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A reminder that there is clear evidence that Nathan Grayson (Kotaku writer) was still in a personal, intimate relationship with Zoe Quinn while giving favorable publicity to her game and then straight up lied to his boss about it.
Game devs and journalists are assembled together in a tight-nit personal clique. The whole thing is a nasty, corrupt and incestuous mess and it’s getting harder and harder to deny with every tidbit that comes out. Spread the truth.
This is not about the fact that she cheated on her boyfriend with
This is about the fact that she slept with Nathan Grayson, Joshua Boggs, and Robin Arnott, who have notable presence in the video game industry and have connections. This is about the fact that she traded sex for favors and favorable game coverage.
Deep down, this is about the game industry’s corruption at it’s core. We’ve known for some time that they can be bought out with money, but the idea that they can be bought out with sex was never on our minds.
Zoe, as of today, has faked a raid on her own Tumblr page, lied about being doxxed yet again, including giving out a fake phone number that quite obviously wasn’t hers (as many figured out from a quick Google search).
She is desperately trying to cover her own tracks, trying to spin this as “slut shaming”, and lying about doxxing is her current plan to come out as the “harassed victim” a la Anita Sarkeesian all over again. No one is making money off of the YouTube videos covering the scandal, as she claims. No one is doxxing her, as she claims.
Also, remember that this is not the standard women in the game industry should be set to. Zoe has now made it harder for an honest, game loving female dev to be taken seriously in the industry. Feminist or not, female or not, you should realize that Zoe Quinn is NOT on your side. This is not slut-shaming. This is exposing corruption in the media.
The story goes like this: young filmmaker Colin Levy wrote to his hero Martin Scorsese several years ago, asking which films he should see in order to broaden his cinematic horizons. Scorsese’s assistant sent over a list of 39 foreign films that the director had personally recommended, along with the following note: “Mr. Scorsese asked that I sent this your way. This should be a jump start to your film education!” Thanks to Bleeding Cool & Andrew Erdle.
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How DC ends their movies:
How Marvel ends their movies:
Comparing DC’s one movie to Marvel’s ten is foolhardy, a waste of taxpayer dollars, and is as dumb as comparing the original 25 Zatoichi samurai films to Kill Bill.
Hell hath no fury like a lover’s scorn (Zoe Quinn & Eron Gjoni)
Another good video relating to the Zoe Quinn drama
HOLY SHIT. ZOE FLAGGED IT SO IT GOT TAKEN DOWN
SHE’S TRYING TO COVER HER TRACKS SO HARD
DO. NOT. LET. HER GET. AWAY. WITH. THIS.
Wow, she didn’t even try to hide it under a false name or company. It’s straight up a copyright claim by Zoe Quinn.
white people back at it again
they all look exactly as you would expect them to
Soooooo…. Where’s the riot police to stop them……..
My question exactly
The riot police only come out at night, and these are clearly daywalkers. Duh.
As many of you now know, controversial Depression Quest developer Zoe Quinn has recently been outed for cheating on her boyfriend with five other guys, including her married boss Joshua Boggs: creator of FRAMED, Robin Arnott, and even Kotaku Writer Nathon Grayson, who vehemently defended her online and pushed to have her game reviewed favorably.
For those looking for the first-hand account of this by her ex, please read http://thezoepost.wordpress.com/
Apparently, as evidenced by this image in the WordPress blog, Boggs’ wife (at the time of writing) still has no idea about the affair:
However, her infidelity itself is not the problem, I’m afraid: it’s the fact that after several controversial moves including using Robin William’s suicide to market her game and lying about being harassed over Wizardchan, she’s essentially been outed for sleeping with staff of a major gaming news outlet in exchange for favorable press and promotion. Not only does this expose Kotaku’s corruption as a news site, but sets back women in the video game industry by tarnishing her own image and conveying the idea that women can only get anywhere in the gaming industry by lying or sleeping their way up to the top.
Another bad point about this is that she essentially lied about who she is to her fans, her ex, and the press alike. This is a woman who said she had principles about sex - that someone cheating on someone else means the sex with their actual partner IS NOT CONSENSUAL. All while fucking around the Indie dev scene with at least 5 people (3 we know of, 2 speculated). Another Facebook log from the WordPress blog solidifies that point:
Why does she go around making this psuedo-feminist point that “men are stupid and dangerous to be naked around” while using the men of Kotaku to get to where she is today? It’s hypocritical.
I’m disappointed that no major news outlet will cover this story, despite it not being about her personal life, but tackling a much bigger issue: corruption in the video game journalism industry and the indie game development scene. If this spreads, Kotaku will lose all credibility as a news site (as if they hadn’t already) because they’re literally in bed with certain game developers for good reviews. Zoe Quinn does not deserve to be in the indie game dev scene and creates a negative image for all current and future female game devs with her actions. Thanks, Zoe, for enforcing the idea what women can’t get anywhere in the game dev industry unless they fuck journalists for good reviews.
If you consider yourself a creative individual see Boyhood.