So, you may not have heard of this, and you might not ever care, but when this Zoe Quinn thing was blowing up, any discussion of her was getting taken off the Internet. Not just gaming forums, but places like reddit, and even 4chan, were having threads relating to Zoe get deleted. I think threads are still getting deleted on reddit.
Oh, we know. But most important… WHAT ABOUT THIS WOMAN IS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT THAT THERE IS A CROSS-INTERNET MULTI-SITE AND CONCERTED EFFORT TO WHITEWASH HER ACTIONS?
Seriously… think about this:
THE FUCKING HOST OF VIDEO GAME COMMUNITY GAMESNOSH…
and on and on and on…
Each of these websites has censored, struck down, or done their damndest to squelch discussion about this ONE WOMAN..
What the fuck about her makes her so terribly important that all of these sites are collectively shitting themselves to benefit her?
What the fuck is going on?
I am seeing something on my dash about a woman named Zoe Quinn. Seriously, she's all over the place. Some people are talking shit about her and other people defend her? Who is she? What has she done? What's going on?
I’ll tell you what I know, in tl;dr format:
>Group starts contest for women who want to make games
>Winners of first contest get free concept art
>Concept art would get spread on social media
>most popular concept would get made into game
>Winner would get 8% royalties, all other profits would go to charity
Queue Zoe Quinn’s entrance
>Zoe Quinn says that the contest is “oppressive”
>Sends hate tweets to the contest holders
>Gets at least one of them doxxed
>Gets her “gaming journalist” friends to write bad articles about the contest
>Zoe Quinn makes her own “game”
>Essentially not a game at all
>It’s a game about Depression
>People criticize her portrayal of depression
>She says she’s being harassed
>Says she’s being trolled/harassed by wizardchan (an imageboard dedicated to basically nothing but Disney)
>More “gaming journalists” write articles for her
>Same “journalists” give positive reviews for her game
>Her game somehow gets through Steam Greenlight
Queue Zoe Quinn’s (ex)boyfriend
>Ex-bf makes a blog
>blog is literally nothing but one post
>Explains a bunch of horrible shit she did relationship-wise
>Turns out she cheated on him
>with like 5 people
>one of whom was married
>oh, and they were all those “gaming journalists” giving her good reviews and defending her
>Somebody makes a video criticizing Zoe Quinn and her behavior
>She gets it taken down for copyright claims
>Video used nothing but a still image
>A still image that was all over the internet already
>In other words the copyright claim was bullshit
>Then InternetAristocrat makes a video, released yesterday, and shit has proceeded to continue blowing up since then.
There ya go anon, hope that helped. Just know that anyone attempting to defend her is nothing but a white knight. She is indefensible, much like Anita Sarkeesian.
It should just be a running joke for all cons to start providing ball pits
Oh dont worry. ConNooga is already planning one for their next con, coming upin 2015. >_>