Brianna Wu, Head of Development at Giant Spacekat, joins David to discuss the #gamergate controversy and the threats against her; Brianna ends up accusing David of conducting a hit piece interview
the interviewer actually asks her challenging questions and doesnt just sit there agreeing with every single thing that comes out of her mouth and praising her as a victim? HIT PIECE ALERT
When she got one on one with a journalist actually doing his job she got freaked out and found herself out of the comfort zone of the GameJournoPros circle who bloated her ego.
Throwing accusations is all what GameJournoPros, Gawker and co do.
She got absolutely torn apart and rightfully so. She's desperately trying to make this whole thing about HER when it's blatantly obvious that it isn't and when anyone tries to point out her ignorance it's "harassment".
Exactly! I love how she's 'so scared she had to go into hiding' but amazing how journalists have no trouble finding her. Hmmmm....
this is why Anita Sarkeesian doesnt debate her critics head on, or engage in interviews where the person isnt already 100% on her side (like the rolling stone interview, ughh). these people cannot defend the claims the make about themselves and their enemies, the whole victim narrative. it just falls apart under scrutiny. so they need the biased media campaigns, the interviews, the speaking engagements. anything besides actually facing their critics. absolutely pathetic. and these are the people who think they have "killed" and "defeated" the gamer identity?
Interview seems fair enough Im guessing the guy would be similarly inquiring with people from Gamergate
She talks about him asking aggressive questions, and about GamerGate slinging mud on her. It's all these devs that are constantly slinging mud and very serious accusations at GamerGate, based on some trolls that are 'attacking' them. So, her answer to how she knows the attacks are connected to GamerGate is that they spawned from a message board that she claims is specifically for GamerGaters, where all these attacks are planned. Yet, there's no disagreeing on the fact that over 90% of the tweets from supposed GamerGaters are neutral and when you add the positive in there, there's less than 6-9% negative. Somehow, GamerGate on a whole is still being demonized. Again, they just want GamerGate gone, because the transparency GG calls for will lose the devs involved in backdoor shenanigans tons of under the table $$$ and will expose them for being crooked.
I liked the bit "I've gotten pretty serious death threats too, I've gone to the authorities and they advise against publicizing them. So why have you decided to publicize yours?"
What I really hate about this whole thing is the fact that multiple issues are being condensed into one. Why can we not focus on journalistic integrity as one issue. Equality in game development as another issue & Fair representation of women in games as another. There is no way to move forward on any of these issues because as soon as a problem is actually highlighted, a counter argument regarding a totally separate issue is used to smear the first. And on and on it goes. I have Shadow of Mordor, D4, Destiny to still play and Once MCC and Sunset OD hit I am going to try to go on a couple of month break from this 'media' hopefully these children can sort out this mess they have made while I do what I love the most. Play games.
Because she's one of the people that they seem to be protecting in this whole thing. Part of why GamerGate exists is because the print media seems to want to turn the vitriolic messages into some sort of advertising slogan. The two entities (the Feminist Clique, as you might want to call them) and those at the center of the controversy that made GamerGate a thing, seem to be working together. After all, wasn't it the ultra treatment of anything by them that caused us to believe that something unethical was going on to begin with?
Not the print media but the online media. And the problem there is that they've been doing things one way, a way which benefits them and has no real accountability, that if thing were done the "right" way many of them would lose their jobs at worse. A number of perks they enjoy at best.
yep, This whole thing is just a hot mess. I hope that karma will eventually dish out some sweet justice to the offenders of this controversy. So many of us gamers have expressed our views and concerns yet out of the hundreds of comments I read of people who, like me are sickened by the actions and reactions of folks involved. We are totally ignored and the tiny psycho subset are getting all the attention. These game journo's who are twisting gamergate to protect themselves don't realise the long term repercussions of their actions. Because eventually people will stop caring about it and will hopefully stop giving those sites clicks thus reducing their footprint on the landscape. I would love to be part of a boycott movement to put these sites out of business by starving them of clicks, but to co-ordinate an effort like that is well outside of my capabilities. We have been played hard by theses A-holes, disrespecting us as an audience, belittling our concerns, devaluing our principles and claiming that the era of the gamer is dead. pffft... All I have to say to the media outlets that have been trying to destroy my passion is... Screw you guys... I'm going home.
God damn, s/he got rekt. Why did Brian keep trying to spin everything and make it about him? Brian couldn't even give a logical response to any of the interviewer's questions.
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