I saw a lot more people with dyed hair than I remember. All the colors of the rainbow, in every shade, brightness setting, and hue. Of course being in a creative field, there were always the occasional weird and crazy wacky fashion styled people, but they were always artists, at the top of their field, and they earned that right to dress and look however the hell they wanted to, and I respected them for it.
However, I doubt majority of the multi colored hair crew has gotten past making crappy html web link based decision making “adventures”.
TIL: you can tell people’s coding skill based on looking at them.
I saw Anita Sarkeesian and Zoe Quinn, sitting in the VIP area at the IGF/Choice Awards also reserved for such people such as Hironobu Sakaguchi who received a lifetime achievement award for Final Fantasy, John Romero one of the creators of Doom, and several other successful developers both AAA and Indie alike. What have they done to deserve to be there? What have they done for our industry besides ultimately hurt it? What the fuck have YOU guys made? As someone who’s crunched and scraped and could never meet such people as a game dev nobody essentially sitting in the audience like a scrub, it made me sick.
“I WANT TO SIT AT THE BIG KIDS’ TABLE!”
I saw a lot of hugging, A LOT of hugging between indie devs. Literal physical hugboxing. That is all.
Bonus points for two non-ironic invocations of “SJWs” and one complaint about the gender-neutral bathrooms.
I give it a 4.2 in Olympic Ranting.