Elephant in the Room: Zoe Quinn
Hahaha, leave it up to me to bring the ruckus on your tukhus of a succubus? or victim? of the rest of the internet to a relatively serene place! Zoe Quinn, the game developer of a game known as Depression Quest, a game that I haven't played and therefore can not make judgements on, is someone who has come under fire for being what is wrong with game journalism as a whole: a girl who has "allegedly" slept with five different guys in the game journalism industry who have significant pull to get her game promoted. Some, like, InternetAristocrat have gone so far as to imply that incidents like this prove time and time again, that legitimacy on the internet is failing leading to the demise of the platform significantly faster than had occured in traditional media. Now, so far, I've only heard one side of the story and have gone through only a few comments that have defended her. I will read up on it more but this was just so gosh darn juicy, I just had to make a thread!
Here's the link to the Quinnspiracy meme:
And here's IA's rant about Game Journalism and Zoe Quinn. Warning: He uses pretty offensive language and gets incredibly personal:
I think this will garner significantly lesser attention than the ALS thread but whatever... floor's open if you'd like to discuss!
[u]What's your stance on the matter?[/u] Do you feel like she's milking the system by using touchy subjects like cyber-bullying and feminism to promote her game while spreading lies and sleeping around? Or is she rightfully a victim of cyber-bullying and it doesn't matter who she sleeps with as long as the game's profits go to charity?