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2175 clicks; posted to Geek » on 13 Sep 2018 at 9:35 PM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2018-09-13 02:50:52 PM  
And very soon, the people who complained about game journalists who cozy up to their overlords will now complain about this piece of writing, because of the ESS JAY DOUBLE-YOUs.

And yes, as always, you have to say it as ESS JAY DOUBLE-YOU, for maximum effect.  It's the only way to defeat the mother of my child, because I do not have seven dollars a month for child support.
 
2018-09-13 06:03:04 PM  
I missed the part about molesting little boys

but
Guys who sexually harass women need to be beaten with a giant dildo until they learn some manners.
 
2018-09-13 08:31:06 PM  
I love PC games. I sold my XBox 360 within a year because I realized I'd spent over 300 hours playing Oblivion.

Two years ago I built my own PC, including a GeForce GTX 1070, ostensibly for video editing, but really so that I could finally play AAA titles (Doom 2016 was my first purchase).

In the past year I've played the hell out of Prey, 7 Days to Die, Subnautica, Factorio, Hellblade, Grim Dawn, No Man's Sky, Alien: Isolation, and a few others.

But regardless of how much I play, I don't identify myself as a Gamer, because I associate that identity with the whole anti-SJW, anti-Feminism crowd of toxic man-boys.

I'm just a Feminist SJW who loves to play games.
 
2018-09-13 09:47:43 PM  
I thought this article was going to be about fixing their shiatty game.
 
2018-09-13 10:01:19 PM  

stevenvictx: I missed the part about molesting little boys

but
Guys who sexually harass women need to be beaten with a giant dildo until they learn some manners.


To outright steal a line from Dara O'Briain:  If we put them all in a sack and then tie the sack up with string and then hit the sack with sticks.  And I wouldn't worry to much about who got the worst of it.
 
2018-09-13 10:08:17 PM  
RTFA for ball-tapping, leaving satisfied.
 
2018-09-13 10:09:05 PM  
Sounds like they need to git gud.
 
2018-09-13 10:10:35 PM  
Riot's so-called "bro culture" allowed incidents of "ball-tapping" (flicking or slapping testicles)

My so-called "bro culture" allows incidents of "nose punching" (hitting or pummelling jackasses).
 
2018-09-13 10:12:32 PM  

Snarfangel: Riot's so-called "bro culture" allowed incidents of "ball-tapping" (flicking or slapping testicles)

My so-called "bro culture" allows incidents of "nose punching" (hitting or pummelling jackasses).


Nose before bros?
 
2018-09-13 10:19:48 PM  

Snarfangel: Riot's so-called "bro culture" allowed incidents of "ball-tapping" (flicking or slapping testicles)

My so-called "bro culture" allows incidents of "nose punching" (hitting or pummelling jackasses).


This. Anyone who hits my nuts as a "joke" is going to get my foot planted firmly up their ass, just as soon as I can stand up straight again.
 
2018-09-13 10:23:28 PM  
I wouldn't single them out. All gaming companies like farking kids.
 
2018-09-13 10:23:37 PM  
Well, guess we'll have to... https://youtu.be/rHliDE1_Hls?t=6

Seriously though, when did 'ball-tapping' even become a thing?  What kind of bizarre homo-erotic fantasy workplace are they trying to create where people are just walking around trying to slap and tickle each other's junk all day?  It sounds like the premise of one of those weird Chuck Tingle books.
 
2018-09-13 10:34:14 PM  
Their first mistake was putting a ball-tapping quota on everyone's annual review. Oh, well, the law of unintended consequences, I guess.
 
2018-09-13 11:24:16 PM  
Huh, so there IS a group more toxic than League of Legends players.
 
2018-09-13 11:58:14 PM  
Having played sports, lived in a dorm, and worked in a Japanese school I hate getting sack tapped. I imagine only a small percentage of people (mostly Farkers) probably enjoy it, but I especially hate it. I would probably fight someone if it happened at the office.
 
2018-09-14 01:56:33 AM  

oopsboom: Well, guess we'll have to... https://youtu.be/rHliDE1_Hls?t=6

Seriously though, when did 'ball-tapping' even become a thing?  What kind of bizarre homo-erotic fantasy workplace are they trying to create where people are just walking around trying to slap and tickle each other's junk all day?  It sounds like the premise of one of those weird Chuck Tingle books.


Pounded in the butt by the handsome C-suite executive while simultaneously being ball tapped by a junior partner who is a robot tyrannosaurus.
 
2018-09-14 02:23:34 AM  

ReapTheChaos: Snarfangel: Riot's so-called "bro culture" allowed incidents of "ball-tapping" (flicking or slapping testicles)

My so-called "bro culture" allows incidents of "nose punching" (hitting or pummelling jackasses).

This. Anyone who hits my nuts as a "joke" is going to get my foot planted firmly up their ass, just as soon as I can stand up straight again.


That's what makes it funny. You do it back.
 
2018-09-14 04:51:34 AM  
I guess i'm fortunate to have never been in this situation, but when they talk about 'ball tapping', that makes it sound like a gentle flick, or a pat, still obviously in the realms of "do that again and i'll punch you", but is it hard enough to make you go ow? Because I can see men in a new job they need to keep taking a little tap here and there, and trying their best to laugh it off to not rock the boat, but an actual punch of a whack on the balls? No way. No man would take that without responding with more physical violence.
 
2018-09-14 06:42:35 AM  

Slaxl: I guess i'm fortunate to have never been in this situation, but when they talk about 'ball tapping', that makes it sound like a gentle flick, or a pat, still obviously in the realms of "do that again and i'll punch you", but is it hard enough to make you go ow? Because I can see men in a new job they need to keep taking a little tap here and there, and trying their best to laugh it off to not rock the boat, but an actual punch of a whack on the balls? No way. No man would take that without responding with more physical violence.


Basically they have a juvenile (and arrogant) company culture, which has been known for some time by anyone that has interviewed there or knows someone that has.

When we were in high school my friends and I would unexpectedly throw things at each other's crotches, because we all found it funny.  My best one was some time around fall when I managed to fling one of those small decorative pumpkins by its stem like a hammer throw and scored a direct hit.  We all laughed very hard, including the gasping victim.  When I learned about Kancho I immediately recognized it as similar.

What they are describing is the exact same behavior for the exact same reasons but done instead by "adults" rather than teenagers.  It is likely a hold-over from when the game was developed by a few young guys out of their dorm room, and their quick success caused the company culture to become arrogant and therefore stagnant.  Now that they have money and are trying to hire in professionals that worked in more professional environments and don't enjoy the kind of juvenile hi-jinks that they may have in their youth, a culture clash has developed within the company.

I have enjoyed working at somewhat similar places when I was fresh out of university, but now that I am old, cranky, and have a family I just want to get my work done and get out.  I wouldn't work at Riot for that reason.
 
2018-09-14 07:52:14 AM  

lostcat: But regardless of how much I play, I don't identify myself as a Gamer, because I associate that identity with the whole anti-SJW, anti-Feminism crowd of toxic man-boys.


I've enjoyed games since Pong yet I won't call myself a Gamer, ever. It's a hobby, not a lifestyle. I also clearly remember that throughout the '80s and the first half of the '90s there was no such term. For good reason. It's because that whole gamer identity is something cooked up by Sony's marketing division as a way to get older teenagers and young adults to buy Playstations.

I also don't like the way the self-described gamers like to shiat on anyone who wasn't playing games back in the days of the PS1 when they started. I also remember when they were the newbies and at that time they were welcomed as people freshly discovering the joy that games can bring, and they have utterly failed in their responsibility to do the same for those who came after them.

That is why I am not a gamer and why those little Gamergater shiats can get off my lawn.
 
2018-09-14 12:03:57 PM  
These guys:
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This position: Honey, let me explain to you why you are totally over-reacting and getting your panties in a bunch about nothing.
 
2018-09-14 01:55:04 PM  
So a game that attracts a notoriously toxic fan base is run by a company with a toxic corporate culture? Color me shocked!
 
2018-09-14 03:40:03 PM  
A bunch of men in denial about their fading youth continue to act like a bunch of idiot teenagers.
 
2018-09-14 05:37:08 PM  

bigdanc: I thought this article was going to be about fixing their shiatty game.


no they only report on agenda driven politicized garbage instead  of actual videogame journalism.  The profits made by these companies proves the ones trying to seem informed on the message section don't actually buy and play games.  I miss the old days when videogame journalism was about development and design...not about left or right wing ideals on corporate governance
 
2018-09-14 05:40:23 PM  

oopsboom: Well, guess we'll have to... https://youtu.be/rHliDE1_Hls?t=6

Seriously though, when did 'ball-tapping' even become a thing?  What kind of bizarre homo-erotic fantasy workplace are they trying to create where people are just walking around trying to slap and tickle each other's junk all day?  It sounds like the premise of one of those weird Chuck Tingle books.


It was more commonly known as a "nut check"
 
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