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Counter-Petition Created For Adam Baldwin To Attend Supanova

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We have reported in the past that a petition had been making the rounds for the Actor, Adam Baldwin, to be removed as a guest from the Supanova Expo here in Australia. Since then, Supanova staff have addressed the concerns on their page in a statement urging people to remain civil with each other. Since then a new petition has come up urging Supanova to allow for Adam Baldwin to attend the convention. You can sign the petition here. Like this:Like Loading…

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Supanova Respond To Petition For Kicking Adam Baldwin

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Within the past few days, some concerned individuals started a petition to stop Adam Baldwin from attending Supanova Perth and Sydney as a guest due to his views on GamerGate. Earlier today, the lead executive of Supanova, Daniel Zachariou posted a statement on the Supanova Facebook Page urging people to calm down and to give them time to work things out. The full statement has been copied below. — Hi Everyone. While we wish Adam Baldwin’s attendance in Supanova in Sydney and Perth this June wasn’t a controversial issue, it clearly is, and the reasons why are now understood. We ask for your patience and understanding while we deal with the developments. Regardless of what the ultimate outcome is please … Continue reading

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Petition Appears To Kick Adam Baldwin From Attending Supanova As He Supports #GamerGate

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In one of the most bizarre cases I’ve ever seen in my entire life, the actor known best for his roles in both FireFly and Chuck (or for those of us with good film tastes, Full Metal Jacket) is being targeted by a petition for his removal as a guest from the convention, Supanova, where is attributed as being a guest later this year. Appearing alongside him is FireFly co-actor Morena Baccarin, who played as Inara. What makes this petition so odd is that the petition requests that he not be allowed to attend because he is a #Gamergate supporter (he coined the hashtag) and that he has apparently doxxed and threatened people over the internet. Interestingly, while the petition … Continue reading

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PC Gamer Disclose Staff In Relationships With PR

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Following a string of abuse from PC Gamer towards it’s audience, the site has since released a statement stating that its writers will have to disclose if they are in a relationship with the people that they are writing about. They have also removed one of their own writers, Tyler Wilde– the Executive Editor no less, from writing about Ubisoft, as he is dating an employee. People that support ethics in gaming journalism posting under the #GamerGate hashtag are calling it a victory. We thing that this is a good move from PC Gamer as it will surely win back some of the goodwill that their recent article calling gamers Nazi’s has removed. However, we don’t believe that they will … Continue reading

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PC Gamer Compare PC Gamers To Nazis In Recent Article, Our Response

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This is something that we’d never thought we’d see reach the light of day. A website proclaiming itself to be about PC gaming, PC Gamer, has suddenly decided that it no longer wants to be a part of the Glorious PC Gaming Master Race and instead wants all PC gamers to drop the title. The site goes on to talk about the origins of the phrase, as both an internet meme and a historical appropriation to decide that all PC gamers are racists. We discuss this below. Starting an editorial piece with a metaphor can sometimes be a good idea if you have absolutely no way of starting an article by clearly stating what it is that you’re talking about … Continue reading

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Stardock CEO Brad Wardell Once Again Targeted By Gaming Media

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Just yesterday, the CEO of Stardock wrote to his personal blog about being targeted by members of gaming developers and media professionals. In his blog, he listed both Zoe Quinn and Jim Sterling by name as attackers of his after he tweeted to a random person on Twitter asking them to send through their resume. After sending the request for a resume to an artist, Wardell states that both Zoe Quinn and Jim Sterling attempted to use his false rape accusations against him. The reasoning for this is that the artist he was requesting a resume of had apparently drawn lewd artwork of Zoe Quinn in the past. You can read Brad’s full account here, on his official blog. @ShreddedMoose … Continue reading

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Australian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC, Shows Impartial Reporting On #GamerGate

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Earlier this week, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, or ABC, posted up a report on their official news programme airing on national television about GamerGate. Once again, the station has done very little actual research onto the issue, and has instead cherry-picked its interviewees on the topic, choosing only to talk to people that view GamerGate as a hate movement. For those unfamiliar with GamerGate, it’s a group of gamers tweeting under a the hashtag #GamerGate about corruption in video games journalism. One of the things that this segment can be known for is that it at least looks like it makes an attempt at trying to find out what GamerGate is about, by interviewing people that are involved with it. … Continue reading

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