Why is casual racism/sexism more accepted in video games than other forms of media (these days)?

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Yeah, I'll take a random enthusiast over a random Xbox player any day.

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 22 June 2012 19:21 (five years ago) Permalink

Well, yeah, no question there, but I think that if you want an area where unsocialized obsessive dudes wind up, nerd culture has a far lower physical barrier to entry than say football

Fiendish Doctor Wu! (kingfish), Friday, 22 June 2012 19:40 (five years ago) Permalink

ASD/socialization problems no excuse for being a totally vile misogynist

the magic butterfly made everyone feel relaxed (Abbbottt), Friday, 22 June 2012 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

even if that is the case

the magic butterfly made everyone feel relaxed (Abbbottt), Friday, 22 June 2012 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't know that it's fair to suggest the two overlap

the magic butterfly made everyone feel relaxed (Abbbottt), Friday, 22 June 2012 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah, there's enough problems without adding on mysogyny

Nhex, Friday, 22 June 2012 22:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Not excusing it, just saying I ain't surprised

Fiendish Doctor Wu! (kingfish), Saturday, 23 June 2012 02:38 (five years ago) Permalink

I dont think the kind of gamers who abuse people in comments boxes or over their Gears of War headset are nerds, is the thing to be honest. They're jock bullies, just like they would be on the footy field or at a bar. Its just that playing video games isnt uncool anymore - esp games like GoW, Halo, GTA etc.

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Saturday, 23 June 2012 02:44 (five years ago) Permalink

uh, yeah they are nerds.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Saturday, 23 June 2012 03:49 (five years ago) Permalink

unless "jocks" are really into leaving comments on kotaku articles on your planet.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Saturday, 23 June 2012 03:52 (five years ago) Permalink

Actually I know plenty of pretty unnerdy guys who play video games, is all im sayin. Unless 'uses a computer' is all that makes someone a nerd!?

Pureed Moods (Trayce), Saturday, 23 June 2012 04:18 (five years ago) Permalink

as do i, but they wouldn't even know what kotaku is.

tell it to my arse (jim in glasgow), Saturday, 23 June 2012 04:23 (five years ago) Permalink

The internet has made me hate "nerds".

circa1916, Saturday, 23 June 2012 04:42 (five years ago) Permalink

I love nerdy shit but I haaaaaatttte "nerd culture"

fancy poodle (latebloomer), Thursday, 28 June 2012 00:42 (five years ago) Permalink

I dont think the kind of gamers who abuse people in comments boxes or over their Gears of War headset are nerds, is the thing to be honest. They're jock bullies, just like they would be on the footy field or at a bar. Its just that playing video games isnt uncool anymore - esp games like GoW, Halo, GTA etc.

― Pureed Moods (Trayce), Friday, June 22, 2012 10:44 PM (5 days ago) Bookmark

nah ime these would be bona fide nerds

Faith in Humanity: Restored (dayo), Thursday, 28 June 2012 00:45 (five years ago) Permalink

I don't know why we have to classify people into buckets like "nerds" and "jocks", lots of people have jockish tendencies if they don't have to back up things that they or risk getting their ass kicked.

frogbs, Thursday, 28 June 2012 01:40 (five years ago) Permalink

frogbs are you a nerd or a jock

Faith in Humanity: Restored (dayo), Thursday, 28 June 2012 01:41 (five years ago) Permalink

start a poll thread

Mordy, Thursday, 28 June 2012 01:43 (five years ago) Permalink

jock'cuse!

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 28 June 2012 01:44 (five years ago) Permalink

uhhh take one guess dayo

frogbs, Thursday, 28 June 2012 02:30 (five years ago) Permalink

I think bro or brah is a far better and less 20th Century designation than jock.

Fiendish Doctor Wu! (kingfish), Thursday, 28 June 2012 07:22 (five years ago) Permalink

Okay the thing that really made me lol in that article aside from "bro down and crush some code" was the reference to Kick-Ass Cupcakes, which the author obviously does not realize is the actual name of a Boston cupcake bakery.

Victory Chainsaw! (DJP), Thursday, 28 June 2012 13:20 (five years ago) Permalink

it's like the darkside of the Ace of Cakes folks in their baltimore hideout

Fiendish Doctor Wu! (kingfish), Friday, 29 June 2012 05:40 (five years ago) Permalink

come to think of it, the rise of gendered portmanteaus is what makes me most violent of all

Fiendish Doctor Wu! (kingfish), Friday, 29 June 2012 05:41 (five years ago) Permalink

what, like "brodown" or "manscape"?

Nhex, Friday, 29 June 2012 05:45 (five years ago) Permalink

ARGH

Fiendish Doctor Wu! (kingfish), Friday, 29 June 2012 06:29 (five years ago) Permalink

dudecum

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 29 June 2012 06:42 (five years ago) Permalink

jock'cuse!

― Philip Nunez, Thursday, June 28, 2012 1:44 AM (4 days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lmao

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 2 July 2012 04:23 (five years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Wow. Great read.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 03:40 (five years ago) Permalink

ugh, why do the ppl i share this hobby with suck so much?

Mordy, Wednesday, 24 October 2012 03:47 (five years ago) Permalink

excellent read.

Author ~ Coach ~ Goddess (s1ocki), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 04:36 (five years ago) Permalink

^^

www.toilet-guru.com (silby), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 05:27 (five years ago) Permalink

that was a v inoffensive read

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 24 October 2012 05:28 (five years ago) Permalink

better ridiculously late then never

bnw, Friday, 2 November 2012 04:03 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sHp-iapqvo#!

Andrew Farrell, Friday, 16 November 2012 22:59 (five years ago) Permalink

not clicking

Fieri-brand sausages into my and your ready holes (silby), Saturday, 17 November 2012 02:42 (five years ago) Permalink

it's not bad, actually

well if it isn't old 11 cameras simon (gbx), Saturday, 17 November 2012 03:46 (five years ago) Permalink

not clicking

Suit yourself - it's log.

Andrew Farrell, Saturday, 17 November 2012 10:51 (five years ago) Permalink

hah that was funny actually, assumed from the screencap that it was the opposite of what it was

Fieri-brand sausages into my and your ready holes (silby), Saturday, 17 November 2012 16:51 (five years ago) Permalink

^same here. and he IS a Charlie Brooker clone, but a pretty good one!

Nhex, Saturday, 17 November 2012 17:48 (five years ago) Permalink

Lookee that, it's gone viral enough to make the Guardian:

http://m.guardiannews.com/technology/gamesblog/2012/nov/17/oxm-breakdown-review?cat=technology&type=article

the max in the high castle (kingfish), Monday, 19 November 2012 15:18 (five years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

good job square pr team

Nhex, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 23:53 (five years ago) Permalink

ex-TalkRadar folks talk about this kinda thing, mainly the #1reason

http://www.lasertimepodcast.com/2012/12/03/laser-time-1reason-fun/

"It's the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Drunk!" (kingfish), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 00:29 (five years ago) Permalink

I really hope someday speech-to-text tools are good enough to interpret these podcasts

Nhex, Wednesday, 5 December 2012 03:13 (five years ago) Permalink

I just hope people stop making fucking podcasts.

attempt to look intentionally nerdy, awkward or (thomp), Wednesday, 5 December 2012 03:37 (five years ago) Permalink


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