Category Archives: Features

#GamerGate: 66% Of Americans Think Stronger Laws Should Be Passed For Online Harassment


On November 20th, 2014, at the General Assembly in Washington, D.C., there was a panel called “Celebgate and Gamergate: The New Culture War”. It was a discussion about the dangers of privacy invasion, technology, online harassment and the steps and measures to curb this behavior. In addition to the discussion there was an infographic that was recently released that details how 1,000 U.S., respondents felt about certain issues of online harassment. Continue reading


#GamerGate: Ben Kuchera And The Life And Nepotism Of Game Journo Pros


One of the biggest issues that a lot of gamers have with the current landscape of the video game journalism ring (though, some would prefer we call it the “video game advertorialism” ring) is the lack of transparency, disclosure and honesty. In fact, #GamerGate exists explicitly because of the unprofessional impropriety by select journalists who opted to run damage control instead of taking accountability for their nepotistic behavior and industry-defaming antics. Continue reading


CBC Breaches Multiple Journalistic Ethics Standards To Smear #GamerGate


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


#GamerGate: IGF Criticized Over Game Journo Pros Connection, Judge’s Tweets


The Indie Game Festival used to be a revered and illustrious way to help promote and establish prominence for up-and-coming developers within the independent sector of game design. Recently, the image has become tainted and mired in an intricate web of perceived corruption and the idea that entrants are no longer being treated as fairly as they should. Continue reading

#GamerGate’s Harassment Patrol Makes Changes To Amp Up Effectiveness


If you haven’t been keeping up to date with all the happenings in #GamerGate, you probably missed out on a vital aspect of the movement that includes a small sub-section of Twitter users who focus on weeding out harassment and getting third-party troll accounts shutdown, lockdown and suspended. It’s an effective countermeasure against all the negative press that the consumer revolt has been receiving in mainstream (and gaming) media regarding misinformed fact-spinning (sometimes done purposefully) that centers on harassment and abuse. Continue reading

#GamerGate: How To Spot Gawker’s Native Advertisers


What is “Native Ads” and what do they have to do with Gawker? Well, they’re a new kind of monetary method by some websites to get sponsored content on a website without it looking like sponsored content. Sponsored blogging is more like it. This is an alternative revenue stream that Nick Denton, Gawker’s owner, put into play back in 2012, and it’s one of the ways that Gawker is able to evade some of #GamerGate’s tactics to pull ads via “Operation Disrespectful Nod”. Continue reading