Every time mainstream media brings up #GamerGate they seem to focus solely on harassment and an angle manufactured around misogyny. One of the big problems is that some of this coverage from the mainstream outlets happens to be purposefully done to push an agenda. Worse yet is that some journalists don’t mind pushing the agenda. Thankfully, disillusioned gamers and a couple of journalists have decided to fire back. Continue reading
You have proof of corruption in games journalism. Use that proof.
Pundits opposed to #GamerGate continually spout off at the fingertips about the consumer revolt being mired in harassment and misogyny. News outlets scoff and make snide remarks about #GamerGate’s call for better ethics in journalism a “conspiracy theory” and shutdown any attempt to take the consumer revolt seriously. At one point, it was easy to see how what they were saying could have been a true narrative, but the times have changed… only, not everyone seems to recognize that. Continue reading
#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
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
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
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
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 Donotlink.com 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
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