This thing doesn’t seem to be settling down does it?
The internet’s self professed “Game Commentator” and fellow Brit John Bain aka TotalBiscuit has been raked over the coals by a significant segment of the indie dev Community over his comments regarding the Zoe Quinn Scandal in the past 2 days.
After he took to twitter to share his thoughts in regards to Zoe Quinn’s alleged inappropriate press relations and the general Nepotism between Developers and and the Press, there’s been a groundswell of negative reactions within the indie dev community; seemingly instigated by controversial Indie Dev and Fez Developer Phil Fish, after he posted a series of (now deleted) tweets where he goes on a tirade against Bain. The tweets eventually degenerated to the level of school-yard insults.
Fish has had a history of disagreement with Bain after TB spoke out against fish’s comments that game developers are entitled to all the royalties from youtube videos that feature footage of their games.
Following these tweets several other indie devs including Quinn herself have denounced Bain for being a “Parasite” and they claim that he’s trying to capitalise on the Quinn situation in order to promote himself and boost an apparent harassment campaign from MRAs (Mens Rights Activists)
Prior to this Bain had been known within the community as a huge advocate of the Independent Game Developer Community featuring several indie games on his popular youtube channel The Cynical Brit, some of which later went on to gain critical and commercial success.
Bain points this out himself in the following tweet:
Revision: Quinn claims that her tweet was not directed at TotalBiscuit, though this was 12 hours after it initially went up and thus the damage had already been done Update 1: developer of Canabalt, Adam Atomic, threatens to DMCA any future TB reviews of his games. ———————————————————————————————————————————————————————
Here at Gamesnosh we have also had to think long about, and deal with the implications of sharing news and information that involves the Personal Information of a game developer and potentially gives-fuel-to and incites certain unsavoury elements within the gaming community to harass Quinn and her Associates, (the latter of which we do not condone and are staunchly against) however we do believe that there should be a platform out there to discuss this story and it’s implications and thus kept the original article up.
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