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Xbox One Dev Tells #GamerGate: Keep Going. They Cannot Silence Us Forever

Xbox One

Words of encouragement. Words of strength. Words from a gamer fighting for the soul of the gaming industry. A lone Xbox One developer from within the mammoth corporate structure of Microsoft has stepped forward to issue gamers support from under the guise of anonymity; fighting for a cause they cannot openly pledge allegiance to, due to the politics in play. Nevertheless, gamers, the developers are rooting for you in this fight. As WikiLeaks said: level-up. You cannot lose. Continue reading



#GamerGate: Are Games Sexist? Video Critiques Game Culture Properly

Lollipop Chainsaw

A new video from Christina H. Sommers from the Factual Feminist and American Enterprise Institute channel examines the culture of gaming and sexism. The new video gives a proper look at how some of the actual numbers line up with today’s game culture. Continue reading

#GamerGate: Games Journalist Calls Out Media’s Corruption

GodHand

A certain Steve Tom Sawyer, a freelance writer, former contributor to Hardcore Gamers, LA Weekly, and Spin (to name a few) has come out swinging in favor of #GamerGate. He’s had some dealings with the industry, working for various outlets and making ties (and now enemies) within the interactive entertainment field. Sawyer first took to Twitter to drop bombs, and then followed it up with a truth-pill post on his website for those bloggers posing as journalists that are still ruminating over all the wrong parts of #GamerGate. Continue reading

#GamerGate: The Telegraph Called Out For Yellow Journalism By Female Gamer

#GamerGater: Vivian James

Factual misappropriation (seems like that word is being used a lot these days), failure to report the facts, misrepresenting unverified data and propagating a hate-campaign against a collective of individuals has become the order of the day for once-respected media outlets. The hunt for click-bait and the insatiable quest to feed ads has bottomed out online media news sites to the point where readers are now blatantly calling out these corrupt and incorrigibly nefarious individuals through a social media muckraking. Continue reading

#GamerGate: NeoGAF Owner Outs Himself With Misogynistic Behavior

NeoGaf

Battling against sexists; fighting for equality; stomping out misogyny; quieting harassment; confronting abuse. Those idiosyncratic principles are usually what make up for what we consider to be those who fight against social injustice(s). Usually, we revere those who take a stand against the aforementioned cruelties of today’s society. However, it’s hard to dump praise on someone who purposefully goes out of their way to use “social justice” as a blanket to hide their own spiteful agendas. Continue reading

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

Kotaku

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

‘This Is A Video Game’ Is A Love Letter To The Celebration Of Gaming

For The Love of Gaming

With all the hatred being spewed around from one side or the other about one thing or another, it can really drag you down. It’s funny looking at my article count just take a complete nosedive as it becomes this taxing chore now to avoid all the vilification targeted at gamers for simply being gamers. Well, thankfully we have videos like “This is a Video Game” to remind us why we celebrate the culture of gaming and what it means to be a gamer. Continue reading

4chan Recruits Gamers Via Facebook To Out Corruption In Games Journalism

Vivian James

If you’ve grown tired of all the BS that has been flung around lately by the outlets and video game writers that you used to respect – and there were quite a few I used to respect, including John Walker of Rock, Paper, Shotgun and Leigh Alexander of Gamasutra – then you’re probably a bit downtrodden at the social justice warrior movement to basically make gamers leave the gaming community. It makes no sense and it has no end-goal other than to antagonize and intimidate (which is quite ironic given that they’re all against harassment, trolling and abuse). Nevertheless, there’s hope. Various communities from 4chan have finally stopped bickering amongst themselves to work together to help all of gaming. Continue reading