grumpysalmon:

nerd-mentality:

absentions:

And if you’re still up at 4 a.m.,

you are in love or lonely,

and I don’t know which one is worse.

Wow

im looking up dragon ball z trivia

sururuga:

and yet still not worth it

sururuga:

and yet still not worth it

emkaymlp:

drenching-explosive-climax:

namelessshameless:

rememberthstars:

Thanksgiving is coming!

Wait, hold on, wasn’t this originally the comic about people stealing art and claiming it as their own. 
Did you just copy someone’s artwork and claim it as your own to complain about theft. 
Did you just do that. 

The level of metafuckery right here is incredible

emkaymlp:

drenching-explosive-climax:

namelessshameless:

rememberthstars:

Thanksgiving is coming!

Wait, hold on, wasn’t this originally the comic about people stealing art and claiming it as their own. 

Did you just copy someone’s artwork and claim it as your own to complain about theft. 

Did you just do that. 

The level of metafuckery right here is incredible

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Up to 150 gaming journalists representing multiple game publications are part of a secret mailing list on which they discuss what to cover, what to ignore, and what approach their coverage should take to breaking news.

diarrheaworldstarhiphop:

thespectacularspider-girl:

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/09/18/The-emails-that-prove-video-games-journalism-must-be-reformed

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I’m well aware of this but everyone else should too.  It is absolutely disgusting.  In short, game journalists have a google group and email group that they use to collude and ‘get their stories straight’ with one another.

>breitbart

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/09/17/Exposed-the-secret-mailing-list-of-the-gaming-journalism-elite

I’ve held off posting about the breitbart article until an additional source or more reputable article came out and I’m happy to say that that day has come

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One of the journalists involved with the mailing list came forward and publicly apologized for his involvement in the alleged secret journalist mailing list

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/09/addressing-allegations-of-collusion-among-gaming-journalists/

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With this confession and apology, these emails are pretty much confirmed authentic. This is the smoking gun, pretty much.

Even if you side with and agree with these reporters statements, that doesn’t invalidate the fact that at least 150 journalists representing different publications, part of a mailing list titled “GameJournoPros”, secretly made plans over and discussed how to spin narrative to protect a subject of controversy. While I’m sure much of the discussion within the group is rather unimpressive, discussion made in secret among a large group of privileged individuals is certainly likely to lead to some level of conspiracy and groupthink.

Here is some of the emails shared regarding gamergate

I had a thought. Maybe a bad one. You tell me: I remember a few years back when Patrick Klepek hit on some tough circumstances we all pitched in to get him a “feel better” gift. Anybody think something like that could be appropriate to address the circumstances that have been forced upon Zoe? Even if it’s not monetary. Maybe a signed, joint letter of support from the Game Journo Pros. I know she’s not a member of the group like Patrick was, but I do know that this is part of a broader theme of the industry losing talent to the toxic culture. And that’s our business. In my mind, it’s a joint show of solidarity to match the trolls’ joint show of force … The last thing I think we want is Zoe thinking she’s under attack *alone.* The brain has a way of convincing you that silent people are against you.
— Andrew Groen, WIRED contributor

As the person I’m going to assume is the most irrationally optimistic person here, I like this idea. Small bits of kindness can do a lot, even when found in oceans of shit.
— Dan Starkey, Eurogamer, GameSpot, Joystiq, Kotaku

This is barely a game-industry story, no matter how some people want to frame it. This is a story about a person who happens to be in the game industry and their personal relationships (no matter how it may weave back into “the industry” and however poor the person’s judgments may have been) and public expose of private materials by that person’s partner as revenge, so I don’t think we, as games press, should support furthering the story by commenting, editorializing or even allowing others to ruminate on it.
Andy Eddy

Who here hasn’t slept with a PR person or game developer? #AMIRITE
— William O’Neal, editor-in-chief, TechRadar.com

I like the signed letter of support idea. Even better if we can get some developers in on that. Anyone want to volunteer to draft something?
— 
Kyle Orland, Ars Technica 

I’d also suggest that - if others think the letter is a good idea - we should do this entirely under the radar, organizing it through word-of-mouth and email rather than Twitter. I made the mistake earlier of publicly voicing support and in doing so drawing more attention to the issue. I’d rather not make that mistake again.
— Andrew GroenWIRED contributor

As sympathetic as I am to the horrible harassment Zoe faced, I think this incident has raised enough questions about the incestuous relationship between press and developers already.
— Jason Schreier, Kotaku

Silver lining: Quinn is getting a bunch of new Patreon patrons today, apparently.
— 
Kyle Orland, Ars Technica 

I would prefer not to be associated with this. It feels wrong to me. I think it feels very off to reach across the fence from journalist to subject in this way. I prefer professional distance, especially given the accusations being levied at us from outside. 
— Mike Futter, Game Informer

Shout out to Mike Futter of Game Informer for choosing to remain objective in the face of this unlike these other “GameJournoPros”.

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tagged: +wife 
klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

tokentiger:

Old Scooby Doo Frames KILL ME

shouldnt:

We’ve officially reached that annoying time of year where it’s sweater weather in the morning, but by midday you die from a heatstroke.