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Re: Inside the Disarray Facing the Video Game Organization Behind E3 by Ice Cream Jonsey 05/14/2019, 7:25am PDT
Injustice wrote:

Variety's Brian Crecente wrote:

In the past, when Gallagher would suggest something that other ESA employees thought might be off-putting to the game industry at large, they were able to guide him away from potential landmines.

But it appears he began to push even further into his conservative views. He was, one source told Variety, a big fan of Trump’s — stocking his office with Trump wine and proudly displaying a copy of Trump’s boxed game in his office. This was something that some office visitors (often members of the typically left-leaning video game industry) found worrisome, sources said. To make matters worse, Gallagher started pushing for the ESA to publicly support Trump-backed policies when possible, a shift in behavior compared to his arms-length approach to the Obama administration.


The ultimate proof that the multi-billion dollar videogames industry is actually a liberal conspiracy: some of its members were put off by an office full of Donald Trump memorabilia.


God, shit like that really makes it difficult to take the side of the left. Yeah, he's doing a terrible job, probably the worst job of anyone and he's just so goddamn stupid. But a picture of the President shouldn't trigger anyone, who gives a shit what a guy puts in his office. If he's not telling everyone else he works with to take down the Obama bobbleheads then who cares.

Infocom released a left-leaning game once (A Mind Forever Voyaging) and because they all worked as a team, the right-leaning developers said they were cool with it, as long as they had the same considerations if they ever wanted to make a right-leaning game. But they were functional adults, not reeing manbabies.

E3 has always been kind of a mess though. I got in as a game writer once and there was this veneer of "don't let people know you're not REALLY a game journo" which is kind of funny in retrospect, considering how shit most of the profession is.


ICJ
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Inside the Disarray Facing the Video Game Organization Behind E3 by Injustice 05/11/2019, 7:51pm PDT NEW
    Re: Inside the Disarray Facing the Video Game Organization Behind E3 by Ice Cream Jonsey 05/14/2019, 7:25am PDT NEW
        You skimmed over a key line in that quote, ICJ... by Mischief Maker 05/14/2019, 8:30am PDT NEW
            More fundamentally, Trump is an unamerican piece of shit so . . . NT by laudablepuss 05/14/2019, 11:08am PDT NEW
            While we're skimming by Vested Id 05/14/2019, 12:13pm PDT NEW
                I don't know the answer to this. I'm not in the games industry or America. by Injustice 05/20/2019, 2:01am PDT NEW
            I'll take that for a "tax cuts and nothing else" NT by Vested Id 05/15/2019, 3:12pm PDT NEW
                The trillions of dollars of welfare for corporations was a tax cut. OK. NT by The Happiness Engine 05/19/2019, 2:27pm PDT NEW
                    Thank you for this idiotic reply NT by Vested Id 05/19/2019, 6:08pm PDT NEW
                    I also like the "and nothing else" part by laudablepuss 05/19/2019, 8:04pm PDT NEW
                        What's wrong with you buddy? You're the most hysterical person on this board. by Vested Id 05/19/2019, 8:24pm PDT NEW
                            Re: What's wrong with you buddy? You're the most hysterical person on this by Dan Driedelberg 05/19/2019, 8:36pm PDT NEW
                                Where's the confusion? NT by Vested Id 05/19/2019, 11:36pm PDT NEW
 
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