Much of the mainstream and gaming press has spent the better part of the last six months demonising their core audience as reactionary, hateful, and violent – and that’s where the show’s creators found the sensational material they were looking for.
SJW brain-dead loons.
Agent Benson, yummy..
how about you blame the idiots sending death threats. the idiots swatting people, the idiot who threatened to shoot up a school. how bout they take their share of the blame for painting gamers as violent misogynistic psychopaths. and i just love how a rag like brietbart is now a great source. you know they're partnered with fox "news", right? you know the ones who always blame gaming when there's a shooting. it's a right wing propaganda rag. but no, support right wing idiots because they agree with you on one thing if you like.
Yeah, as if left-wing sources like MSNBC, CNN, NPR and the millions of "alternatives" are so less biased.
These days: Left-wing = fascism Right-wing = freedom This goes right down to ideological fundamentals, where the former think that people cannot help themselves and need to be controlled "for their own good", while the latter feel that people should have the tools to help themselves and the freedom to do what they want with them. Of course both are biased towards their own ends, but it's clear which one is more noble. In Europe, we don't have the religious angle any more, so the right has become increasingly about freedom itself.
More like: Left wing = idiocy Right wing = stupidity
Right wing has always been synonymous with fascism. Google 14 pillars of fascism. Educate yourself
Well, for one thing those idiots are on both sides with a third party involved, just for the lols, besides. Then you have the side sensationalizing things for support. Which is how the L&A:SVU episode came to be. And sad to say, I'd rather have the right-wing who's blaming gun violence on gaming, while defending it as a free market, than the left who want to gaming to further justify Orwellian societal justice.
I'm writing a screenplay myself right now. It's not due to right or left wing propaganda, it's due to their writers being creatively tapped out, searching the news for a semi believable story. Occam's razor man.
How about you take some of the blame, amy, for continually painting every MALE gamer as a violent misogynistic psychopath? For supporting- COUNTER to facts and reality and even common sense- the idea that somehow what's being advertised as happening to a handful of women- who are enjoying a rise in publicity and even income, despite much if not all of their "news" being manufactured- doesn't happen to men? Indeed, for acting as if it's less important when it happens to men? Right wing? Left wing? Who gives a damn about all that crap? That's excuses you and others use to try and justify something without actually using your brain to craft compelling evidence. You and many others around here have accepted the ready-made case Anita Sarkeesian and her cronies have put out. And you've come to believe it so strongly that you reject valid questions pertaining that that case. Your propensity for falling for crap like that is as much to blame as anything or anyone else for gamers being put in a bad light. Perhaps more, because you're actively taking part, based on partial evidence that is rather easily debunked in most cases. In a court of law, nothing you believe in out of Sarkeesian and others would hold up.
I blame the sensationalist western media.
That's profit driven, sensationalist western media to you bub.
I blame the gaming sites like Kotaku,Polygon and people like Anita and Brianna for this horrible wtf did I just watch episode. They were the ones who were writing and saying gamers are sexist, they don't want women in gaming, gamers are worst than Isis, I don't want to use the word terrorism, but its terrorism. Now those people are backtracking(not Polygon they think what happened in the episode actually happened in real life)are hating on the episode, yet can't figure out why the writers at Law and Order would write such horrible things about gamers. These so called "journalist" and "speaker of women" literally are making people more afraid to get into the gaming business, rather than help it grow. Who wants to get into the gaming business when you read and hear things like misogyny,sexist, harassment, etc is what gaming has become. People don't want to put up with that, so they go into a different profession, not realizing what your hearing and reading couldn't be farther from the truth.
I don't think sites like Kotaku turned anyone against gamers, they just turned a portion of gamers against themselves. Gamers have been and likely always will be their own worst enemy, and by acting less ridiculously there'd be none of this drama.
you are very incorrect kotaku, polygon and their like started gamergate by having 28 other sites declare gamers dead and that they are not the audience anymore all on the same day. I know this for a fact because they refused to acknowledge that I and many others are not white, refused to believe that women can be independent and support gamergate etc etc. and it goes on and on, and now they are acting surprised law and order SUV is showing how ridiculous they sound.
They said were a lot of gamers are jerks and it can be a toxic community. A lot of gamers are jerks. It frequently IS a toxic community. There was absolutely no reason for people to react as crazily as they did. Also GG technically started (not this again) with the Quinn thing, which was in no way the media's fault. I've never seen a statement refusing those things, either. Something can have elements of sexism and racism and still have people of happy minorities too. I think people are just terrible at nuance and seeing things from different perspectives. Law and order made *everyone* look ridiculous. The only people who think it reflects badly on SJWs etc are their opposition though, the wider public have no idea what you're talking about.
I can remember that time the chess community was up in arms after that Columbo episode where the killer was a grandmaster and... oh wait, no i didn't because no-one cared because it's an effing TV show. Sheesh, for a community which is always quick to tell the world it can clearly distinguish between fiction and reality when it comes to violence in games, to suddenly gets its britches in a twist because some benign program doesn't portray them as saints is a bit much.
SVU always did this even back when wow was mega popular back in 07
Who's to blame? - Terrible Law & Order writers. - A few Bad gamers (a very small % of us, but those guys still give us a bad name.) Nobody thinks it's a reflection of reality though anyway, that episode dos nobody any favours at all, it was surreal.
lol. Law and order has done this on several occasions over the 20 odd years it's been on TV. It first started after the whole GTA/Jack Thompson affair. I love Law & Order, it's one of my favorite shows, but the show is written for what is mostly an older audience, and they sensationalize every media story in their dialogue, and always approach it in some preachy manner, some versions of the show are better at it than others. I've seen several of the game causes violence episodes through the years, and it's always laughable how they portray video games in general, and the gamers in those episodes are about as sterotypical as they come...not unlike almost every character who isn't a regular on the show. So who's to blame? No one really. For all of the good things Law & Order does, it's not a place to go for accurate representation of the criminal mind or analysis of complex social issues. It's just an entertaining show, which generally has good actors for it's primaries that people come to care about. I will agree with you though that the writing on the show has gone downhill in the past 3-4 years. SVU is boring now, Criminal Intent always had the worst writing, and the main show can't seem to find compelling leads and the writing depends on unwitty one-liners which are more cynical than humorous....I miss Lennie Briscoe.:(
Lol. Who is L&O to smear an industry? Just an old person show to fall asleep to.
This is why I stick to Sherlock.
lets try this again, with just the important part of my comment. how about you blame the idiots sending death threats. the idiots swatting people, the idiot who threatened to shoot up a school. how bout they take their share of the blame for painting gamers as violent misogynistic psychopaths.
"how bout they take their share of the blame for painting gamers as violent misogynistic psychopaths." The people you're talking about are twelve year olds on XBL, PSN and any COD chatroom. Their threats where empty but ultimately exploitable by the likes of Sarkeesian who announced wanting to start dialog among the gaming community yet shut down her own comment section. And again: threat sending idiots are on both sides. Only difference being where noted personalities among GG call for reason and an end to threats prominent anti-GG people call for them. Outside of the general media spotlight of course.
There are multiple adults posting death threat videos and pics to places like Instagram showing that they've been outside the various "harassed" peoples workplaces and homes. Very specific detailed threats with reference to where the victim will be at a particular time and what they're going to do are really bad news. And even if they were hollow they're still illegally using fear as a way to manipulate an outcome, so that's their fault and it shouldn't be happening at all. If just one of these psychos turns out to be serious - teens have access to stuff like guns too. And kids can swat. And order infinite pizzas. (Lol) But, yeah clearly most threats are empty or people would be dead by now. Not really the point. THEY are damaging our reputation, not the people reporting on it. It's worth noting that the media attention has a) got Twitter to behind the scenes commit to a solution where bullying and abuse is more moderated (somehow) and b) Made it much easier to get the police et al to take concerns seriously. Both good things. We'll be getting a lot more swatting, stalking and other asshole behaviour arrests while people are making a fuss and calling shitty behaviour out. Behaviour that *should not* be happenining, whatever side you're on. I'm sure the threats veer overwhelmingly in one direction. Everything points to that being the case. We know there's a troll element firing both ways too. Prominent anti GG calling for threats.. hmm?
"If just one of these psychos turns out to be serious" If one psycho turned out to be serious, there wouldn't be a warning or threat. Just an active attempt with a victim who would more than likely help them via Facebook and Twitter. And yes, prominent anti-GG have called for threats. For bullying and public ostracizing of anyone taking a pro-GG stance. Where doing it before GG was a thing as well as actively Doxxed. Someone even mentioned freaking gas chambers and didn't draw much, if any, disagreement from the anti-GG side. FFS: misogynist and terrorist are go-to anti-GG terms.
I blame you. Im sorry but somebody has to be the fall guy. You know how it is. This goes all the way to the top.
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