I’m sure you have all heard of the flaming train wreck that is Zoe Quinn. If not, welcome to the world out from under your rock. Take my hand and I will be your guide through this completely fruitloop bonkers drama.
I came upon this pop-corn worthy hot mess in /r/SubredditDrama where the title /r/gaming mods are deleting every comment that is made on one of their top posts that about a topic that reddit is suppressing instantly caught my eye. What in the world could Reddit, a place that prides itself on information and discussion – a place violently against censorship, be suppressing?
A post from /u/pocl13 summed it up nicely:
- Woman (Quinn) makes a flash based game (more of one of those text based choose your own adventure things) about battling depression
- The game receives critical acclaim from gaming journalist websites, and makes its way onto Steam
- Quinn’s ex boyfriend releases chat logs about her cheating on him with various men
- Some of these men are key players in gaming journalism, and are responsible for the positive press Quinn’s game received
- Mods of gaming forums including /r/gaming, /r/Games and 4chan’s /v/ are removing all traces of this drama. At least one mod from /r/gaming talked to Quinn on Twitter beforehand.
Well now. The plot certainly thickens. The thread in question is certainly rife with anger – and not at what most people would have you believe, judging by twitter and other social media. There is a white-wash campaign to make this drama appear as if it is simply because she is a woman who goes against traditional conservative sexual values – but if you note in the top comments, that’s not the case at all here.
What has struck a nerve with the gaming community is two things: the absolutely horrifying professional & journalistic integrity of those involved and the fact that discussion about the issue is being swiftly & violently silenced. A look at the thread in question notes a plethora of deleted posts. But wait, there’s more!
KnowMatter 1626 points 21 hours ago*