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Roosh V shutters Reaxxion, his dopey game site “for masculine men,” due to people forgetting he even had a game site

It is with heavy heart that I bring you this news: Reaxxion, the dopey video game site that racist skeezeball PUA and rape legalization proponent Roosh V set up at the height of #Gamergate, has been shut down.

Wait, did I say “with heavy heart?” I meant AH HA HA HA HA HA HA!

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Anyhoo, so earlier today, Roosh broke the heart of dozens of readers by announcing that Reaxxion, his opportunistic and ill-concieved attempt to cash in on #Gamergate, would be no more.

I’ve decided to close Reaxxion after approximately nine months of operation. Traffic has not grown to a level that allows the site to financially sustain itself. We have not been able to consistently surpass 250,000 page views a month.

I take full blame for the site’s commercial failure. The writers and editor did a great job trying to achieve my vision of what Reaxxion should be, but in spite of that, the growth did not occur. I attribute this failure to creating the site from a spontaneous idea (in response to gamergate) instead of developing it organically based on an actual need. The fact the gamergate continues to be successful and influential in other communities shows that I did not even provide a substantial need to the audience it was intended for.

(Emphasis mine.)

Setting aside Roosh’s painfully inept writing — you don’t provide needs, you repugnant doofus, you fill them — I will grant him a few points for at least admitting his failure here; others in the extended manosphere, well, let’s jsut say they aren’t so good at this.

The “editor” in question is the lovely and talented Matt Forney; the loss of this “job” will presumably enable him to spend more time with his family stewing in his own rancid juices.

If Forney or any of the site’s writers were actually getting paid for this, it’s possible that Roosh lost a not-insignificant amount of money on this attempted cash-grab. (The amount of ad revenue you get for 250k views a month is pretty tiny.) The cloud to this silver lining is that the money Roosh may have lost would have mostly been going to people as shitty as he is.

Let’s look back at some of Reaxxion’s coverage of, er, video games, from the last few months to see what we’ll be missing:

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Come to think of it, I think I will miss them!

H/T — @tauriqmoosa, for the tip!

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katz
katz
5 years ago

Nine articles in four months may have had something to do with their lack of success…

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

instead of developing it organically based on an actual need

Might I suggest that the reason it failed is that GG types don’t want a male only space that’s for talking about games?

In the same way that MGTOWs will never go their own way because their raison d’etre is harassing women, the GG crowd can’t function in an environment that’s devoid of women to abuse.

Tabby Lavalamp
5 years ago

Sure you don’t provide needs, but you also don’t necessarily fill them. Quite often you create needs which is how, say, bottled water is such a huge industry.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

I want to believe that those “articles” are Photoshopped, and yet…

pkayden
5 years ago

Love love love that Beyonce gif.

Those Reaxxion articles look so interesting … NOT. I guess there are limits on how much you can milk from bigots.

Fruitloopsie
Fruitloopsie
5 years ago

“They obsess over TV and movies because it’s all they have.”

The lack of awareness is strong with this one.

Also yay party time.comment imagecomment imagecomment image

Fruitloopsie
Fruitloopsie
5 years ago

*Self awareness

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

They obsess over TV and movies because it’s all they have.

Says the guy who thinks that feminists are out to destroy video games/TV/Movies for the good and just men of the world.

History Nerd
5 years ago

Yeah, game journalism is actually a lot of work. You need to play each game for a significant amount of time and write a lengthy review of it. The only reviews I know of that most GGers have an issue with are positive reviews of Depression Quest (of course) and similar games and reviews that took rating points off of Grand Theft Auto V and Bayonetta 2 for sexism and sexual objectification (though both reviews were ultimately favorable IIRC).

But GG is less about journalism and more about radicalizing anti-feminist gamers deeper into far right politics.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

Is that… Is that Obama dancing with Ellen?

My life is officially complete. My last request is to have that amazing GIF posted on my tombstone.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

Sure you don’t provide needs, but you also don’t necessarily fill them. Quite often you create needs which is how, say, bottled water is such a huge industry.

Thanks, Nestle.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

@SFHC:

Because nothing will scare away the neo-nazi Goobers more than a black man dancing with a lesbian.

Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
Pandapool -- The Species that Endangers YOU (aka Banana Jackie Cake, for those who still want to call me "Banana", "Jackie" or whatever)
5 years ago

@SFHC

It is! I didn’t recognize him. 20 presidential years sure does a lot to a man.

Kootiepatra
5 years ago

It’s actually about ethics in standard RoK talking points. And also Candy Crush.

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

You’ve got to love the irony of an article about what losers feminists are for “obsessing” about TV shows being placed right under an article obsessing about the nonexistent cuckolding symbolism in a Nickelodeon show. Every time I think the manosphere can’t get less self aware, they set the bar at a new high/low.

Is that… Is that Obama dancing with Ellen?

The black men are even cuckolding lesbian couples now?comment image

Mike
Mike
5 years ago

Nine articles in four months may have had something to do with their lack of success…

Those nine are just the ones WHTM picked as representative of the site’s general ethos; it seems they actually published a good amount of stuff every day, but much of it was of the “Don’t you just hate SJWs???” variety.

Honest question that I was thinking about recently: what (for lack of a better term) cultural products has GamerGate actually given rise to, and what’s the current state of them? There’s Reaxxion, which is now closed; there’s GoodGamers, which closed a few months ago; there’s BasedGamer, which successfully raised $50,000 to get going and has shown few signs of life ever since; there’s The Sarkeesian Effect and, well, we know how that one’s going; I know there have been campaigns to make games and books and YouTube series and stuff, but I don’t think any of them have actually come through. Anyone know?

nightmarelyre
5 years ago

For supposedly being a gaming website they sure have a lot of articles about TV shows, movies and politics compared to the amount of articles about video games. It’s almost like they are massive hypocrites or something

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

I’ve been having a scan through the site. There’s an article about the study on how the poorest performing gamers are the worst abusers. The author goes goes through the study but rejects the conclusion on the ground “Everyone knows….”

As one of the commentators puts it:

It’s bad science but since they have the science degree and I don’t they get a pass in the ivory tower.

I sympathise. There’s nothing worse than when people give more credence to qualified experts and their peer reviewed double blind studies than my anecdotes and gut feelings.

weirwoodtreehugger
5 years ago

nightmarelyre,
They’re obviously fake geek guys who just want attention.

AcidTrial
AcidTrial
5 years ago

I’m confused by the “The fact the gamergate continues to be successful and influential in other communities shows that I did not even provide a substantial need to the audience it was intended for.” bit. I didn’t think that GamerGate was ever successful in any community, let alone continuing to be successful.

dslucia1
dslucia1
5 years ago

What’s that?

An attempt to cash in on a disorganized, chaotic group of people only united by their hatred and anger made by someone who knew nothing about the industry/community he was trying to weasel in on failed miserably?

Say it ain’t so!

How could he have possibly ever failed with such scintillating, thought-provoking article blurbs as, ‘how can you hate something there’s TWO of?’ and, ‘Star Wars never had equality before, argle bargle!’

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
5 years ago

Apparently Roosh is aiming to move all the Reaxxion stuff over to his RoK blog, and getting the former writers to continue writing over there. Figures, really. Now he gets to be even more blatant about pushing his PUA garbage to a (very small) demographic he thinks needs it.

Ah well. What a suprise his knee-jerk reaxxion to a reaxxionary movement failed to garner any significant… reaxxion.

I’ll see myself out now.

Tanya
5 years ago

Not some much “forgetting” he had a site, as not giving a flying f’ that he had a site. 😉

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

@AcidTrial

Well, 4Chan, Reddit and the manosphere are technically communities. Sort of. Maybe. When they aren’t cannibalising eachother. By a certain definition.

sn0rkmaiden
5 years ago

And in other news, Judgybitch made her new(ish) novel free for Amazon Kindle.

It’s crap, needless to say. Though what surprises me is it’s supposed to be slamming feminism, yet there’s barely a single mention of sexual politics or sexism throughout the book. Unless you read her blog, you’d never guess it was an anti-feminist work.

Apparently her anti-heroine is based on her idea of a typical feminist, yet the character exhibits none of the stereotypes even associated with straw feminists, much less real ones, which suggests she really doesn’t know anything about feminism.

catmara
5 years ago

Roosh V shutters Reaxxion…

… and nothing of value was lost

numerobis
numerobis
5 years ago

you don’t provide needs, you repugnant doofus, you fill them

Or you provide *for*.

Talking of a “need” in this way is pretty basic startup 101 speak. Most startups fail because they don’t have a need for the thing that they offer (which is what Roosh is saying happened here).

Others fail because they don’t have the technical ability to deliver the solution (like, say, Aurini and Owen), or the team falls apart (like, say, Aurini and Owen).

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

Most startups fail because they don’t have a need for the thing that they offer

Yup, Capitalism 101 “Make what you can sell; don’t sell what you can make”

Miss Andry
5 years ago

Sarah
Sarah
5 years ago

Honest question that I was thinking about recently: what (for lack of a better term) cultural products has GamerGate actually given rise to, and what’s the current state of them? There’s Reaxxion, which is now closed; there’s GoodGamers, which closed a few months ago; there’s BasedGamer, which successfully raised $50,000 to get going and has shown few signs of life ever since; there’s The Sarkeesian Effect and, well, we know how that one’s going; I know there have been campaigns to make games and books and YouTube series and stuff, but I don’t think any of them have actually come through. Anyone know?

Deep freeze dot it. The hit site to expose alleged corruption by journalists. I wouldn’t be surprised to see at least one lawsuit over it.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

*ahem*

ATTENTION MAMMOTHEERS:

Feminist Frequency now has a giphy account, and now has two gifs, one featuring Zoe Quinn!

Have fun!

TGuerrant
TGuerrant
5 years ago
indifferentsky
5 years ago

Paradoxical Intention. You know, I didn’t even know that was Zoe Quinn! I thought maybe that was her, but didn’t know. I’m not up on her. I can spot Brianna Wu at a hundred yards though. so … whatever that means.

The conversation SargonofAkkad has with someone named Veriloh in a google hangout shows that the core of GG believes that “unethical” is when these game sites support minority indie gamers. In other words the writers on these various game sites have a different worldview than they do. Sargon says gg should be strictly about ethics,, ie journalists should not get money for reviews or have personal relationships with people involved in products they are reviewing and Veriloh argues that NO the ethics fail when these sites write “sjw” viewpoints on their sites. So of course, it’s just all ridiculous. (and never mind the fact that people accused of collusion in many cases have done no such thing, see Jfudge’s blog. )

Many game sites just plain don’t agree with right wing ideology.
Bells have been rung that cannot be unrung. Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

dslucia1
dslucia1
5 years ago

Many game sites just plain don’t agree with right wing ideology.
Bells have been rung that cannot be unrung. Waaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

Personally, while I would never read it I’ve got nothing against the idea of having right-wing coverage for video games. I mean, it makes sense that a large number of people who would be so heavily invested in the video gaming industry would not skew that way, but clearly there’s an audience for it.

I just really wish they hadn’t basically ruined every preexisting video-game-coverage website in the furor that was kicked up in the wake of discovering that women enjoy sex, sometimes even with people who are involved in the same or adjacent industries to them.

History Nerd
5 years ago

GamerGate isn’t all that big outside of sites like 8chan and Reddit and Twitter sock puppets. I know a few people who are into games like Call of Duty who don’t even know what GamerGate is.

The “ethics” stuff is another way people say they’re offended by the presence of left wing opinions on game sites. They want either explicitly right wing or Randroid sites or sites with absolutely no content about politics or issues like race and gender.

RoscoeTCat
RoscoeTCat
5 years ago

Negativity gets old REAL fast. It seems Reaxxion is a perfect example of this.

History Nerd
5 years ago

@sn0rkmaiden

That sounds a bit like Jordan Owen’s novel Eros Empire, which he wrote before the Sarkeesian Effect. It’s basically a pretentious Atlas Shrugged-like attack on anti-porn feminism, which he’s apparently been obsessed with for the past five years.

andiexist
andiexist
5 years ago

What’s the story about those double Xs, anyway? That just makes me think “xx” chromosome, which, with all the transphobia, *definitely* isn’t what they’re going for. O_o

I guess we’ll never know, now.

Rosemary
Rosemary
5 years ago

This might be rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, but Reaxxion sounds more like a gaming site for women, what with the double-X. Too bad the name is ruined now.

Alan Robertshaw
Alan Robertshaw
5 years ago

Could be a subtle hint that the whole thing was a double cross.

Sissy
Sissy
5 years ago

Ironically, this conversation between my sister and I happened when I loaded this site:

Me: *reads headline of this post to her while laughing*

Sister: Wait, he had a gaming site?

Me: *laughs harder*

I think that sums it up best.

Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
Scented Fucking Hard Chairs
5 years ago

Whatever “Reaxxion” was supposed to mean, it just made me think “Yes, you are reactionaries, admitting it is the first step to recovery.”

pecunium
5 years ago

The best part is not that there was much rejoicing, as a muffled “wha?”. I didn’t know the site existed.

jillhorton
5 years ago

Beyond my utter joy at Reaxxion’s failure (not that I knew it was a thing, but still I’m surprisingly happy it’s gone), I have a need to make an observation grounded in economics (why did I need that class? I majored in English and Graphic Design…) and capitalism! If you have a product, it needs to be something for which there is already a need (food, clothing, medicine, entertainments, and apparently toilet paper)… or you’d better have a lot of money to throw at advertising to convince everyone, or at least a segment of the population, that they do have a need for what you’re selling (deodorant, lady’s razors, the entire cosmetics industry).

Bina
Bina
5 years ago

So, let’s see if we can summarize why Reaxxion got nada:

Why can’t all Star Wars captains be male?

Why can’t games be all about jiggly boobs?

Trans people gender-nonconforming — therefore EEEEEEVIL!

We’re so dim, we can’t even interpret a Nickelodeon show without making it all about our penile insecurities and racism!

We project our Game of Thrones bitterness onto feminists!

Candy Crush Saga OH NOES!!! No jiggly boobs or bang-bang guns! Also, cootie-ridden GIRLS play that!

SJWs make better games than we can, and that makes us scared!

Reaxxion is a site for spectacularly stupid men, and we won’t apologize for that!

And finally, here are our inane projections of what we think our enemies do/think/are. Kindly note that they bear no resemblance to actuality.

Yeah, I can’t imagine why Reaxxion bombed.

PS: Any word on whether Doosh is barred from Canada yet? Or on how his sausage-fest in NY went?

Anarchonist
Anarchonist
5 years ago

@Mike

Beats me. I’m baffled every time I hear that there are still people identifying as gamergaters.

Paradoxical Intention
5 years ago

indifferentsky | August 4, 2015 at 6:38 pm
Paradoxical Intention. You know, I didn’t even know that was Zoe Quinn! I thought maybe that was her, but didn’t know. I’m not up on her. I can spot Brianna Wu at a hundred yards though. so … whatever that means.

Zoe Quinn’s always had that lovely lavender hair, that’s how I know it’s her (also I follow her on twitter).

The conversation SargonofAkkad has with someone named Veriloh in a google hangout shows that the core of GG believes that “unethical” is when these game sites support minority indie gamers. In other words the writers on these various game sites have a different worldview than they do.

Of course they think that when sites support minority indie gamers it’s unethical, because it’s not about them, the cishet white dudes! And that’s all gaming has always been about, and it should stay that way, because gaming is a cishet white dude safe space! [/sarcasm]

Sargon says gg should be strictly about ethics,, ie journalists should not get money for reviews or have personal relationships with people involved in products they are reviewing

Many actual gaming journalists have said this better than me, but that’s impossible. Journalists need to eat, and that’s their job, so they should be paid for their work, and it’s impossible to not have personal relationships with those in the industry when it’s such a tight-knit place, and there’s common ground. Friends will be made.

The best they can hope for is what we already got: That journalists disclose relationships that they have when they talk about products.

For instance: Jim Sterling talks about how he took part in the game’s production as a voice actor when he talks about The Charnel House Trilogy, and he’ll only talk about that game with that disclaimer.

Of course, it’s required by an already in-place ethical standard when it comes to journalism as a whole, but try to explain that to a GGer.

To say that journalists should be completely separate from the developers of games is nonsense, and it would be nonsense to say that in any other industry as well.

and Veriloh argues that NO the ethics fail when these sites write “sjw” viewpoints on their sites.

Of course. Because Veriloh thinks that they’re nonsense, and doesn’t want to hear about it, thus, instead of just going “Well, I don’t like it!” and moving on to another site that caters to him, he’s declared it “unethical”, and is trying to rid gaming journalism of all of it.

ultimateprotagonistnerd

Everybody sing along, because Reaxxion is going bye-bye

The one regret I have is not being able to laugh at this website for just a wee bit more!

gosuamakenatek
gosuamakenatek
5 years ago

So…they write an article about how feminists must be sad and miserable because they obsess over TV, and then 7 days later they write an article where they obsess over a children’s TV show and try to connect it to their other obsession with cuckolding?
Why is it that dumb people never have a sense of irony?

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