What Is GamerGate?
It’s the Tea Party of video games. And Zoe Quinn is its Benghazi.
Okay, But What Is GamerGate Really?
GamerGate has been disingenuously framed as a grassroots campaign of gamers “concerned with the quality and integrity of video game journalism.” The campaign is, in…
If you’re interested in factual evidence, you won’t find it in this post. Confirmation Bias? It’s got it in droves.
The post is literally someone talking about GamerGate in the past tense, and only made by to reaffirm everyone that isn’t for GamerGate in the first place (evidence be damned), or isn’t looking at any of the evidence provided by GamerGate, that they’re on the “right side”
This post provides no links to no evidence- hell you can even tell how removed it is from what is happening by what hashtag it keeps mentioning. “#NotAllGamers” Are you serious? The main hashtags for GamerGate have only been #GamerGate, and #NotYourShield. Anyone paying the SLIGHTEST bit of attention to all of this knows that.
A quick search of #NotAllGamers on twitter brings you only to people mocking those who are part of GamerGate or the stereotypical Gamer in general.
This post doesn’t even bring in the Fine Young Capitalists and what Zoe did to them! It doesn’t even talk about how her and Maya Kramer doxxing them, an organization specifically meant for giving minorities and women the chance to make games and art that they wouldn’t have the chance to normally. It doesn’t even talk about silverstring media and the corruption allegations over the IGF awards.
It keeps talking about the gaming inudstry as a whole, when the people that GamerGate are going after aren’t the AAA industry (targets which are, at the moment, too big to fall) they’re instead going after the Indie-Game industry, and the practically incestuous dealings that happen within it.
Interested in evidence? Here:
Kazerad has some great posts which gather several bits from 4chan: http://kazerad.tumblr.com/post/96703506118/this-excerpt-from-a-4chan-post-really-sums-up-what
((I suggest Kazerad’s whole blog, since he’s a great writer, with a good head on his shoulders))
Hell even the ESCAPIST is taking this shit seriously- they’ve also gathered evidence from 4chan:
Some Youtube Videos that summarize a lot of the information- though they also provide many links to many of what you can see for yourself:
LIterally at this point, as Kazerad says, it’s not what side is “right” or “wrong”, but who looks at the evidence and who doesn’t.
ALL THIS BEING SAID: It is true that there are assholes in the movement- and I will do my best to call them out when I can. But that goes both ways- to assholes on the GamerGate side, and the assholes on the Anti-GamerGate side. Right now, it’s the latter not the former.