#61) grandfather of first person shooters, started the trend of multiplayer arena shooters, extremely important person in video game history, a programming genius.
#40) tumblr-tier third wave feminist, scam artist, liar, lazy, makes up information, doesn’t actually like video games, talks about women in video games with absolutely no nuance or interesting commentary.
and people say gaming journalism is a joke
Ya! I totally bet that Sarkeesian slept with him or something, right? Cause like, journalists who don’t reflect your opinions are hacks, corrupt and liars.
Someone who thinks Anita Sarkeesian is more important to gaming than the guy who practically invented the FPS is definitely a hack
What has Sarkeesian contributed to gaming exactly? Aside from asking Dice to dumb down Mirror’s Edge 2
Ya, fuck that bitch! Any writer, celebrity, gamer, human who thinks that she’s done anything for gaming is a hack, white night, SJW, etc, etc, whine, whine, whine…
Go on then, what the fuck has she contributed to gaming? Is there anything in gaming that even slightly owes its existence to her?
And if you can come up with some examples, are they more important than a fucking genre? One of the most prevalent genres in video gaming?
Uh, can’t you fucking read?
40. Anita Sarkeesian, critic, Feminist FREQUENCY
The common depiction of women and the lack of female representation in the industry is a serious problem for games’ ongoing development as a serious cultural form. Sarkeesian is doing much to keep these concerns in the public eye.
- Dissecting the framework, narrative, and characters of gaming.
- Untangling their relationship to the people who consume and make them
- How games reflect culture impact it.
Essentially saying that people who make games think, make choices and those choices have an effect on the consumer and culture at large.
But maybe you’re cool with people thinking about games as being nothing but entertainment with no redeeming qualities or importances outside a limited group of mouth-breathing wankstains. But for those of use who aren’t being represented in most games in a way that recognises and reflects our existence (and who unlike yourself, aren’t total mouthbreathing wankstains) pushing the people in the industry to make better games that tell better stories is kind of a big deal. But like, I’m guessing that doesn’t apply to you cause like, you’ve got your Madden and Call of Doody, right?
Also, it’s a pretty big fucking deal that someone is coming right out and saying the shit that a lot of people think is wrong with the interpretation of women in gaming and not backdown despite the veritable army of repetitive lemmings threatening, harrassing, doxing, etc.
Aren’t you sick of whining about a “scam artist” (though I’ve never spoken to a contributor that feels that way, and even have an art teacher friend who shows her videos in class and uses the supplementary materials) and someone who “makes up information” (has no one taught you that having a different interpretation of games isn’t making shit up or lying?) or generally wailing like a little lost lamb because a lady talking about video games through a feminist perspective has rustled your widdle jimmies so hard that they’ve done fallen off?
And also, let’s add Carmack was a programmer. He didn’t design Doom he wrote amazing code to make ray casting work faster with great hacks like fast divide. He’s in this top whatever list, but no mention of people who originally created the even more amazing math that powers the games you play today. Why isn’t Edsger Dijkstra or even fucking Girolamo Cardano in this list?
It’s because it’s a load of shit. Before you celebrate hear me out. You know who they also rated below Sarkeesian? A ton of important people. But do you know why? Because no one else is doing what she’s doing. The devs are listening to her and thinking more about the gender representation in heir games now more than ever. THAT is fucking influence and is making a change for he better, and it’s gonna keep going until the few whiny kid troglodyte consumers grow the fuck up and deal with their closet misogyny.
I’d put her at number one. Games need to change for the better. I’m sick of a medium I love devolving into Michael Bay-esq dreck. I’ll only be happy when amazing games like Papo and Yo and To the Moon make the bloody millions they deserve.