***Update 1 – 2015-11-30 15:00 CET***
As some of you might remember, two days ago Leigh Alexander took a swing at freedom of speech and the Gaming community with her foolish statements and rants on twitter. And in response to that I wrote an article about it (I also mentioned that American McGee stood up for freedom of speech and artistic freedom once again). Well, guess what? I was just informed that American McGee (McGee is an American game designer who has worked on games such as “Doom 2”, “Quake” and Alice: Madness Returns) responded to Leigh Alexander´s twitter rants about freedom of speech. And this is what McGee said on Twitter earlier today:
“Content of her tweets is frightening. Who decides when we can discuss free speech? Content in games? The Ministry of Culture?” – American McGee
I don´t know about you, but I think McGee is right. Because I don´t want an even more strict and restricted games industry, where a chosen few tells us (developers, retailers, publishers and Gamers) what we can create, enjoy and sell. I mean, It’s already bad enough as it is (as a loud minority is telling us what´s okay, and what´s not). And like I mentioned before. I tried to reach out to Leigh Alexander for a comment on this matter, but that couldn´t be done since she has blocked us on Twitter. So I couldn´t get a single word out of her. However, it seems like other people have started to call out Alexander on her crazy tweets (like McGee for example). So it´s going to be really interesting to see whether or not Alexander will respond to any of the tweets that have been aimed towards her on this matter.
The SJW movement is losing ground
Huniepot and Play-Asia wrote Gaming history on the 25th of November when they became a huge part of the turning point in the games industry. So what exactly did they do? Well, Play-Asia took a stand against the SJW movement and censorship, and Huniepot offered Koei Tecmo US 1 million dollars for the DOAX3 US publishing rights (Huniepot also dissed Kotaku). And those two separate events set the games industry in motion, and every day that has passed since then has been full painful defeats for the SJW movement. In short, people are not afraid of them anymore, and they’re being laughed at. In fact, they don´t even want to hear the words “SJW” or “Social justice warriors” anymore (mainly because most of the public now understands what SJW stands for). And due to the fact that Trey Parker, and Matt Stone has kept on trolling the PC Bro and SJW movement with their South Park series. The SJWs are losing ground, and fast. And you can really tell by their frustration that their more than aware of the fact that they’re losing.
And it feels like American Mcgee slammed another nail into the SJW movements coffin with his recent Facebook comments (which he posted on the 26th of November). Mcgee´s first FB post was a response to all the boycott treats against Play-Asia for selling “Dead Or Alive Xtreme 3“. And the second FB post was a follow-up post in which Mcgee explained what happened when he spoke up about supporting Play-Asia, freedom of speech and artistic freedom. Basically, people started to block Mcgee on Twitter, calling him names and boycotting his games. Hell, some people even said that they would throw away some of their old American Mcgee’s games, all because Mcgee showed his support to Play-Asia and Team Ninja´s DOAX3 (as seen in the picture down below). That´s really crazy of course, but I´ll have you know that this is not the first time that Mcgee has had to deal with stuff such as this. Because as some of you might remember, Mcgee received a death threat from an anti-GamerGate supporter back in April this year.
It´s Play-Asia´s fault that people get harassed and driven away from their homes. Say WHAT?!
However, the Facebook posts that McGee wrote about Play-Asia, DOAX3 and freedom of speech had a much bigger impact and magnitude than his FB post about Anita Sarkeesian. And I think the main reason behind that would be the perfect timing of the FB posts themselves. Because keep in mind that Play-Asia and Huniepot set the Internet on fire on the 25th of November (then they kept the fire alive for another 24 hours). So when Mcgee posted his FB posts on the 26 of November, Mcgee just put more gasoline on the anti-SJW fire. And I honestly thought that nothing would be able to top Mcgee´s FB posts. Well, I was wrong. Because out of nowhere came a handful of anti Play-Asia supporters who started to claim that it was Play-Asia´s fault that they’re being harassed and chased away from their homes (yes, you read it right the first time). Let´s just say that “some” people saw their chance to earn themselves some extra Patreon dollars that day (professional victim hood pays really well nowadays).
Leigh Alexander takes a swing at freedom of speech and the Gaming community
And just when I thought that things couldn’t be possible get any crazier, Leigh Alexander (games & culture writer and consultant ) comes out of nowhere and tells everyone that freedom of speech doesn’t belong to everyone (only to a chosen few). And not only that, Alexander also made a really judgmental and sexist tweet (as seen down below) about the Gaming community (she managed to accomplish all of that in one single tweet…). Because she stated that “”Y´all Internet nerdboys, go back downstairs and play your video games”. In other words, Alexander assumed that everyone (or the vast majority) that uses the Internet and play video games, are male. Well, that´s not true at all. As a lot of females enjoy video games, computers and the Internet. So I pointed that out in a tweet earlier today:
Sure, I would have preferred to have tweeted that out to Leigh Alexander herself. However, I couldn´t do that, since she has blocked us on Twitter (I don´t know the reason behind why she has blocked us). I would also have liked to point out for her that free speech belongs to everyone, and not a selected group of people who thinks they’re more important than everybody else. Not that I think that Alexander would have paid all that much attention to what I had to say (she´s well-known for living in her own echo chamber), but a response of some kind would have been nice I guess.
However, Alexander just kept on tweeting out one crazy tweet after another. And I have to say that she holds very high thoughts about herself, even though she shows no respect or understanding for other people’s opinions and thoughts. In fact, she automatically assumed that everyone that defended free speech was “basic-ass nobodies”. And as far as I know, Mark Kern and American Mcgee isn’t any “nobodies”. And when those words come from a bully and a corrupt so-called “games journalist”, It really doesn´t mean a whole lot now does it?
‘Gamers’ don’t have to be your audience. ‘Gamers’ are over. No, “SJWS are over”, we win
I have question for you Alexander. Do you still remember your “‘Gamers’ don’t have to be your audience. ‘Gamers’ are over.” article which you wrote for Gamasutra back in August 2014? Well, I´ve got news for you. Gamers aren´t over (we never were), and SJWs doesn´t have to be the publishers, developers or the retailer’s audience. So here´s a reality check for you Alexander, the SJWs will soon be over. As we (the Gaming community) are fed up with the SJWs, political correctness, censorship, corruption and tabloid gaming sites such as Kotaku and Polygon. Don´t you understand? You cannot win this war, because Gamers refuse to lose. We are programmed to win at all times.
So you can take your “wisdom words” on freedom of speech, the games industry, and the Gaming community and shove them up where the sun doesn´t shine.
With that said, what do you guys and girls think about this matter? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section down below!
This is a personal opinion of the writer, and it doesn’t necessarily represent the other writers (nor The Gaming Ground´s) opinions.
I´m a huge fan of American Mcgee, and I´ve been a fan of his since the good Ol´ Doom II days.
Robin “V-Act” Ek
The Gaming Ground
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