Anita Sarkeesian on Colbert Killed GamerGate and Made Gaming’s Future Brighter

Ricky from Twinfinite writes; "Anita Sarkeesian and Stephen Colbert may have taken GamerGate to the cleaners last night on national television, but the appearance could be the start of a brighter future for gaming."

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GodGinrai1450d ago

I think the author gives her too much credit. I am getting tired of these feminazis and SWJs.

PeaSFor1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

dem professional victims.

...thats how they get attention, go wonder why they fake death threats to get more publicity to preach their misandrist ideology.

its ok to be a feminist, but no need to be an eternal victim as "profession"..

Glgh1450d ago

And you do have proof that they are fake threats?
I mean, they could be, yes. But declaring them as fake in such a declamative way is way beyond your knowledge.

Additionally, calling them feminazis is part of the overall problem. The "suffix" nazi is being used in such a sadly light fashion nowadays.

morganfell1450d ago

And do you have proof they are real? Remember, the burden of proof is on the accuser.

001450d ago

people like anita can only cry wolf all the time and there going to find out happens if you keep on doing that soon.

Abriael1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

@Glgh: I don't know if they're false or real. That's for the cops to decide. What I do know is that it's hard for me to take seriously someone whose only argument seems to be demonizing and accusing the other side to be "evil."

Personally, I receive rather dreadful insults, personal attacks and often physical treats almost every time I post an article perceived negative for this or that platform. It comes with the journalistic territory in every field.

I surely don't use those as an excuse for not needing to support my arguments, or for demonstrating that I'm right because those that dislike what I say are evil.

radler1450d ago


You can Google her name along with 'fake death threats' to find some compelling evidence, some of which is provided by her local police department who were utterly confused by the whole ordeal.

She stated she'd contacted them and that they'd said certain things, yet when questioned they basically debunked everything she said and closed by requesting contact details for her so they could find out what was happening themselves.

She's milking this whole thing to further her career, and it's a shame to see it working. She's been interviewed by the BBC and now Colbert, and nobody has questioned her about this stuff at all.

ipach1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

pretty sure the university was the one that got the latest threat, not her. you think that school in Utah is faking it too for the sake of attention and publicity? and how do you explain all the hundred if not thousands of comments and tweets and everything else?

so many people have it formed in their minds that she and others like her have such a disruptive agenda and are using unethical ways to achieve it - that's all fair to believe i suppose. but to invalidate these threats against her as falsified or fake takes a bit more imagination or ignorance.

and this whole, 'looks what she said in 2010! see! a fake!' bit. i grew up playing NES and SNES like mad and was PC gaming Doom and Descent and Dune 2 and what have you through much of the nineties. Then basically went the entire first couple 3D console generations barely playing anything. Finally got a PS3 around its launch and only after MW4 and UC2 came out did I really start getting into regular gaming. for much of the last decade I probably would've said I'm no way a 'gamer.' but hell, now I enjoy chasing platinums and building PCs and commenting on n4g for crying out loud. just because people weren't active gamers for a time in their lives doesn't make them unable to become one in the future - and certainly doesn't deny anyone the ability or privilege to share critique about games either. yeah, anita is probably not as hardcore a gamer as you. but even still, I know i learned a few concepts or two from her stuff. maybe because I didn't know about all the kickstarter drama and just watched one I didn't think much of it and moved on to a smooth mcgroove video or something. and then bam, who knew, this lady is like a devil or something. so strange to me, all this reviling and disgust people feel towards her.

Amuro1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

let's think about what separates a professional victim from a real victim.

A real victim goes to the authorities. There police, FBI or whatever will tell you to not tell anybody about it to not incite copycats.

A professional victim uses those threats to prove a point. And why he does that? Because that is his job.

And then we have this:

And this:

NewMonday1450d ago

another week another "gamergarte is dead" claim

FriedGoat1450d ago

Wow, the desperation from the gaming media must be pretty big if they're getting SJWs on TV now.

This is only going to make things worse.

theshonen88991450d ago

Do you guys really believe these are fake death threats? I'm glad that you aren't hostile enough to write such things but I know for a fact that there are hundreds of people who hate her enough to kill her. I don't care where you stand on this issue, death threats should be a zero tolerance policy.

Baka-akaB1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

But that's the issue , death threats are already a big deal enough , without people making them up to lool good .

I dont care if you received a tons of true ones , once you start lying about one or a few of those and manufacture them , you've lost any credibility in my eyes . On top of the often poor arguments used when it comes to the real subjects .

Now he we are discussing those threats instead of discussing her arguments or lack there of

abstractel1449d ago

I could only watch less than 5 minutes of that before I had to turn it off. Appreciating female beauty does not objectify them as this woman claims. Just as women, and yes women do, appreciate good looking men with great bodies. There's nothing wrong with that.

Of course it's wrong to harass someone however, but that isn't an issue of gender. That's certain individuals who are being assholes just as any person, female or male, can be an absolute asshole.

I don't see today's games as being harassing towards women -- except a couple of exceptions. Most games these days have strong female characters. Men look flawless with perfect bodies in games, so do women. Tell me the last time you played as a non-handsome fat guy saving the day? Same with women, they are idealized versions physically.

I can't stand her. Not because she's a "strong individual" but because I feel she's close minded and perpetuates rather than helps the segregation between men and women. I want an equal in a girlfriend/wife. It would be nice if she liked my physical appearance, and I would like it if she appreciated me liking her physical appearance. But it's just one aspect of a human being.

Can't stand this gamergate thing. It started as one thing and now it's something completely different and has completely blown up. Lost a bit of respect for Colbert for not arguing better as his satirical persona.

paul-p19881449d ago

@Abriael you get 'Physical treats' do you? I like the sound of that :P

donthate1449d ago (Edited 1449d ago )

For the record, I am for both causes, just not the extreme meaning more equal representation in games of sexes is necessary, but with developers having free choices to make the game they want without being persecuted.

In the same way, ethics should be upheld in gaming journalism, but acknowledge corruption will always happen!


Only an idiot hell bent on ignoring the truth would ignore the fact that regardless of how we feel about people's causes, it is pretty damn clear Anite or anyone involved is receiving real threats on all sides.

The proof is in front of you, unless you close your eyes and shut your ears like a 5-year old because it doesn't fit your agenda.

morganfell1449d ago

dont hate aka ms defender,

Everyone realizes at least some of the threats are genuine. But only an idiot would think that they are all factual or of the degree this known liar and sensationalist has made them out to be. But then again you have repeatedly demonstrated an inability to deal with reality.

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Neckbear1450d ago

Anita didn't even good on the show, ridiculously avoiding some key questions and making a ridicule out of herself (for anyone who expected a serious discussion, at the very least), I don't see how that made the "future" brighter in any way.

Mithan1449d ago

And I am getting tired of the death threats and other shit from so called gamers.

2cents1448d ago

This is basically saying, Yes, the gamers are not worthy of a voice nor opinion, UNLESS... it is that of hate and misogyny. The End.

The main positive of this, as others have hinted to is that now more non-gamer people may now look into what gamergate is about and find far more under the surface than the press is letting on. Possibly an avenue to actually get some real development on the MULTIPLE issues involving #Gamergate. Not just the 'Disgusting Troll' epidemic.

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MrSwankSinatra1450d ago

To the cleaners? If you equate third grade level remarks to that of the cleaners, sure I guess. Otherwise, no.....

Menkyo1450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

Corrupt journos, SJW and industry insiders. The problem is she did nothing to kill anything hopefully she just drives more people to the gamersgate cause;ending corruption,cronyism and nepotism in the industry.

WeAreLegion1450d ago

I never thought I'd see Colbert talk to a guest without having done his research. What the heck?

-Foxtrot1450d ago

I'd thought he'd support GamerGate, he's kind of a sellout in my opinion.

Concertoine1450d ago

He's uninformed as to either side. This is not political at all and i think its ridiculous that shes even on his show

-Foxtrot1450d ago


I feel like money is involved

You don't think, for some crazy reason, that journalists or some higher person paid to get her on the show to try and stop GamerGate and even got Colbert to support her

I mean this whole thing is getting pretty deep, god knows how far down the rabbit hole it goes.

Harold_Finch1449d ago

Does anyone even get how Steven Colbert acts?

I'm not even from America and i know he is a comedian and an actor putting on the persona of the typical American political pundit.

He knows exactly what she's their for, she's HIS guest.

001450d ago (Edited 1450d ago )

just because you say something over and over doesn't make it true in fact gamergate has close to 2 million tweets in just this month and continues to get more and more.

also the people against gamergate have said it was killed multiple times over the past 2 months

annoyedgamer1449d ago

Make a lie large enough and repeat is often enough poople will believe it. Adolph Hitler

001449d ago

these people are incompetent at everything they do it's not going to work.

comebackkid98911449d ago

I believe it was Goebbels but I digress...