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Attack On ABC: #Gamergate: Female gamers and developers threatened with rape, murder as online row rages

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The whole GamerGate controversy is essentially a consumer revolt wherein gamers of all walks of life, be it nice guys, hardcore, casual, feminist, MRAs, minorities, majorities, aliens, women, trans, and everything else that we’ve missed, have taken to empowering themselves and Tweeting about their outrage through a hashtag called #GamerGate. The hashtag itself was coined by Adam Baldwin after the watergate incident after he came across some videos detailing sexual corruption within gaming journalism, which is an accurate allegory to watergate. Recently, as a part of their terrible coverage of this campaign, the ABC in Australia have published a news article where they talk to a video game developer of some kind about some of the harassment that they’ve received. … Continue reading

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Attack On MSNBC: Sexism and the battle of the gamers

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Earlier, the news program over on the MSNBC released a story about #GamerGate, and most predominantly, about the alleged harassment that developer Brianna Wu and other games developers have been receiving, allegedly, at the hands of gamers supporting the GamerGate consumer revolt. This report is hardly unbiased, shows a clear agenda to demonise gamers, and just blatantly shows a lack of research on the part of MSNBC. The beginning of the story focuses on one ‘Brianna Wu’, an alleged female game developer that has received harassment over the GamerGate scandal. MSNBC states that she “went into hiding over the weekend” at the beginning of their video piece, due to threats of violence and etc. Their evidence of this appears to … Continue reading

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EB Games Expo Sydney 2014 – A Weekend Of Gaming

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Sunday saw the close of the EB Games Expo event this year in Sydney. The EB Games Expo is a showcase put together by EB Games for publishers and game developers to show off all of their latest games, software, hardware and other cool bits and pieces to the public before it is available to purchase in stores. I personally like to think of the show as a giant temporary arcade, but for upcoming video games, instead of arcade games. The Expo had a massive publisher turn-out over the weekend with all of the big names having at least some kind of a presence at the event. This included: 2K Games, Activision, Konami, Tecmo Koei, Bandai Namco, Ubisoft, Xbox, Playstation, … Continue reading

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Battlefield Hardline Hands-On Multiplayer – EB Games Expo 2014

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This weekend at EB Games Expo in Sydney we had some hands-on time with the upcoming Battlefield Hardline from Visceral Games and published by EA. Battlefield Hardline’s multiplayer is focused on cops vs. robbers , where players take on various scenarios in order to beat out their opposition. At the EA Games booth at EB Expo in Sydney, Battlefield Hardline was playable with two teams of cops and robbers of around 12 people per team. In our match we were playing a scenario where we had to steal marked cars in order to burn down the opposing teams tickets and ultimately win. Unfortunately, the matched was timed, otherwise we’d have been there for potentially an hour, as is typical for … Continue reading

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EB Games Expo Sydney 2014 – Event In Photos

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This weekend, we were at the EB Games Expo in Sydney. We took a few photo’s while we were there, on the two days we went. One batch of photos is for the Friday show, and the other is for the Sunday show.There was a lot to do and see at the expo, more than we could even get photos of. The two galleries are sorted by days, but the days were filled with different objectives. On Friday, we have shots of all of the booths and the like, while Sunday is a showing of Cosplays and Events. The Sunday gallery also has shots from the closing ceremony parade. Be sure to check out both of those galleries below. – … Continue reading

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EB Games Expo 2014 – Floor Tour

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This weekend, us here at Attack On gaming are attending the EB Games Expo held in Sydney. At the expo, we’ve taken a video of what attendees will be experiencing at the show. Check out the full video below. –

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Veronica Mars Panel – Percy Daggs III and Michael Muhney – Oz Comic-Con 2014

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Last weekend at Oz Comic-Con Sydney, two of the cast members from the Veronica Mars television programme, Percy Daggs III and Michael Muhney, hosted a joint panel in the second stage at the event. In the panel, the two were hosting a Q&A session, where the audience could ask questions to the cast. These ranged from what-if scenarios to production secrets. On a question about the film Percy Daggs III stated that the best part about being in the Veronica Mars set was being able to prank the director, Rob Thomas. In his story, he mentions that one day he was ticked off, and it involved a certain object being beaten, a prop that was apparently the only one of. … Continue reading

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