E3 is the biggest gaming event of the year, but of course that won’t stop regressive journalists from doing the utmost to take a dump on the one thing which they “cover”, and that “one” thing just happens to be games. And after a tragic shooting in Orlando, a number of click bait articles and think pieces (albeit with little thought) started popping up from certain sites. And these “Journalists” didn’t hesitate to seize the opportunity to attack games, in particular the FPS genre. As the journalists in question stated that FPS games (and violent games in general) glorify gun violence; which must be true because places like the UK, Germany, Sweden, Australia (and the rest of the civilised world outside of the USA) are blighted with gun crime from crazy gamers playing too much “Overwatch“.

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I find it to be very tasteless and disrespectful to connect the Orland shooting with the E3 event (the tweet was tweeted out by T.C. Sottek, managing editor, The Verge).

The most sickening part of all this is that these people are using an unrelated tragedy to push an agenda that games are the issue, which is just pathetic. Of course, the usual suspects popped up to vomit their opinions on the web. Jonathan McIntosh decided to do the typical and plaster his moronic statements on Twitter. Quickly followed by many others, spouting nonsensical rubbish, I must admit though, would have loved to see these people dive for a safe space when “South Park” appeared during Ubisoft’s conference.

It’s a scary thought though. I mean, what do these people want games to be? Because shooting demons (do you remember when Anita sarkeesian and Jonathan Mcintosh whined about “Doom”?) bad guys isn’t going to cause me, you or anyone else to go shooting people in the name of “Crash Bandicoot“. It simply doesn’t happen, and when there is any relation to games and violence. Then they are minimal isolated cases. I mean, “Dynasty Warriors” sure never sent me off to pillage China. And “DriveClub” hasn’t made me a better driver, nor has “Call of Duty” made me want to shoot anyone in the real world. Gaming has an illness right now, a cancer. And it’s these people (agenda pushing Gaming sites, media and journalists) bringing negativity into the world of video games, trying to put blame on something where blame should not be placed. There is no solid argument that games glorify violence, or that they cause shootings. We survived idiots like this before, just as the Music industry and Movie industry survived.

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Toxic masculinity Vs E3. Round 1, fight!

There is no correlation between gun violence and video games. The same way there is no relation with moustaches and dictators. Simply put, the argument has no weight to it whatsoever. Nevertheless, journalists and the media still proclaim that it´s a fact, because they have an agenda. Here´s the hard truth though, they simply don’t care about gaming and gamers. And they don’t care about representation. No, because all they care about is the money, money which they can make from attacking games and Gamers. And naturally (the nature of the biased and corrupt media), all they do is blaming their countries problems on everything else but themselves (and this is where games and Gamers come into the picture, the great recurring scapegoat). Everyone else manages to get by in the civilised world without shooting each other, but no it must be “Call of Duty” because how else are you going to know how a gun works?

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Stop blaming everything on video games. There have been acts of terror long before video games even existed.

Furthermore, there was also a high demand for the acknowledgement of the Orlando tragedy to be acknowledged during E3 conferences. Why? Don’t tragedies happen daily? Don’t thousands of people die daily due to the lack of access to clean drinking water? And was everyday, up until now, considered normal? Here´s a reality check. The world is bigger than America. And sadly enough, people are killed daily. And quite a lot of them don’t get any acknowledgement, simply because they aren’t a part of the Western world. So, should we carry on as normal? Yeah, because honestly no one gave a damn about the Boko Haram attack earlier this year. An attack that resulted in children being burned alive, and over 80 dead with little to no acknowledgement by the western world (where´s their media focus? And where´s their justice?).

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People such as Jim Frank (who claimed that he was “almost” kidnapped” at E3) and Will Powers (the guy who said that he was drugged by a rape drug) caused drama during (and after) the E3 2016 event. All of which is believed to have been done to give Gaming, Gamers and E3 a bad reputation.

And the sad fact is that there are horrible, evil and bad things, which take place all around the world daily. Even so, what’s worse is that people think they can monopolize tragedy. That they (the biased and corrupt mainstream media, Gaming sites and journalists in general) use tragedies such as the Orlando mass shooting to push an agenda when it suits them. And truth be told, they can simply ignore an atrocity because it’s not happening on their doorstep, or doesn’t coincide with their political view. So it’s heart-breaking that people do this, using something truly awful to just point score and attack an entertainment platform because it doesn’t meet their crazy world view. And as a gamer, I’m passionate about my hobby and the games I play. And I will never tire of defending them. Because I don’t prescribe to a distorted reality where gaming is the root of all evil, it simply isn’t true. It’s like saying there are more murders in summer, and ice cream is sold in summer. So that must mean that ice cream causes people to murder each other.

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I (we) can´t speak for everyone else, but we really enjoyed this years E3 event.

However, E3 has been a blast nonetheless, with some fantastic announcements with diverse releases and characters. Even so. I think it’s safe to say that none of that matters to the SJW horde, because at the end of the day there’s no pleasing these people.

And with that said, what´s your take on this matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!

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This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground´s) opinions.

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26 Comments ON " A take on the regressive journalists and their con... "
  • Gamergater #7230

    It’s “utmost”, not “up most” lol – God I wish I could check your articles for grammar before you post them lol

    • I have fixed that one too. I did check it, but sometimes I miss errors just like everyone else. However, I do correct them on the fly when I see them (or when someone else points them out). Any ways, thanks for informing me about the spelling flaws. And I hope that you enjoyed the OP post as a whole (despite the spelling errors).

      • Gamergater #7230

        lol it’s all good 🙂 I’m rarely the grammar Nazi I’ve proved myself to be this day :

        • I understand where you´re coming from, and that´s the way it should be. However, it´s very hard to find people who will do editing jobs for free (we don´t have the budget to pay a professional editor at this time). So it´s just me and some voluntaries that goes through every single post before it gets published. And I´ve been told that a pro editor costs between 15-25 USD per hour…No sweat 😉

          I´m not a native-born English-speaking person. So I do my very best to sort out any fact, spelling or grammar errors.

      • Gamergater #7230

        btw yes, I did enjoy the article – it’s great to hear common sense like this amidst all the craziness surrounding gaming these days, keep up the good work 🙂

        • Ah, I´m glad to hear it =) I´m going to inform Sharn about that 😉 Thanks! Yes, and it´s extra hard for me to do so since I´m from Sweden (The land Tumblr/cucks). However, I still intend to keep on working our magic 😉

      • Thor

        don’t worry if you make mistakes there not as bad as yahoo articles 😛

        • Ah, thanks xD I didn´t know that 😉 We will do our very best to improve though.

  • Gamergater #7230

    Ghaaa it’s “SEIZE the opportunity”, you’re making me a very sad panda here :

    • I have corrected that error. And I´m doing my very best, I’m the only available editor at this time.

  • ElKonsolero

    Nice read, thanks for the article.

  • MusouTensei

    Well there is a positive thing with them being so open with their anti gaming opionions, I can make sure to never support them ever again (if I did yo in the past), like for damn sure I will never buy something that Blow is involved with again (luckily I only got Braid through a Humble Bundle so he didn’t got much out of it).

    • That´s most likely one of the very few positive things that I can see in this matter. I think that´s the best way for one to show them that you´re not happy with how they roll with things. Really? Well, I haven´t given him a single cent so far 😉

      • MusouTensei

        I bought that HB with Braid mainly for other games but I will stay far away from the Witness.

        • Ah 😉 Unless we get a review code for it, then I´m not spending my money on the game.

    • Sevuz

      We must also remember that the musik (Rap, Hip Hop, Rock, Metal) and film industry has been through the same shit storm. People like this has tried to take down shooters like BF, COD and sandbox games like GTA and Saints Row, without luck. So fare they have scared Japanese and indie devs the most. That devs under EA like Bioware and DICE (sorry Sweden) are bowing down to these idiots, is more because they are stupid and naive. But also because for them it’s good PR that their games can appeal to almost everyone’s sexsuality or race (because screw gameplay). For the most part people are to stupid to see a political agenda being thrown at them. That’s why they hate core gaming audience so much. Our stubbornness is a pain in their ass xD

  • Sevuz

    Really good read. It’s good to know that we have gaming sites out there that ain’t brainless. Thanks 🙂

    • Thanks man =) Sharn´s the man 😉 You are most welcome ^_^ And we got more good stuff coming up!

  • Nanya

    E3 should just ban most gaming journalists from showing up.

    Let in the Youtubers and have it go from there.

    Seriously, AlphaOmegaSin, ReviewTechUSA, SomeCallMeJohnny, PewDiePie, Angry Joe and others to report on it would be awesome.

    And a LOT less of this SJW B.S. that we see.

    Wouldn’t mind if you got to go to E3 though.

    • Well, their not even there to enjoy the games…I would love to do that, but since we don´t have the case for it :S

  • nunya

    Good read. It is super sad the supposed mainstream gaming media are the reason the community is seen as toxic.

    • Thanks =) And that would be correct, so try to support alternative media sites instead.

  • J.j. Barrington

    They gotta get clicks some way or another. Not like it matters to most of them whether or not what they say is rooted in reality.

    • True, since Gawker admitted that it was never about the truth in the first place. It was about getting clicks and money.

  • John Smith.

    Just a bunch of dicks needing to stay relevant with their SJW/PC cause so they jumped on the first horrible thing to happen so people would look and listen to the BS they sprout.

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