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04:38:35 PM Aug 24th 2014
Is it a good idea to be talking about the Zoe Quinn fiasco right now? It's still very much ongoing and has proven to be a very divisive topic in nearly every place it's brought up.
08:43:56 AM Aug 25th 2014
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It's a huge section too, it could at least be condensed a little.
01:22:50 AM Aug 26th 2014
I fixed the Example Indentation at least.
05:43:56 PM Mar 10th 2014
** Then, when the final product began arriving, it resurged. Initially, it was only minor—people found out that she was using footage from YouTube playthroughs and Lets Plays without credit, and made their disapproval clear. Then, an artist discovered that Sarkeesian used her artwork in one of her key promotional materials without asking or crediting her. Cue the mass infuriation as neither Sarkeesian nor her defenders would own up to the fact that she had defrauded an artist in an attempt to pursue her own ends, and Sarkeesian tried to weasel her way out of coming under fire over it. She would later apologize for it, but the damage was still done.

If she apologized for it, then this should at least be reworded. At the moment it's making it sound like she's the devil.
11:06:49 AM Dec 10th 2012
I remember a while back a guy from Nintendo of Europe addressing concern about the Wii's low storage space by saying that only geeks and otakus would ever use it all. The backlash was pretty severe and one way or another it got an expansion via SD cards
05:18:20 AM May 16th 2012
I think this is more suited for YMMV than not.
06:44:04 AM May 16th 2012
No, because it's documenting the objective part. So it can't really be an Audience Reaction.
07:09:08 AM Feb 23rd 2012
I tried to find more information about the NH Prime Neohacker thing, but found nothing on Google. Actually, googling NH Prime neohacker only brings up this page.

Where can I get more information?
10:54:00 PM Nov 14th 2011
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I can't get edit mode to work on this username and trying to make a new one doesn't work. The process appears successful until I try to click a discussion or edit page, at which point the site acts as though it can't recognize me.

I was going to delete the following entry, since it's an inaccurate depiction of events and what actually happened doesn't fit this trope.

"Dragon Age II was notorious for the huge PR disaster that was part 2011 chain of video game disappointments. But when Bioware ignite the flames by supposedly banning a user for harsh criticism. The game was metacritic bombed to oblivion (downvoting to the same rating that Gamespot gave to Chou Jigen Game Neptune), mocked the moderator who did this and became Bioware's enemy number 1."

What happened was that Dragon Age II bombed and received several negative Metacritic reviews. David Gaider (one of Bioware's lead writers) posted a comment claiming that 4chan was responsible for the constant references to the poor Metacritic scores on the Bioware Social Network (and implying they were responsible for the low Metacritic scores as well). See Gaider's post at http://social.bioware.com/*http:/social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/6436625/3 near the top of the page.

"We're well aware of what the 4chan folks are up to and they're desperation to sound more important/numerous than they are. I mean, is there any wonder why multiple people have suddenly been running here going "OMG look at the Metacritic user reviews!" when nobody has ever done that before? Seriously.

Which is too bad, as it certainly makes those with legitimate, constructive criticisms harder to pick out amidst the dross. Be that as it may, we will listen to feedback and come to our own conclusions— it will be all the feedback, however, and not just that provided by those determined to be the loudest and/or most obnoxious."

This claim was posted late at night on March 9, CST, based on the earliest instances I can find of it being quoted on other sites (BSN's own system is not very useful here, since it only states that the post occurred "8 months ago"). No evidence was ever presented to support it, and judging by subsequent threads about it (eg this one: http://social.bioware.com/forum/1/topic/141/index/6450160/1), even on the BSN very few posters appeared to buy the story that 4chan was linked to the poor user scores on Metacritic.

In a separate, unrelated event, a BSN forumite posted "Have you sold your souls to the EA devils?", implying that EA's acquisition of Bioware was responsible for many of the commonly-disliked design decisions in Dragon Age II. Stanley Woo, a BSN moderator, banned him - not just from the forums, but from being able to play his legally-purchased copy of Dragon Age II at all. Woo later defended this decision, citing the EA community terms of service (see the picture here: http://imgur.com/VkbXH), but after a day or two in which numerous gaming websites reported on this with much outrage resulting among gamers and consumer rights advocates, EA recanted, claiming a glitch in their system was responsible for the whole mess (http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/03/15/dragon-age-2-access-returned-to-banned-forumite/). This was reported on numerous sites starting almost as soon as Woo posted his response, and the earliest timestamp I can find for it is March 10 after 9 AM CST.

To sum up, the actual events aren't as depicted on the trope page and don't seem to actually fit the trope for two reasons: first, the supposed manipulation of Metacritic scores by 4chan was never shown to have actually taken place. Second, the low scores on Metacritic were already present *before* the user was banned.
10:02:33 AM Jul 29th 2010
Sudden name change?
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