1. Cow Mengde

    Cow Mengde
    Member OP

  2. mopinks

    mopinks
    Member

    extremely gross and not at all surprising
     
  3. aeolist

    aeolist
    Member

    steam groups are rife with this shit
     
  4. StrikeVillain

    StrikeVillain
    Member

    Not surprising at all.
     
  5. crimzonflame

    crimzonflame
    Member

    Never happen in the FGC
     
  6. Maximo

    Maximo
    Member

    *gasp* im shocked.
     
  7. Cow Mengde

    Cow Mengde
    Member OP

    So now, gaming has inadvertently become a tool for the alt-right and neo-nazi.
     
  8. Jessie

    Jessie
    Member

    Hell, look at controversial threads about women and minorities on ResetEra/OldGAF. They lure you in with "just asking questions" rhetoric.
     
  9. NoName999

    NoName999
    Member

    For the record: ISIS recruit in a similar fashion.
     
  10. Yazzees

    Yazzees
    Member

    I doubt this is happening on a large scale. Mostly because it doesnt even need to. Multiplayer PvP gaming communities are already toxic as fuck completely on their own.
     
  11. Xaszatm

    Xaszatm
    Member

    Wow. How shocking. This is my shocked face.
     
  12. Fat4all

    Fat4all
    Community Resettler Member

    no wonder gamergate meshed so well into that cauldron of piss
     
  13. Minishdriveby

    Minishdriveby
    Member

    I was just thinking, like seconds ago, how Milo Yiannopoulos really came into being in 2014 during GamerGate. Like many of the players associated with this fascist regime have roots in GamerGate. It shouldn't be surprising at all post-2014 (and hell even prior that; 2014 was just the powder keg moment) that online video games were being used by white nationalists to congregate and for recruitment.
     
  14. Skelepuzzle

    Skelepuzzle
    Member

    No shit.
     
  15. i-Lo

    i-Lo
    Member

    When I see ex-bigots and racists turn to the other side for the betterment of humanity, I am filled with some semblance of hope. Growing up in a somewhat racist family, I became one too, although not to the extent of the person being discussed in the OP. It's a fucking mind trap and one that requires time and exposure to people outside the bubble for rectification. I am glad that he is now sharing info on how the vulnerable people are being taken advantage of.
     
  16. Isn't this the rest of what GamerGate was outside of treating women like crap? Doesn't sound surprising.
     
  17. MaximumSpider

    MaximumSpider
    Self-Requested Ban Member

    Not very surprised
     
  18. TelluricTokoro

    TelluricTokoro
    Banned Member

    No wonder white kids call me a nigga on mic all day long.
     
  19. mugwhump

    mugwhump
    Member

    Wait, foreign recruiters from eastern Europe? Do they actually pay these people?
     
  20. Ganransu

    Ganransu
    Member

    But at least we have confirmation now, so the naysayers can ignore this as well when we throw it at their face.

    I mean, there's just no proof that white supremacists use video games to recruit members. Nope, none at all.
     
  21. Lurkyseas

    Lurkyseas
    Banned Member

    This shit is unreal.
     
  22. requiem

    requiem
    Member

    Not surprising at all. Seems like the perfect place for recruitment.
     
  23. R dott B

    R dott B
    Member

    I'm not surprised.

    Most gamers are trash humans.
     
  24. Cow Mengde

    Cow Mengde
    Member OP

    Exactly. Now we need to figure out how to stop it or prevent this.
     
  25. Recruiting people from depression and mental health forums. What the fuck.
     
  26. Deleted member 42221

    Deleted member 42221
    User requested account closure Member

    I mean I'm not surprised, given the normalisation of slurs and toxic attitudes in online gaming.

    I just straight up quit playing games online, and I'm glad to do it. I can get through my day easier with less people yelling at me calling me a faggot or a tranny.
     
  27. If anyone is shocked by this, I wonder what kind of bubble they’re living in.
     
  28. Nanashrew

    Nanashrew
    Member

    Not surprised in the least. I do remember getting into arguments back on gaf back in the day trying to talk about this. Nazis have invaded a ton of spaces and they're most prevalent on chan boards and reddit. They've entered gaming forums and multiplayer gaming et al because it's easy to convert young people. So many people kept trying to explain this and no one wanted to listen for the longest time.
     
  29. Jawbreaker

    Jawbreaker
    Member

    These neo-Nazis are a fucking cancer.
     
  30. TheDkmariolink

    TheDkmariolink
    Banned Member

    Recruiting young people (kids) into things is scummy as fuck, they are super impressionable and will follow anything if it seems fun, rewarding, or if they want to fit in somewhere to be part of something.

    Resorting to this shows how shit and pathetic their group is.
     
  31. Chaos2Frozen

    Chaos2Frozen
    Member

    Well, time to go back to just Single Player games.
     
  32. Bhonar

    Bhonar
    Member

    lol what is “paradise”?
     
  33. HMS_Pinafore

    HMS_Pinafore
    Member

    Pretends to be shocked.
     
  34. Maxina

    Maxina
    Member

    If no one does anything to fight back against these people, they'll just continue doing it. Ignoring it won't solve the problem.
     
  35. Don Fluffles

    Don Fluffles
    Member

    Fantastic interview.
    My favorite parts are about how random acts of kindness by the people he hated over time helped wake him up.
     
  36. Tagyhag

    Tagyhag
    Member

    Probably the stuff that they spewed at Charlottesville

     
  37. Ohto

    Ohto
    Member

    Absolutely every political group does the same. Every progressive group too.

    I agree though, it is pathetic no matter who does it.


    And does this come as a surprise to anyone? Really? I mean, what would be the best place to attract young, often introvert and depressed or in other ways fucked up males to your group?


    One reason neo-nazis attract people is that young men feel lost. There is nothing for them in society (or at least they feel like that). Best way to combat far right cunts is to make young people feel welcome and appreciated. Being a hostile asshole doesn't work, even though it seems to be the basic response to everything these days.
     
  38. Nanashrew

    Nanashrew
    Member

    Yep. anyone who followed the GamerGate stuff predicted this. Nazis were already moving into that movement, many GGers welcomed them with open arms because they shared a single enemy, women and feminism. Plenty of conservatives and right wing politicians saw GG as a way to get their interest too, because again they all shared the same enemy. It's why plenty of GGers are also Trump supporters.

    It's all been connected and no one would listen to those who watched the movement closely.
     
  39. AR Starts

    AR Starts
    Member

    I've heard all sorts of strange things while playing online games over the past two decades but have never had anyone ask me to be a part of their racist group.
     
  40. spman2099

    spman2099
    Member

    Ethics in game journalism?
     
  41. Fat4all

    Fat4all
    Community Resettler Member

    thats probably because you werent being racist online
     
  42. Dankir

    Dankir
    Member

    Lol paradise... stupid ass kids.
     
  43. ~Fake

    ~Fake
    Member

    Now? Xbox live Brazil have a history of racism, neo-nazi and others. I lost the count how times I reported there.
     
  44. Bakercat

    Bakercat
    Member

    People when down on their luck or feel hopeless will turn to anyone willing to stick out a hand. Sometimes that hand belongs to vile manipulators and abusers. Same thing happens to kids with gangs and those in bad relationships.
     
  45. MattWilsonCSS

    MattWilsonCSS
    Banned Member

    This seems just a tad steeped in "both sides" boogie bullshit. There's a reason people are hostile to the alt-right/nazis and it's because there is more at stake and more on the line for them than the average person. Their continued existence is threatened by these assholes.
     
  46. Don Fluffles

    Don Fluffles
    Member

    "Today they are using nefarious tactics like going to depression and mental health forums and in multiplayer gaming to recruit those same people."
    They're being manipulated. Attacking them will just be pushing them away from us.
     
  47. Doggg

    Doggg
    Member

    I find it more disturbing that they preyed on the depressed and mentally ill.
     
  48. Ogodei

    Ogodei
    Member

    Aye, this is extremists in general and not Nazis in particular.
     
  49. Bung Hole

    Bung Hole
    Member

    Can we consider racist groups as terrorist groups now?
     
  50. Doof

    Doof
    Member

    FGC's not a white boy's club, that's why. We've got our own problems, though.