Links zur Presse (Stigma) #8

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ShaneFenton
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Re: Links zur Presse (Stigma) #8

Beitrag von ShaneFenton » Do 23. Jan 2020, 14:12

This song is not videogame-related at all, but I'd like to dedicate it to any "killerspielgegner" I've met. "Laissez-nous respirer" (Lasst uns atmen) par Florent Pagny : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHphjWk2yX8

German Translation : (thanks to my friend Stefan)
Ich werde es nicht tun
Weil Ihr es befohlen habt
Ich werde nicht dorthin gehen
Weil Ihr es entschieden habt
Ich würde gerne sprechen können
Ich würde Euch gerne erklären können
Euch sagen können
Hört auf, Euch zu irren

Hört auf, nicht zu verstehen
Beendet Eure Dummheiten
Hört auf, nicht zu hören
Hört auf zu glauben, dass alles immer so läuft
Wie Ihr es entschieden habt
Hört auf, alles kaputt zu machen

(Refrain 1)
Hallo Ihr, die wichtigsten Herren
Ja Ihr, die stärksten Herren
Beschissensten Herren
Die nie Unrecht haben
Oh Ihr Aufdringlichen
Ohr Ihr, die zu laut reden
Immer selbstzufrieden
Ihr habt oft Unrecht
Also lasst uns unser Leben leben
Uns, die sogenannten, sogenannten Kleinen
Lasst uns atmen


Nur Ihr seid perfekt
Nur Ihr wisst alles
Also sagt mir, was ich machen soll
Damit wir uns nicht begegnen
Ihr und wir, die Kleinen
Wir, die nichts vom Leben wissen
Wisst Ihr, was man Euch sagt

(Refrain 2)
Hallo Ihr, die wichtigsten Herren
Ja Ihr, die stärksten Herren
Beschissensten Herren
Die nie Unrecht haben
Oh Ihr Aufdringlichen
Ohr Ihr, die zu laut reden
Immer selbstzufrieden
Ihr habt jedoch Unrecht
Also lasst uns lachen
Uns, die sogenannten, sogenannten Verlorenen
Lasst uns, lasst uns lachen


Happy new year and happy new decade everyone ! ;)

ShaneFenton
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Re: Links zur Presse (Stigma) #8

Beitrag von ShaneFenton » Fr 21. Feb 2020, 11:49

Just heard about the Hanau Amoklauf. First of all, all I can say is I'm sorry that your country is still being struck by such attacks. You're all in my heart.

And second of all, unfortunately I can't help thinking about it : has anyone tried to blame it on killerspiele yet ?

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Re: Links zur Presse (Stigma) #8

Beitrag von ShaneFenton » Fr 21. Feb 2020, 18:59

Completely unrelated to the previous post : William Audureau, one of the best French video game journalists, announced today that he quit : https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sr5apr

A bit of context here : William Audureau was a veteran. He started game journalism 20 years ago, has been on many gaming sites and blogs (such as one of the biggest in France, Gamekult.com ). He authoerd many books, including a biography of Ralph Baer, a History of Mario, and a History of Pong and the early game consoles (he also wrote a book on Dragon Ball and Akira Toriyama).

About 5 years ago he broke through the mainstream press, and started a career in the #1 French newspaper Le Monde, in a section fully dedicated to tech and games, called Pixels. He tried to cover video games with the same passion as before, but with a more journalistic treatment. He wrote a lot on several games, either AAA or independent, but also on hot topics such as harrassment inside the community, and working conditions in the industry. And he paid the price for this : blacklisting by some publishers, and waves of harrassment by streamers who were upset that he criticized some of them. One YouTube video even portrayed him being shot (but it was supposed to be for fun).

He was finally done with this, and decided to move on. He remains journalist at Le Monde, but into another section. He'll no longer write for Pixels, nor for any videogame site or blog. He's done with games journalism, except for one or two books to come.

I'm sad about it because I knew him personnally and he was a very, very good journalist who raised the bar very high. Thanks to him, mainstream press and video games are no longer at odds with each other. I'll miss his articles.

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Re: Links zur Presse (Stigma) #8

Beitrag von Pyri » Sa 22. Feb 2020, 16:42

ShaneFenton hat geschrieben:
Fr 21. Feb 2020, 18:59
Completely unrelated to the previous post : William Audureau, one of the best French video game journalists, announced today that he quit : https://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1sr5apr
Very interesting. I somehow always waited for a statement like this.
Unfortunately my French is not good enough to understand all of it, and there are no similar careers in Germany, Austria or the English speaking world I know of. Update: ok, cudos to my French teacher - I understand nearly all of it and I'm actually very surprised about that fact. Is this some sort of "simple" French I don't know of, lol -
From Bayerischer Rundfunk to ZEIT Online, all mainstream media of today may have people who work for them and are able to write about video games (too), but they always do this with a certain agenda and attitude regarding the medium they write in, or their personal political point of views, not those of games or gamers of yesteryear.
Yet there are several key figures to whom maybe games (or writing about them) have become just uninteresting, at least to those individuals. Regarding The New York Times, Lev Grossman comes to mind. Grossman is one of my journalistic heroes of yore: around 2008, when GTA IV was released, he helped to elevate the medium to the public consciousness. Afterwards, he had a very successful career as an author (The Magicians). In Austria, I always wondered why Alois Pumhösel stopped writing about games. Regarding the liberal left Viennese newspaper Der Standard, Zsolt Wilhelm also doesn't seem to write a lot lately, in particular not about games anymore. He now seems to cover the whole "tech" branch instead. In Germany, Christian Stöcker (once "Der Spiegel") rather seems to enjoy playing with pen & paper, when he's not lecturing about communications that is.
As far as I know they remained silent about their particular reasons: time may be a factor, there was one article by Wilhelm also featured here, but they also won't write about smaller titles. I don't know much about French games journalism, but in English and German there is no opposition to today's games content, or how they're produced today, and the messages games marketing is delivering these days: there's only one big right-wing, "angry" gaming site on the planet, the one with an artwork from "Mad Max" (2015) in the background which is reactionary regarding the aesthetics and narratives of old, wanting to hold on them with often foul language and no reason whatsoever. Working as a factory of trolls (Trollfabrik). Effectfully.
There's also no sense whatsoever to "defend" the medium as a whole at the present. The medium has reached out and delivered a division among itself. I have a vast collection of German Gaming magazine articles: most of them are just impossible nowadays, because of their supposed sexism or use of stereotypes and politically incorrect humor. Especially advertisements of the 1990s and early 2000s. I'm always shocked and terrified when looking them through these days, about how "cleansed", sterile and sanitized the world has become since then.
There's one German-speaking guy on Twitter alone I discovered recently who dares to work on games as a right-winger: over this decade, all over the western world, there's a lot of opposition against the "toxic" environment "GamerGate" is accused of having established on the internet. Yet for the most part these opposition is considered "daring", in spite of actually being the "common sense" that won. Now, there are "good" gamers - and "bad" gamers: they only want to support "progressive" games and gamers, and not "regressive" ones associated with hatred, racism and misogyny.
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