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Feels good to have an i5 right about now


So by now, if you’re following it, you’ll know about Intel pulling advertisements from Gamasutra. Gah I won’t prattle on for ages this time, but just take a look at this spectacular display of mental retardation:

Hey y’know what, I think we might have a case of sensationalitis going on here Jim

Intel have not sided with anyone. They have made a business decision to remove advertising revenue from a publication which employs a vapid, hypocritical, meandering little troll to write for it. A denizen of the Hurt Feelings 24/7 YOLO Club who spouts unabashed opinion and vitriol so vile, it will FIGURATIVELY RAPE YOUR FACE. Don’t make any rape jokes around them though, or they will doxx you, your wife, and your kids, compare you to Hitler, shoot your dog, before finally leaving you a dried up husk at the side of the road.

“I’m a megaphone!” No, you’re just an asshole.

I’m down what Intel have done, but I know better than to declare it as some kind of victory by #gamergate, it’s just good business sense for them. #gg has brought issues to light, what people do with those issues is up to them. Hopefully more companies will start to look at the placement of their adverts on sites like Gamasutra, where the troll of our story resides, and realise that it might be better for their image to not side with lunatics.