It is not just a thing on the internet Zero. It is a live manifestation that affects all of our real lives personally; this article is clearly biased and indicative of the wholly-permeating atmosphere of journalism conspiracy that has infected the video gaming industry. Shame on you for writing this despicable drivel.
*The rest of this post has been edited to keep in line with the huge conspiracy to edit anything said about anything Gamegate*
Ok I don't want to get into this whole mess again, but man, gamergate is becoming so hilarious lately. So look at this random article written, not facetiously but totally seriously because this is his style, less than a week before the Zoe thing came to light:
GTA, which rewards players with in-game currency for having sex with prostitutes, then killing them, is already a bit disturbed. You can't help but feel it's a game for frustrated beta males who can't kill or shag anything in real life, so get their kicks doing it on a computer screen.
There's no doubt violent games play a part in the deeds of some wackos, such as Elliot "killer virgin" Rodger.
Personally, I don't understand grown men wasting their lives playing computer games. It seems a bit sad to me.
I'm more relaxed about violent video games than most, because it seems unlikely that they alone make people act out in real life. So what if they're the last resort of the frustrated beta male? It's not for me to legislate what weirdos in yellowing underpants get up to in their spare time.
Is it me, or do these weirdos need therapy and their internet connections taken away by mum?
Surely this guy with his anti-gamer views would never become popular in a movement of gamers with the clear level of disdain that he has for them, right?
You know damn well this is exactly what happened. He saw his chance to co-opt a movement (he is not a fan of feminists either), jumped right in, and now is a key figure in gamergate, possibly THE key figure, digging up dirt on Anita / Zoe / journalists / etc.
Oh, for the record, apparently he totally saw the light and changed his ways and such from you know, the week before, so yeah, it is all kosher.
Some of his recent opinions that he hasn't recanted: Hollywood people deserve it when you steal their nudes, transgendered people all have psychiatric disorders, there is (probably? maybe?) a crime gene and this explains why, among other things, certain races engage in crime more, we should ban women's choice to wear burkas, men are just better than women at tech things, um... I could go on, but you probably get the idea.
If you think I'm painting him in a more negative light than the reality, well... no, I'm not. If anything I'm being too kind because I'm too lazy to go read every horrible thing he has ever written.
Someone please remind me to stop visiting the Twitter tag. Must. Stop.
I think the answer lies in my new phone and my very long commute. I should get back into playing video games during it but I don't have a working 3DS now and I got to the end of Final Fantasy VII and just sort of... lost interest in finishing it.
On the plus side, next year you can laugh at XL owners like me who feel the New 3DS isn't quite enough of an upgrade, but will still be jealous of its features. That viewing window is a tempting bonus, I gotta say.
Yea, so stupid. I mean I guess I should be grateful because I totally would have gotten a 3DS XL this holiday if they hadn't announced the new system, but I can't understand why they're not doing everything they can to release it here in 2014.
@TriforceBun Not really sure, it just started shorting out in the middle of playing, shutting itself off. And not like... here and there. But like, can't play more than a few minutes without it shutting off. So basically, annoying and unusable.
Find the cheapest 3DS out there. Used, normal, etc. Don't pay too much. Then buy a new 3DS in 6 months when it's out. Say you found a used one for $100. Is your sanity worth $16.66 a month? What about $12.50 (if it releases by May)? At $3.125 a week, that's not shabby!
I'm a Catholic school teacher, $100 is a ton of money to me.
I've been there too! (and my brother, and my sister, and my mom, and my aunt...hm, lots of Catholic school teachers in the south)
You might want to consider a quick turnaround eBay thing--buy it off eBay, sell it off eBay later. You'd probably make a net loss of about 20 bucks or so, but I'd say that's worth it. But maybe we're all a bunch of Smash Bros crazies down here...