Upvoted: Remember how some dismissed the photoshops of “realistic” female game character (made fatter) as the random irrelevant work of a bulimia awareness site. But more than 20 sites including GameSpot, CNN, A.V Club, HuffPost, The Mary Sue and MTV repeat the “realistic” line without question via /r/KotakuInAction


Remember how some dismissed the photoshops of “realistic” female game character (made fatter) as the random irrelevant work of a bulimia awareness site. But more than 20 sites including GameSpot, CNN, A.V Club, HuffPost, The Mary Sue and MTV repeat the “realistic” line without question
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Submitted July 27, 2015 at 12:46PM by Logan_Mac
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Upvoted: [ShowerThought] The reason that SJWs hate capitalism is their ideas have been rejected by the free market. via /r/KotakuInAction


[ShowerThought] The reason that SJWs hate capitalism is their ideas have been rejected by the free market.

With GTAV bringing in $1bn within the first 3 days of sale, the free market clearly loves good games. So when SJWs complain about the market not working, what they're really saying is they're mad that their ideas suck.

Submitted July 27, 2015 at 10:12AM by BlockPuppet
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Upvoted: [Showerthoughts] The fact that media is attributing Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’ to being made for and adored by GamerGate is proof more than anything that the media doesn’t know what the fuck GamerGate actually is. via /r/KotakuInAction


[Showerthoughts] The fact that media is attributing Adam Sandler’s ‘Pixels’ to being made for and adored by GamerGate is proof more than anything that the media doesn’t know what the fuck GamerGate actually is.

Personally, I think it's become increasingly, abundantly clear that social justice and Anti-GG are pro-eugenics and pro-corrective rape. Because that makes more sense than a shitty movie catering to people who want journalism to be less shitty.

Submitted July 27, 2015 at 09:56AM by SpiritualSuccessors
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Upvoted: [ethics] RoosterTeeth bought by Fullscreen, The Know starts shoveling clickbait shortly afterwards. via /r/KotakuInAction


[ethics] RoosterTeeth bought by Fullscreen, The Know starts shoveling clickbait shortly afterwards.

First things first, props for this go to "Silver Wolf009" on The Escapist for their post discussing the recent HL3 video in there. http://ift.tt/1JovIyK

In said post they point out that since the sale the titles of In The Know, RoosterTeeth's news segment, have become extraordinarily different and clickbaity.

For additional brevity I will quote his post below:

The Know, six months ago:

-Hatred Hit with Second Ever Adults Only Rating for Violence, Keeping it off Consoles – The Know.

-New 3DS XL Launches with 2 Limited Editions + No New 3DS for North America – The Know

-343 Apologizes for Halo: MCC with Free Halo 3: ODST and More – The Know

The Know, up to a month ago:

-Cars Getting HACKED?! – The Know

-Is Reddit DOOMED? – The Know

-Fallout 4: WILL IT SUCK? – The Know

Know what happened since then and now? Rooster Teeth got bought. I can't remember when they discussed it, but it was on an episode of the Patch, which I'll probably go back and look up to get the name of the buyer. The usual cries of "Don't worry, we won't change, they're very supportive, we're still going to be the same." rang out.

Notice the all caps? The furious question marks and exclamation points?! The obviously sensationalized titles? Pure, unadulterated click-bait, and it's disgusting to see what was and could have been a fairly on the level venue for gaming and tech news turned into a view whore with spread legs and arrows drawn in sharpie around their mouths.

And don't even get me started on those jack 0ffs at Funhaus, talk about being a symptom of a disease. The news story here should be: "Fall from grace all but confirmed as The Know gets suckered in by crap sources again."

Now, Fullscreen are one of the larger Youtube networks, having such names as PopularMMOs, H20Delirious, IAMWILDCAT, TheUnknownVenom and many others. They are owned by Otter Media who are partly owned by AT&T and The Chernin Group.

They are on record for aggressively rolling up large numbers of Youtube channels and quickly becoming the second largest Network on YouTube after they were formed, this is combined with their "plans to build out a studio designed to help advertisers create highly customized digital content centered around digital influencers." (Source: http://ift.tt/1EuDV2A ) which implies that they are trying to purchase companies and channels on the internet and aggressively monetize them in a similar fashion to what we saw with Reddit Management's recent actions to gentrify the site.

If respectable and well working outlets are being turned into clickbait pushers by buyers like this should we engage with them? Especially if they are gaming focused like RoosterTeeth.

Either way, I can't find any more with digging but I'm not very good at it. If anyone else can shed light onto this it would be amazing.

Sources on sale: http://ift.tt/1xmqHPy

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Source on Fullscreen's history: http://ift.tt/1fy2cKR

Fullscreen's website: http://ift.tt/1a8AqkQ

Submitted July 26, 2015 at 06:36PM by Vallorn_
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Upvoted: Hulk Hogan and Our Two-Tier Future (On Freedom of Speech, the Overton Window and the “Hulk Hogan is a racist” narrative coming from previously unreleased bits of the Gawker sex tape) via /r/KotakuInAction


Hulk Hogan and Our Two-Tier Future (On Freedom of Speech, the Overton Window and the “Hulk Hogan is a racist” narrative coming from previously unreleased bits of the Gawker sex tape)
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Submitted July 26, 2015 at 08:52PM by SigmaMu
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Upvoted: Puerto Rico debt crisis: austerity for residents, but tax breaks for hedge funds.The Caribbean territory has courted some of Wall Street’s richest citizens, selling its debt and offering inducements while local people face high taxes and cuts via /r/worldnews


Puerto Rico debt crisis: austerity for residents, but tax breaks for hedge funds.The Caribbean territory has courted some of Wall Street’s richest citizens, selling its debt and offering inducements while local people face high taxes and cuts
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Submitted July 26, 2015 at 05:22AM by Wagamaga
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