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That was GoG that put out those tweets though. Not someome responsible for creating their games. The dude got fired as well, there was a pretty interesting interview with how his life had been ruined over a fucking tweet on Eurogamer. I don't even think the people reporting it cared that much, I think it was his death to games journalism tweet that really riled them up and got them reporting on everything the account did. 

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FWIW, CD Project fired the idiotic social media person last year. 

 

He tried to claim he didn't know the offensive context of the memes he was sharing, which at the minimum makes him bad at his job, but he was clearly one of those dickhead "Gamer" people.

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-12-05-troubling-gog-tweets-a-fired-cd-projekt-employee-and-the-spectre-of-gamergate

 

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GoG is still owned by CDPR and the Cyberpunk Twitter was also making tweets (same guy probably?)

 

I don't know, it seems easy to me not to be a stupid naive idiot and attach your employer's brand to hateful shit. I don't know what form the backlash against that guy took. If it's purely unemployment then maybe he can use his time to actually learn to be a bit more self aware and responsible when in a public role. If it's something more than that then that's different, but the original action is still stupid.

 

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It's really easy to miss context. I remember when I first arrived in Germany a couple of years ago I was talking to someone and casually ending a topic with their version of 'to each his own' (Jedem das Seine). Turns out the Nazis had printed that phrase above the entrance to a concentration camp. Lucky me, who didn't know this at the time.

 

Of course, as a social media guy, this Halliday person should have known most of these things, particularly Gamergate. Quietly firing him was probably the right call as he was affecting the company's image in a negative way. But the way everything blows up today whenever someone farts in the wrong octave is rubbing me the wrong way. The person who made the mistake is still a person. Personally I can't imagine what I'd do if thousands of people started sending me hatemail for a dumb mistake I made at work. I'm actually surprised he didn't jump off a cliff.

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Usually apologising, acknowledging the mistake and pledging to do better going forward goes a long way.  But it's only the people who get defensive and blame other people get the backlash. 

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But what happened is that people did give him benefit of the doubt, when he tweeted the GamerGate thing. It was believable that someone could maybe not fully grasp why that was a problem, GG-ers are really good at their propaganda.

 

It's just then he did it again and he says some things in his interview suggesting he thinks GG isn't so bad really. That suggests either a real lack of growth or that he wasn't particularly genuine first time he said "sorry".

 

I agre with you btw that Twitter has just completely fucking obliterated how we talk and react to these things. But likewise there are dickheads out there who exploit how paralysed we are by it to sneak in disingenuous bullshit. Which we should be aware of too.

 

Just look at how binary things have become when criticising some art in a game is because The Left hate fun or whatever. It's like the idea of a trans right winger is inconceivable or something.

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The day when video game studios get told what to do or say with regards to minorities is the day I'm fcking out of here

 

There are places where it just doesn't help and actually kills its subject - like comedy for instance

 

If you're not taking the piss out off someone, then there is no comedy, that is its core

 

And if we're talking about LBGTQ being spoken about or depicted in a stereotypical way, I don't think their Pride marches help them at all.

 

 

 

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I mean, those two fellas do look cool as fuck.

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Put a beard on the guy on the left and he could definitely enter me once this arsehole issue is sorted out. 

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I mean, if it needs saying, the problem isn't that some people fit stereotypes, it's the depiction that everyone does. I'm not entirely sure how that relates to that poster but I felt like it needed saying 

 

I'd also argue that comedy should punch up, but there's certainly pricks that dont

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Reason pride is like that is for people to say "look at me, I refuse to be made to feel ashamed for who I am."

 

(Which is why "straight pride" doesn't really work as a similar concept because straight people haven't been told that they are broken and sinful since birth)


CDPR aren't being told "stop doing that", (well mostly) they're being asked what's the meaning behind the image. Cause their history leads to dark interpretations.

 

Not that the anti-SJW twitterati will show it in that light.

 

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The idea that LGBT folk and other minorities hold this much power over game companies is hilarious. 

If they did there'd be more of them working at them. 

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How do you know how many LGBT people are working at games devs? They could literally be anyone? They don't need to look gay to be gay.

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I'm so fucking fed up of that term just recently... I went to my local Sainsbury the other day and there was a billboard outside proclaiming "We support the LGBT community"... I don't fucking care, I just want a pastie!

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1 minute ago, wiivo 2.0 said:

Sadly there isn’t a pastie month. 

 

And these people are talking about equality smh. 

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17 minutes ago, Sly Reflex said:

How do you know how many LGBT people are working at games devs? They could literally be anyone? They don't need to look gay to be gay.

 

If you want to refute my stance bring me some stats saying there are lots of LGBT in the tech industry. 

 

I'm not judging by how any dev looks to discern whether they're gay or whatever.  But from numbers and anecdotal evidence from LGBT devs. 

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13 minutes ago, wiivo 2.0 said:

It’s pride month @Nag. Sadly there isn’t a pastie month. 

 

All well and good... I really don't give a fuck about Sainsburys stance on the whole thing though.

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