What does she say about the Store?

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by Karl_ » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:32 am

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Karl_ wrote:Arts-and-crafts forums are very progressive. You aren't allowed to express pro-Trump sentiment at all on Ravelry (which is a very good policy!).


Bullshit, explain this then:

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PostRe: What does she say about the Store?
by Venom » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:07 am

People have made some really good points (not that I agree with them all!) and I did want to respond to some but haven't got too much time today, but I have read everything.


jawafour wrote:I could be wrong, Venom, but I *think* you're kinda making a point that I called out earlier in the thread... in my view, gaming / gaming culture is not the problem; people are.

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Reading that, I could picture it and it cracked me up! :lol:

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by Green Gecko » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:50 pm

Yeah, this guy was bizarre, and not representative of gamers at all. I can't say it didn't have some small effect on me, though. I mean, I thought, "Is this what happens to somebody who claims they've played Destiny 2 for 2000 hours and complains when their mates ask them out for a drink?"

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by Knoyleo » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:24 pm


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PostRe: What does she say about the Store?
by Knoyleo » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:21 am

Bump for "gamer culture" discussion, the below sentence came from a long read article about white nationalist extremism that was on the front page of BBC news:

Meme-culture, gamer-culture and white nationalist culture can overlap and inform each other, he adds, and it's all too easy for them to start with one and travel to the other without knowing it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49363958

Like it or not, and whether we as people who play games identify with it or not, "gamer culture" is definitely a thing that's recognised in wider society, and largely as a breeding ground for some incredibly toxic ideas.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:49 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Bump for "gamer culture" discussion, the below sentence came from a long read article about white nationalist extremism that was on the front page of BBC news:

Meme-culture, gamer-culture and white nationalist culture can overlap and inform each other, he adds, and it's all too easy for them to start with one and travel to the other without knowing it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49363958

Like it or not, and whether we as people who play games identify with it or not, "gamer culture" is definitely a thing that's recognised in wider society, and largely as a breeding ground for some incredibly toxic ideas.


Quelle surprise. Sometimes things aren't always rainbows and sunshine in the world of gaming.

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PostRe: What does she say about the Store?
by jawafour » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:09 pm

I just read that article; it was both interesting and shocking. It can't really be described as being about gamer culture, though; the text references the internet rather than gaming platforms.

There certainly are toxic elements amongst people who play video games and the behaviours of such people should, of course, be challenged. I still don't believe that gaming itself encourages toxic behaviour; although, as an increasingly popular pastime, such unwanted behaviours can become more prevalent and need to be fought against. I don't feel that it's always doom and gloom in the world of gaming, though.

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PostRe: What does she say about the Store?
by Tafdolphin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:38 pm

Totally unrelated obvs but I'll just leave this here;

https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/07/ooblets- ... -10533965/

EDIT; Oh, and this too

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultassi/ ... tions/amp/

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by jawafour » Mon Aug 19, 2019 1:56 pm

I love how these gaming fans grouped together to place a "thank you" advert opposite Hello Games offices (with additional community funding being handed to a children's hospital); and how Médecins Sans Frontières gained $2.1m from gaming fans viewing the Summer Games Done Quick event.

It can be so dispiriting to hear of people in the gaming world displaying horrible behaviours; and such actions should never be accepted or ignored. However, it's great to know that many folk conduct themselves in a far more positive way, too.

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by Tafdolphin » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:16 pm

This is true. There was also GuardianCon recently where Destiny players raised hundreds of thousands for various charities.

I'm not sure this offsets the prevalence of abusive behaviour by various communities, but it's nice to hear about.

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PostRe: What does she say about the Store?
by VlaSoul » Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:42 pm

Knoyleo wrote:Bump for "gamer culture" discussion, the below sentence came from a long read article about white nationalist extremism that was on the front page of BBC news:

Meme-culture, gamer-culture and white nationalist culture can overlap and inform each other, he adds, and it's all too easy for them to start with one and travel to the other without knowing it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49363958

Like it or not, and whether we as people who play games identify with it or not, "gamer culture" is definitely a thing that's recognised in wider society, and largely as a breeding ground for some incredibly toxic ideas.

I think it's cuz meme culture and game culture are traditionally seen as the domain of young white males and have always been the domain of people who feel different, and by that fact it has allowed for far right thinking to seep into these things heavily

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