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While we're skimming by Vested Id 05/14/2019, 12:13pm PDT
Mischief Maker 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.


Personal morality aside, over the last three years it's been profitable for companies to distance themselves from or outright defy Trump and his policies, even when they're child-labor-using hypocrites. The only companies that seem to do well by being all in for trump are those aimed squarely at miserable old people who spend all day in a La-Z-Boy watching Fox News (My Pillow, for example). This guy is asking video game companies, whose prime demo is Bernie-loving Millennials and Gen Zs, to do their big initial press splash at an expo that's unnecessarily linked to a non-game-related political movement their target demo finds morally repugnant.

It's bad advertising, and for an expo that's all about advertising it's bad business.


So, what policies?
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Inside the Disarray Facing the Video Game Organization Behind E3 by Injustice 05/11/2019, 7:51pm PDT
    Re: Inside the Disarray Facing the Video Game Organization Behind E3 by Ice Cream Jonsey 05/14/2019, 7:25am PDT
        You skimmed over a key line in that quote, ICJ... by Mischief Maker 05/14/2019, 8:30am PDT
            More fundamentally, Trump is an unamerican piece of shit so . . . NT by laudablepuss 05/14/2019, 11:08am PDT
            While we're skimming by Vested Id 05/14/2019, 12:13pm PDT
                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
            I'll take that for a "tax cuts and nothing else" NT by Vested Id 05/15/2019, 3:12pm PDT
                The trillions of dollars of welfare for corporations was a tax cut. OK. NT by The Happiness Engine 05/19/2019, 2:27pm PDT
                    Thank you for this idiotic reply NT by Vested Id 05/19/2019, 6:08pm PDT
                        No, thank you for being unrelenting lying garbage. NT by The Happiness Engine 05/27/2019, 10:36am PDT
                            Didn't lie, don't know what you're getting at, by all means elaborate NT by Vested Id 05/27/2019, 12:15pm PDT
                    I also like the "and nothing else" part by laudablepuss 05/19/2019, 8:04pm PDT
                        What's wrong with you buddy? You're the most hysterical person on this board. by Vested Id 05/19/2019, 8:24pm PDT
                            Re: What's wrong with you buddy? You're the most hysterical person on this by Dan Driedelberg 05/19/2019, 8:36pm PDT
                                Where's the confusion? NT by Vested Id 05/19/2019, 11:36pm PDT
 
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