GamerGate is a hashtag and consumer-revolt of gamers around the world that began in August of 2014. #NotYourShield is a sister hashtag, created to lend a greater voice to female and minority gamers who supported #GamerGate and who were dismissed and ignored by the games media. Beginning in 2014 the video games media, spurred by a scandal involving one of their own, launched a vicious attack on gamers and gamer culture. Their goal was the self-professed slander of "gamer" as an identity and the pushing of a "Social Justice" political agenda into the world of videogames through cronyism, censorship, and collusion within the videogame trade press and mainstream media.
The united backlash by the global gamer community against this dishonest media campaign became the event known to the world as #GamerGate. This is their story.