Atkinson Slams Opposition Party, Gamers

South Australian Attorney General Michael Atkinson expects “dirty tricks” and “criminal activities” from the Gamers4Croydon campaign as the political battle for his seat heats up Down Under.

Speaking once again to GameSpot, Atkinson said he assumes that the opposition party will result to such tactics because that is, “What I’ve come to expect from gamers.”

He continued:

Regardless, I think they will struggle to get even 1 percent of the votes, and their campaign will actually discredit the public campaign in support for R18+ rather than enhance its chances.

Atkinson further slammed Gamers4Croydon for not having announced a candidate yet and said that he sees no evidence of local support for the party, though he did add that the existence of Gamers4Croydon has inspired him to begin campaigning earlier than normal.

Gamers4Croydon’s head David Doe again inferred that his party has “several candidates” in the pipeline, but refused to reveal further details. He did answer Atkinson’s accusations however:

As for Atkinson, it’s not surprising he’d say something like that. It’s a completely ridiculous statement. This is a serious issue and we’re running a serious campaign. We don’t need to use dirty tricks. What’s more, I know the party is picking up momentum because more and more people have heard about us when we approach them.

Gamers4Croydon will need to receive 1.0% of the vote to receive a seat in Parliament, which Doe indicated would not pose a problem.

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  1. sharpshooterbabe says:

    Well of course they won’t have any problem getting people to vote for Gamers4Croydon. Atkinson is the one that is attacking the group uprising against him. Geez! He needs to recognize that people hate him & I wouldn’t be surprised that parents hate him too. He will definitely lose.



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  2. Bennett Beeny says:

    "Atkinson said he assumes that the opposition party will result to such tactics…"

    Erm… the word is ‘resort’, not ‘result’. Let’s try to keep it professional please!

  3. Father Time says:

    You know I think I figured out Atkinson’s strategy.

    1. Act like an Ass

    2. Insult Gamers

    3. Some gamers retaliate in immature manner

    4. Claim Moral Highground

    5. ???

    6. Profit


    Debates are like merry go rounds. Two people take their positions then they go through the same points over and over and over again. Then when it’s over they have the same positions they started in.

  4. gamegod25 says:

    You know what I’ve had enough of this clown. Mr. Atkinson, fuck you! And I mean that from the bottom of my heart.

  5. Aliasalpha says:

    Err yeah and how long were we saying the same thing about Howard and dickheads STILL kept voting the lying runty little turd in?

  6. Longjocks says:

    Comments like this show more of Atkinson’s character, which is something he may not want to do as it just might come back and bite him. Gamers4Croydon may not make it in the short term, but the awareness they have the opportunity to raise may just do wonders over the coming years. If nothing else they just need to keep Atkinson opening his mouth and showing his ignorance for all to see and hear.

  7. Hevach says:

    This is a national election, and 1% to get one seat. Proportionally, you need considerably less in the US to get a seat in congress – you can manage a seat in the house with under 0.2% of the country voting for you in some districts. It actually sounds like a fairly large number to me.

  8. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    Hell no, though I wouldn’t put it past PETA to try and get us nailed for our "barbaric, animal-murdering" ways.


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  9. Vake Xeacons says:

    Oh, he’s shaking like a dog passing a pinecone! He knows his days in office are numbered and he doesn’t have a logical leg to stand on. That’s why his argument right there held no facts, not even a solid prediction. He’s got nothing and he knows it.

  10. Roh02 says:

    he expects that from gamers? EVERYONE expects that from politicians

    one man stands in the way of something everyone wants and he expects us to believe he hasnt used dirty tricks to do it?.

  11. GPrime101 says:

    It might not even have been a gamer.  He alleges he received anonymous threats, and he’s associating it with gamers.  Which says more about what he thinks of gamers than anything else.

  12. Shadow D. Darkman says:

    "I assume that the opposing party will resort to dirty tricks and criminal activities because that is what I’ve come to expect from gamers."

    Oh, yes, just because a few of our radicals thought it would be funny to use threats to get you to back down. Sorry, but that doesn’t even come close to the majority of our community.

    *double facepalm*


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  13. Zero Beat says:

    "This is a serious issue and we’re running a serious campaign."

    Freedom.  The most serious business.


    Good luck with, at the very least, getting a seat on parliament so that Aussie gamers can have a voice.


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  14. Rodrigo Ybáñez García says:

    I´m starting to think that Atkinson is actually worried about Gamers4Croydon, so he is rising his mouth by bashing even more his opponents, or at least, he is not used to have any kind of opposition so he is trash-talking against people who isn´t 100% agree with him.


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  15. hellfire7885 says:

    Of coutrse Atkinson thinks that, he’s aready made up his mind about gamers as a whole based on the few douchebags who sent threats, if anyone in fact did.

    As for not revealing the candidates, VERY wise move. I doubt campaign ads are any more honest there than they are stateside. Usually both say the same thing, just aboutthe other person.


    I could just see it if they did reveal anything. "<inster name here> Wants to make pornography and horrible violence available to 8 years olds. Vote Atkinson"

  16. Cerabret100 says:

    So with just 1% of the vote they get their foot in the door?

    Well that seems reasonable. It’s not like they’re shooting to control a majority of the government, or some higher seat, they just need someone to get in there and spread the facts.

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