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Developer Digital Homicide Suing Jim Sterling, former-Destructoid Journalist

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Very recently, the video game development studio, Digital Homicide, has engaged in a lawsuit against the big-man former-Destructoid journalist, Jim Sterling (real name: James Nicholas Stanton). The lawsuit is in regards to what the developers believe is Jim Sterling publishing false allegations towards them and inciting a mob to attack, harass and possibly endanger the developers and their family. Below is an excerpt from their page detailing why they are going ahead with their lawsuit. I have been falsely accused of: Stealing artwork Stealing assets Flipping projects with no work put in Doxing Had products misrepresented with intention to do damage Of illegally using another companies name Conducting illegal business activities Impersonating someone Being¬†incompetent and unable to perform my job … Continue reading

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Attack On: Fire Emblem Gender-politicking

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The past couple of days have been a strange time to be a Fire Emblem fan. The latest game in the series, Fire Emblem Fates, was applauded by the games press for including homosexual characters without them looking too closely at whatever else is in the game. However, that applause was soon silenced when it was revealed in some way that a lesbian character would be drugged into finding the male protagonist attractive enough to marry. Only, of course, this is a gross exaggeration by the gaming press. As you can tell, the gaming press’ bias towards gender politics and not towards coherent storytelling is at play here when at roughly the same time, multiple outlets cover what looks like … Continue reading

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Self-Righteous Games “Journalist” Calls Own Audience Entitled Babies

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During E3 a couple of nights ago, Nintendo unveiled an odd looking spin-off based on the Metroid Prime franchise, Metroid Prime: Federation Force. The game looks like it has removed the platforming and problem solving elements in favour of a multiplayer shooter with an added gametype of soccer. Since seeing the completely not Metroid game, fans had started a petition to get Nintendo to cancel the game. While a petition to cancel can be considered to be a step too far for fans to take, especially when they can simply not buy the game and have Nintendo learn an even harder lesson, it’s still incredibly off-putting to see a journalist calling their audience, or gamers, “Entitled babies”. This website is, … Continue reading

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Borderlands 2 Writer Outs Destructoid As Corrupt In Wake Of #GamerGate

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Former writer at Destructoid and writer for the hit FPS/RPG Borderlands 2, Anthony Burch, has outed his former co-workers at Destructoid for giving favourable reviews to a game that he has worked on. He has given evidence over Twitter as a part of a rant on how he wasn’t targeted by the #GamerGate movement in an attempt to prove that it is a misogynistic, woman-hating, hunting machine. However, this can not be further from the truth as the campaign has led to funding¬†The Fine Young Capitalists, which are aiming to put female developers into gaming positions, as the designer neglects to mention. It is likely that during the kerfuffle, people simply forgot who this writer is. How many times have … Continue reading

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