In the third episode of Strike and Mike, hosts Mike Peinovich and Eric Striker decided to rehash the Gamergate movement. The episode began with the pair attempting to critique the mindset and lifestyle of so-called “bugmen” — an alt-right term that describes people who are “cut off from their cultural roots” and have been “totally subsumed into [the] consumerist neoliberal hive.”
Peinovich remarked that the “bug lifestyle” is the “life of the consumer” and the “life of the geek” who dedicates their entire life to playing video games — especially modern video games with left-wing narratives such as Mass Effect 3 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.
“There was a time when these subcultures were male spaces,” he said. That’s changed, however, and the end result is games like Mass Effect 3, which is “total lesbian, multi-racial, race-mixing, POZ shit” and features “alien lesbians eating each other out.” Striker seemed to remember that the player could “fuck” a “giant frog” in that game as well.
Peinovich said that they did the same thing with the new Wolfenstein game, which is centered around killing Nazis. Striker said that the game’s manufacturers “had some nerve” for using the “punch a Nazi” meme as part of their advertising campaign. “They were openly alluding to the assault on Richard Spencer to sell the game,” he complained.
“And of course you know I exposed the fact that the owner of Bethsda [sic] and the other company that developed the game is a Jew,” he boasted. “And you better believe that this is all on purpose, that he knew he would lose money. The Wolfenstein license is a big deal. For you to lose money on this Wolfenstein license, you have to go outta your way to fuck that up, because it’s the most popular series probably in video game history.”
The “bugmen,” according to Peinovich, are still uncritically consuming games like Wolfenstein, however. “They see what’s going on with Wolfenstein, and they’re like — yeah, obviously this punch Nazis thing is like a thinly-veiled anti-white attack.” Yes, that’s right, video games that depict violence against Nazi soldiers are part of a coordinated attack on white people themselves.
“I mean there’s no buzz about this Wolfenstein game and it’s actually relatively recent,” Peinovich continued, “like within the last couple of months.” Striker noted that it was a top-ten seller for a short while before losing that position. But he said the “media is still buzzing about it.”
He then launched into an attack on the modern gaming press:
Striker: Another thing I’ve noticed — I dunno if you’ve noticed this — I mean I haven’t been following video game shit for like almost probably a decade and a half. But I remember when I was younger, I would go on gamespot.com and it would just be about video games and the news comin’ out about them and stuff. And the guys doin’ the reviews, they’d be just regular nerds. But now the people doin’ these reviews on websites like Kotaku —
Peinovich: They’re bugeoisie.
Striker: Yeah, these people are rabid Leftists.
Peinovich pointed out that they were “doing Gamergate five years later” — alluding to the 2014 terror campaign directed at female game developers and journalists. The movement, according to its biggest proponents, began in response to the (baseless) accusation that Zoë Quinn exchanged sex for a positive review of her game Depression Quest.
In actuality the movement was a reaction to the supposed intrusion of women into a “male space” — that being video games and their accompanying reviews. Peinovich likewise said that the Quinn affair was never really the reason for Gamergate, and put his usual anti-Semitic spin on the subject.
“They wanted it to be that the issue was that Zoë Quinn was fucking dudes for good reviews and nobody would talk about that,” he said. “The issue was that the fucking game journalism industry had been taken over by bugmen. It had been taken over by the bugeoisie” — a term he coined early in the episode.
Striker interrupted to add that it had been taken over by the “J-Left” — or “Jewish Left,” a term reserved for progressive Jews as well as non-Jews who do their bidding. Peinovich said that the Gamergaters “never got clear on this,” which meant they were never able to form a “coherent narrative” for the movement.
“It wasn’t that Zoë Quinn fucked some dudes and got good reviews. It was that the gaming journalism — the people that tell you what games are coming out, what games to buy — are J-Leftists. They’re bugeoisie. They’re fucking — they’re these people. And they’re telling you, ‘Buy the anti-white games.'”