Gaming Forum NeoGAF Collapsing Following Sexual Assault Allegations Toward Site Owner [UPDATE]

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[UPDATE 10/23/17]

Since the initial allegations for sexual assault, NeoGAF owner Tyler Malka has issued a statement to Vice Waypoint regarding Ima Leupp saying the film director is “a deeply disturbed, malicious individual” and that she had “two separate public mental breakdowns” during an E3 trip when they no longer dated each other. Malka also said the breakdowns were related to a “history of serious mental illness.” Leupp has said these claims are “bullshit.”

Malka rented an AirBnB for himself and a group of mutual friends, including Leupp, who said Malka is “rape-y” and described his actions as “inappropriate.” Leupp also noted he was pursuing a new girl in the group out of spite – because she was no longer interested in him. Leupp notes that he was “trying to get her drunk, being really hands-y, taking her away from the group a lot, and isolating her.”

Malka said that the original post where Leupp alleged he forced himself on her when she was seeing someone else came from the hostility from the E3 trip. “This Facebook post allegation she posted a few days ago is the story she first invented for startlingly petty and malicious reasons during that whole love triangle situation years ago,” he said.

Since their fallout after this incident, they’ve blocked each other on social media. NeoGAF is functional and its content restored, however, all the moderation staff have resigned and Malka has resorted to using “Modbot” to hide the number of moderators, if any, have returned to the site. The reason is to protect the identities of the moderators, as Malka claims the community has become too toxic for them to publicly be known as moderators.

Malka’s statement on the website doesn’t address the allegations in any shape or form, nor does it really address the fact that lots of users have either left, are now banned after demanding to be banned, or have formed their own groups and forums because of the allegations.

[ORIGINAL STORY 10/22/17]

The online gaming forum NeoGAF has long been the butt of many jokes, mostly due to its regressive hivemind and its equally totalitarian moderation staff. Now, the owner of the site is wrapped up in a new sexual assault claim.

While site owner Tyler Malka is reportedly preparing a statement in response to the claim, the entire moderation staff have resigned from the website. The website staff responded to this saying certain staff were afraid of their private information being leaked out.

The website has been experiencing outages, and has now been completely wiped for seemingly no reason. With no explanation still from Malka or any staff (because they’ve all resigned), it’s not looking good for the website known for its logo attached with the word: “Believe.”

My take: As a longtime NeoGAF user, it saddens me that the website has become what it is prior to its self-destruction today. I’m naturally more shocked at the allegations made toward its owner, but overall it’s just a depressing situation.

Editor’s Note: We’ll update this post as more information becomes available.

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  • Zanard Bell
  • InkViper

    LOL…. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY0WxgSXdEE Only accept this time, it’s all of them! feels damn good.

  • Touma

    Site had become cancer, good to see it finally die.

  • Nagato

    “As a longtime NeoGAF user […] I’m naturally more shocked at the allegations made toward its owner”

    You shouldn’t be, as elfboy Malka has a long recorded history of similar incidents ranging from randomly groping women “to assert his dominance” (and subsequently bragging about it on his forum), to posting nudes of the girlfriend of another member because she didn’t want to get with him instead.

  • Klarktastic

    Good.

  • XimXim

    Born too late to explore the earth.
    Born too early to explore the universe.
    Born at just the right time to witness NeoGAF die.

  • Blaster Master

    It should be noted that the mods who are fleeing NeoGAF spent years covering up allegations of sexual misconduct. They would nuke threads and ban users any time someone brought up Malka’s history. It’s too late for them to feign ignorance. They are all cowards.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    I wonder where the vermin will migrate to.

  • Would it be more accurate to say “Latest Allegations”? ‘Cause (but I have no proof) I think this has happened in the past, a few times I think.

  • NukeA6

    I guess NeoGAF’s new slogan is make-believe now. Or even better, 404.

  • RichardGristle

    RIP. You will not be missed.

    Also, Gaffers, please feel free to not migrate to other forums.

  • Up8Y

    The site kind of dug it’s own grave to be honest.

  • Bret Hart

    >Neogaf collapsing

    This is a problem somehow?

  • Bret Hart

    They wouldn’t survive on other forums, don’t be silly.

  • Dawn Blast

    NA NA NA NA HEY HEY HEY! GOOD BYE!

  • RichardGristle

    That is true.

  • blackice85
  • what’s a nio gaif?

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing
  • orbo

    A hugbox forum filled with more whiteknights than a KKK gathering on halloween going down because of sexual harassment claims.
    The irony is palpable.

  • Just Some Guy

    “It saddens me the NeoGAF is failing.”
    *Proceeds to shitpost about it’s state on twitter*
    Which is it?

  • Arenegeth

    Good riddance.

    NeoGaf was always a shithole, even before they got infested with SJW politics and went completely to the deep end. It had just benefited by some industry people foolhardily posting there and a few other (same) people leaking stuff there before anywhere else, once it got a name for it.

    It was always an elitist clubhouse, owned by a right ol’ prick and that’s why I never had any desire to post there.

    So let them burn, hopefully something better could come out of the ashes, but who am I kidding? Nothing good can come out this mess besides maybe a lesson, that if you’re gonna run a gaming forum you better embrace free speech and leave your petty personal issues at the door, or eventually you’ll end up with ‘alleged’ sexual predators and pedophiles running your site, because petty forum power dynamics, tend to draw the most pathetic people imaginable.

  • Mechonis
  • B. Cam

    And nothing of value was lost

  • You just gave me a better answer to how NeoGaf went to sh*t, before I even had to ask. What a f*cking opposite night I’m having, right now.

  • sanic

    Where will they go, people should be concerned about this.

  • I’m more concerned, as to why this all happened in the first place. Why the horrible people started showing up, and weren’t already thrown right out the window, in the first place, or why the original owner wasn’t forced out, in favor of a new, better one.

  • Dewey Defeats Truman

    I don’t mean this towards NG in particular but why is this news? I’ve been hearing stories about these claims about the admin for fucking years and I’ve never even looked into the website. I’ve seen a few screencaps of some threads and bannings and frankly that was enough to keep me from ever visiting it.

  • grgspunk

    We’d better batten down the hatches, re-mine the minefields, and tighten security all around. There’s no telling where these SJW fuckheads will migrate next, so we’d better make it clear that they aren’t welcome here or anywhere else.

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    Fuck em

  • David Curry

    I understood that reference

  • Malcolm_Ecks

    The Escapist announced they’ve let most of their paid staff go and now this. Bad time to be a shit gaming website.

  • Shiggy Diggy Doo

    Because like it or not, big times devs, publishers, and journalists frequent the site. And news of this going down can means a good or bad thing depending who you are. I imagine most here would consider this a good thing including myself who though that shithole was a hugbox and most users thinking they were majority opinion based on this.

  • David Curry

    The ultra left infiltration to Neogaf started around 2011, when people weren’t really familiar with regressive manipulative tactics. Where they came from, who knows, ask other communities like Something Awful, the same happened to them more or less.
    Back then (geez I have to say it happened a long time ago) when somebody complained to the forum staff that “this is fing horrible and fing hurts me deeply and it needs to fing stop right fing now!!!” mods and admins who weren’t assholes listened, instead of ignoring regressive crybabies like we do today. Shortly after, the “hot girl threads” disappeared, the sports threads disappeared, the transgender joke memes disappeared. Evilore was a terrible leader who let an admin reopen a thread that Evilore locked moments earlier, so of course he let the regressives take over.
    As evidenced by the presidential election, people know how modern hyper offended leftists act by now, and most of us are tired of them. They aren’t going to take over any more online communities with the same tactics that worked in the early 2010s. Overton window and etc.

  • David Curry

    Neogaf did lead the charge to pressure MS into abandoning XO’s always-on Kinect requirement. And that’s it for any compliments I had about that place. Roast in piss.

  • Bret Hart

    They won’t survive on other gaming forums. The majority of gaming forums don’t enforce the leftist iron fist totalitarian rule set like GAF did. They’ll run into other members who disagree with them, the person they disagreed with won’t get banned, then they’ll be banned for bitching to much to the mods or admins.

  • Audie Bakerson

    すごい!

  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)
  • David Curry

    Ronan Farrow is raised in a household where his “father” molests and marries his stepdaughter

    Ronan Farrow makes incredibly intelligent especially for a teenager posts on Neogaf during the 2000s

    Ronan Farrow reports a bombshell expose that shakes the entire entertainment history and starts a #metoo movement for victims to confess sexual harassment

    Ronan Farrow indirectly topples Neogaf

    It’s poetic I tell you.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Good. Bunch of racist pos, well deserved.

  • Neppers

    FUCKING LMAOOOOOOO

  • 2501

    Good Riddance, you will not be missed.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    “I’m naturally more shocked at the allegations made toward its owner”
    I don’t now how, the left has been getting these things a lot; only surprising thing is that it wasn’t a child. I so hope Tumbler falls next.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    P sure they ran before they too would be investigated.

  • SLoWMoTIoN
  • Llama Adventure

    If Tumblr dies I only hope it happens AFTER WritScrib leaves closed beta so all the people still there that are worth a damn have somewhere to migrate (and since the worst Tumblrites have already written off WritScrib as Problematic(tm) because they have rules that don’t allow people to enact mob justice on other users it’ll probably have an infinitely better community)

  • Their survival is limited on other forums.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    I give it a year before it goes to shit.

  • We shouldn’t be to be fair, as long as there are members like me around, they won’t have it in them to continue their stupid shit on other forums.

  • No_Good_Names_Ever

    My money is on them moving to Reddit. Only thing I can think of popular enough and has shown leanings towards their bullshit.

  • Don’t be saddened Brandon, they get what they deserve. Hopefully it dies completely and they’ll stop having the status of an important site for gaming news and VIPs.

  • Amethyst Eclipse

    I wonder what the counterattack will be, they’ll at least be some counter narrative to destract away from this, journos loved that shithole the second they made them feel like eclebs and will do everything they can to blame this on us problematic fake news loving shitlords.

  • Yeah, but that wouldn’t change much either. Reddit is big enough and they’ve been pretty much infected from the get-go.

  • VersVlees

    Kinda hard to organize a counter attack when your ship is burning and sinking. Not to mention the rats are running on the deck frantically trying to get off. Let them drown and the rats can be eaten by the other ship cats so they don’t spread the Pest.

  • Amethyst Eclipse

    I’d have to map exactly how this happened but I believe some of the reactions to Duke Nukem Forever in 2011 was the patient zero of this all, people lost their absolute shit over that game’s silly nonsense and lost said shit even more when laughed at which morphed into a religion dedicated to “cleaning up” gaming and shaming gamers and devs by placing their version of original sin on them.

  • They will just go to gematsu.

  • Yes burn that shitty site to the ground!

    https://i.imgur.com/4V07LZU.gif

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Important to notice that this goes a little deeper, even; 4chan added “neo” and “gaf” or any combination to several board filters, prominently /v/– the mods left a sticky directing any interested parties to discuss it over on /pol/. The filter was added within an hour of the first threads that were announcing the site had imploded, and was hemorrhaging users as all the mods immediately jumped ship.

    When the 4chan mods were confronted on IRC about the filter, they said the sudden ban on Neogaf discussion would not be lifted for any reason, and refused to explain motives beyond “no, go to /pol/.”

    As of right now, any thread mentioning GAF on /v/ is deleted near-instantly. Also, somehow a rangebanning on parts of EU slipped by the mods, likely a phone poster from UK or something trying to post about Gaf and screwing up something.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Many gaffers, likely due to the “echo chamber” environment, seem totally blindsided– not just by the revelation of Malka’s history, but also by Neogaf’s poor reputation outside of the hugbox community. Apparently some had no clue Neogaf was considered a laughing stock on many other sites.

  • Mr0303
  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Escapist has nothing left except Zero Punctuation. If Yahtzee could break out on his own and make ZP through Patreon he’d be a bajillionaire.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Honestly I think SA is overblown. I posted there for a year or so in their Games forum and never saw anything particularly controversial. When someone was a dumb idiot nobody was shy about dogpiling them for mockery. Didn’t strike me as a lefty den or a hugbox.

    But I didn’t really venture out of that one subforum, either.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    This was a pretty major site, a lot of people in the games industry have been going there daily for years, to get compilations of info in a ‘curated’ forum. People who wanted gaming news with nary a shitpost in sight. Course, I think r/games does a perfectly fine job of that too.

  • Mr0303

    Is that surprising? 4chan have been known for censoring discussion on let’s say progressive topics.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Oh this is glorious

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    There are some who argue that it is just ‘heading off another GG at the pass’, but if that were the case, they should be more honest about that. Their firmest excuse is just that people would not be discussing vidya and moreso just the forum itself– problem with that is, Neogaf had discussion threads on /v/ pretty much daily. The mods are also being so vague they are practically pleading the Fifth on explaining the blanket ban. No idea how the rangebanning issue is going to get resolved either.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    That doesn’t surprise me from modern 4/v/

  • Craig Rigby

    what is it with male feminists and sexually assaulting women? its almost like theyre just manipulative beta scumbags!

  • Roy

    Why dose everyone seem to be cheering that GAF is now gone? There were
    some excellent threads there like the Essential RPG thread that
    essentially kept old games alive and helped introduce them to new
    people. I know I learned of quite a few games from that thread. There
    were also a lot of knowledge people there as well who shared their
    insights on games and games tech. I don’t see this type of discussion
    anywhere else and I’m sad it’s gone because people want to rip off the
    lowest hanging fruit and discuss board culture when a lot of people went
    to GAF did not participate in it and went there for other reasons and
    quality gaming content that doesn’t exist and probably won’t ever exist
    on other game forums now. It’s a shame but all I see as ”the sjw’s are
    beat rejoice!” type of posts and it pisses me off how stupid people
    are

  • STARSBarry

    yeah I always get confused when people would talk about the negative culture surrounding the Hitler youth movement instead of focusing on the skills, good time and friends they made there.

    Its a real travesty.

  • Alex Drake

    Good. Nothing of value is lost.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    But he molested that other girl on his Europe trip and EVERYBODY knew. This “omg I never knew” bit is a gigantic lie.

  • Zanard Bell

    The Essential RPG thread… oh you mean like every other board or page on the internet that has a thread like it?

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    they only survived artificially thanks to the rapist mods preserving a safe space for them.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    the ones who project the most seem to have the most skeletons in their closet.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    4chan has been overrun by cucks ever since Moot sold it.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Wherever they go, they will be reduced to being the contrarians in whatever community they’re in. They will immediately realize they don’t have any mob control when people who disagree with them don’t get banned.

    Whatever they do takeover will just go under, these people are literally a virus that must be cured instantly, otherwise the victim dies a slow and painful death.

  • Lea Pastillaroja

    Neogaf is fucking cancer, just like it’s userbase, good riddance
    >The entire moderation staff have resigned from the website
    >The website
    staff responded to this saying certain staff were afraid of their
    private information being leaked out
    I’m calling it right now, the entire body of neofag mods were cheese pizza lovers

  • Squirrel on crack cocaine.

    This news makes my balls tingle with joy.

  • Lea Pastillaroja

    i knida want them to dare set their foot on 8chan

    they hyenas, vultures and serpents lurking there always bitch and moan about retarded newfags fucking up trads but they all love to have some fresh lefty meat to sink their venomous fangs in

  • Lea Pastillaroja

    Escapist is the Zero Punctuation website
    this used to be the case even during the site’s golden days before GG when Chipman and Sterling had yet to recive order 66 from darth Marx and were still regularly producing good content
    Now not even Miracle of Sound or Critical Miss remain

    why the fuck has Yatzee not left them or how the fuck does the escapist manage to secure his salary with the little traffic they get is the only thing i don’t understand

  • Mr_SP

    I wouldn’t be shocked if he gets most of his salary purely from views on his Youtube series.

  • nathanael barre

    And nothing of value was lost

  • chaoguy

    This is the first time I’ve heard of Ronan Farrow. Bit worrying all eyes are on everyone else. He still around, or did he have an accident twice in the back of the head for what he did?

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Good.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    Seriously, what’s with all the SJWs involved in sex crimes?

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    So much this.

  • chaoguy

    Have you (or anyone else) got the original post he’s quoting?

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    From what I heard they gave a bunch of power to the forum mods. If you know anything about the Escapist forums, it’s that the forum is run by a bunch of SJWs.

  • chaoguy

    I’ve said this before in another article’s comments.
    Guys say they’re a “nice guy” to compensate for the fact they have no other personality and/or to cover up that they are FAR from nice.
    SJWs- while it’s awful- have a personality (preaching & politics). SJW also claim to be nice and better than everyone else. Mainly out of wanting attention. But if they’re not saying they’re nice to cover up a lack of personality, then why else would they keep telling us they’re nice?
    For any lie to work- it must be repeated over and over until it is deemed fact.

    And of course in simpler terms SJWness attracts Sociopaths, narcissism, and Borderline Personality Disorder. All mental illnesses that make them not care about others to get what they want.

  • Anon630

    From Jim’s stream:
    “The Wii Shop Channel has outlived Neogaf.”

  • Anon630

    Only for Cuck-chan and Leddit users where they’ll inevitably flee like migrants.

  • David Curry

    His parents are Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, but if you compare pictures and read some of Mia’s interviews… he’s Frank Sinatra’s kid.
    NBC tried to block the Weinstein expose, but the shit eventually hit the fan and he’s slowly becoming a big name. He probably won’t win it, but it looks likely that the former Neogaf poster will make the short list nominations for Time Person of the Year.

  • Anon630

    本当に素晴らしいよね。

  • Anon630

    They need a name for this like Faraci’s Law (after the infamous Devin Faraci) where if one is a social justice warrior, the chances that they’ve committed the injustices they preach against go up 70% or something.

  • David Curry

    Duke Forever is lucky it released early enough that it didn’t face serious backlash. The first game I noticed really coming under fire was Dragon’s Crown.

    Weren’t atheist/Richard Dawkins online communities torn apart by infiltrating regressives in the early 2010s? I don’t know much about it but I’ve heard Dawkins mention it in interviews.
    I think Marxist Gen Xers gained positions of power in universities, and indoctrinated a new generation of whiny narcissists with leftist politics and manipulative tactics that caught everyone off-guard from 2011-2014.

  • Cy

    There aren’t enough ha’s or lol’s to adequately describe how I’m feeling right now.

  • Shiggy Diggy Doo

    >Implying old games fucking die
    Also you don’t need to be told le epic le Earthbound is so le good and le quirky for the millionth goddamn time, but obviously you do if you’re crying that we’re cheering for that cancerous shithole that was a blight to the industry is finally being lanced

  • David Curry

    Neogaf was a good host for those parasites, because the site was riding high on a reputation for smart industry discussion and insider scoops. Wherever they go, that community isn’t going to gain that kind of audience again.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    Not “EVERYBODY”, obviously most of the userbase had no inkling of any of this, hence why everyone instantly jumped ship.

  • Fenrir007

    SJWs always project. What they say about you is usually what they are guilty of doing, themselves. It’s kinda like the person who is unfaithful themselves ends up being paranoid about being cheated on.

  • Fenrir007

    Good riddance! I hope they all migrate to Giantbomb or Vice’s forums so all SJWs stay boxed in and away from the rest of the internet at large. No need to have snowflakes migrating to our communities.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I’m glad, hopefully developers get the message how much better it is to cut out all of these SJW middlemen and gatekeepers who aren’t needed anymore anyways.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    He hasn’t died from diabetes yet?

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    It was brought up for a whole year and there was MASSIVE bans because of it.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Rhetorical?

    You might as well say, “seriously, what’s with up with all oceans being wet?”

  • buddyluv324

    So with all of this talk about male feminist being outed as sex predators, where’s all these SJWs to call them out? They practically have modern day pick-up artist in their own backyard

  • Malascus

    And one of the old mods amir0x was in possession of child porn.

    Great team there.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    The mods knew, maybe. Not disputing that… I just feel bad for some of the regulars who probably had no clue whatsoever that anything sketchy was going on.

  • AnarKreig

    While I’ve enjoyed watching the events unfold, I do still think the rest of us should be better and wait for evidence as it’s just an allegation thus far. That said, the several layers of irony is glorious.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Look, people knew they just ignored all the drama because they liked talking about games yet they chose to stay. I have talked to so many gamers before about gaf on different websites and it was no secret how nazi like their mods was and the kind of person Evilore was. https://imgur.com/a/eBPYm <—-Not many a gamer that use the internet and is in a gaming website themselves is new to this info. Point in case the regulars can move to reddit where they will feel right at home.

  • Jettythesunfish
  • SLoWMoTIoN

    gematsu is like siliconera?

  • Nagato

    The loudest “male feminist allies” are indeed generally the biggest possible sleazebags with women; the “MFA” act is simply their only ticket to get with women in the first place.

  • Kiryu

    Watching Mister Metokur’s vid on this and he’s really enjoying it,he’s laughing his sides into orbit.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    lol

  • Nagato

    Most of the regulars knew as well, they just didn’t dare bringing it up because of the obvious consequences (permaban). Regulars meaning people who also used the forum socially (and for a timespan of over a year), rather than just casual game news browsers.

    The only reason they and the mods stopped tolerating it this time, however, is because of:
    -The recent sexual harrassment revealing trend
    -Some staff/users with inside knowledge talking to Kotaku

    As Blaster Master said, they’re only fleeing now because the stories are finally about to go viral within their own social circle (leftist game rags); if it were Nichegamer, Techraptor or whomever breaking the story, they would’ve all just shrugged and stayed silent.

  • DrearierSpider
  • Gamegodtre

    I miss unskipable

  • Travis Touchdown
  • AuraMaster DX (austin9568)

    He can never die, he survives off smug

  • Matz

    First the sexual harassment at Naughty Dog and now this, Who could have tought that SJWs were more likely to commit such acts in the first place?

  • MusouTensei

    Check out their new site, geonaf.com it’s free to join.

  • mewnani

    And by curse you mean blessing, right? Nobody liked Neogaf.

  • Nagato
  • Nagato

    Here’s the article on him, for those curious: http://www.poconorecord.com/news/20170628/tobyhanna-man-charged-in-child-porn-case

    And yes, his last name is indeed (((Goldberg))), fitting for someone who also once scammed the forum for drug money and would then go on to beat his mother.

  • Nagato

    We just need his very last statement now:

    https://i.imgur.com/ScKtk4T.png

  • cephilis

    good

  • Neojames82

    Oh I love it…I FUCKING LOVE IT. One by one they keep destroying themselves. Its glorious!!!!

  • Legit curious what that site is now.

  • ProfessorFluffy

    I wonder if this will continue to spread to the other big gaming sites. With the current environment, it’ll be interesting to see if any of the workplace sexual harassment allegations that came out during GG will come to the spotlight and not be ignored this time.

  • ON THE FRONTIER PAGE!

    AHAHAHAHAHA EAT SHIT

  • InkViper

    It appears that NeoGAF has left the building, permanently!

    http://geonaf.com/forumdisplay.php?fid=2

  • Sam XXX

    Getting recked from the inside!

  • RichardGristle

    His livestream on Jewtube as everything was crumbling was absolutely glorious.

  • InkBrush

    I guess we can say that Jontron won at the end.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    I think OP was referring to Metokur(AKA Internet Aristocrat)

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    Same with Gears For Breakfast.

    Playtonic is probably kicking themselves atm.

  • giygas

    They vociferiously push the idea that we should all Listen and Believe™, taking someone at face value when they say they’ve been sexually assaulted. Automatically assuming the other guy to be guilty even after proven innocent.

    What they failed to realize is that the same standard can be applied to themselves.

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    They gotta save face somehow

  • Chocolate ISISCream
  • 2501

    I will admit, GAF has had it’s share of unique and decent threads in the past, the Silicone Knights Retrospective is still one of my favorite threads to read but that was ancient history, back when gaming was just hitting the mainstream.

    NeoGAF now is nothing more than an echo chamber of leftist regressive witchhunting, its a site that turned it’s back on gamers, succeeded in censoring games, and harassed game devs. Nobody in this community or the industry is going to weep about this forum. NeoGAF made it’s bed and now it can get fucked in it.

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    NeoGAF has done nothing good for the industry.

  • Rough

    How is this a problem for them?

  • The same website where if you say anything bad about their beloved Goddess Anita Sarkeesian, Zoe Quinn, Brianna Wu, etc., you get perm-banned immediately. Seriously, fuck NeoGAF. It’s one of the worst sites that I’ve ever visited. 😡

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    You’d think they would be aware of people hating them whenever they went on witch hunts against indie developers.

  • cgkt55

    I guess Irony and Fate got together and decided: That’s karma, bitch.

  • Qmish

    but there were awesome threads. hope googlecache keep them with screenshots.

  • Qmish

    it had best thread with screenshots and CRT monitor photos.. i ll miss it.

  • Travis Touchdown
  • Qmish

    yes but there were some priceless threads with tons of info sometimes not found elsewhere. to bad it was hosted on gaf yeah

  • Travis Touchdown

    Blessing for us.

  • So I guess, I was right to assume that it was indeed the incompetence of the staff, that led to NeoGAF’s downward spiral?

  • Aviz

    Is anyone really that surprised ?

    “Male allies” like Tyler Malka have no idea how to interaction with woman, they expect either the money of their rich liberal parents or his submissive political opinions to be enough to convince any leftywacko girl to go to bed with them.

    These girls them interpret their (usually) awkward sexual advances as “sexual assault” and we get stuff like this.

    May that shithole crash and burn, it reaped exactly what it sowed.

  • Aviz

    I am not sure if forcing them all together or forcing them to be separated is the best course of action, leaving them on a forum that claims to have “privileged” access to devs while also having a culture that is the complete antithesis of the gaming community at large was a horrible arrangement, that’s for sure.

  • David Curry

    I think the lit match was the Weinstein scandal and the #metoo trend, which led to the woman making the accusation. It was years of self-righteousness and purity testing and witch-hunting, hypocrisy, and resentment of the site and owner (from active members of the forum as well as banned ones) that caused everything to burn down instantly and spectacularly.

  • Aviz

    If you are an angry liberal just come out and say it already.

    Unlike NeoGaf we won’t ban you for having a political opinion we think is asinine.

  • worse than siliconera.

  • Riosine

    ‘gaf users made a Cult of Personality around their admins and “celebrities” who Rant about sjw-ism stuff. These Ranters will , Naturally,, fail to live to their Fanatics expectations and the bubble will, eventually, broke as badly as it happened in the ‘gaf site

  • A furry that is actually doing the world a favor.

  • Fenrir007

    Vice and Giantbomb’s gaming forums, as well as a special snowflake forum they made themselves.

  • Fenrir007

    The problem with the going to other, non-SJW places is that they might start infecting the community – and the moderation – with their bullshit.

  • David Curry

    The Kotaku interview with the accuser admitted she and the site owner briefly had a physical relationship after the shower thing.
    Honestly this sounds like everything wrong with outrage culture greasing the rails of every issue and causing misinformed uprisings. All of which Neogaf put themselves right in the middle of.

  • Reiswindy

    Now it just redirects to google.

  • Bill Fakku

    First Hollywood, next up gaming. All these leftest sanctuaries are filled with hypocrites.
    Just like gay-bashing republicans. Those who guys who scream about sexism are probably all sexual deviants.

  • InkBrush
  • Anon630

    Good question, I haven’t been to Cuck-chan in years, and maybe the sewage from Neogaf will fit right in.

  • Lea Pastillaroja

    SJWism was created by Jews so it’s no surprice most of them are degenerate pedos
    apples don’t fall to far from the tree

  • Tbh I didn’t even know he did anything off of youtube

  • OldPalpy

    Yeah think about how a lot of those “celebrities” are gaf obsessed games journos and you see how it creates a feedback loop into both becoming absolutely terrible with SJW bullshit.

  • Gamegodtre

    umm i think chad has either a front butt or a erection of epic proportions

  • CrimsonX4

    Nothing can be worse than siliconera, now that Neogaf is gone, can it? It’s just wierd I’ve never had a problem there and the posters are nice and the mods are fair. Unlike siliconera

  • Dark Lord Ash

    Chances are they’ll more than likely head to gematsu and siliconera since they’re more receptive to that hyper faggotry. Still you are right. Keep your eyes peeled, laddies.

  • CatCouch

    I’m not shocked at all. I knew about the Spain incident years ago, it’s an open secret that resulted in a perma-ban if mentioned.

    I lurked on NeoGAF a lot and it really was a frustrating site. Way too many upset people losing their cool over cleavage in a game or some other absurd thing. (Anybody see their month long melt down over the Kanye West joke in South Park?)

    GAF was a great place to get news, I loved it for that. It was also a ticking time bomb with the heavy mod culture that discouraged discussion and turned every news story into a political battlefield, I hated it for that.

  • Riosine

    Well Sure however the problem originates because people expect too much out of a journo or critic whose only job is state whether they liked a game or not and why on a Review. So they have to improvise by adding a Filler narrative, an amalgama of the trending topic and a failed “humanities” thesis out. In order to live to these expectations

    Professional Journalist is basically a grorfied “Town Criers” or paperboy They lack the preparation of a forensic detective to conduct a real investigations and instead have to relay on the hearsay aka “source”. who often isn’t even a Forensic or an Scientist just someone cherrypicked to fulfill the above narrative.

    If people want greater standars on reviews they should just ask scientist to find metrical ways to measure gameplay.Not someone with zero preparation like a journalist

  • DISCLAIMER TO NEOGAF USERS LOOKING TO MIGRATE TO NICHE GAMER:

    Our community is basically moderation free. We handle the community with a mostly hands-off approach and only step in for super turds or piracy, things like that. Our community mostly polices itself and is generally pretty hardcore. It’s also what I love about it. You’re welcome to try fitting in but be forewarned that we do not tone police or ban people for wrongthink here.

  • Loli ♥ Antagonist

    Good now if we could just get the same thing to happen to something awful, we could remove cancer from the internet.

  • Are you talking about gematsu? That asshole Zero banned me from the site just because I was not worshiping Sony like the rest of those corporate slaves. Gematsu mods will ban and censor anyone that disagrees with their group think. At least silconera banned me a few months later. Also for not worshiping Sony.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Ohhhh

    So fat Jim is dead then?

  • TheOnceAndFutureKing

    nah he still makes shitty reviews based on his half hour of playing the game.

  • ProxyDoug

    The sheep that tries to hide away from society being offered protection by the wolf?
    Who would have thought?

  • ProxyDoug

    No, it’s just in case you needed a reason to celebrate.

  • ProxyDoug

    Wait, “No customizable graphics settings”
    For real? Holy shit, what were they thinking?

  • ProxyDoug

    Yahtzee is too lazy to manage his own channel.

  • ProxyDoug
  • totenglocke

    They’d do well on the cesspool of reddit.

  • Jack Thompson

    Their slogan is really implicitly “listen and believe”. The irony is thicker than fog that’s thicker than pea soup.

  • Jack Thompson

    Whether or not he actually did anything is irrelevant to the reason we’re so smug. It’s because NeoGAF was one of the main places pushing the “listen and believe” angle that has given such baseless accusations any weight.

  • Nagato

    I got banned there just for doing my usual “this game (which many assume/want to be exclusive) will also go to PC/mobile”. I think it was about DQXI, where the UE4 version will clearly also go to PC, and the 3DS version is destined for a mobile release down the line.

    The most obvious predictions result in the biggest comment chains consisting of upset Sonyggers over there, which to the equally biased mods means that you’re the one making the bad posts rather than their userbase being incredibly insecure -_-

    As for Sil, we have one of their mods posting over here as well, and he’s seems like a reasonable guy to me. I’m sure he’ll be willing to look into your ban.

  • MusouTensei

    Dead

  • MusouTensei

    Yeah it’s dead

  • Jack Thompson

    >As a longtime NeoGAF user
    Brandon YES!

  • RetroGamer

    No danger in any of them settling here. They’d leave after taking one look at the comments section.

  • Jack Thompson

    “Our community mostly polices itself and is generally pretty hardcore.” t. Brandon Orselli
    This is a hardcore site for REAL™ gamers such as myself.

  • InkBrush

    They were too busy counting the money they got from the same spergs who threw money at Mighty SCAM no. 9.

  • Bruno

    Ah Yes Safer Place for Women and other minorites in the gaming Sphere that always try and destroy the industry?

  • Bruno

    I am getting tired of the SJW politics in our gaming spahre, the so called minorities dont even play games as much as the majority.

  • Bruno

    And you think SJWs are honest sweet hearts? lol

  • Bruno

    So Tyler Malka is a Guy whose a SJW? lol

  • mew

    Beautiful. A shame Neogaf probably won’t truly shut down.

  • mew

    I fucking hate Sony and never got banned. What did you say to get banned anyway?

  • loop

    siliconera seems way better than gematsu, though i don’t use either, gematsu is awful, heavy handed moderation as it’s worst with no clear guidelines at all

  • loop

    ohh i miss jay sherman

  • Simple. I said that it would make sense for Nier automata to release on the Xbox One too so it could be on more platforms. Then Budgiecat sperged out and all his Sony bitches followed suit. But I see getting banned from that cancerous site as a badge of honor.

  • Grim Cube

    The problem is that these guys got connections. The SJW are pretty good at secret coordination, or at least the journalists are without a doubt.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if moderators got jobs working as mods on some other forum

  • Lol. So was there actually something there before, or was it stillborn?

  • Travis Touchdown

    This is the blow to their credibility that we needed.

    It won’t ever recover to what it once was. I doubt they will be able to rally SJWs to boycott games, for example.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdRAyG-BuFE

  • OldPalpy

    If Gaf comes back imagine the cognitive dissonance of any of the Tumblr crowd wanting
    to bring up gender politics in a thread about Pac-Man now and acting
    like it’s the worst thing ever if you try to dismiss it. Even better if
    they act like people should just forget Evillore’s actions and just love
    Gaf because of that “separate the art from the artist” style rhetoric
    while then going on about how they want to destroy Hat in Time and
    shame it’s dev for having Jontron in it.

  • InkViper

    So apparently Neo-fag is back up I’ll just leave this here! people aren’t happy and I don’t blame them.
    https://twitter.com/stillgray/status/922650337931956226

  • mew

    Did you reply to him? I just ignore and report him. Got him banned before as a result.

  • Jack Omally

    I thought this dude could not be more of an asshole…he proved me wrong.

  • mew

    In the end we gotta wait and see. And believe :^))

  • West

    How timely:

    Women, I will let you in on a male secret. Men know that constantly self-proclaiming male ‘feminists’ are often predatory sleaze bags. They are intensely disliked by other men because of their manipulative qualities and not, in general, because they are viewed to be sex traitors.

    – Juliane Assange

    Also, Twitter moderators made a mockery of this, of course.

  • West

    How timely:

    Women,
    I will let you in on a male secret. Men know that constantly
    self-proclaiming male ‘feminists’ are often predatory sleaze bags. They
    are intensely disliked by other men because of their manipulative
    qualities and not, in general, because they are viewed to be sex
    traitors.

    – Juliane Assange

    Also, Twitter moderators made a mockery of this, of course.

  • SLoWMoTIoN

    Bring back that douche Smug.

  • CatCouch

    NeoGAF is a lot of fun to read right now. I’ve been enjoying the suicide posts for a couple hours now. People are pissed and are not afraid of stating it anymore. Crazy how fast the site imploded, hopefully all the political people will just move to ResetEra or whatever it will be.

    I’m tired of gaming being a platform for petty political rants. I’m a simple man. I just want to see Menat in Felicia’s costume, that will make me happy.

  • David Curry

    The funny suicide posts are nice but the virtue signalling garbage is everything that was wrong with the forum for years and they’re doing everyone a favor by going who-cares-where-they’re-going.
    Never log into my account again and move on with my life? But how will everyone know that I’m morally superior? Oh captain my captain!

  • Hard to ignore that furry and all his weeb friends constantly calling me an xbot even though I only game on PC.

  • mew

    You gotta keep calm, he’s a retard after all. Not worth getting angry over him.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    And of course the statement he eventually made, accompanied by a total shuttering of their entire Off-Topic forum (half their traffic), was like putting out a grease fire with a bucket of gasoline.

  • Funtime Happysnacks

    SomethingAwful has a sticky telling them not to bother migrating there. I mean you really gotta be unwanted to get turned away from SomethingAwful. (Maybe they would be more at home over on SomethingSensitive)

  • Atleast budgiecat recently got permabanned from Gematsu. They turned on him. lol

  • Lone Wisdom

    What happened to “Innocent until proven guilty”?
    I find interesting that many criticize feminism’s Listen and Believe rhetoric but they’re doing the exact same thing.

  • @zerorpg:[email protected]:disqus See how easy it is?

  • Heresy Hammer

    Holy shit, he doesn’t even comment on what he has done, he doesnt think it was wrong at all. It’s always the other person in the wrong because he can’t own up to it, what a piece of shit.

  • MusouTensei

    It was quite active for its short lifetime actually.

  • Kakaku

    Another bit of news. Neogaf now bans any form of off topic discussion forums. Only video games related ones are allowed. Like this guy wants to people to think he’s guilty. Seems he knows that no matter what happens at this point Neogaf is done so he might as well hammer the final nail.

  • chaoguy

    Thanks!

  • Anon630

    I don’t think he considers himself such when he took a shot against feminists, but his board fosters that behavior. He even attempted salvaging his site too little too late and went “victim blaming”. What a glorious ally- truly a shit hole board, it was.

  • That’s funny.

  • Honestly really disliked Neogaf the past few years. Good riddance.

  • SiliconNooB

    But I’m sure that’s just a (((coincidence)))!