Zoe Quinn vs Minecraft Creator, Notch: The Last Night and GamerGate
So yeah, this is a thing. Again.
During the 2017 E3 Microsoft Xbox conference, the game “The Last Night” was announced. What followed next was a witch-hunt against one of the game’s creators, Tim Soret, for his past #GamerGate comments. Despite the egalitarian nature of his comments, the focus of GamerGate’s ire, game developer Zoe Quinn, made sure that Tim’s past “transgressions” were brought to light. (All remarkably around the same time as her book deal, as well…)
What this shows is that no one is safe from a journalistic stranglehold on independent thought in the gaming industry. Not only was Tim Soret forced to bend-the-knee and apologize for his personal views (egalitarian views, no less), it just highlights that faces in the game industry (and even members of the YouTube community) can be branded as ‘heretics’ if they don’t step in line with the feminist ideological mafia.
However, the financially independent creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson, isn’t being pushed around so easily. In fact, he’s not only pushing back against the public bullying and shame-tactics, he’s hitting harder.
And there’s very little the cry-bully fascists can do to stop him.
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