Roosh V's "Reaxxian" Website Kicks Off Exciting Era Of Gaming Ethics And Innovation

[PR NEWSWIRE: IRC CHANNEL "CHATEAU ROISSY"] The worldwide computer gaming community reacted with excitement this week at news that gender relations expert Daryush Valizadeh has launched "Reaxxian," a bold new online platform for game journalism.

Valizadeh, best known by his scholarly pen name  "Roosh V.", built a global publishing empire with philosophical works including the best-selling "Bang Estonia: How To Sleep With Estonian Women In Estonia." He is both the financial backer and editor-in-chief of Reaxxian, which aims to combine the gender-equity social-ethical ontological-literary activism that made his name with his devotion to cutting-edge games such as "Starcraft," "Oregon Trail," and "SimPlaymate." "I see this project as a way to overcome inequities and barriers to traditionally excluded groups," said Roosh. "I want to create a safe space for heterosexual males who play video games."

Roosh V. says he's prepared to invest substantial amounts of his Bang earnings to achieve that goal. "I have hired some of the most cogent and disciplined minds of 8chan.co, and they're coding like mad," Roosh explained. "This is a team of the iron-willed. Blue-pillers need not apply." Planned innovations include a commenting system codenamed TOGTFO, which promotes comments supporting masculinity by bombarding Twitter and Facebook with their content, and sends messages of affirmation, acceptance, and brotherhood to their authors. TOGTFO identifies preferred comments through a complex algorithm that assesses spelling, grammar, capitalization, and frequency of use of common dialetical terms including "cunt" and "panties." TOGTFO's media uploading application will make it easy for female readers to comply with Reaxxian's commenting policy.

Reaxxian also promises to be an innovator in trigger warnings. "As part of our safe space policy, we'll have customizable pop-ups that warn readers of potentially upsetting game content, like flat-chested female avatars, implied universal suffrage, pepper spray, or creepshaming," said Roosh. "When you think about it, the entire concept of 'wandering monsters' in computer role playing games is a form of creepshaming."

Reaxxian emphasizes that this project is not intended to denigrate women, the traditional consumers of video game content, but to promote acceptance of men. In the words of Reaxxian team leader "DieFagsDie," "Isn't it time we had a safe gaming space of our own, without outdated and judgmental socio-gender concepts such as 'stalking?'"

But Reaxxian's lofty goals are not limited to merely reviewing games. "We're going to crowdfund male-positive and heterosexual-affirming games too," confirmed a Reaxxian administrator who goes by the handle "StoP3nis3nvy." At launch Reaxxian unveiled an early version of "Alphas of Gor," a massively multiplayer online role-playing game set in the universe created by noted philosopher John Norman. Reaxxian's readers have eagerly stepped in as game-testers, and Reaxxian forums are busy with constructive criticism of the game's intricacies like "OMG who nerfed negging" and "lolconsent spell cool-down is too long" and "fm merchant npcs standoffish."

Concept art from early build of "Alpha Males of Gor" by Reaxxian Game Studios.

Concept art from early build of "Alphas of Gor" by Reaexxian Game Studios.

Roosh promises that Reaxxian will feature regular strategy guides for its promoted games. "Theodore Beale — Vox Day himself — is working on a newbie guide to selecting the best race during character creation," an enthused Roosh revealed. "Alpha Males of Gor" is not the only game Reaxxian is promoting; there is also talk of Kickstarting a first-person-shooter to be titled "Divorce Court," a remake of "Custer's Revenge," and a children's game under the working title, "Strawberry Shortcake Gets What She Deserves."

The timing of Reaxxian's launch is no coincidence; it will draw traffic from the game-industry controversy referred to as "GamerGate." Roosh joins other prominent thinkers like Adam Baldwin, Milo Yiannoppouos, and Pat Robertson who have recognized GamerGate as an opportunity to explore the important social and political issues raised by modern gaming.

"We're just very excited that another powerful voice has joined our call for ethics in journalism," said ardent GamerGate supporter and Reaxxian fan Kajira Lisa, speaking with the permission of her master, Chad of the Free City of Bakersfield.

Ken White and Patrick Non-White contributed to this article.

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  1. sinij says

    I foundly remember when this blog was mostly about law.

    If I may request, more Prenda Law stories and less topics discussing various social hot-topic issues.

    In closing: What is this, I don't even…

  2. Fthagn says

    The most terrifying/amusing part of this article was trying to differentiate actual events from ya'll taking the piss. After learning that Bang Estonia was real I was ready to believe in Alphas of Gor.

  3. pharniel says

    I suppose if your choice is between writing about a man who publishes date rape guides vs. rush I'm utterly unsurprised you chose the guy who encapsulates all the warnings issued in 8mm.

    Also too, you guys are always entertaining.

  4. says

    @sinij

    I foundly remember when this blog was mostly about law.

    If I may request, more Prenda Law stories and less topics discussing various social hot-topic issues.

    Hey I just met you
    And this is crazy
    But there's my taint
    Go snort it, maybe.

  5. ketchup says

    sinij November 13, 2014 at 12:59 pm
    I foundly remember when this blog was mostly about law.

    If I may request, more Prenda Law stories and less topics discussing various social hot-topic issues.

    In closing: What is this, I don't even…

    Also I will be stopping by your house next week. I expect you to have plenty of my favorite beer. You have to guess what it is or I will not visit your house anymore.

  6. pharniel says

    @Fthagn – The MMO isn't real…but there was an indiegogo campaign for the 'officially licensed' table top RPG by none other than James "The Case for Rape" "Grimchu" Desborough & Postmortem Studios. He's most notable for inspiring some gaters to try to start up #TableTopGate by proclaiming the TT industry as 'lost to the SJWs' and demanding that gaters defend board games & comics before everything is taken away!

    the response to #Boardgamegate was the entire industry being more confused than you are.
    #tabletopgate descended into snark about 6 seconds after the first serious tweet was posted – most were asking for youtube videos they could watch that would 'explain' things too them.

  7. Ryan says

    Ken/Patrick's abilities to write satire and parody are now such that I have to either mouseover or click every single link in the post to figure out what is real and what is satirical.

    Bravo!

  8. Erik says

    Seriously, can't even tell satire from reality anymore. I'm going to go check my privilege and govern myself accordingly.

  9. sinij says

    With apologies to authors/bloggers, what I meant to say is that I found this blog/post more confusing than the obscure and often arcane topic of law.

    I didn't dare to click any links. Did that make me a coward?

  10. Makewi says

    As a gamer I am unsure if this article should outrage me or not. To be safe, both authors might want to consider themselves the worst people of all time. Have you no shame sirs?

  11. Ahunt says

    Well Geez you Guys. I'm not asking for trigger warnings.

    But could you at least have a "pee before reading" alert for post-menopausal gamer girls?

    Bravo indeed.

  12. Raucous Indignation says

    Hey I just met you
    And this is crazy
    But there's my taint
    Go snort it, maybe.

    Ken, you made me snort my coffee! And now I'm giggling to much to concentrate on work!

  13. Raucous Indignation says

    @ sinij

    I didn't dare to click any links. Did that make me a coward?

    Yes. Yes, it does.

  14. Andrew S. says

    This is just masterful satire. Subtle, not too over the top, and it's going to get a lot of people thinking you're for real here. I bow to your incredible talents.

  15. says

    Yeah, I'm in the "Poe's Law/legitimately can't tell which parts of this are real and which are made up" camp.

    I don't really have a working idea of what I just read, but I'm not going to demand that someone explain all the jokes to me either.

  16. Kilroy says

    Overall well written, but the satire was a little over the top and easily transparent. I enjoyed the experience of reading it, but don't think it needs to be read again and would not rate it among my favorites. Also, the depiction of women is obscurely obtuse and box covered. Two out of four stars.

  17. QHS says

    Was the misspelling of Reaxxion deliberate?

    (As an aside, he managed to name his site after an existing video game.)

  18. says

    "Criticism of women is not misogyny—it’s simply trying to make them the best versions of themselves."

    Yeah, try that line on your gf / wife / casual acquaintance.

  19. Stevie says

    Thank you; I really needed a laugh out loud post. My iPad, on the other hand, will probably never forgive you…

  20. says

    I at first assumed this was one of your typically spot-on parodies, so spot-on that it easily fools people into thinking it's real… and then I clicked the link to the site. (Unless the site itself is a parody, but I doubt it…)

    For years, I've been touting the concept of the Neuman Singularity. Just as the technological singularity is the point where technological change will happen so rapidly it cannot be seen beyond, the Neuman Singularity is the point where reality becomes ridiculous faster than it can be satirized. If we're not living in it, we're surely close.

  21. HamOnRye says

    @sinij

    I didn't dare to click any links. Did that make me a coward?

    There just websites not cooties. Go take a look, at a bare minimum it will be good for a laugh.

  22. HamOnRye says

    When you think about it, the entire concept of 'wandering monsters' in computer role playing games is a form of creepshaming."

    When I read this I snorted in my coffee. Then five minutes later I was slightly ashamed that I understood this.

    Sigh…I am such a nerd.

  23. Nancy says

    At least I finally figured out what #GamerGate is. It's the grown-up version of a treehouse with the "No Grils Allowed" sign on it. (The letter "r" should be written backwards, but I didn't feel like searching for a way to make that happen).

    Thank you.

  24. Jim Lovejoy says

    @Nancy

    So close! You got it with the treehouse with the "No Grils Allowed" sign, then you blew it by characterizing it as 'grownup'.

  25. TTC says

    This kinda reads like a double satire to me. It makes fun of the GamerGaters and it makes fun of the cartoonish stereotype often used to portray GamerGaters. Sadly, I doubt it was written with that in mind.

    Also, you earn +25 misogynist points for knowing that much about Gor.

  26. Pharniel says

    @Docrailgun – The running joke is that FATAL was at least straight up with its message, like the OZ Man, while GOR was keeping it on the down low – at least for the first few books. Then the Galtian (in length) speeches start…

    @TTC – I'm pretty sure it's just the loss of 2d10 SAN.

    Jack B. – That was awesome.

  27. Fasolt says

    "Alpha Males of Gor". Isn't Alpha and Males redundant when referring to Gor?

    They need to work on that concept art. The woman isn't tied up and neither of them is wearing furs.

  28. Fasolt says

    @sinij:

    I like a good Prenda post as much as anyone, but that's not what it's all about here. Via Angus' posts, for example, are Prenda free. And since he knows of this, it would be wise to not anger him.

  29. King Squirrel says

    From the Reaxxion site

    …send us your submissions. We want you to inject your DNA…. we want to make your voice louder,

    Wants you to cry out, lose your pure essences, and submit?!
    Oh my.

    This also totally steals intellectual property from my campaign to bring back Diagonal Isometric Cabinet Shooters:
    "At ReZaxxon, it's all DICS, all the time."

  30. Edward Brennan says

    Wow. just wow. The links help make it. I'll never look at wandering monsters the same way again.

  31. stakkalee says

    Whoever came up with "Strawberry Shortcake Gets What She Deserves," bravo. That was where I lost it.

  32. mcinsand says

    Was doing okay until someone just had to mention Gor. Showing my age, but 3½ decades ago, some of my teen peers were reading the series, and then I tried the series. The first book seemed terrible to me, but I thought that, with that many in the series, it had to get better. Oh, well, certainly not the first time I was wrong. However, I could have happily gone years more without another reminder of Gor.

    Video games have a terrible reputation among my current peers, and one even got upset when I refused to agree with an assertion that one problem with teens today is that 'video games are rotting their brains.' I just had to counter with, no, a problem my peers is that we are letting our brains atrophy by not having enough mental stimulation… and video gaming would do us a lot of good. I know the games that my kids play, and I couldn't be happier with the way they pick games that mentally challenge them. Sure, not all games are good. Not all books are good (Gor!). But becoming a mental couch potato is worse.

  33. Jacob Schmidt says

    That article on creepshaming is just adorable.

    Chalk me up as another one who can't figure out what's the line between whats real and what's not.

  34. Resolute says

    Good lord.

    I knew this was satire. It had to be satire. In fact, Ken and Patrick's piece has to be such brilliant satire that the backing story has to be completely fake. And then I clicked the link to "Welcome to Reaxxion", and I realized that this Roosh fool is either a parody of himself, or somehow a greater writer of satire than Ken and Patrick are.

    I honestly don't know which deluded absurdity was better. The suggestion that a "safe space for heterosexual males who play video games" is actually required, or the idea that these misogynist's death threats "criticism" of women is meant to make women better.

    The only way this could have been better is if he called the site "ReaXXXion".

  35. Mark Myers says

    So, I come from a tribe with a history of clicking links. Now, thanks to this post, I am getting Bang Estonia and Bang Columbia advertisments from Amazon. Thanks, Popehat.

  36. GuestPoster says

    You know, one of the wandering monsters in Final Fantasy, one of the games that helped build the RPG genre of videogame in the US, was the Creep. It was spectacularly damaging for when you first met it – a single one could be a TPK. And yet, it dropped almost nothing of value. It was ugly, it harmed you a lot just by showing up, and the best case scenario was that you got almost nothing out of the experience. Clearly, this was intentional.

    Also, there was a Gor MOVIE? …I mean, that's just a bit absurd. Of course, they started publishing more books again a while back too, so… I guess absurdity knows no bounds?

  37. Dan says

    There were at least two Gor movies, Gor and Outlaw (of Gor). The latter was riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

  38. GuestPoster says

    Huh. Funny enough, I actually had some hopes for the books when I first ran across them – they were decent barbarian fantasy stories, and the main character was so marvelously good at everything, and upset by the slavery aspects of society, that it seemed likely that he'd end up changing the world.

    …instead, they took a more realistic, but unfortunate, direction. Alas.

  39. says

    The first Gor movie featured no less than Jack Palance, Oliver Reed, and John L Smith. The ham potential was great, though I honestly can't recall if they showed up or not.

  40. Jack B. says

    There were at least two Gor movies, Gor and Outlaw (of Gor). The latter was riffed on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

    The entire MST3K episode is available on YouTube. I don't know if it would make my Top 10 list, but it is one of the better episodes.

    also, re:

    a safe space for heterosexual males who play video games

    Isn't that called XBox live?

  41. Anna says

    Oh my. That creep shaming piece is something else. Reading it feels like looking at one of those World's Ugliest Dogs.

  42. The Man in the Mask says

    I'm terribly disappointed that your review of his literary output did not include some of his other titles, e.g., the scintillating "Bang Poland", the suspenseful "Bang Lithuania", the esoteric "Bang Iceland", and the quixotic "Don't Bang Latvia". ("Don't"? WTF happened?) The parade of books continues, which leads me to wonder how someone who apparently has bangity-banged his way across all of Europe found time to write ANYTHING.

  43. Castaigne says

    @Ken White: I am greatly amused. Especially with the honorable mention to Vox's tastes in programming games; I recall his thoughts on his fighting arena app. (I do think his dad is more interesting, legally speaking.)

    You and PNW get mad props for the writing of effective satire, especially with the mixing of the IRL things. I can only tell the difference because I studied the named peeps in question.

    =====

    @Sinjj:

    I didn't dare to click any links. Did that make me a coward?

    No, I can understand not wanting to know about Roosh and Vox and others like him. My wife doesn't want to know about them either; ruins her faith in humanity.

    =====

    @Resolute:

    I realized that this Roosh fool is either a parody of himself, or somehow a greater writer of satire than Ken and Patrick are.

    Neither; he's drearily serious about it. Would you really like to know about him, or would you prefer to keep your brainmeats more or less bleached?

    =====

    @The Man in the Mask:

    The parade of books continues, which leads me to wonder how someone who apparently has bangity-banged his way across all of Europe found time to write ANYTHING.

    It probably helps that his method of 'banging' is as follows:
    1) Get subject of banging liquored up to near unconsciousness.
    2) Make with the banging.

    =====

    NOTE: I would only play Alphas of Gor with a Houseplants of Gor mod.

  44. The Wanderer says

    @Fasolt:

    "Alpha Males of Gor". Isn't Alpha and Males redundant when referring to Gor?

    I don't see "Males" in the article, just "Alphas of Gor". Was the article maybe edited before I got to it?

    In any case, I'd expect that phrase to be referring to the distinction between alpha males and non-alpha males, as opposed to between alpha males and alpha non-males.

    IOW, the "males" part would be redundant, but the "alpha" part wouldn't; you could leave out the "males" – as it appears they may have done – and still have the same meaning, within the psychoculturological context of Gor.

    (…unless the phrase "Alphas of Gor" was intended to evoke a Gor version of a world or society with the alpha/beta/omega dynamics which are in vogue in some fanfic-writing circles nowadays, which would be brainhurty enough that even I don't want to try to contemplate the idea if I can help it.)

  45. Kaziglu says

    Was wondering how people brought strange law related cases to the blog's attention? I realize this is unrelated to the comment section of the above post, but I wasn't sure what other means there were besides Twitter, which I lack an account of.

    Uhm, so I was wondering, in the recent example article I'm about to post, why does the commonwealth’s attorney decline to press charges? Isn't the video proof of criminal intent? Is it just fear of the kind of money PETA has at its disposal?

    http://wavy.com/2014/11/12/man-claims-peta-stole-killed-family-pet/

  46. Fasolt says

    @The Wanderer:

    "Theodore Beale — Vox Day himself — is working on a newbie guide to selecting the best race during character creation," an enthused Roosh revealed. "Alpha Males of Gor" is not the only game Reaxxian is promoting; there is also talk of Kickstarting a first-person-shooter to be titled "Divorce Court…"

  47. Robert says

    Deadshit – my father was traditionally male, but saw no point in acting like a broad caricature of Norman Mailer.

    There is a SF bookstore in Berkeley. They used to have a notice up on the shelf that would have housed the Gor books. It said that some patrons had asked why no Gor books were stocked. Following this was a typical page from a Gor novel, followed by "This is why."

  48. Deadshot says

    Robert, guy act this way because it works, plain and simple. Roosh writes books about how to get laid. I'm sure in you're Dad's time being chivalrous paid dividends. these days it's for chumps and losers.

    Also Ken is conflating the pushback from the gamergaters with the PUA community. Both have the same enemy in this case.

  49. Resolute says

    Actually, Deadshot, I would say the "traditional male" role that you seem to advocate is not a traditional role at all, but rather what popped-collar douchebro wannabe "alpha males" wish it were.

    I would agree that gamergaters and the sexual assault/"PUA" community do have a common enemy – anyone with a normalized sense of values and honour.

  50. art guerrilla says

    *sigh*
    glad to see so many perfected human beans who have gotten with the program on just how 'good' it is to 'hate' on the 'haters' (um, wait a second, doesn't that make YOU a 'hater', too ? ? ? i'm confused, isn't there a Big Daddy who can tell me who to hate righteously ? ? ?)

    'tards don't realize YOU are doing the heavy lifting of Empire in establishing 'out' klasses who can be destroyed with impunity; only thing is, you stupid shits are too blinded by YOUR hate, that you don't realize Empire is absolutely fine with YOU PERVERTING society FOR THEIR PURPOSES…

    idiots slitting their own throats for Empire and don't realize it…

    you have lost the essence of freedom, and -in YOUR BLIND HATE- you don't care, in fact, you welcome it… being free means being free to MAKE MISTAKES and be 'wrong', otherwise, YOU ARE NOT FREE… YOU ARE ALL ANTI-FREEDOM crusaders, and are too stupid to realize Empire has manipulated you into GIVING UP your basic rights and freedoms…
    idiots…

  51. Pickwick says

    Hey, art guerilla, the Imperial March is just too catchy a tune not to fall in line and march to it. The Empire's bound to win if they've got John Williams on their side; you may as well join in, too.

    Also, your hyperbole is absurd. Less coffee, more sunshine.

    Also also, I, too had a hard time figuring out what was real and what wasn't, which, as has already been pointed out, is a mark of good satire. Some (well, all) of those links are pretty ugly.

  52. Desiderius says

    "Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas."

    Please. Fallacy of composition.

    Taking potshots at flawed attempts to counter SJW corruption will not assuage the embarrassment you feel at your cowardly failure to make any attempt at all.

  53. Desiderius says

    Resolute,

    "I would agree that gamergaters and the sexual assault/"PUA" community do have a common enemy – anyone with a normalized sense of values and honour."

    You would if it were true. I'll grant a generous reading of the subjunctive.

    How have those contemporary norms been working for you? Your fellow men?

  54. Argentina Orange says

    Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.

    Yeah, there's no way that could be applied to lawyers.

  55. Ahunt says

    I have my husband's permission to speak (write) and he would like me assure folks that contemporary norms are working just fine. He further notes that this opinion may be colored by the venison tenderloins, fresh greens and blackberry pie he is getting for dinner tonite.

  56. Desiderius says

    Ahunt,

    Sounds delicious; as is the aroma of my wife's sweet potato chili simmering in the next room.

    Doesn't justify ignorance of the millions of our peers, male and female, who are not so fortunate – largely due to those dysfunctional norms. They're long past due for an update, informed by a manly coming to terms with present reality and past alternatives.

    As for your husband, I fail to apprehend the appeal of the "I got mine" argument.

  57. Ahunt says

    I wouldn't worry about it, D. We're both too old and lazy to do anything other than what works very well for us.

  58. Jacob Schmidt says

    How have those contemporary norms been working for you? Your fellow men?

    Excellently, as far as I can tell. The extent to which they fail is roughly the extent to which the regressive notion of "traditional male" still stands.

  59. babaganusz says

    Criticism of women is not misogyny—it’s simply trying to make them the best versions of themselves

    now someone needs to coin the equivalent of 'shart' for when one doesn't know whether they're going to vomit or laugh uproariously.

  60. babaganusz says

    how about up-chuckle?

    sheer elegance! +1 internets to Anna.
    though 'chuckle' (as i understand the term) isn't technically boisterous enough for what i had had in mind… for now we can work with orders of magnitude – say, 3 or 4 gradations of up-chuckle. at 1, a snort/chyme-burp; 2, a guffaw/bits-in-the-teeth…

  61. ScottK says

    There is a SF bookstore in Berkeley. They used to have a notice up on the shelf that would have housed the Gor books. It said that some patrons had asked why no Gor books were stocked. Following this was a typical page from a Gor novel, followed by "This is why."

    The MIT Science Fiction Society library has the Gor books, but they're kept behind a chain to (histories differ) either prevent them from escaping or prevent them from being read accidentally.

  62. bud says

    "Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas."

    Sometimes you have to accept the fleas to keep from freezing to death.

    Having a common opponent doesn't mean agreement or even acceptance of another's worldview.

    Argument by conflation is poor argument.

    OTOH, I thought the piece was hilarious.

  63. ThOR says

    I'm with Sinij on this. Is this really where you want to go with this blog?

    In the Streisand effect writ small, you have elevated Roosh and Vox. How many copies of "Bang" do you think you sold?

    I loved the poetry.

  64. law-talkin-guy says

    Thanks to clicking the links in this post, I got an email from Amazon today suggesting I might want to buy "Bang Estonia", "Bang Poland" or "Don't Bang Denmark" among other sophisticated titles. I'm not sure I like having that permanently associated with my name over at Amazon, but the email did give me a laugh. Thanks? for that.

  65. Careless says

    I was reading this, thinking "weird, it's like a Ken post written by Patrick," and then it turned out it was.

    Happy new year.

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