Kavanaugh's Friend, Mark Judge, Was a Member of Gamergate

Oct 26, 2017
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I... just... what the fuck?

I feel like Raiden in MGS2. What happened, what world am I in? This shit is just bonkers.

I mean, Bannon got all his money from WoW Chinese gold farming, so it doesn't feel that out of place.
The alignment with Gamergate and the alt-right is a horrible indictment on video game "culture." Shit's abominable.
 

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I... just... what the fuck?

I feel like Raiden in MGS2. What happened, what world am I in? This shit is just bonkers.


The alignment with Gamergate and the alt-right is a horrible indictment on video game "culture." Shit's abominable.
I have a friend who worked on a bunch of midway games, like NBA Jam. Back in like 2014, we were hanging out eating dinner and he, unprompted, asked me if i had heard of this gamergate stuff. Said i had, and before i could say anything else, he goes "avoid it like the plague. Dont talk about it, dont entertain it, dont listen to it. It will outright destroy your career to get involved in that embarassing shit. Other game devs laugh at how little those involved with gamer gate know anything about video games. Its just a bunch of angry virgin losers."

This was way, way before gamergate had really caught mainstream attention, and it pretty much has been solid advice ever since. Anytime i see gamer gaters, i always think back to how my friend said his collegues saw them.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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You know, the villain in Life is Strange always made me feel extremely uncomfortable while playing the 4th/5th episode. But I always comforted myself by reminding myself that it isn't real, that people that horrible and creepy do not exist.

I was wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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I have a friend who worked on a bunch of midway games, like NBA Jam. Back in like 2014, we were hanging out eating dinner and he, unprompted, asked me if i had heard of this gamergate stuff. Said i had, and before i could say anything else, he goes "avoid it like the plague. Dont talk about it, dont entertain it, dont listen to it. It will outright destroy your career to get involved in that embarassing shit. Other game devs laugh at how little those involved with gamer gate know anything about video games. Its just a bunch of angry virgin losers."

This was way, way before gamergate had really caught mainstream attention, and it pretty much has been solid advice ever since. Anytime i see gamer gaters, i always think back to how my friend said his collegues saw them.
Wow.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Tbilisi, Georgia
I have a friend who worked on a bunch of midway games, like NBA Jam. Back in like 2014, we were hanging out eating dinner and he, unprompted, asked me if i had heard of this gamergate stuff. Said i had, and before i could say anything else, he goes "avoid it like the plague. Dont talk about it, dont entertain it, dont listen to it. It will outright destroy your career to get involved in that embarassing shit. Other game devs laugh at how little those involved with gamer gate know anything about video games. Its just a bunch of angry virgin losers."

This was way, way before gamergate had really caught mainstream attention, and it pretty much has been solid advice ever since. Anytime i see gamer gaters, i always think back to how my friend said his collegues saw them.
Before I started reading that quote, I was half expecting for him to be endorsing it due to all the "I lost my friend to alt-right" stories people share here all the time.

Congrats on having a smart friend.
 
Mar 21, 2018
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And people scream at me when I'm saying that "gamer culture" has a problem. Fucking lol.

The icing on the cake: The passed out videos. That's horrible. Genuinely chilling. I'd be terrified if I had to be around this man.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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It was always about attacking women, and the right's ground-floor involvement was always about weaponizing misogyny in preparation for Hillary Clinton's presidential run. By 2014, they absolutely knew she'd be running, and even if the ostensible targets were Anita, Zoe, etc. the prize was always the 2016 election - and it worked.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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What a damn world. Always knew it was about white supremacy, homophobia/transphobia and sexism. The scumbags are too afraid to admit what they really should be labelled so they hide behind a target of video games.
 

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I can’t imagine that FBI interrogation won’t yield anything.
Here's the problem, though: it's not an interrogation. It's just questioning. He's not under investigation for anything and he can refuse questioning at any time for any reason. Judge has no incentive at all to cooperative against Kavanaugh.
 

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Before I started reading that quote, I was half expecting for him to be endorsing it due to all the "I lost my friend to alt-right" stories people share here all the time.

Congrats on having a smart friend.
Dude is a hidden character in NBA Jam. He was just spilling the truth, lol.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Judge has said he is willing to talk to the FBI but only on the grounds that it remains confidential. So he has something to say though I doubt he throws Kavanaugh under the bus. Its got to be something shady though since he wants it kept from the public. Everything about the guy hints at some shady shit that borders on illegal stuff
 
Oct 27, 2017
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I have a friend who worked on a bunch of midway games, like NBA Jam. Back in like 2014, we were hanging out eating dinner and he, unprompted, asked me if i had heard of this gamergate stuff. Said i had, and before i could say anything else, he goes "avoid it like the plague. Dont talk about it, dont entertain it, dont listen to it. It will outright destroy your career to get involved in that embarassing shit. Other game devs laugh at how little those involved with gamer gate know anything about video games. Its just a bunch of angry virgin losers."

This was way, way before gamergate had really caught mainstream attention, and it pretty much has been solid advice ever since. Anytime i see gamer gaters, i always think back to how my friend said his collegues saw them.
Meanwhile I know someone (not really friends with them) who is still actively involved in GG/KiA working for a pretty big 1st party developer.
 

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Before I started reading that quote, I was half expecting for him to be endorsing it due to all the "I lost my friend to alt-right" stories people share here all the time.

Congrats on having a smart friend.
Almost everyone in the industry will laugh anyone pro-Gamergate right out of the building, minus, like, Stardock or that company doing The Last Night.

Hey Stardock, if you're reading this, fuck you.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Bro culture, bro culture, bro culture. Fucking assholes. Hate women, and minorities, racists deepshits. In the end you find out they lack decency and are morally incompetent.

Bro culture. The IT world is full of them.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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good fucking god, is that youtube channel legit....? unbelievable.
I'll be honest, I clicked on it the day Judge's name came out and somebody posted about it (disappeared very quickly after, I guess it might have been days but it didn't seem like it). Because we get bombarded with so much news I had forgotten about it. It's totally legit, I saw the original before he took it down.

There's so much noise to signal these days that if real people don't amplify something it can get completely lost.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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There are ACTUALLY people out there defending Mark Judge on this. I know that shouldn't surprise me, but somehow it does.
Judge strikes me as somebody who would crack like an egg at omelette time given a proper interrogation. A multi-day interview is probably not a good sign for his camp.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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DFW, Texas
Judge strikes me as somebody who would crack like an egg at omelette time given a proper interrogation. A multi-day interview is probably not a good sign for his camp.
Yeah I thought the same thing. I dove into the darker parts of Twitter (god help me) and saw just how far these people are going to defend him. You know his creepy as fuck YouTube videos? Well thats just a "a man getting off in the privacy of his own home. Media is now kinkshaming"


Thats a direct quote.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Tbilisi, Georgia
Almost everyone in the industry will laugh anyone pro-Gamergate right out of the building, minus, like, Stardock or that company doing The Last Night.

Hey Stardock, if you're reading this, fuck you.
That is very believable, but it's just that I'm too used to reading accounts that read like this: "I was talking to my friend about x and then he milkshaked the fuck out of that duck!"

As an aside, I believe that the industry should have openly shit on gamergate instead of being silent on them. I mean the publishers of course, as mere gamedev workers would probably get harassed to hell.