People pay for good reviews/publicity all the time, in this instance she just paid with her booty.
it's the power of influence it makes. and that's why people are getting angry they want the buyouts to stop.
The thing is, it's hard to say you have integrity if you take any kind of perk while reviewing a game, or giving it exposure. Sexual favors are certainly an extreme way of someone moving ahead, but some lesser perks would be the free swag that publishers send out, or the advertising revenue that some sites may accept in return for positive coverage of a game. If one site decides to make a big deal about it, then their integrity itself can come into question, as people can start asking, "well...what have you accepted in return for similar coverage?". It's a serious question, because it's been well known for a while that the industry's publishers do indeed give out perks that can cause bias.
Its funny how so many sites wrote about her being harassed but very few write about her manipulating people to get her game on steam, and allegedly using her lady parts to get good reviews and etc etc... Its also funny reading the comments sections of articles still defending her.Nobody's buying it lol It does show me what sites to avoid thats for sure.. Most I already did avoid like Motherboard and Dailydot.
Agree. And nice avatar.
Is she hot?
No she's not. She's fat, short, and frumpy with weird hair colors and horrible piercings. To give favors for such a horrible piece of a shows how pathetic and desperate those guys are. If you're going to sell out, at least do it for a 7.5 and above.
I think she is a good looking woman myself. But I'm not sure what that has to do with anything here. Though I'm one of the people who are wondering why this is even being covered. Sure she used sex to get better reviews, BUT if people would not be so easily influenced, this wouldn't be an issue. I come to my own conclusions, and in no way could a review score, gained by sex influence me in a positive or negative way. Because, again I come up with my own opinions and look at reviews as such, another persons opinion, which probably is no where close to my own personal views.
"she’s a woman with an ex-boyfriend issue who has recently been all over the internet." For someone who's been 'all over the internet' I sure haven't heard of her and I follow game news like it was my job. No major site has covered her so her disgusting actions must not have been that important. Anyway she won't be able to work in this industry again without everyone questioning her work. She dug the whole so best forget her now before giving her exposure to make her popular. Like Phil Fish, he's a douche and doesn't deserve a single article but he's a celebrity because the second he insults the industry everyone writes about it, same with Ninja Theory. If we just ignore them and don't buy their games they will fade away and be forgotten.
"No major site has covered her so her disgusting actions must not have been that important." Yes that is precisely the issue.
Why do they need to give her exposure? Just ignore her and she will eventually go away. Look at Phil Fish, every time he talks it's always negative and insulting but every website blows him quote up and he gets exposure when he shouldn't get any at all.
I think you should read up on it more.Its not solely about her more so the integrity or lack thereof in gaming journalism.Its something a lot of gamers should be worried about.I wrote off gaming journalism a long time ago because of the lack of integrity.This however brings it to the light.Which I am all for. The fact these gaming tabloids refuse to even mention it should be even more of an indication of how little integrity they have.But that brings us back to Zoe and what she is doing to keep these gaming tabloids from mentioning it by making yet more false claims ... Watch this video if you haven't already https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I'm sorry are we assuming she did sleep with people for better reviews? Comment section seems to have her guilty, but I see no evidence other than a one-sided claim from someone that she is guilty. I think people shouldn't react as if it's 100% true before actually knowing what happened. If you do that any fool can make a claim and destroy someone's name.
To be clear, I'm not saying she didn't do it. It may very well be true, but we should be sure first.
Well considering she lied about being harassed by people, and actually made the internet harass them all because she wanted to get her game more known.. and the fact she used Robin Williams death to get her game more known, its not far fetched to believe she did this.. Seems very probable in my opinion after learning her character.
Ah I see. Seems like a liar, manipulator, and master professional victim player.
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