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Billy D, A.K.A., William Usher, has been rustling Jimmies for years. The fanboys cried and their tears became his milkshake.

#GamerGate: Destructoid’s Battle With Abuse, Lies And Scandals – Part 2



Destructoid - Part 2

[This is the continuation of the story relating to former Destructoid writers Holly Green and Allistair Pinsof. You can read part 1 right here.]

Geoff Henao, former reviews editor at Flixist – one of the sites under the Modern Method label – had worked with Allistair when he was employed at Destructoid, which is Modern Method’s largest subsidiary. Speaking on his own behalf and under no affiliation with his current employers, Henao went on record to say… Continue reading




#GamerGate: Destructoid’s Battle With Abuse, Lies And Scandals – Part 1



Destructoid

For the time being, this will hopefully be the end of the Destructoid saga. It concludes with more people chiming in about Allistair Pinsof’s firing, the truth surrounding Holly Green’s firing and Dale North’s decision to make a call that affected the life and career of a close friend in a really bad way. Continue reading

#GamerGate: BMW Pulls Ad Support From Gawker Media

BMW

I know a lot of people can’t wait to get back to the game journalism corruption angle, but there’s still other things happening within the #GamerGate social verse. Everyone pushing to get the scandal out there finally received a “thank you” for reporting harassment, and the campaign called “Operation Disrespectful Nod” gained enough momentum to score another major victory against Gawker Media. Continue reading

#GamerGate: ‘Nowhere On My Site Does It Say We Are Journalists’ Says Destructoid Owner

Yanier Gonzalez

There’s an explosive situation taking place right now in the video game journalism ring. Gamers are angry about many of the practices employed by the current media empire (or should I say, fading media empire?) as well as the negative spin and culturally damaging narrative that some sites have put into place regarding the depiction of the video game community. Caught up in all of this are accusations of ethical breaches, claims of misogyny and a lot of vitriol to spread around. There’s no such thing as saying none of it is true, just the same as there’s no such thing as saying all of it is true. However, in light of recent events gamers came to learn that some of their suspicions have held more weight than they might have thought. Continue reading

Through Time: First-Person Platformer Where You Can Slow Down Time

Through Time

A new independent game is on the way called Through Time, a first-person adventure platformer that sees players racing through various environments to get from one destination to the next. The trick isn’t that it’s just another exploration platforming game, it’s that you can manipulate time in order to change the way platforming operates. Continue reading

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#GamerGate: Destructoid, Corruption And Ruined Careers

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[Update: Additional e-mails have been added regarding the date of the firing.]

[Update #2: Yanier "Niero" Gonzalez has responded following the publication of this article.]

Allistar Pinsof, a former writer for Destructoid, has come forward after dealing with a year of turmoil and frustration for not having received proper justice, following an unusual situation that spawned from Pinsof warning consumers about an IndieGoGo campaign. Combined with certain e-mails from the Game Journo Pros mailing list, his information corroborates a lot of what gamers suspected but didn’t know how to deal with or expose. For the purpose of this story, some names may be redacted as requested by some people involved with the situation.
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#GamerGate: Mercedes-Benz Pulls Ad Support From Gawker Media

Mercedes-Benz

One of the benefits of #GamerGate is seeing how a collective group of people from all walks of life can come together for a common goal. In this case the goal is to root out and stomp on the corruption that has run rampant in today’s gaming journalism ring. One way of getting things to change is utilizing a consumer movement called “Operation Disrespectful Nod”. Continue reading