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#GamerGate: An Honest Discussion About Games Journalism Ethics – Part 4

Here’s the final part  of the conversation I had regarding games journalism and #GamerGate with Geoff Henao, a former reviews editor under one of the Modern Method labels and a good friend of Allistair Pinsof, the former writer for Destructoid. Continue reading



#GamerGate: An Honest Discussion About Games Journalism Ethics – Part 3

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Here’s part 3  of the conversation I had regarding games journalism and #GamerGate with Geoff Henao, a former reviews editor under one of the Modern Method labels and a good friend of Allistair Pinsof, the former writer for Destructoid. Continue reading

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#GamerGate: An Honest Discussion About Games Journalism Ethics – Part 1

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One of the people I interviewed during the coverage of Allistair Pinsof’s case involving his firing from Destructoid and the involvement of the Game Journo Pros, was someone who worked closely with Pinsof when he was employed at the site. The fellow’s name is Geoff Henao and he was the former reviews editor at one of Modern Method’s subsidiaries known as Flixist. For those who don’t know, Modern Method is Destructoid’s parent company.

Henao has moved on and is now the editor-in-chief at Ruby Hornet. Speaking on his own accord and with his own opinions, Geoff and I began discussing some of the issues involving today’s video game journalism scene, after we finished with all the obligatory questions about Destructoid’s corruption case. Continue reading

#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: ‘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

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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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