|Posted on October 20, 2014 at 3:40 AM|
Probably the best rundown of the whole GamerGate stuff. It lays it all out there and pretty much shows how the whole thing began and what it morphed into: an ugly gross monster sending death threats all because someone disagrees with someone else. I wrote pieces on this very blog about the nature of the internet: a shallow, ugly place where bullies hide behind walls and there are no consequences for despicable actions. It’s a perfect shit-storm of anonymity meets wish-fulfillment that allows awful people to do awful things and nothing can stop them other than a “ban” from some place before they just make another account or fake their IP address again (which is very easy to do, I might add).
It is a vocal minority, but it’s a very, very, very loud vocal minority that feels, for no good reason, that they’re victimized and marginalized when those actually being victimized and marginalized are being drowned out.
Whole lotta “nope” on this movie.
A well edited short about a bouncing ball bouncing its way through some movies.
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Despite the cheap Kevin Smith jabs, a really cool write up on a cool movie.
Polygon is one of the few websites on video games that is pretty legit. Professional, they’re more than just PR mouthpieces and review videos and writing up stuff like this. It’s the best game website doing stuff like this.
A collection of some of Hooks’ best skits and characters.
Mixing animation and live action, this is really cool short.
Awesome Art and Poster Time!