An Intro To GamerGate

Posted: September 6, 2014 by ShortTimer in Corruption, Culture, Media, political correctness, Social Justice
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The short version is that a few weeks ago, a man who was cheated on posted a long, long blog post about how his ex-girlfriend had used him, cheated on him, and all around mistreated him horribly (including raping him by her own definition).

Turns out that woman was a game developer.  And of the five guys she’d cheated on her boyfriend with, it seems a few, if not all of them, were pretty big in the video game journalism world at places like Kotaku (associated with Gawker), and that she used her relationships with them in order to get her games published and get other people crushed.

Add a little bit of social justice to it and the power of journalism directed to demonize anyone who disagreed with her as a sexist misogynist; as well as the ability to crush game events and redirect them to her own financial ends – and that being found to be a common practice in the incestuous world of social justice game journalism and indie game development, and you have the makings of a huge scandal.

InternetAristocrat explains it really well.  Buckle in, it’s a long ride, but it’s a microcosm of the larger culture.  The first video will give you an idea of the genesis of this, the later ones reveal more and more, but are probably the best way to get caught up on the story.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

And the story was recently picked up on by HotAir after Adam “Animal Mother” Baldwin tweeted about it.

Comments
  1. T.J. Sanna says:

    There are no links for part 1, 2, and 3.

    Still enjoy the read.

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    • ShortTimer says:

      They’re meant as indicators of order for the youtube videos following immediately afterwards, not links.

      If you go to InternetAristocrat’s playlist, they go in reverse chronological order, starting with the last one made first.

      I put them in order for those catching up – from his first video in mid-August to the one in late August to the current one, and simply listed them as parts 1, 2, and 3 in a way that I figured would make it easier to catch up if one were interested… especially since it’s a lot of info to absorb.

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