Ever wonder why gamers had to die?
It has been reported by Based @Nero (Milo Yiannopoulos), writer for Brietbart that Jason Kapalka, a co-founder of PopCap Games is the top donor of two of #GamerGates biggest detractors, Zoe Quinn and Randi Harper on Patreon.
Kapalka donates $200 a month to Quinn, the leaked data published to 8chan reveals. Quinn was most recently heard testifying to a UN panel on why the internet needs to be censored. He also donates $500 a month to Randi Harper, whose sordid history and crimes against the internet were documented by Breitbart in a three–part series
Currently this article is being censored on KotakuInAction for apparently breaking rule 5 which states “Brigading, aggressive dogpiling, inciting witch hunts, or any call-to-arms posts against other users or subreddits is strictly prohibited.”. So fuck it, I’ll help spread it.
To me, this information further validates an old theory that went around shortly after the Gamers are Dead articles. For those unfamiliar with the theory I’ll attempt to explain it to the best of my abilities. The theory went on to say the more hardcore hyper-consumers of the gaming industry had to die in order to pave the road for a more casual audience. You know the ones, the FarmVille and Bejeweled players who are constantly sending you requests on facebook to give them lives or power ups in order to proceed. That is, unless they chose to fall victim to the in game cash shop that is specifically made to nickel and dime your wallet empty. To put it simply, Gamers had to die in order to attract the Casuals into the medium.
The theory is pretty far-fetched, I know, but I can’t help but think maybe there was some truth to it after seeing this information. What are the chances that a co-founder of one of the most established casual video game companies was personally funding two of #GamerGate’s biggest detractors? Considering Kapalka left PopCap Games in January of 2014 according to his linked in profile, it may just be a coincidence, but I still find it highly suspect.