Zoey Quinn, /r/gaming and /v/ : a story of true journalism



  • from what I can get from this, some indie dev called Zoey Quinn (creator of this game called depression quest) apparently (according to her ex) fucked a bunch of dudes who happened to be game reviewers to get her game positive reviews and her game put onto steam, now a lot of people are outraged and going on about how they aren’t sure they can trust reviewers anymore and how this is a shocker, she also claims apparently /v/ hacked her or something

    a lot of posts that are being made about it on several subreddits including /r/gaming are being censored, for example this comment graveyard here : http://www.np.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2dz0gs/totalbiscuit_discusses_the_state_of_games

    one of the moderators of /r/gaming who actually privately messaged zoey over twitter created this post earlier today :
    http://www.np.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2dzrlv/on_zoe_quinn_censorship_doxxing_and_general/

    she also created this tumblr post which is about being doxxed and probably feminism :
    http://ohdeargodbees.tumblr.com/post/95188657119/once-again-i-will-not-negotiate-with-terrorists

    please excuse me if any information is wrong i woke up and saw this on reddit and decided to post it don’t hate me



  • from what I can get from this, some indie dev called Zoey Quinn (creator of this game called depression quest) apparently (according to her ex) fucked a bunch of dudes who happened to be game reviewers to get her game positive reviews and her game put onto steam, now a lot of people are outraged and going on about how they aren’t sure they can trust reviewers anymore and how this is a shocker, she also claims apparently /v/ hacked her or something

    a lot of posts that are being made about it on several subreddits including /r/gaming are being censored, for example this comment graveyard here : http://www.np.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2dz0gs/totalbiscuit_discusses_the_state_of_games

    one of the moderators of /r/gaming who actually privately messaged zoey over twitter created this post earlier today :
    http://www.np.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2dzrlv/on_zoe_quinn_censorship_doxxing_and_general/

    she also created this tumblr post which is about being doxxed and probably feminism :
    http://ohdeargodbees.tumblr.com/post/95188657119/once-again-i-will-not-negotiate-with-terrorists

    please excuse me if any information is wrong i woke up and saw this on reddit and decided to post it don’t hate me


  • Administrators

    Not sure why you’d agree to do anything in exchange for sticking it into this.



  • is that butt fart

    ayy lmao

    this is what i’ve been reading about all day boring trite shite

    anyway yo

    http://imgur.com/a/usu24/all

    abhorrent whore


  • Banned

    Who makes a blog about their ex-gf? :king:
    http://thezoepost.wordpress.com/



  • 4chan and reddit “journalism”…

    Probably worth waiting a couple of months or years before settling down on an opinion on what happened. Both sides of this story are fucking stupid.



  • Making a big deal out of it is silly.  It looked like a shitty game.  A memoir or novel would have been a better medium for getting her thoughts out(not a video game).  Anyway, people are upset because they are always upset and need to aim it at something.  They could have seen what the game was about from any of the screenshots and the description.  The sex for positive reviews thing should be held to the people who actually reviewed the game.  Are people really up in arms about a game that they , probably 90% of them, didn’t get….

    and then there’s this- price tag
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/270170/

    General pointless uproar by angsty teens as usual.



  • Kotaku lacking journalistic integrity? Say it ain’t so!

    Also I really hope this doesn’t become another fucking stupid video game gender war.



  • I’ve been reading that ex’s tl;dr page.  He wrote it like a novel.  I actually chuckled at the five guys part.  Kudos

    Jesus Christ.  If she really is that depressed, she should talk to her fucking doctor and get bupropion.



  • @ChiRaeDisk:

    Making a big deal out of it is silly.  It looked like a shitty game.  A memoir or novel would have been a better medium for getting her thoughts out(not a video game).  Anyway, people are upset because they are always upset and need to aim it at something.  They could have seen what the game was about from any of the screenshots and the description.  The sex for positive reviews thing should be held to the people who actually reviewed the game.  Are people really up in arms about a game that they , probably 90% of them, didn’t get….

    and then there’s this- price tag
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/270170/

    General pointless uproar by angsty teens as usual.

    that’s because it is  a shitty game

    the fucking trailer is her led in bed for 25 seconds like yeah depression but at least show a tiny bit of your game off in the video damn



  • /v/ went berserk. The 12-year-olds are crapping themselves with paranoia, and are accusing the 4chan moderation of being part of a conspiracy deleting threads and discussion about the drama to quash dissent. Because that’s the best explanation, you know.



  • they should make a documentary about it



  • A documentary for this would be like opening a yearbook and looking at the awkward teenage years of your kid named videogame journalism and his ugly girlfriend tumblr. No thanks.



  • exactly



  • next up on zoey quinn being dumb, she’s deciding to ban lots of people off her game’s discussion page because apparently criticism is too much

    this slightly reminds me of when totalbiscuit negatively reviewed a guys game and then the dev filed a copyright claim on his video and got it taken down



  • Why do you care about a person you obviously don’t like and what happens to a game you just as obviously have no intent in buying?


  • Administrators

    I know next to nothing about this whole affair; I don’t browse /r/gaming or /v/. However, this is clearly less about the fact that she or her game exist and more about the fact that this brand of deceit is becoming ever more commonplace.



  • Video gaming farces



  • It’s probably less common than people make it out to be.  I’ve been going off of reviews for most games I buy and have never been disappointed before.  But oh well.  I don’t think Gabe Newell slept with any Nathan’s to get HL2s reviews.  I’ll laugh about the article where game reviewers have to wear chastity belts for interviews.

    Edit:
    @Elite:

    Why do you care about a person you obviously don’t like and what happens to a game you just as obviously have no intent in buying?

    The best part is that it’s free!



  • Never trust reviewers, only actual gamers. “Paycheck” = good score.

    P.S. TB didn’t die from cancer? I am sad  :blink:


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