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GamerGate and journalist corruption thread

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#notyourshield is starting to pick up steam, and Cinemablend decided to cover it

 

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/-NotYourShield-Hashtag-Shows-Multi-Cultural-Support-GamerGate-67119.html

 

Edit: Slate also had a good article on the "gamers are dead" flood that happened a few days back

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/bitwise/2014/09/gamergate_explodes_gaming_journalists_declare_the_gamers_are_over_but_they.html

 

Edit again: Supposedly the Xbox team is unofficially backing Gamergate (Obviously anonymous)

 

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https://www.facebook.com/1464143797187604/photos/a.1464365073832143.1073741828.1464143797187604/1472981209637196/?type=1

 

And here's an anonymous tipster in the industry explaining who to contact if you want to help, what to say, and that they're friends:

 

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1472977299637587&id=1464143797187604

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And here's a writer at both PC Gamer and the Guardian having an eloquent discussion

 

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This shit never ends, I swear

 

Also someone compiled a blacklist so that you don't accidentally support this shit

 

 

GAMING PUBLICATIONS

  • Kotaku
  • Polygon
  • Gamasutra
  • Rock Paper Shotgun
  • Eurogamer
  • Giant Bomb (mostly okay, be aware of Patrick Klepek)
  • Destructoid
  • games.on.net
  • gamesindustry.biz
  • PC Gamer
  • Official Xbox Magazine/TotalXbox.com
  • Gameranx
  • Gamespot

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

  • The Guardian (debated)
  • The Daily Beast (proceed with caution; Arthur Chu is against us)
  • Badass Digest
  • Vice (Motherboard is their gaming section)
  • The Daily Dot
  • Buzzfeed
  • Ars Technica
  • The Gawker Network (Jezebel, Gawker, etc.)
  • National Post/Financial Post
  • Salon

 

As well as a whitelist

 

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https://storify.com/strictmachine/gameovergate

BTFO.
Entire thing was manufactured by a group of blackhat 4chan hackers. Honestly it comes as no surprise, but it's sad that people are going through this much trouble just to harass somebody.

Stop decrying this as some SJW crusade, someone is being legitimately harassed. Trying to sweep it under the rug as "muh feminism, muh equality" is just turning a blind eye to a huge problem with gamer culture in general.

This whole discussion is disappointing.

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https://storify.com/strictmachine/gameovergate

 

BTFO.

Entire thing was manufactured by a group of blackhat 4chan hackers. Honestly it comes as no surprise, but it's sad that people are going through this much trouble just to harass somebody.

 

Stop decrying this as some SJW crusade, someone is being legitimately harassed. Trying to sweep it under the rug as "muh feminism, muh equality" is just turning a blind eye to a huge problem with gamer culture in general.

 

This whole discussion is disappointing.

Thanks Scyrius, I was just about to post this.

 

If you support gamergate and honestly believe in stopping hate and corruption in gaming culture, then congrats, you're being manipulated and used as PR cover by people intending to do actual harm.

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I fell for it, plain and simple. I'll take whatever flak that deserves.

 

Got caught up in the excitement of "ending industry corruption" that I lost my sense of cynicism. Guess I'll chalk it up as a life lesson.

 

Edit: Not going to be deleting anything in here for the sake of posterity/owning up.

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It happens to the best of us m8. You're being the better man for owning up.

Nothing personal I just urge people not to take everything as one sided and objective.

 

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the past couple weeks of the internet have been the most amusing i've ever had holy shit

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https://storify.com/strictmachine/gameovergate

 

BTFO.

Entire thing was manufactured by a group of blackhat 4chan hackers. Honestly it comes as no surprise, but it's sad that people are going through this much trouble just to harass somebody.

 

Stop decrying this as some SJW crusade, someone is being legitimately harassed. Trying to sweep it under the rug as "muh feminism, muh equality" is just turning a blind eye to a huge problem with gamer culture in general.

 

This whole discussion is disappointing.

After reading so much over the past week, I'm just going to say that both sides are at fault here.

I've seen so much harassment from both groups that I have decide to just not even beleive a single thing anymore.

People have been doxxed from both sides (over video games), and that is not fucking okay.

 

 

I still stand by the fact Phil Fish is a hack though.

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still gonna be skeptical about it

 

don't think this will die with what zoe is presenting. But yeah if she's right then we all fell for it.

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Either way the fact still stands that people are being targeted and harassed through the internet. You could say it's cherrypicking or you could say that it's selecting the best proof.

In any case I'm gonna stand with Quaint here, both sides are just being totally awful.

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https://storify.com/strictmachine/gameovergate

 

BTFO.

Entire thing was manufactured by a group of blackhat 4chan hackers. Honestly it comes as no surprise, but it's sad that people are going through this much trouble just to harass somebody.

 

Stop decrying this as some SJW crusade, someone is being legitimately harassed. Trying to sweep it under the rug as "muh feminism, muh equality" is just turning a blind eye to a huge problem with gamer culture in general.

 

This whole discussion is disappointing.

 

http://kazerad.tumblr.com/post/96797605803

 

http://imgur.com/a/Mfh61

 

They were taken out of context to look worse than they actually were.

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I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE

 

Not picking sides anymore since I'm a naive person, so I'm just going to sit back and have fun laughing at this bullshit as it comes up from now on. 

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I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE

 

Not picking sides anymore since I'm a naive person, so I'm just going to sit back and have fun laughing at this bullshit as it comes up from now on. 

Thats the only thing to do at this point, everyone not involved wins.

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Harassment or no, this does get some attention on the whole corruption issue. But seeing as this is just another scummy 4chan thing, I'm just going to write it off and completely lose interest again.

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a feast for trolls

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Yeeah, I'm just not going to touch this issue anymore. The only way to win this game is not to play.

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