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Zoe Quinn’s Kotaku Staff Cheating Scandal (and how she sets back women in gaming)

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As many of you now know, controversial Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn has recently been outed for cheating on her boyfriend with five other guys, including her married boss Joshua Boggs: creator of FRAMED, Robin Arnott, and even Kotaku Writer Nathon Grayson, who vehemently defended her online and pushed to have her game reviewed favorably. 

For those looking for the first-hand account of this by her ex, please read http://thezoepost.wordpress.com/ 

Here is an imgur mirror and a pastebin mirror (part 2: the TL;DR) in case that blog ever gets taken down.

Apparently, as evidenced by this image in the WordPress blog, Boggs’ wife (at the time of writing) still has no idea about the affair:

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However, her infidelity itself is not the problem, I’m afraid: it’s the fact that after several controversial moves including using Robin William’s suicide to market her game and lying about being harassed over Wizardchan, she’s essentially been outed for sleeping with staff of a major gaming news outlet in exchange for favorable press and promotion. Not only does this expose Kotaku’s corruption as a news site, but sets back women in the video game industry by tarnishing her own image and conveying the idea that women can only get anywhere in the gaming industry by lying or sleeping their way up to the top. 

Another bad point about this is that she essentially lied about who she is to her fans, her ex, and the press alike. This is a woman who said she had principles about sex - that someone cheating on someone else means the sex with their actual partner IS NOT CONSENSUAL. All while fucking around the Indie dev scene with at least 5 people (3 we know of, 2 speculated). Another Facebook log from the WordPress blog solidifies that point:

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Why does she go around making this psuedo-feminist point that “men are stupid and dangerous to be naked around” while using the men of Kotaku to get to where she is today? It’s hypocritical. 

I’m disappointed that no major news outlet will cover this story, despite it not being about her personal life, but tackling a much bigger issue: corruption in the video game journalism industry and the indie game development scene. If this spreads, Kotaku will lose all credibility as a news site (as if they hadn’t already) because they’re literally in bed with certain game developers for good reviews. Zoe Quinn does not deserve to be in the indie game dev scene and creates a negative image for all current and future female game devs with her actions. Thanks, Zoe, for enforcing the idea what women can’t get anywhere in the game dev industry unless they fuck journalists for good reviews. 

Kotaku never had credibility. Regardless, I’m amazed she’d do this. She’s lost my respect, not just for trading sex for review scores, but for sleeping around on her boyfriend.

This is disgusting. she is inadvertently hurting other women in the industry, not only now, but in the future as well.

sjwstupidity:

misandry-mermaid:

Found this image on an anti-feminist’s blog.  I guess he forgot about…

etc etc etc etc forever into infinity.

Also the attempt to imply that feminists don’t have a problem with pedophilia when it’s a female perpetrator and male youth is innaccurate and only shows that anti-feminists use male victims as a derailment and silencing tactic and don’t actually care about their well-being.  But no, go on with your hypothetical “imagine if the genders were swapped” posts.  It only proves how normalized misogyny has become.

Actually none of the examples you gave quite adequately mirrored the instance in the first pic.  All your examples give girls who’ve gone through puberty (and in the case of Lolita, Humbert Humbert’s relationship with Lolita as seen as toxic and destroys both their lives).  Gatsby wasn’t much older than Daisy at all, from my recollection.

And no, feminists haven’t actually fought for female pedophiles to see equal accountability to male perpetrators.  As a matter of fact feminists have fought to get less harsh sentencing for all female perpetrators of all crimes! [See for yourself]

Also, Misandry-Mermaid obviously has never seen The Professional, or they would know their relationship was completely one sided and Leon never ever had any sexual relations, nor would he want to, with Matilda. Interview with a Vampire was the same exact way with Kirsten Dunst’s character.

Also, Ghost World was about an 18 year old misleading and eventually abusing Steve Buscemi’s character because she couldn’t handle a real relationship anyways. She even seduced him into cheating on his girlfriend and then immediately leaving him after ruining his life a SECOND time. so good job Victim Blaming on that one.

Fuck off for trying to ruin a perfectly good movie. Go Fuck Yourself, Misandry-Mermaid

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Hilarious Twitter account nails the ignorance of #WomenAgainstFeminism

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Other feminists embarrass me.

^^That above comment makes me feel a bit better.

Feminists like this are so fucking embarrassing
"women not frminist because she was told to die for not agreeing with certain thing?? BERATING HER AND ACTING LIKE A FOOL WILL HELP!!!!!!!"

It’s so much easier to do that than to fix the problems of feminism.

It’s nice seeing feminists acknowledging a problem within their “movement”.

Because mocking women who are against feminism will totally want people to support your movement.

Do they not even see with this toddler behavior they drive more people away from them?

http://ohmygil.tumblr.com/post/94875825537

>I don’t have to prove SHIT to you.

and that about sums up your entire argument in this post.

of course, you would check all the tags, as well as reblog this, because you obviously have nothing better to do.

I will no longer argue against someone who continues to deny facts and proof, just because Marvel is willing to make a film about a female character, but DC wont.

>BUT MUH DC IS MORE REPRESENTATIVE WAHHHH

See yourself out to the left. I am done babysitting you. Educate yourself. Stay in school.

notallfeminists:

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penicillium-pusher:

We need feminism because when two kids in my class were discussing topics for a history project, one suggested they do it on Women’s History and they laughed

How would feminism change that?

I really think most feminists think “feminism” is some sort of magic spell that’ll fix whatever’s bothering them. 

How would feminism change that?”

you can literally use this on any 3rd wave Feminist argument

ohmygil:

gsxp:

Here, I’ll put it in 3nd grade terms, since you STILL don’t seem to understand.

REPRESENTATION DOES NOT EQUAL POPULARITY/SUCCESSFULLNESS

here, lets even bring up Plastic Man vs Mister Fantastic.

Plasticman came first, by about 20 years. Why is Mr Fantastic more popular? Because the FANTASTIC FOUR. Theres a STORY. We KNOW who Dr Reeds is, we KNOW his relationship issues and teamwork struggles, we KNOW him.

Now lets look at Plasticman.

His story? uhhh
His real name? …..
Why is he relevant at all? No clue.

You can say I’m pro Marvel/anti DC all you want, I’m giving you a basic lesson.

QUALITY > CREATIVITY

go ahead and make 2 posts, one for Guardians, one for Panther. Then, you will see who is more popular. Hell, even make one for Barbara Gordon or the Red Hood. Those Characters don’t sell, that is why DC won’t make movies of them. Hell, DC has the most popular FEMALE Comic Character, Wonder Woman, and yet they wont make a movie for her.

Marvel has Black Widow and you’re saying Marvel is shit because they dont even have a release date? That Blade isn’t a “successful film about a black male comic character, despite getting multiple sequels” because Marvel Film Studios didnt even exist back then?

What about SPAWN? another successful Black character. Why did he get a movie? BECAUSE HE WAS A POPULAR CHARACTER WITH A GOOD STORY.

Why does Spawn get a movie but not Panther? SPAWN HAS A GOOD STORY, NOT PANTHER. See? it’s not about REPRESENTATION, its about QUALITY?

see?

Do you get it now?

oh god shut up. You are still not getting it. They can make a great story for Black Panther IF THEY TRY.

People know who Mister Fantastic is BECAUSE HE HAS BEEN IN CARTOONS AND MOVIES SINCE THE SIXTIES. Plastic Man, not so much.

And you don’t get that more people know about Guardians NOW because they were in a major motion picture that has grossed over $100 MILLION. Before that film, no one had heard of Peter Quill, Drax, Gamora, Rocket, or Groot. THE MARVEL BRAND CARRIED THAT FILM JUST LIKE THE MARVEL BRAND WILL CARRY ANY FILM MADE FROM NOW ON.

And fucking of course Blade counts as a movie made, but if he does then the fact that DC’S SISTER COMPANY PRODUCED IT does, not anyone related to Marvel. Marvel didn’t even put their name on the franchise until the second movie because the first one did so well. And the fact Steel was also produced BEFORE Blade. But these are also dead franchises and they don’t get credit for franchises that have been defunct for nearly a decade or more!

DC ain’t done shit either since they put their Cinematic Universe together in 2013, but Marvel has had a 5 year headstart and they haven’t done shit either.

People WANT to see these characters onscreen and if Marvel was worth a damn they could MAKE quality with these character you seem so happy to shit on. BECAUSE THE DEMAND IS THERE.

>PEOPLE WANT IT

What people?

make a petition, and have 1MIL sign it. 1 MIL is NOTHING compared to how many people paid for Gaurdians or even BLADE.

Make a petition for a Black Panther movie, and get 1 MIL to sign it.

because it won’t happen. its just matter of fact.

This has nothing to do with DC/Marvel you dumbass, it has to do with whether its popular enough or not.

1 MIL

Thats not alot.

as for “MARVEL HAD A HEAD START WAHHH”
I’m sorry, How many BATMAN films were there in since the 60s?
Superman?

How about The Avengers?… None?
Ironman?… weird.
Thor?
oh man, so weird, and yet MARVEL is bad because they havent made more films of lesser known characters?

DC has had the potential to make more films about lesser known characters, yet they refuse to, while MARVEL is on their way to making one, and you’re CRITICIZING IT because “development hell wahhhh”. it seems like you DONT want representation in film.

Gee, I wonder WHY they made more Batman/Supermans than Aquaman/WonderWoman films. BECAUSE BATMAN/SUPERMAN SELLS. DC WILL ALWAYS ONLY BET ON WHAT SELLS. like I said, why do you think all their comics are essentially mooching off the Dark Knight edginess popularity.

You can keep making pointless personal remarks all you want, it won’t make you right.

  • Shallow representation with poorly written stories is not enough. Those stories should be developed…" - Quote from alexandrareadsthings

ohmygil:

gsxp:

>That last comment

you are the most Ironic person I’ve met on tumblr.

Representation =/= Popular/successfull

>BUT MUH POC/WIMMINS

Representation =/= Popular/successfull

Let me know when DC makes a film about Barbara Gordon or even Elasticman, a White Cis Male! *GASP*

again, PRODUCERS>CREATIVITY

If there were characters worth making movies on, then they would, like the upcomming BLACK WIDOW. I mean shit, DC can come out with a retarded AfroAsian Trans character, that won’t automatically make it GOOD.

What do you not understand about this? I’m even a PoC myself, Half Native American, half Mexican American, and I at least understand the BASICS of the way Business and Media work. Seriously, HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW THE MOST BASICS OF BUSINESS?

you basically lost any credibility you might have had when you brought out the ableism. And you can’t seem to grasp what I’m saying anyway. It’s good business to reach out to an underrepresented demographic. Movie goers do not care what Marvel makes, they’ll see it anyway.

But what kills me is that you’re trying to speak for Marvel when you don’t understand their characters. Black Panther isn’t an Iron Man supporting character and he never was. He is a lead in his own right and he’s led the Avengers and the Fantastic Four at different times. He deserves to be in a film. People are clamoring for it. Just because you don’t see it doesn’t mean it’s not there.

And no, making a movie doesn’t mean it’ll be good. But an attempt would like to be seen, since they were willing to put so much money down on an unknown property like Guardians of the Galaxy. If they can use this “”“”“”“”business”“”“”“” and “”“”“”“media”“”“”” to push Peter Quill and company they can for damn sure push Black Panther. It’s lazy otherwise.

Again, stop embarrassing yourself.

Here, I’ll put it in 3nd grade terms, since you STILL don’t seem to understand.

REPRESENTATION DOES NOT EQUAL POPULARITY/SUCCESSFULLNESS

here, lets even bring up Plastic Man vs Mister Fantastic.

Plasticman came first, by about 20 years. Why is Mr Fantastic more popular? Because the FANTASTIC FOUR. Theres a STORY. We KNOW who Dr Reeds is, we KNOW his relationship issues and teamwork struggles, we KNOW him.

Now lets look at Plasticman.

His story? uhhh
His real name? …..
Why is he relevant at all? No clue.

You can say I’m pro Marvel/anti DC all you want, I’m giving you a basic lesson.

QUALITY > CREATIVITY

go ahead and make 2 posts, one for Guardians, one for Panther. Then, you will see who is more popular. Hell, even make one for Barbara Gordon or the Red Hood. Those Characters don’t sell, that is why DC won’t make movies of them. Hell, DC has the most popular FEMALE Comic Character, Wonder Woman, and yet they wont make a movie for her.

Marvel has Black Widow and you’re saying Marvel is shit because they dont even have a release date? That Blade isn’t a “successful film about a black male comic character, despite getting multiple sequels” because Marvel Film Studios didnt even exist back then?

What about SPAWN? another successful Black character. Why did he get a movie? BECAUSE HE WAS A POPULAR CHARACTER WITH A GOOD STORY.

Why does Spawn get a movie but not Panther? SPAWN HAS A GOOD STORY, NOT PANTHER. See? it’s not about REPRESENTATION, its about QUALITY?

see?

Do you get it now?

ohmygil:

gsxp:

>Movie is still in preproduction

>wonders why theres no release date

man its like you know absolutely nothing about the film/comic industry.

I mean shit, you think Marvel ISNT more progressive than DC, when DC couldnt make an original plot if they tried, ever since Dark Knight, they’re gonna squeeze the Edginess of that onto everything.

as for “WAH, GAURDIANS IS MORE POPULAR THAN BLACK PANTHER”, listen and listen close, Most people dont know who he is. Like I said, he’s pretty much an Iron Man Side Character. I ASSURE you, more people know and care about Guardians than Panther.

please get your head out of there, I’m truly worried it will get stuck. call an ambulance or maybe a Burn Ward.

You’re right, I don’t. I’d venture to say you don’t either, however. Until there’s a date, Feige and company are simply paying lip service. I’m not living in a land of fantasy here. There’s been a Venom movie “in development” since the 1990’s. I guess that means we’re getting a Venom movie by your logic.

and finally, lmao Black Panther isn’t an Iron Man side character and he never was, stop embarrassing yourself. And before the first Iron Man movie I guarantee you no one outside of comics fandom really knew who Iron Man and Tony Stark were either. More people know and care about Guardians because of the movies. Before the movie not even Marvel fans cared much about Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s almost like Marvel Studios is really successful and it doesn’t matter what they make, they will make money. A Black Widow movie will make money. A Black Panther movie will make money. A Paste Pot Pete movie will likely make money at this point.

and no, Marvel isn’t more progressive than DC. Not at all.

Progressive =/= original stories. Progressive = diversity in casting, diversity in movies, diversity in product that represents more than people who just look like, well, me; a straight white cis man of presumably Christian upbringing.

It’s not like Marvels’ stories are all that original either. They’ve mostly been adaptations of existing stories.

Again, stop embarrassing yourself.

>That last comment

you are the most Ironic person I’ve met on tumblr.

Representation =/= Popular/successfull

>BUT MUH POC/WIMMINS

Representation =/= Popular/successfull

Let me know when DC makes a film about Barbara Gordon or even Elasticman, a White Cis Male! *GASP*

again, PRODUCERS>CREATIVITY

If there were characters worth making movies on, then they would, like the upcomming BLACK WIDOW. I mean shit, DC can come out with a retarded AfroAsian Trans character, that won’t automatically make it GOOD.

What do you not understand about this? I’m even a PoC myself, Half Native American, half Mexican American, and I at least understand the BASICS of the way Business and Media work. Seriously, HOW DO YOU NOT KNOW THE MOST BASICS OF BUSINESS?

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