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#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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Females, Minorities Of #GamerGate Raise Their Voices With #NotYourShield Project

One of the most disheartening things about #GamerGate isn’t the harassment and abuse being tossed around by one person or another from one side or another; it’s not even the misrepresentation of facts and the misappropriation of platforms by games media and mainstream media alike. The one thing that’s most disheartening about #GamerGate is that the people who oppose it have worked tirelessly to strip away the voices, identity and agency of women, minorities, those in the LGBT community and every other person around the world that doesn’t fit into the stereotypical narrative being shopped around by people who call themselves “Social Justice Warriors”. Continue reading

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#GamerGate: ‘This Has The Appearance Of A Conflict Of Interest’ Says Game Informer Editor

Battlefield Hardline

Conflict of interests is where a lot of people have issues with the current landscape of video game journalism. There are several people involved with the gaming industry that span a leap across one field to another. One of the discussions in the Game Journo Pros private e-mail list centered around a conflict of interests regarding those who write about the gaming industry and work in the field without disclosing the fact that they are writing about games and sometimes working on them. Continue reading

Space Engineers Welcomes 3D Ship Printer And 2001: A Space Odyssey’s Monolith

Space Engineers

Space Engineers has been on the receiving end of some of the most unique, strange, weird, impressive and completely outrageous mods with the short life-span that the game has had on Steam and the on the Steam Workshop. Well, some of the latest mods for the game really push the limits on the creative boundaries for Keen Software House’s open-world, space-construction game. Continue reading