First off, thanks to all of the shibes who submitted a design entry. I liked all of them and thought they were all great!Second, it was fun watching the tally leaders go back and forth when I was manually counting each vote. I checked, rechecked, and then rechecked the recheck just to make sure I didn’t make any mistakes. :) Here’s my tally sheet from all three checks!In second place, and the winner of Ð5,000 + a copper physical DogeCoin from Provident Metals of the winning design: /u/Lord_Frederick’s DogeMoon with 48 votes!And the winner of the Provident Metals community-chosen physical DogeCoin contest is…/u/cicerothedog’s sketchy quickie with 77 votes! Much wow!! They will be receiving Ð30,000+ and both a silver AND copper physical DogeCoin of their design!A couple quick notes about the counting: I only counted the votes from the main stickied vote post, and there were a couple that came in after the cut-off time, so those weren’t counted.A HUGE thank you goes to Provident Metals for being such awesome in wanting to do this contest, as well as accepting Ðogecoin for their products. They have been great to us all along the way, including sponsoring our /u/dogedriver for four races this year as well as putting DogeCoin on those races as well.When will these go on sale? I will submit the winning design to them tonight, and as soon as the art is approved, they can go on sale as quickly as three weeks from that point. As soon as I have a definite date from them, I will make sure to let everyone know.Thanks again, everyone! TO THE MOON!! via /r/dogecoin
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What about our fans? Are they privileged? Let me tell you about Anders. He was one of two male love interests in Dragon Age II, and the only one of the two that would actually make his intentions known to the player without the player expressing interest first. If you were nice to him, he would make a pass at you, and you could turn him down, and that would be the end of it. And some fans REALLY did not like that.
Some of them asked for a gay toggle; because in a game where there’s mature themes, slavery, death, and none of which we offer toggles for, encountering a gay character? OOH, beyond the pale. They didn’t want to be exposed to homosexuality.
And this one fan on our forums posted that he felt too much attention had been spent on women and gays and not enough on straight male gamers. For all of whom he personally spoke, of course. ‘It’s ridiculous that I even have to use a term like Straight Male Gamers, when in the past I would only have to say fans.’ The purpose of the romances in Dragon Age II was to give each type of fan an equal content. Two romances whether you’re male or female, straight or gay.
How upsetting for this particular Straight Male Gamer to realize he wasn’t being catered to. This was not equality to him, but an imbalance; an imbalance of the natural order. He did not want equality, he’s not interested in equality. To him, from his perspective, equality means he’s getting less. Less options? Actually, no, the number of options we had in that game was actually the same number of options that he would have received earlier. What was his issue was the idea that there was attention being spent on other groups, which SHOULD have rightly gone to him.
Do ALL straight male gamers feel exactly the same as he does? Absolutely not. In the thread where this came up in fact, there was quite a few guys who came in and identified themselves as straight male gamers and said ‘I actually don’t have an issue with that, as long as I receive an experience I enjoy, I think other people should be able to enjoy that too.’ But if you think that Straight Male Gamer Dude is an outlier among our fanbase, you were not paying attention.
This is Anita Sarkeesian, she’s the author of the Feminist Frequency, a blog which examines tropes in the depiction of women in popular culture. You’ve probably all heard about this, it’s a matter of public record, she announced a Kickstarter to start a web series to look at the tropes in video games and she was subjected to a campaign of vicious abuse and harassment by male gamers. Why? Well, because she represents to these guys the loss of their coveted place in the gaming audience. Never mind that well all know Goddamn well that they’re still at the top of the totem pole. What they see themselves losing is sole proprietorship over their domain. That’s what it is.
Everything that is changing about the gaming industry to accommodate these players, to them, is diluting the purity of gaming which has belonged solely to them. That’s what this is all about. And here’s the thing, I’m pretty certain that our industry fears the scrutiny of those guys way more than the scrutiny of everyone else. Because those are the guys that scream at the top of their lungs, they spend their time on every internet forum, they spend their time making Metacritic reviews. Infuriate them, and you become a target. It’s so much easier to say “Well, that’s what our fans are like. There’s nothing we can do.” And that’s bullshit.
They didn’t set the tone, did they? We set the tone. What we put out there, what we permit, whether it’s on our forums, whether it’s on Xbox Live, the things that we permit we are in effect condoning. What happened to Anita, we the industry, are partly responsible for. We’re in part to blame. And if the idea of moral responsibility doesn’t phase you, consider the idea that the time will probably soon come that this will also amount to legal responsibility.
|—||BioWare EA Writer David Gaider speaking on sexism and sexuality in video games. (via lolitsgabe)|
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SynopsisWe made history when we sent him to Talladega in May. We did it again when we voted him in to the All Star Race. And finally, we showed the world the buying power of dogecoin when together, we bought enough t-shirts to fund one last race in 2014 at Talladega.In mid-October of 2014, NASCAR driver Josh Wise gave our community the opportunity to sponsor his 98 car for the 2015 season through merchandise offerings on http://thedogecar.com. The sky is the limit. The moon is the goal.Specifically, we’d like to raise $250,000 and watch that Shiba Inu grace his rear bumper each week, hopefully alongside a variety of charities to be chosen by the community.The 2015 DogeGear Giveaway Campaign is a way to truly embrace the fun and giving spirit of dogecoin, while simultaneously reaching our sponsorship goal. The more we raise, the more items we’ll buy, and the more we’ll give away!Once again, we are holding a giveaway for some awesome DogeGear. Like before, we wish to specifically target those shibes who do not have enough money to purchase the items for themselves, while simultaneously funding more races for Josh.Our last giveaway managed to raise enough funds to buy over 60 under privileged shibes DogeCrew shirts! We want to top that!On our site, you can both register to enter the drawing as well as find the information on how to donate!I placed all 7.5M of my Doge into the pot, and ask that you donate anything you can!The site: http://dogegear.netAlso Helping Me: /u/EasyToReadRedditWallet: DG7eyPY46MMxqtw2dK66MeRbSwpQpPdxiDRegistration will close on NOVEMBER 10th. We will draw and post names at 6pm CST NOVEMBER 11th. via /r/dogecoin
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I’m starting to see why GamerGate has so many useful idiots, when I read things like this, and get to see one of them in action.
See, I link to an interesting, insightful, long read at Medium that discusses the lack of racial slurs that are used to describe white people. I comment that this article is “great”, and this genius declares that I “support indiscriminate bullying”, based on either this idiot’s lack of reading comprehension, or a willful distortion of the meaning of my words.
Either way, these are the useful idiots who are keeping GamerGate alive.
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