The Last Night Dev Apologizes To SJWs For Criticizing Anita Sarkeesian
Tim Soret
(Last Updated On: June 13, 2017)

Three years ago Odd Tales’ creative director Tim Soret criticized Anita Sarkeesian for radicalizing and mobilizing Liberal Social Justice Warriors into advocating censorship and demonizing the gaming industry for any portrayal or utilizing of a female who portrayed femininity or sex appeal.

We saw games like Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 prohibited from being released in the West for fear of an SJW backlash, and a number of other games censored or attacked for not falling in line with the Social Justice Warriors’ Cultural Marxist agenda, such as the developer of Rimworld, who was assailed for not being more inclusive of certain homosexual traits in his game.

Soret’s criticisms originally took place back in late 2014 where he compared the current censor-heavy Liberal authoritarians (headlined by third-wave feminists) to the Religious Right. He mentioned that both groups have been aiming to censor games.

The tweets, however,  were dug up as part of a smear campaign led by some of the individuals who partook in harassment and doxing under the Crash Override Network organization. Soret was attacked so viciously that the publisher of the game apologized on his behalf and reproached him for not buying into the falsehoods perpetuated by Sarkeesian.

Well, following the fallout, Soret took his one opportunity during the PC Gaming Show at this year’s E3 event to apologize to the SJWs for not “listening” and “believing”, or toeing the party line for the Liberal propaganda machine. You can check out the video below courtesy of RequiemsVoid.

In case you don’t want to watch the video or you can’t hear him quite right through his thick French accent. Soret explains…

“There are some tweets I made in the past. I want to apologize for those. They do not in anyway represent who I am today or what The Last Night will be about.”

The apology was quick and snappy, and likely came at the behest of his publisher Raw Fury who had apologized on his behalf beforehand and had mentioned that if he still held those views about Sarkeesian and feminism that they wouldn’t be working with him.

Now for the absolutely bizarre part about this whole thing: The Last Night was originally about SJWs having such authoritarian control over society that it became this nightmare of thought-policing, information control, and behavioral despotism. Soret originally wanted to explore what would happen if the so-called “Progressivism” got out of hand and escalated compared to the already censor-heavy society we live in today.

So in an unironic twist of fate, the same SJWs that the game was about, came out of the woodwork to attack Soret and thought-policed him into an apology. Bizarre.

Also, the Social Justice Warriors were angered that Soret wanted to include Vivian James in The Last Night. Vivian has been a mascot for better ethics in media journalism since 2014, and those in the media who apparently wish to maintain the status quo of corruption consistently attack Vivian James. Thankfully the transgressions of the media transcends branding, and the site DeepFreeze.it chronicles all of the unethical behavior by corrupt game journalists.

After being attacked by SJWs, Soret had mentioned to Jonathan Holmes via a tweet that he would not be including Vivian James in the game. The Liberal authoritarians have literally strong-armed a developer into not including a character or discussing certain themes relating to their real-life behavior.

Nevertheless, The Last Night looks like a fantastic game but sadly the publisher and developer were forced to kowtow to the feminist-controlled Liberal media.


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  • milk bone

    And, of course the apology has been deemed insufficient. Because what’s problematic is not just the GG support, but the “toxic” content of the game itself. This is not likely the end of this saga:

    https://youtu.be/20EDrsK-jUc?t=12m37s

  • Envy Noson

    You let them have a inch, they will take a mile.
    God dammit Tim Soret, welcome to the black list.

  • MONAD

    I want to support the guy, because the game just looks fucking gorgeous, but I can’t abide spending money on a coward. I’m sorry, but I’ll have to pass due to this idiocy.

  • Element
  • Grey

    Disappointed in his decision to do this, even if I’m sure he was under considerable pressure to do so. As many people have pointed out, it was naive and misguided at best. The donkeys braying the loudest about it were likely never going to be interested in buying his game in the first place and it’s the rare few among them who will accept an apology at all, let alone with any degree of grace.

    That said, it’s not enough to make me lose interest in his game. Someone merely supporting politics I don’t agree with, for whatever reason, isn’t enough to put me off a game. It took Tim Shaffer’s monumental buffoonery on top of their own awful business practices to make me swear off anything from Double-Fine, for example.

    Unless Tim Soret takes it so far that he begins attacking a potential segment of his audience in an effort to appeal to that gaggle of attention-starved inbred piranhas, his product will still likely have my dollar when it comes out.

  • 98abaile

    Aha! So he admits guilt. Quick, double down on the shaming.

  • Paradox Reign

    *facepalms* Why are people so dumb and without a spine, nowadays?

    • Because people’s jobs are on the line, and they most likely have a family to take care of and feed, not to mention a mortgage on the house.

      The way forward should be to make people aware of and convince normies/neutrals that SJWs are the cancer instead of berating Tim Soret for not having a spine.

      GG and Anti-SJWs have berated people who have kowtowed to feminists over the last few years and it hasn’t changed anything.

      • Paradox Reign

        We saw those people as allies, as friends against the danger which those SJWs and Feminists represent. We believed in them, but then, they pull the rug under our feets away by giving in and apologizing to those people. I can understand that one is afraid and in worry about their own family and job, but if this is the case, don’t act like a hero and jump into the fire. Anita maybe changed the subject, but the danger is not gone yet. This war won’t end tomorrow or the day after and it will get more and more ugly, while one gaming company after another betrays us gamers by pandering to those people. We need any support we can get to fight them back, or we can just bury video games and what comes afterwards.

        I know that video games are just a hobby, but if they are successful in this, I won’t imagine what could come next on their agenda list.

        • I know that video games are just a hobby, but if they are successful in this, I won’t imagine what could come next on their agenda list.

          They’re already going after broader internet censorship.

          • Paradox Reign

            My point exactly. We lost the battle because everyone is scared and running away. I mean, Zoe Quinn is the fucking goddess and everyone is just believing her blindly. What do we have? People who do a heel-turn when someone pressures them. Yeah, this is helpful.

  • John27

    He should have gone the opposite route. Telling SJWs to go fuck themselves would be a major selling point regardless of how good the game is. Even if his publisher dropped him he could probably get the project funded through kickstarter from that act of defiance alone.

    • A Hyena

      That’s the problem though, the publisher probably owns the game now, And then there’s the rest of the dev team if they were along for the ride with him prior to getting picked up by raw, or if they came after

    • Yeah, but then there’s the issue of getting on Xbox. And if the Steam Direct gatekeepers are SJWs, what then?

  • Alistair

    The thing is he didn’t just apologise but also “censored” out a character sorry that is a cop out as he could stand his ground.

    A classic case was Tom from xseed ring any bells.

    Tom is and always a Anti censorship kind of guy with his Co workers that could consider lite SJWs if there is such thing as lite SJWs.

    He wasn’t very please when ken. B His boss and his co workers working on a ecchi game feel awkward and wanting to rise the characters ages up to 16 or 18 tom wasn’t having none of that bullshit.

    In short a compromise did happen they decided to opt out the ages as fictional characters are supposed to be ageless anyways.

    And yes removing ages is still censorship, and no other Devs has ever tried to pass the game though PEGI and ESRB with ages left in the game.

    If I was a dev I tell my PR or my boss to FUCK OFF politely of course hehe. 🤣

    But isn’t it strange that a Sony platform has allowed such sexual themes ecchi games on their platforms but not Microsoft.

    Maybe just maybe Sony is a Japanese company. Sony could have said no to ecchi games on their platforms but Microsoft did told a dev to patch gungal to stop up skirt views. As according to censored gaming.

    • VersVlees

      Tom from XSEED is pretty based. I wish more people like him worked at the various localizers. If you have problems working with ecchi games then why are you working there? You know Japanese games are “different” then do not work there if these games hurt your feefees.

    • That’s because Sony Japan doesn’t GAF about SJWs, but Sony America does. Microsoft doesn’t have any sway in Japan.

  • So you cannot even criticize Anita Sarkeesian now? Oh those lovable leftist SJWs, ever so tolerant as always. (inb4 “muh hate speech is not criticism”)

    Instead of berating Tim Soret for apologizing (yes he’s a pathetic coward of a cuck), people should be focusing on defending and attacking against this disgusting SJW authoritarian crybully behavior. It’s been going on for far too long.

    Aside from boycotting the game and voting with your wallets, one other way to defend against it should be to create and grow more alternative video games media sites to the point where it becomes a significant influence, you know something that makes developers and publishers think twice about kowtowing to the SJW parasites. Because right now, SJWs have complete control of all the mainstream games media outlets like Kotaku, Polygon, Rock, IGN, Paper, Shotgun, etc., which is why developers and publishers cuck themselves out to please them, and are terrified of upsetting them.

    I hate to say it but alternative sites like Niche Gamer, Tech Raptor, etc. do not hold a candle to the mainstream games media, not even close. They do not have any influence on developers and publishers whatsoever. However, alternative sites do do a good job of calling out the SJW corruption and making people aware… but only when they do. Niche Gamer unfortunately seems to be completely allergic to covering any GamerGate/SJW news. Not good considering that they’re meant to be for the tits and against the SJW feminist rubbish.

    For the record I think boycotting the game won’t work, simply because the boycotters are a minority. Normies (people who don’t care, people who don’t care about the politics, people who are oblivious, etc.) will still buy the game.

    • Aside from boycotting the game, one other way to defend against it should be to create and grow more alternative video games media sites to the point where it becomes a significant influence, you know something that makes developers and publishers think twice about kowtowing to the SJW parasites.

      This is definitely a good alternative.

      I, too, had hopes that Gamer Headlines, Niche Gamer, etc., would be big enough to eventually rival the other sites, but after the initial surge they received from GG they seem to be avoiding those topics like the plague.

      It also doesn’t help with places like /r/Games pretty much censors most posts from anti-SJW sites, or when places like NeoGaf won’t allow links from sites not labeled as “progressive”.

      • Also don’t forget, from what I’ve seen there is a portion of Niche Gamer readers/regulars who are of the “Hear No Politics, See No Politics, Speak No Politics” types, who get extremely annoyed and whiny whenever Niche Gamer posts an article about GG/SJWs/Politics. I saw plenty of people on there whining about how this type of news should not be on NG when that Jordan guy posted one or two articles about how politics and SJWs are affecting video games.

        These people have basically choose to live under a rock and ignore all the politics that are clearly ruining the entire video games industry. It’s funny because these same people are playing and enjoying the games that SJWs/feminists are targeting to attack and get censored (which they have done loads of times).

        They don’t seem to realize that the more they ignore the SJWs, the more power it gives to SJWs meaning more and more games will be censored.

        So it’s quite ironic seeing these same people complain AFTER a game they want gets censored.

        • Kiryu

          These people are too stupid to see what’s going on.

  • Kessek

    Translation: Shit….please buy my game now.

  • Alistair

    I take it all back Tim from my last comment in a different article about you being pick on.

    Golden rule is NEVER EVER SAY SORRY TO REGRESSION SJWs cunts once they smell blood they won.

    Internet astocrict did a good job explain what happens when you try to say sorry. A guy lost his job.

    It was a guy that make ape noises to color women at a meeting they found out where he work, the company apology but that “wasn’t enough” they want to further damage him saying bad things about him.

    Anyways I do not want to support someone that cowards to them.

    It makes you look weak and a fool.

  • Raging Papist

    The problem with cucks, is that they can’t be trusted. Now, SJWs will crucify him because they view apologies as an admission of guilt (he apologized); and GG won’t back him because he cucked so hard (he changed his mind on GG). Thats too bad. Come what may, he brought this on himself.

    • jlenoconel

      He didn’t really change his mind on GamerGate. Its all PR to get his game out there. GamerGate, is unfortunately, controversial because the media lied about what it was all about.

      • You are correct, he most likely still supports GamerGate and hates SJWs deep down.

        If anything, he probably despises them even more now after they attacked him and tried to get him fired or get him to resign from his job.

        But you have to realize that when he makes the apology, that’s what the public sees. The people see the apology and the SJW win, they don’t see nor care if he really meant it.

        Whether he meant it or not does not make an ounce of difference. The end result is that he apologized. And people/normies will see this as Tim Soret being guilty and wrong and SJWs being right.

  • descent3031

    Fuck this nonsense is starting to make me unreasonable.
    Do I buy this game now? It looks good and I’m sure this guy only apologised through gritted teeth so i want to support him… But if I buy it then aren’t I sending the message that forcing people to bow to cuckery is effective?
    If I buy an iPhone I’m supporting the suppression of Kek, but if I buy Android I’m supporting google and their war on free information and HOLY SHIT!! Can I just play a fucking game on a sweet phone without it being a statement?gahhh…

    • Disqusted

      Yeah, they are hijacking everything on purpose. Consumers can only vote with their wallet, and quite frankly, it’s not enough.

    • This comment needs more upvotes.

    • I’m sure this guy only apologised through gritted teeth so i want to support him

      People in situations like Tim Soret are ALWAYS forced to apologize through gritted teeth.

      From a PR and public image perspective, it doesn’t make a difference whether he was forced to or not, or whether the apology is genuine or not.

      The end result is that he apologized and the SJWs win. That’s what the normies will see. They don’t know and don’t care whether he was forced to or not, and don’t care if the apology is genuine or not. All people see is the apology and the SJW win.

      It’s like an Atheist pretending to be a Christian at a speech. He makes all these speeches to the people about how God is great and how people should worship God, despite not believing in God himself. The people do not know he is an Atheist, all they see is him preaching about God.

    • jlenoconel

      I would buy the game. It would be unfair to punish him simply for apologizing for political tweets he made in the past. I very much doubt he’s truly anti GamerGate.

  • Disqusted

    Bad move. Never apologize to professional victim scammers. It’s like pledging eternal servitude to them. Now they will stick to him like deadly leeches and bleed him dry forever. He is already naught but a withering husk.

    In other news, I hear GameStop had a major credit card breach and lots of people’s credit cards may have been stolen: “anyone who placed an online order with them between August 10, 2016 and February 9, 2017 is at risk”.

    • descent3031

      Whilst I would normally agree with the not apologising idea, I think in this case he is forced to. Once Raw Fury already did it and threatened to sever he doesn’t have a choice IMO. If he was fully independent then I’d agree. If he was the boss I’d agree. The games industry seems brutal and this might be his only shot, I think he made the right call for himself. (this is speaking as a relatively uninformed outsider though)

      • Disqusted

        Yeah. It’s just another example of why I would try and publish my stuff myself, to avoid having to kowtow to some publisher.

        It’s like how if bullies can’t get to you, they go for your family, friends and relatives.

        • John27

          These little fascist SJWs may make a lot of noise, but they are a tiny minority of the gaming population.

          • totenglocke

            They’re not even gamers to begin with. That’s what makes it so incredibly stupid to pander to them.

          • Is it stupid to pander to SJWs? Yes it is.

            Are gamers getting screwed over by it? Yes they are.

            Are the developers/publishers stupid because they pander to SJWs? No they aren’t, because they realize that if they don’t pander, they’ll get labeled misogynists/racists/homophobes/transphobes/etc. and that’s bad for their PR and business.

          • Is it stupid to pander to SJWs? Yes it is.

            Are gamers getting screwed over by it? Yes they are.

            Are the developers/publishers stupid because they pander to SJWs? No they aren’t, because they realize that if they don’t pander, they’ll get labeled misogynists/racists/homophobes/transphobes/etc. and that’s bad for their PR and business.

          • Is it stupid to pander to SJWs? Yes it is.

            Are gamers getting screwed over by it? Yes they are.

            Are the developers/publishers stupid because they pander to SJWs? No they aren’t, because they realize that if they don’t pander, they’ll get labeled misogynists/racists/homophobes/transphobes/etc. and that’s bad for their PR and business.

          • Yes you are correct, they probably are a tiny minority of the gaming population.

            But they are the ones in control of the entire mainstream games media and the video games industry. That alone gives them more voice and influence than the entire gaming population put together.

            And then when you combine this with the fact that the regular mainstream news media outlets (CNN, BBC, WSJ, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, etc.) are supporting them, that makes them even louder.

            So them being a “tiny minority” doesn’t make an ounce of difference. It’s about who has the loudest voice, who has the influence, and who has the support of the mainstream media. Right now, the SJWs and feminists have it. And that is the difference between us and them, and is why developers and publishers keep pandering to them despite gamers making it clear that Social Justice is cancer.

          • Exactly this.

            They may be a minority but they have institutional influence.

          • Exactly this.

            They may be a minority but they have institutional influence.

          • Yes you are correct, they probably are a tiny minority of the gaming population.

            But they are the ones in control of the entire mainstream games media and the video games industry. That alone gives them more voice and influence than the entire gaming population put together.

            And then when you combine this with the fact that the regular mainstream news media outlets (CNN, BBC, WSJ, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, etc.) are supporting them, that makes them even louder.

            So them being a “tiny minority” doesn’t make an ounce of difference. It’s about who has the loudest voice, who has the influence, and who has the support of the mainstream media. Right now, the SJWs and feminists have it. And that is the difference between us and them, and is why developers and publishers keep pandering to them despite gamers making it clear that Social Justice is cancer.

        • Kiryu

          Those are methods of the mafia.

      • This is a very realistic way of looking at it. It’s nothing for Microsoft and Raw Fury to pull the plug on this guy’s project and force him into obscurity. He cucked because his livelihood was on the line, and Raw Fury already said that anyone who thought the way he did in 2014 was someone they would never do business with. It was like a retroactive threat.

        He could have stayed his ground and fought back, but losing an ID@Xbox slot and a publishing opportunity (which would mean he would not have his Steam slot anymore — and he would be forced to go through Steam Direct, where he may or may not get approved) doesn’t really leave him with too many options.

        It was either his integrity or his career. He obviously chose to give up his integrity.

        • jlenoconel

          He did the right thing. He deserves to have this game out there. Did he lose the publishing deal with Xbox?

          • No, he still seems to have his ID@Xbox slot… As far as I know. I could always double check with Chris Charla.

  • SevTheBear

    When money is stronger than free speech -__-‘

  • mikebrand83

    The SJWs know they can’t win the debate in an open marketplace of ideas, because deep down even they know that their arguments suck.

    Unfortunately, this is also why normal people are always at a disadvantage, as well as why harassment and doxing are the SJWs’ favoured tactics, for all their projecting accusations about how GGers are the one supposedly doing it.

    – Rich, privileged trust fund babies who live off other people’s money without doing any real work?
    – Or people who risk losing their jobs and livelihood just for stating the truth, because their employers wish to avoid controversy?

    It doesn’t take a genius to see who has more to gain by throwing mud on their ideological opponents until they drown (never mind just seeing what sticks) and BS guilt by association, and who has more to lose by standing up alone.

  • Lionhart16

    I gotta ask: After this, do you think you’re still gonna buy the game (hell, review it on this site)?

    Here’s the dilemma we face now because of this:

    1) Buy a game from someone who decided to apologize for nothing, which makes him appear weak and un-supportive of the actual fanbase behind the game.

    2) Don’t buy it and “prove” the SJWs point that the game sold poorly because of the dev’s thoughts and opinions, giving them grounds to argue to up-and-coming devs that they’ll suffer the same fate if they believe the same things he did.

    Seriously, there’s no good option here, and I’m just making myself more and more depressed/pissed as I type this. You’d think that there’d be a breaking point after listening to how this happened to someone, but I guess people just became too tired to care anymore.

    • tajlund

      This is very true. But they keep doing this because it works.

    • EroBotan

      whatever your decision, i’m still confident that the game will sell well. There are normies, there are people who choose no 1, there are people who only cares about the game’s quality and don’t care about the politics, and there are people from no 2 who will change mind after seeing how good the game is.

      Keep in mind that this argument is made with the assumption that the game is really good.

    • I don’t personally review games, but if the review team wants a crack at it they can. We don’t censor and boycott like the SJWs.

      What’s the value of a man’s judgment against the wretched and the damned when his heart is as corrupt as theirs?

    • Disqusted

      The SJWs have already found their mark and will bleed him dry regardless of whether the game sells well or not. They don’t care if they are proven wrong or not, either.

      I just generally avoid assisting anyone who I strongly disagree with. I strongly disagree with him apologizing, so that’s that. I don’t really care if it proves the SJWs wrong or not, because they don’t care and will still keep making up bullshit and harassing everyone either way.

      Then again, I wasn’t planning on buying this game anyway, so it’s an easy decision for me.

      As a creator, I’d say I would primarily want people to purchase my work because they enjoy it, and not because it represents some kind of political statement.

    • Michael P

      He likely did it under duress and the SJW’s are calling it a “fake apology”, so them seeing it do well will make them cry moar and that always makes my dick hard.

      The game sounds fucking awesome, as long as the gameplay’s solid, I’m still getting it. Those ideological fuckwits getting a “sorry” after an arm twist aren’t ruining my fun.

  • brokedownsystem

    well, hopefully it doesn’t compromise the final product…too badly.

  • Sorry, Tim, but I don’t buy games developed by cowards. You were right three years ago, but then you got roped into their echo-chamber.

    • He’s French. They only know how to surrender.

      • Pratim Gupta

        Oooooh, Batowned!

      • John27

        The French survived surrendering to the Nazis, they won’t survive surrendering to the Jihadis.

        • Paradox Reign

          They already lost the battle.

    • Jimmy

      Yeah being an asshole way is better

    • EroBotan

      i can tolerate it if he’s threatened with prison sentence or expensive lawsuits .. but yeah, giving up just because of SJWs mean tweets? He’s definitely a coward!

      and even go further with removing a character .. terrible!!!

  • tajlund

    He’s french, you knew he was going to surrender. In all seriousness, he was a leftist back then too, but he saw what was going on and rightly saw it as censorship and thuggery. But, all must cave to the religion of the totalitarians or be destroyed. Besides, being a Euro Leftist, he probably did come around to their way of thinking by now.