Read the article here:
From the article:
"3) He’s probably not talking to you. If you’re in #Gamergate, there’s a good chance you’re not in Polygon’s target audience, because Polygon believes in talking about social and progressive issues in video games, and most of #gamergate doesn’t seem to give a rats ass about that. Which is fine! But here’s the thing – the goal of a review is not whether or not the reviewer is representing the opinions of anyone on reddit. The goal of a review is to represent the concerns of their audience. If you review “Atlas Shrugged”, you’re going to write a very different review if you review it for Daily Kos vs. whether you review it for Breitbart.”
Gamergate is mad at Polygon for giving Bayonetta a 7.5/10 and the above image illustrates just how mad they are.
Good read. My favorite part is the discussion of “collusion.” The article points out that one of GamerGate’s (supposed) chief concerns is “collusion” among the games media; that people like Ben Kuchera of Polygon and other sites all get together to push a single narrative. And now those same people are mad at Polygon, and their sole “evidence” of Polygon’s wrongdoing is the fact that their score is different from other sites. That’s right: it’s unethical for a bunch of websites to all agree on something, but it’s also unethical for one site not to agree with all the others. And to cure this “corruption,” they are asking for a corporation to put financial pressure on a media outlet to change their stance - something that much more resembles actual “corruption” than anything they’ve ever called out.
Which, of course, just brings it all back to the bottom line: GamerGate exists for harassment first and foremost, and their only other aim is to remake the whole industry in their image. The things that they personally like are righteous, proper, and “objective; while the things they don’t personally like are “unethical,” and “corrupt.”
Sorry guys - it doesn’t work that way. Some people are going to enjoy different things than you do, or enjoy the same things in different ways. Some people are going to have opinions that conflict with yours (or don’t involve you at all). Understanding that, and understanding that diverse viewpoints actually strengthens this medium you claim to love, is part of being a grown up. So grow up already.