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  •  true dat, although when you look at the reactions (1+ / 0-)
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    and comments not an isolated incident nor a unique opinion, leading to the "game"'s author to accuse the woman of using her potential victim status as a fundraising ploy

    yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:13:59 PM PST

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    •  True, but considering that the game itself was a (2+ / 0-)
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      troll post, I'm not sure how many of those comments were genuine or further trolling.

      Women in gaming is an important issue that needs to be looked at in depth, and parts of newgrounds really are the absolute dregs of the internet. They don't ban terrible users, and try not to have a lot of moderation. It's a website where some really cool artistic things happen right next to really stupid and really terrible things.

      I think the more important issues with video gaming are how women are portrayed in the larger industry. You're always going to have your fringe assholes like the guy who made that game, but there are big, big problems with the larger industry that need to be discussed too.

      An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

      by OllieGarkey on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:25:30 PM PST

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      •  not so fringe when the first 2 hours of her site's (1+ / 0-)
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        debut featured quite a number of comments not dissimilar to the haters of RKBA here in DK. Folks should look at make their own judgement although raising  $152k more than her original need for a $6k Kickstarter project does indicate the depth of the comtroversy and agreed indicative of the larger issues of the industry

        yksitoista ulotteinen presidentin shakki. / tappaa kaikki natsit "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) 政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

        by annieli on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 04:30:46 PM PST

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        •  I would like very much to be able to read those (1+ / 0-)
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          comments myself, not being familiar with the woman in question or her work, if they're in a place I can see them.

          I believe you, though, and I'm happy to take your for what happened on her site if those comments aren't still available for me to read. The internet is full of crazy, and I've seen a lot of backlash to feminist criticism of gaming, even when it comes from fairly established sources, so my request

          An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

          by OllieGarkey on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 05:27:55 PM PST

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          •  Edit: - "so my request" + "." (0+ / 0-)

            An Fhirinn an aghaidh an t'Saoghail. (The truth against the world.) Is treasa tuath na tighearna. (The common people are mightier than the lords.)

            by OllieGarkey on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 05:30:01 PM PST

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