SJWs Attack The Last Night Developer Tim Soret
The Last Night
(Last Updated On: June 12, 2017)

Odd Tales is working on a cool cyberpunk game called The Last Night for home consoles and PC. It was recently featured during Microsoft’s E3 press conference this year.

Odd Tales’ creative director Tim Soret, however, was dragged through the proverbial mud on social media by the typical Social Justice Warrior brigade. Why? Because he supported #GamerGate back in 2014, and was against unethical policies practiced by outlets such as PC Gamer and Kotaku, where journalists were sleeping with developers and providing them with positive coverage without disclosure.

Well, apparently the people who enjoy maintaining the status quo of corruption in the media industry weren’t happy about that and decided to attack Soret and attempt to get Odd Tales’ publisher, Raw Fury, dragged into the whole ordeal. There’s a megathread and timeline of events about the drama over on Kotaku in Action.

Raw Fury posted up a statement on behalf of their team, Odd Tales and Tim Soret. They wrongfully mischaracterize #GamerGate in their statement via Twitlonger on June 12th, 2017, where they wrote…

“We at Raw Fury believe in equality, believe in feminism, and believe everyone has a right and chance at the equal pursuit of happiness. We would not be working with Tim Soret / Odd Tales at all if we believed they were against these principles in any aspect.

 

“The wording of his statements toward feminism in 2014 was poor, and his buying into GamerGate as a movement on the notion that it represented gamers against journalists was naive, but in the same year he also cheered the rise of women in gaming.”

The comments they’re referring to that Soret made back in 2014 are actually just pure 100% truth. He compares Anita Sarkeesian and the Liberal media’s SJW attack on the gaming industry to that of the inbred-minded Conservative Right from back in the 1990s and early 2000s when uneducated and misinformed Christian Republicans attacked video games for being violent, sexist and harmful to kids.

Raw Fury linked to a post containing Soret’s comments, where he stated back in 2014…

“The entire work of Anita Sarkeesian consist of saying video games are making you sexist. From her video: ‘Ironically, those who strongly believes that video games are harmless entertainment are also the ones most likely to internalize harmful media messages. The more you think you cannot be affected, the more likely you are to be affected.’

 

“This is as toxic & idiotic as conservative[s] saying video games violence makes you violent in real life.”

It’s a good point.

Oftentimes SJWs hand-wave away that criticism by claiming that women have been oppressed for so long that the argument of violent games making you a violent person isn’t the same as sexiness in games making you a sexist. They claim that sexism is an institutional form of oppression, and therefore depicting it in games harms the self-image that women have of themselves.

In the eyes of SJWs women are neither intelligent nor independently strong enough to separate and decipher fictional characters from real life people.

But the more important question is: why are people bringing this up now?

Well, it turns out that Microsoft featured The Last Night during their E3 press conference and a lot of people thought it looked awesome. As we all know, SJWs hate it when people ideologically opposed to them have an opportunity to succeed. Therefore they decided to smear Tim Soret as a way to diminish the value of his work and attempt to get him and his studio in trouble with Microsoft, which partially worked.

Microsoft general manager of publishing, Shannon Loftis, briefly engaged in the conversation chain with Soret but deleted one of the tweets.


There’s a brief archive of one of the tweets.

Soret has basically been on damage control ever since.

Raw Fury noted in their public address that Soret has been engaging in conversation to have a meaningful dialogue to quell some of the heated viewpoints spawned from the smear campaign. They end the piece by stating that a lot can change in three years and that they know that the game doesn’t espouse views steeped in “regressive stances”..

“In a similar situation as the one happening now, folks on the IdleThumbs forums found questionable tweets and Tim took it upon himself to address them. What came from that was a dialogue where different viewpoints were considered and debated in a purposeful way.“

 

[…] A lot can change in three years, including viewpoints, and Tim has assured us that The Last Night does not spout a message steeped in regressive stances. We trust Tim and know that he is an advocate for progression both in and outside of our industry, and we hope that this will be apparent moving forward.”

Realistically they never should have kowtowed.

It’s three year old messages about something Soret was right about: The Liberals and Conservatives hate gaming. Both groups have tried to attack and dismantle the industry. Conservatives attack games claiming violence in media will make you violent in real life. Liberals attack games claiming that sexy ladies in games will turn people into sexist rapists (even though in the case of Liberals, it’s turned out that some of the loudest critics from the anti-#GamerGate camp turned out to be actual sex offenders and rapists).

Anyway, Soret shouldn’t have to apologize for pointing out the truth. Various companies such as Koei Tecmo ended up opting not to release games like Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 in the West for fear of being attacked by Social Justice Warriors in the media or protested against by third-wave feminists.

Typically we’ve seen a lot of advocates for censorship from the SJW media so long as it’s against politics that don’t fit in line with their Cultural Marxist mindset. Other times they’re completely okay with sex and controversial topics so long as the game toes the progressive line.

Plain and simple: it’s all hogwash. The most ridiculous thing about it is that even pointing this out will get articles like this censored on the typical leftist propaganda discussion platforms.

Now to their credit, at least the troglodytes on the Conservative side pining for regressive policies have the balls to attack the argument and ridicule the messenger head-on. Liberals don’t even have that much gumption; they’ll simply censor the whole discussion and cry like bed-wetting babies in their pathetic little safe spaces.

And this is why gamers said to keep the f**king politics out of games.


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  • Warp

    I was very interested in the game, up until he and his team apologized. Now they and their game can rot in hell for all I care. Even if it turns out to be the best game in existence, I don’t give a damn. I will never buy this game.

    You never apologize to the bullies. Do they really think that by apologizing the bullies will be happy? No, the bullies will never be happy. Apologizing to them is 100% useless. It only makes matters worse.

    • Aguy

      I can damn near guarantee you that he was forced into the apology with threats that his game would be axed if he didn’t do it. If he stood his ground there would be no game for you to buy anyway, and it would have kicked his career square in the nuts too. Is that really what you want?

      You know that the SJWs have too much social capital. You know that they have the power to bully people into giving them what they want and the means to enforce it. Sometimes being overwhelmed means there’s no point making a last stand and dying for nothing, you’re better off running away and living to fight another day. Doesn’t mean he’s not an ally. If there’s ever a space for game devs or game publishers who DO push back on SJWs, they’re gonna need people, and he could be one of them. Like a sleeper agent.

      Don’t throw Tim under a bus because the SJWs won this round. Be smarter than that.

    • Aguy

      I can damn near guarantee you that he was forced into the apology with threats that his game would be axed if he didn’t do it. If he stood his ground there would be no game for you to buy anyway, and it would have kicked his career square in the nuts too. Is that really what you want?

      You know that the SJWs have too much social capital. You know that they have the power to bully people into giving them what they want and the means to enforce it. Sometimes being overwhelmed means there’s no point making a last stand and dying for nothing, you’re better off running away and living to fight another day. Doesn’t mean he’s not an ally. If there’s ever a space for game devs or game publishers who DO push back on SJWs, they’re gonna need people, and he could be one of them. Like a sleeper agent.

      Don’t throw Tim under a bus because the SJWs won this round. Be smarter than that.

  • 98abaile

    The “apology” by Raw Fury was disgusting, I’m not buying it now.

  • tajlund

    Rock, Papers, Shotgun did a full smear article on him today.

  • Alistair

    Tim needs our heartfelt support from these devils SJWs so Tim if you reading my comment thank you. 😊

  • Mr.Sixes

    I’d have ask them not to include the thing about GG is navie thing.

  • Raging Papist

    They cucked hard in the face of the Left. In adition, its sounds like they threated their own dev to change his stance which would be fairly typical. We just have to show them what we do to cucks and enemies.

    Do NOT buy the game and send let the dev know that we respect his right to an opinion that goes against the narrative.

    • Basically, boycott the game and attack the developers/publishers in significant numbers letting them know that their constant grovelling and pandering towards the SJWs is unacceptable. That’s pretty much the only way if you want things to change.

      I’ve been saying this for years but unfortunately there are simply too many neutrals, Moderates and fence-sitters who only want to be the “good guys” and “not act like the SJWs”. So it’s no wonder the SJWs have been able to infest and take over the industry.

      • milk bone

        It looks like Raw Fury is about to learn the lesson of never giving an inch to SJWs. Having prostrated themselves before them, the SJW crowd has turned its attention to getting the game cancelled. If they succeed in that, they’ll go on to drive Raw Fury out of business. It’s Stalinist.

        If they had toughed it out instead, it may have been rough going. Microsoft may have reneged on their deal, and they might have gone out of business in the long run. But at least they would have lost with dignity and integrity instead of losing as whipped dogs.

        I’ve got a huge backlog of games to play; I suspect most of us do. What I’ve seen of E3 so far (which is very little, TBH) hasn’t been very inspiring. At this point, I’m willing to boycott the whole industry. Maybe after a few lean years, they’ll learn once again who pays the bills.

        #GamerGate was primarily a revolt against the forcing of gaming developers into a political straitjacket. If the industry is so eager to “internalize the commands of its oppressors”, let it suffer the consequences of doing so for a while. It will either throw off SJW control, or the big publishers will die and be replaced by new ones with a fresh outlook.

  • Migi

    When i read the headline I was almost afraid he was getting attacked cause he’s game doesn’t have a black or female protaganist. Considering that was EA marketing spin on diversity.

  • Disqusted

    Another day, another talentless SJW trash attacking actual creators for bullshit reasons. Meanwhile snowflakes get upset at constructive criticism because the negativity hurts their feelings. Masters of hypocrisy.

  • durka durka

    This game perfectly captures what cyberpunk is about, i wonder if cdprojekt red will be able to do the same thing.

    It gets it, it completly and utterly gets it.

    Hmm
    is this why this new gen of sensivitive identity showoff wanking kids
    hate the developer and demands that all games become the same? Because
    they are talentless, as evident by multiple game failure and dont
    understand the world nor they see that what makes those experiances
    special is not some jackass attention whore who cant stop telling us how
    gay and black he or she or zie is, but because they perfectly capture
    the setting they are trying to communicate to the player? After all a
    setting is based on the history of the people who live there not in how
    you perceive yourself to be, which is something no one cares about apart
    from you, but how the enviroment and the society is shaped due to
    certain events and cultures, things that the sjws seek to destroy…FOR
    COMMUNISM!!!!

  • Vrenna

    Honestly your life is fucked the moment you put any opinion you have out for other people to see. Even if it is acceptable today by most, one day it may be not, and it will be used against you. Being right does not make your life better.
    The world is just a shitty game from a fucked developer.

    • That’s why academia and the school educational system needs a complete reform.

      Children and young people are being taught at an early age on what is right and wrong when it comes to political beliefs. They are not being taught to be open-minded and skeptical. Then when they go to college/university, they are being taught that being Caucasian is bad and that men are evil.

      This has basically led to this generation of whining SJW hipster crybabies who cannot tolerate differing opinions or “wrong-think”. Which is why opinions which were acceptable in the past has suddenly become unacceptable.

      • mikebrand83

        If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 50 years ago, a liberal 25 years ago and a racist today.

        […]

        It is sad to see parents turn basically good-natured kids into spoiled brats by neglecting to impose any discipline. Some of these kids may never stop being spoiled brats, no matter how old they get.

        -Thomas Sowell, 1998

    • Couldn’t agree more.

    • Disqusted

      When people bitch at opinions, they never seem to consider the fact that opinions often change, and often aren’t expressed clearly or accurately. But that doesn’t stop them from crucifying and burning people at the stake over an opinionated statement, based on their own subjective interpretation, which is just as susceptible to change/accuracy/clarity/etc issues. The whole thing is ridiculous.

  • Feminism Is Cancer.

    • Jimmy

      Supporting a hate movement is not the same that as having a different opinion

      • mikebrand83

        “Hate” according to what definition?

        The overused “hate” like the “hate group” accusation thrown by opponents of GamerGate, and repeatedly debunked by even thr FBI? Or hate movements such as the well documented abuse, doxing and harassment by anti-GG groups such as the (rather appropriately named) CON?

        • Jimmy

          Then why does gamergate support roosh v/return of kings, mras, milo, blaming feminist on everything and got the name from Adam Baldwin fo all people if their not a hate movement

          • mikebrand83

            More than half your list have little or nothing to do with GG or gamers, and/or more commonly the target of hate than inciting it. The accusation of GG “blaming feminist on everything” is also more than a little ironic given that you do the same towards GG.

            And what does where the name come from (BTW, citation needed, if you’re accusing Adam Baldwin of inciting hate), have to do with a movement that adopts it? By that logic, are you going to tell me that Planned Parenthood is a “hate” group too, given that it was directly founded by someone who was involved with the KKK and eugenics?

        • “Hate” according to what definition?

          His definition of anything he disagrees with or doesn’t like of course.

      • Utter bullshit.

        If you looked at the facts and statistics such as the WAM! and FBI reports, you’ll find that it is not a “hate movement”. It’s already been debunked.

        EVERY movement has it’s bad apples (feminism seems to be 99% bad apples), but with SJWs being the dishonest piles of turd they are, they’ll cherry-pick selective quotes and Tweets here and there and use it to claim muh harassment and mysoggyknees.

        I even remember your lot creating fake accounts on Twitter and Facebook pretending to be GG and spewing garbage everywhere just to make the movement look bad, because you had trouble finding negative Tweets from GG for the most part. If SJWs can’t find hate from their opponents, just make it all up themselves right?

        Are you going to scream “hate speech” next?

        • Jimmy

          It started out as one with the harassment of Zoe Quinn even since Eron released the Zoe post about Zoe sleeping with Nathan Grayson even though her game
          Is free, and for the most part it’s about bitching and moaning about Anita Sarkeesian and feminist, and you associate with people like Roosh v/Return of Kings, Milo, Davis Aurini (the one who was part of a real scam call the Sarkeesian effect) and backed the honey badgers bs lawsuit at the Calgary expo, you have no problem when some games pander to Otakus and male gamers but you have a problem when some games try to expand their demographic and not just to appeal to one and you complain everytime someone put a gay, black, or woman in the game and your view on women is bad when you think every female character has to hot or it’s “sjw” bs went the mass effect andromeda female characters doesn’t look like super models to you

        • Jimmy

          It started out as one with the harassment of Zoe Quinn even since Eron released the Zoe post about Zoe sleeping with Nathan Grayson even though her game
          Is free, and for the most part it’s about bitching and moaning about Anita Sarkeesian and feminist, and you associate with people like Roosh v/Return of Kings, Milo, Davis Aurini (the one who was part of a real scam call the Sarkeesian effect) and backed the honey badgers bs lawsuit at the Calgary expo, you have no problem when some games pander to Otakus and male gamers but you have a problem when some games try to expand their demographic and not just to appeal to one and you complain everytime someone put a gay, black, or woman in the game and your view on women is bad when you think every female character has to hot or it’s “sjw” bs went the mass effect andromeda female characters doesn’t look like super models to you

        • Jimmy

          It started out as one with the harassment of Zoe Quinn even since Eron released the Zoe post about Zoe sleeping with Nathan Grayson even though her game
          Is free, and for the most part it’s about bitching and moaning about Anita Sarkeesian and feminist, and you associate with people like Roosh v/Return of Kings, Milo, Davis Aurini (the one who was part of a real scam call the Sarkeesian effect) and backed the honey badgers bs lawsuit at the Calgary expo, you have no problem when some games pander to Otakus and male gamers but you have a problem when some games try to expand their demographic and not just to appeal to one and you complain everytime someone put a gay, black, or woman in the game and your view on women is bad when you think every female character has to hot or it’s “sjw” bs went the mass effect andromeda female characters doesn’t look like super models to you