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#GamerGate: Cost, Damage, Consequence And Cultural Scarring

Street Fighter III

#GamerGate is far from over. There’s still more to come. There’s still a few more tricks up our sleeves and a few more plays to be had. But through this process there’s something a lot of people may not have been paying attention to in regards to the effect of what the media has committed against game culture, or the effect this will have on gamers as the industry attempts to move forward through this consumer revolt. Continue reading


#GamerGate: ‘It’s Not Over Until Someone Goes To Prison’ Says Game Journalist

Games Journalism

In a private e-mail discussion Toms Guide alum and current contributor to The Escapist, Devin Connors, quips in response to senior gaming editor at Ars Technica, Kyle Orland, that #GamerGate isn’t going to end until someone ends up in “prison”. While the comment may have been made in jest – with some of the information surfacing – I wouldn’t put it past the #GamerGate movement that someone may end up behind bars before this is all over. Continue reading

GameSpot’s Dead Rising 3 Review Justifies Why We Need #GamerGate

Dead Rising 3

It’s really happening, folks… reviews in the games industry are now trying to push agendas harder than ever before. Imagine the shock, surprise and horror when a game that was previously scored with a ‘7’ at GameSpot received a ‘3’ when it landed on another platform with better graphics, more content and a higher resolution (at a cheaper price to boot). Shock. And. Horror. Continue reading

Kotaku’s Hypocritical Practices Exposed; Still Refuses To Cover The Fine Young Capitalists


One of the things that a lot of gamers are finally coming to terms with is that something isn’t right in the world of games media. That festering pot of doubt sitting in the pit of our stomachs, wrapped in tinfoil and burning with the rage of a thousand suns has finally spilled out in a way that cannot be contained. During this #GamerGate movement we’re finally starting to peel away the layers of corruption on the onion that is games journalism, and at the center of it we see all the cabalistic tendencies of collusion are residing. All that is to say: the radical “social justice warriors” preach and teach fairness, equality, acceptance, tolerance and inclusion, but they practice something completely different. Continue reading

Games Journalism Is Broken And Needs To Die


Before getting into the nitty gritty, first you might want to get caught up to date on why so many gamers are angry with games media. You’re likely going to want to check out this article here explaining the media blackout surrounding The Fine Young Capitalists, and this article here surrounding events leading up to Polygon and Kotaku having to change their policies.

So basically, stop feeding the SJW click-bait. Don’t click into anymore articles that you know are designed to rile up an audience. You’re better than that and being better than what they expect of you will cost them some clicks. Keep hold of that mentality. Foster it. Grow it. Expand it. Stop linking their articles to make points using the normal URLs. Use if you need to discuss an article from a site you feel contributes nothing to the growth of gaming culture. Use cached and archived links. No longer retweet from sites that are purposefully baiting to push a selfish and anti-gaming agenda. These are the first steps to killing this festering mound we call “games journalism”. It’s broken; here’s how we kill it. Continue reading

Stardock’s CEO Calls Out Kotaku For Being Trolls, Games Media As Toxic


Well it was bound to happen sooner or later but someone finally had the balls to step up and tell it like it is. Even I’ll admit that I wish I could do the same elsewhere to far more striking results, but there’s this thing called bills and all that jazz. Anyway, the CEO of Stardock Corporation, Brad Wardell, decided to finally step up to the plate and call a spade a spade in what’s really happening during this media blackout surrounding the unethical behavior from some of the larger gaming outlets out there. Continue reading


Polygon, Kotaku Outed By Gamers, Forced To Revise Some Policies… Good

Yes, Yes, Yes

After all the kicking and screaming and shouting, it’s finally starting to happen… a movement is finally starting to take effect. You asked for it and it’s starting to happen. Gamers took to the streets of the interwebs and scuffled around in the filthy trash of the gaming outlets that are supposed to represent the interests of the community, and they uncovered enough dirt to finally make the ivory tower bend like a tree in the wind. Continue reading

Why The Hype Machine In Gaming Media Will Never Go Away

Gaming Hype

TotalBiscuit recently did a video about the rampancy of hype culture in video game media; how press and video games enthusiasts are entirely head-over-heels into hyping things beyond the call of duty. It’s a 25 minute video well worth a watch for anyone who has the patience, time or understanding to sit through it. However, there’s something that sort of needs to be understood about the hype culture in gaming (no different, mind you, than the hype culture in music, movies or the television arena): it’s never going away because of the way gaming media has evolved into selling hype. Continue reading