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Arthur Gies @aegies Bay Area, CA

he/him. Painter. Lead Editor Comp/networking @wirecutter. Author (Gears of War: Retrospective ). Video game consultant. Co-founder — Polygon. biz: aegies@gmail

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Joined Twitter 6/28/07


This 24-year-old black man gives a moving speech to thank nonviolent protesters who are being arrested in Oakland t… https://t.co/w07kcqsMc6
Retweeted by Arthur Giesadvice on the matter of rubber bullet injuries from an actual eye surgeon: If you are planning on joining the pro… https://t.co/hpWSMPn032
Retweeted by Arthur GiesWe went out to participate in a peaceful protest in Oakland and I brought my Canon with me. I saw these two sittin… https://t.co/zThCTGPYLU
Retweeted by Arthur GiesNEWS: A Twitter account claiming to belong to a national “antifa” organization and pushing violent rhetoric related… https://t.co/N44hreEZi4
Retweeted by Arthur Gies @smegmawasabi i was explicitly referring to a zero-follower account with a bunch of numbers in their handle but by… https://t.co/QYjBB8fcYPthis is obviously a bot or troll account but: i left my senior position at a video games site almost 3 years ago in… https://t.co/VNyauKimgz @Mattagami gradual dismantling of the civil rights act has gotten us to this specific moment, even though the found… https://t.co/jcG09F13m5
6/2
2020
@Mattagami electoral politics are the machinery if not the fuel through which change happens here. revolution will… https://t.co/bRgQvIyXu9 @_senador_ @KennyGoo i think rather than make comments like this you should just avoid engaging with this kind of c… https://t.co/BQQN9FtYjh @KennyGoo @smegmawasabi https://t.co/cpI7J40MUs @Mattagami well a "revolution" is also not going to fix this. @KennyGoo @ZosoFan360 are you determined to shit up every reply?fairly massive reforms started to roll out after ferguson. they were dismantled in 2017. https://t.co/7qtf3gyiyaOne giant fuck you to everyone who said people were overreacting to the 2016 election results.
Retweeted by Arthur Giesi'm late to this and i'm sure someone has gone through it all already, but in case you've missed it, some general t… https://t.co/wPGe0iOjMC
Retweeted by Arthur Giesᶜˡᶦⁿᵗᵒⁿ ᵃⁿᵈ ᵗʳᵘᵐᵖ ᵃʳᵉ ᵗʰᵉ ˢᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵃᵐᵉPolice outside the WH just repeatedly bashed a cameraman as they pushed back protestors - just now on @ABC7News https://t.co/XyE2sI6I3v
Retweeted by Arthur GiesI’m seeing several comments like this and I get the momentum of this train of thought. But one of the reasons the t… https://t.co/2nWCSoi1JMa major democratic strategy this year should be aiming a massive deluge of advertising toward seniors telling them… https://t.co/lH8S39ulxh👋 If you are a Facebook or Instagram employee and want to talk in confidence -- my DMs are open for Signal. https://t.co/IHSST2OQ6k
Retweeted by Arthur GiesOn top of everything else, today is the first day of hurricane season -- and it could be one of the hardest this co… https://t.co/zKgSxxHCHR
Retweeted by Arthur Gies*cough* https://t.co/Ego8wN4h9Aalso this. https://t.co/VU7KHlnYFWi think the logistics of delaying an online presentation are much simpler than canceling or postponing a physical e… https://t.co/FkpHU3h5gTi know the temptation to think nothing ever changes, but four years ago there was a mass murder literally the day o… https://t.co/GKuQQby8hD(this was absolutely the right thing to do from PlayStation btw. good on them for reading the room.)this was kind of inevitable after this weekend. https://t.co/YTHEY0dQhpHere's part of the audio from President Trump's call with governors where he said the "whole world was laughing at… https://t.co/hJ5oFHRpcX
Retweeted by Arthur GiesIt would be an awfully good time for an editor to commission an anarchist writer to break down the history of the U… https://t.co/Lu8FGptLU6
Retweeted by Arthur Gies5 years apart https://t.co/w9MunUQAR8
Retweeted by Arthur Giesahem. https://t.co/ZFGVcKdvzR @PikaChulita @BlessingJr @TheCinephileGuy @ZombaeKillz & @vicious696 join us this week to talk about the murder of… https://t.co/K9Uy1Gki4f
Retweeted by Arthur Gies @willsmith I think he’s going to jersey tomorrow?
6/1
2020
@BenKuchera analysts and activists have said there was some real momentum behind changes in the wake of ferguson, t… https://t.co/yzhO0HbrkRThis is untrue. The protest was peaceful until the LAPD showed up with weapons. I saw your uniformed officers firin… https://t.co/zzua0DoYJp
Retweeted by Arthur Giesand as i tweeted this i'm pretty sure i heard flashbangs against the sound of sirens.i haven't heard or felt oakland like this since november 2010. maybe september 2011.White people talking to white people. More of this please. If you’re white and you believe yourself not to be racis… https://t.co/KSqj1yFcnt
Retweeted by Arthur GiesSome protestors in Brooklyn calling to loot the Target, but organizers are rushing in front of the store to stop th… https://t.co/ZK1wFMG0Ps
Retweeted by Arthur GiesFor all the protestors, pepper spray is oil based. If you get sprayed DO NOT rub your eyes. Immediately blink as mu… https://t.co/JLhLcL4crT
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5/31
2020
Rubber bullets being fired at protestors https://t.co/mMfWgsxlUE
Retweeted by Arthur Gies @FSOBrooklyn @Nintendo the non charging one is the one that comes in the box! @MrFwankie https://t.co/WLhriEvfNW*seen jesus christi have personally seem temporary image retention on my c9 in the month ish i've had it. https://t.co/MbnGzHbDEwtake breaks, change what's on the screen for a bit. https://t.co/duTSw8Jt1ui'm getting this question a lot, so, here's my strategy (so far): - i turn it off when i'm not in front of it - i… https://t.co/8oVN83G6Op @legobutts Mine is terrifyingly on brand.Minnesota officials say many of the violent protesters who have caused widespread damage are from out of state. Aut… https://t.co/NqirupTZGH
Retweeted by Arthur GiesMy wife's dog, Shasta, has a carcinoma again (this time it's nasal). We aren't doing a gofundme again, but we are g… https://t.co/GkF3dCknf5
Retweeted by Arthur Giesif a bail link is set up for the oakland protests somebody let me know? (i'll be looking, but i could miss it.)In #Oakland #GeorgeFloydprotest https://t.co/eqYAfZrval
Retweeted by Arthur GiesMichael, from Oakland by way of Brooklyn, on why he protests despite the pandemic: "It's a risk to be black in th… https://t.co/thdUUfcdHq
Retweeted by Arthur GiesBREAKING: #Oakland police started firing flash bangs projectiles thrown from crowd crowd is running… https://t.co/I5R2OFHxfy
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5/30
2020
Hitman 2 (Steam) w/ free mystery game is $9.36 on GMG VIP Deal https://t.co/w6wCiGFXbF Gold Edition w/ free mystery… https://t.co/DQfQERnn8U
Retweeted by Arthur GiesInsecure, Frustrated Bully With Something To Prove Considering Career In Law Enforcement https://t.co/rf1vIFgXdn https://t.co/s56Dfg08yJ
Retweeted by Arthur Gies @DavidEllis cc @JoelSD.NEW: Derek Chauvin is charged with third degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman says.
Retweeted by Arthur Gies @MitchyD @MelRambles Did you ever play void bastards?I really, really don’t care what you think. I went to a PWI. I watched white students at the University of Maryland… https://t.co/m8WHUL6wqe
Retweeted by Arthur Gies @patrickklepek i think it might have been some residual colin farrell antipathy. @patrickklepek i'm glad you liked it! it got kind of crapped on when it came out.Peaceful Protest Interrupted By Swarm Of Aggressive Black-Clad Militants https://t.co/ybL3KO0kdO https://t.co/QsWloqL0nR
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5/29
2020
i don't watch extended gameplay videos of games i plan on playing! i want to have some surprises in my life. https://t.co/D1rQGrvccUDaily PSA: every time you quote retweet some shitty person's take just to dunk on them, you're increasing their twi… https://t.co/exL2e8lMTg
Retweeted by Arthur Gies @edenthecat fuck whatever "close friend" would narc out your nipple stories @edenthecat i mean i guess IG does that ok with stories? kind of? i never use it for that but i see some functionality there for it. @edenthecat i feel like you answered your question!To my American friends: 3 spoons of baking soda per glass of water in a sprayer. Spray it in your face and the burn… https://t.co/qv3zqJ3B3X
Retweeted by Arthur Gies @8bit_eric @AlexRakowski i don't think "that's a bad take" is a reply you can throw at a stranger and expect a cordial response to. @8bit_eric @AlexRakowski if i was trying to be an asshole or hostile i would have blocked you, or even just ignored… https://t.co/CkzzRbguNM @8bit_eric @AlexRakowski ideally when discussing games we're talking about the ways we feel about the product (most… https://t.co/nnuSMCSOvH @8bit_eric @AlexRakowski sir, you can take whatever tone you want. it's up to you. but i couched my whole statement… https://t.co/xqXNMuvKxQ @8bit_eric @AlexRakowski hi here's your first reply: https://t.co/e5lZ2VMJrM @8bit_eric @AlexRakowski your tone wasn't super friendly! @8bit_eric @AlexRakowski shrug. i'm glad you enjoyed a video game i didn't. i don't really feel the need to argue about it with you.maybe! it's a lot more inventive with its level design and a lot more freeform, and it's also a lot shorter. and i… https://t.co/Xyqy0raVjC @8bit_eric @AlexRakowski i'm not sure but uncharted 4 sure as hell doesn't manage it.i'm just going to throw out there that i'm totally ok with someone disagreeing with my opinion on a video game! it… https://t.co/WC4pVNLtYB @8bit_eric @AlexRakowski to do that it had to roll back character growth from the previous games and make nate a bi… https://t.co/M9toiBWVmg @osifracrat stopped clocks, etc. @8bit_eric you're welcome to your wrong opinion!... yeah, that works. i didn't actually play golden compass because it came after 3 which made me too goddamned mad… https://t.co/EzauVl6avVi think uncharted 4 is really boring to play, the character dynamics didn't grab me, and i fell off it hard (and ye… https://t.co/Lteof0nfPRi think uncharted 2 is great, but lost legacy is significantly more fun to play, and the leads' banter is excellent. https://t.co/MoUUzlNEnCbest uncharted game. https://t.co/qlRO98SnfxI need help: years back, there was this AMAZING indie game where *I THINK* you went on a date, and maybe it looped,… https://t.co/ZpN9bdEpcm
Retweeted by Arthur GiesOur critic @jsf says he's been obsessed with “The Gross Clinic,” a painting by Thomas Eakins that depicts the vangu… https://t.co/wkWHHkR21f
Retweeted by Arthur GiesNo, the man in the "Make Whites Great Again" Twitter photo isn’t a Minnesota police officer https://t.co/51p37UlgWZ
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5/28
2020
@Sulik2 @Simmons360 @albertpenello the main rumor seems to be a perfect dark reboot. but who knows. @Simmons360 @Sulik2 @albertpenello i think fable is further along than that. i also think hellblade 2 is further al… https://t.co/RNsNkEgwLA @grrlaction the movie is just also good, though they both exist together in the same world. @Simmons360 @Sulik2 @albertpenello i hope so. i don't know where the studios are at right now. but i'm hopeful. @Simmons360 @Sulik2 @albertpenello i don't know that i would go that far but it's critically important. @Simmons360 @Sulik2 @albertpenello i think that's a question that they have to answer, for sure. it's like, the *on… https://t.co/y4idpv0r33 @albertpenello i try not to go easy on anyone (though i always tried to be fair)! if that was in NYC in november 20… https://t.co/6yEmo5lZHm @Simmons360 @Sulik2 @albertpenello the acquisitions have to clear projects they've signed with other pubs in some s… https://t.co/YDdJ8JkMYX @albertpenello ha, no, definitely not. i don't think we met in person til 2013? @albertpenello and i think those people can finagle messaging and public image to a degree, but they aren't really… https://t.co/e68BQm9zqC @Simmons360 @albertpenello anyone who says that is not paying attention or operating off of a pretty old/myopic vie… https://t.co/DFOw0WuUBA
5/27
2020

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