Far Cry 5 Petition Creator Angry That People Think He’s Trolling
Far Cry 5 Petition
(Last Updated On: June 1, 2017)

The maker of a petition to get Far Cry 5 cancelled, going by the handled of Gamers United, is angry that the news media is taking shots at him and his petition on Change.org.

With just over 1,500 signatures, the creator of the petition updated the mission statement after the initial request to either change or cancel Far Cry 5 was met with ridicule and derision.

He wanted Ubisoft to make the villains more multicultural and to make Americans look less like the villains… possibly misguided, but not evil.

Various news outlets claimed that it was a hoax, fake or a troll attempt. Others bought into the narrative hook, line and sinker, stating that the petition was real, and represented someone genuinely thinking that Far Cry 5 needs to be cancelled or changed. He eventually updated the post saying that he’s had great success in cajoling Ubisoft to alter the game, even though the game is still a year off from release.

The creator of the petition also goes on to level his venom at the media, writing in the update…

“[…] in their efforts to smear gamers and this one gamer right here in particular, the mainstream games media and idiots on the internet have decided that, since they can’t target the argument, they have to find out the man and target him.”

He says that people against him have called him an SJW journo, an IGN reviewer, Ian Miles Cheong, and a Ubisoft employee.

He also claims that some journalists have claimed that this was a Trump supporting White House staffer who posted it up, be he denies that as well, along with saying he’s not a member of 4chan.

He finishes off the tirade by writing…

“These are all of the tactics these guys try to silence this petition, to pin it on some random idiot and attack the idiot. But I have news for you, mainstream game journalists:

 

“You targetd gamers. GAMERS.

 

“We’re a group of people who will sit for hours, days, even weeks on end performing some of the hardest, most mentally demanding tasks. Over, and over, and over all for nothing more than a little digital token saying we did.”

When the petition originally went up some outlets took it seriously, others claimed it was fake and a hoax to smear gamers. Others claimed it was a false flag by journalists, and as the petition maker pointed out, some thought it was a marketing ploy from Ubisoft.

For a game that’s still a year off from release, Far Cry 5 has seemingly received more attention for perceived sociopolitical commentary than any of the gameplay they’ve showcased.

Far Cry 5 is due for release in February of 2018 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.


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  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    If it wasn’t obvious enough that this petition was fake, now the creator of the petition makes it even more obvious.

  • Phasmatis75

    IGN and Ubisoft are upset that their fake petition got traced back to them in less than a few days. Owe I feel so sorry for them.

  • Bitterbear
  • Liviana t’Charvanek

    Whether it be sincere or an attempt to troll, it’s stupid. Why would Gamergaters be upset if a games development company wanted to make a point about the dangers of religious extremism? Why _should_ we be upset? The cult of SJWs and Third Wave Feminism itself is a prime example of the dangers of religious extremism.

  • durka durka

    Good thing that no one here supports this. Becuase the way the things are going i worry that people will turn into right wing sjws.

  • durka durka

    Good thing that no one here supports this. Becuase the way the things are going i worry that people will turn into right wing sjws.

  • Yuri Jacobs

    This idiotic troll do not deserve the respect and the attention about the game that this person and the fake petition gets and never seen the trailer on it yet. It’s so laughable that I don’t believe anti gamers and SJWs know what’s real anymore and should be on DeviantArt instead of Facebook and Twitter. But when I saw the petition tweeted, this screams attention. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pre-ordering Far Cry 5. This troll does not represents GamerGate’s greatest success, when he never was part of the movement in the first place. Needs to really GTFO the Internet!

  • Yuri Jacobs

    This idiotic troll do not deserve the respect and the attention about the game that this person and the fake petition gets and never seen the trailer on it yet. It’s so laughable that I don’t believe anti gamers and SJWs know what’s real anymore and should be on DeviantArt instead of Facebook and Twitter. But when I saw the petition tweeted, this screams attention. I don’t know about you guys, but I’m pre-ordering Far Cry 5. This troll does not represents GamerGate’s greatest success, when he never was part of the movement in the first place. Needs to really GTFO the Internet!

  • Migi

    Considering the things he wrote down as complaints, How could you not think this was a Troll petition. Sadly dumb media kinda overblowning this retarded petition. Also i think some ppl just put their name on the petition for the fun of it and wanna watch this blow-up in a big way.

    I feel, If you don’t like it don’t buy it. I do have to say that the agenda pushing is starting to get ridiculous in the gaming world.

  • Keystone

    Even though this is a blatant troll, it hasn’t stopped over 30 garbage game “journalism” sites from writing about it and trying to say it’s real. But as always I’m sure it’s just a coincidence all those articles are near identical in content and their intent with bashing gamers.

    Yup, no collusion there.

  • Keystone

    Even though this is a blatant troll, it hasn’t stopped over 30 garbage game “journalism” sites from writing about it and trying to say it’s real. But as always I’m sure it’s just a coincidence all those articles are near identical in content and their intent with bashing gamers.

    Yup, no collusion there.

    • durka durka

      You give em too much credit, these is how those sites operate, they copy paste the shit rumors and make money out of it.

      • Yep. Pulling off a troll and then reporting on it requires a lot of a logistics to avoid getting spotted out. There’s a level of intelligence needed that they don’t possess in order to achieve what some people think they’re doing.

        The only thing the game journos have been successful at is getting people to hate them, because it’s the only noteworthy attention in life they’ll receive from other human beings.

      • Yep. Pulling off a troll and then reporting on it requires a lot of a logistics to avoid getting spotted out. There’s a level of intelligence needed that they don’t possess in order to achieve what some people think they’re doing.

        The only thing the game journos have been successful at is getting people to hate them, because it’s the only noteworthy attention in life they’ll receive from other human beings.

    • durka durka

      You give em too much credit, these is how those sites operate, they copy paste the shit rumors and make money out of it.

  • lucben999

    “You targeted gamers” is a popular aGG copypasta, you’ll find it in places like SomethingAwful, GamerGhazi, ShitRedditSays, etc.

  • lucben999

    “You targeted gamers” is a popular aGG copypasta, you’ll find it in places like SomethingAwful, GamerGhazi, ShitRedditSays, etc.

  • ParasiteX

    Obvious troll just got even more obvious.
    Seems pretty obvious at this point that it’s a SJW that wrote that idiotic petition.

  • ParasiteX

    Obvious troll just got even more obvious.
    Seems pretty obvious at this point that it’s a SJW that wrote that idiotic petition.

    • Specifically mentioning Ian Miles Cheong seemed to be a giveaway.

      I can’t help but think it’s a completely unrelated troll who’s just stirring up both sides at this point. It’s 2014 all over again.

      • Phasmatis75

        Nah it was traced back to IGN and Ubisoft within a few days. They’ve been busted and now they’re in damage control mode.

    • Specifically mentioning Ian Miles Cheong seemed to be a giveaway.

      I can’t help but think it’s a completely unrelated troll who’s just stirring up both sides at this point. It’s 2014 all over again.

  • Alistair

    Now that i mention thurderf00t selling out, i watch three other vids.

    Both white women saying how they give up being femmists and the reason why. Apart from 1 vid showing two women saying they give up because of god.

    Make of that what you will, as people views can change. As Anti SJW can go over to the other side. Like thurderf00t.

  • Alistair

    Now that i mention thurderf00t selling out, i watch three other vids.

    Both white women saying how they give up being femmists and the reason why. Apart from 1 vid showing two women saying they give up because of god.

    Make of that what you will, as people views can change. As Anti SJW can go over to the other side. Like thurderf00t.

    • durka durka

      Thunderfoot is not selling out, sargon of akkad is.

      Thunderfoot was always a centerist, logical and pro science. Sargon of akkad has made his content suitable only for right leaning people.

      There has to be a fucking line between logic and reason. Look at secular talk for example. Would you call him a sjw? If yes then you are fucking retarded and you have become the same as sjws.

      Some people are to the right, some are to the left. Some may want to be shit lords and shitpost 24/7 others dont.

      The skeptic community has become the sceptic community. Thunderfoot is a scientist he doesnt care about riddiculus hatred against the EU, The idiocy known as Trump Presidency that has failed misserably on all his promises since it was nothing more than populist bullshit or making edgy shitlord jokes.

      Thunderfoot never sold out, he never changed his position, he was against arkeesian and against relegious clowns. He mostly made science videos. He was never part of the shitlord community.

      Then there is secular talk that is obviously a progressive and a social democrat but not a sjw.

      This idiotic view that you have to be Pro Trump, anti EU and pro shitposting is riddiculus, its like you want to hear only your opinion and your view. There are other people in this community than you. Everything i read on this site is a echochamber of the exact same opinions, you have become sjws. Not suprising how thunderfoot chose to leave the sceptic community. Not everyone has to have the same opinion and appear to the same people, yet this is seen as “being a cuck” or “selling out” i am sick and tired of hearing people getting dissapointed in science because thunderfoot Bill Nye or Richard Dawkins dont agree with you. As if you are the right and logic of all that is holy and exists and only you can be right. It was so facepalm worthy seeing sargon turning against Dawkins due ot Brexit when he was a huge fan of him before.

      Why the fuck cant people have diffirent opnions?

      Thunderfoot has not gone to the other side you fucking morons, this is not a “you are with us or against us” there are other perspecrtives, stop acting like sjws or no one is gonna take you seriously. If you want people to take you seriously you cant be dogmatic on your positions as if you are the arbiter of truth….. WHILE SHITPOSTING LIKE AN EDGY CHILD.

      Stop pretending you are skeptics you are not, in order to be a skeptic you gotta be skeptical about your own views as well. You are not a skeptic you are just a shitlord that shitposts trying to feel you are a part of something.

      For fucks sake try reading some philospophers before pretending to be pseudointelectual.

    • durka durka

      Thunderfoot is not selling out, sargon of akkad is.

      Thunderfoot was always a centerist, logical and pro science. Sargon of akkad has made his content suitable only for right leaning people.

      There has to be a fucking line between logic and reason. Look at secular talk for example. Would you call him a sjw? If yes then you are fucking retarded and you have become the same as sjws.

      Some people are to the right, some are to the left. Some may want to be shit lords and shitpost 24/7 others dont.

      The skeptic community has become the sceptic community. Thunderfoot is a scientist he doesnt care about riddiculus hatred against the EU, The idiocy known as Trump Presidency that has failed misserably on all his promises since it was nothing more than populist bullshit or making edgy shitlord jokes.

      Thunderfoot never sold out, he never changed his position, he was against arkeesian and against relegious clowns. He mostly made science videos. He was never part of the shitlord community.

      Then there is secular talk that is obviously a progressive and a social democrat but not a sjw.

      This idiotic view that you have to be Pro Trump, anti EU and pro shitposting is riddiculus, its like you want to hear only your opinion and your view. There are other people in this community than you. Everything i read on this site is a echochamber of the exact same opinions, you have become sjws. Not suprising how thunderfoot chose to leave the sceptic community. Not everyone has to have the same opinion and appear to the same people, yet this is seen as “being a cuck” or “selling out” i am sick and tired of hearing people getting dissapointed in science because thunderfoot Bill Nye or Richard Dawkins dont agree with you. As if you are the right and logic of all that is holy and exists and only you can be right. It was so facepalm worthy seeing sargon turning against Dawkins due ot Brexit when he was a huge fan of him before.

      Why the fuck cant people have diffirent opnions?

      Thunderfoot has not gone to the other side you fucking morons, this is not a “you are with us or against us” there are other perspecrtives, stop acting like sjws or no one is gonna take you seriously. If you want people to take you seriously you cant be dogmatic on your positions as if you are the arbiter of truth….. WHILE SHITPOSTING LIKE AN EDGY CHILD.

      Stop pretending you are skeptics you are not, in order to be a skeptic you gotta be skeptical about your own views as well. You are not a skeptic you are just a shitlord that shitposts trying to feel you are a part of something.

      For fucks sake try reading some philospophers before pretending to be pseudointelectual.

      • Version_8

        Dude, calm down.

      • Mr.Towel

        Calm down.

        People can have as many different opinions as they want. If they’re based around some sort of logic or good reason then all is valid.

        But things start to get “problematic” (hah!) when their opinions start to get based around feelings, appeals to feelings and other superficial argumentation.

        Not that there can’t be a valid opinion based on feelings, the field of morality and ethics deals much with that, but most of the times they are just personal tantrums. Which usually get overblown.

        Feelings can cloud logical judgement very easily, skeptics should know about that more than most.

        • Alistair

          I agree that how SJWs work to become one you see everything in a negative light as in being offended I grow up in the era of video nastistes before BBFC come to be in 1984.

          So as you could say I got a thick skin. Video games are tame compare to movies so doesn’t bother me.

          I try to be open minded, but I see no reason why things need to be censored, banned or whatever the left doesn’t agree with what I/we do with our time.

      • Cats736

        I can’t be arsed to go through that wall of text, however, Thunderfoot is a deceptive shit. Took multiple clips from one of Sargon’s streams and edited them to claim he said something that wasn’t said. Anything he does is now suspect after that stunt.

        • Phasmatis75

          Not to mention he often bends the truth about the viability of certain things and outright lies about science.

      • Alistair

        Wow this is not like you hitting out hard, so I make this Short I do not believe in triggered Infighting.

        Thunderf00t got triggered because some one made a poor taste joke in a hang out stream and left the community and make a vid that selling out.

        SJWs are the one that easily offended we should not be it was 1 joke 1 and he was offended SJWs are offended all the time. And I do not need a lecture from you.

        The end.

  • Mr.Towel

    It’s so obviously a troll, the writing is all over the place. Many stupid grammar mistakes, clearly purposeful, in classic troll fashion. The fact that he is doubling down is also a good sign of good trolling. Good trolls never expose themselves, they double down to get people crazier and crazier.

  • Laytonaster

    If this nutburger is serious, I don’t think he realizes this just makes him even more pathetic.

  • AlecJ

    I could be wrong but i think this is a joke gone wild. Its obviously not an endeavor by a serious person.

    The question is…..does the whole thing disappear now, or is their another shoe falling slowly to Earth….

  • AlecJ

    I could be wrong but i think this is a joke gone wild. Its obviously not an endeavor by a serious person.

    The question is…..does the whole thing disappear now, or is their another shoe falling slowly to Earth….

    • It wouldn’t be a good troll without some kind of explosive final act.

    • It wouldn’t be a good troll without some kind of explosive final act.

  • GuyverOne

    I’d put money on it being someone from IGN, the staff and readers are rampant trolls and SJWs.

  • GuyverOne

    I’d put money on it being someone from IGN, the staff and readers are rampant trolls and SJWs.

    • Phasmatis75

      It was traced back to IGN and Ubisoft employee admitted they were the first signers but only ironically.

  • MONAD

    I really don’t buy that this guy is serious. This is a very good troll.

  • MONAD

    I really don’t buy that this guy is serious. This is a very good troll.

    • Cats736

      A very bad troll, too obvious.

  • Alistair

    Yeah right Gamers United sideing with SJWs retatards wanting change or the game to be canned.

    That very misguided and false, since when did we become regressions I just woke up and feel the same anti censorship Shitlord type of person.

    At least i dont sold the community out like thurderf00t did and yeah i watch the vids.

  • Alistair

    Yeah right Gamers United sideing with SJWs retatards wanting change or the game to be canned.

    That very misguided and false, since when did we become regressions I just woke up and feel the same anti censorship Shitlord type of person.

    At least i dont sold the community out like thurderf00t did and yeah i watch the vids.

  • Grey

    The only thing more idiotic than this phenomenally stupid petition is media hoopla over it.

  • Grey

    The only thing more idiotic than this phenomenally stupid petition is media hoopla over it.

    • Alistair

      I thought the SJWs media would jump at the chance to sign it because there was outrage, and not go apeshit about the petition.

      Something doesn’t add up, sound like a troll to me.

    • Alistair

      I thought the SJWs media would jump at the chance to sign it because there was outrage, and not go apeshit about the petition.

      Something doesn’t add up, sound like a troll to me.

  • SevTheBear

    Nothing like a VERY dumb controversy to make PR on the internet

  • Michael P

    Oh fuck off! The line “the continued rejection of romantic partners when they find out our hobby.” and the “Boltair” quote are so obviously bullshit, that the only people dumb enough to have taken it seriously are game “journos”.

    My money’s on a game journo actually having written it.

    • EnglishGit

      I was thinking it was a false flag petition put out by anti-gamers

    • Horrorstorm

      I doubt the SJW journos care whether it is real or not(it’s obviously fake). They’ll take it and run with it because it gives them an excuse to attack white gamers.

      • Version_8

        white *male* gamers

      • Version_8

        white *male* gamers

    • Cats736

      There’s some evidence that points to IGN / IGN fanboys.