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Tim Schafer Makes Racist Joke At GDC – Our Response


If you’ve paid any attention to the video games industry at all since the early days you’ve probably heard of a gaming legend named Tim Schafer. Tim’s biggest achievements are from Adventure games from his Lucas Arts tenure such as Day of the Tentacle and The Secret of Monkey Island. Since then he has gone on to work for his own studio Double Fine where they produce video games that go extremely over-budget and promise things that aren’t delivered or are changed at the last minute. Finding time away from developing games, Tim has recently attended the Game Developers Conference over in the U.S.A where he was given a chance to chat on stage as himself and controlling a literal … Continue reading

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Game Developers Speak Out Against The Press


Very recently, there was a particular episode of Law and Order that aired. This particular episode of Law & Order featured the SVU team going up against a culture of hate and misogyny growing within the gaming community, a culture that would be believable if people were only to read about gaming from certain websites that control the image of gamers through their writing. Since that episode had aired, gamers and developers alike have been speaking out against these publications, as well as the effect that they’ve had on the gaming industries image, and gamers themselves. One such industry figure is Mark Kern, the person in charge of Vanilla World of Warcraft (the original game, before the expansion packs). After … Continue reading

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Petition To Ban Adam Baldwin From Supanova Fails


At around 2AM Australian time, the Supanova page posted a message pertaining to their decision to allow Adam Baldwin to attend their convention as a guest speaker as a part of their FireFly themed event. This decision is a controversial one at the moment, considering Adam Baldwin’s involvement in coining the GamerGate hashtag that exists for people to discuss ethics in video game journalism as part of a consumer revolt that has been happening since September last year. Supanova states: As a backdrop to how we arrived at this juncture, Supanova has been trying to get Adam to come to Supanova since 2006 and we previously succeeded in April 2013 when he appeared at our Melbourne and Gold Coast events. … Continue reading

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Wikipedia Takes Action Against Editors Of #GamerGate Page


The #GamerGate controversy has been a rather long talking point between gamers and their representative media, a talking point where media professionals have been known to insult their own readership and gamers at large; and the gamers themselves, claiming that there is a clear lack of ethics in gaming journalism. One of the areas that have seen the contention between these two points is the largest online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, where editors supporting viewpoints on either side have been practically battling over the content of the page. The story, in general, is that writers have been adding or modifying content that removes the negative bias of gamers talking about #GamerGate while other editors, such as Ryulong, have been reverting these changes … Continue reading

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Counter-Petition Created For Adam Baldwin To Attend Supanova


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


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


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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