9 months ago
My name is Brandon. You may know me as Fragger or Axnollouse from the work I did with Achievement Hunter.
While I worked for Achievement Hunter I helped cover up the sexual harassment of a minor.
Most of what you are going to read here is from my own memory. Memory that has become fuzzy over the last 4 years due to increased alcohol consumption due the following information.
Back in 2011, I was laying in bed watching a movie at about 2am on my 360 (a thing I used to do all the time) and I started to getting party invites. After 10 minutes of constant messages I joined the party and was told the following.
An underage member of the site was getting very explicit calls/text message from Knuckles Dawson (aka David Dreger). This person had gotten his number because of the fact that he had publicly tweeted it and this person was a fan.
It didn't take long for things to get sexual with texts like (After being wished Happy Birthday) "Thanks ;) I've already been offered birthday blowjobs already. WTF?", a text about the size of his penis, "Want me to send you pictures that would get me arrested," describing the 'ideal blowjob' and "If was to see you IRL would you like the possibility of a training session?" This person said no to each of these, he would say he would stop then say something else of a sexual nature later on.
This person was clearly shaken up and did not want to be named and didn't want anyone to "get in trouble." I stated that while I would do my best to keep them anonymous, I would have to tell Geoff about this. I asked for an account of what was said to give to him which I received.
The next day I contacted Geoff on AIM and stated that Knuckles (after presenting himself as an employee, which he had been doing for years) had done what I mentioned above.
His response was the following:
Geoff 5:52 pm
he does not work for us
have [this person] contact me via email
I relayed this information and emails were sent. I have no idea what was actually emailed at this time, but I can assume it is either exactly the same or close to what I received. Within 20 minutes of this exchange happening I get a message from Jack stating that Geoff was furious and that Jack wanted help removing every trace of Knuckles from the site and everything that he had access to (Ustream, Twitter, etc) needed to have a password change. Memory is hazy at this point (4 years will do that to you) but if I remember correctly Knuckles tweeted that he left RT/AH and that was that. No mention of the reason why from either party including myself.
Fast-forward a year of intermittent questions about "Why" via all forms of social media to RTX 2012. I had flown myself down there because I had wanted to enjoy myself. While sitting in the AH office a member of the RT staff (cannot remember who unfortunately) came in to inform the room that Knuckles was in town for RTX. Both Jack and Geoff were furious that this happened and that they couldn't just kick him out because "he was already here." He later on showed up at a charity dinner and from what I heard got very drunk (I was not there for that and cannot comment on what transpired). There was one more thing I actually witnessed while he was there:
Before the expo hall opened on either the second or third day I saw him at the "Achievement Hunter Lounge" playing Trials Evolution to try and win some tournament. He had convinced some unwitting people that he was important enough to be a Guardian (fan run security type thing. Like the PAX Enforcers) to the point that he had a Guardian badge and shirt. I informed Jack of this fact and he instantly went red in the face, stormed over to Knuckles, took the badge from him and told him to get the fuck out of the hall. He then informed the other Guardians who where watching Knuckles play Trials that he was not to be a Guardian ever again. This would be the last time I saw Knuckles.
Sometime between late May and June of 2013 David Dreger was found dead. Maybe this could have been prevented. Maybe I could have helped this from happening. I will never know this and I have to live with that.
*sigh* Looks like I have to clarify a few things here.
First of all I in no way feel bad about what we did at the time. Hindsight is 20/20 but looking back we did a lot of what needed to be done. What I AM sorry about is that we didn't go further. Talk about it publicly, get the police involved, SOMETHING to make sure it didn't happen again.
Second: Everything I wrote is information that I have either seen/experienced myself. None of that was hearsay.
Third: I did keep a few things out due to being very emotional or things I did not feel important at the time. It was not one night. It was over several. The first text was on Thursday night and it went all the way into Sunday. It was not just at night. It was morning and during the day. It was not just texts, it was also phone calls.
Fourth: Why now? I had a breakdown about it recently. This was the only way for me to move past it and onward with my life. I hope that is what is going to happen.
Now then I would like to stop seeing people saying I was defending him. No, no fucking way. I am sorry about the fact that this topic is never talked about. We NEED to.
The only way to make sure that this kind of shit doesn't happen again is to let people know that they are not alone. They are not powerless. They don't us berating them screaming "Where is the proof?!?" Proof does need to be givin BUT they don't owe it to us, just the proper authorities.
There might be more people coming forward with their own stories please respect them
2 years ago
It is that time of the year again! I will be doing my normal Extra Life marathon this Saturday from 11am EDT until 11am EST (hooray for time change!).
I will be playing a ton of games ranging from Minecraft to Assassins Creed IV during the day and with the overnight (starting at 2am) I will be doing a run of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.
Hope to see some of you there!
Donate at www.extra-life.org/participant/fragger
Stream at: www.twitch.tv/axnollouse
2 years ago
A while back I lost my first dog named Brutus to old age. He was one of the chillest and nicest dogs I have ever known. A while after we lost him we started to look for a new dog but wanted an older dog due to not wanting a puppy at the time. We found one in a pure white golden retriever named Dewey.
Dewey was a neglected and abused dog that just happened to be gorgeous to boot. The moment we met him it was a no brainer to adopt him. He was scared of everything and wouldn't even go for walks to far because he seemed to be afraid we were going to abandon him.
Not ten minutes ago I helped move him into the back of a black SUV to be put down. Last week he had a nasty fall that broke his hip and at the age of 15 surgery didn't seem to be best thing for him.
Even though he was scared of everything and seemed to distrust everyone he did not know he was a part of my family and will be missed greatly. Dewey I hope you and Brutus meet in whatever afterlife there is and have a great time chasing squirrels.
2 years ago
2 years ago
*MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING*
When I walked out of the theater on Thursday night after seeing Man Of Steel I felt pretty good about the movie. It got a lot right, was pretty and wasn't too dumb but over the last two days I have been slowly and slowly getting more angry about it. Why you may ask? Well it super spoilery so if you care then I would stop reading here (because I imagine most of the comments will be spoilers too):
Superman kills Zod by breaking his neck. WHAT IN THE FUCK? That is NOT AT ALL what Superman is about. Now I will be the first to say I am not crazy well versed in Superman but I know enough to know that HE DOES NOT KILL PEOPLE. All this comes off as a group of people thinking "Man, Superman isn't dark enough. He needs to kill Zod at the end of the movie!" more than trying to make him an interesting character. It is almost like exploring WHY he doesn't kill people IS the interesting facet of his character! If you want a really detailed explanation of what he is about either go watch the movie Superman Vs The Elites or read the comic "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?"
EDIT: I forgot something really important. What is really pissing me more off than anything? The fact that people seem to be perfectly fine with this change. What the fuck is wrong with people?
2 years ago
While I was working on finally completing Alan Wake I noticed two things: 1) My gamerscore has been at an odd number (neither a 0 or a 5) for far too long and 2) I am not that far away from 100 complete games (at 76). This made me think "Huh why don't I work on getting a bunch of games I want completed before the new generation starts!"
So I am
Starting . . well now, I am going to work daily on getting 24 more games completed by the end of November. Now you might be saying "That sounds easy!" well you are right except for the fact that I did not just choose games that have very easy completions that I want done. Most are fairly grindy or actually pretty difficult. I will be streaming some of this goal and making weekly videos (I think) about my progress. Without further me being awful at writing, here is my list!
Alan WakeCompleted 6/6
Alan Wake: American Nightmare
Batman: Arkham City
The Darkness II
Dead Space 2
Dead Space 3
Fallout New Vegas
Force Unleashed II
Final Fantasy XIII-2Completed 6/13
Mark Of The Ninja
Mass Effect 3
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
Metal Gear Solid HD
Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker HD
Shadows of the Damned
Spec Ops: The Line
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
And for the 100th game:
Fragger (on WP7)
EDIT: I forgot the list of games that I need some achievements in to "fix" my odd number:
Puzzle Fighter HD - Four person ranked & win 3 ranked X or X'
The Dishwasher - 100 million
Final Fantasy XII-2 - In Main ListCompleted 6/13
Goldeneye - Oddjob Deaths
geoDefense Swarm - Beat Any Hard LevelCompleted 6/5
Double Dragon Neon - Beat The Game
NOTE: Took out Darksiders II and replaced it with Syndicate & replaced Enslaved with Tomb Raider. This is due to REALLY wanting to play Syndicate and picking up Tomb Raider on Games On Demand
2 years ago
Well lookie here, I am keeping up with this! This week's Retro I pulled back to a happy middle ground of being overly happy (UT) and not at all (RvT). It really does boil down to time of day. Back in the past I used to record these at about 10am the day the episode would come out NOW I am doing at about 5pm or so the day before. Much more awake and active. I'm learning! Also it helps how batshit insane the game is, I fucking love it. Next week will start either a two or three parter. Not sure yet
Last week I mentioned that I hate promoting things I do on the side buuuut I REALLY want people to enjoy these videos.A few weeks back I made three videos in the MP of Mass Effect 3. You should watch them! Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3
On the subject of other people you should watch is this Dark Soul's LP it is still going (and not updating the Playlist) but is super enjoyable and I loved watching it. Also this GIF from the newest part is amazing:
2 years ago
Well this was a lot better huh? Made a conseous effort this week to "bring the thunder" as it were and the response has been great! This makes me very happy this week. Now to do this EVERY week that is the tough part.
What I should do here is plug my other projects but I hate self promoting. It always feels dirty to me. Like I am begging for attention. Eh I am weird sometimes
But what I will do INSTEAD is plug someone else's stuff (a Something Awful LP!). Simply Simon is fucking great at Mega Man games. Go watch him and learn (I know I did)!
EDIT: Going to try and do these weekly. Lets see how long I can keep this up
2 years ago
So on the newest Retro I am seeing a lot of "man this one was terrible." I personally would not call it terrible just a bit lazy. I was just a touch too lazy this weekend and didn't start working on this until mid Monday (Mainly due to not being able to find my controllers AT ALL for my Genesis). I feel that the editing could have been LOADS better and looking back I feel that I made an episode for the sake of having one out. I am vocally against doing that and here I am . . . doing it. The best thing I can take away from this is that I need to really focus on what I am saying and proof the episodes to hell and back so that I do not repeat this.
If I can't learn from something like this I do not feel like I should keep making videos.
Also fun mistake I made: When I mentioned killing dudes and eating baby food I had a clip just of that then it was to cut to the terminator fight. Somehow that got lost and I missed it in my proofing
(And first journal in four months! WOOO!)
3 years ago
If you wish to donate you can do so here
So here are them details about the Extra Life stream that is starting 24 hours from now. As I said before the first 14 or so hours will be all co-op stuff. There will be a ton of games played (ranging from Serious Sam 3 to them Halos) but here are some of the highlights: RolloT (from Channel Awesome and his great podcasts that he does) said he will join in and do some Mass Effect 3 goodness, Jester will joining in around 5pm EST (-5 GMT) or so for some Resident Evil 6 and finally in Minecraft . . Survival Craft. Want to join in? Well there will be a contest during the stream on people to join in!
Other than that stuff I will be playing some other games (snagged Dishonored for play after the Co-Opness is over) but the details on that will be fast and loose depending on you crazy people who are still around for that!
This will be on my personal twitch channel which is here
If you wish to donate you can do so here
I make videos! I also help Tudor mange the official Achievement Hunter twitter account. You should follow that and my personal one. Do it you wont!
I just have momentary lapses of of spelling incompetence
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