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Discussion in 'Community Watch' started by Dynastia, Aug 11, 2015.
Because he's always got a hand up his ass.
I know we're supposed to hate SFO here because he's on good terms with Sargon, but that's a stupid reason to hate someone, and at any rate this video does a good job of covering a recent GG-tangental controversy:
tl;dw: A new high-level Overwatch player going by the handle "Ellie" started climbing up the ranks incredibly quickly. People following the game were trying to look into her and figure out who she was and where she came from, and got suspicious that they couldn't find anything; she basically came out of nowhere. Her Twitch profile got subscribers and donations, and she was even offered a spot on a pro team. Some gamers started speculating that "Ellie" only worked the headset while some other known high-level player was actually playing. Cue Nathan Grayson and fwiends typing furiously from their fainting couches about the misogynists who just can't stand that there's a high-level female player in their favorite game and how nobody would ever suspect anything if she had a male nickname and voice. The whole thing comes to a head when a female pro player called Aspen revealed on her stream that "Ellie" was in fact a "social experiment," and a male pro player called Punisher was actually the one playing the whole time - the skeptics were 100% correct and Kotaku and the Mary Sue got bamboozled because they couldn't allow themselves to be at least a little bit skeptical of a female for any reason.
*Player comes out of nowhere, background is hazy, and they climb the ranks super quick*
*Gamers think this is suspicious and investigate*
The MaREEEEEEE Sue: "OMG MALE GAMERS JUST CAN'T HANDLE THE FACT THAT GIRLS PLAY VIDEO GAMES TOOOOOO!11111"
*Turns out "Ellie" is literally a Fake Gamer Girl*
The MaREEEEEEEE Sue: "OMG THIS IS WHY GIRLS ARE AFRAID TO GAME IT'S ALL THE FAULT OF MEEEENNNNNNNNNN1!111!"
An "esports reporter" (good God) is alleging that Activision/Blizzard knew Ellie was a fake for weeks, but didn't do anything about it because they wanted the controversy to increase attention, even if negative, on the property.
Richard Lewis tends to know what he's talking about so I'll take his word for it. Then again, I haven't been on Twitter in years so who knows how much he's changed.
LOL no one here is supposed to hate anyone just because someone tells them to.
We hate on people because it's fun to do.
Is there any real evidence for the "OVERWATCH IS DYING! IT'S NEARLY FUCKING DEAD!" shit I keep seeing? Because all I ever see when people talk about is how Twitch and Youtube "content creators" are bored with it and therefore nobody must be playing it anymore. People have been saying that shit for years about Team Fortress, too, and I don't think I've ever seen it not be in the Top 10 by current players chart which can't be explained by "idling" anymore.
There is always this entourage of hangers-on that follows every new fandom and tries to make money out of it when it's "hot" and then moves on to some other shit with no fan loyalty whatsoever. If they're moving on to something else, any fandom is better off without that swarm of locusts sucking all the joy out of it.
I don’t watch YouTube or twitch but it seems to me fortnite is far more popular than overwatch with less of the lgbt/tumblr crowd playing it and no forced gay characters. Overwatch and tf2 will always have their core players but they’re falling behind the battle royale games because they’re the flavor of the month.
Being smaller than literally the biggest videogame on the planet means "dying"?
Declining? I dunno, I certainly wouldn't call Overwatch 'dying'. It's no longer at its peak by any measure, but I think it's easily got a couple years left in it. As long as a multiplayer game can pretty much immediately produce enough players to start a match, I'd call it healthy.
Think all of blizzard is dying. Either way overwatch is terrible.
Mary Sue is an actual site. I can only imagine what kind of shitshow it is.
Check the thread
Crossposting the shocking bombshell revelations from ResetERA:
OP is a troll, right? I mean, calling themself a "polymath" and an "amateur anthropologist?"
So in other words those horrible horrible little neck bearded basement dwelling incel gamers that died and went away 4 years ago, and nobody should pay any attention to... actually took over the world? And did so while the media and the entirety of the progressive left was naming shaming and demonizing them? And these are the people that the ReeeesetERA morons still want to fuck with?
Jesus christ what a loser.
Well he's not wrong when he calls himself an amautuer.
The 21st Century didn't really start ... until GamerGate did.
GamerGate starting was the equivalent of the Armistice from World War I.
Making Zoe Quinn's naughty bits Franz Ferdinand, I guess?
The ‘innocent internet’ died and the 21st century was born [Opinion]
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