WoW gamer stands for office in the US, attacked by Republicans

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  • Ginger 5 Oct 2012 15:13:12 6,850 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19842704 and http://www.colleensworld.com/

    They've done a pretty good job of taking comments out of context to make her look like some kind of nutter, but seriously - attacking someone who plays WoW for "not living in the real world"?

    I hope this backfires on them in a massive way

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  • Ginger 5 Oct 2012 15:19:54 6,850 posts
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  • Ginger 5 Oct 2012 15:21:05 6,850 posts
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    that blog is the republican attack site. They've trawled any comments she's ever made on a load of guild forums and other sites and presented them out of context.

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  • Elathron 5 Oct 2012 15:23:25 1,189 posts
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    @Ginger - Funnily enough, that's exactly what the republicans are at all times: out of context.

    Edited by Elathron at 15:23:35 05-10-2012

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  • dsmx 5 Oct 2012 15:25:20 7,622 posts
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    I'm finding it rather hypocritical of the republicans attacking someone for not living in the real world.

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  • Vortex808 5 Oct 2012 15:26:39 7,217 posts
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    Heh, in the bbc article there is a quote from someone with a cracker of a name:


    Gaming researcher Ladan Cockshut said the row revealed how gaming can be seen as a bad thing to do.

    :D

    /giggles like a 12 year old

    Edited by Vortex808 at 15:27:06 05-10-2012
  • StarchildHypocrethes 5 Oct 2012 15:30:17 25,942 posts
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    Would you want a room-dwelling pasty mouth-breather with cheese powder smeared round their face in charge of your home town?

    I'm with the Republicans on this one.
  • Stickman 5 Oct 2012 15:31:42 29,666 posts
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    Words can hurt, you know?

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  • glaeken 5 Oct 2012 15:34:25 11,199 posts
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    It's actually quite funny. I mean when you think about some of things gamers do say in gaming discussions it's a fantastic place to trawl for comments that can be repeated outside of their original context.
  • PearOfAnguish 5 Oct 2012 15:59:29 7,328 posts
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    This is going to come up a lot more frequently now.

    Anyone who wants to run for office is going to either have been very mature or careful when they were younger and never posted anything on the net which could be used against them, or go to massive lengths to hide their online activities.

    Wonder how many future politicians and actors have posted their naughty bits on Reddit's gonewild section for instance.

    Edited by PearOfAnguish at 16:00:11 05-10-2012
  • fergal_oc 5 Oct 2012 16:05:12 2,763 posts
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    PearOfAnguish wrote:
    This is going to come up a lot more frequently now.

    Anyone who wants to run for office is going to either have been very mature or careful when they were younger and never posted anything on the net which could be used against them, or go to massive lengths to hide their online activities.

    Wonder how many future politicians and actors have posted their naughty bits on Reddit's gonewild section for instance.
    And that's something everyone should be worried about. Quite how it's acceptable to preudice someone on what they do with their free time I don't know, if it's not race or obesity it has to be something else always doesn't it.

    And having such a spotless history means one of three things: you've either had a far too sheltered upbringing and would have no idea how the real world works; you're insanely religious or you're an expert in hiding things. Not sure any of those are good qualities to run for government :)
  • FogHeart 5 Oct 2012 17:09:22 948 posts
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    Hypocrites. "Don't vote for the video game player. Vote for me, I like to shoot guns in my spare time!"
  • ZuluHero 5 Oct 2012 17:30:18 4,175 posts
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    This will surely backfire - don't they realise how many people play wow.

    Talk about landslide.
  • spamdangled 5 Oct 2012 17:30:35 27,377 posts
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    Graveland wrote:
    He's an avid WoW player, you say? Execute the bastard and give his organs to someone who actually wants a life.
    And how is this different from an avid COD player? Or avid player of any other game?

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  • kinky_mong 5 Oct 2012 17:41:06 10,357 posts
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    StarchildHypocrethes wrote:
    Would you want a room-dwelling pasty mouth-breather with cheese powder smeared round their face in charge of your home town?

    I'm with the Republicans on this one.
    This.

    All the eurogamers who actually play with each other on xbl rather than just post pseudointellectual pc handwringing bollocks on the forums, love the shit out of biggy.

  • opalw00t 5 Oct 2012 19:40:28 11,142 posts
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    *cough* American diplomat killed in Lybia recently was a bigtime player in Eve *cough*

    Edited by w00t at 19:40:49 05-10-2012

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  • Gaol 5 Oct 2012 19:47:02 2,420 posts
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    I'm a bit split on this. I read the article on the main page expecting to be annoyed by lots of anti videogame bile.

    But this lady is a social worker, a prospective foster parent and is running for the SENATE.

    There's no way someone in so many responsible positions should have time to respec her level 85 rogue for more dps.
  • Deleted user 5 October 2012 19:48:39
    darkmorgado wrote:
    Graveland wrote:
    He's an avid WoW player, you say? Execute the bastard and give his organs to someone who actually wants a life.
    And how is this different from an avid COD player? Or avid player of any other game?
    Because being described as an 'avid' WoW player is in another world of reclusive social retard than being an 'avid' CoD etc. player. It's renowned for being a time sink, so not comparable really.
  • Deleted user 5 October 2012 20:12:42
    Yeah, that doesn't work.
  • bbvDJC 5 Oct 2012 20:14:48 1,722 posts
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    graysonavich wrote:
    "Hey I played Football Manager for 20 hours this weekend!"

    "Wow bro datz hardcore lol wot a gr8 game"


    "Hey I played WoW for 20 hours this weekend!"

    "Fucking no lifer"
    This.

    I can play WoW for a few hours a week and people still say I have no life but what's the difference to playing something, like fifa? People put a lot more time into games like that but nothing is said about them.
  • Deleted user 5 October 2012 20:19:46
    Well no. No right thinking person is ever going to congratulate someone for playing a game that obsessively. The difference is that WoW is lauded for being such a time sink, I'm sure if I wondered into the WoW thread the first thing I would see is people boasting about how the game is pointless until you are at a certain level/played up to a certain point. So when you describe someone as an 'avid' WoW player they don't have to be 'let my kid starve to death while I raided' levels of desperation to assume that a bit too much of their life has been spent on it.
  • neilka 5 Oct 2012 20:22:17 16,106 posts
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    At least she doesn't play as a fucking panda.

    Lastly, I am gay, disabled, and a liberal.

  • disusedgenius 5 Oct 2012 20:25:26 5,359 posts
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    mowgli wrote:
    The difference is that WoW is lauded for being such a time sink.
    Of all the differences between WoW an Football Manager THAT is the one you're going with?!
  • Deleted user 5 October 2012 20:30:55
    Wait, I don't have a problem with WoW. I'm just pointing out the difference between being an 'avid' WoW player and being an 'avid' anyothergameintheworld player. Massive generalisation of course, but it tends to stand up when you look at the general WoW chat compared to other games.

    Anyway, it doesn't excuse her treatment!
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