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Here Are The GamerGate Song Parodies That Will Change Your Mind About Music Forever

Actually, the Ducktails theme is about ethics in games journalism.

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When they're not writing form emails to companies advertising on popular gaming sites, GamerGaters, it seems, like to dabble in amateur songwriting.

It appears that the GamerGate hub 8chan.co is bringing together singers, musicians, and budding Weird Als lyricists to create GamerGate-themed song parodies from a slew of popular songs. It's all happening through a shared Google Doc, where people can contribute and add lyrics to make their own parodies to upload to Soundcloud or other sites.

I can't describe these works of art in words that will honor them enough, so please just listen.

(Note: If you're wondering if they decided keep the N-word in a Dr. Dre parody while substituting all other lyrics, the answer is yes. Yes, they did.)

Have a great weekend everyone.

"Douchebags" (The the Ducktales theme song)

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Life is like a hurricane here in Kotaku

Corruption and cowardice, it's a fakku!

Might have no ethics

Might hate your readers

Douchebags! Woo-oo!

Every day you're out there being

Douchebags! Woo-oo!

Tales made up of total bullshit

Douchebags! Woo-oo!

D-d-d-danger! Watch behind you!

There's a sponsor out to drop you

What to do, just act like giant

Douchebags! Woo-oo!

Every day you're out there being

Douchebags! Woo-oo!

Tales made up of total bullshit

Douchebags! Woo-oo!

You should all be

flipping burgers you

Douchebags! Woo-oo!

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"It Ends Now!" ("Let It Go!" from Frozen parody)

The haters aren’t missed in my mailing list,

Not a gamer to be seen,

A cartel of journalism,

With a distinctly far left lean.

The nerds are howling like they think that they have rights,

And it looks like it’s finally time to strike.

"Don't let them speak, just hit ignore!

Virgin neckbeards? Such a bore!

These games are lame, but we need clicks

To preach po-li-tics…"

It ends now, It ends now,

Something’s wrong with your minds!

It ends now, It ends now,

Disagreeing is a crime!

I don't care,

What you have to say,

Let the nerds rage on,

You’re all misogynists anyway!

It's funny how a nice warm hugbox,

Makes everything seem great

Forget the gamer losers,

And their stupid Gamergate!

It's time to be a megaphone

To brainwash all the minds I own,

No right or wrong, no neutrality, I'm free!

It ends now, It ends now,

I’m morally superior to you

It ends now, It ends now,

now read this biased Polygon review!

Me and my friends

Are here to stay

Let the nerds rage on!

My cronies post their articles with one agenda

“The gamers are all dead, they’re misogynists, they are done!”

GamesJournoPro’s has changed the industry at last

We’re never going back

Good games are in the past

It ends now, It ends now,

This battle’s good as won!

It ends now, It ends now,

Games should not be fun!

Me and my friends

Will have our way

We’re games journalists,

The news is whatever we want to say!

"Misogyny, Misogyny, Missogynee" ("Chim Chim Cher-ee" from Mary Poppins parody)

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Misogyny, misogyny, misogyn-ee,

I'm a victim, GamerGate's about me

Misogyny, misogyny, misogyn-oo,

I get paid when I claim,

harrassment from you.

I must be the focus,

Cause I'm "literally who"!

Now anti-gg'ers have hacked and they've doxxed,

they've swatted folk, and got them fired from their jobs,

But we'll just continue (there's stretch goals to sell),

While claiming that GamerGate's "poisoned the well".

Misogyny, misogyny, misogyn-ee,

There's no problem with the journo industry,

Misogyny, misogyny, misogyn-oo,

Gawker's within its rights to bully you.

Misogyny, misogyny, misogyn-ee,

The true issue's something that I fail to see,

Misogyny, misogyny, misogyn-oo,

If I can tweet loud enough, they won't hear you!

"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Queen parody

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Does it harm real life

Or it's just fantasy

Fems say the latter

They say it's all just misogyny.

Open your eyes

Just play the games and you'll see

They aren't sexist. It's just a hobby.

Because anyone plays, boy or girl

Black or white, spread worldwide

Anyway they put it, it's all plain bullshit to me. To me.

Radfems, subvert the industry

Made a patreon and then blame

Real world sexism on the games

Radfems, they don't even play

They just want everything to be Gone Home.

Radfems, ooh

All they do is bitch and cry

If their views have merit they should debate

The other side, The other side, but they just say we don't matter.

It's too late, for the other groups

They took down Occupy

and fucked over atheism

But listen, everybody, we still can win

We just gotta keep on exposing all the truth

Radfems, Ooh (Anyway the games go)

We just wanna play

And we'll fight to keep them games alive

Feminist:

I see the character is a white cis-het man

Misogyny! Misogyny! Check your privilege do it!

Action and complexity

Very very triggering!

(Mario Mario) Mario

(Mario Mario) Mario

It's a me Mario

The Mysognno!

Gamer:

I'm just a gamer playing on my Wii

Chorus:

He's just a gamer, he loves the industry

Won't you denounce this monstrosity!

Gamer:

Go away. Let me play. Leave my games alone.

Feminists:

Mysogy-NO We won't let them go!

Gamer:

Let them go!

Feminists:

Misogy-NO We won't let them go!

Gamer:

Let them go!

Feminists: Misogy-NO We won't let them go!

Gamer: Let them go!

Feminists:

Will not let them go!

Gamer: Let them go!

Feminists: Never never let them go! Never let them go!

No no no no no no NO!

Gamer: Oh Mama Mia, Mama Mia (Mama mia, let them go!)

These radfems will try to censor the industry and /v/, and me!

[If there is a music video for this. This is where the GamerGate logo would appear]

So you think you can stop us and smear us with lies

So you think we'd sit back while you claim that we've died.

Oh you fucked up, yes you just fucked up you hear

Time you got out, time you got out right of here.

(oh yeah, oh yeah)

You'd think it doesn't matter

but I love the industry

I matters to gamers

So I say long live G-G.

anyway the games go.

"#GamerGate" ("Yesterday" by The Beatles parody)

gamergate, all my troubles seemed so far away

then we learned journos use much foul play

yes i believe, in gamergate

suddenly, we're labeled woman-haters on tv

they twist the narrative the people see, oh gamergate came suddendenly

why do they have no integrity, they wouldnt say

i think theres something wrong now i long, for gamergate

gamergate, vidya were such an easy game to play

their thought police is what i won't obey

yes i believe, in gamergate

red-fems try to make a profit out of this, that not okay

i think theres something wrong now i long, for gamergate

gamergate, keep sending emails is our only way

vote with your wallet and gawker will pay

yes i believe, in gamergate

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"Deflections" ("Reflections" from Mulan parody)

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Look at me

I will never give a bad review

If we're friends or lovers

For bribery

I will sniff your farts

But I see

That gamers are now truly pissed at me

All my shit has gone too far

How can I save my self

I will cry misogyny

And declare that Gamergate is dead, you'll see!

They say I cannot hide

behind these shitty ploys

When will these nerds finally know

that I run

this show

When will these nerds finally know

that I run

this show

"Still Gaming" ("Still D.R.E." by Dr. Dre ft Snoop Dogg parody)

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Still GG and Anon (Guess who's back)

Still, still doing that shit, huh Jim?

[audio splice of jim]

Oh for sure, check it out

[anon]

It's still Game Day, GamerGate. nigga

though we've grown a lot, can't get out of home a lot

'cause when I frequent the sites that I'm known to rock

You hear the typing from the boards when we're on the block

Gamers, they pay homage, but haters say GG fell off

How nigga the last success was "The Adverts"

They want to know if we still got it

They say media's changed, they want to know how we feel about it

[Snoop - singing]

If you ain't up on thangs

[Dr. Dre]

gamergate's is the name, ahead of the game

Still, ain't reach our peak, still with the up with the deets

Still not loving femineests (Uh huh)

Still rock my keyboard with the lights in the keys

Still got love for the games, repping #GG

Still the beat bangs, still doing our thang

Since I left, ain't too much changed, still

[Chorus:]

[Snoop Dogg]

I'm representing for the gamers all across the world

Still hitting them head shots with my rifle girl

[Dr. Dre]

Still taking my time to take down their fame

And I still got love for the games, it's the Ga-mer-gate [Repeat 2x]

"Gonna Cut 'Em Down" ("God's Gonna Cut You Down" by Johnny Cash parody)

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You can write on for a long time

Lie on for a long time, shill on for a long time

Sooner or later we'll cut you down

Sooner or later we'll cut you down

Go tell that journalist liar, go and tell that misogynistic crier

Tell the mocker, the doxxer, the hack writer

Tell 'em that gamers' gonna cut 'em down

Tell 'em that gamers' gonna cut 'em down

Well, my goodness gracious let me tell you the news

My head's been wet with the mountain dew

We've been finding all the journalist elite

Lined down the sponsors by 8chan's feet

They spoke to me; better ethics please

I've know what they want, what they really need.

They called my name and my heart stood still

When they said, "Anon, go spread our will!"

Go tell that sold-out liar, go and tell that corruption hider

Tell the mocker, the doxxer, the hackwriter

Tell 'em that gamers' gonna cut 'em down

Tell 'em that gamers' gonna cut 'em down

You can write on for a long time

Lie on for a long time, shill on for a long time

Sooner or later we'll cut you down

Sooner or later we'll cut you down

Well, you may throw your dox and hide your hand

Workin' in the dark with the corrupted 'mam (ambiguous whether is man [man] or women [madam])

But as sure as God made black and white

Money paid in the dark will be brought to the light

We will write on for a long time

Archive for a long time, Stand up for a long time

Sooner or later we'll cut you down

Sooner or later we'll cut you down

Go tell that mainstream liar, go and tell that one-side tumblr

Tell the mocker, the doxxer, the hackwriter

Tell 'em that gamers' gonna cut you down

Tell 'em that gamers' gonna cut you down

Tell 'em that gamers' gonna cut you down

"The Games, They're Not Changing" ("The Times, They Are A-Changing" by Bob Dylan parody)

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Gather 'round gamers

Because you've been called

Fight the ones who claimed you dead

Pushed you against a wall

And left you no choice

but to give it your all

If your games to you

Are worth savin'

Then you better start emailing

Or you'll fail at it all

For the games, they just aren't changing

Come journos and shills

Who claimed us all dead

Keep your eyes wide

The chance won't come again

Don't speak too soon

For we play to win

And there's no tellin' who

who could be shillin'

For the gamers now

It seems they could win

For the games, they just aren't changing

Come Boogie, other neutrals

Just please heed our calls

Don't sit on the fence now

Don't block up the hall

For he that gets hurt

Will be he who has stalled

There's an email blitz

And it's ragin'

It'll soon take your adverts

And fuck up you all

For the games, they just aren't changing

Come critics and journos

Throughout the land

Just don't criticize

What you can't understand

Cause all your consumers are beyond your command

Your insults are

Rapidly agin'

Please just get some new ones

Then we'll do this again

For the games, they just aren't changing

Katie Notopoulos is a senior editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Notopoulos writes about tech and internet culture is cohost of the Internet Explorer podcast.

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